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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 25, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas TT W NOVEMBER HERALD SPORTS PLAYOFFS Smithson Valley football teams one win away from regional Page 8A FORUM SOUND OFF Readers voice opinions on Iraqi womens Chamber of bet ter rates on Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 315 18 2 sections CK 30 chance of rain High Low 74 61 Details 10A DEAR ABBY SB CLASSIFIEDS 6B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS SB Groups celebrate holiday with dinners By Ron Maloney Staff Writer The sign outside the Westside Community Center Thursday Everyone And everyone The Westside Community Center and Holy Family Catholic Church joined again with the help of hundreds of community volunteers for their fifth annual community Thanksgiving Across Our Lady of Per petual Help Catholic Church did the as did other churches and organizations in New Braun fels and the lake Whether you wanted to eat at at home by yourselfThurs day or join hundreds of your you could enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings delivered to your door if thats what you the churches and the WSCC fed more than The Jose Sanchez family was among his son daughterin law Cathy and two little grand Crystalyn and Angeli were among The girls were hurrying through their meals so they could get to the best pie each would enjoy for This is becoming a family tra dition for Joseph This is our fourth year Maria said their family started attending the meal at West Side after one of its Jose told her about See Page 7 A PLAYING TOUGH TURKEY Photos by DAVID Canyon Athletic Director and Head Football coach Les Davis talks with his team at the end of an brief early morning practice Thanksgiving CHS prepares for playoff game during Thanksgiving By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Darren Bobby Ortega and Dennis Saur are three of the biggest Canyon Cougars fans there If you dont believe it might have been instructive Thursday morning Thanksgiving to see that the three men were the only people in the stands when coach Les Davis had the Cougars out on the running plays and prac ticing drills for tonights big Class 4A Division II regional semifinal game against EdcouchElsa in Corpus If that didnt convince maybe Davis Theyre our Davis greeting them after the 45 minute If Saur tips his hat to you and a big guy like him doesnt have to tip his hat to anyone he doesnt want to youll see he has the numbers of his two Dylan and shaved into his But what of Thanksgiving with a big game coming up a short 24 hours later Does the game cut into the holiday or heaven for bid the traditional and custom ary holiday feast No no The two coexist quite thank you very and even enhance one What better See Page 3A Canyon quarterback Kunz prepares to throw a pass during an early practice Thanksgiving AT A GLANCE Look for the Salvation Army red kettle at the fol lowing New Braunfels stores WalMart Hobby Lobby Bealls Granzins Meat Market The Salvation Army still is looking for volunteers to fill in on a few of the two hour bellringing If you can call Judy Baker at Salvation Army bells ring in holiday giving today By Leigh Jones StaffWriter clink the sound of Salva tion Army volunteers asking for donations and Comal County resi dents responding with generosity will begin to bring in the holiday cheer Dozens of volunteers will stand next to the traditional red kettles in front of five New Braunfels stores this ringing their bells to raise money for needy Salvation Army office manager Judy Baker said 88 percent of the money collected here stays in the The remainder goes to the organizations headquarters for disaster Baker hopes to raise at least this less than Comal County shoppers donated last We had a record year last Baker speculating that the media coverage of Targets decision to remove the kettles from in front of their stores probably helped raise awareness of the This county is one of the most car ing in the The people here come Baker speaks from after raising enough additional funds during the last three months to offer assistance to people See Page 3A Teacher honored for work with students By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter She hasnt started wearing shades but everyone at Goodwin Primary knows who the resident celebrity When the media shows employees at Goodwin point them straight to Debbie Geng and some of her students were fea tured on the local news after she was select ed as the KENS 5 ExCEL Teacher of the She was chosen among 10 Finalists from the Comal Independent School Its said who usually avoids the They did a really good job getting the kids on TV Geng is a special education inclusion leacher for prekindergarten through first As a resource she helps students who need See Page 3A Tour of Homes gives guest a peak into family associate pastor remembered By Ron Maloney StaffWriter A wellknown local newspaperman and associate pastor of a Smithson Valley church died William Bill Ervin died early Thursday at Brooke Army Medical Center surrounded by his was a member of the board of directors of Believers Christian Fellowship Church of Smithson Val and is a retired man aging editor of the Canyoi i Lake Times Guardian and former employee of the New Braunfels Herald He also was a founding member of the New Braunfels I listoric Railroad and Modeling which operates the New Braunfels Railroad As associate pastoral Believers Christian fel Ervin conducted the early Sunday service each week at the church located on I M just off Texas Pastor Perry Taylor said Thursday a memo rial service would be conducted at 1 Saturday at the See Page 7A Bill Ervin Tne Uptown Piano Bar is the place for Birthday Parties and Anniversaries Downstairs in the Prince Solms Inn 295 San Antonio 8306207600
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