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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 9, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas LOOK FOR THE 2007 READERS CHOICE BALLOT MAY ZEITUNG NEWS CANYON LAKI Comal commissioners OK special permit for Memorial Day Page 8A SPORTS SPURS San Antonio team faced off against the Phoenix Suns in Game 2 of their playoff 6A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 153 20 2 sections CLICK I Winning rackets Photos by DAVID Rusty and AshleyTurpin pose with family members moments after being awarded gold medals for their play in mixed dou bles at the UIL state tennis tournament in Austin on Pictured are Mark Shelley Jeff uncle Jack Sarah Allison David cousin and KathyTurpin New Braunfells tennis players bring home gold By Will Wright The HeraldZeitung Big Blue faithful occupied the galleries atop the eighth and ninth courts at UTAustins PenickAllison Courts bright and early Tuesday eager to see New Braunfels make a little tennis And they werent On the they cheered the brothersister team of Rusty and Ashley Turpin in mixed On the they encouraged girls singles prodigy Lilly And in short both entries dispatched their foes to take home gold medals at the University Interscholastic Leagues 95th annual state It was a fun day it went a lot easier than Id hoped New Braunfels coach David Mueller It doesnt always go that but youre always glad that it The Turpins needed just 43 minutes to quell Frisco Centennials Allie Chermel and Dennis Kimbell needed just over an hour to defeat Austin Lake Travis New Braunfels won multiple golds for only the second with Tuesdays perform ance matching the girls doubles win by Tamarra Jenkin and Andrea Giesick and the Lilly Kimbell proudly shows off the UIL Class 4A State Champion plaque and gold medal that she won at UTAustins PenickAllison Tennis Center on singles victory by Rebekah Forney in The Unicorns doubles teams of Ion Barnhill Jake Hendrie and Sarah SeptienKatie Barn hill won bronze medals on giving the team four medalists in A lot of history was made on The win for Ashley Turpin marked the first time a Unicorn had won consecutive state and she joined Leigh Ann Forney Lauren Walker 2001 and Andrea Giesick as the only ones to win more than one Kimbells a first by a the first in what could be a recordsetting string of state See Page 8A 3 local educators honored for their achievements From Staff Reports Three local teachers were honored this week as teachers of the year by Sams Club and the WalMart Distrib ution The which was given as part of WalMarts 12th annu al Teacher of the Year comes in honor of National Teachers Day on Mary Jill a teacher at Canyon High Pat a teacher at Oak Run He rn e n t a r y and Sharon a kindergarten teacher at Cross Lutheran Church and each received a grant for their respec tive a gift card to buy supplies for their class Mary Jill Bennett a Teacher of the Year polo shirt and a person alized certifi All local win ning teachers have the opportunity to apply for state Teacher of the Year honors to receive a grant for their Each state winner is auto ma t i c al ly entered into the national The one national win who is rec ognized in the will receive art additional educa tion grant for a total of to his or her Sharon Fraker i Storms i possible i High Low I 81 61 1 Details 2B DEAR ABBY 4i CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS 31 CROSSWORD 39 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 1A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 4i Perry wont veto vaccine mandate Governor bows to Legislature By Liz Austin Peterson The Associated Press to legislative Rick Perry said Tuesday he wont veto a bill that would block state officials from following his order requiring an anticancer vaccine for sixthgrade The Republican governor gave a pas sionate speech accusing the Legislature of politi cizing the debate over his February executive order requiring the human papillomavirus vaccine for girls starting in September But he acknowledged a veto would almost cer tainly be overridden and said he will allow the bill to become law without his It is time to move this issue from the political arena to the court of public opinion where real lives are at and it is time to do so without Perry The Legislature last overturned a veto in The votes are extremely primarily because most major bills are passed in the sessions See Page 9A Officials consider TxDoT funding By Mark Koopmans The HeraldZeitung Comal County Commissioners are expected to and possibly up to seven items on its action agenda during Thursdays regular Items up for consideration and action include the following A resolution committing the county to provid ing million to the Texas Department of Trans If the money would partially finance improvements to US 281 from the Guadalupe River to the Blanco County accord ing to public Approve a proclamation naming May 1319 as National Police Week and May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day in Comal Approve a proclamation designating May 13 19 as Safe Boating Week in Comal Approve and award a contract for associated uniform supplies for the Comal County sheriffs Commissioners also are expected to hear reports from county staff and if applica Comal County Commission meetings take place at every Thursday in the Commissioners 199 Main Plaza in New For information on agenda postings and visit Mark Koopmans can be reached at mtoopmansOherald First Commercial N A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Today al am 1525 Sixain 830 WOO viv
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