New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, April 1, 2007, Page 6

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 1, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas Page 6A — Herald-Zeitung — Sunday, April 1, 2007 Museum aims to preserve collection of 500-plus hats Austin hopes to lead in plug-in car technology WICHITA FALLS (AP) — For more than 50 years, Nat Fleming’s western wear store didn’t just sell cowboy hats— it became a shrine to them. The hundreds of wont hats nailed to the wooden rafters actually were a tribute to his customers — the ranch hands, wealthy oil investors and businessmen who gave him their old hats when they bought new ones. I Ie even had one from Gene Autry, although it was stored in a glass case and on loan from the collector who owned it. But Fleming, 85, closed the Cow Lot when he retired late this past year in this North Texas city near the (Mahonia border. Now the Museum of North Texas I listory wants to preserve the 511-hat collection and has raised about a third of the $40,OOO needed to build the display room. Some, like the white hat owned by Fleming’s wife, look pristine. A Kansas game warden’s straw hat also appears new. Others are a bit worn, the gray or tan felt brims stained brown from sweat, dirt and oil off the farmers’ and workers’ hands so many decades ago. “I’m so proud of every one we got in because everybody that came in the store had a different one,” Fleming said. Soon after Fleming opened his store in 1952, his brother gave him a dark brown 10-gallon hat with a bullet hole in the back brim. So Fleming decided to hang it on the wall, never anticipating the trend he would start, he said. “I had no idea — I didn’t dream it; I didn’t imagine it; I didn’t plan it,” Fleming said. “Every time somebody came in, they said, ‘I have one I can bring in.’ And they did." He tacked small cards bearing the owner’s name to each hat. Then a few years later as more customers began bringing in their hats, he began adding each person’s hometown to the laminated cards. When a hat’s owner died, he placed a gold star beside the name. “It became obvious that the collection was more popular than we were,” Fleming said. AUS FIN (AP) — In some ways, Texas’ capital city doesn’t belong in stereotypical Texas at all. Its quirky music scene and liberal attitudes defy the state’s wellknown rough-and-tumble character. Now the liberal enclave of Austin wants to distinguish itself again. Austin hopes to be the first city in the nation to put the emerging technology of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to use in the fight to reduce dependence on foreign oil, combat high oil prices and cut down on greenhouse gas emissions. Austin Energy, the city’s public utility, has big plans for plug-in vehicles beyond just cutting down on gas consumption. The city hopes the cars eventually can supplement the city’s electricity supply during peak hours. “People have said for many years that eventually the electric grid and the transportation sector will unify into one,” said Roger Duncan, deputy general manager for Austin Energy. Duncan said it’ll take a few years for enough plug-ins to hit the road to make a difference on the power grid. Matters of Public Record TIIE WILDE LOWER RAUN • Rustic Decor • Barnwood Designs • Unique Gifts • Souvenirs • Home Accents • Windchimes • Seeds • Seasonal Decor HOME OF THE $5 RUSTIC BIRDHOUSE/BIRDFEEDER All Windchimes ,e assortment \ of designs in ceramic, resin, iron & pewter SALE 20% OFF Lowest Price Marked Western Coir or Cast Iron Half Round Door Mat Extra Heavy Duty. Assorted designs. SALE $19.99 New Spring Merchandise Now Arriving! 1077 S. Seguin Ave. • (830) 629-0755 Corner of Seguin Ave & Bus 35 OPEN Mon • Sat 9 30 am - 6 pm • Sun 11 am - 6 pm BLC"- mL Born at McKenna Memorial Hospital to: Cassie Porzel and Randall Berry at 1:10 p.m., March 26, 2007, a son, Kaden Randall Berry, 8 pounds. Grandparents are Dale and Denise Porzel and Jeannette Berry. Angela Shelton and Roberto Marquez at 3:37 p.m., March 20, 2007, a son, Diego Donovan Marquez, 9 pounds. Grandparents are Gary and Brenda Shelton and Jose de Jesus and Paricia Marquez. Maria Martinez and Senaido Rodriguez Jr. at 10:49 a.m., March 25, 2007, a son, Senaido Rodriguez III, 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Grandparents are Senaido and Martha Rodriguez and Nieves and Alma Martinez. David and Maria Saldivar at 1:42 a.m., a son, Daniel Saldivar, 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Grandparents are Faustino and Berta Perez and Marcos andYolanda Saldivar. Noemi Gonzalez and Jose Juarez at 9:05 p.m., March 23, 2007, a son, Adam Jesus Juarez, 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Grandparents are Maria Lopez and Marceline Gonzalez Sr. and Juan Juarez and the late Mary Juarez. Tanya and Keven Heathcock at 11:10 a.m., March 23, 2007, a daughter, Gena Marie Christian Heathcock, 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Celebrating the Centennial of the Depot 1907 - 2007 Model Railroad Train Show Two Exhibit Halls and Depot Open House featuring Flea Market, Train Layouts, Door Prizes, Refreshments, Special Guest Displays 185 Vendor Tables Free Train Pass to Landa Park Railroad for every $1.00 admission Saturday, April 14. 