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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 10, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                September 2005 FORUM HeraldZeitung Serving New Braunfch anil Cental County since New Braunfels Zeitung was founded 1852 New Braunfels Herald was founded The two papers merged in 1957 and printed in both German and English until Managing Editor Editor and Publisher Circulation Director Advertising Director Business Manager News Editor Qary Maltland DougToMy David Rupkalvlt OUR OPINION Startzville voters face key votes if you live in the commu nities of Bulverde and make sure to out and today on Bu have much at oday is election day in the communities of Startzville and Startzville voters will make a decision today that will decide the direction of their communi ty Startzville voters live at a crossroads in their communitys Will they choose to try to remain a largely inde pendent area in spite of the pressures of growth and pre serve the character of their community or will they decide their future lies in incorporation as the countys newest city Many who live in Startzville share the ethic of the rugged independent rural Texan who disdains the protections afforded in the heavily regulated city But many others who have moved there in recent years see the value of the services a city can provide albeit already provided by the That new layer of government and its services will cost Bulverde faced the same choices Startzville weighs several years ago and chose the incorpo ration path and all the growing pains that have come with they will decide who will succeed Mayor Bill who passed away this past The decision will decide the direction of a small city that must cope with some of the countys most rapid Those of you who live in these two communi ties should make sure to get out and vote You have much at TODAY IN HISTORY I By The Associated Press IToday is the 253rd day of There are 112 days left in the I Todays Highlight in History I Fifty years on the longrun ning TV Western series starring James Arness as Marshal Matt premiered on CBS On this date In John Smith was elected president of the Jamestown colony council in In an American naval force commanded by Oliver Perry defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of In Elias Howe received a patent for his sewing In New York City welcomed home John Pershing and soldiers who had served in the First Division during World War In Canada declared war on Nazi In Vidkun Quisling was sentenced to death in Norway for collaborating with the Nazis he was executed by firing squad in October In Americanborn Mildred accused of being Nazi wartime radio broadcaster Axis Sal was indicted in Washington for She was later and served 12 years in In black students entered Alaba ma public schools following a standoff between federal authorities and George In convicted murderer Hamida a Tunisian became the last person to date to be executed by the guillotine in In Swedish Foreign Minister Anna was stabbed in a Stockholm department store she died the next LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Even after more than 60 Brauntex offers something for all Looking for something to do Been thinking you should drive to San Anto nio to attend a concert Want to see live enter tainment from Broadway or other fabulous song and dance Checked big city ticket much less gas prices lately What if you could find Broadway a tribute to Woody music and song from Sisters Morales to the Air Force Bluegrass to Pop and much more right here in New Braunfels you Its all at the Brauntex Performing Arts The atre in this years 20052006 If you havent been to the Brauntex its not that old musty movie theater you may It has been transformed into a non profit performing arts theater that attracts some of the finest acts available from Broadway to providing some of the and most reasonably priced live entertainment anywhere in our The season opener of Sisters Morales is fol lowed by a variety of regional and national tal ent that offer a blend of live big city entertain ment with small town convenience and The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre appre ciates your support and strives to bring the best entertainment available to enhance the cultural quality of life in New The Brauntex Theatre has provided more than 60 years of family entertainment and represents a valued and historic icon in the downtown area and is an important part of the downtown revitaliza Thank you for your BillThompson New Braunfels Enjoy help others in need by giving to Red Cross Just think if every one that usually went out to dinner on Friday or Saturday as their usual diing per instead stayed drank water and had a sandwich peanut my Then rney sent the money they would usually spend on that evening out to the Red Take it a step and turn the aircondi tioning off for a I go and sit outside in the full sun for 30 We all would appreciate all mat we have much send prayers for all those involved in this disaster and the many helpers Oh what a concept Clean off the table After church everyone who is fortunate to have family with sit down to the table together for that peanut butter Enjoy all our blessings Barbara Jones New Braunfels New Braunfels a town that gives to those who need help In the past the nation has been inun dated with images from the destruction of Kat The horrors have left all of us asking how to As I read articles from the Saturday Zeitung in my home nearly 150 miles I was pleased to learn about the helping hand New Braunfels was lending to those in Despite the fact that the city will be without an official shelter or official relief New Braunfels stepped up in a big The system developed to aid evacuees is nothing less than especially with citizens even offer ing up their homes to those in As a community wellversed in dealing with I would expect nothing but need less to I have never been more proud to say that I am