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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 24, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 2A □ Herald-Zeityng Q Thursday July 24,1997 Senior (Center cancels vet • r\. By CHtflS CREWS Staff Writer In an attempt to bridle mounting losses incurred by its transportation service, the Senior Citizens Center will raise prices for local trips and eliminate one service entirely. Effective Aug. I, the center will charge $2 for each one-way trip for such essential services as medical appointments and grocery shopping and $2.50 for non-essential trips such as social events. A charge of 50 cents per mile will be in effect for trips .farther than IO miles. The current .price is $ I per trip plus the 50-cent-per-mile charge for trips farther than IO miles. The center is eliminating a service which carried local veterans to military hospitals in San Antonio for $5 per trip. According to budget documents provided by the senior center, the transportation service lost $23,000 in 19% and projected a $44,000 loss in 1997 if current expense rates continued. Senior Citizens Center Board President Marie Dawson said the transportation service was provided for seniors and citizens with disabilities. She said she regretted that the service reduction and rate increases were necessary, but budget considerations made them inevidabie. “The transportation service is very necessary,” Dawson said. “We’ll do whatever we have to to keep the program going.” * Local veteran activist Manuel Camareno said he was grateful to the senior center for providing the service as long as it did, but the loss puts many veterans in a difficult position. • “The veterans are back to square one,” Camareno said. “The veterans will have to go back to the county commissioners and the county judge and once again discuss the (issue).” Camareno said he and other veterans petitioned the court earlier this year for a vehicle to. transport veterans to the San Antonio medical facilities, a service he said was offered free of charge for veterans in Hays County. County officials confirmed Camareno’s claim that he was told that it was unconstitutional for the county to provide a service specifically for one segment of the population. Camareno said the Alamo Area Council of Governments offers a van to San Antonio for veterans and senior citizens for $12 per trip. He said some veterans cannot afford the $12 charge and the AACOG service would not transport Canyon Lake Veterans to the Veterans Administration hospital in Kerrville. County Judge Carter Casteel said though she sympathized with the veterans, they still had access to medical care through AACOG. She said a county-owned van exclusively for veterans was probably not a viable option. “I guess the county could go into the transportation business if the taxpayers will pay for it,” Casteel said.Lake From Page 1 Debbie Drum of the Lakeview Lodge said she had a few cancellations within the last few weeks because of a column in a ' Houston newspaper that reported that all of Canyon Lake’s recreational activities were affected by the floods. “We managed to fill the rooms (of the people) we lost,” Drum said. “We lost only six to seven night bookings in a two to three week period.” Drum 'also lost business because of the ^•Houston Chronicle article, she said. ; Drum said there were still many activities for her guests to take advantage of at the lake and in the area. “The only negative thing is that people who wanted to tube the Guadalupe can’t afford a raft trip,” she said. “So we send them to the Comal and they have been happy with the trip. A lot of people come here to get away from it all and they can still swim and feed the deer.” Jerry Brite, Canyon Lake reservoir manager, said it would take more than a week before the lake got down to conservation pool level. “We got some projections. It appears, that as early as tonight we will be at 920 feet above sea level which will br 11 feet above conservation pool (909 feet above sea level). Our projections are we will get down to elevation sn 911 feet above sea level which will be the second or third of August.” Brite said assessment teams from the Corps of Engineers were assessing the damage at all the parks. He said the parks had received considerable debris damage and that Corps personnel had been cleaning up signs and table sites when they can get to them. Some of the closed parks could be open within the next two months, Brite said. Obituaries Gwen M. Bart Gwen M. Burt of New Braunfels, died Tuesday, July 22, 1997, at McKenna Memorial Hospital. She was born to Thomas Franklin McCoy and Linnie Woodall McCoy. She was an avid gardener and left her mark in nature. She came to New Braunfels in 1976 to manage the Prince