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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung May 8, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 8, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas la: , *•exay A' Whitaker wins in state meet -page6A •'/    ‘ ltCl.l -cr'.]e..J. -.<«    51 >. *    - ]    ...    «-> A \    7"    JUT    £ 1- Texas Baseball Atlanta 10, Houston 1    ^nTn Texas, Milwaukee, ppd., rain VV CV", J , NBA Final Four San Antonio at Los Angeles Milwaukee at Philadelphia JBL New 4rr* Braunfels New Braunfels. Texas Herald-Zeituiig Vol. 92 — No. 91    Qn    Oanoc    7    Qart mnc SUNDAY May 8, 1983 50 cents 80 Pages 7 Sections (USPS 377 880*Jail bonds pass by wide margin By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Although displeased with low voter turnout, county officials were very happy with the end result of Saturday s bond election Voters overwhelmingly gave their approval to the county Issuing $3 9 million in bonds to pay for the con structlon of a new county jail and to purchase a small amount of land ad Jacent to the Courthouse for future ex pans I on The county plans to build this l(S) Inmate structure on a nine acre tract on Water Lane off West Sun Antonio Street In addition to the jail. offices for the Sheriffs Department and a small magistrate s court will be included in the new building Of the total 1.394 votes cast. 1,084 were In favor of the one proposition ballot anti 310 voted against It Currently there art-just under 20.000 registered voters In the county “Even with a small voter turnout, thats encouraging." County Com mtsstoner J I. ' Jumbo" Evans told fellow* commissioners waiting at the Courthouse Saturday night for el*** tton results County Judge Fred Clark declared victory when slightly more than two thirds of the precinct ballots had been Prueinct results, I’tuj*' Is!A counted I rn real happy with the returns even though they aren't ex copt tonal," he said "I think the public wsts pretty well aware of the need for the facility and it shows they understood the issue," In-added The connu is legally required to build ii new 11 by August. 1985 as the result of a federal law suit settlement arrived a1 in I S I Astrict Court In San Antonio The suit was filed in September, 1981 by two former county Inmates who charged that jail conditions were then unsanitary The county fought the suit until ll became ii class action suit at w hich time county officials agr eed to Unsettlement otter Happy with the results of Saturday's election. Commissioner Monroe Wet/. said. “It shows me that the people still want to keep local control that they still prefer we (Commissioners Court) make th*- decisions " He was referring to the fact that had tin- county not been able to pass ii bond election, the federal courts could step iii and plan the county jail on behalf of Commissioners Court, later sending the county the bill rills bill, however, would have been much more than $3 i) million since the new jail would have to meet federal (as opposed to state) jit 11 standards which are much more costly and expensive Voter apathy might have been one thing that kept voters away from the polls, as could the I ii ct that the election was held In the middle of Mother’s Day Weekend. Chirk said See ,| All.. Page 12 \ Appraisal office days numbered? By DYANNE FRY Staff writer An at/ hoc committee took a good look at the Cornu I County Appraisal District it rut decided it was fouled up beyond all repair The committee's recoin mendation abolish the present district office under Chief Ap praiser Glenn Brocks and con tract with the Comal County tax a.ssessor-collei tor to luke over the w hole operation That pr oposal w til be presented to the Hoard of Directors on May lf) “What we've done here is riot binding on the appraisal district," chairman Charles Lewis reminded the committee Friday night It will he up to the board to make a filial decision Hut I ,ew is is on thiii board. <11111 lie Indicated the recomendution would get .it least one vote Flight of the group's IO mem hers, including Lew is and County Tax Assessor Gloria Clennan, voted in favor of the recoin mendation Maggie Lublunskl of Selma abstained Glyn Goff, representing the joint tax office of the City of New Hrawnfels and the New Braunfels Independent School District, wits the only dissenting member Since he is also an appraisal district director, there may be some fireworks at the May 18 meeting Goff's move to table the recommendation made by John Phillips of Garden Ridge died for lack of a second Philips had presented ii lengthy report which delved into almost every aspect of the appraisal district operation He claimed, among other things, that Brin ks' personnel program was “Indicative of continuous mediocrity** and that 'management and personnel direction are ominously missing " Ile said the district was spending “great amounts of money" on contract services, and making no ef fort to see that it go! what it paid for “I need more time to study his report I can't make that decision tonight," Guff said When it came to a vote despite his effort, he told Lewis he would like to abstain, but ended up casting a "nay " (trucks and two of bls ap praisers attended the meeting They didn't have much to say w hen the committee adjourned “I have to go through arui think about It for ii while," Brocks said, holding a copy of Phillips’ report "It s a tot.” Not surprisingly. Guff was the Nee U*l*»t MS \| . Page Ii \City budget, tax rate on agenda The promised $*'» 7 million city budget for 11)83 84 will be reviewed in public hearing Monday in the (’tty Council chamber Meeting time is 7 30 p in . and the budget hearing Is high on the agenda After closing the hearing, count J may adopt the budget and se! it property tax rate for the next fiscal year City Manage I N Delashmutt says a rate o! 24 cents per $100 valuation will cover the budget The present rate. set before the Comal County Appraisal District re valued .til property in the city is 38 cents per $ UMI The budget presented to i ouni ll on April 26 shows $1 Mi.non more revenue than wits taken in this year But only it .