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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 27, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texae The Final Six Virginia 02 Kentucky 68 OT Houston Vlllanova Gtorgla North Carolina NBA Scores Jariay Atlanta 81 Mllwaukaa York 81 Chicago Boston 108 Kansas City Dallas 111 tt Mitch womb BOX 45 W 6 Local teams place at Cougar Relays PageSA New Braunfels New Texas HgpaldZeituno I QO DAMAA C SUNDAY March 50 cents 92 61 70 Sections USPS 377880 Young given twoyear sentence By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A Comal County asked to put teeth in a paper tiger the Texas Penal sen tenced Thomas Henry Young to two years in prison for involuntary manslaughter Friday in 274th District was found guilty Thursday of killing 17yearold James Edward Muenich on April Muenich was jogging on the Interstate 35 access road when he was struck and killed by Youngs Jeep The punitive phase of the trial began Friday Defense counsel opened with several testifying that Young would follow the rules and regulations of Young himself took the and related his chance outside the courtroom to apologize to Muenich for the I told her I was so Young and she I know you The boys mother was not present in the courtroom In his closing District Attorney Bill Schroeder told the jury the Texas Penal Code is merely a paper tiger with no This jury can give it Tom Young is asking for If you grant his the law will have won the battle but not the Schroeder went Somewhere a jury has to put teeth in the Tom Young disregarded the fact lw vas in attitude that has grabbed us by the throat and hasnt been You are the people who can begin to change that at Defense attorney Ken Furlow asked the jury for a second chance for his Youve heard people say what kind of person he Consider Tom Young has gotten his He hasnt taken a drink since that Hes lived each day since with the thought of what he Consider I think weve all forgiven Tom Schroeder I think hes a decent human and I dont want to see him go to But to be I dont want any more Tom Youngs in this I want this to The few years Tom Young will spend in the penitentiary may save someone elses Schroeder Im but I want the message to come I must demand time in This is the justification this jury can give to Jimmie Muenichs The jury began deliberations over probation andor a punishment range of two to 10 years in and up to a at The twoyear with no was announced in open court shortly before 2 Rec center funding faces City Council ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Recommendations from two city boards will come before the New Braunfels City Council Monday The meeting is set for in the council chamber at City The top two items may attract a large because each set of proposals came after long hours of board discussion and lots of citizen The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will ask council to authorize the hiring of a city recreation coordinator a position thats not presently in the budget and use the Landa Recreation Center at least parttime for city ac For parks advisors have been trying to figure out what to do with the recreation A cityowned it was remodeled and opened approximately 18 months ago by the Landa Recreation a volunteer group which has been unable to keep the operation In directors of the association asked the City Council to consider setting up a recreation depart ment which would include the center as one of its The matter was referred to the parks board for further Council will also consider the Arts and Cultural Commissions plan for dividing up art and cultures share of the 1983 roomoccupancy The city has allotted 10 percent of this tax to cultural and historic The new sitting for the first time this had funding requests from eight It recommended shares for seven of as follows Circle Arts percent MidTexas Sym phony 3 percent Braunfels Foundation Trust supporting the Texas Museum of Handmade percent Art 1 percent Greater New Braunfels Arts percent Froelichen percent South Texas New natural gas rates proposed by will come up Entex representatives may have some answers requested at the March 14 council and council may set the rates or ask for further Council will hear a report on the inspection of Landa Parks snack bar and novelty which is due to open Easter City officials had specified that several things had to be done to the See Page 12A Great for the plate This is not a license plate although it may appear so at first Closer inspection of the garden on Live Oak Avenue will reveal the plates are Staff photo by Jchn Senior shielding young plants from the recent cold which made the first days of spring this week feel like Tuesday deadline looms for absentee ballots If youre going to be out of town next Saturday the day before Easter but still want to voice your opinion in that days you have until Tuesday to cast an absentee Both the Comal and New Braunfels Independent School Districts have school board elections on that as does the Garden Ridge City Also on that New Braunfels city voters are being asked to decide two issues whether the citys water supply should continued to be fluoridated and whether city council members should be elected according to a 43 plan four from single member districts and three Those qualified registered voters wishing to cast an absentee ballot in any or all of these races can do so during business hours at various City 202 is the place for city voters to cast absentee