New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
Precinct-by-precinct results of Comal County voting - SeePa
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■ Vol. 142, No. 85
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Clerk defends allegations of wrongdoing
By JENNIFER ROMPEL and MARK LYON
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Comal County Clerk Joy Sweater said she believes Tuesday's primary was a clean election despite the allegations being made by former county judge candidate Ted Key.
UI feel like it was clean. I did everything humanly possible to keep it clean. I understand when a candidate's adrenaline is high they question everything. I bent over backwards to see the election was dean," she said.
Streator explained that a representative from the Secretary of State's office visited several polling locations throughout the day to make sure the election was fair. She also said the representative was at the courthouse when the counting began.
In an arride printed in Wednesday's Herald-Zeitung, Key reportedly said that he felt the primary was not a dean election. The arride discussed allegations that the county clerk was illegally at a precinct voting location and that at least one resident was told he had to go to the other side of the lake to vote for Key. He also said that a voting machine fouled up and had to be taken to the courthouse for the ballots to be counted and that his poll watchers could not remain at the polls because they were not there at 7 a m.
Streator responded by saying that she had been
Key questions presence of Streater at pct. 5 polling place, conflict with election judge
cleared to be at the polling location by an attorney with the Secretary of Slide.
"He said to apply some common sense. He said No. I, you are unopposed in the primary dection and No. 2 by law, you are the clerk over the election and they cannot bar you from doing your job," she said.
"All she needed to do was drop off the voting equipment and leave," said Key in interview with the Herald-Zeitung on Tuesday. "But she was seen in the Startz Cafe, walking around with election materials in her hands and talking with people in the cafe. I called her just after noon Tuesday at the cafe and she told me she would be leaving in 30 minutes. There was a lunchtime crowd there at the time and I have to wonder what it was taking her an additional 30 minutes to do."
"I also question the ethical point of having an election judge (Lavem Cuttaback) whose husband (Bill) is the treasurer for my opponent's campaign," he said. "Common decency and ethics would call for her to step aside."
Key said he had talked with a representative of
the Secretary of Stye's Election Department who informed him Streater should not be at a polling location.
Streater said she also explained to the attorney that new machines were being tested and that someone needed to be with them.
Streater said she was at Precinct No. 5 at the Startz Cafe
“The attorney said he didn't have a problem with it.. When Mr. Key requested that I leave did so," she said.
“In the polling place, he confronted me and I told Mr. Key, regardless of how I feel personally, I have ajobtodo," she said.
Concerning the statement that one machine malfunctioned and the ballots had to be counted m the tffri rte machine wffiid
not print a report and had to be taken to the courthouse.
She said Key’s poll watcher was on hand when the votes were counted and the poll watcher wu satisfied with the results.
Streater explained that incident concerning the poll watchers being kept from the polls did happen, but in one case she allowed the person to come in. She said she wu having a conversation with die poll watcher at Precinct 5 and said the person walked into the poll * 7:05 am.
Streater said by law, a chairperson is allowed to deny entry because the poll watchers must be in the polling location by 7 am In this case, she said she allowed the person to stay.
ta Precinct 4, a similar situation occurred; however, the chairperson did not allow the poll watch-er to come in. Streater said she did not know what time the poll watcher wu at the poll.
Key's also included a complaint that
the city of New Braunfels had from Feb. 16 to March 4 to vote while Canyon Lake had only a few hours on one day.
Streater said the Comal County Courthouse wu available to all county residents for early voting. The satellite stations in other areas of the county are not required by law and are provided es a courtesy, she said.
Satellite stations were available for five hours for one day at each of the following locations: Garden Ridge, Canyon Lake Action Center, Bulverde Community Center and Lone Star School.
For more information, call Advertising Director Paul Davis at 625-9144.
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Crou Lutheran School is celebrating 50 years of excellence in education on National Lutheran Schools Week this week. Gov. Arm Richards bu declared this week to be set aside in Texu u "Lutheran Schools Week,” recognizing the excellence in education provided by Lutheran Schools and their teachers since 1847.
Some of the activities the school children will be participating in locally are: singing at a musing home, planting flowers, kite flying, and participating in the worship service on Sunday,
The school is inviting all forma students to attend the 10:30 worship service Sunday.
The school is located at 169 S. Hickory in New Braunfols.
Tutoring and improving skills will be among the topics discussed by guest speaker Eleanor Mayfield cf the Suooeedtil Learning Careers, tithe next meeting of the Canyon High School Friends of Education, Monday, March 14 at 7 pjn. in the school library.
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Jury finds S.A. man guilty of sexual assault
By JBOBFER ROMPEL
A 12-memba jury found San Antonio resident Carlos Uballe guilty this week of sexual assaulting a New Braunfels woman.
Uballe, 19, was sentenced Tuesday to IO years in the Texas Department of Corrections.
Uballe was standing trial for forcibly raping his half sister at ha home in New Braunfels.
According to officials, the victim reported the rape to a girlfriend, who then called the victim'! motha. The victim was reportedly to McKenna Memorial Hospital where an examination was conducted.
Testimony was heard from the emergency room nurse and a doctor from the hospital, who both said the victim's behavior was consistent with that of someone who had been raped
Other testimony was heard from New Braunfels Police Department Detective Basel Boatright.
Comal County District Attorney Bill Reimer said the jury deliberated for 32 minutes before returning with their verdict.
“We were very pleased This is the third rape conviction where we've gotten prison time on somebody," he said
The case began Monday and was completed by Tuesday morning.
Schlitterbahn job fair sees low turn out
By dMim ROMPEL
Officials with Schlitterbahn Wtta Park reported a low turnout for last week’! job Air, however, they laid there will be no problem in Betting 1,200 employees they will hire this
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■ti repnzdmreely IOO people came to the job Air which v lart Saturday.
The job Air was directed toward high school students as well aa adults. Adams said the woad probeblydidn't get out because there WM not enough •dvotiting. However, Adm Hid toy park dore plan to have a job Air again next year.
Schlitterbahn began hiring in January. The season begins on April 23 and continues through mid-September.
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Lake Dunlap residents to get help with hydrilla woes
GBRA action to help control growth of water plant at nearby lake
From staff reports
By ROOK MARIE EASH
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The Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority and Texas Parks and Wildlife staff are working with members cf the Lake DuntepHomeownea Association to identify of
controlling hydrilla, a non-native aquatic plant recently identified in
"Protecting water resources and their use and accessibility is everyone's responsibility," said West. "GBRA wants to work clernly with groups wiH individuals to locale viable alternatives to hydrilla which will balance recretiional aooere with environmental prolection."
At a meeting of the homeowners •ssodtiioo on March 3, GBRA General Manager WJB. "Bill" Weal, Jr. announced board approval of a comprehensive approach to hydrilla, including ptitidpreion in efforts to oonttd to apaid; en annual review of program to cost-share with local
of hyddUs in hydroelectric lakes operated by OBRA; and cooperation in research program# which may lead to new methods of control and Goth
Hydrilla forms thick mas of vegetation on the water surface and a tangled wtb of Rems and roots under wreak grows rustily and is difficult to control.
Wen emphatired that hydrilla is dined re a harmful or potentially
It is a violation of Texas Paths and WikfliA Department Proclamation to pones the pie** or k into
"OBRA if producing a brochure •bout hydrilla," retd Ware. "We uxio-thti it will ba oompltiwl early i toting, and wa plan to dfatiribuae i to homeownar's association, RV parks, oonvanlanoa stores, boti and bah shops and the public library. Wa will ba hippy to make reppUre avafl-able to othar groups and organim-
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