New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 10, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
For the Record
Sunday, January 10,1993Herald-Zettung, New Braunfels, Texas
Wire in brief
Mattox files U.S. Senate paperwork
AUSTIN (AP) — Former state attorney general Jim Mattox said Saturday he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Lloyd Bentsen.
Mattox will make a formal announcement “in about a week," said Etna Christopher, the Democrat’s press secretary. He also said he’s received a flood of calls urging him to run.
“Our phone has been ringing off the wall,*' Mattox said. "That’s because you just can’t out-Republican the Republicans. That is what (Gov. Ann) Richards is trying to do. That is a mistake."
Democratic state railroad commissioner Bob Krueger on Jan. 5 as interim senator. Krueger will serve until a May I special election to fill the remainder of Bentsen’s term, which runs through 1994. Bentsen is President-elect Clinton’s choice for Treasury secretary.
Mattox contended that Richards and other Democratic officials are trying to keep him from the race.
"Richards and the establishment Democratic folks are trying to freeze me out of this race by doing everything from calling contributors to telling my supporters and others that they shouldn't back mc because the governor has made her appointment," Mattox said.
Chuck McDonald, spokesman for Richards, said, "The governor isn’t doing anything other than making public her obvious support of Bob Krueger."
"Obviously, Ann Richards is supporting Bob Krueger’s candidacy, and it's just as obvious that the vast majority of the Democratic Party wishes to support the governor," he said.
Mattox has sent a statement of candidacy and statement of organization to the secretary of the U.S. Senate and Texas secretary of state, Ms. Christopher said.
Mattox has criticized the voting record of Krueger, who like Mattox is a former congressman. In addition, Mattox has served as a state lawmaker, besides his two terms as attorney general.
Mattox lost to Richards in a runoff for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1990.
South Texas Forecast
Texas Hill Country and South-Central Texas, Sunday, mostly cloudy and cool. Highs from mid 40s to near 50. Sunday night, cloudy and cold. Lows in the 30s.
Cloudy Rainfall: 20% Wind:
Cloudy Rainfall: 30% Wind:
Hi: 50s Lo: 30s
Cloudy Rainfall: 20% High: 50s Low: 40s
Cloudy Rainfall: 20% High: 40s Low: 30s
My Favorite Car
Leon Lashomb’s ’62 Buick Special
By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher
NfcW BRAUNFELS — Leon Lashomb’s 1962 Buick Special convertible is an example of a car that established a number of "firsts” for General Motors, he says.
The Special, which was produced as you sec it here only in 1961, 1962 and 1963, was, according to Lashomb and his friend Dave Hinds, also a collector of Buick Specials, GM’s first compact, GM’s first use of the V6 engine. GM’s first venture into unibody construction, and GM’s first use of the vinyl top (on the ‘61 Skylark).
The red convertible pictured here has 160,000 miles on its odometer and still is powered by its original engine, a 198 cubic inch V6 that was rated at 135 horsepower. Lashomb and Hinds, however, are quick to point out that "that was under the old way of measuring horsepower; the way they measure it today, it would be substantially lower.”
Lashomb bought the car from the daughter of its original owner. Its
windshield wiper motor had failed and its owner, in the Air Force and stationed at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, "was told by the base safety officer to get the problem fixed or get rid of the car, so she sold it."
That was in 1984.
Needing parts for the car, Lashomb says he ran an ad "looking for like souls." From the contacts thus generated grew the Buick Compact Club, which now has 550 registered cars and for which Lashomb and Hinds produce a quarterly newsletter and an annual registry and membership rosier.
Lashomb says 389,(HK) examples of the Buick Special were built in ‘61. ‘62 and ‘63 and he estimates that fewer than 1,000 surviver “It’s kind of been an orphan car, but people are finally starting to notice it," he said.
Lashomb drives his car “in three parades a year and once to the shop to get an inspection sticker.”
He also owns a white Buick Special coupe that is powered by a 215 cubic inch V8 that generates
190 horsepower and that transfers that power to the ground through a T-10 four-speed transmission and a “4.0- or 5.0:1 rear end.”
