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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 6, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas T it Itch Je Radioactive waste site touches By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer A very small portion of Comal County is among eight preferred sites being considered for the first lowlevel radioactive waste dump in a state official said Wed Most of the site which includes Comal Countys northern tip that borders Blanco and Hays Counties is in Kendall said Lee general counsel with the Texas Lowtevel Radioactive Waste Disposal But due to soil the ComalKendall County which he estimated was approximately 20by 10 miles in will probably not be the final one chosen by the he The primary consideration in chosing a site is the need a good clay he Sandy soil or limestonefractured soils are not Geographic areas in approximately 105 Texas counties were originally considered for the which Mathews said will have an operational life of roughly 40 The authority narrowed its list of possibilities down to 15 preferred sites and has since cut it down to the which includes the Comal County Several sites are being considered in what is known as the Black Prairie area of the which stretches from Ellis County south of Dallas to an area north of San An Mathews Other areas the authority is looking at are in the Nueces Plain which is south of San Antonio and areas in north and west Weather conditions in East Texas eliminated that area of the state from being considered since a nuclear site needs arid he Besides weather and soil state officials are also looking for an area that is not over an aquifer or water source not extremely close to a major metropolitan city but near a County major highway allowing for easy The lowlevel wastes that will be taken to the radioactive site after its chosen will come mostly from in dustry and Mathews The soonest Mathews envisioned the site being chosen and in operation was Currently the authority is engaged in phase 2 of the process of choosing a he which means that by the end of the list of possible sites will be narrowed to These five will be recommended to the authoritys board of director which will authorize a oneyear study to determine the best After a rite is public hearings in that county will be These hearing are a necessary step the authority has to take in order to obtain a con struction permit from the State Department of said who predicted that no matter where the site is opposition will See Page MA New Braunfels New Texas 133 Zejtyng WEDNESDAY July 25 cents 30 Pages Sections Attorney seeks Savage dismissal By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Since William Dale Savage was indicted for killing four members of the Ruben Sauccda family last hes been brought to trial A review by the Texas Attorney Generals Office could now mean Savage will face more and his attorney Rick Woods says enough is Savage was fined and placed on 10 years probation for the death of Ruben Sauceda by a Comal County jury on April District Attorney Bill Schroeder refused to prosecute Savage for the deaths of Saucedas pregnant wife and their two and com munity protest disrupted New Braunfels for over a Retired State District Judge Carl Anderson ordered the review of the Savage case fay the Attorney Generals Office in Last Luis on staff with the AGs was named as special prosecutor for the Savage On July Vallejo filed motions with the Comal County District Clerks announcing the state was ready to proceed on all remaining involuntary manslaughter counts against I have yet to see copies of those Woods said He hasnt extended that courtesy to and hes supposed to under the Even if copies were I should have them by Vallejo said Wednesday he had yet to call because I got the Savage case my first day on the Last weekend was a holiday and 1 have intentions of calling him Vallejo Woods has already gone public with his intention to file a writ of habeas on behalf of his By doing if the j udge Carl Anderson denies my relief I have the opportunity to be heard by an ap pellate court before a trial ever Woods And thats not all Woods has up his I think Ill file one of those Woods when asked if he would also ask for dismissal of all three based on the Speedy Trial Savage was indicted in See Page IDA Cleanup time As with any holiday theres trash to pick up once all is said and City employees Ray Perez left and Tony Sauceda perform that function in Landa Park Tuesday in the wake of the Fourth of July which attracted heavy crowds to Comal USPS Gunman holds up truck stop New Braunfels police are searching for a white male suspect wanted in the aggravated robbery of a local truck stop Tuesday Police said they responded to a call shortly after 7 Tuesday to Solms Truck 4340 Interstate No one besides the store clerk was in the building during the The suspect walked up to the counter carrying what police believe to be a sawedoff The clerk did not realize at first that the suspect had a police According to the suspect pointed his weapon at the clerk and This is a When the clerk asked if he was the suspect said and demanded money from the police The clerk gave the suspect all the money from the police The suspect then told the clerk to go into the truck stop While the clerk was in the storeroom the suspect police The clerk said the suspect was a white male in his about 5 feet 6 inches and weighed 135 He was wearing a lightcolored shirt over See Page MA Hartmann reelected chairman Theres been no changing of the guard on the Planning and Zoning Chairman David Hartmann didnt show up for the annual election of officers Tuesday so his fellow commissioners decided hed like to be chairman for another Ill second said Iarry as vicechairman John Dierksen made the Harry Alves suggested keeping all the same and electing them by The motion passed The slate includes Mike who wasnt there as secretary of the Also absent Tuesday night was James The voting bloc