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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 11, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                HeraldZeltung g Sunday May 0 3A voting system doesnt alter look of Navarre board By CONNIE SWINNEY Special to the HeraldZeitung Under the shadow of a new voting system two incumbents on the Navarro Independent School District school board managed to recapture their seats during the May school board election Voter participation nearly doubled to last year as the district a process known as voting May 3 Harold Besson said We anticipated a very large he said The diverseness of the field of candidates we had helped About 300 voters cast ballots last year compared to 575 this year Cumulative voting developed in Navarro when an Hispanic organization threatened the district with a lawsuit in 1995 to create singlemember districts Besson said The district currently has seven at l large school board members who are I all white I Under the system tried for the first time this school year a voter has the option of casting both of his or her votes for the same person 1 When we found out their was no ward area that was a majority for the purposes of drawing singlemember districts we offered cumulative Besson said v The district also mailed about notices and instructions to the voters in the school Two of the five candidates for the current positions were Hispanic Gail Randle and Ronnie Klaehn will return to the board for another twoyear term I Woman in stable condition after stabbing no arrest yet in case r L i staff reports A woman was flown by AirLife to University Hospital in San Antonio after being stabbed once Saturday morning in a Canyon Lake subdivision Lt Dennis Koepp of the Comal County Sheriffs Office said Yvonne Dasher 36 was stabbed once in the back at about on Appaloosa Street in the Stallion Springs subdivision which is off FM 32 in northwest Comal County As of Saturday afternoon Dasher was reported in stable condition at University Hospital No suspect has been formally charged at this time and the Sheriffs Office is still investigating the case The Deals are Better Becker 1990 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab V6 5 Speed Trans Cruise Tilt Bedmat Rear Jump Seats Cassette 1997 Dodge Dakota SLT V8 5 Speed Air Conditioning Tilt Cruise Steree Cassette Aluminum Wheels Power Mirrors Only Miles 1994 Ford Mustang 2 Door V6 AC Cassette Radio Automatic Transmission Tilt Cruise Security System Jade 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Single Cab V8 Automatic Transmission AC Infinity Cassette Tilt Cruise Emerald Green Comal County Commissioners Court The following action was taken by Comal County commissioners at Thursdays meeting Action Agenda Approved claims Voted for final approval of Morrwoods Ranch subdivision Unit 2 Voted for amendment to plaUp resubdivide several plats orfne Crystal Heights subdivision Directed the County Engineer to release permits No 77975 for acres of land out of a acre tract out of the Alex Foerster Survey No 138 Abstract No 168 within Comal County Texas Owners Howard Batey and Michael and Barbara Acknowledged new hires and authorize county judge to sign new hire checklist and job descriptions as appropriate Approved proposed street names assignments within the county during a public hearing Revised tax abatements which had been previously approved by commissioners for Alamo Holly Sales Services Intel Southwest and Vestal Steel Specialties to correspond with the tax abatement formula matching the city ofSchertz Acknowledged Peach Blossom Transportation proposal for a grant award for application to the Alamo Area Council of Governments to enhance rural transportation in the Lead neotiator with separatists Looking back we were really lucky FORT DAVIS AP As he worked toward a peaceful compromise with Texas separatist Richard McLaren Texas Rangers Capt Barry Caver tried not to think about April 19 1993 That morning Caver was stationed along a state highway outside Waco watching the Branch Davidian compound He and fellow Rangers were waiting to arrest David Koresh and his followers when they walked out of their home and ended their 51 day standoff They never came At exactly noon fire swept through the sprawling wooden structure Hours later Caver stood guard on the night shift beside the charred remains of 80 people That grisly day has been on Cavers mind since April 27 when he was called out of church in Midland and sent to this remote part of West Texas Early that day several McLaren followers had stormed the house of neighbors Joe and Rowe to protest the arrests of two Republic of Texas members Caver became the lead negotiator and his first concern was getting the out safely He got it done early the next morning by going against the conventional approach and swapping one of the arrested Republic members for the hostages Over the next six days Caver maintained a firm but patient stance The Rangers were the lead agency at the scene but they were by no means alone Scores of state troopers joined practically every officer from every agency in every nearby county at the site The National Guard created a virtual hospital The Border Patrol brought in heatseeking and night vision equipment The FBI also made its presence felt So did the ghosts of Waco It did enter my mind but just Caver said this week back amid the comforts of his Midland office I had to dispel those thoughts and try to combat the situation I tried not to let it get in the way of my TEXAS OKLAHOMA SHOW TOUR June 1821 Highlights TEXAS the outdoor drama at Palo Duro Canyon Oklahoma Rogers musical Will Rogers Museum Cowboy Hall of Fame ppdbl occ Includes air hotel some meals Incredible Journeys Inc Texas Based company Dr Wes Stamps Chiropractor Natural Health through Chiropt 6256011 Top Quality mfcm USED CARS 158 N Union St Becker Motor Company 547 S SeguiM New Brauiifels Tx 6063463 180048792621 1992 GMC 1500 Sierra 4X4 Extended cab V8 Automatic Transmission Tilt Cruise Sunscreen Bedliner Aluminum Wheels Cassette Black Becker Motor Company Used Cars 1995 Ford Contour GL 4 Door V6 AC 5 Speed Transmission Tilt Cruise PAVindows Stereo Brilliant Blue 1996 Ford Ranger XLT Stepside 4 Cyl 5 Speed Trans Sliding Rear Window Toneau Cover Aluminum Wheels Silver 1996 Dodge Neon Highline oor 4 Stereo split Folddown Reat Seatback Red 9 1996 Dodge 2500 Club Cab 4x4 SLT Laramie V10 Automatic Transmission AC Power Windows Power Locks Tilt Cruise Cassette Hitch Black 1996 Dodge Intrepid V6 4 Door Tilt Automatic Transmission Cruise Cassette Power Windows Power Door Locks Black Cherry 1994 Chrysler Town and Country V6 Dual Leather Cruise Tilt Cassette Driftwood county Approved the reclassification of a Sheriffs office receptionist position Approved the purchase of 15 new Sheriffs Department patrol cars with five to be purchased immediately from the countys general fund reserves Approved the purchase of a personal computer for the County Clerks Office for vital statistics The new computer would accommodate a software change from the Texas Department of Health and approved a budget amendment from Commissioners Court Contingency to County Clerks Capital Outlay In executive session the court ratified the settlement regarding DAntuono v Comal County lawsuit in which Yolanda DAntuono would be rehired as a county employee effective Monday and would receive back wages and a modest settlement Approved the reassignments concerning office space in the old courthouse building for County Court at Law and Justice of the Peace Pet No 1 During the workshop session Tax AssessorCollector Gloria Clennan and the Tax Office staff were recognized by the Texas Safety Association on their efforts to make their workplace a safe and healthy area In the 21 years Clennan has been in office there has been no loss time injuries TCIlooks to earn customer forgiveness with new service HOUSTON Tele Communications Houston area manager Dan Hebert hopes the launch of a hot new service will make cable customers forgive TCIs past 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