“The cat’s set up for the drag strip,” Hinds says laughing about the delight his friend takes in "pulling up to a stoplight and surprising kids in Z-28s.” .
And then there are Lashomb’s “parts cars." He’s accumulated 16 and admits that his wife is not enamored with that part of his hobby. “She’s pretty upset with me," he said. “But we have lots of parts.’’
Hinds’ Buick Special is a ‘63 pillar coupe with the same drive train as that in Lashomb’s convertible. When he bought his car, it was (me year old and had 28,(HK) miles on its odometer. Today it has an honest 193,(HK) miles on that odometer and still has the original engine.
"My Favorite Car" is a weekly feature of the New Braunfels Herald lf you have a car that merits int rusion in the. feature, or if you know someone who does, call David Sullens at 625-9144,
Marion T. Booth
Services are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home for Marion T. Booth, 62, who died January 8, 1993, at Brook Army Medical Center.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home
Donald Ray Hellmann
Donald Ray Hcilmann, 41, of New Braunfels died January 8, 1993, at his residence. He was bom February IO, 1051, in New Braunfels to Elmer and Frances nee Krueger Heilmann. Mr. Heilmann was owner of the Little Red Barn Play School at Seguin and a Catholic. He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Heilmann, of Canyon Lake; his grandparents, Etelka Krueger and Ida Stolleis, both of New Braunfels; a sister, Shirley Smithers, and husband Ronnie, of New Braunfels; another sister. Sharon Wiedenfeld, and husband David, of New Braunfels; one brother, Douglas Heilmann, of Canyon Lake, two nephews, Zachary Smithers and Waylin Wiedenfeld, four nieces. Summer Smithers, April Wiedenfeld, Rachael Heilmann and Renee Heilmann; and his companion, Tony Villarreal, of New Braunfels. Memorials may be given to Hospice New Braunfels. Visitation will bigin at ll a.m. Sunday and continue until 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Services will be Tuesday, lanuary 12, 1993, at IO a.m. at Sis.
Peter and Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rudy Carreta of San Antonio officiating. Cremation will follow.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home A. J. "Jack" Joiner
A. J. "Jack” Joiner, 73, of New Braunfels died Wednesday, January 6, 1993 at Oak Crest Inn. He was bom September 9, 1919, in Willow, Okla., to Gladish and Connie nee Morris Joiner. He married Jean Sullivan March 31, 1943, in Amarillo. He had lived in New Braunfels five years. He was regional manager al USA A, where he had worked for 17 years. He was retired as master sergeant from the U. S. Air Force. He was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio and a member of the Lions Club and Elks Club in New Braunfels. Survivors are: his wife, Jean Joiner, of New Braunfels, his daughter, Connie Carsten, of Nashville, Tenn., his son, Tom Joiner, of Bandera, his sister, Lucille Cranford, of O’Donnell, and five grandchildren. Memorials may be given to Hospice New Braunfels. Visitation will be at Zoellcr Funeral Home until ll a.m. Monday. Services will be Monday, January ll, 1993, at I p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Bob Keith, the Rev. Charles Berry and the Rev. Frank Sierra officiating. Burial will be in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Zoeller Funeral Home
Louis S. Martine
Louis S. Martinez, 58, of New Braunfels died Thursday, January 7, 1993, at Humana Hospital in San Antonio. He was bom August 19, 1934, in San Antonio to La/aro and Josefa nee Sirio Martinez. He married Guadalupe Ramirez July 29, 1955, in New Braunfels. Mr. Martinez, was disabled. He had lived in New Braunfels most of his life. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Union Funebre Padres de Familia of Ney/ Braunfels. He is survived by his wife, Guadalupe R. Martinez, of New Braunfels, two daughters and sons-in-law, Ida and Ricardo Suarez, of New Braunfels and Michelle and Jose Cruz, of Denver, Colo., three sons and daughters-in-law, Louis and Gracic Martinez, Jr., of New Braunfels, Ray Martinez, of Dallas, and Lazaro and Debbie Martinez, of New Braunfels, three sisters, Bertha Gonzales, Maria Nieves Diaz and Augustina Solo, all of New Braunfels, IO grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He will lie in state at Zoeller Funeral Home until 9:30 a.m. Monday. A prayer service will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. at Zoeller Funeral Horne. Services will be at IO a.m. Monday, January ll, 1993, at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Thomas Martinez officiating. Burial will be in Comal Cemetery.
