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Travelling to the Davis Mountains, McDonald Observatory, or the Big Bend? Stay overnight at beautiful Fort McKavett. **** Planning a trip out west this spring or summer? Take a break at beautiful, historic Fort McKavett, just 24 miles north of 1-10 at exit 442 \(on your official Texas Highway map, coordinates .the night in one of our historic buildings, or count stars ’til you fall asleep under crystal clear West Texas skies. Ft. McKavett, located at the headwaters of the San Saba River, is three hours from Austin, and three hours from San Antonio, and a perfect place to stop and advance notice we can even have a little supper ready for you! During the day, take time to visit one of the best restored ‘Buffalo soldier’ era forts in the country. We have a great museum and bookstore, and lots of hiking options available on our 80 acre site. Prices start at $15.00 per person for overnight accommodations, families are welcome. For reservations, call 915/396-2358 or 512/458-1016. No smoking or alcoholic beverages allowed on the premises; however the Fort McKavett Trading Post is located l/4 mile from the Fort and they permit both smoking and drinking. Fort McKavett Historic Site is operated under contract with Texas Parks and Wildlife by Texas Rural Communities, anon-profit corporation through the “Partnership in Parks’ program. The Fort accepts most major credit cards. Continued from pg. 24 for personal and political reasons, resulted in reimbursements but no indictments. Bledsoe quit his job as assistant attorney general after Republicans complained that he did NAACP and Democratic Party work on state time and the investigation by Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle’s Public Integrity Unit found Bledsoe, who also was Travis County Democratic Chair, had made several questionable phone calls, for which hereimbursed the state $25. Enoch, a Republican, was accused of using his staff for campaign-related activities and to help him write his master’s thesis when he was on the 5th Court of Appeals in Dallas. He reimbursed the state $568. Earle said that, unlike Kay Hutchison’s celebrated case, Bledsoe and Enoch cooperated with the investigations. Earle said the GOP had engaged in an “ethics lynching” of Bledsoe; state Republican Chairman Fred Meyer told the Austin American -Statesman that now that Bledsoe has been cleared, Attorney General Dan Morales should offer him his job back. BAPTIST RIFT. Fundamentalists tightened their control over Southern Baptist institutions on March 9 as the president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth was fired by trustees a day after the board had given him a glowing appraisal. Immediately after the vote to remove Russell H. Dilday after nearly 16 years as president, the locks were changed on his president’ s office, the Dallas-based Baptist Standard reported. Dilday had charted a middle course as fundamentalists have consolidated their hold on the national Southern Baptist Convention over the past 15 years, but he was seen by some fundamentalists as too open to moderate Southern Baptists, according to Daniel Cattau of the Dallas Morning News. The Baptist Standard editorialized that the firing could widen the gap between more moderate Texas Baptists and the more fundamental conservative Southern Baptist Convention. SHIITE REPUBLICANS. The low turnout for party primary elections and the lower turnout for precinct conventions may have finally given the religious right control over the Republican Party. Tim Fleck’s Houston Insider newsletter reports that Continued from pg. 7 the Democratic runoff to replace progressive Representative Garfield Thompson. In District 143, the seat given up by progressive Representative Mario Gallegos, Carol Alvarado will face Gerard Torres, who has TSTA support, in the Democratic runoff. In District 148, the seat given up by progressive Representative Yvonne Navarro Flores, Jessica Farrar faces Brian Quintero in the Democratic primary. Races to watch this fall include District 43, where freshman Representative Pedro G. Nieto of Uvalde.converted from moderate Democrat to Republican and now faces Tracy 0. King, a Uvalde hearing aid specialist; District 61,. where Representative Ric Williamson of Weatherford switched to the GOP and beat a Republican primary challenger but now faces a challenge from Roberto R. Hopkins of Decatur, who believes the district is still Democratic; arid first-term Representative Bernard Erickson of Cleburne, who became a Democrat after he found himself voting with the Democrats on rural issues and will face the Johnson County Republican Chair in November. In District 52, backlash against the fundamentalist Christians who have taken over the Round Rock school district and the Williamson County Commissioners Court may help Democrat Llorente Navarrette, a Georgetown school trustee, mount a challenge against Republican Representative Mike Krusee of Austin. In District 105, the seat given up by progressive Representative Al Granoff of Dallas, Democrat Dale B. Tillery, who has the support of organized labor, faces Republican Mike Anderson. In Dallas District 107, the seat given up by David Cain, Democrat Harryette Ehrhardt will face Republican Lee Sanders. In District 134, the Houston seat given up by Sue Schechter, Democrat Bruce Reeves, who got the liberal Harris County Democrats’ support, faces Republican Kyle Janek. Early voting for the April 12 runoff election runs April 4-8. J.C. 22 MARCH 25, 1994