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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 10, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas MC 781 its J W SEPTEMBER gW UNO SPORTS TOUGH NIGHT Seguin wins the Guadalupe River Bowl with a comefrom behind victory over New Page 8A FORUM SPEAK OUT Readers voice their opinions on the Red Cross and the citys response to Hurricane Page 4A and Comal County since 251 18 2 sections CLICK 50 chtnce of rain High Low 93 71 Details1B DEARABBY 31 CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 21 I FORUM 4A I OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A I TV GRIDS M UPDATES Tracking the news Updates is a weekly feature to give readers the latest information on stories tliey liave seen in the Herald If you would like to see a story weve run call us at 830 or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. DAVID Eddie Williams catches up on news at Slumber Falls Williams family moving ahead LAST WE KNEW Roughly 50 members of the Williams extended family had taken refuge from the devastation in New Orleans at Slumber Falls Camp and Retreat LATEST The groups children have started attending classes at New Braunfels Independent School with Arterria joining the New Braunfels High School cheerleading and the adults are busy looking for jobs and permanent Schools welcome new students LAST WE KNEW Local schools were beginning to welcome children from New Orleans into their LATEST New Braunfels Inde pendent School District had 34 students registered by Comal Independent School District had Family returns to New Beaunfels LAST WE KNEW Residents in RiverTerrace subdivision filled the home of their former John and Rene after learning the Papachristians home in was destroyed and Rene and her two sons were coming back to New LATEST Rene made it back to New Braunfels Sunday and was elated with the outpour ing of love from her neigh NEXT John Papachristian flew into San Antonio Friday and will stay in New Braunfels through Sunday to celebrate his sons Hanktons find a place to live LAST WE KNEW The Hankton family arrived in New Braun fels just in time to escape Hur ricane were stay ing in a local hotel but were anxious to get into a more permanent LATEST New Braunfelsers Ali cia and Tom Stevenson offered their rental home to the family for three rent Members of Oakwood Baptist Church had the house fur nished within one the Hanktons moved in Wednes Police nab DeWalt in Mexico By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Mexico 42 yearold New Braunfels woman who fled the United States in 2002 rather than surrender cus tody of her son to her exhus band has been found in Comal County District Attor ney Dib Waldrip and New Braunfels Police Mike Rust confirmed late Friday night that Suzanne DeWalt and her had been found in this resort city located in cen tral DeWalt did not resist Mexi can authorities who took her and the boy into custody late At they were on a plane enroute to the Unit ed States after being deported for illegally being in Waldrip said state warrants alleging two counts of interfer ing with child custody and one of hindering apprehension of a known felon would be served on DeWalt when she The custody charges are state jail felonies punishable by six months to two years in a state jail and a fine of up to The hindering charge is a third degree felony punishable by two to 10 years in state prison and a See Page 6A Jeremy DeWalt MY BROTHERS KEEPER Church opens its doors to New Orleans congregation By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The tantalizing smell of frying bacon greeted Lendell Smith when he woke up Friday He could be forgiven for thinking he had died and gone to heaven while he slept his surroundings were so different from what he had become accustomed to during a nightmarish four days in the New Orleans The pillow beneath his head was The sheets were And the stench of raw sewage and rotting bodies was on its way to becoming nothing but a bad Smiths journey out of the sub merged hell of his former home end ed at 5 Friday when he arrived at Comal Countys Rock Hill Gospel After an emotional reunion with his wife and he col lapsed into bed and got up just in time for a very late brunch around Standing next to his Bishop Ronnie Smith slowly shook his head when he thought back to what he had witnessed during the last two There were people committing suicide and so much One little 13yearold girl was strangled by the man who raped he said I never want to experience that and its not something I would wish on Smith and his family sought refuge in the where he before Hurricane Katrina The first day was comfortable employees and their families had Disaster relief job fair planned far Thursday By Ulgh Jones StaffWriter New Braun fels residents have opened hearts and re sources to New Orleans evac uees during the last two and now local businesses are AT A GLANCE What Disas ter Relief Job Fair When 10 to 2 Thursday West side Communi ty 2932 I35 South DAVID Hurricane Katrina evacuee Jahron Stewart plants a kiss on the cheek of Adam Jenkins in between spoonfuls of grits while being fed at the Rock Hill Gospel Church Friday Dejah plays a game of dominoes with friends inside the din ing room at the their own area and food and water were readily But after the power went out and the toilets began to their refuge quickly became a war Smith admits the experience has left him the main reason he is relieved to be together with his church My main focus was to be with my pastor and my he We draw strength from one We can get through Smith was one of roughly 40 mem bers of the Jesus Christ Apostolic Lighthouse Church who have taken See Page 5A Career and Alan chairman of theWestside Community have organized a job fair Thursday to match local employers with potential Were trying to work within the immediate area to help these peo Thompson We know they have job We just need to get them connected with busi nesses that can offer work in their Thompson said he already had received requests from at least one local manufacturer who was look ingfpr qualified Michael president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of said the job fair would be a great compliment to the annual Trade Weve offered about JOO com plimentary tickets to evacuees who want to come in and see about 60 different local he It will be a great opportunity for them to see whats available in the Businesses are encouraged to bring For contact Thomp son at 830 Cuellar Congress is working to help local governments By David Rupkahris News Editor Congressman Henry Cuellar visited New Braunfels Friday to ensure evacuees from New Orleans and local residents that the fed eral government was looking out for Cuellar visited the Slumber Falls Camp and Retreat which is temporarily housing an extended family of more than 50 New Orleans to make sure everyone knows Congress is working over time to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Earlier this we appropriated and we appropriated Cuellar told Ernest and Brenda Hin The money we appropriated we want to use for medical and to help you get a This is not a oneweek It will be a One of the things we want to do is make sure people get But we also want to make sure the local community recoups Like many in New the Hingles were living downtown when news broke that Katrina was bearing down on their Unlike many of their they were able to escape just in All we had was what we could Ernest We got out We didnt know where we were After arriving at Slumber Falls with their extended the Hingles have been amazed at the outpouring of love from the They have bent over backward without any without any Ernest They have opened their arms with a MANDY United States Congressman Henry Cuellar speaks with New Orleans residents and Ernest Barbara Johnson and Naomi Cosey during his visit to See Page 5A Slumber Falls Friday FORDTAUfluiSE Low Mltotl Power Factory Warranty I BLUEBONNET Jeep IS THE DIFFERENCE liltp s c 800 Hooey
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