Friday, October 21, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 21, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas ltoh i i no New Braunfels HepaldZdtung 1 A 4 4 n A FRIDAY October 25 cents 210 20Pages2Sections U8PS 377410 found only locked doors at MfirR Sportswear Firms closing angers employees PJkUMCIA YZN AOAKINO WlrwenltOf District office and the Texas Department of Labor and Standards in San Antonio are Investigating the unexplained closing of M4R Sportswear in New MfcR Sportswear closed its doors H without notice to its One of the Vetia 147 Water seMtaetaatoeMclosedowing two pay to its an Between peiaMn worked at the the business of labor and The employees also filed a complaint with the New Braunfels Police The located at m West End specialised in ladies The which opened in late is by Michael awl Rory McGuire of the Dallas The HcOulres were not available for Zapata said that when the btttory workers left work at the buBsnees was operating ae When they reported to work at 7 the nest the lacks to the plant tad been chanced and moat ofjhe oojuipfnoojt eeeii reajewest A Storms move to Oklahoma as Texas cleanup begins By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hurricanespawned torrential rains finally moved out of Texas and into where that states governor declared a state of emergency in the face of more than a foot of rain in some Oklahoma City already received more than 13 inches of rain this enough by itself to make it the secondwettest October and less than a halfinch off the with more than a week still remaining in the The which fell on some parts of West Texas from Tuesday through Thursday almost stranded damaged cotton closed some streets and forced the evacuation of about 90 residents of a Lubbock nursing The remnants of Hurricane Tico that caused all the rain are now across the Red exiting stage north and east of Wichita meteorologist Bill Alexander of the National Weather Service in Fort Worth said Lubbock was among the hardest hit of the West Texas In a 24hour period from Tuesday through Wednesday the city got more than a third of its average 18inch annual The city received inches of rain in the 24hour period and more than 7 inches from start to The rains devastated the South Plains cotton which farmers were ready to Hail had damaged much of the crop earlier in the Agricultural officials said not only was the cotton in the fields there was a strong likelihood the cotton seed itself will causing a likely seed shortage in next years planting season The Texas Agricultural Extension Service estimated that or 7 to 9 percent of the crop in the 25county have rxen destroyed by hail The dry summer had already pushed the forecasted crop for the area down to million to million 50 to 60 percent of average The rain came right when we didnt need said Kary agricultural economist at Texas Tech University in The storm system drifted to the east and north on bringing additional rainfall to North and Kast Texas Officials m Wichita Falls planned to keep a 24hour surveillance of the Wichita River and swollen fearing that runoff from Oklahoma could cause the waterways to rise above flood David Wichita Falls street superin said any additional heavy rain would cause serious Were about maxed on our rivers and everything is full to the top But so weve been very lucky and all the flooding has been he The light rain and drizzle Thursday afternoon was part of a cool front sweeping the state from the bringing temperatures in the 40s to the Panhandle The heavier rains the preceding day were associated with the remnants of a Pacific storm that hit the northwestern Mexican coast A light drizzle contmed around Wichita Falls this but skies were partly cloudy to cloudy over See Page 11A Slander suit filed Constable seeks damages from couple over charges By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Precinct 3 Constable Lester Jonas has filed a slander suit against a Bulverde couple for at least Michael and Janie parents of Kevin and Keith are named as defendants in the Wednesday by Jonas Bernie Mar tinez of San The original petition asks that Michael and Janie McCoy be held jointly and for damages to Jonas reputation in the community in the amount of at least The petition also states that Jonas suffered special damages of at least because statements from the defendants caused Jonas to lose his job with Comal Any future employment has also been and his reelection as constable may be in the petition who worked as a bus driver and head of security at Smithson Valley High was ter minated 20 by Comal At that Edgar Willhelm said the dismissal was a personnel and refused to comment CISD trustee David Boatner said no reason had to be given for his because Jonas was not a certified He added the termination was Willhelms and thats all it Jonas slander suit petition At various beginning about May of and the defendants made statements to the CISD superintendent and other district to represetatives of the Texas Department of Human the Texas and the Comal County District Attorneys with respect to Jonas relationship with Kevin and Keith These statements contained accusations and