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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 7, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas Ruling due on pit bull case 410 M053 MICROPLEX MITCH WQMBLE BOX 45436 TX 75245 314 By BAM A mil Staff writer Municipal Court Judge David Perkins is expected to rule today whether his court has jurisdiction in a complaint that a city resident owns five pit An attorney for Viola Gtonzales filed a motion Thursday stating that the city ordinance limiting residents to four dogs is not Valid because a hearing on the ordinance was held three days after the ordinance was I submit that there is no or said lawyer Albert Pena of Corpus The only ordinance on the books was passed but the ordinance itself was not passed on that Oft Council originally approved an ordinance allowing a maximum of four dogs over six months of age at one there was no notice that an ordinance might be passed that so Council on 15 met again and approved the Thursday afternoon Perkins heard evidence in the case against Gon zales charging that she kept more than four pit bulldogs at her home at 349 Pena also filed a motion stating that the complaint does not say Gonzales acted of The city ordinance is a penal Pena A culpable mental state must be Perkins must first decide if he has jurisdiction to hear the five com plaints four for barking dogs and one for violating the city ordinance before making a A citation was issued 16 to Gonzales for keeping more than the maximum number of adult dogs at her Animal warden Mike Garcia testified that as he walked to the he saw five adult pit Garcia also testified that he believed the dogs to be over six months Pena questioned Garcias ability to determine the dogs especially since he did not look at their ask about their or call the veterinarian to ask their The attorney for Cindy who filed the complaints about barking attempted to show that Garcia has 21 months of experience with dogs and is a good judge of a dogs Garcias parttime Cruz said he did not know how old the dogs but said they were acting See Page 12A Cheer Fund Thursdays conlnbultons pmvirJed molber boost for our Choer funtl Horf irr our nowcul contributors Clarence mid Mary Kirk and an anonymous donor both ibO to llii Herman Richter cjavi Lizzie Pickard and Sue Rawski gave and CBek RV Park and Snack Shoppe in 55 That hiings us to not rlnnaierl foorl You cm brinij yoi intuitions money or non pnrislialitu Heiald 186 Oi rriaif monetary to Wf sincerely DMW rl Playoff bash The year is but the teams New Braunfels and Gregory Portland clashed in a 1976 playoff andv the teams 1984 editions look a lot like their Details in New Braunfels Herald Ttxas Friday 1984 237 25 Cents 28 Pages3 Sections Jobless rate drops to percent WASHINGTON AP Civilian joblessness fell to percent last the first drop since as the creation of roughly jobs pushed American em ployment to an alltime the government said With a record million Americans holding the labor force resumed its dramatic improvement after a fourmonth period of practically standstill unem the Labor Department As overall employment set a the ranks of those officially listed as jobless plunged by approximately from million to The November report was the brightest since unem ployment fell from percent to percent in The jobless bounced back to percent and stayed in that range through An alternate unemployment which combines the 114million civilian labor force with the roughly million members of the armed forces stationed in the United fell even more from percent to Since national civilian joblessness hit a post Depression peak of percent in November with more than 12 million people listed as some million jobs have been principally service jobs in areas such as banking and Government figures also show that since November when the jobless rate was total em ployment has grown by million while the roster of the unemployed has shrunk by Inside Someones County eyes plan for new annex 15 shopping days to Christmas Water Watch HIVIM CunyiH iJkli mllmv GlMyiiu CXtm uultliuN EdAMiclb i Ifvtt 1 cts luinul 123clbUip7l IbOUb laJIMUl 522 89981 Iduwn 01 By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Architect Chris DiStephano told commissioners Thursday there would probably be no walkway or bridge connecting the Courthouse with the proposed Courthouse Its almost impossible to touch these buildings Texas Histoical Commission would have to approve any changes in the courthouse structure like a and the cost is DiStephano Commissioners approved million of certificates of obligation to pay for the building of the Courthouse Annex and remodeling of the Courthouse last Commissioner Jumbo Evans and com missioners reacted favorably a tunnel connecting the basements of the two Though not a cheap way to DiStephano said it would get around the problem of changing the exterior structure and the Historical