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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 16, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas 50o¡FELIZ DIA DE LA^ INDEPENDENCIA DE New Braunfels FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16,2011Herald ^Zeitung herald-zeitung.Gom    qcpx/imhmcxa/ddai imcci c ciMrc i qi;o SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852PACs to promote ban voteGroups on both sides organize to rally support for Nov. 8 river referendum By GregBow»n Ihe f1erai(i-Zeitiing Political lU tion (onimittees art* hciiig tormcd to sway voters in the LijK oming reterenflurn on the c ity's planned ban on Ix'er c ans and other dis()osal)le cont.viriers on the (onial aful (luaflalupe rivers. ()ne iW ,, ► DEATH PENALTY I Supreme Court grants reprieve HUMTSVIUlE(AP) lh(‘ U S, Su[)renie (ourt on lirursda\ haltc'd theexc'-( iition ol a hla( k man lon-vi( ted of a double murd(‘r in i(>\as u'.irs ago after his lausers ( ontended his sen-ten( was unlair Ixx ausc* ot a (jU("'tioti asked about race (iunng his Inal. n u a n e Blh k, 4K, was sp.trc'd from lethal injection when tlu' justic (s, without {oninient, said tlu'v would review an afipt'al in his c ase. Iwo i)p[)eals, botli relalc'd t() a )syc 11( )1(»gist's testimc>ny that >la< k peopk' wc're more likelv to commit violence, \ver(‘ betor(‘ tlie court. ()nc* was grantc'd. f he other denic'd. "I’rais(‘ the Lotd!" Buck told Texas Department ot ( timin,)! justice Jason ( laik. "(^lod is vvortliy to b(‘ praisc'd. (jod's mercy triumphs (AC'r judgment. I lee! ”ood." 1 lis lawyc'rs callc'd to tell liiK k of thc‘ repric'Vi' and the inmate was praying in his c c4l vviu'n ( lark ap|)roached, ( lark said. Ihe rc'pric've came nc'arly two hours into a six-hour window whc'n Buck could have bc'en taken to the death (hamlx-r. R^xasofficials, how-c'vcM, tefusc'd to move forward v\ith tlu‘ punishment while k'gal issue's were' |)ending. A similar rec|uest for a rc‘prit‘V(‘ was made to Texas (lov. Ri( k Pc»rry. I\*rry is the frontrunner lor the (iOP prcsick'iitial nomination. I’eiry, howc'ver, wasn't in thc> state Ihuisday and anv dcH isioii on a reprieve troin the* governor's office would have tallen to 11. ('.ov. 1 )avi(l I )ewhurst. will work for the ban Thi' other, Can the Ban, will work against it. On Aug. 22, New Brauntc'ls ( ity Counc il approvcTl the' l),m efft'c tivc* Jan. I. The anii-littcvr measure' would help kc'ep the’ c ity's rive'rs from being trashed-out by tubers. But an anti-ban petition sui)mitt('d last wc'ek fore c'd a re'fe'rendum — .1 citywidc' "for" or "against'" vote on the' l).)n - on Nov. 8. Can the Ban The' c ity'5 ( an the> Ban grouf), whie li he'ld the [petition drive, said It has tilc'd paf)erwork to form a I’AC to work for the' ballot-lrox de'fe'ai cjt the ban. In a news rele-ase, jay Patric k, tre'asure'r of Can the' Ban, said tiling as a PA( allows tlie> group to be'gin fund-raising and [)olitical adve'r-tising against the' ban. ( an the Ban is ()lanning multiple* votc'r-registr.ition drive' eve'nts See BAN, Page 5 HOMECOMING SEASON KICKS OFF TONIGHT Buck LAURA McKENZIEiHwaid-Zeitiinq Hope Schmidt, left^ and Alii Miischalfik, botti 17. apfily tape to cut-out letters wtiile helping decorate the halls at New Braunfels High School on Wednesday in preparation for homecofTiing WELCOME HOME Unicorns, Hawks await sea of familiar faces By Will Wright The Herald-Zeitung Homc'coming is a time' for all high schools, young and old, lo we'lcomc' bac k alumni and intriMluc ee urrc'nt students to tradition. New Braunlc'ls is an old h.tnd when it cc)me>s to those' ce'ie'liia-tions, while ( anyon lake is |ust starting out. Both are' obse'rving liomexoming this we.'C'k, as stuek'nts are partic ipating in drc'ss-up davs, painting signs and banners and preparing for the* weeke'tid e'vc'iits that renc'w bonds fomie'd at thc'ir schcK)ls. "This year wc' liavi' (>ur third c lass of seniors, and this wilt be' our sc*c -ond homecoming," ( anyon lake princi[)al CTu'rs I Koury said. "Thc're TONKiHT’S liOMHCOMINC, GAMES MacArthur at New Braunfels When; 7:30 p.m., Unicorn Stadium Tickets: On sale today from 8 to 1 p.m. Pre-sale reserved seating is $8; general admission $7 lor adults and $3 tor students. All tiekets at the gale will be $8. Austin Travis at Canyon Lake When: 7:30 p.m. Hawk Field Tickets: On sale f rom 7:45-8:30 a.m. at the school and from a.m.