Wednesday, September 21, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 21, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas ttoraldZe ituiif 10A I Debate centers on gas AUSTIN AP Opposing attorneys in formally debated a question now before the Texas Railroad Commission that could decide who profits from oil and gas reservoirs in the Texas Panhandle estimated to be worth The debate centers on how a gas well differs from an oil which is important to producers because Commission rules allow 64 oil wells per square mile and only one gas Major gas producers say independent oil drillers are calling gas wells oil wells so they can sink more wells on a Independent producers say all wells produce some oil and some but that doesnt make them all gas Gas such as Phillips Petroleum say the independents drilled so many gas wells on the Panhandle field that they are depleting and could eventually force gas rates in now the lowest in the to Phillips and others have asked the Railroad Commission to stop the independents from using refrigerating units on Panhandle wells that turn gas into a liquid and qualify the well as an oil We will establish that its a gas when it reaches the surface and its a gas in the reservoir and it should be counted as a gas for determining whether the well is a gas well or an oil Phillips lawyer Joe Cochran told Ivan an Austin attorney for the during a recess Theyve already taken our oil and made it into gas underground by blowing the reservoir pressure down with their gas They have vaporized our Now they say we cant get our oil back as a liquid and call it countered Geologist Raymond Stottler of Dallas was the first witness to testify for Phillips on He recited the geologic history of the Panhandle which encompasses about million acres mostly in Gray and Wheeler Man convicted in Pizza Hut deaths MOUNT Texas AP A state district court jury rejected the testimony of six alibi witnesses and con victed Calvin Loyd Padgett of capital murder in the robberyslayings of three employees killed at a Pizza Hut in this Northeast Texas State District Judge William Porter ordered the panel to return today to decide whether Padgett should be sentenced to die or face a life prison sentence for the slaying of Howard Leroy After the jury returned its verdict about an hour of testimony was heard in the punishment phase before the hearing was recessed for the Six people had testified that Padgett was working on May at 220 miles away from where the three vic tims were killed that But prosecutors countered the alibis with the testimony of the bookkeeper at Brays Paint in who said there were no records that worked on the day of the Payroll records showed he was paid for lOtt hours fewer than usual that the bookkeeper also is charged with capital murder In the deaths of George Dwain and Shirley OBier The bodies were found in or near a walkin cooler at the rear of the All had been and Landrum had also been hit in the head with a authorities Michael Earl a former patrolman for the Mount Pleasant police called as a defense testified that he concluded from his investigation that one person could not have committed the Officers arrested Padgett late last year with his girlfriend and 15yearold brother in where he was charged with the November robbery of a service station He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in Deliberations continue in weapons trial DALLAS AP Jurors in the trial of five men accused of conspiring smuggle infrared radar units to Libya could not reach a verdict after seven hours of deliberations and were directed to try again The panel began its considerations Tuesday after six days of Defense attorneys argued during the trial that the defendants were entrapped by overzealous govern ment But prosecutors contended the five defendants became involved because of their love of On trial are former Harris County deputy constables Mike Deans and Tom Fort Worth businessman Hugh Houston helicopter pilot Greg Zwarycz and Ed an employe of The five were arrested three months ago as a result of a sting operation set up by Customs agents and using a man posing as a wealthy Arab and other government informants who claimed to have a market for the military Agents secretly recorded two meetings between the man posing as the wealthy Arab and some of the Truck overturns with rockets SHAMROCK AP Some residents near this Panhandle community were forced to leave their homes for a time and traffic was diverted after a truck loaded with hundreds of military rockets over turned on Interstate authorities The truck was enroute from Fort to when it flipped over about Tuesday about two miles west of said Larry spokesman for the Texas Department of Public The warheads were being shipped Todd Residents living within one mile of the accident site were evacuated for a short time and traffic was diverted for most of officers W One crate was but there I was no damage to the rockets and the cargo remained Todd State officials investigate abduction GRAND PRAIRIE AP State of ficials have begun an investigation to determine whether a day care center in this Dallas suburb violated state regulations that forbid the release of children to anyone except their parents or authorized Jesiica 3monthold daughter of Charles and Kathryn was abducted Monday morning from Jack Dee Doshier Learning Center in Grand Prairie by a woman who called to say she would be by to pick up her niece for a photo police Police said Tuesday they had no The parents made a tearful plea for their childs Jack coowner of the day care said attendants who released the baby to the abductor had no way to suspect anything was Its not uncommon for parents to call that someone else will pick up a We thought the mother had called this It was certainly a It wasnt because of negligence on our She was very It could have happened Doshier The Texas Department of Human which oversees day care refused Tuesday to release in spection files concerning the center because its investigation into the ab duction is John assistant department ad ministrator for the North Texas said the daycare licensing office sent an investigator to the Grand Prairie center Tuesday to evaluate the security The day care center was opened two years ago with a license to care for 102 Doshier Were Devaluating our security and the way a child is picked Doshier Police said the woman who took the baby was in her late about 5 foot 5 and weighed about 130 She had acne scars on her brown eys and wavy brown hair pulled back in a bun and was dressed in a blue hospital lab coat with the initials OBGYN embroidered on the investigators I want her to know that God gave me the right to carry my child for nine months and to have Floods claim 3rd victim HOUSTON AP Rains that swelled southeast Texas bayous into thundering torrents ended and floodwaters receded to reveal Houstons third drowning Police recovered the body of 14yearold Joe Wayne Ellis about 10 Ellis was knocked off a raft in a southwest Houston stream Mon day 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