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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 12, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas 410 MOSS MICROPLEX MITCH WOMSLE BOX 45436 TX 75245 314 Sy LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer the Wurattest Associations attorney has filed a motion tof summary judgment against Oayla Gr who sued it for damages resulting from a motorcycle accident Wendell Herman Schnitz of the driver of the car that hit the motorcycle Origson was a passenger was charged and convicted of driving while intoxicated in Association back on lawsuit In Gfigsons she claimed that had been at the Wurstfest before the And without naming Schnite as a the suit put the responsibility for the accident on the Wurstfest Association for negligence by repeatedly serving Intoxicating beverages to Wendell Herman Schniti Wurstfest lawyer however haa obtained a sworn affidavit from Schnitz which i had not SOMEHOW ITS JUST NOT THE been at Wursfest and no intention of going to also said that he was in New Braunfels to visit his girlfriend who worked at McKenna Memorial David president of the Wurstfest in a news release said that Grigson and her attorney Terry Gorman of Austin chose to file a groundless lawsuit a few days before the 1984 David said he has instructed Reagan to file a cross action suit against Grigson and Gormans law Only santiesteban and Cardenas of because their suit was false and iibelous against Wufslfesl This is simply another example of a few people who have targeted Wurstfest unfairly and David Those who wish to libel and falsely accuse Wurst fest of wrongdoing had better be prepared to go to The association president also said that the Wurstfest had an outstanding security force and is one of the best organized festivals in the if not the New Braunfels days tifl to shop Postal rate hike due in Februa WASHINGTON AP First class postage will rise to 22 cents effective the Postal Service board of governors announced The governors voted in closed session Tuesday to ac cept the recommendation of the independent Postal Rate postal service officials The decision was announced at todays open Last the postal service recommended that postage rise to 23 cents in but the rate commission scaled that The commission lowered the planned increase because lower than expected inflation had dampened costs for the postal Postage last increased in In that year the rate commission turned down a postal service proposal for 20 cent but the postal governors overruled the commission and put that price into effect This year the governors could have done the same and insisted on a 23cent but did not do That would have required a unanimous and the vote breakdown on accepting the 22cents postage charge was not known In addition to 22cents for first class post cards will rise a penny to 14 cents each under the new Mailers of heavy items will get a The Herald 20cent rate now drops to 17 cents for each extra ounce of first class That 17cents charge will remain The governors also accepted other rate commission recommendations including change in the charge for priority ranging from 15 percent for second class regular items down to 8 percent for the fourth class book 13 percent hike for third class mail and 15 percent boost for express The rate commissions recommendations were based on having each category of mail pay its own Those recommendations have generated controversy between bulk mailing firms and newspaper with the publishers claiming they pay too much in relation to the advertising The postal service no longer receives subsidies from the federal government for its although it does receive some money to compensate for special low rates offered to nonprofit charities and some local Those are considered subsidies for the papers and not the postal service Inside heer Fund Jury deliberating in robbery trial This is getting to le a brpken but we like the way it another good day with our Chwr Fund at five more contributions were Detev which bPught in food contribution Busy Bee and Wallace Johnson and en anonymous donor all contributed So did Roger end Petty their contribution Monday but were ipadveitemly left off Tuesdays PreCeptor Nrie Chapter of Sigma PW brought in Thel brings our current balance to end doesnt inctMde donated Thanks to onf 209 lope families will heye Christmas this Water Watch Cornel 177 lup 31 Canyon tike inflow Canyon Pfm W off emiej cloudy today tomorrow with of rate TwJiyt high about IS CUSREB C By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer As of presstime a Comal County jury was still deliberating the guilt or innocence of Hector a New Braunfels man on trial for robbing Martin Ruiz near the Daily Double lounge last Both the state and defense attorney Paul Cedillo rested their cases around 10 this Closing arguments took about 30 and the jury then retired to began its The Juarez trial has been almost identical to the David Williford trial last October with similar witnesses and familiar Both Williford and along with Oscar Acevedo of 240 were charged in connection with robbing and beating As in the Williford Ruiz once again identified Hector Juarez as one of two men who beat him up on the night of June and admitted he could not positively identify Williford as the But on a Comal County jury found guilty of Williford then opted for the court to decide his and 22nd District Judge Charles Ramsay sentenced him to 20 years in the Texas Department of Corrections on Ruiz also testified he was assaulted near the Daily and then again on a gravel lot between the lounge and a SacnPac store on Lave Oak More repeat testimony came frpm Alfredo Gomez and Ruben who testified as they did in the Williford that they helped Ruiz home after he was Gonzales also testified he declined when Williford aiked him if he wanted to go rob Ruiz that In closing arguments this District Attorney Bill Schroeder speculated Williford and Juarez decided that Ruiz was So they Thisll be easy Lets go get He described