Saturday, November 20, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 20, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas ALL FOR ADC 780 1000571 SOUTHUfST 262 I Mt EL PASO n 799W Inn nmllim NOVEMBER ff RALDZEITUNG SPORTS PLAYOFFS Smithson Valley out to stop SA Clarks Wilkerson in 5A Division II playoff Page 7A FORUM COLUMN Woodall writes how bus sard patrol duty would be a powerful deterrent to Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 5 16 2 sections CLICK j 60 chance of rain High Low 72 59 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3i CLASSIFIEDS 4t COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 6A OBITUARIES JA SPORTS 7A TV GRIDS 31 CISD caution costs taxpayers By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Caution can be a good especially when deal ing with taxpayer but Comal Inde pendent School District trustees learned it could be Trustees were poised to approve refunding a portion of the 1999 bonds for a estimated they took too long to make the deci and interest rates went erasing the savings and any reason to Klaus who serves on the Comal Public School Foundation board of took trustees to task for what he called Your inaction has result ed in the loss of a huge amount of money that could have gone back to the dis he Inability to come to a consensus on the bond is The administration and the districts financial advi Duane See Page 3A 4B board to consider seeking proposals By Scott Mahon Staff Writer The New Braunfels Industrial Devel opment 4B Corporation plans to request proposals for the development of an industrial park to see if a site other than the municipal airport would attract the interest of develop In the board reviewed the results of a feasibility study for an air port business but 4B Chairman Matt Harrison said that other sites should be The study was done by TIP Strate an Austin consulting Tom TIP Strategies presi said an airport business park would be compatible with existing plans to expand the and that a 200acre industrial park would gener ate million in annual Stellman said the airport industrial park would consist of aviation and autorelated businesses but wouldnt be limited to Toyota the 4B board agreed Thurs day to convene a workshop to study request for proposals RFPs tor the development of an industrial park at the airport and at other sites in New We want to look at two separate Harrison Because the city owns the land at the the land cant be it can only be See Page 3A WINTER WONDERLAND Photos by MANDY all Clockwise from the Main Plaza fountain is illuminated underneath light covered trees shortly after the lights were turned on during the annual Christmas lighting ceremony after waiting in line for several Hailey decides Santa wasnt she thought he while her lets him know what she wants for Christmas Kali Krista and Riley Stirm watch in awe as the switch is flipped and the Plaza is bathed in light Friday Holiday season begins with lighting ceremony far By Scott Mahon Staff Writer With the flip of a hun dreds of Christmas lights lit up Main Plaza Friday night and marked the official beginning of the holiday season in New Braun Onlookers and chil dren stood in line for the arrival of Santa who finally appeared on top of a bright red fire Escorting Santa were the Drag on firefighters with the New Braunfels Fire Department on their Harley State Carter Casteel and Mayor Adam Cork opened the CHRISTMAS FESTIVI1IES Looking forward to celebrat ing the holiday season early A list of citywide events going on during Festtage is on Page which was the official kick off of or the holi days in Lighting of the Christmas lights at Main Plaza began almost 35 years Helmuth Salage and Wallace Johnson started the said Judy convention and visitors bureau director for the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of They got other downtown merchants to help make it an annual While people waited for the lighting of the Christmas the New Braunfels Community Chorale sang Christmas Carl Nowotny coordinated recorded music in between The Downtown Association sponsored a concession and New Braunfels Utilities installed the lights around the The county also con tributed to the Robert chairman of the chambers Festtage commit said the committee decorat ed islands on Seguin The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department also con tributed to the The chambers blue or formed a welcom ing line for Santa The annual Christmas light ing ceremony is to showcase the and to bring the spirit of the holidays to down said The lighting of the Christmas lights began at but Jesse and Lish Rosales were standing in line for Santa Claus at Weve done this every year for the past 11 Lish Rosales The first year we did was when our daughter Jessica was just one year Football players feel impact of fan support during at school By Leigh Jonas Staff Writer Sam Clark loves a game he has played competi tively for seven He plays for but as a member of the New Braunfels High School varsity he kllOWS his job is to A united New Braunfels team watches the coin toss from Every Friday night when he the sidelines prior to the start of the annual Wurst puts on his pads and his jersey he feels a flutter of nervousness in his Playing football is but its also he You realize how big it is when you see all the people in the Clark and his teammates know how much the screaming fellow students and school offi cials want the team to win its a lot of weight for a group of 16 and 17yearold boys to They know the schools pride is at stake every time they take the Small town high school foot ball players are part hero and part movie When the Unicorns won the Wurst Clark got a lot of attention the next night at Wurst See Page 3A FOOTBALL FEVER Second in a three part series on football fever Today What football means to the players What football means to the coaches