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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 14, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas Former trooper Sheriffs position Carl Davis By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Carl Davis who wants to replace Sheriff Walter Fellers in the next year and a half Is the first candidate to push open the doors of Comal Countys 1984 political a 47yearold former state made his political intentions known at a Republican Party fun draiser Sunday When told of Davis who will be 71 in thought it was too early to be making political an who will have served for 32 years by the end of his 1984 said he had not yet decided whether he would seek Throughout Sundays fundraiser which honored Republican State Edmund Kuempel of Seguin references were made to Comal Countys first 1984 GOP The official announcement didnt until the end of the program when Comal County GOP Chairman Charles Berger introduced the way things are he may not be our only candidate for Berger prior to pointing out In an interview after the Davis said he is currently assembling his but preferred not to go into He did that his main reason for seeking this office is that I think I can do a good job in providing both safety and service to the countys Fellers has not yet in dicated whether he will seek another Presently Davis is serving as a relief jailer for the Comal County with three grown the former was a stale trooper for 21 The name of Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger has at times also been mentioned as another possible candidate for Fellers job should he not run When told of Davis announcement and asked for his comment Krueger said he was not ready to make any But Krueger It always crossed my I suppose officer holders always consider another office as we grow in Uie In addition to the Sheriffs post there are several other offices up for reelection in Among them arc district county all four county taxassesSor and 22nd district said County Clerk Rosie Precinct 1 County Commissioner Jumbo Evans and Precinct 3 Commissioner Charles Tart Mund will also be up for even though both had to run for office in 1982 Elections were enjoined in these two precincts in 1980 due to a lawsuit filed by the Mexican American Defense and Educational Fund MALDEF over the countys New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeitung 12Pages 117 TUESDAY June 25 cents USPS 377880 Fort Worth fire kills 5 in hotel FORT WORTH AP At least five people were killed and 29 injured early today at a hotel fire that sent some guests jumping from their secondfloor rooms when alerted by car horns after the main alarm District Fire Chief Jim Noah said four men and one woman were killed in the fivealarm which started about at the twostory Ramada Inn Central on the citys east The blaze burned out of control for about three V An alarm system in the hotels main building did not go off because its batteries were said Fire Marshal Don There was no alarm system in that wing where the fire he adding that the hotel was not required to contain smoke alarms when it was The victims were identified as Elison San Angelo Scott Van Nick Randy and Wesley fThe fire was confined to the iri wfiich 88 guests were registered Tn 86 rooms Although the wing was the only part of the hotel officially about 150 guests fled their We had a bunch of people and they had to jump from the second We had one woman taken to a hospital broken Noah I think from a this is the worst fire Ive Peacock said investigators believed the fire started in some rolled carpeting which was ready to be Two occupants tried to put it out with an extinguisher Carpet puts off acrid There were four or five rolls of carpet stacked in an entry way and they were said guest Richard who had bandages on his hands and If we had had a few more fire ex we might have been able to put it I came out of my and the security guard was just standing I shook him and asked him where the fire extinguishers The he came We almost had it out but then the fire ex tinguishers ran dry and in a matter of minutes it was burning out of Peacock and Deputy District Fire Chief Willie Cole said the first four victims found apparently died from smoke Three of the victims were found upstairs in a beside a bed and at the foot of a The fourth victim was found at a downstairs figure what to Smoke lends to disorient The fifth victim was found later in an upstairs Noah hampered by heavy brought the fire under control about Many guests said they were awakened by vehicle horns blowing Guests pushed through thick smoke and broke windows to jump to some tossing mattresses to the ground to land if r s iS f Edmund out as Sharon Phalr unveils his Stall photos ttyJohn Senior Inside Todays Weather It will be partly cloudy to cloudy today with a 20 percent chance of showers or Tonight and Wednesday will be mostly clear and little Winds will become northwesterly at 10 15 mph shifting to the north near 10 