New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 7, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas
Sunday, January 7, 2007 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3A
jack Bishop of New Braunfels passed away Friday, January 5,2007 at McKenna Memorial I lospital at the age of 86.1 Ie was born in Cuero, Texas to Hubert B. Bishop and Mary Emma (King) Bishop. Mr. Bishop was a builder contractor and operated the Jack Bishop Construction Co. for over 30 years.
I Ie was a member of First Baptist Church, the Elks, and the Charter Commission for the city of New Braunfels. I Ie was also Charter President and Organizer of Comal County Builders and Contractors Association. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Bishop of New Braunfels; daughters, Mary Ann Bishop Renz and husband Roland J. of Brandon, MS and Janette Carol Bishop Butler and husband David VV. of New Braunfels; Step-sons, Gary Callaway and Galen Callaway and wife Cindy of Boerne, TX; grandchildren, Paul C. Renz, Charles W. Renz, Dawn N. Renz Miller, LonnaS. Davis, Usa A. Kinlin; great-grandchildren, Tyler D. Miller, Alina A. Miller, Sullivan J. Miller, Ashley N. Davis, C.J. Davis, and Kirk A. Davis; and one great-great grandchild. Mr. Bishop was preceded in
death by his first wife, Mary Alice Long Bishop in 1985; brothers, Russell McMahon, I filbert B. Bishop, and Elroy Bishop; and sister, Evelyn B. Spicer.
Public visitation will begin 5 p.m. Monday at Zoeller Funeral I tome and will continue until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held IO a.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2007, at First Baptist Church with interment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be given to: National Alliance on Mental Illness, Donor Services, P.O. Box 630577, Baltimore, MD 21263-0577
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I cannot give you piles of gold
For I have none
I cannot give you stars that glow
Or the shining sun
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For these things you must earn
But I give you loads of love
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Made it home safelv to
Legislative session promises fireworks
heaven on January 4th, 2007.
Memorial will be held at the San Marcos Cemetery on January 13th 2007 at noon.
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CHARLES S. PARKER
Charles S. Parker (Chuck). 78, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at his residence in Canyon Lake, Texas.
Mr. Parker was born in Conway, South Carolina, was formerly a resident of Columbia, Missouri and Sumter, SC and had been a resident of Canyon Lake for over 20 years.
Ile worked in the construction business and worked his way up to Superintendent. I Ie served honorably for several years in the South Carolina National Guard and was a former member of the Elks Lodge.
lie is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his two sons; Ronnie Parker and his wife Helen, of Columbia,
Missouri, and Timothy Parker of Seattle, Washington, two grandsons; Blaise Parker of Columbia, MO, and Zak-query Rodgers, of Harrisburg, MO., and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 8, 2007, at I p.m. at the Doep-penschmidt Funeral Home in Canyon Lake, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tye Preston Memorial Library in Canyon Lake, Texas.
HELEN A. HARBORTH
Helen A. Harborth, 91, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2007. She was a resident of the Colonial Manor Care Center in New Braunfels, Texas.
She was a native Texan, born in New Braunfels and lived here all her life. She was a longtime member of several organizations, including past president of the American Legion Auxiliary #179 and the VFW Auxiliary and a long time member of the First Protestant Church in New Braunfels.
Mrs. Harborth was previously married to her beloved husband of 47 years, Erwin I larborth, who preceded her in death in 1983. She is also preceded in death by her
parents. Mrs. Harborth is survived by her sister-in-law, four nieces and several cousins. A visitation will be beld from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, January 7 at Doeppen-schmidt Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, January 8 at 2 p.m., at the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park in New Braunfels, TX, with Pastor Tim Judkins officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Legion or First Protestant Church.
