New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 2, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
SUNDAY, MAY 2, 1993 HERALD-ZEITUNG 3-A
Incumbent re-elected; one ousted
SEGUIN — On* incumbent was re-elected while another lost his seat in voting in the Seguin Independent School District Saturday, while races in Marion, New Berlin, Navarro ISD and Marion ISD were ail uncontested.
Current board president Rebecca Moravec was successful in retaining her District 3 seat on the board. She pulled 205 votes, compared to 152 for her opponent. Rick Wallace.
In District I, the incumbent Hunt Terry was defeated by challenger Paul Soto. Soto had a total of 176 votes compared to 99 for Terry.
In District 6, Louis Reyes III was uncontested and earned 32 votes; while in District 7, Pat Irvine was also uncontested and got 68 votes.
In New Berlin, Aldermen elected were Marvin Vader, 22 votes; Billy Zuehl, 21 votes; and Arthur Borgfeld, 20 votes. Doug Smith was elected city marshal with 24 votes.
Results for Marion were not available at presstime, but Clarence Jackson and Leonard
Gagne were unopposed for aldermen, while Mayor Glenn Hild also was unopposed.
In the Navarro ISD, Roger Boding pulled 121 votes and Bridget Alexander had a total of 93 votes.
There were four people earning write-in votes. Carl Randow and Sandra Robinson each got two votes, and Bettye Urban and Wilfred Bartoskewitz each got one vote.
In the Marion ISD, Jean Ruts had 81 votes, and Dahlia Arambula and Harold Pape each had 74 votes.
A federal judge late Friday blocked the Seguin City Council Election as a result of a lawsuit filed by the League of United Latin American Citizens.
Voters support majority of charter amendments
Along with three city council seats, New Braunfels voters had to decide on 18 amendments to the City Charter and a proposition of the election of the mayor.
The proposition to change the method of electing the mayor was passing 1294 to 335 against at presstime.
Preliminary reports of the City Council election showed the majority of the amendments to the City Charter passing easily. However, Amendments 4 and 5are not enjoying the same success with.
Amendment 5, which establishes the pay scale for city council members was receiving only modest acceptance by New Braunfels voters, at 286 for to 159 against Amendment 4, requiring city council persons to own property, was losing 273 for to 198 against Also, New Braunfels voters supported a proposal calling for the election of the mayor.
The amendments were as follows: Amendment I — Candidates elected at the municipal election will take office at the first regular city council meeting after the election, following the official declaration of the results of the election.
Amendment 2 — Terms of candidates will be limited to two consecutive three-
year terms, and no person shall serve more than three three-year terms during a lifetime.
Amendment 3 — Council persons elected from a particular district must have been a resident of that district for no less than 12 months.
Amendment 4 — Deletes an amendment requiring city council members to own property.
Amendment 5— Each council member shall receive $50 per meeting, and the mayor shall receive $75 per meeting; not to exceed two meetings per month.
Amendment 6 — Elections are to be held on uniform dates established by state law and re-defined regular and special elections according to state law definitions.
Amendment 7 — Set a deadline for filing for office to be 45 days prior to an election, and provide for other time frames for filing to be in accordance with State of Texas Election Code.
Amendment 8 — The official announcement by the council of the winners will be no fewer than two days and no more than six days following the election, in accordance with State of Texas Election Code.
Amendment 9— Change the wording of the oath of office to conform with word
ings of oaths of office established by state law.
Amendment IO — Recall elections for district-elected officials be firom voters in that district, and the procedures for recall of council members will be consistent with the district method of electing council members.
Amendment ll — Election dates set for recall of council members) be set on the next available uniform election date prescribed by state law that is no less than 60 days from the date of the presentation of the petition to the city council, or from the date of a public hearing if one was held.
Amendment 12 — The required number of petitioners required to submit a petition to the city council for a proposed ordinance or resolution be increased from IO percent of the number of votes cast in the last regular city-wide election, to 30 percent of the number of votes cast in the last regular city-wide election, and that elections held in such cases be set on the next available uniform election date no less than 60 days after the date at which the election is called.
