New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 5, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
hirst-time event (saws mote than 250 runners. See Page 6A.
Cinco de Mayo celebrated to remember fight for liberty, freedom. See Page 3A.
Birthday wishes from the Herakl-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Michelle Garrett (14), Robin Suchy (Monday), Rosa Marla Madera (51), Savannah Maurer, Tom Laffery, Zachary A. Schneider Torres (1 on May 8), Erwin Hank (88, belated), Kyle Crawford (3), Kyo Sa Nim -Brett Riley, Kim Edgier, Bonny Engler, Jennifer Baerwald, Justin Alvarez (12, belated), Felix Esqulbel, and Jim Rhein-
Happy anniversary to Thomas and Karen Stange (1 year) and Spike and Earlean Reeves (46 years)._
Pops Concert today at Civic Cantor
River Gardens will sponsor today’s Pops Concert of the Mid-Texas Symphony at 4 p.m. in the New Braunfels Civic Center. Maestro Akira Endo will be at the baton for this final concert of the season, which will feature Italian and German arias by Dieter Schnerring, a tenor from Freiburg, Germany. Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $3 for children. Tickets will be available at the door.
This year's Folkfest wraps up today at Conservation Plaza. There is still plenty to see and do. Hours today are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $3 and children under 17 are admitted free.
Downtown Association mooting Tuosdsy
The Downtown Association meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7 on the patio at Wolfgang’s next to the Prince Solms Inn. Social hour at 5:30 p.m. Hors-d’oeuvres and punch for $6. RSVP to Carmen Morales at 625-9169 by Monday.
Family/Kducotkm club to gather
The Greene Family and Community Education Club will meet on Wednesday, May 8 at 2 p.m at the Extension Meeting Room 132 S. Water Lane. Those interested in attending should call the County Extension office for information at 620-3440.
Minion Volley Community Center
The annual meeting of the Mission Valley Community Center will be held May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center. All residents within the area are invited to attend. In addition to the normal concerns of the center, plans for the annual picnic will be made.
The Geronimo Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold a bake sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 11 at the fire station. The station is located on Hwy. 123 North between San Marcos and Seguin.
Marion library fund
Marion Community Library is having a bake sale and book sale Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. at Schulz Nursery
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Kennady victorious in mayor’s race
By MELANIE GERIK
Jan Kennady, a city council member for the past three years, defeated Cheryl Scott for mayor by more than 800 votes Saturday.
With all precincts reporting, Kennady won die first mayoral election since the 1960s, 1,942 to 1,194.
“Many, many people work with me to make this a better community,” Kennady said at her victory party at the Tree Tops Restaurant Saturday night. “The credit goes to them.”
She said one of the first things she will do as mayor is extend an open hand for everyone to work together.
“We all want the same thing — for New Braunfels to be the best community it can be,” she said. “I will work with anyone to accomplish that.”
Scott said she was happy with the results even if she did not win the election.
“I’m really pleased with die 40 percent, considering we had only six weeks and very little money,” she said.
Scott added she will sit in council meetings to make sure the issues she raised in the campaign are addressed.
“Don’t sell me short. I’m going to be out there fighting for the citizens, even if I didn’t win this race,” she said.
District 6 closest contest
In the closest race of the city elections, Juliet Watson edged Mary Lou Erben by 24 votes, 330 to 306.
“We thought it was going to be close. You just never know,” said Bill
Morton, campaign manager for Watson.
Watson said in a prepared statement she “will work to maintain the trust of the citizens of New Braunfels.
“I want the council to work as a team, representing all of the people and interests of the city,” Watson said. “I will carefully attend to every issue and make decisions as if they all affected my own back yard.”
Erben said low voter turnout (16 percent of registered voters in the city cast ballots) contributed to her defeat.
“If everybody who said they were going to vote and support me actually voted, then it wouldn’t have been close,” Erben said. “People should
understand that every vote counts.”
