New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 14, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852
Perry dives into the race
Texas governor to GOP activists: ‘I full well believe Fm going to win’
Texas Gov, Rick Pi'rry officially joinwi the Republican firesidential racp Saturday with a full-throatpcl promise to reduce the role of the federal government, saying his goal as president would be to make Washington "as inconse-(juential in your lives as I can," rhe Texan cast himself as a Wash
ington outsider who would restore fiscal responsibility at home and U.S. "exceptionalism" in the world.
"We don't see the role of government as guaranteeing out-t)Ut allowing friH;' men and
women to flourish based on their own vision, their hard work and their personal res|X)nsibility," said Perry, who has never h(*ld a private sector job.
His nationally televised announcement before a large group of conservative activists in the first-in-the-South primary state of South Carolina came — not
coincidentiy — the same flay as lowans weighed In on the ( jOI’ field with a test vote, and his entrance m the field capped a remarkable turn ot events.
As recently as a few months ago, l\‘rry tor(*swore any interfst in running tor presiflent.
See PERRY, Page 9A
BACK-TO-SCHOOL TAX-FREE HOLIDAY NEXT WEEKEND
Gloria Gomez picks up a pack of washable markers while back-to-school shopping lor her son, Damasio, 5, and her other two children Wednesday at Target
Retailers await wave of supply shoppers
► SPECIAL SECTION INSIDE TODAY
Back to School
ith only a week remain-g before the start of tht' m
JOSHUA'S BIRTHDAY PARTY
On a hot but otherwise beautiful August Saturday afternoon, friends and family gathered for the quiet birthday party of a 2-year-old toddler.
But the guest of honor; Joshua Davis Jr., wasn't there. The toddler has been missing for more than six months.
By Wilt Wright
W school year, some sho[)-
f)ers have gotten through the worst of it and others are waiting for the best ~ Texas' Tax Free Weekend.
The three-day period, which begins Priday and lasts through Sunday, is where shoppt*rs can purcnast* dozens of back-to-school items without paying sales taxes. That could mean savings of nearly $50 on the average bill for families who have children in grades K-12, whic h is expei ted to amount to $604 this year.
The National Retail Federation has forecasted back-to-school spending nationwide w ill amount to $68.8 billion
TRACKS FROM GIANTS OF OLD
Thanks to some blue-green algae and some limestone, the Texas Hill Country is afoot with dinosaur tracks. One of those areas is in our backyard — the Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country and Dinosaur Tracks at Canyon Lake
— LIFE, to
■ Local school districts announce IVIeet the Teacher nights, 6A
■ New Braunfels ISD to revisit Dove Crossing walk zone, 6A
■ Tax-free school shopping items detailed inside special Back to School section
for families of tollege and setondary school students, an increase of 2.^ percent over 2010. Because of the economy, about 44 percent ot shoppers will spend about the same or less than they (lid last year.
Most back-to-school shoppers are looking for clothes, and will pun base them tnrough national and local retail outlets.
See SHOPPING, Page 9A
OL COSTA MAY HAVE A JOB
When c e nter An d re G u ro d e re po rte d to Dallas Cowboys training camp with a recently repaired knee, Phil Costa was bumped up to the first team- Gurode returned to play Saturday and regained his spot over the ball in front of Tony Romo. But Costa might not be going far.
— SPORTS, 4B
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► HE'S GOTTALENT
star on rise
'America’s Got Talent’ semifinalist has helped many with music careers; now it’s time for his
Ki'vin (olis has become the town's (juiet superstar alter being named one of four semififialists on NB('s "America's Got Talent" You lube ‘i[)(*cial Wednesday night.
lh<> man who moved here from (' .111 f o r IT I a and open('d u[) Harmony Swt'(>t, a teen c lub, with his wile I lizaU’th
( oils, has
a()par(‘ntly been cjuite busy helping others with their music careers. In fact, a( ( ording to friends and those h(‘'s worktxi with, he's l)e(>ii so busy helping others that not ev(‘r\'one was aware ot his singing as[)trations.
With Kevin Colis' new-fouiui stardom comes a gag ord(*r that prohibits him from talking to the media tint! kcH'ps his new army ot tans from learning .tlxjut the smger-songvvriter.
So who is Kevin ( olis?
fk'i ky Bradbury manager ot loxmoor Fxpress Band, said "I didn't know he was a Singer until I heard him on >ou rub(> the otiier dav I was surinised. 1 had no ifle.i
See COLIS. Page 10A
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STAGE II WATER RULES
Watering with a sprinkler or landscape irrigation system is allowed once a week, before 10 a m and after 8 p.m., based on ttie last digit of ttie address.
■ 0,1 Watering 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.
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