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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 16, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas City housing embroiled in lawsuit By DYANNE FRY Stiff wrlur A government technicality brought the City Council into special session A dispute between the local Housing Authority and project resident Judith Paradise became a federal lawsuit on Tuesday One of the issues was the way in which a grievance panel was appointed Monday night to hear the City Council did what Housing Authority director Nadine Mardock Advised of the urgency of the situation at Monday nights the council appointed a threemember This apparently complies with Housing Authority But John attorney for the says it does not comply with the rules of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Vasquez and local attorney Steve representing the housing agreed that the city should appoint one panel member the client should appoint and those two members between them should select the A bare quorum five members of the council met at 5 Wednesday and appointed Anita one of the three panelists named Monday Dan became the citys alternate Donnie Seays original motion called for Hutchison to with Stipnleks as Vasquez ob jected to fearing conflict of in Hutchison is employed Guaranty State and the housing authoritys attorney is on the board of directors for that After the council just had one choice Pat the third panelist named Monday turned out to be out of Rudy who volunteered to serve as lives just outside the city limits and therefore isnt The reconstituted grievance panel will provide temporary relief in the said who works with the Texas Rural Legal Aid Office in he There are other parts of the lawsuit that we have not worked who lives in the Villa Serena claims that the local agency tried to evict her without proper According to HUD said a resident evicted from a housing project must have 14 days written notice and a chance to speak against the reasons given by the housing He says his client didnt get And when the authority filed a suit in Harold Kruegers Justice of the Peace court early In Paradise didnt get a copy of the original only a The housing authority later can celled the and started over with eviction Vasquez Mardock requested a grievance panel in a letter to the City Council last and reported Monday night that a complaint had been filed that Contending that the councilappointed panel did not meet HUD Vasquez and Paradise filed a class action suit in San Antonios federal district court the following The Seguin attorney said the housing authoritys grievance regulations may have been legal when they were but they havent complied since at Thats when HUD published the current Mardock told the city council Monday that Paradise complaint was the first In the 11year history of the housing Vasquez isnt sure thats a good Grievance hearings are fairly common in housing he If they havent had them it could be theyre not advising the clients they have that Under normal a laWyer shouldnt have to get he In other action the City Council approved the third and final reading of two rezoning Commercial for theyarea including Diistys Ice Cream Parlor passed with Majc Winkler casting the negative The vote oh the second reading was also with Barbara Tieken on Winkler was absent Monday and Tieken on Nine acres of Walnut Estates are now rezoned for singlefamily with Unanimous approval on all three New Braunffels New Texas HeraldZdtung THURSDAY June 25 cents 119 18 Sections USPS 377880 Toxic cloud panics town NACOGDOCHES AP A toxic cloud of insecticide sent scores of injured and hysterical people to hospitals and chased others away from their beds during the tense hours before it dissipated early The 100yardwide leaked from a greenhouse on the Stephen Austin State University campus Wednesday night where biology students set off nine pesticide During the next four hours at least 118 people y were treated at two hospitals for hysteria or inhalation of eight people were including They suffered eye nauseaV mild respiratory burning abdominal pain and said Medical Center Hospital assistant administrator Linda There was a tremendous amount of people coming but everyone was very cool and very organized at the Most of the staff was on the premises by the time the first victim she Jarvis the city manager in this city of about located approximately 175 miles southeast of said the cloud had dissipated by early today and authorities began letting people back into their homes and dormitories at about I think we got it fairly well under control Ammons said early They have released the road blocks south of the university and are allowing people back in their Authorities routed students on the southern part of the campus and residents living south of the university from their homes as the close to the ground by calm winds and We are lucky we didnt have to evacuate the if it had got much farther south we would have had said referring to Nacogdoches Memorial He said the citys emergency which had been tested during chemical spills from train derailments in 1974 and had worked well and enabled authorities to act Mayor Mangaham was the most seriously He was overcome by fumes as he watched firefighters hose down the building from across the Unknown Scout This Webelo Cub Scout isnt shyhes just getting some help in making a mask for a scout courtesy of 10yearold Travis It was all part of Cub Scout camp week in Stall photo by John Senter Landa Colleran is a member of Pack and the mystery Mike Thompson of is with Pack PEC directors stumping for incumbents By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer With the Pedernales Electric Cooperatives annual membership meeting and election