New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 16, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
Tuesday,December 16, 2003 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3A
AUGUSTIN M. GONZALES
Augustin M. Gonzales of San Antonio, TX and a former resident of New Braunfels, died Saturday, December 13,2003 at the age of 58.
He was born August 17, 1945 in San Antonio. While living in New Braunfels Mr. Gonzales worked for New Braunfels Utilities. He was aRetail study results expected in January
veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the VFW Post 8936 and the Knights of Columbus Council 8158.
He was preceded in death by a brother Rudy Gonzales. He is survived locally by his son and daughter-in-law, Guadalupe and Isabelle Gonzales; daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne G. and Armon Rattler; fiance Rose Ramos, sister, Yolanda Gutierrez; brother, Ralph Gonzales; grandchildren, Brandon, Jacob, Cassandra, Derrick and Darryl.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 17, 2003 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Castle Ridge Mortuary, 8008 Mili
tary Dr. West in San Antonio, TX. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 12 Noon at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church located next door to Castle Ridge Mortuary. Visitation at the church will be from 11:00 arn. to 12 noon Thursday. Interment will follow in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice San Antonio, 8721 Botts St.
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By Scott Mahon
The second phase of the city’s retail study being compiled by a Fort Worth company will not be presented to city officials until January.
The $40,000 project is intended to identify specific retail demands that translate to potential new commerce in New Braunfels.
Although some officials expected the second phase of the report to be presented last week, Mayor Adam Cork said the final version of the report would not be presented until January.
“We had hoped we would have gotten it by now,” Cork said. “But it looks like its going
to be January before we see the final hard copy.”
Cork said Community ID officials in Fort Worth had not promised a hard copy of the report on a certain date.
“They said we might get an advance draft of the report last week, but it was a soft commitment at best," Cork said. “In fact, the final report will be presented to the city council and other people at a meeting that we’re still trying to set the date for. Because of the holidays, we’re trying to find a date in January for the presentation.”
Cork said he was disappointed he had not received the report by now, but he didn’t feel the delay would be a
"It doesn’t hurt us at all,” he said. “We need to have the presentation.”
The first phase of the study considered demographics and buying habits of households within a 10-minute drive of the specific retail sites.
The sites — on South Seguin and Main Plaza, 1-35 and Texas 725, Loop 337 and Texas 46 and Highway 306 and East Common Street — had similar retail potential, according to the first phase of the study.
However, some residents live less than 20 minutes from large shopping centers in other communities, and the second phase will define how
much money is currently being spent outside the city for specific goods.
The study will determine retailers the city should try to attract.
"We’re looking at this as a community project,” said Michael Meek, president oi the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce. “We think we can use this data for not just one deal but to solicit many different retailers for many years to come.”
The chamber and the Infrastructure and Improvement Corporation (4B) Board paid for the first phase of the study.
The chamber and 4B Board will share equally the $40,000 cost of the second phase.
DORIS M. BOURGEOIS LANE
Doris M. Bourgeois Lane, age 89, of San Antonio died Tuesday, December 9,2003. Doris was a long time New Braunfels resident. Former member of OLS Chapter 700, New Boston, TX and current member of OES Chapter 771, New Braunfels, TX.
Preceded in death by her beloved husband, James E. Lane; her sister, Mildred Lois Bourgeois Bowden. Survived by daughters, Virginia Harsh-mar. of San Diego, CA, Darlene Lane of San Antonio, Barbara Alspaugh of San Antonio, Patricia and husband, Glen Bowman of
Rosenburg; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held today at 9:30 AM at the Porter Loring Chapel in San Antonio, TX. The Rev. H. Ray Davis officiating. Interment in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Hospice, 5430 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78229 or charity of choice. Arrangements with PORTER LORING hoi McCullough 210-227-8221
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Lines will help grow technology for 25 years
Braunfels Utilities and the City of New Braunfels, which owns the utility poles and rights of way where the lines would be installed.
The district would give NBU and the city access to the lines in exchange for access to the utility poles and right of way.
Although the district has talked about the project with NBU for five years,
Faulkner said she thinks the parties are close to an agreement.
She will report on the project’s progress at the NBISD Board of Trustees meeting tonight.
The district is currently leasing copper lines from Southwestern Bell for $220 per month.