She added she will continue to fight for the issues important to the residents in her district by remaining active and serving on committees.
“Maybe it’s better to work from the outside to bring change about,” Erben said.
Talcott wins District 5 seat
Cathy Talcott carried more than 65 percent of the votes to defeat “Slim Jim” Hendricks, 249 to 133.
“I’m elated,” Talcott said at her victory party at Librado’s Mexican Restaurant. “But it’s not over. The work really begins now, and I’m ready.”
Talcott said she plans to test council waters before jumping into any causes or projects.
Hendricks did not have any com-
ment on the elections but said, ’’I’m glad ifs over.”
Herakl-Zeitung pho’o MICHAEL DARNALL
Caille Walker, “Mary, Mary, quite contrary”, parades down San antonio Street during the annual Klndermasken celebration. Caille earned a grand prize ribbon for her outfit.
Nail unseats Bruce, Watson over Duggan in CISD trustee elections *"
By DENISE DZIUK
When the board of trustees for the Comal Independent School District meet on Monday, two new trustees will take their seats. Scott Watson and Rex Doug Nail, Jr. came away as the winners of Saturday’s school board elections.
Watson received 79.6 percent of the votes to beat out Lois Duggan, 195 to 50, for the single member District 3 position on the board. Watson will replace board president Jim Middleton, who did not seek reelection.
“The people have spoken and have expressed their will, and I will continue as I have for past years in the research for the people in accountability,” said Duggan.
Watson said he appreciated the voters support. He added he would have liked to have seen even more people vote. However, he feels the voters have chosen a candidate they know and trust, and he is ready to begin serving on the board.
“I think this was an important election because of the issues facing the district. I’m ready to begin serving on the board and do what’s good for the students,” said Watson.
In District 4, Nail overthrew incumbent Thomas Bruce 192 to 114, with Nail receiving 62 percent of the vote.
‘On* hundred ninety-two votes isn’t a mandate, but I would hope it signals an end to tho negativism in the district. I’m going to do what’s bast for tho kids and th* district.’
— Doug Nail, Jr.
“One hundred ninety-two votes isn’t a mandate but I would hope it signals an aid to the negativism in the district,” said Nail. “I’m going to do what’s best for the kids and the district.”
Bruce said he wanted to thank everyone who supported him in the past three years on the board as well as in the election. He said he “wishes Nail well.” He also added he is “proud” of his work on the school board.
“My character, my personal integrity lead me to vote the way I did,” said Bruce. “There’s nothing I would have done any different... I’m proud of my time on the board.”
The election results will be canvassed at the board's meeting on Monday night. Watson and Nail will then take the oath of office to begin their three-year terms on the board.
Marion mayor touts conservation, encouraged by EUWD response
By DAVID DEKUNDER
Mayor Glenn Hild said he felt he received a warm reception from the Edwards Underground Water District board of directors after he told them at a public hearing on Thursday his city is doing the best it can to meet mandatory water reductions under the district’s Demand Management Plan.
‘The only suggestion I got was from two board members who said that we should seriously consider rate changes for those high users of water. I indicated to them if we went into Stage III, I would recommend to the council that we do that,” Hild said.
Marion, like many cities and water users in the Edwards district, has been cited for not
meeting the mandatory restrictions set by the EUWD’s Demand Management Plan. EUWD is requiring the city reduce its water usage by 15 percent.
Hild said Marion is doing its part to meet EUWD’s demands under its Stage II restrictions.
“I indicated to them that we have taken the steps to try and reduce our water usage under the mandatory reductions,” Hild said. “We have designated days and times when they can water their lawns, and there is to be no washing of driveways and buildings. No restaurants are allowed to serve water unless their customers request it. Residents are only allowed to wash their cars on designated days and when they do wash their cars, they must do it on their lawns.”
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Message to residents clear
stay away from Klan rally! See Survey, Page 4A