Tuesday, October 4, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 4, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Holder testimony opens DPS hearing Testimony continued thli afternoon In temporary Injunction hearing broufht against the Department of Public Safety by Trooper Robert Butler to fight his recent transfer Butlers 21 transfer to Rockport has been put on thanks to a restraining order by 207th District Court Judge Robert The hearing is for Pfeuffer to decide to extend the order Butlers or dissolve it the Attorney General Offices Assistant Attorney General Reed Lockhoof is representing DPS 3ft Jaime DPS Director James Adams and the department all named In Butlers Harris Butler HI of Houston Is Butlers Only three witnesses took the stand in a fullday of testimony The proceedings were scheduled to begin again at and possibly wind up by Tuesday Butler alleges in Ms lawsuit that hes been discriminated against in retaliation for reporting violations of law in good faith to appropriate law enforcement and describes He hat isolated himself from the other His attitude Is such that no one else DPS Boh describing Trooper Bob his transfer order to Rockport as punitive in He also has accused Holder of conducting a selective investigation among local law officers that was instrumental in gaining his transfer from the Austin Holder spent most of Monday on the stand disputing those He testified the transfer was for the good of the and not disciplinary by DPS policy He has isolated himself from the other Hes tarnished his reputation with His attitude is such that no one else Hes not interested in his fellow his and certainly not what his ex perienced supervisors suggest to him to raise him to an effective Holder And I am unable to supervise him because of his attitude and Holder said Butler takes notes on other and saves them for Butlers attorney asked if why wasnt that proper if the action was connected to a Reporting violation of DPS policy isnt creating a the violation is brought to my attention and not one or two years Holder Getting down to specifics with other Holder said Butler had re arranged the contents of anothers car just to Butler had also accused another trooper of not responding to an accident UvoMfn official accused another of abasing a and reported several other troopers for stealing merchandise from the scene of an lM2cartru k Butlers attorney also asked Holder if he had used his unmarked stateissued vehicle for personal use You went to get a hair cut in it last didnt you Hair on state Holder What about picking up your son from school in it See Page New Braunfels tterald Now Texas 197 TUESDAY October 25 cents 14 Pages2 Sections USPS 377880 Texas inmate to die tonight barring stay Having a trashy time Texas AP District Judge Robert Parker today denied a lastminute appeal by lawyers for James David a condemned killer scheduled to be the ninth convict to be executed since the death penalty was reinstated in was scheduled to die by injection at CDT Wed nesday for fatally shooting a Port convenience store clerk during an April rob known to fellow inmates as was moved about 7 today from Death Row at the Ellis Unit to the Walls Unit about 15 miles prison spokesman Charles Brown Brown said Autry was placed in a holding cell just a few feet away from the death chamber and met with Carroll the prisons Protestant The Supreme Court voted 54 on Monday to deny an emergency request by Autrys Charles to block the The high court refused to hear the case last The only remaining appeals are before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in District Judge Robert Parker in Marshall and State District Judge Leonard Giblin of who declined to rule because the same issue is before the federal Parker scheduled a 10 hearing today on the and Texas At torney General Jim Mattox said he would not oppose any If all appeals Autry could get a 30day reprieve from Texas Mark But White said he would not make a final decision on Autrys case until all court remedies have been It looks more and more bke its going to After six I think its about said Assistant Jefferson County District Attorney See Page 8A Husband wounded after family fight A 41yearold New Braunfels woman has been charged with at tempted murder after allegedly shooting her husband Monday night at their Lien Thi Carley of 1290 Mary Preiss was released from jail on set by Peace Justice Harold Her Wesley was treated and released from McKenna Memorial Hospital for a bullet wound to the right side of his Comal County Sheriffs Gilbert Villarreal said the shooting incident erupted from a family disturbance call about Deputy Dennis who aided Villarreal on the said the husband told him the incident started with an Inside argument in the living What followed was a chase between the with the woman firing a total of six shots from a caliber She chased him around the firing four shots inside the The husband said he broke out a window to Koepp When he did she must have gone around on the because she shot him as he crawled out the Villarreal said she fired two shots into the house while she was on the but only one bullet hit the An investigation into the case is continuing by Villarreal and Texas Ranger Ray DEBBIE DeLOACH River cleanup Stttt photo JohnN Semei Volunteers bring in another haul of trash from the Guadalupe River to be loaded into a pickup Thousands of shoes and other miscellaneous items were pulled out of the river during the annual cleanup Higher fees eyed for parks advisory panel seeks break for locals ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Landa Park visitors can expect higher fees for picnic pavilion rental and use of other special park