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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 8, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas Corn w 36 f Bob Baker to New Bratatfeie High School assistant football Bob Baker is ahe tie schools inofficial cartoonisWn A fnutrated art Baker sketches Ma drawings on whatever acralcfa bappena to be drawns comical ptctaree of hb co workers at the achoeit and caiionally sketches a seVportraH for tour of Bakers Frassmann named allstate Basketball Ctnyon 42 dripping Springs SVHS 38 The race is on Davis makes good on promise to run for Sheriff By DEBBIE DaLOACH Staff writer Others who enter the 1964 Comal County Sheriffs race will have to run against Carl the first to formally file for the office a 48yearold retired state made his political intentions known last July at a Republican Party He filed Friday with Comal County GOP Chairman Charles Berger by his Dead set on running a positive Davis Any wellrun organization needs training and and thats what I plan to implement when Im elected Im going to run work hard and not throw mud at When Davis made his announcement in he was a relief jailer for the Comal County Two weeks Sheriff Walter first elected in decided to seek reelection for a ninth term and told Davis to hunt him up another I dont have any hard feelings over all Davis said I still consider Walter my Fellers announcement quieted speculation that the 71yearold sheriff would retire when his current term ends at the end of Davis was a trooper with the Department of Public Safety from 1960 until my retirement in he Ten of those years were served in Comal Other qualifications include training 16 rookie troopers in his stint with and over classroom hours in law enforcementrelated Davis also holds an advance and instructors cer tificates from the Texas Commission on Law En forcement Standards and I also spent two years as a security guard at tached to the State Department when I was in the he While I was stationed in I served as bodyguard for thenVice President Richard Nixon and Secretary of State John Foster Married in Davis and his wife Martha shes better known as Marty have three Theyre all grown Davis His campaign Temper justice with common sum up Davis feelings about law If officers use those theyll The partner who trained me taught and Ive used that saying ever Davis Its worked for me all these Davis thinks his past will work for in his bid for My experience and training qualify me for the he and I want to pass that on to the I want to provide a professional and courteous service to the people of Comal New Braunfels Herald New Texas Volume 6 SUNDAY 1984 50 Cents 64 4 Sections USPS 377880 Disaster relief due for Valley WASHINGTON AP President Reagan on Saturday announced a disaster declaration for four counties in Texas because of freezing temperatures that have hurt the states agriculture The four counties are Starr and Under the disaster the coun ties farmers may apply for various forms of federal economic assistance to offset in cluding lowinterest federal business loans of up to Martin deputy White House press said some are expected to apply for the lowinterest We are grateful for the presidents I hope with this announcement the federal agencies will move as quickly as possible to provide assistance to the people so devestated by the Wee are going to be sure our state agencies are geared up to do their Mark White said in a statement released by his press Ann Inside Todays Weather It will be mostly cloudy today with southeast winds at 1015 continued cloudy tonight and less clouds on Chance of thundershowers is 30 percent 50 percent tonight and only a slight chance of rain Todays high will be in the mid low tonight near 50 and a high Monday in the upper NFL Showdowns Only four teams are left on the road to the Super and the field will be down to two after Sun days San Francisco journeys to Washington to decided the NFC while Seattle visits Los Angeles to face the Raiders in the Page6A 510B DEAR BB The Texas Employment Commission estimated people are out of work due to the cold weather in the four and costs to the unemployment assistance program could run as high as said The federal Emergency Management Agency designated the four counties as eligible for disaster w Reagans declaration includes disaster unem ployment payments for approximately people who lost their jobs because of the which damaged and destroyed valuable citrus Reagan also made available lowinterest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration and emergency loans from the Farmers Home Ad Officials estimate there will be demand for million worth of Administration officials projected that growers in the Rio Grande Valley suffered as a See Page 12A Hinman Island bids on agenda Bids on the Hinman Island Park improvement hearing on a proposed rezoning on Ruekle Road and an emergency ordinance regulating helicopter and ultralight aircraft traffic are on the City Council agenda for Monday The meeting will begin at in the council chamber at