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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 28, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas I Kit ohwomble box JJejcas gearing up for murder case By DEBBIE TURNER Staff welter The Cotnal County Grand Jury will reconvene on its original 19 meeting date Instead of a special session to consider possible capital murder charges against two San Antonio If the panel returns those it wiH be the first such case in Coma County in almost 20 We really dont have to be in a District At torney Bill Schroeder said after deciding it was unnecessary to call a special Grand Jury The two are in custody in the Bexar County charged with aggravated kidnapping and under very high So we Comal County can take our and do it Schroeder was quick to if it looks like they might get by some you can bet well file our charges to keep them in But until that situation were going to concentrate on going directly for The capital murder charges are being considered against George Edwin and Francis Irving both of 3519 Blanco The two men are accused of kidnapping Robert and his 46 yearold from their San Antonio home last then raping and killing her Williams body was recovered at Sunday in a brushy area off Bear Creek An autopsy ruling Monday stated Williams was Williams was left tied to a tree near Medina but she managed to escape and was taken by passerby to the Medina County Sheriffs The two suspects were later arrested at the Williams which they were apparently attempting to Were going for capital murder because the murder occurred along with another felony offense kid stated who contacted the Attorney Generals Office in Austin Tuesday to request Linda an assistant attorney general assigned to law will be helping me with this the district attorney Theres no way Id be able to do it without her me being a oneman I estimate it would take anywhere from four to six weeks for the Capital murder trials are which leaves more room for Schroeder Its but that the worse crimes are the most protected in our In a capital murder there must be individual voir dire questioning of prospective careful and no mistakes even of the slightest he because everyone is looking for a reason for Since a capital murder conviction could result irt the death if the trial results in a hurtg Schroeder said the case would have to be There is a statute trying to achieve passage giving a jury the option of going with automatic but the statute hasnt made the books he Even though this crime originated in Bexar County as aggravated and carried on into Medina Williams murder occurred in Comal That places the burden of filing murder charges on Comal But has there ever been a capital murder that originated in this county Comal Courthouse veterans Sheriff Walter Fellers and County Clerk Irene Nuhn both recalled a case in the which was tried here on a See Page 12A New Braunffels New Texas 147 Ztituno WEDNESDAY July 25 cants 32 Sections USPS 377880 Staff photo by Cindy Richardson Jbe Diamond addresses the committees at its first meeting County growth committee selects chairmen By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer They camp from all walks of life and all parts of the But their objective was the same to study the effect of the Comal Countys They1 were the newly named members of the Comal County Growth and Development Committee which held its first meeting Tuesday Leading the discussion was County Com missioner Jumbo Evans who suggested in March that the 13member committee be formed to study the aspects of wateroriented recreation and tourism in the Our objective is not to promote tourism or any special interest nor is it to demote Evans told the 10 committee members Were here to learn how to ac With the help of four specialists from the Texas Extension the committee began tackling its task by appointing Spring Branch resident Charles Knibbe as chairman of the main steering Following the group at the suggestion of County Agricultural Extension Agent Bill Schumann organized three subcommittees to study the lower Guadalupe River Canyon Lake area and upper Guadulupe River area Jn the steering committee agreed to organize at a later date two additional subcommittees to determine how growth is affecting the countys public safety law en emergency medical services and roads and its water supply and Besides leading the steering Knibbe was also named as chairman of the upper Guadalupe River Other subcommittee chairmen and their sub committees include head of the lower river group and Palmer Canyon Others Texas Ranger Ray Mar head of the public safety traffic and transportation subcommittee and Ken who will lead the water study In conjunction with Evans Joe a specialist from the Texas Extension outlined the ob jectives facing the growth It is not to promote to discourage tourism or to promote any special said It is to find means for taxpayers to meet the demands placed upon the counties he And to investigate all facets of wateroriented recreation and Although committee members talked of deadlines for accomplishing their no specific dates were set with the exception of when the subcommittee chairmen will report to the steering We need to arrive at target dates to make interim