New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 14, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Heraki-Zeftung, New Braunfels, Texas
Canyon Lake Inflow...................
Canyon Lake outflow.................
Canyon Lake level......................
290 cfs (same) .. 232 (down 5)
907.17 (up .02) 625.07 (up .02)
SOUTH TEXAS — Cloudy mornings with mostly cloudy afternoons through Sunday. Chance of thunderstorms, mainly central and east, through Sunday. Highs Sunday in the 80s to the 90s south. Lows Saturday in the 60s north to the 70s south and Coastal Plains.
WEST TEXAS — An Oklahoma storm system continued to influence North Texas weather this morning bringing an extended flash flood watch to the area already drenched by thunderstorms.
A flash flood watch has been extended and now includes the eastern half of north Central Texas and all of Northeast Texas until tonight.
In West Texas, a severe thunderstorm watch stayed in effect for most of th** morning in the Concho Valley.
Texans experienced a smorgas
bord of weather Saturday, including some flooding, severe thunderstorms and a freeze warning.
A cold front triggered torrential thunderstorms as it crossed the stale, leaving sunny skies in its wake. The strongest activity in the evening was from Central Texas to East Texas. Twisters were spotted north of Austin and heavy rains drenched already saturated ground in Northeast Texas.
Winds continued to blow at 5 to 15 mph from the southeast ahead of the front, while winds in West Texas were from the west and northwest.
Temperatures climbed into the 90s along the Lower Rio Grande Valley while upper 70s and 80s prevailed elsewhere.
Forecasters expected clearing skies Sunday with an overnight freeze warning posted for the Panhandle. Building high pressure was expected to bring dry conditions and warming temperatures into the week with Sunday highs in the 70s to 90s.
Services for Cleo Rooker, 80, of New Braunfels will be 11 a.m. Monday at Zoeller Funeral Home with the Rev. Al Houk and the Rev. Jim Davis officiating. Private family graveside services will be at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
Mr. Rooker was bom Dec. 16, 1910, at Colony, Okla. to Joseph and Alice Haley Rooker. He died April 11,1991, at his residence.
He married Feme House June 6, 1936, in Cowden, Okla.
Mr. Rooker was a self-employed builder and a member of the Elks Lodge. He was well known throughout the United States for his talent in making antique weather vanes and children’s toys.
Survivors include his wife. Feme Rooker of New Braunfels; a daughter, Mary Robert and husband. Tom of Houston; sister-in-law, Georgia Braker of Ceres, Calif.; brother-in-law, Jerry Cendening and wife, Charlotte of Grand Prairie; three grandchildren, Patrick, Mary Ray, and Rarer Robert; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be, Jim Beckham, Herbert Ross, Harold Rail, Dave Owens. Charles Ritter and John Rel-ly. Honorary pallbearers will be, George Lucas, Hilmor Harbonh, W.P. Arnold, Sam Ccronie and Don Meyer. All are members of the New Braunfels Elks Lodge.
Memorials may be made to Hospice New Braunfels or Children’s Diagnostic Center of Gonzales.
Charles Lee Richter Sr.
Private services for Charles Lee Richter Sr., 61, of New Braunfels, will be scheduled at a later date.
Mr. Richter was bom Feb. 8, 1930, in Rtngsbury to Eugene and Lillie (nee Achterberg) Richter Sr. He died April 13,1991, at his residence.
He married Jewel Lloyd May 13, 1949, in New Braunfels.
He was retired from the Civil Service. He was a member of American Legion, VFW, and life member of Comal County Sportsmens Club.
Survivors include his wife, Jewel Richter of New Braunfels; daughter, Linda Scheel and husband. Robert of New Braunfels; son, Charles “Chuck” Richter Jr. and wife, Martha of New Braunfels; brother, Eugene Richter Jr. and wife Fritzie of New Braunfels; three grandchildren, Hobble and Kristy Scheel and Jessica Richter, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Zoeller Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to Hospice New Braunfels.
Walter “Shorty” Krause Sr.
Services for Walter “Shorty” Rrause Sr., 68, of New Braunfels will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Doepperisehmidt Funeral Home with the Rev. Ardic Rendrig officiating Burial will fol
low at Lone Oak Cemetery.
Mr. Rrause was bom Dec. ll, 1922, in Hancock to Otto E. and Clara M. (nee Hagemann) Rrause. He died April 12, 1991, at McKenna Memorial Hospital.
He married Lillian Engelke June 27,1942 at Geronimo.
