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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 9, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 2 □ Herald-Zeitung □ Tuesday, December 9,1997 — Local Briefs ftoad work . continuos • New Braunfels City crews continue drainage work this • week on Landa Street near Zoeller Funeral Home. Expect lane closures. • City crews will begin reconstructing Schmidt Street from ■ Interstate 35 Frontage Road to • Morningside this week. > • City crews will pick up .* leaves on city streets with a street sweeper and a front-end -loader. lf you are concerned about dust stirred up by the process, call the city engineering/street •department at 608-2100. Interstate 35 ramp might open soon Texas Department of Transportation officials said they hoped to open soon the southbound exit ramp for the 1103 overpass on Interstate 35. The exit would offer another route to motorists in gridlocked traffic and give additional access to residents of the area. the overpass is at exit 178. just south of the highway rest area Greg Malatek, TxDOT interim area engineer, said officials hoped to open the ramp in the next week or so if the weather is favorable Unicorns New Braunfels families get recognition for lighting up neighborhood Obituaries Two New Braunfels families are being recognized this week as winners of the first-ever Holiday River of Lights Residential Lighting Contest sponsored by the City of New Braunfels. Announced at Wassailfest on Thursday, Trudy Whitmarsh and Patsy Neely were named the winners. Both families received season passes to the Holiday River of Lights. The contest was open to all residents along Mather and Common streets — the major streets leading to Cypress Bend Park, site of the Holiday River of Lights. "It was a tough decision to select the winners,” said Holiday River of Lights spokeswoman Ann Lee Hicks. "We were delighted that so many residents took part in the contest and helped light the way to the Holiday River of Lights Display." Now in its third week of operation, Holiday River of Lights is a Christmas wonderland featuring thousands of lights and lighted displays along the banks of the Guadalupe River in Cypress Bend Park. Hours of operation are 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 6 to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Jan. 4. Admission is $7 for cars, pickups, minivans and suburbans; $15 for recreational vehicles and large passenger vans; and $40 for buses "It has been remarkable to see so many families decorating early for the holiday season. We know visitors to the park will enjoy the scenery before reaching the lighted displays," said Hicks. 'rn HoHday lights New Braunfels residents are turning on the Christmas spirit with a multitude of light displays in and around the dty. Here are 9oms of the brightest that readers that hays told us about ■ 503 Magazine    *370    Mather    St ’ ■ 19 Mission Trace    >462    Lockner    St While you’re out, swing by Gruene —the lights there are sure to brighten your holidays. Cal 625-9144 to let us know about others! VIRGIL ADRON HUTCHISON Funeral services for Virgil Adron Hutchison, Sr., age 75, will be on Wednesday, Dec. IO, 1997, at I p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in the Willis Cemetery under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997, at Conroe Funeral Directors. Mr. Hutchison was bom on Sept. 2, 1922, Trawick, Texas, and passed away on Dec. 7, 1997, in Houston, Texas. He was a member of the Reagan Masonic Lodge No. 1037, AF&AM and the Scottish Rite Temple. Mr. Hutchison was also a member of the Houston Heights Chapter of the OES, Mary Martha Chapter 981 of the OES and the American Legion at Large. He is survived by his loving wife, Lessie Hutchison; son, Virgil Adron Hutchison, Jr. (Spike); daughters, Elizabeth Aim Mersiovsky and Mary Elaine Brown; sister, Pat Fitch; brother, Vernon Hutchison; grandchildren, Olivia Michelle, Kacci and Lucas