Friday, July 22, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 22, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas I f c Outages knock out Hunter Academy Avenue OYANNtFRY Buff writer New Braunfels Utilities had a busy night with a blackout in Hunter and a minor meltdown on Academy A crane got tangled in a transformer at IH 35 and Kohlenberg at around taking out a main line from just north of FM 306 to said electric superintendent Frank The crane belonged to the contractor whos putting up new signs on the A good section of north Coma I County was without power for approximately an but Panebianco said it could have been a lot Somebody could have been seriously he the crane operator was the only man directly involved in the electrical and he wasnt grounded If he had he could have been electrocuted We can always put the line back said Emergency crews had just cleaned up that damage when they were called to the 400 block of Academy where a secondary ovwload left eight to 10 homes dark from just after until almost 1 Residents of those homes spent most of the evening outside watching the fireworks I swear I saw a fireball go up that said one Panebianco said there were some all right He added that this type of overload shouldnt but it sometimes does in older sections of when residents acquire electrical gadgets faster than Utilities ran put in the line to handle Its when you have a transformer feeding open wires down the he explainer The secondary line exceeds its carrying and starts to melt down Residents said that lights started flickering around then went out Repair crews showed up just before did some things to the wires and told everyone to turn their n conditioners on When the Jii hi wires caught fire and the power wen New Braunfels Ntw Texas 145 Zeltung O C i yv j FRIDAY July 1983 25 cents 18 Pages Sections USPS377880 Mattox denies threat on firm DALLAS AP Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox has denied allegations that he threatened to force an influential Houston law firm out of the bond business in Texas unless it withdrew a subpoena for Mattoxs the Dallas Times Herald reported Travis County District Attorney Ronnie whose office is looking into loans to Mattox 1982 is investigating the allegations of Thomas McDade of the law firm of Fulbright The Dallas Morning News reported in todays The Times Herald quoted Mattox as denying he threatened the lawyer and labeled the accusation an attempt by the law firm to try in the press a lawsuit in which Mobil Oil is pitted against the Mattox confirmed to the Times that he had in structed his staff to closely examine any proceedings or paperwork involving the lawyers firm because of the way hes con ducted his The News said Mattox failed to return its calls to him and said the attorney generals aides refused to comment on the Fulbright Jaworski had sub poenaed Janice Mattox for questioning in connection with a billion lawsuit that South Texas oilman Clinton Manges has filed against Mobil Oil Thomas a partner in the is representing Mobil in the Mattox has joined Manges in behalf of the He just basically threatened to put this law firm out of the bond business at the expense of innocent cients unless I backed off from taking his sisters McDade I was told the attorney general said I had gone crazy and wanted to question his and unless I back off that this law firm is out of the bond business in the great state of McDade Mattox denied to the Times Herald that he had suggested he would hurt the companys I have never said that I was going to put them out of the bond Now as far as closely examining their business to make sure theyre not trying to put something over on the public and the attorney generals I freely admit Ive done Mattox I told him that because of the way hes conducted his business that I am going to make sure they dont do anything thats inappropriate to embarrass me or to embarrass my Bond issues are used by school districts and other government bodies to finance con struction and other capital The attorney generals office must review such bonds to ensure they comply with state and McDade said his law firms attorneys feared Mattox would slow or stall movement of their clients bonds by ruling they did not comply with the The first threat was to Wiley chief of the firms bond the News quoted McDade as McDade said he talked with Mattox later and the attorney general repeated the He was babbling and ranting and raving insanetype ramblings of a hysterical McDade told the He wanted me to compromise the rights of a client to get his sister off the I told him I wasnt going to do Mobil attorneys want to question Mattox in connection with their efforts to disqualify State District Judge Ruben who is scheduled to hear the McDade Relaxing in style Most people ride canoes or rafts through Gruene crossing on the Guadalupe Seeing a stationary like Lou Ann in a chaise lounge soaking up a little is a little out of the ordinary So tne which is supposed to be Dao tooay Checking the list CISD group analyzes lists 7 suggestions By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The report on communication within the Comal Independent School released Tuesday charges the superintendent and the school board to correct problems they may have That concerns Concerned which met Thursday night to analyze the authored by an 11rnember advisory committee of the school The report listed 19 recommendations on how to solve the districts communication and discussed how the problems may have