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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 11, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 $1.50  OUllUdJf  New Braunfels  SEPTEMBER 11,2011  h e r a I d -z e it u n g. com ^  EITUNG  SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852  GREAT DEAL: today’s herald-zeitung has $506 in COUPONS  ■ Today’s local Sept. 11 anniversary events listed Pa9e2C  ■ H-Z readers: How 9/11 changed our lives  Page 4A  • Attacks led Lemmon to join U.S. Marine Corps Page 7A  ■ Ijocal artist’s ‘message’ to world about Sept. 11 Page 7A  *We want to remember’  Specht Elementary students plant a flag for every 9/11 victim  By will Wright  The Herald-Zeifung  BULVERDE  Most of fherti weren't even born 10 years ago, when America tame under attack.  School chilflren only know about the c'vents of Sept. 11, 2001, from th(>ir parcMits anci granrjparents, their teachers ann historical accounts in books and videos. Yet most of them have eml)rat ed the signiticance ot the day that saw many innocent lives lost in ac ts of s<‘nse-less terrorism.  "Th(‘ rcwson why we're observing it today is because we want to remc'mber (lie f)eople who dic'd on 9/1 1said Specht I h*mentary School fifth-grader Fve Nelson, who joined schoolmatc's who plant-(‘d 2,‘>77 American flags on the front ¡awn of the school on [ riday.  Specht hosted one of several Sept. 1 1 obsef-vanc es staged at area schools, which departc^d from the usual curricu^-lum to feature spc^cial lc*s-son plans foe using on the 10th anniversary of the event that has since (hanged th(> world.  "I just think it's a very spec iai time to remember those people," said 10-year-old Eve. "They tried nard — the firefighters and all those other kinds of pcM)[)le died there.  "'When 1 planted my flags today, I felt like something had just come upon me — I felt like I had done the right thing.  I felt like I was remembering those important peo|)le."  Every student took seats on the sidc'walks surrounding the flags as Specht Elementary principal Jackie Sundt spoke about that fateful day. She told them about the [)lanes that hit the two towers at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.  Then Sundt tearfully recounted the bravery of )assengers who fought lack against hijackers before their plane careent'd into a bluff in Pennsylvania — killing  See SPECHT. Page 9A  LAURA McKENZIE I Herald Zeitung  Ehlana Pickett, 7, plants a U.S. flag in the grass in front ot M,H, Specht Elementary on Friday morning during a Sept. 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony. Each flag represented a life lost in the terrorist attacks of that day.  Leaders recall day that changed everything  By Greg Bowen  The Herald-Zeitung Shock, anger and disbelief were some of the emotions experienced by civic leaders in New Braunfels on Sept. 11,2001,  Stoney Williams was the mayor. Michael Mc‘ek was the chamber president. Danny Scheel was the  county judge.  Here are their memories.  Stoney Williams  “I rc’meml)c>r 1 was coming into work and it was on tht* news. When everybody realized it was ac tLially an intended attack, I got on the phone with our city manager, who  was Mike Shands at the timc‘, and headed to City Hall and we met with our emergency management people: The fire de[)artment, the police chief. Everybody went on alert. Even though the attack was in Ncnv York, nobody knew what  See LEADERS, Page 9A  THE INSIDE  nnnn  UP, UP AND AWAY  It all began with a gaze upward toward the sky.  For Brian Strachan, an interest in model airplanes took off after he attended a very small air show —the Old Kingsbury Aerodrome; with his grandfather, Joe Thompson.  — NEWS,2A  MUM'S STILL THE WORD  Though most are no longer a living, breathing thing, they are easily their own entity.  Homecoming mums, now usuallyfnade with silk chrysanthemums instead of real flowers, continue to wow, amaze and fascinate both wearers and gazers.  -LIFE, 1C  BUSY DAY ON THE GRIDIRON  Football fields across the Lone Star State were buzzing with activity all day Saturday. From the New Braunfels Unicorns to your favorite college team, the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung has the games covered for you inside today's Sports section.  — SPORTS.IB  j For breaking news, sports and traffic follow us on Twitter ONewBraunfelsHZ  ff|  Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan at facsbook.com/  Sign up for daily e-newsletter by visiting the Heraid-Zeiting ònline: hsrald-zeitung.conii  AtR QUALITY  Health AlQit  Effective today  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has issued an Air Quality Health Alert (AQHA) for today at the orange level for the Greater New Braunfels area.  The TCEQ recommends that individuals with chronic lung disease such as asthma and emphysema, the elderly and young children should avoid exposure for the duration of this Air Quality Health AJert  ► COMMISSIONERS  Tax rate on ’s hi  From bfatt reijott'  Coma! ( ount\ ( ommis sioiHTs { ourt vmII meet at 8; 1 a.m. Mor.diiv lo ( on sidc'r <)[)prov mg ii JO 1 1 lax r<ite ol {S.04 ((‘nts per $1 ()() valuation.  1 ht' 1 .() ( ent lax ralr increase would giMieralc funds for di'bt ser\ k r pa\ ments tor lour m<i)or pro| (Kts lor whi< h I ouni\ t)onds W('rt* issuf'il m |uni‘: the Krueger ( an\on Darn [iro] eel the larm-to Warkd Road 10() impro\ cmeni pro)('ct, Ph.ise II (>1 a coni puter sottw.iic u()grade lot the (ountv ^ ludic i.il svstem and right-ol vv.iy ai (juisitu m for the* U.S J81 iinjirovc men! projec I Under the proposed (ax rate, the» owner ol .! home witli the (ountv's .iv('f.)g(‘ taxable value of S1 ()8 2 5 I would p,i\ roughK S'iH't in taxes.  WEATHER, 10A  CAMILLE LIND  GOODWIN FRAZIER ELEMFNTARY  Partly cloudy and hot  High: 99 Low 68  CQ!ni£S_,_ ^ Crosswords Forum Obituidi?  Planner......  Sports  TV  _ JO ID . 5C __5C  M - iC IB 60  Vt»l 158 I No 261 4 sections, 30 pages  56825 00002' SI 50  STAGE II WATER RULES  Watering with a sprinkler or landscape irngation system is allowed once a week, before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m., based on the last digit of the address  ■    0,1 Watenng day is Monday  ■    2,3 Watering day is Tuesday  ■    4,5 Watering day is Wednesday  ■    6,7 Watering day is Thursday  ■    8,9 Watering day is Friday Watering with a hose, soaker hose,  bucket or drip irrigation system is OK before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m.  Every drop of water matters. NBU  Find out the latest on landscape watering restrictions at nbutexas.com or call (830) 608-8925 for more infomiation.  Here is what matters.   

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