New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 4, 2003

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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 weeks/1 C Inside Despite weather, events, 50 turn out to rally for troops/1 OA New Braunfels Sports NBHS crushes Travis 10-0, advances to Area Championship/1 B SUNDAY May 4, 2003 36 lianes in 4 sections ____    pages    in    a    seem Herald-Zeitung Vol. 152, No. 147 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1H52 $1.00 ELECTION 2003 Municipal Election Propositions MIF PROPOSITION I FOR  ...................1,746 AGAINST......................1,668 PROPOSITION 2 AGAINST......................1,967 FOR  .......  ....1,450 PROPOSITION 3 AGAINST  ..............1.939 FOR  .......1,490 Municipal Election District 3 UTF POSPISIL  ................914 FLUME............................530 Municipal Election District 4Residents favor economy over streets I t’s a great day for the economic future of New y} Braunfels MICHAEL MEEK, chamber president By DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer lite city’s use of Hales tax dollars will not change. The two propoHitionn that would have diverted 66 percent of the money earmarked for economic development to Htreet maintenance failed Saturday. The ballot items were opposed hy a number of local businesses, the 4B hoard and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce I ne. Chamber President Michael Meek said the election 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 expect.” “Its a great day for the economic future of Now Braunfels,” Meek said. Meek said the city retains the money to respond to opportunities such as those that will be presented from the Toyota and commercial development studies. Council incumbents fall TTT HULL................... KENDRICK . 485 411 dBtk Bulverde Election At-Large uu FRANKLIN BAETZ ..... CROSS..... STEVICK... 179 166 149 Comal ISD Election District 5 rn CERVIN..,......,.,..................90 ZIMMERMAN  ......85 IREDALE  ..............70 WRITE-IN  ...............2 Comal ISD Election District 7 K JESSIE SLATEN/Herakl Zertung New Braunfels’ new District 4 representative Valerie Hull (second from right) celebrates with supporters at her home Saturday night after learning she defeated incumbent Robert Kendrick by just 74 votes. Pospisil, Hull defeat Flume, Kendrick for Districts 3,4 seats JU SWINT....... PAWALEK SUTTON... 143 ,.,14 NC/iE: All election result* tire unofficial until canvassed. l/toh for election analysis next u>eek in the Herald Zeitunfi. By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer Two New Braunfels council members tagged by many as being antieco-nomic development lost their seatH Saturday. Candidate Valerie Hull has been saying all along, “It’s time for a change.” And what a change. What nome critics call the “chamber faction” has taken a leg up on city council. The so-called 4-3 split on economic development issues is now potentially a 6-1 split. In District 3, Gale Pospisil took Councilwoman Debbie Flumes seat, 914 votes to 530, in a rematch from the POSPISIL HULL three-way 2000 municipal election. And in District 4, Valerie Hull unseated Councilman Robert Kendrick, 485 votes to 411. Pospisil called the election a winning 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 <*co-nomic development issues, she said “I think this is ii victory for the whole city,” Pospisil said. Kendrick said the vote on council would now go 6-1 for “whatever the machine wants.” lh* hopes Hull is not puppet of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc., “hut $9,(KH) buys a lot of strings,” be said. Hull denied chamber influence. But she said tlx* new group of councilman will be more progressive Ist'HUsc they are like-minded on “certain issues.” See COUNCIL/5A “Our options are the same as they were before tin* petition was circulated and before the election,” said Mayor /Adam Cork, who was vocally opposed to the propositions introduced by Flume. “The multitude of companies that we are currently See PROPOSITIONS/5A Voter turnout Saturday ‘decent’ By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Saturdays voter turnout, if not BpiX!tacular, was decent for a municipal election, according to city and county officials. County Flection Coordinator Linnell Hinojosa said she* believed it was t he first time in a New Braunfels election that early vot ing turnout outpaced Election Day. New Braunfels City Secretary Michael Resendez said 3,516 of 27,626 registered voters 12.73 percent cast ballots. Bulverde City Secretary Phyllis Peterson said the Bulverde turnout for early voting and Flection Day vot ing was 369 of 3,043 registered voters 12.12 percent. In the Comal Independent School District, 5.28 percent 691 of the 13,090 registered voters in the two open districts cast ballots. Resendez said he was pleased. “l/ioking at voter turnout in 2002, it was 11.82 percent, so we n* a litt le hit iilxive that. We had a better showing than last year,” Resendez said. “I’m happy with the t urnout. The staff, t he clerks and the judges did a fine job today” In Bulverde, Peterson said the turnout was typical of a municipal election. “It could have been higher,'' she said. Hinojosa said Saturday’s turnout in New Braunfels See TURNOUTS New faces on CISD board By Sean Bowlin Staff Writer In close races typified by low voter turnout, an incumbent was defeated and Bill Swiut and Rose Corvin were elected to the Comal Independent School Districts Board of Trustees Saturday. Out of 13,090 registered voters, only 214 people cast ballots. The race for the District 7 {Kist started out as a tight one. Swint, a print salesman who served on the districts bond advisory Ismrd and an outspoken opponent of school district policies, led incumbent Randall Pawelek, a construction company vice president, when the early votes were tabulated. Swint had 84 votes to Pawelek’s 78. But Swint finished with 55 percent of the vote, outpollmg Pawelek by a total of 243 votes Ut 183 votes. A third candidate, IAfH Sutton, an aerial navigation instructor, got 14 votes. Swint will serve until May 2004 when there will Is* another election. Pawelek was appointed to the school hoard 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 long-range plan. “We say we’ve had one, hut I’ve never heard of it," Swint said. “lf I’m going to sit on that hoard, I want to know what it is.’ Swint also said he has questions to ask CISD administrators about why the artificial turf for Smithson Valley and Canyon High Schools See CISD/7A CERVIN SWINT Inside Abby.....................................2C Classifieds...........................1-12D Comics..................................6C Lifestyle  ....................I-SC Forum  ........  6A Local/State....................  4A Movies..................................2C Records..............................8A Sports...  ........  I    *40 Today....................................2A Stocks...................................6B www.herakbzettung.com 56825 00002 Franklin, Baetz win Bulverde race By Ron Maloney Staff Writer BULVBKDF Voters elected Flliott Franklin alderman in Saturdays municipal elections and returned incumbent. Charlie Baetz to city hull. Franklin received the most votes, pulling 222. Bael/, followed with 179. Bulverde is a general law city with an aldermanic government, which means the candidali* art* elected at large. The two who receive*! the most votes got the frosts, Cindy Cross, an unsuccessful candidate for mayor in the November 2002 special election, trailed Baetz with I (kl votes. Sarah Stevick received 149 votes. City Secretary Phyllis Peterson said Bul verde will canvass its election results Friday See BULVERDE/7A BAETZ ;

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