Solms Inn and open Wolfgang’s Keller, then owned Ma’s Cafe. After closing the cafe, Gwen got her real estate agent’s license and through the years worked for Century 21, Mazy Properties and Lowmann Realty. She is survived by her daughters: Linda Ann Burt Reynoso of New Braunfels and Donna Dale Burt Crumpler of Houston; grandchildren:    Natascha M. Reynoso Munnings, Sophia R. Reynoso and Celso L. Reynoso; great-granddaughter: Asiah E. Munnings. Funeral services are Friday, July 25, at 2:30 p.m. at the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Jim Behlig officiating. Interment will follow in the Bracken Community Cemetery. Mrs. Burt will lie in state from noon Friday until service time at the funeral home.* Congratulations, Gwen, on doing it your way. Administrator From Page 1 ler said. “His goals were always defined. He knew he wanted to be an administrator and worked at that goal everyday of his life.” After Castro graduated from high school in Mentaca, Calif., Castro attended West Point and graduated with a B A in civil engineering in 1985. From there he served in the Army at Fort Hood and was stationed in Korea from 1989-90 with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were he supervised construction activities. After his five-year career in the Army, Castro attended graduatePolice Beat • New Braunfels Police ■ New Braunfels Police investigated a report of burglary of a building Monday at Frazier ; Elementary, 1441 E. U.S. 81. Police •arrested one of the male suspects -Tuesday arter a blood trail led them ; to his residence. There they found the I’school’s VCR, band equipment, drums, xylophone and a guitar. Police believe the blood was from the 'suspect, a 15-year-old boy, who had cut himself on pieces of glass from a .window that he used as an entry to the school. Police said they believed another adult suspect was involved land that police expected to make an Arrest soon. ■ New Braunfels Police investigated a report of a burglary of a vehicle Monday at the 700 block of Coop 337. Assorted tools were taken by a suspect who allegedly gained entry ’through a Dodge van’s vent window that was found broken. * ■ New Braunfels Police investigated a report of criminal mischief Tuesday at the Potter Street parking lot at McKenna Memorial .Hospital. A New Braunfels man school at The University of Texas at Austin in 1991 to get his masters degree in community and regional planning. “I think, first of all, since I have been managing and supervising projects since I was 22, I have the supervision and leadership skills which will help me,” Castro said. “Second, all the jobs I havo had have bee a public-aervie* encnfed-€ity government is about providing services and functions to the people.” Nancy Brewer, who took over Castro’s former position at HCCDA, worked as Castro's assistant. “He has a lot of energy,” she said. “He has great organizational skills. returned to his Chevrolet pickup Monday night to find the rear and front windshield smashed by a rock. An estimated $500 of damage was done and police said they had no suspects. ■ New Braunfels Police investigated a report of criminal mischief Monday at Landa Park’s dance slab, I IO Golf Course Road. Police said a city parks employee reported the vandalism in which unknown persons bent the metal supports to three wooden benches, causing an estimated $225 of damage. ■ New Braunfels Police investigated a report of criminal mischief Monday. Police said a 20-year-old, New Braunfels woman walked to her four-door Honda at Hackberry Street to find her car smothered with pieces of egg and tomato, causing less than $10 of damage. ■    New    Braunfels    Police investigated a report of criminal mischief Monday in which a New Braunfels man found his Chevrolet pickup with large scratches down both sides. Police said the damage He is what I called a leader. He wants to know what is going on.” Castro said his first weeks at city hall would be a learning experience. “I am looking at the whole city operations and how die city provides services,” he said. • Lotto Toxoo10,18, 22,24, 31,39 Est. $8 minion jackpot ,-TEXHS- LOTTERY Daily Features f All You Can Eat ^ “Choice” Sirloin Cooked Your Way-includes Our Great Soup & Salad Bar What a Deal! V *7” V All You Can Eat “Home Cookin’’ Great Northern Tender Bouw tk Chunks of Country Ham-Cornbread Muffins with diced Omous •a-    j f Chicken Strips ^ Made from Special Blend of Spices-Includes French Fries Ut Country Gravy or Ranch Dressing for Dipping V Rip Griffin Travel Center IH35 North at Conrads Road New Braunfels (830) 608-9352 lh * - n t 'Mi I Always Fresh Always Open7m & SFUN 'cr FUNERAL HOME was about $250 and they had no suspects. ■ New Braunfels Police investigated a burglary of a habitation in the 2800 block of Windgate Tuesday