New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 9, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

May 09, 2007

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 9, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas LOOK FOR THE 2007 ^ READERS CHOICE BALLOT TODAY INSIDE Herald-Zeitung *W WEDNESDAY, MAY 9,2007 Herald Zeitung NEWS CANYON LAKE Comal commissioners OK special permit for Memorial Day concert. Page 5A SPORTS SPURS San Antonio team faced off against the Phoenix Suns in Game 2 of their playoff series. Page 6A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852. Vol. 154, No. 153 20 pages, 2 sections CLICK 50$ www:! &1 Storms possible High Low 81 61 Details____2B DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS 6B COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 4B Winning rackets Photos by DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung Rusty and AshleyTurpin pose with family members moments after being awarded gold medals for their play in mixed doubles at the UIL state tennis tournament in Austin onTuesday. Pictured are Mark (father), left, Shelley (sister), Rusty, Jeff (uncle) Ashley, Jack (grandfather), Sarah (sister), Allison (cousin), David (cousin) and KathyTurpin (mom). � New Braunfels tennis players bring home gold By Will Wright The Herald-Zeitung AUSTIN -The Big Blue faithful occupied the galleries atop the eighth and ninth courts at UT-Austin's Penick-Allison Courts bright and early Tuesday morning, eager to see New Braunfels make a little tennis history. And they weren't disappointed. On the left, they cheered the brother-sister team of Rusty and Ashley TUrpin in mixed doubles. On the right, they encouraged girls singles prodigy Lilly Kimbell. And in short order, both entries dispatched their foes to take home gold medals at the University Interscholastic League's 95th annual state tournament. "It was a fun day - it went a lot easier than I'd hoped for," New Braunfels coach David Mueller said. "It doesn't always go that way, but you're always glad that it did." The Turpins needed just 43 minutes to quell Frisco Centennial's Allie Chermel and Dennis Roy, 6-2, 6-0. Kimbell needed just over an hour to defeat Austin Lake Travis' HidekoTachibana, 6-2,6-1. New Braunfels won multiple golds for only the second time, with Tuesday's performance 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 UT-Austin's Penick-Allison Tennis Center onTuesday. singles victory by Rebekah Forney in 1996. The Unicorns' doubles teams of Jon Barnhill-Jake Hendrie and Sarah Septien-Katie Barn-hill won bronze medals on Monday, giving the team four medalists in all. A lot of history was made on Tuesday. The win for Ashley TUrpin marked the first time a Unicorn had won consecutive state golds, and she joined Leigh Ann Forney (1986, 1988), Lauren Walker (1999, 2001) and Andrea Giesick (1994,1996) as the only ones to win more than one title. Kimbell's win- a first by a freshman-was the first in what could be a record-setting string of state See TENNIS, 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 Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and the Wal-Mart Distribution Center. The award, which was given as part of Wal-Mart's 12th annual Teacher of the Year program, comes in honor of National Teacher's Day onTuesday. Mary Jill Bennett, a teacher at Canyon High School, Pat Elbel, a teacher atOakRunEle-mentary School, and Sharon Fraker, a kindergarten teacher at Cross Lutheran Church and School, each received a $1,000 grant for their respective schools, a $100 gift card to buy supplies for their class- Mary Jill Bennett room, a Teacher of the Year polo shirt and a personalized certificate. All local winning teachers have the opportunity to apply for state Teacher of the Year honors to receive a $10,000 grant for their schools. Sharon Fraker Each state winner is auto-m a t i c a 11 y entered into the national competition. The one national winner, who is recognized in the fall, will receive an additional $25,000 education grant for a total of $36,000 to his or her school. Perry won t veto vaccine mandate � Governor bows to Legislature By Liz Austin Peterson The Associated Press AUSTIN - Bowing to legislative pressure, Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday he won't veto a bill that would block state officials from following his order requiring an anti-cancer vaccine for sixth-grade schoolgirls. The Republican governor gave a lengthy, passionate speech accusing the Legislature of politicizing the debate over his February executive order requiring the human papillomavirus vaccine for girls starting in September 2008. But he acknowledged a veto would almost certainly be overridden and said he will allow the bill to become law without his signature. "It is time to move this issue from the political arena to the court of public opinion where real lives are at stake, and it is time to do so without delay," Perry said. The Legislature last overturned a veto in 1979. The votes are extremely rare, primarily because most major bills are passed in the session's See BILL, Page 9A If. Racing Team F-1 BullRur I^Another sfpong drive �i;Xuesdaykept New ' Brounfels flefighter ^JasonWaSlaceon ^cttWf^^ous he aims to ^pmftohajn. Ffndout ^te^onThursday- Officials consider TxDoT funding By Mark Koopmans The Herald-Zeitung Comal County Commissioners are expected to discuss, and possibly approve, up to seven items on its action agenda duringThursday's regular meeting. Items up for consideration and action include the following: � A resolution committing the county to providing $16 million to the Texas Department of Transportation. If approved, the money would partially finance improvements to US 281 from the Guadalupe River to the Blanco County line, according to public records. � Approve a proclamation naming May 13-19 as "National Police Week" and May 15 as "National Peace Officers' Memorial Day" in Comal County. � Approve a proclamation designating May 13-19 as "Safe Boating Week" in Comal County. � Approve and award a contract for associated uniform supplies for the Comal County sheriff's office. Commissioners also are expected to hear reports from county officials, staff and residents, if applicable. Comal County Commission meetings take place at 8.T5 a.m. every Thursday in the Commissioner's Courtroom, 199 Main Plaza in New Braunfels. 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