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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 11, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Friday, May ll, 2001 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3Ar Obituaries FARMER James R. Farmer of New Braunfels passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2001, in Austin at the age of 66. Mr. Farmer was born Jan. 29, 1935, to James Raymond Farmer and Eva L. Roberson Farmer in Lindon, Texas. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the United States Navy. Mr. Farmer is survived by his loving wife, Henri Farmer of New Braunfels; sons Randy Farmer of New Braunfels and Jason Farmer and wife, Connie, of Canyon Lake;WATER/From 1A mother Eva L. Farmer of New Braunfels; grandsons Ricky Farmer, Gage Farmer and Alex Farmer. Mr. Farmer was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Farmer. A chapel service will take place at ll a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2001, at the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Public visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Zoeller Funeral Home with the family present to receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Zoeller Funeral Home BREMER Charles Tittle Bremer, age 91, of New Braunfels, entered into rest Tuesday, May 8, 2001. A memorial service took place Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at First United Methodist Church of New Braunfels. Zoeller Funeral Home MCDOWELL Joyce Lorraine (Burrell) McDowell of New Braunfels passed away on April 25, 2001. She was born on December 28, 1931 in Visalia, Calif., to Edith and Russell Burrell. Joyce’s laugh will be fondly remembered by her brother Leland Burrell of Ludington, Mich., sister-in-law Wanda Burrell of New Braunfels, nephew Mike Burrell of Boerne, Texas, nieces Becky Kasprzyk of Corpus Christi, Texas, Patsy Saputa of New Braunfels and extended family and friends all over the country. Joyce will be remembered by her family and friends for her unerring sense of style, an irreverent wit and a whimsical sense of humor. Joyce was a “fashion maven” in 60’s and 70’s San Francisco. She was associated with I. Magnin & Co., Robert Kirk Ltd., Liberty House, Bullock & Jones, Phair’s in Walnut Creek and other fashion leaders. More recently she worked at Ann Taylor in the San Marcos outlet mall. She stayed busy working and volunteering until failing health put her in the hospital 3 weeks before her death. A celebration of her life will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2001 at the home of Dean and Patsy Saputa in New Braunfels. Call 608-1994 for more information. Any donations can be made to Hospice New Braunfels. POWELL Erna C. Fritsch Powell of New Braunfels passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Eden Home in New Braunfels at the age of 93 years. She was born to Gustav Fritsch and Dora Emma Anna (Rode) Fritsch op July 13, 1907, in Shiloh,'Texas.,; She married Fred Powell on Feb. 27, 1942, in Sulpher, La., and was a homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church in New Braunfels. Mrs. Powell lived in New Braunfels since 1972 and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her granddaughter, Mary Lee Powell Roland and her husband, Kenneth, of New Braunfels; two great-grandsons; two sisters: Evelyn Har-tung of Clearwater, Fla. and Marie Coleman and her husband Frank of Austin, Texas; one brother, Hilton R. Fritsch Sr. and his wife, Flossie, of New Braunfels; and numer ous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Powell was preceded in death by her husband on March 5, 1983; son, Leroy W. Powell; seven brothers: Gus Fritsch, George Fritsch, Oscar Fritsch, Ben Fritsch, Clem Fritsch, Walter Fritsch and Alvin Fritsch and by two sisters: Olga Woods and Edna Ruth Kyser. Visitation is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2001, at Mausoleum Chapel at Cook-Walden Capital Park in Austin with Mr. Max Zamorano officiating. Burial will be in Cook-Walden Capital Park in Austin. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or to the charity of one’s choice. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels Legislature races against clock AUSTIN (AP) — The item that got the most attention Thursday in the Texas Legislature wasn’t the stack of bills yet to be heard. It wasn’t the unfinished two-year budget or the slew of meetings still to be had. As legislators worked feverishly they kept one eye carefully on the clock — a constantly ticking reminder of the deadlines cutting off their ability to make new laws. The House had to pass all of its bills by midnight and was expected to work into Friday morning to get through a calendar of more than 320 bills. The Senate was working toward today’s deadline cutting off committees. The 140- day session ends May 28. Any bills that miss those marks — and arguably those that inched through the process at the last minute Thursday — are tagged for the legislative graveyard. “We’re sliding to the end on track,” said Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston. Roinrovens SUN 4PM MAY BTH NO COVER Tom Gillam FR! SPM MAY I ITH & SAT 9PM MAY 12TH AMK HIC ANA Rodney Brannigan WKI> SPM MAY I ATH COUNTRY SAE NGERH ALLE SA I: N C i I; K* M AI. I. I. BJ) ON HMA 46I1 New hr.itinW'k * 830-625-4lJ55 www. s< lender heil k\coni ' | - Jessica Villalobos \ May lith To Our'favorite 16 year old H r fjove,Vou, Mom, Megan, Mallory Scott, too! KUHLENSCHMIDT Dorothy Mae Linnartz Kuhlenschmidt of DeSoto, Texas, passed away Thursday, May IO, 2001, at The Hospice Center at Wichita Falls, Texas at the age of 72 years. She was born to Arthur Linnartz and Olga (Kretzmeier) Linnartz on July 21,1928, in New Braunfels and married Virgil Kuhlenschmidt on Dec. 30, 1955, in New Braunfels. Mrs. Kuhlenschmidt was formerly of New Braunfels, having left in 1955. She was a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church. She graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1946 and from Southwest Texas Teachers College in 1951. She received her masters degree in religious education at Eden Theological Seminary. She is survived by her husband, Virgil Kuhlenschmidt of DeSoto, Texas; son John Kuhlenschmidt of Carrollton, Texas; daughter Teri Rogers and husband, Charles, of Wichita Falls, Texas; and two grandsons: Hunter and Justin of Wichita Falls. