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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 9, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas City Panel formed to study police See below Comal Water inflow cfs down u cfs up 174 WatCn Edwards up Canyon Lake level down tocal Inmates moved to new jail See below Fireworks debut a real below New Braunfels Herald New Texas 134 Tuesday July 25 Cents 14 Pages Fireworks get raves By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer It was the largest Fourth of July fireworks display ever put on in New Braunfels and probably was attended by the largest New Braunfels Jaycees are saying this week that the expanded fireworks which was put on with money from the city and from private was a Ive heard nothing but said Jaycees past president Pete Ungamfelter of the were going to ask all the people in the community to individually support the instead of the banks and the clubs giving a lump Well have it entirely paid for and the city wont have to budget for Lingamfelter Thats what we hoped to do in the Now they can see what theyre paying Parks Director David Whatley also praised the Everthing went he The fireworks went smooth and they employees of Alpha1ee which put on Page 14 Vandals wreck poles The New Braunfels Parks Department is offering a reward for any information leading to the arrest and in dictment of the people who destroyed five light poles and damaged three others at Hinman Island Saturday nighti Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Depart ment criminal investigation division at Parks Director David Whatley said that sometime Saturday night or Sunday someone walked along the Comal River through Hinman As the or made his way through the down went the five metal The light about a year are set in concrete piers along the sidewalk next to the Comal See Page 14 DER LCLARK HfRALO ifclIUNU A city crew checks out Hinman Island vandalism Cliff jumper drowns By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A 27yearold Channelview man ignored the Danger sign and jumped off the bluff across from Preiss Heights Park The leap cost him his The body of John Carter Halbert was pulled from the Guadalupe River about two hours after he Diver Jesse Allen recovered the body in about 25 feet of and Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger pronounced Halbert dead at the scene at His body was found below the tallest point on the which is about 44 feet Towering seven feet above that point is a sign recently erected by the City of which reads No No State Game Warden Neal Etheredge said Halbert was standing right next to the large sign when he Witnesses said he hit the water on his and never Etheredge See Page 14 DERYL CLARK HERALDZEITUNG The cliffs latest victim reportedly jumped from this City OKs panel to study policeminority relations Against criticism from one of the departments City Council Monday formed a nine member committee to study relations between the Police Department and the minority Felix Roque said he is against having committee upon com mittee and said the proponents of a committee are digging into something that theres nothing un A cityappointed public safety and community relations committee recently studied the police and fire I have a problem with this he Im Mexican 1 havent heard any Im insulted as a Mexican American on the police department because I see the committee trying to get into the To think that as a would condone Im Police chief Burney although denying any said he would work with a I assure the Council that this police department is not discriminating against any citizen of New Braunfels in the delivery of police or in the or discipline he Im denying its Boeck If theres an insinuation that Im running a department thats discriminating against it was this in dividual that extended the hand and lets start a committee and lets see if theres a problem out Lets stop goosing this Councilman Valdemar Espinoza also suggested the formation of a committee to study what might be done to improve relations between the Police Department and the MexicanAmerican and black Espinoza said he has received complaints from people of his district of being mistreated by the along with complaints of police of ficers being discourteous and going into homes without See Page 14 Inside iijrTf Inmates get a ride and an escort to the new jail DERYL CLARK HERALD ZEITUNG Inmates moved to new jail By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Six weeks after the administrative portion of the new county jail was the sheriffs department moved prisoners to the new jail The move went real Sheriff Walter Fellers It took about two hours to move over 25 We had around 30 but several had been brought in Sunday and were magistrated and made bond Monday The modern which will hold 148 may look luxurious to the outside with color televisions in the day But prison inmates will probably miss some of the more quaint aspects of the old place getting to look out the jail windows the new jail has none in the jail whistle at girls and watch the passing traffic things that helped while away the hours of And what will become of the cat that was fed from the jail kitchen The original construction schedule planned for a completion date of the first of the Despite the new jail was completed within the deadline set by the federal court a result of a civil suit brought against Comal County by prisoners a few years The jail construction was part of the outofcourt set and county residents passed a million bond issue in May 1983 to pay for The jail passed inspection from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards at the end of May with only minor adjustments Since then the finishing touches had to be completed and jailers had to be trained on running the new Todays Weather s Partly cloudy skies are expected to continue through Wednesday with southerly winds at 10 The high may reach the This mor nings low was 69 and Mondays high was Sunset will be at and sunrise will be at Nice landing A local man and his passenger escaped uninjured after the landing gear of their airplane refused to open The pilot made a perfect bellylanding at New Braunfels See Page Sign woes Warning signs dont always do any as the latest cliffjumping fatality But theyre still a and there are lots of places in New Braunfels that should have them and See Page A 12hitter Despite giving up 12 Louis Joaquin Andujar won his 15th game Monday night as the Cardinals topped the San Francisco Giants is the major leagues winningest Page Council reverses rezoning proposals City Council reversed the recommendations of the Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night when it denied a commercial zoning request for one FM 306 tract and approved Both tracts were part of the two mile strip along the road that was annexed in Planning and Zoning recommended Cl and C3 zoning for the then Council agreed on residential zoning for the Owners of two of the properties then returned to Planning and Zoning in June with commercial zoning The planning commission on June 4 recommended Cl local business zoning on acres northeast corner of the FM 306 and Oak Grove entrance and C3 commercial zoning on acres on the southeast But Council voted 5tol with George Erben against to keep the two properties following arguments from neighboring who said they wanted the area to remain green and non The issue today is not so much that we are opposed to commercial said neighbor Barry The people in this area have a vested interest in preserving what See Page 14 Policemans killer gets the needle CLASSIFIED 1013 DEAR OPINIONS TV HUNTSVILLE AP Henry Martinez calling society a bunch of coldblooded was executed early today for the slaying of a Fort Worth police officer nearly 10 years the second Texas prisoner to be given lethal injection in two insisted to his last breath that the killing of Officer Henry Mailloux was in self I want people to know that they called me a coldblooded and I shot a man who shot me Porter said in a final statement as he was strapped to a gurney in the death I didnt tie anyone down on a stretcher and put poison into his veins from behind a locked I call this and I call your society a bunch of coldblooded Porter also complained he was a victim of prejudice against Mexican They call it equal but it is your equal he A Mexican life is worth He then asked for forgiveness from God and asked a prison chaplain to give his best to his from San is a former painters helper with a lengthy criminal history that in cluded forgery and auto He was an acknowledged drug addict who said his habit once reached a
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