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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 18, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas ttt Hitch womble box Da Jte New Braunfels HgpaldZeltung A O FRIDAY March 25 cants Ntw Texas 92 55 16 Sections USPS 377880 The list shrinks Panel touts jail sites none downtown Chairman Elliot Knox makes a point as tha jail committee listens Staff photo by John Senter By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Of the three sites recommended to Commissioners Court for the new criminal justice none are in the downtown But that doesnt mean that a downtown site for the new jail wont be considered or put on the ballot in a bond County Judge Fred Clark said after Thursdays jailsite selection committee The top site recommended by court appointed committee was a 12acre tract located in the Gruene area off Hanz Drive between Loop 337 and Gruene The groups second and third choices were an approximate nine acre tract off Water adjacent to Loop 337 between West San Antonio Street and IH and a acre tract on North Walnut Avenue along the MissouriPacific Railroad These three sites were chosen out of six following three paper ballot votes taken among the 11member com One vote was taken to narrow the six recommended locations down to and another vote listed the sites in order of Another vote had to be taken to break a tie between three which included the one chosen on Walnut Avenue referred to as the property located next the Southwestern Bell Telephones maintenance This site was in competition with two downtown sites one where the county tax office and appraisal district is now located known as the Doeppenschmidt property and another located between South Seguin and South Castell Avenues near the Sonic DriveInn The sixth site which only received one vote from the 11 members was a 28acre tract owned by Mission Valley Mills between IH 35 and Oasis Street in front of the Although the commitee voted down both downtown sites suggested by the subcommittee led by David it was suggested to Commissioners Court that it consider obtaining the See Page 8A Constable nobilled over use of gasoline Private car used because county car no By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Precinct 3 Constable Lester Jonas was nobilled for possible official misconduct by a Comal County Grand Jury Wed The misconduct requested by the Commissioners Court and carried out by Texas Ranger 7ay in volved accusations that Jonas was putting gasoline from the county yard into his private County Judge Fred Clark said Friday there were no other areas of questioned But the story surrounding the accusation isnt so cut and I guess I became a target of suspicion back in August of Jonas From 25 to the end of I was driving my personal because the countyissued 1976 green Ford badly needed Metal was coming out of the Jonas requested a new set of and County Auditor Bate Bond told him to get the lowest Then the constable got a memo from Commissioners refusing to purchase the On bought the Goodyear tires for out of my own and put my county patrol unit back in Jonas adding he was reimbursed for the tires in but warned against making any more purchases without on the green Ford blew its It had miles on and Id driven it since I came into office in Jonas From 15 to the Jonas has been driving his personal vehicle a 1982 Bronco for his county related But 28 was the last time he filled up with gasoline from the county and the last time he received county reimbursement for The time frame involved in the Grand Jurys Jonas was from 17 to I filled up three I I had someone with me each and I think it involved around Using his personal vehicle is In I caught some people with about worth of street They were and legally they didnt have to Lester Eyewitnesses reported Jonas was stealing gas from the county Ranger Martinez handled the in but is now out of town and unavailable for The only way Jonas knew about the accusation against him was through the he No one has ever come to me and what youre doing is Martinez never even contacted Jonas went to County Judge Fred Clark in late Bond was in the judges and he Bond asked If youre supposed to be out there enforcing the why are you out there breaking it Jonas I live on the Smithson Valley High School I have gallons of gasoline in my So if I wanted to steal why would I have to go all the way to New Braunfels Judge Clark told me it was out of his that the whole thing had been turned over to the district Jonas Another of the Grand was From September to I was getting mileage from the but also filling up the 1976 Ford with gasoline from the Jonas ex Even though the tires were my deputy used the Ford to transport and serve But for an swering family high speed and Labor Day it was We never knew if the tires were going to Using his personal vehicle is In I caught some people with about worth of street They were and legally they didnt have to Jonas But I was fortunate they because I dont have any overhead The Jury nobilled but the root of the problem Judge Clark said Friday that he did not know which vehicle Jonas was presently but private vehicle use will be on the courts agenda Ive been in office less than three and assumed a lot of policies were in There are lapses here and Clark And if there is ambiguity in a it should be Staff pholo by Cindy Richardson Brush your bunny Judges like a wellgroomed and that fact isnt lost on 11 yearold Jody Tyler as she brushes her This is her first Comal County Youth and that show is in high gear today at the County Winners named in swine show First results from the Comal County Youth Show are already in and more will be in soon following todays and the weekends Results from swine one of the first events of the annual have been Garren Warrens Hamshire was named grand champion breeding gilt and reserve champion went to Scott Syamkens Grand champion market hog was also given to Syamkens