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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 9, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 NEW BRAUNFELS, CANYON FALL IN VOLLEY PLAYOFFS SPORTS. 8  50«  New Braunfels  WEDNESDAY  NOVEMBER 9.2011  h e r a I d-ze i t u n g . co m  SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852  '■ ' 'n  FOR  5,166  MIAtNST  3,791  Early Voting  3.668 FOR 1,855 AGAINST  PrtcinctlOl  948 FOR 480 AGAINST  Precinct 103  369 FOR 181 AGAINST  Prtcinct 201  640 FOR 543 AGAINST  Precinct 202  28 FOR 45 AGAINST  Precinct 203  392 FOR 184 AGAINST  Precinct 301  154 FOR 228 AGAINST  Precinct 302  472 FOR 426 AGAINST  Precinct 303  142 FOR 109 AGAINST  Precinct 304  141 FOR 159 AGAINST  Precinct 401  519 FOR 220 AGAiNST  Precinct 402  179 FOR 95 AGAINST  Precinct 403  41 FOR 62 AGAINST  Precinct 404  227 FOR 273 AGAINST  Precinct 406  557 FOR 398 AGAINST  Precinct 408  363 FDR 388 AGAINST  DISPOSABLE FOOD AND BEVERAGE CONTAINER ORDINANCE  BAN STANDS  Early vote makes the  Pospisil  Photos by SHAWN UEWIS; hterald-Zeitung  SupportTheBan.org leader Kathleen Krueger, center, leaps late Tuesday after learning New Braunfels voters upheld the disposable food and beverage container ordinance.  Most hoping city can return to normal  By Drew Stone  The Heiald-Zeitung Harsh words and accusations have been tired back and tort h b e t w e th()S(‘ tor and against the disposable c o n t a i n e r ban. Now, with the vi)ti‘ finally done, the feuding groups have a new challenge in front of them: How do lliey comi' back together as a tommu-nity?  Williams  "1 hat's a g«H)d qLu>stion," District 5 (A)uncil member Bryan Miranda said Tues-da\ evening. "'I was actually thinking afx)ut that earlier today. I think the most im|H)rtant thing pt^> )le can do is just su[)pon wnatev(‘r the voters decide."  I ike the divisive issue of the can ban itself, i)eople appeared to be split on whether the community could easily come back together and put the contentious bt‘havi()r behind them.  See AFTERMATH, Page 5  David Martinez, left, campaigns against the disposable container ban Tuesday afternoon v/hile Mary Carter campaigns for the ban at the corner of San Antonio and Santa Clara streets.  Most amendments get OK NBMS students  Texas voters reject water conservation measure I    tG3.C IGFS  By Greg Bowen  The Herald-Zeitung  In heavy voting, New Braunfels voters Tuesday overwhelmingly support(‘d the (ity l ouncil's ban on bet'r cans and other disposable food and drink containers on the Comal anrl ('juadalupe rivers within the city limits.  The tally was S, 1 ' or 'iB percent — for the l)an and .^,791 against.  "The vote today is an aft irmation that the New Braunfels community is committed to [)rotecting our natural rtsources and I'm just total-K gratifie'd by fh(‘ results," saicl Mayor (iaie Pospisil, a leading proponent on c ity council of the ordinance banning disposable's.  "We're looking forward to our summer visitors coming next yc\ir to enjoy our safe ancl clean rivers," Pos[)isil said.  Opponents of the ban were disappointed.  "Tourism is Ntnv Braunfels is going to take a big hit if this ordinance continues and if our lawsuit tails," said Stoney Williams, the city's former mayor and an anti-ban spokesman. Williams and others have tiled suit against the city staking an injunction to prevent thc‘ c ity from instituting the ban.  "The working class of New Braunfels is going to suffer," Williams said. "I think in ten years, if the lawsuit doesn't pan out, if this ridiculous ordinance isn't found unconstitutional, a  See BAN, Page 5  WEATHER, 6  BAILEY DYER LAMAR ELEMENTARY  From statt, wire reports  Texas voters approved several constitutional amendments Tuesday that will allow new cooperation between cities and counties, give the governor more [)ower to issue* pardons and borrow more money for studcMit loans.  With k'ss than 4 percent of voters turning out to cast ballots, voters approved IV()X)sitions I, 2, 5, b, 9 anc 10, according to unofficial results from the Texas Sec retary of State's office. But Texans rejt‘c ted Pro(HJ-sitions 4 and 8, measures that would have allowed counties to issue devt'lof)-ment bonds in the same  way that c ities do now and provide p rope r ty fa x exemptions for land used for water conservation purposes.  Comal County voters favored all of the {propositions except No. 4, which was rejectc'd 5,5,S()-,i,427. The county saw ‘),222 of its registered 7:i,i55 voters, or 12.57 percent, cast ballots in the a men dements election.  Proposition 1 allows the surviving s[X)uses of all disabled veterans to continue claiming an exemption from state property tax after the veteran dies. Until now, a wicjovv or widow(*r had to resume (laying the  )ro[)erty tax after her or lis disabled spouse died.  The Higher Education Coordinating Board will now be able to finance low-interest student loans with government bonds, since Pro()osition 3 [)asscYl. Supporters argued that the ilan was necessary lecause buciget cuts to financial aid programs at the state and federal level would likely increase the demand For fixed-rate loans.  Pro[X)sition 5 authorizes the Legislature to allow cities and counties to enter into contracts with other  See PROPS, Page 6  Sent to juvenile detention following single incidents on Friday, Monday  Clearing and cooler High: 63 Low: 42  By Dalondo Moultrie  The Herald-Zeitung  Police rc'spCindtnH to New Braunfels Middle Sc hool in recent days for two separate inc idents involving students attacking teac hers, a city police s|x)kesman said.  On Friday, a boy struck a teacher before being subdued, and the same thing happened Monday when the attack bloodied a teacher, said Capt. John McDonald of the New Braunfels Police Department.  Stc*phanie f erguson. New B r a u n f el s I n d e p v n (I e n t School [district's direc tor of communications and career and technology education, confirmcnJ the* incidents but declined further comment.  "W'e had a situation Friday and Monday regarding two sef)arate students and teachers," Ferguson said. "But because of the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act, I can't say anything beyond that.  See STUDENTS, Page 3  Abby  12     Classifieds _______          Comics    11          11      Fofum    4      Obituaries    3      Planner    IQ      Sports    i      TV    13     \A)l. 158 ( No. 311 1 section, 14 pages  56825 00001 50 cents  Low rates mean it’s high time to refinance.  LOAN DEPT (830) 626-8Ò27  WWW.FIRSTSTATE-TEXAS.COM   ^FDIC  For breaiting news, sports scores, weather, traffic and rnid-day updates, follow us on Twitter ONewBraunfelsHZ  Learn what's in tomorrow’s paper, offer news tips, receive alerts. Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan.  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