votes in either of the two city election For the school board ab sentee votes will be taken at the both districts central administrative offices Mill Street for NBISD and Highway 81 East for Three spots are up for election on the NBISD school board and one on the CISD Incumbent trustees Rudy Reimer and Bob Self are both seeking re election to the NBISD board in places 6 and 4 Reimer is op posed by David Cook and Jose Valdemar And in place 5 on that being vacated by in cumbent William Lee there are four candidates Gladys Ronald Dairy Bonnie Uhr Denson and Christina There are two candidates for the one place up for grabs on the CISD Incumbent Erwin Lehmann will face Selden Becker in that Garden Ridge voters may cast absentee ballots through Tuesday at that towns City Hall on Timber Rose On that Robert Kolstad will face Paul Davis in the race for mayor Robert Howey will face Neil Craigmile for city council place 2 and Robert Harmon faces Ben White for Jonas case prompts look at county policy Comal County Commissioners consider a standard policy governing use of private vehicles for county business at their next set for 10 Monday in the county cour The absence of such came to County Judge Fred Clarks attention a week when Precinct 3 Constable Lester Jonas was brought before a Grand Jury on the accusation that he had been stealing gasoline from county Jonas said that what he was actually doing was filling up his own car for patrol stating the vehicle supplied by the county wasnt in good enough shape to The Grand Jury nobilled and when the arguments were all it wasnt clear whod been at But who took office said the commissioners would be See Page UA Inside Todays Weather Today will be sunny and with variable morning winds turning northwest and blowing near 15 miles per Expect fair skies tonight and with chilly night tem peratures and pleasant Sunrise today will be at Garden Ridge elections Theres a City Council election next only it isnt a New Braunfels Council Garden Comal Countys only other in corporated town besides New will elect a mayor and two council members Satur For a preview of the See Page Recreation Vote Monday City Council New that it will vote on a parks board recommendation to establish a city recreation department Monday The Herald Zeitung believes the council should accept that and well tell you why we feel that See Page Billies Drop Canyon Canyon fans were treated to a sea of pro scouts at their game against Fredericksburg Friday Five scouts came to view Billie pitcher Michael Friederich who defeated the Cougars 10 with a 99 mph fast See Page PUBLIC Sharing revenue County parcels out federal funds By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Not everyone got what they asked for in the countys proposed 1983 federal revenue sharing funds But thats not since requests for these funds were almost double the total amount The requests of 25 service organizations and county fire and ambulance groups amounted to The has only been alloted for 1983 in federal according to the County Auditors And even with the surplus of saved from 1981 and 1982 revenue sharing that amount came no where near matching all the requests made for these County Judge Fred Clark said According to the revenue sharing budget adopted by Commissioners Court was split among five county volunteer fire and ambulance The court proposed that Bexar Bulverde Volunteer Fire Department VFD get out of originally Bulverde Spring Branch Ambulance Bracken Spring Branch and Canyon Lake In the new revenue budget which will no be on display for 30 days in the County Clerks office Commissioners Court set aside a fand for the purchase of property andor capitol im Clark Following the public display of the proposed revenue sharing budget in the clerks the court will hold a public hearing to discuss County Auditor Bate Bond said Other departments designated to receive revenue sharing funds and the amount proposed for that department included the Hays County Womens Center Canyon Lake Action Center Senior Citizens Center and Home Care Program Others were Comal County Juvenile Center Citizens Task Force on Water MentalHealthMental Retardation Center Community Service Center and the Community Council Aging Herald wins six awards in contest The walked away with six awards in the annual Texas Associated Press Managing Editors AMPE competition Editor Robert staff photographers John Senter and Cindy Richardson and staff writer Jacqueline Smith were named to receive awards at the annual APME held in El Entries came from the calendar year Johnson received a first place award in pageone makeup and an honorable mention in editorial writing for his piece on the controversy surrounding former County CourtatLaw Judge Senter won second place in sports photography for his picture of a Unicorn football player being hugged by his mother following the teams loss in the state semifinals in He also rated an honorable mention in feature photos for a shot of a Marine flagbearer bowing to pray during a Veterans Day Richardson placed second in feature photography for her shot of a boy measuring his height with a Smiths feature layout on the opening of the Moyer Champagne Company rated her an honorable mention in that This is the third year the HeraidZeitung has competed in the contest since switching to a daily format in This years performance increases the HeraldZeitungs total number of awards for those three years to
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