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ANGEL CARMELLO ERSKINE
Angel Cannelle) Erskine, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2007. A graveside service will be held IO a.m., Tuesday. January 9, 2007 at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
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GERTRUDE EVELYN ALEXANDER
Gertrude Evelyn Alexander, 93, passed away early Saturday morning at Kirkwood Manor in New Braun-fels, Texas. Services are pending with Doeppen-schmidt Funeral I tome.
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AUSTIN (AP) — Immigration, school vouchers and harsher punishments for sex offenders are among a buff et of hot-but ton issues awaiting Texas lawmakers when a new legislative session starts Tuesday.
Then there are tile complex tasks of balancing the budget, dealing with rising property appraisals and possibly revising the business tax enacted during a special legislative session last year to help fund schools.
Add in some rough and tumble political gamesmanship like that playing out in the race for speaker of the Texas I louse of Representatives and it could make for a long and unpredictable five months in Austin.
The results of the speakers race and the attitude of lawmakers after its over could determine the session’s success. Much will depend on whether Democrats and Republicans — not to mention moderates and hard-liners within dach party — can get along.
"It’s going to take legislators willing to put partisanship and divisiveness aside to work for the greater good of this state,” said Robert Black, spokesman for Republican Gov. Rick Perry.
The fireworks could begin when tile biennial session starts on Tuesday. That ’s wtien I louse members will choose a speaker, who can control tile destiny of most I louse proposals.
Republican Tom Craddick of Midland has held the job since 2003 and lias been criticized as being dictatorial and heavy-handed. Two fellow Republicans — Rep. Brian McCall of Plano and Rep. Jim Pitts of Waxahachie — announced plans in late December to challenge him. McCall on Thursday threw Iris support behind Pitts, a former Craddick ally.
■ I Ielen A. I larborth, 91,2 p.m. Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park, New Braunfels.
■ diaries S. Parker, 78, I p.m. Doeppensehmidt Funeral I tome, Canyon Lake.
Former HUD officials wife to run for council
Group gets $375 million contract
SANANTONIO (AP)—The wife of former Clinton administration official I lenry Cisneros has decided to run for a San Antonio city council seat.
Mary Alice Cisneros will officially announce her candidacy at the couple’s home Saturday, but she said Friday that with the couple’s youngest son off to college, the time is finally right for her to seek a municipal office.
" Fbe needs are still here,” said Mary Alice Cisneros, 57. “My husband served a number of years in public service so I’m used to being out in the forefront.”
The seat she is seeking May 12 was held by her husband nearly three decades ago. Being married to a long-time politician “comes with a great deal of wisdom,” she said.
I lenry Cisneros was mayor here during the 1980s and later served four years as the secretary of the Department of I lousing and Urban Development. He left that office
“My husband served a number of years in public service so I’m used to being out in the forefront.”
— Mary Alice Cisneros
running for a San Antonio city council seat
under investigation by an independent counsel into lies he told the FBI about support payments to a former mistress. Ile pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in that case in 1999.
The couple moved back to San Antonio in 2000.
SUGAR LAND (AP) — A Texas-based nonprofit consortium has been awarded a $375 million contract to manage research and technology for natural gas production and oil exploration and the development of new energy sources, officials announced Saturday.
The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America will award contracts to universities, research institutions, national laboratories and industry partners.
The 10-year contract was awarded to the research partnership by the U.S. Department of Energy. The group is based in the I Ralston suburb of Sugar Land.
“Now is the time for our
“Now is the time for our nation to focus on sustainable energy... the future begins now."
— Nick Lampson
nation to focus on sustainable energy,” said U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson, D-Sugar Land.
“We can begin to look forward to the day when the United States will use sustainable energy sources and not have to depend on foreign energy sources. With this contract we can say the future begins now.”
The contract is funded
from royalties to the government that are paid by oil and gas companies using federal lands, Lampson said.
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Craddick’s supporters say his strong leadership has enabled the Legislature to solve many thorny issues, such as school finance reform. And bis spokeswoman, Alexis DeLee, said he bas more than enough support to win another term.
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