and permanent recommendations to Commissioners said See Page 12A PLO decision due by Habib JERUSALEM AP presidential envoy Philip Habib has promised to have a firm commitment by Friday on whether the Palestine Liberation Organization will leave Beirut Prime Minister Menachem Begin said Habib will clarify this in the next two that he promised Begin told a group of Israeli academics He told us he had to have an unequivocal com mitment that they will Begin said Jordan and Egypt each apparently agreed to take in some of the PLO guerrillas trapped in which could clear one of the major obstacles to a diplomatic solution of the Lebanese which began with Israeli invasion June his that iastguerrilla leave It is still if the terrorists have even really decided to leave Begin did not specify the consequences if the PLO refused to We are lie We are First of all we dont want our soldiers We do not want to injure But he has said in the past that unless the guerrillas get out on their he would order an assault by the Israeli troops and 300 ringing the Lebanese Habib was in Israel as Begin made his surprise but was scheduled to return to Beirut later He arrived here Tuesday after seeing the leaders of Saudi Jordan and who has been dealing with the PLO through Lebanese intermediaries for seven told Begin he had made progress and there was a chance he will succeed in fulfilling his an official None of the Aral except has offered to accept the entire guerrilla which has been based Lebanon during the 12 years since Jor danian King Hussein expelled Yasser Arafat and the PLO during a bloody civil The PLO on Tuesday rejected Sudanese President Gaafar Mohammed Nimeiris offer of asylum in his Israeli forces and Palestinian guerrillas dueled with artillery and rockets on the outskirts of west Beirut following a 30hour bombardment by Israeli gunboats and cannonthat Lebanese police said killed or wounded 500 Lebanese and Palestinian I xbanese police said 203 people were killed and 297 were wounded in Lie sea and land bombardment that began at midnight a PLO put the toll at 247 dead wounded Palestinian no and in residential Witnesses said it was the heaviest Israeli bombardment of the beleagured Lebanese capital since Israel invaded Lebanon June 6 and drove to the gates of Beirut to ensnare the PLO City appealing Herrera ruling By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer The City of New Braunfels hasnt yet received a bill for unemployment compensation to former police Domingo and has appealed to the Texas Employment Commission to overturn a ruling that granted who won the right to collect unem ployment after a TEC appeals tribunal held hearings on the was fired last February for the alleged theft of from a police charity fund A Dallas Harrington is handling the appeals process for the A company spokeswoman who is familiar with the Pamela said Wednesday she couldnt comment on the citys chances of overturning the tribunal Well just have to wait and she The threemember Commission will review the evidence presented at the June 4 Ygartua said it was more than likely that no new hearings would be scheduled and no new evidence Its hard to but they do have a chance to reverse the tribunal City Attorney Irvin Boarnet When they have all the the city does have a pretty good 1 Appeals referee Dick Kingsley cited Herrera s under that he took the plus the citys refusal to name its witness against was the basis for reversing an initial TEC decision disqualifying Herrera for Herrera was fired because a Department of Public Safety polygraph or lie detector test in Austin indicated he was giving deceptive an His accuser passed the polygraph a 12year veteran of the was never brought to trial for the misdemeanor theft and was no billed by a Comal County grand jury for any felony Its not possible to name the individual the citys witness until we see whats going to happen with the Boarnet referring to a discrimination complaint filed by Herrera with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions San Antonio Boarnet will meet with EEOC attorney Servando Pena A huge stack of information on the police departments minority hiring practices will be provided by Boarnet we have prevailed in every EEOC case weve ever My relationship with Pena See Page 12A JIM COLLINS speak Friday TOM LOEFFLER on guest list Candidates to appear at local GOP event At least two statewide GOP can didates will attend the Comal County Republican Jumping Jellybean Fund Raiser July So Congressman Jim Collins of running for Senator from and State Senator Bill vying for the Texas Attorney General have said they will be at 21 Cedar Grove off Highway 1863 at Republican Precinct Chairman Marian Benson and her husband Howard are hosting the event in their Tom Loeffler may also and Comal County candidates for office will be present as Collins is tentatively scheduled to address the group at Plans call for political and an auction starring Edmund Kuempel of state representative as auc Anyone with auctionable items to donate may call Robbie event at or Marie publicity at The Comal County Republican Executive Committee is sponsoring the fundraiser to pay for its County Inside FEATURES V8C TV
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