New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 8, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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EUGENIA WALSH PROSKE
Eugenia Walsh Proske passed away on September 5,2005 at the Eden Home at the age of 87. She was horn September 28, 1917 at Austin, Texas. She married Edmund Proske on July 28, 1983 in Houston, Texas. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels.
Survivors include her husband, Edmund E. Proske, a stepdaughter, Barbara Bar-low and husband William, and her sister Irene Walsh Conway. She was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Eugenia Walsh
and 3 brothers, Edward, Francis and Thomas Walsh.
Funeral services will be conducted at Doeppen-schmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels at 2:00 p.m. Friday September 9, 2005. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be given to the charity of one’s choice.
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FLOYD HENRY KRUEGER
Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Floyd Henry Krueger, who passed away on September 5, 2005 at the age of 67 years.
Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Thursday at the Zoeller Funeral Home, with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. A
mass of celebration will be conducted on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Comal Cemetery.
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publicity about New Orleans.
“The body count will be heavy compared to what’s expected,” Womack said. “None of this has gotten out to the public because of the coverage of New Orleans, but you’re going to have devastation and death all the way from there to Mississippi and Alabama. What’s coming on TV is going to be a shock."
At the Gulfport Emergency Operatioas Center, Becky Butler confirmed what Womack said Wednesday afternoon.
“Nobody knows unless they’ve been here,” she said. “It’s crazy... it’s unreal. We’re past the point of rescue and we’re in search and recovery. We’ll have a number of deaths... it’s really bad ... from the Mississippi/Alabama state line all the way across to New Orleans and out the other way. Never in my lifetime have I seen anything like this, and I went through Hurricane Camille.”
Butler said her office and Womack had talked every day since the disaster. She asked when his group left New Braunfels, how many vehicles they had, what was in them and how much they carried.
She logged the information, and noted others would join the Womack convoy in the Houston and Lake Charles areas.
“We’ll look for them tomorrow, and we’ll get word out to people who can use these things,” Butler said.
Womack said he acted after he spoke to Rick Weaver in the Guliport EOC.
“He said, ‘Bill, help us,’” Womack said. “I asked, ‘Is it that bad?’ He said, Bill, there are bodies in the streets. Brace yourself for what you’ll see when you get here. It’s just sad.’”
Another friend, Lee Roy Eichler, who works for Strait, called Womack to find out how he’d fared in the storm, not knowing he was in New Braunfels. Strait, Womack said, wanted to help and asked what could be done. He was told clothing and personal items were most important, and bought much of the items taken to Gulfport Wednesday.
“George told me, ‘Bill, I want you to personally hand this out to these people,” Womack said. He promised he would. What he would not do was say how much the donations were worth.
“In this situation, you don’t put a figure on this. It’s priceless,” Womack said.
“Teas needs to pull together and help these people — helping people is important and it’s a good thing. This is not a time for pointing fingers. Everyone should just hunker down and help these people.”
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Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Gladys Gore, who passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2005 at the age of 78 years.
Services will be Friday, September 9, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Community Christian Church at 1750 Old
McQueeney Rd. Interment will follow at 11:15 a.m. at the Ft. Sam I louston National Cemetery.
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Refugees begin finding ways to leave Texas shelters
DALLAS (AP) — New Orleans evacuee Tony Owens lugged two heavy bags of donated items around Reunion Arena on Wednesday, her tiny frame sagging after a morning spent setting up a post office box. trying to get unemployment and hoping to find a place to stay other than a shelter.
“This is not the life I had planned for myself," said ()wens, 47, who has been living since Saturday in a shelter set up in the nearby Decker Detention Center. “I’m ready to get out of here."
She said she had registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and was looking for a job in Dallas.
“I’m grateful... but I have to get out on my own and start a life,” Owens said. “I don’t want to be stuck."
Those taking refuge across the stateare finding places to live and jobs, slowly making their way out of shelters.
