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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 11, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410 M053 MICROPLEX MITCH WOMBLE BOX 45436 TX 75245 301 In the jurys hands By OE8BIE DeLOACH Staff writer Deliberations begin in dumped bodymurder trial As of presstime the jury was still deliberating the fate of Michael Anthony a San Antonio man on trial for the May murder of 18 yearold Felipe Montemayor Oroso testified Thursday he didnt kill and he didnt know who The last time he saw Orosco was on May He left my house He took three beers and four marijuana joints with he Torres body was found by Sid Weidner on his ranch at High way 281 and FM 1863 on May He was the last of five dumped bodied discovered in Comal County last and had been stabbed 38 The jury retired at this morning to begin deliberating Oroscos Both the state and defense rested at this Three days of testimony have put Orosco and Julian also of San at Torres house the mor ning of May Orosco said he owed Mesa some but he didnt have He said Torres owed him some so they could go collect that debt and Orosco could repay The along with Torres Robert went to two neighborhood stores to try and cash Torres but had no Orosco said he had a friend who could cash the but Anderson said he was told he couldnt Anderson was dropped off at Torres and the rest of the days events depending on whos on the witness Orosco said Mesa lent him the and he and Torres drove by his friends The car wasnt so Orosco said they didnt even They went back to pick up Mesa at his girlfriends and then Mesa dropped them both by Oroscos Mesa testified Wednesday he would not lend Orosco the so Orosco gave him directions ty his friends house and told him to turn down a caliche driveway at 281 and FM Mesa said he later saw Orosco stabbing The defendant and two other witnesses testified Thursday that Orosco was at his girlfriends house at the time of the In closing arguments this District Attorney Bill Schroeder said the alibi didnt work because of the shallow credibility of those wit Paul defense at argued that Mesa admitted giving a false statement to police on See Page 12A Schertz man injured in IH 35 accident ByDANASTELL Staff writer A 17yearold Schertz man is in serious condition in a San Antonio hospital today after a Thursday afternoon onecar accident on the IH 35 northbound access Glenn Mastellcr was thrown from the pickup he was riding in after it left the road near Solms Road about New Braunfels Police John Wommack said a 1981 Dodge pickup driven by Francis of for no reason left the veered to the right and hit a cement drainage Wommack said the front right wheel hit the culvert and the pickup slung around until the passenger side hit the side of the King and passenger Jeff of were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released for minor Masteller was transferred to Methodist Hospital in San An where he was referred to a See Page 12A New Braunfels IB Hi Hi mmff H H Texas 95 9 Friday January 25 Cents 20 Pages2 Sections Inflation rate tiny in 84 WASHINGTON AP Wholesale prices rose percent in the thirdsmallest gain in 20 the government said One analyst says this year should be even The impressive 1984 performance stemmed from a prolonged weakness in energy in particular and from fresh moderation in food price years rise in the Labor beparhiitjhts Index was up from a tiny percent in cresse in the smallest gain since Last wholesale prices rose just down sharply from the percent rise of Analysts said they expect the December moderation to last through most of this in part because of the failure of the Organization of Petroleum Ex porting Countries to prop up sagging world oil One Michael president of Evans a Washington forecasting predicted that prices would rise 1 percent for all of It should be a very good year for The third good year in a he Over the last two prices rose a tiny a twoyear performance unequalled in at least two For energy prices posted their second yearly although the drop was less than half that of the year energy prices fell percent last compared to a percent decline in which had been the steepest decline since the government began keeping such statistics in Seguin wife convicted of murder SEGUIN AP A 22yearold Seguin woman has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of her who the woman had said frequently beat Jo Ann Flores was found guilty Thursday by a Guadalupe County which deliberated hours before returning its who faces a sentence of up to life in testified that she killed her Antonio as he slept because he had beaten Flores Harry said he would ask that Flores be placed on During dosing Gonzales had portrayed the killing as justifiable He recalled testimony that Flores beat Jus wife when he was drunk The fear grew in her like a can he told Flores See It should be a very good year for The third good year in a one economic forecaster Gasoline 55 percent compared to a percent drop in