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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 10, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas If V DECEMBER HFPAI n 1 SPORTS OT THRILLER The Texas State football team was eliminated after a back andforth classic against Northern Page 8A INSIDE OUT OP TIME People flock to the post office to mall Christmas cards and packages as dead lines Page 7A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 326 18 sections CL j A tradition of winning continues Success on the gridiron never gets old for Rangers By Will Wright Sports Editor SMITHSON VALLEY The Smithson Valley Rangers are in a familiar place playing in the state football Todays 2 game against Katy 130 marks the third appearance for the Rangers 131 in the Class 5ADiVision II semifinals in the past four Their fans have become so accustomed to seeing the team in its no longer a Thats not to say they dont Make no mistake about they Rangers fans take an almost casual approach to their support of the which has made the playoffs 10 straight sea sons and advanced to the state semifinals in five of includ ing twice in Class Its not that theyre getting bored with the Coach Larry Hill says Rangers fans are and always have been very loyal and support Its just that they have adopted the approach Hill has instilled in his which is to never put otie gaTrie oh until its the last We like December football thats when it gets Hill Our kids are not tired of the Theyre not tired of One of the coaches watching our prac Members of the Smithson Valley Rani school Friday Ryan tice the other day commented about how our kids were flying Our kids arent burned Theyre excited to be there and are practicing Why the players arent burned out is simple they dont get too high for any particular Smithson Valley coaches have nev er circled one game on the sched ule and singled it out as THE big of the To theyre all And thats why Smithson Valley usually plays 1 seasons every We try not to get up too emo tionally for any the coach See Page 7A Photos by DAVID jer football team are all smiles during a pep rally at the Moczygemba and Mykal Kovar celebrate a Rangers parents line up to cheer Smithson Valley to victory DAVID Johnny Hernandez has his head shaven in front of the student body by Smithson Valley wide receiver Melvin Echard during a pep rally Hernandez is the father of Ranger defensive back Aaron By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter SMITHSON never gets old for the Smithson Valley High School football Another chance for a state champi onship has students dancing and shaving their Assistant Principal Susan Jones explained that varsity players have start ed a tradition of shaving their heads before Though hard to its just another way for students to express their school These are some of the finest indi viduals Ive ever had the opportunity to work Jones said of the varsity Im so glad to see such a wonder ful group faculty and staff crowded the schools gym Friday to send the foot ball team off in style to the state semifi Smithson Valley will play Katy at AT A GLANCE ffi What Class 5AII state Where Darrellfuily Houston Tickets at gate SI For more see Page 8A 2 today at Tully Stadium in Hous If they win this afternoons the Rangers will play for the state cham Senior Gabby Eichholtz said she has friends on the team and cant wait to see them play I think it stays interesting for us because we have a lot of seniors this she Im sure well win this and Im really Principal Chris Trotter said student support is what helps make the football See Page 7A Children dance with Christmas shoes By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter He may be 6 years but Ben Lopanec already knows how to shop like a When he walked into Pay less Shoes he headed straight to the Shaq I knew right away what I he displaying his shiny white I had Shaq shoes that were blue with but they dont fit me Ben was one of about 150 children who received free shoes for Christmas from an annual Salvation Army pro The children are identified by schools and then brought to Payless to select the shoes of their Stan and Debora Cunningham have cosponsored the program for the last few Stan Cunningham said he volunteered with the Salvation Army in many but seems to have found his niche with the shoe See Page 3A THANK YOU HZ READERS Joseph and Geraldine James and Loretta Goldsmith and David and Charline Johnson have contributed to help bring food to 250 needy families this To donate to the Cheer stop by the HeraldZeitung office at 707 Landa between 8 and 5 Monday through Friday or mail a check made out to the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung to Cheer New Braunfels 707 Landa New To volunteer to deliver for the Cheer call or show up at the HeraldZeitung printing plant on Industrial Drive at 8 Partly Cloudy High Low 57 36 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 4t COMICS 28 CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 31 Citys proposed sign ordinance sent back to committee By Leigh Jones StaffWriter AT A GLANCE What New Braunfels Sign Ordinance Com mittee meeting Wfien pm 15 424 Castell The New Braunfels City Council will have to wait a few more weeks before weighing in on the new pro posed sign Council was sched uled to vote on the first reading of the ordinance but City Attorney and Deputy City Manager Charles Zech discovered a prob lem during his review of the In the section dealing with temporary informational the proposed ordi nance says temporary signs for public like Wurstfest or the Comal County shall be allowed at the discretion of the citys planning Zech wants the Sign Ordinance Commit tee to develop an objective criteria for deter mining where and for what purpose temporary signs will be The temporary informational sign sec tion was the only part of the proposed ordi nance Zech flagged for further Although the committee is being recalled only to discuss the problematic section of their it is sure to receive an earful from members of the business community angry about last weeks vote to ban billboards within city Unless committee members decide they need to hold another meeting to discuss the ordinance the new regulations will be back on city councils agenda in Jan COMIIMGSUNDAY Merry Christmas Canyon Lake celebrates Christmas in style dur ing the annual parade in Officers recover mans body at Canyon Lake By Ron Maloney StaffWriter CANYON LAKE A mans body was reported found Friday afternoon washed ashore on the island off Comal Comal County Sheriffs spokesman Mark Reynolds said fishermen reported finding the body at Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace William Schroeder conducted an inquest at the scene and ordered an The body was to be taken to the Travis County Medical Examiners Office for the autopsy and Reynolds offered no other information pending but the body was found 10 days after a 30 boating acci dent in which Gerard John went missing a short time after leaving the Canyon Lake Yacht Celitan and his were on a sailing outing according to they decided to turn back due to threefoot Celitan was struck by his sailboats boom and knocked into the When last he was swimming toward If Celitan would be the fifth downing victim in Comal County this GREAT TASTE GREAT TIMES
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