Thursday, March 10, 1994

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas Mf THURSDAY results of Comal County voting SeePa S aa Jt m jamaA j CQUHTDOWNl 380 DAYS NewBfauntek March 21 1646 March 21 1996 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung 14 Pages in one section Thursday March Serving Comat County for more than 142 years Home of SAL TUERINA Vol 142 No 85 Inside count Sports The Slcimmtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Sue Taylor Annie Satterfield Sal Torino Rosa M Morales Hazel Matthews Betty Lpngmire Leta Feme Shulick Jack Wise Audrey Yates Happy Anniversary to Mr Mrs Valente Pineda 35 yean Cowboys Tshirts now available at HZ Commemorative Dallas Cow boys Tshirts are now available through the New Braunfels Her aldZeitung Customers orderthese unique shirts may do so by j placing Zeitung office 707LandaSt Customers should allow seven business days for delivery Payment required upon ordering All sizes are available includ ing youth sizes and large adults For more information call Advertising Director Paul Davis at 6259144 Illgner named EUWDs new general manager Cross Lutheran School is cele brating 50 years of excellence in education on National Lutheran Schools Week this week Gov Ann Richards has declared this week to be set aside in Texas as Lutheran Schools recog nizing the excellence hi education provided by Lutheran Schools and their teachers since 1847 Some of the activities the school children will be participat ing in locally are singing at a nursing home planting flowers kite flying and participating in the worship service on Sunday March 13 The school is inviting all former students to attend the wor ship service Sunday The school is located at 169 S Hickory in New Braunfels Tutoring Improving skills on agenda Tutoring and improving skills will be among the topics discussed by guest speaker Eleanor May field of the Successful Learning Centers at the next meeting of the Canyon High School Friends of Education Monday March 14 at 7 in the school library Stunintlsch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to sub mit items to Suunmtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the commu nity to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to with The wimnnq numbers LottP TfXM 140 mllton Clerk defends allegations of wrongdoing By JENNIFER ROMPEL and MARK LYON HeraldZeitung staff Comal County Clerk Joy Streater said she believes Tuesdays primary was a clean election despite the allegations being made by former county judge candidate Ted Key I feel like it was clean I did everything humanly possible to keep it clean I understand when a candidates adrenaline is high they ques tion everything I bent over backwards to see the election was she said Streater explained that a representative from the Secretary of States office visited several polling locations throughout the day to make sure the election was fair She also said the representative was at the courthouse when the counting began In an article printed in Wednesdays Herald Zeitung Key reportedly said that he felt the pri mary was not a clean election The article dis cussed allegations that the county clerk was ille gally at a precinct voting location and that at least one resident was told he had to go to the oth er side of the lake to vote for Key He also said that a voting machine fouled up and had to be tak en to the courthouse for the ballots to be counted and that his poll watchers could not remain at the polls because they were not there at 7 Streater responded by saying that she had been Key questions presence of Streater at pet 5 polling place conflict with election judge cleared to be at the polling location by an attorney with the Secretary of State He said to apply some common sense He said No 1 you are unopposed in the primary election and No 2 by law you are the clerk over the election and they cannot bar you from doing your she said All she needed to do was drop off the voting equipment and said Key in interview with the HeraldZeitung on Tuesday But she was seen in the Startz Cafe walking around with election materials in her hands and talking with people in the cafe I called her just after noon Tuesday at the cafe and she told me she would be leaving in 30 minutes There was a lunchtime crowd there at the time and I have to wonder what it was taking her an additional 30 minutes to I also question the ethical point of having an election judge Lavem Cuttaback whose hus band Bill is the treasurer for my opponents he said Common decency and ethics would call for her to step Key said he had talked with a representative of the Secretary of States Elec tion Department who informed him Streater should not be at a polling j location Streater said she also explained to the attorney that new machines were being tested and that someone needed to be with them Streater said she was at Precinct No 5 at the Startz Streater Cafe The attorney said he didnt have a problem with When Mr Key requested that I leave did she said In the polling place he confronted me and I told Mr Key regardless of how I feel personal ly I have a job to she said Concerning the statement that one machine malfunctioned and the baUots had to be counted at the courthouse