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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 8, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS RALD TUESDAY July 2003 14 pages in 1 VoK 202 Serving New Braunfeb and Comal County since 1852 50 cents House bill keeps Comal County in tact Redistricting bill faces a fight on the House 3A Governor Perry brings back bud get papers 6A Staff Writer The congressional redifltricting map that went to the floor of the Texas House of Representatives Monday would not split Comal County into two State Carter RNew said the redistricting plan being debated House Bill 3 would keep Comal County in District currently represented by Lamar RSan It leaves Comal County in good shape with someone were familiar Casteel said of the which state representatives began debating about 2 The entire map reflects the make up of the state and follows the Voting Rights Casteel Shtfsupports the bill and expects it to But Im not going to tell you itll pass the she The Senate is conducting public hearings on redistricting before offer ing up its State Jeff RSan was in Corpus Christi Mon conducting hearings on redie a redistricting hearing was to be held in When the House redistricting plan it will be referred to the Sen ate Committee on Officials in Wentworths office said the map in House Bill 3 would keep Coraal County in District Other counties in Smiths congressional dis trict would be part of the western half of Travis and a northeast slice of Under the House Smith would lose Ban dera and Kendall Special session addresses more than redistricting AUSTIN Rick Perrys call for a spe cial session goes far beyond the controversial redistricting Perry added 28 issues to the sessions agen thus allowing the Texas House and Sen ate to consider legislation relating to any or all of those an aide to state Jeff RSan said 21 of the issues ones dealing with governmental See Imaginations at work DAVID Sean teams through experimentation it doesnt take a fancy plastic bubbleblowing device to blow all it takes is his fingers in the right Kids in Camp Invention learn critical thinking and problemsolving skills BY SEAN BOWUN Staff Writer BULVERDE Elementary students who con verged Monday upon Camp Invention will soon find that their own imaginations are the only limits to their Director Karen gifted and talented pro gram coordinator at Comal Independent School Dis tricts Rahe Primary and Bulverde said 76 campers showed Campers will rotate through five different mod ules by weeks end Amazing I Can Dig Marbleous Inventions and Plan et Williams said Camp Invention IB as unique as its Students are able to take experiment with and theyre learning to ask Williams Over on Planet students were building shelters out of cardboard wreckage of a simulated spaceship that crashed on the They had to work in teams and use critical thinking and problemsolving said teacher Nancy Sta Using an index a fourinch piece of a Sea OAVIO Above Russell Hallmark looks over the motor he just removed from a household appliance during Camp Invention at Bulverde Students brought in everything from cell phones to food processors to The students will use the parts to make their own Right Tracy gets a little help from Smithson Valley High School senior Anna The two are tak ing apart a Weather dampens holiday tourism BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Outfitter Zero Rivers expects to have the best July hes had in more than 20 years on the Guadalupe Riv er but he didnt have at good a Fourth of July week end as he We had a great Friday and a real good but we were a little soft on Sun Rivers It looked like we got the people who came to but we didnt get many people from San Antonio or It rained a lot more in San Antonio than it did and that weather channel was eating us Rivers the owner of Rockin R River Rides said he thinks outfitters and business own ers who depend on the tourism industry will be hap py with the holiday when all See not wild The Independence Day week find was a relatively mile one In terms of officials sold Comal County Sheriffs U Mark Reynolds said he didnt believe the crowds wore as as Sheriffs deputies made 69 arrests over the threeday week end and 208 Most arrests were for dlsor torty public or drMng while Citations were for such things as glaM or plastic foam products on the river and possession of drugs or possession of alcohol by New Braunfels Police UJohn VHlarreal reported nine arrests In the citys parks and We Issued 60 citations and about triple that amount of warn he It was a very mW Fourth In companion to INSIDE Southbound Walnut Avenue exit set to open this week BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Walnut Avenue closes at 10 oclock tonight so workers can pour a concrete bridge but it will reopen Wednesday This should be the last clo sure for Walnut according to Michelle Kopp with the Texas Department of Traffic should detour tonight either to Seguin Avenue or to Kopp Walnut will be reopened by 6 Perhaps this weeks biggest is that the southbound Walnut Avenue exit will open reducing a stretch of four miles without a southbound If everything goes as the new southbound exit will Kopp Tonights clacking project conies after several weeks of the artery being reduced to one lane while workers widened the road way beneath the That which was to have been completed in about four ran a little long because of rainy Kopp We wanted to have it open by July and we got it done on the Kopp With the weather we they did a pretty good job of Future work at the inter section will include finishing up turnaround lanes and signal Kopp said the work should be done by the end of that will remain will be a final pavement over Traffic backs up waiting to cross under Walnut Avenue over paw Monday The street was closed under the interstate so workers could pour a bridge It is sched uled to remain closed until 6
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