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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 27, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas TTTT OCTOBER HERALD nil fUK m 1000571 SOUTHUEST HKMHBU8HER8 2627 E OR EL PASO TX 79903 Hi illin I III Mill 11 111 III ill ZEITUNG SPORTS GETTING READY New Canyon teams prepare for 274A cross country Page 5A INSIDE NEVER FORGET A candlelight vigil remem bers servicemembers who gave their lives in Page 2A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 290 12 2 sections CLICK a 1 chance j of rain j High Low j 71 53 I Details1B i DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 4B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 38 City landmark shuts its doors By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Carmen Hernandez baked her last pan of biscuits Wednesday morn ing at the Hill Country Motor Inn Waitresses Nancy Burner and Betty Krahn served their last Manager Jerry Burner is getting ready to take a little time and hopes hell soon open his own The staff of the Hill Country Motor Inn will get plenty of time off because the New Braunfels land which opened in closed its doors Wednesday to make room for a CVS Pharmacy and an adja cent retail center that were approved by the New Braunfels Planning Commission in Jerry Burner worked in the restaurant kitchen Wednesday while his wife Nancy and Krahn worked the front of the pos ing for photos with customers See LANDMARK Page 2A DAVID Betty Krahn brings out one of the last meals she served at the Hill Country ANSWERED PRAYERS Chaplain surprises his family after returning from Iraq By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Kimberly Caudle expected the worst when she was called to the principals office Tuesday after I thought I was in said a firstgrade teacher at Hoff mann Lane Ele I thought there was a parent or someone see The last thing she expected was a teary reunion with her Staff Carl ton who had returned ear ly from a fivemonth tour in Carlton Caudle said he wasnt expecting to return for another two but his replacement came After returning to the he placed a phone call to convince his wife he was still in the Mid dle I made it sound like there was static on the line so she would think I was calling from he Kimberly Caudle said the family had been planning some special surpris es for her hus bands They bought a house while he was away and are anxious to show him their new Now that hes he can help me she said with a The Caudles children Mar Hannah and Jack also couldnt wait to hug their dad and fill him in on all their From Halloween costumes to new the kids chatted while their dad grinned from ear to We have a barn at the new and we already put corn out for the Madeline Now that youre were going to eat at the Magic Time Carlton a chaplain in the Air Force said he was deployed to Afghanistan last year and expects to be deployed to Iraq again in either February or The reservist said he came Photos by DAVID Staff Carlton Caudle is surrounded by his daughters Madeline and Hannah after a surprise reunion in the principals office at Hoffmann Lane Elementary Wednesday Below Kimberly Caudle reacts to seeing her hus Carlton and Kimberly Caudle share a directly to the school before telling any other friends or family that he had Made and attend school at Hoffmann You are the only ones whove seen he told the Even Jack doesnt know Im Kimberly Caudle said she planned to bring a camera to cap ture 2yearold Jacks reaction when his father came to pick him up at the babysitters Hoffmann Lane Principal Bon nie Patrick said she was thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful sur prise for Patrick let Carl ton Caudle hide in her office when she called his wife from her class Its a she Its great mat we can do this for said she was expecting to have a surprise for her but she didnt expect him to turn the I told my mom we should have a surprise she I didnt think it would be at Comal ISD trustees agree to buy land for new school By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Just more than a month before a bond election to fund future Comal ISD trustees voted Wednes day to purchase proper ty for a future Its all to benefit the and its a great deal for tax payers if we pur chase before land prices go Board President Dan Krueger said after the The board voted 5tol to buy the located south of Canyon High School near Interstate Trustee Rose Cervin voted against the purchase and Trustee Bill Swint was Superintendent Marc Walker said the money for the property and two other potential land purchases will come from the fund balance The board voted Wednesday to reimburse the account with proceeds from the bond The proposed bond packages will go before voters Proposition for would allow for improvements and renovations to existing three See LAND Page 3A Board President Dan Krueger More than pals Smithson Valley students help out younger chil dren by participating in PALS voice concern about sex offenders By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Times It to be people who called police departments just before Halloween were reporting vandalism or looking for trick ortreat safety tips fop their This past NewBraunfete police have been getting calls from People asking about New Braunfels gears up for range of Halloween festivities heir porch lights on n the pofh a ctoHWtyw that someone if welcomes them to See OFFENDERS Page 3A By Jessica Sanders and Ron Maloney Staff Writers Visions of Snickers and candied apples usually dance through the heads of children this time of and there are plenty of opportunities locally to satisfy those sweet A cornucopia of events centered around Halloween and fall are sched uled through including a unique Halloween party being held Sat urday by the Empower Youth Patsy a program coordinator for Education said the group has been working with students at Villa Serena Apartments since the beginning of the school She said children are encouraged to view the party as an open house to show their parents what they are We want the whole neighborhood to get to know us and let the kids show the work theyve been she Empower Youth is an afterschool pro SEE MOKE EJ For a complete list of Halloween events in the see Page 3A gram for atrisk students ages 5 to Volunteers work with students during the 9week program to strengthen social and academic skills in a safe environ We work on character respect and she We also try to help the parents help their Saturdays event will run from 1 to 3 at the Villa Serena Education Cen ter at 109 Rosa Parks The party is open to the public and will include Hal loween safety tips from New Braunfels The New Braunfels Middle School Leo Club will offer games such as ring and First Commercial Bank will offer goody bags for parly partici Refreshments will be available for See HALLOWEEN Page 3A DAVID City of Garden Ridge employees set up a haunted house at the Jay Feibelman Community t t W icHflCi w
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