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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 12, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY Unicom duo heads to state UIL tennis meet see Page 7 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 315 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquteentennlal March March New Braunfels 12 Pages in one section May Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of JOHN WOMMACK 410 Pi 184 SOWEST niCROFUBLISMIMR YAM DELL DR TX 79903 142 No 130 Inside Looking 4 Sports The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeftung The New Braunfels Herdd Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Rick Rhoads Dan Buck Rumaldo Agulrre Regina Mills Roland Espinoza and John Wommack Happy anniversary to Michael and Lucia Godi 10 Seminar for parents of piano students A free summer Saturday semi nar will be held for parents of beginning piano students The seminar is for the parents not the students The twohour seminar will give you a basic keyboard knowl edge to help your child learn faster The Ivory League Piano Stu dio is making this available to all parents in the community Dates will be June 18 July 16 and August 13 from 10 ajn to noon Call Cheerily Koehler at 629 0498 to register Optimist Club to meet 16 The New Braunfels Optimist Club will meet Monday May 16 at Fmkels Salad Bar Grill at PJTL The guest speaker will be Keith Warren The Texas out doors columnist for the HeraM Zeitung who has a program on KMOL channel four NB Letter Carriers seek food donations The New Braunfels chapter of the National Association of Letter Carri ers will host a food drive on Satur day May 14 to help stock food banks in New Braunfels Donations will be asked for in the form of nonperishable food in a sack near their mailboxes before mail is delivered on Saturday May 14 so that respective letter carriers may pick up donations on their routes City mayor Rudy Seidel pro claimed Saturday at Food Drive Day in New Braunfels Blast Off With Piano classes set New Braunfels Community Education offers Blast Off With Piano for children ages seven to 12 to see how much run piano can be The course allows stu dents to try piano to see if they are interested in music Three different fiveday ses sions in June and July will be offered Fee is plus for music To register or find out more call 6206200 Roste y Los Muchachos to play Plaza Kites date The final concert of the Plaza Miles series will be held Thursday May 19 at 7 pjn on the Plaza featur ing Rosie y Los Canyon Lake Republican women to meet Canyon Lake Republican Wom ens Club will hold its annual Founders Day celebration at the Woodlands Country Club May 18 Happy hour at 6 dinner at 7 pm Call Patsy Newton at 9643585 for information Stwmntisdi rtackn to submit ittmt to Stammtuck According to MM Sophitntmrg Archivtt andmtmbtrt oftiu Gtrman community SfowtfucA npnunts q fitting plactfor mtnbtri tftkt caivnwwty to gat Her and tkt dayi happtiungt Wt invitt you Kahlig claims fraud demands recount By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer City council candidate Gary Kahlig has asked city officials for a recount of the ballots cast in last Saturdays election Kahlig was defeated in the election by incum bent city councilman Paul Fraser Fraser won the election by 22 votes The election was held May Kahlig is filing for the recount based on alleged actions by the presiding judge at the polling place and alleged harassment by election workers at the early voting location Alleged questionable actions by the presiding judge at Frazier elementary en route to the cour thouse have Kahlig claimed Apparently the presiding judge allegedly stopped his car for approximately five minutes got out of the auto mobile opened the back door and allegedly moved boxes around where the ballots were locat ed according to an eye City Secretary Sarkozi says council election was fair Kahlig claims his sister observed the alleged actions and photographed the presiding judge outside his automobile in front of Becker Motor Company City Secretary Bonnie Sarkozi said she is the only person who has a key to the ballot boxes She said a paper seal attached to the boxes was signed by poll watchers for both sides and the seal was in tact when the box arrived at the courthouse Sarkozi said the election judge did stop his car in front of Becker motor company He said his wife thought she had left her coat at the school He said he stopped to make sure it was in the said Sarkozi Kahlig claims the city secretary was involved in a complaint prior to election day He said the incident centered around the alleged verbal harass ment of an illiterate elderly Hispanic woman Kahlig said several eye witnesses have said an election clerk allegedly told the woman who wanted to vote that she should have studied more He said the woman was allegedly put in the CISD line to vote instead of the city line A complaint was lodged with the city manager by myself the day it Kahlig said Sarkozi said there was a lot of people voting at the courthouse and there might have been some confusion Sarkozi was not at the courthouse when the alleged incident occurred She said there was not much she could do since it was the last day of early voting however she said she has written a letter of apology to the woman involved Kahlig said he has requested that a representa tive of the Texas Secretary of States office be pre sent during the recount which is scheduled for 9 Friday However he said the secretary of state requires five days notice and no representa tive will be available unless the recount is delayed until next week According to Sarkozi a manual recount can be conducted if there is less than 10 percent differ ence in the votes for candidates if less than people vote or if an electronic voting system is used Both candidates and their delegates will be allowed to watch the recount Fraser said he intends to watch the recount and he is confident he will still be the winner He said he is not surprised Kahlig requested a recount It is his privilege Manual counts do take time and consume the city staffs time If he wants to do that it is his said Fraser Kahlig is claiming his preelection statistics showed him to be ahead of his opponent two to one Commissioners debate plans to preserve historic bridge By CRAIG HAMMER Staff Writer George Washington wasnt born when people started crossing the Guadalupe River using a road called Camino Real or Kings Highway In 1887 German settlers erected a