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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 10, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY July i j T A Mf V 12 In 2 we oERALDZEITUNG MMMMMMIV 204 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents House bill is but debate thrives SPECIAL SESSION OnttwWtb Texas Legislative Council Senators start drawing their own redlstrictfng 4A BY SEAN BOWUN Staff Writer Senate officials are not considering HOUBO Bill but the rediatricting issue is far from It might come down to a compro state Carter R New said Officials from the office of state Jeff RSan said the redistricting map contained in House Bill 3 is dead in the Casteel said the Senate does not have to debate the map the House They can pass their own map and send it to and wo can debate Casteol CaHtool said depending on the action taken by the the two houses could reach an The Senate might draw its own which would be sent to the A conference com mittee with momboro of both houses would work out Its kind of like making Gas tool It takes a long Wontworth said Wednesday the Sen which hasnt adopted maps as a intends to amend House Bill Im not exactly sure how were going to change Wontworth So wo wont know for Wontworth said 10 senators out of 31 said theyd vote no on a motion to sus pend the rules to take up the rodis tricting are 18 sonatorg who will vote But the Senate needs a twothirds and thqro ore three key senator Prank Madia DSan Ken Armbrister D Victoria and Bill Hatliff RMount Pleasant who are Our job is to got those on the off the Wontworth Wontworth said hes told throe visit ing congressman that any redistricting map coming out of the Senate will probably look a whole lot like Armbriflter and Ratliff want it Officials from Wontworths office also said members of the Senate Jurispru dence Committee wore holding redis tricting hearings Wednesday afternoon at Baylor University School of Law in Jurisprudence Committee mcmbore held meetings Tuesday in Dallas and Monday in Corpus See All eyes focus on New Braunfels Main Street program BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer The New Braunfols Main Street program will be tho center of statewide attention next as Now Braun fels and San Marcos cohost summer training seminars for the states 80 main street Jan Now Braun fels main street said tho event will highlight local main street projects and A representative from tho National Trust for Historic Preservation and tho presi dent of Preservation Texas will bo featured There also will bd round table discussions on historic preservation and downtown economic Tho seminars will be con ducted at tho Landa Haus in historic Landa Park a per fect place for the crowd tho city will Soechting Soechting said she hopes to share ideas and get new information about strength ening downtown We have a good thing going but I would like to seo more shops and bou Soochting adding that such shops are a real draw for heritage Its really evident that our Now Braunfols Main Street has provided economic growth through building now as well as a com munity she Next weeks seminars focus on New Braunfels Representatives from the Now Braunfelfl Art Wurstfest and the Bruuntox Performing Arts Center will discuss their efforts in promo economic See MAIN Coming to a Texaco near you Shell BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer Eight New Braunfols co stations soon sport tho Shell About 180 stations in tho San Antonio area also will be changed in one of the largest brand conversions in business Chevron sold some of its assets after merging with Shell bought out a number of Texaco wholesalers and started converting Texuco across tho nation to Shell stations in May Theyre on different Its typically within a tew weeks that one station to change and then Lindsay Shell San Anto nio will now see the bulk of stations Tho change also will affect two stations in Scherta and three in Not every Toxaco station in the area will be The conversions should not inconvenience offi cials Stores should be closed as few as three Connumera can expect to sue a more brighter look at the converted Shell Leslie Sean vice president of Tarploy a Hondo gaso line said he had only heard positive The owners are pretty excited about Theyre excit ed about the new Its an upgrade to tho old Texaco lie said It really helps See SHELU3A Work of many hands Expansion of community center provides some elbowroom BY DYLAN Staff Writer Bavarian Manor Apartments residents my oxpanwion of thoir community center nhows thoir homo becoming a better place to Thoir children admit theyre more interentod in playing games at the community con But the which was unveiled and dedicated Wednes will provide educational pro us It It help a Jimmy Monchaca said of the His will start Bchwl in the Monchaca said the con tor gives something ho cant pro vide UHO of a A lot of the children Justins age are learning to use a com and Monchaca said ho doesnt want IUH son loft Ho helps Justin learn to oper ate the computer and will con tinue to encourage Hell bo coming more and Monchaca 1 try to push him HO he can learn a little The community center at the lowincome housing owned and operated by the non profit group Housing and munity Services was expanded from about to squarefoot with funding from Housing and Urban The additional space will give tho children who frequent the center some elbowroom and allow additional programming for 1 Ann of Connec tions Individual and Family Ser spends 35 each week with children at Bavarian Manor Apartments community She said space was limited before the See DAVID Above Alexanda gets a lit tle help with her typing from her Ashley and Community AcJtfvWea Specialist Lisa Humphreys at the new Bavarian Manor Apartments Community Left Andrea Shlanne Deason and Brittany Vasquez play a board game at the new community cen The girls say they go to the center every day to play listen to music and use the INSIDE Program needs help getting students supplied for school BY SBAN BOWUN Staff Writer A program that helps troubled stu wont a dime year when other educational programs are falling victim to budget The New office of Com munities in will operate this budget ytttue with almost twice the amount the program start ed with in Dwpite with wchool starting next CJU3wiiJ need the help provkUng for about about hail tho duelead CIS a nationwide program that and their deal with unstable home financial diffi and came to New BraunfeJb in when a commit tee of the Greater New Cham ber of Commerce looking for a program to provide wocial work in committee needed medical help in home if were fighting and the elec tricity cut off that How to help QpnofrtJorConmiflMM werent enough for Child Protective to intervene in but that were too for coun to local CIS Exec utive Director in five local contract with CIS for are at the all day what the pro gram They work hand mhand with Those are program direc in the They uupport by checking tutoring and giving for in they fill in for by filling out reading and Nigning off on pro gram coordinator Uxsaa Trevino At middle and high program talk to about medical and other are afraid to talk to anyone have referred to them a Trevino CIS vol unteer at See
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