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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 12, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas                                Corn wbmble 7 5 i Bones came from young official says By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Bones found in the woods of Whispering Hills subdivision Saturday have been there for over a year and came from the body of a white female between 2030 years That was the word from Travis County Medical Examiner Roberto Bayardo He based his findings on a grisly delivery the same day from Texas Hanger Ray Martinez and Comal County Sheriffs In vestigator Rudy The two men handcarried a partial skull without the lower two leg part of a a clump of hair and another bone possibly from an arm to The bones were discovered on a wooded lot in the just off Highway 46 about 18 miles from New by a San Antonio man looking for He Bayardo told us she was between 20 and 30 years was about 5 5 or 5 had light brown and she was Martinez He also said shed been there in excess of a year but probably under two Bayardo was unable to determine the womans cause of death There were no bullet holes or anything like that in the bones weve found so Martinez Thats why we need to find some so its back to Martinez and Rubio paid a visit to the Missing Persons Division of the San Antonio Police Department Wednesday looking for a file that might match Bayardos We came back with three or four Rubio said but thats just based on physical descriptions and still pretty New Braunfels New Texas Volume 9 Zeituno 16 Pages THURSDAY January 25 Cents USPS 377880 Time for politics County election ataglance Most Comal incumbents plan to run again By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer Most of the incumbents in Comal County offices hope to still be incumbents at the end of Almost all of those people who currently occupy those positions which will be on the 1984 primary and general election ballots two commissioner county district tax assessorcollector and four constable offices are planning to run Several incumbents have already filed while some plan to in the near future with party chairmen Thomas Bluntzer Democrats and Charles Berger Two incumbent constables Lester Jonas in Precinct 3 and James Ivy in Precinct 4 have not made a decision Heres a rundown of the political scene as it looks now Precinct 3 Commissioner Charles Tart Mund will have served as county commissioner for Precinct 3 for eight years as of He filed last week in the Democratic primary for another term at the I still have a deep concern for the I feel our county is growing by leaps and Mund said in explaining his reason for running for The influx of people is one of many he Weve got to continue to hold the line on our subdivides to make sure everything is done acceptable to our rules and Also the jail is a major step for the county and taxpayers of the and since its in my I feel I have to see it Mund Also looking at the future expansion of our office facility and parking is another major reason for wanting to seek my Precinct 1 Commissioner Describing himself as a fulltime Jumbo Evans filed last week for reelection to the Precinct 1 Number I have been encouraged to by a number of my constituents in Precinct he I feel I have done a good job and will continue to devote all the time that is necessary in Im a fulltime a Id like to see the county with more planning As part of Im very anxious to get the Growth and Development Committee reactivated with a much broader scope of he There have been some things Ive been interested in all and Ill continue to be interested Evans He said he was especially concerned with supporting the county road the law enforcement and the Sheriffs Evans will have been the Precinct 1 commissioner for four years as of Tax AssessorCollector After eight years of Gloria Clennan intends to try for another term as Tax She has not filed with the Democratic Chairman but plans to in the near a was first appointed to the office on 1975 to fill an unexpired She has been elected to the position ever See Page 16 County Reimer District Schroeder Fellers Da vis Tax Clennan Commissioner Precinct Evans Commissioner Precinct Mund Constable Precinct Kiesling Constable Precinct Vetter Constable Precinct Jonas Wickman Hank English Robert Butler Constable Precinct Ivy Tamez Generals death suicide SAN ANTONIO AP A note pinned to the body of a twostar Army Reserve general found dangling from a noose at Fort Sam Houston said he had been but the FBI raised the possibility today that he hanged Pentagon officials who declined to be identified said the note read convicted of crimes by the Army against the people of the Sentenced and The body of Robert his arms bound behind him with a was found Wednesday hanging from the secondstory stairwell of an Army headquarters the FBI A FBI statement released in San Antonio this morning said Ownby might have bound The possibility of the victim having placed the belt around his own wrists has not been ruled Pentagon officials had said earlier today that Ownbys death could have been suicide or it could have been with the note indicating it was a terrorist act only a the commander of the 90th Army Reserve was found about by an employee coming to FBI Agent Pat Cowley Ownby was described as a hard worker who split time between his reserve duties and his full time position as an officer of the Delaware Punch The FBI statement today also said that there was no sign of a His jacket was found on a secondfloor landing of Three contenders emerge for Constable 3 If Precinct 3 Constable Lester Jonas runs hell have plenty of company on the GOP primary Three candidates have emerged to challenge Jonas in the May including fired highway patrolman Robert Butler and Hank a former Sheriffs have but not George Wickman of Startz ville is Jonas first official as he filed this Jonas said he has not decided whether to seek Wickman said he is seeking the office in order to give protection to the Weve never seen a constable in the Startzville he Wickman said a more visible constable is needed in the area due to an increase in Its happening more and more all the who lives near Spring plans to file by the end of the month in the Republican I live out in this area and I feel we have quite a few people out he Because of English thinks he as help the Sheriffs Department give better law en English was with the Sheriffs Department for two years as a but resigned with the specific plans of Butler was in the news for over a week last year after he challenged his transfer to claiming it was because he had brought alleged irregularities in the local Department of Public Safety office to After a weeklong District Judge Robert Pfeuffer ordered the and Butler was dismissed when he failed to He currently has a civil suit pending