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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 26, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY Senior linksters continue 15year tradition each week See P 7 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 52 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennlal March New Braunfels UNO 1 a EL PASO TX 79903 12 pages in one section Thursday Jan Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of CHAD LAFFERY I Vol 143 No 53 Arts The Inside Stammtisch ilrthday wishes from the HeraldZeltung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following jirthday wishes to Chad Laf ery Russell Offerman 41 Ester Farias Glenora Cartels Leroy Zavala Lan ette Plucker Ronnie Vogel Helen P Pittman Maricela Flo res Melissa Lynn Flo res Laura Poulsen Connie Sullens Barbara Wen zel Teddie W VoigL Happy Anniversary to Glenn b Beverly Timmermann Clyde Katrine Scott Third Doll Toy Show date is changed The Third Annual Doll Toy Show at the New Braunfels Civic Center will be moving to a new date Saturday Feb 11 The event will be held from 9 to 4 The agenda for the show will remain the same A raffle of several beautiful and valuable dolls is held at 4 with proceeds going to the Comal County Childrens Shel ter For more information call Cancer Society to benefit from Rumors Circle Arts Theatres Sunday Feb 5 performance of the Neil Simon play Rumors will bene fit the local unit of the American Cancer Society and is the pre mier event promoting the annual ACS Starlight Gala to be held on June 16 this year There will be a wine and cheese reception for everyone attending the 7 perfor mance Doors to the theatre will open and serving will begin at Tickets are available through Gala committee members and at Circle Arts Theatre For more information call Linda Gabbard at 6296153 or Laurie at 6201379 FPC Youth Choir are taking orders for Super Subs The members of the High School Youth Council of First Protestant Church are taking orders for Super Sub Sandwiches for Super Bowl Sunday Sales proceeds will be used to support FPC Youth Projects and the Inc Community Food Bank Cost per 12inch sandwich is Send your order with pay ment to SUPER SUB SAND WICH First Protestant Church 172 W Coll New Braunfels Texas 78130 Sandwiches can be picked up after the service Jan 29 Super Bowl The winning numbers Lotto Texas million jackpot LOTTERY This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Judge chooses not to rule in Kahlig suit By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer District Judge Joe Dibrell chose not to rule yesterday in Gary Kahligs civil suit against May or Paul Fraser The suit alleges irregularities in the May 7 election in which Kahlig opposed Fraser for the Dist 4 city council seat The judge could have ruled yesterday that I Kahlig be declared the win ner of the election or 2 that the election be declared void and a new election held or 3 that the suit had insufficient merit to continue A trial date is set for Feb 7 Dibrell may still make a summary judgment up to that date informing Kahlig and Fraser if he does rule He Mayors attorney says Gary Kahlig is complaining about the not election could also inform them that hell let the suit go to a jury trial Arguments in yesterdays summary judgment hearing centered on about 20 votes which Kahligs lawyer Ken Anderson alleged were illegal The suit alleges one vote was cast in the wrong precinct and that several others may have been miscast Other allegations centered around mailin bal lots Some were allegedly ordered but not received Some were allegedly filled out and mailed but not counted because they were not received Others were allegedly not counted because they were not filled out correctly We cannot have a system where the mail determines the outcome of said Ander son Erasers attorney Ed Nolan used the election code to counter the suits allegations point by point Nolan conceded that a single vote had been cast in the wrong precinct provable by doc umentation Weve got one voter that voted ille gally Thats not enough to change the outcome of the he said Referring to the mail ballots allegedly mailed but not received Dibrell said How are you going to get around the statute where it says the ballots have to be received by 7 on election day Nolan asserted that the contestant Kahlig was challenging the election code itself I dont sec how you can challenge the he said Hes not complaining about irregularities by election officials hes complaining about the Bad weather takes its toll HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL At approximately last night this 1990 Ford Thunderblrd driven by Jason Sheppers of San Antonio began to hydroplane on the slick pavement on I35 and lost control of his car His car hit the railing and slowed traffic to a snails pace In the southbound lane near the Conrad and Kohlenberg Roads exit WORD board approves 16 budget increase Law enforcement efforts receive boost in new spending plan By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer May 6 election to decide fate of water district By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer SPRING BRANCH Temporary board members of the proposed Comal County Underground Water Conservation District set an election for May 6 the first Saturday in May to decide the outcome of the dis trict The board members met last night in Spring Branch to call the election which if approved by district voters would create the underground water district and deter mine a governing board of directors Cameron Wiley of Bulverde was elect ed chairman of the temporary board He said the campainging will begin now with three months until the election going to said Wiley conserve and protect the qual ity and quantity of the Another key componeat of the district would be to find another source of water than the Trintiy Aquifer which supplies the districts water The area is one of the fastest growing in the county but with no surface water sys tem Youve just got too many people for water said Wiley The district