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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 29, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Aggies headed Sports for Cotton Bowl See Sports, Page BA Water Watch I 0/p ~, 4 IO 7AS Amit,- ~ J Arr, P^«ic«N L Bo* ^us. r; ^ ^45 NO 5 3 * I CR, IF I LM Comal River........ 370    cfs (down 670) Canyon inflow . . . 2,000 cfs (down 1,042) Canyon outflow........ 542 cfs (same) Edwards Aquifer  626.67 (up .11) Canyon Lake level  909.86 (up .62) OlQ (Join .. ,3 Local in for facelift See Page 2A Ihlrstma* presents, See Page 1B Sunday New Braunfels Herald Maw Braunfels. Texas Vol. 94-No. 232 Friday November 29,1985 25 Cents 20 Pages — 2 Sections 10 die on Texas roads By TNI MSBOIATIB FRISS A head-on collision near Austin that killed four Denton residents and the death of a pedestrian in El Paso who was struck while trying to cross a freeway Increased the Thanksgiving holiday traffic death toll to at least IO. officials said today. A transient was killed Thursday night In west El Paso when he was struck by a car while trying to cross the eastbound lane of Interstate IO, police said The man, estimated to be In his 40s, carried no identification, police said. In a head-on collision near Austin, four people traveling in the same car were killed The driver of the other car, who was not identified, was hospitalized in serious condition The two vehicles collided about 11:30 p.m. Thursday on U S. 210 in Travis County after one crossed into the path of the other, a Texas Department of Public Safety dispatcher said Leslie Fred Kuhn. 44, Jean Baker Kuhn, 44, Dawn Elise Gracy, 16, and Harold Charles Gracy, 18. all of Den ton, died at the scene, the dispatcher said. At least five other people have been killed, three of them from out of state, in Texas traffic accidents since the four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend began at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The unofficial reporting period ends at midnight Sunday. A Sinton woman died Thursday night when her car struck a cow that had wandered onto a farm road, according to state troopers. The woman, identified as Angela Crulss, 21, was rushed to a Corpus Christi hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. The accident occurred about 6:30 p m. three miles east of Sinton, troopers said. Earlier Thursday, an Arkansas woman was killed when she was struck by a car as she walked on an East Texas interstate highway. Tammy Otwell Battles, 25, of Litte Rock, was killed as she was walking in the eastbound lane of Interstate 30, eight miles west of New Boston, said Vickie Gregg, a police communica- See TRAFFIC, Page 12A Hospice program coordinates 'Tree of Life' By BIBB!! BELBACK Staff writer Come claim the moments when the moments count at the Hospice New Braunfels’ Tree of Lights program, which begins Saturday and ends Dec. 23. A native tree will be lighted at the 5:30 pm. opening ceremony at Divine's patio in the Courtyard Shopping Center Varnell** White, an 11-year-old Hospice patient, will do the tree-lighting honors, and Kenneth Trlesch, administrator at the Eden Home for the Aged, will sing “You Light Up My Life.” Individuals In this community are invited to recognize the “special people” in their lives through support of Hospice New Braunfels For a $10 contribution, the name of the person chosen for this honor will be placed on an ornament-shaped sticker and displayed on a painted Christmas tree next to the native one A keepsake Christmas tree ornament will, in return, be mailed to the name on the sticker “So it s more than a fund-raiser It s giving back, too, like a gift,” said Sharon Lemoine, a board member and trainer volunteer for Hospice New Braunfels ‘it’s a perfect way to celebrate the birth of a child, or give a memorial to a deceased friend or relative, or Just to honor a special person in your life ” Lemome said the keepsake ornaments will thank a person and in- See HOSPICE. Page IZATCB plans openhouse Dedication ceremonies to formally welcome the expanded version of the 104-year-old Texas Commerce Bank will be held at 2 p rn Sunday “We’ll have a brief ceremony and remarks and then we’ll open the doors of the bank for the open house from 2 to 5 p m ,” said Robert Orr, president of Texas Commerce Bank. The open house will allow visitors to conduct a self guided tour through the bank, while officers and other employees will be in their stations to answer questions and demonstrate their work. All offices, back rooms and the vault will be open “so people can see what we do,” Orr said. He added the currency counters will be practicing their trade near the vault. Texas Commerce Bank recently completed the first phase of an expansion that doubled the bank s size from the old 20,000 square-foot building. The $2 4 million renovated bank now holds about 43,000 square feet, Including two floors and the old basement, “We are prepared to be abit to add additional floors to the facility,” Orr •aid. “What we’ve done here should last us Into IWO. “It took us four years to purchase Through the fence own CLARK HERALD-ZfrrUNG Police Officer Robert Diaz inspects Eva Nadine Grudzinski's car this morning Woman thrown from vehicle after 2-car collision A New Braunfels woman was thrown from her vehicle, but only needed treatment at the scene after a two-car accident at Walnut and West San Antonio this morning. Eva Nadine Grudzinski was treated by New Braunfels EMS, but did not need transportation to the hospital after she was thrown from her car, a fire department spokesman said The accident is still under investigation by New Braunfels Police Officer Robert Diaz, but he said that Grudzinski had been traveling south on Walnut and an animal warden truck driven by Mike Garcia was traveling west on San Antonio when the two vehicles collided “After the woman was thrown from her car the car continued another 74 feet before it came to a stop. ” Diaz said The car jumped the curb went across and lawn and knocked down part of the fense in front of Roy Hernandez s house on the southeast corner the police officer said CLASSIFIED COMICS 10A CROSSWORD IS DEAR ABBY 1B DEATHS 2A HOROSCOPE 1B OPINIONS 4A SPORTS 8 9A STOCKS 12A WEATHER 2A Those wanting to bring something b but can I get to the newspaper ca call 625-9144 to arrange to have th donation picked up GOOP STORV. BUT GJHAT5 A "MUM3U6"? Cheer Fund NS - Texas Commerce Bank lobby will be open Sunday afternoon the property we needed to make this work,” he said, explaining that the next expansion may add two more stories at a cost of about $10,000 each Architect Gene Rutherford, prest dent of T-One Architects on South Casten Avenue, planned the expan sion to take place in the bank’s old parking lot and in the two buildings next to the bank on West San Antonio Street, The motor facility behind the bank was torn down and renovation was completed on the Hinman House LfSLIf K W« WALDT/HIRA LO ZtlTUNG Rutherford said the renovation was a blend of tradition and progress He retained the original brick building and matched its brick to that of other downtown buildings and used glassSee BANK, Pegs ISA The “Christmas Cheer Fund’ plans to feed 200 families this year, and ifs off to a good start As of Thursday morning, the balance stood at $592 56 That’s not quite enough to meet the goal, but ifs a good start All Cheer Fund donations are tax deductible and may be brought to the Herald-Zeitung offices at 166 S Caste!! Contributions may be in the form of26 shopping days to ChristmasToday s Weather Skies over Comal County will be cloudy today and tonight, with a 20 percent chance of showers tonight The low will be in the mid 50s tonight and the high on Saturday wilt be in the mid 70s it will be mostly cloudy on Saturday with a 20 percent chance of thundershowers, Another cold front is expected on Sunday, clearing the skies and dropping temperatures Sunset today will be at 5 32 p m and sunrise Saturday at 7:07 a rn. ;

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