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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 13, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Unicorns over Cougarettes in Softball See Sports Page 6 The Mergele House 708 W Mill New Braunfels WW Herald 50 CENTS Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of FRANK KNIGHT 20 pages in one section Wednesday March Vol 144 No 87 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Ztitung extends birthday wishes to Frank Knight Becky Shock ey Steve Smith Joanne Espinoza Mary Torres Jon Ellis Jeff Mitchell Patrick Clifton Leandra Pineda Jose Angel Leo Unas Margi Han drick Jovida Aguirre and Regi na Sauceda 21 Happy anniversary to Ben and Gloria Gomez Pollen Count Mold available Elm Ash Mulberry NA Hackberry NA Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Readings taken yesterday Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond up 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 01 American Gl Forum meets The American Gl Forum will hold its monthly meeting March 14 at 7 at the American Legion Post 179 hall on Coll Street NARFE to meet National Association of Retired Federal Employees meet at March 15 at the Senior Citizen Center Pro gram will be preented by Kyra Brandt on her trip to the Rose Bowl parade in Pasadena California to help decorate the floats Visitors welcome Refreshments will be served Lake Dunlap Property Owners meeting The Lake Dunlap Property Owners Association annual general membership meeting and election of officers will be held at Riverbend Park at 7 Friday March 15 Class of 43 to meet Class of 1943 New Braun fels High School to meet at Ryans Steakhouse March 16 at for lunch For information call Rudy Schrey er at 6255352 Cookie Blitz Did you miss out on buying your Girl Scout cookies this year Do you still have a crav ing for Thin Mints The New Braunfels Girl Scouts will have a Cookie Blitz this Saturday March 16 from 8 to 6 They will sell the cookies for one day only in the HEB parking lot at the corner of Walnut and Highway 81 Dont miss out on the very last chance to purchase cookies in 1996 For information call Karen McDonald at 6259548 or Sherryl Gerke at 6207275 Win a vacation The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce is selling raffle tickets for each Win airfare for two to Las Vegas plus spending money Stop by the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce to buy your tick et or call 9642223 Dealers needed The New Braunfels Conser vation Society is pleased to announce that on June 1 at the New Braunfels Civic Cen ter the Society will hold its first Collectors Showcase and Sale Dealers wishing to par ticipate with fine collectibles or antiques call 6292943 Bremer Holder in runoff Reimer wihs CA race f Wommack throws endorsement to Holder By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Retired Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Bob Holder forced incumbent Sheriff Jack Bremer into a runoff Tuesday night for the Republican race for Comal County Sher iff With all of the votes tabulated Bremer garnered votes 40 Holder came in second with 33 percent while Marion Police Chief Max Wommack finished third with 27 percent of the vote with votes The runoff will be Tuesday April 9 Well I dont like being in a runoff but I have been in runoffs Bremer said from his electionnight celebration in the Faust Hotel I am very proud of my record so 1 will run my campaign like I have done in the past I wont change a After he was eliminated from the possibility of being in a runoff Wommack went to Holders party at the Treetops Bar and Grille Restaurant and endorsed Holder Wommack encouraged his supporters to rally behind Hold er in the runoff against Bremer Bob Holder is a good man and the best qualified man to rep resent the citizens of Comal County fairly and with account Wommack said Holder was extremely happy with Wommacks endorsement I am very gracious for his Holder said 1 appreciate it very immensely I feel excellent about our chances in the runoff and I will stay with the issues that 1 ran with in the primary such as that crime is too high in our county and the implementation of community policing to get the citizens The winner of the runoff will face no Democratic opposition Also in the Republican primary Precinct Constable Jim Hanley was reelected to another term after he defeated chal lenger Gary A Zimmerman by a margin of 21 Hanley got 845 votes 68 percent to Zimmermans 396 32 Reimer defeats Burris 52 percent to 48 percent in county attorneys race promises to eliminate office By DAVID DEKUNDER Writer District Attorney Bill Reimer fought off a strong challenge from Assistant County Attorney Stephanie SmithBums to cap ture the Republican Party nomination for county attorney during Tuesdays primary voting Reimer captured 52 percent of votes cast to edge out Burris who garnered 48 percent of the vote The big issue in the race was Reimers call for the consolidation of the district attorneys and county attorneys office which would in effect eliminate the coun ty attorneys office It was the only issue 1 ran on since I didnt put any signs up or go door to Reimer said I believe the common sense of the people prevailed in Comal County The voters of Comal County are a conserr vative group and know when to econo mize and not to economize 1 see no down side on it Reimer said he intends to keep his promise on the consolidation issue The first thing I will do when 1 take office is ask commissioners court to for mulate a resolution to send to our legislators in Austin asking them to combine both Reimer said Even though she lost by a close margin Burris believes she did the best she could and that she lost the race based on Reimers name recognition not the consolidation issue I ran a great Burris said I think since Mr Reimer has been around for 16 years he has name recognition so it is a lit tle tough to beat him I think if the consolida tion issue were the big issue the margin would have been wider for I would have liked to start my cam paign earlier instead of starting it on January 22 Reimer If I would have started it earlier I could have met more people fjice to Reimer got a huge lead in early voting by netting 56 percent to Bums 44 percent That huge lead was enough to put Reimer over the top Reimer next faces Democrat Vicki Langham in the general election State Senator District 25 State Senator Jeff Wentworth of San Antonio overhwhelmingly won reelection to a third term by defeating Leander May or ProTern Randy Staudt in the Republican primary District wide Wentworth led by a 21 margin over Staudt Comal Countys results mirrored the race with Wentworth capturing 71 percent to Staudts 29 percent There is no Democrat ic opposition in the fall State Representative District 45 State Representative Edmund Kuempel of Seguin will enter his eighth term in Jan uary in the legislature after he defeated Seguin businessman Harold T Bratcher Jr in the Republican primary