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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 24, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY First United Methodist program to help enrich the meaning of Lent 50 GENTS COUNTDOWN 25 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March New Braunfels 16 pages in two sections Friday Feb Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of ANITA HANZ Vol 143 No 75 Inside Texas Church 6A Sports Looking Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Anita Hanz Edgar Dietert 96 Jennifer Dolle 13 Dahlia Guerrero 21 Ron Sodders belat Dennis W Kraft William Ulbricht Happy Anniversary to Car Martha Lavin 58 Lake Dunlap yard sale scheduled for Saturday Feb 25 The Lake Dunlap Property Owners Association will hold a yard sale on Saturday Feb 25 from to 4 at the Southbank Club House Funds raised from the sale will used to treat the hydrilla in the lake in the spring Users of the owners arlTasTced items for the sale T ratttu Items can be dropped rth at the Southbank Club House on Thurs day Feb 23 from 4 to 8 and on Friday Feb 24 from 9 to 4 Anyone having large items to donate can call Jack Burkett at 8293237 to arrange for a pick up The Southbank Club House is located off FM 725 in the South bank subdivision on Southbank Boulevard Historical Masquerade Dance set for Feb 24 The GermanAmerican Society will sponsor a dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Feb 24 starting at 8 The Seven Dutchmen will play and Prince Solms knights princesses the court jester and settlers dressed in beautiful regional costumes from the Old World invite everyone to come join the festivities Tickets are and can be bought at Centex Office Center chamber of commerce Henne Hardware Old Town Inn and Lepp Juwelier Tickets at the door will be No winners in Wednesdays Lotto Texas No tickets correctly matched all six numbers drawn Wednes day night for the twiceweekly Lotto Texas game state lottery officials said The jackpot was worth million The numbers drawn Wednes day night from a field of 50 were In addition there were 100 tickets sold with five of the six numbers with each ticket worth There were tickets with four of six numbers with each winning And there were tickets sold with three of six numbers with each worth an automatic Lottery officials estimate the jackpot for Saturday nights game will be million This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Fraser defeats Kahlig again By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Mayor Paul Fraser emerged victorious yester day in the trial to settle the lawsuit Gary Kahlig brought against him The suit alleged the May 1994 election had been invalid due to election irregularities Kahlig ran against Fraser in that election for the Dist 4 city council seat Frasers attorney Ed Nolan requested that the judge impose sanctions on Kahligs attorneys for pursuing a frivolous lawsuit District Judge Joe Dibrell deliberated only five minutes before handing down his ruling There was no clear and convincing evidence that the election was not properly said Dibrell The judge said he had already ruled on the invalid vote of Juan R Rodriguez Barring that vote evidence supported only one matter to view the distance of the markers at the Frazier Ele mentary polling place he said The contestant Kahlig must prove that voters were prevented from exercising their rights said Dibrell There was no clear and convincing Nolan called only two witnesses in Frasers defense two election officials from the Texas Secretary of States office Director of Election Administration Melinda Nicholas was present at the recount of the May 7 votes In my opinion the recount was one of the most properly conducted that I have she said Kahlig tried unsuccessfully in his cross exam ination to make Nicholas admit that City Secre tary Veronica Sarkozi had overstepped her author Weve got a very clean election process and its because of Veronica Ed Nolan Attorney for Paul Fraser Ed Nolan Thats the prob lem with the court system today It is con trolled by attor Gary Kahlig Gary Kahlig ity in carrying out her duties during the election I cant for the life of me find anywhere in this book that gives authority to the city he said pointing to the Texas Election Code Nolan called Election Examiner James Nino to the stand Nino had observed and written reports on the May 7 election at Districts 1 2 and 4 Nino testified that the distance markers at Frazier Elementary met the There didnt appear to be anything abnor Nino said Kahlig said in his closing argument that elec tioneering is clearly a political activity and is guarded by Amendment 9 of the He said that his familys constitutional rights had been violated by the misplacement of the dis tance marker at Frazier Elementary Kahlig asked that the judge grant a new election Kahlig attempted to discredit Sarkozis role in the May 7 election If the court adopted your position on said Dibrell then every elec tion in Texas is I dont think theres any doubt that he has not met his burden of Nolan said in his closing He acknowledged that the miscast vote of Rodriguez had been the one mistake in conduct ing the election It certainly wouldnt have affect ed the outcome of this election he said Nolan asked Dibrell that there be a finding that this case was filed without He put forth a motion for a hearing under Rule 13 for sanctions on Kahligs