New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 4, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2003
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The playoff journey starts tonight as New Braunfels, Canyon and Smithson Valley all vie for region crowns. Polio SA
‘•"^unfels and Comal County since 1852.
CISD's hassle with the state over Robin Hood payments underscores the need for education funding reform. Pogo SJI
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Wurstfest Opas Darvin Dieted, Amo Becker, Tommy Daum and Sam Wotipka enjoy their brew in authentic steins. The steins are original Thewalts imported from Germany by New Braunfels-based OHI Collectibles and Gifts.
LIFT YOUR STEIN AND TOAST
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Wurst’s other big draw
By Ron Maloney
Wurstfest is a 10-day family affair that raises a couple million dollars for nonprofit causes and pumps another estimated $4 million into the local economy.
That’s selling a lot of sausage.
But all those people will need something to help wash down all that sausage, sauerkraut, funnel cakes and deep-fried Oreos.
While it isn’t so heavily promoted, probably the single biggest ticket item at Wurstfest is available to adults only — beer.
Germany’s tradi-tional signature beverage goes back as far as records were kept in the old country.
The oldest law continuously on the books in Western Civilization is said to be a Bavarian edict from the Middle Ages that dictates “bier” be made from only hops, barley, yeast and water.
In New Braunfels, beer goes right back to the city’s beginnings, according to
■ TODAY: Gates open at 5 p m, close at 11 p m
■ Admission is $8 Children 12 and under get in free.
Raenel Schertz, Helen Mcelroy, Jaunita Rutherford, Noe Oliverez, Joann Honk and Sandra Barman enjoy looking at the beer bottle collection at Spasshaus. The display showcases about 450 of a local collector's 15,000 bottles.
Official site: www.wurstfest .com
John Rightmire, who is writing a book about the history of beer in this city.
German settlers brought with them recipes for lagers and pilsners, two brews traditional to the home country that, in. the United States, have been overshadowed by English ales, and to a lesser degree by porters and stouts.
Immigrants from the old country brought the lager recipe with them. The
first brewery in New Braunfels, operated by Julius Rennert over the winter of 1846-47, was the first in Texas.
Rightmire said Rennert became the local agent for Anheuser-Busch when he retired.
"In its infancy in Texas, brewing beer was a seasonal event taking place only
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Voters choose trustees today
3 NBISD spots up for grabs; Canyon Lake voters to decide on tax
By Dylan Jim6nez
New Braunfels Independent School District and Comal County Emergency Services District No. 3 voters will decide leadership and tax rates today.
Three NBISD seats are up for grabs.
Krista Haas and Paul Fisher are running for the District I board seat currently held by John Haas. The candidate receiving the most votes will be declared winner.
I\vo at-large positions are open. Ed Clark, Randy Rust and incumbent Deborah Keinpert are vying for the two posts currently occupied by Kempertand Bette Spain. T he top two vote-getters in that race will join the board.
NBISD trustees will canvass votes Nov. IO. New trustees will take office at that meeting. The board also will elect a new slate of officers.
Voters in ESD 3 will decide whether to add a I -cent sales tax to pay for fire protection and suppression services.
If the tax is passed, ESD 3 has promised to reduce to 2 cents its current property tax of 3-cents per $100 of assessed-valu-ation for at least two years.
ESD 3 provides fire protection and suppression for 250 square miles of western Comal County. It serves the Canyon Lake area and contracts for fire protection service with Canyon Lake Fire/EMS.
8 Polls open from 7 a m. to 7 p.m. today
• District 1: Lone Star Elementary, 2343 W. San Antonio St
■ District 2: Life Christian Center, 2240 FM 725
I District 3: Seele Elementary, 540 Howard St
■ District 4:
Lamar Primary, 240 N Central
IS District 5: OakRun Sixth Grade Center,
415 Timber Hollow
ESD 3 Polls
» Canyon Lake-area voting precincts 103,
104, 402, 403, 404 vote at Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department Central Fire Station. 1425 Settler Road
■ Startzville-area voting precincts
105, 106 vote at fire station at 160 Oblate Drive, Startzville
Officials investigate Saturday shooting
By Ron Malonoy
SAN ANTONIO — A 35-year-old Solms man remained in critical condition Monday as detectives continued to examine possible evidence in connection with his shooting.
A University Hospital official said Nicolas Jaramillo was in a surgical intensive care unit with a gunshot wound.
Comal County Sheriff’s detective Sgt. Tommy Ward Monday said Jaramillo was found shot about 1:45 a.m. Saturday at Easy Street Apartments, 4800 block of Farm-to-Market Road 482.
Monday, Ward released no details of the shooting or its possible motive. I Ie said a fire that gutted one apartment and damaged two others several hours after the incident did not appear to be related.
“We are going to process a pickup truck that’s connected to this incident,” Ward said. “We are going to examine any blood stain patterns ... and detective Ron Womack will examine it for any latent prints.”
Ward refused to divulge the connection of the vehicle to the shooting.
As of press time Monday, no arrests were made.
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CISD tinkers with auto program
By Dylan Jiminez
Canyon High School’s automotive technology program gives 80 students the opportunity to work on the latest innovations..
Since the beginning of the year, students have studied hybrid cars.
“They're more basic," said Michael Simpson, CHS junior. “There’s less stuff moving.”
Simpson and other CHS auto tech students will start to rewire and inspect a 1991 Saturn LS. The car’s original engine was replaced with an electric motor.
Under the Automotive Youth Educational System, instructor Kevin Hicks
received the car and more than $100,000 in other cars and parts from several area dealers and manufacturers.
AYES brings manufacturers, dealers and students together in an attempt to make high school graduates employable in the modern automotive industry.
Comal Independent School District trustees discussed Monday night offering the automotive technology lab to Smithson Valley High School students. Rather than start a new program at SVI IS, officials hope to bring interested students to the CilS lab.
“It’s something the board wants to bring to the students of Smithson Valley
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Canyon High School juniors Jaime Kerns. Guillermo Molina and Michael Simpson inspect a hybrid car during the automotive technology class.
; Sailboat racers converse upon ; Canyon Lake for the Wurstfest Regatta. Find out more about the ; Lake Canyon Yacht Club in LIFE