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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 23, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas IT If THURSDAY SEPTEMBER TERALD ZEITUNG FOOTBALL Canyon Cougars prove that two quarterbacks are better than one with Henk Kunz Page 5A FORUM LETTERS Readers sound off on Kerrys Senate record politicians Clintons surgery and build ing roads Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Vol 153 No 270 10 pages 1 section CK 8 EJJP 30 chance of rain High Low 90 69 Details2A DEARABBY 8A CLASSIFIEDS W COMICS 7A CROSSWORD 7A FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 8A Ferguson takes helm at Rollingwood By Scott Mahon StaffWriter New Braunfels Assistant Man ager Don Ferguson has accepted the city managers position in Rollingwood in the Austin area Ferguson who has been assistant city manager since December 2001 said he would submit his resignation today and begin his new position Oct 18 Austin and earned a bachelors he said In fact thats degree in what brought me to New Braun nalism from the University of fels But I also love public service Texas at Arlington in 1982 and I appreciate what New He was news director for Braunfels has meant to me and KGNB radio from 19901996 my Ferguson 44 was raised in I loved my career in broad In 1989 Ferguson was hired as director of the safe city com mission In 1996 Ferguson was appointed assistant to the city manager by Mike Shands See FERGUSON Page 5A Don Ferguson 2004 Fair Parade Route Comal County Fair Parade to have 185 entries 2004 COMAL COUNTY FAIR PARADE Date Friday Times 10 to FINDING A GOOD SEAT Go early about 8 Nearby parking will be difficult to find as parade time approaches Bring a chair ancl sunscreen The best place to view the event is along San Antonio Street near the start of the parade On the plaza a popular view ing spot there will more shade on the Morgan Chase side of the street By Ron Maloney StaffWriter As fair parades go Fridays Comal Coun ty Fair Parade is no small affair Parade chairwoman Sue Bush Wednes day promised a good time would be had by all We have 185 she said Its real ly going to be a big That isnt a difficult prediction to make for the Fair Day kickoff event for which the certainly much of the downtown closes down as it has since the 1920s when a group of mer chants businesspeople and civic leaders first circulated a petition agreeing to do so New Braunfels Police Lt John Wom mack said downtown traffic was always an issue on Fair Day We want to remind everyone of the parking restrictions in effect Friday morn ing before and during the fair Wommack said Believe it or not theres an ordinance that pertains to the From 6 to noon Friday no parking is allowed on San Antonio Street from the railroad tracks at Hill Avenue through the Plaza and past Comal Avenue At 9 San Antonio is closed to all but parade traffic along the entire length of the parade route The bike and pet parade begins at See PARADE Page 3A CHICKEN LITTLE ADMISSION THURSDAY FREE FRIDAY Students FREE until 6 11 until 11 Adults 12 Over Children 611 yrs Under 6 yrs FREE 10 until 11 Adults 12 Over Children 6 11 yrs Under 6 yrs FREE SUNDAY 11 until 6 Adults 12 Over Children 611 yrs Under 6 yrs FREE After 6 FREE FAIRGROUNDS PARKING Free parking and shuttle is available Friday and Saturday night from Schlitterbahns Surfenburg on Union Avenue Shuttle bus service schedule Friday to am Saturday 5pm to 130 am CARNIVAL TIME Heart of America Shows 2004 Thursday Open 6 to mid night Arm Bands 6 to 11 MANDY Kyndell Hubertus 2 insisted on kissing every single one of the chicks in the Baby Barnyard Wednesday at the Comal County Fair i Baby Barnyard on fairgrounds lets young children learn about pet farm animals By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Country fairs are about critters and when it comes to critters its best to get the kids started out young And thats what Tommy and Julie Hubertus have done with their daughters Kyndell and Savannah Wednesday afternoon Julie and Kyndell 2 checked out the fairs Little Red Chicken Barn while Savan nah 7 entered half a dozen toffee bit cookies in the bak ing contest The fair continues through Sunday at the coun ty fairgrounds off Common Street For Kyndeil the barn visit meant rubbing beaks with every one of more than 100 cute cuddly fuzzy little yel low chicks Shes making her said mom as Kyn dell clutched and kissed chick after chick after chick We cant leave until they all have their kisses for the night Every one of As Kyndell continued her labor of love Savannah talked about the animals the Hubertus family keeps at their home outside New Braunfels and the ones she hopes to have next year when she will have pigs and goats to enter at the fair At home now Savannah said were just Kyndells dogs Kymber and Honey I had a Savan nah said But it was The rooster met an unfor tunate end Julie said after it cornered Kyndell and pecked her on the leg For Kyndell though the chicks were different I like this one she said holding one out that looked just like all the other ones just as though everyone See FARM Page 3A Taste of the Town offers variety of food fun HANDY Nancy Jones feeds her husband Jim a sampling of some of the food served at Taste of the Town Tuesday evening atWursthalJe By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Imagine being a brandnew restaurant open only a few months in a tough competitive town and going to the annual local food showcase hoping to win Imagine also in a region famous for its barbecue being brazen enough to take on the established locals with a rib recipe with roots in the South not in Texas Thais exactly what Shasta Rus sell and a crew from Gruene River Grill did Tuesday night at the McKenna Childrens Museums annual Taste of the Town fund raiser And they took home the peo ples choice prize as best overall restaurant The Gruene River Grill is located in the 1200 block of Gruene Road adjacent to the New Braunfels Museum of Art and Music It serves eclectic lunch and dinner menus seven days a week Hours are 11 to 9 Sunday through Thursday and 11 to 10 Friday and Saturday It was our first Taste of the Town and we wanted to make an Russell said We brought Hawaiianstyle ribs our spinach artichoke dip Caesar sal ad and strawberry shortcake Theyre all on our The idea Russell said was to choose an item from every course beginning with the appetizer including an entree and dessert See TASTE Page 3A TASTE OF THE TOWN WINNERS Best Taste of the Town Gruene River Grill Best Appetizer Huisache Grill Best Main Course Best Decorated Booth Myrons Steakhouse Bast Dessert Hew Braunfels Smokehouse
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