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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 18, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas BIXEDMr 701 1 78t SEPTEMBER 2005 E SUNDAY SRALDZEITUNG LIFE STILL GOING For more than 100 the Comal County Fair has been a mainstay in New Page 1C BUSINESS HOLD ON New Braunfels business provides important link between businesses and Page 9A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 258 32 5 sections CLICK 8 n Sunny High Low 10074 Details3B DEAR ABBY 3i CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS NBISD policy change would silence trustees By Ron Maloney Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District trustees Monday will consider changes in the boards operating policy that would prohibit any board member other than board pres ident from discussing an issue with public media prior to a District officials and a Texas Association of School Boards consultant defended the propos saying it is in keeping with the way most public boards do busi ness and ensures the board fol lows the spirit of the Texas Open Meetings But according to an attorney for the Texas Freedom of Infor mation the policy restricts a board members rights to free speech and curtails the OUR VIEW HTelling trustees not to talk about issues take the public out of public see Page 4A publics ability to assertain a board members position until a vote is NBISD board policy would impose restrictions that make it if not for news media to inform the public of all sides of an upcoming issue by prohibiting board members from engaging in any discussion of issues in and direct ing all members to defer requests for interviews or comments to the board president or superin tendent of The NBISD board meets at Monday in the board room of the New Braunfels Edu cation 430 Mill Under Section 8 of the NBISD board members may not speak in official capacity outside the But the proposed new wording in the policy to be considered Monday could squelches unof ficial comment in the sense that board members would be See Page 8A QUEEN FOR A YEAR Jemela overcomes temperamental horse to claim rodeo crown By Ron Maloney Staff Writer It takes poise to be a rodeo and Grace Jemela had enough to go around Saturday when her quarter was a little less than cooperative during the riding part of the com a New Braunfels High School is the daughter of Don Jemela and Joan Her stepfather is Jeff and all three parents watched Saturday as she was crowned 2005 Comal County Fair Rodeo Dont cry someone called as the silver crown was placed over Jemelas black which was pulled over eyes gone misty in spite of her Its her mother called up to FAIR QUEEN CONTEST SSThe Comal County Fair Queen will be crowned after a competi tion between 19 girls The competition will begin at at Canyon High Im Jemela took the obligatory pho tos with her court and the other contestants and accepted hugs from her family before taking just a moment to talk on the telephone with her grandmother before doing an Don Jemela said he was excited beyond Im very proud of my daugh he Shes worked very Im proud of her her good sportsmanship and her Jeff Nemec couldnt say Im he Her mother was similarly She worked very hard with a lot of determination and Nemec I think being named Miss Congenial ity says an awful Shes been a real team Jemela thanked her grand mother for her good wishes and clicked off the Miss Congeniality is the award given by the contest ants I was kind of surprised about Miss See Page 12A Photos by MANDY Last years Rodeo Duchess Samantha places a sash on 2005 Rodeo Queen Grace Jemela Saturday afternoon at the Comal County Jamela rides her in front of the Special talking trash pay off with exquisite barbecue MANDY Dennis Williams with the Firefighters Association Local 3845 gets brisket ready to be taken to the judges for the barbecue cookoff Saturday afternoon at the Comal County K5 FORD Low Miles Power Windows Factory Warranty By Ron Maloney Staff Writer If you cant stand the stay out of the the say ing Probably nobody can stand heat like a and New Braunfels Fire Department Engineer Dennis Williams and Battalion Chief Steve Mabe had a smokin good time Saturday at the Comal County Fair Asso ciations second annual barbe cue Everybody knows or should know that few men who dont work as professional chefs can cook like a every third day of his must fend for himself in the fire sta tion Everyone should also know that when it comes to trash few can stand their own against a firefighter partic ularly an engineer or a who has spent a little longer in the firehouse than most lesser If Mabe and Williams felt the pressure Saturday of defending the honor of firefighters every where against the 40 or 50 teams that participated in the they didnt let They were set up right beside fellow New Braunfels Gitchasum and veter an cooks Brian Albert Hanel and Doug whose culinary specialty is probably most politely described as At thats what the fire fighters We do four cookoffs a Jones tossing a derisive sneer at unim chewed on his sprinkled a little barbecue sauce on his fajita meat and BLUEBONNET Jeep then poured just a sip of it in his It was aged 10 had a smoky color and the taste of the oak barrel it was aged This reporter can attest to its smooooth Its brutal out Williams taking a second sip and shaking his head before hand ing over a piece of his fajita meat for a prejudging inspec tion by the news The ragging just goes on The contest was based on ribs and fajita and no ques had some very good The fajita meat was tender and the outside of it had a tang that would have made Rudys The sauce Williams used in with a little Rudys and not the sissy See Page 7A s DiFFEBEMGEf iltp www bbmotois com Trustee Lee Edwards CISD trustees could call million bond election By David Rupkalvis News Editor AT A GLANCE ESWhat Comal ISO Board of Trustees meeting S When 6 Monday Where Canyorr Intermediate School cafeteria The Comal Indepen dent School District Board of Trustees is expected to approve a bond issue Monday that wiJJ cost taxpayers million but will also pro vide new schools and infrastructure to deal with rapid With the district growing at a rate of 700 new students per the equivalent of a new elementary school each the dis trict is working to get the funding for new schools before the influx of students creates drastic CISD Public Information Officer Kari Hutchison said 700 new students entered See Page 3A A new queen The Comal County Fair Queen is crmyned after a competition between 19 Stephens announces reelection plans By Ron Maloney Staff Writer County CourtatLaw 2 Judge Charles Stephens II announced Saturday he would be a candidate for a full term on the bench in next years gen eral was appointed to the coun tys second courtatlaw 2004 and then won election to a two year The 2006 elec tion will put his office on the same calendar as the states other county This job is everything 1 thought it would be and Stephens I love work ing with the people who are and 1 want to keep doing it as long as the voters let Roxlyn Krueger is Stephens campaign See Page 3A Judge Charles Stephens Hi 19 OUR iZ IJLtZKKX
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