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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 29, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas SUNDAYSEE FRIDAY NIGHT FACES INSIDE TODAY’S EDITION! 75 CENTS COUNTDOWN; 469 New Braunfels INSIDE Obituaries.............2A Opinion..............4A Letters ..........5,BA Sports............10-12A Classifieds..........4-1    OB STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Elton Welz, Jr., Benjamin Sanchez, Jose Morales, Jr., John Schendel, Greg Naker, Irma Grouchy, Annette Hinman, Sara Kadertt, Cynthia Hoelfnauer, Bill Dean, Dago Sanchez, Jr., Patricia Gomez, Bob Buryanek, Adam Gallegos, Austin Higginbotham (Monday). Happy Anniversary to Jaime A Esme DeLeon, Larry A Sue Schwab (24 yean!), Ceresin A Tommy Daum (23 yean!) Symphony Guild plans Viral luncheon The New Braunfels chapter of the Mid-Texas Symphony Guild will hold the first of its regular brown-bag luncheon meetings on Monday, Sept 13 from 11:30 a.m. to I p.m. at the Victoria Bank meeting room, 1000 N. Walnut Ave. Meetings will be held on the second Monday of each month. Members participate in a variety of activities which support the Mid-Texas Symphony. For membership information, call Arlene Buhl at 625-6411. miso HOSTS seek volunteers New Braunfels Independent School District HOSTS is looking for volunteers to help children with reading skills. Call 620-7533 for information. Registration for Geri-Qames started Anyone 62 years old or more is eligible to participate in Geri-Games to be held Sept. 9, IO and 11. Added to the spelling bee, trivia, dominoes/forty-two, and assorted physical games enjoyed in past years is an arts and crafts competition which will be judged by members of the New Braunfels Art League. Registrations are due by Sept. I and my be obtained at the seniors center or from any nursing or retirement center. For more information, call Ida Sing at 625-4642 Cross Lutheran colobratos 65 years of worship Cross Lutheran Church of New Braunfels will be celebrating its 65th anniversary on with formal ceremonies and events scheduled for Sunday, beginning at 3 p.m. Retired Teachers Assn. mooting The New Braunfels Retired Teachers Association will meet Sept. I in the NBISD Education CenterBoard Room .Business and program begins at 10 a m.. Yearbooks on sale at NBHS The New Braunfels High School Yearbook staff has memories (yearbooks) from as far back as 1957 for sale for $15 each. For more information, call Stephanie Ferguson at 625-6271 SUunmtfedi (TH* New Braunfels Herald Zn Hung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According lo the Sophienburg Archives and memberJ of the German community, ",Stammtisch" represents a sitting place for members of the command] to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share will us) DAYS Now Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 March 21,1995 Her ald -Zei1 MOI6 10/22/99 -> 0 - W L 3 J ;rj J r r pip, t 26^7 L. ‘-MJF UBL I SHI NG b. TOM HF, I rn-. IJK 54 Pages in four sections B Aug. 29,1993Serving Comal County a Home of ANNETTE HINMAN >1. 141, No. 201 Police arrest suspect at scene of the crime, charges still pending By ROBE MARIE EASH Staff Writer A New Braunfels woman was in critical condition late Saturday night after suffering a single gunshot wound to the head Saturday morning at her Das Port Haus townhouse, according to New Braunfels Police Department Det. Mike Osborne. Linda Brown, 50, of 1641 Kuehler Avenue in New Braunfels, was taken by AirLife to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio Saturday morning. Det. Osborne said Steve Wayne Mangum, 49, of 1641 Kuehler in New Braunfels was arrested at the scene and taken to the Comal County jail by New Braunfels Police offi cers. Charges were pending Saturday evening. Det. Osborne said he couldn't comment further on the specifics of the incident or how the incident may have taken place because charges are still pending in the matter The incident was first reported to the Guadalupe County Emergency Medical Service and then transferred to the NBPD at 9:29 a m. as a possible shooting, according to Osborne. Brown was reported in critical condition at the BAMC Surgical Intensive Care Unit Saturday afternoon Herald-Zeitung photos by JOHN HUSETH (Top photo) Erie Eptey of BMHS’s AlrLlfe EMS applies emergency medical