New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 9, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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:h 9,1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of SAL TIJERINA
I Vol. 142, No. 84
State election results......................2
Weather/Water Watchtower count ..2
Birthday wishes from tho Hsrald-Zoltungl
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Chase Taylor CJ Chopa Felicia Andrea Flores (six years!), Richard Cruz, Consuete Ramirez, Kathy Panier-muehl, Sandra Preusser, Frank Saenz. Happy Anniversary to Kenos A Janice Rose (20 yean I), Robert A Carolyn Pittman (20 yean!)
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The Edwards Underground Water District Board of Director have appointed Rick Qlgner aa the district's new general manager.
Qlgner Joined the EUWDu Assistant General Manager in 1991 and has served as acting general manager rince October
Before Joining the EUWD, he served for seven yean as manager ofthe Hickory Underground Water Conservation District in Brady, Texas. Prior to that, he had seven yean of experience in Kansu working in groundwater management and water rights administration.
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The New Braunfels Breaatfeed-ing Support Group will meet on Tuesday, March 15, UL IO a.m. at the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church.
All breastfeeding moms and moma-to-be are invited lo attend.
For more infomndon, contact Dana a 625-1240 or Stephanie et 620-1545.
NS Parks ft Roc program scheduled
It's Springtime!!! So have a blast and spend an afternoon in the park wiring and flying kites a the Qty of New Braunfels Parks A Recreation Department’s “Nature’s Way: Up, Up, and Away!**
The program is for anyone age 6tol5yeanold. It will take I ’ace Tuesday, March 22 from 4 r rn. to 6 p.m. a Prince Solms * ark. Pre-registration is required and will be taken until March 21,
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Casteel wins county judge race
Election should be investigated, challenger says
By ROSE MARIE EASH and MARK LYON
Incumbent Comal County Judge Carter Casteel won the right to serve four more years by winning a convincing victory over Republican challenger Ted Key.
Casteel won 4,400 votes to Key’s 2,442 for the Comal County Judge candidacy in the Republican Primary. The total voter turnout was 7,071 Republican ballots cast and 1,733 Democratic
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“I'm looking forward to four more years. I'm thankful for the financial and emotional support I received.
We raised about $12,000 and _ that’s about Ted K what we spent.
I hope all of us can come together to work for the benefit of all the citizens.
“I think it’s a victory for positive campaigning. I think negativity and derisiveness are something of the past I hope so because a lot of good people who would like to serve are turned off by it. I learned from my parents to always take the high road and I tried to do that in this campaign. It wtt a very difficult one.’’
Ted Key strongly disagreed with
Schwab keeps commissioners seat with slim win over Nolan
HWatf-ZMuv photo by JOHN HUSETH Incumbent County Judge Carter Casteel was all smites after declaring victory last night over Republican chal-j longer Ted Key.
Casteel's statement concerning positive campaigning and hijnted that he might seek an investigation into the election over what he considered to be "questionable practices."
"I was defeated by the system," he said. "This has not been a clean election. We had a county clerk illegally in a precinct voting location. We had at least one resident told he had to go to the other side of the lake to vote for me, and a voting machine fouled up and had to be taken to the courthouse to be counted. We were told our poll watchers couldn't remain at the polls because they were not there at 7 un. I
also question why the city of New Braunfels had from Feb. 16 through March 4 to vote early while Canyon Lake residents only had a few hours during one single day.
"I’m going to look into how this was conducted."
Key described Casteel's campaign as a "character assasination."
"She lied and distorted the truth about me," he said. "The early vote was what we expected. She was way ahead but we knew her political machine would generate a good early turnout."
Key laid that he does not intend to
run for another county office.
"This was my one and only attempt at public office," he said. "I never had any great political aspirations. I just felt the people deserved better. I will now do everything I can to raise people's awareness of the things that are going on in Comal County. In that sense, we have just begun.
"Its sad," he continued. "But we disrupted the power structure there in New Braunfels. I am personally ashamed of the Republican Party in Comal County. We got no help from them in our campaign.
Challenger Danny Scheel wins Precinct 4 commissioners seat over Neil Craigmile
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Precinct 4 County Commissioner candidate Danny Scheel declared victory last night in his race against incumbent County Commissioner Ned Craigmile.
Final returns on the race were released at approximately midnight Tuesday. Scheel received 1,062 votes and Craigmile received 848.
The race was close up until the end of the count. Partial precinct totals released earlier in the evening showed the two candidates to be neck and neck with Craigmile have 46.93 percent of the vote and Scheel having 46.12.
Early voting returns were the first indicator of a dote rare. In early voting, Scheel received 4935 percent of the vote and Craigmile received 44.32.
Scheel expressed surprise upon hearing the final vote count.
“I’m just in shock,” he said. “I am grateful to the voters of Comal County over this outcome.
“I wai surprised. The precincts have changed around since I ran last time. I wu pleased with the turnout,'* saki Scheel..
“I want to compliment Mr.
Craigmile on a clean campaign.
