Friday, August 8, 2003

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 8, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas BRAUNFELS i FRIDAY 2003 Serving New Braunfels and Carnal County since 1852 50 cents Parties battles to court SPECIAL SESSION On the Web Texas Legislative Council BY APRIL CASTRO Associated Press Writer heated battle between Democrats and licans over congressional redis tricting moved to the courts Thursday with both sides in the Senate stalemate pressing their Rick Perry and David both Republi made a filing in the Texas Supreme Court asking the boy cotting Democratic senators be ordered black to The 11 who are holed up in a New Mexico filed a lawsuit in Travis County District Court asking state offi cials or their deputies be pro hibited from arresting should they return to the Their lawsuit also challenges Perrys authority to call a spe cial legislative session on redis The filing by Perry and Dewhurst before the allRepub lican state Supreme Court comes after the lieutenant gov ernor warned he was consider ing legal Senate Democrats called the Republicans court filing heavy handed and an attempt to sub vert the Democratic They are going to try to take political and like Texans See Play it cool 1 rf Photos by DAVID William cools off at the Landa Park wading pool Thursday He was enjoying a brief respite with his parents from the 104degree NB hits triple digits for first time this summer BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer It had to happen some time this Temperatures in New Braunfels hit 104 Thurs day the first day in 2003 they broke the century William Burgess knew how to handle the He brought his Paul and on a short walk in Panther Canyon and then went looking for tadpoles and sea mon sters in the Landa Park wading No matter the tadpoles were elusive or the sea monster looked an awful lot like A shady pool in the park is perfect for a 6yearold a few days before he begins first It was very hot out of the pool when we were hik William On a day like it wasnt too tough to get mom and dad to go swim ming all William had to do was one little He had to eat all his You cant keep him Williams pretends to be a sea The family cooled off in the wad ing pool after a walk in Landa out of the Its all he talks dad Hes lucky this Daddys on and were taking advantage of mom Paul Burgess probably could have picked a cooler week for National Weather Service See Hot as Hades Temperatures will top 100 degrees for the next several Be cau tious Meteorologist Mark Brundrett advises Drink plenty of non alcoholic Wear lightcolored cotton Dont over Take frequent Try to confine outside work to early or late Stay in the but if in the be sure to wear a Watch for nausea or other signs of heator 1 sunrelat ed and take immediate Remember Outdoor pets also require plenty of water and shade to survive In this Annexation a hot topic at mayors town hall meeting BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer Annexation dominated the mayors town hall meeting New Braunfels Mayor Cork fielded two hours of mostly annexation ques tions from about 30 current and possibly future city Anticipating the hot Cork start ed out with an eight page packet address ing most frequently asked questions about the 2003 annexation He aimed to clariCORK fy unnecessary says Citys he annexation Residents asked must agricultural wejqhthe exemptions neBds of many hunting anti burning fh on their VS Ine 6ITeCtS City Attorney Charlie Zech said the on a city could not regulate agri cultural including burning brush or shooting Zech addressed fears that property could be rezoned at the citys A series of pub lic hearings must take place before property can be Another concern was with the citys ability to provide fire We know we need to add Cork but the city will need to deter mine where future roads will go before the location for a new station can be One woman asked if the city intended to annex the area by the airport to indus trialize The city is trying to annex ahead of which probably will begin to happen near the Cork Annexing ahead of growth means the city can regulate new as opposed to annexing areas developed under different stan Cork said city council had to weigh how annexation would affect some people against what was best for New Cork encouraged those pre sent to continue tobe involved in city Thats what drives the education of the people up he gesturing to council member Singing for school supplies JESSIE As the music cranks up at Concerts in the Park Thursday Rosa Linda DeLaCerda takes in school supplies for the Communities In Schools County names finalists for new courtatlaw BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Commissioners and a committee appjQJnjted tQ Jjelp select Comal Qpuntys today with three finalists foy the County Judge Danny Seheel said three halfhour meetings were scheduled to begin at will be asked the same list of 10 questions to help the committee make its That choice will be presented to Com missioners which will make a final on the appointment later in INSIDE Dear Local church decries bishop decision BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer A local Episcopalian church leader wants the community to know his parish does not condone the decision the denomination made earlier this week confirming its first openly gay We want the community to be clear that this parish stands where the church always Chuck The Johns Episcopal Church Were not trying to pick on Were trying to be faithful to the Lord of the Church leaders who voted to approve Canon Gene Robinson as New Hampshire Diocese bishop are not repre s e n n g Episcopal Church Thebeau Johns is awaiting the advice of Bishop James head of the Episcopal Diocese of West on what action to take Parishes and individuals across the country are leav ing the Episcopal THEBEAU The Will of Joseph Anglican said one man had already con verted to his He called me last night and told me that he had called his rector to tell him that he would not be that he was canceling his and that henceforth he would be attending Joseph New Griffin Griffins bishop is receiv ing three parishes leaving the Episcopal he Griffin is a former Episco palian who left the church in See