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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 4, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Lifestyle Late freezes push start of Farmers Market back two Despite weather events 50 turn out to rally for OA NEW BRAUNFELS Sports NBHS crushes Travis 100 advances to Area SUNDAY May 4 2003 7 v 36 pages in 4 sections HERALDZEITUNG Vol 152 No 147 ELECTION 2003 Serving New Braunfcls and Comal County since 1852 Residents favor economy over streets MUNICIPAL ELECTION Propositions PROPOSITION 1 PROP08fTlON2 PROPOSITION 3 MUNICIPAL ELECTION District 3 MUNICIPAL ELECTION District 4 Its a great day for the economic future of New j Braunfels MICHAEL MEEK chamber president BY DYLAN Staff Writer The citys use of sales tax dollars will not change The two propositions that would have diverted 66 per cent of the money earmarked for economic development to street maintenance failed Saturday The ballot items were opposed by a number of local businesses the 4B board and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc Chamber President Michael Meek said the elec tion was a good indication the vast majority of people recognized the relationship of a healthy economy to the quality of life and the city services that they Its a great day for the eco nomic future of New Braun Meek said Meek said the city retains the money to respond to opportunities such as those that will be presented from the Tbyota and commercial development studies BULVERDC ELECTION AtLarge BAETZ COMAL ISO ELECTION District 5 WRITEIN COMAL ISO ELECTION District 7 All election remits are unofficial until canvassed Look for elec tion analysis next week in the HeraMZeitung New Braunfels new District 4 representative Valerie Hull second from right celebrates with Saturday night after learning she defeated incumbent Robert Kendrick by just 74 votes Pospisil Hull defeat Flume Kendrick for Districts seats BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer Two New Braunfels council mem bers tagged by many as being antieco nomic development lost their seats Saturday Candidate Valerie Hull has been saying all along Its time far a And what a change What some crit ics call the chamber faction has tak en a leg up on city council The socalled 43 split on economic development issues is now potentially a 61 split In District 3 Gale Pospisil took Councilwoman Debbie Flumes scat 914 votes to 630 in a rematch from the POSPISIL HULL threeway 2000 municipal election And in District 4 Valerie Hull unseated Councilman Robert Kendrick 485 votes to 411 Pospisil called the election a win ning moment for the city Since she and Hull were elected and Propositions 2 and 3 failed the city will have more tools to deal with eco nomic development issues she said I think this is a victory for tho whole Pospisil said Kendrick said the vote on council would now go 61 for whatever the machine He hopes Hull is not puppet of the Creator New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce but buys u lot of he said Hull denied chamber influence But who said the new group of councilman will be more progressive because they are likeminded on certain See Our options are the same as they were before the peti tion was circulated and before the said Mayor Adam Cork who was vocally opposed to the propositions introduced by Flume The multitude of compa nies that we are currently See Voter turnout Saturday decent BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Saturdays voter turnout if not spectacular was decent for a municipal election according to city and county officials County Election Coordina tor Linnell Hinojosa said she believed it wan the firat time in a New Braunfels election that early voting turnout out paced Election Day New Braunfels City Secre tary Michael Rescndez said of registered voters percent cast ballots Bulvcrde City Secretary Phyllis Peterson said the Bul verdo turnout for early voting and Election Day voting was 369 of registered voters percent In the Comal Independent School District percent 691 of the regis tered voters in the two open districts cast ballots said he was pleased Looking at voter turnout in 2002 it was percent so were a little bit above that We had a better showing than last Kesondey said Im happy with the turnout The staff the clerks and the judges did a line job In Bulverde Peterson said the turnout was typical of a municipal election It could have been high sho said Hinojosa said Saturdays turnout in Now Braunfels New faces on CISD board BYSEANBOWUN Staff Writer In close races typified by low vot er turnout an incumbent was defeated and Bill Swint and Hose Cervin were elected to the Comal Independent School Districts Board of TVustees Saturday Out of registered voters only 214 people cast ballots The race for the District 7 post started out as a tight one Swint a print salesman who served on the districts bond advisory board and an outspoken opponent of school district policies led incumbent Ran dall Pawelek a construction com pany vice president when the early votes were tabulated Swint had 84 votes to Paweleks 78 But Swint finished with 55 percent of the vote outpolling Pawelek by a total of 243 votes to 183 votes A third candi date Les Button an aerial naviga tion instructor got 14 votes Swint will serve until May 2004 when there will be another election Pawelek Was appointed to the school board in November 2002 when John Clay resigned because he moved outside of the district Swint said his first priority was to find out if the school district has a longrange plan We say weve had one but Ive never heard of Swint said If Im going to sit on that board I want to know what it Swint also said he has questions to ask CISD administrators about why the artificial turf for Smithson Valley and Canyon High Schools 899 CERVIN SWINT INSIDE Franklin Baetz win Bulverde race BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer BULVEKDE Voters elected Klliott Franklin alderman in Saturdays municipal elections and returned incumbent Charlie Baete to city hall Franklin received the most votes pulling 222 Baete followed with 179 Bulverde is a general law city with an aldermanic government which means the candidates are elected at large Tho two who received the most votes got the posts Cindy Cross an unsuccessful candidate for mayor in the November 2002 special election trailed Baetz with 166 votes Sarah Stevick received 149 votes City Secretary Phyllis Peterson said Bul verde will canvass its election results Friday See FRANKLIN BAETZ
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