Tuesday, January 25, 1983

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 25, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas Mitch New Braunfels HeraldZcitung TUESDAY 25 cents USPS 377880 Htw Texas 17 MALDEF over at ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer City Council modified the proposed district election plan to satisfy the Texas But the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund is and neither is the local Committee for The original plan was for a seven member with four members to be elected from neighborhood and three others to be elected at all in one by plurality But Article Section 11 of the Texas Constitution says homerule cities with terms longer than two years have to elect all council members by majority said revision City Attorney John So the council made a couple of changes in the Districting Charter Committees as endorsed by The three atlarge members will have to be elected by a and candidates will run by As Chunn pointed it would be hard to determine which candidate has a majority without knowing which seat hes running With those New Braunfels has lost MALDEFs said Judith attorney for the Aguinaldo spokesman for the Committee for called the modified plan a slap in the face to the Mexican But council voted 52 to put this plan before the voters on April the majority overriding an attempt by Barbara Tieken and Max Winkler to refer the matter back to Councilmember Dohnie Seay said in an executive session before Mondays council had accused the council of procrastinating and dragging its feet on this Putting it back into committee might be construed as further he Seay elaborated on the attorneys remark in a telephone interview Tuesday We got the committee together as soon See Page 12 Staff photo byCindy Richardson Council member Donnie Seay asks a question Thats Barbara Tieken on the right Cranejbegins dredging silt in Landa Lake By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Dredging relief is again underway in Laijda But this the Utilities has gotteri into the L r Efforts for the channel between the area of Landa Park and the peninsula with circular drive were halted last Weathejrrelated problems and top much water and mud in the channel bottom gave city crews and Fisdher Con struction more headaches than and the project itself heeded a savior of j Crane based in San began answering that thia morning with a truck crane and 100foot boom that can reach all the way across the channel from the peninsula Silt material once destined for the Kuehler then rerouted to the citycounty dump on Freiheit is now being transported to private property owned by Fischer brought the crane in pieces and assembled Parks Director Court TJiieleman It weighs some is rated at 82 Is it big Lets put it this be seen from anywhere in the and from the Reasons for the silt transport switch are lime and To Fischer its two miles jone way compared to 9 to Freiheit Plus the end of Wald Road is a clean shot from thj Thieleman This equipment cin fill up See Page 12 Tpdays Weather Comal County forecast calls for partlyj cloudy hrough with southerly windsinear 10 mpn this afternoon decreasing to 5ltt mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Wednesday will be at Of The Union Ronald Reagan will address both hojises of Congress tonight in his annual State of the Union The which will televised live is expected to call on both parties to Work together to solve the nations current economic Aides promise that norosyedonomic pictures will be See Page I Unicorns Tame Lions The New Braunfels Unicorns girls basketball team has seen some rough times this But the team put that all behind them for orje night Monday and enjoyed a 6411 demoUUoij of the coldshooting Loekhart It was field day for the Unicorn and Teresa Thomas scored 28 See Page Prices To Fall With the collapse of last weekends emergency OPEC experts foresee the worldjprice of crude oil continuing to fall as the cartel members increase production and prices Economy are I wouldnt run out and buy a one 78 4 CLASSIFIED COMICS CROSSWORD QiARABBY HOROSCOPE SPORTS Fight over turf Stewart disagree on voting precinct shift Staff photo byJohnSenter A crane hauls muck out of Landa Lake By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Comal Commissioners might have thought the topic of county redistricting was long But Justices of the Peace Howard Curly Smith of precinct 4 and Fred Stewart of precinct 3 brought it back to life It began as a request from Smith that Commissioners Court realign his precinct to be in some compatibility with other This realignment could best be ac would take voting precinct 13 which includes Startzville from JP precinct 3 and put it in his precinct Had the court approved Smiths proposal which it did not all of the Canyon Lake area would be in one justice of the peace rather than split between JP precincts 3 and Stewart strongly opposed this proposal and said that Smiths only reason for wanting the precinct shift was to establish a larger power But Smith contended that it would be most logical to add voting precinct 13 to his justice precinct 4 due to close From the approximate center of precinct 13 to JP 4 is Smith from approximate center of precinct 13 to JP 3 is As an alternative to shifting voting precinct Smith suggested adding voting precinct 21 to JP precinct 4 or realign voting precinct 17 to JP But the idea of taking precinct 17 away