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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 9, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sports Slammtiscn Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to the following Jeremy Williams Chris Delavan Betsy Caldwell Jose Valdez Janic Barboza Gwen Mills Esther Morales James Smith Christopher Strickland Ken Mullins 40 years old Mon Happy anniversary to Jerry and Sarah Jean Barganier 25 Robert and Glenna Harmon 50 To have a birthday or anniver sarv listed here call 6259144 Good day to curl up by the fire with a book Today Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain Highs in the 70s Monday Mostly cloudy breezy and cooler with a chance of rain Lows in the 40s Highs in the 60s Tuesday Partly to most ly cloudy Lows in the 40s Highs in the 60s Cal Thomas speaks in New Braunfels Cal Thomas will be the fea tured speaker at the upcom ing Comal County ProLife Foundations fundraiser ban quet at 7 Tuesday at New Braunfels Civic Center For tickets and information call either a or Crisis Pregnancy Center at 629 7565 Jims Video conducts food drive Jims Video will have a food drive benefiting SOS Inc Food Bank Collection of non perishable food items will last through Nov 18 at Jims Video For call 6292128 Veterans Day ceremony slated The students of Sts Peter and Paul School and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 35 will observe Veterans Day on Tuesday The ceremo ny will be at 9 in the Sts Peter and Paul parking lot For information call 6253233 Check before you do business Tuesday Some local entities will be closed Tuesday in obser vance of Veterans Day Others will operate as usual US Post Office closed Local banks closed City offices open County offices open NBISD open CISDopen Service League plans Night Tuesday New Braunfels Service League members plan to raise some through their Night ticket sales Tues day beginning at 7 at Gruene Hall At the end of the evening one lucky winner will walk away richer The remaining funds will benefit charitable organizations in the New Braunfels community NBSL members expect 450 people to attend this years event themed County Ele gance Contact chairman Gary Corbin for further details at 609 1932 Help Tree of Life help homeless vets Tree of Life Fellowship will collect canned goods for home less veterans during Novem ber with the help of Librados restaurant Drop off nonper ishable items in the box at the entrance to Librados through Friday For information call 629 2963 New Braunfels Her a Id2 SUNDAY i 30 pages in four sections Sunday November Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years Home of Jeremy Williams Vol 145 No 258 CISD voters say no four times By DEMISE DZIUK KNIGHT Staff Writer Administrators and trustees solemn ly shook their heads as results were slowly phoned in showing all four propositions in the Comal Indepen dent School District million bond election failed Im said Kate Math is cochairwoman of the Keep Improv ing our District Schools group I think the kids are going hurt CISD voters were deciding Satur day the fate of four different proposi tions thatwould have addressed growth for five to seven years The proposi tions called for major expansions arid renovations at existing campuses three new schools an upgrade in technology and improvements and additions to different campuses If approved the average taxpayer would have paid for the new bond issue over a seven year period In the first year taxes would have increased by for the bond issue Early voting numbers were high as out of the districts approxi mately voters cast ballots Elec tion day turnout was just as strong with votes cast The Mountain Valley Elementary School polling site had the largest election day turnout with approximately 800 voters showing up Voters waited there up to one hour during the morning Tin pleased with the said CISD superintendent Jerry Major Regardless of whether the result is good or bad its great that folks are showing that kind of All four propositions were voted HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Oarnall Voters stood in line for up to an hour at Mountain Valley Elementary School Saturday to cast their ballots in the Comal Independent School District bond election down at every polling site erasing the slight lead Propositions and 4 had at the completion of early voting Proposition 2 which called for a new schools failedby the largest amount Voters turned down the proposal votes to The tallies on other propositions were closer but they still failed The proposition for technolo gy upgrades had the narrowestmar gin being turned down by slightly more than 500 votes Im encouraged by the big turnout involved in their school said Krueger However on the other side of the coin Im Krueger said that while the new school issue was controversial he thought at least the expansions and renovations proposition and technol ogy proposition stood a chance of vot er approval Rejecting the technology proposal put students at a disadvan tage he said Its disappointing that the taxpayers dont want their kids to get the tech nology they need to take them into the Turn to Election Page 2A Judge appoints Bulverdes temporary government Mayors aldermen and marshals will serve three Bulverde cities until May 2 election By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A district judge in New Braunfels appointed Fri day the first mayors aldermen and marshals to serve in incorporated Bulverde District Judge Jack Robison approved the appoint ment of the new interim officers Nominations were submitted by incorporation supporters On Tuesday residents in all three areas voted 906 for and 151 against incorporation Comal Coun ty Commissioners Court canvassed the results and made the incorporation official Friday Linnell Hinojosa county elections administrator said the interim council could serve until the next election on May 2 1998 Blaylock said it was urgent that an interim city government be set up in the incorporated areas If we didnt have the officers