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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 29, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                Suttdayv June 29 2003 HfitiALfrZfcrrUNG Page SA 1A 1A that to be successful she would have to study hard careMly digest what was Haf petting around her afld learn all she could about euf rounding her Hie first two months Gas tee used the flash card com puter system to learn about fel low lawmakers As they went to the microphone the computer flashed biographies and pic tures of the representatives My goal was to learn every bodys name in the Casteel said In February committee meetings started Casteel showed up for all of them She wanted to make sure a bad resolution didnt get through She remembers a resolution years ago was passed honoring Jack the Ripper Some lawmaker did it for fun The prank embar rassed the lower chamber She focused intently on what was happening in County Affairs I gotinvolved early on Even though youre my age its just a neat neat says Republican State Rep Carter Casteel about her experience as a state legislator Casteel was chosen Republican Freshman Legislator of the Year DAVID and I think I did an effective job making sure that bills that came before us would be beneficial for county govern ment and not kill us so to Casteel said She took to heart the sug gestion of a fellow Govern ment Reform committee member Dont ever remove a fence post or a fence until you know how it got Were famous for looking at something and saying change A lot of tunes we end up changing it back to what it was Casteel said Casteel made sure she did not jmiss one day of the ses sion Thats what her con stituents would want she said By April when the meat of session began Casteel knew her fellow representatives by SPECIAL 1A name and by sight She had witnessed representatives cutting deals working out potential bills and garnering support Thats when it dawned on Casteel that she could handle her new political job By midApril she was ready to play So Casteel began weighing in She debated bills she didnt like She told bill sponsors how she felt about their proposals and tried to give them a chance to convince her of the bills merits Her approach earned her enough respect that she was selected the Republican Fresh man Legislator of the Year People say Im friendly by nature and considerate and I try to tend to my business I honored my word If I told you I was going to do some thing Id do it Im really not a threat Im an old grand mother these days I tried to be quiet and learn and not jump she said The Affordable Alternative for Healthcare Insurance Coverage It will put us in the position to talk about the real costs of expanding the civic center or building a new one on city owned land tin the Comal Riv Mayor Adam Cork said Council can take no formal action in a workshop setting The goal is to come out of the meeting with a consensus on the amount of money to spend and on which option will be a better investment for the city Cork said This is really to educate council on what the numbers show what the real options are and hopefully everyone comes in with an open Cork said While the public is encour aged to attend council mem bers will have priority in the discussion We want the public to be able to ask their question or give jw some help in making the decision important to the Cork said Well listen to new ideas but the civic center expansion has been voted on a number of times Weve had ideas thrown about arid had many votes and decisions both on a coun cil level and at the ballot At some point we have to fish or cut bait and I think its time to fish or cut Read the hews online redistricting Tf were abusive of our pow er wed be no better than Democrats because of how they handled Wentworth told 25 members of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerces Leg islative Affairs Committee dur ing a breakfast meeting We have a Republican majority in the Texas Senate and Republican majority in the Texas the San Antonio lawmaker said Why do we have a majority of Democrats in Congress Because in 2001 a panel of three federal judges read opted congressional district lines drawn in 1991 It was the shrewdest ger rymandering job of the Wentworth said of that redistricting effort Texas is no longer a state represented by a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives and redis tricting should reflect that Wentworth said But Wentworth said he doesnt think a special ses sion is the best way to make decisions on redistricting June 24 which was the first day to for the special session Went worth filed legislation that would take the redistricting process out of the hands of the Legislature and delegate it to an independent biparti san citizens commission He has tried unsuccessful ly since 1993 to get similar legislation passed Werttworth hopes the spe cial session will be completed in two or three weeks SINCE 1968 B ZIMMERMAN I SHAatton Mmlral law Trial Trial low GAIL KAY ZIMMERMAN A Woman Attorney Wko Cons Crirninol Cases I Attorney I Certified Puklk Accountant I MARTIN ZIMMERMAN 1 htm Tuos Dtpl ol Publk Solely 830 6067886 New Braunfels By Appointment Only Principal Son Antonio IX 18002920211 ToflFrw Not certiftal by the Tmos Board of Ind Speddialion Exctpl a Ottavto Mattel Specialists Assisted Living Day Care Respite Care Services and Certified for Alzheimers care Homeis the place We all wtint tribe When yours is no longer safe or Choose ours 195 Academy New Braunfels 8306092502 Larry Taylor Debby Taylor Bonn Hearing Instrument Sjxcialiill W Advanced heating care jjtth ha atltfttton you daascva local 8306278660 toll free 8666278660 Common Street Professional Bldg 1583 Common Street Suite 100 New Braunfels Texas 78130 COMMUNICATION SOURCE 826 BUSINESS 35 S 8306206100 1308 E COMMON 6263831 Santa Aiw lwa cm NafenwUi rto fe dqMid IM mMfianf frai Wnfci Take advantage of Up to 100 Financing on New and Used Vehicles GREAT Terms to Meet Your Borrowing Needs Vehicle Buyers Check for Shopping Convenience A Vehicle Protection Package To get your superlow rate RandolphBrooks Vehicle Loan apply online at or call our Consumer Lending Center at 210 9453300 or today Federal Credit Union UK ictiM we April 2K 2003 And we atbjecl lg change Offer Auguri 31 AnowU Percentage it bated aa lenn lour for 2001 2003 year model or newer vehicle Loan example al APR 48 monthly iMytncnu af appfuuroiuly 1451 each The 4H mwith uie 3 KBS APR it nut eligible fix any ducounta Other vehicle limn rales nay be dtuxnintcd 50 by purchasing the Vehicle PrwtoAiwn or 25 Cut pwichAsifig cither the Major McdkUticu Protection ur CAP Advantage Loan rum W to M Available Sumc rolnctiutu apply Ofle ill vehicle loom already fmantcJ ai f NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COMAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT BUDGET The Comal Appraisal District will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget for the 2003 fiscal year The public hearing will be held on Monday July 14 2003 at A summary of the appraisal district budget is as fol lows The total amount of the proposed budget is The total amount of the increase over the current years budget is The number of employees compensated under the proposed budget will be 21 full tjme The number of employees compensated under the current budget is 2h The appraisal district is supported solely by payments from the local taxing units served by the appraisal district If approved by the appraisal district board of directors at the public hearing this proposed budget will take effect automati cally unless disapproved by the governing bodies of the county school district cities and towns served by the appraisal district A copy of the proposed budget is available for public inspec tion in the office of each of those governing bodies A copy is also available for the public inspection at the appraisal district office COMAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT 178 EAST MILL STREET SUITE 101 NEW BRAUNFELS TEXAS 78130 New Braunfels 830 6258597 Canyon 8854975 Garden 830 6061407   

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