2007    N.B.    Civic    Center 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.    380    Seguin    Ave. Admission: $6 for adults - 18 yrs & Older $2 for teens - 13 yrs -17 yrs old • $1 for child - 5 yrs. to 12 yrs. old Apply today! Save time and money when you finance or refinance a vehicle with Randolph-Brooks. Our low rate loans have saved members thousands of dollars. With more than 1,200 ways to join - it's fast, easy, and hassle free. Saw I into. Saw MoilCV. I ani MoilCV. RANDO! PII*RrOOKS 210-945-330Qor 1-800-580-3300   v „    www.rbfcu    orq 1 Aft vvhictt K*n rates ara basad on your cmd* rating, your ratebonstep with us and othar factors Th* 4 75% APR shown a our bast rata tor 66 months, dtsoounted by 50% tor tho purchase of the complete Vetscte Protected Package, eftwcti induces Major Mechanic* Protection. Guaranteed Asset Protection and Payment Protection tneurance WHnotft the dnoount. the rate would be 5.25% APR for 56 months Payment par S1,000 it approsmwtety 118 per monti tor 86 montes at 4 75% APR Loan term wa be basad upon amount financed collateral and mfteage Rales and terms are acrxrate as of March 26 2007 and are subject to change wahoo! notice Longer loan terms are ava(table at different rates Some restrtcbons may apply Loons are subject to credit approval Grandparents are Venus and Roy Heathcock and Darlene Bond. Erica M. Davis at 9:22 a.m., March 21, 2007, a son, Ayden Kirk Urcelay Davis, 7 pound?;, 12 ounces. Grandparents am Carlota Urcelay and Juan and Herlinda Rodriguez. Jeanette and Edward Dominguez at 5:43 p.m., March 22, 2007, a daughter, Keani Marie Dominguez, 6 pounds 11 ounces. Grandparents are Jim and Maricela Jimenez and Geronimo and Concepcion Dominguez. Christie and Mike Lawson at 12:31 p.m., March 22, 2007, a son, Andrew Lawrence Lawson, 5 pounds, 11 ounce?;. Grandparents are Judy and Raymond Seymour, Jerilyn Lawson and Shirley and Ted Lawson. Ellen Jane and Loddie F Roeder III at 12:18 a.m., March 22, 2007, a daughter, Macrady Kathryn Roeder, 5 pounds, 4 ounces. Grandparents are Michael Davis, Colleen Davis and Rae Ann and Loddie F. Roeder Jr. Julianna S. Villanueva and Arnulfo Sauceda Jr. at 1:49 p.m., March 21, 2007, a son, Arnulfo Sauceda III, 7 pounds. Grandparents are Basilto and Antonia S. Villanueva and Elvira and Arnulfo Sauceda Sr. Michael Sawyer and Lintisha Olivares at 11:57 a.m., March 21, 2007, a daughter, Starlette Skye Sawyer, 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Grandparents are David and Patricia Gutierrez and Thomas and Cyndy Kirkland. Amber and Todd McEachern at 1:10 a.m., March 20, 2007, a daughter, Ashlyn Rayne McEachern, 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparents are Dennis and Donna Hickl, Ray McEachern and Becky Jones. Abigail and Bradley Wilkinson at 1:33 a.m., March 20, 2007, a son, Nathanael Lee Wilkinson, 6 pounds, 15 ounces. Grandparents are Roland Gutierrez and Blanca Hernandez and Rick and Leslie Wilkinson. Ny-Yisha Shayna Jackson and Barry Scott Setzer at 2:16 a.m., March 20, 2007, a son, Barry Scott Setzer Jr., 6 pounds, 11 ounces. Grandparents are Leisa Jackson and Patricia and Doug Setzer. DIVORCES The following divorces were finalized in Comal County between Feb. 1 and Feb. 28, 2007. Feb. 1 Gina Lynn Luke and Billy Pete Luke Carmen Gomez Avila and Jose Avila Joy Marie Frank Long and Steven William Long Feb. 2 Terry Lee Kight and Tomas Lynnard Kight Feb. 6 Charles Kelly Mitchell and Christy Lavonda Mitchell Feb. 7 David L. Walker andToni A. Walker Feb. 8 Deborah LouTurner and Ernest Lee Turner Feb. 9 Lana R. Benbrook and Shawn C. Benbrook Feb. 12 Virginia N. Rule andThomas Richard Rule Feb. 13 Cameron Lee Sutton and Bonnie Myrna Sutton Robert Joe Vogel and Judy A. Vogel Tamara Chenelle Jones and Loyd Carter Jones Jr. Feb. 15 Forrest M. Crump and Cheryl Ann Davis Crump Kellie G. Eiler and Jeffrey S. Eiler Douglas Gregory Holmes and Carol Herrera Holmes Glenda Sue Medlock and Ronnie Dale Medlock Feb. 23 Paul Gonzales and Lauria A. Gonzales Jeneva Dale Novak and Ronnie Paul Novak Feb. 24 Sharon S. Keyser and William Frederick Keyser Feb. 26 Vicki S. Brewer and William V. Brewer Feb. 27 Tiphani Ann Ketchum and Roger Keith Ketchum Lydia Vigil and Edward Vigil Lauren Dory and James D. Dory Feb. 28 Kindra Balderas and Alberto Balderas Mark B. Koeppen and Sheila J. Koeppen Dolores Jean Bravo and Pedro N. Bravo Larry D. Miles and Bettie L. 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