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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 27, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday, July 27, 2005 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3A OBITUARIES Paid advertisements JERRY WAYNE BAESE jerry Wayne Baese, 62, died July 23,2005. Funeral Services will he held at 2 pan., Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Braunfels. Burial will follow at the I lortontown Cemetery at St. Martins in New Braunfels. Visitation will continue at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Wednesday 9 a.m. until noon. Jerry was horn October 8,1942. He lived most of his life in the New Braunfels area. I Ie was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and served as a Sunday school teacher and on the church council. I Ie is survived by his wife Jennie Baese; parents (George and Bernice Baese; sons Bryan Baese and wife Lydia and Bradley Baese; daughter Carrie Baese; grandchildren Brianna, Alessandra, Jeremy, Jackson and Hudson; and brothers Adon Baese and wife Ann and Gregory Baese and wife Nancy. Jerry’s nephews will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to the American I leart Association or St. Paul Lutheran Church. 0 Doeppenschmidt FUNERAL HOME New Braunfels (830) 625-3434 HELEN L. BRAUN Helen L. Braun passed away at her residence in Spring Branch on Monday, July 25,2005 at the age of 75. Helen was born on July 31, 1929 in Mineola, New York to Charles A. Zender and Mary E. Potopinski Zender. She later married Edwin S. Braun on February 3, 1973. During her professional career, I Jelen worked as an account manager for J. Walter Thompson advertising agency. Mrs. Braun was an active member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church of Canyon Lake where she was also involved with the Tone Chime Choir, the Altar Guild and the Quilting Circle. Helen is survived by her two stepsons, Keith E. Braun and wile, Christine of Cypress, TX and Karl A. Braun and wife, Lynn of Lebanon, New Jersey; IO brothers and sisters and four grandchildren, Matthew, Kimberly, Laura and Kristen Braun. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Edwin S. Braun, who passed away on November 15,2002. A memorial service will be held at 2p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2005 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church of Canyon lake with the Reverend Alan Kethan officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the New life Residential Treatment Cen-ter/LSSS. That address is PO. Box 140767 Austin, TX 78714. Please note that the donation is, “in memory of Helen Braun for New Life RTC.” LUCIA S. LUNA Lucia S. Luna, age 69 of New Braunfels passed away Sunday, July 24, 2005 at McKenna Memorial Hospital. She was born September 15, 1935 to Ernesto Sotelo, Sr. and Maria Leal Sotelo. She married Pablo Luna on January 6,1957 in New Braunfels. Mrs. Luna enjoyed raising her children and caring for her husband. She loved her grandchildren dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Alice Luna, brothers Emesto Sotelo, Jr. and Joe Sotelo. She is survived by her beloved husband Pablo Luna; daughters Rachel Suarez and her husband Fernando, Diana Garcia and her husband Jose D. Garcia, Sr., Melinda Estrada and her husband Joe; a son Paul Luna, Jr.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters Melida Rodriguez and Esther Morales; brother Ramiro Sotelo along with several nieces and nephews. Visitation began Monday, July 25, 2005 and a rosary was held Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. Visitation continues until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday July 27,2005 when the funeral procession will depart Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home for a funeral mass to be celebrated at IO a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Fernando Suarez, Gabriel Suarez, Jose D. Garcia, Sr., Danny Garcia, Joe Estrada and Ernesto Sotelo, III. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. O p Doeppenschmidt FUNERAL HOME New Braunfels (830) 625-3434 Doeppenschmidt FUNERAL HOME Canyon Lake (830) 964-3050 Todays services ■ Jerry Wayne Baese. 62,2 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, New Braunfels. ■ Lucia S. Luna, 69, IO a.m., I Inly Family Catholic Church, New Braunfels. long-debated projects — the Walnut Avenue widening and a youth sports complex. “It seems like theres some momentum on the Walnut Avenue project,” he said. "I’m not telling you to do it, but if you want to, now’s the time. You have doable’ financing for it.” Pinto maintained the timing for a sports complex was equally good, reminding city council that recreation was the city’s "bread and butter." SEARCH CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Pinto passes some projects to city staff While councilmembers still have a month to lean on Pinto for wisdom, the outgoing city manager already is turning over projects to other city staffers to handle until his replacement is on hoard. Pinto outlined the projec ts with council Tuesday, offered advice on how to handle them during the next six months and encouraged them to take advantage of the city's unique financial situation. In addition to a healthy reserve fund balance, Pinto reminded them of the expected large sides tax revenue likely to he generated by Ashley Furniture and Home Depot CM Center and hinted they could spend it on two Custom Designs & Blinds MICH E S T 0 I \ I I I \ . LOW KST PRICK S LOW KST PRICKS ()\ WOOD, MIM, VERTICAL HI IM)S, SHADES & Sill II KRS! LARGE DISCOUNTS ON CUSTOM DRAPERIES & BED SPREADS CHOICE CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Walker started career as a teacher Walker has served as the deputy superintendent in Pflugerville since 1999 and worked as the district’s acting superintendent from September 2004 to March 2005. During his tenure as acting superintendent, the district organized and passed a $70-million bond package that included five news schools and renovations to other facilities. “I Ie certainly has a wealth of experience flint ’Matches GISI) to a I in terms of district growth and bond issues,” Krueger said. Prior to working as deputy and acting superintendent, Walker was a teacher at the secondary level and a principal at the elementary, middle and high school level in the El Paso County School District in Colorado Springs, Colo. Trustee liiura Kistner said she made her choice primarily because of the experiences Walker gained at Pflugerville. “I