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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 25, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas Mi •reward offered for tips about most wanted CLASSIFIEDS, 8New Braunfels TUESDAY OCTOBER 25,2011 herald-zeitung com SERVINa NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852 u Since we started at 8 a.m., it tías not stopped. I’ve been doing this in New Braunfels tor 12 years, and this turnout is pretty near a presidential eleetion turnout. Finally, voters have something they're interested in.” Bemire Martini | City (‘arly voting (‘lection judge Voter turnout heavy Can ban draws hundreds on first voting day By Greg Bowen Ihe Heralcj7eilunq The furnoiit vvos hiMvy — anil voters wore \v('ll hehave'd as early voting began Monflay in the ( Ity's disposable food and beverage container ban reteren-dum. (ity early voting elt‘( tion judge [k-rnice Martini d(‘S( ribed the turnout as rivaling that of a [irc'S-iflential ele( tion. "It's bet'n wondi'rtul," Martini said at mifl-atternoon. "Sinc(’ vve Started at 8    it has not Stopped. I'vt* b(‘en doing this in New Braunft K tor 1’ vears, and this turnout is ¡)f(’tt\ n(>ar a prt‘s-idential elec tion turnout. "Fin.illy, voters fiavc' something they'rt' Interested in." That something is whethf'r Ix'er tans and oth('r disposable food ,ind drink (ontainers will be prohibited on the (Onial and ( iuadalu )(* rivers, th(> (ity's wildly [ropu ar tubing waterways, begmtiing Ian. I. flei tion day is Nov. H. riu' l>an do('s not apply lo the ('iuadalupe Kivi‘r trom ( an\on lake lo the New Hraunlels (ity limits. At mid-att('rnoon, vott'rs had already i ast ballots and mort' were in line at the early-votiitg [M)ll at the ( onial ( ounty [ le( tion (enter at 1 anda Pla/a, I anda Street. The (lays tinal vote total tor the reterendum was S VH votiTs — or 1.‘) percent ot the city's J8,82() registered voters. ()ne ot those* voters was Mayor ( lale Pospisil, who was interviewed as sh(‘ left tlu' poll. "There w<is a [>retty good crowd when 1 went in," Pospisil said. "Normally when I tome to vote, there's just one or two people. I guess there were tc*n or twelve pec)ple while I was in there*." Tlie mayor's husband, Vladimir, vott'd earlit t m the day, she s.iid, ft ^ ■■ . ’ ;i . ’ ■■ ^ ' 'L42Í' —’¿Í2Í.Z.Í    a.' Photos by l^URA McKENZIE | Herald Zeitung Ban supporter Sharon Cronifi holds a reiisable beverage container while standing Monday morning outside the Comal County Voting Center in Landa Plaza near a sign in favor of the disposable container ban and vdso tound a good-si/ed (rowd "I'm c'ncouragc’d tiiat [)eo[)le are takrng this s(*riously .md gc't ting out and voting," the* ma\or said. "VVhc'ther thc*\ 're tor or against, it's good to s(*e f)eof)le getting out to vote." A few problems Martini said voters "all h<tv(* I) c* (* n V e r y \v e 11 b c* li a v c * c I. Nobody's toni )lainecl at all." But thc'rc* hac bt*c»n a tc*w prob lems. "A lot ot voters don't h<iv(* th(*ir voting cards," she said. slows poll w()rk(*rs., who have* to See VOTING. Page tO Ban opponent Mike Spandau sets-up a sign Monday morning outside the Comal County Voting Center in Landa Plaza urging voters to cast their ballots against the disposable container ban, Local bands rated ‘superior’ Redistrictmg map goes before Comal ^ on Thursday By Daiondo Moultrie rtie Heralri-Zeitiiiig ( anyon High Sc hool's band earned top honors in this weekencl's Linivt*rsity I n t e r s c h o L) s t i c 11* a g u e Regional Marc hirig ( on-test, and thi' Marching ('ougars look torward to doing the same this week at the* area contest, It they do, they'll move on to the statc*widc' com-()etition. jctson Adam, head band director at ( anyon, said the Students were* practically [)erietl. "We got a tirst division rating, which is the highest rating you c tin get," Aciam said. "First division is called supc'rior levc*l. It's as close to tlawless .js possible." Adam said three judges LAURA McKEI^IE [ Herald Zeilimg Canyon High School’s band, shown here during the 2011 Comal County Fair Parade, got a first division rating at the University Interscholastic League Regional Marching Contest tins weekend. criticjue the participating bands. A band earns first division rating it at least two judges rate the band superior. All three judges agreed on Canyon, Adam said. "This is my third year at Canyx)n/' he said, adding his ()ands have received first division ratings each yc'ar. "I've b(*en lucky c'liough to have great stu-dc'iits." See BAND, Page 3 From statt reports The ( omal ISl) Reclis-tricting Advisor\ (x)mmit-tc*e (RA(r) on Thursday will prc'sent its    — — r (' c c) m -m e n d a -tion tor t h V b o u n cl -aries of the' seven s i n g I e -member distric ts to t h e s t ho oI board. The meeting begins .S;30 p.m. and will l)t' OIMLIfSlE Scan this QR code to download a copy of the RAC report or visit LANCE vs. THE RANGERS Canyon High School grad Lance Berkman of the St Louis Cardinals went O-for-3 in Monday's Game 4 ot the World Series against the Texas Rangers. Story, Page 6 ► COMAL SPRINGS CoimcU OKs EARIP Votes to contribute $1.5M to Krueger Canyon Dam By Greg Bowen The Hef.'dd-Zeilniiq ( itv coutK il on Monda', approvc'd \(*w Br.iunteK bc( oming a partner in the Fdwards A(|iiiler Rcm overs Implc'mc'iita tion (lAKlP), .in C'ttorl to bal anc c‘ the* ncM'ds ()l endang<‘re(l spc'c les vMth the growing h u m .1 n d(*mand lor 1 dwards water. { ounc il also voted to c ontribute $ I . S million tow.ird ( omal ( ount\ s Kru('gc*r ( .invon dam prof ec t, whic h IS dc*si^nc*c] to c ut tloodin^ in N("a Braun tel s. EARIP Nc'w Brauntc'ls |oinc*d th** ( it\ ot San Míreos m agree ing to bc'c (»mc' a I AKIP sig nator\. San Marcos signc'd on last wc'c'k. The other would l)e part nc'rs tlu‘ San Antonio Water S\ stem, I dw.irds Ac|uiter Authoritv and Texas State* Universit\ — v\ill make thc'ir dcH isions soon. See COUNCIL. Page 10 WEATHER. 10 KENDRA WILLIAMS 11 (GOODWIN FRAZIER ELEMENTARY the* Su[)[xyrt St'rvu c*s build mg, 1404 N. l-T). Nc*u Brauntels lhc‘ KA( met m earls Sc'ptc'mbc*r with a demog rapher and attorney to redraw the* boundaries ot tfic* single mc‘mbc*r distric ts basc'd on the [lopulation changes trom the 2010 ( ensus. I he KA( first rc'vic'wed an initial ciratt plan developed by the dc'tnographer. During the mc'cting, moditic ations wc*rc‘ mack* to create a sen -ond draft plan (7 B). I lie 7-B plan takes into See CISD, Page 3 Early tog High: 88 Low 63 Abbv_______ . C¡á5§if|eds ____________ 8 Comics . 7 Cfosswprds _______ Forutp ______ 4 Obituarié!) 3 Plgnnfii Sports 6 TV 9 Voi lb8| No 298 1 section, ID pages H 56825 00001 50 centsEvery drop of water matters. 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