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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 23, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 i"  »  WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU PUMPKINS, MAKE HOLIDAY PIE AT HOME  500  New Braunfels  ,6  WEDNESDAY  NOVEMBER 23,2011  herald-zeitung.com  SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852  Shell shop shooter gets 50 years  20-year-old NB man must serve at least 25 years before becoming parole-eligible  Young  ByDalondoMouitrto  The Herald-Zeitung The gunman in the armed robbery and shooting at a  local gas station/convenience store in August accepted a deal Tuesday guaranteeing the 20-year-old will spend at least  a (juarter of a century behind bars, a prosecutor said.  Ion Scott Young of New Braunfels pleaden guilty to  aggravated robbery and un awful use of a firearm by a convixted felon, said Sammy M(Oary, Comal (>)unty chief  felony prosecutor Oistrii I ludgi' faxk Robison senfem eil  See GUILTY, Page 12  ► OVER BUDGET  Court OKs more than $240K for county jai  Extra money for OT, food, rerouted from savings  By DrewStcme  fhe Herald-Zeitung Budget (oncerns at the jail spark(*d a lively discussion at the (()m<i( County ('ommission(‘rs meeting on Tuesday.  (' () m a I Ouinty Sher iff's Department Maj. lohn Beil r e (] u e s t e d commissioners" ap()roval to add $244,782 to the jail's budget to pay for a number of vit.il items, ini luding over tim{' and to continue feeding the prisoners.  Though I ommissioners unanimously approved the re(|uest, some voii (vl their concern th(> matter hadn't lu'C'H brought tí) their attention e.irlic'r "I think when 2012 ( omc's around — and this goes tor everybody — I think c’verybody nec'ds to double-ctieck their budget right up front so wt‘ won't (ome down to November and have this prol)lem," IV(Hmet 2 commissioner Scott Haag said.  lo account for the short-fall, county officials a}) p r o V e cl t r a n s f e r r i n g $100,000 for hos[)italiza-tion for c“m()loyees, and another $144,782 for housing out-of-county prisoners. Bell said the jail had excess cash in both areas because ot understaffing and the expense of housing out-of-county prisoners was less than expected.  The mone)' was redistril)-utecl into overtime ($1 St),000); prisoner meals ($4^000); cooks ($i2,(K)0);  See JAIL, Page 12  LOCAL BUSINESSES READY FOR BRISK SALES  Pfiotos by LAURA McKENZlt Ttie Herald ZeituiKj  Cyndi Miller, left, and Katy Hawkins of Ernesto’s Jewelry remove pieces featuring black and white diamonds from a display case while talking about which items are likely to be popular with holiday shoppers this year.  SHOP LOCAL  Smaller stores hoping to see frenzy on Black Friday  ByDalondoMouNiie  ftie Herald-Zeitung Small businesses are gearing uf) to take on the big bcjys and liox store's l)y doing what lex al shops do  Related  ■ Better Business Bureau offers tips to avoid stress on Black Friday 3  l)est.  "It's just the one-on-one special attention we give," said Debbie Bell, owner of Gruene With Envy, a women's apparel, accessories and shoes shop in Gruene. "It's more [personalized than going to a mall."  She said unlike at malls, outlet shops or department stores, she and her employees can enhance the shopping experience, espec ial-ly for frequent snoppers.  "Out here in Gruene and any small shops you're going to get more one-on-one, espt'cially with return customers, Ix'causo we know what they like," Bell said. "We  Alibi Boutique is decorated for the holidays in preparation for Saturday’s Christmas in the Village event at the Gruene Lake Village shopping center.  know right where to take them in the store."  ()ther shops in Gruene are decorating the stores and windows for  the u[)commg holiday shopping season, which traditionally begins the day atter Thanksgiving with Blac k Friday.  