New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 3, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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Lie James Allen (Jim) Jeffers
Ltc James Allen (Jim) Jeffers, 73, of Garden Ridge, went to be with the Lord while surrounded by family, Resurrection Sunday, April 24, 2011.
He was bom to the late Cieorge and I^ila Jeffers, Oct. 20,1937, in Victoria, Texas.
Jim graduated from Yoakum High School and Texas A&I University and went on to receive a Master’s Degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Jim retired from the U.S. Army with 33 years of service. In addition to his military service, Jim worked as the Director of Finance for the City of New Braunfels and then as City Secretary for the City of Garden Ridge. Jim’s public service included many years in the Lion’s Club and VFW. He was active in the Bracken Volunteer Fire Department and Tree of Life Church. In recent years, Jim’s entire focus was on his church and the family he loved, cherished and cared for so completely.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years Edith Jeffers, daughter Marlisa Gunn and husband, Bill; son James K. Jeffers and wife, Robin; granddaughter Rebekah Zook and husband, Chad; grandsons Benjamin Dudley, Austin Jef-
Carolyn Louise Bramlett - Whitener
Carolyn Louise Bramlett -Whitener, 68, of New Braunfels, Texas passed away April 25, 2011 after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Carolyn was born in Oakland, Calif., Oct. 4, 1942 to Clarence and Pearl Bramlett. She received her LVN from the University of Arkansas and later her RN from San Antonio College. She worked at White County Memorial Hospital in Searcy, Ark. as an operating room nurse and then the latter half of her career at McKenna/Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in Women s Health. Carolyn was an avid traveler both near and abroad. She traveled to the islands of
Anarae Jean MacBrace Weinman
Anarae Jean MacBrace Weinman, age 60, of New Braunfels, Texas passed away April 29, 2011.
She is survived by her sister, Brenda McDonald, San Antonio, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Tommy Hubertus, New Braunfels, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Kristina Weinman, Kyle, Texas; daughter, Dina Weinman, San Antonio, Texas; granddaughters (the most important things in her life), Savannah, Kyndell, and Emory; numerous nieces,
fers and Alex Jeffers; and great-granddaughter Kay Lynn Zook, all of New Braunfels. Also surviving are brothers Harold Jeffers of Kingsville; and George Jeffers and wife Clara, of Victoria along with numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Warrior and Family Support Center.
A viewing will be held from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Schertz Funeral Home. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Schertz Funeral Home, with burial at 11:30 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
You are invited to sign the electronic guestbook at www.schertzluneralhome.com. Arrangements are with: Schertz Funeral Home.
St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Granada, and Martinique as well as England, Ireland, France, Italy and the former Soviet Union.
She is survived by her three sons: Gary Abernathy, Kelly Abernathy and his wife Courtney, and Michael Whitener. She also leaves two grandchildren Dylan and Mason Abernathy.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. May 4,2011 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
The family will be available to receive guests beginning at 9 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in her memory may be given to Hope Hospice of New Braunfels, 611 N. Walnut Ave.
nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nephew. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4,2011, at the First United Methodist Church in New Braunfels, Texas with Pastor Harold Sassman officiating. Anyone so desiring, may make memorial contributions to help defray the funeral costs to: Julie Hubertus C/O Schertz Funeral Home, 2217 F.M. 3009, Schertz, TX. 78154
Anyone so desiring may sign the electronic guestbook at www.schertzfuneral home.com.
Arrangements are with: Schertz Funeral Home.
SECRET RATE HEARINGS GIVEN OK BYTX HOUSE
AUSTIN (AP) — Oil and gas regulators would be given the authority to discuss gas rate increases in secret under a proposal that has won approval in the Texas House.
The measure was approved unanimously Monday as an amendment to legislation that makes reforms to the Texas Railroad Commission. The
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Gordon C. Zunker
Gordon C. Zunker passed away on April 30,2011 in Buiverde, Texas at the age of 78. He was born on Oct. 1, 1932 in McQueeney, Texas to Gordon H. and Elizabeth (Jubela) Zunker. Gordon was baptized and confirmed at First Protestant Church, New Braunfels, Texas. He graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1951. On Ian. 31,1953, he married Corinne A. Gass. He served two years in the U.S.
