Sunday, December 16, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 16, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas American Profile Get in Christmas spirit with holiday baking LEISURE This Week Hill Country ready to rock in the New NEW BRAUNFEi Lifestyle 3 all about build SUNDAY December 2001 52 pugcs in 5 sections 52 pages in 5 scctu HERALDZEITUNG 151 29 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since Fight to the finish Rangers fall short of state 4235 BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor an unforgettable and unde feated run into the state championship the Smithson Valley Rangers and Denton Ryan Raiders put on one of the most memorable state title games in recent his tory Saturday at Waco ISD Unfortunately for Smithson some bodys unbeaten season had to come to an Leading 4235 in over Game Denton Ryan inter cepted a Smithson Valley pass deep in Raider terri tory to deny their first every state title in The who advanced as far as the state finals a year ago before losing 242 to Bay captured its first state championship in the schools short sevenyear We had a lot of I hate to say that because I dont want to take away from our but you have to have luck to win these Denton Ryan head coach Joey Florence This game could have gone either and we feel very for tunate to With 12 seconds left in regulation and the score tied at Denton Ryan kicker Chad Rakestraw pulled a 34 yard field goal attempt wide Smithson Valley coaches and players breathed a sigh of You always have to think you got a chance on every said Smithson Valley quarter back Laron who threw for 124 yards and two touchdowns on 6 of 21 passing with two You have to be coldblooded and always want to We just fell short Denton Ryan scored on its first overtime possession on a 1yard by Earl Goldsmith before the Raider defense came up with the gameend ing This is a great group of They took the state championship game all the way to Hill You cant ask for a better Smithson Valley won 14 straight games this season before suffering its first defeat of the season on It was Smithson Valleys first ever appearance in the state title The Rangers advanced as far as the state semifinals in 1998 before losing to La JESSIE SLATENyHeraldZeitung the Ranger defense celebrates as the referee sorts through the pile of players to find Smithson Valleys Grant Sartor in possesion of a Denton Ryan Raider Rangers Clint Haney and Laron Bybee ook down on the field as the Raiders Commission to discuss ethics charge BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer The New Braunfels Ethics Commission will meet behind closed doors Monday to hear a legal analysis of the ethics complaint filed against Hotel Occupancy Tax Committee member Mary City Attorney Charlie Zech will brief the committee start ing at regarding the complaint that Mayor Stoney Williams filed against Serold on The commission is charged with determining whether the violation alleged in the complaint actually Williams accused Serold of violating a city ordinance for bidding public officers from influencing decisionmaking in private The HOT committee recommends the New Braunfels City Council which organizations should get a share of tourism tax My job is to give legal and factual analysis of what actu Whats Up WHO Ethics Commission WHAT Closed door meeting to discuss ethics complaint WHEN Monday WHERE Conference Room New Braunfels Municipal 424 Castell ally occurred based on my Zech The commission can disregard my opinion and do they can ask for more or they can send their rec ommendation to New Braunfels city assuming this incident gets to The incident stems from the New Braunfels Lodging and Restaurant Associations 14 NBLRA See Businessman runs for mayors office BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer New Braunfels business man Adam Cork is the first to toss his hat into the ring as a candidate for mayor in the May municipal elec 1 didnt want people guess ing about my Cork There has been some conversation about whether or not I would and this makes it and his wife own and operate Col or 193 San Anto nio a downtown business that won the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com Small Business Persons of the Year1 award for Cork is chairman of the New Braunfels Hotel Occu pancy Tax committee nnd the Sidewalk Ordinance com He cochnirs the Muin CORK Street Design Review He is also on the New Braunfels Planning and Zoning C o in m i s sion and is a member of the chamber of commerce board of If Cork said he would set a positive tone for open and city gov We need to take care of our basic services like health and safety through longterm Cork The the city and our city boards and commissions ore often culled upon to make decision that have u profound See County commissioner will seek second term FROM STAFF REPORTS GARDEN RIDGE Comal County 2 Com Jay Millikin announced Saturday that he is seeking a second term in The election filing deadline is 6 The prima ry election will be conducted on March and the gener al election will be So no opponents have announced intentions to seek Millikins seat at commis sioners A Republican known among observers of county government as Commis sioner H20 for his seeming ly tireless work on water and environmental Mil likin has lobbied extensively in Austin on those as well as See COMMISSIONERS INSIDE Abby 2C Classifieds OD 5B Comics Lifestyle 6A Forum 4A Movies 2C 3A Records 7A Sports Today 2A Stocks 8A Key Code Student earns JROTCs highest honor BY ERIKA DURHAM Staff Writer Ryan Reeves is the first New Braunfels High School student to receive the high est honor for Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps in the 20year histo ry of the He also has received ear ly acceptance into the Air Force among oth er When 1 look at his resume I cant believe he has achieved so much at Reeves mother Kathleen Devine Reeves is excited and look ing for ward to receiving his medal for the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for The award is given to an outstanding JROTC cadet who has shown excellence REEVES JROTC about building C Students complete confidence within the program and in said Jim adviser for the New Braunfels The student must submit an application package to the Eight Marine Corp Dis trict in New Orleans See