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Lawmakers tap brew laws Bill package widens craft beer distribution Julie Blanco

The Battalion ater, yeast, malt and hops — the four main ingredients to a craft brew. Now add a long-awaited package of legislation to the mix, and the beer can reach more than just those who make it. The Texas Senate passed a package of bills in March that — if also passed by the House and signed by Gov. Rick Perry — could change the future for craft breweries, brewpubs, microbreweries and craft beer enthusiasts. Senate Bills 515, 516, 517 and 518 form the beer legislation authored by Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler. The package of bills is grouped to address the production amounts and distribution of craft beers in Texas. “We broke up the legislation to keep it in four separate bills,” Eltife said. “One deals with distribution, one deals with breweries, one deals with brewpubs and one deals with self distribution. It’s just our way of separating the issues into different pieces of legislation.” Though the legislation package is being presented as four separate bills, all must be passed in order for changes to be made in the craft beer industry. “They’re all tied together,” Eltife said. “They live or die together. All these bills are contingent on another one passing. We hope the House passes them as a package.” S.B. 515 increases the production limit for a brewpub from 5,000 to 10,000 barrels (bbls) annually and authorizes a brewpub to sell its products to the wholesale tier for resale.


inside SBP | 3 Presidents playbook Student Body President Reid Joseph looks ahead to his expected duties after a season of coaching from his predecessor John Claybrook.

sports | 5 Baseball in San Marcos Texas A&M baseball will visit San Marcos to play Texas State on Tuesday. This marks the 52nd meeting between the programs, which A&M lead, 39-12.


travel | 6 Middle East mission

Not everyone considers a mission trip to the Middle East to be their ideal vacation, but not everyone is junior business major Kyle Lawrence.

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John Januskey, founder of New Republic Brewery in College Station, draws a glass of their signature amber ale from a tap. “With this new legislation, brewpub owners would be able to work with a distributor and sell their beers through that distributor,” said Charles Vallhonrat, executive director of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild and Class of 1987. “That distributor can then take that beer into the retail channel so a consumer could finally be able to get that beer at a restaurant — other than a brewpub — or a liquor store like Spec’s.” S.B. 516 and S.B. 517 authorize a production brewery under 125,000 bbls of annual

production to self-distribute up to 40,000 bbls annually of beer, ale and malt liquor to retailers. S.B. 518 authorizes a production brewery under 225,000 bbls of annual production to sell up to 5,000 bbls annually of beer produced by the brewery to ultimate consumers for consumption on the premise of the brewery. As a result of the bills, the way consumers can purchase beer from the breweries would See Brewery on page 2

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Human walls to meet Westboro picket in West

Senators gamble law change

Julie Blanco

The Battalion lanned memorial services for those killed in West, Texas, have drawn attention from more than just mourning community members. President Barack Obama will attend a 2 p.m. Thursday service at Baylor University for the 11 first responders killed Wednesday in the fertilizer plant explosion that killed a total of 14, and the Westboro Baptist church said in two press releases that it plans to picket all planned memorials. Groups such as “Red Wall against Westboro” and “Maroon Wall for West” said they plan to be at the ceremonies in order to prevent the pickets and provide a comfortable environment for the friends and families of those being honored. “We’re making sure families are able to grieve,” said Sharon Colon, organizer for Red Wall against Westboro. “We don’t want [Westboro Baptist Church] to think they’ve gotten anything over us.” Ryan Slezia, organizer of Maroon Wall for West and Class of 2008, said the goal of the Maroon Wall is to support the city. The planned protest would mirror the July student reaction to a Westboro picket of the funeral for Lt. Col. Pat Tisdale, a former student shot and killed on June 28 by a fellow soldier. Slezia organized more than 650 current and former students in a “maroon wall.” He said the summer protest was successful due to the military background at the University. “There was a very obvious pull for Aggies,” Slezia said. “We tend to think more about our service members.” As a result of the positive response from the wall, people from West reached out to Slezia to form walls for the upcoming memorials. Slezia said after the press releases from Westboro came out, #MaroonWall started trending on Twitter. “We actually received a request from people [for the Maroon Wall for West],” Slezia said. “ Wherever Westboro goes, a wall shows up. It’s important to put everyone on the same page so we send the same message.” Slezia said he also reached out to the Baylor University for aid in creating a wall against Westboro. Colon has lived in West and said she and the Red Wall are coming together to protect the integrity of the memorials. “Our goal is to honor the families and make sure they are given the peace they deserve,” Colon said. “We keep making sure people know this is to honor or friends and our hometown.” The memorial procession, in which uniformed personnel will be able to participate, will begin at 11 a.m, Thursday. Other memorial services this week for responders who died in the explosion include Capt. Kenneth Harris Jr. and Buck Uptmor.


