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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 9, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                4 1 0 WEDNESDAY New Braunfels shuts out Boerne in district soccer COUWTDOWNi 381 HAYS NewBmunfete Semicentennial March March New Braunfels HHlHi IMMH 16 Pages In one section Wednesday March Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of SAL TIJERINA Vol 142 No 84 Inside State election count Opinion Sports The Stnmmtisch Birthday wishes from the tferaldZeftungl The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following urthday wishes to Chase Taylor ly Chapa Felicia Andrea Flores six Richard Cruz Con veto Ramirez Kathy Panter muehl Sandra Preusser Frank Saenz Happy Anniversary to Kenne Janice Rose 20 Robert Carolyn Pittman 20 years Cowboys Tshirts now available at HZ Commemorative Dallas Cow rays Tshirts are now available through the New Braunfifs Her aldZeitung Customers wishing to orderthese unique shirts Zeitung office 707LandaSt Customers should allow seven business days for delivery ment required upon ordering All sizes are available includ ing youth sizes and large adults sizes For more information call Advertising Director Paul Davis at 6259144 Illgner named new general manager The Edwards Underground Water District Board of Directors have appointed Rick Illgner as the districts new general manager Illgner joined the EUWD as Assistant General Manager in 1991 and has served as acting general manager since October 1993 Before joining the EUWD he served for seven years as manager of the Hickory Underground Water Conservation District in Brady Texas Prior to that he had seven years of experience in Kansas working in groundwater management and water rights administration Breastfeeding support group scheduled to meet March 15 The New Braunfels Breastfeed ing Support Group will meet on Tuesday March 15 at 10 at the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church All breastfeeding moms and momstobe are invited to attend For more information contact Dana at 6251240 or Stephanie at 6201545 NB parks program scheduled Its Springtime So have a blast and spend an afternoon in the park making and flying kites at the City of New Braunfels Parks Recreation Departments Natures Way Up Up and Away The program is for anyone age 6 to 15 years old It will take p1 ace Tuesday March 22 from 4 r m to 6 at Prince Solms idik Pieregistration is required and will be taken until March 21 1994 at the porks office 110 Golf Course Road cotnowuty Slammlifch 9 fit tfyptax for mimlMntfthi carnality Casteel wins county judge race Election should be investigated challenger says By ROSE MARIE EASH and MARK LYON HeraldZeitung staff Incumbent Comal County Judge Carter Casteel won the right to serve four more years by winning a con vincing victory over Republican chal lenger Ted Key Casteel won votes to Keys for the Comal County Judge candidacy in the Republican Primary The total voter turnout was Republican ballots cast and Democratic ballots cast of See state election results Page 2 for a grand B See results for 207th 274th judicial races page 2 See precinctby precinct results in Thursdays Herald Zeitung total I was very pleased with the said Casteel Im looking forward to four more years Im thankful for the financial and emotional sup port I received We raised about and thats about what we spent of us can come together to work for the benefit of all the citi zens I think its a victory for positive campaigning I think negativity and devisiveness are something of the past I hope so because a lot of good people who would like to serve are turned off by it I learned from my parents to always take the high road and I tried to do that in this cam paign It was a very difficult Ted Key strongly disagreed with HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Incumbent County Judge Carter Casteel was all smiles after declaring victory last night over Republican chal jlengerTed Key K Casteels statement concerning posi tive campaigning might seek an investigatiori into the election over what he considered to be questionable I was defeated by the he said This has not been a clean elec tion We had a county clerk illegally in a precinct voting location We had at least one resident told he had to go to the other side of the lake to vote for me and a voting machine fouled up and had to be taken to the courthouse to be counted We were told our poll watchers couldnt remain at the polls because they were not there at 7 am I also question why the city of New March 4 tcTvote early while Canyon Lake residents only had a few hours during one single day Im going to look into how this was Key described Casteels campaign as a character She lied and distorted the truth about he said The early vote was what we expected She was way ahead but we knew her political machine would generate a good early Key said that he does not intend to run for another county office MTWs wfls my only attempt at he said I never had any great political aspirations I just felt the people deserved better I will now do everything I can to raise peo ples awareness of the things that are going on in Comal County In that sense we have just begun Its he continued But we dis rupted the power structure there in New Braunfels I am personally ashamed of the Republican Party in Comal County We got no help from them in our campaiga Schwab keeps commissioners seat with slim win over Nolan By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor Incumbent Precinct 4 County Com missioner Morris Mo Schwab staved off a tough challenge from Ed Nolan in the Republican Party primary Tues day night Schwab start ed the night with a narrow lead after the early votes were counted and his lead gradually increased through the evening The final tally was votes for Schwab and 976 for Nolan or 52 per cent to 48 percent Schwab said he appreciated his sup porters and invited supporters of his challenger Ed Nolan to join him against Lois Duggan his Democratic opponent in November 1 I really would appreciate picking up the support of people that voted for Ed