New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 22, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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From the staff and the ^ New Braunfels Herald Zeitung
The New Braunfels Women’s Chamber of Commerce Chairwoman Joyce Hendricks led a ribbon cutting In honor of Pat’* Place’s 20-year anniversary. She is Joined by Carol Suedry, Pat Cantrell and a crowd of wall wishers at the May 4 celebration. Pat’s Place recently Joined the Women’s Chamber.
State provides help to abused elders
By ROSEMORE LEISSNER GREGORY
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
125 years ago (1872): Translators: Carl and Ethel Saur Ph. Braubach, U.S. Collector, Internal Revenue, 3rd District Texas and his deputy, F. Wild, specify special taxes and income taxes are due and payable in the San Antonio office.
A meeting of the Comal County Republican Party was held at the Courthouse on Friday, May IO, attended by 9 individuals. C.H. Holz, Franz Moureau. Bathasar Preiss, and Geo. Weber were selected committee members. C. Wiefreffe and C. Groos were elected delegates to the Houston State Convention.
Christian Druebert, Age 51, an early settler, died from cancer last Wednesday.
Five inches rain here the night of Thursday-Friday, May 10-11, damaged John F. Torrey’s Mill Dam. The new Comal Bridge withstood the high water.
IOO years ago (1897): Translator Lottie Nebergall Miller The month of May and a children’s celebration will be observed Sunday, May 23, at Walhalla. School examinations are scheduled for the morning hours and children’s games are planned for the afternoon. A band consisting of 13 instruments has been hired to play for the dance that night. A friendly invitation is extended by the school and Peter Nowotny, Jr.
Bids for the painting of the roof and floors of the hospital and a house next door will be accepted until four o’clock on May 27. For more information call L.A. Hoffman.
Hawkes, the best glasses in the world, can be found only at F. Hampe.
75 years ago (1922): Arlene K. Seales
Saturday was the day set apart for the little fellows in our public schools to have their annual outing as has been the custom here for years and years. At 3 o’clock in the afternoon they were formed in line at the school building and headed by Oelker’s Band marched through town to Landa Park where they spent the afternoon. Throughout the afternoon and evening lemonade was served by the teachers and members of the school board. At night they were given a dance at one of the dance pavilions and if there was a child in attendance or a grown-up either for that matter who did not have a good time, no one is to blame but himself or herself.
50 years ago (1947): Betty Pfeuffer Triesch County Commissioner Hugo Neuse, of precinct number one, received a verbal blasting at a Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday night by Chamber President Julius Schleyer, who charged Neuse with failure to carry out any county work in New Braunfels and with being instrumental in causing the county commissioners court to abandon plans for repairing Milltown bridge until after an election to decide extension of the city limits was held.... Neglect of the bridge has allowed it to fall into its present dangerous state of disrepair was laid at the door of the county by Schleyer, who told the Chamber body that the bridge had been in “pretty fair condition’’ when it was turned over to
the county by the state.
25 years ago (1972): Myra Lee Adams Goff
15 LIVES, DOES $15 MILLION DAMAGE....
A torrent of water flashed through New Braunfels late Thursday night, taking at least 15 lives and leaving at least $15 million of damage in its wake. Plunging down the Comal and Guadalupe River channels in two separate waves, waters from a Hill Country downpour washed humans, livestock, cars, and houses into the current... City Manager Jim Hester said about 250 families have been left homeless. ... The peak of devastation and flood level struck the upper Comal River shortly after 11 p.m. and tile Guadalupe River near IH-35 about I p.m. ... Screams of victims added to the horror of the night. You could hear them for hours in Landa Estates, according to residents. One child said he was not frightened until the family got outside and he heard the screaming. ... A guard rail gave way on Loop 337 above Bleiders Creek and autos were washed off into the creek. ... Over 3,000 were routed out of their homes during the night and found shelter in emergency facilities, arriving in underwear, parts of bathing suits, night clothes all drenched.... A motlier who had lost a four-year-old daughter when the flood struck Guada-Coma wandered in a daze ... Funerals for six flood victims were held Monday, one Saturday, and one Sunday. ... At the Joseph Faust residence on low land along the Guadalupe River downstream from the IH-35 bridge, Faust and his wife Jean awoke to find two feet of water in their Villa-Rio home. ... “By the time we got organized, the water was up to our waists,” said Faust. They escaped through a side window and were clinging to the eaves when the current swept them against a tree... They were in the tree when their house broke loose, crashed into the tree, knocking it down and throwing the Fausts into the water. ... Mrs Faust was carried away. When Faust surfaced he caught onto a section of roof from the neighboring Rudy Seidel house into which the Faust house had crashed. Faust was carried about 7 miles down the Guadalupe. Knowing that he would soon reach jthc LakeDunlap Dam and be carried to certain death, he attempted to swim to the trees. Making no progress