New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 20, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 154, No. 259 12 pages, 1 section
Guard returns to prepare for Rita
By Leigh Jones
The New Braunfels Texas Army National Guard unit, deployed Sept. 2 to help New Orleans deal with the after
math of Hurricane Katrina, is coming home this week.
Gov. Rick Perry recalled all Texas Guard units and emergency personnel from Louisiana Monday in anticipation of Tropical Storm Rita
entering the Gulf of Mexico.
National Guard Community Relations Manager Gonda Moncada said the troops would leave New Orleans in stages, headed for Camp Swift in Bastrop, where they will
receive medical evaluations and wait for a new deployment location near the Texas coast.
They are expected to arrive either Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning with
their convoy of 60 military vehicles.
Perry said he wanted to make sure Texans were ready to face whatever Mother
See GUARD, Page 3
AT A GLANCE
I Galveston County prepares for possible hit by Hurricane Rita.
I For a full report on New Braunfels' unit tour of duty, see special section in Sunday's Herald-Zeitung.
A DREAM COME TRUE
Photos by DAVID INGRAM Herald-Zeitung
Outgoing Comal County Fair Association Queen Kendall Blevins, left, gives Kourtney Koepp a congratulatory hug after she was named 2005-06 Fair Queen Sunday night at Canyon High School.
Koepp named 2005 county fair queen
Alexis Perez was named 2005-06 duchess at the Comal County Fair Association's Queen's Contest Sunday night at Canyon High School.
By Leigh Jones
Kourtney Koepp has been dreaming about being the Comal County Fair Queen since she was a little girl. Sunday, her dream came true.
“I couldn’t believe it when they called my name,” she said. “I just stood there, not knowing what to do.”
When she finally was able to walk to the front of the stage, Koepp was crowned and presented to an audience of 350 well-wishers.
Koepp, a Canyon High School 11 th-grader, was select
ed from a group of 19 other juniors who were judged on personality, poise and personal appearance to receive the Fair s most glamorous honor.
Princess Abygail Lynn Knapp and Duchess Alexis Elise Perez, both from New Braunfels I ligh School, will be joining Koepp on the Fair Queen float Friday and assisting with the children’s games Saturday.
Next year, the girls will represent Comal County in numerous parades throughout the summer months.
Although three girls had to
See QUEEN, Page 3
Abygail Knapp was chosen as 2005-06 princess at the Comal County Fair Association's Queen's Contest.
Cooking school to help Labels for Education program
From staff reports
The upcoming Taste of Home Cooking School offers an excellent opportunity to support local schools in a label collection drive. Campbell’s Labels for Education Program provides free educational merchandise in exchange for saving Campbell product labels.
Whether the school selects musical equipment, computers and software, electronics, sports equipment or classroom acces
sories, students will benefit from this highly successful program.
“There is no limit to the number of labels we can redeem or the amount of educational merchandise we receive from the program. Several schools have even collected enough labels to redeem them for a free minivan,” said Herald-Zeitung Marketing Director Neice Bell.
As coordinator of the 2005 cooking school event, Bell
AT A GLANCE
■ What: Taste of Home Cooking School
■ When: 5 p.m. tonight
■ Where: New Braunfels Civic Center
■ Information: For tickets, call the Herald-Zeitung at 625-9144 or stop by 707 Landa St. in New Braunfels.
encourages guests at the Taste of Home Cooking School to help support the students’ efforts by bringing Campbell
product labels to the show. A large container will be placed near the stage to collect all the labels. Cooking School attendees should be sure to write his/her name on the back of each label, as a special prize will be awarded to one lucky person toward the end of the demonstration.
It s easy to pitch in. Simply save labels or clip proofs of
See SCHOOL, Page 3
Trustee Ed Clark
Board delays decision on procedures
By Leigh Jones
New Braunfels Independent School District board members decided Monday to postpone making a decision on changes to their operating procedures that would have discouraged anyone but the board president from speaking to media representatives.
The current policy . j states “board members
7.i who receive calls from
the media should direct them to the board’s spokesperson and notify the board president and superintendent of the call.”
The proposed modifications would change the suggestion — should — to an imperative, shall.
Although President Jorge Maldonado and members Lee Edwards and Bill Big-gadike strongly defended the changes, they agreed to trustee Lid Clark’s suggestion they
See NBISD Page 3
Keep it working
Shotgun Willies keeps lawn, garden equipment working perfectly.
CISD divides bond into 2 packages
By Jessica Sanders
Comal ISL) separated a proposed bond into two packages Monday, in the hope of appealing to voters.
CISD trustees voted 6-to-l to break the original amount of $187 million into two packages: Proposition I for $155 million and supplemental Proposition 2 for $34 million. The bond will go before voters Dec. 13.
Proposition I includes improvements and renovations to existing schools, three new elementary schools and one new middle school. Proposition 2 includes two additional elementary schools.
Trustee Rose Cervin voted against the bond.
CISD Superintendent Marc Walker said the two separate bonds may be easier for voters to swallow, though he is not accustomed to breaking up bond amounts.
“Even at $187 million, I was only asking for what I think we need,” Walker said.
See CISD. Page 3