Commissions ob First floor of the Courthouse will probably be used by the county county sanitation depart the county clerk and additional storage for the county clerks Originally DiStephano planned to put the county engineer and sanitarian where the jail and have the county attorney where the district attorney is now on the first But County Judge Fred Clark pointed out that all the courtrooms that the county attorney would need and the county courtatlaw clerks office were in the Clark suggested the county attorney needed to be where he would have easy access to all of as the district attorney The district attorneys office was planned to be located in the The largest part of the second and third floor of the Courthouse will go to the probation but the second floor courtroom will be used for large jury panels and as a public meeting The third floor courtroom will be used for Justice of the Peace See Page 12A Todays Wedther Comal County forecast calls for fair today and turning partly cloudy on Winds will be light and variable through becoming southeasterly near 10 mph on High today will be near low tonight in the mid and a high in the mid 60s is expected on This mornings low was and yesterdays high was DEAR ENTERTAINMENT OPINIONS SHORTS W Locals recall nightmare on Pearl Harbor Day By WANDA LASATER Kaleidoscope editor The attack on Pearl Harbor 43 years ago is something that most people read about in history books and But to it is a bad Leroy Bippert and Robert both of Canyon are among the members of Alamo Chapter 2 of the Pearl Harbor Survivors The association sponsored a ceremony this morning in front of the Alamo to remember the more than men who died in the an electricians mate aboard the USS Maryland which was moored next to the USS remembers the attack as a bad The sailors aboard the stop were relaxing after breakfast when an explosion aboard the Oklahoma rocked the Maryland I looked out a porthole and saw a Japanese plane flying said We always expected to be to the but we djjjnt thtojk it wojuld happen this HW who an ensign aboard the USS Phoenix was visiting his a civiWaja employee at Hickjwa when the attack started shortly after 8 am I thro w my clothes and dashed to the road where I back jg the When Hjji arrived at the was waiting to take him and Firemen douse smoky TV An electrical short in a portable television set started a small fire this morning at 101 Crockett off It took firefighters about two minutes to extinguish the which firefighter Frank Gonzales said were A metal am v vision stand under the set had started Gonzales Because the plastic was also firefighters had to use air packs to go inside the which belongs to Ray Exhaust fans were used to draw the smoke and plastic fumes from the According to two children were at home when the fire A worker at Comal County Head Start reported the Gonzales said Gutierrezs smoke alarm apparently had melted and did not The house sustained only smoke firefighters Smoky set New Braunfels firemen in vestigate the cause of a fire this morning at 101 The fire started in a portable TV set and spread to the but was put out below it got any The plastic case of the TV caused plenty of smoke and as the smoky Christmas decoration at right LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZEITUNG Apartment developer to seek financing help from new panel A local attorney asked county commissioners Thursday to revitalize the Comal County Housing Finance so that the company he represented could possibly get a nontaxable loan to build John representing the Park Development asked that the Comal County Housing Finance Corporation be rechartered under the provisions of the Texas Housing Finance Act of 1979 that allows a county to create a board to oversee the issuing of taxexempt bonds to build affordable As with the creation of the In dustrial Development the commissioners appoint the board members and approve the Then the board determines who will receive the bonds and presents their choices to the commissioners for final Commissioners agreed to begin the process of revitalizing the housing finance corporation and rewrite the But the board will probably Se Page m Boy in coma making progress Twoyearold Ryan Vosika remains in a coma in a San Antonio hospital but his mother says his condition has improved Hes doing about the said Tammy Vosika from the hospital waiting oxygen mask is off The only tbijjg is the IV and theyre teeing him Hes breathing real good Ryan has intensive care at Santa Rosa Childrens Hospital since 34 when he fell into the Ouadalupe He was at bis grandmothers home off Texas i6 South when the accident Two policemen were performing CPR when New Braunfels attempjsto revive Ryan on the way to McKewia Memorial Randy Tomasjni said Ryans heart began EMS workers eoMWnt get the child to Although still in a is responding better to
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