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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 14, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunffels Ntw Ttxas 182 34 Pages 3 Sections WEDNESDAY September 25 cents USPS 377880 indicted for bribe Attorney General charged over alleged threat to law firm JIM MATTOX bribery charge AUSTIN AP The prosecutor who helped indict Attorney General Jim Mattox on bribery charges says the investigation is continuing with inquiries into an artificial turf contract and state intervention in a private bankruptcy Mattox became the first Texas attorney general in modern history to be indicted while in office He was accused of threatening to ruin a Houston law firms public bond business unless it stopped trying to interrogate Mattoxs Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle mentioned two subjects Tuesday when asked what was left on the table as matters still under investigation concerning Allegations involving Superturf and Shearn Earle said in referring to two other controversial matters reported in The Dallas Morning The newspaper said Mattox steered a Mattox should quit State Edmund Kuempel says Tuesdays indictment of Attorney General Jim Mattox puts a black mark on all public He has been indicted hell have his day in said the Seguin representative Wednesday in a telephone interview from his Austin He said Mattox would have a chance to prove himself innocent of the bribery charges brought against But even if he Kuempel is not sure he can rid himself of the stigma of all this negative I would personally like to see him Mattox step down I think it would be best for the people of But I strongly believe in the judicial the representative And he said any decision about the future of his job was a personal one for Mattox to make Kuempel told KGNB Radio Tuesday that Mattox certainly should leave office if hes found and that the governor would probably force him out if he didnt If the attorney general is found then he should be Kuempel But the stigma is still and it sometimes has a bearing on what kind of job you can whether the people have any trust in you or he said He indicated that he hates to see this sort of thing happen in whether at the local or federal DYANNE FRY Dolphs out Drought forces Briscoe from Senate race million synthetic turf contract at Texas Southern University to a political supporter after it had already been awarded to someone else It was alleged that the changed its specifications for the turf after Mattox Mattox denied any wrongdoing and said he saved the state The paper also has reported that Mattox intervened on behalf of Moody in a private bankruptcy and that 10 days later A Don Mattoxs former law received a payment from a Jalveston millionaire Mattox acknowledged Crowder phoned him on behalf of but rimmed discussed the merits of the Mattox said the was a retainer and paid for Crowders legal services after Mattox had already intervened See Page 14A AUSTIN AP Former Texas Doiph Briscoe says the weathers all wrong for him to get in the chase for John Towers Senate a Democrat who would be expected to draw much of the conservative said Tuesday the long Texas drought dried up his political comeback Im not in a position to leave the problems created by the extended he said in a telephone interview from his San Antonio Briscoes holdings include a cattle operation that has suffered through the The business problems require lots of personal at tention and would not make it possible to devote full time to a and a campaign is a fulltime he Briscoes exit left Kent former Bob Krueger and state Lloyd Doggett of Austin as the top Democratic contenders for the Tower surprised Texans by announcing 23 that he would not run for Ron RLake is the only bigname Republican who has announced for the Phil a former is touring the state to measure support in the Republican Doggett and a spokesman for Krueger all claimed the Briscoe decision would help their Most political observers had said that we both would get a lot of support from the same said Dolph Briscoe has a lot of support in South Texas and the labor That is support we felt that if Briscoe was not in the race that we could said Robert Kruegers press By wholl be next said This is the best news Ive heard since Tower I welcome anybody else getting Briscoe said he had been anticipating getting into the race for some but the extended drought that started last fall and has not abated yet is still underway and has left me with problems I dont feel that I can leave at this We had to sell and ship to market some of them not ready to go to and well have to continue to move cattle to market in spite of fact that See Page 14A residents working out gripes DOLPH BRISCOE no Senate race ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Bob residents of Bavarian Village Subdivision and the City of New Braunfels have agreed to wait a month and try to resolve their dif ferences outside of Municipal Five misdemeanor complaints filed by Bavarian Village residents against Henry were scheduled for trial But the defendants talked to the complainants and the prosecuting attorney for some time before into the and apparently reached an agreement that was amenable to all The Henrys have agreed to take some action to clean up some and the city has agreed to recommend that charges be if its taken care of within the next 30 said Henrys Cecil Bam of San City Attorney John ap pointed to prosecute the complaints because of a conflict of interest on the part of Prosecutor Bruce was not available for Municipal Judge David Perkins said that a continuance was granted on the If the city still wants to prosecute after 30 it can if the Bavarian Village residents decide to drop the thats Henrys family owns the Schlit terbahn and Ianda but the misdemeanor complaints were filed in connection with some unrelated properties along the Comal north and west of Bavarian Village Residents of that neighborhood have accused Henry of violating five The compJainLs include depositing of unsightly substance on a public illegal dumping of trash on Planners turn eyes to annexation proposals By DYANNE FRY annexation was net i See Page 14A By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Two a rezoning recommendation and a trust agreement were okayed without much and the Planning and Zoning Commission went home early Tuesday A scheduled report on annexation didnt entail too Planning Director Debra Goodwin said the item had been placed on the agenda just basically to get the commission in the annexation frame of mind after eight months of waiting for federal approval on the citys new district election You can be reviewing some of