New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 5, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels advances to the championship match in Class 4A team tennis state tournament. Page 8A
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Vol. 154, No. 298 18 pages, 2 sections
DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS SB COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A 1 I Details 1B I TV GRIDS 3B
CL water members to vote today
By Ron Maloney
Members will decide today whether to sell Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp. to a California company for $23.2 million.
CLWSC spokesman Robert (]ase said the vote, open to the 6,700 members of the county’s second-largest water utility, would take place at I p.m. today in the cafeteria at Mountain Valley School in Sattler.
“We expect the voting to take about two hours," Case said Friday.
Member voters will be asked to vote “yes” or "no" on whether to authorize the CLWSC board to sell the utility to San lose Water Corp., and whether to approve a change in the bylaws that would allow the new company to pay $3.2 million to members—providing each with the approximate equivalent of one year’s rates.
Under tenns of tile proposed purchase, unanimously supported by the CLWSC board, San Jose Water will retire $20 million in CLWSC] debt and set up a Texas subsidiary, Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp., to operate the business.
CLWSC began operating as a member-owned nonprofit utility in 1994 after consolidating 46 separate ground water systems.
In the years since, the company’s more than 50 wells have been joined by two surface water treatment plants at Canyon Lake. It serves 6,700 connections and a population of 20,000 people in a 390-square-mile area around Canyon Lake in Comal and southern Blanco counties.
THE FIRST TO BE WURST
TODAY'S EVENTS WursthaNe
11:30 a.m. — Seven Dutchmen Orchestra
3:30 p.m. — Rre-on-the-Mountain doggers
4 p.m. — Jodie Mikula Orchestra 8:30 p.m. — Ljttl Fishermen Orchestra
Des Grosse Zett (The Big Tent)
11:30 a.m. — Alpenfest
I p.m. — Comal Community Band 2:30 p.m. — Al MeixnerTrio
3:45 p.m. — Die Frohliche Dorfmusik
5 p.m. — Alpenfest
6:15 p.m. — Shiner Hobo Band 7:30 p.m. — Al MeixnerTrio 8:45 p.m. — Die Frohliche Dorfmusik
10 p.m. — Al MeixnerTrio 11:30 p.m. — Die Frohliche Dorfmusik
Des Kiel ne Zett (The Little Tent)
11:30 a.m. — Kerry Christensen, MasterYodeler
12:30 p.m. — Terry Cava nag h & Alpine Express
1:45 p.m. — Ed Kadlecek & the Fun Bunch
3 p.m. — Kerry Christensen,
3:45 p.m. — Walburg Boys
5:15 p.m. — Kerry Christensen,
6 p.m. — Terry Cavanagh & Alpine Express
7:15 p.m. — Dujka Brothers 8:30 p.m. — Walburg Boys 9:45 p.m. — Dujka Brothers
II p.m. — Walburg Boys Midnight — Dujka Brothers
Roaming Gator the Clown
Other Events 8 a.m. — Wurst 5 Mile Run/Landa Park Dance Slab 8 a.m. — Wurst Poker Run/New Braunfels Cycle Country 8 a.m.-1 p.m. — Tour de Gruene Bicycle Classic-Recreational Tour 8 a.m.-3 p.m. — Wurstfest Walkfest/Schlitterbahn Waterpark at Lib*** & North streets
8 a.m.-5 p.m. — Wurst Ride in Texas
9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Open House/Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
10 a.m. — Skat Tournament-International Rules/Landa Haus 10a.rn.-3 p.m. — Wurst Cross 2005 Bicycle Race/Cypress Bend Park 10 a.m.-3 p.m. —Tour of Conservation Plaza
10 a.m.-4 p.m. — The Sophienburg-New Braunfels Archives & Museum of History 10 a.rn.-5 p.m. — ARTFest/New Braunfels Art League Gallery 10 a.m.-5 p.m. —The $100 Box/New Braunfels Art League Gallery
10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Art Stein Parade Sneak Peek/New Braunfels Art League Gallery
10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Heritage Arts & Crafts Market/Civic Center 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. —The Wurst Craft Show & Sale in Texas/New Braunfels Utilities Parking Lot
Photos by MANDY REARY Herald-Zeitung
Waiting Wurstfesters filter their way through Gate 3 to be the first ones into the festival Friday. Below, Amanda Hendry, 11, right, and Taylor Lindsey, 9, became one of the first to purchase a funnel cake from Donna Friesenhahn.
