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Seguin Gazette Enterprise (Newspaper) - March 11, 1990, Seguin, Texas Bus available copy health proves Stonate offer advice on pm 101 no 124 sunday March 11 1990 uses 488700 Bank accepts county offer for building by Bob Thaxton news editor Guadalupe county officials have been notified of acceptance of the county terms for the Purchase from Abc ban Seguin of the lending Center at 307 w court county judge Jim Sagebiel said Friday that he had received a letter from Frank h Jones vice president of Abc ban san Antonio regard ing acceptance of the county prop Osal and asking for a meeting with Sagebiel and county attorney Eli Zabeth Jandt to work out details of the transaction Sagebiel said the Purchase of the lending Center will be discussed during the meeting of commission ers court set for 10 10 Mon Day and they also will schedule a workshop meeting to begin the pro Cess of assigning office space in the Shonto reacquired building in his March 8 letter faxed to Sagebiel Jones said we Are in receipt of your March letter and Are in agreement with the prop Osal for the Sale of the Abc Bank lending Center to the county As out lined therein i would appreciate the Opportunity to discuss documentation of this transaction with you and the county attorney at your earliest convenience please advise a time appropriate to your Jones said Sagebiel said late Friday morning that he had not yet been Able to con Fer with Jandt about setting up the meeting requested by Jones terms of the transaction Call for the county to pay for the lending Center which has More than Square feet of office space and is located on a tract containing 97 parking spaces the county also agreed to allow the Bank to use a 20by150foot strip behind its motor Bank in the parking lot of the Guadalupe Valley Hospital satellite and to allow the Bank to use approximately 30 Park ing spaces of the 97 slots at the lending Center while there had never been any disagreement about the Banks ask ing Price of commission ers court turned Down the Banks original proposal calling for the county to construct a parking lot on a vacant lot running from Travis Street Down to Walnut Branch allowing the Bank to use a por longhorn show Russell Fairchild of Liberty Waits to compete in the showmanship category with his registered Texas Long Horn Bull Fairchild was among the exhibitors who travelled to Seguin for the annual show and Sale held this weekend at the Fairgrounds by the South Texas Long Horn association staff photo by Steve Boehm primary voters go to polls tuesday by Bob Thaxton news editor Guadalupe county voters will go to the polls tuesday to cast their ballots in Republican and democratic primary elections choosing the parties nominees for state and local offices from governor to county commissioner tolls will be open from 7 to 7 tuesday at 33 locations throughout the county although there Are 30 voting precincts or boxes in Guadalupe county three precincts have different polling places for each party Absentee voting for which the Early turnout fell below expectations ended with a surge of Las Day participants on Friday Guadalupe county elections administrator Mary Matthies said approximately 320 Absentee ballots were cast on Friday at her office in Seguin and another 69 were received at the Schertz housing authority we really had a lot of Matthies said for the entire Absen tee period feb 21march 9 the county Absentee total reached and surpassed the 1988 Prim Ary total of More than almost two thirds of the Absentee ballots were cast in the Republican primary the gop turn out numbered 817 or percent of the total while the democrats voting Absentee totalled 494 representing percent of the Early turnout based on Absentee participation Matthies said she expects a Good turnout on election Day that looks Good to Here is a list of the polling places for the county 30 voting precincts or boxes Box 111 Legal Aid building 808 e Pine Seguin Box 121 Segui Guadalupe county coliseum 810 s Guada Lupe Seguin Box 131 Ball elementary school san Antonio Avenue Seguin Box 141 san Hills fire station county Road 416 Zion Hill Box 144 interstate restaurant same building formerly occupied by abundant life High Way 80 off interstate 10 Luling Box 201 Segui Guadalupe county Public Library 707 e col lege Seguin Box 211 Seguin High school gym 1227 e Cedar Seguin Box 221 Mary b Erskine elementary school 216 e College Seguin see polling pm 2a commissioner candidates respond to questionnaire by Bob Thaxton news editor three candidates Are seeking the office of Guadalupe county com missioner precinct 4 and voters will narrow the Field to two in the primary elections on tuesday firs term incumbent Tom Brown is being challenged for the demo cratic party nomination by William Jim Lewis former City marshal of new Berlin the Winner of the brow Lewis contest will face Republican Nomi Nee Charles Davis in the general election in november Davis for Mer precinct 1 Justice of the peace no opponent in the gop Prim Ary on tuesday to help voters make their Choice the Seguin Gazette Enterprise pre pared a questionnaire asking for the candidates responses to five questions although Davis is unopposed in the primary his answers Are included along with those of the two democratic candidates based on the possibility that some readers might find this helpful in making their decision about which party Prim Ary to participate in Here Are the questions and in alphabetical order the candidates answers 1 what do you regard As the Foremost problem or Issue facing commissioners court during the term for which youre seeking election and what efforts would you make to solve this problem Brown the preservation of our natural water resources has to be a