New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 19, 1985, Page 5

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung December 19, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Gettin ready for the show Party animals Orville Heitkamp and Margie Miller get in the Christmas spirit at the Canyon Lake Community Christmas Party last Friday at Eagles Hall in Canyon City Dan Perkins and his prepare his boat, the Shadowfax, to light    decorations. Judges included Jerry Moore, Phillip Parsley, the lake during the Texas Yacht Club's Christmas Parade of    Lorraine Chapman and Charlene Hurst. Lights last weekend. Perkin's boat won first place for itsRangers will investigate recent incorporation election By SUM BME Staff writer At the request of County Attorney Bill Reimer, the Texas Rangers have begun an investigation into the complaints of election fraud during the Nov. 5 Sattler incorporation election “It’s one of the things they do,” Reimer said of the Texas Rangers ‘‘If you want to get a result that’s not going to be influenced by local polities, they’re the people to go to.” Reimer said he decided to ask the rangers to handle the investigation because they would land credibility to the investigation. He said he wanted to make certain that the investigation is completely impartial. Comal County Sheriffs investigator Gordon Lilleaux said he is turning the investigation over to the rangers. “They’ll be handling it unless they need our assistance.” Lilleaux said. He added that Bob Steele of the San Antonio ranger’s office will be conducting the investigation. Reimer and Comal County Sheriff Walter Fellers requested the rangersActivitiesLandscaping discussed During the Dec. IO meeting of the Canyon Lake Action Center board of directors, a landscaping plan using the $1,000 Exxon grant was approved. The directors also discussed a tax advisory training session scheduled for January and a Sitter-Home Pro vider training program planned for April. During the meeting, the directors approved the preliminary guidelines for Action Center operation The center will be closed Dec 24,25 and 26 and on Dec 31 and Jan I. The Thrift Shop will be closed from Dec. 23 through Jan. 2 and will reopen Jan 3.Holiday ladies night The Canyon Lake Evening and Noon Lions clubs members are treating their wives to a joint Christmas Ladies Night Thursday at the Eagles Hall in Canyon City Happy hour will be begin at 6 30 p.m. Thursday and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.Lake Weather Week of Dec. 11-18 I emperatures High...........71,    Dec.    11 Low  ..........24,    Dec.    15 Rainfall .........54,    Dec.    11 Inflow High    ...    2,293 cfs    .    ..    Dec. 12 Low____ 588 cfs----Dec. 11 Outflow High ... 755cfs ... all week Lake level High____910.33----Dec. 13 Low    .... 910.20    ....    Dec. 18 handle the investigation last week Reimer said he felt that was the only way it make certain the investigation was impartial. Both Reimer and Lilleaux said the sheriff s office will assist with the investigation if needed by the rangers. Tile investigation into reports of illegal voting came as a result of a complaint filed by David Thompson, a supporter of Sattler incorporation. Thompson filed a complaint Dec ll stating that some 89 individuals voted illegally in the Nov 5 election. The move to incorporate Sattler. to be called the Village of Canyon Lake, was defeated 189-72. Thompson said when he filed the complaint that several people lived outside of the proposed incorporation area, yet told election officials that they lived within the area so they would be allowed to vote. To knowingly vote wrongfully or to encourage others to vote wrongfully is a third degree felony. To determine if a person was eligible to vote in the incorporation elec lion. judges asked voters to point on to a map showing where they lived Thompson has said that several people pointed to places on the map where there are no homes at all. just open fields. He said that in one instance a man and a wife, both living outside of the incorporation area, voted illegally on the issue. Thompson said each one pointed to different locations on the map Thompson’s complaint also alleged that someone called voters and encouraged them to vote against incorporation even if they did not live in the proposed boundaries Voters were required to sign af-fadavits stating that they were eligi bk* to vote on the incorporation issue Reimer said if any evidence is found to support the complaints, the district attorney would handle the case He said when the complaint was filed that the county would have no choice but to prosecute persons found to have voted illegally Reimer said that people who thought they lived within the propos ed incorporation boundaries but were mistaken would not be prosecuted He said he was only interested in those people who knowingly violated the law He said it is possible that the election could be ruled null and void if evidence of fraud is found ;

  • Bill Reimer
  • Bob Steele
  • Charlene Hurst
  • Dan Perkins
  • David Thompson
  • Gordon Lilleaux
  • Jerry Moore
  • Lorraine Chapman
  • Margie Miller
  • Orville Heitkamp
  • Phillip Parsley

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: December 19, 1985

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