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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 24, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas 101 SEPTEMBER JIRALDZEITUNG SPORTS TOUGH LOSS Smithson Valley suffers stunning loss in district opener at Page 8A FORUM SPEAK OUT Readers have their say about John setting a hotel in Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 263 18 2 sections CK WWW istly cloudy High Low 99 74 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS BB COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 3B Gas prices feel force of Hurricane Rita By Ron Maloney Staff Writer If you havent filled your fuel you might want News reports of the Texas coast evacuations ahead of Hurricane Rita were replete with video of outofgas vehicles stranded along Added to the sharp jump in gasoline prices in the wake of Hurricane concerns over fuel availabil ity and possible future high er prices have caused reports of runs on some service stations and clo sures as they reportedly ran out of Around the Schertz and New Braunfels area prices were seen to rise by a dime or more per gallon over the previous industry sources report that regardless of what happens in Ritas still higher gasoline prices are which moni tors gasoline prices around the state and publishes a report on them each was evacuated from its Houston headquarters as a result of the Jeff public rela tions manager for the Amer ican Automobile Associa tion of Southern was taking calls Friday for Rose spokes woman for He reported prices had been dropping for more than a week some 15 cents to a statewide average of per but had begun to tick back upward Thursday as evacuations See Page 3A STRIKE UP THE BAND Photos by DAVID Clockwise from members of the New Braunfels High School Band colorguard march down West San Antonio Street Friday during the Comal County Fair Parade Nick and his enjoy the passing A brightly decorated Selina Rodriguez walks up and down the parade route pulling a wagon loaded down with cold water and County fair parade offers something for all ages By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Jillian Wold spent the first part of the Comal County Fair Parade with her lit tle hands pressed tighdy over her By the time the Unicorn Band marched the toddler had worked up the courage to listen to the noise without but she was not happy about I like the but theyre too she raising her voice to be heard over the drum Her smiled and gave die toddler a quick Fridays parade was their first togeth but it would not be their Waving to the floats and cheering the local high school bands is a family I used to come to the parade eveiy year as a Joanna Then I played in the so this is all very Jillian was so busy watching the band move down the street she did not notice the next group in line until her cousin gasped with Here come the Malori Oldham said with a big The girls on the float waved back leaving the 8yearold with dreams of ballgowns and Will she be fair queen one day she said Oldham quickly lost interest in the troop marching down San Antonio Street when the fair royalty gave way to local The youngster might not have appre ciated the sight of her state representa tive riding in the back of a pickup but the adults around her gave Carter Casteel enough of a cheer to make up for her lack of Oldham had to wait through the Comal County Commissioners Court on a flatbed and the New Braunfels City Council driving golf carts before she had another opportunity to admire a young woman with a regal wave Junior Miss Rachel Half a block farther down San Anto nio a family of evacuees from Houston was watching the parade for the first Its a good distraction from the wor said Baytown resident Rhoda She and her spent 20 hours on the road Thursday to take shelter with her Pam in See Page 10A AT A GLANCE Comal County Fair When Through Sunday U Where Comal County Fairgrounds 53 Saturday 10 to 11 Adults 12 and older Children 6 to 11 chil dren younger than 6 free H Sunday 11 to 6 Adults 12 and older Children 6 to 11 children younger than 6 free admission is free after 6 Graduates Kaliegh King and pet goat Snowflake make their way down West San Antonio Street while par ticipating in Friday mornings pet DAVID HeraldZeitung Pet parade features variety of matching costumes By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Rocky the ferret peered warily around the pet parade staging area Friday morning in the San Antonio Street Handy Andy parking It was hard to take his competition since most of them were dressed in ridiculous humanstyle but their sharp teeth and long pink tongues still looked menacing to the wiry He did not take his beady black eyes off the dogs for a Rockys 12yearold Kareece noticed his concern and scooped him up off the hot pave Hes a little she said with a This is his first time in the See Page 3A Leach brings his brand of rope wizardry to fair By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter A horse is a except when hes a media Bravo is a mustang owned and trained by trick roper Nolan Though his young riders stunts have wowed audiences Bravo refuses to stand in the The horse is a said Nolans moth Teri After a show in Nolan was talking to reporters and Bravo kept nudging a cameraman until he was petting him with one hand and holding the camera with the Nolan and Bravo will take a break from life on the road by performing at the halftime show of the Comal County Fairs Bull Riders Extravaganza Nolan said de spite an international this will be his first rodeo in his hometown of New Braun Growing I always went to the Comal County said a homeschooled When I was I always won dered if I would be as neat a cowboy one day as the ones I saw at the Audiences at the International Horse Show in Sweden seemed to think Nolan was a pretty neat cowboy He and Bravo performed for a crowd of 3 million and were greeted by fans and reporters Its funny because you go over there and everyone thinks youre John he They think youre the authority on being a Nolans love affair with Western perform ing began at age when he started trick At he trained his first a wild mustang purchased at I got Bravo as a 3yearold stud colt for he He was pretty rough when I got He used to think he had to fight me for his See Page 5A UPDATES Nolan Leach Tracking the news Updates is a weekly feature to give readers the latest information on stories they have seen in the If you umildlike to see a story uwvc run call us at 830 or drop an email to email@example.com. 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