Tuesday, December 14, 1982

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 14, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas The Santa Glaus you see depicted here is there for a good In our own we at the HeraldZeitung are trying to play Santa for i several needy local families this holiday what were doing is a public service project which is designed to put a Christmas dinner on the tables of needy families in Comal Toward that were asking for contributions either monetary or non perishable food items so we can provide a nice basket to take to these families on Christmas The response has been gratifying in the week and a half since we announced the and we deeply and sincerely appreciate your sup If you would like to you can mail a check to NB HeraldZeitung Cheer Drawer New You can also drop it by our offices at 186 Castell Here are our most recent contributors Old New contributors New Braunfels Evening Lions and Forrest Oldham RandB and Golden Sandy and Brad Cheryl and Mark Anonymous honey New Comfund drive nears deadline Wednesday By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer On the heels of a selfimposed 15 Comfunds board of directors conducted a minitelephone drive Monday striving to reach the 1982 We took in about in pledges last and we plan to do it again said Comfund secretary Suzanne Herbelin Cornfunds as of this was Directors David Bob David Bob Bill John Turman and Frances Huff called Comal County residents on the phone last who had given in the but had not this Herbelin Those contacted were asked to make a pledge to the Comal County Community The goal is set to be distributed among 19 local That figure represents a drop from last years which was not I think our prospects are really good this said Comfund president John I am real confident were going to make even with the 15 The cutoff will mark the end of pledge Herbelin But well still accept money after that Were certainly not going to refuse to take The main reason for the strict cutoff this year is that we set them but we didnt adhere to So it got to where people were hearing Community Fund all year Herbelin I think cutting it off now will help out next Even though pledge solicitation will stop Turman said there will be a fundraising project after that The New Braunfels High School Student Councils Comfund originally set for was postponed on ac count of the weather to this See Page 16 New Braunfels Herald New Texas 242 16 Pages USPS 377880 Wood verdict all three guilty SAN ANTONIO AP A federal court jury convicted Charles Harrelson today of killing District Judge John Wood here in 1979 for a The jury also convicted Harrelsons Jo Ann Starr of conspiracy to obstruct Jurors convicted Elizabeth wife of the man who the government contended hired of conspiracy to murder a federal judge and conspiracy to obstruct None of the three defendants showed any emotion when the verdicts were read but several of the nine women jurors sobbed as they looked at the defen Harrelson turned to reporters as they were getting ready to take him away and This is just a necessary step in the progression of Chagra held her head up and even smiled at the the verdicts were Charles representing had red eyes when leaving the court room and I wish we could have had a severance and separate trial for Jo Presiding Judge William Sessions set sen tencing for 9 March 8 and informed each defendant he or she would have an opportunity to speak before final Defense lawyers requested the jurors be polled and Sessions called each jurors name and each one stood and answered yes when asked if they agreed with each of the six guilty One Patricia was trem bling and weeping when she Harrelson faces a mandatory life sentence for up to life for the conspiracy to murder and up to five years for the conspiracy to obstruct Harrelson faces a maximum fiveyear Chagra faces up to life in prison on the conspiracy to murder charge and up to five years on the conspiracy a convicted hitman who allegedly Ive never killed a person who was un deserving of was charged with shooting Wood in the back on May in the driveway of the judges San Antonio The threeman which had been sequestered since last worked nine straight days and deliberated 18 hours over four reaching the heard 40 days of testimony from 131 During the course of the jury foreman Mary Kathleen a medical records asked Sessions to reread his charges on conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to obstruct and to replay secretly recorded con versations between the Prosecutors described Harrelson as highly in telligent and and said he killed the judge for a fee from Jamiel Jimmy now serving a 30year federal prison term without See Page 16 Student killed in crash Involuntary manslaughter charges are expected to be filed against a San Marcos man in connection with the death of Lindsay Allen Labay in a one car rollover early Monday morning on Interstate The 22yearold who faces the is in stable condition today at Hays Memorial Hospital in San He was admitted Monday morning for a right leg a student at Southwest Texas State University from was a passenger in a 1973 which left the roadway about miles north of New Braunfels about 2 The small car slid sideways in the then flipped over six or seven The 21yearold Labay was thrown from the car about 40 sustained a broken and was pronounced dead at the scene by Peace Justice Precinct Harold The driver was wearing a shoulder har ness and seat Labay was The Department of Public Safety filed by Trooper Ron stated the two men had been to an