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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 30, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 6A HERALDZEITUNG November 2005 GORGE CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Corps work together on project The GBRA headed up by GBRAsTommie will be based on recommen dations from two steering groups one a coalition of local citizens and the other made up of members of the scientific and educational Members of both groups met with local officials Tues day to celebrate the partner ship that will see the project through in coming Texas State University geol ogy professor Carter Keairus is part of the scientific com He told a group of state and federal offi cials prepared to take a tour of Canyon Gorge that the cli mate of Texas 100 million years ago was about like that in the Bahamas and the terrain that is now Texas Hill Country was part of a shallow Were used to thinking about things in terms of days or maybe Keairus pick ing up a piece of stony But heres a piece of earth from 100 million years There are a lot of fossils These bivalves formed a reef here 100 million years This was a shallow marine GBRA General Manager Bill West spoke of the long standing partnership between the GBRA and the and said that relation ship would enter a new phase with development of the Just as Canyon Lake is a crown jewel of South this unique resource will become a crown jewel of Comal West District 73 state Carter Casteels family owns proper ty adjacent to the gorge that has been donated to the Tye Preston Memorial Library for its future new Attorney joins race for justice of the peace seat Photos by DAVID People make their way around the edge of the Canyon Gorge while taking part in a hike down the gorge Tuesday the crowd of people look down into the I want you to look right where you around your said R New Think of the power of this water and Gods Casteel told of visiting the gorge shortly after it was formed and again a little lat The first few if any people had been down into the and she and her family had a picnic near one of the she They were she to bring their trash out with The second she others hadnt been so care and Casteel and her fam ily ended up taking out trash left by those as Im pleased someone took the initiative to protect this for all of Casteel DO YOU SUFFER FROM CEDAR FEVER We need people who have cedar allergies to participate in a research study of an investigational t5 830 6090900 Central Texas Health Research 2 PM Direct from Branson Hot Blue will perform holiday hits from the Swing Era amid a 195Qs Christmas party on FOR TICKETS OR INFORMATION Hill Country Brass 3 PM 4 3 PM 5 outstanding brass musicians playing crisp cool Christmas classics with dazzling clarity and brilliant From What Child is This to Here Comes Santa Claus magical sleigh ride is in store for young and old alike Sponsored by From staff reports A second local attorney has announced his candidacy for the County CourtatLaw bench to be vacated by Judge Brenda David Nigh announced he will be a candidate for the bench in A County CourtatLaw judge presides over misdemeanor family guardianship and juvenile has practiced law for 25 years and specialized in litigation for 22 He moved to New Braunfels from Houston in I look forward to serving the citizens of Comal Coun ty and utilizing my extensive ELECTION CYCLE filing period for the 2006 election cycle is 3 to The primary election will be conducted March The general election will be experience in the fair admin istration of Nigh I have wanted to have this opportunity for many A lifelong Nigh promised to focus county resources to accelerate the courts docket and concen trate on collecting unpaid fines and The court gen erates more than million in revenue each Since Nigh has served as board member and presi dent of Communities In Schools and has chaired the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerces Natural Resources and Fest tage He is a 1994 graduate of Leadership New In Nigh spearheaded the effort to bring the first computer to the county law From 1996 to he was director of the Gruene Music which raises money for United He served on the chambers master plan committee from 199799 and as a member of the tree ordinance committee in In he also graduated from the Citizens Police Cost of death certificates about to rise The cost of being born and dying is about to go Beginning the Texas Department of State Health Services will raise the price of birth and death cer The new costs will be Birth record search certificate provided Death records search first certificate provided and for additional copies of death certificate ordered at the same The money generated from the increase will be used to transform roughly 48 million paper and microfilm death and marriage records and other vital documents going back to 1903 into elec tronic These are irreplaceable It is imperative that we get them to a permanent electronic format to protect them should there be a flood or other said Randy chief operat ing officer for the depart The million electronic record project will begin in January and is expected to take five years to A qualified applicant can obtain a copy of a birth or death record at the County Clerks office at 150 Seguin Suite in New Braun or you can download an application from roc SUSPECT CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Autopsy Man died of natural causes brandished at deputies Tom Cheek and Jason Investigations by the sher iffs office and the Texas Rangers showed the deputies acted properly in the shoot On a videotape taken from Nitschs patrol West is seen quickly raising the which looks like an automatic and aiming it directly at one of the deputies after they asked him six times to put his hands where they could see With a splitsecond to both fired at Ward said West had been taken to McKenna the Sun day before but was treated and After his his body was taken to the Travis Coun ty Medical Examiners where Assistant Medical Examiner Elizabeth Peacock performed the autopsy and ruled the death to be of natu ral causes related to a heart If West had been tried and convicted on the firstdegree felony aggravated assault he faced prison for the rest of his Wests shooting was the second in 14 months involv ing a Comal County Sheriffs John Edward was shot in the chest July after firing a 12gauge shotgun at Brett Morris is awaiting trial on attempted capital murder FINANCIAL AID EMINAR Place San Marcos District Office 111 San Antonio Suite 105 San TX 78666 Date December 3 Time Meet with Financial Aid Consultants from local Congressman Henry Cuellar wants to ensure students have every opportunity possible to afford a quality college   

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