Theres something for everyone as Wurstfest opens
By Leigh Jones
Anna Margaret Alexander was the first person to walk through the Wurstfest gates when they opened Friday.
The 93-year-old New Braunfels native certainly was an appropriate choice to christen the 45th salute to sausage.
“I’ve been coming here ever since it opened," she said.
While other people in the first group through the gates headed straight for the food booths, Alexander said all she wanted to do was listen to the music and think about her husband.
“He died about eight years ago,” she said. “He loved Wurstfest."
As soon as the gates opened, Alexander walked slowly and careful-
Wurstfest pumps more than $6 million into the local economy each year.
ly toward Wursthalle.
Winter Texans Sharon Bruckschen, from Minnesota, and LaRene Hardy, from Wisconsin, walked right up to the beer booth.
“This is my 12th year at Wurstfest,” Bruckschen said. “I’m here for the music and the food.”
So was Freddie Hartfiel, the first person to purchase a kartoffel puffer from the Bracken Volunteer Fire Department.
See WURST, Page 3A
For many, Wurst Bowl is about much more than footballRivalry takes a back seat in Pakistan
By Leigh Jones
By Jessica Sanders
Her friends called her a traitor and her choice divided her family.
But Tammy Palmer can’t help it. She’s a Canyon High School mom, even if her blood is Uni-corn-blue.
“We’ve been at Canyon four years now," said Palmer, a 1988 graduate of New Braunfels High School. “My brother will call up and give us a hard time, there’s still a rivalry in the family.”
Mary C. Lopez said her allegiance is also torn between Canyon and New Braunfels. She sat with the Unicorns during Friday’s Wurst Bowl, but Lopez wore a red Canyon photo button that stood out like a sore thumb.
“My grandson, Jimmy Munoz, plays football for New Braunfels and my niece’s son, Jacob Gallegos, plays for Canyon," she said, pointing out her two favorite players on the photo buttons.
Cynthia Williams, who works for Canyon but lives in New Braunfels’ district, said she and Lopez can simply cheer the whole game because they like both teams.
R See all the details about Canyon's 42-21 victory over New Braunfels in Sports, Page 8A
“This is all for fun," she said. “That’s the good thing about a small town; we all know each other."
While fans from both teams had reason to cheer, Canyon fans got the last laugh as the Cougars won 42-21.
Palmer said she has no regrets about cheering for Canyon during the Wurst Bowl. She and her husband, Steve Palmer, were decked out in red to see their three children. Catrina, a senior, is a varsity cheerleader, Joseph, a junior, plays varsity football and Mariana, a sophomore, dances for the Aristocats.
"I have to race to the other side at half-time so I can see Mariana dance and Catrina gets mad if I miss her lifts," she said. “I am so proud of all three of them.”
New Braunfels fan lana Mal-ish said she would be doing most of her cheering at halftime, when her son, Keane, played clarinet with the marching band.
“I can always pick him out
One-year-old Gabriela Martinez shows her school spirit during the Wurst Bowl in Unicorn Stadium Friday evening.
when I see him on the field because I know where he stands and how he marches," she said.
Malish said she spends a lot of time cleaning uniforms, chauffeuring band kids and volunteering but believes it is all worthwhile for a group her son loves.
Randy Pawelek, who’s son Jor
dan plays varsity football for Canyon, said he has also put in a lot of volunteer time since becoming a football dad. Jordan, now a senior, started off with flag football and has been on the Canyon team since middle school.
See BOWL, Page 6A
Maj. Kenneth D’Alfonso j has spent the last four weeks I battling jihadists in Pakistan I without ever firing a weapon, j Instead of using guns to I defend his country, the air- I man is killing militant anti- j Americanism with kindness, i D’Alfonso is one of hun- j dreds of airmen and two j New Braunfelsers who flew i to Islamabad less than a j week after an earthquake rat- ; tied the region and left thou- i sands of people in desperate j need of assistance.
Pakistani officials set aside j their hesitation about Amer- I jean troops operating on ; their soil and accepted the military’s help, turning the 818th Contingency Response Group into some of the most important ambassadors in recent history.
“This is a way for people to see us being generous, compassionate and caring," D’Alfonso told the Herald-Zeitung via satellite phone Friday.
Since arriving in Pakistan Oct. 10, the United States Air Force has processed:
! 7,263 boxes of food;
2,199 boxes of medicine;
• 1,587 boxes of water;
• 2,259 tents;
** 5,000 tarps; and 10,000 blankets
See AIRMEN, Page 2A