New Braunfels is on IH-35 northeast of San Antonio, and it is home to Schlitterbahn, a popular water park. People like to go to the town to have fun and party during the summer, and rowdy visitors causing commotions on the rivers have been an issue for some residents. But, if this story is any indication, there also appears to be a significant portion of the New Braunfels population that likes such visitors. And their cash, I bet.
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas -- Critics of recent City Council actions aimed at taming rowdy river parties have collected enough signatures to force a recall election for a councilman linked with the measures.
City Secretary Michael Resendez said Thursday that residents had gathered enough valid signatures for the election, which targets Ken Valentine.
The council voted last month to limit tubers on the Comal to one six-pack-size cooler each and those on the Guadalupe to a 12-pack-size cooler. It also voted to restrict open containers from three riverfront parks and the last public tuber exit on the Comal.
The recall petition accuses Valentine of failing to represent the majority of his constituents and pushing divisive issues.
It'll be interesting to see where this recall goes. (The election is May 12.)