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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 24, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas T Jf NOVEMBER SPORTS ALLDISTRICT Cochampions New Canyon dominate selections on District 274A volleyball Page 8A FORUM COLUMN State Jeff Wentworth writes how the states agri cultural roots must be pre Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 314 16 2 sections CK WWW 5OO n Mostly sunny High Low 79 52 Details7A DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 4B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 3B Coaches wives to have happy holiday By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Some plans depend on the calen others on the The Gamez family schedules their lives around Weve learned to be flexibleand make our decisions week to said Kerri wife of Canyon High School assistant football coach Glenn When people ask Groups prep for feasts of fellowship what were doing in we Well let you know after Friday The Canyon coaching staff was hard at work this morning preparing the team for Fridays Class 4A Division II regional semifinals game in Cor pus Christi against the coaches wives have learned to keep the holiday and the game in Paulette wife ofheacl coach Les said her family will be a little late for a holiday lunch but will keep the rest of its Thanksgiving It does cut into some family time for relatives who have come into town from far she But some times they end up coming to the Beth wife of assistant head coach John said the coaching staff understands that players also want to get back to their families and a Thanksgiving The coaches are very familyori They know its veiy important for eveiyone to be she Though Beth and John Odells fam ilies live near New not all holidays have been so she said putting aside plans for playoff games is a sacrifice she doesnt mind When we lived in we missed a few holidays and Thanksgiv but we would always gel togeth er at another Beth Odell Were just happy we were si ill play Debbie wife of assistant coach Gene said football is i part of her but it wont change Thanksgiving Gach family and friends gather at the Mosers house for the holiday See Page 3A The people of New Braunfels have made it easy to be Mimmie Boyle COUNTING THEIR BLESSINGS By Leigh Jones StaffWriter The Westside Center already Thanksgiving AT A GLANCE What Thanksgiving Day com munity H When 11 spae to today chop on toma toes and cel close to 40 of their coworkers carved 100 smoked turkeys in preparation for todays community Dozens of pounds of peeled and chopped potatoes were soak ing in three large plastic storage con and a bucket of spiced yams emitted the tra ditional holiday aroma of cin Chef Mark who is in charge of this years protested jokingly as organiz er Jose Munoz lifted the lid to sneak a quick Everything is going be cooked fresh Munoz undeterred by the cooks watchful It will See Page 3A Where Westside Community 2932 Interstate 35 South and Our Lady of Perpetual Austin To request a delivery or a ride to either call the Westside Community Center at 8306292011 4 or Our Lady of Perpetual Help at 830 Community smelled like by noon While six volunteers used every of inch avail able kitchen DAVID Hurricane Katrina evacuees Mimmie and daughter Padi Civello prepare a pumpkin pie in the kitchen of their New Braunfels home Wednesday who normally have a big family gettogether will be spending the holiday alone since the family is now scattered across state Katrina evacuees celebrate true meaning of Thanksgiving By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Thanksgiving for Mimmie Boyle and daughter Padi Civello will not be the same without Oyster But nothing has been the same since Hurricane Katrina swept their family off the Gulf Coast and deposited them in New Braunfels with not much more than the clothes on their The lack of their traditional holiday dishes when they sit down to dinner today is the least of their we would be having a big family gettogether forThanksgiv Civello But were all scat tered this so thats not Although their new neighbors invit ed the mother and daughter to join their family the women decided they would rather be Were still kind of Our lives are so Civello Maybe next year will be THE ROAD TO NEW BRAUNFELS When Boyle heard Katrina was head ed directly for her home in she loaded her husband Michael into the car and headed for I ler daugh ters home in New The next Civello and her parents tied her which was located less than a mile from the 17th Street Civellos husband a New Orleans stayed behind at his The trio drove lor 24 hours until they reached New where Civello See Page 10A WalMart get ready for battle Businesses prepare for shopping rush By Anne Dlnnocenzio AP Business Writer The slim tunics and velvet blazers on WalMarts clothing racks this holiday season are more than the latest trendy fashions theyre a sign that the intense competition between the worlds largest retailer and its upscale discount rival is ratcheting There are other indications mat Target has put pres sure on WalMart Stores Hoping to get customers shop ping many WaiMarts will open their doors at 5 the official start of the holiday shopping season mats an hour earlier than during past holiday Its also prom ising to match competitors prices on specific merchandise that This is the most aggressive WalMart I have seen in 10 said Britt chairman of Americas Research based in Target is definitely going to have to be more It needs to WalMart stumbled last hol iday season when its discounts werent big enough to satisfy customers and its stores lacked musthave items including iPod music So far this it looks like WalMart has gained See Page 3A THANKSGIVING SALE TIMES m Big Lots 6 to 10 HI Kohls 5 to 1 H Target 6 to 11 and 8 to 11 Saturday H WalMart 5 to 11 By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Shoppers will need that Thanks giving Day nap so they can be up before dawn Friday for some shop Area stores expect heity crowds for AfterThanksgiving fea turing everything from toys and electronics to fall Ray 1 Target executive team leader of guest said employees will be working hard in the early morning hours to get the story ready for a mob of shoppers at 6 1 will be there at 5 to greet guests and let them know what to I value items will he strategically placed so guests wont have to rush into the Though he could not reveal sales Hernandez said shoppers should look for special deals on See Page 3A THE SONIER GROUP ERA Lee Edwards Realty fft k I I I MwytyMHF Attention For Your Real Estate Needs M 8 fe B V I N 6 N iW 8 RAUNMtS SURRQUNDINQ COMMUNITIES Susan Sonier Q Jerry Sonier a mail TheSQnier6roup@gmail.com
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