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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 24, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                EL PASO TI 799D NOVEMBER ERALDZEITUNG LIFE NO NASSLI Why cook forThanksgiving when there are delicious hassle free alternatives available Page 1B FORUM VETO POWIR Columnist Cal Thomas writes that Bush should use his veto power to halt reckless spending of Page 6A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 8 16 2 sections CLICK I Mostly sunny High Low 62 38 Details 2B DEARABBY M CLASSIFIEDS Ml COMICS 48 CROSSWORD 41 FORUM 6A OBlTUAfllES SA SPORTS 7A TV GRIDS M Stores stock brace for postholiday shopping rush By Leigh Jonas StaffWriter Salecrazed shoppers who are still recovering from consuming large amounts of turkey and dressing on Thanksgiving wall set out before dawn Friday in search of the best deal they can Danny WalMart store said he has seen people stake their places in the parking lot as early as On Friday we will be wall to wall in he To prepare for the biggest shopping day of the Williamson and 75 asso ciates will stay up all decking the isles with Christmas They will hang ready the Christmas music most set out the sale The blitz sale will start at 6 and end at 11 Its going to have some great things in Williamson The exact items and prices are top but Williamson promised early shoppers would not be disappointed with the electronics and childrens toys they would Target also is keeping its sale items close to the but store Manager Kirk Kveton said he expected there would be several hundred people waiting patient ly at the door at 6 Its going to be crazy Wo call it organized he To ensure the crowd does not turn into a Target employees will be talking to the shoppers before the doors ask ing them not to run and telling them where to find the items they The early morning sale will include some of this years hottest includ ing small appliances and Before WalMart and Target shoppers will get a shot at which is See BLACK Page 2A I Kohls opens at with sale to end at I WalMarts blitz sale is from 6 to 11 I Targets sale begins at 6 HIGH WATER AFTERMATH DAVID Ben Resales inspects the damage to the Gruene River bridge caused by Mondays top layer of cement on a portion of the bridge was peeled back by rushing a short dis tance from the hugh pieces of asphalt that were moved by floodwaters litter what is left of Bubbas Big Deck in Damages pile up across debrislittered county 2 restaurants are open on holiday By Scott Mahon StaffWriter If you havent bought your Thanksgiving turkey dont Handy Andy and HEB will be open Thanksgiving and all three stores still have plenty of Santos Albertsons meat said the rain Monday kept most people from doing their holiday gro cery Weve got plenty of he said located at 955 Walnut will be open Thanksgiving Day from 7 to 4 651 Walnut will be open from 6 to 2 Weve got plenty of River side and Butterball said Floyd HE Bs meat market Handy Andys store at 559 San Antonio will be See Page 5A By Ron Maloney StaffWriter the bar of directors convened at Bubbas Big Deck in Gruene and set to work shov eling out the mud left by the floodwa Bubba owner of the popu lar club for firefighters and their best was making runs to Home Depot to buy Its nothing we cant said whose other job is assis tant fire marshal for the City of New Its just the water moves a whole lot of We have a lot of loyal and we wont disap point Well be open Saturday for our river survival party and toy The toy run is the annual Gypsys MC Christmas effort to collect toys for needy They donate those Conran Were going to get back Conrans patrons arent exactly cus They take an interest and have a voice in how the business We call them the bar of When something we talk about They were here to help Mon day I bought four shovels and we got getting the mud While New Braunfels and Comal County escaped a widespread flood ing officials were busy Tues day assessing the Shirley Offermann with the Ameri can Red Cross reported teams were out doing damage Weve got a big area to take care she Its going to be pretty bad for houses and cars were damaged in some she Assessments would continue in com ing Weve gotten an awful lot of she The shelter set up at Canyon Inter mediate School closed Monday night without The one at New Braunfels High School closed Tues day Offermann did not know how many people had stayed Were getting everyone taken care See HIGH Page 5A H City and county offices will be closed Thursday and H New Braunfels Post Office will be closed but will be open Friday at 9 M New Braunfels Utilities will be closed Thursday and Friday Banks will be closed Thanksgiving but will be open Friday for normal business NBISD and CISD schools let put Wednesday for the Classes will resume Volunteers What counts are blessings of giving By Ron Maloney StaffWriter GARDEN it comes time to count your no one would expect a guy called Grumpy to have much to be thankful But Monday his wife Grumpy and a bunch of their friends were working outside in a driving rain to express their thankfulness by help ing the less fortunate in the 5th annual edition of Grumpys Operation Thanks Grumpy is the owner of Grumpys Mex ican known best for its fresh salsa and not for any turkey except the turkey talked by the Grumpy believes in giving to the com munity and to the COMINGFRIDAY Each he begins organizing and preparing for an event that grows expo nentially each This Operation Thanksgiving will provide food for and is one of sever al local efforts to help foster a sense of Turkeys and all the fixings went to the Salvation Armys Nolan Street Shelter in San the Northeast Bible the Comal County Crisis Center and a number of families along the A long time 1 ran into a family and the who had was really Grumpy She All we wanted is food to eat and I cant even feed my I resolved from that day out Im going to make sure I do all I can so some people dont have to go Grumpy is a day for just plain Please help all you can and dont let anyone go hungry if you can help Grumpy said while helping to load 60 See HELP Page 5A OAViQ Volunteers and John Haw thorne of the Chapter of Thrivent for Lutherans roll out the last 11 Thanksgiving baskets Tuesday morning bound for Lutheran Mens andltriw FlSHEKMEN BRACELETS m goU and silver Starting Ot Jewelry factory   

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