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The Battalion hile lawmakers may not pass legislation to help legalize casino gambling in Texas this legislative session, senators proposed a resolution for a constitutional amendment to legalize gambling beyond horse track racing, bingo and state lottery. If Senate Joint Resolution 64 passed, it would establish the Texas Gaming Commission, which would authorize and regulate the operation of casino games and slot machines and establish 12 “destination resort” casinos, including ones in Galveston, South Padre Island and Dallas County. The resolution would also let Texas voters decide on a proposed constitutional amendment to expand gambling. Former state Sen. John Montford, who heads a pro-gambling group called “Let Texans Decide,” said he believes the issue should be a decision for the public.


“We feel like the people of Texas are smart enough, educated enough and certainly savvy about what’s going on that they ought to be able to decide this issue for themselves,” Montford said in a press conference Apr. 8. Texans spend about $3 billion each year to gamble in adjacent states, according to “Let Texans Decide.” The Texas Association of Business released a study last week that stated expanding gaming in Texas would have an $11.8 billion annual impact in Texas. Sen. John Carona, a co-author of S.B. 64, said he wants to bring that money back to Texas. “A recent report shows Oklahoma is the largest generator of gaming revenue — we all know where that money is coming from,” Carona said at an April 8 press conference. Though previous measures to expand gambling in See Gambling on page 2

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Speaker urges two-state solution Chris Meuth

Special to The Battalion senior fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine, Hussein Ibish, addressed students Monday at an event hosted by Aggies For Palestine regarding what he said was a need for peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ibish said cooperation would be necessary and the only viable solution is a two-state agreement. Ibish said the current situation between the Israelis and the Palestinians, who have been in a state of continuous conflict since the late 19th century, is “unsustainable.” Ibish said the conflict evokes a strong emotional response from both sides, making a peaceful dialogue difficult. “Israel confronts the same reality as the Palestinians … but they have very different narratives,” Ibish said. When asked about the difficulty of the current situation in the region, Ibish said unilateralism is not the answer. Event organizers said the event was intended to inform the student body that there are two sides to the issue. “Our goal was to show the general population of A&M what’s really going on. It shows there’s legitimacy to both sides,” said Nesreen Hamed, president of Aggies for Palestine and senior chemical engineering major. Tonya Woelfel, freshman sociology major, said peace is needed soon for the sake of the people of the area. The lecture was followed by a questionand-answer period, during which some stuDavid Cohen — THE BATTALION dents, including members of the Corps of Hussein Ibish addresses the crowd during his Cadets, expressed support for Israel. These lecture “Israel and the Palestinians: What Kind of students declined comment after the event’s Peace is Possible?” Monday afternoon in the MSC. conclusion.


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change. Rather than going to a brewery, paying for a tour and getting a free beer or two, consumers will be able to go to the brewery and just pay for a beer, Vallhonrat said. “There are breweries that actually have tourism involved,” Eltife said. “If you go out to the brewery, they can’t sell you the beer on premise — this [bill] will allow them to sell you the beer on premise. The whole package promotes the craft beer industry. It will help them grow, create jobs and bring tourism to Texas.” Eltife said some estimate the beer legislation could create 50,000 jobs in the next 10 years. “The craft beer industry creates a lot of revenue for the state,” said John Januskey, founder of New Republic Brewery in College Station and Class of 2002. “For every barrel of beer we produce, the state gets $7 as soon as it goes into a package.” With S.B. 518, craft breweries will have the opportunity to increase their revenue from onsite beer consumption in tap houses, Januskey said. Craft brewers such as Januskey and Dave Fougeron, owner of Southern Star Brewing Company and Class of 1995, said the new legislation would make it easier for Texas craft breweries to compete with out-of-state breweries that distribute in Texas. “They give an unfair advantage to out-of-state breweries versus breweries that are in the state,” Fougeron said. “For instance, a brewery in Oregon that can sell here can have a brewery, a tasting room, a restaurant. They can self-distribute their beer, they can pretty much do what they want to. They’ve got the additional revenue to out-compete us,

