New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 26, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 26, 2004

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Issue date: Sunday, December 26, 2004

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 26, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas SUNDAY DECEMBER 2004 JL iriRALDZEITUNG SPORTS FOOTBALL Former Canyon standout Wes Zunker will play his final colle giate game with New Mexico in the Emerald Page 1B COUPONS SAVE Eckerd and Walgreens offers savings and discounts at their Inside 28 5 sections CLICK i I a Mostly sunny High Low 60 34 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 31 CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 46 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES SA SPORTS II TV GRIDS II Shoppers rush for last gift By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Theres a very special kind of lastminute holiday shop per everyone knows but almost no one will admit to Its that guy or gal who con denses the agony of gift shop ping into just one frenzied morning Christmas These folks can be found in the small appliance aisle of the grocery store or maybe at the gift shop in the truck stop out on Interstate But for the downand last minute holiday those in the know realize theres just no place like A small department store with a quick food section and a Walgreens has it all including wrap ping paper for those in a real drawstring gift You can buy a tin wall clock with pictures of Lionel trains around the face that whistles on the hour in a way a train nut just cant go through life for a more practical theres the curtain If it really isnt the only day you or yours have walked the maybe a foot massager would be just the Of no one really waits until the last and they arent in Walgreens because they forgot to buy See Page 8A DAVID Lori and her mother Linda Williams do some last minute shopping Christmas morning at WINTER HOME Not all workers home for Christmas By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Not everyone was home for Christ About a dozen semi rigs and a smat tering of cars was parked on the lot at the TA Travel Center north of town Sat In the restaurant of the place former ly called Rip Sandra Sanchez was working her first Christmas most places are closed for Christ she This is the first one Ive worked that is I dont See Page 3A COMINGFRIDAY Tour of Faith Another church is pro filed in our weekly series of churches in Photos by DAVID Zeitung COlDal Louise checks her email while looks on in their RV parked at Hill Country RV who live in New Braunfels from October to use the Internet and instant messaging to keep up with family and RV travelers spend Christmas holiday in sun Thursday last day for income tax deduction By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Louise and John Hay dont spend Christmas with their grown children and grandchildren any a fact that irritates their in They worry about said the retired whove spent Christinas in New Braunfels every year since they became fulltime RVers 10 years But its too cold up so I told her if shes so worried about send us money Louise The Hays retired and sold their home in Kansas in They left North Dakota in It was one degree below 0 in Far go at noon But it was sunny Thursday at the Hill Country RV where the Hays spend six months out of the year in their 37foot Pace Arrow motor We laugh and call them home less people said their daughter Kathy from Theyre like but theyre having a lot of fun In theyre having more fun than we and I think their lifestyle is Inside the Hays motor home Louise had a 2foot Charlie Brown Christmas tree Marlene and Eldon who spend seven months of the year in will spend their Christmas in their RV parked at Hill Country RV The Petersens will live in New Braunfels from November to with a handful of gifts under the The trees so small it looks like the gifts are bigger than they real ly said Louise while she sat at her computer emailing her chil at the the Hays sat around a table with other Were like one big extended Louise New Braunfels is a nice com said Marie with her husband has been a fulltime RVer since And the people in New Braunfels make us feel The Andersons left Wisconsin in It was 12 degrees in Madison We farmed in the couple Their six grown children live in Wisconsin and We spend the summers in Alas Marie The Andersons said they love the RV Its an inexpensive Del Theres no property taxes to no upkeep and maintenance on a home to worry about and we can be wherever we want to be anytime of the In winter Texans can live at the Hill Country RV Resort lor about a John said he paid a month for his RV which includes cable Electricity is about a month and his telephone bill is about The resort has two a recre ation an exercise room and a crafts and wood It has 350 spaces for fifth motor homes and parkmodel Another RV Ray and Mary left Indiana and spent their first Christmas in New Braunfels in retired as a manager with an RV manufacturing com Indiana is the RV capital of the Ray I had a lot of SM Page 3A By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Property owners who wish to write off their tax payments due next month on this years income tax return need to visit the tax office no later than Comal County Tax Sherman Krause said his office would be closed 31 along with all other county In order to take the income tax deduc tion for property tax es on their 2004 tax tax payers must pay the tax by Krause My concern is that a lot of people want to pay their taxes by 31 so they can write them off on their 2004 income tax Krause Were closed the so theyll have to come in before that As an Krause taxpay ers could mail them Friday and daim them on their 2004 returns as long as the payment is postmarked The lax office is open from 8 to 5 Krause said 2004 property taxes are due before END YOU KNOW Taxpayers must pay their property tax before 31 in order to take the income tax deduction for property ;