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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 20, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas RANGERS, CARDINALS IN GAMÎ'l OF WORLD SERIES SPORTS 500 New Braunfels ,7 THURSDAY OCTOBER 20,2011 herald-zeitüng.cöm SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852 GOP contest getting ugly Waldrip says heT Perry LAS VEGAS (AP) Talk about liasty. The bitter, face-to-face sniping at this week's Republican debate was just a prelude to the coming weeks as Mitt Kom-ney's rivals seek to tear him down f)ef0r(* the U'afloff Iowa caucuses. Increasingly on the defensive, Romney is being hammered on old issues — like an act usa-tion of hiring illegal immi grants to work on his yard — and is creating new openings for everyone See GOP, Page 12 Romney BRAUNTEX GETS A MAKEOVER PtK)toit)v LAURA McKENZlE [ The Herald-Zeiliiitu Artistic director Janet Allen and advisory board chair Jay Brewer discuss the renovations ai the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre white sitting in the balcony on Wednesday ONWnH THE SHOW Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre renovations complete Workers put the finishing touches to renovations at the Bfauntex Performing Arts Theatre on Wednesday. By B«tty Taylor The Herald-Zeitimg It was Wt'dnesday afternoon, an(J the name plates were being attached to the brand new seats in the Brauntex Perforniing Arts Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St. just a few short months ago, the theater was an empty shell, with stakes outlining the floor area that would be raised 2 1/2 ft'et to view an expandeif stage area. Now, just in time for tht» t>pen-ing season performance of The Diamonds at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, new seats, new w'aterfall dra[)ing, new )aint and new ighting will greet theater patrons. The r e n o v a 11 o n s i n c 1 u d e cl expanding the stage by 2 square feet. "We really had thret' oivjc^' lives," said Brewer, chairman of the adviso ry board and past president. "We wantt‘d to maintain tire af)pear- ONLIIME Scan this QR code to buy tickets to the show or visit brauntex.org/ tickets.php 0 ay a nee and ambiance of the Brauntex. We wanted to niake it com-fortal)le for [)atrons. And we wanted to improve the acoustics." Brewer pointed out that upstairs in the balcotiy seating section, sound absorbent material was added to the l)ack wall and sound absorbent carpeting was aflded to the sidewalls. "We also relocated sfieakers to the front of the stage," he said. Improved dressing room and storagt' areas, scheduled to be» completed during the summer of next year, will enable tli(‘ Brauntex to be more a( tessible to touring shows, Artistu [)ir(‘c -tor Janet Allen said. "We have had touring shows turn us down, be( ause \\v didn'l have the facilities to ai commo-date them," she said. Brewer said next year's exf)atided fac i I ities vvoui( 1 inc ludc' a shop for building scMs. As part of the tiu'ater's $()(K),00() renovation projcH I, the' original seats, dating back (o See BRAUNTEX. Page 3 Bar-hoppers break into S.A. courthouse SAN ANTONIO (AP) F i V e f o r e i g n n a t i o n a I s with French visas broke into a San Antonio courthouse early Wc^dnes-day, authorities said, setting off a heavy police rc^ponsewith Ixjmb-sniffing dogs and FBI agents. Hours later, officials said the young men turned out to be harmless bar hoppc'rs looking for kicks. Courthouse surveilUtice photos released by police show two men donning sombrercjs while running down a hallway around 1:30 a.m. A b(H*r bottle was left in one* courl-room, Bexar County Sheriff AniadeoOrtiz said, and the suspects playfully swung around a jLidge's gavel lieficjre getting taught. "Evidently tht?y had been drink ing prior to coming li[) here," Ortiz saic. "It's very likely these individuals were just intoxicated," All the men are in their 20s and are expected tor be c harged with burglary. Although their visas listed French addresses, authorities said they wc're not sure of their original nationalities. Otiz said the ineir aj)f)eared to pose no W») 1(1 rip run again Judge seeking re-election to 433rd Judicial bench F fOiii fitall ludgc' |)ibr(‘ll "Dih" W,jldri|>    rc'cenllv annoiKKJ‘d he is sc'c'king rc-c‘l('( lion to (om.il ( ounf\'s 4 VUd ludi( i<d Distru t C ouit. In Man h 2()07, h'xas (lov. Ki( k Pet I y appointed VValclrip as tlu’ inauguial judge' to prc'-side ovc'T iIh' 4 ? Ud HhIk lal I )istric I ( oiirt. W.ildrip took otiic c' ,iivd was (>!<'( ted in 2008 to a lull lenn. "I am luimblcd by the < onfinuc'd trust ol the piil) 111 , and I look lot ward lo serving our (ouiiIa and st.il»' with lots ot vigoi and innn vation," Waldrip said, Waldrif) w.is appointcd 1)\ then ( lOV. ( icorgc* W. Rush ,is ( ()inal ( oiint\ s iirst ( riininal I )istrn I Attoriifv 111 I Waldrij » won 1( Kir year tc'iins in    JDO ’ and 200(). Waldrij) dc'v(‘lopc'd thr ( ountv s lust high intcnsiis )iograin hm k uillengc ( ourt, ' and alsc) helpc'd implc'tnenl { oin.il ( ()unt\ s ' \o Ketusal " blood diaw pro gr.ini lo » onrbat dr iv iny vvltile iivtoMc ati'd. I !<• also toiincled l)otli the t ount\ s Sc'xual Ass.Rilt iNiuisc» I \aiii nu'r (SANf ) {»roi^iam and tl)f ( ountv's ( bildrcn'. Advoc ac \ ( eivtc'i. "PiibÍK sat('l\ (an Ik cnhancc'd .ind c rinic ( an he rc'duc ('d vv ith idnas and ini tiative; it )ust t.ik('s c'llo!',' Waldrip s<iid. Í roin 200S-0'', W.itdnp servc'd .is one ol thrcM' ad\ i sors to ( )OV. I’cnv on tlte Ic'xas V'loh'iit ( »angs I ask lorcc'. Prt'vioiisK lie v\as nominated bv i’residc'nt ( i.W. Bush to attend the lc‘d eral Buk'.ri ol Investig.tlu >n s National law I ntorc c'nu'iit A( adenn in Wasltington |).( . and in    he was iKimed Prosec utor of tlu' Vc'.H bv the Texas Narcotic s drug cour n.iined ( See WALDRtP, Page I? WEATHER, 8 FAITH SCHEELE IV1EMORIAL ELEMENTARY I. sc'curity threat. The levity with which police describecf the drunken c aper at an afternoon tu'ws conference differed sharply from the intensity and suspic ion that surroirnded the courthouse earlier in the day. Police c losed downtown streets See PARTIERS, Page 12 Sunny and warm High; 78 Low 55 Ab.|jy ClaSSLfieds.......... CoroiQs _______ GrQSS5WQrcls__ . _ Foriim    . Obituaries_ . 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