New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
IN SPORTS DAY 41 Powerful Alamo Heights New Braunfels 66-53 Friday night
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Letters to the editor 5A
Birthday wishes from th# Harald Zattungl
The New Brauitfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes lo; Fred Willard, Rebekah Pay Aguirre (Monday), Diam Bridget (Monday), Joie Juarez, Jean Lopez, Ralph L Reed (Saturday), Don V. StigaU (Saturday), PaulB. Hanunaker, Jack Haynes, Janet C. Stover (Monday), Brian Griffith (Saturday), MJC. (Ken) Bertaw (Saturday), Helen Greln (Saturday), Mary Ellen Landry (Saturday), Lucie Whitehead (Saturday),
Jean Hanunaker, Patrick Walker, Dorothy Christy, Rob Owen, Bernice Skater, Clayee Cruse (Monday), Joyce Rapp (Monday), Milton Schmidt (Monday), Lydia Soldo (Monday), Mary William (Monday. Happy Anniversary to Paul A Ellen Borsch (Monday J
IM Stocking Revue on tap Monday
The Red Stocking Revue, a glitzy extravaganza produced every other year by dedicated New Braunfels citizens to benefit the Community Service Center. The Red Stocking Revue is a populi benefit because it gives local citizens an opportunity to showcase their talents and energy.
The community-wide event will kick off tomorrow (Mooday) a 7 pan. in the Fellowship Hall of First Methodist Church. Anyone interested in performing in the show, serving on a committee or helping in any capacity is invited.
Coala aOOOSOMHto moating sat Tuesday
At 7:30 pjn. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, New Braunfels residents can join enramuiMtics die country in the Goals 2000 Satellite Meeting, a monthly interactive video teleconference for communities working to reach the "Six National Eviration Goals.”
The program will be broadcast locally on TCI Cablevision Channel 16.
Caring for Children eommtttaa to meat
The next meeting of the Comal County Caring for Children Committee will be held at 5:30 p.m. at McKenna Memorial Hospital's board meeting room on Thursday, Jan. 27
Anyone interested in this program is welcome to attend.
Workshop plannad for Jan. BO
The Captain James Jack Chapter, NSDAR, will sponsor a genealogy workshop at the Dit-tlinger Memorial Library on Jan. 20from I pm. to3 ^.Conducting the meeting will be Ruth Hubbard, registrar and Fair Bell Edwards, research chairman. The public is invited at no charge.
Uhs New Bmapsls Hsrmld-Zsitung invites its rsadsrs lo submit items lo Stammtisch. According lo Urn Sophienhurg Archives sud msmbsrs of tho Gorman community, 'Stammtisch' represents a sitting piece Jot mgmbdrj of Urn community lo golkor ated
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Quilting will be a key fundraising tool for the New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Celebration. Local citizens will have a chance to participate in the effort through a quilting contest -1B
38 Pages in three sections ■ Sunday, Jan. 16,1994 Servina Cornel County for more than 142 years ■ Homa of FRED WILLARD
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Vol. 142, No. 46
It’s Serold over Bremer
18 votes prove to be difference in council race
By JENMFER ROMPEL
Local business owner Mary Seiold declared s victory lest night in foe race for the District 2 seat on foe New Braunfels City Council.
Seiold won the seat by a margin of 18 votes. Unofficial voting counts show452 District 2 residents voted for Seiold and 434 voted for her opponent, former city councilman, Dan Bremer. Two votes were cast for unqualified or “write-in” candidates.
A total of888 people voted. This total reflects 20.46 percent of the total number of voters in District 2. There are 4,340 voteis in the district
Seiold said she was pleased with foe turnout and foe
to the reamer was ousted from his city council seat.
“It’s been from July 1993 to this point, and ifs been a long battle for all of us,” she said.
“Pm so pleased the voteis are getting out and getting involved. With the more voters who get out and the more opinions we get, it can't do anything but direct the council persona in office,** she said
*7 hive faith in the human spirit. People do rare and people do want to do something about it"
Scold raid she was not bothered by the naixow margin of votes.
“We won foe recall by 42 votes. I won foil by 18 votes. Every vote counts aren if it had been by one vote, the ma jority of people rule,” said Seiold
Seiold will be sworn into office on Jan. 24 during the regular city council meeting. She will complete Bremer’s term and will serve for 16
Early voting Memorial Total
211 241 452
166 278 434
Total votes - 886 (20.46% turnout)
‘note - thoro on 4,340 registered voters in
For comparison, tho knowing ara tho voting totals for tho Dan Breme meal election hold Nov. 2 for District 2 voters.
