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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 18, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Comal County since 1852. n Mostly sunny High Low 89 63 Details .... 7 A I DEAR ABBY    9 I CLASSIFIEDS    10 | COMICS    8 I CROSSWORD    8 I FORUM    4 I OBITUARIES    3 I SPORTS    5 I TV GRIDS    9 MANDY REARY/Hera Id-Zeitu ng Keeping low to the ground so as not to scare off the young pigs, Sunni Reimer hand feeds the two of them Monday afternoon.Resident wins grand champion honors for pig at State Fair By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Shake was quite a pig. There was nothing about the young Hamshire that stood out, said owner Sunni Reimer, but that’s what earned her pig the title of grand champion. “The judges couldn’t find anything wrong with him or anything they would change,” said Sunni, 15. "He was just a good market hog.” Sunni’s barrow, a castrated male pig, won grand champion Oct. 5 at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. Sunni, a senior at New Braunfels High School, said she has been showing pigs her whole life, but this was her first time to win grand champion. She received $12,700 from the barrow’s Oct. 7 sale. Sunni’s father, New Braunfels Vice Principal Mike Reimer, said he knew from the beginning that there was something special about Shake. “The pig had a pen mate that everyone thought was a little better, but we liked the Hamshire,” he said. “Good See WINNER, Page 6 Bra* ll AIR QUALITY Health Alert The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Alamo Area Council of Governments has declared today an Air Quality Health Alert Day. ■ Reduce unnecessary vehicle driving. ■ Carpool if possible or combine all errands into one trip. ■ Avoid use of "drive through" lanes or services. ■ Don't refuel during daylight. ON THE WEB: Pollution levels are posted online at: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18,2005 EL FASO TX 7990T .u J* 79m ZiElluWGfree Heal* ^^^ City looks at candidates for manager By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A list of nearly 80 possible candidates for city manager will be winnowed down to the several strongest applicants by the Nov. 7 city council meeting. Mayor Bruce Boyer said Monday night after a closed session meeting to discuss council applicants the city’s search consultant, Ralph Anderson and Associates, would reduce the current candidates to a much shorter list. He didn’t call them finalists, though. “We reviewed the applications that are still active,” Boyer said. “We gave feedback to go back and whittle that list down to five to seven people.” Interview dates would be set at the Nov. 7 meeting, Boyer said. In other action at Monday night’s special meeting, council See CITY, Page 2 Mayor Bruce Boyer Water group mails proxy vote packages FUELING HISTORY By Ron Maloney Staff Writer CANYON LAKE — No, the check’s not in the mail, but it soon could be depending upon what voters decide to do next month in a special election called to consider the $23.2 million sale of the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp. Monday, CLWSC spokesman Robert Case reported 6,782 proxy packages were mailed out to those eligible to vote in the special election, called for I p.m. Nov. 5 at Mountain Valley School. Members will vote on whether to approve the sale of CLWSC to California-based San Jose Water Corp., dissolution of CLWSC and See VOTE, Page 8 FORUM SOUND OFF Guest columnist Thomas Stange writes who support for NB cheerleaders is not colorblind. Page 4 SPORTS PLAYOFFS Within an out of reaching the World Series, Astros surrender homer that gives Cardinals 5-4 victory. Page 5 Serving New Braunfels and Vol. 154, No. 283 12 pages, 1 section 8    56825    00001""1 Healthy lifestyle New business, Wings Transportation, takes flight in Comal County. NBISD to target groups to raise scores By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer New Braunfels ISD officials hope that targeting at-risk groups will raise TAKS scores for middle school students. “Looking at the scores, it’s clear where we have to focus, the gaps are in certain populations in the areas of science and math,” said Rosalyn Bratcher, NBISD assistant superintendent for instructional services. See NBISD, Page 6 Photos by MANDY REARY Herald-Zeitung Rochelle Long, left, Walt Sumner, Lit Foster, and Johnny Long chop potatoes for the stew to be served in tonight's Harvestfest at the GVTC Auditorium. Harvestfest stew supper to help Heritage Museum Bob Wickman does his part to chop up the 84 pounds of beef required to make the stew for tonight's Harvestfest at the GVTC Auditorium. By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer The meat still was sizzling and a few giant cans of green beans remained unopened Monday afternoon. The smell of simmering stew permeated the Guadalupe Valley Telecommunications Cooperative Auditorium, promising lots of full bowls by tonight’s I larvestfest. “You think of stew when the colder weather comes,” said Xena Jones, president of the Heritage Museum. “Also, since we’re the Heritage Museum, we think it’s fitting because the pioneers ate a lot of stew.” Though the weather hasn’t turned cold just yet, Jones said they expect about 250 diners at the museum’s 10th annual stew AT A GLANCE ■ What: Harvestfest stew supper fundraiser ■ When: 6 p.m. today ■ Where: GVTC Auditorium. ■ Of note: Admission is $10 for adults and $3.50 for children.Tickets are available at the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce, the Heritage Museum or at the door, if space is available. For information, call (830) 899-6928 or (830) 899 4972. supper. The evening will include a raffle, a salute to the armed forces and a patriotic sing along with Peaches Kelly. Proceeds will go toward the museum’s operating expenses. See STEW, Page 6 RMH ;