against the Explaining his decision to run for he Because Id like to stay in law Butler said he always had planned to run for constable when he retired from Rushing concerned about IH 35 proposal New Braunfels City Council knows that something is going to have to be done about traffic congestion on IH But it doesnt want something done at the expense of this The Great AustinSan Antonio Corridor Council had asked all governments in the area to request a feasibility study on improving the freeway and developing alternative routes between the two major and another study on a possible toll The New Braunfels council signed both resolutions but not without misgivings expressed by some Betty Lou Rushing said the wording of the first resolution worried It alternative highway routes including expansion of the current IH Rushing thought the emphasis should be on expanding 35 She doesnt want to see those alternative routes take putting New Braunfels off the main Ive seen what happens to those They just wither and die on the Rushing told the Joe Rogers didnt think there was much chance of Itd be much more practical to expand 35 to six which they have done in some sections than to get a whole new thing he He understood alternative routes to mean something like expanding FM 725 and Texas 46 to four lanes between here and which would help handle the traffic flow between here and IH Mayor Pro Tern Laverne Eberhard agreed that Rushing had a and asked that the council be kept in formed as studies City Manager Delashmutt and Finance Director Jim Jeffers noted that the Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation couldnt do anything not even ex pand 35 to six lanes without a request from some government DYANNE FRY A FBI statement released in San Antonio this morning said Ownby might have bound the Army Reserve neatly the statement His were ad jacent to his His wallet was on top of the There was no indication of foul play or of violenceet the The FBI will continue to investigate the case to determine whether Ownbys death was suicide or the statement went on to The Washington Post had reported Ownby had been but the FBI statement quoted Bexar County Medical Examiner Vincent Dimaio as saying that blood found on the generals body could have come from his mouth and nose as a result of the Dimaio found no preliminary marks or bruises that would indicate a the FBI A spokesman for Dimaios office said he would have no further Earlier Dimaio had ruled the cause of death to be who indicated he had read the ne knew of no reason to suspect the killing was the See Page 16 Fires hit Lake trailer on Highway 281 BySANDRA JACKSON and DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writers Volunteer firemen fought a nighttime blaze when a twostory house in Canyon Lake Hills subdivision caught fire The home of and Fred Bruenig on Stagecoach Drive suffered severe damage from the Bob president of the Canyon Lake Area Volunteer Fire said the cause of the fire was probably but the exact cause is not Hann said the fire probably started in the because it was first seen in the walls at that end of the He estimates that 70 percent of the home was Seven units responded to the which came at Three trucks from Station 2 at Cranes one from Station 5 at Village two from Station 1 at Canyon City and one from Station 3 at Potters Creek were on hand during the Firemen were on the scene until about Thursday spotchecking the structure to be sure the fire was Immediately upon our the fire broke through on the south gable end of the Hann In a matter of the whole top story was The Brucnigs have owned the home for several but just moved in on a permanent basis about two weeks Mobile home destroyed Arson investigators were at the scene Thursday of a fire that completely destroyed a Bulverde area mobile home BexarBulverde Volunteer Fire Department president Cameron Wiley said the was reported around The mobile home was located on Highway about IMmiles east of Highway The first one to get there said it was beyond Wiley But we had about eight volunteers and didnt leave until around No injuries were Wiley said he wasnt sure who the mobile home owner but the woman renting it wasnt there at the time of the The cause of the fire is still in the deter miniing Wiley I will say that arson investigators from the Comal County Sheriffs Office were called out to the scene but thats about all 1 can offer at this Inside Todays Weather Expect a partly cloudy with winds from the northwest at 1520 miles per hour and a high in the Tonight will be partly cloudy and with winds increasing to 1525 mph and lows in the Friday will be clear and with north winds at 1520 and some rain is expected this Sunset today will be at and sunrise Friday at Slapped Four including state Class 3A champion have been put on probation by the University Interscholastic League for misdeeds during the 1983 football Page CANYON DEAR TV All over Judge dismisses case against housing authority ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer A tenants lawsuit against the New Braunfels Housing Authority has been dismissed by District Judge Fred and the housing authority now plans to file suit on that tenant for back Shannon said yes on 26 to the housing authoritys motion to dismiss a suit filed last June by Judith then a resident of the Villa Serena housing San Antonio attorney Timothy Daniels filed that motion in and Shannon made a decision six days before his resignation became effective on he went over the thing before he went out of said Housing Director Nadine Mar She said Paradise moved out of the project at the beginning of and had since left New Braunfels for For the last few months of the they the Texas Rural Legal Aid office in Seguin really didnt have a client any said she said the legal agency continued to pursue what it considered to be violations of federal com mitted when the housing authority attempted to evict Paradise in April Shannons dismissal ends nine months of legal during which the housing authority ap pointed a grievance attempted to reach an outofcourt and changed The case was initially handled by Steve Taylor of New Daniels look over in Mardock said Daniels firm serves as legal counsel for the San Antonio housing and has had experience with this type of Paradise suit was the first one filed against the New Braunfels authority in its 11 years of The director seemed relieved to have it all she said Paradise left owing Were going to file suit against her in civil court and see if the authority can get some of that Mardock Right Daniels is waiting to see if the former tenant appeals Shannons decision to She still has approximately 10 days to do Mardock but she doesnt expect to see it Mar dock said Paradise seemed to have lost interest in the case when she moved out of Villa   

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