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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas | Thursday, June 23, 2011 | 3OBITUARIES HOW TO SUBMIT AN OBITUARY ■ By Email — ototsOberaW-nOung com ■ By Telaphone - Call 625-9144, ext 214 (Saturday ext 221) Obituaries art paid advertisements TODAY’S SERVICES ■ BAENZIGER, Rubin Stanley. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. ■ REYNAERT, James Kenneth. Funeral 11 a.m. Everyday Christian Fellowship, Cibolo. ONLINE EXCLUSIVE To comment on obituaries or to read comments made by others, visit Rubin Stanley Baenziger On June 21, 2011, Rubin Stanley Baenziger went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was 84 years old. Rubin was born in Seguin, Texas on September 13,1926 to Otto and Her-mina Baenziger, Rubin was a lifelong Methodist and a member of the New Braunfels First United Methodist Church. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. After graduation from high school, Rubin served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. After his service, he then went into the family business in Seguin which was Baenziger Model Market. Because the grocery store was so successful, a second store was opened in New Braunfels where he moved with his family in 1962. Rubin operated the store in New Braunfels for 20 years. During that time, Rubin was a member of the Lions Club, Elks Club and also the Chamber of Commerce. He participated in many community activities. Rubin enjoyed hunting and fishing and working in his garden. He also was an avid cook and had the best BBQ recipes in Texas. He loved his family and had a tremendous faith that sustained him throughout his lifetime. He passed these values, love of outdoors and his ethics on to his family and they will remember them always. He had 5 siblings. He was preceded in death by his 2 sisters, Melba Baenziger and Nora Atzger and 1 brother, Harold Baenziger. He is survived by his sisters, Violet Armstrong and Ethel "Eddie" Rape. He is also survived by his wife, Freeda Baenziger and his children, Greg Baenziger and wife Leslie, and Lesa Baenziger Larsen and husband Percy; step-children, Sandra and Michael Smith, and Judy and Bob Barnett; step grandchildren, Kendall Smith and Deon Latimer. Visitation will be at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels on Thursday June 23rd from 5 PM until 9 PM with the family present to receive friends from 7 PM until 8 PM. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 AM Friday June 24, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church of New Braunfels with interment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Rark. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the First United Methodist Church. o Doeppenschmidt FUNERAL HOME NEW BRAUNFELS 830-625-3434 Alfred B. Jentsch Arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels, Texas for Alfred B. Jentsch, age 101 of New Braunfels, Texas, who passed away on June 22, 2011. Associated Press AUSTIN Peiry schedules speech in N.H. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has added a second early presidential nominating state to his travel schedule. The Republican governor who is considering a White House bid has agreed to be in New Hampshire Oct. 28 to speak to the conservative Cornerstone Action Group. AUSfiN Senate plans to make ««districting panel Senators voted to create a non-partisan civilian commission to redraw Congressional districts. The measure passed 16-13 and now goes to the House for consideration. Currently lawmakers draw Congressional districts every ten years, usually along partisan lines. Every new map since 1970 has ended up in federal court. Sen. Jeff Wentworth's Heart of Texas Cremations Direct Cremation $775.00 (Complete) 877-271-0507 Call or see website for details Citizens ask for safe lanes for bikes, walking Residents respond to MP0 transportation survey OMGH! 70 cases of YELLOW BOX just arrived! dancing Potty ik Fashion Boutique Downtown New Braunfels Mon-Sat 10-6 • Sun 12-5 From staff reports Residents attending a meeting this week as part of an effort to develop a regional transportation plan said they'd like to see traffic delay and congestion minimized and would like to have safe lanes for walking and bicycling. The meeting, sponsored by the fledgling metropolitan planning organization in the New Braun-fels/Seguin area, was Monday at New Braunfels Civic Convention Center. The approximately 50 attending answered a sur- vey to indicate their preferences for the plan for roads, mass transit and hike-and-bike trails. Asked to choose the three most important road functions, 65 percent said minimizing delay and congestion on arterials. Fifty-six percent favored having a safe and inviting environment to walk and bicycle. Allowing public transportation to move freely was chosen by 47 percent. Asked to pick the top two types of transit appropriate for the region, 50 percent answered interci- ty/regional rail services and 43 percent answered fixed route bus, flex route bus, demand response. Asked to choose the types of pedestrian and bicycle facilities needed in the region, 71 percent answered pedestrian paths and trails on collector roads and 67 percent said pedestrian paths and trails on arterials. Sixty-four percent said bike paths on arterials. The draft transportation plan is scheduled to be unveiled at 6 p.m. July 21 at the civic center. The final plan is due to be released in mid August. bill would have four members appointed by House Democrats ana Republicans and four members appointed by a bipartisan Senate group. A ninth, non-voting member would chair the commission, which would draw the maps. DALLAS Wrongly imprisoned man to got $1.4M A Texas man imprisoned for nearly two decades for the killings of a grandmother and five children that he didn't commit will receive $1.4 million in compensation after Gov. Rick Perry signed a law with a provision specifically addressing his case. Anthony Graves had been declared innocent by a special prosecutor last year in tne 1992 killings of the