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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 25, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas center 75235 Vetter swears he signed deputy request By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer Precinct 2 Constable Kermit Vetter said Wednesday he would swear on a stack of bibles he signed a request for a deputy con stable back in January That request is missing from county according to County Auditor Bate A written request is needed to legally establish the but the law is not clear whether it should be a sworn Bill assistant county said I know such a written application It was not a sworn If they cant find a thats their Vetter Since Vetter did not join the countys three other constables in asking Commissioners Court to eliminate the deputy positions his Al was not affected by the Commissioners can ratify a decision by a constable to dismiss his but they cant fire one on their because the original paperwork setting up the deputies cannot be found and Bond has doubts it ever even none of the it were ever legally I dont have a but I know we signed We all went in as a Vetter Theres no question as to whether they were deputy But the original ap pointment has to be done in a prescribed Im convinced he Herbrich was Bond said Herbrich said Wednesday he had a card signed by Irene county after she swore him in as a reserve deputy He became a full deputy in 1979 with the other reserve deputy constables after taking courses and becoming certified for the The county reimbursed us the for the Herbrich He has been in touch with an attorney and is considering legal ac he Theres no such thing as a de facto deputy Reimer through some error in their they dont meet all the criteria of the they are not legally The law is specific on and it creates a situation I havent seen in any other When the commissioners voted to eliminate the deputy constable no mention was made of Herbrichs status as an Bond said Tuesday he was aware of it because he had contacted the attorney generals office before the Reimer said he could not comment if the commissioners knew their action could not apply to I cant read their They were probably fairly lucky the way it turned Apparently there are no real On paper they shouldnt have dismissed but since he wasnt a deputy constable if the information I have is correct then the point is Reimer See Page 14A Thursday Taylor Communications 25 cents September 1 980 HeraldZcitung 26 Pages 2 Sections USPS 377880 New Texas Justice drops its objection to redistrict By ROBERT JOHNSON News editor The Department of Justice has withdrawn its objection to Comal Countys restricting clearing the way for its at torney Reagan said Reagan said he had received word from a Justice Department staff at torney advising him that an earlier objection to the plan by the department had been The development means the plan has been Reagan The departments decision may also clear the way for elections to be held in commissioner Precincts 1 and Last federal District Judge William Sessions granted a request from the MexicanAmerican Legal Defense and Educational Fund MALDEF to enjoin commissioner elections from being held according to the existing boundary which violate the Supreme Courts onevote ruling handed down in Adopted by commissioners in April the new plan corrects population imbalances between commissioner Inside PUBLIC RELIGIOUS Precincts 2 and 3 according to the 1970 The plan would shift almost all of the massive voting Precinct 10 which includes almost all of Bulverde from Charles Tart Munds Precinct 3 to Monroe Welzs Precinct The remainder of the small chunk of land north of Highway 48 and be transferred to Harry Carpenters commissioner Precinct Under the existing which was adopted in Munds precinct had the greatest percentage of the county population 27 while Welzs had the least 21 According to interpretations of the one vote the difference between the most and least populous precincts cannot be more than four Under the new the four com missioner precincts would have almost exactly 25 percent of the Since new plan corrects the im Reagan said he saw no reason why the injunction should not be The injuction has already delayed one contested primary racethe Republican contest for Precinct 1 between Amacher and Tom will also delay the general election contests in Precincts 1 and 3 the two slots which are up this a has no Republican but incumbent Carpenter will face the Amacher Edwards whenever that election is Representing a group of local citizens since MALDEF had opposed the new county Com plaining originally that existing precinct lines dilute the county minority vote through gerryman MALDEF had backed a plan creating a commissioner precinct with a minority percentage of 70 See Page 14A McClear writein candidates Former sheriffs deputy Julio Espinoza has filed as a writein candidate for constable Precinct and said Wednesday his attempt would be an uphill Espinoza will face incumbent Werner Kiesling for the office Gordon Grant McClear has also filed as a writein for Constable Precinct and will run againsl Democrat James Rieslings 8 request to Ihe Comal County Commissioners Court that the positions of deputy constable and reserve deputy constable be eliminated was cited by Espinoza as one reason he decided to Precinct 3 Constable Lawrence Wehe and Precinct 4 Constable Bob Dagle also signed the which resulted in the dismissal of four deputies and one reserve I was approached two or three weeks before that but I didnt want to run al that I didnt have the for one I dont agree with the con stables In my the constable should do his Theyre responsible for the deputies they not the Espinoza ran for sheriff in the Democratic primary election in and lost to incumbent Walter Fellers by a vote of to The queen of the Comal County Fair and others join in the Grand March before the dance contest Stiff photos by John Stnter Although the man seems to enjoy the spinning carnival the child does not share his feelings Parade big event on Friday Business will come to a halt and people will line the streets to watch children and their pets march by in the Comal County Fair Parade tomorrow at 10 Before the main parade will come the children at riding decorated bicycles and leading their Parade marshal Sheriff Walter Fellers and other county officials will follow the New Braunfels High School Band to start the main Grand marshal is lifetime resident Willard assistant adjutant general of the Texas Army National More than 111 entries will be in the parade including some 14 Danny president of the Comal County Fair said that additional entries will be accepted through this evening for the But these entries will not be eligible for judging for firstsecond and third place he Scheel also emphasized that parking along San Antonio Street will be blocked off from early morning until after the Iran strikes oil installations Iraq claims territory taken Iraq AP Iraq today claimed the capture of 115 square miles of Iranian border in cluding four as Iranian jets hammered Iraqi oil installations near Baghdad and to the north again on the fourth day of the war at the head of the Persian The Iraqi air force retaliated by attacking and heavily damaging six airports and military installations inside the Baghdad command The air war cut off both nations oil exports through the Persian but the flow from Saudi Arabia and other gulf oil states The Iraqi command said its troops and tanks seized the Iranian border town of Naftshah today while other Iraqi forces raised the flag over 90 miles to the Iraqi troops and armor took Mehran Wednesday after completing the capture of the major Iranian border town of 350 miles southwest of taking 351 prisoners and pursuing fleeing Iranian soldiers to about 20 miles inside the a communique It said the fall of SarePolZahab was and that other forces were advancing eastward after taking Iran conceded its troops retreated in the Mehran area and said the Iraqis also seized nearby It said the towns defenders withdrew to the In the air an Iraqi communique said Iranian jets hit the Doura oil refinery on the outskirts of Baghdad oil installations and airports in the northern cities of Kirkuk and Mosul and residential areas and economic installations in the northern Kurdish town of The communique claimed Iraqi groundtoair missiles and antiaircraft guns downed 13 Iranian bringing the toll reported by the Iraqis since Monday to almost a third of Irans air Iran reported 34 Iranians killed and 134 wounded in Aba where the war has knocked out the big Iranian oil refinery the nearby port of and capital of Khuzestan province 80 miles to the but it said the toll in Abadan did not include casualties among personnel of the National Iranian Oil See Page 14A
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