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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 27, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas V V NOVEMBER HERALD ALL FOR flOC 780 1W0571 SOUTHWEST nitROWLISHERS 2627 E VANDELL OR EL PASO TX 7990 llmlliliiliUlmiilUill SPORTS FOOTBALL Texas wins fifth straight over Texas other sports Pago 7A FORUM COLUMN Woodall writes how the outcries against a young Marine must be silenced by Page 6A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 11 16 2 sections C K 5O0 WWW Mostly sunny High Low 55 45 Details1B DEAR ABBY 31 CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 21 CROSSWORD tl FORUM 6A OBITUARIES SA SPORTS 7A TV GRIDS ft 2nd stabbing suspect in jail By Ron Malonay StaffWriter Christopher Andrew Ortiz spent Thanksgiving Day with his Friday he turned himself in to face murder charges in the stabbing death of Diego hours before the victims noon funeral at Our Lady of Perpetual Flanked by his his his parents and his step went to the New Braunfels Police Depart ment at 8 to turn himself in to Detective Bob Parchman and Patrol Sean On the way into police head quarters Friday Ortiz said His Glen did the My clients not guilty of mur Peterson Gabbard met Ortiz in the lob The scene was subdued and Ortiz How are you sir Gabbard asked You all right Ortiz nodded his We need to do Gabbard explaining the booking pro cedure to Ortiz as he began pat ting him You dont have any weapons or anything You dont have any jewelry When Gabbard finished searching he handcuffed Ortiz said something too soft ly for anyone else to Gabbard unhooked one of the See Page 5A PRESENT HUNTING Photos by MANDY center and Casey pick out shirts from Kohls to give as Christmas gifts for their loved ones while their and look The Knapes come to New Braunfels every year from near to spend Thanksgiving with their family and then enjoy local shopping Local stores handle busy shoppers on Black Friday DAVID Christopher Andrew and Patrol Sean Gabbard go through booking procedures in the New Braunfels Police who turned himself arrested on charges of murder in the stabbing death of Diego SV football advances to regional final By Will Wright Sports Editor SAN pulled no punches Friday in its Class 5ADivision II football playoff against San taking a 510 victory that almost seemed The Rangers held the previously unbeaten Grey hounds to just two first downs and 56 yards offense in the teams Region IV semifinal at die Alam They scored on eight of 11 posses sions during the which sent them into next Saturdays regional final against San Antonio Strangely there was little cele brating afterward by the Rangers players and who know they are still three See Page 2A POSTSEASON San Marcos 21 SVHS San Antonio Clark 20 SVHS San Benito 0 By Ron Maloney StaffWriter It was good and dark when sis ters Kathie Cindy Medra Barbara Hernandez and Helen Gonzales took their place at the head of the line to get into Target Thats because it was 4 They led about 300 shoppers into Target when it opened at 6 kicking off Black Friday Shopping in New Thats the traditional name among retail clerks for what is tra ditionally considered the first day of the holiday shopping season and until recent regard ed also as the busiest shopping day of the day after Thanks in which retailers put on some of their best Patti a cashier checks out Rico who takes advantage of the discounts offered at the afterThanksgiving In recent Black Friday retailers as the nexttobiggest has lost a little bit of its retail shopping day of the with the The Wall Street Journal reported lastminute rush of the Saturday Friday that it is now regarded by before Christmas eclipsing According to the holi day retail sales nationwide got a good start this fall and are expect ed to be about 4 percent higher than last years record About 10 percent of this years holiday sales also will be realized over the Internet an increase of 19 percent over But four sisters from San Antonio who planned their shopping assault on New Braunfels over Thanksgiving dinner werent going to have time to log on to the Web They all met at Gonzales at 2 and were going to spend much of the day in We come up here because its See Page 5A New to town Residents discuss comprehensive plan at town hall meeting By Scott Mchon StaffWriter A town hall meeting at the New Braunfels Civic Center drew dozens of local residents interested in helping update the citys com prehensive The meeting was held by the New Braunfels Planning Commission staff to gather input for planning citys growth and Frank director of plan said almost 40 local residents attended the meeting Tuesday The purpose of the meeting was to find out what local residents envi sioned for the communi he The planning commis sion has already begun updating the citys 1999 which will include a new land use Frank Robbins Bobbins said he had intended to divide those who attended the meet ing into four groups so that each group could dis cuss each quadrant of the A lot of people knew each so a lot of peo ple ended up going from one group to he So we decided at the meeting not to structure it too much to allow people to discuss the community as a The citys updated land use map will define what the city should look like as new development takes place over the next 15 Rob bins We want to decide how land inside he city limits should be whether specific areas should be multifainily See HEARING Page 3A City denies another street worker appeal By Ron Maloney StaffWriter City Manager Chuck Pinto has decided not to reinstate a street department employee fired in September in the wake of his 18 grievance Pinto said Friday he sent Saul Ibarra a letter Wednesday informing him that he would not be getting his job back with the City of New Im following the grievance commit tees recommendation and not reinstating Pinto Im recommending the termination Pinto declined to discuss the outcome saying the issue was a personnel City Engineer Mike Short fired Ibarra 20 along with several other employ ees who were either allegedly implicated See Page 4A I BLUEBONNET IWH VEHICLE SINS FUCK 7 2003 FORD i i A A At
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