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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 19, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texae crop Inc t It box Dogfights in Comal Theyre going reports but finding them is another matter Ftnt lotteries You can find a dogfight in Comal County every other if you know where to a local citizen But you dont hear much about dogfighting in Comal mainly because theyre hard to The police and sheriffs deputies ap parently dont hear about it a fact that is not considering the tight security surrounding a And law enforcement agencies usually have higher priority items to worry about like violent crimes and Im not aware of any specific said police lieutenant John To my we dont have that big of a The closest we ever get to that is chicken Of the police departments jurisdiction is within the city and most dogfights are reportedly held in outlaying he did say that the police department would be willing to investigate dogfighting if it was Cruelty cases are not high priority items when compared to violent but McEachern believes the dogfighting should be prosecuted under the present We should enforce the current law People of normal sensibilities wouldnt condone unnecessary in juries to any I would Sheriff Walter Fellers said he has never had a single dogfight reported in Comal County during the 31 years he has been Thats cruelty to he I wouldnt like to see any animal punished like A dog is mans best I have no patience for anyone mistreating the sheriff If I had knowledge of one in the county I would certainly file against anyone A local citizen who reportedly went to a dogfight in this area recently guesses that dogs are pitted at least every other weekend around Its a bunch of They shouldnt do See Page 14 Humane Society backs dogfighting statute A bill will be introduced on the House of Representatives floor soon if it will make a and punishable by a twototen year prison sentence and a Illegal in every state in the dogfighting has in creased in popularity in Texas according to the Networker a publication distributed by the Texas Humane Information This is partly due to surrounding states passing a law making the practice a dogfighting is a Class A punishable by a maximum and up to a year in a county Humane organizations as well as are working to raise public awareness about the I would like for people to know there is a dogfighting said Nora manager of the local Humane See Page 14 New JiJalrln Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeitung 92 77 14 Pages TUESDAY April 25 cents USPS 377S80 Death toll now 19 in embassy blast Lebanon AP Marine guards raised a single American flag at sunrise today in front of the devastated where officials said an apparent suicide bombing left 19 people dead and 28 others missing and presumed Embassy spokesman John Reid said the latest casualty count was eight Americans confirmed dead and eight others Ten Lebanese embassy employees were with 20 others believed buried in the huge mounds of he adding that one other person of unknown nationality also was listed as Police said Mondays blast wounded 120 including 22 ripping open the sevenstory em bassys concrete Ambassador Robert who escaped serious said it was very unlikely any more sur vivors would be Soldiers and other search squads used a steamshovel and two backhoes to tear apart the piling large chunks of masonry in a heap that already contained several tons of Near the a flag fluttered on a flagpole The embassy Marines put it up at said James commander of the Marine contingent in Lebanese soldiers raided the Palestinian refugee camp of Sabra and the nearby Tarik Jedida neigh borhood today and made an un disclosed number of arrests in con nection with the the privately owned Voice of Lebanon radio said without Details of the attack were still although it appeared a terrorist drove a explosivesladen vehicle into the embassy compound and may have died in the Police said two witnesses reported separately that they saw a man wearing a black leather jacket drive a black pickup truck into the embassy The witnesses said the truck then blew Asked about the Dillon We dont know for Two competent witnesses saw a very heavily loaded van force its way How it was I dont It could not be determined if Dillon and the police were referring to the same two A Lebanese army explosives expert said he believed the bomb was made of 330 pounds of a highly explosive gas four times more powerful than He said there was no evidence of a remote control detonating Mead told reporters today that the unwalled embassy complex facing the busy seaside highway was an easy target for It was not adequately thats for he The location is not Chamber backs county bonds The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted Monday to support the countys May 7 bond election for a new despite its relocation from the downtown The bottom line is Comal County will have a new jail whether by our direction or that of a federal County Judge Fred Clark And we realize the Chamber wanted the jail to stay But even though were opting to do Commissioners Court would like the Chambers As outlined by a federal lawsuit the county is required to have a new jail ready for occupancy no later than The Chambers opposition centered around the possible relocation of other courthouse offices to the new facility the May 7 bond election for million will only accomplish a jail for 100 the Sheriffs and a small magistrate Clark Before Chamber directors had shown opposition for other possible jail including a 12acre tract off Hanz Drive between Loop 337 and Gruene and a 9acre tract off Water We never intended to oppose the but rather a mass exodus of main Director Donnie Seay The courthouse will always be a hub of but the jail is the most logical thing to move The people in the jail dont shop Clark That was not our concern Chamber Executive Director Tom Purdum but what would Of Clark We have no other plans to relocate but my personal view is Id like to leave that option open to future Corn See Page 14 Bond issue backing Stuff ptiotu by John Stiter Supporters of the New Braunfels Independent School District bond issue have been getting their message across with the help of buttons and bumper This sticker on the back of a school bus provides