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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 20, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Capital murder charges rlEirnecl against pair i By DEBBIE TURNED Staff writer Coma which hasnt had a Capital murder case in now has its hands full after Thursdays Grand Jury sesslom Two San Antonio men were indicted with three counts of capital murder counts being rape and aggravated They were also indicted on those three counts as acting Capital murder is punishable by the death One of the avenues toward a capital murder charge is if the murder occurs during the commission of another Comal District Attorney Bill Sehroeder has pltms to try George Edwin and Francis But in case a judge grants a probable defense motion to separate Ill still be coveredj Schroeder said Pittmann and both of 3519 Blanco are in ttistody in the Bexar County in lieu of bond The two men are accused of kidnapping Robert Williams and his wife Josephine from their San Antonio home July raping Williams and later killing her Williams body was recovered July 25 in a brushy area off Bear Creek Road in Comal An autopsy ruled the 58yearold man Was hanged by a In other indictments returned four men Were indicted for burglary of a nonhabitation Rivas DeLaGarza of 1507 Flanders and Albert MireleS Guerra of 318 both of Sari William Earl Skaggs of 935 Interstate 35 and Eddie Rusty Vollmer of 614 Bavarian both of New Howard Kemper of 2001 and Walter Allen Cook and Brenda Annette Cook of 215 all of San and Dlaria Trejd of 2293 were each indicted for theft over but less than Charles Kelley of 214 San and Mark Vivion Baker of 8701 were both indicted for possession of a con trolled substance Other indictments returned included David Bell of 648 aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Margarito Robles of 763 aggravated assault with serious bodily injury Juan Delgadb of 2552 aggravated robbery with a deadly Jaime Campos of 115 Elm Box burglary of a vehicle Richard Claude Westentian fllM known as Richard Charles Webster of 5002 San aggravated assault by deadly weapon Larry Rhoades of Star Route Box theft of property by One who was indicted for aggravated assault on a peace had not been arrested as of Friday The grand jury passed on the following cases pending further investigation Christina William William Richard Willis and William The jury also recommended misdemeanor charges against Elvin display of weapon and William Braunfels New Texas 164 16 Pages FRIDAY August 25 emits USPS 377880 Reagan pulls off tax bill victory Staff photos by Cindy Richardson Over 300 picnickers lined the Wurstfest riverwalk Chamber picnic to Cornel banks By JACQUELINE SMITH Staffwriter In many town picnics are a thing of the past but not in Thursdays sponsored by the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and Wurstfest captured the flair of an oldtime out door with a little German culture thrown Although there was a purpose to the picnic to visit the newly landscaped Wurstfest grounds next to the Comal River and to hear a report on the Chambers 1982 activities there was definitely more fun than work going on at Landa Folding blankets and lots of boxed lunches not to mention approximately 300 people lined the hillside near the riverbanks of the Comal River to listen to brief reports from Chamber President Mitch Sacco and Wurstfest President Ed Sacco reviewed the work of the Chambers numerous committees throughout the year and outlined the Chambers own He also noted much the Chamber has For a chamber our size we should have a membership of 400 to 600 said We now have over Sacco also offered the crowd the chance to ask questions or offer suggestions about the but none were I guess when your bellys full youclont feel like Sacco joked with the on the other spoke briefly about the new landscaping of the Wurstfest grounds and suggested that after the picnic everyone take a walk along the river bank to see He also in vited everyone to the opening day of Wurstfest when Myron Floren will float down the river on a barge to open the With their short business reports Sacco turned the picnic over to Barron Schlameus and his who led the crowd in German who was very pleased with the amount of local citizens who showed up for the Its good for the local people to get out here to enjoy what the tourists normally This is the first time Chamber officials have planned an outdoor picnic in conjunction with their midyear Last years midyear meeting was held at the Civic But not near as many people showed up for that meeting as for this years Sacco WASHINGTON AP The bill nobody wanted a measure raising taxes by billion over the next three years is on its way to President Reagan after winning the support of a Congress that overcame electionyear The which also includes billion worth of socialspending cuts and up to 10 weeks extra federal benefits for unemployed workers in every likely will be into law by Reagan during his twoweek California The Republicancontrolled Senate approved the bill 5247 Thursday night on a touchandgo roll call whose outcome was in doubt until the last Vice President George Bush was on hand in case his vote was needed to break a Nine most of them lured by the extra unemployment joined 43 Republicans in backing the Eleven Republicans and 36 Democrats opposed In the where Democrats are in the final margin was 226207 wider than had The measure support from 123 Democrats and 103 butihany of the conservative GDP members who are among the presidents most consistent deserted him on the The bill will double the federal cigarette tax to 16 cents a pack triple the 1 percent tax on telephone service require that 10 percent of most dividends Loeffler votes no As Tom Loeffler R Hunt voted against the billion tax in crease which passed the House Loeffler opposed the measure because it did not contain more spending The Texas House delegation cast 10 votes for the package and 14 against Texas Democrats in Congress voted 109 for the but all five of the states Republican Congressmen voted Texas GOP Senator John Tower supported the Presidents while Democratic Senator Lloyd Bentsen voted against The measure passed the and interest be withheld for taxes reduce deductions for medical raise the 5 percent taxoti air fares to 8 percent starting 1 toughen the minimum tax on highincome investors in an effort to catch some of the billion in taxes that are evaded each require better reporting of in See Page 16 NBISD waiting for hearing on TartArmke suit appeal Two former New Braunfels High School students are about to begin their second year of But a which centered around the New Braunfels Independent School District and these two students last The school which lost the first round in district court last is still waiting for a hearing date to be set for its appeal to the 3rd Court of Appeals in Kenneth Armke II and Kathleen then seniors at New Braunfels filed an injunction against NBISD toward the end of the 1981 school year to prevent the district from deducting academic points from their sixweeks grade point Tart and Armke along with another student who was riot involved in the suit were suspended from the school for three days in 1981 for being in possession of alcoholic beverages while on a schoolsponsored During the suspension they received a zero on all classwork missed during that Also as a part of their three points were to be deducted from their then fifth sixweeks grade point In their court the students did not deny that they had violated school policy by having the alcoholic beverages while on a journalism sponsored workshop in But they did con tend that the academic penalty three gradepoint deduction for each day suspended was illegal punishment and filed the In the injunction both accused the school district of having no specific written policy in the student handbook which gave them prior notice that as a part of their three grade points would be deducted for each 22nd District Judge Charles Ramsay ruled in favor of the students in stating that the reduction of grades is not proper because of lack of He also said the school district did not have the authority to impose academic punishment for nonacadmemic Shortly after this decision was handed the school district through its Jack filed an appeal with the 3rd Court of Appeals in Borchers is currently waiting for a hearing date for the appeal to be But he does not expect a date to be set before Itll be at least another two or more months before a hearing decision is he estimated in a telephone To prevent the district from being involved in any future disputes over the districts conduct and behavior the school board last September approved a revised student hand It was stated in this new policy which is also in the 198283 high school that the student is to be penalized three points from his six weeks grade average for each day Work may not be made The new policy also noted that other than ex cused or prearranged absenses from school other than those previously stated as excused and any others including but not limited to supsension from absence approved by the parent but not the school shall be considered JACQUELINE SMITH Inside President Mitch Sacco welcomes the group Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of afternoon thundershowers today and The 20 percent chance of rain will carry into the early evening then become fair later Winds will be from the southeast at 510 mph becoming light and variable Sunset will be at and sunrise Saturday will be at PUBLIC RELIGIOUS TV WEATHER
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