Saturday, November 19, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 19, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas V W NOVEMBER HERALD SPORTS CLOSE CALL The Canyon football team overcomes a rough start to advance in Class 4A Page 8A INSIDE FAST START Fans line but dont dress to watch the latest installment of the Harry Potter Page 4A Serving New nd 310 18 2 sections i Cloudy High Low 61 43 Details 1B I DEARABBY 3B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2i FORUM 8A OBITUARIES JA SPORTS 8A TV6RIDS New Braunfels man faces life behind bars By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A 42yearold New Braunfels man was convicted Thursday on a drug and organized crime charge that could send him to prison for the rest of his Rodolfo Gomez was tried on firstdegree felony charges of engag ing in organized criminal activity in connection with the sale of drugs and possession of drug parapher nalia and weapons allegedly found in 2001 when a SWAT team and the Comal County Metro politan Narcotics Task Force raided his family his brother and his Sandra Aleman were all arrested in the raid and booked on firstdegree felony charges of engaging in organ ized crime by possession of nar They included Possession with intent to dis tribute heroin Possession with intent to deliv er cocaine Possession with intent to deliv er methamphetamine Possession of Were pleased with the See Page 7A HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS Hundreds fill downtown as holiday season opens By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The Dunbar family stood in line for almost four hours before San ta came riding around the Down town Plaza atop his bright red fire engine The wait was worth it when Gion 17 and 14 got to be the first ones to sit on Old Saint Nicks lap and whisper their Christmas wish lists in his Krista was the only one who would reveal her secret before scaling the bandstand steps to Santas I want a because Im she I need a bigger Her Ashley nodded conspiratorially to the other fam ily members in the It was almost as if she knew Santa would come Perseverance might be her secret connection with the man from the North Pole Slate and her family have been first in line at the downtown lighting ceremony for the last three We started doing it so we would nt have to wait so long later in the evening when its said Kim Now its a family tradi The children did not seem to mind the wait too much they were running around the fountain and watching the choir prepare to sing the first carols of the Eric who arrived at the bandstand about 30 minutes after the was passing the time Photos by DAVID Christopher 19 and arent sure about Santa while visiting with the jolly old elf at the bandstand Friday the Comal County Courthouse is ablaze with Christmas making a sketch of the historical I do it every year to mark my place in he leafing through his sketch book to reveal views of the plaza from different Last I was around 30 in Last years pencil drawing showed a nice view down Landa Street past the Gibson said he knew exactly what his daughter wanted a Furbie and a Pound I havent seen a Furbie in so I hope I can find he the tone in his voice showing a complete lack of faith in Santas ability to Ive seen them at Toys R said Raul the third per son in Gibson grinned appreciatively and made a mental note to visit See Page 7A Christmas shopping opens with bang at Weihnachtsmarkt DAVID Holiday shoppers look over some of the unique items for sale at the 17th annual Weihnachtsmarkt By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Whatever it is you buy for that spe cial someone who has it probably can be found at Weihnachts the 17th annual Christmas Market that benefits the Sophienburg Museum and Weihnachtsmarkt continues today and Mike Fitsko thought hed found that special gift a 19th Century childs Elke Ditges German antique shop Der Aller which was set up in the southeast corner of the civic That was my most interesting said who had several other AT A GLANCE Weihnachtsmarkt continues from 10 to 6 today and 11 to 5 Sunday at the New Braunfels Civic Cost general admission children 5 and younger are admitted free strollers For call 8306291572 sleds among many antique including an old childs school desk and a tableful of German A German native who speaks in the soft accent of her home Ditges collects her antiques in the Leipzig and Dresden areas of She has come from Fredericksburg to New Brauntels several times for See Page 3A Thanksgiving Day C2CM79 1440 WUmrt New Braunfels battles for state title today By Will Wright Sports Editor AT A GLANCE What Class 4A State Volleyball Championship I When 3 SAN MARCOS In j the University InterI scholastic Leagues 40 j state volleyball a team from j New Braunfels has j shown up for 18 of j for the 10th j one of them will j play for a champij I New Braunfels may j be a decided underdog i against defending i champion Lewisville Hebron in todays Class 4A volleyball state championship But that matters lit tle to this which is expected to See Page 3A Where Texas State Universitys Strahan Coliseum Tickets for student session for adult ses For more on the see Sports on Page 8A Home Depot Supply Center officially opens its new operation in New Braunfels MANDY Librarian Stacy Wilke presents Kyle Kendrick with balloons and a season pass to Young reader gets a passport to Schlitterbahn By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Kyle Kendrick wouldnt be on his way to Schlitterbahn if he didnt have a a thirdgrader at Hoffmann Lane was the winner of the Passport for Reading drawing The prize was a season pass to along with balloons and heaps of envy from other They were all asking if they could have the confetti that was on he Kyle was one of 125 students at Hoffmann Lane who participated in the areawide See Page 5A Monday Now OpM Sowtay WWW