New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, July 27, 1982

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

July 27, 1982

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 27, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Texas flieropLex tt PWff New Braunfels Herald TUESDAY July USPS 377080 New Braunf Texas Grand jury to eye murder case i ttiinrt annarpntlv By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer Once judicial approval is the Comal County Grand Jury will reconvene as soon as possible to consider possible capital murder charges against two San Antonio District Attorney Bill Schroeder said The charges stem from a bizarre tricounty kid rape and murder incident last which claimed the life of Robert His 46yearold told police she was raped repeatedly in the daylong Willams body was recovered at Sunday in a brushy area off Bear Creek Charged with kid napping in Bexar and pending capital murder charges in Comal are George Edwin and Francis Irving both of 3519 Blanco Were going for capital murder because the murder occurred along with another felony offense kid Schroeder An autopsy ruling Monday stated Williams was The two suspects kidnapped the couple from their home at 1901 Texas Ave in San Antonio Sheriff s Investigator Rudy Rubio said the suspects pretended to be answering a forsale advertisement on the couple s truck At approximately 9 the four left the home and drove north along Highway 281 to FM 2722 near Little Bear Rubio said that the husband tried to escape his captors while they were sexually abusing his wife but the men chased him down along the Texas Ranger Ray Martinez said Williams was hung by a rope strung across a support beam in a small shed near the The suspects told the woman they had tied her husband up near a and took her to Medina Lake sometime where she was left tied to a tree and later Apparently they tied her up with fishing and the perspiration put enough slack in it for her to work Rubio Williams was discovered by a passerby and taken to the Medina County Sheriffs Of San Antonio police notified the Williams neighbors to be on the lookout for anyone In response to a concerned neighbors police and the two men were arrested at the Williams which they were apparently attempting to Rubio One of the suspects led Bexar County and Comal County law enforcement officials to Williams Rubio Peace Precinct Fred also accompanied the I was puzzled by how neat the two men were about covering up Williams They had cut weeds and laid them over him all in the same direction not every whichaway like in most Rubio His boots were slightly showing but it would have been difficult to locate him if the suspect hadnt led us to Martinez and Rubio are spearheading the Comal County connection in the tricounty Since the murder occurred in our we are responsible for filing the murder Rubio Charter panel roster debated By HEAIRY KRAUSSE Staffvvritef City Council members scuffled over the makeup and mission of a committee that will examine the citys method of electing Council members and possibly recommend The desire by some citizens here to elect Council members by rather than at was the reason for setting up the committee and a blunt warning from the city attorney Monday indicated federal law was on their But Council member Donnie Seay wanted committee to decide if torney Irvin Boarnet The commission should be made aware that we in an excellent position to be Council member Max Winkler Then why are we doing this Are we forming this commission to give us their honest or to give us eyewash Seay Winkler said the lack of minority group representation on City Council was a common gripe and was the underlying reason the committee was set up in the first Council named a 17member panel from a list of 21 local citizens sub mitted by Council members at their July 12 v andjhow The Council The committees recom if they involve a change in the will be put before the voters in the form of a referendum v if Council After hearing the discussion City Manager Delashmutt wouldnt predict Suppose they say we dont need districting If they come back and say no to it Seay Then it becomes incumbent upon those who want districiting to take legal Delashmutt The next action will be a federal suit filed in federal courts to force us to switch to City At mernber Barbara who wanted all 21 to Each Council member had submitted three Seventeen is a good said Youve got to have a limited Im sure all 21 are qualified Because of the balance on the its already in one direc Tieken said of the I see no reason whatsoever to redo what weve Tieken and Winkler were voted down by Council members Laverne Joe Rogers and Mayor Skip Winkler then struck Alvaro one of his from the See Page 14 San Antonio resident drowns in Canyon Lake A 20yearold San Antonio man became the fourth drowning victim in 1982 at Canyon Lake Saturday John Henry Gonzales was pulled out of approximately seven feet of about 15 yards from the north beach of Canyon Park around 8 by another San Antonio Jim Kelley said he searched at least 10 minutes before he found Gonzales said Park Ranger Elvin Munsell But theres really no telling how long he was actually under because he and his friends had been swimming out to and didnt notice Gonzales absence for Munsell said Jesse studying to be a water safety and George a cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR administered CPR to Ambulance attendants continued efforts to revive him on the way to Albert Wittenbens office in but Gonzales was pronounced dead there by Peace Precinct Fred 1 Inside Parental pressure Its not easy being a parent in todays frantic A new How to Survive as a explores some of the pressures on todays mothers and fathers in raising their It starts today on Page TV Parks Director Don Simon outlines Hinman Island plans Staff photos by John Senter for Hinman Island Ul Erosion on the Comal banksa worsening problem The Comal River and how to protect it from the people who love it was the subject of a wideranging discussion at the tail of a City Council meeting Council member Donnie alarmed at the beercan trash on the rivers banks and un called for an antilitter campaign and hit a raw nerve with other Council They talked for morethan 40 minutes on ways to combat the Its a pitiful Seay As much as people enjoy that youd think they would have some respect for Suggestions included increased policing of the river stiffer enforcement of antilitter cleanup incentives to kids them a bag and tell them youll pay 50 cents for every bagful of and just plain public Council approved a development package for Hinman Island Park designed by city staff to control the crowds of summer give them places to ride bicycles and and provide a metal wall and steps at the waters edge to preserve the City administrative aide Court who designed the project with Parks Director Don will take the plans to the state Parks and Wildlife Department in Austin Last a department representative urged the city to apply for matching state funds for recreational The grant application was put together and approved by a Hinman Island study committee and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board in a matter of Parks board members and Hin man Island Committee chairman Russell Vollbrecht were on hand Monday to back the but Council really didnt need any The of the will come from a variety of budget sources and will benefit from a grant from the Wurstfest Council also agreed with a Parks and Rec Board recommendation to let Wurstfest operate flatbottomed deck boats on the river for its opening ceremonies this The city has already budgeted for Hinman plus for park Delashmutt said the balance of the project pricetag will come the city received from the abandonment and sale to developers of the tip end of Meusebach Street which is right across the river from the and from contingency A pledge from the New Braunfels Rotary Club was recommended by the groups Board of Directors and will be put to a vote of the membership its Bob The Noon Lions Club will con tribute Council member Joe Rogers County to junk River Road plan mharo thic irlfa after I By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer As far as River Road is Commissioners Court is right back where it During a public hearing Monday commissioners at the request of the 40 or so River Road residents who packed into the courtroom agreed to scrap their latest plan for easing traffic congestion on River Instead once again at the suggstion of those attending Mon days hearing the court considered taking a second look at its earlier proposal which would ban all parking on River Road on weekends and Mondays hearing was held to discuss the establishment of no parking and other traffic signs along River Road and Guadalupe The plan rejected by Com missioners Court Monday was orginally proposed by a citizens and businessmens River Road com mittee last This presented by Joe head of the citizens called for noparking at all times in hazardous at bridge dangerous where there is heavy side tight squeezes caused by cliffs and anywhere that there is no clearance to legally According to the committees loading zones should be provided where access to enter or exit the River was Davis committee also proposed that advisory signs be posted at the north and south entrances to River This was similar to the courts plan which also called for the placement of advisory signs at these Commissioners discarded this after discovering each sign would cost approximately Faced with a dwindling contingency fund in the county commissioners felt they couldnt afford We found out we had to put up such elaborate signs to satisfy the county attorney and then we wouldnt get them MR before Labor Heitkamp told those in attendance at Mondays The courts proposal would twin all parking on River Road with 9 few See RIVER M ;

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