New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 5, 1980

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

November 05, 1980

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 5, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Center ttexaa 75235 Sheriff defeats Muffins to garner eighth term S Sheriff Walter Fellers won re election beating his Republican John by a margin of to after a hard and sometimes bitter Mullins succeeded in mounting the only effective challenge Fellers has ever had in his 28year career as Comal Countys chief law enforcement I thought it was a clean Fellers said It didnt get out of except when my opponent tried to degrade the Sheriffs Depart I still feel it is one of the finest in the I told the people that and they believed a former sheriffs deputy who was fired by Fellers in May of Wednesday Taylor Communications 25 cents November charged in his campaign literature the Sheriffs Department was unresponsive and We cant afford to risk having courthouse politicians appoint a sub stitute sheriff if the 68yearold in cumbent doesnt last the next four one advertisement for Mullins Fellers campaign ads cited the countys low crime Many of my friends are upset at the kind of race my opponent is conducting and have suggested to me to get in the mud with him and scrap it I prefer not to do said one Fellers Mullins said Tuesday there was no See Page 16A ousts Matheny No cliff hangers occur in contested county races SHERIFF WALTER FELLERS for four more years Staff photo by John Senter Howard Curly Smith beat Precinct 4 Peace Justice Carrol Matheny Tuesday by the closest margin of all the county It was still no appointed by Commissioners Court in got percent of the His Republican challenger got In that was for 864 for Harold justice of the peace for Precinct beat Republican challenger Bemus Glenn Jackson by a wider margin of votes to or percent over Both Krueger and Smith were filling unexpired and elections for their positions will be held again in All four county JPs must run in Herald the same the state has and Precincts 1 and 4 somehow got two years ahead of the Republican Lester Jonas beat Democrat Smitty Smith for the Precinct 3 constable vacated this year by Lawrence Jonas polled votes or while Smith had 871 votes or Democrat James Ivy had no trouble with his writein Gordon Grant He won the Constable Precinct 4 post by a vote of to Ivy beat incumbent Bob Dagle in the Democratic Werner Kiesling beat writein op Sec NO Page 16A 95 24 Pages 2 Sections USPS 377880 New Texas Comal voters join swing to Reagan WASHINGTON AP Ronald Wilson Reagan won the White House on the crest of a conservative tide that swept Republicans to control of the Senate for the first time in 26 years and gave the presidentelect a landslide mandate for his promises of a tougher America abroad and less government at I am not frightened by what lies Reagan told a victory celebration at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los promising to tap that great American President Carter congratulated Reagan and pledged our fullest sup port and cooperation in bringing about an prdertyrtransition of I cant stand here tonight arid tell you it doesnt Carter told supporters at a Washington Reagan and running mate George Bush led from the earliest returns on Tuesday and it quickly became clear that their triumph was a prelude to a sweeping shift in the American political balance of The GOP ticket had courted Democrats bluecollar workers and big city residents and his strategy paid according to polling data that showed Reagan capturing a substantial share of those As the returns flowed the magnitude of Reagans victory was clear in the electoral vote tally which gave the Republican nominee 469 to 49 for when only two states with a total of 20 remained to be Not Reagan easily carried Comal which has voted Republican in every recent presidential election except for when Lyndon Johnson carried the county over Barry Reagan piled up votes to for Independent John Anderson v f ClarK polled 75 Reagan carried all of the countys 20 boxes except for the predominantly Democratic Precincts 6 and 7 on the citys west Republicans captured 10 Democratic Senate seats and were leading in the race for one assuring them at least a 5149 majority and control for the first time since The GOP also could Staff photo See Page 8A Voting was heavy in all precincts Tuesday as represented by this line at Dittlinger Memorial Library Suspect surrenders grand jury to get case A person believed to be involved in the Sunday morning shooting which resulted in the death of one man turned himself in to New Braunfels police Felix head of New Braunfels Police Department Criminal Investigation said a 25year old man from Rockport turned himself in to the police at 2 The suspect and his attorneys met with CID detective Mario Guerrero and a Texas Roque The case will be taken to the Comal County Grand Jury Roque No charges will be filed until after the grand jury he For that reason police would not reveal the name of the He told us he had been the one involved in the Roque Construction worker Timothy Joe of was pronounced dead at Sunday from a single gunshot to the chest in the Police said an argument between Nelson and the suspect over getting out of a congested parking lot across from the Wurstfest grounds resulted in the in an attempt to lead a friends van into the line of traffic leaving the parking was trying to get other drivers attention by banging on their car Roque Nelson smashed the passenger side windshield of the suspects car with his Roque The suspect produced a caliber revolver and shot Nelson in the Roque The suspect then drove out the rear of the parking lot through a he We will continue our Roque adding that the suspect had supplied the department with the names of witnesses to the Inside BULVERDE NOTES KALEIDOSCOPE PUBLIC RECORDS SPRING BRANCH 1213A 67A 10A 11A Computer age Equipment breakdown delays returns several hours SCOTT GOSDIISI works on cranky gets sympathy By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer It was not only a record turnout for Comal it was the earliest hour in recent memory that all the ballots had been turned in to the county clerks office for It didnt The computer system didnt A Courthouse crowd of election and party county commissioners and the press waited for much of the cracking jokes and trying to secondguess the The technicians sweated over the and county clerks office personnel made no attempt to hide their chagrin and Its so We tried so Everything would have been fine if it bad What can you do Deputy County Clerk Gay Wimberley told Preempt 16 Judge Roxie Smeal as she accepted her ballot if not for the machinery it would nave been the perfect end to an exhausting day for election clerks and poll wat Almost without they reported record precinct Many had to send for more ballots by late A rough summed up Precinct 12 Judge Hilmar Schriewer as he turned over his election It was a record as long as Ive been out reported Precinct 10 Judge Harry Precinct 4 had exactly 200 voters for the 200 ballots on A voter showed up there at but was too late to have to wait for a ballot to be sent out from the Precinct 13 voters did just At Precinct Judge Chester Krause sauntered into the room with his box under one arm and became the last election official to turn over his A record We ran out of ballots about and had to get some It took two nobody they just he But the however quickly and efficiently they were turned refused to run through the The machine had held its logic and ac curacy tests with a different deck of cards without a but it would not accept the official punchcard Many of the cards hadnt been punched all the way so office personnel spent an hour or so com pleting all the little no but by that time sheriffs deputies had picked up another machine from San It was a little and technician Scott Gosdin had to phone Computer Election the at its office in for The county hired a computer science major at Southwest Texas State to work the computer during the primary and general They got their moneys worth last The first machine was reading the cards two at a Cant have This other the one from San Antonio the cardreader worked but something was wrong with the computer What we had to do was put the top half of one machine on the bottom half of the and crosswire he And still the the press and the merely curious And Ten minutes after Gosdin ran a test and the painful process of counting Every 20 or 30 the machine would and he would have to adjust a card and start it up Temperamental he mut Others in the room were not so Adding an almost ludicroAjs touch to the proceedings were the sprinkling of Opa vests and lederhosen worn by county political leaders fresh from Come Come God Almighty Gosdin alternately coaxed and swore as the ojtfagain counting went Others in the immediate in See Page ISA ;

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