New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 2, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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attack on the Fire.
“The local fire departments are assisting, but they are following the LCRA’s lead. They have the expertise, and they are making the decisions about how, where pnd when they want to fight it,” Krueger said.
New Braunfels Firefighters assisted at the scene, and the New Braunfels office of
the American Red Cross set up a "rehab” station for firefighter rest and recovery.
LORA Senior Environmental Engineer Bob Lee said no one was injured in the blast or resulting fire. As a precaution, Lee said, the San Marcos fire marshal had evacuated a few homes downwind from the plant.
Lee said he did not know what caused the explosion.
“That information will develop as we go,” he said. Lee said the oil contained no hazardous chemicals, and oil that didn’t burn off should not escape into the ground.
“The transformers are designed to contain the oil,” he said.
will provide invaluable information for use* in subdivision and other development, Robbins said. It also will be important to the average city resident who has trouble with congestion in his neighborhood, or getting around certain parts of town.
The plan is not static and could be modified to address new development.
"This can get real personal,” Dierkson said. “If it looks like a road will be running through a person’s property or next to someone’s house, then they get real concerned
about it, or maybe you’re happy about it. But it could generate a good deal of interest.
“We’ve got to have an effective planning tool to help direct and plan the growth of this city,” he said. “And I would anticipate that we’ll have that before the end of this year."
fallen on hard times.
In 2002, the company entered into an $80 million debt-restructuring plan with its creditors.
In the spring of this year, it closed 30 restaurants — 26 in Tbxas.
Adam (’arter, Luby’a com-munieatioRs director, said Friday he wouldn’t address whether local employees had been told the restaurant, which recently has operated as an “all-you-can-eat” buffet, was closing.
“We typically don’t comment about what happens at the store level. I don’t want to
get into those details, but I’m happy to tell you about the store. We’ve closed that location to do some renovations and remodeling. We are going to open it back up,” Carter said. “I’m not sure on a definite timeframe but probably in a few months. We haven’t finalized the plans of what we’re going to reopen it up as.”
Luby’s has two concepts besides the familiar cafeteria it would consider for New Braunfels.
One is a seafood restaurant, like Luhv’s outlets in Huntsville and Waxahachie.
The other is a buffet concept recently opened in Nacogdoches and San Antonio, ('arter said.
“We’re not real sure what we’re going to use it for. We’re going to look at the building and see which concept would fit best,” ('arter said.
Customers who walked up to the front door of Luby’s Friday hope it opens sooner rather than later.
Carter said it would — sometime noon.
“We hope they’ll come back and sec* us when we reopen in a few months,” Carter said.
‘We’re finished. I’m feeling much better," Sheri said.
“Cancer’s a scary deal. You just don’t know who it’s going to get , or when or why. That’s why its important to have research — to figure it out.”
Friday night at the civic center, the* Comal (bunty American Cancer Society Starlight Gala will raise money for research.
Like Sheri, Beth Sokolyk learned the same scary lesson w'hen she was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma.
Sokolyk, this year’s chairman of the lith annual Starlight Gala themed “Stars and Stripes Forever," said she found cancer isn’t just something that happens to someone else.
“A lot of people never imagine it would happen to them, but one* of five people will have some form of cancer in their lifetime,” Sokolyk said.
The Starlight (la la is important, Sokolyk said, because it offers the community a chance to support cancer research and treatment.
‘The cancer society gives us as a community more* than we’ve been able to give them. This is our effort for Comal County to be able to raise funds and contribute to the efforts of the American Cancer Society,” Sokolyk said.
This year’s gala features a pat riotic evening of music provided by the Sentimental Journey ( behest rn conducted by Tbd Conerly.
The evening includes a dinner buffi* by Clear Springs Catering and sik»nt and live auctions.
District 73 Rep,, R-New Braunfels, ('arter Casteel is
honorary chairman. County Judge Danny Scheel and District Attorney Dib Waldrip will be masters of ceremonies.
Soon after her diagnosis, Sheri found out she and her family were not facing cancer alone.
At OakRun, her sixth-grade students, along with her husband and children, were partners in her treatment.
‘I was emotional. They didn’t know how to handle me in the beginning. We sort of taught them as we went along,” Sheri said.
They taught her, too.
Rhoades had taken to wearing a hat to cover her head, made bald by chemotherapy. It was hot and uncomfortable.
“Six weeks later, a little girl
came up to me and asked, Why are you wearing that hat? I said, ‘I don’t have any hair,’” Sheri recalled. “She said, We know."’
Mer the girls and boys in the class talked among themselves, Sheri agreed to take (if the hat.
They taught me children can be very compassionate,” Sheri said.
Her family, friends, neighbors, fellow teachers, student athletes, parents and her church were also compassionate.
“This community was very, veiy supportive of us,” she said.
Folks helped with cooking, housework and all of Sheri’s daily duties.
The Rhoades family will always be grateful for the support New Braunfels has given them during the past year.
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Police were summoned to the scene in the early morning hours after a family friend noticed an open front door at Solis’ residence, police? said.
Officers found the body lying between a metal barrel and an antique clothes washer.
Forensics specialists combed the backyard and interior of the home for clues. Police officials were tight-lipped about what was recovered.
"We have evidence that we’re processing,” Collazo said.
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