New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 10, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
IAN C. WALKER
Ian C. Walker, died June 7,2005 at his residence in New Braunfels. He was bom in West Somerville, MA on Jan. 20,1905 and celebrated his 100th birthday in New Braunfels. His parents were Andrew and Isabella ( Paterson) Walker and he married Louise (Winkie) Ross in Charlotte, NC on July 14,1945. Survivors include his wife, Winkie, one daughter, Louise Brown and husband, Larry Brown of Dallas, TX,
one son T. Andrew Walker and wife, Nancy of Issaquah, WA, and three grandchildren, Jennifer Brown Molden of Dallas; Katherine Walker and Matthew Walker Issaquah, WA. He was preceded in death by his sister, Violet Louks of Oakland, CA and a brother, Gordon Walker of Ann Arbor, MI. He is survived by two nieces and one nephew.
Mr. Walker was retired from Mission Valley Mills after 35 years of service. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, a 60 year member of New Braunfels Masonic Lodge #1109 AF & AM, and the Noon Lion’s Club. After retirement he was an active volunteer with the Meals on Wheels service, the Lion’s eye testing program in local schools, and a former treasurer and chairman of Comal Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Ian attended the University of Lowell in Massachusetts
and participated in football and ice hockey. His favorite sport was golf, making several holes in one, and was a member of the oldest foursome of golf on the Landa Park Course. He also enjoyed traveling and became a CPA pilot during WWII. The family appreciates the services of Dr. Anna Boecker and Dr. Ted Trusevich, the Homestead Senior Care organization and Hope Hospice during his last days.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church on Monday, June 13, 2005. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels or charity of ones choice.
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Tournament brings thousands into city
“The reason fastpitch has gotten so big is because of the success of UT and players like (All American and Olympian pitcher) Cat Osterman,” Smith said. “It’s getting put on TV a lot more. It’s a big sport now.”
The draw for many fastpitch fans comes from the faster pace of the game. The confinement of playing on a softball field, which is 160 feet smaller than a baseball field, combined with 65 mph pitches results in accelerated plays and innings.
Because of the shortened distance from mound to plate, a 65 mph pitch in softball is equivalent to a 95 mph fastball in baseball.
Smith speculated that the fans, participants and family members who attend the tournament will bring the city of New Braunfels at least $500,000 in revenue.
“The Amateur Softball Association does studies on this type of thing,” Smith said. “A tournament of this size will
have between half a million to three quarters of a million dollars worth of economic impact on the city.”
Laird said the tournament’s impact stems from the nature of youth sports.
“With youth sports, they bring along their families," Laird said. “It’s not like adult sports where one person will come. We’re getting the hotel /motel taxes, they’re eating in our restaurants. Hopefully, they’re enjoying our parks and taking a train ride. It’s a great segment of our tourist population.”
Rusty Brockman, director of economic development for the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, agreed the annual tournament is a boon to the local economy.
“The event brings in families and kids from all over the state who have never been here before,” Brockman said. “I’m sure there are also quite a few who have visited us before and probably signed up to come here again because of all that New Braunfels has to offer.”
For a full schedule of this weekend’s games, log onto www.eteamz.com/bomber-toumaments.
— Greg Abbott
Texas Attorney General
minority Texans out of their voting rights.
The three-judge panel reconfirmed its original decision that the map did not unconstitutionally gerrymander Texas voting districts for partisan purposes.
“Ultimately, we will adhere to our earlier judgment that there is no basis for us to declare the plan invalid,” the judges said in the ruling.
“That should end the matter, and it is time to move on,” Abbott said.
Gerry Hebert and Renea Hicks, attorneys for Democrats in the case, said the decision is not the end of the road.
“This has just always been a step along the road back to the Supreme Court," Hicks said.
An appeal to the high court must be filed within 60 days.
When the case was sent back to Texas, the judges were asked to set methods to determine whether a redistricting map was drawn to give one political party an advantage so unfair it violated the constitution.
Herbert said the judges failed to set out those guidelines.
“It sets the precedent that anything goes in redistricting and there are no rules when it comes to playing politics," Hebert said.
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Search of car revealed stash of mushrooms
ATM machines over here,” Vera said.
When the officer approached the vehicle, Lowrey and another young man initially refused to get out of the car, Vera said.
The mushrooms were
found during a search of the vehicle.
Vera said Bulverde police are working hard to suppress drug activity in the community.
“Theres a big drug thing going on over here,” the officer said.
“There’s a lot of methamphetamine, and we’re looking hard for it. This is the first time I’ve seen that quantity of mushrooms.”
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Democrats vow to continue legal fight
which sent the case back to Texas for review by the panel.
Republican Gov. Rick Perry called three special sessions in 2003 to complete the new map of Texas districts. Democrats fled the state in two quorum-breaking walkouts as they tried to stop a vote on the map.
The GOR led by U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, eventually won the battle and sent a majority of Texas Republicans to Washington for the first time since Reconstruction. Four of the five Democrat lawmakers targeted for defeat with the new districts lost their U.S. House
“As the federal panel today concluded once again, the Texas redistricting plan is entirely consistent with federal law and the United States Constitution."
spots on Election Day.
“This is just another confirmation that redistricting brought about fair representation for the people ofTexas." said Dan Allen, DeLay’s spokesman.
Attorneys for Democrats and minority groups claim the map is unconstitutional because it produced illegal gerrymandering — manipulating voting districts to give one party an unfair advantage. They also argued that it bamboozled thousands of
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