New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 16, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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ObituariesMelvin W. Nowotny
Melvin W. Nowotny, of New Braunfels, passed away at McKenna Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1995 at the age of 83. He was bom Sept. 9, 1912 in Fischer, Texas to Emil W. and Matilda (Kar-bach) Nowotny and married Janice Sanders in Needville. He was a retired Greyhound bus driver and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Janice Nowotny; daughter, Carol Kotzur and her husband, Lucian, of New Braunfels; son, Ronald Nowotny, of New Braunfels; sister, Nellrose Leissner, of New Braunfels; sister-in-law, Vlasta Nowotny, of Needville; grandchildren, Christopher Paul Kotzur, Jeniffer Lee Nowotny and Stacy Lynn Pfeil; one great-granddaughter, Kristina Michelle Pfeil; numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 17, 1995 at 10:30 a.m. at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home with interment following at the Comal Cemetery. Rev. Charles DeHaven will officiate the services.
Visitation will begin Thursday at 8 am at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home and continue until service time Friday. Memorials may be given to Eden Home, Inc.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral HomeGeorge Pridgen
George Pridgen, of Canyon Lake, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Nov. 14,1995 at the age of 60. He was bom July 22,1935 in Kansas City, Mo. to Herbert and Mildred (Herndon) Pridgen and married Edith Bird. A former resident of Houston, he was a resident of Canyon Lake since 1978 and was a truck driver. He served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Pridgen, of Canyon Lake; 3 daughters, Kathy Warner, of Blue Springs, Mo., Sharon Freeman, of Houston, and Cathy I^ottmann, of Lancaster, Texas; 2 sons, Rick Pridgen, of New Braunfels, and Glenn Lottmann, of Canyon Lake; 2 sisters, Carol Johnson, of
Canyon Lake, and Joann Bollinger, of Independence, Mo.; one brother, Jerry Pridgen, of Houston; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Pridgen, and one brother, Robert Pridgen.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 17, 1995 at 3 p.m. at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home at Canyon Lake with the Rev. Don Ofs-dahl officiating.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral HomeObituary policy
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung publishes obituaries and death notices under the following guidelines:
■ A charge of $8.65 per column inch for all obituaries with full information, including brief information regarding person's life and accomplishments, surviving family members, etc.
■ Death notices, which contain only the name of the deceased, time of death and information about services
is published at no cost.
■ All obituaries must be submitted for publication through a funeral home. Herald-Zeitung charges are normally billed by the respective funeral home.
■ Deadlines for obituaries are 8:30 a.m. weekdays and 4 p.m. Saturdays (for Sunday publication).
■ For more information, contact city editor Roger Croteau at 625-9144 or Metro 606-0846.
EUWD stuck with paying legal bill in EAA’s lost court battle
By DENISE DZIUK
The board of directors for the Edwards Underground Water District voted Tuesday to authorize their legal counsel to look into whether or not the district is liable for die attorney fees of the plaintiff in the recent Edwards Aquifer Authority court battle.
“We didn’t bring the action, and we weren’t the defendants in the action. We were Amicus, so the board is just wanting to know if we’re liable to pay,” said Rick Illgner, EUWD general manager.
The EAA was set to assume authority of the aquifer on Aug. 28. However, the Medina County Groundwater Conservation District filed a suit to stop the authority from beginning its work.
District Judge Mickey Pennington heard the case, and ruled that the law creating the EAA was unconstitutional. In his ruling, he awarded attorney fees to the plaintiff, which the EUWD was to pay. Illgner said it is
unclear why the District would be responsible for die fees other than the fact that the EAA was to get their funds from die District “It’s not that we won’t pay them. We just want to make sure we have to pay diem,” said Illgner.
In other business, Illgner told board members the well registration program continues to take in registration forms. He said two-thirds of the forms received have sufficient data to be processed, and the remaining ones need additional information.
Illgner said the deadline for either registering or requesting a variance was in October. However, forms are still bang received and no steps have been taken yet against well owners who have not registered. He said die whole idea behind the program is to find out where wells are, and that makes it hard to enforce penalties on someone for not registering a well.
“It’s hard to go out and get someone for not submitting it if you don’t know who that someone is,” said Illgner.Raffle winners
Herald-Zeitung photo MICHAEL DARNALL
Raffle winners from Tuesday’s Ducks Unlimited 18th Annual Banquet at the Knights of Columbus Hall were (from left) Terry Fellers, Jim Cook (New Braunfels Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Chairman), Ken Clark and Josh Arnold. The mission of Ducks Unlimited is to fulfill the annual life cycle needs of North American waterfowl by protecting, enhancing, restoring and managing important wetlands and associated uplands. Banquets are held in communities throughout North America annually to help raise funds for the Ducks Unlimited organization and wetlands conservation programs.
Child deaths investigated here
By DENISE DZIUK
When a child dies in Comal County, regardless of the reason, the case is brought before a review team that is trying to stop trends as they begin, and prevent additional deaths.
Maria Corona, victims coordinator for the District Attorney’s Office, said die Comal County Child Fatality Review Team was formed in August of 1994. Nine people serve on the team, including the District Attorney, the Assistant District Attorney, Corona, a doctor, a child advocate, a justice of the peace, someone from child protective services, and an officer from the police department and the sheriff department.
The board, which meets once every three months, reviews all deaths of individuals under the age of 18. Corona said the review is automatically done, regardless of the cause of death. In reviewing
the deaths, she said, the board is looking for both foul play and trends.
“We review all child deaths under the age of 18. Then we can try to put something in the paper to warn parents, and tell them what to do or not to do,” she said.
Assistant District Attorney Dib Waldrip said the team looks for any sign that the death may have involved foul play. He said these children “deserve to have their death looked into.” A couple of the cases have even resulted in potential criminal charges being filed, he said.
“Child abuse comes not only in the form of physical abuse, but also in the form of negligence,” said Waldrip:
Corona said the board usually has three or four deaths to review at each meeting. They discuss the case, and “look for a chain among the deaths.” Corona said that right now, wrecks are the common chain.
“Right now, our deaths are occurring with automobile accidents. We have had quite a few kids who have gotten killed in car accidents recently,” she said.
Corona said the team was formed by District Attorney Bill Reimer. He read about the team in some material he received, and called the state for more information. Then, he formed the one in Comal County “to look for chains and warn parents”, she said.
Waldrip said there was a need for this type of team across the state, and many were formed prior to Comal County’s. He said the board tries to educate the community to prevent further deaths. That makes it hard to measure the success of the board, however, Waldrip feels it is working.
“The results it brings are intangible, but parents are getting the message...The biggest plus is the increased knowledge,” he said.
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