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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 31, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY OCTOBER 31, 2004 I-Jtjtj A t |>_7    L,'lr I 'I TXT/-1 riLixALi/ ZiCl I Ul\u »■ ■■ mw im im—i "i im na »mw>n. i»w min vnnnnnymii'1 • mrir i wMM»*PTuiirn*ii« iiiiiTiwwwB>>iwrwiw<wwwwwwiiaiwMBWMWMiiMW|«ci i i mi—ra wm-rww— junmwimw i ■ mu* i.-mmm li.iutr SPECIAL SECTION VISITOR'S GUIDE Annual Fall, Winter Visitor's Guide offers look at activities and events in New Braunfels, Canyon Lake. Inside COUPON TICKET Wurstfest is offering a free ticket with the purchase of a paid admission to the event. Page 4B Serving New Braunfels and Comal County    since 1852. Vol. 153, No. 302    j    I    DEAR ABBY 6C 28 pages, 4 sections    ;    ^    |    classifieds id CLICK    .OO    I    I    comics 4c CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS 5,6C v*% v■ WWW? I wmm. ^ Photos by DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung Department of Public Safety Trooper Joel Machost marks the asphalt around two still smoldering SUVs involved in a deadly accident on Texas 46 Saturday morning. Upon impact, both vehicles were engulfed in flames. All three occupants of the vehicles died at the scene. Police investigating morning accident By Ron Maloney Staff Writer BULVERDE — Three died Saturday morning in a fiery collision on Texas 46 west of U.S. 281. Texas Department of I\iblic Safety Trooper ll James Jones said Johnny (Jet) Edwards, 81, of New Braunfels, his son, David Alan Edwards, 50, of Kyle and Vicki Lynn Sutherland, 44, of Boerne, were all dead at the scene of the 10:30 am accident. Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Susan Dvorak pronounced them dead at 11:40 a.m., Jones said Cause of death was not known, the trooper said. “We don’t know yet whether they were killed on impact or died in the fire, ’ Jones said. Dvorak ordered autopsies. A witness who was eastbound on Texas 46 approaching the intersection with Brand Road said he saw a vehicle not involved in the accident stopped for the turn. As it turned, the man, a Boerne resident who asked that his name not be used in the newspaper, heard — but didn’t see — the impact beyond it. Jones said dial impact noise was believed to come when a Ford Expe- Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers James Jones, left, Joel Macnost and Richard Salinas examine the charred wreckage of a Ford Expedition after it was struck in the side by a Chevy Suburban onTexas 46 west of U.S. 281 Saturday morning. dition, westbound and towing a Mazda pickup, was believed to have lost control rounding a curve on Texas 46 where it crosses Indian Creek. Sutherland, eastbound in a Suburban, struck the right side of the Expedition. Jones said the elder Edwards was believed to be driving the Expedition. Hie Boerne resident said the towed Mazda pickup broke free of the Expedition, crossed the roadway in front of him, jumped the guardrail on the eastbound side of the road and ended up on its side down over an embankment. He pointed to a spot where troopers were working about 25 feet from the burnt-out vehicles. See WRECK, Page 7A Senior Opa Neeley still active in Wurstfest at 98 DAVID INGRAM/Herald Zeituny Joe Neeley, Wurstfest's oldest Opa at 98, unloads money and tickets at one of the booths Friday afternoon inside the Wurstfest grounds. By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Wurstfest’s oldest Opa, Joe Neeley, attributes moderation, plenty of sleep and exercise to the fact that he’s still helping with New Braunfels’ annual Wurstfest festival. Born in 1906 in the indian Territory one year before Oklahoma became a state, the 98-year-old Senior Opa first became involved with Wurstfest in 1976. “We moved to New Braunfels in 1975, after we fell in SUNDAY ACTIVITIES ■ A list of activities to be held at Wurstfest tonight. Page 10A love with the community during trips through New Braunfels,” he said. Tm not the oldest senior Opa on the basis of my years of involvement with Wurstfest, but I guess I’m the oldest Opa according to age." Neeley graduated from high school in Cameron, Okla., in 1926. See OPA, Page IGA LOCAL ELECTIONS Residents to decide on propositions By Scott Mahon Staff Writer City and county voters will decide Tuesday ■whether to extend to senior and disabled voters a freeze on property taxes. New Braunfels residents will vote on three propositions, including one to designate the Comal