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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 9, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS, CANYON FALL IN VOLLEY PLAYOFFS SPORTS. 8 50«New Braunfels WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9.2011 h e r a I d-ze i t u n g . co m SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852 '■ ' 'n FOR 5,166 MIAtNST 3,791 Early Voting 3.668 FOR 1,855 AGAINST PrtcinctlOl 948 FOR 480 AGAINST Precinct 103 369 FOR 181 AGAINST Prtcinct 201 640 FOR 543 AGAINST Precinct 202 28 FOR 45 AGAINST Precinct 203 392 FOR 184 AGAINST Precinct 301 154 FOR 228 AGAINST Precinct 302 472 FOR 426 AGAINST Precinct 303 142 FOR 109 AGAINST Precinct 304 141 FOR 159 AGAINST Precinct 401 519 FOR 220 AGAiNST Precinct 402 179 FOR 95 AGAINST Precinct 403 41 FOR 62 AGAINST Precinct 404 227 FOR 273 AGAINST Precinct 406 557 FOR 398 AGAINST Precinct 408 363 FDR 388 AGAINST DISPOSABLE FOOD AND BEVERAGE CONTAINER ORDINANCEBAN STANDS Early vote makes the Pospisil Photos by SHAWN UEWIS; hterald-Zeitung leader Kathleen Krueger, center, leaps late Tuesday after learning New Braunfels voters upheld the disposable food and beverage container ordinance. Most hoping city can return to normal By Drew Stone The Heiald-Zeitung Harsh words and accusations have been tired back and tort h b e t w e th()S(‘ tor and against the disposable c o n t a i n e r ban. Now, with the vi)ti‘ finally done, the feuding groups have a new challenge in front of them: How do lliey comi' back together as a tommu-nity? Williams "1 hat's a g«H)d qLu>stion," District 5 (A)uncil member Bryan Miranda said Tues-da\ evening. "'I was actually thinking afx)ut that earlier today. I think the most im|H)rtant thing pt^> )le can do is just su[)pon wnatev(‘r the voters decide." I ike the divisive issue of the can ban itself, i)eople appeared to be split on whether the community could easily come back together and put the contentious bt‘havi()r behind them. See AFTERMATH, Page 5 David Martinez, left, campaigns against the disposable container ban Tuesday afternoon v/hile Mary Carter campaigns for the ban at the corner of San Antonio and Santa Clara streets. Most amendments get OK NBMS students Texas voters reject water conservation measure I    tG3.C IGFS By Greg Bowen The Herald-Zeitung In heavy voting, New Braunfels voters Tuesday overwhelmingly support(‘d the (ity l ouncil's ban on bet'r cans and other disposable food and drink containers on the Comal anrl ('juadalupe rivers within the city limits. The tally was S, 1 ' or 'iB percent — for the l)an and .^,791 against. "The vote today is an aft irmation that the New Braunfels community is committed to [)rotecting our natural rtsources and I'm just total-K gratifie'd by fh(‘ results," saicl Mayor (iaie Pospisil, a leading proponent on c ity council of the ordinance banning disposable's. "We're looking forward to our summer visitors coming next yc\ir to enjoy our safe ancl clean rivers," Pos[)isil said. Opponents of the ban were disappointed. "Tourism is Ntnv Braunfels is going to take a big hit if this ordinance continues and if our lawsuit tails," said Stoney Williams, the city's former mayor and an anti-ban spokesman. Williams and others have tiled suit against the city staking an injunction to prevent thc‘ c ity from instituting the ban. "The working class of New Braunfels is going to suffer," Williams said. "I think in ten years, if the lawsuit doesn't pan out, if this ridiculous ordinance isn't found unconstitutional, a See BAN, Page 5 WEATHER, 6 BAILEY DYER LAMAR ELEMENTARY From statt, wire reports Texas voters approved several constitutional amendments Tuesday that will allow new cooperation between cities and counties, give the governor more [)ower to issue* pardons and borrow more money for studcMit loans. With k'ss than 4 percent of voters turning out to cast ballots, voters approved IV()X)sitions I, 2, 5, b, 9 anc 10, according to unofficial results from the Texas Sec retary of State's office. But Texans rejt‘c ted Pro(HJ-sitions 4 and 8, measures that would have allowed counties to issue devt'lof)-ment bonds in the same way that c ities do now and provide p rope r ty fa x exemptions for land used for water conservation purposes. Comal County voters favored all of the {propositions except No. 4, which was rejectc'd 5,5,S()-,i,427. The county saw ‘),222 of its registered 7:i,i55 voters, or 12.57 percent, cast ballots in the a men dements election. Proposition 1 allows the surviving s[X)uses of all disabled veterans to continue claiming an exemption from state property tax after the veteran dies. Until now, a wicjovv or widow(*r had to resume (laying the )ro[)erty tax after her or lis disabled spouse died. The Higher Education Coordinating Board will now be able to finance low-interest student loans with government bonds, since Pro()osition 3 [)asscYl. Supporters argued that the ilan was necessary lecause buciget cuts to financial aid programs at the state and federal level would likely increase the demand For fixed-rate loans. Pro[X)sition 5 authorizes the Legislature to allow cities and counties to enter into contracts with other See PROPS, Page 6 Sent to juvenile detention following single incidents on Friday, Monday Clearing and cooler High: 63 Low: 42 By Dalondo Moultrie The Herald-Zeitung Police rc'spCindtnH to New Braunfels Middle Sc hool in recent days for two separate inc idents involving students attacking teac hers, a city police s|x)kesman said. On Friday, a boy struck a teacher before being subdued, and the same thing happened Monday when the attack bloodied a teacher, said Capt. John McDonald of the New Braunfels Police Department. Stc*phanie f erguson. New B r a u n f el s I n d e p v n (I e n t School [district's direc tor of communications and career and technology education, confirmcnJ the* incidents but declined further comment. "W'e had a situation Friday and Monday regarding two sef)arate students and teachers," Ferguson said. "But because of the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act, I can't say anything beyond that. See STUDENTS, Page 3 Abby 12 Classifieds _______ Comics 11 11 Fofum 4 Obituaries 3 Planner IQ Sports i TV 13 \A)l. 158 ( No. 311 1 section, 14 pages 56825 00001 50 cents Low rates mean it’s high time to refinance. LOAN DEPT (830) 626-8Ò27 WWW.FIRSTSTATE-TEXAS.COM ^FDIC For breaiting news, sports scores, weather, traffic and rnid-day updates, follow us on Twitter ONewBraunfelsHZ Learn what's in tomorrow’s paper, offer news tips, receive alerts. Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan. 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