Mr. Rrause was a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Frieden’s United Church of Christ. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Comal County Fair Association, Germania Farmer Verein and Sons of Herman. He was the general manager for the Fair Association for 37 years.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Rrause of New Braunfels; a daughter, Dianna Jean Combs and husband, Renneth of Marion: two sons, Walter Rrause Jr. and wife, Georginc of New Braunfels and Douglas Rrause and wife, Rathy of New Braunfels; two sisters, Emmie Sahm of Geronimo and Marilyn Duelm of New Braunfels; three brothers, Raymond Rrause of New Braunfels, Otto Krause Jr. of Seguin and Wilton Krause of McQueeney; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will continue until service time Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the Friedens United Church of Christ or the Diabetes Foundation.
Sunday, April 14, 1991
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The general meeting of the Republican Women’s Club will be at the Victoria Bank Annex at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Willie Lawley, deputy president of the Texas Federation of Republican Women will speak on women’s suffrage. ^
All new residents of New Braunfels are invited to an activity of the Newcomers’ Cub at Landa Park Pavilion No. 16 on Thursday. Bring instruments and games for a 4 pm. entertainment time and a covered dish for dinner at 5:30. For more information, call Shirley Kellerman at 629-6916.
Old photo contest
The deadline for submitting photos for the Kindermaskenball Old Photo Contest is Apii f 22.
Any old picture taken from prior Kindermaskenball events may be entered.
Submit pictures to the Sophienburg Museum, 401 W. Coll. Judging begins the week of April 22 with results to be announced. Winning photos will be displayed at Folkfest May 4, following the annual Kindermaskenball parade.
Shakespeare In Park
Circle Arts Theatre, under the auspices of the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department, will present one of Shakespeare’s more mischievous comedies, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The performance, which will last less than an hour, begins at 3 p.m. today in the band shell.
Red Cross course
The city of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting an American Red Cross Fundamentals of Canoeing Certification Course, April 27, May 4, and May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee is $65 per person. Participants must be 11 years old or older and must attend all 18 hours of class time to qualify for certification. Pre-registration is required and will continue until April 25. For more information call 629-PARK,
Rural school reunion
Ex-students, teachers and friends of the annual Old Rural Schools of Bexar County annual reunion will gather tonday from 2-6 p.m. at 2929 S. W.W. White Road in San Antonio. Bring meat or covered dish. The meal will follow a short business meeting at 2:45 p.m. at the Highland Social Club. Go Western Dance
Tickets are available now for the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce’s April 20 Go Western Dance and Bar-B-Q.
Tickets, which are $10 for adults and $4 for children may be purchased at the Canyon Lake Chamber office, Canyon Lake Office Supply, Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts or from any Canyon L.akc Chamber director. In New Braunfels, tickets may be obtained at the Herald-Zcitung offices.
Ironing out the details of the 25th Anniversary Rededication of Canyon Dam and Reservoir are, from left, committee members David Welsch of the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority, Jim Scheele Jr. of the New Braunfels Convention and Visitors Bureau, Joyleen Dodson of the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative, Jerry Brite of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Canyon Lake headquarters, Betty Walls of the Water Oriented Recreation District and Howard London of the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce. The event is planned for June 15.
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He said that in the 1940s communication and transportation were very primitive.
“We had dirt roads, low water crossings, no electricity, crank telephones and virtually no indoor plumbing. I remember coming to town and being so impressed because my cousin had hot running water in the house. If I wanted hot water, I had to carry it from the well and heat it on the stove. I felt like we were bypassed and were 50 years behind everyone else.”
Ida Meckel, a resident of Sattler, remembers all the relatives and friends that helped her and her husband move when it was determined that their ranch would be part of Canyon Lake.
“We had to quit farming and move up to Sattler because our place would be under water,” she said.
She recalls starting from scratch and tearing down the bam and rock house. “I guess that was alright because we were too old to farm."
Many people in the area didn’t like the idea of giving up their homesteads.
Land owners in the area made money either through land sales, easements or material for the construction of the dam.
“It made all those people who had land that encompassed the lake well off,” said Jerome Nowotny. He said his father owned land where Canyon Lake now flows and sold his property for 25 cents an acre.
Canyon Dam originally was to be located seven miles north of New Braunfels but it was determined that limestone beneath the surface was unable to hold water and the site was moved upstream to try again for a suitable location.
Several other sites were chosen and rejected because of unacceptable terrain or leaky faults in the rock structure. The engineers finally agreed on a suitable site and construction began immediately.
Judy Osteen said she remembers in 1964 when Canyon Lake was ready to
hold water. “I never thought it would fill up in my lifetime and I don’t think it took a year to fill up." -
The purpose of the rededication ceremony and activities is to emphflfr-ize the major impact the lake has on the area’s economy and social environment, said Howard London, chairman of the rededication committee.
“It is imperative that those of us living in Comal County and the general arca recognize the extraordinary opportunity we have for improving our economy and our quality of working together to take hill advantage of this great asset — Canyon Dam and Reservoir.” . -!
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