New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 24, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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A ministry for the masses
Gruene group feeds 65 families br holiday
By Dalondo Moultrie
Tarly this week, the BIK^ Ministry of Gruene Uniti'cl Methodist C hurch got together tor its se( ond-annu-al Turki'v Tailgating event, which may not be (juite what one would think.
"We're cooking 65 turkeys an<i delivering meals to to Iks in the ( omm unity," s,iid Bill Horan, a BB(^ Ministry memhi'T and husband ot Kar('n Horan, Ouenf' UMC;'s pastor.
Ihe BB(^ Ministry (on-vened Monday night with si'veral smoker grit s, an kV and friends in the parking lot of the churc h on ( orn-mon Str(‘('t in N(>w Br.uin-ti'ls. Ministry members start-('d about h p.m., cind had all 65 turkeys cooking by (y. 15 p.m,
Thc>y [ilannc'd to sit u|) .ill night iookingth(- I i-pouncl l)irds to f)ertection, said I I Anderson, a meml)er of the (hutch and the BBQ Ministry. H(' said the nighlotters hours ot tellowship.
Andf^rson said h(‘ had IxH'n a member of th(' BBC^ Ministry tt'am tor a wliile when the grouf) gathered a touplt‘ of years ago and dec ided to rea( h out to the community with the tood th(>y prepared. 11(' said tht' ( on versa lion they had touchefl him ik'('[)ly.
"I tcxik it pc'rsonallv," Anderson said. "I felt my time and ec^uipment could bc' usc'd better tor hel[)ing those that I don't know than i|usti pc'ople I s(H' everyday."
Apparently the rest ot ihc'
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John Pinto, left, Ken Dixoü and Linde Hesler remove seasoned turkeys from a bag before placing Ifie birds inside one of several barbecue pits at Gruene United Methodist Cfiurcfi on Monday night. A group of volunteers witti ttie churcfi's BBQ Mifiistry stayed up all night cooking 65 turkeys so they could be delivered tiie following day to families in need.
c ongrc'g.ition ic'c'ls tht' same w<iy. Along with the turkeys, c hurcli members donatc‘d the trimmings tor (>() lull Thanksgiving Day dinners,
Karen Horan said. She s.iid that inc Itided mashed potatoes, green be.ins, cranber-r\' sauc c', rolls and dressing.
For thc‘ dressing, churc n members were' given a [)an and told to bring it back with th(' stuffing, they indi-vidualK bought the ingre-dients, prc
)ar(‘d tht' disht'S .ind biougnt them back in time for the meals ic) be df'livert'd to W) nt*etl\' tam-ilit's trom 2-() p.m. Tut'sday,
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A few of the 65 turkeys being cooked at Gruene United Methodist Church on Monday night remain inside a barbecue pit during the church’s second annual Turkey Tailgate
NBCA students re-create first Thanksgiving
Join teachers, mentors dressed as 17th Century Pilgrims, Indians
Beck Hudson, rigtit, and Breighton Owens, both 7, celebrate Thanksgiving with their classmates at New Braunfels Christian Academy on Tuesday. Students dressed as Native Americans and pilgrims for the event.
By Betty Taylor
It was a busy mt>rning at the elementary t ampus t)f New Braunfels Christian Academy t>n Tuesday, as first- through fifth-graders gathered for a Thanksgiving feast.
In Cynthia Wahl's set-t)nd-grade classrot)m, a Pilgrim dad (Gregg Weston) was talking aliout life on the Mayflower.
W'estf)n had the students sit t)n the floor in a tight circle. One of the students asked what life was like on the ship for mothers, fathers and their
"Nt)w imagiiH' that there are beams above your head," he said. "This is all the rot)m they hatl belt)w deck. Nt)w, start swaying back anti torth."
In unist>n, the small t ir-cle of students began rocking back and forth.
Outside, students anti teachers, dressed as Pilgrims anti Native Americans, sat at picnit tablts and dined on dric'tl meats, berries, pumpkin, nuts, ct)rn and f)t)pct)rn. Iht'y used metal plates anti cups. Seashells servt>d as utensils.
More tlian 1,000 to participate in today’s Turkey Trot
By Betty Taylor
This year's third annual Ciruene Turkey Trt)t .5K KunA/Valk prtymis-es to l)e bigger than evt^r with c lose tt) 1,100 runners anti walkers aireacly pre-registeretl ft>r the Thanksgiving t)ay event.
