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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 21, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas TfJT SEPTEMBER HERALD MXNXXKKKNKXKMKXK HIXED ftDt 781 01 1000571 SQUTHVEST HKROfUOLISHERS 2627 E VAKDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 SPORTS SPIKED New Canyon vol leyball teams continue to roll through District Page 9A INSIDE GRASS FIRES County officials looking for possible serial arsonist after 14 fires break out in two Page 7A Serving New Braunfels and Coma I County since 260 18 2 sections CLICK 5OO 8 1 Sunny High Low 10073 Details 3B DEAR ABBY SB CLASSIFIEDS 68 COMICS 4B CROSSWORD 4B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 9A TV GRIDS SB i J q Parent files charges after bullying incident By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Sandra Cooper was shocked when her son came home from New Braun fels Middle School Thursday looking like he had barely survived a bar She had heard about bullying problems on the campus last but she never thought it would hap pen to her Hes a big I thought he would be safe from all she I guess I was the Coopers pressed charges against the eighthgrader who left her son with several bruises and some carpet They are considering filing suit against the district for failing to pro tect This all happened after their teacher stepped out of the class leaving them she That should not While the teacher was making a quick trip to the one of the students began to threaten a smaller Coopers son See Page 3A RIDE LIKE THE WIND Comal County Fair opens with a bang suicide night By Ron Maloney Staff Writer FABR WEEK Highlights of ComafCounty Students will be admitted free SS Fair pRCA Thursday through Saturday S Antique Farm Friday thrpughSynday 81 Kiddie Tractor noon Sat urday and 3 U Pet BH Kid Rodeo Clown Hi Best Western Dress 2 Sunday SJ Antique Tractor 9 Saturday Some hardy j souls who live I for the feel of j the wind in I their hair and I their hearts i wait the year I for suicide i j its not i end its the i the j opening night j County Fair when Heart of i America i the larj gest traveling i carnival midi way in j cranks up j more than 40 j of its rides at i one of its fav orite Kayla and Jennifer and Stephanie were first in line for the wrist bands that would put them on their favorite rides the the Kamikaze and the I like the Kayla I like the the twins said in It goes up and Stephanie You really feel Its you have such a rush For as long as there have been traveling children every where have referred to opening night as suicide Only those with real the bravest souls need partic ularly when it comes to the aerial The myth is they dont test the and if you ride you Stephanie Photos by MANDY Stephanie and Jennifer Westbrook scream as the Para Trooper turns them side ways during the Comal County Fairs opening night suicide night perched high atop one of the many rides at the Stephanie Westbrook and Mandie Erben locate friends on the Thats the reason we come Kayla Its a the twins again in Hailey Hartman of New Braun fels was also out for suicide night with her siblings and a couple of I like the she But we also like the Heart of America Shows Presi dent Butch Cory laughs when he hears about suicide Safety is Cory Any carnival is the people who work and were very fortu nate to have very good A custom at Heart of America is the employees and often tiieir families who travel with them test their rides after setting them up and before theyre opened to See Page 7 A Taste of Home Cooking School makes life in the kitchen easier DAVID Taste of the Town Home Economist Tamra Duncan shows a packed house how to make one of several recipes Tuesday at the New Braunfels Civic By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Tamra Duncan was cooking for a crowd Tuesday night as she prepared quick and easy dishes before hundreds of hungry audience Whoever wins the food tonight is going to have an armed guard so they can get it all to their she a professional home econ was the featured cooking instructor at the Taste of Home Cook ing School which was sponsored by the Crowds packed New Braunfels Civic Center to get a taste of new recipes and cooking ideas at the culinary For those of us who havent figured out homemade pie heres a real ly good premade pie Duncan said to a laughing I like to roll it a few times that makes me feel like it is The audience received tips and tricks for expedient such as crum bling sausage with a potato masher and cutting down on clean up with a onedish See Page 6A Mandatory evacuations ordered as Rita approaches By Juan Lozano Associated Press Writer GALVESTON Determined not to repeat the mistakes of Texas prepared for Hurricane Rita on Tuesday by ordering the states first mandatory declaring the state a disaster area and moving sup plies to inland anticipation of evac Using a law passed this Galveston County officials ordered a mandatory evac uation of its coastal communities begin ning Wednesday Elderly residents living in nursing homes and assisted living centers were to be evacuated by bus before dawn to shelters about 100 miles north in Hurricane Rita was upgraded to a Catego ry 2 hurricane Tuesday as it lashed the Flori da Keys with flooding rain and strong It was expected to be a Category 4 storm the same size as Katrina by midafter noon It was expected to make See Page 6A Opening day The Comal County Fair kicks off with games and plenty of Casteel Expect another special session soon By Leigh Jones Staff Writer State Carter Cas RNew is preparing for Rick Perry to call another spe cial session to address the unsolved school finance Casteel told members of the Greater New Braunfels Manufactur ing Association Tuesday she did not know when legislators would be called back to but she expected the Texas Supreme Court to announce this week it would not fix the problem for The governor may call us in or he may wait until after the she we still have no consensus from the leadership on what to do with school In a state district court ruled the current system of school com monly known as Robin was See Page 3A State Carter 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