New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 23, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
Sunday, April 23, 2000 — Herald-Zeiti ING — Page 5A
infrastructure improvements, such as streets and drainage, rather than asking residents to support a bond election.
The proposed $20 million budget includes spending $50,000 on downtown improvements and $25,000 on media equipment and improvements for council chambers.
The public had no comment at the public hearing on the budget April IO.
But, an amendment by District 2 councilmen Larry Alexander to
reduce the downtown budget to $25,000 met opposition from both council members and local residents.
“Why does downtown have a right to that money more than any other business?” Alexander said in making an amendment to cut downtown funding $25,000.
Bill Groff, owner of Country Faire, said, “They have a right to the money because they help generate the money. We need to help improve what is there so we can collect more sales tax. If you get
more empty stores, you won’t have that sales tax.”
A New Braunfels resident, who did not identify himself, said, “I am not a business owner, but I am a citizen who used downtown. I came from a small town where the city did not pay attention to downtown and now my town doesn’t have a downtown. That could be the future of New Braunfels if we don’t help out.”
Alexander’s motion was voted down.
MKT railroad to the west and the New Braunfels city limits just north of Farm-to-Market Road 306. According to maps, the Hunnicutt residence falls within District 4.
District 5 does include part of Gruene Road where it dead ends at North Verimendi Avenue and North Central Avenue.
District 5 also includes the Common Street area south of the Guadalupe River, the area around McKenna Memorial Hospital, neighborhoods between the Guadalupe River, Post Road and Interstate 35 and the area east of I-35 around Canyon High School.
When contacted at home Friday, kComal County’s voter registrar Glo-->ria Clennan said an error could have ;«been made when the voter registration cards were made, t District boundaries often run
- down streets and divide neighbor-* hoods, often making it difficult to ~ determine into which district a res-; idence falls, she said.
: Officials could not determine Fri-
-day whether the Hunnicutts lived
- in District 4 or 5 because city and
county offices were closed.
But, if there was an error on their voter registration cards, Lee and Eva Hunnicutt said they are afraid they lost their right to vote in the candidate election because they already cast ballots in the bond election.
And, with a three-way candidate race, every vote counts, Lee Hunnicutt said. A candidate must get more than 51 percent of the vote to win the election; if not, the top two candidates will face off in a runoff election.
Elizabeth Hanshaw, director of the legal division of the Secretary of State Elections Division, said whether the Hunnicutts could cast a ballot in the candidate election depended on what kind of system election officials used to keep track of who voted at the polls.
“It depends on the process at the polling places and if they have a way of knowing which voters have voted in which election. If not, they have to go by the voter’s and the election worker’s memories, but how can they know that the person
didn’t vote before?” she said. “Usually, we tell people it’s too late.”
Clennan said the matter would be looked into Monday.
And, she said she believed something could be worked out to allow the Hunnicutts, and others who live in Districts 3 or 4 but might have misprints on their voter registration cards, to vote in the candidate elections.
In the meantime, both Hanshaw and Clennan advised local residents who suspect errors on their voter registration cards to wait and straighten the problem out before voting.
“There is plenty of time. If there is a problem, they should come by the office and make sure there’s not an error before voting,” Clennan said.
Hanshaw said, “My advice is, if a voter goes to the polls and thinks he should be voting in a particular district but is told otherwise, he should give the bond ballot back, make sure the elections official notes that he didn’t vote and go back after getting it straightened out.”
all of us.”
What began for Catholic German immigrants in the mid-1840s as a log church and evolved into a chapel built of walnut, became a Gothic church built of limestone blocks in 1871.
Growth over the years had caused considerable crowding at the parish, □’Callaghan said after Mass.
In 1993 as part of the parish master plan, it was decided to build the major, winged additions. With the historic nature of the church and its meaning for the parish, there
was never any question of building another elsewhere — in spite of the landlocked site on Castell Avenue.
And, as it would turn out this year, Bluebonnet Motors CEO Clarence Kahlig would make a gift that enabled the church to buy his adjacent Ford dealership — which will give the church much-needed parking and expansion space within a couple of years — and just when the church needs it most.
“Many miracles have happened in this parish to make this happen,” Keogle said.
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Two injured in rollover
An eight-year-old San Antonio boy was airlifted to University Health Center Saturday afternoon following a single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 46.
The boy was being treated late Saturday and was slated for admission to the hospital’s pediatric unit, UHC officials confirmed shortly after 9 p.m. Hospital policy is to refuse comment on the condition of a minor.
The boy was a passenger in an eastbound pickup truck driven by a San Antonio man in his mid-40s when, shortly after 3 p.m., it rolled over — rolling three to five times and coming to rest off the westbound side of the road in the 2500 block of Highway 46 West.
Texas Dept, of Public Safety Trooper Cpl. Rick Alverez said the cause of the accident was under investigation. Alverez said the driver — who was treated for his injuries and later released from
McKenna Memorial Hospital — reported that another vehicle swerved into his lane, causing him to lose control of his truck when he overcorrected.
Alcohol may have been a factor, law enforcement officials said.
New Braunfels Fire Department
Battalion Chief Don Zercher said that among the boy’s injuries was a major laceration across the top of his head.
“He’s lucky to be alive,” Zercher said.
The boy was conscious as he was loaded into the Air Life helicopter.
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You are invited to attend a public meeting hosted by
The Texas Department of Transportation
April 25th, 2000 7:00 PM
At the Texas Department of Transportation District Office in San Antonio Texas
The meeting will he held in the Building 6* Training room
The purpose of the meeting win he to present the projects that win he included in the SOO I - 20041□ Rural Transportation Improvement Program
For information or questions about this meeting yon may call Clay Smith, P.E. (SIO) 618-8980 or Judy Friesenhahn, P.E. (810) 618-8814