New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, September 16, 1980

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 16, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Co Dallas Tx Tuesday Taylor Communications I 25 cents September Zcltung 60 16 Pages 1 Section USPS 377880 New Texas Bonds to assure quality roads found legal Commissioners Court can require bonds to assure quality of street construction in an amount not to ex ceed estimated costs of I was made aware of this when I went to a seminar in Monroe Wetz told the court Developers in counties with less than residents can have their plats disapproved by commissioners unless they meet county orders and are ac companied by a performance Several Comal County officials at tended the seminar sponsored by the Texas Association of where Wetz attended the session on Sub division and Plat Authority of Com missioners conducted Jeff general counsel of the Texas Association of Wetz told the We should consider putting this in our Six dollars is just not The county currently requires developers to provide a bond or irrevocable letter of credit in the amount of per lineal foot for all new road construction in the If you go too high you are just going to encourage more outlaw sub warned Orville In a long discussion of the before finally voting unanimously to raise the rate from to per lineal commissioners were told by Assistant County Attorney Bill Reimer they did not have to charge a flat figure for Lets face he In some areas of the county it costs more to build roads than in But he said com missioners would have to apply the same standards to each Were going to get into a hassle if we go warned Tart Im for going but I would like to look at around Heitkamp reminded the court that it is not compulsory to take roads into the county system if they are not com To Reimer The problem in the past has been that through they become public roads which we have to He told You just dont have the authority to do the things some people think you should until some of the laws of the State of Texas are Wetz reminded commissioners that in the seminar he he learned that the commissioners are within the law to set any figure they see even the full amount of if you set it too he only the big subdividers will be able to afford End of a hard day Patrolman Douglas Dunlap and Roger Allen confer with their New Braunfels Police Chief Burney outside the County CourtatLaw Staff photo courtroom Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger had minutes earlier ruled the death of Harold Jeb Buchanan a Inquest Buchanan death ruled suicide after two hours of testimony By PATRICIA YZNAGA Staff writer After listening to almost two hours of testimony from seven witnesses yesterday Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger ruled the death of Harold Jeb Stewart Buchanan a With the evidence presented by the seven it is my opinion that Harold Stewart Buchanan died of asphyxiation at his own Krueger was found hanged with his Tshirt from a jailcell coat hook at the New Braunfels Police Depart ment at He was alone in his cell at the police District Attorney Bill Schroeder questioned the wit nesses during the The first witness called was Roberto chief medical examiner for Travis Bayardo testified he performed a complete autopsy on Buchanan 4 and found the cause of death to be asphyxia by Bayardo said the autopsy showed two general areas of injury neck pressure marks and skin abrasions caused by a and two blows to the The abrasions were just above the Adams toward the back of the Bayardo He said that during the autopsy he also found one area of bleeding measuring three and onehalf inches in diameter on the right side of the head and another area measuring one and onehalf inches in diameter on the left The scalp over the area of injury was Bayardo Nothing that you could see from the The injuries to the head were not he Bayardo said that toxicology examinations showed Buchanan had ounces of alcohol in his bloodstream when he I have the opinion that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of Bayardo Bayardo explained that it takes 4 to 10 pounds of pressure to close oxygen circulation to the It takes 15 seconds for somebody to pass he adding that it takes no less than a minute and up to 15 minutes for a person to die of Kneeling down and leaning forward with a noose around the neck would cause enough pressure to stop oxygen circulation to the Bayardo There was no other injury to the he In addition to four members of the New Braunfels Police Department and two other persons Patrolman Douglas Dunlap and Roger who placed Buchanan in his cell said Buchanan was violent in his Dunlap was called to the Holiday 1051IH 35 on 4 shortly after 2 to check reports of a fight in progress at the motels Dunlap testified he saw Buchanan upon arriving at the entrance of the He was highly Dunlap I asked Jeb what the problem was and he said something about his car Dunlap testified that throughout the conversation Buchanan yelled and screamed and used At one Dunlap Buchanan overpowered the conversation with his tone of voice and