New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, June 29, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

June 29, 2003

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 29, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Lifestyle Hammocks relaxation in many Dont Forget Independence Day celebrations in New NEW BRAUNFELS Sports Schlitterbahn swim meet SUNDAY June 29 2003 4 sections 26 pages in 4 scctit ERALDZEITUNG Vol 152 No 195 Serving New Bratmfels and Comal County since 1852 Casteel learns the ropes as freshman legislator BY SEAN BOWLIN Staff Writer Carter Casteel has argued points of law in a courtroom She has grappled for the attention of young children sitting in school classrooms She has tackled headon huge challenges every parent faces when raising children Tough jobs all None of them were as intimidating as the day she walked into the capital build ing in Austin to begin her freshman year in the Texas House of Representatives It was like the first tune you took a dive off the high board Or the first date you ever had It was a real thrill and a real Casteel said Friday It was a heck of a ride I have never been in a place or a situation like Imagine standing on the floor of the House of Repre sentatives with pictures of Sam Houston and Stephen F Austin in the background subtle reminders of the lead ership legacies state lawmak ers must strive to meet Above you in the gallery people watch as you make your way to the microphone to speak for the first time It was scary Casteel admitted She knew immediately See Republican State Rep Carter Casteel says even though she has been a teacher lawyer judge and grandmoth er she felt very intimidated when she first became DAVID a state legislator HeraldZeltung in Austin Browsing bonanza Unique items highlight of summer arts and crafts show BY SEAN BOWLIN Staff Writer Hundreds of shoppers crowded the New Braunfels Civic Center Saturday to buy hats wire yard decorations wooden Christmas and Thanksgiving yard signs tire swings made to look like saddles tiedyed clothing jewelry and many other items at the semiannual Showcase of Arts and Crafts But it didnt end Saturday The show contin ues today from 10 to 6 There will be another showcase around Thanksgiving Carpenter explained what goes into the show Most of our vendors make everything they sell We also give away door prizes so the pub lic has a chance at something said Car penter who worked the door at the civic center People did a lot of browsing as the show start ed Judy who was selling childrens wooden puz zles and didnt want her last name published said business wasnt exactly brisk early on Todays been very slow And Ive talked to the vendors and they say its been pretty she said Adolph Enriquez agreed with her He said See K JESSIE Above Local artist Lana Walker center helps a customer at the Showcase of Arts and Crafts Saturday at the civic center Walkers meltedglass cheese boards were among many items shoppers purchased The show continues until 5 today Right Paige Fusiher shows off her precious pouches dog carriers We designed it after the baby she said They really work Soldiers return from homeland defense missions BY SEAN BOWLIN Staff Writer Soldiers of a New Braunfels based National Guard unit are returning home after a year of homeland defense duty About 170 soldiers of the Fourth Battalion of the 133rd Field Artillery could begin returning to New Braunfels as early as tonight Most of the unit will likely return Tuesday said battalion spokesman Sgt Maj Robert Strzekzyk The public is encouraged to go to the units armory at 2253 IH35 South to greet the returning soldiers The soldiers were deployed from the units headquarters and ser vice batteries in New Braunfels from firing batteries based in San Marcos Seguin and Corpus Christi and from a detachment in Dallas A total of 305 members of the unit were deployed They are filling out their final paperwork in Ft Bliss near El Paso The soldiers left in August 2002 as part of Task Force Noble Eagle They spent one month at Ft Bliss before being sent to Ft Carson and Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio Strzelcyzk said soldiers were assigned duties as part of the Iron Eagle homeland security mission The duties involved guarding Air Force bases in six states including Texas A party for the arriving soldiers will be held at 11 Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Churchs parish hall Strzelczyk thanked local employ ers for supporting Guard members who were activated A lot of employers have been really good about the soldiers being he said He emphasized the extraordi nary dedication of the units sol diers Theyve done an outstanding job They met all duties they were tasked he said Talking to the soldiers themselves theyre ready to get home to their families and jobs and to go on to the next mission whatever it may INSIDE Wentworih weighs in on redistricting special session BY SEAN BOWUN Staff Writer State Sen Jeff Wentworth said Friday Repub licans must take pains to ensure the redistricting is fair not a power grab State lawmakers convene Monday in Austin for a special session to address congressional See SPECIAL City to set civic center plans in motion BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council members hope to get enough information Monday to set in motion a final plan of action for the civic center Council will discuss various issues includ ing expenses and revenue parking capac ity needs and whether to expand the exist ing facility or build a new one in the down town area The workshop is at in Confer ence Room A of the Municipal Building 424 S CastellAve Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce Inc President Michael Meek said the public would be impressed by the cre ative options He will address council about economic impacts of the convention business and update council on the tourism market He encouraged the public to attend the workshop and offer input about what he called a communitybased decision A representative from the architectural firm Rehler Vaughn and Koone will present a feasibility study comparing options for the civic center See CIVIC Justices of the peace No money no registration BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer District and county courtatlaw judges can do it Justices of the peace can do it State law even allows the mayor and munic ipal court judges to be appointed to act as a magistrate Although hes not required to County Judge Danny Scheel magistrate The magistrate the first judicial official a defendant sees after being arrested for crimes ranging from class B misdemeanors to capital felonies The magistrate decides whether there Is probable caue9 to accuse and hold a sus pact sets appoints public defenders signs emergency orders and performs What is a does it for free He volunteered his services after Comal justices of the peace com plained about their rising case loads But if county commissioners vote Thursday to pay JPs per day for weekend and holiday mag istrations at the county jail Scheel will not be so gen erous with his time Scheel who is the first Coraal county judge to participate in jail magistratkm views the chore as part of the job justices were elected to do They knew what the job was and what it See ;