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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 17, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Mitch Inc propels v PageSA Texas Baseball Boston Montreal Houston 0 NBA Scores Spurs MsvsrlcM 120 Hawks Bucks 71 Jui Rockats 117 Bullats 96 MALDEF will file lawsuit against NBISD ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Having already stated an intention to oppose the City of New Braunfels new election the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund is now preparing to file a lawsuit on the New Braunfels Independent School The suit will be filed at 9 Wednesday at the Federal Courthouse in San stated Jose associate legal counsel for The complaint Garzas organization claims that NBISDs atlargeby place method of electing trustees deprives the districts Mexican Americans of a fair chance to elect representatives of their own District superintendent when told of the impending Thats news to But he I cant say Im surprised He said MALDEF representatives had to his come before the school board and demanded a change in the election But they the Mexican community had two people running for the school board this and they did not get he Hendricks was referring to Christina Zamora and Jose Valdemar both unsuccessful candidates in the April 4 school board Zamora came in third in a fourway bid for Place Espinoza was the lowest votegetter of three candidates for Place Incumbent Rudy Reimer won that race by a large For many the City of New Braunfels has elected its council members just as the school board Candidates file for specific and voting is done at large for the entire It takes a majority vote to Last under pressure from MALDEF and a local Hispanic the City Council appointed a committee to decide whether this system should be The committee came up with a plan whereby four council members would be elected from geographical and three at The citizens approved this plan by public vote on April But MALDEF has promised to oppose it at the Department of because the three atlarge council members are still to be elected by place and majority MALDEF wanted a plurality and no numbered if seven singlemember so that minority neighborhoods could put their concentrated voting power where it Both defeated school board candidates have been involved in the city election Zamora feels the recent school board race just proves the point that the towns Mexican Americans dont have a Theres no way that we can have a chance at Without it being by theres no way were going to make it to any position at she The great majority of school districts in Texas use the atlargebyplace election the Comal New Braunfels nearest elects its trustees by This came about by order of the Department of Justice five years 1V New Braunfels Haw Texas SUNDAY April 50 cents 92 76 64 Sections USPS Jail inmates fasting to protest sentence End of their ropes There were lots of ropes being thrown and pulled at El Rancho Cima Saturday as over 250 Cub Scouts attended the annual Guada Coma district which includes Stall photos by Cindy Richardson scouts from New Braunfels and Pack 381 members tug mightily Mike Percell tries the lasso By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Four Comal County Jail inmates have gone on a hunger strike to bring a killer to To William Dale Savage is a and the justice they want is more than a 10year probated sentence he received Thursday from a Comal County Inmates Juan Richard Margarito Maldonaldo and Gilbert Gonzales stopped eating at They blame District Attorney Bill Schroeder for allowing Savage back on the and want Savage to stand trial for five killings not just Tell them to go to Schroeder shouted Im a I asked the jury for penitentiary and didnt get But I did not make that Savage is a 23yearold private at Fort Sam accused of killing Ruben Sauceda his expectant wife their 23monthold daugther Victoria and 11monthold son Ruben with his Volkswagen He was given 10 years probation and a fine for the in voluntary manslaughter of Ruben in 207th District Court The inmates suspect if Savage had been a and had killed a white he wouldnt have gotten 10 years It is a fact that the town of New Braunfels is very prejudiced toward Chicanes and Chicano the in mates press release and when a Chicano breaks the the first thing the district attorney wants to do is send that Chicano to Charles a spokesman for the White Peoples Coalition based in offered this We dont uphold what Savage It was a terrible But if those four inmates want to starve let them go As far as the district attorney is con justice has been The jury judged and gave him Potter Its totally unfair for anyone who wasnt on that jury Mexican or Anglo to say he should have gone to Those 12 people heard the and they have Sheriff Walter Fellers echoed Potters reaction to the You can lead a horse to but you cant make em the sheriff If they dont want to thats their But the hunger strike hasnt been the only protest over the probated Suzanne president of the San Antonio chapter of Mothers Against Drunk The attitude of the jury and prosecutor tells people its all right to go out and kill and buy your way out of You cant put a price tag on a human I can accept those statements from because I consider the