S.B. 515 increases the production limit for a brewpub from 5,000 barrels a year to 10,000. because we’ve got one hand tied behind our backs.” The current beer legislation that Texas craft breweries operate under was passed close to 80 years ago. “The aim of this [package of] legislation is to make it a little more fair for breweries in Texas and get the code up to date with the modern craft beer industry,” Januskey said. “All the rules that we’re under primarily are still left behind from prohibition or from just after prohibition.” According to Craft Brewing Business’s website, Texas was the third-fastest growing state — with 25 breweries opening — in 2012 for breweries after California’s 56 and Colorado’s 29. The package of beer legislation would allow new breweries to continue to open. It would also help them reap profits from the beginning. “These bills are really huge for small craft breweries when you’re first starting out,” Januskey said. “These bills will allow small craft breweries to start up and have a good revenue stream right away and also provide jobs.” The bills could also provide a sense of comfort and familiarity for the beer

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consumers. “They’re good bills for the craft brew industry and they’re also good for the consumers of beer,” Januskey said. “[The legislation] creates a greater selection for fans of craft beer and being able to come to the brewery and have a beer, look around, meet the owners, meet the brewers, get to know everyone involved, makes it your local beer.” The process to put the package of legislation into action this session required a collaborative effort among breweries, distributors and legislators in Texas. Legislation for the craft beer industry had been brought up for the previous three sessions and was finally passed to the House this session. “The difference this time is the craft brewing industry in Texas had grown significantly, there are a lot more breweries and we’re a lot more organized,” Januskey said. “We were able to come together with a consistent plan to bring to the Capitol.” The players bringing the legislation did have to make compromises in order to pass it through the capitol. “We worked with all the stakeholders, we worked with the distributors in the craft beer industry, we tried to bring everybody to the table,” Eltife said. “Everybody didn’t get everything they wanted, so they had to compromise, but it’s a great step forward for the craft beer industry.”

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Texas has failed, supporters of S.B. 64 say the bill is worthwhile because of the economic benefits of gambling. Marina Pulley, senior radiological health engineering major, said gambling should be legalized in Texas because of the added economic benefits. “I think as long as people are responsible about it, gambling should be legal,” Pulley said. “I have friends who go to Oklahoma or Louisiana to gamble, so why not bring gambling to Texas to get some of the economic benefits?” Because of the large block of Texas lawmakers who say gambling shouldn’t be legal and wouldn’t have direct economic impact, it’s acknowledged that getting the necessary twothirds vote in each chamber would be difficult. “You never really know when a major issue like this will find a break or an opportunity to be passed,” Carona said. “As more and

more states pass legalization or expanded gaming, with Texas being one of only 10 states left that don’t, I think the opportunity will present itself, if not during this session, then perhaps next or [during] a special session on school finance, should there be one.” Gabrielle Abilas, senior radiological health engineering major, said she doubts the bill could both pass legislature and have a majority of Texans vote in favor of this measure. “There is a reason it has been illegal in Texas for decades,” Avila said. “I think the people who really want to gamble will continue to go to neighboring states.” The University of Texas and the Texas Tribune conducted a survey in 2011 that found 56 percent of Texans surveyed wanted gambling to be legalized. The proposed amendment is still in the Senate Business and Commerce Committee. If the bill passes committee it will go to a floor vote in the coming weeks before the end of the legislative session in May.

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s the 65th Session of Student Senate nears its end and Muster concludes, Reid Joseph transitions from being student body president-elect to taking over all executive responsibilities, which were carried out by former Student Body President John Claybrook. Amid the transition, the past and present A&M student body presidents reflect on expectations of the role — those met and those unreached. Joseph said the transition has been unpredictable at times, but he said he finds confidence in those he’s surrounded himself with. “I guess I didn’t really know exactly what to expect, except for the fact that I knew I’d be drinking from a fire hydrant because there’s a learning curve in everything and this is no exception,” Joseph said. “What gives me great confidence are the people I’ve surrounded myself with. My team is absolutely tremendous. I don’t know everything and there’s a lot to learn and a lot of hard work to be done.” Joseph said guidance from Claybrook has helped him understand what next year will have in store. “[Claybrook] has been tremendous as far as including me in stuff that he doesn’t have to,” Joseph said. “There’s nothing that says the student body president must transition the new guy or anything like that. I see his meetings and I’m invited to absolutely anything that he’s going to.” Through Claybrook’s help, Joseph said he could see more of what the Student Government Association is all about. “I feel like you can really tell the way people care about an organization by the way they transition it, because this is all stuff he doesn’t have to do,” he said. “But it shows how much [Claybrook] and his team care about SGA and about Texas A&M, so I think it’s a tremendous representation of that.” Claybrook said the transition has been fun for him because of the relationship he already had with Joseph. “Reid and I are really close friends so we’ve stayed in close contact all year long,” Claybrook said. “He knows what the position holds and the struggles I’ve gone through. I hope he’s been able to learn from that. He’s very prepared. At this point it’s really a learning curve and being prepared to make decisions.” Claybrook said his term has had many high points, including changes to the Freshman Grade Exclusion and Q-drop policies,