Hutchison, Nicole, Lauren and James Mersiovsky and Mitch and Michael Brown; and great-grandson, Mickey Brown. Many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends also survive. From Page 1 inters are all out there supporting the team, and that’s great.” The Unicorns could count on support from the ministerial staff at First Protestant, Higgins said “We really feel, having gone to all the games, that this is more than a football championship," he said Lions “The whole spmt of the community is so evident, especially as we travel around and see other towns.” The solidarity and enthusiasm of support for the Unicom football team was an example of the high value New Braunfels placed on its youth and education, he said. “New Braunfels is just one big extended family,” he said, “a wonderful extended family.” Josh Salge said he was glad Unicom football was as much fun for the community as it was for the players. “It’ll be a fun game,” he said. “I hope the whole town comes to watch it.” “It’s a great time to be a Unicom,” Green said. From Page 1 assigned an adult, said Lion Betty Marsh, who chaired this year’s Kids’ Christmas Each child was given $30 of shopping money, whicf^ they j^iNcdat Kmart to buy gifts tor their families Kmart treated each young shopper to C1SD taxpayers group meets The concerned taxpayers group in Comal Independent School District will meet at 7 p rn Wednesday at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone ( imperative auditorium on I arm-to-Market 3159 The group will circulate a petition urging Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts John Sharp to take on a performance review of ( ISI) and will discuss other matters of concern GIFT BOOKS AV XII AHII WALNUT 6 629-6400 IH 35 and Walnut Ave. a large can of popcorn upon departure From there, the groups proceeded to New Braunfels Independent School District Education Center, where they wrapped the girts. Hginta Claus made an appearance and'^t for photos with the children, and each child received a stocking tilled with Christmas gixnlies. “It’s amazing to me how all of the kids have been really gung-ho about budgeting their dollars,” said Lion Ron /app. Kids’ Christmas is the Lions’ favorite activity of the year. Marsh **kl . - ,    *    - .    w * * , “It’s the one-on-one that’s the key,” /app said TODAY'S CROSSWORD PUZZLE 12/5 12/11 'blubber Hi Sot ft Saa 1 45-3 4S 5 45 7 4S 9 455 45 7 45 9 4Sj Mortal Kl initial Moo-Fri Sett Sm I 30 3 30 AiustJMi JalltsfX A!UxUsLiM#-.fri MS 3:15 [GJ 515 715 9 15 5 15 7 15 9 15 ^Sneak Pie view Home Alone 3 Sat 4 p rn a Jackal Maa-fri K 440 7 10 935 SatftSa^ I 40 4 40 7 IO 9 35 A Ll he Ride Mon Tri 1^. 500 700 900 Sol ft Sea A 100 3 00 5 OO / OO 9 OO [jUinnukcr,. (n 4 20 7 05 9 45 Sat ft Saa^ I 20 4 20 7 05 9:45 -/ ACROSS 1 Sea captain s command 6 Compass heading 10 Skin an apple 14 Actress Reese 15 Actress Chase 16 Muslim prince 17 Satan 18 Pace 19 Caesar s garment 20 Transport lo Mars 22 Sand hills 23 Furrow (the brows) 24 Roofing piece 26 Halloween creature 29 Elm or oak 31 'I m Dancing as Fast — Can 32 Airport info 33 Kernel 34 Docks 38 Footwear 40 Pen point 42 Set — start oft 43 Not bumpy 46 O Hara mansion 49 Alice s co worker 50 Reporter s question 51 'Out, feline1' 52 Golfer s peg 53 Drains 57 Young foxes 59 Composer Copland 60 Beverage choice 65 Soft light 66 Ram or steer 67 Imarv e g 68 Freeway part 69 Flush 70 Iron 71 Stared at 72 Garden intruder 73 Make fun of DOWN 1 Puts 2 and 2 together 2 Gore, to Clinton 3 Part of T A E 4 Wily 5 Natural gifts 6 Voting age for many 7 Jai — 8 — town vamooses 9 Make lace 10 Bedding plants 11 Surrounded by 12 A bright star 13 Clean the slate 21 Father 22 Part of a place setting 11 24 97 C 1997 United Feature S' (Acale 25 Command to a mule 26 Mrs Truman 27 Molecule part 28 Mexican-menu item 30 Revises 35 Floating device 36 Emery board 37 Wild plum 39 Showed submission (to) 41 Acrobatic feat 44 Like 67-Across 45 Cultivate 47 Banister 48 Try 53 Bird of prey 54 — Peninsula 55 