Schroeder Maybe in Bexar verdicts are We dont do that here in Comal See Page 12A Savage faces mental burden At the age of William Dale Savage knows the ultimate price of driving while He killed an entire Savage received a 10year probated sentence from a Comal County jury He will serve his sentence on the watching his every step until hes But he will pay in dollars and and in What does probation mean Standard conditions which govern anyone on probation include obey the commit no abstain from use of alcohol or avoid persons or places of disreputable or harmful maintain support depen Then theres the watchdog A probation officer can show up anywhere in the next 10 Savage cant move or go on vacation without letting his probation officer know and he must meet with that officer on a regular Failure to do any of the above could mean a trip to the In Savages probation didnt come without another The jury assessed the maximum fine for involuntary But theres Our investigation into restitution is still in the preliminary said Adult Probation Officer Jack Williamson but we have an excess of Im will be ordered paid by the 207th District Court Judge Robert Pfeuffer advised Savage Thursday if the court ordered restitution for medical and burial the debts must be paid as part of his We have more ground to including talking to members of the Sauceda which could point us in other Williamson Whether a private at Fort Sam is allowed to stay in the will no doubt affect his ability to make His indications to me were that he could stay in the the probation officer He said he had undergone the mandatory military education including alcohol See Page 12A Tending the roots Krueger campaign organizes in Austin although official announcement not made Approximately 500 grass roots supporters at tended an organizational meeting for Bob Kruegers Senate campaign in Austin Held in Palmer Municipal the rally took the form of a After refreshments and opening Kruegers supporters from all over Texas split into five groups to offer their input on campaign needs for different Nina an assistant in Kruegers New Braunfels called the response over We were only expecting about 300 she a New Braunfels has not formally announced his intention to run against incumbent Senator John a in But hes not Imping it a On he in troduced his campaign Harmon LJsnow and outlined plant for the first major push of the graifroota hopefully styled the Krueger KickOff The goal U to recruit who will pay a p fee of f 10 before January Kruegers Kathleen Tobin of San attended the Austin which lasted from 10 until 3 The candidate was introduced by Austinite Liz who in turn was introduced by Land Commissioner Garry Kruegers staff says the work session was the first campaign meeting to be held by any potential Senate can He was the Democratic nominee for Towers seat in and lost to the Republican senator in the general election by less than one percent of the Krueger became a 21st District Congressman in and served two At the end of his his class of 92 members chose him the Most Ef fective In he was appointed Special Ambassador to Mexico by President Jimmy Krueger may face opposition in the Democratic primary from former Texas Dolph state Kent Hance and state Lloyd On the Republican no one but Tower has made serious noises about OYANNE FRY Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for fair and mild and partly cloudy tonight and Winds will be from the south at 1015 mph High today will be in the upper low tonight in the mid and a high Monday in the low Probation Letters William Savages 10year probated sentence for involuntary man slaughter prompted two readers to write letters of Both Claude Mendez and Esequiel Torres felt the verdict had racial Sea Set Records The San Antonio Spurs were hot Saturday How hot were they they were so they set an all time record for fieldgoal percentage in an NBA game as they topped the Dallas The Spurs also broke a franchise record with 53 Page Eureste Wins Runoff The Associated Press reported late Saturday night that San Antonio City Council member Bernardo involved earlier this year in a con troversial mugging won a runoff election Saturday over Jesse Valdez following a campaign marked by heated name who has served six years on the captured or 55 percent of the ballots Valdez garnered Eureste led a field of seven can didates for his spot in the April 2 DEAR DPS helicopter finds lost boy at Canyon Lake Sunset was less than two hours and a fiveyearold boy was still Time was running Thats what Sheriffs Deputy Kermit Kroesche remembered thinking about 5 But one Department of Public Safety helicopter and twenty minutes his con cern turned into joy Kurt Snowden and his Irish Setter were The boy and his dog were spotted on the old White Head Ranch by the which hovered over its find until those on foot and in cars could locate The pair had wandered off from the boys house near Canyon Lake about 11 Shortly after Deputy Jim Hinch responded to a distress call from the boys Rondi LaLarne More of ficers and local citizens joined in the combing a 10mile radius of thick brush and cedar Kroesche What worried me the most was someone had seen him on the Woodlands golf course near the water Kroesche
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