City In addition to the Hinman Island council will look at bids on health and life insurance for the city It will also consider appointing three members apiece to the Housing Authority Board of Com missioners and the Arts and Cultural On the housing terms expire 22 for Robert Lucille Garcia and Ramon appointed last summer to fill the unexpired term of Ezequiel Torres who told the HeraldZeitung he was not interested in serving because of time conflicts with his On the arts terms are up 31 for Michael Betty Stratemann and Dorothy All three were nominees of the Greater New Braunfels Arts Under the rules that set four of the seven members must See Page UA Staff photc by John Senter Life on the run New Braunfels High students Virginia Hildebrand and Jessie Willis right take advantage of unseasonably warm tem peratures to get in a few miles on the running trail in Landa Highs in the 70s have replaced last weeks record at least for Henry says hell file for Council By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Local resort owner Bob Henry says hes going to run for City Council this The filing desk isnt open In the present council has yet to pass an ordinance calling the But the city is due to elect its three atlarge council members on April Henry announced this weekend that hed be trying for one of those The 57yearold New Braunfels contacted Saturday night at his mothers home in said hed been considering this step for some and had made up his mind a week or 10 days I think I can do a good job for the if I can get enough people to believe said He got into the tourist business with Landa Resort ap proximately 10 years and built the Schlit terbahn in Before he was an At last he was still licensed through the State Board of Public He said his Gary and had more or less taken over the leaving him plenty of time to serve on the Theyve retired my See Page 12A Grand Jury broke record in 1983 If numbers are any evidence of the Speedy Trial Act and its effects were a bit delayed in Comal Enacted by the 65th Legislature in the Speedy Trial Act didnt become effective until July Its basic message is that a court shall set aside an indictment if the state is not ready for trial within 120 days of the commencement of a criminal action if the defendant stands accused of a In the Comal County Grand Jury returned 102 indictments and a total of 136 cases were filed in In that number dropped to and rose to 155 indictments in Then the effects set Indictments rose to 232 in fell to 179 in and back up to 265 in Of the 179 indictments in District Attorney Bill Schroeder said 129 resulted in That compares to 177 indictments and 97 con victions in Hays County where they have three assistant district and to 272 indictments See GRAND Page 12A Teenager gets death sentence HOUSTON AP A 19yearold man accused of plotting the robbery of a popular amusement center and the murders of four former co workers was sentenced Saturday to death by The same fiveman jury that convicted Richard James Wilkerson of capital murder deliberated two hours and 10 minutes over two days before deciding he deserved the daath penalty instead of lite in The sentence will be appealed Wilkerson showed no emotion when the jurys verdict was But M he left the he bowed his head and Im very sorry for what I dont feel sorry for He didnt feel sorry for said Jose father of two of the Wilkerson was convicted Friday in the July 1 murder of Anil an 18yearold premedical student who worked as night manager at the Malibu Grand a video arcade and miniature race track in southwest Varughese had been stabbed 42 Three other workers Arnold 18 his 19yearold Joerene and Roddy Dale 22 also were Shortly after his Wilkerson gave police a sixpage statement and helped police gather Defense attorney Ray Howard said the jurys verdict was not We knew it was going to be this The amount of evidence was over The jury had a tough job to do and they did But Wilkersons Dorothy sobbed and This is not Also charged with capital murder in the slayings are Wilkersons James Edward and Kenneth Ray a 20yearold Randall is scheduled to be tried next while Ransom is expected to go to trial in Wilkcrson had worked at the amusement center as an assistant manager and supervised three of the victims before lie was fired in But a Jesse testified that Wilkerson had planned the robbery even before he was It didnt matter to him if there was one person or They were going to said Assistant District Attorney Mary It was greed that caused this Evidence showed the three defendants each got about from the Anyone who could kill four people for a lousy could probably kill someone for a piece of said Naghmeh an arcade worker who found the He Wilker son deserved everything he I just hope they kill him Testimony showed that moments before he Varughese gave Wilkerson his paycheck and offered to help him get back his Wilkerson then plunged a knife into he went home took a shower and then went shopping for testimony Later he laughed and bragged about 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