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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 3, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas NOVEMBER SPUKla FOOTBALL Mike Hernandez spells versatility for the New Braunfels Unicorns Page 8A FORUM COLUMN Guest columnist David Will tells how the new land scape ordinance could bene fit the Page 4A Serving jsjew Braunfels and Comal County since 304 16 2 sections CLICK j Mostly sunny High Low 65 40 Details2B DEAR ABBY 41 CLASSITODS COMICS 3B CROSSWORD M FORUM 4A OBITUARIES SA SPORTS SA TV GRIDS 41 COMAL COUNTY TAX FREEZE PROPOSmON Comal County Contested races only Unofficial returns PRESIDENT R xxxx D xxxx L xxxx REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 21 Lamar Smith R Rhett Smith D Jason Pratt REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 28 James Hopson R Henry Cuellar D Ken Ashby L 83 RAILROAD COMMISSIONER Victor Carrillo R Bob Scarborough D Anthony Garcia L SUPREME COURT PLACE 9 Scott Brister R David Van Os D COURT OF CRIMINAL PLACE 2 Lawrence Meyers R Quanah Parker L COURT OF CRIMINAL PLACE 5 Cheryl Johnson R Tom Oxford L COURT OF CRIMINAL PLACE 6 Michael Keasler R Molina D SRD COURT OF PLACE 4 Bill Green R Jan Patterson D SRD COURT OF PLACE 6 Bob Pemberton R Diane Henson D COMAL COUNTY PRECINCT 1 Greg Parker R Cristina Zamora D COMAL COUNTY PRECINCT 2 Kenneth Smith R Peter Kerkez Writein 86 ON THUMB Check the Herald ZeitungsWeb site throughout the day Wednesday for updat ed results FOR AGAINST NEW BRAUNFELS TAX FREEZE PROPOSmONI FOR AGAINST NEW BRAUNFELS PROPOSITION 2 FOR 855 AGAINST NEW BRAUNFELS CAN BAN PROPOSITION 3 FOR 722 AGAINST It looks like Bush to win By Ron Fourniar AP Political Writer WASHINGTON Presi dent Bush and challenger John Kerry sweated out a tensionpacked conclusion to the race between an embattled incumbent and a Democrat who ques tioned the war he waged in Ohio loomed as this years the deci sive with Kerrys options As of the race had not been but according to several major news Bush lacked only one electoral vote to get the 270 needed for Bush won the state he nailed down four years ago only after a 36day recount and Supreme Court Kerry hung on to the Democratic prize of but had pre cious few places to pick up electoral votes that went Republican in He took New Hampshire from but it has only four electoral That leaves just Ohio and and Kerry was nt conceding The vote count in Ohio has not been said Kerry campaign man ager Mary Beth There are more than remaining votes to be We believe when they John Kerry will win Not according to Bushs advisers who told the presi dent he would win President Bush and chal lenger John Kerry sweated out a tensionpacked con clusion to the race between an embattled incumbent See Page 6A MANDV With congratulations coming in from Karen and Andrea Boldt at the Republican Greq Parker is so excited about his win that he calls friends and family to share the moment with Parker upsets Zamora in Commissioners race By Ron Malonay StaffWriter Republican challenger Greg Parker upset Precinct 3 Commissioner Cristina Zamora in what had always been a Comal County Democratic stronghold inner New In Precinct which includes many Hispanic neighborhoods in New Braunfels and along the Interstate 35 Zamora pulled votes percent of the bal lots cast to go down to Parkers or per Reached at the Republi can Party called Tuesday a great day for Precinct Not only has the precinct voted for but they voted to make his Parker noting he is the first African Amer ican to run for and be elected to public office in the 156year history of the Im the youngest com missioner ever and the first Republican ever elected from Precinct Parker When he takes office Parker said he would work to accom plish the cornerstones of his Im going to focus in on economic training and transporta Parker Zamora said she con gratulated Parker and wished him good The people spoke for what they Zamora said late It was See Page 3A COUNT Parker Zamora US REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 21 Lamar Smith reelected in District 21 Lamar Smith Rhett Smith By Scott Mahon StaffWriter Lamar RSan fended off two challengers Tuesday to win the District 21 con gressional Smith was opposed by Democrat Rhett a former auditor for the Texas Department of Human and Austin Libertarian Jason At Smith led with or percent Rhett Smith had or per and Pratt had or Smith serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on the Inter net and Intellectual Property of the House Judiciary The sub committee has jurisdiction over dig ital copyright and patent pro tections and He also served on the House Sci ence and is third in sen Last he was selected to be a member of the new Select Commit tee on Homeland which See Page 3A PRESIDENT Bush Republican Kerry Democrat Tax freeze passes By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Although the citys early vote count wasnt completed until ear ly this unofficial results Tuesday night showed voters in six voting districts voted for Proposition 1 to freeze city proper ty and voted against Called Proposition 1 on Tues days the measure was passed last year by 80 percent of the voters across the and provided that local residents could petition the city county to force a vote on the A group New Braunfels led by Wayne led a peti tion drive early this summer to force the New Braunfels City Council to put the measure up for council voted unani mously in June to put the measure on the 2 Mayor Adam Cork said the gen eral election would allow more voters to vote on the 1 think we should have as many people in the community as possi ble vote on the Cork said in Cork said Tuesday before the early vote it would now be up to council to minimize the impact of the property tax Itll be our job to bring in as much economic development as possible to minimize the impact of Proposition he Cork argued this summer that freezing property taxes for senior citizens would shift the burden of paying for services to younger property If we were to freeze property taxes for an extreme example would be if seniors peti tioned for a million swim ming pool and tennis and it passed because of the senior See Page 3A
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