did a lot of research about Pflugerville," Kistner-said. “They are growing much faster than we are.” Pflugerville is a suburb of Austin that is growing rapidly as people who work in Austin look for a place to live outside the city. Kistner said Comal ISI) serves both San Antonio and Austin mid faces many of the same challenges Pflugerville does. “I think Dr. Walker is the one to get us through the challenges,” she said. Krueger said the process the district took when looking for a leader was challenging, enlightening and enjoyable. “This process was really great,” he said. “We started with 69 and we studied those to a T. It was an awesome experience, it was great team building for the board.” Walker also served as director of secondary educa-tion in Leander ISO and director of recruitment and employment in the I OO,000-student Jefferson County School District in Denver, Colo. Walker earned his doctored in educational adminis-u ai ion from the University of Wyoming where he also earned his superintendent’s certification. “We are really excited about Walker’s experience and leadership skills,” Krueger said. “He has worked his way up through the teacher and principal ranks and we’re confident he ll be a strong leader for our school district.” Kistner said that after looking at 69 applicants and interviewing seven, some several times, Walker was simply Ute right choice at the right time for Comal ISI). “I Ie was a leader. For me, that was the factor that stood out the most,” she said. “I le's been where this district is going. I think he’s going to be an excellent leader for our staff and he’s going to stress student achievement.” Krueger said he hopes to have the new superintendent on duty as quickly as possible after the 21-day waiting period Specialists" Assisted Living • Day Care • Respie Care Services Licensed and Certified for Al/heimer’s care. 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Mi rn iii Christmas in July” SALE HEARTWOOD CREEK - Thru July 31 10% On Purchases    *0 - *50 15% On Purchases    -    *50 - *1041 20% On Purchases    *100 & I p Register for a Santa Xuteraker for every $25 of salesCIO!! Lauda St. CENTER CONTINUED FROM Page 1 Meek: Revised plan will Pi reduce size of center Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce President Michael Meek said he was optimistic HVK could get what everyone wanted in the project for the city’s preferred price tag. “I don’t know what the architect has in mind, but they seem to think we could get what we want for the money," he said. While the project’s overall design likely will not change, Meek predicted it would be slightly smaller. “They have said they could shave off the per-square-foot cost by reducing the quality of some of the materials, but I do think some of the square footage will have to be removed as well,” he said. The current drawings call for 34,000 square feet of floor space. Meek estimated it could be reduced to 28,000 square feet without negatively impacting the finished product. I Ie also said the number of parking spaces could be reduced to help lower the bottom line. The only place Meek was not willing to skimp was technology. “This place needs to be as high-tech as possible, especially since it needs to last for quite a while,” he said. If the architect finds the project will cost more than $9 million, Meek said he was confident council would be willing to help with additional funds. “There wasn’t much discussion about that Monday, but REJECT CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Republicans join Democrats in vote Rep. Jim Keffer, a Republican from Distland who sponsored the tax hill hut urged fellow House members to vote against it. They followed his lead overwhelmingly with a bipartisan 124-8 vote. The 79-62 vote against the Republican-backed education spending bill came after the I louse approved a Democrat’s plan to provide an additional $3.8 billion over two years to schools, including money for a teacher pay raise and more bilingual education funding. That was substantiality more money than the Republican measure included. Democrats and some Republicans joined to approve the amendment by Rep. Scott Hochberg, D-1 louston. Councilwoman Gale Pospisil said she would be willing to put general funds toward the project," he said. “No one else offered any disagreement.” Meek plans to meet with representatives from RVK next week to discuss ideas for modifications to the plan. He said he did not know how long it would take for revised floor-plan drawings to be prepared but promised chamber staff was ready to aggressively promote the new venue. Far from being discouraged by the need to shave more off the expansion plans, Meek said he was excited to take another step forward. “The good news is we’re moving forward with $9 million for the project without a penny of general fund money,” he said. “That’s quite a difference from when the center was first built with a bond paid for by taxpayers." In other business, council: ■ Postponed voting on a new ordinance governing streets, sidewalks and public places to consider the ramifications of having the city take over access point permitting from the Texas Department of Transportation. Several council members expressed concern about the burden the additional work would place on the city’s engineering department. ■ Increased the rental rates for the civic center lobby and meeting room areas. Noncommercial renters will pay $ 150 for four hours in the lobby, $200 for a lobby and a meeting room and $225 for the lobby and two meeting rooms. Commercial renters will pay $200 for four hours in the lobby, $250 for the lobby and a meeting room and $275 for the lobby and two meeting rooms. His plan also would have given an extra school property tax break to homeowners through a larger homestead exemption. The bill’s sponsor, Republican Rep. Kent Grusendorf of Arlington, later led the charge to quickly vote against the bill because it had so dramatically changed from its original form. Grusendorf said the more costly changes would have hurt Texas businesses and the bill was doomed for failure. "It killed the Texas economy and the business community. T he bill was dead once that went on,” Grusendorf said. Democratic Rep. Rene Oliveira of Brownsville had urged against a swift vote on the tax bill, saying it could potentially wreck the special session if it were voted down. "I think you’re commanding the Titanic right now with that approach," Oliveira told Keffer. 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