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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 11, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas to Herald-Zeitung Q Thursday, April 11,1996 McQuay agrees to castration | SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The convicted child molester who has damned he’ll probably strike again if he isn't . caseated signed an agreement to go * through with the operation, a victims' ; rights group has announced. }• Larry Don McQuay, who was jpnovfd Monday from a psychiatric •prison to the Wackcnbut Corrections ; facility bere as part of his parole, has ;aaki bezants to be castnaed to remove • us sexual desire tot couurcu. a tie dam to have assaulted more _^wi^Ochikkcn, bul be was convict- “He was coherent, he was lucid, he understood what he was signing up if—~ va 7 "a11_ a a, jk. a, —    «■ ** ..    ,, £___ id, william nuDoarau xaovncy tor die group Justice Far AB, sad Wednesday. “And all he kept stressing was that he wants to have it done immediately" The state of Texas has refused to pay for such an operation, but Gov. George W. Bush gad authorities will cooperate if he is willing to go through [«d in just “I will promise you that the sixte of Texas, with a parole officer, win delver Mr. McQuiy tote operating atte,” Bush said. The group, which is unsure how much the procedure and postopoitive counseling will cost, was to decide by Thursday whether to move forward with die process. “We’re willing as private citizens and as a nonprofit corporation in the slate of Texas to raise the money for ham to be castrated,” Justice For AO board member Pant Lychner said. The organization did not blow how much castration would cost, Ms. Lycb-ner said. McQuay is to remain at Wackcnhut for up to two yeare and be allowed to leave for work or other business only in the company of a security officer. He also must report to four parole officers. McQuay served six years of an eight-year conviction for injury to a child stemming from a 1989 attack on a boy rn San Antonio. His prison trine phis accrued trine for good behavior required his parole, officials said. His confinement to Wackenhut and the round-the-clock supervision is unprecedented, said Victor Rodriguez, chairman of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole. E- Texas Briefs SAN ANTONIO (AP) — While a july deliberated bis Bae, a capital murder defendant overpowered a bailiff, took her weqxm and held the 57-year-old woman hostage for almost an hour before he was overcome by SWAT team officers. i Suae District Judge Susan Reed said Officers rushed Evodio Monsivias Hereto* and took tora into custody again about 5:30 pm Wednesday after hc-opened a door to release bailiff Anne Marie Schaffer Lopez, who was bleeding from a head injury. , Shortly afire the hostage situation tmfolded, the judge ordered the jurors moved from the Bexar County Justice Center, where die trial was held, to a room in the old Bexar County Courthouse next door. “I explained to them that it was a situation that they should not be concerned about, and instructed them to continue deliberating,” the judge said. Other business in the building came to a hpdt, as both the justice center and the Bexar County Courthouse across dte|treet were evacuated. Man To lino InmaU Labor For Private Bushwas CrtUciaad, Prai a ad HOUSTON (AP) — Plans to expand a pilot program that used inmate labor to work for a private business has drawn mixed reviews. The proposal was debated Wednesday during a House interim subcommittee hearing on whether to expand die prison industries programs. Proponents of die plan say that salaries seized ffn|ti prisoners could aavo millions of dollars for taxpayers; opponents fear the inmate would take jobs from law-abiding Texans, j In the pilot program that began in J 993, more than 150 Texas prison inmates have earned nearly $2 milbon raking brass valves and computer circuit boards for private companies in a mririmum-security prison at Lockhart. Prison officiab say the state already has generated more than SI milbon by deducting up to 80 percent of the inmate wages to pay taxes, incarceration costs md restitution to crime victims. And the inmates have gained job training and earned savings for their release. City Ban* Smoking Jo______ Outdoor City Parks BELLAIRE, Texas (AP) — A new ordinance that bans smoking in city paries has divided park visitors in this 15,000-resident community. “If you can’t smoke outride, where can you smoke?” asked Rachel Wong, who brings her 2-year-old daughter to Evergreen Park. “It’s not a deterrent” The measure, passed by the Bellaire City Council earlier this month, bans smoking or burning tobacco in city facilities and parks. A violation would be a misdemeanor that could cany a maximum fine of $500. Some parents say they like the idea for their children's sake, but others in Bellaire—a suburb inside the Houston city limits — disagree with it. Usa Young often brings her young sons to some of Bellaire’s nine parks. Sometimes when smokers are around, she says, rite has to leave, since the smoke bothers her eyes and a son has chronic allergies. Jury SalacMon Baglna for Fugitive Caught at Baton Unum trip dub TYLER, Texas (AP) — Two women have testified that a prison escapee robbed them at gunpoint of $35,000 at an East Texas credit union. The women were among eight witnesses called by prosecutors in the opening day of the trial of Clifton Bromley, who is charged with bank robbery md firearms possession during a violent crime. lf