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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 2, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page 8A HERALDZEITUNG Sunday March 1A 1A was disappointed with this years animal But he hopes Taylor can make up for it in presentation Cute little girl with a big hog he said might make the difference with the buyers Patrick Runge 14 won a white ribbon for his goat He said showmanship is just as important in judging as buy ing Tf you show up looking like you dont want to be there theyre gonna think you arent doing what youre supposed to be Runge said Youre supposed to be having He said he was going to start preparing his animal 30 minutes before goats were called to the auction Its not hard but it takes a lot of Runge said Joye Wuest who is a buyer and has been involved in the livestock show for several years said emphasizing pre sentation on the auction block teaches the children to follow through with the raising of their animal from the buying to the selling Once an exhibitors num ber is called the animals are corralled carried or lead to the auction block The sound changes from the rush of preparation to the rambling call for bids The children turn fierce inspecting faces into smiles as they lead their animals up a ramp to a raised railed platform in front of about a hundred buy ers The crowd is boisterous and excited Most of the pigs goats and cattle go for sever al hundred dollars Last year the livestock show made more than total though officials said the number might be lower this year The total made from the auction is divided among the exhibitors by category All the swine money is divided among swine exhibitors etc Those who place are given points scaled to their rank Grand champions earn 30 points reserve grand cham pion earns 25 etc The money Taylor wins through the point system will pay for next years hog Her parents pay for the feed and supplies that way she is involved in financing her par ticipation in the show Jerry said That way it teaches them about making he said Runge said he will use his share to buy next years ani mals and to fix his barn Many of the children use part of the money for the next years supplies and save a portion for college Wuest said some children will be able to attend better more expensive schools because of their earnings Wuest of Natural Bridge Boer Goats Ranch said her husband and sons were involved in raising animals and its her way of giving back to the culture that gave her family so much Wuest said many of the buyers are people involved in raising animals or had children who raise them Others just want to help because they know the value of agricultural programs she said She said she is passion ate about buying because she understands firsthand how much time and money goes into raising animals and how much the experience is worth Weve been on the other side of the Wuest said 1A to have similar ceremonies at all campuses in the future School officials said they wanted to get the children more involved with Texas Independence Day celebra tions which usually take place on weekdays on Main Plaza where students can not attend Lori Gruwell NBISD social studies specialist taught his tory for 15 years in the public school system She helped organize the events Gmwell said the tradition al ceremony is important as a model for students showing them the type of respect for the flag that should be shown Gruwell also said it would give educators the opportu nity to personalize Texas his tory for the children She said fostering patriotism is some thing the schools need now more than ever Its important especially now when the country is faced with such important she said Its important to know where weve come from and to understand the struggles in the She said in order to do that children and adults must understand both and Texas history She said it is important to celebrate Texas Indepen dence Day with the children because Texas is sometimes forgone in the classroom And that can lead to a lack of knowledge or even patriotism in adults A look at history books and at online sources shows the fight for Texas independence was partly in response to European colonization In 1823 Stephen F Austin received permission from the Mexican government to col onize the area surrounding the Brazos River in Texas Conflict between the Anglo settlers and Mexican gov ernment over issues such as slavery resulted in an upris ing and declaration of inde pendence by the Texans starting in 1835 The Texas constitution was drafted as General San ta Ana thenpolitical leader of Mexico marched on the Alamo where two volun teers of German decent have been documented to have lost their lives The consti tution which also declared the independence of Texas outlined attrocities commit ted by the Mexican govern ment against Agio settlers While the ink on the consti tution was still drying Tex ans won their independence as a republic in April 1836 with a key battle at San Jac into 1A at the scene and took him to BAMC by ambulance Ward said because the fog and light rain had grounded the AirLife medical trans port helicopters in San Anto nio New Braunfels Police Department canine officers Cpl Spencer Gremmer Bill Spence and John Sullivan were dispatched to the area and initiated a search for the hitchhiker Ward said No one was found Detective Ronnie Wom ack investigated the crime scene and detective Wayne Lehman was sent to BAMC to interview Webber The incident remained under investigation Satur day when Ward said there was nothing more to report nointerest loan to Moil Industries to assist with expenses of relocating two operations to the former Flextronics building in New Braunfels Moll a plastics injection molder wrote a letter to the city asking for assistance so that it could consolidate its Austin and San Antonio loca tions The city responded with the loan and a loan forgiveness Chamber of commerce offi cials expect Moll to create more than 200 highly paid manufacturing jobs and million of investment Moll only needs to create 75 jobs to earn the loan forgiveness Rusty Brockman director of economic development for the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce said Moll Industries is in the process of working out a lease agreement for the for mer Flextronics building Moll officials have accepted both the city tax abatement and 4b loan Brockman said Moll might move into the building with in the month though opera tions probably wont begin until it closes down and con solidates its San Antonio and Austin operations At the time Moll was being considered the projected startup date Was some time before end of May A public hearing also will be conducted to consider hir ing of TIP Strategies Inc for The 4B board decid ed last month to advise city council at its next regular meeting to hire the consul tant company to develop an initiative that would both identify Toyota suppliers and outline a strategy for the city to attract suppliers The initiative has been in the works since October of last year when it became clear to city officials San Antonio was going to win a bid for the newest North American Toyota plant TIP Strategies is an Austinbased firm that has worked in several states The company has a history of bringing commerce to Texas and helping Texasbased commerce expand to other parts of the country and world TIP Strategies would study whether New Braunfels could provide a profitable and manageable location for Toyota plant suppliers 1A at Glenn said The com petition is unbelievable a lot of good He said he thought chances were not much of nothing for their steer Dude who got his name from a John Wayne movie Glenn Grimm has been an agriculture teacher at Canyon High School for 15 years He said he has seen a lot of champions come out of the schools program but that there was no better feel ing than how he felt after his son won grand champi on Were happy as could Glenn said Lane a shy boy his father said was all smiles Friday Lane participates in the Canyon chapter of FFA He and his father spend a few hours every night tending to their animals in their own facilities on their sixacre ranch Saturday afternoon Lanes steer sold for Grimm said the money Lane takes home after the money is divide among the exhibitors will go to next years animals and a college fund for Lane Lane will take his other calf Stompy to Houston this year AWDU MMHBk MMIL flMP WMHMB iflHKHfe im BML VWftt Mmd jung SBstffl MB MM MMl MlH W MB MMMfll BMH Vh MMl 1Mb MMl 1MB iBQ fflHs Vwu 3ob BaBfe iBBf ITT PlTTVir11 Mr JuXIA Jr JCalM A 1312V JEm JL HARDCORE BUILDING MANIA WE OPE GO BUILD SOMETHING EAGLE GARDEN TOOLS Stock up on one or all of these basic garden tools BLACK DECKER CIRCULAR SAW Powerful saw with easy to grip front and rear handles GILMOUR GARDEN HOSES 50 ft multiply construction with durable brass couplings LANDSCAPE TIMBERS Great for creating borders fat walks and driveways 3518 LOOP 337 NEW BRAUNFELS TX 78130
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