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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 22, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas 11 02000 U a Water Restrictions I New Braunfels Utilities customers can water any day of the week before 9 and after 7 Use of hand held hoses soaker hoses bucKets or drip irrigation is allowed any time I I fii 0 n n I I I I ne ween and aner 7 Use of hand IU 2 2 2000 NEWdllUliBWFFI S HERALDZEITUNG Vol 149 No 258 46 pages in 4 sections October 22 2000 O j A V Serving Comal Couny 1852 INSIDE Spooktacubr Still have not decided about what you are going to be on Halloween Find out whats hot this C Call her New Braunfels head volleyball coach Phyllis Fowler gets the Coach That Makes a Difference Award from Fox Sports Net Southwest See her on TV B Vacation winner The second weeks winner of the HeraldZeitungs October Family Vacation Giveaway is Larry Schwab To enter the contest fill out the subscription form on the back of your copy of TV Week in todays edition and mail it in Winners get night vacation packages which include deluxe accommoda tions for two adults children free a round of golf and other amenities at a variety of vacation destinations Cloudy skies continue today BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rainy and cloudy conditions are expected to continue in Texas for the rest weekend Forecasts predict a continuing chance of showers and thunderstorms across North Texas along with a decrease in cloud cover Showers and thunderstorms are fore cast Sunday throughout South Texas Temperatures should range anywhere from the 60s to the lower 80s South Texas temperatures were most ly in the 60s and 70s on Saturday INDEX Week Sample ballots for local Early voting dates OA NBISD candidates seek atlarge A Local campaign finance CAMPAIGN Decision Day Nov 7 2000 Let the balloting begin Early voting starts Monday in Nov 7 presidential key local elections BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The nations presidential election is more than two weeks away but voting begins at 8 Monday with early vot ing in the Comal County Courthouse Annex Texas Governor George W Bush takes on Vice President Al Gore for the White House In Comal County Tax lector Gloria Clennan a Democrat is facing Republican Sherman Krause for her job Two commissioners Jack Dawson in Precinct 1 and Cristina Zamora in Precinct 3 are running unopposed as is Sheriff Bob Holder In New Braunfels a couple of city propositions could change the way the city spends its sales tax money and in little Bulverde Northwest in western Comal County residents will consider whether to join the neighboring City of Bulverde Comal County Clerk Joy Streater and Elections Coordinator Linnell Hinqjosa expect a high voter turnout History supports that view Presiden tial elections have a history of luring Comal County voters to the polls In the 1992 presidential election 87 percent of the roughly voters in this county cast ballots Nationwide that figure was a healthy 55 percent which still pales in comparison In 1996 when the party in power won its second term in the White House the turnout here was 67 percent of about registered voters Nationwide the turnout figure dipped just below 50 percent of registered vot ers About a third of the turnout in Comal County will vote in early voting which runs Monday to Nov 3 Id love to see that at 50 percent or 75 Streater said Early voting isnt convenient only for the voter it spreads out the workload for See K JESSIE Comal County officials expect 30 percent of those who vote in the Nov 7 election to do so during early voting which begins 8 Monday on the first floor of the Comal County Courthouse Annex Most support city propositions but they still disagree on details BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer New Braunfels voters must decide whether the city will change the way it uses a portion of its sales when they head to the polls starting this week The city council called a special city wide election for Nov 7 to consider two propositions concerning the citys sales tax revenues Early voting begins this week from 8 to Monday through Nov 3 at the Comal County Courthouse Annex and from 8 to 5 Mon day through Nov 3 at the New Braunfels Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave New Braunfels sales tax New Braunfels collects a total per cent sales tax a portion of which goes to the general fund for property tax reduc tion See OA CHRIS For driving directions to Mondays TABC meeting see page 4A Booze ban supporters to caravan to Austin BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commis sion will consider New Braunfels request for an alcohol ban inside a central river business district on Monday The threemember commission meets at in the commission room at 5806 Mesa Drive in Austin Advocates for an alcohol ban plan to be there My group is ready to fight and ready to show up in said Kathleen Krueger cochairwoman of Citizens United to Save Our Rivers In early September a successful petition drive by Citizens United to Save Our Rivers led the city council to unanimously approve an ordinance establishing an alcohol ban inside a central river business district The ordinance cannot go into effect how ever without approval from the Texas Alco holic Beverage Commission The proposed district includes the Guadalupe River between the Gruene Road and Faust Street bridges and the Comal River between the Landa Park Drive bridge and the Comals confluence with the Guadalupe River The ordinance proposes to ban alcohol consumption and the possession of open alcoholic beverage containers within the district However Lou Bright general counsel for the TABC announced this past week that he would advise the commission that it did not have the authority to approve the citys request He said the city had not properly identified the central business district as defined in the states alcohol laws But Citizens United to Save Our Rivers has not given up The group plans to meet at 11 Monday in the Kmart parking lot on Interstate 35 to caravan to the TABC meet ing The commission does not have to follow Brights recommendation she said We still have some Krueger said Cemetery advocates take on monumental task Last of a Series BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer While a small army of residents tries to preserve crumbling neglect ed historic cemeteries the tombstone lady of New Braunfels has been working to create lasting personal ized headstones for this community for 28 years Margaret Staudt has worked for the Dietz Memorial Company Inc for almost 30 years and has helped countless families and individuals pick out headstones In one of the fastest growing coun ties in the state Comal County cemeter ies and their occu pants are threatened by development vandal ism and theft But headstones fight an even more destructive enemy every day time Gerron Hite of the Texas Historical Commission said many headstones used for the states more than private cemeteries were made of soft material such as limestone Limestone is fairly soft and easy to Hite said So you have a constant deterioration of In a small office packed with books urns pictures and inspira tional messages off South Business Interstate 35 Staudt helps people choose their last messages to the liv ing world I like to personalize a monu Staudt said 1 never rush See Michael and Connie Krause clean up markers at family graves every couple of months JENNIFER HeratoZeitung
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