New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 9, 1994

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 9, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY District 28- r' f * District Dream Team announced, See P.11A 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN! 133 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21, 1845 New Braunfels 410 MOI6 10/22/9? SO-WEST nXCROPUBLlSHlNCi •'627 E YANDELL. DR 190 20 pages in two sections ■ Wednesday, Nov. BHH AHII    ______    ^    — Herald-Zeittuig v. 9,1994_Serving    Comal    County    for    more    than    142    years    ■    Home    of    JEREMY    WILLIAMS I Vol. 142, No. 260 Inside Election results................2A,    3A,    6A Opinion.......................................,.4A Education.....................................7A Arts & Entertainment..................10A Sports Day.........................11    A,    12A Cuisine!........................................1B Sttimmtisch Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Jeremy Williams, Sandy Shea (40 years!), Chester Offerman, Larry Morales, Jefferey Sandoval Yanas, Adrian Hernandez (14 years!), Gertrude Soefje (86 years!), Robert H. Tays, Stone Williams, Max R. Wommack, Dorothy Mosely, Jean Prochaz-ka, Dorothy Ritter, Delores Rubalcoba, Elizabeth Caldwell, Kathryn Schwab, Mark Smith, David Kearns, Jamie Davis, Gladys Leftwich. Happy Anniversary to Leo & Linda Hermes (48 years!). Ducks Unlimited tickets still available Tickets are still available for the New Braunfels Chapter of Ducks Unlimited's annual fund-raiser banquet, set for Nov. 15 at the Knights of Columbus hall. During the banquet will be an live and silent auction, a raffle and door prizes will be given away. Also, a fulI-course steak dinner will be served with refreshments. According to chapter president Jim Cook, "something very special" is also set to take place. ' To obtain tickets, call Mark H. Brown at 620-4668. Lotto jackpot now worth $30 million AUSTIN (AP) - No tickets correctly matched all six numbers drawn Saturday night for the twice-weekly Lotto Texas game, state lottery officials said. The jackpot was worth SI8 million. The numbers drawn Saturday night from a field of 50 were: 7, IO, 16,17,26 and 39. There were 274 tickets sold with five of the six numbers, with each ticket worth SI, I OO. There were 14,036 tickets with four of six numbers, with each winning S77. And there were 237,694 tickets sold with three of six numbers, with each worth an automatic S3. Lottery officials es mate the jackpot for Wednesday night’s game will be $30 million. FFA Boosters host dance Nov. 12 ■' he New' Braunfels Future Fumers of America’s booster organization will host a dance on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Eagles Hall from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door. Sophienburg Museum to host demonstration The Sophienburg Museum will have a demonstration on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from I p.m. to 5 p.m. on how to learn different types of stitching. Along with it the group will learn a bit of history and stitching patterns will be on display. NBHS class of 1342 to have dinner meeting All members of the 1942 Class of New Braunfels High School will have a monthly dinner meeting on Friday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Krause's. For more information, call Jim Rheinlander at 625-5445. k the -94 vote    nrzns This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint «Republicans dominate county By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Nearly 20,000 Comal County voters cast their ballots Tuesday in an election that saw Republicans dominate in Comal County, as expected. Republicans won on all contested tickets in Comal County except two, U.S. Congressional District 28 with Frank Tejeda and State Senate District 21 with Judith Zaffirini. On a day when Republicans gained control of GOP candidates win all but two contested races in county ■ See county's precinct-by-precmct results, Page 6A the U.S. Congress and the governor’s chair, Comal County Republicans dominated the polls as expected A total of 5,133 voted a straight Republican ticket, roughly one quarter of the total voter turnout. In the governor’s race, George W. Bush won all