‘ They are going to places where they can actually resume their lives,” said U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Joseph Leonard.
leonard said he would like to have all three shelters at Reliant Park in Houston closed by a week from Sunday. He said, however, that refugees continue to arrive.
About 900 new refugees arrived overnight Tuesday.
He said FEMA and other agencies are working on ways to get refugees where they want to go and into temporary housing. Continental Airlines set up a bank of computers on the Astrodome floor, where they offered refugees who wanted to relocate a free one-way ticket to anywhere in tile continental U.S.
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Raymond worked with Krueger years ago
college student, contacted him about working in his Senate campaign.
“I offered him the position of my travel aide. That’s the person who’s with you 24 hours a day for the next year, and I obviously got to know him extremely well,” Krueger said.
As a teenager in Duval County, Raymond observed an election and saw what he believed was corruption. He reported it, and in retaliation, his parents lost their jobs with the county and the school district.
“He stood up for principle, and he and his family suffered very directly,” Krueger said. “He’s not a person who takes these matters lightly. I’ve found him to be a person of principle and integrity ever since."
In 1990, Raymond managed Krueger’s campaign for the Texas Railroad Commission, and then worked for him in that office. He’s worked in the Texas Land Commission office, and worked for a time
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“I support Richard because I know him to be a person of integrity. I do not find that quality in the incumbent. In 2000, he snuck off to Florida and made Spanish radio ads for candidate George Bush.”
— Bob Krueger
Former U.S. Senator and Ambassador
for U.S. Senator Paul Simon.
Krueger said Raymond is a person who deeply loves the country and the people of South Central Texas — a person with integrity Krueger said the incumbent lacks. Krueger also assailed Cuellar’s credentials as a Democrat, noting he often votes with and supports Republicans.
“I support Richard because I know him to be a person of integrity,” Krueger said. “I do not find that quality in the incumbent. In 2000, he snuck off to Florida and made Spanish radio ads for candidate George Bush. To me, this
demonstrates the consummate lack of integrity.” Cuellar should have had “the guts,” Krueger said, to publicly face Texans and let them know he supported Bush, which he said Cuellar did not do.
“If you’re a member of a team, you don’t want Tim Duncan to pass the ball to Shaquille O’Neal,’’ Krueger said. “You want him to be a member of the team.” Cuellar campaign spokesperson T. J. Connolly said Cuellar, who was meeting with Hurricane Katrina victims and then going to
Some donations outstrip demand
By Leigh Jones
New Braunfelsers have opened I # their closets for Hurricane Kat- , rina evacuees staying in town, flooding local agencies with . clothing.
Wednesday, both the Commu- . nity Service Center and the Sal va- , don Army offered hearty thanks , to the community but asked peo-' pie to stop bringing clothing items to both locations.
“We’re all overflowing because -' people have been so generous,” said CSC Director Suzie Garcia.
Now that their shelves are full, Garcia said she hoped evacuees would come to the thrift store to pick up what they need. The group has collected a lot of large- * • sized items, including shoes.
While they have more than --enough clothing, they are collect-'' ing alarm clocks and televisions . for families staying at the Rock * Hill Gospel Church facilities.
Washington, D.C. to fight for funds for them, would con- -test every vote in the 2006 . Democrat primary and then again, after he is nominated, •. in the general election. He * said Cuellar would not answer the personal attacks by-Krueger or Raymond.
“There’s a time for politics and a time for leadership,”. Connolly said. “Right now, we _ need to all take a step back. We’re coming out of the worst natural disaster we have ever experienced, and we may have 10,000 dead in New . Orleans alone. While Mr. Ray- . mond is touring the district . levying personal attacks, Con-, gressman Cuellar is meeting _ with victims and flying back to -. Washington not to levy attacks, but to find money to -help the victims.
“At the same time Congressman Cuellar is meeting with victims, you have Mr. Ray- ’ mond levying these attacks. I think it says a lot about the congressman. It may say even • more about Mr. Raymond.”
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