Lying down 56 Barrel part 58 Made an oath 61 Out of the wind 62 Notion 63 Loch — monster 64 Do it or — r 66 Seagull BRAUNTEX 625-4411 290 W San Antonio 1^° ALL SHOWS $r° good 12/5 Akra 12/11 A,'Bud Mon iii 500 7 OO 900 V SotlSufl 2:50-5:00-7:00 9:00 v r Soul Food ^ K 5 00 7:109:15 Sot I Sot? 2:45-590 7:10-9:15 Pallbearers will be The Reagan Masonic Lodge No. 1037. Honorary pallbearers will be Mitch Brown, James Mersiovsky, Michael Brown and Lucas Hutchison. Conroe Funeral Directors/ Conroe, Texas LESLIE SMITH WAGNER Leslie Smith Wagner* of New Braunfels, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at the age of 38. A ^funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in Galveston, Texas, with interment to follow in Fewest Park East Cemetery, Webster, Texas. Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. IO at Zoeller Funeral .Home beginning at 8 a.rn. and will continue until 9 p.m. ' The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. was a past exalted ruler and past district deputy of the Elks Lodge No. 2279 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in New Braunfels. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Ruby M. Beckham of New Braunfels; daughter, Patricia Armour and husband Ray of Austin; sons, James Thomas Beckham and wife Kim of Denver, Colo., and Dean Mobley and wife Terri of Houston; brothers, John Alvin Beckham and wife Edythe of Kilgore, Texas, and Loyd H. Beckham of Montgomery, Ala.; six grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. IO, 1997, at 2 p.m. at Zoeller Funeral Home with burial to follow in Comal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Monday until service time on Wednesday at Zoeller Funeral Home. HOME /H 1 JL—SFUNERAL nJNFRAL HOME JAMES E. BECKHAM James E. Beckham of New Braunfels, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at die age of 79. Mr. Beckham NBISD trustees meet tonight New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. today in the board room of the Education Center, 430 West Mill St. Board members will discuss accepting an offer for the purchase of New Braunfels High School Building Trades House and procedures. Trustees also will consider Tilt’ BOXCAR BESTORM En WATCHES 'TIME FOR THE FUTURE I Recently Moved? Getting Married? New Baby? Give us a call! timelines for 1997-98 textbook adoption. Consent agenda items include approval of payments to architects, engineers and contractors and construction change orders. DO YOU HAVE A SINUS INFECTION? Do you suffer with Facial Pain? Nasal Confection? Colored Drainage? If so, we need volunteers for a 3 week research study Involving an investigational medication. FREE: CT Scan of your sinuses Physician monitoring .Laboratory tests and EKG Study medications QUALIFIED PATIENTS WILL BE COMPENSATED UP TO $100 CENTRAL TEXAS HEALTH RESEARCH Frank C. Hampel, Jr., M.D. 705-A Landa St • New Braunfels 629-9036 -------- IHI    III The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. _It’s Your Paper!____. In ■ WMIManqilWli ■ i iiU.Mli,MU PREVIOUS PUZZLE SOLVEO I! MM 14 unum DEHM sans Hana mumuei a 1414iii Mams amizima MMS sBSQfflafflonraii MMMUW Li U Ll 14 MM Muauum SUMMO Uli] MMM MMUU MUM □no] L4fflanMOM lush (SMM □ CD ISM Manual LO MIS MM UHJMI41-K4 UHMsna uBsnM MUldUfflUOMMlOM OMU [ii UU UU MUUS U1414 Ll MBfflSB Iii WM 14 QMLZia MUHM {MSUSH SHOU DONATE A NEW TOY AND GET CABLE INSTALLED FOR ONLY $4.95 Santa’s little helpers have a lot to do this season. Let’s give them a break. Your gift of a new $ 10 toy will help brighten the day of an underprivileged child and, in the process, will get you a great deal on cable installation along with the best entertainment cable has co offer all throughout the year. We’ll donate the toys to New Braunfels Jaycees Toys for Tots. After all, why should the North Pole have a monopoly on giving? Hurry, this Holiday Deal ends 12/19/97 TCI 625-3408 STUMPED? Call tor Answers • Touch lone or Rotary Pinnae • 96c pw mtfHjte 1-900-454*3535 ext code 500 ;