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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 25, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas A 10 MICROPLEX 256 MITCH WOMBLE P n BHX TV 75245 County SVHS starts district volleyball season See Page 12A DALLAS TX 75 Wafer Gomal 22fofe down 8 Canyon ihf cfs down 5 Canyon cfs down 7 Edwards down Caftyon Lake level down City Carmel apples are an autumn treat See Page IB Lone Star students create fall Page ISA New Braunfels Herald New Texas 189 Wednesday September 25 Cents 34 Pages3 Sections LCRA probe initiated AUSTIN AP The Lower Colorado River Authority plans to hire an outside expert to investigate allegations wrongdoing by staff members in the use of house trailers and a possibly including parties with The investigator will study the use 6f three trailers rented by the river authority in 1983 and and a renovated farmhouse at the Fayette Power Project near La said board member John In both board members have raised questions about whether LCRA staff and employees of firms doing work for the river authority used the trailers and farmhouse for some possibly involving These allegations persist and we need to put them to one way or the said an Austin who requested the in vestigation in a letter to board The board authorized the hiring of an independent investigator at a closeddoor session last said who was was appointed to oversee the investigation along with LCRA general counsel John The inquiry is the most recent in a numberof troubles to hit the river authority in recent Separate investigations are under way by the river authority and the Travis County district attorney in con nection with the purchase of rights of way by the river authority as part of the planned Cummins Creek lignite mine in Fayette The which were in an area southwest of were rented by the authority for a month from the MorrisonKnudsen whose subsidiary has a contract with the LCRA to operate the Powell Bend mine in Bastrop The firm also has done engineering work for the river authority on the Cummins Creek The trailers were intended for overnight stays by Morrison Knudsen employees working in There were reports that LCRA employees attended parties in the Some board members questioned whether prostitutes were present on some LCRA staff officials have denied See Page ISA Inside Todays weather Mostly sunny with southeasterly winds today and High today expected in the Low tonight will be Low Tuesday was high was Sunset today will be and sunrise Thursday will be More on the kitten Local officials have received numerous telephone calls and letters concerning the Guadalupe kitten case and Judge Harold Krueger and other parties involved give another side to the 3A DEAR SJWTS WEATHER Film crew Action to promote Texas the Texas tourism Development Agency is shooting part of a commercial in New which will be shown in the United States and Spmdletop Productions of Dallas filmed the Main Plaza gazebo and the New Braunfels German Folkdancers dancing fo LESLIE the music of Oma and the The crew also filmed a segment with some local senior citizens sitting the plazas Director Lou in lightcolored watches the action through the cameras viewfinder as the crew jpoks on State foregoes Garibay testimony By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The state rested its case this morning in the capital murder trial of Rodolfo Hernandez without calling the codefendant to the witness Codefendant Jesse Garibay was subpoened but was not called to testify against his brotherinlaw Hernandez in an apparent plea bargain with the state for 10 years in In Hernandezs Attorney John Chunn tried to get the court document relating to the agreement into trial evidence before jury deliberations began shortly before But District Attorney Bill Schroeder argued part of the document had not been complied making it irrevelant at this and Judge Robert Pfeuffer Chunn called no and said in closing he had advised Hernandez not to testify on his own behalf because the state wholly failed in its burden fof proof beyond a reasonable Hernandez and Garibay are charged with capital murder in connection with the shootings of five Mexican nationals on a hillside off FM 1863 on March They allegedly offered the five men a ride from San Antonio to Denton for a The jury was instructed this morning to consider the lesser charge of murder if it did not find Hernandez robbed and then shot Victor Manuel Serrano Cervan with the intention of killing Cervan was killed in the In closing arguments this Schroeder said the witnesses talked about certain tattoos boxing a scorpion a Virgin They saw and why shouldnt they have seen They were lying the arms were and the pistols were fired within two to four inches of They saw he Comal County Sheriffs Rudy See MURDER Page ISA Education study may mean mergers AUSTIN AP The upcoming study of higher education in Texas could lead to the closing or merging of some state says the Austin lawyer selected by Mark White as chairman of the Select Committee on Higher Whites office announced the ap pointment of Larry Temple and the other committee members The 1985 Legislature established the panel to undertake a com prehensive examination of the critical issues facing and influencing the states higher