New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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George files in CISD race
By DEBBIE DELOACH Staff writer
Canyon Lake resident Clay “Spud” George is the second candidate to file in the April 6 Comal ISD trustees’ election.
George filed Friday morning for one of three CISD trustee positions up for election. Tom Potter of Garden Ridge was the first person to file earlier last week.
The April 6 election will serve to fill the expiring terms of trustees Jim Rector, Karen Rust and Dr. Kenneth Wunderlich. Both Rector and Rust have indicated they are undecided about running again. Dr. Wunderlich has not disclosed his re-election plans.
Concern for the future of education is why George said he would like to be on the CISD board. “I see the growth in our county and school system as both a challenge and an opportunity — a challenge to provide the facilities needed to educate our young people at a
cost our taxpayers can bear, and an opportunity to serve the youth of this county remembering that they only come this way once,” he said.
As a 10-year resident of Comal County, George has been an equipment operator for the Pedernales Electric Cooperative for nine of them. His wife Joyce has been a CISD teacher for four years, first at Bulverde Middle and now at Mountain Valley School.
George has been involved with the Industrial Arts Department at Smithson Valley High School, the Canyon High School Future Farmers of America club, and the Comal County Junior Livestock Show. He is also a member of the Comal County Fair Association, and the Comal County Young Farmers.
“Joyce and I have two small children who will be part of this school system for many years ahead, and I would like to be a part of it,” George said.
He has met the current superintendent, Bill Brown, and said, “I was very impressed. He’s a good man, and he’s good for the district. ”
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Port murder trial opens here Monday
Local district courtroom business won’t come to a halt just because the David Port trial is in town.
“No, sir. We’re too busy to shut down,” 207th District Judge Robert Pfeuffer said Friday. “All those people are going to create a little inconvenience, and we knew that from the beginning. But we’ll work around them, and they'll have to work around us.”
Jury selection for the Port trial is to begin at the Comal County Courthouse on Monday. Port, who is free on $20,000 bond, is charged with murder in the June 7 shooting of mail carrier Debora Sue Schatz.
On Dec. 5, Houston Judge I D. McMaster ordered the Port trial be
held outside Harris County because of extensive publicity there on the carrier's death and the refusal of Port’s parents to testify against their son before a Harris County grand jury.
McMaster also said he picked New Braunfels because the judge here was the “most receptive,” and the town is not a “big news area.”
But New Braunfels will be big news for as long as local jurors need to decide the outcome of the Port case. Estimates of how long that could take range anywhere from three to six weeks.
Regardless of the trial’s length, See PORT, Page UA
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Ham Braunfels. Texas
80 Pages—6 SectionsArts panel formula OK, Moore says
By DANA STELL Staff writer
After receiving phone calls about the validity of the city Arts and Cultural Commission giving money to civic organizations, commission chairman Mike Walker called an emergency meeting to find out if the action was legal.
And city attorney Barry Moore Friday afternoon apparently eased Walker’s mind by saying he didn’t believe their proposed allocations ran “afoul of the law.”
The groups in question, said Commission chairman Mike Walker, were the Comal Independent Men’s Association and Texas Junior Miss.
The Commission Feb. 19 tentatively agreed to a division of its share of the city’s hotel-motel room occupancy tax among nine groups, including CIMA and Junior Miss. Other proposed recipients are Mid-Texas Symphony, German Folk Dancers, New Braunfels Art League, Greater New Braunfels Arts Council, Circle Arts Theatre, Braunfels Foundation Trust, and the Sophienburg Museum archives.
Room tax recipient groups, according to state law, must fall into one of five categories — acquiring of sites for construction and other work on civic centers, auditoriums, auditoriums and museums; furnishing facilities and personnel for registration of convention delegates; promoting and advertising the city to attract conventions and tourists; encouraging, improving, and applying the arts; or conducting historical preservation and restoration projects.
Moore said most of the groups asking for Arts Commission money fall into the arts promotion group. “I think application of the arts is a pretty broad category,’’ Moore said. “If some part of (the group’s activities) deals with the arts, it’s a policy decision for you to make.
I don’t think you’re running afoul of the law.”
Commission member Bob Smith suggested that the money be given to groups such as CIMA for a specific purpose dealing with the arts.
Walker agreed. “When we allocate this money and we sign the contract, we can stipulate how the money be spent.”
Commission member Stephany Goodbread expressed her concern about the future of the arts commission funding process. “I think we should be very thoughtful to those guidelines for the future — what direction do we really want this funding to take?” she said.
The Arts Commission Friday also discussed the recommendation of the city’s Options and Opportunities committee that the arts receive 20 percent of the room tax. The committee also suggested the room tax be raised so an increase in arts funding wouldn’t take money away from other recipients.
Currently, the city collects 4 cents above the state’s 4-cent tax. Of the city’s amount, the arts currently receive IO percent, the city receives IO percent, and the Chamber of Commerce convention and tourist fund gets OO percent.
The Arts Commission on Feb 19 agreed to ask the city for 15 percent of the tax.
