New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 25, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
Saturday, june 25, 2005 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3A
Howard Beutler died on Thursday, June 23 at McKenna Memorial Hospital after complications from surgery. I Ie was 87. Bom in Iola, Wisconsin on January 29, 1918, I Ioward had a wonderful life.
I Ie married Doris Stuckert in 1941. They raised four children. He served in the United States Army during World War ll in England and Germany. Howard worked for Nordberg manufacturing Company in Milwaukee, WI for 44 years in Systems & Data Processing. He and his wife retired to Florida in 1979 where he started a whole new career - orchid and rose gardener for the El. DuPont family in Palm Beach. After tile death of his wife, Howard moved to New Braunfels, TX where he has lived with his daughter and her family for the past 18 years. He was very active in the Community, volunteering at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center, the S.O.S. Food-hank and his church. He continued using his "green thumb’’ by attending to the orchid greenhouses of Bob and Jean Pfeuffer.
I Ie was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, in 1985 and his son, Robert, in 1995.
Those who live on after him with his memory on their hearts and lips include his son Howard and wife, Claire, of Milwaukee. WI; his daughter, Sue I lahn and husband, David, of New Braunfels, PX; his son, David and wife Nanette, of Genoa, WI. I lis grandchildren, of whom
he was so proud, include Heidi Herbrand and husband, Joel of Waukesha, WI; Jon Beutler-Woo of Wauwatosa, WI; Katie Mills and husband, Brad, of Nashville, TN; Nick Buske and wife, Shelby, of iyier, TX; Amy Hahn of Plymouth, MN; Jason Ilahn and wife Grace of Corpus Christi, TX; Zakary I lahn of New Braunfels, TX; Helen Beutler and Matthew Beutler of Genoa, WI.
His great-grandchildren are Jacob, Abby and Hannah Herbrand, of Waukesha, WI and Sennet Grace Mills of Nashville, TN.
I loward is also survived by his brother, Harvey Beuder of Oconomowoc, WI; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Betty Stuck-ert of Chattanooga, TN; cousins, nephews and nieces; and dear friends in New Braunfels, Milwaukee and Boynton Beach, FL.
A Memorial Service for I loward will be held in New Braunfels on Sunday June 26 at 2:00 PM at Peace Lutheran Church, 1147 S. Walnut Ave. A second service will be held in Milwaukee on July 10th.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given to Peace Lutheran Church or the S.O.S. Food-bank.
Arrangements under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home.
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HERBERT WILLIAM DAVID KRAUSE, JR.
Herbert William David Krause, Jr. of San Antonio passed away on Wednesday, June 22,2005 at home after a long and courageous Fight with cancer. I Ie was bom in Atascosa county, attended Coker Community School, Alamo Heights High School and Southwest Texas State University. Herb was well known and respected in the insurance business for 43 years and a partner in die Bailey Gosling Insurance Agency. I Ie was a member of the (Cadillac Mens Club and the Germania Farmer sVerein located on the Kind his family donated to Anhalt, near Bulverde, Texas. I lerb was preceded in death by his parents, I lerbert W. D. Krause, Sr. and Julia Schraub Krause. I Ie is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Diam a daughter, Karen Cluck and son-in-law, Jonathan (Cluck of Boerne, Texas; a son, Timothy Krause and daughter-in-law, Kerrie Krause of
Leander, Texas; grandcliildien: Jonathan Cluck, Jr., William Cluck, Mackenzie Krause and Ethan Krause; numerous family members and many beloved friends. The family will receive friends Sunday, lune 26th from 6:30 PM. to 730 PM. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic (Church, San Antonio, Texas.
Rosary, Sunday - June 26, 2005 - 7:30 PM. St. Francis Of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 I )eZavala - San Antonio, Texas Mass, Monday - June 27, 2005 - 1:00 PM. St. Francis Of Assisi Catholic Church In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to CI RC, RO. Box 1657, San Antonio, Texas 78296. Interment in Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, Texas.
You are invited to sign die gueslb(X)k at: www.porterloring.com Arrangement with PORI ER LORING HOI McCULLOUGI I AVE. SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (800) 460-2704
Lorraine Kennemer, age 6, passed away Thursday, ane 23,2005 at her home in Jew Braunfels. She was bom armary IO, 1929 at Booth, exas to Richard and Fran-is (Kaluza) Rogge. She marled Kenneth R. Kennemer in March 16, 1951 at )amon, Texas. She was a etired Registered Nurse, laving worked as Director of Jursing a number of years it Eden Home, followed by Colonial Manor Care Center.
Survivors include her hus-land, Kenneth R. Kennemer if New Braunfels; 2 sons, Itephen R. Kennemer of Canyon Lake and Darrel Lennemer and his wife .enora of New Braunfels; I laughter, Karen Denice Ken-lemer of New Braunfels; I ister, Helen Finch of Rosen->urg, Texas; 4 grandchildren, Melissa Pelata and her hus-iand David, Chad Ken-lemer, Tiffany Kennemer md Stephen Kennemer II, ill of New Braunfels and I peat grandchild, Mackenzie >elata. She is also survived >y her cousin, Val Comley md husband Harold, who aised her as their daughter.
It was Mrs. Kennemer’s vishes to be cremated. The amity will have a Memorial
Service at a later date. Memorial donations may be given to I lope I lospice.
