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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 22, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas OBITUARIES Paid advertisements OTILIA SAENZ MENDEZ Otilia Saenz Mendez went home to our Lord on April 20, 2005. She was bom on April 18, 1912 in San Antonio, Texas to Romanita Silbas Saenz and Priciliano Saenz. Survivors include her children: Mary (Mendez) Flores and her husband, Frank Flores of San Antonio; and Raymond Mendez, Jr. and his wife, Yolanda(Ybarra) Mendez of New Braun w. kit . €0: fels. She is also survived be her four grandchildren: CarKFlo-res) Bucchi and her husband, Ron of Bulverde; Joseph Mendez and his wife, Lin-da(Ponce) Mendez of New Braunfels; Anna(Mendez) Robicheaux and her husband, Daniel Robicheaux of Dallas and Christina Mendez of San Antonio. She is also survived by her eight great grandchildren: Megan Mendez, Jennifer Mendez. Jacob Mendez of New Braunfels, Ava Robicheaux, Aidan Robicheaux, Asa Robicheaux, Abram Robicheaux and Ari Paul Robicheaux of Dallas, Texas. In 1934, during the Depression, she and her husband opened their first of two stores on Comal Street, and in 1947, they moved to Seguin Street, where Mrs. Mendez continued operating the Green and White Food Store until her retirement at the age of 89. Mrs. Mendez and her husband worked hard to put their son and daughter through college. Mary graduated form Incarnate Word College while Ray graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Her claim to fame was in her endeavor to produce and sell the tastiest homemade tamales, and that she sold the prettiest pinatas in town. Many customers near and far enjoyed both. Mrs. Mendez led a rich life, because she was loved and respected by many in this community. Visitation will begin Friday at 8:00 a.m. at Zoeller Funeral Home. A Rosary service will be held on Friday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m. at Zoeller Funeral Home. The Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 23, at 10:00a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 245 S. Hidalgo Avenue, New Braunfels, Texas. Graveside service will follow at the Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Upon completion of the graveside service, a reception Will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 111 Landa Street, New Braunfels, Texas. While floral arrangements are appreciated, memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Family Catholic Church Building Fund or to Hospice of New Braunfels. ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals & Cremations 615 Landa, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349 ELINOR PESCHEL Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Elinor Peschel, who passed away on Tuesday, April 19,2005 in Austin, Texas. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. Thursday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until service time Friday. Services will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Zoeller Funeral Home, with interment to follow in the Comal Cemetery. The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to the American Kidney Foundation. ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME I Funerals & Cremations 615 Landa, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349 VIRGINA DOLORES    Home for Virgina Dolores GONZALES    Gonzales who passed away Funeral Arrangements are    18,    2005    at    a^e pending at Ttevino Funeral Todays services Elinor Peschel, IO a.m., Zoeller Funeral Home. t Voice your.. , opinion! f vwfw.beheardbl09.c0fn KC. G*U*Ar* IS    Old.*! Olde*! Dance Hall TAJ MAHAL TRH) JIMMY LAFAYE Cl) RFI.KASK Suodu ? 9pm No Cover The Wear) Boys SHOOTER JENNINGS Am. Mih DR. JOHN Am, 3U0i LEON RUSSELL May, bth JUNIOR BROWN Mia2H) ELY BAND JOE LUKE OLSON MU-iilD DELBERT MCCLINTON FOR TICKET INFO 830-629-5077 hall.i'om 44hun or wwA+.gruenehal HOWTO CONTACT US Herald-Zeitung 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-9144, fax (830) 625-1224 www Published on Saturday, Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (USPS 377-880), 707 landa Street, or PO. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas 78131-1328 Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung in New Braunfels, Texas. Subscription rates: Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties: Three (3) months............................... $39 Six (6) months......................................$59 One (I) year.........................................$99 Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas: Three (3) months.................................$*5 Six (6) months.................................... $75 One (1) year.......................................$H5 Mail outside Texas: Six (6) months......................................$95 One (I) year.......................................$175 Postmaster: Send address changes to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, PO. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, TX. 78131-1328 Delivery problems: Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 a m. Tuesday through Friday and by 7 a m. Saturday and Sunday cancan (830)625-9144 Staff directory Doug Toney, Editor and Publisher Ext. 201; [email protected] Gary E. Maitland, Managing Editor Ext. 220; [email protected] Vilma Linares, Operations Director Ext 202; [email protected] Usa Schreier, Composing Manager Ext. 205, [email protected] Henry Coello, Production Manager; 625-9144, ext 214; [email protected] Jeff Fowler, Circulation Manager, Ext. 228; [email protected] _ Neice Bell, Marketing Director, Ext. 208; [email protected] Classified advertising, call 625-9144, ext. 215; display advertising, call 625-9144, ext. 208; obituaries, weddings, engagement, anniversaries, call 625-9144, ext. 213. LAWRENCE H. PFEIFFER Lawrence H. Pfeiffer passed away at his residence in New Braunfels on Wednesday, April 20,2005 at die age of 85. Mr. Pfeiffer was born on December 22,1919 in Comfort, TX to Hilmar A. Pfeiffer and Meta Petermann Pfeiffer. Lawrence later married Eva Shoemaker on January 4,1948 at First Protestant Church in New Braunfels. Mr. Pfeiffer served his country proudly during World War II in the United States Air Force. He later worked as an electronic technician for the civil service until his retirement. Technically, Mr. Pfeiffer was an electronic technician; however, his true passion was ranching. He is survived by wife, Eva Pfeiffer of New Braunfels; daughter, Shirley Pfeiffer Kilgore and husband Kent, of New Braunfels; son, Larry G. Pfeiffer of Houston; grandchildren, Levi and Tanis Kilgore, both of New Braunfels; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Pfeiffer of New Braunfels and Vera Pfeiffer of Houston; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, Carrie Stim son and her son, Hunter Moeller. The family extends their gratitude to the staff of Hope Hospice for the compassionate care given to Mr. Pfeiffer. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday evening at the funeral home. The family will be present to greet friends at the funeral home from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday evening. Visitation will resume on Saturday morning from 8:00 am until service time. The funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 23,2005 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels with the Rev. Tim Judkins officiating. Burial will follow at Comal Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to I lope I lospice or to the American Diabetes Association. ■ ! Doeppenschmidt FUNERAL HOME New Braunfels (830) 625-3434 TAX CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Budget challenges face every county in Texas said accounts for unique budget challenges each of the state’s 254 counties and more than 1,200 cities face. “Sometimes one shoe doesn’t fit all. Different counties operate differently,’’ Casteel said. Lawmakers are working to provide taxpayer relief, something Perry has been calling for for more than a year, while revamping the system that pays for Texas schools. Education funding is now heavily reliant on property taxes. Both the House and Senate school finance plans reduce school property taxes by a third. Perry believes that the tmth in taxation he proposed in his State of the State address will win approval in the House, spokesman Robert Black said. Supporters of the legislation say they want to protect the tax relief by making local officials more accountable for tax increases that could eat away at the cut. “What is the sense of cutting taxes if we’re not going to provide real property tax relief?” asked Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler. “A THRILL RIDE! IT CAN BE WATCHED AGAIN AND AGAIN!' _ -A    O    Scott    THE    NEW    YORK    TIMES OVODQQQ sacra GUT BIJSTINGLY FUNNY!’’ -LOU Lumontck NEW YORK POST M HlU SI GlFLitW HI ST L E SOAT PICTURES CLASSICS I STARTS I TODAY MARKET PUCE CINEMA 12 651 Business Loop 1-35 • 6254400 Check directory I or call theatre I for showtimes. 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The larvae are creamy white to greenish and have dark black or brown head capsules. Trees that are heavily infested will usually be defoliated by mid to late April, when the fully grown caterpillars form the pupal stage on the tips of twigs, in bark crevices or on weeds and other plants growing near the infested trees. Then, about the first of May, moths begin to emerge from die pupal stage, or cocoon, and begin laying eggs on the twigs of oak, hackberry, pecan and walnut trees. These eggs will again remain dormant until the following March. “The problem this year started in the southern part of the county and migrated to the north part of Comal County,” Avriett said. “We’ve had people calling our office saying they haven’t seen them this widespread before, but if you’ll let it take its natural course, you’ll probably be OK, unless they’re totaling defoliating trees. Next spring, I recommend people watch for the worms before Contributed photo Oak leaf caterpillars spin their webs near theTexas Cooperative Extension office. they get too big and spray them with an insecticide that contains Bacillus thuringiensis.” For information, call the Texas Cooperative Extension Service of Comal County at (830) 620-3440. Editors note: Some facts included in this story were developed by J. W. Stewart, Extension entomologist, and Bob Bailey, county Extension agent for Kendall County, as part of the Upper Coast series, No. 21. Their publication, “Defoliation of Live Oak Trees by the Oak Leaf Roller and a Closely Related Moth,” was published iii April 1993. 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