a moving plea to vote yes May Inmates continue fasting By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Four Comal County Jail were still on a hunger strike and they say they wont eat until a Fort Sam Houston private goes to trial again for involuntary There wont be another District Attorney Bill Schroeder said Im not going to pursue the other three cases against William District Attorney Bill Schroeder If I what would be the real reason And the system we have is set up for not Inmates Juan Richard Margarito Maldonaldo and Gilbert Gonzales went on a hunger strike Friday evening to protest a 10 year probated sentence Savage received for killing Ruben Sauceda on Also killed in the auto pedistrian collision were Saucedas pregnant wife and their two small Savage was indicted on four counts of involuntary He was tried last week for the death of Sauceda because the district attorney believed that to be his strongest Despite Schroeders plea for penitentiary Savage received a 10year probated sentence and a The inmates stopped eating to say thats not They want Savage tried for five killings not just But Schroeder isnt going to Even though the protesters havent said anything about Jailer Walt Sumner said Tuesday he doesnt think the strike will last much They get orange juice and coffee in the then coffee and tea for the other two they use lots of The jail cook is still preparing meals for the four all housed on the second We take the food up they refuse to eat and we dump it Sumner Tax assessors input wanted for new budget ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Over the past three school and county tax assessors have had some notsonice things to say about the way the Comal County Appraisal District is being When the board of directors saw that Chief Appraiser Glenn Brucks was proposing a budget in crease for chairman Leroy Goodson came up with a new Why not put those tax assessors on an ad hoc so that they can work with the board instead of of fering suggestions from the gallery He asked director Charles Lewis to head that committee and serve as board Lewis thought it was a wonderful and hopes to have the group organized by the end of this Ive always said that the best way to keep somebody from griping about their taxes is to get them on the equalization said Lewis with a sly The committees Goodson will be to assist this board in running this For it will probably take a clow look at Brucks request for an additional employee in Board members conceded it wouldnt hurt to have an appraiser trainee on hand who could fill a temporary or permanent absence of any of the experienced They agreed there should be a secondin command who can take over the operation if Brucks couldnt be Pat the person Brucks is more or less training into the latter is also one of the districts seven ap Any time given to ad ministrative duties takes away from her appraisal he pointed But some board members thought he might still cover all bases with better organization and crosstraining of the existing The committee may be able to make a recom mendation on this as well as I personally cannot find anything wrong with this said But an ad hoc looking under the surface of the might come up with some The bottom line on Brucks which he described as very is This years budget came to most of which is being collected on a pro See Page 14 Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy this mild 4nd partly cloudy and warm Winds will be east to southeast at 1015 mph becoming northeast at 510 Sunset will be at 7 and sunrise Wed nesday will be at 6 No New Taxes A Texas House committee has completed work on a preliminary budget that would keep the state of Texas going for the next two years without raising The plan is not likely to win the approval of Mark for it makes no provision for a pay raise for one of Whites key campaign See Page Hoop Playoffs The NBA playoffs begin tonight with miniseries action in Boston and The Celtics must contend with the tall front line of the Atlanta while the Suns are worried about the highscoring Denver Page TV Verdict Texas AP A hospital will pay a potential million rather than go to court in a malpractice suit charging a doctor under the in fluence of drugs caused brain damage to a Pasadena Bayshore owned by Hospital of agreed Monday to pay the set tlement to the parents of Andrea The 2year old suffered oxygen deprivation during her birth July the parents said in their The suit said the parents have been told Andreas intelligence will not progress beyond that of a 1year old and that she will require constant Hospital officials failed to suspend Michael Brody when they knew or should have known he was on duty under the influence of drugs to such an extent that his ability to properly perform his duties was the suit The suit charged Brody was grossly negligent because he failed to appear at the delivery when Babys brain damage may cost million needed and failed to deliver the baby quickly enough to avoid the A member of Brodys staff said he would have no now in private practice in was dropped from the lawsuit earlier this said Richard an attorney for the girls Robert and Linda Ferris agreed to the outofcourt settlement shortly before the case was to go to trial Mithoff Under the the parents will receive million within 30 days and monthly for the first he The payments will escalate 6 percent each year that Andrea Mithoff The payment are guaranteed for 20 years or for the remainder of Andreas which ever is Mithoff If she lives to be as doctors say she the award will amount to slightly more than Suspect had prior DWI record The Texas Highway Patrol has filed involuntary manslaughter charges against John Henry Goforth in connection with the April 13 traffic death of Marie Bryant State trooper Charles Mueller is charging Goforth with involuntary manslaughter by reason of Driving While was released Friday from San Antonios Medical after two days of treatment for head and internal injuries in the hospitals surgical intensive care Muellers report says that Goforths 1977 Ford was on the wrong side of the road when the wreck oc curred at just south of the Comal Guadalupe County line on FM a 59year old River Bend was traveling headed home from a New Braunfels church See Page 14
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