employee Christmas Party at the New Braunfels Holiday prior to the A blood test taken at Hays Memorial Hospital showed that the driver registered an alcohol level of the legal limit in Texas is A blood sample was also taken from the and sent to the DPS lab in Corpus Results of that test are expected in a few a DPS spokeswoman Funeral arrangements for Labay are under the direction of Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home in DEBBIE peLOACH Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for cloudy this with a 20 percent chance of light It will remain cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain then clearing for Winds will be from the southeast at 1015 mph and 510 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Wednesday will be TV Judith SandersCastro outlines MALDEFs recommendations to City Council MALDEF official suggests adjustments in two of four municipal districts Staff photo by Dyannefty By DYANNEFRY Staff writer The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund applied calculator and blue pencil to New Braunfels proposed votingdistricts and brought back a slightly revised version for City Council to The line between districts 1 and 2 has been increasing the per centage of Hispanic residents in district 1 to The balance in total population hasnt been upset by MALDEFs the two districts are more nearly equal than they were on the original Districts 3 and 4 are all right as said Judith representing the Hispanic rights Margaret chairman of the Districting Charter Review had no quarrel with the new lines on the This in no way contradicts any of the actions of the districting she We told MALDEF we would be happy to have them look at our map and see if they could increase the per centage in that With the changes SandersCastro indicated her groups support of the committees She urged Council to put it to a public vote as soon as so that elections can be held in April as To modify the present election a change in the city charter would be The charter cant be changed without the approval of a majority of the Superimposing the committees plan on its own Census tract MALDEF found some minor discrepancies in the population District 1 encompasses the West As originally this district was figured by the city staff to be percent Mexican MALDEFs count was District 2 including the downtown area was percent Hispanic by city calculations percent according to MALDEF The proposed new line follows Wanut Avenue south to IH putting a larpely Anglo neighborhood between 35 and 81 in district The neighborhood of See Page 16 No condos wanted City Council rejects Sleepy Hollow rezoning request William Gallagher There wont be any condominiums built on the bluff across the river from Sleepy At not in the near A municipal statute recently brought to the City Councils attention requires a 75 percent vote on con tested zoning if more than 20 percent of the property owners within 200 feet of the proposed change are against six members of a sevenperson council must vote together to effect the If one member is a single vote can block the If two members are the vote isnt City Attorney John Chunn briefed Council on the law Monday but it proved to be a moot point in this All six of the council members present voted against the zoning change requested by Bayside Petroleum I came to this meeting tonight with a very open said Coun cilmember Joe But after seeing our citizenry and talking to some of Im going to find it difficult to vote for He moved to deny the rezoning from R2 singleand twofamily residential to R3 The other council members went along with Donnie Seay was but his vote wouldnt have made any Bayside wanted to put 12 con dominiums on a tract in the 1100 block of Gruene Company agent William Gallagher said it would be an attractive an asset to the and predicted it would attract a higher quality of resident than the duplexes that would be allowed under current Harry a planning consultant hired by a neighbor opposed to the didnt want to argue about the quality of the proposed He was concerned about setting a precedent for future development along the Referring to a city zoning Jewett demonstrated that there was plenty of R3 zoning on the other side of Gruene but none at all on the side where Baysides property Sleepy across the Guadalupe from the property in con tains mostly singlefamily residences on large Though the street ad dresses are quite Jewett said the two neighborhoods share a common the If we have one intrusion of R3 whats to stop other in trusions he he once the rezoning is it goes with the The city cant bind Bayside Petroleum to its present The Planning and Zoning Com mission held a public hearing on this issue on and recommended an R3 zoning by a 32 That hearing ran with four neighboring property owners speaking strongly against the On Jewett hired by Claude Stroud simply asked all those opposed to stand The number was City Council received a letter of opposition from Dan and Mary among the protestors at the Planning and Zoning If the council was unanimous in its disapproval of these zone it was equally approving of two others to which no protests had been The Gruene Mansion property at 1275 Gruene Road will be zoned C3 if the ordinance passes second and third Owners Pierce McGrath and Joe Johnston also represented by Gallagher want to turn the mansions outbuildings into motel which requires a higher The Palm Garden Center at 1064 Texas 46 South has been rezoned from R2 to so that owners and Annie Caddell can put a ministorage unit behind the