Hamshire and reserve champion market hog went to Robyn Wunderlichs Prior to the naming of these various awards were named for such things as junior and senior which went to Colby Goodson and Kevin Breed champions included grand and reserve chaimrfon Preiss and Paul Biedeger grand and reserve champion Brian Wetz and Kyla Goodson grand and reserve champion Melissa Batchellor and Colby Goodson and grand and reserve champion Ham Scott Syamken and Kim grand and reserve champion Diron Wunderlich and Troy Preiss grand and reserve champion Trudy Timmermann and Korvan Kreusler grand and reserve champion Robyn Wunderlich and Arlon There was also an unusual For the first time a red Hereford hog with colorings like Hereford cattle was and Evans won a blue ribbon for Its a new breed down in this said Doris Nell who helped compile results from the swine Its something that hasnt been shown here Youth Show events will continue today with a foods auction scheduled for tonight at All grand and reserve champion foods will be sold and those unauctioned items will be available for sale at 8 The livestock auction will start at Saturday where lambs and swine will be On the horse show will begin at with 13 classes of horses entered in The winning high point boy and girl in this event will be awarded a leather breast strap from the Comal County Sheriffs Utility poles vanish from downtown area From the corner of Texas Com merce Bank to the railroad tracks near the Brauntex there are no more utility In the only poles still standing are telephone and their days are The Downtown Beautification Project is far from but a few steps closer after Utilities crews put more lines underground last Within the next two utility wires wont string across Main Plaza and all utility lines will be underground from Garden Street to City Seguin Street is getting its share of Most of the poles were installed in the early so a changingout process has already concentrating work at non peak traffic Wiring on Garden and Seguin Streets will also be un derground within the next two and changes made will hopefully meet demands for the next 20 years of on the load growth of the The man in charge of all this beautification U Frank Utilities electrical line superin Hes got enough work to keep him busy for another six years at but I love he said in a recent The downtown work has been done That means the power wasnt cut and no one did Panebianco There are hazards to but we have a lot of training in hot line And we like to get the chance to use the In years Panebianco and his crew nave had to concentrate their efforts on We didnt have the time or the money to work on systems We had our hands full just with the he Last year the growth slowed and along with the money coming in from the past gave us the time to improve and When utility crews dig up a street for underground wire we bury one pipe for and one for Panebianco That we dont have to dig because theres an extra pipe already there for or in case of a In addition to there is another plus for underground utility Lightning cant get to those wires so Panebianco with a Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for sunny and mild fair and not so cold and increasing clouds and warmer Winds will be light and Sunset will be at and sunrise Saturday will be at Comal Tennis Starts Smithson Valley and Canyon High Schools cohost the annual Comal Tennis Tournament which began today at New T Bar M Tennis Ranch and San Marcos High See Lamar Upsets Bama The Lamar Cardinals stunned the Tide in the first round of the NCAA tournament Thursday with a 7390 Lamar will face 13thranked Villanova today while Houston meets See Page f B RELIGIOUS TV Welcome news Low inflation rate fuels hopes for economy WASHINGTON AP Wholesale prices rose a slight percent in February as the steepest food price jump in 10 months cancelled out fresh declines in gasoline and fuel oil the government said The small rise in the Labor Departments Producer Price Index for finished coming after a record 1 percent drop in bolsters economists predictions that wholesale inflation might be down substantially from last years moderate one economist predicts the years inflation rate could be as tiny as which would be the economys best showing since the percent decline of In the February the department said energy costs overall fell the third straight monthly Energy prices fell a record percent in the previous Fuel oil prices were off the new report after plummeting Gasoline prices fell 5 outpacing the previous percent But natural down a record percent in the previous rose percent in the new Those prices had soared percent in all of last largely as a result of congressional decontrol of newgas The energy price calculations reported today were actually for January and do not reflect any drops brought about by OPECs recent a barrel cut in its base price for crude Energy price calculations always lag a month behind the rest of the In its new the department provided these other details on February price changes prices overall rose percent after falling percent in Prices were up for dairy beef and Lower costs were recorded for vegetables and car prices shot up percent after falling percent in Light truck prices rose a small percent after being unchanged the previous equipment costs moved up percent after decling percent in Those costs are for machinery and transportation equipment used by All the price changes are adjusted for seasonal Februarys overall price increase of after seasonal compared with a 1 percent drop on January and a percent increase in If prices rose for 12 months straight at the February the yearly rise would be In reporting its inflation the department bases its seasonally adjusted annual rate on a more precise calculation of monthly changes than the figure the department makes Todays report said that for the 12 months ending in wholesale prices rose
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