significant strides with the 12th Can — an on-campus food pantry — and the first “SEC in D.C.,” a trip to Washington D.C. for students across the Southeastern Conference to advocate for their campuses. Along with the highs, Claybrook said there were also lows, highlighted by controversy and disagreement. “I had a struggling relationship with Student Senate for quite some time, but I think we’ve made some progress in the last month and a half,” Claybrook said. “That was certainly hard for me to go through, but I’m hopeful for [Joseph] and the 66th Session of the Senate and I think they’re going to have a very successful relationship.” The most controversial issue this year, Claybrook said, was Senate Bill 65-70, or the Religious Funding Exemption Bill, which he vetoed in early April. “I had to take all the points that were debated and the text of the bill and make sure that everything was lining up factually, and it didn’t take long to figure out that a lot of the facts that were used were a little bit off base,” Claybrook said. “Once I realized that and that senators were voting on incorrect information, it didn’t take long for me to decide to veto the bill … I’m very pleased with how the situation was resolved.” Joseph, who was with Claybrook when he vetoed the bill, said the outside response was unbelievable. “Not only am I hooked up to his calendar, but I’m also hooked up to his SBP [email] account so I had the fortune of having my phone literally vibrate constantly getting emails,” Joseph said. “His phone was ringing off the wall with reporters from 20 different states — and I mean, 1,500 emails a day is a lot.” Joseph said he was motivated to continue to form relationships in Senate.

“I don’t have anything magic, but I’ve made it a priority to form relationships. When you have a united student government, that’s what’s best for students and that’s why we are here. When we have a united student voice and are able to go to administration, there’s power in that,” he said. Through Claybrook’s experiences, Joseph said there are things he could learn from and improve on for next year, including increased communication between the executive and legislative branches of SGA. “I hope Senate knows my door is always open to them,” Joseph said. After the recent tragedies in Boston, Mass., and West, Texas, Claybrook said he was proud of the campus response. “When the opportunity to serve arises, this campus just meets it naturally,” he said. Joseph said the Boston tragedy hit close to home because the mother of one of his friends ran in the Boston Marathon and finished the race three minutes before the two explosions went off. He said when situations like these arise he directs his focus to his faith. “My baseline is my relationship with Christ,” Joseph said. “These things are absolutely tragic — there’s no sugarcoating that. I don’t have all the answers but I have full faith in his plan. Without my faith in Christ, I don’t know where I would go in situations like these. That’s how I process this stuff.” Joseph said he plans on continuing initiatives Claybrook established, such as 12th Can and SEC in D.C., as well as starting new programs and habits, including a college council roundtable, speaking at more campus organization meetings and the boosting of the SGA endowment fund balance to $1 million. “The endowment fund would allow us to be a self-sustaining organization and no lon-

ger have to take student fees for the $50,000 allotment that goes toward the committees,” Joseph said. “It sends a statement that we’re able to make decisions or recommendations on student fees without taking them ourselves, and I think that’s a big example to set.” Claybrook, who will graduate in December, said he would have a more typical student schedule once Joseph takes over. “Next semester I’m going to be taking 15 hours of school and working at the Association of Former Students and I’ll probably still be a member of Aggie Men’s Club,” Claybrook said. “I’ll probably take a few naps.” After graduating, Claybrook said he doesn’t have plans set for what he will do. “I have absolutely zero clue and I’m not terribly concerned,” he said. “I’m happy to keep doors open and I know the Lord will have me where he wants me.”

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Clockwise from top: Newly elected yell leaders and Reid Joseph “saw ‘em off” after 2013 student elections; John Claybrook talks with custodial staff during the Custodial Appreciation Luncheon last week; Joseph laughs in the student body president office during an interview with The Battalion; Claybrook listens to SGA Judicial Court overturn a disqualification before he was named SBP.