-3 p.m. at the tieldhouse. Pre-sale general admission is $5 for adults and $3 tor students. All tickets at the gate will he $6. w ill be' tlie football game and the dance' tollowing the game on Iri-<lay." ( an\( >11 Lake, M.) tor the' first time in school history, will host Austin Iravis al 7:30 ().m. today at Hawk I lelcl. Koury said some ol the first batch of graduating seniors returned to campus even as school began last year. "Last August they were still See HOMECOMING, Page 5 Felipe Delgado serves as nias'.er of ceremonies at West End Hall in this old family photo that is now part of tlie collection at the Sophienburg Museum and Arcliives Collection celebrates Hispanic heritage By Betty Taylor Ttie Herald Zeitung: Memori('s are a tunin thing. Wetliink little alxRit the' food we e'at, the' c lothc's we wc'ar or the'ae tivities we take' [)art in on a d<ii-ly basis as setting tlie prec c'ck'nt lor future' fanuly archives. But through [)hotograplis, old Ic'tters and doe u what they bc'comc'. l.imily archive's might not have bc'c'ii on teli[)e |)e'lgado's mind when he posc'd in his da[)per blue suit for the camera at the West tnd Hall m the 1970s, but hopefully he knew hc' had built something that meant a lot to many peo-in Nc'w Braunfe'ls and wc)ulel Related ■ the public IS invited to a Dtez y Sets Septiembre Celebration from 6 p.m. to midnight today at Rivercity Range,3674 Loop 337 Page 5 )l(' )e' rc'membc'rc'd for years to come. Mis daughter, Lstella Larias, ► VACCINE TIME Flu shots begin on Comal County Health Department has vaccine for 201 M2 season By will Wright The Herald-Zeitunq Now's lhe> time for folks around ( omal ( ounty to think about getting a jump on protee ting tlx'mse'lves against the' flu. ( omal (Ounly He'alth Department is taking a|)poinlme'nts tor flu shots, which will begin on Mon-(1.1V. ( ounty [\iblic He'alth Dirc'e tor (Ave*n Mills said the dep.irtment will also hold two walk-in tiu c lini( s in e'arlv ()c tobc'r. Shots, whie h ( ost $*!() e'ae h, w ill be dispc'nsed at ( omal (Ounty Public I le'alth ( linie, 1 L. Mill SI., Suitf 210, inside* the ( omal ( ()unt\ Anne'x Building. ibis year's shot w ill be' the same' as last yc'ar's moe ula-lion. Mills said, and will protect .igainst Ihre-e strains me luding the H 1 N1, or swine llu, virus. Routine annual intluen/.i vaccination is rc'c omme-ndc'd lor p('o[)lc' f) months and older. ' VVc' (k) have' the' flu v,u -c me lor the 201 I -1J season. Ac c ording to the ( e'n-ters for I )isc'ase‘ < «)ntrol and Prc'vc'ntion, as xton <)s we' gc't the' vac c me* we* c<in give it,” Mills said. "VVe* have* it ior adults anel ( hildrc'n, and we''rc' starting to I,ike appointmc'nts now tolx'gin gi\ ing It out on Mondav" A )[)ointnu'nts c an 1h' mace bv calling tlie clinic at i«U)) 22M riO. "Most ot the* lime we'Ve iible to ge't pe'ople in and out c|uic kly, but if we do have a lull schc'dule, i)e*ople v\on't have to come in and wait verv long," Mills said. Sorrtc' c<isc*s ol Inlluc'n-zaT\'|)e* A, Tyjx* B. non-dittc'r-c'ntiatc'd or influenza-like ill-nessc's have bc'e*n reportc'd in the' (CRinty this year, c om-parenl It) 2,22(> in 2010. Both are wa\ down trom the* out-brc'ak ot 2008-00, in whic h %8 50 cases were rc'|)orte>d tliroughout the (ount\. See FLU, Page 5 WEATHER, 12 NICHOLAS K., THIRD GRADE RAHE BULVERDE ELEMENTARY wants to make sure ol that. "I started voluntc'ering about a month ago at the Sophienburg when 1 heard lhe> we're looking for memorabilia to add to their Hispanic' Heritage ('ollection," she said. "This is Kind of a tribute to my father and to all the [)e'ople who he'Ipe'd him." Fe'lipc' Dc'lgado [)assed away on lune I S, 2002. Farias is honoring his memory l)y donating a collection of scanned photographs See DELGADO, Page 5 Slight chance of a storm High. 95 Low: 77 Abbv__ Classifieds Comics Crosswords. Forum_______ Elannfii___ Sports ______ W Jfl 13 -9 9 ,_..á 1 Ji 11 Vol. 158 1 No 265 1 section, 12 pages Weddings/R('(eptions P.If ties m the Uptown Courtyard" For breaking news, sports scores, weather, traffic and Mild day updates, follow us on Twitter ©NewBraunfelsHZ The Uptown provides a relaxed environment. 56825 00001 5G cents Downstairs in the | Prince Soims Inn | 295 E; San Antoriio| 830-708-54111 Learn what's in tomorrovy's paper, offer news tips, receive alerts. Become a New Biauiitels Herald-Zeituiig Facebook fan. Receive the Herald-Zeitung e morning : heraid-ze newsletter in your e-mail box each Click‘Herald-Zeitung Mailing List' ;