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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 18, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Probing Grand jury investigates Lucas confessions WACO AP After already spending nearly four hours before a special grand Henry Lee Lucas faced more scrutiny into whether his claims to hundreds of murders are Jurors summoned the self professed mass killer behind closed doors Wednesday as Attorney General Jim Mattox tried to lay the foundation for a statewide in vestigation into the drifters con The Waco probe was prompted by Lucas confession to the 1981 murder of Dorothy Collins at a time when officers believed another suspect was on the verge of authorities Lucas was expected to return for more testimony before the grand jury With Mattox the McLennan County grand jury is also looking into Lucas confession to the 1977 killing of Glen Mattox said Wednesday that one of his greatest concerns is how Lucas knew enough facts to convince law enforcement officers that he com mitted hundreds of Theres two ways you can get information about a Mattox You either committed it or someone has been given the in Mattox said that any number of law enforcement agencies could have been responsible for tipping him authorities closed the books on 210 murders because of Mattox declined to speculate on the number of killings that Lucas may have lied but he added that I think there are a number of crimes that he has confessed to that he clearly could not have The inconsistencies indicate that there are murderers that are still on the he was quoted earlier this week as saying he committed only three of the as many as 600 murders he has He says he was trying to embarrass authorities with the Bexar law officials still suspect Lucas SAN ANTONIO AP Henry Lee Lucas recall of details surrounding six Bexar County slayings is too accurate to sheriffs officials Authorities say they are so convinced Lucas was telling the truth about his involvement in the they plan to question him about four other unsolved Bexar County The oneeyed drifter confessed to the six slayings on a visit to San Antonio three weeks He has said he is responsible for hundreds of other killings the Dallas Times Herald reported this week that Lucas now claims he killed only three The newspaper said Lucas claims he lied about the other slayings to make police look Just because the newspapers print there is no reason to discount one or more said Joe executive ad ministrator to Sheriff Harlon On his trip to San authorities say Lucas admitted killing Nancy Freese Linda Hopwood April Elsa Gonzales July 1977 and Kathryn OConner July He also said he was involved in the slaying of western nightclub owner Bobbie Lee Barker and the womans maid Frances Machado on Investigators said Lucas led them to the locations where the bodies of Barker and Machado were He led them to a spot in a wooded area near where the body of Freese was Everything the man said points to the fact that he was there during the times the killings occurred in Bexar Davis The Times Herald also reported Lucas was hitchhiking on the west coast the day before the Barker The newspaper said Lucas was tracked next to Oklahoma City two days John criminal in vestigations administrator for the said the newspaper is New Braunfels April 7A Houston teachers could get bonuses HOUSTON AP Houston school officials say they are working on a plan to offer bonuses of up to to teachers in the districts 45 low income But a teachers union said district officials are playing games with Superintendent Billy Reagan of the Houston Independent School District said administrators are drafting a plan to tie federal money with an existing bonus program known as the Second Mile Under the Second Mile teachers can earn an extra a year if they work in a lowincome area or teach in a highdemand field like bilingual The proposal now under con sideration would increase the bonus in schools that qualify for federal aid to the Some 45 Houston schools now are in that Reagan refused Tuesday to disclose other details of the although he said the proposal should be completed by next Gayle head of the American Federation of accused the school district of playing games when teacher salaries should be raised First they say theres no money in the budget for a FaJJon Now theyre going to get bonuses for some Any proposal would need to be approved by the Texas Education which controls disbur sement of federal money to Texas Houston public schools are eligible for about million in federal money next some teachers said the bonus would be Margaret executive director of the Congress of Houston said the extra money could provide incentives for teachers to remain in the more difficult Some of those schools are combat she Money seems to be the only solution to keep them from burning But Deborah Walker said money is not what motivated her to work in a lowincome Its more challenging to teach an underprivileged child labeled a cant said who teaches third grade at Anson Jones Elementary on Houstons east Former school records clerk sentenced in child pornography AUSTIN AP A jury has recommended a fine and 10 year prison term for a 44yearold former school records clerk con victed of copying and distributing child The sentenced for David Sonen schein was the toughest the state district court jury could have recommended for the thirddegree felony of promoting sexual per formance by a State District Judge Jon Wisser set formal sentencing for Sonenschein April Sonenschein will remain free until and if his at torneys file notice of an appeal which they vowed to do Sonen schein is likely to remain free until his appeal is The jury decided took less than an hour Wednesday to decide that Sonenschein was guilty of duplicating child pornography for a 44yearold Houston man convicted previously of aggravated sexual assault for molesting a David Woodruff of Houston testified Tuesday that Sonen schein and William Rust Norris of Austin frequently exchanged child Norris was sentenced