New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 15, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1045 March 21,1995
Unicorns tai, 5-0
Austin Westlake puts end to Unicorns championship hopes
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Second annual event to mark birthday of Sister M.I. Hummel
The winning numbers
Glowing with gold
HmttZnlurvphoao by JOHN HUSETH (Top photo) 8arali Bout and Andre* (Natick ar* al amil* after accepting a gold plaque tor winning th* state UIL ten-nit glrla doublaa championship In Austin. (Right photo) Uaa Waltzer grins with satisfaction on tbs swards aland sitar accepting a gold modal for winning tho 3200 motor run at tho LNL stats track and field championships hold In Austin. Sea stories, photos, page SA.
Letters to the Editor......................SA
American Cancer Society 7-8A
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitimg extends the following birthday wishes to; Kerry Falan, Teresa Hughes, Brett Murphy, Audi Jo Ethel, Dennis Gibson (loth!), Marie Ana Fbchback (Monday), Debbie Vela (Monday), Julie Vela (Saturday), Henry Rompd, Jr. (belated), Alan Romple, Jr. (belated), Titty Meas (Saturday), Mark Mathis (Saturday), Aathiacio Garcia, Antonia Garcia, Lawrence Weber (Monday), Andrew Pere* (IO years old!), Happy Anniversary to Kenneth & Jackie Brinkkoeter (17 year*!)
LMKtovshlp MB class to graduate on May 24
Robert Orr, Chair of the Chanbo's Leadership New Braunfels committee, announced that graduation for die class of 94 has been scheduled for 530 pm. on Tuesday, May 24 rn the New Braunfels Civic Center.
The 20 participants will be honored with a social bour, dimer snd a presentation ceremony featuring Dr. Jim Kenu nationally-known inspirational leader.
The leadership New Braunfels program kicksd-off in October with a VIP reception snd overnight retreat snd confated monthly whh full-diy wssioai through May. Topics included city and cooty government, dealing with the media, pnks md recre-stion, economic development and ochers.
The program was organized last yew by the chamber of commerce in order lo identify and bring together men and women who desire to improve their leadership skills and to learn more about our community, wiukin hic not icw wccUt ippuci* bom will be accepted for the class of 95.
The graduation program is open to the public snd tickets may be purchased st die chamber of commerce
Optimist Club Ie mast Mond&Va May 16
The New Braunfels Optimist Chib will meet Monday, May 16 at Finkers Salad Bar A Grill at 6:30 pjn. The guest speaker will be Keith Warren, The Texas Angler,” outdoors columnist for \htHeraid-2£UMng who has a program on KMOL charnel four.
Muffing program sot for NMSS education conter
"Yow Surgical Patient ii a Diabetic," a for registered nurses and LVNs will be held on May 18 at New Braunfels 1SD Education Center.
The program is approved by the TNA for 24 hours. Call (210) 620-6200 for more information. Thole attending should enter through the backdoor.
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indies its verniers to submit dame to Stmsmdmch. According to Ute Sophisnbmf Archives and members af the German community, "Stanentitch" repressMs a ail• big place for members cf the commonty lo gather and share the day's happenings We invite yen Ie there with rn.)
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42 Pages in three sections ■ Sunday. May 15,1994
■Vol. 142, No. 132
Recount confirms Fraser’s victory
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
A recount of votes in the May 7 city council election shows the winner of the election to be current city council member Paul Fraser, who was also declared the winner after the first ballot count
Fraser's opponent Gary Kahlig requested the recount based on alleged actions by the presiding judge at the polling place and alleged harassment by election workers at the early voting location.
Although the result of the election was the same, the recount did show some discrepancy
in the vote count. According to City Secretary Bonnie Saikozi, Kahlig received three more voles than originally counted and Fraser received one more.
The new totals are 471 votes for Fraser and 451 for Kahlig.
Sarkozi said the difference in the counts could be the result of some ballots being rejected.
‘The machine may have rejected some of those that were counted. The total number of ballots is the same," she said
Kahlig said he still has some concerns about the election but he has not decided if he will take any further action.
T am keeping all of my choices available right
now,'* he said He said he did not have a commit on the outcome of the recount but he was pleased with the presiding judge.
T think drat Gene Momhinweg did an excellent job during the recount as presiding judge," said Kahlig.
Fraser said he was not surprised by the outcome of the recount.
-It’s what I expected There was a small difference in the count. The boxes were found to be secure, and the ballots are there. Every ballot is there and has been accounted for," he said Fraser said the difference from the original votes does not change his Aith in the electronic
balk)! counting method used in the election.
“Election workers looked at the ballots. Bis sometimes difficult to see what voters intended Sometimes voter* do things differently than the instructions. The balkfts have now been reviewed by another whole new team,** he said.
T really hope we can get on to city business," said Fraser. “But I am of the opinion Mr. Kahlig is not satisfied yet**
Fraser said a representative of the Texas Secretary of State's office was presents the recount A special meeting of the city council has been called for Monday to canvass the results of foe second count It will be held in the council chambers.
Community mourns loss of Bluntzer
By ROGER CROTEAU
With his wife and children at his side, Thomas Bluntzer died Saturday at McKenna Memorial Hospital after a needy four-year battle with lymph cancer.
Bluntzer; a well-known local attorney, was involved in several service organization in New Braunfels, but was perhaps bete known for starting the New Braunfels chapter of Young Life, a Christian dub for students. T Friends and fondly remembered him as a man of hit word, deeply
religious and deeply involved in his ■ See obituary, family and community. page SA
“He had a lot of firm convictions
and he stood by them,** said bis long-time friend Rick Reed “He enjoyed the outdoon and got his sons involved in the outdoors... The last time I saw him was Thursday
folly ftum what I was tad His wife nd children were at his side.**
The Bluntzen moved to New Braunfels in 1976 and “from that time forward they were committed to becoming a part of this community,’’ Reed said “He was interested in being involved in everything. He liked being with people."
Jeff Mund, another long-time friend of Bluntzer, described him as 'fun loving and family-oriented"
“He was committed to whatever he was doing, lf he told
you he would do it, it would get done. A good example was just late week, he made a ooh out of cedar for every table at the Young Life Banquet Just a week before he died and he was doing that. . . He was the kind of fiiend you could lean on.”
“He was very caring and very interested in everyone around him," mid his dater. Anne Evans. “He liked to hurt and fish with his boys and was very interested in his community, but his number one priority was his family."
Bluntzer, 41, was in Cuero celebrating his grandmother’s 88th birthday last Sunday, when a tumor in his stomach began bleeding, and he was hospitalized, Reed said Bluntzer was railed in Cuero, where he graduated high school in 1970. He attended Baylor University on a football scholarship and graduated with his law degree in 1976. He then moved to New Braunfels and began building hit career and helped build his commonty.
Bluntzer was involved in the Noon Lions Club, the Downtown Rotary Club, Little League baseball and basketball, the Wuntfetf Anociation and Young Life. He was the Jaycees Outstanding Man of the Year and received the Community Builder Award from the Masonic Lodge.
“His main interest in the last two-and-s-half or three yean was getting Young life started here in New Braunfels. He felt like God placed this in his hands ani I really feel it gave him something to focus on while he was fighting this other battle,” Reed said Bluntzer shared his story of his battle with cancer at a Christian Business Men's Committee luncheon in January His advice to the crowd was, "lf you don't get anything else out of this talk today, if you don't have a Bible, get one. If you have one, read it every day It is the truth and light and way. hit God’s inspired word."For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144 or Metro 606-0846