Early voting Momoriol Total
YOO 203 233 436
No 182 242 384
Total votes- 830
Herekt-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Mary toroid ombrocos campaign voluntoor Cathy Pries shortly attar hoar fog final raautta of tho District 2 elections Saturday evening. Ssrold won by 18 vows.
months until her seat will be up for election. She and some peacefulness in the city council and said she will immediately begin helping to unite peacefulness in the residents of District 2,” she the council. said
“I would like to hopefully ensure some healing Seroldstod everyone in the dtitrict, even thoro
who voted for her opponent, are welcome to call her anytime.
“Anyone ran always call me. We can talk. I want to know their feelings rib®* different things. It's their district,” abe said
Serold will continue to hold neighborhood meetings to discus isEies with constituent*. She ■rid tire meetings wffl probably be held on Sunday afternoons after foe receives her council information packet on Thurxbys and before council JBatidngatm foe ucond and fourth Morv days of each month.
“They ran come to the meeting or can voice
The seat for Dirtrict 2 was left vacant after Bremer was recalled from the position on Nov. 2. Records show 830 people voted in the recall election. In that election, 436 people voted for the recall and 394 voted against it
The effort to have Bremer recalled was led by a committee of District 2 residents, including Seiold
Efforts to contact Bremer were unsuccessful as of proas ti mo Saturday.
The city council will canvass the votes on Tuesday.
Because the margin of voles for Seiold versus votes for Bremer is less than IO percent, Bremer ran ask for a recount of the ballots.
Bush to speak Tuesday in NB
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
The New Braunfels Republican Women’s Club will host gubernatorial candidrte, George W. Bush aa their special guest speaker at the 30th Andvenaiy Dinner scheduled for Jan. 18. ,
Bush is a managing partner of the Texas Rangers baseball organization. He led a group of business partners in purchasing foe Rangers in 1989 and they are now building a new stadium, The Ballpark, in Arlington which will open in April of this year.
In 1975 Bush founded and became chief executive officer of Bush Exploration, a Midland-based oil and gas company in 1975. Bush ran for Congress in 1978 in Wert Texas and was narrowly defeated by Ka* Hinoe.
Bush Exploration merged with Spectrum 7 Energy Corporation in 1983 and was run by Bush until it merged with Harken Energy Compt* ny in 1987.
He now serves on foe boards of Tom Brown, Inc., a Midland energy company, and of Caterair International, an air-service business.
George W. Bush
Residents, county and railroad officials discuss access at Deer Park
Coming this week:
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Th# Now Braunfels Heraid-Zeltung wM feature a week-long informational series on 1994 tax flings, beginning Tuesday. Everything from IRA* to child care wM be included. Look for it each day next week in the Horald-Zoitung.
By ROBE MARIE EASH
Residents of the Deer Park subdivision, county officials and railroad officials met Friday at the Bunker Street railroad crossing to discuss the options available for providing access to the area.
At Commissioners Court on Thursday, about 20 residents had voiced their concern over the inconvenience and lack of emergency access to their area when trains block foe crusting for extended periods of time.
They requested fort foe county take some action on the issue and at Friday morning’s meeting three options were fti in I Tri
According to Tom Hornaeth, County Engineer, they include corattuction of a road on the east side of the autoing to sn trestle that could be nfwd m undefpm; foe cnni-mrion oft road along foe tyyfotkfe of the track heeding wert towards aid Nacogdoches Road and constructing a road connecting Bunker to Coyote Run allowing scoeto dwnugh exiting trestle.
Hornaeth said there were problems with all three option* however. Two of them are in foe flood plain and Coyote Run Is privately owned; but all three lie bang explored to address the prob*
The Bunker St. crossing is in Commissioner Neil Craigmile’s precinct and he expreaed his feeling of encouragement after Friday’s meeting.
“I’m encouraged that Felix Lopez, the railroad aiperintendeit for this area came to foe meeting Friday,'" said Cnigmik. “They seem to understand that we are seriously concerned about this and I think that ta good news for us. I hope we will have some cost estimates on alternative routes next week I think that will be our best option. We hope to get some help from the railroad with fort.’’
Bob Pullin, a seven-year resident of the area, Hid residents would continue to monitor foe trains and foe county 's pragreto on foe problem.
“We're finally fed up,” Pullin said. “We're all keeping track of how often we are stopped and for how long We plan to compile foe information monthly. The sheriff said fort he receives about 20 rails a tmwfo on this.**
Pullin laid retidaxs are hopeful that a quarter mile of new road to a nearby trestle may provide the solution. Although mq jcf construction is expen-tive, Pullin Btired“whrt dollar amount ran you put on a child’s life (if emergency tnmportrtion were nDceanry)?'Looking for a bargain? See the Herald-Zeitung Classifieds