from JP precinct did not meet with Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Harold Kruegers JP court is set up to serve the general shifting 17 out of his precinct means the people on Loop 337 would have to drive to said Id object to that shifting 17 due to the fact that the people will not like It would not be a convenience and JP court is a convenience court for the Krueger most of the Mondays discussion centered around shifting precinct not precinct According to the 1980 justice of the peace precinct which includes voting precincts and now contains an approximate population of Precinct which consists of voting precincts 18 and has a population of according to these same Smiths proposal of switching precinct 13 into his precinct would give his precinct a population of and Stewarts a population of Smith The voting precinct proposed to be shifted has a population of approximately County Judge Fred Clark reminded the court that justice of the unlike voting precincts arenot governed by the onemanonevote Theyre justices of the peace not a policy making group and the equalization of the population rule does not apply to Clark When questioned by the Stewart said he had not received one complaint from the residents in voting precinct 13 about having to drive to where his court office is I think the the the 13 are happyNviththe said who men tioned that during May primary lie received 76 percent of the I see nothing urgent or demanding that the territory be shifted at he The people seem to be happy and its the shifting precinct 13 a matter of establishing a power base for Clark told Stewart he did not think the justices voting record was an And in deciding whether or not to move the precinct line were not saying in the slightest way that youre not doing a good said Aside from the personal side of it and who the judges were trying to decide about the convenience for the residents of See Page 12 Parks Advisory Board to study recreation center By DYANNE FRY Staff writer The Landa Recreation Center might have sunk right into the Comal River Monday if it hadnt been for Sharon Phairs Landa Recreation which opened the center a year has learned that it cant generate enough income to support But association members still think the community needs a cohesive recreation They asked City Council to pick up where they left take over the center and set up a city recreation As you wouldnt expect it to be said Mike president of the Council was somewhat but mostly until Phair chairman of the city Parks and Recreation Advisory Board got up to In the the associations proposal was unanimously referred to Phairs board for detailed That may take two months or For the council has released the in revenue sharing funds already promised to the center this to help the association keep it open until a decision can be None of the council members really wanted to see the rec center go They just werent sure they t could justify the expense of another The present annual parks which includes maintenance of some recreational is City Manager Delashmutt told council it would cost at least a year to operate the rec Doherty and his board members thought that sounded like a but Delashmutt said it was con Seguin and Round he have recreation budgets in the The centers operating budget for 1982 was Doherty The association was hoping for on the income but only managed to bring in or Its been run basically by one man with the help of college student said Ken another member of the rec The many of them from Southwest Texas State See REC Page 12 Staff photo by Cindy Richardson Sharon Phair makes a suggestion during Rec Center debate as Mike Doherty listens County jail nears compliance with terms of lawsuit J Fellers And spaces when we use he said While Commissioners Court is busy planning for the new county jail that must be built by theres a lot of work going on behind the scenes on the current According to the same outofcourt law settlement requiring the county to have a new jail built certain renovations must also be made in the current The county has been working on them since the settlement was agreed upon last July by Commissioners Court and Robert a former inmate who sued the county for alleged unconstitutional jail According to Sheriff Walter Fellers report to Commissioners Court the county is now about 98 percent in com pliance with our court That court order is the tentative set tlement which still needs the blessings of a federal Those blessings may come as a hearing to discuss the settlement has been called for 24 in District Court in San Only two items set out by the proposed settlement are Fellers And these two items construction of outdoor exercise area and renovating a few cells to be used by juvenile and women prisoners are on their way to Fellers The sheriff estimated that it would cost approximately to convert cells for juveniles and women and to construct a moveable fence in the parking lot of the Courthouse for the exercise The exercise Fellers said would consist of a roving fence located on the parking We wont lose any parking in a spaces when we use telephone The court agreed Monday to amend the Sheriffs Departments budget to cover a bid for the roving Commissioner Charles Tart Mund questioned Fellers as to whether its necessary to go to the expense of fixing up an area for juvenile and female Can we sub them out to other county detention facilities Mund asked See Page 12