Starting .Saturday stores at the Gruene Lake Village* will (elebratc' th(‘ Ix'ginning of the* holiday sc'ason with what tht'y're calling "('hristmas in the Village." The evcMit boasts its very own Santa Claus, taking pic tures 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be holiday music and a children's ( hristmas card cratt event. And the 2 5 {)artic ipating merchants hope the* event excites guests into coming to the shop[)ing complex.  Kt‘e{)ing in line with the ( hristmas motif, holiday decorations recently went u[) at Alibi Bouticjue, employee Nicole Magness said. She said the store is adding goods to its inventory and hopes for a boon this scMson.  See LOCAL, Page 12  Violinist Yang dazzles Kids’ Club audience  LAURA MCKENZIE | Herald-Zeitung  Charles Yang performs for children at Kids'Club on Tuesday afternoon.  By B«tty Taytor  Ttie Herald-Zeitung  It was a treat far beyond words for the kids at the Kids' Club in New Braunfels. It was magical. It was lyrical.  Violinist (Charles Yang performed a private concert for the students at 3:.30 p.m. Tuesday amid shrieks of delight, Yiing, a lulliard graduate vyho most recent-y performed for the Queen of Denmark, playcnl for the' first- through fifth-graders for more than  an hour, even taking song requests.  lustin Bieber and Lady Gaga have never soundc'd this gcx)d.  Kicls' Club direc tor Misty lohnson remincit'd the kids what Yang had told them.  "Rertiemlx'r, if it weren't tor the classical composers like Bach and Beethoven, there would be no Lady Gaga. There would be no MTV Awards," lohnson said.  Kids' Club, at 1()9 S. Hickory Ave., is a non  profit ministry that providers after-school tutoring and ministering tor children in grades 1 lo .S, said Pastor Brett Mosht'r, exec-utive director of New Braunfels Christian Alliance, the Kids' Club umbrel la organization.  "There are six elementary schools in the Nt'w B r a u n f e 1 s I n d e f) e n d e n t School District that we f)rovide services to," Mosher said.  See KIDS, Page 12  ► ANOTHER HONOR  Economist Perryman is top Texan  Will receive legislative Conference honor in NB  From staff reports  VVorlfi-renowne*d ec(>no-mist and policy adviser Kay Perryman has be*e*n named Texan of the Year by the' Texas Legislative* (Confer ene e, the well known annual state*-wide torum that is marking its 4f)th ye*ar.  Perry m a n will be pre-  se*nted with    _  the* award Perr yman T h u r s cl a y  evening, March 22, 2012 at a spt'cial rc'ception in his honor al the Ne*w Braunte*ls Civic/Convention Cx*nt(‘r. He will be joining ,\n array ot prominent f)ast honore*es since* 1974 that me lude Barbara Iordan, Laura Bush, H('r!) Kel!'.her .iiid lohn B (onnally.  "1 am truly humbled and grate*ful tor this award," P(*r rvman said, "As ,i native* Tè'xan with dee*p roots, I can't imagine am honor th.it could be more me*.in-ingtul. The [)anlhc*on ot })ast re*c i|)ients inclu(k’s triends, heroe^s, and mentors, far too many ot whom are no longer with us.  "I only ho[X' that 1 can be* worthy ot their l(*gac\ and gain furthe*r inspiration trom them to continually strive to improve* the* [xospects tor our great state as we taie daunting challenges and lio u nd I ess o[ )[ )0 rt u n 11 i e* s. "  The Texas Legislative (On terence is a non-partisan organization ot Texas l>usi-ness and political leaders who meet annually in New  See PERRYMAN. Page 5  WEATHER, 12  MARCELLO NIETO MEMORIAL elementary     1*-- — m ^ -V  V < , ’ V    - s.,*. ■Í          < 'Ik       Sunny and pleasant  High: 7 2 Low: 44      Abby    10      Classifieds_______^  Cornics  Crosswords  Forum    ___________IQ  . 4      Qbiîuarifis .............    3     Planner Sports . 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