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Page 4A N~$ Hays Free Press * October 12, 2011 + 4 Kyle native Daniel Walker, a petty officer 2nd class, and Lt. Noel Cote, an entomologist with hornets at Forward Operating Base Zeebruggee, Afghanistan, on Sept. 24. COURTESY PHOTO the Marines, use insecticide to saturate a nest of Oriental Auto, home and life insurance.., RobVVhite, Agent (512) SO4-94e4 RobVVhiteAgency.com Texas Auto Home. Life "Moments worth' covering are never accidents" 5500 FM 2770, Ste. 101 Kyle, TX 78640 rwhite@txfb-ins.com STAFF REPORT more than half a century old. and Oriemal sects such as ants and spiders. It is also hornets and a breed of subterranean ter- effective against the hornets, which had A sailor from Kyle is on a mission in M- mites had taken hold there. Ceilings made created colonies for themselves in the ag- ghanistan to exterminate the"threat fester- of wooden beams were an enticing meal ing concrete throughout the compound. ing within" - termites and other pests, for the termites, according to a news release Though only time will tell, both sailors said Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Walker, a from the Marines, and troops would often the initial treatment may be all it takes to preventative medicine technician, touched wake up to the pests failing on their heads, eliminate the issues. down a few weeks ago at Base Zeebrugge, Walker spent several hours spraying in- "We are constandy touring the different Afghanistan, where Marines and their el- rested areas with insecticide while Lt. Noel bases to complete base camp assessments lies occupy a hilltop overlooking the valleys Cote, an entomologist, poured termicide and taking care of these guys is our job," surrounding Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan. arotmd the perimeter of each building. Walker said. "This is what we are here for, to The buildings making up the base are The spray will help eliminate other in- support them." District Battle Continued from pg. 1A lican U.S. Rep. Quico Canseco, said Matthew Arnold, Doggett's campaign manager. The action also had a hand in crafting a map that divvied up Hays County be- tween three distri(cts: Two domi- nated by San Antonio and one flung from W'unbefley and Drip- ping Springs to the outsErts of FortWorth. "It's just a clear case of a poli- tician putting his own best in- terests above the best interests of those people he's supposed to represent," Arnold said. "This map could have united Hays Cotmty into one district so that it has the strongest possible voice. Instead the only interest that is clear here is Castro's own ambition." That's one way of looking at it, but there are others. In reporting on Castro's role in redistricting verizg. 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Valid only at~, ............................... /31/11 201 ~ Th~ Grot,nd, Guy~, CLC ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ IndePendently owned m,d operated franchise last week a SanAntonio Express- News reporter seemed to see it more as evidence of Castro's savvy as a legislator, the type of skill that would serve him well in Congress. It also speaks well of his chances against Doggett, who has escaped Republican at- tempts to oust him before. For his part, Castro said the changes he requested to the congressional maps had nothing to do with Hays Coun~ "Those districts were already drawn and they were drawn by Republicans. They asked us at the last minute, essentially; about San Antonio neighborhoods and Mike and I gave some input but that was it," Castro said. "I think even [Doggett] knows he's being disingenuous. He's grasping." To be sure, Hays County's voting results don't seem likely to binge on whether voters are convinced that Castro is to blame for diluting the county's collective political clout and punish him by voting for Dog- gett. It may well hinge, however, on Doggett's willingness to work every angle in his effort to stay in Congress despite the district's definite tilt toward Castro in terms of both his Bexar County base and his Lafino roots. The new district's population is 47 percent in Bexar County and 62.8 percent Latino. The intensity of the competi- tion has local Democrats hop- ing the federal courts will throw out the redistricting maps and start over. "We don't believe there should be a Congressional District 35," said Ion Leonard, the local party's secretary.. "We believe obviously Republicans have done every- thing they can in Texas to limit the representation of Democrats in Congress. even in Democratic districts .... I'm still hoping that the federal courts will recognize the injustice that's been done through the work of the Texas Legislature and Gov, Perry." BARTON SPRINGS / EDWARDS AQUIFER CONSERVATION DISTRI T NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON REALIGNING DIRECTOR PRECINCTS According to the 2010 Census data, the District's Board of Directors precincts are not of sufficiently equal population and must be redrawn in order to comply with the "'one-person, one- vote" principle established by the U.S. Constitution and with other applicable Texas law. The Board of Directors of the Barton Spring / Edwards Aquifer Conservation District is considering new boundaries for its director precincts and wants to hear from you. Tell us what you think about the preliminary director precinct plans at the public hearing described below: PUBLIC HEARING ON REDISTRICTING PROPOSALS Time: 6:05 p.m. Date: October 27, 2011 Address: BSEACD Office 1124 Regal Row Austin, Texas 78748 The preliminary plans for the director precincts will be available at the hearing and are available for public inspection during normal business hours at the District Office, 1124 Regal Row, Austin. Texas Monday through Friday from now until the date of the public hearing. Preliminary plans and other information concerning making comments about the District's redistricting process are available on the District's website at www.bseacd.org. You may also call Kirk Holland, General Manager, at 512-282- 8441 if you have any questions. BARTON SPRINGS / EDWARDS AQUIFER CONSERVATION DISTRICT AVISO DE AUDIENCIA P['JBLICA REFERENTE A REALINEACION DE LOS RECINTOS DE LOS MIEMBROS DEL CONSEJO DIRECT1VO Conforme la informac16n emitida por el Censo del 2010. los distritos de los miembros del Consejo Directivo del Distrito no son suficientemente equitativos en cuanto a su poblaci6n, por lo cual deber~in ser nuevamente configurados de acuerdo al principio "'una persona - un voto". establecido por la Constituci6n de los Estados Unidos y con otros leyes aplicables Yejanos. E1 Consejo Directivo del Barton Springs / Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) est~i considerando nuevos limites para los recintos de los miembros del Consejo y desea escuchar su opini6n. Diganos que piensa sobre los planes preliminares para los recintos de los miembros del Consejo durante la audiencia pfiblica descrita a continuaci6n: AUDIENCIA PI~BLICA REFERENTE A LAS PROPUESTAS DE REDISTRIBUCION DE DISTRITOS Hora: 6:05 pm Fecha 27 de Oetubre de 2011 Direcci6n BSEACD Office 1124 Regal Row Austin, Texas 78748 Los planes preliminares para los recintos de los miembros del Consejo esUiran disponibles durante la audiencia para set inspeccionado por el pflblico, y tambi6n durante horas h/tbiles en la oficina de BSEACD. 1124 Regal Row, Austin. Texas, de Lanes a Viemes a partir de hoy basra la fecha de la audiencia pfiblica. Los planes preliminares y toda informaci6n referente a la manera de presentar comentarios tocante al proceso de redistribuci6n distritos est~in disponibles en el sitio web de BSEACD en www.bseacd.org. De igual forma, si tiene alguna pregunta, puede llamar a Robin Gary, 512-282-8441.