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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 4, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels 214 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377800 5126259144 WWW eituno Wednesday November 25 Cents Two 26 Pages colliderapproved AUSTIN APi Texans patiently waited to vote in slowmoving lines on a recordlong ballot to legalize parimutuel betting at the race track in the largest turnout or a con stitutional amendment election in modern With percent of the precincts parimutuel won 57 percent to 4 percent Voters also approved Tuesday by a M per cent to W percent margin a Siiou million ttond proposal to attract a coveted atom smasher that has born railed one of the ma jor scientific projects of the Mh century the superconducting supercollider It was part of an eightamendment package dubbed Huild touted a way of reviving tie states economy Voters approved our of those defeated and the eighth was in question They said yes to Si l billion in additional spending for mental health facilities and water projects They rejected 5525 million in Ixmd pro posals to stimulate agriculture economic development and to help communities build libraries and convention centers We have a mixed deciMon from the MtLTi Yes on prisons and water Kinds a no no on the statelocal partnership amend said Bill chief pro moterof the Build Texas package An unusually heavy turnout forced some angry Bexar County voters to wait until to day to cast their while other Texans had to stand in line for up to five hours or scribble choices on napkins At one Bexar County residents had to wait until after midnight before they were able to vote on state constitutional amendments and local elec tions judge Gordon Kemph said The 25 proposed constitutional amend ments and two including part mutuel exceeded the previous record of lii amendments on the when 15 were adopted As of v this 15 amendments had luin seven failed and three were undivided still undecided with 1J2 per cent of the vote in The referendum to retain an appointed State Board of Kducation 17 percent to despite efforts of supporters of educational reform such as I lallas billionaire H Koss Perot The board now vul revert to an elected Niard i wa from H4 Bill who spent election See Comal County precinct totals on Page statewide Page 5A night in Marfa in West issued a state ment saying approval of the super collider will lead to more than new jobs It will pump more than S20 billion into the Texas and provide the state with a worldclass research center and a ripple ef fect that will run positively throughout our education system The St 4 billion super collider would be us ed in highenergy physics research Twenty five states are competing for the federal project Lawmakers already have authoriz ed million in revenue which are not subject to voter for the pro Clements reaction to approval of S500 million in bonds for youth correc tion centers and mental health and mental retardation institutions was Hooray for the people of Texas Texans are willing to pay the price to guarantee that criminals pay the price for their Clements said He said passage of the bond 66 percent to 34 clearly indicates the peoples frustration with a climbing crime I share their and I am dedicated to building new prison beds by The water amendment allows the Texas Water Development Board to issue million in bonds for water water quality and flood It was approved 64 percent to 36 The same amount of bonds for loans to local governments for public facilities failed by a wide 41 percent to 59 Secretary of Stale Jack Rains said the final turnout likely would run between 20 percent and 30 percent of the states million registered The previous record in modern history for an offyear election turnout was 13 percent in Rains Its like the 100year flood or the 100year hurricane or something like One i elec tion i comes along and establishes a new Rains said Judging the voting history in Rains had predicted 14 percent of the registered voters would go to the polls but he said after the polls Were seeing a pretty dramatic Texans are mak ing a statement out This is like a Theres something in this election that can appeal to Rains In the San Antonio voter turnout was running higher than the anticipated 20 per said Bexar County Election Ad ministrator Tony Waits of up to three hours were reported in lines at some polling Jim Rains press said Dallas and Ellis and the cities of Midlothian and reported running out of People had to wait 15 to 30 minutes as election officials either photocopied paper ballots or obtained addi tional computer punch cards from nearby In some Dallas County voters were voting on plain stationery and even napkins when the ballots ran It was just like oldtime said Carl a voter in one Dallas County For drainage work Grant sought for West End The siarmntisch above at ilw IlirUatfe Kxhilm al the Civic iVnur iiKludfi back room rum Uft U Sajjituvl Miriam The row ison is Ann Miller ini vm iHuiiilar Jr and her huslund anil liftNew lUauutvls Cits CuuiKil iHniK Miller of Miller lusu anov Tw bad Frank UilliiiK 1 in un Haruid can rated dim MHIH uthei time The thnt top winners in Kekrrd N run Store Coloring Contest an IXMpjMtisiliinuil il of New Braunfels and a stuthnt Ntw Braunfels Middle Sctioni lostph FlrhlHh ajf o New Hiaunlels and a student at Klctmntary and age 5 of San Antonio and a student at SaiiU Monica s Srhool The picture t thesv ministers and a whole tmiuh of others will txon display at Kvkerds on I1 s ai torn now until Ihv 1 The winners aveivitfiaiil pumpkin pal dulls eouilesy of tin contests Marion Benson in remind us that landmark Square cmnpi IMS Iknsons Dames Creative Concepts The Das Toymaker Hizarre Needle Arts Kuitkel Insurance and Kaderh In trance comprise Landmark Square Naeglms Baker slitsays is a nice so thats By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer 1 fit Ktu m Wens has long enough ac cording tn New Hraunuls City Council member Raman Chapa Jr lie i pushing city officials itimpUtt a grant application for a gram to improve HI the ana City Finance Manager our Huclftnan said the uM grant awarded to New Braunfels along in local funds will finance drainage im for lUrjlfeld and YSrst Kudavenues The council will meet in Silvia svssion liiprn Friday to consider city officials in apply or the Community Ilopmeni Blink tirant for street and drainage im provements If the council approves the ap two public hearings will tkheld in at Holy Family Church to discuss the application The htiiHiigs will e a 7 ki p m Nov 12 and at 7 m Nov is hapa is encouraging interested residents to attend the hearings City staff will be in attendance to field