six family members outside Houston. However, because of the wording of the order exonerating him, the 45-year-old former inmate nas been unable to collect under a 2009 Texas law that gives exonerees $80,000 for every year they spent in prison. Summer makes a splash Katherine Gibbons, 6, left, and her sister, Keeley, 4, play under the mushroom fountain in the zero-depth pool at Landa Park Aquatics Complex on Tuesday, the official first day of summer. The aquatics complex is open from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $4 tor adults and $3 for children (ages 3-12) and seniors (age 60+). Rain helps battle Texas wildfires STONEHAM (AP) Crews battling wildfires that have blackened thou-sands of acres and destroyed dozens of structures in Southeast Texas got some help Wednesday with soaking rains. "Talk about some relief!" Texas Forest Service spokeswoman Lexi Maxwell said. "This isn't going to put the fires out but it will help significantly." A wildfire that broke out Sunday in Grimes County, about 60 miles northwest of Houston, was 50 percent contained by Wednesday afternoon and the rainy weather assisted in keeping embers from being blown into the air where they could be carried to start new fires. "They're going to be down and we can do some good," Maxwell said. "It's a very good sign." No new fires of significance were reported Wednesday but the Texas Forest Service still was battling 17 large fires around the state that had consumed more than 145,000 acres. In Grimes County about 5,300 acres had burned, 30 homes were destroyed, along with 35 outbuildings and two commercial buildings. Another 80 were threatened by the flames. But more than 2 inches of rain was reported in the county by midday Wednesday and officials hoped the containment would reach 75 percent by the end of the day. About 2,000 residents were forced from homes since the fires began and officials began lifting some of the evacuation orders as conditions improved, due to the rain and the firefighting efforts. House GOP Caucus head plays hooky for Bahamas AUSTIN (AP) The leader of the Texas House Republican Caucus admitted Wednesday that he's been missing work while on a family vacation in the Bahamas, even as the chamber struggles to make quorum during the Legislature's special session. Rep. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, said he has "been absent this week due to a family gathering that was scheduled months ago, well in advance of the special session being called." The special session is scheduled to run through june 29. Taylor's chief of staff, said he planned to be back Friday. HONOR ROLLS The following area residents appear on university spring honor rolls: ♦ Rogers State University (Claremore, Okla.): Cierra C. Lohaus of Butverde ~ President's Honor Roll ♦ Baylor University (Waco): Andrew Joseph Korkosz (Bulverde); Thomas Joseph Quehl (Bulverde); Jonathan Brent Salter (Bulverde); Megan Renee Turk (Bulverde); Kathryn Lee Volz (New Braunfels); Olivia Jaenet Hobden; Jennifer Gabrielle Leet (New Braunfels); Judah David Owens (New Braunfels); Sarah Beth Adamson (Spring Branch) Cullen Matthew Boldt (Spring Branch); Emily Joy Watters (Spring Branch) — Dean's Academic Honor List. ♦ Texas Lutheran University: Alyssa Marie Drum (Canyon Lake), Dean’s List, 3.6; Bonnie Louise Heitkamp (Canyon Lake), Provost's List 4; Krista Lillian Kash (Canyon Lake), Dean's List, 3.6; Michelle Lee Roberts (Canyon Lake), Provost's List 4; Kevin Ronald Windecker (Garden Ridge), Dean’s List 3.692; Alexander William Cook (New Braunfels), Dean's List 3.937; Desirae Bleu Covarrubias (New Braunfels), Dean's List, 3.6; Kristi Ann Dietert (New Braunfels), Dean’s List 3.714; Chelsey Donohoe (New Braunfels), Provost's List, 4; Heather Nicole Dornburg (New Braunfels), Dean's List, 3.833; Rachel Lauren Frederiksen (New Braunfels), Dean’s List, 3.588; Canaan Adam Hoffmann (New Braunfels), Dean's List, 3.625; Derek Kyle Kanas (New Braunfels), Dean's List, 3.769; Crystal Fay Lehmann (New Braunfels), Provost's List, 4; Nancy Ellen Lott (New Braunfels), Dean's List, 3.769; Mary Katherine Miller (New Braunfels), Dean's List, 3.769; Rebecca Lynn Myer (New Braunfels), Provost's List, 4; Erik J. Ontiveros (New Braunfels), Dean's List, 3.714; Danielle Marie Parsons (New Braunfels), Dean's List, 3.75; Magen McCall Patterson (New Braunfels), Provost's List 4; Becky A. Rodriguez (New Braunfels), Dean's List, 3.823; Timothy Ruben Sanchez (New Braunfels), Dean's List, 3.6; Tiffani Rene Sanford (New Braunfels), Dean's List, 3.812; Cassandra Nicol Shahan (New Braunfels), Dean's List, 3.8; Austin Michael Shewbart(New Braunfels), Provost's List, 4; Samantha Jean Simmons (New Braunfels), Dean’s List, 3.666; Alyssa Ann Tieman (New Braunfels), Dean's List, 3.769; Jonathan F. Wales (New Braunfels), Provost's List, 4; Stephanie Michelle Westbrook, Provost's List, 4. ♦ Oklahoma Christian University (Oklahoma City, Okla.): Henson Adams (New Braunfels), Honor Roll; Charles Adams (New Braunfels). ♦ Sam Houston State University — Kendra Bowden (Canyon Lake); Wayne Salazar (Canyon Lake); Lauren Stevenson; Emily Young (Spring Branch),. Baylor University — ♦ Everest Institute (San Antonio): Rebecca Bishop (Canyon Lake); Kelsey Riley (Canyon Lake); Guillermo Altamirano (New Braunfels); Jeremy Anderson (New Braunfels); Ashley Bading,; Krystal Cantu (New Braunfels); Jake Dunn (New Braunfels); Monclovio Espinoza (New Braunfels); Michael Gil (New Braunfels); Megan Kaiser (New Braunfels); John D Leal (New Braunfels); Stefanie Leal (New Braunfels); Erica Presley (New Braunfels); Erika Vela (New Braunfels). nm Step in the Kids Zone for smart safety tips Young children are naturally curious about how the world works, and they may be eager to learn how stay safe. The Touchstone Kids Zone features interactive games, safety tips and more for kids as young as 3 years old. At PEC, your safety is our top priority. To learn more, go to and type “kids zone” in the search window. » POWER OF COMMUNITY PEDERNALES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ;