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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 28, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                County forecwt tat partly and humid thU motUy cloudy tonight with morning clouds burning oft toy Friday Winds wilt be south to southeast near 15 mph decreasing to light Sunset will be at and sunrise Friday will be at King Of The Ks Houston Astros fastballer Nolan Ryan wasnt particularly excited just relieved it was Wednesday in Ryan bettered a 55year old baseball record they said at the time would never fall Walter Johnsons career strikeout mark of Ryan now has and tip TV M By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer The new county jail will be built on a nineacre tract along Water Com missioners Court decided With little the court unanimously chose the Water Lane site with frontage on West San Antonio Street as the best site for the proposed 100inmate capacity The court preferred it over a 12acre tract off Hanz Drive between Loop 337 and Gruene which was more ex Following Thursdays brief County Judge Fred Clark estimated that the county would save approximately to by picking the Water Lane Southern site gets nod for county jail Lane site over the Hanz which he guessed might cost anywhere from to Prior to the courts Clark read a letter from Sheriff Walter Fellers who voiced his support for the Hanz The biggest reason has to be the easy ac cessibility to other main roads of the he wrote in the April 19th the sheriff voiced a different opinion and supported the Water Lane property noting that theres quite a bit of Upon questioning from Fellers said theres no significant difference for the operation of the Sheriffs Department between the two pieces of I consider it a good he said of Water In voicing his support for the Water Lane Precinct 2 Commissioner Monroe Wetz outlined some of advantages of that It has easy access to IH San Antonio Street and Loop It also has excellent drainage and the property is zoned for commercial said The Hanz site is zoned for multifamily Weve been negotiating and talking with the property owners and the you can buy it for quite a bit less than Water he noting that no final figures had yet been As for the money saved by purchasing the Water Lane Wetz proposed that it See Page 16 New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZcitung 84 16 Pages THURSDAY April 25 cents USPS 377880 Group seeks trial for unborn child By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Support for four Comal County Jail inmates on a hunger strike has now spread to a fight for rights of an unborn The leader of the Committee of Justice for Virginia engineered a brief press conference Thursday morning on Main She refused to answer any she read from a prepared release which warned of more protest admonished 28 local thanked the police department and the sheriffs office for preserving law and sml pleaded for mothers everywhere to support the rights of an unborn Ruben Sauceda his pregnant wife and their two small children were struck down and killed by a Volkswagen The William Dale went to trial for the death of Sauceda and received a 10year probated sentence and a Three indictments are still pending against but Pacheco said Thur sday there should be We ask in the spirit of respect for human why was there not an indictment in connection with the death of Saucedas sevenmonthold human being all of you who are who have been who are expecting a help us correct and protect the rights of an unborn Pacheco Help us to fight for The plea for support also went out to all black or A petition signed by 28 sup porting District Attorney Bill Schroeders decision to stand by the jurys was aired over a popular radio talk show in San Antonio While disagreeing totally with the jurys verdict in the completed we also have total respect for the the and the legal Pacheco Schroeder has previously stated he couldnt indict Savage for the death of the unborn That question is up before the legislature he In regard to those 28 we feel it is in their best interest that prosecution be shallow and because the more shallow and the more likely it is that lawyers wJr their thereby spread their name and make more she It is unfortunate but part of the problem today is the majority of at torneys have as their 1 objective not justice but more What the future holds for the Committee of Justice for All is up in the Pacheco Three of the inmates remain on a hunger and the question of a special prosecutor to look at the remaining Savage indictments had not been resolved as of presstime at an informal meeting at Eikel Park Wednesday committee members agreed to march on the cour thouse only on like from 8 to We have decided no because we have a lot of They would not understand what we are and we dont want things to arise out of this that dont concern Virginia Pacheco This is still a justice and we will picket until a special prosecutor is Several committee who have been picketing the courthouse for over a week related outside pressures they have received to stop One woman said someone had come to the courthouse Wednesday and said she was going to report all picketers who were on Ernest who participated in the groups grand march Monday to Main said he had lost his job Wednesday at Oak Crest Inn Convalescent The director of nurses wished me luck in finding a new She said jobs are hard to Trevino If anyone gives take down their license plali and our lawyers will handle the Pacheco told about 50 committee mem Dont react because you may cause a One committee member asked about the petition of 28 who support District Attorney Bill What are we going to do about that she Pacheco Were going to ignore A Brown Beret also spoke to the group at the Eikel Park Were not here to make this a racial Were supporting human We come in support of these and not to tell them their They know what their business Five people were and we want justice for all of the Beret Whatever direction these people well be here to support them with our We need to educate our young people because they are the leaders of People need to register to so that New Braunfels will have fair On that the meeting Appraisal probe Panel to look into districts methods ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Board chairman Leroy Goodson never said investigation when he asked Charles Ijewis to form an ad hoc com