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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 25, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page December CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Families happy despite devastation His a retired fire chose to stay in New The Braceys hope to join him here in a few We liked everything about your Bracey Noth ing was If it wasnt for the it would have been the best vacation Ive ever Contrary to life in New life in New Orleans is who was born and raised in the Cres cent said he did not see how it could ever be the same no matter what rebuild ing efforts were in the While the Bracey family was lucky to escape the worst of the hurricanes the sad state of their surroundings has put a damper on the holi Were trying to make it a but it definitely has a different Bracey It was a struggle to put up a and the stores are so The trappings might be more sparse than but the Christinas spirit is over Every day I wake Im What we have experi enced has made us so grate Bracey Its definite ly lessened the Christmas this year is about being alive and having a The Richards Chris Richard and his family arrived in New Braunfels sever al days before Katrina made They were regular visitors to the Texas Hill and when they knew they needed to get out of New Orleans for several they decided to come to their favorite vacation As they watched the hurri cane coverage from their hotel they knew the damage would be but seeing it in person was Richard returned to the Big Easy in early October to find grungy water lines ringing his home near the 17th Street Lev At its highest the water had topped 10 leaving both the outside and the inside of the house in When I opened the it was just a Richard A total Everything had floated when the water rose and then set back down in strange places when it reced Although almost everything was Richard did dis cover several bright spots when he walked through the house for the first A stack of clean white towels on the kitchen table were still folded up exactly where the family had left A basket of clean clothes also had buoyed up on top of the The small material blessings turned out to be harbingers for a larger miracle the family experienced as it struggled to recover from the storms after Richard began working on cleaning out the house imme pulling down sheetrock and removing But before he could get any he received an unex pected The people from the church next door came by and offered to buy the We were really Richard John Korans new office will be open effective January 2006 652 New Texas 78130 Phone 830 6250009 The office will be closed from December 2630th for the If you have appointments please call ahead for Thank you for understanding during this 5 Bill Bob Gerlyn announce the addition of Deborah to NEUROLOGY CLINIC OF CENTRAL TEXAS Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of Carpal Tunnel Peripheral Neuropathy Numbness Back Pain Botox Clinic Parkinsons Disease Tremor Epilepsy Alzheimers Disease Headaches ADULT NEUROLOGY ELECTROMYOGRAPHY ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY Now accepting patients at their office at 19B Gruene Park New TX For an appointment or information call 830 6069142 or 830 6092040 7JZ Centra Frank New Braunfels only board certified Allergist recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties Over 20 years experience Nationally Recognized in Allergy Research Specializing in nonsurgical treatment of sinus and ear Experienced in Rapid Allergy Desensitization Treatment of children and adults for Year Round Allergies Disease Allergies Hnsect Allergies 8306090998 Landa The rest of the family returned from New Braunfels and moved into their new home the neighboring suburb Although he still is fighting with the insurance company to recover as much as he can from his former Richard ktiows his family fared better than most We feel blessed and so for Everything we lost is We didnt have any family or friends hurt or Right were a lot better off than most he Despite the familys feelings of Richard admitted generating enough Christmas spirit to spread around was dif Its not as sweet or happy as it usually but we do have a Weve tried to make sure the kids are able to enjoy he Whenever Richard or his wife Erin need a little feel good all they have to do is think of We owe all the people of the but especially the people of a huge debt of he If you ever need our help like we needed well be here to We wish all of you guys a very merry Drive Thru Christmas Light Park MILLION LIOHTS I35N between New Braunfels San Marcos Exit 199 OPEN DAILY SUNTHUR 6 pm10 pm FRISAT 6 pm11 pm CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Shoppers use every minute to search for a special gift for his Id finally like to buy my wife a wedding he peering at gems under the display Me explained that neither of them had wedding bands when they were first DAVID but he thought a ring would A lastminute Christmas shopper makes his way be an appropriate His through a packed parking lot while drivers circle for an work schedule kept him out of empty space at WalMart on Christmas stores 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