would cover roughly 360 square miles or about 64 percent of the countys land mass A major point of contention are taxes which would initially be set at 02 cents per valuation with a 05 cent cap Local country artist Clay Blaker to perform benefit concert for liver transplant baby By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Sixmonthold Christal Davis is in des perate need of help And New Braunfels country artist Clay Blaker is providing an opportunity for many to offer that help Blaker is set to entcitain Friday night at a benefit for the baby who recently had a liver transplant to correct a fatal condition where the ducts outside her own liver were missing Christal had her operation at the Hermann Hospital in Houston Shes doing said Vonnie Leiss ner a New Braunfels relative Christal has many other relatives in New Braunfels including Cindy and Larry Leissner Lester and Dolores Leissner Lena and Leroy Elley and Linda Boos The benefit is a night of Blakers music dinner and an auction at the elegant Son terra Club at Loop 1604 and Highway 281 All proceeds from the admission price and auction go toward offsetting the enor mous medical expenses Christals family faces Those expenses include for the operation and monthly in antirejection medication for the rest of Christals life Medical insurance does not pay for transplant operations or post operative treatment When something like this happens its just amazing how much people will do to said cousin Cindy Leissner The benefit is Friday from 7 to midnight To purchase tickets call Cindy Leissner at 210 3668329 or 210 899 4857 Anyone wishing to simply make a dona tion can do so by calling the same numbers or writing a check payable to Christal Davis Trust Fund attention Cindy Leissner LDDS Communications 100 NE Loop 410 Suite 400 San Antonio Texas 78216 SATTLER Board members of the Water Oriented Recreation District passed the WORD budget for 1995 an increase over 1994 The budget this year includes up percent from last years proposed budget of The actual budget in 1994 the amount used totaled For this years budget was added for law enforcement River clean up will also see more in this years budget as opposed to last year Several other areas of the budget were increased as well Income for this year from user fees is projected at of the total Actual user fee income last year rose from to Settlements accumulated from years past and other items helped push last years 1994 total income to more than greater than 1993 It was a good said Board President Guy Anderson The board tabled a motion for a hearing to review tax rates because a change is not necessary to meet this budget The State Leg islature will review changes in WORD legislation calling for high er caps on the tax rate especially in areas such as tube rental should that be necessary We didnt have to meet in order to lower them said Anderson explaining a hearing would be needed for either an increase in rate or decrease Law enforcement the general manager Jim Inmans salary and the lower river cleanup constitute the largest portions of the budget It was in law enforcement and cleanup that the only conflicts came Board member Scott Watson called for more money of budget than the proposed The lower river cleanup would account for and Inmans salary 1 think the most important purpose for WORD is to provide law enforcement and cleanup I think that should account for he said It ought to be the lions share of the Board member Paul Rich objected to the increase in law enforcement saying citizens property taxes already pay enough for law enforcement 1 would really like to see more in the budget for cleanup than law enforcement he said After a 42 deadlock without clear majority Jack Larimore abstained Rich and Watson members voted 41 Rich against on a motion by Zero Rivers that pulled for law enforcement from legal fees which are expected to be less The board can transfer funds as needed during the year Also The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce requested funds from WORD to go toward publicity for the lake Charles Stephens spoke on behalf of the chamber requesting any funds WORD could provide He said the money would be used for advertising the lake around the state in areas such as travel magazines The fluids would also be used for administrative purposes of extending the hours of a parttime employee or hiring someone for added hours such as weekends dur ing the summer The WORD board reelected the same officers Guy Anderson president Paul Rich vice president Scott Watson secretary and Bill Mayo treasurer San Antonio Spurs and New Braunfels teaming up for fundraising effort Feb 4 By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The San Antonio Spurs and New Braunfels join forces for fun and for future functional beauty of downtowij New Braunfels Saturday night Feb 4 is New Braunfels Community Night at the Spurs game against the Sacra mento Kings Its community helping communi ty and thats the wonderful thing about said Main Street Director Karen Crandall The Downtown Rotary Club is sponsoring the event and the Spurs are donating from each tick et to the downtown sidewalk renova tion project Tickets arc still available in price categories ranging from to said Tobin Hoffmann of the Downtown Rotary There are still blocks of tickets available for he said Reserve tickets by calling Hoffmann at 6257502 The Kotarians thought of everything for this event down to reasonable transportation Bus rides to the game can be had for apiece the buses leave the old parking lot at Patrons can pay for bus rides when they arrive but they must phone 6257502 for bus reservations said Hoffmann The absolute deadline for ordering tickets and reserving bus seats is Jan 31 The downtown sidewalk project evolved when the sidewalks were becoming hazardous as well as unsight ly said Community Development Director Penelope Church The side walk project will allow for needed repairs The Marketplace Classifieds Onestop shopping five days a week   

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