New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 9, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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v. 9,1994_Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of JEREMY WILLIAMS
I Vol. 142, No. 260
Election results................2A, 3A, 6A
Arts & Entertainment..................10A
Sports Day.........................11 A, 12A
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Jeremy Williams, Sandy Shea (40 years!), Chester Offerman, Larry Morales, Jefferey Sandoval Yanas, Adrian Hernandez (14 years!), Gertrude Soefje (86 years!), Robert H. Tays, Stone Williams, Max R. Wommack, Dorothy Mosely, Jean Prochaz-ka, Dorothy Ritter, Delores Rubalcoba, Elizabeth Caldwell, Kathryn Schwab, Mark Smith, David Kearns, Jamie Davis, Gladys Leftwich.
Happy Anniversary to Leo & Linda Hermes (48 years!).
Ducks Unlimited tickets still available
Tickets are still available for the New Braunfels Chapter of Ducks Unlimited's annual fund-raiser banquet, set for Nov. 15 at the Knights of Columbus hall.
During the banquet will be an live and silent auction, a raffle and door prizes will be given away. Also, a fulI-course steak dinner will be served with refreshments. According to chapter president Jim Cook, "something very special" is also set to take place.
' To obtain tickets, call Mark H. Brown at 620-4668.
Lotto jackpot now worth $30 million
AUSTIN (AP) - No tickets correctly matched all six numbers drawn Saturday night for the twice-weekly Lotto Texas game, state lottery officials said. The jackpot was worth SI8 million.
The numbers drawn Saturday night from a field of 50 were: 7,
IO, 16,17,26 and 39.
There were 274 tickets sold with five of the six numbers, with each ticket worth SI, I OO. There were 14,036 tickets with four of six numbers, with each winning S77. And there were 237,694 tickets sold with three of six numbers, with each worth an automatic S3.
Lottery officials es mate the jackpot for Wednesday night’s game will be $30 million.
FFA Boosters host dance Nov. 12
■' he New' Braunfels Future Fumers of America’s booster organization will host a dance on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Eagles Hall from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door.
Sophienburg Museum to host demonstration
The Sophienburg Museum will have a demonstration on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from I p.m. to 5 p.m. on how to learn different types of stitching. Along with it the group will learn a bit of history and stitching patterns will be on display.
NBHS class of 1342 to have dinner meeting
All members of the 1942 Class of New Braunfels High School will have a monthly dinner meeting on Friday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Krause's.
For more information, call Jim Rheinlander at 625-5445.
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«Republicans dominate county
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Nearly 20,000 Comal County voters cast their ballots Tuesday in an election that saw Republicans dominate in Comal County, as expected.
Republicans won on all contested tickets in Comal County except two, U.S.
Congressional District 28 with Frank Tejeda and State Senate District 21 with Judith Zaffirini.
On a day when Republicans gained control of
GOP candidates win all but two contested races in county
■ See county's precinct-by-precmct results, Page 6A
the U.S. Congress and the governor’s chair,
Comal County Republicans dominated the polls as expected A total of 5,133 voted a straight Republican ticket, roughly one quarter of the total voter turnout.
In the governor’s race, George W. Bush won all but three of the 30 precincts reporting votes, capturing almost 70 percent of Comal County votes
Ann Richards totaled 5,795, or about 30 percent.
Kay Bailey Hutchison also dominated the U.S. Senate race with 73 percent of the votes, just more than 14,000 to challenger Richard Fisher’s 4,954. She earned all but two of the 30 precincts reporting.
Republican U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith carried
the county with nearly 90 percent of the vote for District 21.
County Clerk Joy Streator had projected about 20,000 voters The actual total was 19,396 out of 35,011 registered voters as people took advantage of good weather Absentee votes totaled 6,742 or about one-thud of the election-day total.
Linnell Hinojosa of the county clerk’s office said a heavy turnout was had, especially in Precinct 11 in Garden Ridge, where 65 percent of the registered voters showed up.
‘‘We ran out of ballots,” said Hinojosa, whose office had to offer an extra 32 ballots to that precinct.
Robison wins over Van Horn
By ROGER CROTEAU
New Braunfels attorney Jack Robison defeated Democrat Jeff Van Horn last night to win the right to replace retiring Judge Robert T. Pfeufifer on the bench of the 207th District Court.
The district covers Comal,
Caldwell and Hays counties.
With most of the vote counted Robison, a Republican, had a comfortable lead of 19,936 to 13,780 There were still several boxes to count in Hays and Caldwell counties, but both candidates acknowledged that the outcome was clear.
Robison ran strongest in Comal County, his home, piling up a 7,700 vote margin here — 12,949 to 5,235. Van Horn enjoyed a more than two to one margin in Caldwell County — 2,022 to 970 — with four boxes still uncounted, but turnout for the race there appeared to be light.
Van Horn also had a 203 vote lead in the Hays County polls— 6,518 to 6,315 — with 68 percent of the vote counted.
"I am delighted,” Robison said. "It has been a year and a half running for a job that put my family through financial stress to get and that will pay less than I have made in years ” But Robison said he wanted to serve as judge because he felt he could serve the counties better than the other prospective candidates. "I was also very unhappy with the perception of our legal system,” he said. "Of the three branches of government, the one area that is still very functional is the judiciary and ! would like to be a part of that.”
