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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 29, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas wa ByDEMIEDaLOACH Staff writer op Comal County Department of PubUc Safety Trooper Robert Butler has secured an in junction hearing Monday to prevent his transfer to Butler filed his civil suit 21 against DPS James DPS Director James and the department On that same Judge Robert Pfeuffer ordered the department DPS not to put into effect Butlers 21 transfer from New Braunfels to Pfeuffer then signed an order last Monday dissolving the temporary restraining and set an hearing for Butler has alleged in his petition to the court that he suspects his transfer to Rockport was in refutation for his reports of Irregularities alleged against Holder to appropriate law enforcement When contacted Thursday concerning the Holder My comments will be in In March of the petition the plantiff Butler began to notice irregularities in Holders enforcement of Department policy and state law Butler made note of such including misap propriation of public funds andor materials and abuse of official power by state Thete instances were reported to who displayed anger and The petition stated Holder then began to harass Butler by Instituting a selective investigation of Butler among a select group of law en forcement officials within and outside of This investigation aroused suspicion among Butlers peers of his enforcement The petition also said Butler was removed from the DPS pistol team Immediately prior to the national competition with no explanation in May of the petition Holder denied Butler an offduty job oo portunity which would normally merit routine and filed a sevenpage memorandum in Butlers personnel file as On or about Aug Butler was notified of his transfer to Rockport He wax told in a letter from Chief Joe E DPS traffic law that the transfer was nondisciplinary and was for the good of the The petition stated that DPS precluded effective administrative review by failing to file a Cl form setting out the rationale for transfer and giving Butler grounds to challenge The petition said that Butlers instant transfer showed he has been discriminated against in retaliation for reporting violations of law in good faith to appropriate law en forcement and described the transfer as punitive in See Page MA New JrUrlir Braunfels New Texas 18 Pages2 Sections Airline pilots to walk off jobs HOUSTON AP A panel of Continental Airline pilot union executives agreed today to call for a strike against the which slashed their salaries when it sought bankruptcy Gary a spokesman for Con tinental pilots in said the pilots would walk out at 2 CDT Saturday and continue until a satisfactory backtowork agreement is We intend to make it Thomas Were going to withhold We will not Flight attendants also would join the work he We want to return to the basic agreement we Thomas He said he expected Continental pilots Who were still in the air to leave the The financiallytroubled carrier has with still Thomas He said the work stoppage would affect the airlines international About 40 people attended the including 15 members of the Continental pilots executive The rest were flight attendant The pilots met for 40 minutes this morning and then recessed for a 20minute executive session of the 15member Thomas said as he came out of the executive Were going to do some There are some strong feelings Thomas said before going into the morning Pilots are complaining to their We cant pay our See Page 12A COC Comfund ahead of drive chairman reports Coma County nmunit Puna Giving is At thats the word from 1983 Community Fund drive chairman Jesse Monday we had over and thats twice what we had this same time last Garcia An exact Comfund total was unavailable Weve talked to about people through about 200 Weve hit about 3040 different organizations with our speakers bureau and other and weve gotten out pledge cards to all the major Volunteers from the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have even contacted over 450 small Garcia I dont know about but I didnt know there were that many small businesses in Comal So Comfund volunteers have worked hard to get the word Now its just a question of getting it Garcia The organizations that will benefit from Comfund dollars include the Salvation Comal County Mental HealthMental Retardation Humane Crisis Youth American Red Head Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Home Senior Citizens Community Service Ar thritis Childrens Habitation Child Welfare Hays County Womens Canyon Lake Volunteer Action Texas Society for Autistic Bihl Rehabilitation and the national United DEBBIE DeLOACH YOU IT WORKS Staff photo ty Cincty anel approves edernales Irate increase By SANDRAJACKSON PffWT Padamatoi Elactrfc Cooperatives lant rate increase is now rate hike was approved Wadnaaday by j Public UtUltka icaaparaUva baa beM charging the MW rate t want uat about aa aaid MSC aaman Bill oaly rail i cant whan Ust Kc aakad for aa at to tba atipulaUd agriimiat to eafat Jiarr pnoro oy Ltncy Hicnarason This thermometer erected in Main Plaza Wednesday will record Comfunds progress THURSDAY September 25 cents USPS 377880 City eyes MALDEF answer ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer City Council members received papers Tuesday on a federal lawsuit filed last week by Texas Rural Legal Aid and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education