New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 9, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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DPS sergeant gets praise from captain
By DEBBIE DeLOACH
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After three days of critical testimony, Department of Public Safety Sgt. James Holder got a compliment Friday from his captain, Rended Gilmore.
“I have nine sergeants under me, and rd rate Holder No. I,” Gilmore testified in an injunction hearing that began last Monday. Presiding Judge Robert Pfeuffer will either dissolve or
extend a restraining order on a Rockport transfer for trooper Robert Butler at the hearing's condaaion.
That didnt come Friday, H>awgt*. and the occasion for testimony that has amused some and disgusted many will start back up at 9 a JOO. Monday.
Butler Is fighting Ms because he believes it to be in nature," and not "for the good of the service," as maintained by Ms superiors.
Gilmore's testimony Friday may
of the heat off Holder. The captain said who" Butler transferred from Katy, "I wasn't for it But Hokier persuaded me he could make a good trooper out of him, so I went along."
"Do you tMnk he (Holder) made an accurate aasssmant?" Assistant Attorney General W. Read Lockhoof
"No, I think he over-estimated Ms abilities," Gilmore said. "Butler would be better off in another area
where he could re-group and start over.”
Testimony has accused Holder of keeping files on his troopers. "That's my instruction," Gilmore said.
Butler has also blamed Holder for Ms removal from the DPS pistol team. "That was done at my request," Gilmore said. "To be on that team is an honor for good shooters and model troopers. I did not want Butler representing the Department."
Defense attorney Hants Butler asked Gilmore if he allowed Ms sergeants to go get haircuts in their state cars. "No, I’m telling you that I wouldn't place a groat deal of emphasis if I found someone doing this," the captain retorted.
Fred Stewart, Precinct 3 peace justice, related to the court how Butler had lost all credibility in Ms court. The conversation involved Constable Lester Jonas being no-billed by a Comal County Grand Jury,
and Radar's comment get (ha Judge
"He said aometMng Uke Jonas wouldn't have beat that rap lf he hadn't hired J.C. Reagan. I auld I didn't appreciate remarks like that from a man in uniform — especially since Jonas wasn't rspreeentsf by anyone," Stewart testified After that epteods Butler
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Sheriff, deputies in lawsuit
Comal County Sheriff Walter Fellers and several deputies have been named rn e 9U million lawsuit Bled by a New Braunfels family claiming false arrest and brutality
Filed in U.S District Court Friday, the suit alleges that three unidentified Comal County deputies arrested, searched, and jailed four members of the Bendele family last October without probable cause or warrants.
Brothers George, Bill and Robert Bendele and George’s pregnant wife were charged with either driving while intoxicated or resisting arrest The suit states the charges were later
The salt also claims all four were physically assaulted after their arrest, with Bill suffering a concussion and heart attack Each Bendele family member seeks compensation for alleged injuries and punitive damages: Bill flied for ll million, Robert for $109,000. and George and Ms wife for 1100,000.
The nut also alleges that other
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City building permits hit new high for 1983
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Dan Montross, a new building inspector si Qty Hall, got to sit down for a few minute* Friday afternoon. But he didn t say he wa* caught up.
"Do you got the foaling they’re building something 00 every square inch of this city?" bs askari dark Rebecca Peres.
Montrose is new to the territory, but he may bo right. Buikting-permit totals for the month of September were higher than they’ve been in any previous month this year. The bottom line was 94.M million. Projects on the books in-duds a $1.7 million addition to New Braunfels National Bank; a new $108 million hotel and
over $1.1 million In residential construction
January was tbs next-bsst in IIM, with permits totalling $1.4 million. July was the biggest "Art**. with just under
$3.9 million in construction starts. August permits totaled only $1J million.
McKenna Memorial Hospital, whose massive sddition-in progroes is still the biggest building project In town, is on the books again with a related IMAM job. Work is being dont by Ksnsing Custom Homss.
Guido Brothers ars working for New Braunfels National Bank, which is expanding into the former Poor Boy grocery store next door on north Walnut. Marvin Haas is the contractor for the Comfort Inn, a 190-unit complex going up near McDonald's at UM IH
Throe local physicians have contracted with Clearwater Construction to build a IIM,OOO office building on north Union Avenue.
New residential starts totaled $1,OM,145 last month, and it was all in single-family homes. There were IO of them; with no duplexes or multi-family units recorded.