attorneys Rule 13 states that an attorney and possibly his client can be held liable if they file a lawsuit the judge holds to be groundless or frivolous Dibrell agreed to set a hearing at a later date Thats not of great he said because it doesnt bear on the I think this is a classic case for Rule said Nolan after the trial He said Dibrells ruling showed that the May 7 election was clean I think weve go to put a stop to the thought that the court plays a part in the election process in this he said Weve got a very clean election process and its because of Veronica said Nolan Nolan said Daniel Behitez had been used by the Kahlig campaign when he was asked to fill out affidavits and serve as a notary public with no training You can see the guy cant tell a said Nolan and he wouldnt intentionally do anything Nolan commended Atanacio Campos for his help in Frasers defense He donated himself he said I think you did well in representing said Dibrell to but I warned you that iif was a mistake not to retain Kahlig said that he would make the same deci sions if he had it to do over again Because I believe that I was he said Something is wrong with the legal system if jt is so complex that a person cannot effectively act in court on his own behalf said Kahlig Thats the problem with the court system he said It is controlled by Fraser said he was most pleased that the verdicj exonerated the city employees and their conduct in the election and regretted that the quality of their work had ever been challenged I just want the world to know what great men Ed Nolan and Nacho Campos said Frasen The two attorneys took Frasers defense at no cost They went to bat for something they believed he said Youth ArtBeat on tap Saturday First annual event to feature talents of local youth artists By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Youthful exuberance and creativity replaces cars tomorrow on downtown New Braunfels streets as Youth Art beat 95 explodes The Kids As Art Parade kicks off the event at 11 The Canyon Mid dle School Band leads a caravan of antique cars Its not too late for kids to join in the costume parade they should meet at the Fire Station across from the Brauntex Theater at The Heart of the City will over flow with jugglers mimes theatre music dancing poetry and song writ ing Texas Artist Dal Windberg will greet the public at the Hummel Muse um Local artists will demonstrate at the Art League while child artists line the streets with easels chalk murals and sidewalk paintings Fun food will be on sale from over 22 restaurants Count the Elvis Contest players can turn in entries until 1 at the T shirt booth in front of Vollbrechts Pharmacy Rachel Shipleys award winning logo Tshirts will be on sale as well The Awards Presentation for sub mitted art begins at 3 with the Count the Elvis winners If it looks like it might rain Saturday call KGNB in the morning to find out about a possible rain delay Play count the Elvis Sightings Correctly count all the number of times Elvis appears in the HeraldZeitung this week and win prizes Today is the final day for the Count The Elvis Sightings Contest Come by the Herald office by 5 and fill out a form or go to the T shirt booth in front of Vollbrechts Pharmacy tomor row by 1 to register your entry K t 25 2V 0 2 YOlnU ARTBeAT H MUrlCIPAIHS 1 tlori IUAWOU UMVrDKt 2 Srouilwdi 3 4 Mayo 5 of Cnfu Mrtct 10 7 B CUffi Borlxr 9 Purnltur coniiQruMint Janu f Shop A n 1 school STrXtET 12 11 IIM IloO aa Ottlti Flowers by Sharon 17 IWMt HUM 16 20 llnptKrd Sluppc H nuswn 2 Good 24 Just 10 to 12 G 27 28 21 4 Laliaiwr f 11 strand 30 tuik tCupy i I 32 Celebrations C r 35 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the hydrilla plant problem at the lake As much as will have to be raised to match other funds so the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department can treat the lake with a chemical Aquathol K like they did last year The funds must be raised by the end of February said the president of the Lake Dunlap Property Owners Association Mike White Weve come at it a hundred different ways but they tell us the chemical is the best way to do White said The treatment was first applied last year to kill the top layer of the dense plant a process the declared successful The problem is that the chemical does not kill the entire plant which grows back Its going to grow back every said White Concerns rose over the use of chemicals as some residents feared adverse affects The lake level had to be lowered and the water could not be used for a period of a little more than a week Options included introducing a type of carp into the lake which feeds on the plant But wildlife officials fear the carp will escape downstream and wipe out native plants Although hydrilla sometimes provides a nice fishing habitat especially for bass many residents say the boating dangers caused by the thick growth outweigh that White said the plant becomes so thick it traps debris sent downstream from New Braunfels The property owners are asking for four levels of donations for bronze level for silver for gold and for platinum White said he believes the organization will be able to raise the needed A yard sale is scheduled for Saturday between and 4 at the Southbank Club House off FM 725 on Southbank Boulevard Call 6259144 for subscription news or advertising information
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