Amendment 13 — To omit the word “sanitation" from the title of the depart
ment because duties are provided by a different department I
Amendment 14 — Department of streets, department of parks and recre-! ation, department of sanitation and depart-; ment of planning and environmental devel-; opment be amended to reflect the identify; cation and names of the various depart-; ments in the city. *
Amendment 15 — Delete the require-; ment that a copy of the budget be filed* with the state comptroller of public; accounts.
Amendment 16 — Repeals the “Duties of. board of equalization" and “Approval of the assessment roll"
Amendment 17 — Repeals the “Sale of bonds" section of the city charter Amendment 18 — Before the city shall*, be liable for to damage claim or suit for per-; sonal injury, the person who is injured or; whose property has been damaged ( or* someone on their behalf) shall notify the I city in the manner and within the time*, frame prescribed by city ordinance, and; provides that no action for damages or; injury will be brought against the city* unless timely notice has been given to the J city. I
Results leave questions on Senate seat, school finance
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DALLAS — Texans provided more questions than answers while voting on a vacant U.S. Senate seat and three school finance propositions in Saturday’s election.
As expected, the state’s first special U.S. Senate election in 32 years left no clear winner. Instead, Democratic interim Sen. Bob Krueger will face Republican state Treasurer Ray Bailey Hutchison in a runoff in late May or early June.
With 94 percent of the precincts counted, both Mrs. Hutchison and Krueger had 29 percent. Krueger had 563,774 votes compared with 552,218 votes for Mrs. Hutchison.
Their nearest challenger, Democratic Congressman Joe Barton, garnered 14 percent of the vote.
Krueger said he was ready to meet Mrs. Hutchison head-to-head.
"It’s going to be a race HI enjoy. I am so ready to draw distinctions between her record and
As expected, the state's first special U.S. Senate election in 32 years left no clear winner. Instead, Democratic interim Sen. Bob Krueger will face Republican state Treasurer Kay Bailey Hutchison in a runoff in late May or early June.
mine. I think it’ll be a hard race. But I certainly expect to win," he said.
Mrs. Hutchison predicted that Krueger would run a negative campaign.
“I’m prepared for that. I want to run on the issues. I think the people of Texas deserve that," she said. They are looking for fresh faces, and I’m going to try to give it to them."
Voters’ landslide rejection of three school-related constitutional amendments left state lawmakers facing a June I deadline for a court-ordered cutoff of state aid to schools.
Proposition I, designed to meet a Supreme Court order on equalizing school funding, would have made it constitutional for some
property tax money to be shifted from richer to poorer school districts.
With 94 percent of the votes counted, the amendment was failing by a 62-38 percent margin.
The measure was opposed by 1,192,047 voters, while 718,688 approved.
State leaders, headed by Gov. Ann Richards, had called Proposition I the best chance to meet the June I deadline and avoid potential school closings.
But opponents said the proposed constitutional amendment would mean higher property taxes and wouldn’t end the continuing court battle over fair school funding.
They said lawmakers should
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“I think the voters of Texas demonstrated they can’t be blackmailed, they can’t be misled, and they don’t like Ann Richards’ tax increases," said state GOP Chairman Fred Meyer.
Margaret Justus, spokeswoman for the Save Our Schools campaign for Proposition I, said state officials would go back to work Monday to try and beat the deadline.
“We’re disappointed, obviously, at this point, but we’ve got to respect the decision of the voters," Justus said.
Two other school-related
amendments also were being; killed by voters.
Proposition 2, which would • keep school districts from hav-! ing to comply with state educe -! tional mandates that are not; funded by the state, was failing; narrowly, with 52 percent, on 943,171 against, and 48 percent,! or 886,885 in favor.
Proposition 3, which would; provide for up to $750 million in; state general obligation or rev-! enue bonds to help school dis-! tricts build and renovate facili-! ties, was being defeated by a 56-; 44 percent margin.
Against the measure were; 1,020,984 voters, while 814,995! were in favor.
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