Senate confirms Meese nomination
WASHINGTON (AP) — Edwin Meese III, a onetime prosecutor put on the defensive by allegations of misconduct, was confirmed as attorney general Saturday by the Senate, ending a grueling 13-month advise-and-consent process.
Meese’s confirmation was anti-climatic. It came on a vote of 63-31 with Democrats casting all of the opposing votes Six senators did not vote.
Meese’s approval had been predicted by both supporters and foes. But the final victory in his struggle to claim the Cabinet post came only after a four-day filibuster by farm state senators demanding action on the agricultural credit crisis.
The 31 negative votes were the most c ast against a Cabinet nominee in 14 years. Common Cause, the citizen’s lobby which opposed Meese, said it was the highest vote against a nominee for attorney general since 1925.
The path was cleared for a vote on Meese, until now President Reagan’s counselor, when farm-state Democrats ended their four-day filibuster after negotiating with majority Republicans a plan to aid financially troubled farmers.
It was not immediately dear when Meese, 53. would be sworn in.
Bruce Chapman, an aide to Meese, said the new attorney general would be sworn in by a notary public on Monday so that he could assume his duties at once. Chapman said a ceremonial swearing-in by a higher-ranking official would be conducted in a couple of weeks for Meese, 53.
Attorney General William French Smith bade farewell to Justice Department employees on Friday. A
Edwin Meese was confirmed by the Senate for Attorney General on a 63-31
vote. The 31 ‘no’ votes were the most cast against a Cabinet nominee in 14 years.
spokesman said Smith was returning to his I^os Angeles home, although he would not officially relinquish the title until Meese’s installation.
Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., chairman of the Judiciary Committee, which approved the Meese nomination Feb 5, told the Senate he was “extremely pleased” by the confirmation.
“I feel that those who still have some doubts will see that he’ll be an excellent attorney general,” Thurmond said
Senate Democrats voted overwhelmingly against Meese after many asserted he was unfit to be the nation's top law enforcement officer.
Meese, who has a get-tough-with-criminals reputation, steadfastly denied that he engaged in any illegal or unethical dealings in his years as White House counselor.
Second suspect charged in aborted house burglary
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A 33-year-old San Antonio woman has been arrested for her part in a bizarre house burglary in Bulverde Hills last December.
Comal County Sheriff’s Lt. Rudy Rubio said he identified Delores Dominguez of 405 Elvira as the female accomplice of a New Braunfels man and two San Antonio men, who were connected to several house burglaries last December.
Dominguez was arrested Friday in San Antonio, and charged with Dec. 12 burglary of a Bulverde Hills residence. The burglary was a bit bizarre, because one of the suspects — Ted Thomas, 35, of 2523 Twin Oaks — reportedly offered the homeowner money to keep her from calling the law
“She 'the homeowner) confronted them, and made them carry two television sets they already had on the
truck back into the house,” Investigator Kermit K roe sc he said last December “She told him she didn’t want his money, and called us with complete descriptions."
Thomas was arrested on Dec. 13 for his part in the Bulverde Hills burglary. He was later charged with the Dec. 24 burglary of a home in Canyon lake Hills, along with Perry Friesenhahn, 31, of 233 Andrews, and Santiago Pacheco, 36, of 515 E. Edmonds. San Antonio.
“They gave me a fictitious name (for her) at first, but I recently found out who she really was,’’ Rubio said. “She was also picked out of a photo lineup by the victim.’’
As of presstime Saturday. Dominguez was still In the Comal County Jail under $15,000 bond set by Peace Justice R G. “Doc” Blanchard.
Without a trace
Former guard disappears after hijacking jet
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - A if run tied airport guard hijacked a iddle Eaat Airlines jet on Saturday, reed It to shuttle between Lebanon d Cyprus for five hours, then nished without a trace.
One elderly passenger was killed id seven people were injured when e hijacker first seized the Boeing 7 In a demand for promotions and ly raises for himself and fellow nployees.
lint of the Injuries occurred when • IM passengers scrambled down
emergency chutes from the jet after shots were fired at the start of the hijacking. The elderly man, identified as Tawfik Hamada, 65, was reportedly sucked from the plane as it took off with doors open and chutes dangling.
The hijacker set various deadlines and sometimes screamed and cursed by radio at the airport control tower. He threatened first to blow up the Lebanese national airline plane, then to crash It into Lebanon’s Presidential Palace In the mountains
east of Beirut.
“I have enough grenades and explosives to blow up more than the plane,” he said. “If ifs necessary, I will bring it down on the Presidential Palace.”
Beirut radio stations identified the hijacker as Doraid Hassan, a government guard at the airport. He told the control tower he was 25 and had worked at the airport since he was 18.
“I have rights as a Lebanese and as an employee with you and that’s
all I’m demanding," he radioed his boss, airport security chief Jamil Naameh.
He demanded action on longstanding recommendations for promotions, raises and other benefits for low-ranking government workers.
After the red-and-white jet returned to Beirut — following two stops at Larnaca on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, 120
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Skies will be partly cloudy today and Monday, turning mostly cloudy tonight. There’s also a 20 percent chance of thundershowers tonight
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today and Monday in the mid 60s,