Saturday, May 14, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 14, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas May HERALDZEITUNG Page 3A OmilARIES Paid advertisements GLENN ELROYRIEDEL Glenn Elroy Riedel passed away May at the age of Graveside Services will be at Johns Lutheran Cemetery in Marion on Sun day May 2005 at ELIZABETH DUBUS Funeral arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Elizabeth 104 years old New Braunfels who passed away at her residence on Thurs May RUBY SCHUCHTING Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zoeller Funer al Home for Ruby Schlicht who passed away at the Eden Home in New Braun fels on May 2005 at the age of 86 Calvin Spencer memorial service today A memorial service for Calvin Spencer will be held at 4 today at Peter and Paul Catholic Spencer died last week in a tragic train accident in New He was buried in a service in San Angelo earlier this Norma a friend of the Spencer said the service was going to be a cel ebration of Spencers life and an opportunity for his Mends in the New Braunfels area to remember his Proposed legislation aims to avoid base closings AUSTIN AP the Pentagon embarking on a new round of military base closures this state lawmakers are working to make sure Texas service members and their families are provided Legislators have filed more than 50 bills offering a wide range of tax exemp tions and services to military personnel and their Quality of life is one factor con sidered by the independent base closing and realignment known as In an effort to inoculate ourselves against BRAC reduc we wanted to make sure we had strong policies that would show Texas commit ment to and their quality of Leticia Van de DSan Texas has 18 major military installations that employ about uniformed per sonnel and The eco nomic benefit is about bil lion a according to state Since Texas military bases have been closed and several others On Texas had sever al installations on BRACs ini tial closure including Brooks City Base in San Anto nio and Naval Station Ingle side in South While the state would gain a net of about military several Texas officials said they plan to fight the recommendations before a final list goes to Pres ident Bush in At least 51 bills related to military member welfare have been introduced in this ses In the previous three ses an average of about 25 of such measures were intro Four Texas bases are in Van de Puttes and she has filed eight bills seeking mil itary But there may be little law makers can do to influence Pentagon accord ing to Department of Defense officials and a defense Quality of life is just one of niany factors in deciding which bases will stay which will close and which will receive service members reas signed from Asia and Its all well and good to be a good said Chris policy analyst for the Center for Arms Control and But this is really about war fighting and not really about how well we get Base infrastructure and training as well as the ability to quickly equip and deploy are the most important issues in closure Hellman But Texas lawmakers hope improving quality of life can give the state an SUSPECT fi CONTINUED FROM Page 1A PtJice find stolen truck less than mile away About an hour the truck was found abandoned at the 200 block of East Com mon less than half a mile from the where the rob bery The weapon believed used in the a semiautomatic was found Evidence collected at the scene and from the vehicle included Renken and police are working to determine whose they We dont know who they belong Renken Were confirming all of the information the officers received Thursday The suspect in the robbery is a Hispanic believed to be in his late 20s or early Renken He is believed to be between 5feet 4 inches and 5feet6 inches tall and weighs between 150 and 180 He was wearing a buttonup shut and blue Anyone with information can call Renken at Anyone with information who doesnt want to talk to police or who would like a reward can call Comal Braunfels Crime Stoppers at 830 620TIPS or 800 Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to for information leading to the arrest and grand jury indict ment of the respon sible for the commission of this All calls are confi dential and the caller will remain anonymous BRAC CONTINUED FROM Page 1 A BRAC CLOSINGS Army National Guard armory worit have big impact on city while Fort Sam Houston in Army National Guard Reserve Lufkin Army National Guard Reserve Marshall Army National Guard Reserve New Braunfels Brooks City San Antonio Defense Finance and Accounting San Antonio Lone Star Army Ammunition Army National Guard El Paso Army National Guard Reserve California Crossing o u Army National Guard San Antonio could gain Reserve Ellington military and civilian Brooks City Base has been scheduled to Rusty Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce director of eco nomic said the potential increase in jobs at Fort Sam Houston could over shadow the economic loss of the closing of the New Braun fels I think only four to five people at the armory live in New he So the economic impact to New Braunfels hasnt been that great in the larger scope of And although I would nt want to mitigate the loss of the weve suffered much larger economic loss like the closing of Flextron when New Braunfels lost about On the other the number of military and civil ian people who live in New Braunfels and commute to Randolph Air Force Base has about a million a year impact on the local If additional jobs are created at Fort Sam its pos sible it could have a very pos itive economic impact on New Braunfels that would far outweigh the closing of the National Guard The HeraldZeitung visited the armory Friday where an employee declined to com ment and said no one was allowed into the Congressman Lamar RSan also said the recommended realignment could have a positive impact on New While the Defense Department has not said where the 4th Battalion may they could stay close to Smith said one BRAC rec ommendation included clos ing the Army Reserve center in San Marcos and relocating other including the 4th to a new facility in San One of the recommenda tions is for the Army to acquire land in San Marcos for a new facility that would accommodate the National Naval Ingleside Navy Reserve Lubbock Navy Reserve Red River Army Texarkarja Army Reserve Center Houston Guard unit in New he If that then the staff who live in New Braunfels could more than likely commute and not have to Smiths district OLene said a BRAC committee would conduct hearings this and then forward its final recom mendation to President Bush sometime in President Bush cant change the committees rec ommended she He can either accept it in its or reject the entire Its an all or nothing deci Once the president makes his the list will go to which also must either accept the list or reject the entire The all or nothing process was designed years ago to take the politics out of The deadline for the presi dent to approve or disapprove the BRAC recommendations in its entirety is If the president rejects the the BRAC commission would have until 20 to submit a revised Kay Bailey Hutchison said the BRAC list released Friday was a first step and by no means You AND To WORSHIP WITH 572 San Antonio 8306254513 Sunday School for all ages 8v 11 Youth Activities FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Worship Services Sunday DAVID Marie and members of theTop Hat Dance move around the dance floor to the sounds of big band DANCE CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Chib looking for charity to give money first dance last plan to designate funds from future events to a local chari Although they have not picked a worthy cause Moore said she would like to see the money put toward helping When Moore is not danc she enjoys talking with the variety of couples who attend the clubs We have people from all different walks of she Moore ishoping the club AT A GLANCE Club membership per year Guest fee per couple per dance Information Contact Marie Moore at 6063283 will begin to attract younger members who can be taught to appreciate the elegant and romantic form of entertain Club members even give free dance lessons twice a week to reduce the fear fac tor associated with ventur ing onto a dance floor with couples who have waltzed together all their adult Youre just missing out if you dont know how to Moore Its never toolate to HEW BIUUHFELS UKE TRAYIS Local Issues LandAmerka Lawyers Title is pleased to announce the opening of a branch office in the Marketplace coming May For personal servicepfeose contact Isaac at 830 Does your child suffer with allergy symptoms in the Fall If he or she may qualify for a research study of an investigational medication taken preseason for Fall allergy Candidates must be 615 years If your child qualifies for this your child may receive at no cost O Study related physical exam and allergy testing H Investigational medication or placebo P Compensation up to for time and travel If you are interested in learning or to see if your child may please call Central 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