"We are alreatly clt)se tt) our marker tt) last year's race," saitl (\)mal Ct)unty Sheriff's Detective
Sgt. Tt)mmy Warti, t)ne t)f the fountjers of the t'vent.
l ast year's race included T>200 participants in the 5K and Turkey (.Trase and raised $J.5,(X)() for local tharities, Ward said. Those charities suppt)rt law enft)rcement efùvrts tt) benefit the childrènof the t t)mmunity through programs such as the New Braunfels Police I)t'partmenl's Blue Santa Program
and the Ct)mal Ctjunty Sheriff's Office's Green Santa Prt)grafti, Warti is president tjf the C;omal Co()s for Kids Foundatit>n, the organization that ht)sts the Gruene Turkey Trt)t.
Registration is $ 55 for the 5K RunAValk and $20 for the t^uarter-mile Turkey Chase for kids. Registrations vv ill continue to be taken fmm 6:30-8 a.m. tt>day in frt)nt of
Stjuanto (Wt's Waymer) was busy explaining to l')enise TiTlman's ihird-gratle t lass how he served as an inler[)rett‘r for the Pilgrims. Ht' drew a t row'd and st>me st|ueals, though, when it came time to demonstrate ht)w to [)lant corn.
He handed out small f)t)ts of dirt to each c hilti, along with a kernt'l t)t (orn. Then, ht' t)pt'nc'd a tin t)t herring.
"Okiiv," ht' saitl. "Now, you net'd to place some tish in with your corn to
See FIRST, Page 6► REOISTRICTING
Minorities to gain better representation in three
Minorities will makt' up the majority ol voters m thret' atlditional Texas i on-gressit»nal distru ts undt'r a proposed retlistrit ting ma() rt'ltMserl by a tederal ( ourt Wetint'sdtiy, which is eX(H‘t ted to give Dt'mot rats an .Klvantage in the *?()12 t'ltx tions .IS they st*t*k lo win bat k tlve House.
Minorities ( urrt*nfl\ .ire the majority in 10 out o! Texas flistritts .mtl the nt'w map will raise th.it to 1 \ out of U), It thf‘ ( ourt gives the map final <i[)[)roval as ex()t'( tt'il.
Tht' San AntorVio l>.is('d leder.ll < ourt drt'w tlie m.ips .ittt'r minoritv groups siM'tl tht‘ stale t laiming .i redis tritting map dr.iwn l)\ the Republic an-c ontrolh'd 1 eg islature dot's not rt'tlect the growth in tht' st.it(''s I lis|),iiv It and bl.u k popul.ition In .1 sep.irate c .ise ui W.ishing ton, .1 ledt'r.il c ourt rcUtsed lo approve the l.iwm.iker tlrawn m.i[) without .i trial. agrt'('ing with the [>ej).irt ment ol lustu e th.it there W.IS SUillf it'Ilt ('V ldt't’K(* to (|uestion vvhetht'r it hurt minontN, rt'prf'sent.ition
Also on Wednesd.n th(' San Antonio tt'der.il < ourt issutnl tinal m.ips lor st.ite Senaft' anti I louse distru ts that arc' very similar to ones |)ro[)ost‘d last week tti.if ( oulfi also le.itj to gie.iter minoritv re[)resent.ition. The court dramaticalK redrew those maps trom what the*
I egisl.iturt* |).issetl, giv ing Democr.its a i h.inct' to add as m.inv as a do/c‘p in the I ('gislature.
Texas Attoniey (i(‘iv.t.iI (ireg Alibott and other Rt'publitan liMclers have' denit'd that anv ot I egisla-tiue's redistru ting nia|)s w't)uld dimmish minority voting [)ower and (k'nount t‘d tlie m.i|) issutnl on Wt'dnesdav.
"Th(' court issut'tl .1 ma|) without anv t'xplan.ition, but still. It st'ems ap|)art'nt that the })ropos('d maj) mis-ap|)]it's tc'der.vl l.nv anti c(>n-tinues tht' tourt's trc'nd ol ina|)|)ropri.itt'l\ vt'nturing tnlt) political |)olit ym.iking rather th.m siinplv .ipplving the l.nv." Abliott said in a
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The Gristmill. The rac e begins at 8:30 a m;
"The first year, we expectt'tl 200 to run, and wt' hati 700 show up ft)r tlie race," Warti said.
Tht' race starts and ends in Irtxnt of Gruc'ne Hall. The Turkey Chase, for ages 11 anti younger, fegins at 10 a.m. as kids chase a turkey
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