but three of the 30 precincts reporting votes, capturing almost 70 percent of Comal County votes Ann Richards totaled 5,795, or about 30 percent. Kay Bailey Hutchison also dominated the U.S. Senate race with 73 percent of the votes, just more than 14,000 to challenger Richard Fisher’s 4,954. She earned all but two of the 30 precincts reporting. Republican U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith carried the county with nearly 90 percent of the vote for District 21. County Clerk Joy Streator had projected about 20,000 voters The actual total was 19,396 out of 35,011 registered voters as people took advantage of good weather Absentee votes totaled 6,742 or about one-thud of the election-day total. Linnell Hinojosa of the county clerk’s office said a heavy turnout was had, especially in Precinct 11 in Garden Ridge, where 65 percent of the registered voters showed up. ‘‘We ran out of ballots,” said Hinojosa, whose office had to offer an extra 32 ballots to that precinct. Jack Robison Robison wins over Van Horn By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor New Braunfels attorney Jack Robison defeated Democrat Jeff Van Horn last night to win the right to replace retiring Judge Robert T. Pfeufifer on the bench of the 207th District Court. The district covers Comal, Caldwell and Hays counties. With most of the vote counted Robison, a Republican, had a comfortable lead of 19,936 to 13,780 There were still several boxes to count in Hays and Caldwell counties, but both candidates acknowledged that the outcome was clear. Robison ran strongest in Comal County, his home, piling up a 7,700 vote margin here — 12,949 to 5,235. Van Horn enjoyed a more than two to one margin in Caldwell County — 2,022 to 970 — with four boxes still uncounted, but turnout for the race there appeared to be light. Van Horn also had a 203 vote lead in the Hays County polls— 6,518 to 6,315 — with 68 percent of the vote counted. "I am delighted,” Robison said. "It has been a year and a half running for a job that put my family through financial stress to get and that will pay less than I have made in years ” But Robison said he wanted to serve as judge because he felt he could serve the counties better than the other prospective candidates. "I was also very unhappy with the perception of our legal system,” he said. "Of the three branches of government, the one area that is still very functional is the judiciary and ! would like to be a part of that.” Robison said the biggest factor Tuesday night was simply running as a Republican on a big night for the GOP Robison has been in private law practice in the New Braunfels area for 13 years, and also spent a year as a briefing attorney for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. His opponent, Democrat Jeff Van Horn, conceded defeat in an interview Wednesday morning. "It’s obvious what the outcome is going to be ... I attribute it to being a matter of partisan politics,” he said. "I’m glad it’s over with and I’m ready for a normal life again. I enjoyed meeting people, but there are other things about the political process I didn’t enjoy and will never enjoy.” Asked if ii thinks he will run for public office again, Van Horn said, ‘‘Never say never, but I think it’s highly unlikely.” Watchful eyes Herald-Zeitung photo by TECLO J GARCIA Members of the Comal County Republican Party watch as news of Republicans winning the majority of the U.S. House and Senate was broadcasted. Republicans won all but two races in Comal County. Guadalupe County results Race, District Total Pct Total 13,588 100 State Senator Diet. 18 Judge, County Court at Law Dem - Ken Armbrister 331 ^ 100 Dem - Fred J Moore 7,913 45 54 State Senator, Diet. 21 Rep - Linda I Jones 9,464 54 46 Dem - Judith Zaffirini 4,276 60 93 Total 17,377 100 Rep - Fernando Cantu 2,472 39 07 District Clerk Total 7,018 100 Rep - James Behrendt 13,648 100 State Senator, Diet. 25 Total 13,648 100 Dem - Jim Sanders 2,578 26 05 County Clerk Rep - Jeff Wentworth 7 318 73 95 Rep - Lizzie M Lorenz 13,483 100 Total 9,896 100 Total 13,483 100 State Rep., Diet. 45 County Treasurer Rep - Edmund Kuempel 13,788 IOC Rep - Larry Jones 13,219 100 Total 13,788 100 Total 13,219 100 Chief Justice, 4th Court of County Commissioner, Precinct 2 Appeals, Dist. Unexpired