County Fairgrounds city park land. All three propositions were initiated by petitions, although the New Braunfels City Council voted to put Proposition I, which would freeze city property taxes for seniors 65 and older, on the ballot before a petition was formally submitted. Commissioners put the tax freeze question on the county ballot, also as Proposition I, See PROPOSITIONS Page 7A Zamora, Parker face off in Precinct 3 vote By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Precinct 3 voters in New Braunfels will decide Tuesday whether to keep a political veteran in office as their commissioner or replace her with a relative newcomer to county politics. Either Precinct 3 Commissioner Cristina Zamora or her Republican challenger, Greg Parker, will represent one quarter of the county’s population on commissioners’ court beginning Jan. I. Precinct 3 is comprised of neighborhoods in the West End, innei New Braunfels and along Interstate 35 to the northeast end of the city. Precinct 3 voters can check their voter registration cards and compare them to the See COMMISSIONER, Page 7A 2 NBISD school board seats up for election By Leigh Jones Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District residents in districts 2 and 4 will elect school board representatives for tile next three years Tuesday. incumbent Jorge Maldonado, who has sat on the board for four years, serving the last as president, will face Reynaldo Ortiz lr. in District 2. In District 4, Matt Bettersworth will face former board member Bill Biggadike, who hopes to take over his wife Penelope’s board seat. Ortiz, who has lived in the district all his life, said he hoped to bring a younger perspective to the school board. Bettersworth See NBISD Page 7A 2004 Election Day ■ On Election Day, each district will have one voting location: District 2 is at Lakeside Baptist Church, 2719 FM 725. District 4 is at Lamar Primary School, 240 N. Central. Muting Precincts W Voters who are unsure of their County voting precinct after redistricting can check their voter registration card mailed by the county tax assessor/collector for the three-digit precinct number. Note that some polling places in New Braunfels and New Braunfels Independent School District elections will be different. B Precinct 101 — New Braunfels Senior Citizens Center, 655 Landa, New Braunfels ■ Precinct 102 — New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, 373 Howard, New Braunfels ■ Precinct 103 — Oakwood Baptist Church, 2154 N. Loop 337, New Braunfels B Precinct 104 — Canyon Lake Action Center (CRRC), FM 2673, Settler ■ Precinct 105 — Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club, 405 Watts Lane., Canyon Lake ■ Precinct 106 — Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative, 36101 FM 3159, Smithson Valley ■ Precincts 201, 207 — Peace Lutheran Church Hall, 1147 S. Walnut, New Braunfe's ■ Precinct 202 — Comal Elementary School, 6720 FM 482, New Braunfels ■ Precinct 203 — Mission Valley Bowling Club, 2311 ling Texas 46 W., New Braunfels ■ Precinct 204 — Bulverde Community Center, Bulverde and Ammann roads, Bulverde ■ Precinct 205 — Jay F Feibelman Garden Ridge Community Center, FM 3009, Garden Ridge ■ Precinct 206 — Oak Village North fire station, 695 Circle Oak Drive, Bulverde ■ Precincts 301, 307 — Lone Star Primary School, 144 N Hidalgo, New Braunfels ■ Precinct 302 - United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall, 572 W. San Antonio St. (entrance on Mill Street), New Braunfels ■ Precinct 303 — Eagles Hall, 257 E. South, New Braunfels ■ Precinct 304, 305 — Frazier Elementary School, 1441 E. Highway 81, New Braunfels ■ Precinct 306 - St. Paul Lutheran Church, 181 S. Santa Clara Ave, New Braunfels ■ Precinct 401 — Eden Home for the Aged, 631 Lakeview, New Braunfels ■ Precinct 402 — Church In The Valley, 14181 FM 306, Canyon City ■ Precinct 403 — Fischer Store School Community Center, Texas 32 at FM 484, Fischer ■ Precinct 404 - Cross Lutheran Church, 2171 E. Common St., New Braunfels ■ Precinct 405 — Spring Brandi Volunteer Fire Department, U.S. 281 at FM 311, Spring Branch ■ Precinct 406 - Faith United Church of Christ, 970 Loop 337, New Braunfels COMING TUESDAY Dressing up for celebration German dress, such as D-derhosen and dirndies, jus! a important at Wurstfest as the food and drink 3 dead in fiery wreckThink “DIAMOND BRACELET for Christmas! Ijiy-Away Now Jewelry factory 051 N Hi MNI ss LH 15 240 Si vt Hku mu s Mskkj tit ui (8.H)) 625-3203 ;