New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 8, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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SPORTS TOP WEAPON
Smithson Valley senior Andrew Sendejo does a little bit of everything for the Rangers. Page 5A
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INSIDE ELECTION 2006
Candidates for Comal County Court-at-Law judge and commissioner announce bids for office. Page 2A
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Vol. 154, No. 324 14 pages, 2 sections
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Icy weather a concern for motorists
By Bon Maloney
Local public safety officials watched weather forecasts and prepared for possible freezing rain Wednesday as an arctic cold front that brought
subzero weather to the Midwest pushed southward.
“We are monitoring the weather right now,” said Carol Edgett, Comal County’s emergency management coordinator. “We want to encourage everybody that if they do not
have to get out, do not go out. Save yourself some grief.” Edgett said local officials expected light precipitation with possible freezing rain between 8 p.m. Wednesday and I a.m. Thursday morning. “If it does that, we’ll have
some ice,” Edgett said. “Hopefully, it’ll burn off by morning, but be very, very careful because overpasses and bridges could be slippery. Other than the possible ice, we don’t expect very much.” National Weather Service
meteorologist Marianne Sutton said local rainfall Wednesday night was most likely to be drizzle — “just barely enough to measure.”
Chance of rainfall was set at
See WEATHER, Page 7A
To see if local school districts delay or cancel classes, check the following sources:
■ KGNB 1420 AM
■ KNBT92.1 FM
For Comal ISD
■ 904-INFO (Garden Ridge, call 980-6245 and enter 904-4636#)
For New Braunfels ISD
■ Cable Channel 19
To donate to the Cheer Fund, stop by the Herald-Zeitung office at 707 landa St. between 8 a m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or mail a check made out to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung to Cheer Fund, New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, 78130. To volunteer to deliver for the Cheer Fund, call 625-9144, ext. 203, or show up at the Herald-Zeitung printing plant on Industrial Drive at 8 a m. Saturday, Dec. 17.
A TIME OF NEED
Family looking for housing after blaze destroys home
Cheer Fund needs help quickly to feed 250 needy families
Veterans vow to never forget Pearl Harbor
THANKYOU H-Z READERS!
Frederick and Mary Budworth, Richard and Arlene Buhl, Helgard Suhr and Dr. Steven J. Slage have contributed to help bring food to 250 needy families this Christmas
By Ron Maloney
CANYON LAKE—The holidays will not be very merry this year for Crystal and David Yeoman.
That’s because they have no home.
Their Buckingham Drive mobile home burned to the frame rails Friday, the flames consuming just about everything they own.
Fire officials are unable to even fully estimate the damage suffered by the Yeomans. They think the blaze was caused by a space heater.
The Yeomans had no insurance. And because of the nature of the fire, the contents of the home and its close proximity to a forest, heavy equipment had to be called in to crush out the blaze — and the remains.
On Wednesday, the Yeomans were out at the site, looking to see what they could save.
And it wasn’t much.
“We’re just rummaging through that stuff to see how much we can salvage,” Crystal said, working in a cold, light rain that was expected to get worse as the day wore on.
They lucked out on clothing.
“I’m pretty big,” she said. “It was hard to get any clothes for me, but a neighbor, I’m sorry to admit I didn’t even know them, had clothes. I’m set up with clothes and coats. Clothing for my husband is not a problem because a lot of people are his size. We have clothes taken care of, and the Red Cross gave us a set of dishes. I bought plastic silverware at the store last night.”
They could use a few kitchen basics, but don’t want too much right now because it’s too difficult to move around.
Crystal said clothing, kitchen items or what they could or could-
Can you help?
Organizations are asking for help to assist needy families. Is there enough help to go around?
Golf course could be reborn with new development
By Leigh Jones
Photos by DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeituny
David Yeoman surveys what is left to the back portion of the mobile home he shared with his wife, Crystal, that was destroyed by fire Friday morning. Yeoman said the hardest part of dealing with the fire was the loss of his three pets. Below, Yeoman loads up what few possessions he was able to salvage.
A FAMILY IN NEED
■ Crystal and David Yeoman need a place to live. They could use donations to help rent a place to stay and construction materials to build a new home. They can be reached at 830-515-9321.
n’t salvage isn t their biggest problem. Finding a place to live is.
They have no place to stay and no money to get there.
“The Red Cross put us up at the Holiday Inn until Monday. We got a donation, and we paid for a couple more days so we could stay there,” Crystal said.
The first couple of days after the rubble cooled, the work was just back-breaking.
“My husband was just whupped,” she said. “We couldn’t
See NEED, Page 3A
From Staff Reports
The Herald-Zeitung’s annual “Cheer Fund” drive to bring food to 250 needy families is running short of donations with just more than a week to go.
Organizer Rosie Willingham on Wednesday reported a shortfall in donations.
“We’re trying to continue what we started last year by increasing the number of families we help to 250,” Willingham had. “We’re running short of what we need to do that.”
To feed 250 families, the Cheer Fund needs to raise at least $5,000.
Willingham said volunteer drivers also would be sought to deliver the
baskets of food Dec. 17. Anyone who can help is encouraged to call Willingham for information and be prepared to go to the Herald-Zeitung’s printing plant on Industrial Drive at 8 a.m. that day.
“The more drivers we have, the fewer stops each will have to make and the sooner our volunteers can go home,” Willingham said.
Volunteers will deliver the bags of groceries — designed to provide the makings of a Christmas dinner for each family — to homes throughout the Comal County area. Each bag costs an average of about $26.
The newspaper can provide a receipt for tax purposes to anyone who needs one.
By Ron Maloney
Many have heard of President Franklin Roosevelt’s “Day of Infamy” speech in which he asked Congress to declare war on Japan in the wake of the Dec. 7,1941, attack that brought the United States into World War IL Few people, though, remember hearing the speech, which was broadcast on radio.
On Wednesday, as it rang through Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110, some of them quietly applauded.
And so Post 7110 acknowledged an anniversary that is slipping away from some
James Jones plays "Amazing Grace' during ceremonies remembering Pearl Harbor.
See REMEMBER, Page 3A
Sundance Golf Course ; AT A GLANCE soon could be getting a I ■ what: New whole new look j Braunfels Industri-
San Antonio-area j ai Development
developer Koontz i Corporation (4B) . . „ V ... i board meeting
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chased the old 18-hole I “ ^en; 6:30 p m course this summer, j B where; Confer_ has submitted a plan ; ence Room A City to the New Braunfels j Hall, 424 S. Casten Industrial Develop- j Ave. ment Corp. (4B) board for the property’s rebirth as a mixed-use development called Sundance Park. The proposal will he discussed at today’s 6:30 p.m. meeting of the 4B board in Conference Room A of City I fall, 424 S. Castell Ave.
Their plan calls for 500 units of multifamily housing, 114,000 square feet of medical office space and a 210,000-square-foot hospital facility on 84.3 acres between Common Street and EM 306.
It also includes 15 acres of lakes, parks and green space and improvements to two roads surrounding the property.
See DEVELOPMENT, Page 7A