Edmund P. Kuempel Rest AreaThis is one of the nicest rest stops for those driving Interstate 10 west, heading to San Antonio from Houston, Texas. The scenic ride shows the change throughout the year with blue bonnets in the spring, and the colors of fall as far, as the eyes can see. While traveling the need to stop for gas and the bathroom run will happen and there are plenty spots to stop for that, but when you’re looking to just relax and refresh Edmund P. Kuempel rest area is the spot. As you enter the beauty of nature can be seen with plenty parking and other things that will help you relax. The lobby area has artifacts for your viewing pleasures and the bathrooms are just as good, as Bucee’s and Love’s with cleanliness and well supplied. There are covered park branches, walking trails playground and well stocked vending machines.November 29, 1942 - November 4, 2010Edmund Kuempel served his constituents from Seguin, in the Texas House of Representatives from 1983-2010. He served as Chairman of numerous committees during his tenure, including the House Committees on Retirement and Aging, Administration, State Recreational Resources, and Licensing and Administrative Procedures.During his chairmanship of the House Administration Committee, Kuempel helped oversee the restoration of the Capitol and the construction of the underground extension from 1990-1993. This massive undertaking provided greater safety for the building's workers and visitors, and greatly expanded legislative office space while carrying forward the Capitol's historic integrity. He demonstrated his dedication to the great State of Texas by ensuring greater development and support of the state's parks and recreation areas and practical environmental regulations.With friends on both sides of the aisle he was known as a true gentleman and one who tried to resolve conflicts reasonably. He truly loved his job as the State Representative from Seguin, and he represented the interests of his constituents first and foremost.Kuempel was born and raised in Austin, graduating from Austin High School. He received hisB.A. in Business from Texas Lutheran College in Seguin while playing baseball.