from New In this time of it has shown itself to despite its a community with an amazingly big Jessica Gonzales Waco LETTERS POLICY Letters must be 250 words or HeraldZeitung reserves the right to edit all Guest columns should be 500 words or less and must be accompanied by a Address and telephone number must be included so authorship can be Mail letters to Letters to Editor HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New TX 781311328 Fax them to 830 6063413 email them to United States Government PRESIDENT GEORGE Bum 1600 Pennsylvania NW 20500 KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON Russell Senate Office Building Room 284 20510 Telephone 202 2245922 Fax 202 2240776 Web Send emails through Web SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 145 Duncan Suite 120 San Antonio 78226 Telephone 210 3402885 Fax 210 3496753 JOHN CORNYN Russell SenateHart Room 517 20510 Telephone 202 2242934 Fax 202 2282856 Web Send emails through Web AUSTIN OFFICE 221 West Sixth Suite 1530 Austin 78701 Telephone 512 4696034 Fax 512 4696020 SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 600 Suite 210 San Antonio 78205 Telephone 210 2247485 Fax 210 2248569 CONGRESSMAN LAMAR SMITH Rayburn House Office Building Room 2184 20515 Telephone 202 2254236 Fax 202 2258628 Web address Send emails through Web SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 1100 NE Loop Suite 640 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8215024 Fax 210 8215947 HENRY CUELLAR 1404 Longworth House Office Building 20515 Telephone 202 2251640 Fax 202 2251641 Web address SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 1149 Commerce Suite 210 San Antonio 78205 Telephone 210 2712851 Fax 210 2776671 GOVERNOR NOW TO CONTACT Texas Government RICK PERRY State Room Box 12428 Austin 78711 Telephone 800 8435789 Fax STATE HOUSE CARTER CASTEEL 254 Mill New Braunfels 78130 Telephone 830 6270215 Email address carter.casteel@house.state.tx.us STATE SEN JEFF WENTWORTH 1250 NE Loop Suite 720 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 WHILE IN AUSTIN Telephone 512 4630125 Email address jeff.wentworth@senate.state.tx.us JUDITH ZAFFIRINI Box 627 Laredo 780420627 SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 12702Toepperwein Road San Antonio 78233 Telephone 210 6570095 Someone should say thanks for Hurricane Katrina relief MIKEREAGAN Mike the eldest son of President Ronald is heard on more than 200 talk radio stations national ly as part of the Radio America Turn on read the local news paper or listen to your local radio station and all you are going to see and read are accounts of people kneedeep in playing the blame What you dont hear is anybody say ing thank From the safety of Pierce Brosnan took the time to tell the world This man called President Bush has a lot to answer I dont know if this man is really taking care of This gov ernment has been Instead of lifting a finger to help Katrinas this was the makebelieve O07s response to the Hollywood celebrity Sean Penn raced to New Orleans with his leaky boat in what became a Keystone Kops effort to rescue floodstranded vic He but the cameras were there to record for posterity his gallantry in coming to their Having lost that photo he launched into his usual leftist rhetoric to castigate the accusing the administration of criminal while his boats engine sput tered to a At a Labor Day with his AFLCIO union collapsing all around John Sweeney assured his members that what he alleged was the governments slow response was a sign of hostility to work No he actually said Can you just picture George Bush wak ing up in the morning and saying to Lau ra The hell with those Were not going to send help to New Orleans because we hate As these bozos were collectively vent ing their liberal spleen at the huge caravans of trucks carry thousands of tons of food and water and clothing and other vital supplies were pouring into New Orleans from as far away as California and New Army and National Guard troops were arriving by the all sent under orders from the Did it occur to any of his critics to take a moment out to say thank you to George Bush Harry Connick a native resident of New was but unlike his fellow celebrities he wasnt spending his time making political he was in his boat which didnt leak surrounded by toxic water and rescuing those mostly black folks trapped by the Has anybody said thank you to Harry Connick From almost the moment the 17th Street dike members of the Army Corps of Engineers have been laboring day and night to repair the breech and stop any more of the lake waters from gushing into the streets of New Orleans a job they have now com Has anybody said thank you to these dedicated and weary men Not that Ive All across the nation the leftwing wackos are squinting to find something they can complain about and blame on the president for alleged failures in the massive federal effort to cope with the worst natural disaster in American his They cant bring themselves to admit that a lot of good things are being done by the federal government and the horde of good people who are pitching in to help their fellow Ameri If they did they might have to say thank a phrase they dont seem to have in their When my wife asks me to vacuum the I inevitably miss a She doesnt jump all over me because I messed understanding what klutzes husbands are when it comes to domestic she simply thanks These liberal scoundrels dont have it in them to thank those National regular army sol relief workers from FEMA and the Red Cross and all the others and the people in the Bush administration whose efforts are above and far beyond the call of They are too busy looking for the motes in the administrations eyes to see the huge planks in their All together lets hear it Thank you President thank you Harry Connick thank you police and fire men and National Guardsmen and members of the Red Cross and Salva tion Army and all you other   

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