Streater said the machine would not print a report and had to be taken to the cour thouse She said Keys poll watcher was on hand when the votes were counted and the poll watcher was satisfied with the results Streater explained that incident concerning the poll watchers being kept from the polls did happen but in one case she allowed the person to come in She said she was having a conversation with the poll watcher at Precinct 5 and said the person walked into the poll at Streater said by law a chairperson is allowed to deny entry because the poll watchers must be in the polling location by 7 am In this case she said she allowed the person to stay In Precinct 4 a similar situation occurred how ever the chairperson did not allow tiie poll watch er to come in Streater said she did not know what time the poll watcher was at the poll Keys statement also included a complaint that the city of New Braunfels had from Feb to March 4 to vote while Canyon Lake had only a few hours on one day Streater said the Comal County Courthouse was available to all county residents for early voting The satellite stations in other areas of the county are not required by law and are provided as a courtesy she said Satellite stations were available for five hours for one day at each of the following locations Garden Ridge Canyon Lake Action Center Bul verde Community Center and Lone Star School Jury finds man guilty of sexual assault By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer nio resident Carlos Uballe guilty this sexual assaulting a New Braunfels woman Uballe 19 was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in the Texas Department of Corrections Uballe was standing trial for forcibly raping his half sister at her home in New Braunfels According to officials the victim reported the rape to a girlfriend who then called the victims mother The victim was reportedly to McKenna Memorial Hospital where an exami nation was conducted Testimony was heard from the emergency room nurse and a doctor from the hospital who both said the victims behavior was consistent with that of someone who had been raped Other testimony was heard from New Braunfels Police Department Detective Basel Boatright Comal County District Attorney Bill Reimcr saidthe jury deliberated for 32 minutes before returning with their verdict We were very pleased This is the third rape conviction where weve gotten prison time on he said The case began Monday and was completed by Tuesday morning Schlitterbahn job fair sees low turn out By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Officials with Schlitterbahn Water Park reported a low turnout for last weeks job fair however they said there will be no problem in getting employees they will hire this season Penonnel Ccoidinator Carol Adams said approximately 100 people came to the job fair which was held at the park last Saturday The job fair wai directed toward high school students as well as adults Adami said the word probablydidnt get out became there was not enough advertising However said they park does plan to have i Job fair Bgain next year Schlitterbahn began hiring in Janu ary The season begins on April 23 and continue through midSeptem ber ttirough Monday March 1M4 in vamez to compete in isxas Pageant In DaUas thisWeekend IWH j v w BVR03EMARJEEA3H Staff Writer junwHTA SHV w1 Ti TwvywT Lake Dunlap residents to get help with hydrilla woes GBRA actionto help control growth of water plant at nearby lake From staff reports The GuadalupeBlanco River Authority and Texas Parks and Wildlife staff are working with mem bers of me Lake Dunlap Homeowners Association to identify methods of controlling hydrilla a nonnative aquatic plant recently identified in Lake Dunlap Protecting water resources and their use and accessibility is every ones said West GBRA wants to work closely with interested groups and individuals to locate viable alternatives to hydrilla which will balance recreational access with environmental At a meeting of the homeowners association on March 3 GBRA Gen eral Manager Bill West announced board approval of a com prehensive approach to hydrilla including participation in efforts to control its spread an annual review of program to costshare with local groups and communities for tre w of hydrilla in local hydroelectric lakes operated by QBRA and cooperation in research programs which may lead to new methods of control and con tainment Hydrilla forms thick mats of vege tation on the water surface and a tan gled web of stems and roots under water It grows rapidly and is difficult to control West emphasized that hydrilla is classed as a harmful or potentially harmful aquatic plant It is a violation of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Proclamation to POMCM the plant or Introduce it into public water GBRA producing a brochure about said West We antic and wp plan ft tt to homeowner1 association RV parka oonvgnlffftfft item boat md bait ihops ind the public libriry We wfll be happy to make luppUei avail able to other group and organiza tioas or to stores and commercial locations for public For information to be put on requeat an program tot schcakacomnuuiity call or write GBRA Tessa 78155 Donf miss Horizons 94 Coming March 27 in the T