reached the boiling The work that went into the report should be Carter a Concerned Tax payer It was carefully worded to keep those who will implement it from getting but the recommendations were Some Concerned Taxpayers felt there were too many I think 19s too because its not feasible to get them all Maybe it would have been better to have five or six real strong because ihis someones goingto haveto pick out UKmost im portant one group member So the group took the suggestion to assigned their own order of importance to the committees and came up with seven They include Make board policy more readily available Provide the media with a monthly calendar of CISD school activities and events Reinstate the socalled Super Sac idea a committee of students and parents who met with the superintendent on a regular basis and put a student representative back on the school board Encourage the superintendent to visit each campus regularly Establish a memo program to articulate board policy changes Reemphasize the upward and downward movement of communication with respect to the chair nt r parents ti including Concerned Taxpayers it reed committees recommends t public relations position was JOK I think that somewhere the present would get efi member said The adusurv r public at traTuesday board mee chairman Robert Van Horn will involve morale but ready date on thai urn the committee re Casteel said still and implemented The committee Iabi Inside Todays Weather No rain is in the Comal County forecast for the next few and highs will reach the mid The low will be in the mid 70s and winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 miles per Sunset tonight will be at and sunrise Saturday will be at Costs Falling food costs in June helped keep the in flation level almost balanced last ac cording to federal The food costs helped American consumers spend about the same amount of money for commodities in June as they did in Page 3A Old Laws No Loss Although martial law has been lifted in citizens dont have much to cheer tougher laws have replaced the tough As one Polish woman there is no Page 18 27B 2A 9A RELIGIOUS Local man out on bond Thursday after Monday mail fraud indictment By PATRICIA YZNAGA KING Wire editor A New Braunfels man was released Thursday afternoon from the federal prison in Bastrop after posting a bond in connection with a mail fraud in Lambert of 1043 Lone Star was released from prison Thur His bond was reduced at a bond reduction hearing in federal district court in San Sliszs bond was originally set at but was reduced to a personal recognizance or 10 percent of the original San Antonio resident Allen Chavis was also released from prison on personal recognizance Slisz and Chavis were indicted Monday by a federal grand jury for defrauding persons through the mail with mailorder Slisz was indicted on seven counts of mail fraud and Chavis was in dicted on 20 counts of mail froud The indictment alleges that since the men had used the mail to defraud persons through two businesses Homeworkers Job Opportunities and the American Fidelity both listing a New Braunfels address Postal J K Worth said Susz was arrestci M his home Price sau portunities had been UL operat The was issue a representation order in Price said no orders had bee against the American False representation orders actions which forbid the posuna the offices of address from See Page IDA More money allocated to patrol River Road By DAVID KING Staff writer River Road will still be patrolled by deputies of Constable thanks to an emergency appropriation from Comal County Commissioners Constable Werner Kiesling told commissioners that the 100 hours at per hour allotted for the deputies this year was going to run out the end of the after the neit pay And were going to need to patrol the area six or seven more Kiesling River which follows the Guadalupe River from New Braunfels to is packed with tourists every summer Commissioners giving Kiesling the 225 hours at per hour that he The money will come from the courts contingency County Judge Fred Clark The constables patrol the River Road area from 6 to midnight on 10 to 2 on Satur days arid 10 to 8 on Sundays for a total of 32 Kiesling The patrols supplement a twoman unit from the sheriffs office on the Kiesling said he had used 626 hours and 24 minutes of the budgeted 800 hours by July and he anticipated that the remaining 173 hours and 36 minutes would last through ther next pay Governors panel to hear Canyon High principal Larry Moehnke Canyon High School Principal Larry Moehnke is in San Antonio appearing before Governor Mark Whites Select Committee on Moehnke is one of four high school principals from the AustinSan An tonio area invited to the Mariott He was selected by the Texas Education Agency to meet with the Independent School District as CHS principal for eight years He has previously served on the Texas Education Agency Steering Com mittee for Demonstration Programs for School and the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Curriculum blueribbon H Ross The main topic for the Fnda session will be what it lakes to have good Moehnke I am excited bout having the pporuiut U meet directly with members or the and 1 hope u idt input which will dtviMoiii at the state The Select Committet will also meet with four elementary and tour middle school principals The com mittee will divide into and each group of principals will have approximately two hours to present their views to committee members Moehnke has been with the Co