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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 18, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY MARCH 2007 Newspaper of the Year HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS LIFE SOFTBALL GARTENFEST I Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 109 i 35 5 sections I CLICK i Canyon softball team overcomes miscues to defeat Page 1B Area gardening enthusiasts discuss ways to grow Mediterranean gardens in the Hill Page 1C I Chance of drizzle High Low 75 62 Details3B DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS 1D COMICS 5C CROSSWORD BC FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS 23E Remembering a hero Photos by MIRANDA TOP LEFT American Legion Veterans from Post 7110 and other surrounding as well as those in attendance of the memorial for Wayne Buford stand during a ABOVE who died 23 while serving in was remembered as a friend and Dozens turn out to honor memory of a young soldier By Suzanne Ashe StaffWriter The sky was overcast as members of the Smithson Val ley Navy Junior Reserve Offi cers Training Corps folded an flag in honor of fallen sol dier Travis Wayne According to the Department of was killed in Al Anbar on 23 while fighting for his whose father lives in New was buried March 3 in Buford was awarded the Pur ple Iraq Campaign Good Conduct Medal and the War on Terrorism Ser vice He was awarded the Bronze Star after his At a memorial service Satur day at the Guadalupe Valley Memorial his father Anthony called his son a Anthony Buford He was a machine American loving and he He was a wonderful son and my best Im really gonna miss Buford told a crowd of about 40 mourners that included vet Guadalupe County sher iffs office members of the Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department and others that Travis wasnt thinking of him self when the vehicle he was in and a second vehicle were His mother got a he She was told that there were two vehicles Travis was in the Travis got to the first vehicle and pulled out another He said he needed to get a tourni quet on his leg and an in his It sounds just like Buford said Travis had a seri ous leg injury from schrapnel and lost consciousness en route to a He lost consciousness on the chopper and never woke he Buford said he was planning in the next few months to establish the Travis Buford Vet Smithson Valley cadets in the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps walk away after presenting Anthony Buford with a folded American flag at the memorial for his Wayne who died in Iraq on memorial was held at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park on I To learn more about the Travis Buford Memorial call Lenise SchlabachBrown at 8306094906 or Anthony at erans Memorial He said the foundation will be a nonprofit organization to memorialize and honor veter ans of all wars of the past and present as well as those who have served or are still serving the Buford told mourn ers that Travis wouldnt want people to he would want them to celebrate his Travis would Dont weep for my celebrate my Peace out and Ill see you on the other he And thats just what was planned after Saturdays Come out and celebrate Travis Buford Were gonna have barbecue and one of Travis favorite things to do Local buildings walls house decades of history By Suzanne Ashe StaffWriter The walls of the historic Hinman Build ing have housed countless businesses since they were erected in 1918 by con tractor Alvin Moeller for Homer The located at 277 San Antonio now is home to Tria Jewelry owned by Mike and Monique Pres Renovations and rehabilitation of his torical downtown buildings like the Hin man are the goal of the New Braunfels Historical Landmark Commis which wants owners of those prop erties to join in creating a landmark his toric Historic Landmark Commission Vice Chairman Carola Davis presented to the city council at a meeting 26 the com missions plan to improve historic preser vation in the city by creating a historic The city council unanimously approved the resolution at that who lived from 1894 to owned a delicatessen at the West San Antonio location from 1918 to according to telephone books dating back to that Then in phone books list the business as the Bingo There is also mention in a 1921 phone book that New Braunfels which retreaded was housed in the same The who said they like the idea of a downtown historic have rented the space for the past six months and have collected bits and pieces of the buildings history from locals who come into their jewelry Dentist provides free screenings for those in need By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Olaf Haerens left the drills behind on Friday a New Braunfels dentist along with dental hygienist Susie Busby saw about 15 patients during the first free monthly dental screening offered at the Elks Lodge on Though they werent set up to treat the patients or provide Haerens and Busby checked for cavities and advised patients if they were in need of fillings or a Most of the people weve seen are on a strict Social Security or Busby Medicaid doesnt offer den Olaf Haerens tal so a lot of times theyre just out of Haerens said many people dont budget for dental insurance when they live paycheckto There is also no public health clinic that offers dental care for people in Guadalupe or Hays he He said he is starting a nonprofit See Page 10A Hillary Clinton visits voters in Texas HOUSTON AP In her first visit to Texas since announcing her presidential Hillary Clinton on Saturday praised hun dreds of Houstonians for their help in responding to Hurricane Katrina and said she would lead a more competent government than the Bush administration if We have to have leadership again that asks us to step up and show the world who Americans are and what we can said who met with mostly female supporters at a breakfast hosted by Sheila Jack son and then spoke at Wesley African Methodist Episcopal She acknowledged that the Lone Star state is a Republican stronghold but I love Texas too much to leave it to the other who leads her Democratic contenders in praised the diversity of her partys candi referring to Barack Obama of who is and Bill Richardson of New who is Asked later if she would consider one of her rival candidates as a vice Clinton said I will certainly be honored to consider them and other extremely qualified and meritorious candi See Page 10A Hillary Clinton MIRANDA NowTria the building at 277 San Antonio See Page 9A has been home to many First Commercial N A Independent Is Let our experienced Homeloan staff assist you with buying or building your next Opening Soon Seguin New Braunfels FM 725 New Braunfels 46 www 1 rh rot Iersoinil And liusiness Were Here To Serve ShiMil
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