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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 7, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2HeraW-Zt/fung, New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday, May 7, 1991 Weather Water Watch Comal River...............................317 cfs (down 13) Canyon Lake Inflow.............................305 (up 79) Canyon Lake outflow........................614    (down    7) Canyon Lake level......................906.57    (down    04) Edwards Aquifer.............................625.50    (up    .01) South Texas forecast    tomgMm the Permian Basin, mn av u/PnMF^n ay*    South Plains and Concho Valley. TOD A - WEDNESD AY.    sevcrc storms may continue Wed- Mostly cloudy tonight and Wed-    ncsda in ^ Con'ho Va„ foro. ncsday with a chance for more ^ Some thunderstorms in thunderstorms throughout much of Soulh    ^    Soulhcasl Tcxas South Texas, some possibly severe reach lcvcls with locally heavy ram mainly south central and southeast Texas.    Over the rest of the state, show- Highs Wednesday 70s and 80s,    ers and thunderstorms are near 90 extreme south. Lows    expected, tonight 60s and 70s. The state    It will be partly to mostly cloudy statewide tonight and Wednesday. Showers and thunderstorms    The clouds will start clearing out triggered by a developing low    from wesl on Wednesday, pressure system are expected over most of Texas tonight and Wed-    Lows tonight will be in the 40s nesday with the possibility of    in the Panhandle and in the 50s and severe storms in a vast area of    60s over the rest of West Texas, in West Texas.    the 60s in North Tcxas and in the The severe storms are possible    60s and 70s in South Texas.Architect details his role in project By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher NEW BRAUNFELS — An architect who specializes in historic preservation outlined for the New Braunfels Downtown Association what he, in his capacity with the Texas Main Street Center in Austin, can — and cannot — do for local property owners. Dick Ryan, using slides to illustrate his remarks, said he and his assistants will be in New Braunfels over the next three years to help property owners “decide what they want to do to preserve and restore historic architecture.” Over the past many years, he told the group gathered for breakfast at Krause's Restaurant, maintenance on buildings in Texas communities has not generally been undertaken with much planning, and thus property owners have often been disappointed with the results of their efforts and expense. “What we want to do is help you make sure when you spend your money you’re going to get what you expect to get,” Ryan said. The architect, who has worked with the Main Street effort in 52 communities since 1982, and who works with more than 300 buildings per year, described his organization as being “here to help you accomplish what you want to accomplish.” He told of visiting the Sophienberg Archives the first time he came to New Braunfels and of finding there a wealth of information, particularly in the form of old photographs of the downtown area and its buildings. He displayed slides of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps which use colors to indicate the types of structures found in various areas of the community and then he spoke of conducting actual inspections of the buildings themselves to determine details of their construction. “We try to stress quality in repairs, using the correct materials,” he said. “Primarily it’s maintenance and repair that make the difference. Just paint and re-exposing materials can accomplish a lot and it doesn’t cost a lot to do it.” New Braunfels is fortunate, he said in that “you don’t have a lot of coverups here. You didn’t have a metal salesman really hit hard here.” Those attending the breakfast meeting also were briefed on the upcoming “Super Dad” Father’s Day promotion which is to be conducted in conjunction with the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung and which will see an array of prizes donated by participating merchants awarded to the winning father. Entry blanks will be available from participating merchants. Returning women found it hardest to leave their children Obituaries Dora Marie Rodgers Funeral services for Dora Marie Rodgers, 81, will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with the Revs. W.F. Hathaway of New Braunfels and Don Long of Austin officiating. Burial will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Rodgers died May 5, 1991, at Eden Home. She was bom Dec. 24, 1933, in Clarksburg, W.Va., to William Raymond Long and Marie Adele Richardson Long. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward G. Rodgers, on Dec. 14,1990. A resident of New Braunfels since 1971, Mrs. Rodgers was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and its Womens Circle and of Phi Mu Sorority and Phi Beta Kappa. