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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 21, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas ALL FOR ftDC 7811 KOI 10W571 SOUTHME5T BKROPUDLISHERS 2627 E VWTOELL DR EL PASO TX 7990 SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2004 JTIERALDZEITUNG LIFE HOLIDAY HOMIS Six homeowners have their homes decorated and ready for the annual Tour of Homes on Pago 1C COUPONS SAVE Smart Cs Photo offer savings of more than for local Inside Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 6 34 5 sections CLICK I 8 cloudy High Low 72 62 Details48 j DEARABBY 2E CLASSIFIEDS IP j COMICS 4C I CROSSWORD 4C I FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A I SPORTS IB TV GRIDS Assailants stab 22yearold man to death By Leigh Jones and Ron Maloney Staff Writers A 22yearold New Braunfels man was stabbed to death early Saturday in a dispute at a local apartment com Police Mike Rust said Diego was stabbed in the chest just after Saturday in an incident at River Park His younger who police and firefighters did not was also stabbed in the He was flown to University where he was treated for his injuries and released New Braunfels Fire Department fire fighters and paramedics treated Diego Saenz at a residence in the apartment complex and took him by ambulance to a landing zone set up tor a helicop ter but he died before the helicopter Rust Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wil liam Schroeder pronounced Saenz His body was taken to the Travis County Medical Examiners See Page 11A New Braunfels Police Department officer Chris and Dustin Sweet point out evidence to Detective Mike Pen shorn on the scene of a stabbing at the River Park Apartments early Saturday MANDY REARY HeraldZeitung RANGERS ADVANCE TO THIRD ROUND City edges closer to decision on new convention center location DAVID Smithson Valley players Ryan Wyatt Adam Zaccaria 54 and Cody McKinney 34 join teammates in a postgame celebration following Saturdays 4820 win over San Antonio SVHS faces unbeaten San Benito on Friday By Gary Livingston Sports Writer SAN ANTONIO Smithson Valley coach Larry Hill jokingly had some words of advice for those wishing to see the Texas football game this Our game is going to be a better Hill If that game is so why are they playing again next year Hill and his Rangers can afford to joke now that they dominated San Antonio Clarks Cougars 4820 in a Class 5ADivision II area Smithson Valley won its seventh straight game by corralling Clark run ning back who earlier this season became the greatest runner in San Antonio area Wilkerson got his of them to end Ms career with city records for yardage and touchdowns Hes a heck of a running back and a great Rangers senior linebacker Joe Pawelek We just hoped to con tain Wilkerson scored two times against the but SVHS defenders came up with some big plays in key forcing two interceptions and four rum But it was Clark which couldnt stop Smithson The Rangers set season highs for total points and yardage in Saturdays which sent them into the third round of the playoffs for the seventh time in the last eight As the players celebrated after the with their helmets off and guns up finger sign their coach had sighs of Ive never seen it Wilkersons huge I lill Nor do I want to see it 1 wish him well in the The win sends the Rangers 102 against unbeaten San Benito 110 in the regional quarterfinals Friday at the By Scott Mahon Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council will vote Monday on a resolution declaring the old Mission Valley Mill property as its preference for the site of a new convention A Dallas consulting compa nys concept for developing the property includes the con struction of a 300 room riverside hotel and con vention The property is owned by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association of and is located on the Guadalupe Riv er near the historic Faust Street The concept of developing the property for a convention center and major hotel has been spearheaded by the Coker a Dallas PANEL APPOINTEES Comal County Commis sioners and the Comal Independent School District Board ofTrustees have appointed represen tatives to meet with city officials to talk about creating a special taxing district for a convention See Page development company hired City Manager Chuck Pinto said Coker representatives and city officials have already met with representatives from a major hotel Michael president of the said the con vention centerhotel complex included a per forming arts retail stores and a hikeandbike See Page SA FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Coaches Winning secondary to making players good citizens Texas State University Coach Brad Wright helped turn around trie fortunes of the Canyon High School By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Brad Wright knows how painful a losing season can His first two years at Can yon High the Cou gars went 1 and I didnt want to go out in public those first few he No one wants the stigma of being unable to Stigmas lead to Districts who want win nine football and all of them do not keep coaches who have too many losing seasons in a After the first Wright managed to kept his thanks in he to support from the booster During the next three he turned the Cou gars football program taking it to the postseason playoffs in who left CHS last year to join the coaching staff at Texas Univerei See COACHf Pago 3A FOOTBALL FEVER Third in a threepart series on the importance of nigh school foot ball Friday The impact foot ball has on the schools and districts Saturday What foot ball means to the play ers Today What foot ball means to the coach es DAVID Renee Couch looks over the selection of Christmas ornaments at one of the booths at Shoppers cram bags full of goodies at Weihnachtsmarkt By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The New Braunfels Civic Center was filled with Christ mas cheer Saturday as hun dreds of shoppers filled their bags with goodies at Weih Denise whose bag was aknost conies every year with her sisters and her Four years ago was my moms last year to We had to push her around in a but we had so much We treasure that and it means a lot to us to get back together here every she Although the women start shopping Tuch said they often split up half way See GOODIES Page 12A
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