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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 4, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels ilV Vol 134 No 214 IQI Larvid St Ne* Braunfels Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-800) 512-625-9144 Wednesday November 4, 1987 25 Cents Two Sections 26 PagesPari-mutuel, ‘collider’approved Al SUN XI' Texans pat tenth waited to vote in slow moving Un**" on a record long ballot to legalize pan mutuel tatting at the rue track in th*’ largest turnon- * >r t con st it ut Iona I amendment election n mo* tern history W ith *' peri »*nt of the pre* in* I" reporting part mutuel won 57 per* cot to 4 < pen cot Aiders also approve ! luesdav bv a M {**r ♦ tnt to ’>* portent margin a $-•» million bood proposal to attract a coveted atom smasher that has f***c* ailed one of the ma jot scientific projects of the .soh * enturv th* superc«*n*tu*t mg super col od*-r It was part of an eight amendment package dubbed Build Texas touted as a wav of rev iv mg the state s economy Voter* approved Ii hit of those measures defeated three and the eighth w as in quest mn They said ves to SI I t hon t utdltlona spending for prisons mental health I ac lilt irs ami w aler projects Thev rejected I v' million sn '*»iid pro jmsals to stimulate agriculture economh' development arn! to help communities bull*! jails libraries arni conv ention centers We have a mixed 1«s si * (rot    I ha v<*tefs Aes im prisons and water tw.ds and rnent said Ll Gov Hill Hobby t hief pro motor of the Build Texas package An unusually heavy turnout forced some angry Bexar County voters to wait until to dav to cast tlieir halloes while other Texans had to stand in line for up to five hours or scribble choices on napkins \t tm*- Bexar County precinct residents had t«* wait until after midnight before thev were able to vote on slat** constitutional amendments and local propositions ole* lions judg**«iordon Kemph said ITw* 25 proposed constitutional amend merits and two referendums including pan mutuel betting exceeded the previous re* ord of 16 amendments on the I1** ballot when I?i were Adopted \s of <* sn this morning 13 amendments had (wen approved '*,v**n laile<t and three aer** under ided still undecided with 92 per cml ii! int in me referendum to retain an appointed stat** Board of Education failed 4. percent *o vt pert ent despite efforts©! supporters of ism educational reform legislation such as I hulas bt I It* ava ire Ii K**ss Perot rh** tv* va rd now w revert to an electedSee Comal County precinct totals on Paqe 2A statewide overviews, Paqe SA night in Marfa in West Texas issued a state men! saving approval of the stater cobbler will lead to more than 20.000 new j*g>s It will pump more than $20 bill ion into the Texas e< onomv and prov ide the state with a a or id v Sass research * enter and a ripple et (♦st that will run p*isitively throughout our edu< at ion 'V stem Th*- S4 i billion super < oil bier would tie us ed in high energy phys* s research Twenty five states ar** competing for the federal project Lawmakers already have authonz ed $>• million In revenu* bonds which are tv vt sui rs t to voter approval for the pro lect t lenient* reat twin to approval of $ »«• niilium in bomb for prisons youth corm turn centers and mental health and mental retardation institutions w as Hooray for the IN** vlf of TV Texans are willing to pay the price to guarantee that criminals pay the price for their lawlessness Clements said He said passage of the bond proposal 66 percent to ;4 percent clearly indicates the people s frustration with a climbing crime rate I share their frustration and I am dedicated to building 19 OOO new prison beds by 1^1 The water amendment allows the Texas Water Development Board to issue S4o«i million in bonds for water supply water quality and flood control It was approved M percent to <6 percent The same amount of bonds for loans to local governments for public facilities failed by a wide margin 41 percent to59 pen en; Secretary of State Jack Hams said the final turnout likely would run between 20 percent and kl percent of the state s 7 3 million registered voters The previous record in modem history for an off vear election turnout was 13 percent in 1973. Hams said It s like the loo year flood or the IOO vear hurricane or something like that fine eie* turn comes along and establishes a new standard Karns said Judging the voting history in Texas Hams had predicted 14 percent of the registered voters would go lo the