New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 26, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
Saturday, March 26, 2011 — Herald-Zettung — Page 3A
Gaston Joseph (Gat) Lemoine
Gaston Joseph (Gat) Lemoine, age 67, of Wimberley, Texas, passed away suddenly on Tliesday, March 22,2011.
He was born on October 25, 1943, in Bunkie, Louisiana, graduated from Louisiana State University, and served as a Lieutenant in the Air Force before beginning his career in the retail business. He spent most of his career as an officer of Dillard’s Inc., managing the company’s Southern United States region, dren, and many nieces and
with over 300 stores. He retired in 2006.
Gat was preceded in death by his father, Gaston Lemoine, mother, Kate Lemoine, and sister, Marilyn Mahler. Survivors include his wife “Pamie”; son Brett Lemoine of San Jose, California; daughter Yvette Masters and son-in-law Cory of Laplace, LA; daughter Tara Null and son-in-law Jeff of Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands; and son Zach Williford and daughter-in-law Michelle of Hurst, Texas. Gat is also survived by his mother-in-law, Evelyn Roesler, and two beloved grandchildren, Sydney Null and Logan Masters. Other survivors include brothers- and sisters-in-laws, “the cousins” from Louisiana and their children and grandchil-
Gat loved sailing, reading, electronics, and his dogs Godi-va and RJ. He also loved the Texas Hill Country and his beautiful home in the hills. He liked nothing more than sitting on the porch with Pam enjoying conversation and a good glass of wine.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 27,2011, at Thomason Funeral Home, Ranch Road 12 North, in Wimberley. A reception will follow. The family requests that contributions in Gat’s honor be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences maybe made at http:// www. thomasonfuner-alhome.com.
Thomason Funeral Home, Wimberley, TX. (512) 847-2226.
Mary V. Lopanec
Beloved mother and grandma, Mary V.
Ixjpanec passed peacefully March 23,2011 at the age of 93. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Lopanec; daughter,
Virginia Isabel), and daughter in law, Joyce Lopanec. Her love of life and her devotion to her family will be greatly missed.
She is survived by son, Gene Lopanec Sr. of New Braunfels; grandchildren, Pam and Norman Lehmann, and Gene and Christie Lopanec Jr., both of New stories to tell, the world has
Braunfels, Mike and Julie Lopanec of Indio CA, Vicky and Charles Buckner, Terri and Eddie Buckner, Dorinda Isabell, Geraldine Isabell, and Greenville and Debra Isabell all of Houston TX; 25 great grandkids and 26 great great grandkids, and she dearly loved them all. Mary and her husband ran, for many years the River Court Motel in New Braunfels and were involved with the Eagles Indge and tlie Wurstfest Association many years ago. She had 93 years worth of the most wonderful
lost a beautiful soul. Visitation will be Sunday from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Zoeller Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday, March 28,2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Zoeller Funeral Home chapel. The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to Hope Hospice.
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Rosalie M. Goepf
Rosalie M. Goepf passed from this life on March 24, 2011 at the age of 86.
She is survived by her husband, George; her sister, Florence Tucker and husband Jordan; niece Cindy Tucker, Susan and husband Kennard Bowen, and many, many friends. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Phillip and Frances Kallus and sister, Dorothy Cherney.
Rosalie worked for the Civil Service for 22 years, and after retirement joined her husband in the operation of Goepf Jewelers. She liked to bowl, was a great cook, and
loved to be with her friends.
Funeral Service with no viewing will be held 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 29,2011 at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home chapel with interment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Rosalie’s memory can be given to First Protestant Church, Hope Hospice, The American Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice.
Malitta M. Froelich (Oma’ Guenther
Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Malitta M. Froelich “Oma" Guenther, who passed away on Monday in New Braunfels at the age of 92 years. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Zoeller
Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
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Federal judge rules Texas Open Meetings Act constitutional
PECOS, Texas (AI1) —A federal judge has upheld the Texas Open Meetings Act in a long-running case originally filed by members of the Alpine City Council.
T he ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert JuneU Friday says the law doesn’t muzzle the First Amendment right to free speech as had been alleged by a group of plaintiffs that included City Council members from Alpine and 11 other Texas cities.
JuneU wrote that the state law protects “the compelling interest of governmental transparency.”
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the named defendant, praised the ruling as a victory for democracy and the First Amendment.
"Today’s ruling is a great victory for democracy and the First Amendment. Openness in government is a First Amendment virtue, not a First Amendment violation. This guarantees the public will continue to have access to information about how their government works,” he said.
Junell held a bench trial on the issue last November after an appeals court reversed an earlier ruling.
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POLICE OFFICER SHOOTS, KILLS ALLEGED ATTACKER
EL PASO (AP) —The El Paso Police Department says a man was fatally shot early Friday by an officer responding to an emergency caU.
When the officer arrived at the location of the reported emergency, he was approached by Javier Flores Jr., who, according to a statement by the department, attacked the officer with a butcher knife.
The statement says Officer Paul McDoweU fired at Flores, killing him. McDowell was taken to a nearby hospital where he received treatment for wounds to the chin, cheek and hand.
HOUSTON (AP) — Victims of child pornography around the country could have an easier time getting restitution from those convicted of possessing such images, according to a federal appeals court ruling this week in a Texas case.
But legal experts say the issue now may have to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court because courts throughout the United States are split on how to award such compensation.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled that federal restitution law doesn’t generally require victims to specifically detail how an individual defendant has harmed them in order to
Other national appeals court rulings, including in Georgia and Montana, have upheld restitution awards against individuals convicted of possessing child pornography.
But those courts interpreted federal law to require that victims show a more direct connection between what a defendant did and the harm victims suffered.
Unemployment rate in Texas dips to 8.2 percent
AUSTIN (AP) —The unemployment rate in Texas dropped slightly to 8.2 percent in February powered by a fifth consecutive month of job gains, the state’s employment agency said Friday.
The jobless rate was down from 8.3 percent in January after total nonfarm employment increased by 22,700 jobs, according to figures from the Texas Woiitforce Commission. The state has gained 254,200 jobs compared to a year ago, the agency said.
Nationally, unemployment stood at 8.9 percent
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Friday’s report comes a day after the nonpartisan Legislative Budget Board projected that cuts in the Texas House version of the upcoming budget could end up costing the state 335,000 jobs over the plan’s two-year cycle. The state’s budget shortfall could be as high as $27 billion.
Professional and business services had the largest increase of any sector last month with 14,500 more jobs.
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