New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 12, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
Sunday, November 12, 2000 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3A
When It comes to turkey,Texans do the gobbling .Turkey producers saw their sales grow nearly 30 percent in the 1990s,from close to $ 135 million in 1990 to nearly $ 175 million in 1999. The Texas Agricultural Extension Service projects $189 million worth of turkeys will be sold from Texas farms this year.
The wild birds are popular too.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department issued 69,073 turkey hunting permits in 1999, and 25,188 turkeys were bagged.
Texas turkeys to the table
Cash receipts in minions of dollars
■Mil 121.6 1990 1991 1992
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SOURCES; Carol* K**toc Bylander,Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (www.window.ftate.tx.us),Texas Agricultural Extension Service.
•ProfrNtedGuadalupe River a white-water rapid
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Forget the beer. The only foam on the Guadalupe River these days is in the water.
Flood releases from the Canyon Dam have turned the normally leisurely Guadalupe into white water rapids.
“You’re not going to see any tubers today,” Blake Rothstein of San Antonio, who headed to the river. “This is definitely premium kayaking conditions.”
River officials Friday began draining rain-swelled Canyon Lake at rates as fast as 2,000 cubic feet of water per second, turning the tranquil tube ride between the dam and New Braunfels into Class 2 and Class 3 rapids that can chew up inner tubes and challenge even
The trip from the first crossing to Gruene, which took a tranquil four hours in the summer, can now be covered in 45 minutes.
Officials plan to increase the flow to close to 5,000 cubic feet per second early next week.
“If you don’t know what you are doing, or you don’t have the right equipment to handle this volume of water, it’s not smart to try it,” river guide Red McFarland said. “It’s a little chilly and the water temperature is low. It does not take long to get hypothermia.”
In hopes to keep people with more bravery than brains off the now-roiling river, outfitters are renting rafts only to those who pay for a
guide to bring them down the river and are no longer renting tubes.
Typically outfitters stop renting tubes when the water flow exceeds 900 cubic feet per second.
During the summer of 1997, the river flowed at 5,000 cfs for more than a month, and a few inexperienced thrill seekers in a raft made of inner tubes and plywood tried to run the river themselves.
Their shanty raft smashed on a tree, stranding the rafters in trees above one of the toughest rapids on the river, McFarland said.
“When the river is like this in the summer, it’s re‘al hard on the business. But as far as fun, I think all the guys look forward to it.”
Spurs pick arena builder
UT to name new chancellor
AUSTIN (AP) — University of Texas System regents are expected next week to name interim Chancellor Dan Burck the permanent leader of the 15-campus system.
Regents, who have had no prospects since Burck assumed the temporary post in June, are likely to remove the interim title during their meeting in Tyler on Wednesday. The decision would buy the board some time to restart a national search next spring for a longer-term leader.
Burck, who will be 68 in
January, replaced Chancellor William Cunningham who retired. Regents tapped Burck in April to fill in after an eight-month national search came up dry.
Burck, formerly the system’s executive vice chancellor for business affairs, will represent the UT System through the upcoming legislative session, which runs from January through May. However, with no prospects for a successor, it is likely Burck will remain chancellor until next fall, by which time regents hope to have someone new.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — After two months of negotiations and shuffling of construction companies, the San Antonio Spurs have chosen the builder of the Phoenix Suns’ America West Arena to construct the team’s $175-million, 18,500-seat SBC Center.
The team this week selected Hunt Construction Group of Scottsdale, Ariz., from eight general contractors, allowing the team to move on with the publicly financed stadium, the San Antonio Express-News reported Saturday.
Hunt Construction will team up with SpawGlass Contractors Inc. of San Antonio to build the arena.
“We’re very happy with the way the selection process went. These were two high-quality teams,” said Rick Pych, Spurs executive vice
CW-4 (Ret) Sterling Howard Isom, age 80, passed away Nov. IO, 2000, in New Braunfels,
Bom Nov. 18,
1919, to Howard Jefferson and Francis
Loretta Russell Isom in Hurricane, Utah.
After graduating from Hurricane High School on May 18, 1938, lettering in basketball and baseball, he joined the Army' Air Corps/US AF.
He married Pauline Olivia
Weaver on February 26, 1945. He dedicated 28 years to serving his country in India (during WWI1) at Nellis AFB in Nevada, Randolph AFB in San Antonio, Zaragoza AFB in Zaragoza, Spain and Malmstrom AFB in Montana as a maintenance officer.
He retired from the USAF July 27, 1967. After retiring from the AF he worked for Bell Helicopter in Vietnam and Panama.
Sterling was never too busy to help others. He was a voracious reader and always kept up with world affairs.
He will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched including his wife, Pauline; daughter Linda Meyer and her
husband, Woodie, of Smithson Valley; granddaughters Wendy Meyer and Stephanie Elliott of San Antonio; and a sister, Estella Freeman, of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Funeral services are scheduled for IO a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels.
Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral Home and continue until service time on Tuesday. Memorial donations may be given to Hospice New Braunfels.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels.
NEWMAN Ronald Dale Newman, a resident of New Braunfels for the past eight years, passed away Nov. 9, 2000. Ron was bom Aug. 3, 1940, in Monterey Park California. He graduated from high school in Durango, Colo., and entered the Air Force, stationed in Colorado Springs from 1959 to 1962, serving as a medic. Ron the moved back to Durango and worked at Mercy Hospital as an emergency room technician. In 1963, he met Roberta Pierson, when both worked at Mercy Hospital. They married four months later and moved to Houston, Texas. Ron began work as an x-ray technician at the University of Texas Dental School. A son, Patrick, was bom to the couple a year later. They lived for a brief time in Denver, Colo., and then moved to New York City, where Ron worked for S.S. White-Pennwalt as an educational specialist in Dental x-ray. He traveled worldwide lecturing on dental x-ray for a number of years. Ron worked for several years for Ritter Dental Co., as a product manager. In 1980, Ron joined J. Morita Corp. of Japan
and the family lived in Torrance, Calif., close to the Tustin office where he worked research and development. For the past year, Ron and Roberta have worked as a team for their own Co. RNR under the same Japanese Co., J. Morita Corp of Japan. Roil had been working in marketing research and had just recently attended a Dental Convention in Chicago when he became ill. Ron is a member of several national and international dental radiology associations.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta, of New Braunfels; a son, Patrick Newman and his wife, John, and their triplets, Jessica, Candace and Ashley Bettencourt of Fremont, Calif., a sister Eveline Wagner of Tennessee; two stepsisters Marilyn Foster and Caroline Abramson of California; several loving nieces, nephews, inlaws and many loving friends.
Funeral services are scheduled for IO a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at Oakwood Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Zoeller Funeral Home with the family present to receive visitors
from 6 to 8 p.m. In accordance with Mr. Newman’s wishes, after the service at the church he will be cremated and his remains will be taken back to Colorado. Those wishing to make memorial contir-butions may make them to Oakwood Baptist Church, Hospice-New Braunfels or the
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