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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 7, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels Arts Council Poetry Contest winning poems Page 8A The Plaza bandstand Inside Sports 3B Club Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Myra Lea Fischer Jeffrey Shindler Doyle Brinkkoeter Dean Max am Tom Laffery Ronnie Ruhl eight and Jessica Padilla 10 years Happy belated birthday to Mondo Young Happy 50th anniversary to Gilbert and Margrete Persohn The Inner Circle to perform Friday For those who havent been fortunate enough to catch Circle Arts touring youth company The Inner Circle in their pro duction staged on the Landa Park dance slab you have an opportunity to see them in two oneacts being presented at the theater The performance of Seuss on the Loose and When the Cookie Crumbles You Can Still Pick Up the Pieces will happen this Friday and Saturday May 12 and 13 at 8 Directed by Roberta Elliott the company includes Amber Anderson Randy Foerster Mar garet Green Sheryl Hall Jamie Pantermuehl Patrick Pope Leslie Scott Justin Watson Robin Williams and Melissa Yeaman Now in its 15th year of exis tence the touring program is responsible for bringing live the ater to well over stu dents our goal is to bring a taste of the classics or a life lesson served in an entertain the director said At the end of the school year the company performs the tour ing shows at the theater for the public the purpose being to raise scholarship funds Tickets are available from any of the company mentioned above or at ChinanThings in Landa Plaza Prepurchased admission is and will be at the box office No reserva tions will be taken for this show Season swim passes on sale The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is now selling season swim passes Resident swim pass es which include pools and Prince Solms Tube Chute are for children ages 517 for adults ages 1859 and for senior citizens ages 60 plus Resident family passes are Nonresident passes are for children ages 517 for adults and for senior citizens Nonresident family passes are Nonresident passes include the swimming pools only For information call 6082160 The winning numbers Lotto Texas I nTTCnU jackpol LUIIhHY This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Loss sends Unicorns to Boerne Hays holds off New Braunfels 54 i See Page 11A Noted artist can bring put your hidden talent Page 14A New Braunfels HeraldZeituiig Pages in three sections Sunday May Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of TOM LAFFERY UNDAY I Vol 143 No 126 A hard night for incumbents Serold and Benitez go down to defeat Both city council incumbents up for reelection last night were defeated Juan Luis Martinez defeated incumbent Butch Benitez 210 to 130 or 61 percent to 39 percent Attempts to reach Martinez were unsuccessful at press time Benitez was at the courthouse with family members after the vote count was completed The people made their was all he said Ray Schoch took the District 2 seat on the New Braunfels City Council Saturday Schoch received 531 votes His oppo nent the incumbent Mary Serold received 413 votes a 56 to 43 percent margin Schoch a New Braunfels accountant said the people have spoken and that the victory was the result of team work I appreciate that we didnt get into a mudslinging Schoch said I think we ran a fairly clean campaign There werent any personal things We talked about issues that were appropriate and I appreciate Serold took office less than two years ago in a special elec tion Back in 1993 the grassroots movement that came together that I was a part of accomplished what we set out to do That was to recall the District 2 council man who threw out was our only said Serold In 16 months on council I have pushed more accomplishments through than anyone else could have done Im not bashful to say it I got a fire station open that was empty for 15 Schochs preelection platform set priority on updating all city facilities to comply with the American Disabilities Act and for expansion or replacement of the current Police Department building as well as addressing the gang problem in the city Paul Fraser turns back recall attempt By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Paul E Fraser will remain New Braun fels mayor Dist 4 voters decided not to recall him as their city council repre sentative I feel pretty Fraser said There are a lot of people here who are pretty Frasers supporters gathered at his home to await the outcome of yester days election A total of 338 voted to recall Council man Fraser while 559 voted not to recall a 62 percent to 38 percent margin This showed a bunch of folks in Dist the recall was unnecessary Fras er said They showed William Kotylo who led the recall effort was disappointed by the voters choice I didnt do a good job of inform ing the people of Dist 4 of the violations Mr Fraser has he said He did a great job of getting the vote out I The people who came out to vote against the recall feel Fraser has done a feel pretty Mayor Paul Fraser Fraser good job Kotylo said But Im not going away If I see any new Ill bring it to the attention of the he said