polls Tuesday hut he said after the polls closed We re seeing a pretty dramatic increase Texans are mak mg a statement out there This is like a cafeteria There s something in this election that can appeal to everyone Hams said In the San Antonio area voter turnout was running higher than the anticipated 20 per cent said Bexar County Election Administrator Tony Gomez Waits of up to three hours were reported in lines at some polling places Jim Warren Hams press secretary said Dallas and Ellis counties and the cities of Midlothian and Midland reported running out of ballots People had to wait 15 to lo minute' a> election officials either photocopied paper ballots or obtained additional computer punch cards from nearby precincts In some lianas Ortinty precincts voters were voting on plain stationery and even napkins when the ballots ran out lf was just iike oidtime voting said < ar! Auftiermaur a voter rn one Dallas County precinct For drainage    work Grant sought for West End B« SAO Ah Du* I SIJ** A- tUr Comal County supports betting, water district Some precincts ran out of ballots as voters lined up expressing interest in pari-mutuel question locally V vt. 6 th it ,t al ’hr vAesl h D rn y Sr* Bt auui* t% * I Duutt Miller of W vt.tVI<* It. The I brrr fop wo pubiw hr,< longs will 1 in af Holy I* amt h Chuff ^ I OSN th#* aiqdh At MMI Thr g* a ill be a! 7 St at * lpm Nov sa IS ets our aging intrrsiteti af! 1 cl ffot* (itll in attf ht* «ir mg* aes! 1 r«SfUk Hfliji hUtt * t v#fn/'f*rn& t wti &f\ N-*f |l| f fit* I rf CV>fIt|] *rrfH*nvi\r it** 1 in p rn v #* mw I nj \fw HH!Nun hr fig drmnagr t fl !ht Vlr%! a' been a goal it if itw V Its Sr* Ok AH T V ,*** •w* Marion Bensel * .iu»*’l lo nu u> that landmark squat*' con I ** v Dam** s Jewelry • c * incepts The Collect Kin Das .**>maker Bizarre S*«*wtle \t kuttkei Insurame anil Batten 'Ut atle e comprise Landmark square \aegtlli s Bakery is a nice iH igtit**! no that i (hat Blue skies nothing but blur >kie*> all day long I Ti a I -what' in stole for ttu*' after noon anyway Th** sks will u ♦ leat tonight with a low ol about 57 Thursday through th** weekend will tie partly cloudy and a little cooler with highs of about »> and mirth winds The low lur evenings throughout Hie weekend is expected to t>* about 57 hi There is im* * ham« of rain in the for*** ast The Menu CLASSI! IID COMICS CROSSWORD LN TLR IAINML NI RALtlOOSCOPl SPORTS TV L0CS WtATHtR ELECTION I/ 8 . OAviD VAY S*a*t Writre X .arg** turnout of vole* > rn i ©malc ounty caught el**-lionofficial* targehr by surpri'-r as pan mutuel wagering and a proposed water oriented rn reafion district won bv landslides Ic* ally Of the 2s CMI registered voters 9 too cast tialiots for a turnout of r j*en ent a” voters approved legalized horse wagering 2 I arni the water recreation district bv sughtly more than a 2 I margin The turnout was really surprising said * ounty c Jerk Hoxie Hosent*ury We were expecting a turnout of around JU percent so this caught us by surprise Ballots were -dill tieing cast as late as 8 p rn and the last hanoi t«ix wa^ tumeil into the county courthouse just after *• p n. T ahu-at ions were stowed when lour ut the six counting machines malfunctioned kina counts at the courthouse ended just before ll p rn I think dust Nettling from the courthouse renovation caused the machines to break down 'aid Bosenbury I was p.alining on sending Diem in to be serviced any wav It yowed u> down but wt«*n I think about Bexar c aunty I V*n t feel so had sh** said referring to reports that some polling pre* irk Is rn san Xntonio remained open as late a> lo p rn to accommodate voters lh** heavy turnouts had Bosenbury arni deputy snenffs scrambling late rn the* afternoon supplying several pm irk Is w nil extra ballots While voter turnout in New Braunfels was high three rural polling plat e' recorded the highest numtiers of voters Pre* met 13 at Start/ » ate in Sturt/vtlle led all precincts with sn persons casting ballots That wa* followed bv Precinct Ik at I any on (.Tty where &30 voles were cast XI Precinct BJ rn Bulverde THI voters ap beared Precinct 24 absentee was fourth in turnout volumes with Tho ballots cast * tHir.ty voters approved statewide par. mutuel wager mg 6 667 to 2 182 and locally 6.118 to 2 231 The Comal ( ounty Water Kocreation District passed 5 375 to 2,642 Ai three questions carried rn each of the 24 precincts most overwhelmingly A referendum wh**retn members oi the Mate Board of Education would be appointed rather than elected was narrowly defeated locally