New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 15, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852Und der gewinner ist StelzenhausStelzenhaus, or ‘stilt house,’ chosen as name of new Wurstfest building
By Bttty Taytor
Stelzenhaus, or stilt house, is the official name of the new Wurstfest buikling by the Comal River.
Ouring a drawing Wednesday night at the Spasshaus on the Wurstfest grounds in New Braun-fels, Miguel Madero's name was
picked as the final winner in a months-long prtx ess that garnered 3,165 entries in a contest to name the building.
Twenty-three final contestants and their families were invited to the ceremony yesterday where they learned that a joint committee of Wurstfest and New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung members had met
on three different occasions to whittle down the long list of contest names.
The top three names were SteIzenhaus, Der SammeIplatz (meeting place) and Prosit Halle (cheer place), The top name, with 16 people entefing the same name
See WURSTFEST. Page 12
► MODERN MARVEL
Deployed soldier watches son’s birth
Couple use Skype so dad in Afghanistan can be in Seguin delivery room
By Jessica Lbnmor
josllua Sane hez had been deployed to lra(], and then to Afghanistan. But there are some things the Marine Corps can't prepare you for
On Sept. 8, he witnessed something that left him without words.
"He was speechless," laughed his girlfriend, Monica Leal. "I think he was just in awe."
Though still deployed, Joshua witnesstd the birth of his son via Sky|K*. Using the video calling program, he watched Bradyn Tristan Sanchez Ix* d(*livered by Dr George Mannel at GuadalufH' Regional Medical ( enter The 7-pound, 5-ounce lx)y is the first child for Monica and joshua.
"It made a big difference for me having him here in that way," the new mother said. "Fven though he wasn't physically present, he was seeing everything and got to be a part of it."
Monica, a Gonzales resident, said a GRMC: nurse suggested Sanchez make a Skype visit on delivery day, but the father-to-be was unsure if he could get away from his duties in Afghanistan.
At the last minute, he got time away and borrowed a computer and Skype account from a civilian contractor friend. Monica's brother and sister-in-law, lacob and Manda Leal, supplied an iPad and Skype account on the Seguin end.
"We had a few glitches, but once he could hear us and we could hear him it went really well," Manda said.
jacob Leal added that, while joshua was on Skype to watc h the delivery, it was exciting for everyone to see him and for him to see his friends and relatives.
"It was a good experience,'' he said. "He hadn't seen everyone in a long time. He hadn't seen Monica since February."
Monica said she visited loshua in ( alifornia while he was comf)letlng training before deployment. He is expc'cted to return in early October
See SKYPE BABY, Page 12
STUDENTS TAKE STAND AGAINST BULLYING
Photos by UIJRA McKenzie I Herald-Zeitung
Caitlyn Bunner, 15, encourages students to support people with disabilities while sharing her experience of being bullied for having cerebral palsy during a leadership workshop for selected Canyon Lake High School students as part of "Rachel's Challenge."
Canyon Lake students strive to follow Columbine victim’s example
By Will Wright
The message was poignant and powerful Tuesday, as Canyon Lake High Sch(X)l students learned about — and most of them accepted — Rachel's Challenge.
Rachel jc)y Scott was the first to die when two of her classmates openc*d fire at Colurribine High School in Colorado on April 20,1999, killing 12 students and a teacher, while wounding 24 others before taking their own lives.
Scott, a deeply thoughtful and talented 17-year-old, always befriended and aided her f(?llow students. Ironically, she dic'd at the hands of the very kind of students she sought to help. In her memory, Rachel's Challenge was formed. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to
Signatures of Canyon Lake High School students who pledged to treat others with kindness and respect cover a “Rachel’s Challenge" banner inside the school. ;
teaching young people how to treat tx:l themsc'lvcN to helpitig proirKrte an and respect others. cHivironment ol togc»thernc‘ss at their
Comal rSD students embraced schools.
Rachel's Challenge's anti-bullying
mc'ssage, and many of them d^icat- See GHALLENGE, Page 12
Wurstfest president Steve Taylor, left, stands with the winners of the Name This Building contest, Stella and Miguel Madero, and Herald-Zeitung adverlising director Shannon Myers
► BUS DISPUTE
Eldridge prohibited from impeding progress of any school bus carrying the Risenmays’ children
By will Wright
A fefieral )U(lg(‘ in San Antonio on rii(‘sda\ granted a (>)mal (Ounty tamilv a restraining or(lc*r <igainst a neighbor they claim has blocked their children's school bus and posted racially derisive signs in his yard.
I).S. t3istri(1 ludgc Xavier Rodrigue/ approvc'd a motion tor a tem[)or.)r\ restraining order tik'd on behall of Mike and Ic'anna Risenmay against Daniel Eldridge. The Ris(>nma\s' re(]uest was part ot a civil rights lawsuit against Eldridge and th(* I K ing K Ranch Pro[)erty ()wn('rs' Assoc lation d’OA'.
The Texas Civil Rights Pro ject (TC'RP) filed both recjuests on Se[)l. 7. The Risenmays' motion villeged Eldridge has bec'n driving his tractor in front ot the bus to physically block it and that he hung a sign c c)ntain-ing racial epithets on his property dircH tly in tront ot th(’ family's drivevvav.
In Tuesday's ruling, Rodriguez said there' is mc'r-it to the Risenmays' c lainis, and a substantial threat of
See ORDER, Page 12
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