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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 17, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                SPORTS ALL STATI Four New Braunfels one from Canyon are named to the APs Class 4A allstate football Page 7A DECEMBER ERALDZEITUNG FORUM LITTIRS Readers sound off on down town merchants and how CISD trustees must lead by Page 4A 11 Nw nc CLICK i 8 Mostly sunny High Low 60 37 Details 1B 41 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD FORUM 4A OBITUARIES SA SPORTS 7A TV GRIDS 41 Commissioners take look at tax district By Ron Maloney StaffWriter for a proposed hotel and con vention center and appeared to like what they Comal County commission Cokef the ers Thursday got an indepth former Dallas piling look at the funding scenario tor who proposes the revital ization of the vacant Mission Valley Mills site into a mil 200 to 300 room hotel and convention center had attend ed commissioners hed have liked what he Commissioners listened to presentations by New Braun fels City Manager Chuck and Coker Project Man ager Richard asked ques tions about the project and its Tax Increment Financing Dis trict funding and expressed support for the con No vote was taken because the presentation was part of the countys workshop agen If the city votes to establish a TIP district at its 24 city council the question See Page 3A Casteel previews DRUMMING UP SPIRIT legislative issues By Scott Mahon StaffWriter State Carter Casteel said school workers Compensation and Protective Ser vices would be among the top issues lacing the 79th Texas RNew gave a legislative preview Thursday at Honors Hall to the Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Who is going to be Texas next governor will have an impact on the Cas teel I dont have a although State Comptroller Carole Keeton Carter Casteel Strayhorn will devel op a lot of and Ive heard that Kay Bailey Hutchison will The 79th Texas Legislature convenes in regular session who was first elected to repre sent District 73 in November will begin her second term as a state legis District 73 includes Gille Kendall and Ban dera Because state District Judge John Dietz of Austin ruled in September that Texas must create a new school finance See Page 6A Made from scratch Recent class at The Sophienburg offered tips on how to make 2004 CHEER FUND Donations are still being accept ed for the 2004 Cheer Stop by the HeraldZeitung office at 707 Landa between 8 and 5 Monday through Friday or mail a check made out to the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung to Cheer New Braunfels 707 Landa New before To volunteer to deliver for the Cheer Fund Call 203 or show up at the HeraldZeitung printing plant on Industrial Drive at 8 DAVID As Smithson Valley High School assistant band director MarkWatley left supervises Ranger Band drum majors Andrew Amanda Johnson andTom Anderson prepare to load up the bands trailer with equipment for their performance in Texas Stadium at the Class 5ADivision II State Football Championship Mighty Ranger Band prepares to cheer on football team at state game Thanks to the following for their support and Adrian Goodson Carmen and John Malcolm Phillips By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Andrew a senior drum major with the Mighty Ranger is having a very busy In the middle of studying for his AP final Motley has had to find time to make prepa rations for the bands long road trip to Dallas for Saturdays state championship football It has been crazy this Motley Weve had to get signup lists for the charter bus es and coordinate meal Motley is one of 195 band members who will make the trip to Texas While the logistics are a night Motley said the roar of the crowd would make it all worth Bands do not always get the crowd appreciation their hard work Most people come to see the football team and do not appreciate the tech nically difficult routines the band But last crowds in the Alamodome gave the Rangers musicians a standing ovation for doing something a little After the instrumentalists marched into a SV forma they began to fall domino while yelling at the top of their The straight formation con nected together and turned into a cursive while the band members continued to fin ishing the Smithson Valley High See Page 3A SVHS 2004 POSTSEASON SCORES SVHS San Marcos 21 SVHS San Antonio Clark 20 SVHS San Benito 0 SVHS San Antonio Taft 24 SVHS Houston Clear Lake 10 Christ International Tabernacle works to bring unity Of CHRIST WfTERNATIONALTABEmiACLE Pastor Carolyn Stovall Gilbert Denomination nondenomina tional Attendance Under 50 Meeting time 7 Thursday Location Landa Park Recreation second 164 Landa Park Drive I Phone 830 8226988 I Worship style nontraditional I Mission love and recon ciliation By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Four years Carolyn Stovall Gilbert was driving through New Braunfels when she felt moved to pray for the As with most places she Gilbert saw a need for We all live in our own little worlds and she 1 want to see walls broken Gilbert prayed for the city for two continuing to drive through it on Inter state until she felt compelled to start a mission Christ International Tabernacle New Braunfels had its first meeting in June in Landa During the praise Gilbert and the small congregation received a Three ducks walked up to yel low a white duck and a black she 1 took that as a strong sign of ChnstlrttemaubnaJTabernadejuniped right in to local mission partnering with the Parks and Recreation Depart ment to serve the citys They hosted basketball and dodge ball tournaments at the Landa Park recre ation providing food for after game Knowing her small congregation can not meet all of the citys Gilbert believes strongly in collaborating with other churches in the Twice a she meets with six other pastors from New Braunfels and the Canyon lake area to pray for We can make progress if we work together to make our community bet she After the beginning of the Gilbert and her congregation are planning a con centrated evangelical push into the citys housing We are in the early stages of planting Carolyn Qjlbeit of Christ international but we are expecting a great harvest at the Landa Recreational where See Page 6A services meet in an upstairs   

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