We presented the views to the voters, and they made their decision,” said Scheel.
Scheel said he believe! the deciding factor for voters was his openess and his willingness to talk to people.
Scheel will take his office in January. Until that time, he said he will be “hanging around” the courthouse to find out what’s “going on.”
“I want it to be a smooth transition when I take office,” he said.
Craigmile, who has held the office for two terms, sent wishes of good luck to Scheel.
“I ran on my record. I’m proud of that record and I would do it again,” he said.
Tm Just In shock. I am grateful to tho voters of Comal County over this outcome. I was surprised.'
- Danny Scheel
'I ran on my record. I’m proud of that record and I would do It again.'
- Neil Craigmile
“I am proud of my record. I have taken pleasure in serving the citizens of Comal County. If I had it to do over I wouldn’t change anything,” he said.
“I want to thank every one of my supporters. They were good supporters. It was a disappointing loss, but nothing is sure in politics,” said Craigmile.
Craigmile said his plans now include retirement and will not seek another elected office.
Incumbent Precinct 4 County Commissioner Moms ‘Mo’ Schwab staved off a tough challenge from Bd Nolan in the Republican Party primary Tuesday night.
Schwab started the night with a narrow lead after the early votes were counted, and his lead gradually increased through the evening. The final tally was 1,060 votes for
Schwab and 976 for Nolan, or 52 percent to 48 percent.
Schwab arid he appretiteed his supporters and invited supporters of hii challenger, Ed Nolan, to join him against Lois Duggan, his Democratic opponent in November.
“I really would appreciate picking up the support of people that vexed for Ed Nolan,” Schwab said. “I really do appreciate people that worked for me in my telephone bank, my stamp tickers and more.”
“I was disappointed in the voter turnout, aa hard as we both worked to get the vote out I really anticipated more people coining out We have 8,000 registered voters in this precinct and less than 2,000 voted,” bedrid.
Schwab said ensuring that WORD is nm efficiently will be a priority for him in his coming term. ”1 lost a bunch of votes by hanging my baton WORD. But it has gotten nothing but better in the last three years, and I think it will get better this year.”
Schwab also aid he plans to study innovteive solid watee treatment alternatives, such as composting or burning the waste.
Nolan said he thought the vote would narrow through the evening, instead of having the margin grow wider. He said that in a primary with a low turnout, it largely becomes a contest oi which cmdqiqbbb now • do* ter job getting out the vote. “We worked hard. My supporters did a great job. We worked hard to get out the vote, to the point that I was afraid we were starting to harass people,” he arid.
Nolan arid he thought 975 votes would win the contest, and he wu pleased that turnout wu a little higher than he expected.
“We were up again* a tough political organization, and we just didn’t get enough people out lo vote,” Nolan said. “I had a lot of good people who want change in Comal County.
He said he doubts he will seek public office again. “I would be very Air-prised. I really think people need to take a turn republic service and I took mine. I think it would be asking too much of my family to run again.”
Oak Village North could be Comal County’s next city
By MARK LYON
A new city may be on the brink of sprouting up in the southwest section of Comal County should residents of Oak Village North subdivision approve a proposal to incorporate on May 7.
A movement began lire year to study the issue of incorporation, according to Pam Papain, who will preside as election judge over the election. The results of the study were released at a meeting of about 1S0-200 residents who decided to pursue the issue further. A petition, map and survey were presented to Comal County Commis-rionen in late November and an election date was set.
According to Papsun, the effort to gain incorporation stems from the threat of San Antonio's Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) and possible annexations in northern Bexar County and southern Comal County.
"This is not the first time this hasbeen brought up," said Papain. "About nine years ago this was studied but it was determined that then it wasnta big enough threat. A lot of the research done then was used in this study. We just replaced the old statistics with current ones."
Papsun said there are about 450 homes ranging from $70,000 to $250,000 in the Oak Village North subdi virion. She said that currently, there are no businesses, but a volunteer fire station will serve as the polling location.
"This area is growing real fast," she said.
Papsun said that the proposed city would have a mayor/five aldermen type of government, but that the city would continue to contract for fire and police protection with Comal County, unless the city council passed ordinances which would have to be enforced.
The proposed city would take up less than two square miles and is located just south of Hwy. 46 and east of Smithson Valley Road.
"That’s one of the opportunities they have out there (incorporation)," arid County Judge Carter Casteel. "They can provide their own services with this move. However, well work with them either way."
San Antonio officials are studying ti* possible
annexation of Country Place, a subdivision three miles south of Oak Village North. An annexation of Country Place would threaten the chanccs'of Oak Village North's incorporation options by putting OVN within San Antonio's ETJ (five miles).
"There are people out here for and against the proposal," Papsun said. "We're just trying to let the people here decide whether we should do that or not. Some folks out here just dont want to be part of San Antonio, especially again* their will."
Comal County currently hat only two incorporated cities. New Braunfels and Garden Ridge.Don’t miss Horizons ’94 - Coming March 27 in the Herald-Zeitung!