consisted of David Joe Hartigan and Terry Something new in town Restrictedaccess development inspected by planning panel DAVID HARTMANN to chair panel again ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer City planners and zoners saw a new wrinkle on the subdivision scene Tuesday Controlled environment was the phrase used by Steve who presented a preliminary master plan for Regency The proposed residential subdivision would not only have limited access from outside it would also have restricted Its one entrance would be fixed with a locked Streets would be owned and maintained by the property owners Only or authorized would be allowed What do you call this in San An a PUD planned unit asked John presiding vicechairman of the Planning and Zoning who represents local developer Ken agreed thats essentially what it Regency Place would be located on the edge of New southeast of County Line Commissioners liked the general but didnt like the way the proposed street layout deviates from the citys Master They felt the absence of connection points with other parts of town might hamper emergency or create problems in the if the streets should ever become city I think thats part of the purpose of the master so that people can move from one area to said Commissioner David Harry Alves I like the Its something new for New And Terry Burto said she wouldnt mind living in a neigh borhood like The city currently has no regulations governing but they will be addressed in the updated subdivision Planning Director Debra Goodwin hopes to have the final draft ready for commission review within a few And the idea of privatelyowned streets is not unprecedented here Sleepy annexed two years is marked with a Keep Out Residents take care of main and city garbage trucks go in by special With Regency 1 assume wed have to do the same thing we did with Sleepy Goodwin You give us permission to go on your and we 11 pick up your you have to bring it to the front The commission granted final approval on six subdivision plats including Units One and Three of A master plan for this giant development at Loop 337 and Texas 46 was approved at the June Unit facing on will include lowto mediumdensity In approving the commissioners granted variances on four lots whose shapes deviated from city Unit Three consists of one measuring just over two which will be deeded to the property owners association as an amenity It will include a swimming tennis courts and other parktype Youall havent any plans to make these private streets0 someone on the commission See Page UA Death decision Supreme Court ruling may speed executions WASHINGTON AP Federal appeals courts do not have to postpone the executions of all death row inmates pushing nonfrivolous the Supreme Court ruled The decision likely shortens the life expectancy of some condemned murderers By a 63 the justices upheld ex pedited procedures used by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Texas death row inmate Thomas The high courts decision said federal appeals courts are free to adopt expedited procedures to help them cope with last minute appeals from death In the Texas the court ruled that psychiatrists may be allowed to testify about a convicted murderers future dangerousness when the lifeor death sentencing decision is being Of the 37 states with death penalty only four others include a psychiatric prediction of future dangerousness as a factor to be considered by the judge or But those states Virginia and Washington use such predictions as one of several aggravating suggesting death as the appropriate to be weighed against mitigating circumstances that suggest life in prison as the best Texas alone gives exclusive weight to the psychiatric one attacked as unreliable by the American Psychiatric The disagreeing with the said theres no reason to believe such predictions of future dangerousness cannot be made with an acceptable degree of Barefoots Rachel and sister Paula Barefoot Stewart could not be reached for The telephone at Bianos house in New was answered a woman who identified herself only as Car She doesnt want to Gardino Gardino would not talk about Bianos reactions to the Stewarts telephone was answered by her Jennifer She said that her who also lives in New was out of town and that she does not know where Stewart is John director of the Texas Civil Liberties said It makes it much more likely that an innocent person or person with considerable mitigating factors in his favor will be It probably means that over the longer haul roughly twice as many people will be executed as would otherwise be if you had a more deliberate process in considering the Duncan What theyre doing is See Pact MA Inside Todays Weather Skies will remain partly cloudy through with 30 percent chance of thun dershowers Winds will be out of the east near 10 per becoming light and variable today will be at and sunrise Thursday at 6 37 Stir Oversights There an always playera who should be on tuathalls AlMtar but This it MMIU worse than as several deserving players are watching the game at See Robert Johnseas column in CLASSIFIED COMICS CROSSWORD OEARABBY DEATHS ENTERTAINMENT HOROSCOPE JJ KAIEIOOSCOPE 1JJ SPORTS STOCKS WEATHER iA Loeffler plans public forums here Thursday Comal County is on Congressman Tom Loefflers agenda lxMffler whose 21st congressional district includes Comal has called two public townhall type in addition to meeting privately with the Chamber of Commerces board of directors in a closed Ixxifflers first public visit will be from at the Chamber of Commerce Honors located adjacent to the Civic Later hell be in Saltier from to at the VFW Post between FM 2673 and River The public is encouraged to attend either of the two a spokeswoman from his office said Loeffler RHunt planned these public meetings to meet with his constituents to get the publics view aa issues and to help you with any problems you may have with federal according to his
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