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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 15, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 ■ SPORTS, 1B  Rangers rally again, advance in playoffs  ■THE NATION, 8A  Mississippi River diverted  * UFE, 1C  Art coming to area firms  SUNDAY MAY 15, 2011  Zeitung  Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852.  $1.50  ► ELECTION AT A GLANCE  NEW BRAUNFELS MAYOR  fid GalePospisil  □ Jason Dias  NB CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 5  id Bryan Miranda  □ Beverly Nuckols  NBPD CIVIL SERVICE  (d Yes  □ No  COMAL ISD DISTRICT 4 TRUSTEE  fid DaleDehlin  □ Nancy Pappas  NEW BRAUNFELS ISD DISTRICT 2 TRUSTEE  Id RigoMontero  □ David McDaniel  GARDEN RIDGE MAYOR  Si Jay Feibelman  □ Ed Ford .  □ Gary Wolfe  GARDEN RIDGE CITY COUNCIL PLACE 2  □ Bobby Roberts id Andrew Dalton  GARDEN RIDGE CITY COUNCIL PLACE 3  Id Jim Young □ Ron Heller  BULVERDE AREA RURAL UBRARY DISTRICT BOARD  {Two opart seats)  □ Robert Zito  Sf Richard Bradley id Robert Tipton  □ Jerry D. Reynolds  ESD4: SALES TAX RATE INCREASE $  Id Yes  □ No  ESD6: PROPERTY TAX CEILING INCREASE  Id Yes □ No  ¡¡¡p  ► EDUCATION: Rigo Montero retains seat on New Braunfels ISD board, 2  ► EDUCATION: Dale Dehlin is newest member of Comal ISD board, 2  SPECIAL REPORT: ELECTION 2011  ► EMERGENCY SERVICE DISTRICT 4:  Sales tax rate increased approved, 2  ► EMERGENCY SERVICE DISTRICT 6:  Property tax rate ceiling increased, 2  ► GARDEN RIDGE: Voters elect Jim Young, Andrew Dalton to city council, 2  ► GARDEN RIDGE: Jay Feibelman wins mayor seat in highly contested race, 2  ► BULVERDE: BradleyJipton elected to Bulverde Rural Area Library District, 2  ► SAN ANTONIO: Julian Castro easily wins second term as city's mayor, 6  Pospisil wins mayor  Former councilwoman tops newcomer Dias to replace Boyer  By Greg Bowen  The Herald-Zeitung  Voters chose Gale Pospisil as the city’s new mayor on Saturday, overwhelmingly returning the former mayor pro tern to City Hall with 70 percent of the vote.  “I’m happy with that margin,” said Pospisil. “I really feel humbled to get that kind of support. Now I’ve just got to work as hard as I can to deserve all the confidence the voters have shown in me tonight.” Pospisil earned 1,727 votes, in complete but unofficial balloting. She was the top vote-getter in ail six of the city’s election boxes.  Her opponent, Jason Dias, owner of a social-media consulting company, had 723 votes, or 30 percent.  The new mayor said she thought the difference was her supporters.  “I had so many supporters who put out signs and helped get the word out about me. They were just tremendous.”  Pospisil said she’s ready to roll up her sleeves and get to work.  See MAYOR, Page 9A  Pospisil  RESULTS  ■ Gale Pospisil,  1,727  Early voting: 1,089  District 1:21 District 2:138 District 3:228 District 4:181 District 5:41 District 6:61  ■ Jason Dias, 723 Early voting: 389 (mail in 6) District 1:16 District 2:105 District 3:61 District 4:73 District 5:33 District 6: 40  ABOVE: Mayor-elect Gale Pospisil gets a hug from City Councilor Richard Zapata at a party celebrating her unofficial win.  LEFT: Cynthia Jaqua, right, of the Comal County Clerk's elections division and Risa Meneley tape voting results to a wall inside Comal County Courthouse Annex on Saturday.  City voter turnout way behind previous tallies  By Greg Bowen  The Herald-Zeitung  Voter turnout in Saturday's New Braunfels city election totaled 2,450, a showing 31 percent below the average vote count of3,566 in the mayoral races of the previous 10 years.  The turnout represented 7 percent of the 33,002 registered voters in the city, a  paltry turnout when compared to the city’s three previous mayoral campaigns.  By comparison, in 2005, when Bruce Boyer defeated Adam Cork to become mayor of New Braunfels, 4,358 votes were cast and 14.77 percent of the registered voters turned out.  