evening. An unknown person gained entry through the front cMttr after unscrewing the light biro in the front porch. The person proceeded to take a Nintendo game, a diamond ring and a charm bracelet from the house owned by a New Braunfels woman. There are no suspects at this time, police said. ■ New Braunfels Police investigated a report of a burglary of a motor vehicle Tuesday on Aquatic Circle near the Olympic Pool in Landa Park. An unknown person stole a Kenwood cassette player and compact disc changer out of a 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier owned by a Victoria man. There are no suspects at this time, police said. Comal County Metro Narcotics Task Force ■ Officials with the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force arrested a 27- Raymond E. Baird Raymond E. Baird, age 75, of Wake Village, Texas, died Friday, July 18, 1997, at his home. Mr. Baird Was born May 7, 1922, in Ozark,’ Ark. He was a retired employee of Red River Army Depot, a member of Nash Church of Christ and Prime Time Bowling League and an Air Force veteran of World War ll and the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Bettie Blue Baird of Wake Village; three sons and two daugters-in-law, Harold and Patti Baird and Scott and Shelly Baird of Texarkana and Joe Baird of Little Rock, Ark.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Mike Dischiqgfr and Nancy and Steven McKin of New Braunfels; five brothers, Truman Baird of Kilgore, Texas, Hallie Baird and Floyd Baird of San Antonio, Edgar Baird of Atlanta, Texas, and Bill Baird of Fort Collins, Colo.; three sisters, Minnie Thompson of Dallas, Alta Martin of year-old Brecken man Monday on charges of drug and illegal firearm possession, said LL David Oft of the Comal County Sheriffs Office. The arrest also involved die Comal County Metro Narcotics Task Force. Officers charged the man with possession of more than 4 ounces of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and felon in possession of a firearm, all felony charges. Officers seized two firearms: a 22 caliber rifle and a Tech 9 mm semiautomatic rifle, Oft said. Troup, Texas, and Jane Eastman of New Braunfels; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services were Monday at Texarkana Funeral Home Chapel with Adrian Maynard and Johnnie McGhee officiating. Burial was in Chapelwood Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Texarkana, 803 Spruce, Texarkana, Texas or to Hospice of New Braunfels. Texarkana Funeral Home, Texarkana Veronica Strempel Veronica “Virgie” Strempel, age 93, of Belleville, Illinois died Tuesday, July 22, 19517, in Belleville, Illinois. She was a former resident of New Braunfels. She was bom November 16, 1903 in LaVernia, Texas to Adolph Kosub and Femia Ploch Kosub. She is the widow of Ferdinand F. Strempel, who died Oct. 28, 1985, marrying him March 12, 1952. She was a member of the Catholic faith. She is survived by two granddaughters:    Sherrie    A. Alexander of Belleville, Illinois and Diedre K. Samecki of Reidsville, N.C.; two grandsons: Richard Kramer of LaVernia, Texas and Terrell Kramer of Kilgore, Texas; 13 great-grandchildren; plus numerous    great-great- grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Saturday, July 26, 1997 at IO a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Msgr. Edward Bily officiating. She will be buried at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, July 25 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Marion E. Peterson Marion E. Peterson, age 92, of New Braunfels died Tuesday, July 22, 1997, at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Services will be held Friday, July 25, 1997, at IO a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in New Braunfels. Entombment will be Saturday, July 26, 1997, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie, Illinois. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home and continue until 8:30 a.m. Friday. Memorials may be given to St. John’s Episcopal Church or the American Heart Association. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Elsie George Funeral arrangements are pending for Elsie George, who passed away Thursday, July 24, 1997, at Eden Home at the age of 99.7%!k tm SFUN 'cr FUNERAL HOME David S. Spain Funeral ' arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels for David S. Spain, who died at Colonial Manor Care Center on Thursday, July 24, 1997. Doeppenschmidt Funeral HomeRecently Moved? II Getting HarrM? Nm Baby? Give us a calli NR MI New Braunfels Minor Emergency Bridging the Gap... I Between the Doctor’s Office I and the Emergency Room I No \ ll) lo \\ Mi - \<) \ I I I) I o ( \i I -' J {'then! ( ji c iii ) OI /< ( onvcnicncc! I 226 N. 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