Robison said the biggest factor Tuesday night was simply running as a Republican on a big night for the GOP
Robison has been in private law practice in the New Braunfels area for 13 years, and also spent a year as a briefing attorney for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
His opponent, Democrat Jeff Van Horn, conceded defeat in an interview Wednesday morning. "It’s obvious what the outcome is going to be ... I attribute it to being a matter of partisan politics,” he said. "I’m glad it’s over with and I’m ready for a normal life again. I enjoyed meeting people, but there are other things about the political process I didn’t enjoy and will never enjoy.”
Asked if ii thinks he will run for public office again, Van Horn said, ‘‘Never say never, but I think it’s highly unlikely.”
Herald-Zeitung photo by TECLO J GARCIA
Members of the Comal County Republican Party watch as news of Republicans winning the majority of the U.S. House and Senate was broadcasted. Republicans won all but two races in Comal County.
Guadalupe County results
Race, District Total
State Senator Diet. 18
Judge, County Court at Law
Dem - Ken Armbrister 331 ^
Dem - Fred J Moore
State Senator, Diet. 21
Rep - Linda I Jones
Dem - Judith Zaffirini 4,276
Rep - Fernando Cantu 2,472
Rep - James Behrendt
State Senator, Diet. 25
Dem - Jim Sanders 2,578
Rep - Jeff Wentworth 7 318
Rep - Lizzie M Lorenz
State Rep., Diet. 45
Rep - Edmund Kuempel 13,788
Rep - Larry Jones
Chief Justice, 4th Court of
County Commissioner, Precinct 2
Appeals, Dist. Unexpired Term
Dem-Cesareo Gurdarama 1 639
Dem Alfonso Chapa 5,466
Rep - Henry Fletcher
Rep-Rob Kelly 11447
County Commissioner, Precelnct 4
Justice, 4th Court of Appeals Diet.,
Dem - Eileen Silvia
Rep - Wyatt L “Butch"
Dem - Herman Segovia 4,797
Rep - Sarah Duncan 11,918
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1
Justice, 4th Court of Appeals Dist.
Dem - Edwin Meuse
• Rep - Jose S Perez
Dem - Alma L Lopez 5,688
Rep - Jerry Dennard 10,967
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2
Dem - Guadalupe Chapa 1,584
Justice, 4th Court of Appeals Dist.,
Rep - Edgar "Sonny"
Dem - Monroe Spears 6,669
Rep - Paul W Green 10 163
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3
Rep - Ernst A Schlather
Justice, 4th Court of Appeals Diet.,
Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
Dem - Catherine Stone 8,613
Rep Walter Bargfrede
Rep - Diego J Pena 7,947
Straight Party Vote
Justice, 4th Court of Appeals Diet.,
Dem - Democratic Party
Rep - Republican Party
Dem - Phil Hardberger 9,244
Lib - Libertarian Party
Rep - Dan Diaz 7 677
United States Senator
Dist. Judge, 274th Judicial Diet.
Dem - Richard Fisher
Dem - Fred A Moore 8,290
Rep - Kay Bailey Hutchison \
Rep - Bill Bender 9,063
Lib Pierre Blondeau
Rep - James E Sagebiel 13,588
See more results, Page 2A
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Moe Schwab wins second term handily
By ROBERT STEWART
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
Republican Pct. 4 Comal County Commissioner Morris "Moe" Schwab won a second term over Democratic challenger Lois Duggan by a vote count of 3,656 to 1,349.
Schwab said his victory with 73 percent of the vote showed that the Water Oriented Recreation District concept of tourists paying for law enforcement and litter cleanup with user fees is catching on.
“People don’t understand that I’m trying to save the taxpayers money. WORD is the whole issue,” Schwab said. ‘The guy that put her up to running against mc doesn’t understand the issue Why should the people of Garden Ridge or Hunter or Fischer Store pay for the extra police on the river.”
Schwab said he feels he deserves a second term.
“I feel that the last four years I’ve done a decent job," he said. “We’ve elevated a whole bunch of people Our Road Department is in fine shape We’ve got the best roads of all surrounding counties. Our Sheriff’s Department is second to none. I can’t take the honors for all of that but I was one-fifth of it. Another thing I am proud of is we got our workers’ wages up to a living salary. It wasn’t long ago we had employees eligible for food stamps This is what upsets me—they run this lady against mc because she is anti-WORD One person on a five-man commissioners court isjust going to be a thorn in the side As long as you’ve got the leadership and people that will trust the leader, it will work ”
Schwab said he looked forward to the coming term, including working with new Pct. 3 Commissioner Danny Scheel
"I’m looking forward to it. Danny Schecl is a working man He is from the working people This is going to be beneficial. I want to keep doing the same thing I’ve done and help the employees.”
Lois Duggan said she was honored to fkuticipate in the democratic process and offer a choice to voters.
"I thank all of those who had faith in me and voted for me,” she said. "You never win when you offer yourself for public service—you never win or lose—it’s up to the voters and I hope they’re happy with the choices they made It has nothing to do with what I do or will continue to do in the’future. Community interest means far more to me than wearing a party label. This whole state has pulled the Republican hammer, that’s quite obvious *
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