brigde along the path of that famous Spanish roadway Some 300 years after the Spaniards first spanned the Guadalupe local offi cials are wondering what to do with the structure now known as the Faust Street Bridge or the Mfll Town Bridge Comal County recently received state approval for funds to preserve thebridge and make it part of a hike and bike trail The estimated cost of the project is The state would provide all but of that total which the county would have to pay Before the county makes that deci sion we want to talk with various peo ple who can help us make a County Judge Carter Casteel told a group gathered at the county court house annex What the county must decide is whether to auction the bridge and release the bridge to private owner ship or accept the state grant pay the remainder and open the bridge to pub lic access An apartment complex has been pro posed on land just south and west of the bridge Some 90 units of the proposed Mill Bridge Apartments would house threestory structures each with river views A developer for the project said the complex would buy the bridge refur bish it and use it as a jogging or walk ing trail for apartment residents only Faust St would close from Sanger St to the bridge If we acquire the bridge it will be private said Hugh Caraway with Intemacional Reality Inc If we didnt own the bridge if it was reno vated as talked about it would still be a benefit to our apartment com We would be very above board on what we want to The grant is from Texas Trans portation Enhancement Program This could be a positive thing for the city not necessarily now but down the said Mayor Pro Tern Butch Benitez The city owns land on both sides of the bridge while the county owns the bridge Although the city has not been brought into formal discussions City Manager Mike Shands said the county The Comal County commissioners are debating plans to preserve the could simply donate the bridge to the city The city would then own rights to both the bridge and land The com missioners court and city council would have to approve the deal Mayor Rudy Seidel thinks the best alternative would be to let private own ers develop it Id like to see something done with it I think our best bet would be to auc tion it off get rid of the liability and let the people do something with he said Ken Nichols who is putting in an apartment complex on the north side of the river near the bridge suggested that the apartment complex owners could contribute to the restoration Volunteers needed for river cleanup By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Persons with pickup trucks are need ed to haul trash to these dumpsters tt The activities will start at Saturday Those participating er CleanUp is expanding For the first time the cleanup will include the Upper Riven Canyon Lake and the Lower River down to Greene Crossing Jim Inman director of the Comal County Water Oriented Recreation Bjsrict said the Texas Parks and Wild jfe working through programs of the General Land Office and Texas Natural Resource Conserva tion Commission has organized the went along with a host of cospon must preregister for the section they want to work Interested parties can 2656 had always been the Upper River The Friends For Rivers have theire in the fait This is the first try at he said Divers and other helpers be combing the lower sections of the river retrieving trash that piles up in the deeper holes We aw trying to schedule divers into the deeper said Imam He diving clubs ton larger wN to assist the divere or haul trash along the bank Inman said divers start downriver fffld work in order to tne amount of silt that their Huge dumpsters will be placed at the gate bouse on River Road and me irrterscctJoo of Old Sattfer Road i j n Trwh on will be cteaned up Coyote rabies in South Texas adds urgency to local rabies vaccination program for pets By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Area residents will have no excuses for not having their pets vaccinated for rabies since the Comal County Veteri nary Medical Association is holding a rabies clinic this weekend The annual clinic will be held from to 4 May 14 at the Comal County Fairgrounds Cost is for a vaccination and for a license Those pet owners who have lifetime licenses will not be required to pay the fee according to association Presi dent Dr Mike Doherty of Creek View Veterinary Clinic He said proof of the lifetime vaccination must be provided Animals that have been spayed or neutered and who have had a rabies vaccination are eligible for lifetime licenses The rabies clinic is available only for cats and dogs Doherty said no other pets such as ferrets will be given vac cinations Each animal is provided with a tag showing the animal has been vaccinat ed There is no limit to the number of pets a person can bring to the clinic Dogs and cats brought to the clinic should be restrained Cats should be in a cat carrier and dogs should be on a said a rabies vaccination will usually cost to at a veteri narians office He said this event fea tures reduced prices because it is a pub lic service We had 200 animals last year That was a little down We would like to see 300 to 400 animals be he said Doherty explained that pet owners should always being concerned about rabies especially now that rabies has been found in coyotes In south San Antonio a wild strain was detected in coyotes The means we have a third source of endemic rabies People should always be concerned People seem to get a little laid back until there is a rabies he said Rabies is a inflammation of the cen tral nervous system that is usually fatal The disease is caused by a virus that infects warmblooded animals including people livestock dogs and cats Rabies is transmitted through bites The clinical signs of rabies are related to inflammation of the brain which pro duces stages of excitement paralysis or both Signs include a personality change such as an aggressive pet becoming affectionate and vice versa A stage of excited agitated behavior may follow The animal may wander without direc tion If the muscles of the throat are affected the animal is unable to swallow and salivates profusely No recommended treatment exists for pets suspected of having rabies Yearly vaccination of dogs and cats is required by state law The disease can also be controlled by avoiding contact with wild animal such as skunks bats and raccoons For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846
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