education Temple said the panel is not designed to be any kind of carbon copy of a similar chaired by Dallas billionaire Ross that recommended sweeping reforms for Texas public The will look at the controversial matter of shutting down state he I wouldnt want to foretell any end But the possibility of merging or closing institutions is clearly one of Weve got 37 separate statesupported univer Temple There also are 49 junior colleges depending on the state for most of their he The panel will look at the schools and Do we have enough Do we need more Do we have too many Do we need less Temple Among others selected for the 19 member panel Tuesday were East Texas timber baron Arthur Temple of Diboll Dallas businessman Peter who reportedly made an anonymous million donation to the University of Texas at Austin last year former UT and Rice University president Norman and Bobby Ray Inman of chief executive of the Microelectronics and Computer Technology iMCC computer research The two Temples arent Also seaing on the committee are the lieutenant governor and House White picked five committee Bill Hobby and Speaker Gib Lewis each chose The Legislature added Senate Education Committee Chairman Carl DPort arid House Higher Education Committee See Page 16A Texans get behind Mexican quake relief efforts By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Texans have donated about in supplies and cash to Mexicos earthquake San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros announced that figure Tuesday at an Austin news A relief task force appointed by Mark White had a closeddoor organizational meeting Tuesday Cisneros and Bob former ambassadoratlarge to have already made two trips to Mexico The first trip set up channels for working with the Mexican govern ment to get the supplies and donations into the country Cisneros and Krueger accompanied the first shipment of pounds of relief on the second trip Texans contributions have been funneled through various religious the Red Cross and the Salvation a spokesman in the governors office Right now the committees main objective is to listen to the Mexican government as to what the needs the spokeman Right now mostly it is Those helping with the rescue effort also have filtered their needs through the International Red Cross and the State the spokesman In the first few Mexico listed equipment to clear debris as its most urgent And though the rescue effort is still hampered by a shortage of batteries and the need for various vaccines and medical supplies has become Also water purification storage remains a cr4 the gover nors for the task Besides Cisneros and the governor had named 24 other members of the task force They include Jim Adams of president of Southwestern Bells Texas region Merle Borchett of Corpus president and chief executive of Central Power and Light Rudy Bowles of Eagle Maverick County and William Gray Bryant of regional director of government relations at Other include Joe Chapa of Me an attorney Harlan Rogers Crow of a partner in Craig Darby of regional pharmacy operations coordinator for and Bishop Ernest Dixon of San president of the Texas Conference of Also on the task force are Ar chbishop Patrick Flores of the San Antonio Archdiocese David Garza of chairman of the board of Monterey House Restaurants Beverly Griffin of vicepresident of Interfirst Bank of and Harry Hubbard of president of the Texas Others on the task force include Gary Jacobs of president of National Bank Clair Jordan of executive director of Texas Nurses and Livingston Kosberg of president of Industries and chairman of the board of the Texas See Page 16A Task force sets million relief goal AUSTIN AP Setting a million fundraising leaders of the task force coordinating the states Mexican earthquake relief efforts say their work likely will take a long The response is strong right Part of our task is going to be to sustain the that good after it is no longer on the front The devastation that has occurred will take a long time to said Bob task force co Texas Response Citizens for Mexican held its first meeting Tuesday and established a per Texan That would raise some said former ambassadoratlarge to A dollar a Its not that Its a possible Krueger More than million already has been said Mayor Henry Cisneros of San the task forces other This isnt a government This is a neighborly a people topeople a citizens effort ou the part of a state that shares a large border with Cisneros Krueger said cash is a big need of the Mexican government in the wake of the two deadly quakes that killed at least Several thousand more are The relief task force has established a bank account in Austin to receive Krueger and Cisneros said a system has been established to transfer the money daily to a Mexico City where it will be im mediately available for use by Mexican There is not going to be anything taken off along the A dollar given will be a dollar Krueger He also said controls are in place to guarantee the money goes for The people of Texas can feel confident that if they give that money will be received and will be put to very good he The two said Texas companies and individuals already have pitched w with other medical construction equipment and See Page 1IA
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