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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 24, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas PARADE Continued from 1A a bunch of chairs along the curb and the.i slept in their car f)arked across the street. Family mf’mber Mireya Gonzales, a kindergarten teacher at Carl Si hurz Elementary, said ifs iK^'omc' an annual event to have one or two membf'rs ot the clan arrive thc' night Wore to claim that vt*r\' same sfx)t on the San Antonio Str(>(*t side' walk. It's a family traditii>n, weVc' done this tor almost 20 years," Mireya s<iid. "And vv(' always get this spot." She said her gr.indmother starttxl the tradition. "Now we're on the third gen(>ration that is doing it." "We all fake fiirns," she said. "List year it \va^ my turn. I was hi'reat \ a.m. But l.isf night, Kr^'Stin and Miranda, th<‘ \ounger generation, had to do if It's their turn now," "VVe'll skn'p in the chairs or on blankets. I ast night they slt>[)t in the tar." What is It about the [)arad(‘ thev like so much that fhey'vi’ turned getting a great sfX)f fo wat( h it from into a famiK frarlitioni’ "It's the en(‘rgy that you ftvl with everybodv t rowding by," said Miranda, a 17-yt‘arold from New Braunfels High S( h(¥)l. "Hie atmos phe're is so nice. And it's ,i lamiK gathering " Krvstin, 20, said she loves th<’ ()arade and reailv enjoys the ta(os that fh{‘ tamiK alvv.n s (i)oks to have on hand. "Our grandma wakt's up like at 2 in the morning to st.m tacos." The kids love if," Mir(>v.i said. "And I like to wat( h for mv stu d(*nfs in the [)arad(v ,And now m\ [■)o\s ,ir(' in fh(' p.irdfk'. It's ¡ust a ball. It's our San Antonio iK’sf.i, \ou know LAURA McMENZtE | The Herald Zeitiing Mary Ruiz’s dog. Dakota,like many in Friday's pet parade, wears a coslume while walking down San Antonio Street m New Braunfels, "We top It off f)y going to the fair. We're all g('ing to th<> fair tonight." f)own the bloc k, Misty M.irtine? of Bulverde and h('r big group — 12 adults and kids in thrcv vehick*s — had arriv(‘fl at S;4'“) Friday morning to (laim some prime real t'state in the f)arking lot of St, Paul I uther-an ( hurch. "Fhat's wh\ we g(*t u[) so t*.»rly — to get that great spot. It's our 12th year we've done it. So it's kinda like a tradition for my family We wann.i make sure vve get .i g(K)il s[)of to see the parade* insti'ad ot like standing in the back trying to l(K)k over somebody." Tlie\ brought along sle('^)ing bags and bottled water and folding (hair^ .ind other f)ara(k‘-vvat( hing nec essities. "We have ant sf)ra\ We've got it all,' she said. "Anfi-ba( t(>rial Wip('s." Ail the)/ jacked was a bathroom, said group member Cheryl Alma* guer. "Next year we're going to h(X)K something up between the cars," said Misty. She likes the "small home town f(*eling" of the parade. "We know half the f)eople in the paradt It's fun." Cheryl said she likes the excitement that tht* kids get oui of watching the parade. "I like the candy," one of those kids said. Misty's group had parked just few spaces away from the parking s(X3t neart'st tht‘ interstTtion of San Antonio and Santa Clara, where the parade bc'gins. "I wanted that spot right by the torner," she said. "Next year, we'll be here at 5" Parade lovers have Fair Parade C hair Nicole Watts to thank for orchestrating all the fun. Alx)uf an hour Ix^fore the parade^ liegan. Watts was busy piloting a got cart loaded down with assistants, one holding a box of trophies tor the winning parade (‘ntries, up and down the blocks where entries in Friday's larade were g(‘tting lined up and ready to go. It was something like getting an army rcMcly to go into battle, she said. She' (Stimated that "roughly 200 to 2SO" entries were in the parade. "That's alx)ut what it is every yc'ar." Nicole said it's hard to say the exact number of entries without [physically counting them because few of them ac tually send in an official entry' torm. "Thc>y just kinda show up," she said. Nonetheless, Nicole assigns them fo a spot along the "staging blocks and makc's sure tr area ley c ome out onto the parade route in a certain order. She