New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, August 31, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

August 31, 2005

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 31, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas V Jf AUGUST tl WO ZEITUNG SPORTS ON A ROLL New Canyon vol leyball teams continue to improve as district season Page 6A LIFE TIME TO EAT Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to head out doors and fire up the Page 1B Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 242 14 2 sections CK www 500 Sunny High Low 101 71 DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 4B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 3B Massive rescue effort begins on Gulf Coast By Brett Mattel Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS Rescuers along the hurricaneravaged Gulf Coast pushed aside the dead to reach the living Tues day in a race against time and rising while New Orleans sank deeper into cri with Louisianas governor ordering storm refugees out of this drowning Two levees broke and sent water coursing into the streets of the Big Easy a full day after New Orleans appeared to have escaped widespread destruc tion from Hurricane An estimated 80 percent of HELP OUT Rl Comal County has a tradi tion of helping others in Hurricane Katrina gives resi dents another see Page the belowsealevel city was under up to 20 feet deep in with miles and miles of homes The situation is Kathleen Blanco Its just The number of dead was still a day after Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast with 145mph But one Mis sissippi county alone was believed to have lost as many as 80 people 30 of them from a beachfront apartment house that collapsed under a 25foot wall of And Louisiana said many were feared dead making Katrina one of the most pun ishing storms to hit the United States in New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said if not of people may still be stuck on roofs and in and so rescue boats were bypassing the Were not even dealing with dead Nagin Theyre just pushing them on the The flooding in New Orleans grew worse by the prompting the evacuation of hotels and hospitals and an audacious plan to drop huge sandbags from helicopters to close up one of the breached At die same loot ing broke out in some neigh the sweltering city of had no drinkable and the electricity could be out for With water rising perilously inside the Blanco said the tens of thousands of refugees now huddled there and other shelters in New Orleans would have to be evac See Page 8A Gary Beach Christopher grabs a line from New Orleans Police officers Rickey and Dave Lemoine as they try to rescue Collins from his rooftop in New MANDV The price of gas at Rudys BarBQ jumped 47 cents Tuesday Gas prices on the rise again From staff reports The price of a gallon of gas headed high er Tuesday as the effects of Hurricane Kat rina reached New Braunfels one day after the deadly storm devastated the Gulf At Rudys BarBQ on the corner of Loop 337 and Common gas jumped from a gallon at midday to by 5 Most gas stations saw a smaller jump as prices ranged from per gallon to Katrina played a large role in the rapid rise as oil pipelines and refineries along the Gulf Coast were The price of oil jumped to a record high of a barrel COMING THURSDAY Getting bigger Memorial Primary is growing so the school already needs more NO TIME TO PLAY Sisters spend their summer on traveling drum corps By David Rupkalvis News Editor Most high school and college students spent their summers relaxing and enjoying the break from But not Danielle and Deidra The two young ladies spent their summers practicing 12 hours a traveling the country and per forming in front a large crowds as members of traveling drum traveled with the Cadets corps based out of Allen while Deidra was part of the Blue Knights based out of Den While their friends in New Braunfels were visiting Schlitter bahn and the Littletons were traveling between and miles to put on shows in dozens of The girls met up just two first at a regional in San Antonio and then at the world champi onships in Danielle started the family lega cy when she joined the color guard and winter guard at New Braunfels High When she she decided to continue in the field and tried out for the Blue This she moved to the MANDY and Danielle Littleton look over pictures from when they together in the Unicorn band in Danielles which is covered in DCI colorguard pictures and Cadets because she fell in love with the group when watching them compete in earlier Little did Danielle know that she would become the centerpiece of the corps In the the corps marches around playing In the middle of the field was a white A young girl in the center of the show transformed by moving in and out of the door as the music I was the Danielle The show was about this girl who was in a I was the It was really I guess the most nervewracking part was before the For the Littleton drum corps season began the day they got out of Danielle flew to Pennsylvania while flew to What followed was three weeks of hard The DIDYOU See Page 2A IS A drum corps resembles a marching band except the corps contains only brass percussion and a color I There are three divisions of traveling drum separated by Both Danielle and Deidra Littleton spent the summer with Division 1 Division 1 corps have 135 AIR Q U A I I T V Health Alert TheTexas Commission on En vironmental Quality and the Alamo Area Council of Governments has declared today an Air Quality Health Alert Reduce unnecessary vehicle Carpool if possible or com bine all errands into one Avoid use of drive through lanes or Dont refuel during Avoid use of gaspowered yard Pollution levels are posted online at Smith joins fray for Bulverde mayors race By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The Bulverde mayoral race has not exactly been hotly con tested during early Only 59 registered voters had cast ballots during the first five days of the special election to fill former Mayor Bill Coles unexpired Cole stepped down this past just one month before his Voters have three candidates to choose May or Pro Tern Sarah for mer Alderman Charlie Baetz and Kevin a political Smith said he decided to run at the last minute after listening AT A GLANCE M What Bulverde mayoral elec tion H When 9 to 5 Mon day through through U Where Bulverde City 30360 Cougar Bend to the platforms of the other two The mayor needs to be able to communicate with die peo ple and let them know things are being he I dont believe either of them are able to get the job a real estate broker and 10year Bulverde said he was motivated to get involved in the political scene after the highly contentious Home Depot debate made him realize current politicians did not have the citys best inter ests as their highest I would encourage city lead ership to have the foresight to see beyond ardent coiporate courtships and recognize the importance of responding to the wishes of our citys resi he wrote in his cam paign platform If the people of Bulverde do sup port the establishment of cer tain developments within our those projects must be made to conform to principles of responsible See Page 3A Tax rate in Bulverde likely to remain the same By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Bulverde residents will get their first look at next years tax rate Thursday during the first of two public healings required before council members can vote to adopt the Mayor Pro Tern Sarah Ste vick has proposed the tax rate remain the same as last years rate cents per Thanks to rising property the rate will bring in to the citys AT A GLANCE a What Bulverde tax rate pub lic hearing m When S Where City 30360 Cougar Bend more than last The maximum rate the city could set is which would raise The majority of the funds will be used for maintenance and with used for debt serv ice See Page 2A GREAT TASTE GREAT TIMES ;