in sinuations that Jonas had made sexual advances to their the petition and that Jonas loss of job was as a result of these slanderous Willhelm said Friday that Jonas had never requested a hearing before the school board to discuss his But he has made an appeal to the Commissioner of Whether the commissioner will hear I dont Willhelm See JON Pafe 11A Inside Todays Weather Mild days and cool nights are predicted this with highs in the upperTOs and lows in the Skies will be partly cloudy today and Winds will be from the north at 510 miles per hour today and switching to the nor theast on Sunset today will be at and sunrise Saturday at Just Heavenly A 7yearold girl who nearly drowned describes being led through a dark tunnel into brightness and talking to the heavenly Father in a flowerfilled according to an account published today in a medical See Page 11A Dont AID Chimps A group saying chimpanzees have the in telligence of children and should not be exposed to AIDS in research experiments plans to present its case and petitions to the White See Page11A DEAR RELIGIOUS TV Teenager arrested in kidnapping By DYANNE FRY Staff writer An ISyearold New Braunfels man was in custody today at the Comal County charged with aggravated kidnapping of an 18yearold woman on City police arrested Michael Resales of 115 Rodriguez on Thursday Municipal Judge David Perkins arraigned and set his bond at A police investigator said the victim had been casually acquainted with the He reportedly asked her to give him a ride Monday and then forced at knife to drive to a deserted spot on Nacogdoches She got away with a knife wound to the a few and some cuts and scrapes on her feet and and filed her complaint in person at the police With a suspect now in the investigator said the woman is in good Her hand is needless to Her feet and legs are but shes doing pretty The woman told officers that the suspect had approached her at approximately 4 while she was studying in Hinman Island When she got ready to be asked her to take him and she While en he See 11A Getwell wish The marquee at New Braunfels High School shows the concern of the student body for senior Julie injured in a freak accident two weeks who suffered head injuries in a fall from a pickup remains in fair condition Friday at San Antonio Methodist Hospital On the move County to buy property Appraisal office to stay put Comal County Commissioners expect to close the purchase of the downtown Doeppcnschmidt property by the end of or January at the But County Judge Fred dark says there are no plane to evict the Comal County Appraisal there bean no plane developed for the use of this said who waa authorised Monday to eifn an earnest money for MM Comjoiteioaers HM djetriot rente dfkt quit OB the of IwMtory btuMag oa Mill at the northern edge of the Doep 1 tract The nuMfr aai litttrt halting in nfflrt fee twaatary ouUdtaf will oetera but Cfcffc Mtf that Ml he for two years For the next few the ap praisal district is facing only a change ia lan Its my understanding that well be allowed to stay here for the ttae said Chief Ap praiser QloM They the county have to worry about bulling a Jail Ike residential apartment on U a different dark the however That will have said Hi laslkoaleg the coHMBlatioDori will have to get together the apareiaal district heart of ilrectere Mi wait out financial U My he that iaatead of the ijfriinl dietrkt rat we the county vouU fat ea our he said Comal County and the other governments served by the central appraisal district each have to pay a share of the districts operating Brocks and his staff have always considered their quarters in the Doeppenachinidt building to be but directors have yet to find a better location at a price they re willing to pay Its possible that in the the district wont be moving very far when we build a new we might ask the appraisal district if it would like some end build said Clark In preliminary talks with com have even considered phasing the project so that the old building weal be torn down until the new one is ready to move DVANNI PHY County seeks bids on temporary jail The Comal County Commissioners viewed a basic drawing of the new temporary jail and then called for bids pending approval by the jail standards commission during their regular meeting Thursday The commissioners presented a basic drawing in accordance to their request from an 12 The plan calls for a ltby54foot building with two two water two a water neater and floreecent The new jail will be conventionally constructed on a foundation of con crete and will be built on beams capable of being The reel will be composition shingles Under Jail commission the building also needs two fire ex an intercom two exit lights over two a sub flooring of fireproof two smoke detectors arid a painted sheet ruck The temporary jail will be a minimumsecurity holding area for It According to the building will cost to to which includes jail standard and Comnuationers rejected plane IS to have a temporary jail ready far Wuretfeet because of the high buiUsag coat The facility has been pegged as the solution to crowded condMieas la the existing jail DOMAN UAJITIM