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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 10, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Guadalupe considers secession SEGUIN Guadalupe County Commissioners took a step toward seceding from the Union during their Monday meeting Taking a break from their usually serious business, the commissioners appointed a representative to a con sultation to consider secession. The commissioners appointed B J Comingore of Seguin to the “Consultation on the Poesta” to be held in Beeville March I and 2 The event will be a parody of the meeting at Washington on the Brazos in 1836 in which Texans decided to secede from the Republic of Mexico. To update the event, the group will consider secession from the United States County Judge James Sagebiel and the commissioners support the selection of Clint Eastwood for chief justice of the supreme court of Texas Sagebiel suggested Texas could abolish the Internal Revenue System Comingore, with the Seguin historical society, will attend the event along with representatives from every county in the state. The Poesta is a South Texas creek that flows through Beeville sometimes, Representatives of the Beeville celebration say it is a fitting location for a tongue-in-cheek event Besides the secession move, the celebration will feature contests and events Inside CLASSIFIED_____ 35B COMICS_ 1B CROSSWORD JA DEAR ABBY _ _2B HOROSCOPE _28 OPINIONS_ _4A SPORTS_ 5A STOCKS _ SA WEATHER 2A mg Tonight’s low is expected to be near 35. The high for Wednesday will be near 40 Monday’s high was 76 and this morning's low was 69 Sunset to day will be at 5:33 p m and sunrise Wednesday will be at 7:15 a rn MOO) MANV CWS LEFT? 15 shopping days to Christmas Today's Weather Today will be warm again with mostly cloudy skies and a 30 percent chance of thundershowers. Today’s high is expected to reach 75. Winds will be from 15 to 20 mph Chances for rain will increase to 50 percent tonight and temperatures will drop as a cold front moves in before morn- Cheer Fund Comal commissioners pull developer's letter of credit By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Comal County Commissioners pulled a letter of credit on Comal County Estates Unit 2A Monday A renewal of the $22,500 letter would have given an extension to a developer who has not begun any construction after two years of extensions The amount of money was also insufficient to pave the roads in the subdivision, county engineer, Clark • Mac" McCoy said “lf no land has been sold we might look into pulling the plat as well.” County Judge Fred Clark said The developer Ernest Tousley was out of town but got his bank to send commissioners a letter verifying that the bank would renew the letter of credit However, Commissioner Lorenzo “Yankee” Camarillo, whose precinct the unit is in. and McCoy opposed it. When the other commissioners heard their reasoning, they agreed “We have been in contact with Tousley for the past several months, and we had communicated to him that this deadline was coming up, and for some reason he has found it inconvenient to renew on time ” McCoy said. This amount will not do the job ” Commissioner J L “Jumbo” Evans suggested that this amount would have covered paving the streets in the subdivision when it cost $8 per linear foot but commissioners had just set the anmount per linear foot at $15 “We are back in that situation again where we have bonded someone twice already and nothing physical has been done on the See COMMISSIONERS, Page SA People in the community added $290 50 to the Cheer Fund Monday, bringing the total to $1,580 <16 The donations were made by Frank and Wanda Lasater, $30; Carol Neugebauer, $5; Mr. and Mrs Marvin Vordenbaum. SIO; Julius and Addle Kriese. $5; Larry and Judy Hooker and sons, a bag of toys; the German American Society, $50; D L. Nolte, $10; Mr and Mrs. A A. Lad shaw, $100; Under Pass Saloon. $25, and anonymous donations for $3, $5, $10 and $20 The Herald Zeitung encourages the community to bring its taxdeductible donations or non-perishable food items by its offices at 186 S. Casten. Those who cannot come to the office, call 625-9144 Banker's wife foils extortionist AUSTIN (AP) - An Austin bank chairman’s wife escaped injury Monday during an extortion attempt by freeing her hands and mouth and calling police when her abductor left to retrieve her ransom, authorities said Ray Lane. 44, wife of InterFirst chairman Robert Lane, was home alone when the man. posing as a flower deliveryman, forced his way in the front door at about 9 30 a m Monday, said police Lt. John Stewart “She was suspicious of him right away,” Stewart said “She said she was busy and was about to leave and she tried to shut the door but he forced it open ” The man, armed with a large-caliber handgun, threatened Ray Lane and bound her with tape that he had brought with him, Stewart said. After binding Mrs Lane, the man phoned her husband, Robert Lane, at the bank demanding ransom, Stewart said One police source said the gunman demanded $200 00© cash After calling Lane the man left the home with Mrs Lane bound in the living room. He apparently believed that the ransom and delivery spot had been agreed on, and placed a second call to an unknown person, Stewart said Lane, 47, said he was in the process of responding to a call from the extortionist when he learned that the man had left the house Shortly after the gunman left. Lane treed her hands by tearing the tape with her bracelet, police said With her feet still bound she hopped to the front door, locked it, and called 9U, Then she called her husband, Stewart said * J r j 1 rn J Ti J* MMM :‘ v Jk I j rn MBI Carolyn Fey wins Local national 4-H awardSee Page 7A lur A&M battles Dallas newspaper, page 5AComal River.............. 