In 2002, 3,245 registered voters (11.8 percent) cast ballots when Cork defeated Burke Harrison.  In 1999, turnout was 3,094 when Stoney Williams beat Robert Kendrick to become mayor. That turnout amounted to 13.7 percent of the city’s registered voters.  According to figures from elections officials in Comal and Guadalupe counties, New Braunfels, which lies in both counties, has 27,937 registered voters in Comal and 5,065 in Guadalupe.  Miranda  RESULTS  ■ Bryan Miranda, 139 Early voting: 76 (mail in 3)  ■ Beverly Nuckols, 76 Early voting: 54 (mail in 1)  Miranda wins D5 council  By Greg Bowen  The Herald-Zeitung  Bryan Miranda captured 65 percent of the vote Saturday to win a seat on New Braunfels City Council.  Voters in District 5, which is in east-central New Braunfels and includes the Comal Town and Schlitterbahn areas, elected Miranda with 139 votes.  His opponent,  Beverly Nuckols, a physician, captured 76 votes, or 35 percent of the 215 total votes cast in District 5.  Vote totals were complete but unofficial.  See MIRANDA, Page 6A  NBPD gets civil service  By Dalondo Moultrie  The Herald-Zeitung  By a .5 percent margin, vot-ers on Saturday  RESULTS  approved a civil  BVes  ,  238  service system  Ear | y votin9:  for the New 772 Braunfels Police District 1:11 Department. District 2:89 The ballot District 3:159 measure passed ¡j! s 5 r ! c ! JJ 7  by 26 votes —  1,238 in favor  District 5: 56 District 6:59 „ .    ,    ■ No, 1212  and    1,212 Early voting:  opposed.    772 ( m aii in 8)  By contrast, in District 1:16 May 2006, voters District 2:89 approved a civil District 3:159 service ballot District 4:107 measure for the [¡ istr | ct  J ? 3  New Braunfels  lstr,ct6 43  Fire Department by a two-to-one margin, with 1,677 voting in favor and 794 opposed.  See NBPD, Page 9A  By Will Wright  The Herald-Zeitung  Comal Education Foundation will onor two outstanding alumni and jniors from each of Comal Inde-endent School District's three high :hools during the annual Jan Heck-ndom Academic Recognition Ban-uet at 7 p.m. Hiesday at McKenna vents Center.  Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Jenifer Saunders, a 1971 Canyon High raduate, and STARRY Inc, execu-ve director Jillian Hurst Tappan, a 000 Smithson Valley alum, will  ACADEMIC BANQUET  When: 7 p.m. Tuesday  Where: McKenna Events Center, New  Braunfels  You should know: Justice of the Peace Jennifer Saunders and STARRY executive director Jillian Hurst Tappan will be honored by Comal Education Foundation  each receive the 2011 Comal ISD Outstanding Graduate Award.  Both recipients were nominated by community members in recognition of their achievements since graduation. They will receive a specially designed acrylic award and  be honored with a photo plaque that will hang in their school's Wall of Honor.  Saunders’ service to Comal County began as Precinct 4 Court Clerk, a position she held for more than 20 years. Since her election as Justice of the Peace in 2002, she has mentored numerous students who have come through her court with truancy challenges.  While at Canyon High, Saunders was named homecoming queen, FFA District Sweetheart and was a member of the National Honor Society. Jennifer has been married  for four decades to Robert “Jiggs” Saunders, and they have a son, Stryker.  Tappan has been with STARRY Inc., a nonprofit agency that provides services to Central Texas children and families through counseling, emergency shelter, mentoring and foster care, for the past five years. She and husband Brandon are the parents of two children, Branson and Aubrie.  At Smithson Valley High, Tappan graduated seventh in her class and  See HONORS, Page 9A  Vol. 158, No. 159 28 pages, 4 sections  Inside  CLASSIFIEDS  COMICS  CROSSWORD  FORUM  OBITUARIES  PLANNER  SPORTS  TV GRID  CLICK  1D  SC  SC  4A  3A  2C  1B  SD  si  Beautiful  High Low  80 55  Details 10A  a '"'56825 00002    8  herald-2eftung.com  OJ0  arcoiPONS   

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