he returned to his raft. ... Making another attempt to reach safety he grabbed for a tree branch and held on then jumped into shallow water and reached the bank. He walked until he found a trailer house and a ride back into New Braunfels. ... Mrs. Faust’s body was found about noon Friday below Lake Dunlap Dam at Elm Grove. ... Still missing Wednesday were Mrs Melvin Nolte Sr. and Mrs Leslie Engle whose husbands had perished in the flood, and Mrs. Bertha Weiss. ... LANDA ESTATES ... Cathleen Schleser, whose home is on the upper Comal River said water was lapping at her front door at 11 p.m. She grabbed an armload of clothes and her cat, ran out and tossed them in her car. It was then about 11:15. In seconds the water rose about 4 feet. She grabbed her cat and rising waters carried them across neighboring yards of two houses into a third yard where she grasped a clothes line
pole.... The water rose beyond where she could maintai her hold on the pole, and she and the cat were carried across the yard to a tree. The cat slipped out of her hands into the tree. Exhausted from being whirled about in the current and sick from all the asphalt and water she had swallowed, Miss Schleser said she gave up and sank beneath the surface.... A clothes line caught her and she was sprung back lo the surface. She managed to cling to the tree. ... As if someone had pulled the plug, flood waters suddenly drained out, and rescuers began to enter the area... WENZELS... Stanley Wenzel said water at their Union Ave home was ankle deep by 10:30 p.m. Thursday. With his wife and their haemophilic child they left the house, staying close to the houses as they headed for the MKT tracks... Mrs. Wenzel fell under the water and he pulled her out. At Klingemann, the current became extremely swift. They were washed across the street into some brush in a vacant lot, and Mrs. Wenzel went under again. He found her and pulled her up a second time. A pick-up truck carried in the current struck him in the side. Then he dodged a camper sailing by. When they saw a 60-foot trailer from Heidelberg Lodges coming directly at them broadside, they climbed up into one of Mrs Juanita Rahe’s trees and sat it out ... Elder men and women who stayed with their homes, sat it out in sinks, and on top of kitchen cabinets. Many were unable to open their doors ... Stories of heroism, of horror, and of miracles were endless.
(Submitted by the Comal County Historical Commission and Sophienburg Museum and Archives)
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’ We come here today to say goodbye to our loved one, Daniel Hernandez. We loved our Dad very much and we will always miss him.
I We will never forget how he was always there
with a smile to support his family, friends and coworkers. We will always remember how he never missed one of mine or my brother Gabriel's basketball games and how he was always there to take us to school everyday.
| We will never forget our wonderful family trips
to Uvalde, Houston and South Padre Island.
We will always remember how he liked his San Antonio Spurs, Uvalde Coyotes and his San Fratisisco 49ers.
We will never forget how he loved joking, laughing, his country music, Im cowboy hat and the pride he had for his beautiful green truck'. *
I We will always remember how he loved his family, children, friends and my beautiful mother.
So we say goodbye to Daniel Hernandez and we ask God to keep him safe until we meet again.
In Loving Memory:
Daniel Hernandez From His Children, Vanessa Ann Lara, Daniel , David Hernandez and Gabriel Manuel Lara
Nearly 40,000 elderly persons and disabled adults were victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation in Texas last year, said Guillermo A. Rodriguez, program administrator for the Adult Protective Services Program of the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.
“Many of these citizens are dependent on others for their care and this makes them susceptible to abusive or neglectful treatment,” Rodriguez said. “Three out of four cases that we see involve neglect, including self-neglect.”
“The person may live in unsanitary conditions or without heat or running water,” he said. “Some individuals may be neglecting to seek treatment for serious medical conditions or
may be victims of physical or sexual abuse by a caretaker. Yet others may have a caretaker taking their money or property against their will or through deception.”
Rodriguez said the agency’s Adult Protective Services completed 49,237 investigations involving suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of adults in Texas. Of these, 39,668 were confirmed. This region covers 28 counties and extends from Del Rio and Eagle Pass on the border to Port Lavaca on the coast. The department investigated 5,632 reports and 4,439 were confirmed.
Caseworkers for Adult Protective Services try to arrange services to reduce or eliminate the abusive or
neglectful situation. While competent clients have the right to refuse services, case workers can seek a court order to protect the personal health and safety of a citizen who is unable to consent to being helped.
Rodriguez urged people to report suspected abuse or neglect of an older adult person with disabilities by calling the abuse hotline at (800) 252-5400.
“You don’t have to be certain that a situation is abusive or neglectful. We will look into it and find out,” Rodriguez said. “Persons making reports in good faith are exempt from liability and are kept confidential.”
(Submitted by Adult Protective Services Program of the Texas Department of Protective Services)
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