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Crow of Austin; two grandchildren, Nathan Crow and Shannon Crow, both of Austin; four nieces and one nephew. The family requests thai memorials be directed to Eden Home, Inc. Annie Laura Dugger Servies for Annie Laura (Mrs. Gus) Dugger, 68, are pending at Zocller Funeral Home. Martha Mills Larkin Martha Mills “Mickie" Larkin of New Branfclsdies May 5,1991, at her residence. She was 81. Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Protestant Church with the Rev. Jeff Carlton officiating. Arrangements are with Zoeller Funeral Home. Mrs. Mills was bom Nov. 18,1909, in Greenfield, N.M., to Albert Gallatin Mills and Lucy Ellen Hastings Mills. She married Dr. J.D. Larkin Feb. 18,1933, in Houston. She had been a New Braunfels resident for 40 years. She was a homemaker and a Presbyterian. Survivors include her husband, Dr. J J). Larkin of New Braunfels; two daughters, Jo Ellen and husband Judge Finley of Austin and Linda Larkin of Houston; four sisters, Mrs. Tucker Blaine and Miss Geraldine Mills, both of Houston, and Mrs. Hamlet Blades and Mrs. Louis Winston, both of New Braunfels; five grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. The family requests that memorials be directed to Hospice New Braunfels, 180 W. Mill Street, New Braunfels. Texas 78130. Rom F. Rodriguez Funeral services for Rosa F. Rodriguez, 54, of New Braunfels were to be at 2 p.m. today ai Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Burial was to follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are with Zoeller Funeral Home. Mrs. Rodriguez died May 4, 1991, at Humana Hospital Metropolitan in San Antonio. She was bom March I, 1937, in New Braunfels to Andres and Juanita Ledesma Puentes. She married Pasqual L. Rodriguez Jr. in Seguin in May 1955. He preceded her in death in May 1975. She was a lifetime resident of New Braunfels and bud retired as a clerk at Comal Iron and Metal Inc. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Survivors include two daughters, Rosa Mary Carrera and Mary Ann Hernandez, both of New Braunfels; a son, Johnnie Rodriguez of New Braunfels; five sisters, Mary Juarez of New Braunfels, Minuets Reyna of Uvalde, Frances Kowalski of New Bramfeli, Connie Rendon of Seguin and Janie Barboza of New Braunfels; a brother, Charlie Puentes of New Braunfels; six grandchildren, Norma, Robin, Armando and Shecnae Hernandez and Johnnie Jr. and Roger Rodriguez; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be directed ot Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Helene Click Funeral services for Hclcnc Click, 78, will be Wednesday at Waklropc-Hatfield Funeral Home in Llano with pastor Bill Mosley officiating. Mrs. Click died May 6, 1991, in New Braunfels. She was bom Dec. 23, 1912, in San Saba County near Pontotoc. She was the daughter of Willie Birk and Ida Hartman. She married Marvin Click July 5, 1934, in Fredericksburg. He preceded her in death March 18, 1990. She was a charier member of the Packsaddle Home Demonstration Clubs and active in Culture Club. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir and was part of a Womens Circle. Hsc was an artists and had made posters for 4-H Club and other groups. She had been secretary to the Llano County Agent. At one time, she had taught at the Click and Honey Creek Schools. She is survived by a son, Billy John Click of Nacogdoches; two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Marilyn) McFarland of New Braunfels and Mrs. Dan (Barbara) Edwards of Conroe; a brother, Randolph Birk of San Angelo; IO grandchildren and 4 greatgrandchildren. Pallbearers will be grandsons Wesley McFarland, Steven McFarland, Gregory McFarland, Michael McFarland, Bill Brock, David Click and Daniel Click. Honorary pallbearers will be J.E. Berry, John C. Click, Gamier Buie and Roy Birk. By JAMIE LEECAMPBELL Staff Writer Will Mommy ever come home? Questions about their mother’s safety and her whereabouts became a way of life for children whose mothers served in Operation Desert Storm. Now that Mommy is home, the question has become is she really staying? Recently two New Braunfels residents, both the mothers of young children, returned home from performing their duty for their country. Ll. Col. Kathlcan O’Neal served with the 67th Evacuation Hospital in Wuerzbcrg, Germany. She has been a member of the Army Reserves for 15 years. O’Neal describes what it was like for her two children to have a mother who went to war. “My youngest daughter Sarah is four years old. Its been the hardest on her. She’s scared Stammtisch_ Continued from P«fl* I reservations call 629-1161 or 629-1751. A bus trip will be taken Thursday to Piedras Negras. And a trip to Sea World in San Antonio is slated for May 19. Make reservations today by calling 629-1161. Defensive driving The Senior Citizen Center, 142 Comal, is sponsoring an AARP “55 Alive Defensive Driving” class May 15-16 from 9 a.m. to I p.m. each day. Make reservations by calling 629-1161. Phone message The city of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department