your Goodwin If youve misplaced let me know if you dont know what Im talking let me know and Ill find something for you to look Two new Terry Burto and Larry have joined the commission since annexation was last Commission chairman David Hartmann did meet recently with City Manager who indicated hed like to see some definite plans by Hartmann told the If City Council gets some formal recommendations by that it can discuss them and schedule the necessary public hearings in February and and be ready for action by early Which is the timetable we have always used for Hartmann The city limits were last extended in the summer of when seven different areas were taken The citys longrange plan targets 10 more areas for annexation by the end of and it now looks as if none will be taken in in Last the planning commission recommended annexation three un populated City Council reviewed the plans and asked Delashmutt to schedule public but that was as far as the effort The annexations were put on hold at the recommendation of the city attorney while the Department of Justice mulled the election Commissioners may soon have plenty of time to talk about because theyve almost finished another longterm project the updating of the citys subdivision The group finished revising at a workshop meeting on June and is now waiting to review the final draft of the new Goodwin told members Tuesday that the last correction had been and that she planned to go over the ordinance with City Attorney John Chunn some time this Well have it to by Oc she said When the com mission passes final judgment on the or the City Council will get its turn to wade through the 108page No one came to a public hearing on a request for R3 zoning in Shadow Park Sub So the commission decided to recommend approval of developer Fnckes I dont have any problem with said David The acres in question are now zoned which would allow Frickt wants to divide the property into 14 lots and build so he has asked that the property be rezoned multifamily residential Its not really going to affect the people over in Green Valley Home because hes on the other side of the David All members present voted in favor of the except John who Plats for Anitas Tract Three and Oakwood Baptist Church Subdivision wen approved Anitas Acres consists of approximately a quarteracre of Anita Jaroszewskis 60odd acres on Jaroszewksi got the zoning changed to Cl local business last explaining that she wanted to build a kitchen there for her catering The plat reviewed night is for the kitchen Goodwin said Jaroszewski had already applied for the building The onl one its going to affect is her said noting that all the surrounding property is owned by Jaroszewski and her Another cumnusMoner worried a bit about the small size of the It wouldnt make am difference with onh one structure but It looks like theres a iot of land out there where she could put a lot of little bitty things all backing out on Alves he See Page 14A A born fighter Inside Mattox too feisty for own friends say AUSTIN AP Attorney General Jim Mattox has a reputation of never backing away from a Some would say he even seeks them In a business where many go along to get Mattox has thrived on But none of the battles is as serious as Tuesdays commercial bribery a charge that carries a maximum 10year prison I have not done one single thing wrong in his entire Mattox has said on a 2Hmonth investigation into his campaign finances and other allegations against State Bob said Tuesday that Mattoxs approach to life is part of the attorney generals legal He has pugnacious Hes net the friendliest man Ive ever met by My said chairman of the HMM Judiciary y DtiMOA for a piihUc according to and that image makes it easy for people to have prejudice against single and is the feisty son of a broken When he was his father left and his mother raised the three Mattox children by waiting tables at an Italian restaurant in A number of the guys I grew up with ended up in he once referring to his childhood East Dallas friends as a tough Hes only lost one political a threevote defeat in a 1966 precinct chairman Its a race long forgotten by but Mattox remembers it as one in which he was branded as a candidate with socialistic In he was elected student body president of the business school at he ran against the power I ran an antifraternity he Friendc say backing down is not Mat toxs I dont think retreat is in his Hes more tenacious than a I believe you have to kill him to get him said Joe secretary treasurer of the Texas which supported him in his successful race for attorney general last In 1972 and Mattox was elected to the Texas where he was a maverick who led opposition to Speaker Billy in 1973 his colleagues voted turn outstanding House In 1978 and 1980 Mattox won races for the As a freshman he tangled with Speaker Thomas The topic the House dress A presidential order had turned up the oa House It was and Mattox showed up on the House floor in shirt a violation of the dress For his three days of national See Page U Todays tVM Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy mild and partly cloudy and warm Probability of tnundershowen is 30 parcmt Winds will be from the northeast at 1015 mph light and variable tonight and east to southeasterly at ltU mph Sunset will be tt and sunrise Thursday will be at 7 15 Poised For Navy warships hover off Utt Lebanon to fight if the Marinas naad PaajallA CLASSIFIED tilt COMICS Jo CROSSWORD 7C OiAR AMY DEATHS JA ENTERTAINMENT HOROSCOPE K KALEIDOSCOPE 141 OPINIONS 4A TV LISTINGS WEATHER Savage inquiry postponed 2 weeks SAN ANTONIO A board of inquiry to determine the militar status of William Dale Savage has been delayed from its original Sept 16 dale to Sept The postponement came at the request of Savages military His civilian Rick Woods of San will wily provide assistance to the military attorney 1 wont be representing him i Savage at the military Woods said 1 believe the postponement was on account of some witnesses being unavailable on The board of inquiry will convene to hear testimony and review evidence in making its reconuiiendalion on whether Savage will be retained on active military duty Savage is in his second year of a threeyear and currently serves as a physical activities specialist at Fort Sam Houstons 3rd Battalion Savage pleaded guilty to three counts U in voluntary manslaughter Sept and received three concurrent 10year probated sentences for the deaths of Ortencu Sauceda and her two children last October The three probated sentences were also set to run concurrent with the 10year probated sentence Savage received ui April for lulling Ruben
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