losing 4 65* to4 431 Xmendment No Ii calling for the creation of emergen c> ie tv ice districts to fund rural fire and ambulance serenes was a big winner here carrying5.160 to3.554 ami is destined to have an impact local!v t any on Lake Volunteer Eire Department is expected to petition commissioners court in the near future to call for a referendum in establishing such a district t Oma! tounttans defeated five of the eight amendments that made up the highly publicized Build Texas Program Xmendment No 19 providing issuance of Ami million in general obligation funds to attract the hsieraliy sponsored super collider passed 4 HUKlo3.797 Amendment No J authorizing the issuance of Won million in Texas Water Development Bonds carried by a 3 631 to loft tally and Xmendment No 8 authorizing $5uo million in general obligation funds to build adult and juvenile correctional and mental health institutions pass etl 3 57c to **94 Amendments 4 5. 6, T and ll were all re soundmgly defeated bv loc al voters The two biggest winners locally were Amendments 3 and 12 which both carried by better than 6*1 margins Amendment 3 limits homestead school tax increases of a See COUNTY Pa©* KIA Guadalupe County voters pass pari-mutuel, follow state totals in tiuatlaiupe i aunty pan mutuel wagering was a big winner both st alew ale and locally passing by t»et ter than I I margins while voters there a.*o said yes to the sup«*r coil tiler Guadalupe C ounty as was c omal were among *>*1 counties statewide with legalized horse racing appear mg on ballots as a loc a1 option The statewide referendum*l 7 .MX to 2.211 and Hie local question was approved by a 7 JU2 to 2 24a tally inolticial results Xiv* voters narrowly appioved Amendment No 19 authorizing the issuance of lion million in general obligation bonds designed to attract the federally sponsored super collide! research center by a count of 4 Hba to 4 273 Overall 4 THU votes were cast in Guadalupe c ounty for a reported voter turnout of 35 percent Election officials there prepared tor a large voter turnout where ll mw ballots had been ordered Elections administrator Mary Matthies said the voting other than primary or general elections usually attract 3,mm lo voters so Tuesdays totals were regarded as very good Absentee voting in Guadalupe Count) eclipse*! the 6cm mark and was abv) very high compared to past oft year elections Matthies had predicted a voter turnout of around 25 percent of the county's registered v tilers based on th* number of absentee- ballots    tv    compared to the 25 MI registered There are slightly more than J 3cm ut Comal county where 9 too votes registered v oters in G uadalupe * oun were caid Election judge denies improprieties in vote Bv SARAH DUKE Hilt Writer start/ c at** in Mart a iii** was a rather crowded polling site Tuesday as the line of voters extended trom the community room where voting booths were located to the cate area Despite at least one allegation of improper campaigning within the polling sde election judge Laverne Cod a bac said no improprieties took place among the crowd There was a mot) of people there she said earlier today adding that she or one of the election clerks or alternate judge would have seen any improper conduct if there was any whilhin live polling site One voter who chose to remain anonymous stated that campaign literature was being passed out by a man standing no more than two feet from persons trying to vote The voter also stated that the man discussed the Bible and at one time sol kited funds in the presence ol election officials The only thing handed around was a sample ballot cudaba* said She added Blat sample ballots con taming about six or eight pages were handed to persons watting to vote It there was anything being passed around it would have been in the store That is a public place and there were people eating rn there all day " c udaba* added that she heard reports of a man drinking beer in the area It turned out I tie man was in Ihe cafe and she had no authority to stop the business from selling beer she said Hosie Bosenbury C omal county clerk said she had heard no reports of impropriety As Jar as we know the only thing being passed around was a sample ballot," she said The election judge said new ballots had to be delivered by county of finals when the polling site almost ran out Eight voters after receiving a ballot and wailing in line decided no! lo vote and returned blank ballots she said The last voter at the site finished voting at 8 JU pm NAednesdav cudaba* said ;