New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 27, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 27, 2003

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 27, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2003 SPORTS MVPS Winning starts in the trenches — Canyon High School's offensive line opened up Cougars attack. Page SA COUPON FREE MONEY Stop by Country Place Homes with this coupon, and they will pay you $10 cash. Page 6A Seiving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852. Vol. 153, No. 38 14 pages, 2 sections CK CL 50$ herald-zeitung .com rn 00001' yp Jr Mostly cloudy High Low 71 51 Details .... 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 5-8B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM    4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5-6A TV GRIDS 3B J ft. h t s ’ JBK Shoppers hit stores for returns, dealsFRONTand Center By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Frankie Austin of Grand Junction, Colo., came to New Braunfels Friday—but not to see her relatives, whom she brought with her from Kerrville. “We’re here for the outlet stores,” Austin said, looking in the Kitchen Collection for Coming Ware. "We’re just kind of looking so I can get one more thing and get my daughter-in-law stuff.” Long lines and full parking lots were evident around New Braunfels Friday as shoppers like Austin on Christmas vacations took advantage of postseason sales. Chester and Janie Freeman of Marion were out using up gift cards they’d received. Janie’s was a Kitchen Collection card she got from her mother-in-law she used to buy a toaster oven. They were heading to Home Depot to use Chester’s gift card next. Kitchen Collection Assistant Manager Jennifer Schwarzlose said the store had been busy. "People are buying random things. All of our Christmas items we have on sale for 50 percent off. They’ll make really good stocking stuffers next year,” she said. Schwarzlose, who will be off Sunday, hopes to do her own post-season shopping then. “If there’s anything left!” she said. On Christmas Day, Wal-green’s was very busy. Manager Brian Finlay reported a very good day Friday, as well. "Yesterday, we were absolutely swamped,” Finlay said. "We’re pretty busy now. This morning, everyone was coming in bright and early for the after-Christmas specials.” Finlay reported a few gift returns. “You always see some returns after Christmas. Someone gets the wrong gift or gets two of them, bring them back. We’ll take care of you,” Finlay said. Across Business 35 at Target,. Executive Team Leader Ray Hernandez reported a very busy day. “We’re doing fabulously,’’ he said. “Guests are coming back. We’re getting the regular traffic we expected, but we’ve done an extremely large amount of unexpected sales in the clothing department. We didn’t expect that.” Target prepared for big returns, Hernandez said, but wasn't seeing them Friday. “We expect to see quite a few more over the weekend and following week,” he said. Another surprise has been use of gift cards, Hernandez said. See SNOPPIRS. Page 3A DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung Customer service team members Marianne Rapier, left. Maggie Martinez and Jessica Edwards work a steady stream of customers returning or exchanging Christmas gifts at Target Friday. Photos by DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung Passengers waiting to board their flights stack up in long lines waiting to pass through metal detectors after having their tickets checked at the San Antonio International Airport Friday. No major delays reported at airport By Ron Maloney Staff Writer SAN ANTONIO — An international airport spokeswoman said Friday a heightened Orange or “high” terrorism alert over the holidays had not appreciably slowed passenger service here. “No delays or complications were reported to me as a result of security,” San Antonio airport spokeswoman Lara Uselding said. "We’ve maintained a higher level of security ever since 9-11, and are already enforcing so many security measures that most passengers have been through this more than once now.” Uselding said the flying public had been warned prior to the holiday travel season to allow two hours for possible longer lines at check-in and security points, but the only noticeable added security measures were parking restrictions and a new check- Suitcases start to stack up as Transportation Security Administration employee Tommy Scott loads luggage onto a conveyor belt to be scanned before being loaded aboard aircraft at the San Antonio International Airport Friday in system implemented before Thanksgiving. The parking restrictions involve a 300-foot perimeter rule around terminal buildings, which meant the airport had to rope off short- and long-term parking in areas adjacent to the terminals. Passengers already restricted from bringing wrapped gifts or packages onto planes — everything is subject to search — are now learning about a new security program started this winter by the Transportation Security Administration called m/Out/Off. ‘‘We want to make sure that you take all metal objects, including cell phones, and put them into your carry-on bag. That helps you get in faster. ‘Out’ means take your laptop out of its case so it can be reviewed,’’ Uselding said. “‘Off’ is they don’t want coats on when you come through. This helps passengers get through faster.’’ Christmas and the following Sunday are the busiest holiday travel days, Uselding said. ‘‘Our airlines operated at 90 percent capacity Wednesday and expect to be Sunday. Today, we’re a little slower because our regular business travel isn't happening with the holiday,” Uselding said. See AIRPORT. Page 3A Out with a bang Find out what events are helping New BraunfeUers ring in the new year. Artist makes church a visual experience By Scott Mahon Staff Writer There was a brief stint with a rock and roll band at age 18, but eventually Terry Knighton’s lifelong passion with art led him to New Braunfels. As a boy growing up in Florida, the self-taught artist spent hours drawing pictures. His parents encouraged his talent by giving him “Learn To Draw” sets. “I guess I’ve been drawing forever," Knighton said. “But I never went to art school, except for a brief period. I’ve mostly taught myself. But about nine years ago I discovered the airbrush, and that’s when I started doing murals.” Previously, he had mostly done freelance work. Along the way, the 41 -year-old did artwork for Disney, ESPN, the NFL and Coca-Cola. “I did some floral designs for Disney on Ice,” he said. “I also did some art work for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Coca-Cola company and ESPN.” Then one day he met Mike Fehlauer in Florida. “My wife and I were conducting marriage conferences, and we were near Orlando when I first met Terry and saw his artwork for the first time,” said Fehlauer, who is now pastor at the Ttee of Life Church in New Braunfels. “I met him just briefly, but I made a point to remember Terry.” Then Fehlauer moved to New Braunfels, where he became pastor at the Tree of Life Church. “When I came here, I wanted to do something more visual in the church,” he said. “And I remembered Terry and his artwork. So I called him and asked if he’d fly out and do some work for us.” At first, Knighton painted classrooms for the church. “I guess I flew to New Braunfels for several years to do some freelance work for Pastor Mike,” he said. “Then Mike and I started brainstorming about how to make See , Page 3A With brush in hand, Terry Knighton of Tree of Life Church leaves no detail undone He painted a mural depicting the movie “It s a Wonderful Life" and plans to change the scene every six weeks. REBECCA t. ROGERS/ Herald-Zeitung SWS! ;