treatment to gunshot victim Linda Brown, helped by (right) Robin Scott, Andrew Scwab (left). (Lower photo) Corporal Doug Dunlap and officer Jesse Villarreal take Steve Wayne Mangum Into custody Saturday. Number of unemployed remained the same in July By JENNIFER ROMP EL Staff Writer Unemployment figures in Comal County remained the same during the month of July as those reported in June, according to statistics released from the Texas Employment commission. The unemployment rate for both months is 4.8 percent. However, statistics show a slight increase over last year. In July 1992, the unemployment rate in Comal County was 4.7. Figures show 26,235 people of the 27,554 in the work force were employed during July. This is 790 more than what was employed in July of last year and 285 more than those employed in June. Statistics also show the number of unemployed have increased from 1,315 in June to 1,319 in July. However, since the workforce also increased the unemployment rate remained the same. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Michael Meek said having a stable unemployment rate is a good sign. “We’re seeing the labor force increase and unemployment remain the same. We have employed more than 700 more people than last year. Unemployment has stayed stable and low,” he said According to Meek, anything under 5 percent is a low unemployment rate. He said Comal County’s unemployment rate is considerably lower than state and national rates. Meek said an increase in the number of companies in the area has allowed the unemployment rate to remain the same He said it doesn’t take much for the figures to change For example, if employees from the Iselin plant had not found or do not find other employment, the unemployment rate would drastically increase, according to Meek “Without new companies, it would have a negative impact. New businesses help to at least maintain," he said. “If there is a hole at the bottom of the bucket, you've got to keep pouring water in the other end to keep it foil,” he said ‘In His Image’ Local resident discovers image of Jesus Christ in the grain of a hardwood floor in father’s bedroom By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writ ar Herald Zeitung photos by JOHN HUSETH Rom Mary Sanchaz points out where she discovered what she belelvM Is an Imags of Jaaua Christ. So far, at least 30 visitors havs coma to her horns to view th# Image. She says she feels It Is a blessing. A simple action resulted in a miracle for New Braunfels resident Rose Mary Sanchez. While bending down to tie her shoe, Sanchez, 27, looked at the hardwood floor in her father’s bedroom and saw the image of Jesus in the wood. Sanchez, who lives at 633 Academy Street, said she saw this image for the first time Aug. 23. The image is approximately five inches in width and five inches in length It is located in the middle of the rear bedroom floor and can be easily seen in the grain of the wood. So far the image has brought 30 visitors into Sanchez's home “Everyone has been able to see it,” she said “Some get sad (when they see it),” said Sanchez “Some get chilled and some get happy.” Sanchez’s mother Hope Lopez, has also seen the image and found it extraordinary. “People have come over here and cried,” she said “Tears came out of my eyes when I saw it,” said Rose Mary Paiz, a friend of the family. Sanchez said of those who have come over to see the image nobody has had a negative reaction She said her 7-year-old son Isaac shows visitors to their home where the image is. She also said she is prepared for more visitors to the home after others find out about the image. Sanchez said she called her priest at Saints Peter and An upcloM view of Sanchez' discovery. Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels, but he has not come over to see the image yet “We called the pnest and he said a special grace had happened to me,” she said. “He (the pnest) said it was for me to always see and to have him (Jesus) in me,” she said. "I feel good I feel I'm blessed,” said Sanchez. Sanchez’s family has been renting the home for two years and her father, Frank Rodriguez, has been sleeping in the room where the image can be seen However, this is the first time anyone has seen the imageToday’s Texas Lottery numbers are 47- 39- - - SO Jackpot $ 9 million . ....  ; .   __________ I I ;