High priority confronting local governments continual upgrading of the sheriffs department through the Normal budget process with the growth in population Means More municipal solid waste being generated by the residents of Guadalupe county even though i am totally opposed to the location of a Landfill on the Banks of a flood Tion of the lending Center parking became the alternative to construction of a new parking facility Sage Biel said the parking allocation will be worded in such a Way that it becomes renewable after five or 10 years in other items on mondays Agenda commissioners will with Dale Stein Resi Dent Engineer at the Seguin office of the state department of highways and Public transportation regard ing maintenance of intersections of county roads and state highways signal proposals from consultants who could assist county officials with redistricting after completion of the 1990 census problems with private parking at the la Plaza building being used by clients of the adult probation department an agreement with the City of Seguin for Street maintenance this involves the City agreeing to maintain Burges Street part of which is in the county and the county agree ing to maintain the portions of Cordt a and Huber roads which Are in the requesting proves City Tapp enters race for Ward 3 seat by Barry Halvorson staff writer sequins second contested race for a place on the City Council developed Friday with the announcement that local business Man Dale will seek the Posi Tion of councilman from Ward 3 in making his announcement Tapp emphasized not Only his Busi Ness background but also his Strong ties with the local Community and knowledge of local problems As qualifications for office As a businessman deeply concerned about the Impact of current economic conditions on the average citizen i am fully aware of the burdensome level of local Tapp said to keep taxes from rising while still maintaining necessary services we must Cut waste by Mak ing Wiser and More efficient use of existing City revenues from 20 years of Active interest in civic affairs i have the necessary experience and can devote sufficient time to work constructively with the incoming mayor and other members of the Council to help solve our problems and make Seguin a Winner Community participation a renewal of civic Pride a vision for the future and competent leadership Are the answers to our Tapp said in providing background information Tapp said he has a degree in engineering and has done graduate work in history and political Sci ence he served in the Navy in world War ii and the korean War his business experience includes heavy construction Oil exploration finance management and administration land and real estate and other investments Tapp is a member of the Seguin and Guadalupe county chamber of Commerce methodist Church rot Ary vow tin can sailors the Seguin Alliance Seguin conserva Tion society Texas nature Conser Vancy and he is president of the Chisholm historical society Tapp and his wife Lisa reside at 202 s Heideke St opposing Tapp for the Ward 3 Dale Tapp Council seat will be Manuel Moreno the incumbent Larry Moltz has announced he will not seek another because he plans to move out of that Ward of the City the other contested Council race is in Ward 1 where the Ruben Rocky Contreras is opposed by Robert Bob who has been a candidate for office in previous elections there is also a contested race for the office of mayor with Stan led better and de Gotthardt both seek ing the position As in the Ward 3 race the incumbent mayor Betty Jean Jones is not seeking another term of office each of the other races Only Fea Ture one candidate at this time they include City councilman in Ward 2 with the incumbent Mark St autzen Berger running Ward 4 where the Rev Jimmy rakes is candidate incumbent Ray Gerhardt has announced he will not seek re City Secretary with incumbent Linette Habermann and City tax assessor collector for which the incumbent Bobby Forshage is the Only candidate the deadline for filing As a Candi Date in the May s City election is March 21 Absentee voting in the election will be conducted april 1627 Navarro Iso Board to meet monday prone Creek i feel that my participation on a cogs regional solid waste advisory Council will be beneficial in the location of a Reg ional Landfill site continued support of the unit Road system the Cost savings in buying for the whole county rather than four different precincts produces More work in each area of the county Davis expenditures mandated by the state or Federal government Over which commissioners court has no control since i am unopposed in the primary i will wait until november see commissioner pm 2a by Elaine h Soto staff writer the Navarro Independent school District Board of trustees will meet in regular session at Mon Day March 12 in the administrative offices action items on the Agenda include the appointment of election personnel for the trustee election May 5 the approval of a change Orde Lockhart paving approx Index Al of a seven Day Extension on the multipurpose building to be erected at the elementary Campus approval of the athletic directors Job description approval of payment of Bills set Board meeting Day for april and Region Xiii est Board of directors election the trustees Are expected to meet in executive session for he Sion of teacher and other personal evaluations employment and resignations weather 2a 45a Ioa 11a 14a Isa x4b so 68b Outlook mostly Cloudy and Windy today with a 20 percent Chance showers or thunderstorms High 80 with Southeast winds at 15 and gusting mostly Cloudy and monday with a 20 percent Ejof showers or thunderstorms sunday night in the Middle 60s j High monday near 80

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