Untimely death close to home

Published 3:54 pm Tuesday, June 17, 2008

News of Austin native and soon-to-be teacher Beau Zabel’s tragic death during a robbery in Philadelphia Sunday rippled back to his hometown this week, leaving people shaking their heads at how a young and promising life could be taken in such a violent manner.

Zabel, 23, was an Austin High School graduate, active in his school and community and pursing a career in education. According to reports from teachers and colleagues, Zabel touched many lives in both Philadelphia and of course in Austin.

Our condolences are with Zabel’s family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time as they try to come to terms with this unfortunate loss.

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