Kuempel beat Bratcher by a margin of 3 1 in the district which covers Guadglupe and Comal counties Kuempel won Comal County by garnering votes 77 per cent to Bratchers 24 In Guadaliipe County Kuempel netted 71 percent of the vote to Bratchcrs 29 percent Kuempel said his hard campaigning earned him another term as state represen tative No question continuing to meet people throughout the district and listening to their concerns helped me a Kuempel said I will continue to push tort reform and reforms in education criminal justice and welfare in the Senate Senator Phil Gramm rolled over his two opponents Hank Grover and David Young Gramm netted 85 percent of the vote Young received eight percent while Grover netted seven percent In Comal County Gramm received 82 percent of the vote Grover eight percent and Young nine per cent Gramm will face either Victor Morales or Congressman John Bryant in November Morales and Bryant were forced in a runoff Tuesday Morales a Mesquite school teacher garnered 36 percent to Bryants 29 percent state legislator Steve Chapman received 29 percent while Houston lawyer John Odam netted seven percent Bryant won Comal County by garnering 483 votes 46 Morales finished second with 326 votes 31 percent while Chapman and Odam finished third and fourth respectively Chapman received 159 votes 15 Odam 72 votes 7 per Precinct 1 race heads to runoff By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A real estate agent and a freelance writer will battle it out for Republican nomination for county commisioner in an April 9 runoff Jack Dawson and Douglas Kirk will vie for the Republican nomination for the Precinct 1 County Commis sioners seat being vacated by the retiring Jumbo Evans Dawson garnered 38 percent of the votes while Kirk came in sec ond at 35 percent Canyon Lake real estate agent Marian Whitson trailed both of them with 512 votes 17 New Braunfels resident Bemus Glenn Jackson finished fourth with 10 percent 279 Dawson said he was very thankful to his supporters for getting him into the runoff I am tickled to death to be in the Dawson said I will cam paign just like did before that I care about people and I will get results I wont do any bad talking about my opponent I will base it on the Dawson said his strong early voting numbers were based on his emphasis on getting people to vote early In fact I suggested to my sup porters that they vote early so that they wouldnt have any last minute Dawson said In early voting tabulations Dawson started the night with a huge margin with 44 percent of the vote while Kirk netted 27 percent But Kirk narrowed the margin as the night wore on Kirk said he would base his cam paign in the runoff on the issues of family values and his experience as school board member for the Comal Independent School District I will emphasize my education and emphasize my experience on the Kirk said I will go to the voters and tell about my record as a proven conservative 1 will try to get my voters to see my demonstrated ability to focus on goals such as my twoyear study to bring a grocery store to Startzville I believe those issues will distinguish between me and my Even though she finished third Whit son said she still enjoyed the cam paign I am disappointed 1 didnt do as well as expected but 1 met so many new friends I would have not met Whitson said Whitson said she would endorse Dawson in the runoff because he is the one who could handle the job and because he has business experience Jackson said he did what he expect ed he would do You reap what you Jack son said I should have run vigor ously but when you pay your own way and work fulltime it is difficult to do But I think all the candidates did a good job in the race They were all very Chain reaction wreck HeralaZeiluna photo oy MICHAEL A 3vehicle chain reaction accident sent one person to University Hospital yesterday at about 1 Two trucks one driven by Vanessa C Campbell of Dallas and the other driven by Dennis Hamilton of Wimberley were south bound on lnterstate35 according to Schertz Police Department records They were both stopped for construction A car driven by Lynn H Cram of Austin hit the rear of Campbells car causing it to hit the rear of Hamiltons car Cram was flown by Baptist AirLife to University Hospital in San Antonio where she was in stable condition at press time The other two drivers and Brian Miller a passenger in Campbells car may have been injured but were not taken to the hospital police reports say Police said that no charges will be filed in the accident Livestock shows bring Blackwell family closer together By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer A local high school student has her sights set on college and is using her involvement in livestock shows to achieve it She plans to pay her way through college using her lambs Nicole Blackwell is a sophomore at New Braunfels High School and has been active in livestock shows for many years She said she showed her first lamb when she was six years old and has been active in livestock shows ever since She also added that she has always shown sheep My sister used to show them and then 1 started 1 just never changed ani she said Blackwell has remained active in the shows for several reasons She said besides being fun the shows help her raise money Although she does not know where she will attend college she said the money raised at the various shows will go towards paying for that education She said she already has some money put aside for that pur pose All the money 1 raise goes into a college she said If J didnt have lambs 1 wouldnt have Showing the lambs has been a suc cess for Blackwell over the years She said she has competed in about 35 shows across Texas throughout the year She said she is a member of the Texas Club Lamb Association As a member she earns points at the various shows If you are among the Top 10 you receive a jacket and patches for every place after that She said she was in the Senior Division and placed fifth sixth and seventh She has already received her jacket and three patches However she said it is not unusual to do so well Somebody without a lot of experi ence may not do so well but for mem bers of TCLA its not said Blackwell Blackwell said part of her success is due to her family The family as a whole has been involved with showing Nicole Blackwell lambs for a number of years She said this has taught her as well as the entire family what a good lamb is and she is able to get good ones She said the family involvement also brings the family closer From the end of June through December we spend every weekend traveling all over Texas going to said Blackwell You get pret ty close doing Blackwell will show her three mar ket lambs at the Comal County Junior Livestock Show this weekend She said she expects to do fairly well since she has won breed champion for the past three years Rheinlander explains delay in providing records See Opinion Page 4
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