Term Dem-Cesareo Gurdarama 1 639 59 64 Dem Alfonso Chapa 5,466 32 05 Rep - Henry Fletcher 1,109 40 36 Rep-Rob Kelly 11447 6795 Total 2,748 100 Total 16,847 IOO County Commissioner, Precelnct 4 Justice, 4th Court of Appeals Diet., Dem - Eileen Silvia 1,336 29 89 Place 1 Rep - Wyatt L “Butch" Dem - Herman Segovia 4,797 28 78 Kunde 3,133 70.11 Rep - Sarah Duncan 11,918 71 30 Total 4,469 IOO Total 16,715 100 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 Justice, 4th Court of Appeals Dist. f Dem - Edwin Meuse 3,084 61.34 Place 2 • Rep - Jose S Perez 1,944 38 66 Dem - Alma L Lopez 5,688 34 12 Total 5,028 100 Rep - Jerry Dennard 10,967 65 88 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 Total 16,647 100 Dem - Guadalupe Chapa 1,584 55 68 Justice, 4th Court of Appeals Dist., Rep - Edgar "Sonny" Place 3 Kutscher 1,197 44 32 Dem - Monroe Spears 6,669 39 62 Total 2,701 100 Rep - Paul W Green 10 163 60 38 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 Total 16,832 100 Rep - Ernst A Schlather 4,304 100 Justice, 4th Court of Appeals Diet., Total 4,304 100 Place 4 Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Dem - Catherine Stone 8,613 5201 Rep Walter Bargfrede 3,750 100 Rep - Diego J Pena 7,947 47 99 Total 3,750 100 Total 16,568 100 Straight Party Vote Justice, 4th Court of Appeals Diet., Dem - Democratic Party 2 524 41 79 Place 5 Rep - Republican Party 3,429 5677 Dem - Phil Hardberger 9,244 54 63 Lib - Libertarian Party 87 1 44 Rep - Dan Diaz 7 677 45 37 Total 6,848 100 Total 16,921 100 United States Senator Dist. Judge, 274th Judicial Diet. Dem - Richard Fisher 5,357 29 98 Dem - Fred A Moore 8,290 47 77 Rep - Kay Bailey Hutchison \ Rep - Bill Bender 9,063 52 23 12,314 68 92 Total 17,353 100 Lib Pierre Blondeau 196 1.10 County Judge Total 17,867 100 Rep - James E Sagebiel 13,588 100 See more results, Page 2A I- ; ’ mm "/-''J & * Moe Schwab Moe Schwab wins second term handily By ROBERT STEWART Special to the Herald-Zeitung Republican Pct. 4 Comal County Commissioner Morris "Moe" Schwab won a second term over Democratic challenger Lois Duggan by a vote count of 3,656 to 1,349. Schwab said his victory with 73 percent of the vote showed that the Water Oriented Recreation District concept of tourists paying for law enforcement and litter cleanup with user fees is catching on. “People don’t understand that I’m trying to save the taxpayers money. WORD is the whole issue,” Schwab said. ‘The guy that put her up to running against mc doesn’t understand the issue Why should the people of Garden Ridge or Hunter or Fischer Store pay for the extra police on the river.” Schwab said he feels he deserves a second term. “I feel that the last four years I’ve done a decent job," he said. “We’ve elevated a whole bunch of people Our Road Department is in fine shape We’ve got the best roads of all surrounding counties. Our Sheriff’s Department is second to none. I can’t take the honors for all of that but I was one-fifth of it. Another thing I am proud of is we got our workers’ wages up to a living salary. It wasn’t long ago we had employees eligible for food stamps This is what upsets me—they run this lady against mc because she is anti-WORD One person on a five-man commissioners court isjust going to be a thorn in the side As long as you’ve got the leadership and people that will trust the leader, it will work ” Schwab said he looked forward to the coming term, including working with new Pct. 3 Commissioner Danny Scheel "I’m looking forward to it. Danny Schecl is a working man He is from the working people This is going to be beneficial. I want to keep doing the same thing I’ve done and help the employees.” Lois Duggan said she was honored to fkuticipate in the democratic process and offer a choice to voters. "I thank all of those who had faith in me and voted for me,” she said. "You never win when you offer yourself for public service—you never win or lose—it’s up to the voters and I hope they’re happy with the choices they made It has nothing to do with what I do or will continue to do in the’future. Community interest means far more to me than wearing a party label. This whole state has pulled the Republican hammer, that’s quite obvious * E 60846For    news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144 (Metro) 6 ;