New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 14, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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Anna Marie Ttamontano
On the morning of June 11, 2011,
Anna Marie Tramontano shed her body and returned to the light. She was 89 years young. She is survived by her nusband, Fred Tramontano, her daughter Geri Esposito from her first marriage to Thomas Raymond Esposito, son-in-law jack DeFontaine, nephew Shawn Feigerle Groff and
cousin Tommy Daum and their families.
The Spirit World rejoices as it receives this feisty,
strong yet gentle and loving women.
While here on earth, she loved to garden, was a fashion queen and loved to play' bingo at the Knights of Columbus and the Eagles Flail. She and Fred loved to dance and many a night could be found at Roseland Dance Hall in New York City and The Crystal Chandelier in New Braunfels.
Her family hopes there is a bingo game and a dance floor in neaven.
We know in our hearts she is at peace and surrounded by the light.
Dear Mama, I see the light in your eyes, the joy on your face and the peace in your heart. Your loving daughter, Geri No flowers please, a donations to Hope Hospice, 611 North Walnut Avenue, NB TX 78130 in memory of Anna Marie Tramontano would be appreciated.
A Memorial Service will be held at noon on Friday June 17 at: Sts. Peter & Fbul Catholic Church, 386 North Castell Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130
Viola Boenig Heinemeyer Karstetter
Viola Boenig Heinemeyer Karstetter, 94, of New Braunfels passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Eden Hills. She was born to Hertha "Altenhof" and Edgar H. Boenig on Dec. 2, 1916 in Geronimo, Texas.
She married Percy Heinemeyer at Emanuel Lutheran Church on Nov.
29,1937. She worked for Cater Frock
and Liz Ann for 31 years and retired in 1981. She was an Avon representative from 1968 till 2009 and a member of Frieden's United Church of Christ.
She is survived by son, Ralph Heinemeyer and his wife Donna; daughter, Jane LaBarr; husband, F^ul Karstetter; sister, Myrtle Huebinger; grandchildren, Anna Hill and husband Justin, Brett Heinemeyer and his wife Patti and Craig LaBarr; great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Brittany, and Ashley Hill; Rhett Heinemeyer and Ryan Heinemeyer; and Ashley LaBarr and Arron LaBarr. She is preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Percy H. Heinemeyer; and brothers, Alfred
Public visitation will begin 5 p.m. Tuesday at Zoeller Funeral Home and will continue until 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2011 at Frieden's Church with Reverend John Roberts officiating.
A Private Graveside service will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial. Memorial contributions may be given to Frieden's Church, American Cancer Society, or the American Heart Association.
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Funeral Arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Frances Schultz, 85, of Seguin, Texas who passed away on Monday, June 13, 2011, at her residence.
Former Miss SA won’t compete for Miss Texas
SAN ANTONIO (AP)
The runner-up who was briefly named Miss San Antonio after the pageant stripped the winner of her crown has decided not to compete for Miss Texas, avoiding a second showdown in a beauty queen battle that grabbed headlines nationwide.
Seventeen-year-old Domonique Ramirez caused a stir in January when she claimed she was unfairly booted by pageant officials who accused ner of gaining weight and told her to "get off the tacos." The pageant said it stripped the teen's title because she violated her contract with conduct unbefitting a beauty queen.
Organizers gave the crown to runner-up Ashley Dixon, 23, but she lost it in March, when a Bexar County jury reinstated Ramirez after a weeklong trial. The Miss Bexar County Organization,
which runs the Miss San Antonio pageant, then gave Dixon the title of Miss Bexar County, which includes San Antonio.
That made both beauty queens eligible to compete for the state title on July 1 But Ben Wallis III, an attorney for the Miss Bexar County Organization, said Monday that Dixon told Miss Texas organizers recently that she wouldn't be competing.
"The last I was told, Ashley had quit.
She sent a letter of resignation to Miss Texas," said Wallis, who later clarified that he was not sure whether the resignation came in a letter, e-mail or text message.
Ramirez and Dixon joined 36 other contestants from all over Texas at April meetings where Miss Texas organizers explained the pageant's schedule and expectations, Bell said, adaing both "were great."Do a good deed: Go to jailThursday ‘Lock up’ raises funds for Muscular Dystrophy Association
By Jena Cootidge
Brian Crum has never been to jail, but on Thursday he will turn himself into the authorities.
The crime? Having a big heart.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association's San Antonio chapter is hosting its annual MDA Lock-Up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at T Bar M Resort, 2549 Highway 46 W.
Local business and community leaders will partic-
Kate in the signature event at has occurred for more than 20 years. After taking their mug shots, the alleged will be placed in a holding cell where they will work to raise $1,600 for bail.
Among those serving
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16
Where: T Bar M Resort, 2549 W. Highway 46 Cost: Free Contact: Wendy, (210) 650-3181
time will be New Braunfels Mayor Gale Pospisil, staff members from New Braunfels Utilities, Wal-mart, Walgreens, Wells Fargo, Comal Independent School District and HEB.
MDA's San Antonio chapter fundraiser coordinator Wendy Melendez is anticipating 50 to 60 individuals to be "locked up".
This year's goal is to raise $38,000. In 2010, the event raised more than $36,000.
Melendez said the New Braunfels Lock Up assists 850 families registered in the South Texas region. Thirty nine people with MD live in Comal County.
Fundraiser proceeds benefit support groups, research, clinical visitation, medical repair and summer camp expenses.