Schwab said I really do appreciate people that worked for me in my telephone my stamp lick Mo Schwab Challenger Danny Scheel wins Precinct 4 commissioners seat over Neil Craigmile By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Precinct 4 County Commissioner candidate Dan ny Scheel declared victory last night in his race against incumbent County Commissioner Neil Craig mile Final returns on the race were released at approx imately midnight Tuesday Scheel received votes and Craigmile received 848 The race was close up until the end or trie count Partial precinct totals released earlier in the evening showed the two candidates to be neck and neck with Craigmile have percent of the vote and Scheel having Early voting returns were the first indicator of a close race In early voting Scheel received 4935 per cent of the vote and Craigmile received Scheel expressed surprise upon hearing the final vote count Im just in he said I am grateful to the voters of Comal County over this outcome I was surprised The precincts have changed around since I ran last time I was pleased with the said I want to compliment Mr Craigmile on a clean campaign We presented the views to the voters and they made their deci said Scheel Scheel said he believes the deciding factor for voters was his openess and his willingness to talk to people Scheel will take his office in January Until that time he said he will be hanging around the cour thouse to find out whats going I want it to be a smooth transition when I take he said Craigmile who has held the office for two terms sent wishes of good luck to Scheel I ran on my record Im proud of that record and I would do it he said Danny Scheel Im Just In shock I am grateful to the voters of Comal County over this out come I was Danny Scheel 1 ran on my record Im proud of that record and I would do It Neil Craigmile I am proud of my record I have taken pleasure in over I wouldnt change he said I want to thank every one of my supporters They were good supporters It was a disappointing loss but nothing is sure in said Craigmile Craigmile said his plans now include retirement and will not seek another elected office I was disappointed in the voter turnout as hard as we both worked to get the vote out I really anticipated more people coming out We have registered voters in this precinct and less than hesaid Schwab said ensuring that WORD is run efficiently will be a priority for him in his coming term I lost a bunch of votes by hanging my hat on WORD But it has gotten nothing but better in the last three years and I think it will get better this Schwab also said he plans to study innovative solid waste treatment alter natives such as composting or bum ing the waste Nolan said he thought the vote would narrow through the evening instead of having the margin grow wider He said that in a primary with a low turnout it largely becomes a contest of which candidate does a bet ter job getting out the vote We worked hard My supporters did a great job We worked hard to get out the vote to the point that I was afraid we were starting to harass he said Nolan said he thought 975 votes would win the contest and he was pleased that turnout was a little high er than he expected We were up against a tough polit ical organization and we just didnt get enough people out to Nolan said I had a lot of good people who want change in Comal County He said he doubts he will seek pub lic office again I would be very sur prised I really think people need to like a turn at public service and I took mine I think it would be asking too much of my family to run agaia Oak Village North could be Comal Countys next city By MARK LYON Managing Editor A new city may be on the brink of sprouting up in the southwest section of Comal County should residents of Oak Village North subdivision approve a proposal to incorporate on May 7 A movement began last year to study the issue of incorporation according to Pam Papsun who will preside as election judge over the election The results of the study were released at a meet ing of about 150200 residents who decided to pursue issue further A petition map and sur vey were presented to Comal County Commis sioners in late November and an election date was set According to Papsun the effort to gain incor poration stems from the threat of San Antonios Extra Territorial Jurisdiction ETJ and possible annexations in northern Bexar County and south em Comal County This is not the first time this has been brought said Papsun About nine years ago this was studied but it was determined that then it wasnt a big enough threat A lot of the research done then was used in this study We just replaced the old statistics with current Papsun said there are about 450 hones ranging from to in the Oak Village North subdivision She said that currently there are no businesses but a volunteer fire station wiU serve as the polling location This area is growing real she said Papsun said that the proposed city would have a aldermen type of government but that the dty would continue to contract for fire and police protection with Comal County unless the city council passed ordinances which would have to be enforced The proposed city would take up less than two square miles and is located just south of Hwy 46 and east of Smithson Valley Road Thats one of the opportunities they have out there said County Judge Carter Casteel They can provide their own services with this move However well work with them either San Antonio official are studying the possible annexation of Country Place a subdivision three miles south of Oak Village North An annexation of Country Place would threaten the chancesof Oak Village Norths incorporation options by putting OVN within San Antonios ETJ five There are people out here for and against the Papsun said Were just trying to let the people here decide whether we should do that or not Some folks out here just dont want to be part of San Antonio especially against their Coma County currently has only two incor porated Braunfels Dont miss Horizons94 Coming March 27 in the HeraldZeitung   

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