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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 22, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas W W DECEMBER HERALD ALL TOR ADC 780 KOI 1000571 SOUTHUEST HICROPUBLI3HERS 2627 YAHOO OK EL FfiGO IX 7990 Ml SPORTS STILL ALIVE Despite recent Cowboys still have a chance to make a run for the play Page 5A FORUM THANK YOU Guest columnist Gene Preuss remembers a teacher who made a difference in his Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 336 12 2 sections CLICK i Sunny High Low 66 44 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 48 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 28 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS BA TV GRIDS 3B Cut in benefits breaks 10year trend Highspeed chase ends with wreck By David Espo AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON In the final clashes of a year of parti san Senate Republi cans suffered defeat in their drive to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling but sal vaged a billion package of deficit cuts on Vice Presi dent Dick Cheneys tiebreak ing The fate of a third bill on the White House priority legis lation renewing the antiter ror Patriot hung on an unpredictable lastminute stab at Even Cheneys presence and the 5150 vote it meant in favor of deficit cuts left the White House and GOP leadership short of final victory on the Democrats forced a few minor changes in the moments before it enough to require the House to vote again before the meas ure can go to President Bush for his Bush watched develop ments from a calling the vote on the deficitcutting bill a victory for fis cal restraint and responsible He attacked critics See Page 3A LASTMINUTE FLOURISH PASSED billion package of deficit cuts by the Senate via Vice President Dick Cheneys tiebreaking vote DEFEATED Bill to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling UP INTHE mise effort on renewal of the controversial Patriot Act A highspeed chase came to a dramatic conclusion Wednesday night when police shot out the tires of die car and the vehicle rolled over after the driver refused to As of police were still investigat See Fridays Herald Zeitung for a complete AGED TO PERFECTION Awardwinning art comes from unlikely place By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Some paint for some to expand their Olga Stamps paints just because she I paint because I like said a 100yearold landscape Now others in Comal County have a chance to like Stamps Art by Stamps and other resi dents of Eden Home in New Braunfels is being put on greeting said Larry Eden Homes executive The cards are being offered at the nurs ing located at 631 for a box while supplies The pictures are great and show a lot of different he The families are really excit ed to be able to send them Art is nothing new to who started out as a kid with a pencil and Before I started to I would draw what I saw in the newspapers Stamps My mother studied art in and she probably helped Stamps Margaret said her mother tells her she has artistic She always tells me that I can paint if I but I havent done anything Ogden Stamps said her own moth er didnt ap prove of her early She start ed painting seriously around when a friend gave her art One of my first paintings was a swan and some Stamps Photos by DAVID Olga works on one of her watercolors in her room at Eden Stamps is one of many residents at Eden Home who have used art to brighten up the a watercolor painting by Stamps took third place in the Texas Association of Homes and Services for the is Ageless Mother didnt approve of the way the swan looked or the Her early struggles shaped Stamps into a sejlf described per Over the her paintings pro gressed to include land houses and Working mostly in oil she has been awarded sev eral ribbons at the Howard Coun ty in her West Texas See Page 2A Gift from HEB leads to driving lessons for NB woman By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Sylvia Alvarez could think of only one thing when she found out she had won a brand new car I dont even know how to Alvarez was making a routine grocery shopping excursion in New Braunfels in early November when the cashier told her she was the last winner in the HEB Texas Dream Home I just stood there like an Alvarez said with a All of the managers started to gather around I could hardly believe it was really The confused shopper earned her winning ticket by purchasing three products included in the con Her purchase automatically triggered a game piece Instead of the usual game Alvarez received an instantwin ticket for the By the time Alvarez was per suaded she was not dreaming and a new car really was in her near she began wonder whether her lack of a drivers license would get in the way of her early Christ mas I was afraid I wasnt going to be able to keep it because I dont she But they told me it was no matter So Im learning how to drive let me tell who has lived in New Braunfels for 25 never felt the need to learn how to drive because she relied on her husband to take her where she needed to After he died 18 months her three children took over the responsibility of chauffeuring her around But now she has her learners permit and a shiny silver Ford Five Hundred to travel to the grocery store I only have three more hours before I take my test to get my real Alvarez Im a little but its going OK so Alvarez collected her car Friday from San Antonios Jordan Ford It has been sitting in front of her house ever since no one but the new owner is allowed to drive HEB representative Jodi Brasi ola said watching Alvarez take the keys into her hands was a special See Page 2A With school students turn attention to Christmas By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Santa Claus might have a little trouble fit ting a motorcycle in his but that wont keep Robbieann Mal donado from Til actually probably get Barbies and said a third grader at Frazier Elemen tary in the Comal Inde pendent School District in New Children all over Comal County were get ting excited about winter break during hol iday parties and early school dismissal Kendra a firstgrader at Lamar Primary in New Braunfels said she expects a Dell laptop under the tree this See Page 2A Robbieann Maldonado Almost ready The muchanticipated apartments at the for mer LCRA site are close to Local real estate appraisers trade in work for fun By Leigh Jones StaffWriter One morning in the very near Vladimir and Gale Pospisil will wake up with nothing to Or at least nothing to do that involves making Its kind of scary but exciting at the same Gale Were really looking for ward to The dynamic real estate appraisal who have been in business together for the last 21 did their final appraisal Tues day They are closing their busi ness at the end of this mainly because it is getting in the way of all of die fun things they want to Originally we thought we would quit in but we both started thinking about enjoying the things we like to do while were still in good Gale Their list of planned activities is rather who serves as city councilwoman for See Page 3A W9 i wKwf Vwpfcy u it B p trim mi H m g Susan Sonier or Jeny Sonier w
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