Wednesday, July 24, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas WCMBLE Local NB Council names minority panel See Page 2A Cofnal cfs same Water Canyon cfs down 28 Canyon outflow cfs same Edwards down Canyon Lake level down Sports Ice cream a cool Page 1B New Braunfels Herald New Texas Spurs rookies steal the show Page 11A Wednesday July 25 Cents 36 Sections DERYL CLARK Sheriffs investigators confiscated 60 marijuana plants growing at a residence about two miles from Bracken early this Rudy Rubio said the plants ranged from two to seven feet As of presstime no arrests had been made in connection with the But Rubio said an arrest is Pictured examing the haul from Deputies Kermit Kroeche and George Man goes on trial for sexual abuse By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A man charged with sexually assaulting a girl was scheduled to go on trial this morning in 207th District Sidney Franklin Smith of 230 Caddell Lane was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a Comal County jurors picked Monday to hear the case were asked to report to the courthouse at 9 In the a hearing on a defense motion to suppress Smiths taped confession to police on ended without a ruling Tuesday afternoon from 207th District Judge Robert The motion stated the confession was the result of improper in ducements on the part of New Braunfels Detective Ray who continued to challenge the truthfulness of the confession as it was being The motion also stated the officers actions were over reaching and Douglas testified during Tuesdays hearing that who was read his rights at the beginning of the was also aware the confession was being District Attorney Bill Schroeder said he expected Pfeuffer to rule on the confessions admissibility sometime this morning after testimony from a San Antonio doctor on Smiths psychological In other courtroom the Tuesday morning trial of James Conrad Claxton was cut short by his guilty Claxton pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary of a and was sentenced to 25 years in prison by The judge said the payment of in restitution for unrecovered property andor damages to both house owners will also be part of his parole conditions when Claxton becomes Jurors selected to hear the Claxton case were released around Teachers group wont fight tests AUSTIN AP Texas second largest teacher group opposes the mandatory competency test for teachers but will not go to court to fight says the president of the Association of Texas Professional ATPE will help its members prepare for both the material covered in the test and the stress the test can Sue McGarvey of Hallsville said No teacher in his or her right mind wants to take that but it is Our association will obey the said The Texas State Teachers the states largest teacher has threatened to go to court to block the scheduled for next Teachers have several months during which to pass the Teachers who f remain in the The test is going to show us there are good teachers in the state of We need to stop talking about going to take the tests and get it behind said Sue a high school teacher in East ATPE favors the use of com petency tests only for teachers who fare poorly in individual The test was made mandatory as part of the 1984 education reform act that also includes tight education restrictions on We will support the competency test although we do not believe that it is a true evaluation of a teachers teaching Students must abide by noplay and the exitlevel How can we give tests to our students when we ourselves refuse to take them said ATPE will offer regional workshops for teachers who want help with the basic skills tested in the exam and for teachers who want help preparing for Teachers need help with the frustration and emotional pressure of taking the said McGar Its like an she said of most teachers reaction to the Of course its And ol course theres a chance I wouM faU toe I dont intend she Hometown candidate LESLIE Lamar Smith flew into the New Braunfels Airport Tuesday afternoon as part of a daylong flyaround jaunt of Congressional District during his officially announced that he will be running for Tom Loefflers District 21 Congressional Smiths parents are New Braunfels Attorney wants stiffer plea bargains From staff and wire reports Attorney Henry Oncken says he is urging his prosecutors to negotiate stiffer plea bargains so judges will be stricter in sentencing But defense attorneys say the crackdown will only encourage defendants to take their chances in costly courtroom Comal County District Attorney Bill Schroeder said the issue isnt less plea bargains and more Its overcrowding of prison What every in Texas has to keep in mind is our prison and be careful who we put in the he Its a revolving door down We put in a and out pops a murderer or a rapist from the back If we fill up the pen with property the more violent criminals get freed Schroeder The prisons reach a certain percentage of and they start giving additional good time to those already there to relieve those I think thats totally but thats whats hap he This isnt something we district attorneys have Schroeder Its something the Legislature will not and it puts us in extreme conditions as to what we can See Page 16A Career ladder raises given By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Career ladder isnt going to be the dividing factor in Comal ISD that it5 been because every teacher who qualifies will get a salary That was the big news at Tuesday nights board after trustees unanimously approved a state salary application payroll plan for the 1985 86 school The boards action will also mean checks in August for those 85 qualified who did not receive career ladder supplements last May for the 198485 school CISD received enough state money to fund only 91 and the rest did not receive any career ladder But trustees werent happy with and asked CISD Superintendent Bill Brown at the May board meeting to derive a way to fund all career ladder That plan was approved Tuesday night during a special budget Abel CISD business said the approved plan will put employees on step on the state salary anyone whose salary is above the state schedule will not receive a salary His or her salary will be main See Page ISA Sheriff leaves jail workshop in huff By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer A Comal County Commissioners jail workshop accomplished little Monday with Sheriff Walter Fellers telling commissioners to hire another jail staff to do the job if they felt he The workshop was to give Fellers an opportunity to explain to com missioners why he had requested six additional jailers for the newly constructed Commissioners had hoped to see some of the jail routines such as meal time and but they had come at the wrong Commissioners will meet again for a workshop Friday at the jail when more activities can be and Jail Administrator John Jenkins will have some time tables on the dif ferent tasks that the jailers Right before Fellers Com missioner Jumbo Evans belabored the exercise schedule and asked why the inmates could not be made to exercise in the Fellers invited the county com missioners to fire him and his staff if they thought they could run the jail better and then left the County Judge Fred Clark pointed out Fellers could not be fired because he was elected and defended Evans saying the commissioners felt they had the right to ask why money needed to be Even if See Page 16A Inside Weather A 20 percent chance of thuder showers is forecast for this afternoon and Otherwise skiee will be partly and temperatures are expected to reach the mid968 and drop to the mid76s Southeasterly winds should remain around 15 miles per Tuesdays high was 95 and this moramfs low was Sunset will be and sunrise will be at a Funding for the arts Greater Hew Braunfels Arts wiU receive an additional to bring Texas Opera Theater to Page 3A STOCKS