-sri tit 11 part of that amount t$i I million, or ap proximately lf* percent) will come from iid valorem taxes Hales tiix atone Is expected to bring in $l I million “I.ast year w.is the first time sales tax revenue exceeded properly tax revenue" said City Finance I firerdot Jim Jeffers Mid in New Braunfels, unlike other parts ut Texas, tfu- retail business is still getting bigger The i lly expel t to receive $877.OMI in inter governmental See Cl I \ , Page 12 \ Inside Today's Weather K xpect a fair, mild Mother s Day, with winds from the north northeast al IO 16 mites per hour Increasing cloudiness tats tonight, followed by a mostly cloudy Monday with a slight chance of thun dershowers Tuesday through Thursday will he partly cloudy and warm Sunrise today w us predicted al 6 43 a rn Fighting In Lebanon Even as U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz tries to hammer out a troop withdrawal agreement between Israel and Lebanon. Lebanese militias — Syrian-supported Druse troops and Israeli supported Christians — are slugging it out. Artillery shells are landing In Beirut, and a U.S. Navy ship reporta that it was fired upon while off the lebanese coast There are a number ol^death* and injuries, but no Americans are among the casualties. Page 9A BUSINESS........  IGA CLASSIFIED.....................2*7C COMICS.  ......................7» CROSSWORD.........  1A DEAR ABBY.......................SB ne ATuc    aa ENTERTAINMENT...............1Z9C HOROSCOPE  ..........  7% KALEIDOSCOPE..................I-it OPINIONS........................4A PUBLIC RECORDS..................2A SPORTS..............   SBA WEATHER........................SA Israeli withdrawal may depend on Syria TEL AVIV. Israel (Al*) Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir hinted Saturday thai Israel may retreat ti it furies in southern Lebanon it Syria refuses to withdraw its own troops under a I S sponsored agreement The Cabinet on Friday tentatively approved a withdrawal aeron! wit). Lebanon that had been drafted by I s Secretary of State George I* Shultz But reports indicated Saturday that op|x>Mition to the agreement was growing in Israel and .southern I ^ banon "lf Syrtu does not fulfill Its promise to evacuate Lebanon, we will fake 1 are to deploy and position ourselves in the safest possible arrangement for IDE I Israel I )efer»M* F or res « soldiers and the II )F‘ Iii general," Shamir said in an interview w itll Israel Radio Shamir refused to specify what lie meant, bul Israel has made * leal that It would remain iii Lebanon at least until the Syrians oenipylng the eastern sector of the country start to leave "I don't want lo go into details but obviously tile security of the army and tile security o! the Galilee are wtiat concern us most." Shamir said. referring to Hie part of Israel that borders I .ebanon Shultz w as in I lama.xcu.s on Saturday in an effort to persuade tin* Syrians to remove their troops from Lebanon at the same time as the Israelis He told re|mu ter the Syrians were objecting to parts ut the ,in old and that very difficult negotiation; lay ahead The Israeli Cabinet approved Shultz draft withdrawal accord in principle tint said it wanted clarifications of a number ut « t univ and political problems Shamir said Israel wa riot satisfied’’ with a provision that would make MUJ Saad Haddad second iii command in southern Lebanon w ithout a combat rob- Haddad quit the I .ehanese army during Hie I i*7f* Th et VII war and formed In own militia iii southern Lebanon Israel lias sup poi ted the mild la Shamir said Israel would work to give Haddad “an important, perhaps decisive role in the .security zone " Israel wants Haddad to stay ill the south and guard against possible at tivtty by Bales!intan guerrillas Several Isr aeli ministers tiave l aired tin possibility of a unilateral pulihut k 16 miles south of the existing lines to the Aw.ill River The I lilted State, and Lebanon oppose a partial withdrawal Advocates of partial withdrawal counter (fiat Israel would be removing its soldiers from the Beirut area and from Hie Chout mountains, where Lebanese right wing Christians and leftist Druse fighters have ambushed bombed and fired upon troops Hunger strike hasn't resumed, despite report on radio The Comal County Jut! hunger strike did not resume over the w eekend, contrary to a report on one San Antonio radio station Saturday. “He s eating full blast," a spokesman from the Sheriff’s Department said Saturday night, referring to the one Inmate left from the original four who went on a hunger strike April 19 Juan Lopez Is the only one of the four still remaining In the county jail who went on a hunger strike to protest the probated sentence given William Dale Savage for the death of Ruben Sauceda Sr., on Oct 30 Saucedas pregnant wife and their two small children were also killed by Savage’s car The inmates, who vowed to “starve to death" until Savage was tried again, started their hunger strike pushing for the prosecution of three other involuntary manslaughter in dlctments against Savage Lopez and Gilbert Gonzales, the only other Inmate left to continue the hunger strike last week broke their fast and ate Thursday Lopez was Indic ted by a Comal County Grand Jury April 20 for passing a forged In strument He has been to the penitentiary already for murder without malice and assault to murder Love swings on trapeze for daring newlyweds HOUSTON AIU    A preacher said. "I thee wed," and tin- couple leaped (rom th*- trapeze that was their altar Into a safety net un feet below The marriage of aerialists Arturo Hanna and Naomi Rosas < lurcla was the finale of the 47th Arabia Temple Shrine Circus show F riday night The two exchanged vows before 4 .(JOO spectators “I love the Idea." said Hanna, a fourth generation circus performer and the star of The Flying Canna act At 40, he lias been a member of that team for 36 years "I can't explain rn y response." he added “I have goose bumps " The bride was less enthusiastic about the Idea, conceived by circus coordinator Bill Jackson "I haven t done this in quite a while " she said Dancing in the park Members of the “Junqe I den/ors" perform to    .ic tivities wine h    hod bequn with    .1 parade (Jowl land.) Park Saturday afternoon The dart'mg    Sequin Avenue    (< I at la Park    More photos brought to a close Saturday Kmdermaskenball    Page ?A ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: May 8, 1983

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