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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 15, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                10 41 Absentee count jumps no opposition seen yet By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Interest has definitely picked up in the Comal ISO million bond election The number of absentee votes went from 48 last Friday to 133 which was the last day to vote ab But at least two CISD officials dont think the voting surge shows any organized opposition effort to fight the bond I just dont see Election Consultant Hugo Nowotny We had at least one absentee vote from every voting and I havent heard a word of ClSD Business Manager Abel Campos echoed Nowotnys saying he had heard very few negative comments from absentee Several said theres a true need for the items on the bond he The absentee total could rise to because four mailouts havent returned to the Central Ad ministration Campos said the deadline for all mailouts is 1 In an earlier Superin tendent Bill Brown also said op if there was usually surfaces about two weeks prior to a bond based on his past experiences in other school Campos said there were only 23 absentee votes cast in the districts last bond election in which included million in facility im If the million issue passes it will mean a new Smithson Valley High School and a new Canyon Middle The current Smithson Valley facility will See Page 12A County seeks to stop condo project developer By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer County commissioners are considering legal action against a condominium builder who received final plat approval by what they felt was a misrepresen tation of the Hill Country represented by Don Herzog with Freedom the came to com missioners court last week and got approval on an extension on the construction Commissioners approved the extension on the understanding that within a week the developer would contact the owner of some land that he needs to buy to put in a But the Ken was never making the extension That action was supposed to clean up a problem that had been created when the developer got final plat approval under the pretenses that he owned the land that the road would go They the developers have an option to buy this property Rices but they cant exercise it without coming up with a whole pot of Commissioner Bill George See Page 12A Special K Martinez whiffs 16 Unicorns shock Uvalde New Braunfels Herald Page 9A New Texas Wednesday May 25 Cents 32 Pages Sections Police find 6 bodies in hideout PHILADELPHIA AP Police using a huge crane today dug through the charred ruins of a radical groups seeking more bodies after a daylong siege by police and a fire that also set the neighborhood All or parts of six charred two of them the remains of were removed Tuesday from the ruins of the house formerly occupied by the group the mayor defended a decision to drop a bomb on the house as appropriate although it did not turn out as while critics said police overreacted and should have been aware of the danger of And the citys police commissioner said officials now believe the MOVE members who had been barricaded in the house had a hand in starting the and said members ap parently had spread flammable material around their Representatives of the health fire medical examiners office and mayors office joined police in the search for Fire Commissioner William Richmond described the unidentified remains found Tuesday as two male one female parts of another one female and multiple parts of at least one other Some reports had said as many as 12 adults and 10 children had been holed up in the house before the police tried to clear them Other reports about the squalid fortress said that MOVE members had dug a labyrinth of tunnels from the and police were looking for signs of escape The fire that damaged or destroyed dozens of Ironies in the middleclass neighborhood broke out after police dropped a bomb on the roof of MOVE Mayor Wilson who denounced MOVE as a group dedicated to the destruction of our way of said he accepted responsibility for the though he said it was not known who started He promised the estimated 225 neighborhood residents who were displaced by the fire that the city would pay to rebuild their Damage is estimated at at least Police Commissioner Gregore interviewed today on the CBS Morning We did not create any See Page 12A Its all downhill Martin Resales builds up a head of steam on his roller skates as he heads down the sidewalk on Seguin Street near the railroad Tuesday was a good day for being out in the but the clouds came and took it away this De la Rosa executed for 1979 murder in SA HUNTSVILLE AP Texas prison jnmate Jesse de la professing love for his stepmother and asking forgiveness for his was put to death by injection early today for the 1979 slaying of a San Antonio convenience store De la was pronounced dead at four minutes after a lethal dose of chemicals was injected into veins in both He made his final statement staring at the He told his who was in the death chamber with I love God forgive my brothers and sisters for sins I have de la Rosa said in Spanish in his final His who was ac companied by the condemned mans replied in Youll never die because youll always be in my His father added in God forgive my De la Rosa then I give my life for my brothers and When he gasped and his stomach his stepmother began She was comforted by his who also was in The couple left the prison without further De la Rosas the third carried out this year by the Texas Department of came after two days of unsuccessful ap peals by his Late the Supreme Court voted 72 to deny him new Then Mark as he has in previous death refused to grant a 30day On de la Rosa was turned down by a federal appeals court and the Texas Board of Pardons and Attorneys sought a hearing to consider what they said was new evidence sworn statements from de la his brother and two un named people who said de la Rosa did not kill Masaoud a former Iranian Air Force captain working as a clerk in a 7Eleven They say because Jesse has waited so its really not new attorney Ralph Lopez Those issues were raised and not accepted by the Attorney General Jim Mattox Justice as determined by jury and the court was carried out in giving a reason for his also said no new grounds were presented that already had not been reviewed by the After sleeping in his cell outside the death chamber early de la Rosa spent the bulk of the day visiting with 18 He was pretty calm throughout the day and showed no emotion when told that his final appeals had been prison spokesman Charles Brown After a steak dinner for his final he spoke by telephone for about 20 minutes to a longtime Margie Garcia of San An Inside and shortly after 8 he received communion from a prison ihe Rev Stephen It was the second death date for de la who said in an interview a week ago that he was coerced into confessing to the slaying of He to identify the A store clerk shot earlier the same night in a robbery identified de la who was 18 at the De la Rosa has said he had been drinking and smoking marijuana that but was at a friends house when Ghazali was walked to the bark of the store to a cooler and shot A Water Watch Comal River 250 down 36 Canvon inflow 400 down 43 Canyon Darn outflow 442 down 76 Edwards Aquifer down Canvon Lake level down 05 Todays Weather Cloudiness today will continue tomorrow and give way to 20 percent chance of Winds will remain about 10 and temperatures will reach the mid80s and drop to the high60s Tuesdays high was 82 and low was be at 8 16 and Sunset will sunrise will be 912B A Safety first fire among top priorities in proposed city budget By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer Citizens will have the opportunity to comment on the citys proposed million nofrills operational budget at a May 29 public That City Council is ex pected to approve the first reading of an ordinance adopting the The group plans three readings of the with final adoption set for June Because of a letter to the editor in a recent edition of the Council member James Goodbread Monday asked the city manager to reiterate that the city will enter the next fiscal year in the with a carryover balance from last year and a contingency fund of between and The proposed balanced budget contains a contingency reserve The letter stated the city was facing a million Following a presentation last month of requests from department City Manager Joe Michie and other staff members whittled down the budget to meet predicted The departments asked for everything they thought they needed and would like to have to do the job first Michie Dear Santa send me 15 more send me a new garbage We took the Santa Claus list and went through it to match up with revenue for next he Michie called it a straightforward The proposed which Council is to review and suggest changes and revisions for by May reflects Michies philosophy that public safety and welfare are high The budget includes the leasing of 16 police vehicles for the beginning of a police car takehome 24hour This program will allow more marked vehicles on the streets at all and I believe it will reduce maintenance costs and high mileage tradein vehicles at the end of each Two patrolmen were added to the current 16 in the police department and a traffic safety and crime prevention officer will be included next The fire departments budget will increase the inspection role as a part time inspector is beefed up to full time Volunteer firefighters will receive more money and two transfer technicians will be added to the See Page 124   

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