Visitors to Hinman Island may have to pay an admission Those who drive to Hinman Island or Prince Solms parks may soon be paying for a place to put their Once the City Parks and Recreation Ad visory Board faces the problem of finding a practical way to raise fees for outoftown without penalizing the local citizens who already pay taxes to support the In a joint workshop Monday the City Council and the parks board decided that Landa Park and the Prince Solms Tube Chute are the focuses of overcrowding in the city park Admission to the Tube Chute itself is controlled by a fence and a admission But this has had the effect of moving a large portion of the crOwd upriver to Hinman where admission is Once on the those people can float down to the adding to what City Councilmember Barbara Tieken fears is an unhealthy number of swimmers on that section of the Parks advisor Edward Dedeke went so far as to suggest the city might be better off without the in his is the attraction that has drawn the really unmanageable crowds to New the council now believes that the parking problems at Prince Solms East and along Liberty Avenue are brought on by Tube Chute Youve hit the said But no one seemed too eager to take the Chute out of Clemens Even the Bob Henry whose Schlitterbahn Resort is in competition with Prince Solms said that would be a bad It would also be impractical to physically limit the number of people coming into the the group decided after almost two hours of The consensus was to let the free enterprise system handle as Councilmember Donnie Seay put In an open market the more something is in the higher the price goes until people find something else theyd rather said Council members Joe Rogers and Eberhard agreed the crowds might level out of then own if prices were If the higher fees would at least give the city some money to clean up after the We are not going to be able to control the crowds the way that we would probably like said parks board member Robert What we need to do is find some way to make the crowds And we dont want the fees to be paid by local said Councilmember Betty Iou Parks board Sharon Phair has heard that one See Page 8A Todays Weather Today and Wednesday will be partly cloudy and with highs in the Tonight will be partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thun will be from the south today at approximately 10 miles per becoming light and northerly and variable Wednesday at 110 Sunset today will be at and sunrise Wednesday at Marcos Not Offended Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos said today he informed President Reagan last Thursday that he wouldnt be all that offended by a Reagan decision to cancel a visit to the Raging waters Death toll rises to 13 as floods rip Arizona towns By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cloudbursting rains that forced thousands from their homes and left 13 dead or missing continued threatening to push waters over a dam and spread a sloshing sea of mud to the suburbs of With damage estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars after another day of heavy rain the National Weather Service warned that another severe storm system could hit the state on A brief but fierce storm Monday afternoon aggravated flooding in southeastern said to be the wont in a with many sections already under several feet of received nearly half an inch of rain in M Interstate the main highway covering the 111 miles between Tucaoa and was cut whan flooding eroded land sup porting bridge Other highway closures meant that Tucson has effectively become an said Terry Conner on but some routes were later Towns along the Gila River northeast of Tucson and east of Phoenix including Hayden and Kearny braced for a deluge as the level of San Carlos Lake mounted behind Cooudge Dam while rain continued to fall Ralph chief engineer for the Bureau of Indian Affairs activated emergency plans after the reservoir rose one foot in IMS than an hour and officials predicted that water would begin sloshing through spillways this The overflow could hit 30 miles southwest of the by Thursday morning and could reach the outskirts of some to miles later officials Tucson Fire Kevin Keeley said the new rainfall prompted a lot of hysteria in the community We lost all our our television and stereo and my diamond said Mary Jane Hoffsmith of Tuc standing where her fanulys townhouse had been until the Rillito River washed it away We just didnt believe them when they came Saturday afternoon and told us to We didnt think it could do Lou a Tucson saw the Santa Cruz River devour his million office complex over the A thousand dollars a Theres no Im he said In about 100 miles northeast of more than 75 of the towns 200 buildings were destroyed or heavily damaged and the rest were left in a sea of cocoacolertd mud four to five said Paul Sweeney of the Army National Police and National Guard helicopters plucked five people from the Giuts boiling waters Monday afternoon as the clung to trees after their fourwheel drive vehicle was swept away while fording the river near south of officials and witnesses Another helicopter lifted three children from a sandbar on the Gila moments before it said spokeswoman Jeanette Hall of the Arizona Division of Emergency She said she did not know the location of that incident A body found Monday in the Santa Cruz south of brought the toll of dead to 11 since the flooding began last week Two other people are missing Thousands of homes and businesses in Nogales and Marana remained under several feet of and many residents stayed at emergency shelters Col Dick state emergency services said ap proximately people had been evacuated because of the flooding