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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 27, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas W W SEPTEMBER f HERALD ADC 781 urn 1000571 STHUEST HKROPIJCLISHERS 2627 E YftNDEU M EL PASO TX 799M3 SPORTS ON THE LINE The Canyon volleyball team opens a key week in District 274A when Burnet visits Page 5 FORUM COLUMN Bubba Collins says attacking the mayor makes no sense when community needs to Page 4 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 265 10 1 section CK Partly Cloudy High Low 101 75 DEARABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 7 8 6 6 4 3 5 7 Cost of civic center expansion adding up By Leigh Jones Staff Writer City council approved spending for geotechnical services for the Civic Center expansion project but not without express ing concern about the additional Councilwoman Kathleen Krueger could hardly wait for Mayor Bruce Boyer to open discussion on the agenda item before jumping I have a problem with this not being a part of the million we already approved for this she Im concerned that by the end of the day this could be a million or million civic and that would be Council approved spending up to million for the expansion proj ect Two weeks they were asked to approve spending an addi tional for surveying Although former city manager Chuck Pinto warned at the time additional items would come up before the project was put out for a final council members seemed surprised Monday at the new Boyer told the citys Chief Financial Officer Jeff Hinson he wanted to see a bottom line number at some Everyone wants to know how much this is actually going to he We owe it to the public to tell them how much were See Page 2A ALL DRESSED UP Youngsters show off their best duds as fair comes to an end By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Tristan Drake is armed and dan The shiny sheriffs badge and two trusty plastic guns are but the 6yearold said his smile is what will really knock em My dimples are my secret Tristan said with a Indian princesses and rodeo queens strut Kara shows off her finest western duds at the Best Western Dress Contest Sunday afternoon at the Comal County ted their stuff before judges during the Comal County Fairs Best Dressed Western Contest Entrants ranged from toddlers in covered wagons to a 9yearold in vintage Elevenmonthold Charles Smith was one of the youngest dressed as a rodeo clown with back flap long grease paint and a His Joy said her family has been participating in the contest for about six We just do this to have fun and give the kids a chance to dress she Makayla Tristans 7year old said she has also entered for die last few with great suc Makayla placed first and sec ond in the last two Dressed in a fringed dress with a shiny pink cowboy she said great threads are the secret to You win by doing the best and having the best she Louisa Turner said her daughter Harleighs outfit was part of a fami ly wore a sequined mariachi dress from Mex ico and a matching sombrero from This outfit has been in the fam ily for a long Louisa Turner I wore it in this contest when I was a baby and won second In the the duds that really wowed the judges belonged to 2yearold Kara Her grand Darlene created an Record heat to stick around a few more days By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Comal County dodged Hurricane Rita related rainfall over the but resi dents parched by hot dry winds and record threedigit high temperatures might have appreciated the National Weather Service in New Braunfels recorded a high temper ature of 105 it was Monday hit 105 and todays expected high is near Some relief is anticipated Wednesday through the weekend when the falls first cold front rolls bringing high tem peratures late this week down into the While the weather service doesnt have statistics for New the weekends highs in San Antonio of 105 easily eclipsed that citys record of 97 degrees set in National Weather Service Meteorologist Dennis Cook said Saturdays high was caused by dry southwest winds spun off by it was just high pressure over South Central Cook said See Page 2A Photos by DAVID Rodeo clown Dawson sizes up the competition during the Best Western Dress Contest at the Comal County Fair Sunday replica Dale Evans cowgirl outfit for Darlene Acker said it took her about two weeks to create the out fit from pictures off die The most difficult part was cutting out the stars that decorated the vest and The work paid howev when Kara was awarded Best I was really upset at Acker They didnt announce it until the so we thought she didnt win Bull riders lay it all on the line for 8second adrenaline rush By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter The temperature was high Sun day but it wasnt enough to cool down James a bullrider from held on for two rough rides to win the Comal County Fair Bull Riders Extravaganza with a score of The heat didnt make a differ he wiping sweat from under his black cowboy Some of the bulls and riders stayed while others fell flat during the fairs llth annual Pro fessional Rodeo Cowboys Associ ation Mac said bullriding is especially challenging because its a mixture of luck and Rid ers draw their bulls at random before the Youve got to draw real but youve got to ride real he an 11yearveteran of the bullriding said his familys love of rodeo helped lead him to his career as a My dad rode bulls and my sis ter ran he Most people go camping on the week but we did Sherry Heinmeyer said rodeo has also become a way of life for her Her Fair Director Russell has worked behind the scenes at the fairs rodeo for more than 10 Its a family Hein meyer I dont want to see the cowboys get but I enjoy the thrill of Fair Drover Nathan Dolle said he is finished with his bullriding but working behind the scenes keeps life from getting He puts the flank ropes on the bulls before the and then removes ropes after they are returned to the The bulls buck up they arent very happy when they get back in he Im done with bull but this keeps me in Evan a bull fighter from said he also gave up a career in bullriding to focus on protecting the Bull fight often known as rodeo dress in bright colors and run in See Page 3A i DAVID Cowboy Matt Keith from Wimberly takes a ride aboard a bull during the Bull Riders Extravaganza Sunday afternoon at the Comal County Staying humble Humble Time radio pro gram celebrates more than a decade of pro moting Texas Rita continues to claim victims in Beaumont By April Castro Associated Press Writer BEAUMONT A family billions in damages and desperate calls for fuel and ice echoed Monday through communities savaged by Hurricane A storm of record strength as it whipped through the Rita weakened and turned from evacuated metropolitan The toll along the mostly rural gulf coast of Texas and Louisiana The number of deaths rose to eight in Texas when the bodies of five people were discovered in a Beaumont and a couple was confirmed dead in Liberty A his girlfriends three children and their aunt apparently were overcome by carbon monoxide from a generator they used to power fans to cool their home as temperatures rose into the 90s Monday and the heat index was near 106 The hurricane knocked out electricity to the region over the Bertha mid Thomas See Page 3A THE SONIER GROUP lee Edwards Realty w Unmatched Attention For Your Real Estate Needs P R 0 U S E R V I N G NEW BRAUNFELS 4 SURROUNQ1NQ COMMUNITIES Susan Sonier or Jerry Sonier Email
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