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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 17, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY OCTOBER 2004 IERALDZEITUNG SPECIAL SECTION VOTIRS QUID League of Women Voters Texas and Comal Area has produced an election guide for Inside LIFE High school cheerleading more than just cheering the sports teams to Page 1C Comal County since No 30 4 sections CLICK j Partly Cloudy High Low 89 70 Details3B DEARABBY 6C CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES SPORTS IB TV GRIDS 1C TOWN HALL MEETING j Early voting begins Monday Zeitung New Braunfels Mayor Adam Cork replies to a question asked by an audience member at the Comal County Fair Associations town hall meeting at the fairgrounds Saturday CITIZEN COMMENTS DURING MEETING The city council should not give away property that was sup posed to belong to the people John Phelan My greatgrandpar ents were part of the group that gave this thinking the city would keep Lynn Norvell citizens discuss opinions on Proposition 2 By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The crowd gathered at the Comal County Fairgrounds Saturday could agree on only one thing the fair should stay at its historic The bone of contention was how that cold best be Local citizens joined a panel of city leaders and fair association members to discuss Proposition the bid by Council man fen Valentine to declare the Comal County Fairgrounds park Opinions among the 55 people who gathered in the shady spots around the corral were evenly I understand why any organization would want this valuable gift of but why would I want it as a citizen asked Kathleen who spoke in favor of Proposition said she was concerned about the undetermined value of the especially since the city still did not know how much it would cost to dean up the site of an old garbage dump and incinerator Mayor Adam a member of the panel moderated by Comal County Commissioner Jack said the BALLOTS The HeraldZeitung starts a series of endorsements with todays focusing on the Presidential 4A Reproductions of the ballots that will appear in the municipal elections Page 4A city was obligated to clean up the mess it made regardless of what happened Cork also said he saw no need to have an appraisal done before giving the land The value of the property only mat ters if we planned to sell it and cash in on its he Otherwise its like a heirloom necklace you might want to pass down to your You might get it appraised for insurance pur but you would not do it so you could tell your granddaughter how much you were giving Lonnie Dolle wondered why city lead ers kept proposing other uses for the like a potential site for a new convention if they really wanted the fair to stay where it That makes it hard to trust the citys See Page 9A Festival offers events for the entire family QMflP Brandon gives the train ride a thumbs up at the Holy Family Catholic Church Fall Festival Saturday By Uigh Jones StaffWriter With festive music and the enticing smell of authentic Mexican the parish ioners of Holy Family Church welcomed the community to their annual Fall Parents gravitated to the food but the children headed straight for the boun cy castle where Cindy Delgado was taking Its she The kids really like The festival booths were manned by members of the churchs many Priscilla Hinojosa said the majority of the funds raised at the event would be put toward construction of the new ministries She did not know when the ground breaking would begin but said she hoped it would be soon because the parish was bursting out of its current Every year the festival gets she Its not just for church members but for the whole See Page 9A By Ron Maloney StaffWriter the 2004 General Elec tion begins tomorrow with early which runs through Early unique to Texas and a few other provides voters chal lenged by todays tighter schedules ample opportunity to get to the a voter needed a reason such as being outofstate on Elec tion vote But no reason is Anyone can vote In Comal County and New Braun early voting is also unique because it provides voters with one stop shopping convenience in city and school board elections because those who vote early can vote in all elections in the same place Room 104 on the ELECTION ITEMS See more information regarding election including proposi tions and tax Paged first floor of the Comal County Cour On Election some voters will have to make three stops to vote in city and school district If you want to get it all done in one come to the said elections worker Kathy Hoege Thats because voting precincts for the city and school districts do not line said Comal County Elections Coordinator Linnell Hino Its definitely to your advantage to vote early because on Election we all have different polling Hinojosa See Page 8A LOCAL ELECTIONS Parker face off in precinct 3 commissioner race 2OO4 By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Precinct 3 Commissioner Cristina Zamora and Republican challenger Greg Parker face off in this elec tion to decide who will rep resent one quarter of the countys population on commissioners Precinct 3 is comprised of neighborhoods in the West inner New Braunfels and along Inter state 35 to the northeast end of the the precinct has been largely Hispanic and but with the 2000 redistrict it has become a little less ethnic and a little more Zamora bested Ramon Chapa in a spirited pri mary contest this past March that got ugly in its last Three days before the allegations were raised about Chapas past marital troubles in a press See PRECINCT Page 8A 2 NBISD school board positions up for election By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Two New Braunfels Independent School Dis trict school board seats are up for Revnaldo Ortiz is chal lenging Jorge Maldonado for his District 2 Matthew Bettersworth and Bill Biggadike are bat tling over the District 4 currently held by Big gadikes who has lived in the district all his said he hoped to bring a younger perspective to the school Bettersworth has lived in District 4 for almost sev en years and is vice presi dent of Hill Country Rifle Neither man has served in public office Both Maldonado and Biggadike served one year of an unexpired term before being elected to the board for their own three year Maldonado has served as board president for the past Biggadike left the school board three years ago to start his own i Early voting j begins 18 I and runs Mon i day through i Friday until i 29 at i 1 NBISD Edu cation i 430 Mill 8 to 5 2 The Comal County Court 150 Seguin 8 to One early vot ing Saturday is scheduled from 8 to 5 23 at the NBISD Education 430 Mill Election Day Hi On election i j each district will have one I voting loca tion District 2 is at i Lakeside Baptist i 2719 FM District 4 is at Lamar Primary 240 I Mailin ballots must be returned to the NBISD Education Center by Oct COMING WEDNESDAY I BLUEBONNET UVEH 700 VEHICLES IN STOCK WOO i SUPER CENTER AT 1875 HOT 81
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