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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 17, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas W Tf NOVEMBER HERALD r INSIDE BACKED UP Accident on lnterstate35 backs up traffic for more than two Page 4A INSIDE CONCERNED New Braunfels residents tell city council that buses from Schlitterbahn cause prob Page 2A Serving and Comal County since 308 14 2 sections C K 5O0 CL Unicorns begin quest for title unity carry NB into state tournament By Will Wright Sports Editor SAN MARCOS Each as the summer sun swelters every thing on the the New Braunfels volleyball team begins warming up Thetraditions established during those twoa day practices have continued suc cess at New which now is two games away from reaching its yearly The Unicorns 2810 will play Klein Oak 318 at 7 today in a Class 4A state semifinal at Texas States Strahan New which didnt make the state playoffs last began the season determined to not only making the but go several rounds Thats because every the Unicorns expect to go to And this with strong hitting and ample they This sport at New Braunfels has had a huge tradition and has a lot of senior defender Saman tha lingamfelter A lot of us all grew up and knew about and its how we should represent our Its New Braunfels eighth trip to the big and its fifth in 11 seasons under coach Phyllis Fowler has guided New Braunfels to a pair of state finals and the state tide in Through the New Braun fels has earned a certain swagger that demands respect from oppo And this years most of them not around for the Uni corns last state trip in had to know You can walk into a gym and have a reputation of being good just because youre from New just because of all those players that came Fowler said she told her team as this years playoffs I think they need ed to hear Photos by DAVID New Braunfels coach Phyllis Fowler answers questions from a television station while taking a break from practice Fowler will lead New Braunfels into the state tournament against Klein Oak tonight in San senior setter Rachel one of four seniors on the passes the ball to a teammate during AT A GLANCE H What UIL state semifinals between New Braunfels and Klein today H Where Strahan Coliseum at TexasState i University in f Sarf m Tickets for student session for adult Alltourna ment tickets are for two days for three The Unicorns ran over foes en route to winning all of their matches in the threegame mini That steamroller mentali forged very early and tempered throughout the is now coming to I just think were focused on what we and were going for said Fowlers a senior Nothings going to stop Fowler said theres no particu lar trick in how she always gets teams to this But she did list two attributes as common to her state I think it has to be good team See Page 5A JNFELS UGH SCHOOL Coat drive hopes to combat the effects of cold weather By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Cold weather has just but one group of res idents already is working to keep the community warm this Coat the a coat donation started with a small Bible study group and has grown to a citywide Matt one of the drives said they got the idea from a program called 40 Days of Community at Oakwood Baptist The 40 Days of Community program was developed by author Rick Warren to encour age churches to reach out to their communities in a practi cal One of the small study groups meets at my and we were trying to come HELP OUT Coat the Community collection sites New Braunfels Chamber of Oakwood Baptist 2154 Loop 337 Hill Country Cleaners 263 Loop 965 Walnut and 103 904 Seguin i Josef 405 Seguin St Mill H Matt Kyles law 200 Seguin up with a community service he We came up with Coat the Communi Coat the Community col lects new and gently used coats to be distributed to local See Page 3A Mothers milk is a gift of life By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter New mothers share lots of things baby clothes but breast milk is not usually on that Isabel Sanchez felt a little strange about donating breast milk after the birth of her second I kept What mother would want her baby to have my milk she But I knew how important it is for babies and I didnt want to just throw it Sanchez said her first child was born premature and benefited great ly from Convinced that breastfeeding was best for premature and weak Sanchez did some research and found the Mothers Milk Bank in I had a huge overflow of milk after my second baby was she Since I had so I started look ing into ways to use McKenna Memorial Hospital in New where Sanchez works as a certified nurses recently LEARN MORE H For information on the Mothers Milk Bank call the Mothers Milk Bank at 5124940800 or visit B For information on McKenna Hospitals Lactation call Terry Jackson at became a collection site for the milk Mothers who have excess milk may donate at the McKenna stores the milk according to stringent guidelines and sends it to Austin to be tested and Terry womens health coor dinator at said the milk is distributed to critically ill or prema ture babies throughout the She said breast milk contains antibodies that help premature babies fight infection and grow to a healthy Human milk is the easier to digest than any species Jackson Its easier than cows soy milk or See Page 4A Sunny High Low 63 38 Details 1B DEARABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 6A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 7A TV GRIDS 3B Developer to share lofty plans with 4B board By Leigh Jones Staff Writer ATAGLAMCE ffl What New Braun fels Industrial Devel opment Corporation 4B Board meeting ES When 7 today m Where City Hall Conference Room 424 Castell a pro posed 1 million square feet retail development north of New has been the talk of the town for and tonight the project will be front and center with the Industrial Development Developer Jim Ray will take his plans to members of the 4B board but Chairman Matt Harrison does not expect him to ask the group for The presentation is just to let us know what hes Harrison Ray could not be reached for comment When he announced the million development earlier this Ray said he probably would ask the city for a Tax Increment Finance District to help fund the FM 306 expansion east of Interstate Harrison said he thought a TIP would be perfect for Creekside because it consists primarily of retail See Page 3A County CourtatLaw Judge Brenda Chapman announces her plans for the Comal trustees hire assistant superintendent By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Just a few months after hiring Mark Walk er as Comal ISD trustees brought in an old friend to help Walker lead the Trustees voted unanimously to hire Thomas Bloxham for the new position of assistant superintendent Blox ham will be in charge of overseeing the dis tricts growth and He currently works for Pflugerville the district Walker worked at as assistant as director of facilities man I have a background in and Ive worked on two bonds in Pllugerville in the last few he I also have a background in groundskeep ing and custodial Walker said during his time as an assistant superintendent in Pflugerville he worked with Bloxham on a number of development In the last few Bloxham has overseen several bonds total ing more than million and has helped build several Hes also quite the Walker Hes veiy knowledgeable about every thing from plumbing and heating to build ing permits and buying a father of will start at CISD on He said he cant wait to begin See Page 2A
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