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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 4, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 2A HERALDZEITUNG December 2005 Precinct 1JP announces intentions to run for third term From Staff Reports Republican Precinct 1 Jus tice of the Peace William Schroeder announced Satur day he would seek a third term in The filing period for county offices runs through The primary election will be conducted March The gen eral election will be The office of justice of the peace hears Class C misde meanor criminal cases pun ishable by fines and functions as a The JP issues warrants for searches and conducts preliminary admin isters oaths and performs A justice of the peace also acts as a small claims court when the amount in question is less than and deals with matters concerning evic tions and enforce ment of A former 12year Comal County dis trict Schroeder has been a local public servant for nearly 19 I want to contin ue to give the people of Comal County the kind of representation that they Schroeder said in a campaign announce I bring dedication and experience to this While in Schroeder has served as an unpaid instructor for the Texas Judi cial Training which is associated with Texas State His responsibili ties have included travel Judge William Schroeder throughout Texas conducting training seminars for other One of the major roles of Schroeders office is in dealing with juvenile crime and Before moving to New Braunfels from KilleenFort Schroeder and his a were involved with a program that allowed teenagers to work with mentally challenged chil While district Schroeder prosecuted more than 90 percent of the felony cases that went through his he It was Schroed er who secured the conviction of executionstyle killer Rodol fo who shot five Mexican nationals in the back of the head near Bulverde on March When Hernandez received his lethal injection in March he became the first man executed for a Comal County crime since the As a state he received educational training in crime questioned foren sic forensic pathol ogy and Schroeder This has given him invalu able preparation for handing which is an impor tant responsibility of the jus tice of the Schroeder has been mar ried for more than 40 The Schroeders have two sons and three House Democratic leader wants redistricting decision investigated WASHINGTON AP House Democratic leader wants an independent inquiry into the Justice Departments decision to approve a Texas redistricting plan that staff lawyers concluded diluted minority voting Nancy said the decision by senior officials to ignore the staff lawyers conclusions con tained in a 73page memo made public Friday was There must be an inde pendent inquiry into the con temptible politicization of the Justice Department to rubber stamp Congressman Tom DeLays illegal redistricting scheme in Pelosi The plan was pushed through the state legislature by to help elect more Republicans to the House when he was the chambers GOP It was approved in time for the 2004 vi Because of historic discrimi nation against minority Texas is required under provi sions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to get Justice Department approval for any voting changes to ensure they dont undercut minority Attorney General Alberto who was not in that post when the plan was defended the departments The senior officials who approved it were confirmed by the Sen HOWTO CONTACT US HeraldZeitung 707 Landa New TX 78130 830 fax 830 6251224 Published on Sunday morn ings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung USPS 707 Landa or Drawer New Comal Texas Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung in New Subscription rates Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties Three 3 months Six 6 months One 1 Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas Three 3 months Six 6 months One 1 Mail outside Texas Six 6 months One 1 Postmaster Send address changes to the New Braunfels Drawer New Delivery problems Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 Tuesday through Friday and by 7 Saturday and Sunday can call 830 Steff directory Doug Editor and Publisher Jeremy Managing Editor 220 jpafford@heraldzeitung.com Jeff Circulation 228jfowler@heraldzejtung.corr Niici Marketing 208 Velerie Business Manager 202 vshiBlds@heraldz6ilung.com Henry Production Manager 8306255232 Robyn Graphic Department 205 Classified call 215 display call 208 engage call ate to exercise their own inde pendent and their disagreement with other agency employees doesnt mean the final decision was he The decision appears to have been Gonzales because a threejudge federal panel upheld the plan and Texas has since elected one additional black Of the states 32 House Republicans held 15 before the 2004 Under the DeLaybacked Republi cans were elected to 21 of the states seats in the Six delegation members are His one a and three are The redistricting plan has been challenged in court by Democrats and minority vot ing groups that claim it is unconstitutional and that dis trict boundaries were illegally manipulated to give one par ty an unfair Taiwan opposition party wins local elections Taiwan AP wans opposition Nationalist Party won an overwhelming victory in islandwide municipal elections Satur putting it in position to push its agenda of reunifica tion with China during the 2008 presidential With more than 97 percent of the votes Nation alist candidates or Nationalist allies won 17 of the 23 con while candidates of President Chen Shuibians ruling Democratic Progres sive Party were assured of vic tory in according to results from the Central Elec tion The results constituted a huge vote of confidence in Nationalist Party Chairman Ma who was elected to office five months He likely will lead the partys ticket in the 2008 lust in Time for Christinas Trade in any old water softener and receive a discount on a new Culligan Water Call 2102265344 and say Trust the Water Q Not valid Expires 1231 05 DO YOU 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and Congressional Democrats lack unified position on Iraq WASHINGTON AP House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says its time for troops to start coming home from Her top lieu says a precipitous pullout could be Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid calls on President Bush to develop a timetable for the phased withdrawal of Some of his Democ ratic including John craft their own plans for the militarys eventu al The only position Democ rats seem to share is that Bushs current strategy is they have wide ly disparate views about how and when to get out of raising the question of whether the lack of a unified message could hinder Demo cratic efforts to turn Bushs woes and mounting public frustration about the war into liabilities for GOP candidates during congressional elections next There simply is no party position on Iraq Its every man and woman for them said Ross a political analyst at Rutgers University in New Jersey who closely monitors Democrats say positions on the war are deeply personal 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