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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 2, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas New Bffiunfels July Woman fights to open home for retarded Speedy trial motion i Clebufhe zoning ordinance that mmt i filed on Lucas behalf CLEBURNE A The woman who successfully fought city officials in an effort to open a group home for the mentally retarded in Cleburne says shell start plans right away to open up the Jan Hannah won her fiveyear battle with Cleburne Monday when the Supreme Court ruled that the city could not require a group home for the retarded to seek new Hannahs proposed group which she hopes to open would offer the residents a chance to live independently outside an in stitutional Cleburne City Attorney Rita Papajohn The city will do whatever the Supreme Court man She said city officials would not have any comment until they read the courts The victory won by Hannah and her clients was not a total Advocates for the retarded had hoped the court would designate the mentally retarded as a special class protected against discrimination as blacks and women We would have been overjoyed if courts had found mentally retarded people deserve higher This is second Hannah Justice Byron writing for the indicated retardation is a characteristic the government may legitimately take into account in a wide range of and laws based on it should be judged more leniently as those based on sex or But Justice Thurgood writing for the decried what he called the segregation and Court decision seen as benefit AUSTIN AP A Supreme Court decision that overturned a Cleburne zoning case will help Texas efforts to establish community homes for the mentally according Austin attorney Renea Hicks represented the Cleburne Living Centers which bought a house in 1980 with plans to establish a group home for 13 mildly mentally retarded men and women under 24hour Hicks was attorney for Cleburne Living Centers which bought a house in 1980 with plans to establish a group home for 13 mildlymentally retarded men and women under 24hour The city denied the permit after neighbors The Supreme Court struck down the city decision unanimously Monday sying it appeared to rest on an irrational prejudice against the mentally Hicks said the way was clear for his clients to go ahead with the home but he did not know when it would Assistant Attorney General James Todd told the news con ference the state joined in the appeal as the legal representative for the Department of Mental Health and Mental Hicks said the high court coupled with a bill passed by the recent would be very important in establishing residential units for the mentally retarded in large Hicks said the court decision would allow group homes for the mentally retarded in any residential area where apartment and nursing homes are already It doesnt say that every residential area in Texas has to let in a mentally retarded home for 13 just as every residential area does not have to let in a nursing Hicks It does say if other individuals can live in congregate living then mentally retarded can Hicks Todd said the recently approved legislation prohibits cities or counties from denying permits for group homes of up to six mentally retarded persons in any residential Such homes would be allowed in areas where hospitals and nursing homes are not Todd degradation of the mentally that in its virulence and bigotry rivaled and indeed paralleled the worst excesses of Jim The court was in striking down the Cleburne zoning ordinance that required group homes for the mentally retarded to get special permits before locating in the same residential neighborhoods where apartment public schools and nursing homes need no White said Cleburnes argument appeared to rest on an irrational prejudice against the mentally The mildly retarded men and women who will live in the Cleburne group home will have 24hour The property was zoned for a a convalescent a nursing a boarding a fraternity or sorority house almost anything except a home for the drug addicts or the The city classified the house as a hospital for the feebleminded because of the 24hour care and required Hannah to obtain a special When she the city turned her who has been working as a volunteer for the retarded for 18 has become a bit of an outcast in this town of south of Fort The fight for zoning has been a bitter with neighbors and city officials campaigning against Hannah and her Neighbors said they feared violence and thought the city ought to be able to set the rules it But Hannah said Monday the fight was worth the I dont feel like a she I dont feel any I do have more faith in the system But I felt all along that we were going to LUBBOCK AP A lawyer for Henry Lee Lucas said new evidence from the family of a young Lubbock woman murdered a decade ago encouraged him to file a motion seeking a speedier Dallas lawyer Gary Richardson said the new evidence might prove Lucas innocent in the 1975 murder of Deborah Sue Williamson of Richardson said he filed the motion Monday because of evidence gathered by the victims who has repeatedly argued that Lucas was not the He added that Lucas passed polygraph examinations firming he falsely confessed to the murder of Williamson and Lucas gained national attention after confessing to hundreds of murders in various states But earlier this he changed his story