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday evening at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Graveside services and interment are scheduled for IO a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2001, at Comal Cemetery in New Braunfels with the Rev. Tim Judkins officiating. Memorials can be made to Grace Presbyterian Village Caring Fund, 550 E. Ann Arbor, Dallas, TX 75216. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels HAAS Lillian M. Haas of New Braunfels passed away Thursday, May IO, 2001, at Colonial Manor Care Center at the age of 87. She is survived by her daughters, Clarelynn Ridenour and her husband Wiley, and Mary Ann Albrecht; sons Dennis Haas and his wife, Mae; and Tommy Haas and Patsy; sisters Valeska Counts and her husband, Weldon and Gladys Wesch; sisters-in-law Ruby Patterson and Akee Mueller; half-brothers Harold Mueller and his wife, Lucille; Emil Mueller and his wife, Margie; and Robert Mueller; grandchildren Crystal Haas; Susan Smith and her husband, Keith; Jennifer Albrecht; Debra-lynn Putman and her husband, Kenny; David Cotton and his wife, Shanna; Troy Preiss and his wife, Marty; nine great-grandchildren; and friends Ray Daniels and Carol and James. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Lydia Mueller Sr.; husband Roland Haas; sisters Alma Baetge and EvSter Knetsch ; brother Alton Mueller; and a granddaughter, Gina Haas. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2001, at Zoeller Funeral Home with burial to follow in Comal Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at Zoeller Funeral Home with the family present to receive visitors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 7400 Louis Pasteur, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX 78229. Zoeller Funeral Home HALBARDIER Frances Henk Halbardier passed away on Thursday, May IO, 2001, in San Antonio at the age of 80 years. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at Zoeller Funeral Home and will continue until 8:30 a.m. Saturday. A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A Mass of Celebration will be conducted at IO a.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church with interment to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery. Zoeller Funeral Home did not exist this past year when general manager Dale Yates was blasting STGCD and county government in interviews and in a letter to CLWSC customers. In the Sept. 13 letter to customers, Yates took a swipe at Comal County commissioners for not inviting representatives of his company — the second-largest water utility in the county — to be represented on the county committee that drafted the new subdivision regulations. He also said the CLWSC was not in favor of a groundwater conservation district in western Comal County. Such a district would provide no additional water but would raise taxes, he said. In September, County Judge Danny Scheel told the Canyon Lake Times-Guardian he was saddened by the letter — and that before it was published, he hadn’t been aware that CLWSC wanted to be part of the county’s Waterwise Growth Study Committee. All the CLWSC had to do was call him, he said. The CLWSC did call Scheel, and worked with the Waterwise committee on the new subdivision rules. None of the previous acrimony appeared on Thursday. Precinct I Commissioner Jack Dawson praised the report prepared by CLWSC and praised the company’s general manager. ‘You’ve convinced me you have plenty of water,” Dawson said. “I think this report is just outstanding. “I can see in this report how you have changed your mind about the groundwater conservation district,” Dawson said. CLWSC attorney John Houchins said the water supplier has planned for the future, and its ratepayers have spent millions supporting a conversion from Trinity Aquifer water to surface water. CLWSC is interested in groundwater conservation, and has proved it, he said. Scheel pressed Houchins on the September letter. “I was greatly distressed by that letter,” Scheel said-“The CLWSC does recognise? the need for a groundwater conservation district...?” I *■ “For conservation, certain-' ly,” Houchins answered. “We. have spent millions convert-; ing to surface water.” » Scheel said, “I think what we have to recognize is there are thousands of people itt western Comal County who’ are not in a position to con-, vert to surface water, and the: groundwater conservation district is of vital importance. to them.”    . Right now, CLWSC gets 58 percent of its water suppl^f-from 40 groundwater wells-; punched into the Trinity Aquifer. The remainder comes from surface water now under contract fro«x-GBRA.    :• Nkw Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (USPS 377-880) 707 Landa St., or PO. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas 78131-' 1328. 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