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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 18, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas Friday, May 18,2007 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3A OBITUARIES Paid advertisements VIRGINIA FAYE ELLIOTT MACKEY WHINNERY 1923-2007 Virginia Faye Elliott Mackey Whinnery, age 83 of Oklahoma City, departed this life on May 13,2007 in Oklahoma City. Funeral services will he held at 2pm on Friday, May 18, 2007 in Memorial Park Funeral Home. Private family entombment will follow in the Memorial Park East Mausoleum. Ms. Whinnery was born December 2, 1923 in Sayre (Beckham County), Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Walter Northcutt and Anna Frances Sallinger Elliott. A 1940 graduate of Sweetwater High School, she was a basketball player and a national standout in 4-11 activities. She married James Fields Mackey in Raton, New Mexico and they lived at the Continental Carbon Camp near Sunray, Texas. Virginia received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree’s in Educa- RMNMNHMNNN non from West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas with numerous post-graduate teaching certifications. She taught for nearly 40 years in the Texas Public School System. This included educational activities at Dumas, Amarillo (l^awndale and I lillside Elementary Schools, Kilgore Children’s Psychiatric Hospital), and New Braunfels/Comal Elementary Schools. She was the first teacher to be selected for integration of the previously segregated Amarillo Schools. Upon retirement she lived in Amarillo and Dumas, Texas and subsequently in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She left a legacy of many students that grew to be successful, educated citizens of the United States. She is survived by a son, James Elliott Mackey Whinnery; a daughter-in-law, Angela Whinnery; a grandson, Chance Whinnery; a son, John Clark Whinnery, Jr.; and cousins, Leonard Weaver (wife Mae), Lillie Patton, and Lloyd Joe Patton. Canyon Lake officials look for great season SALLY KRAFT-ARENAS Sally Kraft-Arenas went to be with the Lord May 16,2007 at the age of 60 in Marion, Texas. Sally was born January 3, 1947 to George and Doris Kraft in Cutler, 111. Sally is survived by her husband: Jesse Arenas; mother: Doris Kraft; children: Kimberly Carlton and her husband Bryce, Keith Rogers and his wife Maria and numerous step-children; brother: Kenneth Stegall and his wife Geraldine. She was preceded in death by her father George Kraft and a brother David Kraft. A visitation will be held Friday, May 18, 2007 from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 PM. with a rosary to be held at 7:00 PM. at Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturdav. May 19, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. at Colonial Funeral Home with burial to follow at Selma City Cemetery#!. Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral I louie 625 Kitty I lawk I Jniver-sal City, Texas 78148 (210) 658-7037. TROY GENE MCCUTCHEN, IR. Troy Gene McCutchen, Jr. passed away on Monday at his residence at Canyon Lake at the age of 48 years. Visitation will be from 9 am until 12 noon Saturday at die Zoeller Funeral Home. Services will be Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 12:00 noon at the Zoeller Funeral Hqme. Services will conclude at the funeral home. /GITLER FT JNERAL H( IMF Funerals & Cremations 615 Lamia, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349 HENRY C. LAYTON Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zoeller Funeral Home for I lenry C. Layton, 77, of New Braunfels, who passed away Thursday May 17, 2007, at his residence. Todays services ■ Maria Asuncion Meza, noon, Mass, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, New Braunfels. Woman pleads guilty to killing 5-month-old By Mark Koopmans The Herald-Zeitung CANYON I AKE — Instead of the usual flood of water, officials at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Canyon Lake office released a Hood of information during its annual public meeting Thursday. The event, held at the Canyon Lake Action Center in Sattler, was a way to update residents about the status of both the Canyon Dam and lake, Lake Manager Tim I lorn said to a group of about 20 people. “We've been holding this type of public information exchange for at least three years," I lorn said. “It’s a good way to communicate some of our recent projects and goals for the upcoming year." David Sandoval of Canyon Dike, who calls himself “a recent transplant from Galveston," said he attended the meeting to find out what is going on around his new hometown. "I bought the plot of land — where tile house I built now stands — more than 20 years ago,” Sandoval said. “I’m interested in finding out as much as I can, and where else to go than the source itself” The two authorized purposes of Canyon Lake and dam, located on the MORE INFORMATION The following information also was mentioned at Thursday's meeting; ■ As ofThursday, the release rate from Canyon Dam was at 580 cubic feet per second. ■ Recent repairs to the dam's spillway and spilling basin are complete. ■ All parks and boat ramps are open and are in excellent shape. ■ Construction continues on restroom facilities in Crane's Mill Park. ■ No boaters drowned on Canyon Lake in 2006. Guadalupe River at Mile 303, are flood control and water conservation on the Guadalupe River Basin. Secondary purposes are public recreation access and natural resources conservation of project lands and waters, I lorn said. “The dam was at a low drought point (this past) December," I lorn said. “But, after two recent significant rain events in March, we had a full open release of 5,000 (cubic feet per second) on April 26. That’s the first time we were able to do a full open since December 2004. It is just one example of how quickly things can go from drought to flood and back again.” When the flood pool level is 909 feet above sea level, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are responsible for the dam s operation. Normally, when the level dips below 909 feet, the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority controls the rights to the water in the conservation pool of the lake. I lowever, under a temporary agreement, GBRA currently is controlling the flow when the water reaches 910 feet. “For about nine years, GBRA has asked the Corps of Engineers for a tem porary, seasonal one-foot deviation in the elevation levels," Horn said. “The purpose of the extra foot of water is to assist downstream recreation. We’re now in the middle of a three-year study to possible make this temporary deviation from April to September permanent." After Horn finished his presentation, several park rangers discussed the agency’s volunteer and water safety programs. “Some of our goals for this year include completing the restroom under construction at Crane’s Mill Park and also work on other projects as funding becomes available,” Horn said. “Safe Boating Week is from May 19-28, so we ll continue to focus on promoting safe boating practices.” Mark Koopmans can be reached at mkoop-mans @ Budget writers agree to more CHIP funding AUSTIN (AP) — House and Senate budget writers approved almost $90 million on Thursday to make it easier for Texas families to enroll in the state’s low-cost health insurance for children of the working poor. Hie money is contingent on the passage of legislation to streamline enrollment in the Chil drens I lealth Insurance Isogram. The I louse overwhelmingly approved tile bill last month, and a key Senate committee OKed a similar version Ihursday. Under the legislation, families would have to re-enroll their children every year instead of every six months, and a 90-day wait period would be removed. The legislation also loosens an assets test used to verily tliat families were poor enough to qualify Conservatives in tile Senate have resisted the 12-month eligibility period, but adopted it in a committee meeting late Ihursday with a caveat—families at the top of the eligible income scale would be subject to automatic electronic income checks every six months to ensure they still qualify. CHIP families likely would n’t know that the income vert fication was happening, said Sen. Kip Averin, R-Waco, who offered the Senate compromise legislation. CERAMIC 4AI TILE WTSQ.FT LAMINATE*!!* FLOORS ■lY sq.ft. THE FLOOR DEPOT 15125IH-35 N.(iM,nXrit.w (210) 731-6273 6210 IH-10 VV. 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