and said he was fed in formation by Some newly gathered evidence also indicates he was miles away from the Briefly Remains may be missing Texas teen FORT WORTH AP A body found in a wooded area of north Fort Worth may be that of an Arlington teenager who was reported missing Saturday police said early Allen Edward a lifeguard at the Fort Worth Boys was last seen Friday night when he left the club for swimming practice at the University of Texas at said city police spokesman Doug Bolden never showed up at Clarke said police did not know the cause of death of the man found in a wooded section of Fort Worth Monday He said the body was partially Customs officers stopped five men trying to drive Boldens car across the border at Del Two Arlington police left for Del Rio Monday to question the Arlington police spokesman Jim Willett called Bolden a allAmerica type Mattox sues Austin over road dispute AUSTIN AP Attorney General Jim Mattox filed suit Monday against the city of alleging that the city is trying to turn public land into a private The land in Mattox is known as Sand Beach Reserve and is located between the International Great Northern Railroad bridge and Lamar Boulevard on Town north of the Colorado Mattox said Sand Beach Reserve was given to the city by the state in subject to the restriction that it be used for public The Austin City Council passed an ordinance in Mattox that dedicated a roadway from West First across Sand Beach to the proposed private development of Townlake Joint north of Sand In Mattox the city staff has recommended that West First Street be widened to accommodate the increased traffic generated by the Townlake Joint Venture Mattox alleges in his suit that the proposed roadway serves a not a public and the city councils action violates a public Houston warehouse fire injures at least five HOUSTON AP At least five firefighters suffered minor injuries early today as a warehouse fire burned for more than five hours before being brought under authorities The fouralarm blaze at the squarefoot Palmer Warehouse sent a column of black smoke high into the visible for miles around the More than 140 firefighters were summoned to the scene near the Houston ship on the east side of the after the blaze was spotted about 2 by officers in a police None of the injured people was Fire Tommy Rogelio Rogelio described the contents of the warehouse as everything under the including plastics and JULY4th Bank Closing The following financial Institutions will be MBankNew Braunfels MPACT Banking 24 hours daily New Braunfels National Bank Transact Bank Open 24 New Braunfels Savings Loan Association Texas 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Stephenville to northwest of Del according lo the National Weather Early morning temperatures were generally in the 70s except for West Texas and the where readings were mainly in the The 4 extremes ranged from 62 degrees at Amarillo to 78 at As moisture from the Gulf spread across the winds were from the south at 5 to 10 the weather service In the cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms should continue through tonight in North and West Texas with overnight lows in the 60s and Partly cloudy skies are expected in South Texas tonight and the rest ol the state by tomorrow with highs mostly in the 80s and High temperatures both days should reach 105 in the Big Bend the weather service Texas forecasts North Texas Scattered thunderstorms mainly north portions otherwise partly cloudy and continued Widely scat tered thunderstorms west partly cloudy and mild Widely scattered thunderstorms east otherwise partly cloudy and High temperatures in the lower to mid Lows in the upper 60s to lower West Texas Scattered thunderstorms Panhandle and South isolated elsewhere today and tonight with little ac tivity expected Highs today and Wednesday mid 80s Panhandle to mid 90s Concho Valley to 105 Big Lows tonight mid 50s Panhandle to neai 70 Big South Texas Some late night and early morning otherwise partly cloudy through Wednesday with hot days and mild at Isolated showers or thundershowers Wednesday afternoon Coastal Highs in the 80s and Lows in the Port Arthur to Port OConnor South winds 10 to 15 knots tonight and Seas 3 to 5 feet today and Port OConnor to Brownsville Southeast winds near 15 knots tonight and Seas 4 lo 6 leu1 today and Extended forecasts Thursday through Saturday North Texas No ram is Highs Lows upper 60s to lower West Texas Mostly sunny days and fair Highs 90s except near 105 along the Rio Grande Lows 60s to near 70 Big Bend South Texas Partly cloudy with hot days and mild A chance of mainly daytime thundershowers east and Lows mid 60s to near 70 70s elsewhere except near 80 immediate Highs mainly 90s except upper 80s immediate The Nation Thunderstorms blew across the Deep Texas and Wisconsin today and early morning temperatures reached 100 degrees in the West after a day of recordbreaking heat in California and Showers were scattered from south central Montana across northeast Wyoming and western South Dakota into central Thunderstorms rumbled across central and southern Mississippi into southwest across northwest Texas and through northern Golfballsized hail and wind gusts of nearly 60 mph accompanied thunderstorms arqund and Monday Brought To You By MBankNewBraunfels A Momentum Bank 961 New Member fc 7813Q
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