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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 15, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                84 INSIDE Local chapter of American Cancer Society gears for Summer Starli 312 DAYS NewBraunfelfi Sesquloentennfel March March Inside Letters to the American Cancer Sports The Stammlisch day wishes the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following jirthday wishes to Kerry Falan Teresa Hughes Brett Murphy Audi Jo Elbel Dennis Gibson Marie Ann Flschback Debbie Vela Mon Julie Vela Henry Rompel Jr Alan Romple Jr Tuty Meza Mark Mathis Antinacio Garcia Antonia Garcia Lawrence Weber Andrew Perez 10 years Happy Anniversary to Kenneth Jackie Brinkkoeter 17 years Leadership NB class to graduate on May 24 Robert Orr Chair of the Chambers Leadership New Braunfels commit tee announced that graduation for the class of 94 has been scheduled for pjm on Tuesday May 24 in the New Braunfels Gvic Center The 20 participants will be honored with a social hour dinner and a pre sentation ceremony featuring Dr Jim Kern nationallyknown inspirational leader The Leadership New Braunfels program kickcdoff in October with a VP reception and overnight retreat and continued monthly with fullday includ ed city and county government deal ing with the media parks and recre ation economic development and others The program was organized last year by the chamber of commerce in order to identify and bring together men and women who desire to improve their leadership skills and to learn more about our community Within the next few weeks applica tions will be accepted for the class of The graduation program is open to the public and tickets may be pur chased at the chamber of commerce office Optimtet Club to meet Monday May 16 The New Braunfels Optimist Club will meet Monday May 16 at Finkels Salad Bar Grill at pjn The guest speaker will be Keith Warren The Texas outdoors colum nist for the HeraldZeitung who has a program on KMOL channel four Nursing program set for NBISD education center Your Surgical Patient is a Diabet a seminar for registered nurses art LVNs will be held on May 18 at New Braunfels ISO Education Cen ter The program is approved by the TNA for hours Call 210 620 6200 for more information Those attending should otter through the backdoor The NewBrawtftls HeraldZtitimg invilet its readers to mbmit to Stammtisck According to tht SophUnburg and Humbert of tht German community represents a til tint ptoxjor numbers of the community lo gainer and thare the We invite you to than with The winning numbers Unicorns fall 50 Austin Westiake puts end to Unicorns championship hopes See Page 10A Hummeffest Second annual event to mark birthday of Sister Ml Hummel PagelB New Braunfels HeraldZeitung oDanae In thrna eoMinnc Qtmrlau Mm R 1QQA Roruinn Homst fiftiintu fcv mnro than Unrno ft AMnt JO PLBPL SUNDAY 75 CENTS 42 Pages in three sections Sunday May Serving Coma County for more than 142 years Home of AND JO ELBEL 142 No 132 Recount By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A recount of votes in the May 7 city council election shows the winner of the election to be current city council member Paul Fraser who was also declared the winner after the first ballot count Erasers opponent Gary Kahlig requested the recount based on alleged actions by the presiding judge at the polling place and alleged harass ment by election workers at the early voting loca tion Although the result of the election was the same the recount did show some discrepancy in the vote count City Secretary Bonnie Sarkozi Kahlig received three more votes than originally counted and Fraser received one more The new totals are 471 votes for Fraser and 451 for Kahlig Sarkozi said the difference in the counts could be the result of some ballots being rejected The machine may have rejected some of those that were counted The total number of ballots is the she said Kahlig said he still has some concerns about the election but he has not decided if he will take any further action I am keeping all of my choices available right he said He said he did not have a commit on the out come of the recount but he was pleased with the presiding judge I think that Gene Momhinweg did an excellent job during the recount as presiding said Kahlig Fraser said he was not surprised by the outcome of the recount Its what I expected There was a small dif ference in the count The boxes were found to be secure and the ballots are there Every ballot is there and has been accounted he said Fraser said the difference from the original votes does not change his faith in the electronic s vctory ballot counting method used in the election Election workers looked at the ballots It is sometimes difficult to see what voters intended Sometimes voters do tilings differently than the instructions The ballots have now been reviewed by another whole new he said I really hope we can get on to city said Fraser But I am of the opinion Mr Kahlig is not satisfied Fraser said a representative of the Texas Sec retary of States office was present at the recount A special meeting of the city council has been called for Monday to canvass the results of the second count It will be held in the council chambers LOTTERY Glowing with gold HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Top photo Sarah Bolle and Andrea Gleslck are all smites after accepting a gold plaque for winning the state UIL ten nis girls doubles champi onship In Austin Right photo Lisa Weftzer grins with satisfaction on the awards stand after accepting a gold medal for winning the 3200 meter run at the UIL state track and field champi onships held In Austin See stories photos page 8A Community mourns loss of Bluntzer By ROGER CROTEAU City children at his side Thomas Bluntzer died Satur day at McKenna Memorial Hospital after a nearly fouryear battle with lymph cancer Bluntzer a wellknown local attor ney was involved in several service organization in New Braunfels but was perhaps best known for starting the New Braunfels chapter of Young Life a Christian club for students T Bl Friends and family remembered him as a man of his word deeply religious and deeply involved in his See obituary family and community page 3A He had a lot of firm convictions and he stood by said his longtime friend Rick Reed He enjoyed the outdoors and got bis sons involved in the The last time I saw him was Thursday night and he was holding his own He passed away peace fully from what I was told His wife and children were at his The Bluntzers moved to New Braunfels in 1976 and from that time forward they were committed to becom ing a part of this Reed said He was inter ested in being involved in everything He liked being with Jeff Mund another longtime friend of Bluntzer described him as fun loving and He was committed to whatever he was doing If he told you he would do it it would get done A good example was just last week he made a cross out of cedar for every table at the Young Life Banquet Just a week before he died and he was doing He was the kind of friend you could lean He was very caring and very interested in everyone around said his sister Anne Evans He liked to hurt and fish with his boys and was very interested in his community but his number one priority was his Bluntzer 41 was in Cuero celebrating his grandmoth ers 88th birthday last Sunday when a tumor in his stom ach began bleeding and he was hospitalized Reed said Bluntzer was raised in Cuero where he graduated high school in 1970 He attended Baylor University on a foot ball scholarship and graduated with his law degree in 1976 He then moved to New Braunfels and began build ing bis career and helped build his community Bluntzer was involved in the Noon Lions Club the Downtown Rotary Club Little League baseball and bas ketball the Wurstfest Association and Young Life He was the Jaycecs Outstanding Man of the Year and received the Community Builder Award from the Masonic Lodge His main interest in the last twoandahalf or three years was Young life started here in New Braun fds He felt like God placed this in bis hands and I really feel it gave him something to focus on while he was fighting this other Reed said Bluntzer shared his story of his battle with cancer at a Chilian Myny lunchfOn ip January His advice to the crowd was If you dont get anything else out of this talk today if you dont have a Bible get one If you have one read it every day It is the truth and light and way It is Gods inspired For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846   

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