Sunday, May 8, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 8, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas MIXO ft Vfll 10W571 RK THE SUNDAY MAY 2005 IERALDZEITUNG CQMAl ISP I NEW START Voters in the Comal I Independent School District elect Donna Holmes and Frank Page 9A BULVERDE WINNERS Cindy Robin Urbanovsky claim seats on the Bulverde City Page 7A j Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 147 30 5 sections K chance of rain High Low 81 66 Details3B DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS ti9r MAYORAL I Mm PCT 1 2 3 4 5 6 BRUCE ADAM Boyer wins big By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Bruce Boyer said he expected to beat incumbent Adam Cork in the race for New Braunfels But just how big Boyer prevailed Saturday surprised even Most local political pundits expected the mayoral race to be but Boyer led He recorded more than double Corks votes in early voting and prevailed with or 64 while Cork had votes or 36 Boyer finished in front in all six both in early voting and on Election who was elected to his first term in said he wished Boyer I was disappoint he But Im glad we had as many voters turn out as and Id like to see more and more people turn out to vote in future Cork said if he had his cam paign to do all over he wouldnt change I believe I did what I needed to and what I was supposed to do to get he Obviously it just wasnt meant to Asked what was on his agenda as New Braunfels new Boyer said two things were on his I think people have felt inhib ited about coming to city council meetings and saying what they wanted to say to he I want to encourage the public to give its input at council I also think we need to look at how the city uses so many con sultants and I think you can make decisions without going overboard on consultants and I think you can use some com mon Boyer said he was also some DAVID Bruce Boyer pops open a bottle of champagne while his looks on after Boyer won the mayoral race in New Braunfels Saturday Adam Cork accepts condolences from supporter what concerned that council rushed through a new drainage ordinanace last week that pro vides for storm water develop ment fees paid by new develop There may be some legal issues that we need to he But I think the core prin ciples of the ordinance are I think developers should pay stormwater development but we have to be sure developers can do what the ordinance says they have to Boyer added that he believed See MAYOR Page 8A Victim in train accident Friday identified as a 14yearold boy By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Officials Saturday identified the victim who died after being struck by a Union Pacific freight train as a 14yearold New Braunfels Middle School eighth An employee with the Bexar County Med ical Examiners Office in San Antonio said James Calvin Spencer died in the University Hospital trauma center at Friday of major internal Spencer was flown to San Antonio after the 4 which occurred on the rail road Uacks alongside Landa Street at the Lan da Drive intersection near the Loop 337 over New Braunfels Police Joe Vargas said the boy was struck as he walked east or north bound along the toward the oncoming and not southbound as previously reported in the An investigation revealed Spencer had been dropped at his residence after school and was believed to be walking the tracks to visit a friends Vargas Four witnesses two of them operating the southbound train reported the boy was walking with his head down and was wearing a personal music device with head One witness said the engineer repeatedly blasted his horn to try to alert the Shannon Lehmann and Melissa Batey were driving across the Loop 337 overpass Friday afternoon and reported seeing Spencer walking in front of the southbound freight They told the HeraldZeitung he was walk ing on the left side of the tracks the side away from Landa Lehmann said as turned off the loop onto Landa he saw the the train came to a stop with its engine close to 200 yards past where the teenager was Vargas said no citations were anticipated in the It was an he COMINGTUESDAY Marines for life Marines of all ages join together to support those hurt during Operation Iraqi Krueger rolls in District 51 Limmer ousts Valentine By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Kathleen Krueger claimed a seat on the New Braunfels City Council with a convinc ing win Saturday over Travis Krueger garnered 268 or 63 while Worn mack had 159 Krueger will replace Mayor Pro Tern Lee who has represented District 5 for two threeyear Rodriguez was prohibited from running again due to term said during her campaign she wanted to be an independent voice for the Kathleen Krueger Travis Worn mack Krueger It was time for me to get off the sidelines and give something back to the com munity I she Kruegers convincing mar gin of victory was also reflect ed in early She received 119 early compared to 74 for Krueger said she wants to preserve the historical and environmental integrity of New Braunfels while assist ing the growth and progress of the rapidly expanding The health and safety of our citizens is See KRUEGER Page 10A By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Ken Valentines tenure on the city council came to a close Saturday by the narrow est of The closest race in the city election was between District 6 challenger Lynn Limmer and with Limmer prevailing by just 14 In early Limmer had a 15vote lead 225 votes compared to Valentines 210 and she held on to win the seat with 374 or 51 per to Valentines 360 or 49 who was at home Saturday celebrating with Lynn Limmer Ken Valentine Limmer family and said as she did repeatedly during her that voters in District 6 wanted a Im very she We worked hard during the and now Im ready to go to Valentine campaigned as the minority voice on council and said while he was disap he was happy to have Im disappointed that well lose the voice of he But it was an opportu nity to serve and represent the people of District has been branch manager at First See LIMMER Page 10A With Taste Matters 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