350    (same) l/l/afflr Canyon inflow....... 582 cfs (down 28)Canyon outflow....... 750    cfs    (up    208)Watch Edwards Aquifer  626.74 (down .02) Canyon Lake level 910.15 (up .01) S AMFR lr a PF ti?    MlCPnrr,    26° r-o. PALLAS, TX ^ x 75245 New Braunfels    Tuesday December 10,1985 Herald-Ztitun* Mew Braunfels, Texas    Vo1*    9*-No. 239 25 Cents 14 Pages —2 Sections Perry charged in burglary By 0EBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer David Charles Perry, a Canyon Lake man found innocent last week of sexually assaulting a four-year-girl. was arrester! for burglary of a habitation Monday afternoon. Perry, along with Mark Allen (’lark and a 14-year old juvenile, were charged with burglary of a habitation, in connection with a Monday morning break in of a residence in the Canyon Lake Hills subdivision. Comal County Sheriff’s In vestigator Kermit Kroesche said a citizen reported a possible burglary in progress around ll a rn Monday. Deputy Johnny Gray, supported by Deputy Danny Ybarra, responded to the call “They found the house unlocked and the back door open, but were not able to detect anyone inside the house.” Kroesche said “They did get a description of the suspects, though “ Based on those descriptions, Kroesche said Gray later stopped the suspects in the Mobile Home Estates subdivision and arrested them. As of presstime today, Perry and Clark, who both listed addresses as Flintstone Street. Canyon Lake, were still in jail under $15,000 bond each, set by Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger. The juvenile was released to his parents’ custody, Kroesche said In connection with the aggravated sexual assault charge, a Comal County jury found Perry guilty on Nov. 22. But 207th District Court Judge Robert Pfeuffer declared a mistrial three days later On Dec 4, a second jury found Perry innocent of the charge. Perry was also indicted for burglary of a building last July, in connection with an electric power generator stolen from a Mobile Home Estates residence. However. Perry has not been brought to trial yet on that charge Iowa farmer kills 3 persons, self HILLS. Iowa «AP» A financially troubled farmer fatally shot three people, including his wife and a hank president, and then killed himself in what a congressman called a tragic reflection of “brewing violence in the Farm Belt." Dale Burr. 63. walked into the Hills Bank and Trust Co shortly after ll a rn Monday with a 12 gauge shotgun under his coat, entered the office of president John Hughes and killed him with a single blast to the head, police said “No incident could more tragically reflect the brewing violence in the Farm Belt than the senseless killing of John Hughes,” said U S Rep Jim Leach. It Iowa, who said he was a good friend of Hughes “The irony is that there was no more thoughtful, compassionate banker in Iow a.” Leach said. A sheriff's deputy stopped Burr in his pickup truck near his home a short time later, said Johnson County Sheriff Gary Hughes, brother of the slain bank president. While the deputy waited for reinforcements, “Burr committed suicide, a single blast to the chest, with the shotgun.” Hughes said Deputies then found Burr’s wife, Emily, 65, shot to death at the Burrs’ farmhouse. Police also said Burr shot and killed farmer Richard Goody. 38, and fired at Goody's wife. Marilyn, and 6-year old son Mark as they fled their rural Hills home Monday. “At this time we believe the shootings were related to financial difficulties that Burr had with the hank and Mr Goody,” the Johnson County sheriff said According to records in the Johnson County recorder’s office, the Burrs owed the Hills bank almost $800,000 City offers advice By BBN© OVERSTREET Staff wrifar New Braunfels City Manager Joe Michie presented City Council IO ways to make “police service better for the citizens of New Braunfels " Michie’s list was a response to a Nov 25 report from the Police Minority Relations Study Committee which was appointed by council in July The 10-item report from Michie in eludes a timetable for implementing the suggestions, which include con tacting neighborhood groups within 30 days to make presentations and establish better communication "One of the topics will he on how to file a proper complaint and how such complaints are handled once filed,” the report states The review showed that members of the minority community charged that there were instances of police abuse and that complaints were not handled properly “We were not put together to go into specific cases or to investigate if these alleged abuses are substantiated,” said Kookie Barboza a member of the study committee “After all that reviewing and inter viewing, we ve already come to the conclusion that yes there is a pro blam “We do have a good police department and that was not the issue,” Barboza told council Monday The issue was, Does the community perceive there to be a problem and they do.” Michie's report also said the city will make every effort to increase patrol and informal visits to the minority neighborhood on a non-call basis There will be a two day training session Jan 15 and 16 sponsored by the United States Department of Justice and Michie said he has also invited county deputies and constables to attend “We shall ask the Justice f>epart-ment representative to review our (policy) manual and suggest the necessary changes.” Michie’s report states. “We currently have a Deadly Force Policy in effect but we will See POLICE. Page 8A StateBanker's wife thwarts extortion attemptSee below Fred©* Caff, for ©ground, and Janet AH«n decorate a Chheenat tr©e on Oro third floor lobby at McK©nn© Memorial Hospital. XI Alpha Eta Chapter of Boti Sigma Phi furnished th© tr©e. Carr rn president and AMm la chairwoman of service for th© organisation ;

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