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Wednesday will be at Fly Your Flag June is Flag which honors the bir thday of Old Comal Countians will be flying their flags in observance of this special TV Posse blasts PEC boards SySANDRA JACKSON Staff writer Three new advisory directorsatlargc have been to the board of directors of the Pcdernales Electric Cooperative The action came at a special meeting Thursday in Johnson PEC Board Chairman Walter Burnett and PEC General Manager Bonnie Fuelberg recommended that representation be provided to the three largest communities in terms of power which did not previously have representation on the Pedernalcs Posse spokesman Jim Dwyer of Kyle said the actions of the PEC board were a classic example of too too The Posse is a group organized to fight for control of the which is backing two candidates who are attempting to unseat Incumbent directors Winters and Marion Benson middle and Marion See Page 12 Clark offer a toast to Kuempel Kuempelgets GOProast Praise for performance underneath the humor By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Although among State Representative Edmund Kuempcl of Seguin Jid not escape teasing from all angles at a Republican fundraiser Sunday Everything from his personal his freshman legislative term and his campaign tactics were a source of amusement at a GOP Roast and But Kuempcl or Kissin1 Ed as he was af fectionately called was among those laughing hardest at the Sunday event which was held to honor him and raise funds for the Republican Admist the fun and funds being raised there was some serious talk about stale politics and the state Prior to turning the program over to Kuempels Diana vice chairman of the state Republican attempted to drum up support for the party noting that we need to deliver Texas back to the Republican party next And the best way to Denman is with grassroots You build a parly from See Page 12 Herrera case depositions taken Friday in the Domingo Herrera City of New Braunfels suit took five sworn depositions at City Hall City Attorney John indicated the lawsuit is progessing as might be expected at this Were still in the discovery he said Tuesday a former police officer who was fired in February filed suit against the city and Police Chief Burney Boeck in District Court on March Attorneys for both sides have until the first week in July to complete and a pretrial order isnt due until an 11year veteran of the police was accused of stealing from a charity fund drive conducted by He is accusing the city of racial discrimination and failure to provide due process in ter minating his CISD rumor mill Concerned Taxpayers panel not formed to boost Casteel says By DEBBIE DeLOACH writer Controversy feeds on rumors and and the present trouble inside the Comal Independent School District is no One rumor in particular brewing in the black has been repeated by several and goes something like this The motive behind the Concerned Taxpayers group is a wellthought out plot to make Arlen Tieken superin The reasoning behind such a these same sources is that Carter Casteel a Concerned Taxpayer spokesperson was an instrumental cam paign worker for Barbara Tieken when she ran for reelection on the City amj when Arlen Tieken was interim the principals liked the way he ran the and they want him Now that thats all out in the lets have some Casteel Im Thats as hot as a isnt it Repeat it for I cant believe what Im The aspiring lawyer gave the accusation some then 1 not to respond to such a ridiculous because that would give the idea too much I really dont want to acknowledge But as a spokesperson for Concerned Casteel did wish to speak This group was born as a response to a Utter to the written by Pat Nisson and Jane published in the Herald Zeitung during the first part of The groups concerns brought before the school board on May 24 and still are low teacher morale lack of communication between the school the superin tendent and the teachers anticipated resignations of quality teachers and in flated salaries for proposed additions to the Central Administration Office This Casteel will not be diverted from these issues by rumors or Nor will it quit until these concerns are answered in a positive man And what about the rumors Tieken What was his reaction Tell cm Im not Tieken I dont ever anticipate being Its not my goal in Tieken said those behind the rumor were reaching for a farout If Willhelm were to I would think the board would appoint Guy Watson CISD assistant superintendent as interim he But I dont want Willhelm to and I dont expect him to Either J dont want to be Tieken was named interim superin tendent last spring when CISD bought out James Richardsons contract and began a search for his 1 was the interim superintendent from December of 1981 to May when they hired Tieken All wo tried to do was keep school and make im provements where we But everyone was playing the waiting game for the new The school along with will meet at
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