the preceding yean As for the moderate percent gain was due mainly to a sharp percent drop in prices for fresh vegetables and to smaller drops in prices for poultry and Beef and veal prices rose a minuscule The sharpest gain was a 31 percent increase in fish In food prices overall rose The percent December gain completed a year in which prices declined in three months and held steady in another The department offered these other specifics of price activity prices in December were up Prices rose for fresh eggs and while declines were posted for fresh dairy products and prices for the month fell after two straight The percent drop was the product of declines for all forms of Gasoline prices were down per cent heating oil prices fell per cent natural gas prices were off Inside Water Watch Coma RiyM JOB els down 3 Canyon inflow 375 down 581 Canyon Dam outflow SOQcfi samel Edwjida Aguilei up Ctnypn Uktifvel down Todays Weather A winter storm warning is in efftct jfor the area tonight and will bring cloudy and cool weather today with a 20 percent chance of showeVs and a hjgh near Its going to turn windy ajid eoW tonight with a 70 of changing to freejing and sleet by Tonights low should drop to SIRED 11A DEAR ABB Y 3A DEATHS 2A ENTERTAINMENT tOA 4A FOCUS 12A Welders work on the new Comal County Jail I I SI II KWIWMPI Ml RA1 D7f ITUNO Going up New jail due in two months annex plans revised By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer The new county jail should be completed in mid to late County Judge Fred Clark said after a meeting with the architect Wed When the furniture bids are opened next week whoever gets it will take eight weeks to Clark Originally scheduled to be com pleted in the jail is being built at the corner of West San An tonio and Water The Courthouse Annex plans were also diseussed in the meeting with architect Christopher and some offices were moved around after feedback from department Clark We are also insisting on a walkway connecting the the Cour thouse with the It would be absurd to build all of this and not have a communicating Clark Cost at this point had not been but a 20foot catwalk connecting the second floors had been added to the the county judge See GOING Page 12A No go on water plan County Edwards directors vote against water company request Two Coma County directors said no to Green Valley Water Cor porations request for more water from the Edwards That request will again be heard by directors of the Edwards Un derground Water District next The water corporation withdrew its original request from the November agenda and returned Edwards board members voted 9to with one to grant the a twothirds vote 10 of the 15 directors is needed for an item to so the request will again be presented to the Comal County directors Craig Hollmig and Carroll Hoffmann were among the four Also voting no were Bexar Countys Fay Sinkin and Mauldin from Hays Gregg of Hays County Green Valley already pumps between and gallons of water a day from New Brauiifels wells reaching down to the We have a contract of with Iho idea that we have the ability to in form them at any time that there will be no more explained Bob manager of New Braunfels The Utilities also sells water to Solms and Spring just past Clear Green Valleys new request is for a permit to pump an additional acre feet of water out of the Edwards Aquifer by 1990 thats about 401 million gallons of water per or about a million gallons a Which isnt too much says water district director Tom Its really not a lot of Fox Its surprising when people start thinking about but San An tonio in the summer pumps about 250 million gallons a As a Fox explained that Comal Springs discharge about 65 million gallons of water a day if running at 100 cubic feet per Normal spring flow is between and 300 cubic feet per Fox said that Green Its really not a lot of Fox Its surprising when people start thinking about but San Antonio pumps 250 million gallons a based in requested the extra water to handle a growing population It would strictly be on a continuous basis for the increase in population in that Fox He added that he believes the water corporation now pumps about acre feet from an Edwards well in New In explaining his no director Hollmig You hate to say youre against but I felt that Green Valley should explore sources of such from the before they look to uards to give them more and more Hollmig said the Comal Springs almost dried up during the summer and when the Edwards level is so I hate to see us export more 1 know Haas would have been against Oliver an eightyear member of the Edwards died often recommended that cities find alternate sources of water and stop depending on the Edwards In the Edwards board agreed to grant the city of Seguin a permit to export water at 9 cubic feet per second out of the Edwards Aquifer when the Guadalupe River cant supply the demand from Seguin That was to teeo Seguin from It i Uje
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