New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 14, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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Woman dies from injuries after wreck
By Ron Maloney
SAN ANTONIO — A 30-year-old Elgin woman died Sunday of injuries she received in a chain reaction accident on Loop 337.
New Braunfels police officer Jermyn Baker reported Sally L. Tabor, 30, died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday at University Hospital.
Tabor and her daughter, 2, were injured at 3 p.m. Saturday when the Oldsmobile they were riding in was rear-ended by a Ford F-350 pickup pulling a horse trailer. Tabor was sitting in the right rear seat of the car, Baker said.
University Hospital officials Monday did not release the condition of the infant, who was admitted Saturday in critical condition.
Baker said the accident
occurred at the Landa Drive intersection when three vehicles stacked up behind one that stopped to make a left turn onto Landa Drive.
The vehicle Tabor was in was slammed into the back of another pickup.
Firefighters had to cut Tabor out of the vehicle, Baker said.
The driver of the F-350, a 59-year-old woman, was treated at McKenna Memorial Hospital and released.
An AirLife helicopter Crew assisted local firefighters at the accident scene, but did not fly Tabor or her daughter to the hospital because of heavy rainfall. They were transported by ambulance.
Baker said Monday he would reconstruct the accident scene.
“We’re investigating possible charges,” he said.
Casteel happy map battle over for now
From Staff and Wire Reports
AUSTIN — It took six months and three special legislative sessions, but lawmakers signed off on a new congressional redistricting map that could send more Republicans to Washington.
The Texas Senate approved the bill Sunday, sending it to Republican Gov.
Rick Ferry, who is expected to sign it.
District 73 State Rep. Carter Casteel,
R-New Braunfels, said Monday she was glad the redistricting saga had ended in the legislature— but she wasn’t completely pleased with the way it had happened.
Senators didn’t consider the bill until after the house voted to adopt a government reor-ganization bill — which stripped Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn’s office of two high-profile jobs.
Casteel nad helped author the House version of the reorganization bill, I louse Bill 7. But the version that came back from the senate added
the language that took power from the Republican comptroller.
“We met from 2 to 4 p.m. on the reorganization bill, which passed. I did not vote for it,” Casteel said. “I was very unhappy about being held hostage by the senate.”
Casteel said a number of Republicans votetj against the reorganization bill.
“I thought it was such a major policy change that we owed it to the people of Texas to debate it fully. We were not allowed to do that, so I voted against a bill that I had helped write,” Casteel said.
Republicans have said, under the new map, they could pick up as many as six additional seats in Texas’ 32-member congressional delegation that is ruled 17-15 by Democrats.
Democrats opposed the redistricting effort, arguing congressional boundaries
Freshman NBHS JR0TC cadet Angelica Medina outperformed some tough competition at a recent field meet in Round Rock.
Photos by DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Ze.tung
Elda Kieschenick shows off part of her collection of Faberge eggs. She and fellow local egg artist Martha Joyce will participate in the second annual Eggshell Art Show and Sale this weekend in San Antonio.
Artists'delicate work showcases minute details
A jewelry box Martha Joyce crafted from an egg.
This egg by Elda Kieschenick features a lit interior.
By Ron Maloney
n the late 1800s, renowned jeweler of kings and queens Carl Faberge faced a dilemma.
He needed a new idea for a gift Russian Emperor Aleksandr 111 could give Tsarina Marie Feodor-ovna. His problem: What jewel or bauble does one give a woman who has literally anything she would wish?
Faberge struck on the idea of a decorated egg embellished with precious gems and metals. He made only 49 of them, but they’ve become the work he is most famous for and an art form all their own.
Elda Kieschenick of New Braunfels understands its intricacies. She and Martha Joyce, who works at the Comal County Cooperative Exten
sion Office, will be among the artists attending this-weekend’s Eggshell Art Show in San Antonio.
The show will include eggs and art supplies for sale and "how-to” classes. On display will be more than 1,000 eggs.
But the eggs Kieschenick and Joyce create aren’t anything like Easter eggs, as they’ve come to be known.
The eggs feature gem or beadwork, minute patterns, decals and hinged doors, music boxes and even lights.
One Kieschenick created features a bride and groom inside, lhe dress the bride wears is made from a small piece of Kieschenick’s own wedding dress. One she will soon make as a gift for a great-grandchild will have an armadillo inside.
See BGG ART. Page 3A
IF YOU GO
I WHAT: Egg shell Art Show and Sale
I WHEN: 10
a m. to 5 p m. Saturday and 10 a rn. to 4 p m Sunday
I WHERE: Four Points Sheraton Hotel. 110 Lexington Ave., San Antonio
$5 for adults. $3 for children under 12.
Take I-35 to Exit 175A, turn left onto East Elmira then left on Lexington
NWS: Storm systems combined for ’98 Flood
Weather was prime for mass flash flood.
B WEDNESDAY: An update on county flood control dam projects
A look at improved local emergency management plans
H FRIDAY: How
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By Dylan Jimtnaz
Five years ago this week, the weather conditions were perfect to cause massive river flooding, killing 31 and destroying $750 million in property.
“There are a couple of types of weather that cause floods in Texas — slow moving fronts and tropical systems,” said Larry Eblen, of the Austin/San Antonio National Weather Service in New Braunfels.
South Texas saw both Oct. 17 and 18, 1998.
A stalled weather system from the north and tropical systems in the south deluged the area.
IYvo hurricanes off the coast of Mexico — Lester and Madeline — produced a tremendous amount of moisture in South
Nezette Tydell monitors local temperatures from computers at the
National Weather Service in New
Braunfels. She is the center's hydrology expert.
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Texas, Eblen said.
At the same time, a cold front moved in from the northwest.
The potential damage of this double dose of rain could have been even more destructive, Eblen said.
The heavy rain started at 4 am, Saturday, Oct. 17,1998. The front moved in from die northwest that afternoon, l he heaviest rain fell between 5
See WEATHER, Page 3A
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