After struggling with Dunlap said he and another officer handcuffed him and placed him in the frontseat passenger side of the patrol In the See Page 16A Holes in metal roof compound problems By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer County commissioners are going to have more of a problem than just the roof if immediate action isnt County Engineer Dwight Horton told them in their regular meeting yesterday that small holes in the metal roof of the Courthouse are causing water to get to the wooden hip causing them to The 2by10 rafters are rotted half in Horton These rest on a heavy beam 28 feet made of eight which are also starting to We can save these if we stop the leak Horton He told commissioners that rafter pieces would have to be cut to fit by a cabinetmaker or a good Mastic should be used to paint over the holes in the Horton recom County Auditor Bate Bond climbed into the attic area of the Courthouse above the drivers license office this week after reports of a loud crash from an He discovered old plaster had fallen in on the suspended ceiling in that We cant let this go on its just going to get said Monroe who is acting county judge replacing vacationing Judge Max Ftrttiof all we shouldsee who we can get to do this and what it would Do we have to go out for bids Wetz Horton recommended having a roofing firm do the whole In that Wetz we should write specifications and go out for It will probably go over Orville Heitkamp suggested Horton contact Bruce Shepherd of AA Shepherd in San and Beldon But weve been stung by them a time or he reminded the Bond What about Scholl Hes been doing our He can get into the Heitkamp we should get more than one Commissioners decided by general consent to have Horton proceed with an investigation of the While theyre at they will look into the cost of replacing and trim on the back of the where holes caused by rotting are allowing entry by bats and other undesirable Remapping suit due discussion Its been months since something happened in the Comal County redistricting but that situation may change this Commissioners will meet with at torney Reagan in executive session at 6 The topic will be the which was filed on behalf of a group of local citizens by Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in Federal District Court in San Antonio last As a result of the District Judge William Sessions granted an injunction barring this years elections for commissioner Precincts 1 and 3 from being held according to current precinct which were established in Inside I Motives unknown in school burglaries Although New Braunfels police recovered worth of items which had been stolen from New Braunfels Middle School last they have no motives for the chain of school burglaries occurring in the area in the past Within the last Canyon High Canyon Middle Frazier Elementary Goodwin Primary New Braunfels High School and New Braunfels Middle School have been Canyon High School and Goodwin Elementary School have been hit Detective Mario Guerrero Reports show that the burglaries range from to in materials and occur between 5 and during the time that the schools are Guerrero He added that police were dis patched to Goodwin Elementary School this morning on a burglary Canyon High School was burglarized Saturday and Sunday by two different Guerrero Five persons between the ages of 11 and 17 were caught on the high school grounds Sunday he They just got the short end of the Guerrero explaining that the school had been burglarized by another group the night The five persons caught Sunday night also admitted to burglarizing New Braunfels Middle School he Guerrero divides the burglars into two groups persons who steal highvalue items and persons who vandalize The second group has been destroying more than theyre Guerrero explaining that the group has caused worth of damage to school property by shattering school entrances with destroying and breaking into softdrink In one Guerrero the group took about three or four jars of pickles and threw them all over the This same group has stolen food from cafeterias and money from he Five thousand dollars worth of band and stereo equipment was recovered yesterday with the cooperation of those people who were caught Sunday Guerrero They had it at their Clayton Brilab trial Jurors queried privately HOUSTON One by one the prospective jurors were taken to private quarters for out of the hearing of the media and the but eight hours later there still was no jury for the Brilab trial of Texas House Speaker Billy Clayton and two The tedious selection of the 12 member federal court jury was ex pected to be completed sometime late Tuesday with testimony to begin the next The decision to isolate the prospective jurors was made by District Court Judge Robert A panel of 104 persons had been trimmed by 17 during the morning most of them excused for job related or personal One was dropped when she told the I have a bias against all state or Two other panelists were sent home when they admitted that their acquaintance with labor leader a prominent figure in this FBI undercover might taint their and their final ;