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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 26, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page October HeraldZeitung StMHg New Braunfels and GeMat County iiftct New Braurtfels Zeituftg was founded 1852 New Braunfels Herald was founded The two papers merged in 1957and I printed in both German and English until 1958 Managing Editor i News Editof Mafflfttd features Editor iriift j Editor and Publisher i Circulation Directof Advertising Director Paulina Business Manager Grant OUR OPINION Public must back growthcontrol push Real change will not come The League of Women VotersComal Area is beginning a twoyear bring heavy growth control pressure on j A good question me Ieague state lawmakers might begin with is Why has who so far j it taken 12 years havent reacted Comal and many other to local counties impacted by urban growth have gone nearly unheard in Austin for at least that long as theyve begged for additional authority to regulate Here at commissioners and county judges who repeatedly tell their constituents they need more authority to regulate ask for lobbying and other unheard at when someone wants to open an unsightly build a large subdivision in a constituents the local commissioner gets the calls What are you going to do about this The truth not There isnt much the county can do without gaining landuse This countys state Carter Casteel and state Jeff both of whom have served in county and have sponsored bills seeking the But real change will not come if voters dont bring heavy pressure on legislators who so far dont hear HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is the 299th day of There are 66 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On the Gunfight at the OK Cor ral took place in as Wyatt his two brothers and Doc Holliday confronted Dee Clantoris Three members of Clantons gang were killed Earps brothers were On this date In the First Continental Congress adjourned in In the Erie Canal opened in upstate New connecting Lake Erie and the Hudson In the ship Hornet was sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands during World War In the Soviet Union announced that defense minister Marshal Georgi Zhukov had LETTERS POLICY Letters must be 250 words or The HeraldZeitung reserves the right to edit all Guest columns should be less than 500 words and must be accompanied by a Address and telephone number must be included so authorship can be Mail letters to Letters to Editor HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New TX 781311328 Fax them to 830 6063413 email them to Help is just a Web site click away The home pages of Texas Online and the Texas Information and Referral Network help smooth Texans surfing along the states information Texas Online puts dozens of state and local government services at your logging onto Texans may pay tax renew occupational and professional renew vehicle drivers licenses and identification Students wanting to continue their education may apply for admission to a state The Web site includes links to councils of government and veterans You may 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Fax 830 6278895 WHILE IN AUSTIN Box 2910 Austin 787682190 Telephone 512 4630325 Fax 512 4739920 Email address email@example.com STATE SENATE JEFF WENTWORTH 1250 NE Loop Suite 720 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 Fax 210 8260571 WHILE IN AUSTIN Telephone 512 4630125 Fax 512 4637794 Email address firstname.lastname@example.org JUDITH ZAFHRINI Box 627 Laredo 780420627 Sons first deer kill kindles memories of hunting stories In the weekend before deer sea son the state has what it calls the Youth This past Saturday and Sun only hunters 16 years and younger could It allows the kids to get the first chance at the Deer season is a special time of year for our as it is with so many in this part of But this our oldest son turned And with adolescence came a deepening voice and new priori He said he would rather stay home on the weekends and be with But 11yearold son Man remains my hunting companion and was counting the days until deer season would But ckcumstanees prevented PQUQTOWiY Doug Toney is editor and publisher of the HeraM him from hunting except on Hie final evening of the Youth Hunt We left the house in a rush Sunday We share the lease with four other When we arrived at we learned that the jjjpv wtlO had hunted with their dads on Situsdjy had each shot an 8pojnj j eoujd see that Matt was thriJted for his disappointed he had missed out We hiked into the woojjs for ow one brief hunt of this special We sjt to om deer bjtoii and wettedW MB the blind about 3 Within an Matt got sleepy and leaned over on my lap and if you see a squeeze my hand and Ill wake I thought how lucky I was to have my son asleep on my I stroked his hair and rubbed his back as he by the time a boy is sleeping on your dads lap is no longer But on this we were alone in the middle of the and he could be my little boy As dark I saw three I squeezed his We As they meandered out of sight we both silently worried that we might not see a But a few minutes through the about 150 yards Matt saw something theres a A big one he whispered 1 strained to let me I remembering that and most are prone to exaggeration when it comes to the size of a deer qr the length of I pulled up the binoculars and could only see the dark outline of a deer moving among the brush and oak who has the incredible eyes of his grandpa said in an excited I whispered Wait untij he reaches the We need to make I sat m the reaJMni tjprj fif my fa ton the As cleared I tried to juggling the bal ance between my bifocals and the My take I said as I realized he was It was big In what seemed like an instantaneous the piercing crack of great grand father Ansels rifle shattered the silence of the Texas The buck fell in his 1 You got him Great shot After waiting a few engulfed we walked back to get the Suburban so we could drive back to the deer to haul him off the Matt held the bucks legs as J field sed Marts face contorted and he conv plained about the smell as i gutted the I talked to him about what we had experienced and the obligation of the hunter to the It was a humid Texas night as I went about the bloody work in the light provided by the low beams of our Matt mentioned that he eouJd see the sweat dripping from my He asked house awaiting word of the hunt When we arrived we learned that grand pa Qren had told the other grandchildren the story about how he had earned that same rifle from his He said when he was a one spring a crow was in the cornfield behind his father Ansels The crow was pulling up tender stalks of emerging The crow was maybe a couple hundred yards Ansel if you can kill that crow from Ill give you this Oren leaned against a fence post and took A similar crack exploded from the barrel of that same gun all those years The crow Oren grinned and his dad walked to the house and gathered up the ammunition and handed it aji to his Last driving home along the dark roads of rural a dad and his son were grinning and slapping hands with each other and already reteing the tale of the hunt as their toid the stoiy of great sune gun years As we neajed the young hunter was we dashboard lights aod I have a I roping to teU hjm about tonight md he fijst bupfc weie hucfc Qm Plfte men w share wj with mm bjek to etek on m HttsAd Matt nad he had been hunting for more r SE w IpraylwiJJb good Matt used ray eel His grandfaiher was at our Youth Hunt Weekend
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