Zoeller Funeral Home
Pete T. Villarreal
Pete T Villarreal, 67, of New' Braunfels died Friday, January 8, 1993, at his residence. He was bom December 4, 1925, at Shiner to Jose and Otila nee Trevino Villarreal. He married Otila Rodriguez July 8, 1951, iii New Braunfels. Mr. Villarreal had lived in New Braunfels most of his life. He was a maintenance mechanic for U. S. Gypsum. He was a member of Sis. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was a veteran of World War ll. Survivors arc: his wife, Otila R. Villarreal, of New Braunfels, two sons, Roy R. Villarreal, of Alice and Samuel R. Villarreal, of New Braunfels, two sisters, Maria Sanchez, of New Braunfels and Hope Granado, of Dallas, two brothers, Benito Villarreal and Jose Villarreal, both of Dallas, and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Gilbert Castaneda, Lupe Castaneda, Victor Castaneda, Ricky Castaneda, Jerome Fey and Juan Sanchez. Memorials may be given to the charity of one’s choice. A rosa y was held Friday at 7 p.m. at Zoe.ler Funeral Home. Services were held Saturday, January 9, 1993, at I p.m. at Sis. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor Bd Bily officiating. Burial was in Sis. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Zoeller Funeral Home
Comal River..............................468 cfs () By th# New Braunfels Herald
Edwards Aquifer.................629.16 feet () Saturday’s high ten ' ‘ta
Canyon outflow 505 cfs (down 63) turc was ^A. the low was
Canyon inflow....................315cfs(up2) Precipitation for 24
Lake level............................908.52feet () hHurs cnd,n* al 7 a m" 0 0
Information for Water Watch is compiled daily from the New Braunfels Utilities and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake.
Leadership New Braunfels
The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Leadership New Braunfels project continues through May. The new division of the Chamber was designed to identify men and women of New Braunfels who want to assume leadership positions and wish to expand their involvement in the community. Twenty-eight class members were chosen for this charter class. Below are two more participants in the program.
Rita Kaufmann is a vice president at Texas Commerce Bank. She attended the American Institute of Banking. Kaufmann has one daughter. Becky, age 17. Her outside interests include gardening and an interest in educating our children. She is active in Sis. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Canyon High School Athletic Booster and the Chamber of Commerce. When asked how she
expects to benefit from the Leadership program, Kaufmann ^ said that she will benefit most by meeting 27 other individuals and discovering how everyone can work together tor the betterment of the community and themselves.
Jonathan Hull is employed at Reagan, Burru>, Kierksen, Lamon and Blunizer law office. He received his BBA in finance and graduated with honors from the law' school at the University of lexas. Hull and his wife Terry have two daughters, Hillary and Charlotte.
His special interests include basketball, tennis and skiing. Hull is a member of the Rotary and Comals County Bar — Pro Bono Committee. He thinks that the Leadership New Braunfels program will build a spirit of cooperation and teamwork among motivated, potential leaders.
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Women's and Children Hospital in Odessa
James Lee and Dawn Dianne Quent-Martin of Odessa; 7-pound
11-ounce girl; Dec. 26, 1992. Grandparents: Bob and Janicc Quem of New Braunfels and Biddy and Pal Martin of Marathon.
McKenna Memorial Hospital
Enrique Villegas and Guadalupe Villegas of New Braunfels; 8-pound
8-ounce boy, Jan. 5. Grandparents: Jose Blas Villegas and Minerva Villegas and Tito Rosenbaum and Maria Rosenbaum.