of directors just days PEC directors are at tempting to assure the reelection of two incumbent board Letters have gone out to all patrons in the PEC service urging them to vote for the incumbent To make it proxy forms in dicating that vote are included with the On from the Com mittee for an Independent most of the letters are signed by directors from various districts of the Roland director for District which includes the Canyon Lake area and part of said the committee is comprised of PEC advisory committee directors and other interested In the consumers are told that LCRA the Lower Colorado River Authority takes 75 percent of all coop revenues to cover And now LCRA is trying to get all its wholesale customers to sign new contracts which they admit will triple our rates within 10 The along with its sister Bluebonnet Electric has joined to form a company which would produce its own power by building a power plant in Milam That proposal has been stymied by denial of a permit by the Public Utilities Members of the Pederales a group organized to fight for control of the are backing two can didates who are attempting to unseat PEC incumbents Winters and Posse candidates Gene Vinyard of Lakeway and George Wentsch of Blue Lake Estates will attempt to win seats in Districts IV and Erben said he has had a good response from the letter in his having received approximately 100 proxy cards by And Ive had lots of calls since he I expect the election to go our The annual general membership meeting of the PEC is set for Monday at 2 at the headquarters in Johnson Registration will begin at 10 and close at Two advisory Harold Kongabel of District II and Williams of Distrct are unopposed in the CISD panel meetings closed By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The 11member advisory com appointed by the Comal In dependent School District board of trustees will meet at Thursday behind closed Robert Van Horn said Thur sday he had received no specific in structions from board other than the list of concerns ap proved at the Tuesday board We will make a which will contain certain recommendations within 30 Van Horn What the does with those 51 Committee member Jane representing the Concerned Tax payers said Thursday that she could see advantages and disadvantages to the committee meetings being open or Im sure that is something we will discuss Burr Concerns the committee will ad dress include lack of teacher divisive board low morale within the hit list allegation for teachers who speak out and their principals who catch the and the issue of student teachers not returning to CISD after Persons appointed to serve on the advisory committee include Burr and Van Denny Lucy Tom Paul Don Duane Ron Phil Endlcott and Kay A statement from the Concerned Taxpayers which met Wednesday support to the advisory committee In as much as the Concerned Tax payers are concerned about quality improving teacher basic educational opening lines of communication and interaction between the school board and its the group has agreed in principle to See Page 2A Police gun show begins Saturday The New Braunfels Police Officers Association Is sponsoring Its sixth annual gun show Saturday and Sunday at the Civic 380 Seguin The Saturday show will be from 9 to 6 and the Sunday show will be from 9 to 5 Admission Is and children under 12 with an adult will be admitted without The annual gun show is a benefit show which donates its proceeds to different charities every according to a police department Some of the money also goes into a legal defense fund for he The show makes about each Police Felix of the criminal investigations The show has had g good turnout each Roque We havent had a Hop he Ttw gun show will feature J35 sixfoot tables for firearm Tables must contain at least 75 ptrcent fitni or gunrelated Tm tablei wiU be set up from Rental ore for display tables f 19 for trade Tbtlt will bt full wcurlty from setup time Friday unUl the show ends Comal County Grand Jury returns 14 indictments Fourteen individuals were indicted by a Comal County Grand Jury with Driving While Intoxicated Subsequent Offenses once again dominating the Two DWI Subsequent indictments were returned against Charles William Tucker of 207 San Tucker was also indicted for unlawfully carrying a weapon on licensed Other DWI Subsequent indictments were handed down against James Cecil Plemons of Highway 81 Derril Lee Maul of 146 Ohio and Jesse SiriO Villanueva of 215 Marcos Campos of Route Box New was indicted on two counts of The ComaJ County man turned himself in on June after a weekend end search by law enforcement The search began after a report of a woman raped south of the Solms Regan Henderson of Route Box Canyon was indicted for assault with serious bodily and Jose Robles Pesqueda of Fort was indicted for aggravated assault on a peace Other Indictments were Julie Thompson of 760 burglary of a habitation Carl Eugene LeClalre of 2408 Spillway burglary of a habitation with intent to commit rape and Obery Cubitt of 1602 San and Ranoo Stewart Cubitt of 423 each indicted for delivery of LeClaire was arrested May and charged with the burglary of a mobile home belonging to David Tuch of 1080 Highway 81 Police Felix Roque said Tuch came turned on the lights and surprised who jumped out the Tuch chased him to the Holiday Inn parking where he held LeClaire until police A male Indicted Wednesday for criminal mischief had not been as of presstime Thursday Three persons were nobilled by the Grand They were Mark Leonard Broeffle for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle Edward Ranier Wurz of Bulverde for aggravated assault and Susan Patch of Austin for possession of a controlled DEBBIE
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