Army attaining the rank of Sergeant 4th Class. After the military, he started a career as a carpenter. Over the next 25 years, he became a construction superintendent for several large commercial construction companies in the San Antonio area. In 1979, he started the Comal Supply in New Braunfels. In 1997, at age 65, he sold the store to become a full time rancher on the Gass Family Ranch in Bergheim. He was with the New Braunfels Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years serving as President in 1976. Gordon was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 179, where he served as Memorials Chairman for 25 years. He was an Opa with the Wurstfest Association since 1967. Gordon was also a member of Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Polka Band Leaders of New Braunfels, Bulverde Community Center, and the Sophien-burg Museum & Archives.
His hobby was always his music. He played in the New Braunfels High School band. While in high school, Alton Rahe, Darvin Dietert and Gordon started the Hi-Topper German Dance Band. After his military service, he played with the Cloverleaf Orchestra and later became the manager of the band. The Cloverleaf Orchestra took two trips to Europe. He also played with the American Legion Post 179 Band. He is preceded in death
Lois Holmstrom, a former resident of New Braunfels, died May 1,2011, at the age of 78, at her home in Baxter, Minn. She is survived by her husband Don Holmstrom. A
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2 WITH BADGES ARRESTED BY HOUSTON OFFICERS
HOUSTON (AP) — Some real Houston police officers checking an unoccupied vehicle with the dome light on and a door open have arrested two people accused of being fake lawmen.
Flouston police on Monday said two suspects face charges of aggravated assault of an officer, attempted robbery, burglary with intent to commit a felony and impersonating a police officer.
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Gabriel A. Villalobos
Gabriel A. Villalobos has passed from this life to be with our Ford on Saturday April 30,2011 at the age of 70. He was horn Dec. 3, 1940 to Mariano Villalobos and Manuela Aguilar Villalobos. He is preceded in death by his wife Cruz Villalobos of 18 years, brothers, Jose, lesse and sister, Lorene .Salas. He is survived by sons, Abeli-no Orona Jr., Gabriel Villalobos Jr. and Mariano Villalobos, daughter, Eva Cruz
by his son, Dwayne Zunker: his parents, Gordon H. and Elizabeth Zunker: brothers, Ronald Zunker and Noel Zunker and father-in-law, Bruno Gass. Gordon is survived by his wife, Corinne (Gass) Zunker: daughter, Rhonda Zunker; grandson, Lance Zunker, mother-in-law, Nola Gass: brother-in-law, Nolan Gass: sisters-in-law, Donna Zunker and loanne Gass Jones and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. (with the family receiving friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.) on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Braunfels with Pastor Marvin Koenig officiating. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Hope Hospice, EdenHill or any charity of choice. Arrangements are with: Doeppenschmidt
Marinez brother, Domingo Villalobos, sisters, Amelia Williams, Viola Palacios, and Lina Villalobos, 15 grandchildren and nine great frandchil-dren. He was a life-time painter, loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Visitation will he held lliesday, May
Reuben G. Wilburn
Reuben G. Wilburn, 65, passed away at home in New Braunfels, I X, Sunday, May 1, 2011.
He is survived by his brother, Luther Wilburn of New Braunfels. Visitation 10:00 A.M. and Services 11:00 A.M.,
3, 2011, from noon to 8 p.m. with a prayer service to be held at 6:30 p.m. A procession to depart at 10 a.m. from Puente and Sons Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.
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Thursday, May 5,2011, in the Pennington Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow at the San Marcos Cemetery.
Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, TX, 512.353.4311. www.penningtonfuneral-home.com.
Colleen Mann, age 83, of Spring Branch, Texas, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011. Funeral arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home.
Sonogram requirement for abortion moves forward
AUSTIN (AP)—Texas senators took a step closer Monday to requiring doctors to conduct a sonogram before performing an abortion, a measure that critics' say is designed to intimidate women.
The bill's sponsor, Houston Republican Sen. Dan Patrick, called the measure "one of the strongest in the nation."
The measure would require the doctor who plans to perform an abortion to carry out a sonogram at least 24 hours in advance, unless the woman lives more than 100 miles away from the closest abortion clinic. The bill also requires the doctor to give the woman the option to see the sonogram and hear the fetal heartbeat. The doctor is required to
describe what he or she sees on the sonogram, including any internal organs, arms or legs.
The only exemption to the explanation is if the woman is a victim or rape or incest, or if the fetus has fatal abnormalities.
The hill passed on a 21-10 vote, largely along party lines. Two Democrats voted in favor.
When another senator asked Patrick why all women were not given the option to decline to hear the description of the fetus, Patrick said he hoped women would choose not to have the abortion.
"We want to give that baby an option by giving the mother all of the information," Patrick said.
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