questions arvu hear concerns Thieleman said the proposed project will satisfy only a portion of the nevds for comprehensive drainage improvement in the West Knd The complete project is estimated to cosf SI y million he said Improving drainage in the West has been a goal for the city Sec Page 10A Comal County supports water district Some precincts ran out of ballots as voters lined up expressing interest in parimutuel question locally Blue ikillimg but blue all day long Thats whats in store or this after anyway The sky will be clear tonight with a low of about 57 Thursday through the weekend will be partly cloudy and a little cooler with highs of about 80 and north winds The low lor evenings throughout the weekend is expected to be about 5761 There is no chance o rain in the forecast The Menu CLASSIFIED 9 11B IDA By DAVIDMAY Stall Writer A large turnout of votevs in Comal County caught elec tion officials largely by surprise as parimutuel wagering and a proposed wateroriented recreation district won by landslides Of the registered cast ballots for a turnout of 37 percent as voters approved legalized horse wagering 2jl and the water recreation district by slightly more than a 21 The turnout was really said County Clerk Rosie We were expecting a turnout of around 20 percent so this caught us by Ballots were still being cast as late as 8 and the last ballot box was turned into the county courthouse just after 9 Tabulations were slowed when four of the six counting machines Final counts at the courthouse ended just before 1 think dust settling from the renovation caused the machines to break said I was planning on sending them in to be serviced It slowed us but when I think about Bexar County 1 dont fee so she referring to reports that some polling precincts in San Antonio remained open as late as lo p m to accommodate voters The heavy turnouts had Bosenbury and deputy sheriffs scrambling late in the afternoon supplying several precincts with extra While voter turnout in New Braunfels was three rural polling places recorded the highest numbers of voters Precinct 13 at Startz Cafe in StarUville led all precincts with 873 persons casting That was followed by Precinct 18 at Canyon City where 830 votes were cast At Precinct 10 in 781 voters ap Precinct 24 absentee i was fourth in turnout volumes with 760 ballots County voters approved statewide parimutuel wager ing to and locally to The Comal County Water Recreation District passed to All three questions carried in each of the 24 most A referendum wherein members of the State Board of Education would be appointed rather than elected was narrowly defeated losing to Amendment calling for the creation of emergen cy service districts to fund rural fire and ambulance ser vices was a big winner carrying to and is destined to have an impact Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department is expected to petition commissioners court in the near future to call for a referendum in establishing such a Comal Countians defeated five of the eight amend ments that made up the highly publicized Build Texas Amendment providing issuance of million in general obligation funds to attract the federally sponsored supercollider passed to Amendment authorizing the issuance of million in Texas Water Development Bonds carried by a to tally and Amendment authorizing million in general obligation funds to build adult and juvenile correctional and mental health institutions pass ed to Amendments 7 and 11 were all re soundingly defeated by local The two biggest winners locally were Amendments 3 and which both carried by better than 61 Amendment 3 limits homestead school tax increases of a See Page IDA Guadalupe County voters pass follow state totals In Guadalupe parimutuel absentee ballots compared to the registered wagering w as a big winner both There are slightly more than in Comal County where votes statewide and passing by bet registered voters in Guadalupe Coun were Election judge denies improprieties in vote Area targeted for grant application ter than 31 margins while voters there also said yes to the super collider Guadalupe as was were among 60 counties statewide with legalized horse racing appear ing on ballots as a local option The statewide referendum passed to and the local question was approved by a to tally in official results voters narrowly approved Amendment authorizing the issuance of million in general obligation bonds designed to attract the federallysponsored super collider research by a count votes were cast in Guadalupe County for a reported voter turnout of 35 Election officials there prepared for a large voter turnout where ballots had been Elections administrator Mary Matthies said the voting other than primary or general elections usually attract to voters so Tuesdays totals were regarded as very Absentee voting in Guadalupe County eclipsed the 600 mark and was also very high compared to past offyear Matthies had predicted a voter turnout of around 25 percent of the countys registered based on ttw number of By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Slartz Cafe in Startzville was a rather crowded polling site Tuesday as the line of voters extended from the community room where voting booths were located to the cafe Despite at least one allegation of improper campaigning within the polling election judge LaVerne Cudabac said no improprieties took place among the There was a mob of people she said earlier adding that she or one of the election clerks or alternate judge would have seen any improper conduct if there was any wliithin the polling One who chost to remain stated that campaign literature was being passed out by a man standing no more than two feet from persons trying to The voter also stated that the man discussed the Bible at one solicited funds in the presence of election The oojy thing handed around was a sample Cudabac She added that sample ballots con taining about six or eight pages were handed to persons waiting to If there was anything being passed it would have been in the That is a public place and there were people eating in there all Cudabac added that she heard reports of a man drinking beer in the It turned out the man was in the cafe and she had no authority to stop the business from selling she Rosie Comal County said she had heard no reports of As far as we know the only thing being passed around was a sample she The election judge said new ballots had to be delivered by county of ficials when the polling site almost ran Eight after receiving a ballot and waiting in dectdad not to vole and returned blank she The last voter at the site finished voting at Cudabac said
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