New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 26, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas 50« DDcuicu/c nc Tnwifiurc rrtMAi i'niiwTv ftoin Ar*TinM ■ !%»> V Ilka « « W Wl IWI^IWIII W WWIWI#«ia WW#!*!! I Wf^lW* ri V# • ■ WI 1 New Braunfels r‘n/-\wrr' -r or v^r\ I o, / FRIDAY AUGUST 26,2011 , h era Id -z e i t u n g, e ô m SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852 BOWL 2011 CANYON HIGH VS. NEW BRAUNFELS HIGH ► INSIDE TODAY A house divided Canyon assistant principal has children at NBHS Homestead Special section previews high school football in Comal County ► NEW LAW ByWltlWrtght The Herald-Zeitung All around New 1^ r a u n i e I s , today's l>ig f(X)t' ball game will separate loving faniilies into die-hard fanatics - one sifle embracing the New Braunfels Unicorns, the other side cheering on the ( anyon Cougars. Since the 19S0s, there's been that natural rivalry bc'twc*en ('anyon <ind N(*w Brauntels. It really heated up in with the schools' first m(‘('ting in wh.it's nov\ ( ailed th(* Wurst Bowl. The' (*v(MTt, usually held at the beginntng or tone lusion of VVurstfest, has tor the sec ond \-ear in a row usherc'd in llie start of the season. With game-time tempc^ra-tures toren ast to be around 100 dc^grec'S at ki( koff, it'll be hotter for one family, whose' split ttllegiaiK es continue'. Don Wild has thr(*e chil-dr('n enrolled in New' Braunfels ISD schools, which isn't out ot the ordinary. That he's an assistant principal at Canyon High Sc hool makes it ('xtraordi-narv. "VVe liv(' in the New Braunfels ISl), but 1 happened to get a |ob at ('anyon when I moved hc'rc'," he said. "Our oldc'st daughter dc'cidc'd to go to (!<HT\'on, but the younger three' didn't. So w(' hav(' a See DIVIDED, Page 10 What they're saying about the game New Braunf«ls principal John Buiis "Anytime you have competitions that involve tradition and rivalry, it's important to remember that you're still a part of the same community. We need to play fair and play hard and let the best team win — whether it's the Wurst Bowl or other competitions between us and Canyon or other CISD schools." This will be Burks' first Wurst Bowl as New Braunfels' principal, Burks said he's willing to engage in a "friendly wager" with Canyon principal Brad Brown; "We would be happy (to a friendly wager! if they were up for that. I would go over there and kiss a pig or something if we lose. But, of course, we're not going to lose." Canyon principal Brad Brown: "We've got several pigs he can kiss, I haven't talked with Mr Burks yet, but knowing that, maybe I'll give him a call and Canyon High School assistant principal Don Wild, center, sits Wednesday in the stands at New ed by his children, Hunter, 17, and Brandon Wild, 14, and Sadie Kinney, 16, Hunter and Sadie High School, and Brandon is an eightti grader at OakRun Middle School LAURA I^KENZIE, Heraid-Zeitunq Braunfels High School surround-are both juniors at New Brauntels we can make some sort of friendly wager" Only a goal-line stand by New Braunfels prevented Canyon from staging a victory last year Brown said Canyon wilt be ready this time around, “I'm cautiously optimistic, 1 know (the Unicorns) always have a really good team and we're up-and-coming. 1 think it's going to be a great game There's nothing like a Friday night with the Wurst Bowl going on — one side in red and the other in blue and both teams getting after it" Comal ISD superint«ndent Marc Waiker "This is the year for Canyon High School. I'm going to be there. We're well-prepared We've got the red field now even though we're going to play over there — we have a little extra power so we're ready to go" NBISD sup'l Randy Moczygomba: "We do have families divided, but it is a healthy, cheerful rivalry. Our rivalry is unique to our community — to be so close in proximity, yet we do so much as a community and support the students from both sides." Thursday’s rain alters Game Day forecas By Will Wright The Herald-Zeitung New Braunfc^ls had a little bit of ram on Thursday, breaking an 11 -day string of lOO-degrc'e days that dated back to Aug. 14. National Weather Service forec aster )oe Baskin saifi O i of an inch of rain h.id bc'en rcxorcl-c'd at New Braunfels Munic ipal Airport as of i:,U) p.m. Thursday. A tine of showers moving in from the northeast produced showers throughout the area later in the afternoon. Prior to Thursday, the last measurable ram for the area occurred |uly 2‘)-.K), when .04 of an inc h was recordi'd at New Brauntels Municipal Airport. The Austin-San Antonio NWS office has rc'Vised its forecast for Friday calling for a fori'cast high ol 102 dc'grees. NW^S meteorologist Amanda t anning said the' real heat will t)e dc'layc'd until the wc'ekend, when tiighs ot betwc'en 107 and 108 degrees are forec ast for Saturday, Sundav See FORECAST. Page 10 Budget hearing draws comment from one citizen Po&pisil By Greg Bowen The Herald-Zeitung Only one c itizen stcx)d up to talk to New Braunfels City Council duringTiiursday's public hearing on the proposed 2011-2012 city budget and tax rate. But the lack of a turnout doesn't necessarily mt*an citi-zt*ns ar(' in agrcH'ment witti the budget f)lans, Mayor (jale I’ospisil said. "I would like to think that thc'y're in agrec'ment with what weVe doings liut I susfjc'c t that's just probably not completely the case," Pospisi I said. The mayor said the 4:30 p.m. meeting was probably too early for a tot of working citizens. The nc'xt public hearing will be a little latc'r in the day. "(])ur next public hearing will be aJt 6 o'clock iri the evening on the first of Septenv ber, so there'll be more o|)f)or-tunity if people are working and they want to come — and I ('ncourage them to come and let us know what they think." TIu' Sept. I nm'ting will Ix'a pulilic ht'aring on the pro()osc'd SeeBUDGET. Page 10 exemption changes start Sept. 1 New requirements mean stringent ID procedures for future applicants By will Wright Ihe Herald-Zeitung A nc'w Texas law will change residential honu'-ste.id exemption rec|uir(* nvnts c'ttc'c tive Sc'pt. 1, Ttrc' law will not atl(M t 2'»/>0() (omal ( ounty resi-dc'nts who c urrc'ntK tall under ttu' liomestr.id c'xc'mption rc'(|uirc'ments. It uitl, however, rc'cjuire more stringent identitu ation pro-c c'durc's lor nc*u ap()lic ants. A homcstc'ad is g(>nerally considered the* tiousc' and land usc'd as tlie ownrr\ princ ip.il residf'ni (' on |an t ot the tax vc'ar. Homestead exem[)tions rc'ducc' ttie aj)praisc'cl valut* of some* tiomc's <)nd thus lower prop-<“rt\ taxc's. House' Bill 2S2, passed during thc' recent l('gislaliv(' session, rc'cjuires tliat nc'w •ipplic ants lor a residentiiil homestc'ad c'xc'mption must state that he or stu* doc's not c l.iim an exem|)tion on another rc'siclential homc'-stc'ad in or outside ot Texas. t he new law also rc'c|uires ap[)licants to inc tude a copv ol driver's licc'nse or state idc'ntific ation c arcl. Appli-( ations must inc tude a vc'tn-c le rc'gistration rc'ceipt. Homt'owners who do not own a vc'hic le must prcn ide an affidavit indic ating tliey do not own a vehick', along with a copy of a utility tiiil See CHANGES. 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