earlier this year to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to taking por nographic pictures of a Woodruff testified that schein took him to the school district office on a Sunday to copy five magazines that he had borrowed First woman named to staff ofAErM corps COLLEGE STATION AP A woman has been named to the the Texas Corps of Cadets staff for the first time in the wake of a court decree ban ning the Aggies nowomen school officials Mandy was selected as ad ministrative sergeant entirely on her merits not as a token Corps Commandant Donald Burton said Burton said the corps is complying with a consent approved in January by District Judge Ross that requires the corps to admit women to all including the allmale Texas Aggie But the consent decree had nothing to do with Schuberts Burton Mandys selection was not a he She had a good interview and she has earned a good Shes got all the requirements for the The Houston sophomore majoring in business analysis is academically among among the top 3 percent of all sophomore Burton She and six other sophomores were selected from a pool of about 100 As administrative Schubert will handle corps keep minutes of corps meetings and serve as assistant for the March to the Brazos which raises money each year for charitable Schubert said her 1959 graduate Rudy held a corps staff position and never dreamed that women would be selected for the But Schubert says she expects some of her fellow cadets to regard any womans promotion with especially so soon after the consent Some people will think that were token she But that would have happened even without the Zentgraf Melanie then an filed suit against in claiming that women had been barred from participation in some corps Houston woman honored for child care HOUSTON AP Pauline Waldrop once had so many children that she bought fabric by the bolt to make all their Paulines babies all have but now they bring their own children to visit the 78yearold Houston Waldrop began caring for foster children referred to her by DePelchin Childrens Center in She was mom for 726 children before retiring last On she was honored by the Houston Ser toma Club with the agencys Service to Mankind Most of the children ranging in age from 3 days to teenagers stayed until they were put up for But in some cases the stay could have been until the in fants reached the age of Two of the children who came as babies remained with her until they were 17 and joined the armed I used to buy cloth by the and wed cut it in dif ferent sizes and make she She and her began the foster home effort in 1933 because they had no children of their When her machinist husband died in she continued her At the most crowded the womans singlestory frame house in Houston was home for nine No adults were around to help her and the older children assisted with caring for the she Once everyone went to bed for the shed boil formula for the next day and wash She made soup from vegetables she grew in a backyard DePelchin could pay her only a modest sum for her so some of the children wore handmedowns and she sewed outfits for But she says the children were well received by other neighborhood children and their neat appearance drew praise from members of Bethany Lutheran where she took them every DePelchin spokeswoman Melanie Muskopf describes Waldrop as the last of a since state regulations now limit foster families to six DePelchin Childrens Center has only 95 foster children currently and 100 homes eligible for foster The Sertoma which is an acronym for Service To also has nominated Waldrop for a national service Texans can learn much from Israeli irrigation AUSTIN AP Texas farmers could be learning a lot about irrigation of arid lands from their Israeli counterparts under a new agreement between that nation and the Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower Israels a good years ahead of us in having addressed their water needs in so we have something to learn Hightower They have the Theyre willing to share that with The agreement was signed Wed nesday by Hightower and Abraham a member of Israelis parliament and that nations deputy agriculture The pact calls for a TexasIsrael Exchange composed of of Texas and Israeli civic and agricultural to work Jointly on projects from which both sides can Hightower said he expects the projects to include swaps of in formation and technology on water processing of farm energy and research Direct trade links also may be established through the he Israel and parts of Texas have similar climates and similar water shortage said who visited that country last The Israelis have developed drip irrigation techniques for arid as well as methods for irrigating with salt water and using city wastewater for he Water is one area that weve found we have a very logical con nection Hightower We also definitely are going to see some crop research Were going to discuss trade We are interested in talking about grain shipments to Israel and the possibility of some beef export from Sonenschein was fired from his job as a records clerk for the Austin Independent School District last summer after he was accused of using a district word processor to write a pamphlet called How To Have Sex with The pamphlet included detailed instructions on how to seduce and molest Sonenschein faces a separate misdemeanor obscenity charge in connection with the which Austin authorities said was distributed to pedophiles Terry an assistant Travis County district praised the jurys recommendation on punish Misses shirtdresses Your Pick a lovely shirtdress from freshasspring All with the nicest 25 off Sale S14 Countrylook plaid shirt with a mandarin collar and cool tsleeve cotton Misses sizes 8 to potential in he KatzOz made a threeday tour this week of Texas agricultural areas including Lit San Antonio and the LBJ Ranch at He said he was impressed by what he found and predicted that Israel will be very interested in working with Texas agricultural You have here very good 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