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Seguin Gazette Enterprise (Newspaper) - May 6, 1990, Seguin, Texas Vol 101 no 164 sunday May 6 1990 uses 488700 500 Gotthardt wins mayors race by Barry Halvorson staff writer less than 200 voters made the difference in the race for sequins highest elected office ased Gotthardt collected percent of the vote to win the cites mayoral elec Tion he Defeated his opponent Stan Ledbetter by a margin of to in a statement following 4he announcement of the outcome Gotthardt called for the City to rally behind himself and the Council i would like to say that it is a real Honor to be elected by the Citi Zens of Seguin to serve As their Gotthardt said in his Vic tory announcement i would like to thank my supporters for All of their efforts and would now ask those City residents that supported stans Campaign to lend the Council and me their support As Gotthardt went on to explain that he Felt it had been a clean yet Well fought race and complimented led better on the race that he waged in discussing his future plans Gotthardt said he had no specific items he would be introducing for Council consideration in the imme Diate future he indicated his first action As mayor would be to try and unify the Council and sit Down with that group to set goals for the com ing year contacted after the the final totals were announced Ledbetter Indi Seguin mayor elect de Gotthardt right accepts the congratulations of three Well wishers immediately after the heard returns declaring his Victory in the mayor Al Racen saturdays City election Gotthardt who retired after career As a corporate executive with percent of the votes cast for mayor he car ried three of the cites four wards plus the Absentee vote trailing his opponent Stan Ledbetter Only in Ward 4 where Gotthardt received 186 votes 14 less than Ledbetters Tot Al of 200 staff photo by Steve Boehm Seguin Iso voters choose three new trustees by Ron Filkins editor publisher three new faces will be on the Board of trustees of the Seguin inde pendent school District Courtesy of action of the voters in saturdays election William f Bill Henze incumbent Board president ran fourth in a five candidate Field while professional educator Bill Fennell topped the Field and Jack Shanafelt showed second in the a Large voting Ricardo Guerra the unchallenged candidate in District 1 will succeed Cesareo Guadarrama who did not seek reelection after serving two terms on the Sid Board a total of voters turned at the polls out of a total of registered possibles voter turnout measured percent Fennell a Seguin native and for Mer administrator in the Sid who now serves As vice principal of Samuel Clemens High school in City school District was the top vote getter with votes he was first in both vote Rich districts 4 and 5 As Well As in Absentee voting and in District 3 he was the Choice of bet Ter than 56 percent of the voters Shanafelt also a native of Seguin was second with 769 votes Topping the second runner up Jeannie Padia by 71 votes his strength came largely in districts 4 and 5 and Absentee voting his 769 votes rep resents a voter share the rest of the count was 698 for Padia 649 for Henze and 402 for Paul Solo Henze who was instrumental in leading the Sid to profound changes in recent years including passage of the million Bond election last fall was the top vote getter in the 1987 a Large election with votes his total this year was just Over half that amount District 5 voting at Seguin High school had the most votes with 585 followed by an even 500 in District 4 Jefferson Avenue elementary 188 voters in District 2 Saegert Middle school 175 in District 3 Mcqueeney elementary and 151 voters in District 1 Patlan elementary a total of 362 voters had cast Absentee ballots while Fennell easily walked off with the most votes a real race developed for the second a Large seat Between Shanafelt a local businessman and former City coun Cilman and Jeannie Padia from Absentee through voting in districts 1 through 4 the two were virtually deadlocked with Padia owning an eight vote Lead 512504 proof in the pudding came in District 5 with Shanafelt scoring with 265 of the voters As compared to 186 for Padia Guerra associated with Motorola and a member of the league of United latin american citizens captured 101 votes from his unopposed position Fennell graduated from she in 1967 and four years later earned a bachelors degree from Southwest Texas state in 1979 he received his his masters in education from see Board pm 2a Navarro voters elect three new trustees 2a 45a 8a 9a a opinions 12 a 13 a my m 58b Outlook partly Cloudy sunday with a High of 80 and winds 5 to 10 Miles per hour partly Cloudy sunday night with a Loty near partly Cloudy monday we a High of 80 by Bob Thaxton news editor the Lone incumbent was Defeated and three new trustees elected Satur Day by voters in the Navarro inde pendent school District winners in unofficial returns were Bridget Alexander who received 112 votes David Schneider who also got 112 votes and David Alexander who received 105 votes eliminated in the four candidate race for three a Large seats on the Board was firs term incumbent Warren Kutscher whose total was 86 votes in addition three persons received a total of six write in votes Richard Harb Qutb ha4 three Ray mull two and Ronnie Klaehn one write in vote for the Board although the Navarro Board will hold a special meeting at monday to canvass returns and declare winners the newly elected trustees will not take their oath of office until the meeting of May 21 superintendent Clarence Frase explained that new state regulations require results of the election to be reported to the Texas Secretary of states office which must acknowledge receipt of the results before winners Are seated in very Happy to have been elected and look Forward to doing the Best Job that i David ale Xander said when telephoned Satur Day night asked about his top priority As a Board member Alexander said our priorities need to be directed toward the teachers themselves and ensuring that we have the very