City Attorney John Chunn is now preparing an answer to the which claims the citys new election system still discriminates against minority Chunn says he ex pects to deny those I dont feel that there has been any invidious he We just changed the method of election nn April of this year by charter We tried to be very careful to comply with the law in He said he would have to assume that the plaintiffs filed the suit in good and honestly believe the system to be As the attorney for the he does not share that Im disappointed that they have brought the suit at this without even allowing the new plan to be fully Chunn The plan voted in on April calls for four council members elected from singlemember and three elected at large by a majority of all the citys voters Singlemember districts 1 and 2 held their elections in The at large members are to be chosen next and districts 3 and 4 would elect their council members in April District with a 63percent Hispanic seated Valdemar the first Hispanic to be elected to council since MALDEFs suit says that under the 43 Espmozas seat is the onlj one a minority candidate has a See Page 10A Inside to MtdtttPUCwtMaav Todays Weather This afternoon and Friday will be partly cloudy and with highs in the Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 miles per Partly cloudy and cool with light easterly Sunset today will be at and sunrise Friday at Personality Conflict New Braunfels and Canyon have two distictly different football and those per sonalities will clash Friday night before an overflow crowd at Cougar Ranger Roll The Smithson Valley Rangers can finish non district play with a 32 record with a victory over Holy Cross Friday And few things would make Rangers Coach Stan Irvine happier than to be 32 at this point in the Bird Signs Urry Bird signed a reported nearly 115million contract with the Boston Celtics Wed nesday The one of the richest in insures that he will not become a free agent after the 191344 National Basketball Association Sports CANYON fA SA A n HOROSCOPE JA 1B 4A 21 2A Prepared to die Autry unconcerned about facing the needle HUNTSVILLE AP Death row in mate James David Autry says he doubts he will die as scheduled but adds that he is ready if his execution is not I already made up my mind that there isnt any sense worrying about Autry told the Huntsville Item There isnt anything I can Its not really left up to Its up to the Supreme Court and my who celebrated his 29th birthday was convicted in the April 1980 shooting death of 43yearold Shirley a Port Arthur convenience store One customer also was fatally and another was Autos Charles asked Supreme Court Justice Byron White to delay the execution so arguments could be heard in the White referred the matter to the full which is meeting in conference this Im prepared mentally and Autry Ive thought about I dont think dyiiuj u a bad Everybody Earlier this Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox said he would not oppose the request for a nicknamed Cowboy by fellow said he thinks Mattels decision will have little effect on his They might just be playing games It the execution could but I dont think it Autry told the Other inmates said Wednesday that they concerned about the impact Autry s esecution could Im prepared mentally and Ive thought about I dont think dying is a bad Everybody Death Row inmate James David I think everybodys aware that the time is drawing I think were all affected by it unless there are some that are cold dead said Ronald Clark a former Deer Park optician convicted in the Halloween 1974 poisoning of his 8year old son with cyanidespiked Prosecuton said Autry and a com John Alton shot Mrs Drouet between the eyes during a robbery of the SakNPak convenience store in Port Fearing two witnesses to the shooting would recognize Autry returned to the store and shot prosecutors John Broussard while a Greek sailor suffered permanent brain damage Autry denied the saying government witnesses put the gun in my Both Autry and were in dicted on capital murder charges But the indictment against Sandifer dismissed and he received a sevenyear in an unrelated Hi was U after atrvug less than three years of the sentence Carver had sought immunity so Sandifer could testify at Autrys but the request was denied The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans affirmed the but two courts have ruled differently in similar cases Carver said Wednesday he was con cerned about his clients citing the ruling in the case of Thomas Andy another Texas prisoner who was convicted in the shooting death of a Marker Heights policeman The Supreme Court issued a decision in the Barefoot case that an inmate is not entitled to an automatic They may feel this is the appropriate case to rein force the ruling the Supreme Court could deny a stay of execution and cite the Barefoot case as Carver Carver said he would ask Texas Mark White for help if the high court denies the request I think he has a chance But at the same as each day passes that event may come to Carver said Autry was first scheduled to die Dec 17 10 days after Charlie a Fort Worth man accused of killing a became the first convict to die by chemical A federal judge granted the stay two days before Autry was to Another execution for Feb 21 was alao blocked Texas has executed M2 prison inmates since all but one by prison Chorles Brown gt4
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