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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 12, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUND LIFE HISTORY CAVE Archaeologists sift through history of New Braunfels first residents at nearby Natural Bridge Caverns Page 1C Redistricting 1 SPORTS GREAT RACE Braunfels hosts 36 eting in the National Championships Page 1B and Comal County since 1852 Vol 152 No 285 32 pages 4 sections CLICK i COMICS Cloudy High Low 76 62 DEAR ABBY 1C 6C fiC 4A 3C 1B 78C FORUM WlDDlNlGS SPORTS set for 2 Senators ready to vote after House keeps promise From staff wire reports AUSTIN State Rep Carter Casteel and her colleagues in the Texas legislature return to work at 2 today after a Saturday football recess A GOPauthored redistricting bill passed the House Friday but has it been ensnarled in a tugofwar over House Bill 7 the govern mental reorganization bill The Senate refuses to vote on redistricting until the House votes on Bill 7 Weve already passed the Casteel said The lieutenant governor wont take up redistricting until weve passgd another bill Were playing a game of chicken it looks With the big Texas foot ball weekend under way House Democrats took advantage of dwindling legislative attendance and Carter Casteel DIFFERING OPINIONS Rep Giro Rodriguez says redistricting is State Rep their battle to block fedis dSreef ee tricting Friday night The lawmakersdisap pearance meant the House which already had approved a Republican congressional redistricting hot vote on the government reorganization bill some senators coveted So Lt Gov David Dewhurst and Senate Republicans decided to wait to vote on new congressional district boundaries Both hquses will meet today in what could be the redistricting finale in the Legislature There is optimism if not pure confidence See LEGISLATURE Page 7A FRONTand CENTER safety interest Fireman Tim McKay shows 4yearold Sean Lachance how to put out a fire using fire extinguishers Saturday at the New Braunfels Fire Photos by DAVID Departments Fire Safety Fair Below Jackson Evans 2 listens intent ly as firemen give a demonstration October is Fire Safety Month Parents kids go through putting out all flames FIRE SAFETY TIPS If windows or doors in your home have secu rity bars make sure that the bars have quick release mecha nisms inside R Be sure children know how to dial 911 Dont leave cooking food unattended Keep the stove clear of grease napkins or other flamma ble Keep a fire extinguisher By Ron Maloney StaffWriter For just a little while Saturday afternoon New Braunfels High School sophomore Matt Marbach could have been a fireman For the first time Marbach 15 used a fire extinguisher to put out a blaze a smoky gasoline fire in a steel drum With a little training from a couple of firemen Marbach swept the nozzle across the fire quickly putting it out Marbach and his father Kenny were among 500 who attended the second annual Fire Safety Fair conducted by the New praunfels Fire Department at NBHS Local firefighters were aided by the San Marcos Fire Pepartment and a gent from the San Antoniobased AirLife helicopter ambulance service I expected it to be more powerful but it was very easy to Matt Marbach said of using the extinguisher I learned you have to sweep it from side to His father took the opportunity to drive the lesson home reminding the boy that the firemen had told him to remember the word PASS when using an extinguisher Pull the pin Aim the nozzle Squeeze the trigger and Sweep the nozzle New Braunfels Fire Marshal Darren Brinkkoeter who organized the fair as part of the citys Fire Safety Month said the event went well Its been excellent The parents are as involved as the kids are and thats impor Brinkkoeter said Its good positive reinforcement and the parents are leading by This morning there were people wait ing to get in here at 10 Brinkkoeter added Its been good Well definitely be doing it next Livestock association unveils building plans WYTHI NUMBHIS million Prelimjrisry cost estimates 900 parting 60000 By Run Maloney Staff Writer The Cpma County Jwior Uvestock AssoaajfiQn presented djaw ings Saturday for the show awd auction it hopes to build west Association President Payld WaJdrip Other Officers greeted pests sojs and at tfee on Resource Drive behind the county road department and rural recycling center was purchased earlier this year and has been park fjajf including the home occupied by its for mer owners pfjpgg offers CODRefittye Extension The other featf bas been teased to the Kyesfijels ftr 5Q years at 9 cost goaere property located off Co wty Judge Drnmy Sehjpel See PUMDS P9ge 7A Former NBPD official Dunlap to run for Precinct 4 constable ByRonMaloney Staff Writer CANYON LAKE A retired New Braunfels Police Depart ment administrator has announced he will seek the Precinct 4 Constable position being vacated by gen Scroggin Doug Punlap retired assis tant chief of police announced he will be a can didste fgf the psj next year Doug Dunlap he really turned it Dunlap said Hes done a very good job Id like to continue his Dunlap said A 28year Comal County res ident Dunlap rose from unpaid reserve patrolman through tiie ranks to the sec ondhighest post in the NBPD He holds basic intermedi ate and master peape officer certifications Serogjgjn whose district was changed He worked a few years as a patrolman in 3QJOI wtil run for the Precinct i pon nioving into the criminal investigation stable post Ben took Precinct 4 as constable and See Ftp 7 A 1983 Gregs Automotive Center 679 S Seguir 6256824 We them all 2003 Classic Current Custom
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