convicted on both counts, Bromley could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison and fined $300,000. The government was expected to rest its case today. Authorities contend Bromley, 35, abducted two other women at gunpoint in Texarkana on Jan. 22 and drove them IOO miles to Tyler, where they were bound with electrical tape and left at a church. Judge Itcepa Allstate, Fanners Overcharge Case lit Court AUSTIN (AP) — Two civil lawsuits filed against major insurance companies accused of overcharging some 4 million Texans through illegal trilling will not be dismissed, a Zavala County judge has ruled. State District Judge Amado Abases], in a ruling released Wednesday, denied requests from Allstate Insurance Co. and Farmers Insurance Co. to dismiss the cases and send the issue to the Texas Department of Insurance. Abase*! said he will hear arguments May 30 on making the cases class-action lawsuits. He also ordered die customers and foe companies to suggest three people each who could negotiate a settlement. None of the parties has offered mediation as a solution, but Abascal said he wants the option available. The cases were filed separately, but are being considered jointly. Even With Party Support, Iterates Says Ha Won’t Change AUSTIN (AP) — Victor Morales is getting lots of campaign help now dun he’s the Democratic Senate nom- L Commissioners Court Actions ^following actions were taken Comal County Commission-:.:V^MonApril4.19%: B'S Approved claims. §§■ Approved amendment to Plat, iiaeantvqi imiixii vision, mock J, com-■H—I oh 8 and 9 into Lot SR. ■■Final approval of Goebel Subdi-HlHUnit 2, accepted dedication of f:|^fMf-way, and granted variance SBW Held presentation of Accident Reduction Award Certificates. The {goal is to reduce the current average by HO percent per year. The County Jail lad an 80 percent reduction in medical •costs due to loss control programs 1994, and the Road Department ^|a 93 percent reduction. ^■Received a “How Goes It” report tlSH Animal Control. Since the begrn-^|of the year, there have been 26 Hog (rites and 200 impounds. There has also been Only one positive rabies case, which was a fox. ■ Received reports from elected officials and staff. K Discussed remodeling of County Health Department offices. Services will not interrupted. ■ Discussed Solid Waste Interlocal Agreement by and between Alamo Area Council of Governments for grant fonding for Rural Recycling Program. The county received a $79,000 grant for a forklift, a trailer, a dump track, and a building. ■ Approved the Solid Waste Interlocal Agreement for grant funding for Rural Recycling Program and authorized Commissioner Moe Schwab to execute agreement as project officer. ■ Authorized requesting bids for Pneumatic Tire Lift Track for Rural Recycling Program. ■ Authorized requesting bids forSmutty S&MM&Ae NEW BRAUNFELS’ CIVIC CENTER (I-35North axil Lake McQueeney, turn left on Seguin Ave.) SIAS# * & Pohefia&'oiriJ iOn Purchase of $2500 $ I or more at participating i I I exhibitors onJyMBiMflK| lUmit one coujm;; v^Ay < ;.v4 m per customer a1* April 13 a ll L 13 & 14 I^SUN.MAM-sml W&* I    I inee. But he says one thing won’t change. “I’m going to remain die same person,” Morales said Wednesday, a day after winning his party’s nod to face Republican U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm. Obituaries Mrs. Waite Voigt Funeral arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels for Mrs. Wallie Voigt, who died at McKenna Memorial Hospital on Thursday, April 11, 1996, at the age of 90 years. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Julia Jimenez, age 68, of New Braunfels, died Wednesday, April IO, 1996, at the Eden Home. She was bom July 12, 1927, in New Braunfels to Margarito Herrera and Florentina Fuentes. She married Jose A. Jimenez on March 21,1954. She was a housewife and a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors are: Her husband, Jose A. Jimenez of New Braunfels; father, Margarito Herrera of New Braunfels; daughters, Maria A. Jimenez of New Braunfels, Sylvia Salazar of San Marcos, Carmen Rivera and Caroline Maxwell, both of New Braunfels; son, Roberto Jimenez of New Braunfels; sisters, Maria Rangel of Austin and Margarita Martinez of New Braunfels; brothers, David, Domingo and Nasario Herrera, all of New Braunfels; IO grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A rosary will be recited Thursday, April ll, at 7 p.m. at the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Friday at IO am at the Zoeller Funeral Home with Msgr. Ed Bily officiating. Interment will follow in the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Visitation begins after 11 a.m. on Thursday and continues until service time Friday. 7%!k JLSfun, 'cr. 10-bin Recycling Trailer for Rural Recycling Program. ■ Authorized remodeling of County Health Department offices and appropriate expenditures and line items. ■ Tabled an item to adopt revisions to foe Comal County Subdivision Regulations pertaining to the exception of the plat requirement for specific divisions of land. ■ Authorized expenditure of refunded Eikel Field funds ($698.83) for City/County project to repair fence at Eikel Field. ■Tabled consideration of an agreement with Texas Department of Transportation for litter pick-up chi state-maintained highways using probationers md authorized County Judge to sign the agreement. ■ Recognized employees for faithful service to the County. HEV KIDS.. •Another Great... 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