Best faculty and administration that we can while building facilities equip ment and supplies Are important he said personnel should have priority i feel that its the teacher who makes the Alexander said its my opinion that its More important to have Good teachers than the other the other candidates Bridget Alexander Schneider and Kutscher could not he reached for comments saturday night rated he was disappointed in the outcome but that the citizens of the Community had spoken and he accepted their decision he also took time to offer his thanks to his Campaign workers i would like to congratulate the committee that helped run my Campaign and would like to remind them that sometimes you May lose the Battle but can still win the Ledbetter said i also wish the City and its new leadership the Best of Luck in the when asked if he would consider seeking Public office in the future Ledbetter said he could not com ment on that possibility at this time two newcomers win City Council races by Barry Halvorson staff writer there will be two new faces and a pair of familiar ones when the new Seguin City Council is sworn into office on May 15 As incumbents Ruben Rocky Contreras and Mark Stoutzenberger recaptured their Ward 1 and 2 seats while Henry Aubel and the Rev Jimmie l Hakes or captured Ward 3 and 4 Council positions Contreras Victory was the most clearcut of the contested races As he collected 291 votes to his opponent Robert Bob Gehring total of 99 in a Brief statement Cor Utreras said that he would like to thank his supports for All of their efforts on his behalf and thanked Gehring for running a clean race As for his plans he said simply that he would attempt to do his Best for the next two years and that the voters could count on him to do whatever is in the Best interests of the Community Stoutzenberger running unopposed received 402 votes As he returns to office for a third consecutive term in the three Way race for the Ward 3 position Aubel tallied 389 votes to Edge his opponents Dale Tapp 320 and Manuel Moreno 274 Aubel thanked his supporters in his Victory statement 1 am very Happy to be elected and would like to thank those voters who supported Aubel said i also have respect for my opponents who ran hard but clean and Honor Able flakes who edged his opponent Barbara Trevino 276205 said that he already is planning on what his first course of action will be i think establishing a master plan for the City is of primary importance to the flakes said some of those pieces have already been set into place and it is now important that both the Council and the people of Seguin work toward that goal the challenges facing us Are great with the Council having to make several Tough decision and we Are going to have to ask the people to make sacrifices and so they should share in that flakes also complimented City manager Terry Roberts for having already scheduled a Council staff orientation meeting that will be held saturday May 12 he said that see Council pm 2a Bexar county Deputy named in indictment by Bob Thaxton news editor a Bexar county Deputy sheriff charged with child molestation was among 21 defendants named in 19 indictments returned Friday by the Guadalupe county grand jury Clayborn Bud Baker 55 of Kingsbury a sergeant in the internal affairs office of the Bexar county sheriffs department was indicted on a charge of indecency with a child in connection with an incident on dec 14 allegedly involving a three Earold girl Bexar county sheriff Harlon Copeland told reporters Friday that Baker would be placed on administrative leave without pay pending adjudication of the Case Baker reportedly has been employed by the Bexar county sheriffs depart ment since 1987 Baker who formerly owned the Dodge House car Dealership in Seguin was the defendant in two trials in 197879 in which he was charged with rape of a child in connection with an aug 5 1978 Inci Dent which prosecutors said involved a 12yearold girl the first trial held dec in Seguin ended when District judge Patteson granted a defense motion for a mistrial after the jury reported it was deadlocked 111 following More than 20 hours of deliberations in the second trial held april a 10man two woman jury deliberated about hours before returning a verdict of acquittal other defendants named in indict ments returned Friday by the grand jury include a Laredo couple charged with aggravated Possession of marijuana Ernesto Garay 33 and Maria Garay 34 Are accused of possessing Between so and 200 pounds of marijuana Daniel m Torres 32 of 1620 e Walnut was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault on a peace officer Dennis Lee in an incident on March 24 Hector Loera was indicted on a charge of retaliation in connection with an incident on March 17 during which according to the indictment Loera threatened to kill Rober son a trooper with the Texas department of Public safety Raymond m Vasquez was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault in connection with an april 10 incident involving an assault on Reynaldo Deltoro John Paul Rodriguez 30 of san Marcos was indicted on a charge of theft Over under Earth d Cudd 28 of new braunfels was indicted on a charge of Possession of a prohibited weapon Ricardo p Rodriguez 29 of 4019 Bluebonnet was indicted on a charge of burglary of a habitation Michael Ruby was indicted on a charge of burglary of a building and Celestina Brown was named in an indictment charging theft Over Frank a Wilson 56 of 767 Short was indicted on a charge of felony driving while intoxicated two defendants Glen Shoening and William Friestrom were re indicted on two counts each of aggravated Possession of a con trolled substance both Are charged with possessing 28 to 400 Grams of Pheny acetone and 28 to 400 Grams of methamphetamine the names of seven other defendants were withheld pending their arrest charges they face include aggravated assault on a peace officer forgery by passing delivery of cocaine delivery of heroin and securing execution of a document by deception welfare

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