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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 23, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2A — Herald-Zeitung — Wednesday, November 23, 2005 Bascon announces intention to run for court-at-law seat Stephanie Bascon From Staff Reports An attorney with a long-time local law firm has announced she would like to replace County Court-at-Law Judge Brenda Chapman. Stephanie Bascon, who works in the firm of Reagan, Burrus, Dierksen, Ramon and Bluntzer, has announced she will seek Chapman’s bench beginning in the March 7 Republican primary. County Court-at-Law 2 conducts misdemeanor criminal, civil, family law and juvenile trials, guardianship hearings and probate. “This court handles a wide variety of matters, so it is important that the person who takes on this position has both a broad base of experience and has the proven skills and leadership of identifying problems, finding solutions and implementing plans to bring about results,” Bascon said. “My campaign motto is ‘Taking Action, Getting Results’ because that is the type of person that I am. I identify problems and work to solve them. I will take this same attitude to the bench and work hard for the citizens of Comal County” Bascon has handled a variety of cases in her 14 years working as an attorney. “I spent the first seven or eight years of practice handling probate disputes and defending doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases that usually involved claims of $1 million dollars or more," Bascon said. “I saw many frivolous claims that never should have been filed. I fought to have those cases thrown out of court and, as judge, will continue to Fight to clean up the court system and get rid of frivolous ELECTION INFORMATION ■ For more information regarding Bascon's campaign, call 830-708-1475, e-mail her at [email protected] or visit her Web site at ■ The filing period for the 2006 election cycle is Dec. 3, 2005, to Jan. 2, 2006. ■ The primary election will be conducted Tuesday, March 7, 2006. The general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006. cases. Bascon attended college at the University of Dallas, graduating with honors in 1988 with a degree in political philosophy. She graduated from the University of Houston Law School in 1991 in the top IO percent of her class and began private practice that same year. In 2000, she joined Reagan, Burrus, Dierksen, Ramon and Bluntzer PLLC. To address quality of life and dignity in death issues, Bascon developed the idea of conducting “living will” clinics throughout Comal County. With the help of lawyer volunteers, residents were able to complete legal documents to address these concerns. Bascon also created and coordinated a mock trial competition for at-risk students at New Braunfels High School. The mock trial allowed at-risk students to experience the court system in a positive manner. Bascon and her husband, Fabius, have been married for 13 years and have three children, Raoul, Andre and Grace. The Bascons are members of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, where they are both involved in several church and school organizations. Bascon is a member of the New Braunfels Rotary Club; the Hope Hospice Tree of Lights committee; the McKenna Healthcare Foundation committee; and the Board of Directors for Upstarts, an at-risk high school student program. TEXAS CINEMA MARKETPLACE 12 651 Business Lp. IH 35 N. (830) 625 - 4400 Credit Cards Accepted at Box & Concessions! Atty Advance TUM Now On Site M—k Wet WWW.TEXASCINEMA.COM _65RV9L Solid Silver 2005 Christmas Cotas Available in many designs Come eafff for best selection Custom Designs & Blinds HIGHEST Q U A L I T Y I. 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Bulverde resident Charlie Can-tu has announced his intention to seek Jay Minikins seat on the Comal County Commissioners’ Court. Minikin won the 2002 March Republican primary election, defeating Cantu 1,884 votes to 670. Precinct 2 is comprised of the southern reaches of Comal County, including all Charlie Cantu of Bulverde and Garden Ridge and parts of New Braunfels. A county commissioner represents the voters in his or her district in the conduct of county business. A commissioner has one of five votes on the commissioners’ court, the county’s governing body. Commissioners’ court sets the county budget and tax rate; oversees employees and county roads; signs contracts for the county; approves subdivision plats; and performs many other functions. “I believe in keeping our homes safe and protecting our lands,” Cantu said in a prepared statement. “I believe in keeping our water pure and plentiful. I believe the best way to take care of the people and their needs is to have a great team — a team comprised of engaged citizens and a hard-working representative in county government. I am that representative.” Cantu said he believed in serving by maintaining the principles of consistency, commitment and integrity. He promised he would maintain the highest ethics. “I will consistently build relationships with the citizens by consulting with them for the best results," Cantu said. “I am committed to partnerships like the one I created between Comal Independent School District, San Antonio election information ■ Charlie Cantu's campaign Web site is College and Texas State University. I am committed to the separation of powers in the Texas government and will maintain the proper attention in county government.'' Cantu said the county’s budget should he prioritized to improve county services and ensure county roads are safe and not under water. “I am committed to enhancing and expanding our environmental programs to bring a return back to the taxpayer,” Cantu said. “Let us build our team for a better future for Comal County.” 17-year-old arrested in NBHS graffiti incident One youth has been arrested and another is being sought in connection with a graffiti incident that brought police to New Braunfels High School one week ago. Police Detective Bob Parchman said Tyler Knott, 17, of New Braunfels had been arrested Tuesday and booked into Comal County jail on a charge of painting graffiti at the school. If proved, the charge of painting graffiti on a school is a state jail felony punishable by six months to two years in a state jail and a Fine of up to $10,000. Parchman said Knott and another young man, Ray Martinez jr., 18, are thought to be responsible for a Nov. 16 incident at the high school where ofFicials called police because the graffiti was interpreted by some to imply a threat. Police officers went to the school, but no problems were noted. Parchman said the incidents were thought to be connected to others around town where someone spray-painted on walls at the New Braunfels Marketplace, Tree of Life Church, the Landa Street overpass and other places. Knott’s bail was expected to he set by a magistrate today at Comal County Jail. Police were looking for Martinez on Tuesday night. “We have no reason to believe he’s fled,” Parchman said. Parchman said other arrests are possible in connection with the graffiti incidents. Delayed ruling jeopardizes DeLay’s House status AUSTIN (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay’s lawyers asked a judge Tuesday to dismiss the charges against him and set a tried soon if the case proceeds, but the judge did neither, further jeopardizing DeLay’s post as House majority leader. Senior Judge Pat Iciest said he will nile on Delay’s request in December. If he goes ahead with the case, a trial isn t likely until January — at the earliest. DeLay wanted the charges stemming from a purported 2002 campaign finance scheme resolved by January. The longer the House goes without a permanent majority leader, the more likely it is that Republicans will elect a new one. Delray was forced to step down in September because of the charges against him. “It’s very, very important to Congressman DeLay because he’s been required to step down from his leadership post simply because of the existence of an accusation,” DeLay’s attorney Dick DeCuerin said. 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Ships’ Registry: The Bahamas and Panama You and Your Family are cordially invited to join us at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Thanksgiving Day, for prayer and thanksgiving. Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at 10:00 am followed by a Thanksgiving Meal which will be served from 11:00am - 2:00pm in the Parish Hall. If you are unable to be with us but would like to have dinner brought to your home please call the church hall at 830-625-1562. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving ;