Friday, April 30, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 30, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS HERALDZEITUNG 116 26 pages in 2 sections April 1999 FRIDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents MAYORAL CANDIDATES DISTRICT 5 CANDIDATES DISTRICT 6 CANDIDATES ROBERT KENDRICK STONEY WILLIAMS LEE RODRIGUEZ CLIP COURTNEY DAVID NIGH JULIET WATSON Campaign time is nearing an end as Saturdays elections Down to the ballot Youth issues dominate city races BY PERI STONE Staff Writer New Braunfels residents will elect a new mayor and council members for Districts 5 and 6 on At least two new faces will be chosen to address several the greatest of which seems to be leading the city in efforts to reach its Robert a 60yearold retired and Stoney a contractor with GuadaComa are vying for the mayoral Mayor Jan Kennady has reached the end of her term District 5 council member Cathy Talcott said she was moving from her district and would not be eligi ble for Stepping in to fill the vacancy are Clif a telecom munications specialist with the and Lee a local Attorney David is chal lenging incumbent Juliet who has served one term as the District 6 council Williams said having lived in New Braunfels for 29 years set him apart from his I know how the city is and he Kendrick said he had more than 30 years of leadership experience in youth programs as well as civic and community He said being retired would allow him to commit to the elected position full Courtney said his stance on annexation set him apart from his Im against massive annexa he especially where home owners are against the annex Rodriguez said being self See ROBIN Precinct 19 captain Bess watches as Comal County election official Linnell and Comal County Clerk Joy Streater warm up a machine in which ballots will be counted following Saturdays Crowded credibility hot topics in CISD board races BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Student growth and district credibility continue to be the focus of a showdown between eight Comal Independent School District patrons vying for two seats on the board of Patrons in single member Dis tricts 3 and 4 will head to the polls Saturday to choose repre sentatives charged with address ing the districts exploding stu dent enrollment growth and state funding The twopropo sition bond package developed by CISD to handle district facil ity needs for the next 10 years has been a hotly debated topic between Voters also will decide the fate of the bond package at the Patrons voted down a 1997 bond issue to build and remodel District 4 The results of Saturdays trustee elections will guarantee at least one new face on the board to represent residents in the south and southeast areas of Canyon District 4 candidates John Jim Bill Mil ton and John Welch are com peting for trustee Doug Nails Nail cannot run for reelec tion because he moved out of the District 4 candidate Judy Holbrook dropped out of the race Monday in order to pre vent a split vote between three candidates who opposed the dis tricts bond a sales representa tive in the Comal County area and president of Concerned Taxpayers of Comal said he was in favor of Proposi tion 1 on the bond issue because it addressed the districts imme diate Proposition 1 is a solution to the districts growth problem for 100 percent of the he Bertelsen said he was critical of Proposition 2 because the specific location of the new high school still was a retired IBM employ ee and a former school board member in said he was in favor of Proposition 2 because a new high school was needed to handle future See Sample polling place locations Pages 7B CISD voters facing two bond issues BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Saturdays Comal Inde pendent School District bond election will mark the second time voters have gone to the polls hi less than two years to cast ballots on a longrange plan to handle rapid stu dent In November vot ers did not approve any of the four propositions con tained in a million bond On patrons will decide whether a twopropo sition package is the CISD board of trustees approved the twopropo sition bond package in November 1998 in a 52 with Scott Watson and Robert Loop Proposition at includes Three new prekinder garten through sixthgrade elementary schools with enrollment of 800 students each Expansion of Smith son Valley High School to students Expansion of Canyon High School to stu dents Expansion of Canyon Middle School to students Expansion of Comal Elementary to 800 stu dents See INSIDE Whos your favorite car dealer What is your favorite bank You told and were telling every body in the 1999 Best of Comal County Readers Choice Award a spe cial section only in todays ROBIN Law enforcement officers help an EMS employee carry a 23yearold San Antonio man to an AirLife helicopter on The mans car was struck by an 18wheel er and fell from the Guadalupe River bridge on Interstate 18wheeler knocks car off 135 bridge FROM STAFF REPORTS Five people were injured Thursday after noon when an 18wheeler pushed a car off an Interstate 35 bridge and onto the banks of the Guadalupe The which was hauling a trailer full of was driving south on 135 and was unable to stop in said a Waring man who was in the second car behind the New Braunfels Police Department officers said traffic was slowed due to ongoing road construction to the The truck hit the car of a 23yearold San Antonio pushing it into another vehi The San Antonio mans car then fell off the bridge and landed near the The man suffered a head injury and com plained of shoulder and arm a New Braunfels Fire and Rescue official He was transported to University Hospital inj See INSIDE Abby 7A Classifieds 4B 8A Crossword 7A Forum 6A 4A Movies 5B Obituaries 3A Sports Today 2A Television 8A Key code Kindermasken Parade ready to roll BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer New Braunfels will take a look back at its past this weekend when Folkfest has its annual run on the grounds of Conservation Plaza and the Museum of Texas Handmade Folkfest helps preserve the Ger man heritage of the area and lets kids see how things were back in the old said Martha director of the New Braunfels Con servation Kids are the focus of the Kinder masken the kickoff event for For 150 children have donned costumes and marched through the streets of Children wishing to walk in this years parade should line up behind the Brauntex Theater by 10 Sat The parade will proceed down West San Antonio around the plaza and along Seguin end ing in the Sophienburg Archives parking Rehler said an abundance of activ ities would be available for Candle making was one of the annu al favorite handson Kids are given a piece of string and they dip and dip until they have made a Rehler Two petting zoos and storytellers with folk toys also should hold the childrens Demonstrations and exhibits will include sauerkraut steam rope tortilla mak ing and bread baked in brick A new demonstration will feature the discharge of an oldfashioned black powder gun and the making of caps and balls used for Rehler said adults might be par ticularly interested in the Pickers Paradise antique sale on the Admission is for adults and free for children under Adult admission includes an opportunity to register for two roundtrip tickets anywhere in the United The prize is courtesy of American Air lines and Rennert World FOLKFEST WHEN 6 11 to 5 Sunday WHERE Conservation Loop 337 at Church Hill Drive ADMISSION Adults children under 12 free WHY A celebration of New Braunfels1 German Proceeds benefit the New Braunfels Historic Museum Con servation Society and Her itage