“It would be cabling that the school district would own as opposed to a monthly lease,” Faulkner said.
Although officials believe the new lines would save the district money, the cost has not been determined.
■ Time: 7 pm.
■ Location: The Education Center Board Room. 430 W Mill St.
Aside from saving the district money, the lines would provide a faster connection.
The speed of the fiber connection will be virtually unlimited, Faulkner said, whereas the current connection is limited to 1.5 megabytes per second.
"With the current technology that we have, we can get a gigabyte, which is 1,000 megabytes of bandwidth,” she said.
The faster connection would give the district room to grow during the next 25 years.
“This is a plan for the future,” Faulkner said.
The plan calls for 12 lines to be installed between each campus. Only half the lines would even be necessary immediately.
The result — live two-way video conferencing, downloading instructional video and other technological learning opportunities will be more feasible and won’t slow down the entire district network.
“Your higher bandwidth multimedia uses are going to be in the classroom,” Faulkner said. “But administratively, we’re dependent on our Internet connectivity."
Brockman to give update on CTTC
From Staff Reports
Rusty Brockman, director of economic development for the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, will give a brief update on the progress ut the (Central Texas Technology Center to the New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees today.
He will report on construction, which started in April.
Thursday Brockman will update Comal Independent School District.
Although the Alamo Community College District will manage the center’s curriculum, local school districts will play an important advisory role in the center before and after it opens iti the summer 2004.
“We hope they will get the word out to their students that this is an opportunity for their students,” Brockman said. “As skill sets change for our workforce, our school district will be directly involved in providing feedback to ACC!) so that ACCD continues to do what is important to the schools and to the workforce.”
GUADALUPE LOPEZ ORTIZ
Guadalupe Lopez Ortiz went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday December 12, 2003 at the age of 64. She was a member of the Open Door Gospel Church in McQueeny, TX.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Mathias M. Ortiz. She was the loving mother of two sons Rodolfo (Rudy) and Edwardo (Eddie) Ortiz of New Braunfels, two daughters: Estella Jackson of Ringgold, GA, Sylvia Veech • of Shalimar, FL, and two sons-in-law: Jay M. Jackson, and Rick Veech, her grandchildren: Metilda Salazar, Kyle and Katelyn Jackson, and Derek, Richard IL and Hayden Lynn Veech, seven sisters: Virginia Villarreal, Connie Urdiales, Tomasa Lopez, Esperanza Valadez, Estella Ortiz, Francis Garza, and Gloria Torres, all of New Braunfels, four brothers: Pete Lopez, Jr. of Killen, AL, Marcelino Lopez of San Antonio, Jesse Lopez of New Braunfels, and Joe Lopez of Cedar Hill, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents Pedro D. and Paula
ROBERT DAVID MILLER
Robert David Miller passed away on Saturday, December 13,2003 in Canyon Lake, Texas at the age of 56 years.
A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.
It was Mr. Miller’s wishes to be cremated.
ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME
Funerals & Cremations
R. Lopez, and her siblings: Feliciano (Frank) R. Lopez, Janie Lopez Cantu, and Emiliano Lopez.
Chapel service will be Tuesday morning at 9:00 A.M. at Puente & Sons Funeral Chapel. The interment will follow at 10:00 AM at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Services Entrusted to Puente & Sons Funeral Chapels.
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NB woman relates son’s experiences
regime had weapons of mass destruction and ties to al-Qai-da.
Gladys Stearns said she hoped “justice is served by the Iraqi people who suffered at his hands.”
AP also reported Monday an Iraqi Governing Council
member said Saddam Hussein could be tried in the next few weeks and could be executed if convicted. President Bush said Monday it was up to Iraqis to determine Saddam’s fate, but the United States will “work with the Iraqis to develop a way to try him that withstands international scrutiny.”
“I’m a Christian, but this man has destroyed thousands of people’s lives*’! Gladys Stearns said. “He’s ap animal."
Gladys Stearns moved to New Braunfels with her husband from Janesville, Wis., 12 years ago.
“Art was a retired fire chief,” she said.
I ier husband died two years ago, she said.
“I know he’d, be proud of his sons,” she said. “I am.
Jim Stearns younger brother, Stall, is a senior master sergeant in the Air Force and is based in Omaha, Neb.
She said Jim v\ill return home April 15.
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