New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 6, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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Comal River............ 294 (down 5)
Water Canyon inflow ......... 502 (down 39)
Canyon outflow........... 926 (same)
Watch Edwards Aquifer ....... 625.58 (up .05)
Canyon Lake level.........910.79(15)
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Vol. 94 No. 218
November 6, 1985
28 Pages — 3 SectionsSattler votes against incorporationBy SARAH DUKE Staff writer
The people of Sattler rejected incorporation Tuesday. With 261 persons voting, the incorporation move was defeated 189-72.
“If that’s what they want, that’s what they’ll get. That’s the majority so that rules,” said David Thompson after learning the election results Tuesday. Thompson was one of the leaders in the incorporation effort.
From staff reports
Comal County turned in surprising numbers for the off-year state constitutional amendment election passing all but amendments 3, 5, IC and 13.
County Clerk Rosie Bosenbury said the total count of 2,222 voters was higher than for the last amendment election two years ago, but there had been a sizable increase in voter registration.
“Until we have time to look at the numbers, I don’t know that we really have a better turnout. We might have the same percentage on a larger voter population,’’ she said.
Totals on each proposed amendment varied from 2,134 on Proposition 8 to 1,853 on Proposition 2.
The latter, which approved the issuance of $200 million in bonds for the Texas agriculture water conservation, won in the county, 1,138 for and 715 against. Only precincts 13,14 and 21 voted weakly against this amendment and about 150 voters just skipped this one.
Proposition 8, which authorized $500 million more bonds for the veterans’ housing assistance program, had a much harder time county-wide with 1,109 for and 1,025 against.
Statewide, the biggest campaign was waged for Propositions I and 2, which together comprise the first of three parts of a comprehensive water package to meet a number of water problems Proposition I, which was the heart of the proposal authorizing $980 million in bonds and setting up the program and limitations for the funds, passed here by 1,382-628
Propositions 6, ll, 12 and 14 all passed with healthy margins and had
“I hope they (the people of Sattler) have made the right decision because...somebody else will have them,” Thompson said. One of the reasons for the incorporation move was to protect the area from annexation into New Braunfels or San Antonio.
According to the Texas Municipal league, an incorporation election can be held one year after one fails if the boundaries are not changed. If the boundaries are significantly
changed, another incorporation election could be held in January.
Rosie Bosenbury, Comal County clerk, said there was a record turnout at the polls in Sattler Tuesday. She said the county had no way of knowing exactly how many people were eligible to vote on the incorporation issue. She added that she had expected about 200 to 250 and was surprised at the large number that actually did vote.
“We’ve had a lot of people who
thought they could vote but weren’t in the boundary lines,” said Johnnie Bezdek, one of the election judges who worked at the polls in Sattler.
Before voting in the incorporation election, people had to show judges on a map where they lived. Only those people living within the boundaries were eligible to vote. Bezdek said there were no problems with people locating their homes on the map
“The chamber of commerce is
very delighted with the election results,” said Ralph Richey, president of the Canyon I.ake Chamber of Commerce. “Now that all of us at Canyon I^ake have a chance to work together we welcome those that thought it (the election) should have gone the other way to join us and work to keep the area as one.
“We want the entire Canyon l^ake area to hav# a voice and say in the matter of incorporation And we
Simply the wurst
Toni (Mari De La Cerda, left) is outraged that officer Kruddy (Bob Byxbee) is doing all he can to get two rival gangs to rumble in Wurst Side Story. This year's melodrama,, a
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takeoff on Broadway's West Side Story, was written by Roberta Elliott and is playing at Circle Arts Theater during Wurstfest.
Business owner released from jai!
By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer
A 44-year-old woman who was charged Sunday with felony theft over $20,000 was released from Comal County Jail Tuesday evening on $100,000 bond.
Gloria Enander Giannim of Colton, Calif., was arrested in San Antonio Sunday for allegedly passing a bad check at Texas Commerce Bank in October
Police said Giannini, who recently purchased a local business, allegedly deposited the bad check then
returned several days later to obtain a $21 OOO cashier’s check An unidentified citizen worked with New Braunfels Police and detained Giannini in San Antonio.
