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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 6, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Dal la Texas op lac itch Sledge parole application in hands of Mark White By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Richard Sledges days behind bars are And its not a mistake this The former New Braunfels Utilities manager was approved for parole on and his file is now atop the desk of Mark Parole decisions are made by nine parole commissioners and three Board of Pardons and Paroles For sentences of less than 45 the magic formula is two out of favorable votes out of two parole commissioners and one board to make it to the Sledge got three favorable John executive director of the Texas Parole said I expect to get some word back from the governor by early next and weve been averaging a minimum of two weeks for following the governors The saga of Richard Sledge has dotted news in New Braunfels for more than two He pleaded guilty in 1980 of stealing in Utilities funds in He was sentenced to five years by then22nd District Court Judge Terry Jacks on but spent the rest of that See Page 12 The Herrera case led to look at election system EFRY allegedly stole during a muscular Mexicans cant get elected under the By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Second of two parts A stone dropped in a lake sets up waves that may spread to distant The charter revision plan now being sidered by the New Braunfels City Council is an indirect result of public unrest over the firing of police officer Domingo Herrera last It was in the wake of that dismissal that the Committee for Justice was The group first sought Herreras rein then demanded an in vestigation into his Herrera allegedly stole during a muscular dystrophy fund but was never in dicted for The range of complaints widened to include lack of Mexican American representation in city govern and general poor relations between the white and Hispanic segments of the On May committee chairman Aguinaldo Zamora gave council a list of 10 ideas for improving the Herreras case was at the Near the top was a request for a change in the citys election Zamora helped draw up the present city charter in But he told council that Mexicans cant get elected under the present a minority population the size of New Braunfels should have at least perhaps members on a sevenseat MALDEF the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund got in volved later that and council members agreed to set up a committee to review the City Attorney Irvin Boarnet warned them the present system had little chance of standing up in court if See Page 12 JLL New Braunfels New Texas 92 4 Zeituno 12 Pages THURSDAY 1983 25 cents USPS 377880 Loeffler gets spot on budget panel By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Congressman Tom Loeff ler RHunt has been elected to the prestigious House Budget reaffirming his membership of the House Ap propriations whose 21st District includes Comal plans to use these important committee assignments to continue with his goal of reducing federal according to a statement issued by his Washington office The 21st Congressmans committee appointments were made official by a House resolution approved Thursday A spokeswoman from Loefflers Washington office said they expect the House to vote this afternoon to ratify the committee appointments for the 98th which convened this Reflecting on his committee Loef who was ternrin f For far too many the economic policies of the federal government have been typified by tax and spend and It has only been in the last two years that we have reduced the rapid spiral in the growth of federal he said in a prepared statement issued by his I am determined to use my position in the House leadership as chief deputy on the Appropriations Committee and on the Budget Committee to make certain that we continue the progress we have made in reducing the size and scope of the federal In addition to these important committee Loeffler was appointed Chief Deputy Whip of the House in early December by Republican Whip Trent As Loeffler holds the third ranking position in the GOP leadership for floor activity for the House of Representatives and holds the highest ranking appointed His latest committee appointments will enable Loeffler to participate actively on two of the three major economic policy arms of the The third committee of this triad is the taxwriting Ways and Means At service on the Budget Committee is limited to six But a Budget Reform Task Force of which Loeffler is a member appointed by the Speaker of the House is considering changes in the entire congressional budget These procedurial and rules changes are expected to be considered early in the 98th ac cording to Loefflers Caddie guard who belongs to New Braunfelser Ernst Karl has a different technique from other He finds the top of one of his masters Stall photo by John Senior old Cadillacs to be the perfect place from which to keep an eye on the New chief topped CISD events of 82 Edgar Willhelm took CISDsreinsin82 The Comal Independent School District solved the mystery of the missing superintendent in but took on some new ghosts which will haunt CISD began 1982 with the most important job in the district having bought out the last 18 months of James Richardsons three year That action ended 11 months of boardadministration Because of that trustees were careful how the new superin tendent would be Milo Kearney of New Braunfels was hired as a consultant to process ap plications for the 1 Arlen Tieken was named interim Kearney devised a fivepart game plan of board application candidate rankings based on an invitation to the top five candidates for formal and in formal and a board which had to be The WANTED poster went out Superintendent for a ruraltype public school to administer 9 students and more than 500 square miles of No age range was specified thats but 4550 years of age was The applicant had to be a forceful individual with a philosophy tending toward conservatisms On April Edgar