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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 9, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Comal County since 1852. DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 38 I COMICS 2B partly s CR0SSW0RD 28 Cloudy I PORUM 4A High Low I OBITUARIES 3A 98 72 I SPORTS 6A Details .... 1B i TV GRIDS 3B FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9,2005 fflXED ODC 781 MOI 1000571 12/30/05 SOUTHWEST HICROPUDLISHERS 2627 E VANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 UU11 UL -JG SPORTS GAME TIME New Braunfels comes home to face Seguin while Canyon and Smithson Valley hit the road. Page 6A fcfr if# *■    * FORUM SPEAK OUT Readers respond to Mayor Bruce Boyer's comments about Hurricane Katrina evacuees. Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Vol. 154, No. 250 14 pages, 2 sections CL I 8Starkville voters head to the polls Saturday By Bon Maloney Staff Writer Bulverde voters will choose a new mayor Saturday, while Startzville residents will decide whether they want to follow the path set by Bulverde several years ago and incorporate themselves as a city. Polls in Bulverde are located at City Hall on Cougar Bend. In Startzville, they are located at the Canyon Lake Fire/EMS station on Oblate. Polling hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In Bulverde, Mayor Pro Tem and acting Mayor Sarah Stevick, former alderman Charlie Baetz and political newcomer Kevin Smith are all seeking to to fill the unexpired term of Mayor Bill Cole, who died this past spring. Stevick is a retired U.S. Army officer while Baetz, in addition to being a former Bulverde alderman, served on the city council in Balcones Heights in Bexar County. The question of incorporating Startzville was raised earlier this year by businessman William Woolley, who circulated a petition to call an incorporation election because of concerns the community could one day be annexed. Woolley said he felt that Startzville, if incorporated, could control its own destiny. See VOTERS, Page 2A Housing more inmates is good news for Comal County By Ron Maloney StaffWriter FALLING FUNDS Reimbursement for housing federal inmates — ■ 2002: $1,085,200 ■ 2003: $873,150 ■ 2004: $1,300,000 ■ 2005: (Budgeted) $750,000 Jail Administrator David Ott’s “Greybar Hotel” has a few empty rooms, and he’s found a way to fill them. Commissioners Thursday got some good budgetary news when Ott asked them to approve an agreement with Bandera County to house some of its inmates at the Comal County Jail — for $50 per head, per day. The deal, approved unanimously, will mean Comal County could house 30 to 40 Bandera inmates per day — and get an increased income of $45,000 to $60,000 per month. The money will go a long way toward replacing jail revenue lost when the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service pulled inmates from Comal County and placed them at a new facility built in Pearsall. Ott said the opportunity arose a few weeks ago after Guadalupe County got a contract to house inmates for the U.S. Marshal Service. It told Bandera it would no longer be able to house the overflow from that county’s 16-bed county jail. “The Bandera County chief deputy called me a couple of weeks ago and asked me if See JAIL, Page 2A ■MTTTMnrT|TTryi New mayor Bulverde voters will choose a new mayor, electing either Sarah Stevick, left, Charlie Baetz or Kevin Smith. MAKING A DIFFERENCE Volunteers give all they have to help evacuees By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Dorothy Pazar scrambled around the kitchen of the Westside Community Center Thursday, preparing for a larger-than-nor-mal lunch crowd. While other volunteers cooked hamburger patties on the griddle, sliced tomatoes and placed individual slices of pie in little dessert containers, Pazar organized die serving line. Although she began volunteering long before Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, she was thrilled to be able to respond to the disaster locally. "I have been wanting to be involved with relief efforts,” Pazar said. “It absolutely makes me feel good to be able to help out.” Pazar's efforts helped feed 30 New Orleans evacuees who stopped in at the WCC to fill out Red Cross and other aid request forms. While the families ate, Brother Robert Delong made his way around the room, checking for medical needs. Service is a way of life for the Holy Family Church missionary, but he acknowledged helping the hurricane victims seeking refuge in New Braunfels was special. “This city has a lot to give, and here we are, doing that,” he said. “We’re here to help them get through it, which should make us realize we’re put here for a reason.” Delong can speak on vocation with authority — the years he spent as a registered nurse come in handy on all missionary trips, even if they only take him across Photos by DAVID INGRAM Herald-Zeitung et ready to heat up hamburger buns during lunch at the elow, New Orleans evacuee Oscar Jackson III, 3, tries to comfort his tired and hurting mom, Wanda Lee Jackson, while eating lunch at the community center.The next stop for the two was a local dentist to see what could be done for a toothache. WELL DONE ■ Comal County residents have opened their closets, homes, pocketbooks and hearts to those in need, see Page 4A. the street. While Pazar, Delong and hundreds of other volunteers did not travel far to help Hurricane Katrina’s victims get back on their feet, other New Braunfelsers journeyed far from home to join relief efforts. Beaumont Janice Powell left her Canyon Lake-area home Aug. 31, bound See VOLUNTEERS, Page 5A Mayors raise the stakes before big game D..    AT    A    #21    A    AIS*    CT    IVT---- ll - I ^    ^ DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung Seguin Mayor Betty Ann Matthies and New Braunfels Mayor Bruce Boyer have a friendly tug-of-war over who will get to hang the winner's plaque in their city offices Thursday at the New Braunfels municipal building. By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Forget about the Red Sox and the Yankees. Don’t talk about USC and UCLA. Don’t even think about Michigan and Ohio State. No rivalry in sports quite compares to the rivalry of Seguin and New Braunfels high schools — which has run since 1927. In 2004, Seguin broke a 23-year New Braunfels winning streak in an overtime heartbreaker to best the Unicorns, 36-30. New Braunfels leads the series 53-34-3. It’s easy to forget that when the two teams take to Unicom Field Friday night, much AT A GLANCE ■ What: Seguin at New Braunfels ■ When: 7 p.m. today ■ Where: Unicorn Stadium ■ Tickets:Tickets can be purchased from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the high school or at the gate. Reserved adult tickets purchased in advance are $7; $2 for students. Reserved tickets at the gate will be $7; $6 for general admission more than a football game is on the line. The Seguin/ New Braunfels feud has been called the longest-running high school football rivalry in Texas, which everyone knows is a place where high school football is a deadly serious business. New Braunfels Mayor Bruce Boyer and Seguin Mayor Betty Ann Matthies met at city hall Thursday to make the traditional sausage/pecan bet and talk a little friendly smack about football. This is the first year Boyer has placed his political hide on the line over how the Unicorns, 0-2 so far this season, handle the pigskin. But locals know Boyer was for 15 years the voice of the Unicorns on KGNB game broadcasts. They also know he was probably something less titan an impartial observer. “I remember — what year was the great storm?” Boyer See GAME, Page 3A Tracking the newsConvoy arrives in Mississippi LAST WE KNEW: Bill Womack, Sarah Butler and several other local residents left New Braunfels Wednesday for Gulfport, Miss., pulling trailers loaded with clothing for flood victims. LATEST: Officials in Gulfport confirmed Womack's arrival Thursday afternoon and said preparations were under way to distribute the items. NEXT: Womack and his friends expect to return to New Braunfels in coming days and prepare for a sec ond trip.mummi■ iii■■ mhimi Tlle uPtown Piano Bar is the Romantic place £ESs*S“ illUJUiJUfllMUJlii for Birthday Parties and Anniversaries ;