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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 12, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas MAY SPORTS PLAYOFFS The Smithson Valley baseball team opens the second round of the 5A playoffs against SA Page 8A CANYON LAKE MARKET DAYS The annual fundrasier for the Community Resource and Recreation Center is scheduled May Page 4A 14 2 sections CK DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 4B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 6A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 3B Valentine asks for coun race By Scott Mahon StaffWriter After losing a bid for reelec tion by a margin of 14 New Braunfels District 6 City Council man Ken Valentine has peti tioned for a manual who has served one threeyear term on lost the election to newcomer Lynn who had a 15vote lead in early voting and held on to win by a count of 374 to 360 Although Valentine said Wednesday he didnt expect a recount would change the his supporters urged him to ask for a Limmer said had the tables been she might have asked for a recount I think anytime an election is that you owe it to your supporters to ask for a she Although I dont antic ipate any change in the vote I might have done the same thing had I lost by that close of a City Secretary Michael Resendez said the manual recount would be today at 9 at the municipal building and would take about three Resendez said Valentine would be required to pay for the cost of the recount and was required to put up a A committee of four people have been appointed to do the Resendez Valen tine and Limmer were each allowed to appoint two people to the Each committee member will be paid an Resendez The election results will be canvassed May 16 and newly elected council members will be sworn May Kathleen Krueger was elected to represent District and Bruce Boyer will be sworn in as New Braunfels new mayor after defeating Adam Ken Valentine JUMP STARTING SUMMER Photos by DAVID Tourists and local officials jump in the Guadalupe River in Gruene Wednesday afternoon at the Jump In which kicks off the summer tubing New Braunfels Mayor Adam Cork and Connie Worley stomp grapes in a demonstration of activities taking place at Saturdays Wein and Summer tourist season kicks off with a splash By Scott Mahon StaffWriter The first day of summer doesnt officially begin until the summer solstice June But by most feel sum mer is half especially in New Braunfels where tourists and local businesses are already ready for the summer season kicked off with the annual JumpIn near the his toric Gruene Bridge when Judy director of the Conven tion and Visitors joined dozens of others who leaped into the crisp waters of the Guadalupe Its an annual celebration of the beginning of the tub ing season in New she Young said the celebration will continue with the Wein and Saengerfest festival this and Gruene Hall will host its ninth annual Americana Music a 12 hour charity fundraiser con Schlitterbahn Water Park will open daily beginning Sat but some tubing out fitters have been open for WEEKEND OP FUN Wine and 10 to 11 Saturday in downtown New Americana Music Sunday at Gruene Weve been open daily since about said Teri coowner of Cor ner But the weather has been kind of funky so and the season doesnt really begin until Memorial Day Sherrie Schlitter bahn director of communica said Schlitterbahn opened April 23 for weekend The first several weekends were kind of she But were seeing strong indi cators that this summer will be a strong tourist And we expect the weather to cooperate more than it did last year when it rained so Its expected to be a dry New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Director Stacey Laird said Landa Park is ready for the summer Life guards are already on See JUMP Page 4A Bulverde council calls special election to choose mayor By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Bulverde residents will have to wait several months before they get a new Bill Cole resigned the citys top spot last citing sud den health problems for his Rather than appoint some one to finish out Coles council voted Tliesday to call for a special election Mayor ProTern said council members decid ed not to appoint because they felt the community would be against such a There has been so much controversy in this commu nity recently that I think most people would rather it be elected she Lemes said the council chambers were packed Tues day with people who had signed up to against A bullish fight HOW WILL THEY CONDUCT BUSINESS ffl With no Bulverde will turn to Mayor Pro Tern Bey Lemes to run meetings until she steps down later this While the council chose not to select a the council will choose a new mayor pro tem to run meet ings when new council mem bers Cindy Cross and Robin Urbanovsky are a decision to appoint she was The council never heard the voices of dissent because they voted to hold die elec tion before the public com ments section of the meet Im not sure who else talked to potential mayoral but I found no one who was willing to be Lemes contin we will find See BULVERDE Page 3A A local bullfighter shares the secrets of his talking about the fun and fear of taking on the monstrous Trio indicted on felony charges after fight By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Three New Braunfels men arrested Saturday night in connection with a shooting incident at a Walnut Avenue residence were indicted Wednesday on felony deadly conduct Adrian Francisco Brian and Robert were all indicted on deadly conduct charges for shots allegedly fired at about 10 The three were originally booked into county jail early Sunday on charges of engag ing in organized criminal Those charges and other possible allegations against the trio were still being con sidered while an investiga tion continues into what happened Saturday As of Barbosas bail was Brian Navarro was being held on bail and Robert whose bail was set at was also being held on a nobail parole vio lation Me was also indicted for the alleged unlawful possession of a If convicted as indicted on the deadly conduct each man faces a sentence of two to 10 years in state prison and a Police reported Saturday night they were called to the located near Wai just after 10 for a reported sighting of a man with a As officers they heard See FELONY Page 5A
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