appointed now then we would have to wait until Jan 17 for an elec Blaylock said We want to avoid that to get things up to Blaylock said his next objective was to meet with the appointed aldermen and marshal in Bulverde South and establish a government Martin said most of the appointed officers from all three incorporated areas were to have met Satur day at Bulverde Public Library She said they were to ask Comal Appraisal District to provide tax num bers and appraisals for each city They will let us know what our tax base Martin said We have to determine what the tax rate will be and we will be working on a Since the incorporation took effect Friday Martin said Bulverdes halfmile extraterritorial jurisdiction already was established We thought we had to write an ordinance but it is automatically Martin said The ETJ is functioning the instant we were incorporated Any body living within a halfmile of the city limits is in the ETJ That means they are protected from San Antonio BULVERDE INTERIM OFFICERS These are the interim municipal officers appointed by District Judge Jack Robison for Bulverde East Bulverde North and Bul verde South on Friday The officers will serve until elections can be conducted May 2 1998 Bulverde South Mayor Stan Blaylock Aldermen Bruce Fiedler Arleen Bennett Chet Ludka Bill Krawietz Marshal Frank Herzig Bulverde North Mayor Bob Barton Aldermen Wallace Berkholtz Gail Gamboa Janice Anderson Jacque Patton Jim Lif fick Marshal Bob Wagoner Bulverde East Mayor Warren Alston Aldermen Janet Best Jerry Beene Diana Schwind Vicky Martin Bill Wilson Marshal Chuck Brangers Totally terrific teachers HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Mary Ann Fox of Memorial Primary is named New Braun fels Independent School District Outstanding Elem entary Teacher of the Year during halftlme at Fridays football game Dean Laird teacher and head athtletic trainer was named Outstanding Secondary Teacher of the Year From left are NBISD superin tendent Ron Reaves and board member Bette Spain Laird and Fox New Braunfels remembers veterans From staff reports Many activities will be conducted Tuesday in New Braunfels to com merate Veterans Day and honor the men and women who served in the armed forces and died for their country American Legion Post 179 410 W Coll will have a program hon pring veterans who have been mem bers of their post for 50 years The doors will open with a social hour at 5 The program will start at 6 with a spaghetti supper served after the program Veterans and their guests are invited to attend For information call 6250179 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Peace will have a flag raising ceremony at 8 Canyon High Schookwill have a program and reception beginning at 9 in the Cougar Den for area veter ans The 30minute program will fea ture Capt Frank Van Horn a CHS graduate and Air Force Academy grad uate as the featured speaker The American Legion Color Guard will present the colors and the choir and the band will play patriotic music Smithson Valley High School will have its ceremonies recognizing area veterans at in the gym State Rep Edmund Kuernpel will be part of the presentation Canyon Middle School will have ceremonies honoring veterans at 9 am in the gym The ceremony will fea ture presentation of colors presentation of veterans the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem Canyon Intermediate School will have a reception at with a Turn to Veterans Day Page 3A ELECTION TOTALS For Against Proposition 1 Proposition 2 Propositions Proposition 4 For complete election results 100 page 12A Confused voters fill CISD polls By DEMISE DZIUK KNIGHT Staff Writer Confusion about where to cast a bal lot combined with a long wait in line left a bad taste in the mouths of many Comal Independent School District voters Freda Walker election judge at the Mountain Valley Elementary polling site said turnout had been heavy since polls opened at 7 In fact more than the usual number of people had cast ballots on the million bond proposal Were she said We havent had a break all In the morning voters waited up to an hour to exercise their right to vote For some that wait was a little too long and they left Walker said But those votes werent lost she said All intended to come back later and Im quite sure they she said Voters heading to the polls later in the day waited 15 to 20 Fountain said the wait was long enough to make For those at the polls in the after noon the biggest complaint was the confusion about where to go to cast a ballot If I hadnt read the paper I wouldnt have known where to Fountain said Billie Albrecht lives just outside of Gruene and went to Frazier Elemen tary to vote No one was at the polling place when she got there so she went to the CISD administration office where she was told she would have to go to Canyon Lake If it hadnt been such an important election I probably wouldnt have vot she said Theyve messed up if you ask CISD business director Abel Cam pos said that in May of 1994 the first trustee election was conducted using the singlemember district method At that time voting lines were drawn and have not been changed since He said changing where people voted would have required approval by the original committee that established the district lines the CISD board of trustees and the federal government Since May of 1994 everyone has voted at the same he said Campos said the confusion was caused by the fact that voters in CISD election do not vote at the same place they do for the city county and state elections For example a resident who might have voted at Canyon High School for the Nov 4 state election would have had to vote at Mountain Valley Elementary in the bond elec tion If these people have not voted in a school election in a while it might be new to them and cause some confu Campos said Some voters saw the problems as a way for the district to deter possible votes of opposition Lynn Fountain Turn to Problems Page 2A seeks public input on Mock grants 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