Eleven years ago, Crum lost his best friend, Jonathan Spencer, to the neurological disorder.
"I saw him go from a kid who could get around on his own, to having to use crutches, then partially able to use a wheelchair, to using a motorized wheelchair," Crum said. "Never
once did he ever have a poor-me attitude. Never once did I ever hear him ask, 'Why me?'"
Spencer died at age 20 after catching a told and falling into a coma. His positive attitude and passion left Crum determined to give back to others with Muscular Dystrophy.
"I can't think of a better cause to be arrested for," Crum said.
Crum has raised $230 so far and is depending on help from others to propel him closer to reaching his bail amount and support the families and individuals fighting Muscular Dystrophy.
To donate or for more information, call (210) 650-3181 or visit joinm-da.org.
Police search for chase suspect
By Mondo Moultrie
Two young males were arrested Sunday night and authorities were looking for a third after a highspeed chase that started in Selma and ended after a stolen truck crashed in New Braunfels, two police spokesmen said.
Sgt. Jerry Grubbs, Selma Police Department, said the chase started Sunday evening in the area of the 16000 block of Interstate 35 when a Selma officer saw a pickup truck traveling fast in the area. The officer ran the license plate, determined the car had been stolen from the Austin area and gave chase, Grubbs said.
"He turned on his lights
and they hit the gas. And so did he," Grubbs said.
The officer chased the truck north on the Interstate to about the Walnut Street exit in New Braunfels, Grubbs said. He said the truck's driver made a quick maneuver, crossing a couple lanes to hurriedly exit, not giving the officer time to make the same maneuver.
The officer had to come up at a later exit and circle back, Grubbs said. He said witnesses told police that the truck crashed into a road sign and three people hopped out while the pickup was still rolling.
About that time, around 7:45 p.m., New Braunfels Police Department personnel were farther down
the highway setting up spike strips to stop the truck, NBPD Capt. Michael Penshorn said. He said officers learned the truck had exited and began a search.
They caught a juvenile whose name was withheld and Federico Rodriguez, 19, both of Austin.
"We're looking for one more right now. We have
a couple good leads, I think," Grubbs said.
He said about the time the Selma officer started following the truck, Selma police received a call for a vehicle burglary in the area. They were able to return stolen property from that theft to its rightful owners, Grubbs said.
Intoxication sends man to hospital, jail
By Dalondo Moultrie
A New Braunfels man was so drunk at home Saturday night that police called to the home for a disturbance took him to the hospital then arrested him once hospital staff released him, a police spokesman said.
Joseph Jeff Rodriguez, 19, was charged with public intoxication, taken to Comal County Jail and released on a personal recognizance bond
Officers were called about 7:55 p.m. to Rodriguez' home in the 500 block of Northgate Circle and told he was causing a disturbance, said Capt. Michael Pen-shorn, New Braunfels Police Department.
He said officers got there and found Rodriguez extremely intoxicated.
"We had gone there because of the disturbance and, because of the level
of his intoxication, we called EMS," Penshorn said.
He said they took him to Christus Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels.
He said hospital personnel treated Rodriguez for his extreme intoxication and were ready to release him about 3:45 a.m. Sunday.
"Because he was still too intoxicated to be released on his own, they called police and we took him to jail," Penshorn said.
Hundreds stolen from cash register
A man broke into a New Braunfels Walmart cash register Friday afternoon and stole hundreds in cash, police said.
The theft happened about 4:10 p.m. in the store and police were called about 5:30 p.m., said Capt. Michael Pen-shorn, New Braunfels Police Department.
He said the thief got away with about $350 from the register. The person used a screwdriver to break into the machine.
Police called for kitchen-knife wielding boyfriend
By Dalondo Moultrie
The Herald-Zeitung '
A man threatened his girlfriend and a bystander with a large kitchen knife early Sunday in New Braunfels, then fled the scene before officers arrived, police said.
The man had not been captured as of Monday afternoon and no warrant had been issued for his arrest, said Capt. Michael Penshorn, New Braunfels Police Department.
He said police were called about 3:55 a.m Sunday to a disturbance involving a knife in the 1000 block of Linde Avenue. Officers learned the couple was arguing about an abusive relationship, Penshorn said.
He said during the argument, the man pulled out a large kitchen knife and held it in a threatenin manner. The man lei when he learned police had been called.
3-year-old found dead in hot car
By Felicia Frazar
A 3-year-old child was found dead in a locked car Sunday afternoon.
The child was found just before 5 p.m. Sunday trapped in the vehicle.
Guadalupe County Sheriff's Sgt. Mark Reyes said the child was in the vehicle after an undisclosed amount of time on Hartfield Road near New Berlin.
The child was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Sheryl Sachtleben at 6:27 p.m.
While the incident appears to be an accident, Reyes said, it still requires a thorough investigation.
No other information has been released.
Couple douses fire with hose
By Dalondo Moultrie
A couple's quick thinking might have prevented extensive damage at their New Braunfels home Sunday night, a city fire official said.
The pair discovered a fire outside and extinguished it with a garden hose, said Capt. Patrick O'Connell, New Braunfels Fire Department.
He said NBFD got the call about 10:20 p.m. and rushed to the home at 268 Legacy Hills. Once on scene, firefighters learned the couple had put out the flames, O'Connell said. Fifteen fire personnel in six vehicles responded to the scene and left by about 10:40 p.m.
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