Tuesday, May 4, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 4, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels HeraldZeit 173 May I Serving Comal County Home of Karen Haass 50 Cents 75 Cents Sunday 118 Canine assists in drug bust By GARY CARROLL rterildZtltung The New Braunfels Police Department Canine Unit was called to San Antonio Interna tional Airport late Friday after noon to assist United State Drug Enforcement Agency officials in a drug According to Ray Dou glas of the NBPD Criminal Investigation the New Braunfels canine unit is becom ing renowned around the region for its People hear about just how good our unit and the fact that were willing to travel is a Douglas Its just a case of Tiave will trav the New Braunfels K 9 involved in the was called to the airport to sniff out drugs alleged to be in a suitcase which arrived on a flight from Once the luggage from the flight was lined Keisha went directly to a Agents found 40 pounds of marijuana DEA agents arrested Richard of Rio Grande City and Leonard of Atascosa according to Both were bonded at each and remain in the Bexar County i charged in train death By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeHung A New Braunfels man was charged with involuntary man slaughter and driving while intoxicated Friday in the April 25 death of his 15yearold According to Ray Dou glas of the New Braunfels Police Edilberto Eddie Machuca was arrested in con nection with the death of Brian The teen died when the car his brother was allegedly dri ving was struck by a Union Pacific freight train at the inter section of San Antonio Street between Academy Avenue and Castell Edilberto Machuca was trans ported to McKenna Memorial Hospital and treated for Brian Machuca was trans ported by Baptist Air Life to Brook Army Medical Center in San where he later died of massive internal Following an NBPD investi Douglas said Machuca was arrested Friday afternoon and charged in the The New Braunfels man was taken to the Comal County where he was later released on a City count took more than 19 hours By GARY CARROLL New Braunfels voters filled three at large psotions on the City Council Satur day following one of the longest ballot counts ever seen according to City Secretary Bonnie Officials began counting votes Satur day morning and did not finish counting votes until more than 19 hours after the polls I called the secretary of states office to see if we could lock the ballots up and let the counters take a Sarkozi But they said the counting had to be con See city page Councilman Paul Eraser said he knew the task of counting votes would not be and lauded the work of the people involved in the tallying of the election Tm particularly impressed with the way this election was Eraser It was a very difficult and I think the election Bonnie Sarkozi down at City Hall and everyone else involved in the should be comended for an outstanding Sarkozi said that along with the diffi culty of the the problem of hand counting the ballots was compounded by the high voter turnout for a citywide elec There are registered voters in New She said voted in the city election for percent voter Sarkozi said teams of vote counters alter nated so some could rest while others But the difficulty of tallying votes by hand for one 18 City Char ter amendments and seven council candi took its Its the longest count Ive ever experi Sarkozi The latest Ive ever been here is and when its that late the tallying gets very Another problem officials faced while counting votes was a misplaced tally sheet for the mayoral election proposition from District Although the ing for the atlarge election of the was passing without the tally sheet the votes could not be canvassed or made she We think the tally sheet is in a ballot and according to the election we have to have a court order to open the Sarkozi Ive just got to call the secretary of states office and find out what we do if its not in Fourteenmonthold Larissa Ulbrich of New Braunfels portrays Raggedy Ann Saturday at the Kinder masken The Infant was among New Braunfels residents who celebrated Kindermaskenball and Folkfest during the The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung will feature a pictorial look at the week end events on Photo by Kaila freshmen take council seats By GARY CARROLL HeraldZaltung Incumbent Councilman James Goodbread was reelected for his forth term along with freshmen council members Chris Bowers and Jan The New Braunfels City Coun cil convened Monday to official ly canvas the results of the May 1 i The council approved readings of an ordinance declaring the results of the special election and Kennady and Good bread were presented with their certificates of All of the amendments were with the exception of Amendment and the results were made Amendment 4 called for the abolishment of the requirement that city council members own property in order to serve on the That ballot item even though such a requirement is according to city The fact that the amendment failed and the property owner ship requirement is still on the books will not affect future coun cil City Attorney Bar ry Moore It probably wont cause any because basically that is an unenforceable provision in the Moore Fed eral courts have already ruled that cities cannot enforce prop erty ownership requirements to run for Moore said the idea behind the charter amendment was to bring the City Charter into com pliance with state and federal Although the wording of the requirement will remain in the Moore said the amende ment will not be A proposition on the election of wastabled due ibthe unavailability of final tallies from District according to city election The council voted to table the canvassing of the proposition regarding the method of selec tion of a mayor until the tally sheet could be obtained for the Councilman Paul Fraser voted to approve the results on the basis of basic overall support in the remaining three I think we have enough evi dence to show that it probably would be insignificant what Dis trict 2 will show Fras er Before the meeting was council members rec ognized the efforts of those involved in the process of count tabulating and posting the election The next regular city council meeting will be Mon May Council freshmen Bowers and Kennady are scheduled to take office at the Officials discuss consolidation of county voting By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeitung The Comal County Commissioners can vassed votes from the May 1 Special Elec tion verifying ballots cast and the County Judge Carter Casteel said city officials may be interested in consolidating election efforts with county offices in the City returns were late coming in during the Officials said it is possible to incorporate city election issues on the county ballots or use county equipment to count separate city Although the commissioners had received only a few complaints from citi zens on the consolidation of some Gloria the tax asses sorcollector and county voter said there were numerous complaints received in her office about the need to go to at least two different polling places to vote in both state and school district Casteel reactivated the Consolidation Voting Group to reconsider the It will meet at Commissioners Court at 10 May We invited the city and the two school Casteel Were going to get them back because every bodys talking about it right Lets see if we can come up with some system that may be of some According to the local elections there was a higher turnout where the polling places were County Clerk Joy Streater reported that there is state legislation being discussed that proposes consolidating subdivision elections at county polling Casteel also commented that the optical scan voting equipment performed satis factorily and the issue would not be back on the agenda unless one of the commis sioners wanted to reconsider Inside Stammtisch Sports WATER The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German Stammtisch represents a sitting place reserved for members of a community to gath er and share the days Best Wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Frank Villanueva and Barren Belated Birthday wish es go to Lisa Marie Alanis and Marcos HealthLink HealthLink Health lectures sponsored by McKenna Hospital and the Laurel Ridge Treatment Center of New Braunfels will be held at 7 today at the Garza Street The topic will be Communicating with Adolescents About Todays Canyon music banquet The Canyon Music Banquet will be held fit May 7 in the New Braunfels Civic Tickets are All CHS drill team and choir students will be Tickets will be sold at CHS May Call 629 Concord Coalition A meeting to organize and introduce poli cies to members and interested people will be held at May 4 at the Dittlinger Memorial Gail or Sherron may be contacted for more Director named The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the hir ing of Larry an assis tant at San Antonio to the position of Athletic Coach at Smithson Valley High School Monday For a complete See Page

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