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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 31, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Texas lor op lex tt worpble New Braunffels New Texas 212 Zritung SUNDAY October 90 cants 68 Sections USPS 377880 Comal County races go to voters Tuesday By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer In a few short the whirlwind of campaigning that began last spring before the May primaries will come to a With this not being a presidential election the biggest race at stake in Tuesdays general election is most ob viously the governors spot being sought by the Bill Clements and former Attorney General Mark Perhaps more important on the home are the locally contested a state representatives contest and a littlepublicized race for The winner of the state representative race being sought by Republican Edmund Kuempel of Seguin and Democrat John Taylor of McQuecncy will take over for Bennie Bock who will step down in representing Guadalupe and Kendall Counties in the Texas In the race for Congressman District incumbent Tom Loeffler R Hunt faces Democrat Charles Stough and Libertarian Jeffrey None of the candidates has done much local campaigning in this which has drawn little The six locally contested races prompted much if predictions from the County Clerks office are these local races will also prompt Comal County voters to make it to the polls At the close of absentee voting a total of 727 of the countys See Page 16A Taylor clash on campaign spending Doing their Wurst The three ships of the Wurstfest Navy come sailing into port to officially open the 22nd annual tribute to the sausage Friday in Landa Myron Floren plays at the back of the lead ship as it navigates the Staff photos by Cindy Richardson treacherous Comal Lower Floren bites through the ceremonial sausage ribbon to open the 10day Lower a worker in the Marktplatz offers the standard fare to firstnight The race for state district 46 which covers Kendall and Guadalupe Counties has come down to name The Democrat running for that spot John Taylor of is charging his Republican challenger Edmund Kuempel of with being a special interest Citing the approximately in contributions raised by Taylor labeled his GOP opponent as a special interest candidate because most of these contributions came from more than 30 special interest Taylor Ive turned down such con 57yearold Taylor noted in a recent Ive sent their checks back and told them that they were nice people arid all that but that they could use their money more than I When asked about Taylors said he saw nothing wrong with accepting these contributions which he said came from a broad based group of Im not independently the 39yearold Republican These people contributing to his campaign are looking for people with their own basic by accepting in no shape or form obligating myself in any Kuempel These which amount to approximately to show what a broad base of support I have from Democrats and Kuemepl And many many of them are in dividual contributions and not from special Its well within the he And there have been people who have sent me contributions and Ive sent them back because I didnt think their philosophy and mine were in Kuempel who has worked as a sales representative for Structural Metals in Seguin for 18 years has raised and spent a considerable amount more on his campaign than Kuempel estimated that hed raised approximately 99 percent of which was in con This far outshadows the amount raised by former publisher of the Seguin The Democrat estimated that he will have spent and raised approximately by the end of the Of that he said only a few were This goes with his political theory of running on a platform of not owing favors to special interest Taylor said he is trying to send the strong message that the people have had enough of the legislature being controlled often at the expense of the In terms of several there seems to be little difference between See HOUSE Page 16A Staff photo by John Senter Canyon royalty Canyon High School cheerleader Stacey Wimberley found herself playing in slightly different attire on the football field during Fridays CanyonLockhart She was crowned Homecoming Queen at the end of halftime activities at Cougar Her escort is Jeff Commissioner 4 Inside Heitkamp eyes growth When he first ran for office eight years Heitkamp promised to hold the line on county He lived up to that promise and wants to continue doing which is why the 49yearold in cumbent county commissioner is seeking reelection in precinct a faces competition from 58 yearold Republican Bill a selfemployed road who has criticized that the current Com missioners Court has wasted money in certain in The Democratic disagrees strongly with that Look over the past eight years and see what it taxpayer dollars has been spent on and whats been said Look at the increase in the sheriffs department in terms of cars and he Look at the road department with its new building and new If you feel like this organization Commissioners Court has wasted money I would invite the people to call Heitkamp Id invite them to come with me to the Courthouse and show me where moneys been Thats not to say that weve quit looking for ways on how to spend the money more he We have to be constantly on Court is in a constant atmosphere of is this really necessary when looking at budget Countywide growth is at the root most of the countys in Heitkamps The Comal County Growth and Development of which Heitkamp is a is a step in the right direction for finding solutions to some of these Heitkamp Obviously Comal County is growing and obviously were going to be faced with tourist but that doesnt mean we should discard tourism per he We need to learn to deal with added referring to the committees See Page 16A George outlines plans When Republican Bill George first got into the race for precinct 4 county commissioner there was no one else running at the which is why he decided to A short time two additional candidates appeared on the scene including incumbent Com missioner a Democrat and Lois a whom he defeated in the May GOP primary by 19 By this George was in the race to stay out of what he termed his deep concern for Comal Last spring when the incumbent announced that he would not run again as Heitkamp did at first I decided that someone responsible needed to run for this so I George said in a recent telephone George still feels that someone responsible needs to serve as precinct 4 commissioner because he does not think the current Commissioners Court is doing all it could to solve the countys Weve got volumes of studies about the river related said the selfemployed road Weve got paper stacked on top of Its time to stop skirting the George proposes that the court hire additional law enforcement help to patrol River Road during the peak tourist I dont think studies will solve the he We have to have a cop on the beat of the river and go directly to the source of the protect the property rights of the landowners out George agrees with most candidates that much of the countys current problems are a result of He specifically mentioned that the countys water law enforcement and emergency ser vices are suffering because of this The GOP candidate strongly supports new legislation which would give Commissioners Court ordinance making which he said would help solve some of the countys growthrelated George is the only county candidate thus far to See Page 16A Todays Weather Expect decreasing cloudiness with humid Tonight and Monday will be partly cloudy and with a 20 percent chance of Winds today will be from the south at 1015 Wurstfest The sausagefest enters its third day with a wide variety of ac tivities happening on and off the grounds in Landa Schedule of Page Daylight saving Were you an hour early to everything this morning Chances are you didnt set your clock back an hour Saturday since daylight savings time ended at 2 One for two Canyons Cougars made it a suc cessful Homecoming with a 2114 squeaker over but the Smithson Valley Rangers werent as losing IH to Boerne at Unicorn Details in 9B CLASSIFIED COMICS IB IP 4A a lowkey campaign By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Its been a quiet compared with Tom Loeffler will face an opponent in his bid for reelection Tuesday Democratic challenger Charles Both men have run lowprofile with few ads and little of the mudslinging that has characterized other races this But it looks as if the voters of the 21st Congressional District do have a The two candidates have some strong and they dont agree on a Republican going for his third is a staunch sup porter of Reagans economic a retired Army officer living just outside says thats one of the reasons he decided to run against For a long ever since Reagan announced his Ive felt the program just wouldnt said the Democratic can He favors more government support of people I think I might be considered a he Loeffler says the economic plan is In the past 22 we have seen inflation go down 12 Mi Weve seen the interest rate fall from 21 Ms to 11 Housing starts are up 4Vfe percent and higher than that in that is a barometer that we are coming out of a Unemployment is ne congressman but we will bring unemployment down nation just as we have brought down inflation and high Serving as deputy Republican whip in Loeffler has given support to what he calls a strong bi partisan program for economic It calls for reduced a slight reduction in less regulatory intrusion into private business and a moderate but steady growth in the money Loeffler The only other options that we have been tried in the and they have he Stough fears that Loeffler is representing the interests of banks and big he have contributed a large portion of the congressmans campaign He sees this not only Loefflers economic but in his environmental voting Out of 14 environmental issues before the he voted wrong on Stough stated in a press saying that Loeffler moved to cut appropriations for the Department of the and to stop enforcement of mine safety and health In a telephone interview Loeffler pointed out that he carne from a ranching family in We understand the importance of preserving our both wild and See DISTRICT Page
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