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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 10, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                4A Sports wishes from ttoraltfZoftuntf The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birth day wishes to Carol Freimuth Stephanie Hataway Betty Meek el Raul Cantu Myna Gedrge Ola Mayfkld Martha SierraMiller Donnie Duncan belat Penelope Pigg Bill Cavanaugh Clinton Webb 6 years Rose Ann Maur er Tom Singiey Jason Rhein laender Yvonne Cantu Tristan and Jerry Pribyl Happy Anniversary wishes go out to John and Sandra Schendel 25 years Charles and Fay Schlameus 43 years and Kenny and Tersa Sturm 6 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Rain disappears heat goes on Today partly cloudy High in the mid 90s South wind 1015 mph Tonight and Monday partly cloudy Low in the upper 70s High in the mid 90s Monday night partly cloudy Lows in the 70s Tuesday through partly cloudy with warm night and hot after noons Lows in the mid 70s Highs in the mid to upper 90s SVHS extends student registration Smitfison Valley High School has extended the registration times for new students Coun selors will be available an additional two days to help families moving into the SVHS attendance area The added days and times are Monday 1 to 4 Tuesday 8 to 11 Students who attended Smithson Valley High School last year or incoming fresh man from Smithson Valley Middle School do not have to preregister Deadline for disaster assistance approaches Comal County was declared a disaster area which means assistance is available to help residents recover from flood ing earlier this summer For information on the assis tance available residents can call 18004629029 TTY1 Residents have until Sept 5 to register for aid Summer vacation winds down Summer is winding down for area students Both school districts will begin the 1997 1998 school year on Aug 18 so dont forget to get your school supplies and immu nizations Its also a good time to start getting your child back in the routine of waking early Donate to Kivlin reward fund Two separate funds have been set up as rewards for information regarding the man who brutally shot local businessman Michael Kivlin Aug 2 Crime Stoppers is offering a the maxi mum the agency can offer The HeraldZeitung and Norwest Bank in coopera tion with Stoppers have created a separate fund so the ante can be increased To participate send your donation to the Michael Kivlin Reward Fund at Nor west Bank or bring your donation to the Herald Zeitung office at 707 Landa St Anyone with information about this crime should call 620TIPS or 800 6408422 New Braunfels BAH AN TON CO IX TFXAS MIXED PtNK A X X X X X XX X X X Xft SUNDAY wooy i TX 28 pages in four sections Sunday August Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years Home of Carol Freimuth Vol 145 No 193 Texas voters approve increase in homestead exemption By CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer CUT MY TAXES That was the popular sentiment expressed by Comal County voters Saturday as an amend ment to the state constitution to increase the homestead exemption on property taxes from to passed by an overwhelming majority Comal County percent for percent against Guadalupe County per cent for percent against The amendment passed countywide by a mar gin of percent voting for the amendment and percent voting against Almost as startling as the lopsided margin of approval was voter turnout for the election More than 12 percent of the countys regis tered voters turned out for the election The strong turnout was led by the early voting results Almost percent of the countys reg istered voters cast ballots during the early voting period County Clerk Joy Streater said she was sur prised and pleased by the large turnout She said that for a single issue election with no races for local state or national offices being conducted 10 percent would have been an extraordinary turnout Local school administrators whose budgets and tax rates would be affected by the result said the result was about what they expected They agreed that they could work within the conditions that approval of the amendment would bring Turn to Exemption Page 2A Bedford Spain win election Sanchez Biggadike take District seats respectively in record NBISD vote By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Atlarge A record number of voters in Satur days New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees gave Don Bedford and Bette Spain land slide victories over their atlarge oppo nents Bedford captured votes with Spain following at votes The next candidate was nearly votes behind Frank Panebianco collected votes with Stacie Rickel col lecting and Yolanda Longoria getting 473 The atlarge seatsrepresent the entire NBISD district In District straddles inter state 35 Sylvia Sanchez defeated Hen ry Garza 383 to 293 Bill Biggadike walked way the win ner in the race for the District 4 seat which became vacant earlier this year when thenboard president Jaime Padil la resigned Biggadike received 274 votes to Deanna Villarrears 181 votes Lonnie Curtis assistant superinten dent of finance said the turnout was about voters or 20 to 21 per cent of registered voters He said that was a record high with roughly to being the largest turnout he could remember in the past 25 years I think people were just more aware This is the largest vote in a long he said Bedford said he was excited about being elected to serve and wanted to asstire residents he would add mater ial leadership to the board He added that he sort of expected Id win big because large turnout signals unhappi ness and his platform addressed that I think we got a very clear mandate to repair some of the damage done in the last he said Spain said she was not as certain about the outcome of the race She said she appreciated the hard work that went into her campaign and was thrilled with the outcome I wanted to serve two terms because I think you just learn during the first one so Im thrilled I get to do that and get to work with Superintendent Dr Ron Reaves she said Rickel said it was wonderful to see such a large turnout showing res idents cared about their schools She also congratulated the winners of Sat urdays election We just worked as hard as we Don Bedford Bette Spain HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Sylvia Shoemake and Melinda Chapa count New Braunfels Independent School District votes at New Braunfels High School Saturday afternoon could and thats all I can she said Im just glad were going to go forward as a Longoria said she ran her campaign on her personal qualities such as faith and respect She said she could not ask her constituents for contributions but she realized money is what wins elections But that was their choice and I do hope tiiey stick to what they said and put children she said In a prepared statement from Panebianco he said he learned a lot during the elections and planned to remain active as a parent and patron He also challenged the board to strive for a better district I ask that we put our political dif ferences aside and move forward to achieve the finest school district in the he said I will support the new board of trustees while standing vigi lant in my position on content and knowledge in the Sanchez said the election was a lot of hard work but she looked forward to working on the board She said want ed to serve students and was happy to District 1 District 4 Sylvia Sanchez 383 Frank Pane bianco Bill Bigga dike 274 Henry Garza 293 Stacie Rickel Deanna Villareal 181 have another opportunity to do that elected me and I look forward to serv Tm really happy the district has re Turn to NBISD Page 2A Yolanda Longoria 473 Percentages are rounded Its tubin time again Tubtrs came In Saturday after hMring that Quadalupe Rrvtr toriow Canyon UKo WM high on th e Management audit idea draws support By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Auditing the city of New Braunfels and New Brauntels Utilities could ben efit taxpayers in the long run Mayor Pro Tern Ray Schoch and other city leaders said this week A comprehensive review of opera tions could uncover duplication and produce more efficient services offi cials from the city NBU and consul tants said But paying for it they said could cost to 1 dont think it would be a bad said Schoch who represents District 2 If its generally reasonable think it would be worth The idea came up last month as a suggestion included in a memo by city attorney Jacqueline Cullom Mur phy for the council to consider in reviewing its relationship with NBU Turn to Audit Page 2A ACLU speaks out about arrest of New Brauntels teen over Tshirt Page 5A   

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