Kotylo would be the in line to congratulate Fraser if his goal to unite the city is successful he said Fraser was pleased that the voters passed the charter amendments and half cent sales tax he said I look at my agenda for Mondays council meeting and Im making sure Im ready to go and lead the Fraser said Not even close Pitch for new water district crashes and burns By CRAIG HAMMETT Statf Writer Kindermasken kids A quick rainstorm wasnt enough to damp en the spirits of the participants and spec tators at the annual Kindermaskenball an annual kids costume parade held in down town New Braunfels yesterday Records show the parade has been held every year in New Braunfels since at least 1856 For the past three years the Kindermaskenball has been a part of Folkfest which started yesterday and con tinues today from 11 to 5 at Conservation Plaza Activities will include polka bands demonstrations of pioneer crafts hay rides tours of the historic build ings at Conservation Plaza and more Conservation is located off Loop Post Road Pictured above are four parade participants and at left is John Elmore Coverage of Folkfest is on Page 6B HeraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Voters in a proposed underground water districts boundaries gave a resounding no to that proposed district The vote for the proposed Comal County Underground Water Conservation District in the western portions of Comal County failed by a 211 count with two precincts still out at press time Of the seven districts including early vot ing totals every district voted against the proposal The closest margin came at Pet 5 in Bulverde where the motion failed 243 121 The proposed conservation district would have created a fullpower Ch 52 district under the Texas Water Code that could per form programs such as conservation and pollution control over the Trinity Aquifer not the Edwards which lies under New Braun fels Although many people feel there is an underground water shortage especially dur ing dry months many were against a pro posed 02 cent tax to fund the districts bud get The main thing I was against was the tax and I dont think we should have any more regulation on said one voter outside the Sattler voting place Results from 5 of 7 Pets Early Voting Failed 50836 No 4 Startz Cafe Failed 18015 No 5 Bulverde Community Center Failed 243121 No 1 Canyon City Fire Station Failed 19413 No 1 Fischer Community Center Failed 2448 No 4 Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Failed 13218 Voters give nod to two propositions that will boost city sales tax Amendments to city charter also pass easily By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer New Braunfels voters did an amazing thing yesterday They voted resoundingly to increase local sales taxes Propositions 1 and 2 of the half cent sales tax increase passed in every district Voters also overwhelmingly passed the three charter amendments giving New Braunfels an atlarge mayor and six single member city council districts A total of people voted in the election Thats percent of the registered voters in New Braunfels Charter Amendment 1 which changes the way the city council and mayor are elected passed to votes The friendly lawsuit brought against city council will be dropped Monday plaintiff Cristina AguilarFriar said Im elated the power belongs to the she said through tears of joy When I first came to this town 1 loved it and 1 was Amendment 2 which allows renters to run for city council passed to 969 votes and Amendment changes the language in the city charter but will not cause any policy change passed to 685 votes I think people gave it a lot of thought and voted in a manner very positive for the future of this City Manager Mike Shands said Proposition 1 passed with votes in favor and votes against With the new tax in place an estimated per year will be raised for property tax reduction That amounts to in sav ings for a house appraised at About more will be used by the city for economic development Im pleased of course the chamber supported the sales chamber of com merce President Tom Purdum said 1 hope the council will appoint people to these committees who are experienced at economic he said Proposition 2 passed with votes for and against The city will have about per year more to spend on streets and drainage and the same amount to spend on city facilities and equipment The extra half cent will not be collected until October 1 Shands said That gives merchants time to change their registers and computers he said We wont see any of the money until Shands said You wont begin to see accumula tion and allocation until the next budget The city council will appoint members to two boards one to oversee the spending for each proposition Shands said 1 think what well look back on 10 years from now is that this was a real turning point in New Braunfels Shands said For the first time were going to have more money to spend on economic develop ment infrastructure improvement and cap ital improvements and were going to spend less on property he said The liberal media join Clinton in assault on the First Amendment See Cal Thomas Page 4A   

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