New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 7, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Parks board wants funds for project
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MITCH WOMBLE P.O. BOX 45436 DALLAS, TX 75245
Comal River........... 258 cfs (same)
Water Canvon inflow........198 cts (down 7)
. Canyon outflow 350 cfs (down 431)
Watch Edwards Aquifer 624.61 (down .06)
Canyon Lake level .... 909.15 (down .17)
D'Alfonso wins medal in national decathlon
New Braunfels. Texas
Vol. 94-No. 155
August 7,1985 25 Cents
32 Pages —3 Section
Junior MissDivers searchRandy Galindo turns pro, Page 8A
By DOBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
A Kerrville man wa* arrested for credit card abuse Monda). but not before he had taken a local hotel for ITW 91 and a tanning salon for about Slot) in beauty services.
Bond for Don Allen Panned) of Kerrville was set at $5,000 by Municipal Court Judge David Perkins.
Detective Mario Guerrero said the Visa card and checking account Pannelly alleged!) tried to use to pay his hotel bill was stolen from a San Antonio woman. But Parmellv
Another hot, cloudy has been forecast for today with temperatures reaching the upper-90s and dropping to the mid-70s overnight. Southeasterly winds should remain about IO mph. Tuesday’s high was 97 and this morning’s low was 73. Sunset will be at 8:19 p.m. and sunrise will be at6:55a.rn.
King takes awards
New Braunfels Herald Sports Editor David King wins awards in the Texas
told police the credit card belonged ti* his wife, and he had no idea it wasn't any good.
The woman, who was with Parmele at the time of his arrest, told police she had met the man two weeks ago He told her that he was related to the famed oil well firefighter Bed Adair, and would deposit $3 million in her checking account at Kelly Field National Bank.
The woman believed hun, and w rote checks on her account. During the two-week period, the man also got ahold of the woman’s Visa card and charged $2,300 on it without her
Sports Writers Association competition. See Page 12A
for accident victim
From staff and wire reports
Divers resumed their search this morning for the body of an 11-year-old girl who is believed to have been struck by a pickup truck and thrown into the Guadalupe River while jogging with her sister Tuesday morning on the Texas 123 bypass bridge in Seguin.
Divers searched six hours for the girl. I^eah Calhoun of Glendale, Ariz.,
before quitting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The search began for the girl after her sister, Rachelle Calhoun, was found lying unconscious beside the bridge guardrail.
The two sisters were in Seguin visiting their grandparents. They were jogging across the bridge at the edge of Seguin’s city limits when they were believed to have been struck by the vehicle driven by a Seguin teenager.
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Phil Ixizano said the river search began after a physician who treated Rachelle Calhoun said the injuries did not match the extent of damage to the pickup truck.
“She had no broken bones, just the head injury,” Lozano said. “Leah is missing. But we are not IOO percent sure of anything.”
See VICTIM, Page 12
From civil suit
County asks for removal
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
An attorney has asked that Comal County be removed as a defendant in a lawsuit resulting from an accidental shooting incident at the Civic Center in 1983
District Judge Charles Ramsay took under advisement last week a civil case for damages against a former Comal County jailer, the sheriff and the county.
County Attorney Bill Renner requested a summary judgement to remove the county as a defendant.
Donald E. Rylant is asking for $12,000 after he was accidentally shot in the leg by jailer James P. “Pat” Parker. The defendant was unloading his gun before going into the exhibitor area of a gun show when the gun fired. The bullet ricocheted off the cement floor of the Civic Center and hit Rylant in the back of the leg.
In a sworn affidavit. Sheriff Walter Fellers said that Parker — who was supposed to be on duty — had left work w ithout permission.
The sheriff also said in the
statement that his policy had not been to require jailers to carry their weapons when they left work.
Renner said that if the sheriff did not require the carrying of guns while off duty and the jailer had been there as a private person, the county is not liable for his actions.
“It would be the same thing if an officer got in a wreck in Jus off-duty hours,” Renner explained. “He was not in uniform. He may have supposed to have been on duty, but once
See CIVIL SLIT. Page 12A
County interviews for judge's spot
Man arrested for credit card abuse
residency requirement suggested by County Judge Fred Clark
Ixiw requires that the county court-at-law judge have one year of residence in Comal County and five years experience in law.
According to information received from Chunn & Chunn law firm. Parrot had worked in Houston and commuted to New Braunfels on weekends. His wife stayed in Comal
County, establishing residency for lum.
Blackley, a former Comal County resident, moved to Austin arid is working there.
Commissioners may consider appointing a special judge to finish out Zipp s term. Then the residency requirement may not be considered necessary.
See JUDGE, Page ISA
Bv LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
When Parmellv went to pay his bill at the local hotel Monday, he tried again to use the Visa card But a credit card check revealed its limit had already been exceeded He then
tried to w rite a check, but a call to the bank showed the check was no good, police said.
The hotel management then called
See CREDIT CARD, Page 12A
Court rejects request for stay
AUSTIN (AP» AUS Supreme Court justice today refused to block a court order threatening last Saturday’s 1st District special congressional election, and Texas officials said the state will seek Justice Department approval of the voting.
'We’ll submit the request (for approval), and well appeal our case,’’ said Kina Christopher, spokeswoman for Attorney General Jim Mattox
Democrat Jim Chapman defeated Republican Edd Hargett rn the northeast Texas congressional district in a runoff election Saturday. The runoff was required because no candidate received a majority in a special election on June 29.
Before Saturday’s election, the Reagan administration challenged the June special election and runoff ordered by Gov. Mark White, contending that state officials did not get
needed clearance from the Justice Department.
Justice Department officials said clearance was required under the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which bars voting changes in Southern states without federal approval. Department lawyers said the election dates to fill the 1st District vacancy were different than those specified by Texas law for such cases.
A special three-judge federal court in Austin agreed with the Reagan adnunistration’s position. It ordered Texas officials to ask the Justice Department for its approval of the election procedures by Friday or the three-judge court said it will nullify Chapman’s victory.
Justice Byron R. White, without comment, denied the emergency request made Tuesday by Texas officials who asked the Supreme Court to overturn the three-judge oanel.
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Youngsters try their hands at rappelling off the roof of New Braunfels High School this week with the help of Sgt. Krupski with the Marine Corps JROTC. The youngsters are par ticipating in a high school leadership school which includes instruction in close order drill, camouflage and safety and firing of a .22 caliber rifle.
All decked out
Choreographer Kim Gray left, and Caroline Kobe, Garland s Junior Miss, sort through the props for one of the production numbers in Saturday s finals of the Texas Junior Miss
Ut R> I CI AM* Mf RAID ZI ITUNG
contest Thirty six young women from across the state are in New Braunfels vying for the title in the competition this week at the Civic Center
County commissioners have begun the process of choosing a replacement for County Court-at-l.aw Judge Run /app Today at 1:30 p.m., commissioners will interview Fred R. Cranberry because he will be unavailable Thursday when other applicants will be interviewed Other applicants include Charles Blackley, Robert Parrot and County Attorney Bill Renner.
The appointment became necessary after Zipp offered his letter of resignation last month. He w ill continue in office until Aug. 15.
Both Blackley and Parrot have worked for the Chunn & Chunn law firm. But there is a question if the pair would meet the one-year