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New townhouses close to campus. 4bd/4ba and 2bd/2ba available. On TAMU shuttle. Call JC/broker (254)721-6179,

Jimmy Johns is now hiring at both locations for delivery drivers and crew, apply in person at 200 University Dr. East, 2002 Texas Ave. South.

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Now Leasing and pre-leasing for August! 4bdrm/2bth houses. Spacious floorplans. Great Location. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, w/d, fenced yards, refridgerator, icemaker,lawncare. 979-776-6079, Now preleasing large 3/2 duplexes, May-Aug leasing options, off of Holleman, on shuttle, view duplexes seven days a week, 979-774-4575. One month free rent on efficiencies and 2-bdrms, great move-in specials, free cable and ethernet. Tamu shuttle route. 979-693-1906. Pre-lease for May or August 2/2 Duplex with large fence backyard. Pets ok, walk-in closets, great location, and shuttle. $775/mo. 979-693-1448. Preleasing large 1bd/1ba condos for fall. Lease known to get 1month free. Includes W/D, fireplace, tile floors. Blocks from campus. 979-703-8709, Storage for rent. Climate and non-climate. Starting at $29/month, and one month free. 979-693-0551. Want space? Want washer/dryer?  Want great location?  HOLIK SQUARE TOWNHOMES, right off Holleman. One and Two bedroom two-story townhomes.  Limited 1 bedroom availability.  Contact us soon! or 979-209-0123 for more info.

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or many students considering future careers and destination, Lebanon doesn’t always grace the list of possibilities. Yet it’s at the top of the list for at least one aspiring missionary on campus. Junior business major Kyle Lawrence spent three months and eleven days in Beirut, Lebanon, during the summer of 2012. There he lived as a missionary with an organization called Arabs for Christ. Lawrence doesn’t speak Arabic, was raised in a southern, conservative home and is a member of the Corps of Cadets. So how did he find himself in Lebanon, where he plans to move when he graduates in December? “I started by reading through the book ‘Operation World.’ It just has descriptions of different countries from around the world and how to pray for them,� Lawrence said. “Somehow, I just got an interest in the Middle Eastern countries.� During the Winter break of 2011, Lawrence began forming plans to join a mission trip in the summer of 2012. He found Arabs for Christ, a small organization in Lebanon that formed about 5 years ago. When people hear of Lawrence’s passion for the Middle East, many are skeptical. Questions of safety also

ensue, but Lawrence brushes these comments off. “I feel much safer being there than I do in parts of Dallas,� Lawrence said. “They don’t do purposeless violence like we do here.� Lawrence’s friends have nothing but praise for him and his passion for world missions. Andrew Abbot, junior petroleum engineer, said Lawrence has been working diligently at home in order to reach Middle Eastern students. “Kyle spends most all of his free time involved in the Arab Student Association here on campus,� Abbot said. “His heart lies with people from the Middle East.� Much of the ministry done through Arabs for Christ is about relationships and evangelism. Lawrence and the team would hand out Bibles and DVDs to locals and tourists, trying to reach out beyond cultural barriers. “[People in Lebanon] are extremely open and accepting,� Lawrence said. “If you are willing to reach out an arm of love or say hello to them they are usually really happy to talk to you.� The organization also works with refugees, teaching them to read and write. “We’d also have kids’ meetings where we would feed the children and they’d get to color,� Lawrence said. “Even coloring is something

that is kind of new to them,� Lawrence said he plans to relocate to the country permanently after graduation. “I will spend some time selling my stuff and I’ll say bye to everyone, and then I’ll head out February or March to live in Beirut permanently,� Lawrence said. “I would like to eventually live with a native Lebanese guy to dive headfirst into the culture.� Lawrence has been learning Arabic since his last trip, but it is proving difficult, he said. While abroad this summer, he will be enrolled for about 20 hours a week in an Arabic language learning institute. Lawrence’s trips are funded by donations from friends, family and local churches. Lawrence, who will not legally be able to work a job in the country due to his religious visa, said working with the ministry will occupy his time, though he does admit money will be an issue. “Your pay check continually declines if you don’t come back home,� he said. “So I will probably come back every one to two years.� Sophomore business major Alan Clayton expressed his support for his close friend. “Kyle is one of the smartest and goofiest guys I know ­­– hands down. He has taken every approach he can to get to the Middle East as soon as possible,� Clayton said.

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