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MRS.BENE “LOUISE” WOLLE
Mrs. Ben F. “Louise” Wolle of New Braunfels passed away Thursday, June 23,2005 at the age of 92. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM Monday, June 27, 2005 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels. Interment will follow at Hills Cemetery, Round Top, Texas at 3:00 PM Monday. Visitation will begin 3:00
PM until 9:00 PM Saturday and continue on Sunday 8:00 AM until 9:00 PM at the Funeral Home. File family will receive friends at the Funeral I lome Sunday 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
New Braunfels (830) 625-3434
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to bring of jobs
also increase the property taxes local governments collect on what had been an empty building.
Hill Country Furniture Partners joins injection molding firm Moll Industries in filling the former Flextronics facility, which brings back more than 600 of the 700 fulltime jobs lost here when Flextronics moved its New Braunfels production offshore.
Commissioners Court Thursday joined the City of New Braunfels in extending incentives designed to bring Hill Country’s distribution center and headquarters for the Interstate 35 corridor from Austin to New Braunfels.
“We certainly welcome you to Comal County and look forward to many years of a favorable relationship with your company,” said County Judge Danny Scheel.
Hill Country Furniture Partners is a distributor for Wisconsin-based Ashley I ur-niture, which is the third-largest furniture company in the United States. Ashley Furniture expects sales to top $2.7 billion in 2005 and is the top selling brand of home furnishings in America.
Chris Rhett, who is one of three partners in the local enterprise, told commissioners the company selected New Braunfels as die site for its regional distribution center and corporate headquarters in Texas after looking at other cities up and down the 1-35 corridor.
“We found New Braunfels to be very pro business," Rhett said.
Precinct 3 Commissioner Greg Parker made the
motion for approval of the abatement because the building is located in his precinct.
“It’s an excellent agreement,’’ said Parker, who ran for office in 2004 on a platform of jobs, training and transportation. “It’s a win/ win for all of us.”
Parker noted the city, county and school districts would benefit from property taxes on the improvements to what is now an empty building, and the city and county would enjoy the benefits of sales taxes they don’t now receive.
“They’ll ship their Texas sales through New Braunfels,” Parker said. “That’s the greatest thing about it. They’ll create jobs and sales taxes for us.”
Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Director Rusty Brockman welcomed the news that the county had approved the abatement.
“I fill Country brings a corporate neighbor to the table that’s very positive not only because the jobs are good and theres many of them,” Brockman said. “They believe in participating in the community as a good friend, and we’re delighted the city and the county have chosen to partner with them.’’
Brockman said this and other recent economic development successes were largely due to the attitudes of city and county officials.
“I will have to say as we have on the last several projects that Judge Scheel, the commissioners, Chuck Pinto, the mayor and city council have been nothing but positive and easy to work with," Brockman said. “Its a great partnership we have, and it s been a pleasure to have a team effort like this that can make these kinds of things happen.”
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Attorney says ruling writ impact New Braunfels
could try to get the land through eminent domain. Right now, landowners here don’t want to sell.”
While Kreusler, who also serves as president of the Comal County Farm Bureau, is worried about the ruling’s impact on the agricultural community, he said every citizen should be worried about the court s decision.
“It’s a horrible ruling. People think that in America you own your own property, but that doesn’t seetn to be the case right now,” he said. “I lopefully, the state of Texas will prevent this from happening here. I can guarantee you we will contact our local representatives."
State Rep. Carter Casteel, R-New Braunfels, said she understood Kreusler’s fears and hoped her fellow Texas lawmakers would be more respectful of property rights than the federal government.
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Systems valued at $4>CXK) each, raising home values
“That septic system has been in the ground for 30 years,” she said. “It doesn’t seem fair. All they want to do is raise more money."
While taxing entities will get more money from some of the new valuations, they will not get any more from Turner.
I hanks to the senior tax freeze, T urner is exempt from paying for her bathroom facilities, even though the value of her home continues to rise.
“T he values don’t freeze, just the taxes,” Rodgers said, repeating an explanation many homeowners had heard
“I think Texas is pretty careful about using eminent domain, but we will be making sure our laws are restrictive enough to make sure property owners are protected,” she said.
City Attorney Charlie Zech said he did not believe the recent ruling would make much of a difference in the way municipalities, especially New Braunfels, operated.
"It would be a slap in the face of my city council to say they would try and use eminent domain just because of a Supreme (burt ailing,” he said.
Zech noted the court’s designation of economic development as public good already was included in the Texas Constitution.
Despite Kreusler’s concerns, Zech said he did not believe any area of New Braunfels would ever meet tile same “distressed” criteria that applied in the New London case.
“This really was a narrow holding in a case with very unique circumstances,” he said. "I don’t think it would ever pass judicial scrutiny if a city decided to just give a developer someone else’s property.”
since valuation notices arrived in the mail last month. "And if a senior lives in an area without a tax freeze, like the City of Garden Ridge, or one of the county’s Emergency Service Districts, they might see their payment rise just slightly."
Although his staff has been busy answering questions arising from the tax freeze, Rodgers said die number of protests had not increased dramatically.
Property values, however, have been rising steadily for the last IO years.
Last year’s final tax roll showed the city of New Braunfels’ tax base grew by $147.6 million to a $2,264 billion total.
Comal County’s final roll totaled $5.8 billion.
This year’s values will not be certified until July 20.
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