New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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“Every girl dreams of a Cinderella wedding...”
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Kirstin Keller consoles Smithson Valley's Jeremy Brannon after the Rangers lost to Katy Saturday.
A heartbreaking finish for SV
By Will Wright
HOUSTON — Any defeat hurts. But Saturday’s 17-14 loss by the Smithson Valley Rangers to Katy in Saturday’s Class 5A-Divi-sion II state football semifinal hurt even more — not because of what the Rangers did during the game, but the sudden finality that comes with the end to a successful season.
“It’s heartbreaking,’’ senior defensive lineman Ryan Moczygemba said. “A lot of us aren’t even going to play football again. It’s just hard to deal with. You’re that close, and it’s over. You don’t want it to be over. We’re all like brothers. Its just hard to deal with.’’
Smithson Valley’s season ended with 13 wins in 15 games. By all rights, that’s more than enough for some schools. But it’s not enough for the Rangers, who were seeking
See RANGERS, Page 12A
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Hope Macias, center, and her boyfriend, Roland Rangel, are planning their wedding with an assist from Valarie Cesares, left, and Kristie Macias.
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Hospice patients long wait for ring is about to end
■TODAY: Wish of a lifetime
■ TUESDAY: The help of Hospice
■ WEDNESDAY: Faith in trying times
■THURSDAY: Getting ready for the big day
■SUNDAY: Wedding bells
By Jessica Sanders
It took nine years, but Hope Macias finally said “yes.”
Roland Rangel, Hope’s longtime boyfriend, proposed more than once during their relationship, but she was holding out for the perfect timing.
“Every girl dreams of a Cinderella wedding, except there was not enough money to have the dream wedding I wanted,’’ said Hope, 35. “I always said ‘no,’ but I thought when I finished college it would be the first thing wed do.”
Roland, 33, said he gave up on the marriage idea years ago and was a little stunned when Hope popped the question, ............
"I thought she was playing,” he said. “Then she came back and said she was serious.”
Though Hope’s teenage daughters, Kristie Macias, 17 and Valarie Casares, 14, are not thrilled about dressing up, they
See WISH, Page TOA
County judge formally files to run for third term
By Ron Maloney
Comal County Judge Danny heel filed as a candidate tursday for his third term in e county's top office.
A prominent local business-an and former Pct. 2 Com-issioner and constable, heel is the county’s chief ;ecutive officer. His job eludes running the adminis-ition of Comal County, con-icting probate court, magis-itions, juvenile detention tarings and commitments. His is one of five votes on immissioners’ court, the unty’s governing body, and I represents the county on lumber of regional and state lards.
“It’s been an honor to serve
as county judge for the last eight years,” Scheel said. “I’m looking forward to serving the public for another four years.” New this
year is a personal goal Scheel announced for protecting some of the county’s rural property from development — a partnership with the owners of the land. One such scenario would be conservation easements, where the
See JUDGE, Page 9A
County Judge Danny Scheel
Friends, family join together for Christmas parade
By Jessica Sanders
Clowns, animals and swooping jets couldn’t get much emotion out of Tinson Mallory on Saturday morning. The energetic 12-year-old was saving her applause for the Smithson Valley Middle School Band.
“There’s Tanya in the blue jacket!” she shouted while bouncing on the shoulder of FM 2673. “There’s Alex!”
Vanisha Mallory, Tinson’s mother, said seeing friends and neighbors is the most special part of Satder’s annual Christmas parade. Gathering the community together makes it easier to get into the Christmas spirit, she said.
“We’ve probably missed only one parade since we’ve lived here,” she said. “It’s something a lot of people in
the big city don’t get to see, and that’s what makes it special.”
Dignitaries in fancy cars and children on floats called out to friends in the audience or just said “Merry Christmas” to strangers.
Timothy Sturman said the casual feel of the parade was part of its appeal.
“I like that people stop to talk to you,” he said.
Sturman, his wife, Denise, and son, Jacob, got up early to see their son, Erie, play trumpet with the Canyon High School Marching Band. Jacob, however, was more interested in other parts of the show.
“I like that you get candy,” the 6-year-old said.
Other children, like Heidi Renth and Rebecca Geiwitz,
See PARADE, Page UA
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