Giannim is on probation in Oakland, Calif., where she was convicted of conspiracy to distribute
Filmmakers shoot documentary about Wurstfest this week
Today will bo mostly sunny and warm with cooler conditions tonight. Forecasters predict pleasant weather for the rest of the week. The high temperature will be near 80 degrees with the low near 40 degrees. Today’s low was 47 degrees and Tuesday’s high was 74 degrees. Sunset will be at 5:41 p.m. with stmriaf at$:4ta.m.
By SARAH DUKE Staff writer
Be careful, you might be on TV.
While most people at Wurstfest are busy having a good time, six filmmakers are busy filming and recording the event to make a documentary for public television.
The group, from RLRN in San Antonio, will be at Wurstfest this week filming the documentary which is expected to air next October.
“We want get scenes from every part of Wurstfest. And we want to go into the history of Wurstfest — how it started, why it started,” said Bill Imbrogno who is producing the documentary.
Once the film is complete, it will be offered to 57 public television stations nationwide. Imbrogno said it will
definitely run on stations in Texas.
Imbrogno said he decided to make the documentary a year ago when he came to Wurstfest as a guest of Jack Ohlrich who was Der Grosse Opa of 1984
“I was just here for one night but that’s all it took. This is really great,” he said.
Imbrogno was working with Ohlrich on a him about the San Antoni o-Aus tin Corridor when he became interested in Wurstfest.
Imbrogno said he has met with Joe Rogers, president of the Wurstfest Association, and the Opa Association a few times about the documentary
“We’re going to try to stay away from just the drinking part about Wurstfest. We want this to be a timeless piece that can be used over and over,” Imbrogno said. “We want
to explain that there is a lot more to it than just the drinking ”
He added that he is hoping to get film footage from German of similar festivals to explain the origins of Wurstfest
“We want to go into the Wurstfest Association and what it does. A lot of their money goes back into the community,” Imbrogno said.
”It kind of works in just right because this is the 25th year of Wurstfest,” he said. Imbrogno added that he wants this documentary to be part of the Texas Sesquicentennial because the festival has so much to do with the heritage of the state
The crew will be filming all parts of Wurstfest — entertainment, the marketplace and out on the grounds
welcome them (incorporation supporters ) to work with us to develop a solid, productive community,” he added.
Nancy and Larry Heflin, of Canyon I^ke, have been taking a census of the people around the lake. They have drawn a map of the areas around the lake that they believe should be incorporated into a nine square mile town.
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counterfeit items She also has been charged and released on bond in Alameda and Los Angeles counties in California and in Weslaco for similar c ases, said Ll. Felix Roque, head of the New Braunfels Police Department criminal investigation division
DALLAS (AP) — Houston Mayor Kathy Whitmire was ecstatic city voters gave her a third term over former mayor Louie Welch, but no more so than Gov. Mark White after Texans agreed with him that a SI .43 billion water plan is crucial to the state’s future.
This is a wonderful moment,” Mrs Whitmire said Tuesday after drawing nearly 59 percent of the vote in her race against Welch, the former five-term mayor who made public safety — specifically AIDS — the main issue in the campaign.
“Texas is the winner. Our future is secure,” said White of the overwhelming approval of the two water measures he spent so much time pushing in appearances around the state.
Elsewhere in Tuesday's elections —Voters in San Antonio rejected a plan to fluoridate the city water despite Mayor Henry Cisneros active endorsement of the measure The city remains the second largest in the country, behind I/>s Angeles, without fluoridated water - Beaumont residents backed Mayor Bill Neild and City Councilman Wayne Turner in their recall election and rejected raising the minimum wage in the city to $4 IO.
—Dallas voters approved all ll city propositions in a $428 I million bond package, the most expensive in the city’s history,
—Voters in El Paso for the second time in four years defeated a sales tax measure designed to finance an expanded bus system.
—Democrat Keith Oakley of Terrell and Republican Don Washburn of Ennis finished one-two rn the six-man contest to replace U.S. Rep Gordon “Doc'’ Arnold and will meet rn a runoff
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Scenes like this will be in the Wurstfest film