Willhelm of Sam Houston State University ended the districts Prior to his year at SHSU as an associate professor of education Willhelm had been superintendent of Lamar Consolidated Independent School District from 1976 to Hejalso had seven years to his in Dickinson three years as i deputy superintendent and four years as On April Kenneth Wun Karen Rust and Jim Rector won their elected seats on the CISD Board of Wunderlich began his second and was also re elected board Rust and Rector began their first On April Van principal of Mountain Valley School at went fishing alone at Canyon and never came His body was located five days near the mouth of Tom Creek on the lakes south His death was ruled an accidental The Smithson Valley High School track and football field renovation was approved in at a contract cost of And on June in a bizarre another Mcln tyre Fred Mclntyre from Alief was named new Mountain Valley School He is no relation to Van Had CISD trustees known what taxing turmoil was the 40 percent homestead exemption on property tax might not have been so easily approved in Late tax rolls from the Comal County Central Ap praisal District held up CISDs tax setting and when the rolls did discrepanies were the rule and not the Preliminary tax rolls from the Appraisal District were incompatible to the CISDs computer and CISD Tax AssessorCollector See Page 12 Garden Ridge residents want to leash canines Garden Ridge has gone to the And city officials have decided its time to do something about There have been a number of animal incidents that have taken place said Councilmember David Most of he have involved Dogs run ning ripping open trash bags or knocking over Dogs chasing harrassing other dogs on picking fights with pets that do stay in fenced Bob chairman of the Planning and Zoning said one of his house guests got bitten last trying to fend off a big dog that had attacked the guests little one during a Other citizens agreed the problem was out of Only 95 pets and that includes cats are registered at City But Russ Klinginsmith said he wouldnt be surprised if there were a thousand dogs running loose in the five In the the leash laws that we have written in our city code have been taken very and the citizens have taken advantage of Hencshel I would like it put out that theres going to be a tightening up of the leash Dogs in the city are required to have license tags and records of current rabies Theyre supposed to be kept behind a fence or on a Hencshel said the city could and would assess fines on pet owners who break these Speaking of Garden Ridge will hold another immunization and licensing clinic at City Hall on 911 Well do it cheaper than you can get it done anywhere Mayor Betty McGranahan Attending veterinarian Jerry Krupp will be giving rabies shots Citizens can also bring proof of vaccination and pick up their city McGranahan Municipal Judge John Phillips took the discussion one step He said the city could use a general tightening up on all its The city court has been relatively idle for several he See GARDEN Page 12 Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for fair and a little warmer Tonight will be fair and becoming cloudy with fog through Friday mor with sunny skies by the Winds will be variable at 510 mph today and Sunset will be at and sunrise Friday will be at Unicorns honored The New Braunfels Unicorn Booster Club held its fall sports banquet Wednesday and the high school was packed with proud students and parents ready to honor NB While the regionchampion football team got most of the outstanding athletes in crosscountry and volleyball on all levels junior varsity and freshman were The featured TCU coach Jim drew some See Page TV Facing red ink i Reagan still balks at tax hike to cut deficit WASHINGTQN AP President pledging to curb the record billion budget deficits he says he may be willing to trim defense but remains cool to closing the redink gap with higher A tax is the wrong thing to do when youre trying to come out of a Reagan com menting on his plans for a fiscal 1984 budget blueprint he will send Congress on But the president would not firmly rule out tax defense cuts or any other options for reining in the unacceptably large deficits his administration is expecting through I will look at he said at a televised news Wednesday He added that he has yet to make any final decisions on the The president said he even will look for savings in his record military spending an area that his advisers and congressional allies say must be trimmed to reduce the If it defense spending can be it will be not if it means reducing our ability below the level at which we can declare ourselves he The Washington Post reported in todays editions1 that the Pentagon is studying ways to cut its budget for next year by billion to The cut would be from billion in total funds that Reagan now wants the Pentagon to be able to commit but not necessarily spend during fiscal Congress approved a billion 1983 budget for the Although Reagan said repeatedly at his news conference that it would be a mistake to raise taxes when the nation is coming out of a he left unclear whether he could support tax increases in fiscal 1984 or The budget year does not begin until next Clearly were facing very big deficits unless we take and we will take action because the deficits are unacceptably large in the out Reagan The federal budget must not become a roadblock on the path to longterm economic Reagans top economic advisers and a number of leading congressional Republicans have been urging him to consent to tax increases and defense cuts to bring down deficits that are now expected to balloon from more than billion this fiscal year to nearly billion by So Reagan has only given approval to domestic spending cuts totaling about billion for fiscal If approved by the cuts still would leave a billion deficit next Reagans who fear that enormous deficits will prevent a sustained economic claim the red ink cant be reduced adequately through domestic program cuts
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