the assault as vicious and and repeated Gomez1 testimony that he thought Ruiz was dead when he went to help You and I that the toe of a boot or shoe can Schroeder and what the Legislature defines as robbery happened on the night of June Cedillo argued that testimony showed whatever Gomez and Gonzales remembered from that night was all colored by What they what they he Gomez said he had 18 and I doubt someone could keep track of anything after 18 But well give him the benefit of the Alfredo Gomez with 18 beers in his said he saw Martin Ruiz leave Then he saw Hector Juarez and then David Cedillo He didnt see The Good Gomez and never testified they saw anyone hit Martin They just saw a cloud of and ran to where the dust was coming Cedillo also argued that an in toxicated person knows less the morning and told the jury Ruiz reasoning probably went something like this once he was sober I saw He asked me for I walked a Then what happened I got hit in the So Hector had to do If the jury decides Juarez is the trig will then precede into the punishment phase with more 94 LESLIE KRIEWALDI HfcHALU Utilities crews installed new traffic lights although Bill Printy had to work around the trees New traffic lights installed at San Antonio Staff writer Out with the old and in with the Thats what happened to the traffic lights at the intersection of East San Antonio Street and South Union Tuesday when New Braunfels Utilities crews erected new lights Electrical superintendent John Buck said the main thing drivers will notice is the absence of the green arrow allowing right turns onto San Antonio from South Its red to green from all directions he Huck added that one reason the lights were requested by the city was that pedestrians were having a hard time crossing the street because drivers could turn right all the Since we have rightturnon it wont slow traffic down that Huck In front of Something Good there is a new light off of which two arms ex The arm across Union has two light secions facing north and south and the arm facing San Antonio contains two light sec The next traffic light transition will be at the intersection of Coll and Light poles will be placed on opposite diagonal Each pole will have two Wednesday December 25 Cents 26 Pages3 Sections Lone Star roof repair due soon By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer New Braufels ISD trustees Tuesday received a estimate for repairs to Lone Star Elemen tarys roof a figure that that does not include the drains recommended by the In the boards last White Roofing and Water Proofing gave the board an estimate of half of which went to installing tapered insulation to correct the negative slope of the However after the Seidel and Associates engineering firm looked at the they recomended rather than the correcting of the the addition of drains in the lower part of the roof to carry the water Their report was presented to the board along with Whites new The board agreed to declare the roof repair an emergency so that the school district does not have to go out for bids on this projef nk cas begin over the Christmas The children are suffering from those leaks in the Lonnie assistant superintendent of referring to the dampness in the building during rainy weather that affects the childrens Board members expressed a preference for hiring a plumbing company to install the roof drains rather than have school maintenance crew do I have told all the principals to report all leaks so that we can get them worked on right and if some of them prove to be too serious for our maintenance people to I will be coming back to Its a lot simpler to repair these leaks before they get real Superin tendent Charles Bradberry com Five classrooms in Seele Elementary also have Bradberry In other Board Trustee Garland Lloyd reported that his long range planning committe had met and decided it needed more people from the community on They added Bob James Goodbread and Eddie Temple to the committee and plan to meet in January again to begin Board president Bob Self also reported on the Texas Association of School Boards meeting last weekend which he House Bill 72 took up a lot of the especially the education reform bills rules on discipline and extracurricular On the a representative of the interim board of education indicated two possible solutions have been One will allow a student to have his course averages looked at each week and participation in extracurricular activities be on a weektoweek The other possible way the law will be interpreted is to allow a student to average all his grades and as long as that is above the student will be See Page 12A Second jolt needed to execute inmate in Georgia va Slate 8 Balnh Kmo Ordered the nrnroriura i AP flrii try at executing Alpha Otis in the etectric chair foiled and te struggled breathe carried out his deaJJi wtem fw flwfcrtog man who interrupted Hi WM m more Ralph Kwp ordered the procedure repeated after Stephens was wat pronounced dead at He the third person to te ewcuted in Georgia in 1 ttoi 200 to the country this year and it m M w to built for Georgias first execution in 19 last But he said prison officials intended to find out why it two jolis to km Were looking at From eyerytbjwg we cajn it went Uke its supposed He said one possible cause could be that deferent people different MM cUmaxed with the failure of five separate appeals for two to the Supreme in the 24 hours before his H was condemned for the 1974 murder of Roy who was taken to a remote field and shot twice in the ear after interrupting a burglary at his sons Stephens appealed scared wxd nervous as he walked into the execution chamber swrowiecj by guards at the nearby Gorgia Diagnostic and Classification Cnier and was strapped to the oak electric He declined an offer to see a chaplain and made no last Seconds after a mask waj placed over his the first jott was causing his body to soap for ward and bis fists to His body slumped when the current See Page 1U
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