mittee to examine the operation of the Comal County Appraisal But who has served on the board of directors since the district formed in told his nine committee members Wednesday night that investigation is a pretty good word for what theyre going to Each of you as members of this committee will have unimpeded access to anything in this he said em purpose is to take a running jump into this appraisal shake it around like a dog shaking a and make any suggestions you may have for improving this appraisal He promised to put any recommendation the group comes up with in the form of a motion before the He hopes to do that at the May 16 even though this will put the committee on a very tight The group spent two hours reviewing background information on Over the next Lewis wants each member to meet oneonone with Chief Appraiser Glenn visit the office at 130 check whatever records he or she likes and ask lots of He gave the group a tollfree number to the State Property Tax Board in and names of two men there who have agreed to answer all inquiries as quickly as On May Lewis wants the committee to report back with its various discuss them and distill it all into a recommendation for the That meeting will be held at 7 in district From Lewis it See Page 16 Proposition 1 Stati photo by John Senter A class at Lone Star The school would be one of the main beneficiaries of Proposition 1 New renovation sought to ease crowding New construction accounts for a big portion of the million bond package which goes to New Braunfels Independent School District voters But an even bigger portion is devoted to renovation and expansion of existing Both renovation and new construction are part of Proposition 1 on NBISDs threeissue That proposition amounts to million or per cent of the million The other two propositions airconditioning all schools and building a new administration building will cost million and The top item in Proposition 1 is construction of 26 classroom elementary The district hopes to build the million school on a 22acre tract off Old McQueeney Road on County Line NBISD has put a downpayment on the This school will ease crowded conditions at the elementary level which is suffering most from the districts population school officials But besides the new renovations and the expansion of various NBISD elementary and secondary campuses are also in the million Proposition And renovations at New Braunfels High School account for of that Also included is construction of a new which will seat 600 as a cafeteria and 900 as an A speechdrama dressing three classrooms and storage area are included in the construction costs of the which totals Also proposed at the high school are a new rifle range and a building and metal trades costing The bond package also calls for expansion of the vocational agriculture department to a three unit department using the old metal and building trades Cost of this proposal is Other improvements proposed for the high school include ventilation of the art removal of the stage and conversion of the present cafetorium into an auxiliary and an energy conservation New Braunfels Middle School accounts for of Proposition Middle school projects include construction of choral speech and drama four regular and six art enlargement of the conversion of the band hall to additional and site At Lone Star the most crowded school in NBISD district officials want to build two new classrooms and a multipurpose room at a cost of The only item listed for Seele Elementary in Proposition 1 is construction of weatherproof walls for covered Paving a physical education area and the exit to magazine Street is proposed for Carl Schurz Elementary at a cost of Besides school renovation and district officials would like to build a new bus at a cost of in Proposition A districtTvide communications system is also included for a price A contingency fund for all the changes proposed in Proposition 1 is also included in the million This fund amounts to JACQUELINE SMITH Computer tax roll problems eyed by panel Tony Cortes of Guadco Municipal Utility District 2 hasnt kept up with the internal workings of the Comal County Appraisal but he seems to know something about Alter taking their initial look at district Cortes and other members of an ad hoc improvement committee asked more questions about Thomas Pickett computer service than anything Does the district have its own or does it contract with a service bureau Cortes He seemed surprised to hear that Picketts memory connected by telephone line to terminals in the appraisal district is located in He asked whether the board or Chief Appraiser Glenn Brucks had contacted any San Antonio Brucks said he advertised for rather than making direct when the board got ready to contract for computer service in early He received a response from only one San Antonio location the Region XX Educational Service a Corpus Christibased professional appraisal was already evaluating industrial properties for the Comal Independent School and had offered to provide this service for the appraisal The company was also breaking new ground in the computer end of its and central ap praisal districts were new to Pickett convinced us that even though they were they could do us the best job of the people that approached said district director Charles who is also chairman of the ad hoc Looking back on the past three he ad I dont know whether theyve done a good job or Brucks had admitted earlier that evening that the computerservice decision was made with very little to go Hes had some problems this past but said I still think it was a pretty good Pretty good is not good said Judge John Phillips of Garden Inhis a computer generally does exactly what the programmer or operator Excuse my but if you put garbage you get garbage he CISD Tax Assessor Neuse brought up ihe problems his office had last year with the districts cen tralized tax It came out and then proved to contain many mistakes and computer glitches which CISD employees had to correct before they could send out tax What guarantee do we have that the corrections weve requested will be put on next years roll he Cortes also had questions about Picketts contract to appraise those special This alone will cost the district in In other the appraisers you have in your office are not qualified to appraise industrial property he See Page 2   

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