wants to remind people to be careful when dialing their office number, 629-7275. The family with the number 625-7275 has been getting a lot of requests for picnic reservations recently. Annual Malfest German American Society will sponsor the annual Maifcst today at Admit It Retirement Has Been Losing Its Flavor. Have You Noticed? • You aren t getting out as often as you’d like. • Housework and yardwork are becoming harder. • Cooking and grocery shopping have become a chore. • You feel a little less secure in your home. • You'd really enjoy meeting new people who have more in common with you. • You’re a little concerned about future health problems. Consider the independence you’d have when living at The Madison. • No buy-in. Month-to month rent. • Delicious homemade meals in the dining room. • Your own apartment for your furnishings. • Scheduled transportation. • A full-time program director. • Dances, events, excursions and more. Call today with your retirement questions. Well show you how to add new tlavor to your retirement living, today! 694-7000 The Madison A UHsiirt! Care Retirement Community 8645 Fredericksburg Road • San Antonio TX 78240 to let ic out of her sight now. She didn’t understand why I was there. She would ask when is mommy coming home.” O’Neal’s other daughter Katy is almost IO. Katy was worried about her mother’s safety, but understood why her mother was gone. O’Neal said the disruption in her daughters’ lives was minimal because her parents, Henry and Pearl Rheienlan-dcr, were so helpful. O’Neal was in Germany for four months. “You know its always possible to get called but you never think its really going to happen.” O’Neal, a nurse, was called in to work on the general surgery floor of the hospital. According to O’Neal the U.S. government was prepared to face chemical warfare casualties. Soldiers with serious injuries were supposed to be flown from Saudi to the German hospital for treatment. “We didn’t have as many ... injuries as expected. I saw some pregnant ladies (some were female soldiers from the desert who had gone into labor early). I saw a hernia, that kind of thing. I also had patients who were the spouses or the children of the soldiers deployed from the area to Saud-i.” O’Neal’s specialty is community health. Ll. Debra Hogan served with the 34th General Hospital in Augsburg, Germany. She has been in the reserves for five years. “There was a conflict between my duty to my son and my duty to my country. My son turned three while I was away. Everyday my three-year-old would ask how many tommor-rows til mommy gets home. The first night I was home he asked me to never leave again.” Hogan treated war injuries and gave medical support to all the dependents of people who were sent to Saudi Arabia. “We all sacrificed a lot to be there. We all had to leave something that meant a lot to us. I was really proud of us.” Bavarian Village, 212 W. Austin St. Social time begins at 6 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. Scholarships will be presented to German students from three area high schools. Eagles meet Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary #2999 will have its regular business meeting at 7:30 p.m. today at the lodge. Officers will meet ai 7 p.m. Election of the 1991-92 officers from 6 lo 7:30 p.m. Driving class Comal Independent School District Community Education is sponsoring a defensive driving class today and Thursday at Canyon High School from 6-10 p.m. Fee is $25. For more information call C1SD at 625-8081. To have an item listed in Slam-mtisch, contact Janine Green or Stephanie Ferguson at 625-9144. Submissions should be of community interest but not commercial in nature. A bumper crop of snails has reduced the aquatic weed problem in Landa Lake. (File photo) Boat_ Continued from Page 1 environment you can actually hear someone speak,” Whatley said. “We will actually train our employees to give some information about the Comal Springs.” The agreement also provides for ways in which the city and Aquarena Springs would cooperate to promote their respective businesses. Each agrees to make the other’s promotional brochures available at their place of business. "I think one thing that will be nice is that we will have an opportunity to have some quality recreation,” Whatley said. “We think it will be pretty popular.” Jan’s Van Tours May 13 Castroville May 14 Yoakum County Music Talon Show May 16 Luncheon & Style Show Tapatio Springs May 10 Bandera Downs Horseraces 629-5279 We build Texas By building upon each other. Together we work to improve your quality of life, to meet the needs of local business through expansion and creation of new jobs, and to keep abreast of current legislative issues. Support your local Chamber of Commerce during Texas Chamber of Commerce Week. We do more ifrto ^Braunfels Chamber TEXAS L HAMBER f LONIMHRC h EXECUTIVES than just organize parades. WSjms.4 mhmm if is . * * mm mm Texas Chamber el Commerce t ■■ HF May 6 - 1991 ;