New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 31, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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lick, tick tick: 3 days left
Republicans, Democrats still not on same page in debt ceiling showdown
Aiter wwks of intense p.irtisan-shif). Republican congressional leaders and the White Hous(' made a l,ist-minut(" stah at compromise Saturday to avoid a government detault threat)'neri for Tuesday.
Rut there was no undisputed
evidence of progress by day's end, only expressions of anxiety among lawmakers that a pot('nlially crippling blow to the nation's economy was drawing uncomfortably close. The deadline for raising the nation's debt limit and averting an unprecedented U.S. default was
|ust three days away.
"We are now fully engaged, the s()eaker and I, with the one person in America out of 307 million [xy)-ple who can sign a bill into law," Senat(‘ Rc‘publican leader Mit(h McC'onnell said at a joint news conferc'nce with House Speaker
"I'm cf>nfident and o[)timistic that we're going to get an agrc'e-ment in the very near future and rc‘Solve this crisis in the lx*st intC'r-i'sts of the Ameri( an p(H)ple."
See SHOWDOWN, Page 10A
► NOLEN VARGAS
Walkers honor life
By Jena Coolklge
More tlian 100 peo[)le Saturday morning walked around Cougar Stadium to honor the life oi deceased ( anyon High School gradu-at(' Nolen Vargas
Dressed in V a r g a s favorite color, red shirts were worn by faniily and friends in
the track and
cross-country athlete who
was killed |uiy I in an early
morning car accick^nt.
Called (he Walk to Kc'member Nolen Vargas, tlie event was organizea by (US graduate and Vargas' tric'iid, Raven Prothero, and (!hrissy Dannheim, mother ot tour CHS tfH'ns.
lU'fore walking, the mourning group gathered in c! c ircle around tlie Vargas family and prayc‘cl for the beloved son, friend and teammate with tc'ars streaming down the majority of tlie tac c^s.
"I can't believe so many pi'ople chose to be hc‘re on a Saturday morning to walk for niy son," said 1 c'onardo Vargas, father of Nolen Vargas "It makes me feel really
See WALK. Page 10A
‘AND THEY CALL THE THING RODEO
Ptiotos by LALWA McKENZIE ; Heralfl-Zeitung
Lance Lara, 6, keeps his balance whil& pariicipaling in Saturday’s mutton bustin event at the Shut Up and Ride Roughstock Tour at Comal County Fairgrounds in New Braunfels
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Chrissy Dannheim, left, consoles Penny Vargas during Saturday's Walk to Remember Nolen Vargas at Canyon High School.
SHUT UP AND RIDE
Extreme pro rodeo puts on show at fairgrounds
By Jena Coolidge
Generations ol bull riders make up the Lara family, and at age (>, 1 ance Lara is dc*tc‘rminc‘d to maintain his lamiiy's legacy. lara made the crowd go wild after riding six scKondson a shc‘c'p in the mutton bustin' competition Saturday at the Shut Up and Ride Roughstoc k Tour, an opc'n extrenu' pro rodcx) featuring riders from all over the* United Stat(»s.
Throwing his helmet in the air ex|)ressing his enthusiasm, the 6-year-old with a big |)ersonality frc)m College Station desc ribt'd the event as "good ol' rodeoin'."
See RODEO, Page lOA
Wyatt Skrtvanek, 5, practices roping after participating in mutton bustin at the Shut Up and Ride Roughstock Tour
ER DOCTOR GETS EXTREME
Steve Moore, an emergency room doctor at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels, recently completed a 2,693-mile bicycle race.
Tour Divide is a self-supporting, ultra-cycling challenge following the Great Tour Divide Mountain Bike Route.
WURST GIRLS GET THEIR KICKS
Sponsored by Friesenhaus restaurant and sporting the colors of the German flag (red shirts, black shorts and yellow socks), the Wurst Girls have proudly represented New Braunfels in the VVomen's Soccer Association of San Antonio.
— LIFE. 1C
NEW PANTHERS QB SPEAKS
Cam Newton, the Heisman Trophy winner, spoke Saturday for the first time since signing a four-year, $22 million with the Panthers. His deal was set by the newly bargained rookie scale that was part of the agreement between NFL owners and players.
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■ He calls himself Sen Tea Party That almost says It all about Sen.
Jim DeMint's role on the nation's political scene in these nervous days of debt limit war- ‘ fare and pre-election posturing.
■ The fight over the debt ceiling has turned into a dramatic leadership test for President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, opponents in a divided government who've gone from negotiating in secret to facing off in public Page 3A
► DOVE CROSSING
No buses for part of subdivision
By will Wright
New Brauntels ISI) trustees voted S I lhursda\ night to (onvert an arcM in th(‘ i>ov(* ( roS‘>ing n(‘igh-liorhood Irom hustng into .1 walk zone, though most board m(‘mbers were hesi-tant at
■ NBISD wilt begin register ing students for the 2011 12 school year throughout the week 2A
■ Follow-up on Thursday s NBISD board niefeimg. 2A
Ihe move a t f e c t s I) e t vv e e n 55-60 stu-(knits in th(‘ morning and HO MO in the alter noon. All ot tti('rn \\(vul(f iia\e to rel\' on pari'ntal transportation or walk to the sch(K)l, wIik h IS .ibout ,1 halt-rnile aua\ rtie niove was tn.indated hv a proMsion in the Texas hlucation Code. It staff's that an\ sttident who resides two or more miles from campus he lius(‘d to school, with those living withirt tliat
See BUSES, PagelOA WEATHER, 10A
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