New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 5, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years ■ Home of Pwiynt Koepp
Coal-carrying freight train derails in Comal CountyThursday blaze leaves
Marketplace Dear Abby ...
. SAN ANTONIO (AP)— Thirteen cars of a Union Pacific height train transporting coal derailed north of San Antonio on Thursday.
No injuries were reported and very little coal was lost in the accident, said Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis.
The train of 127 cars was transporting coal from Wyoming to San Antonio for a City Public Service power plant, Davis said. It derailed in southern Comal County, between New Braunfels and San Antonio.
The rail line was expected to be reopened by IO p.m. Thursday.
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND and CHRISTINA MINOR
Friend Susan Kuster said, “She’s a single mom with four kids.”
As of Thursday afternoon, firefighters did not know the cause of the blaze, which started in die trailer home's living room, Friesenhahn said.
Woods and her 3-year-old son were in the home when the fire started, Kuster said. Woods was talking on the phone to Kuster when she noticed smoke in hee house, Kuster said.
“She said, ‘Call 911. My house is fire,’” Kuster said.Turn to Firs, Page 2A
A Thursday morning blaze destroyed the boma of a New Braunfels woman and her four children.
The fire, which started at about IO arn, destroyed Madonna Woods’ trailer home and most of its contents at 169 Business 35 South.
“She lost most of her possessions,” said New Braunfels Fire Marshal Elroy Friesenhahn.
Buthday wishes from tho Hscsfcl Zsftung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to.Kit Scarborough, Jennifer bowman (Saturday), Dwayne Koepp (Saturday), Nod Hansen (Saturday), Pamela Aim Weyel i belated), Mrs, Sandy Moore i Saturday) and Ricky Chavez.
Happy Anniversary wishes go to Doon and Jan Spenrath (17 years).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
Wee aW-Zeitung photo by Susan Rynt England
A Now Braunfels firefighter leaves a mobile home Thursday aft 168 Bushwas 35 South.
Reward offered for armed robberin New Braunfels
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Comal River—322 cubic feet per second Thursday, down .01 from
Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Wet — 625.96 feet, down 05.
Canyon Dam discharge — 247 cfs Canyon Lake inflow—196 cfs Canyon lake level — 909.01 New Braunfels utilities NEU reports pumping 5.284 miion gallons of surface water Thursday and 150,000 galons of well water.
BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN
Local lawmen are searching few an armed robber who has robbed sev eral local businesses, and a reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for mfor-mation leading to his arrest.
New Braunfels Comal County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to arrest ot a gunman who allegedly approached the mer-W U W chants with a weapon and Bi Bp M escaped with an undisclosed
& amount of money
Described as an Hispanic male, 16-19 years old between 5-foot-JbHBB 8 and 5-foot-10. the alleged gun-
man weighs between 130 and Sketch of robber 160 pounds, is clean shaven and has short, black hair.
He is suspected rn at least six separate robberies occurring during the last few weeks.
Police said they believed the robberies w ere committed by the same person.
“The time of day and the method of accomplishing these robberies are similar,” Basel Boatnght of the New Braunfels Police Department said.
A man who fits the same police description approached Lee’s Conoco Station at 1691 N. Business 35 on Oct. 24, Nov. 8 and Nov. 14, flashed a gun and robbed the establishment, according to police reports.
The same description fits a man who approached a video clerk at Planet Video on Nov. 22, demanded employees lie down on the ground and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.
On Nov. 26, police believe the same man approached the Conoco Food Mart at 1410 Huisache Ave. and robbed the store after showing a gun to employees. The same day, he attempted to rob the Oakwood Inn near Interstate 35Turn to Robber, Page 2A
Today — Party cloudy. Highs near 60. Friday night, increasing clouds and cold. Lows in the upper 30s.
Saturday — Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. Saturday night, cloudy with a slight chance of light rain or drizzle. Lows in the mid 40s
Sunday — Cloudy with a good chance of rain. Highs near 60.
Monday — Decreasing clouds with rains ending. Lows in the 50s. Highs near 70.
Tuesday — Partly cloudy Lows in the 40s. Highs in the 60s
ChMf fund naads donations
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung is accepting donations for its annual Christmas Cheer Fund. Every penny of donations goes toward the purchase of food baskets for the needy. Donations will be accepted at the Herald-Zeitung office, 707 Landa St. Checks also can be mailed to the Herald-Zeitung. Recent contributions include:
■ E.R. and June Christian -$125
R Mary and Fred Curry — $25
■ Wallace and Dorothy Johnson — $25
■ La Mujer Tejana — $50
■ Miss Linden Anderson — $10
■ Lorenz and Lolita Bading
Region title countdown
Pig hogs attention at Unicom games
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I p.m. Saturday at Alamo Stadium in The group claimed to have found Although the true ownership of the
San Antonio, when the Unicorns will the pig, known as Ronald, near pig is in question, Phillips said Ronald
face the MacArthur Brahmas. Schindler’s truck when it was parked at represents school spirit.
The solid cement pig was more than Boyer’s house last summer. “We’re glad to be a part of Unicorn
a random spurt rouser — it was a token “Then we just started carrying it Pride,” said Phillips.
of good luck, members of the group around,” said Sollberger The legs of the pig are broken off
said. Boyer’s neighbor Susan Phillips and its blue coat of paint is scratched in
“We’ve won every game that the speculated otherwise. places, visible signs of the many places
pig’s been at,” said Boyer. “The one “We had three stone pigs rn our front it has traveled.
(game) we lost at MacArthur, the pig yard,” said Phillips, “and one by one, “We used to take him to school and
wasn’t there.” they disappeared.” brought bim from class to class,” said
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Gavin SoHbBfiiMr. Qim LMI end Richard Bovtf. who is hoMhw Ronald Hie pig, think the pig Siarwi a apnea In the school’s trophy Cana.
Gathany, who along with other han- Sollberger. “When we have a good
dkrc painted their names on the buck of play, we lift him up and people scream
the pig in correction fluid. when we run by.”
But the mission of the group is to Unicom football player Donnie Hire
make the pig visible during football said the pig handlers promoted spirit
**“We all stand on the track,” said Turn lo Pig, Raga 2A
So far, readers have told us great light displays can be found at 503 Magazine Ave and 19 Mission Trace. Call us at 625-9144 and let us know about others.