planned for about three weeks to make sure that i>verything would go smoothly. Not everything did. For instance, Nicole said she painted numbers marking spots on Willow and Sycamore where the entries were to line up, but Thursday's rain washed away some of the numbers. Then some of the entries were longer than estimatc»d and tcxik up spots assigned to the next entry. But Nicole seamed to Ix? coping well with handling all the k)gis-tics. "It's just a front," she said. "You shoulci have lx‘c>n a fly on this cart about 30 minutes ago." I’olice officers working the parade said the crowd was well )ehavt‘d. "The weather's good. They get cranky when it gets hot," saici one officer. Sgt. Christopher Peltier said the thermometi*r in his Tahoe* was rc‘g-istering an outside temp of 71 degrees. People trying to park in the wrong sfX)t is typically the biggest [Problem, he said. "We rarely have any [)rol)lems out here as far as crowds," Peltier said. "About the worst thing we usually have out here are missing kiddoes." But there* had be'en no incidents of note. Fiow many parade-goers were in the crowd? Peltier said the [Parade is always cpne of the biggest events in New Braunfels. "It'd be> safe to say thousands," Peltier said. "Let's just say half the city (pf Ne*w Braunfels," ancpthc'r officer said. THifT Continued from 1A On the second charge, the grand jury accused Cameron of, between Jan. 1,2006 and jan. 31, 201T, ccpntinually scheming to defraud the company and/or its owner by decefpticpn, the court documents said. The docume'nts said that Cameron created numerous fictitious payroll cht'cks made payable tcp herself and/or Chad Springs, when neither was an emplepyee cpf the owner. Camerepn caused Robert lohnson to repe'atedly sign and/or repeatedly execute fk)cuments such as payroll checks for a sum totaling $2(K),{XX) or more*, the dex u-ments state. CRASH Continued from 1A this case, to-wit: a motor vehicle, that in the* manner of its use cpr intended use was ca[pable cpf causing death or sericpus bodily injury." According to [published re[pcprts, ('ortez, .57, was a soft-spoken veteran whcp lovc'd tcp rcpam area roads (pn his Fiarley Oavidson and was struck by a Honda Acccprd in the 9900 blcxk cpf Farm-to-Market Kcpad 2673 at 6:43 [P.m. Dec . 4, 2010. Hamby was airlifted to a hcpspital. If convicted, a second-degree felony is punishable by two to 20 years in [priscpn and o ptional fine not tcp c'xcecHlS 10,000, GOATS Continued from lA f ('bruar\ is the (omal ( ount\ Iunior I ivi'stoc k Sti( )w. The \^int'rs gof tli(*ir go.ifs in Augusf. The boar go.ifs we're* lx)rn in june*. "We' walk them eventcin and fecxl the*m/' M.ison sud. Mason dc'cick'd to name his gcKit Su[)er 8, afte'r its tag numlx'r, i\i\ton nanx'd he'r goat Shc'rman, "Ixk ause he''s builf like <1 Slx'rman tank." Tix' ag b.irn has Ix-c'n an ideal fit tor the Miners lx*e ause their subdivision is l(K ate'd alx)uf thren' minutes aw.n trom the* barn. "We come here* twice ii da\ alx)uf 12 hours a[Part — 7: iO in the morning and thc'n again alxxif 7:30 at night," Fii\1on said, "The ag barn provides great o|P[X)rfunities for kids in live in the' city or who ck)n't have the* pro[)C'rty te> raise* animals," Kosie* said. Faehe)fthe* 18[K'ns in the Ipjrn (an hold Kve> animals anel has storages are*as tepr brushe*s, bue ke*ts and tc*c*d. "Tlie*\ alse) are rt*s[X)nsible for svvc'e'jping out the* [x*n and kee[)ing the area e lean," Rcpsie said. Mase>n was Fpusy walking Supe*r 8, and then switc bed off with his sister FIc* sc't'nxxl te) have the most fun watching the' Kvcp gckits play together in the' [:x*n. "This is ge)od for them, Ipecause thev get exercise while they are [p aying," Kosic' said, watching as the two goats texpk turns knocking each other off cpf an over turned tc'cx:! tub. The Miners keep fans at the pens for ke*e[ping the gcpats ccx)l during hot weather and use heat lam[ps for cold weather. "W'hen we had that lightning and rain, we came cput here, Ipc^cause remember, thc^ wc're* Ixprn in |unc'. TFic*sc' gcpats have neve*r sc'c'n rain," Ficpsie said. 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