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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 6, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                TT TT OCTOBER tlERALDZ SPORTS PLAYOFFS Houstons 105 victory over Atlanta gives Astros 10 lead in NL Division Page 5A FORUM SOUND OFF Readers sound off on last years fair and sup porting New Braunfels High School Page 4 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 273 12 2 sections CLICK cloudy High Low 73 56 Details 1B DEARABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 4B COMICS 28 CROSSWORD 28 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 38 SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 38 HOME SWEET HOME Photos by DAVID 1st Class Eusebio Perez loads his gear into the trunk of his car after arriving back at theTexas National Guard Armory in New Braunfels Guard returns tour of storm epicenters By Leigh Jones StaffWriter The white chalk lettering on the side of the truck said it all Going home Finally At the New Braunfels Army National Guard unit rolled back into 33 days after leaving to rescue New Orleans from the aftermath of Hurricane Katri na and Beaumont from Hurri cane Ritas Most of the troops retained their military reserve as the convoy rolled into the park ing lot of the armory on Inter state but every few vehi cles one of the men would crack a wide smile or raise his hand to 1st Class Eusebio Perez practically was hanging out the passengers side window of his truck when it shuddered to a True to the the units unofficial photographer was taking we are he accompanying his loud exclamation with his charac teristic While he waited for his vehi cle to get checked out and put away in its usual parking he considered what he needed to do to celebrate his return to civilian Eat lots of Mexican he said with another Thats what I plan to Perez was not alone in his evening chow Tatum Deleon almost could taste his trip to Mamac and Im going to get a strawberry he who was so disap pointed to miss the annual rivalry matchup between his New Braunfels Unicorns and the Seguin also planned to catch Fridays foot ball While a few hours in the stands might help recuper ate from the monthlong See Page 2A Members of the 4th Battalion 133rd Field Artillery National Guard unit arrive back at theTexas National Guard Armory in New Members of the 4th Battalion 133rd Field Artillery Army National Guard unit from New Braunfels enjoy a catered barbecue dinner at the NBPD veteran promoted to patrol lieutenant By Ron Maloney StaffWriter A 20year veteran and New Braunfels native has been named patrol lieutenant of his hometown police Chief of Police Russ Johnson on Wednes day announced the promotion of Mike Rutherford to the rank of In his new Rutherford will oversee onehalf of the NBPDs uniformed offi Joe who made lieutenant earlier this year upon the promotion of patrol John supervises the other Patrol is our largest and we needed to split it to where we had two lieutenants overseeing the John son Mikes a person who will do extremely He and Vargas will com plement one Johnson said he was extremely proud of Rutherford and his accomplishments during his Hes earned this Johnson I applaud all his hard Villarreal said when it came time to pro Cold front might end summer heat mote a second patrol division a couple of things about Rutherford stood if I had to pick one person in the uniformed service who has the respect of the its Mike Villarreal I know because the troops say The second thing Villarreal said he has always admired about Rutherford was his willingness to pitch in and just plain He doesnt mind getting dirty if he needs See Page 2A By Ron Maloney StaffWriter One of the bad things about the air conditioning business is that the air condi tioning doesnt cut on until the works done too late for the workers toiling in the heat to enjoy the chilling results of their Beginning that prob ably isnt going to matter to Jesse who installs and repairs air conditioning equipment for GuadaComa Mechanical of New Braun Thats because this years first Canadian cold set to arrive here this will drop high temperatures from the 90s down into the very comfortable National Weather Service meteorologist Larry Eblen said the weather tlirough this weekend will be what Texans look forward to every fall Football fever DtSf FORD TAURulTfi Low Pawar Wlndown Factory Wwraniy I BLUEBONNET Jeep http AT A GLANCE d What will the weather be for the rest of the week A fiveday forecast for the area is on Page and what Yankees can only dream Its not going to be icy cold or anything like Eblen Its going to make things very pleasant and Low temperatures tonight through Sunday will be in the upper 50s excellent sleep ing Eblen Gonzales said air condi tioning guys have a Always on never in That means they work on the get it run but never get to enjoy the cool air their work pro vides a So cooler air to work in will be welcome in one See Page 3A New Smithson Canyon high schools continue in their quest for Local brightens refugee kids day By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Its not just the smell of new crayons that keeps Jordan Wimberly in the school supply Six weeks after the first day of she was backto school shopping for hurricane an eighthgrader at Spring Branch Middle finished a service project last week with Specht collecting school supplies and donations for students who Jordan Wimberly were displaced by Hur ricanes Katrina and I think kids enjoy bringing school sup plies more than money because they know how much fun it is to do their own backto school she This we know that the evacuees will start off with all the sup plies they Jordan and Specht Counselor Kristine Burch collected 90 backpacks full of more than in donations and a See HELP Page 2A MANDY The newest New Braunfels Police Department Patrol Mike sits at his desk IS THE DIFFERENCE C Powor Po Power Atfcfhi AtUMlimiit FdClury Wirtun   

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