Seventy-four residential additions brought the total up another $341,906. One addition on Kertick Avenue is worth $75,000 in itself.
Tbs new houses are going up in twos and threes. There ere five in progress on Sundance; three of which are owned and built by First American Homes. Leland Seidel has the other two; building one for Henry and Jean Prochaxka and the other for Melvin Nolle.
The First American Homes were registered st $M,OM. The Seidel projects went down as $30,OM projects.
At SIO Hideaway Court, in the same neighborhood, James W. Johnson is building a $38,000 home Kirkwood Construction has two houses going up in the 1300 block of Patio; one in the IM,OM range and the other in the $99,000a Dan Hits-/elder is building a $50,000 home at 1424 Pam's Path. Southwest Solar Homes has two $40,000 jobs at 1425 and 1500 Pam’s Path On the other side of the Balcones fault, houses are going up on Oakwood, Amber Arc and Acorn streets, all in the $70,000-to-$M,000 range. Contractors for thoae projects ars Michael Flume, Cleburn Caddell and Louis J.
MAR Schul tx have a $70,000 job going st IIM Moon Crest Glenn Hitsfelder ie building at 1917 River Acres, a home whom construction coat is estimated at 156,OM The same price was put on another house st 1412 Oleander, where McDonald Construction is the contractor.
Other residential projects started last month include a $11,000 home at OO Mulberry, undertaken by Adams Construction Company; a $43,000 borne built by Jerome Norris at MOO Heather; and a school project for the New Braunfels High School budding trades daises, also on Heather
Chinese to purge followers of Mao
PEKING (AP) - Chinese leaders will purgs at hast 3 million of tho Communist Party’s 40 million mamhsrs in a ie-registration campaign aimed at expelling adherents to the late Chairman Mao Tae-tung’a radical views, diplomatic sources saidiaturday.
The sources, who requested anonymity, said they have in-termatton that the party’s w-vtaljfatart are gathering evidence ob I HOMB mamhsrs la ordsr to build owns aflatus! UMM la a purge experted ta leat br abet* three years.
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private enterprise, invited foreigners to invest in China, rainetltuted aptitude testing in colleges, shift rd tbs economic to consumer
goods and fruit* flats run industry more accountable for profit and Iona.
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Prison board seeks control of TDC
AUSTIN (AP) - The W.J. Estelle era is over st the Texas Department of Corrections, and the prison board made it clear Saturday that the new state prison director will not wield the clout that Estelle did
In a 900-word statement Issued from Huntsville, the board said it would exercise "more complete and (bract control of all operations" of the 91,900-inmate system.
And, in counterpoint to board chairman Robert Gunn’s laudatory remarks about Estelle on Friday, the Saturday statement acknowledged there were problems that "leave the board with no alternative but to adopt a now plan for opera ting the depart
The board statement promises change "Recent disclosure of financial sad construction management problems, deteriorating communications with the legislature and state officials, and unfavorable reports of noncompliance la the Ruts vs Estelle litigation leave tbs board with no alternative but to adopt a new plan for operating the department to ensure greeter fiscal raoponribikty, restore credibility with all state officials, Improve relations with the office af the mortal meeter, and increase the effort of TDC Is provide tamales with greater opportunities for safety, productivity, education and rthabilltattan," tbs beard aaid
In what insiders said was a forced resignation, Estelle flapped doom Friday. He will stay on tbs state payroll through Fob. I, a data Cana laid Estelle Initially had picked for his resignation House Law Enforcement Committee Chairmen Ray Keller, R-Duncanville, said tbs earlier resignation date was symbolic of tho runs member board's plan to wrest control back from 8m TDC strtf. Keller laid hoard MMrtMg had prsvtoariy fallen tarter the direction of a “charismatic" director la Estelle.
Attorney General Jim Mattes said, "The board ta the past IMS been criticised as a rubber stamp."
who told Gunn he was tired of being the rod" that attracted criticism for the prison’s problems, was unavailable for comment Saturday- A housokospor at ids state-owned hams la Huntsville said he was ort far tbs day Board members want TDC lawyers ti md tim Rate
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Game dedicated to injured girl
By PATRICIA YZNAGA KING and DAVID KING Staff writers
New Braunfels senior Julie Clon ta remains critical but stable condition In a San Antonio hospital Saturday after a probonfire accident Thursday morning.
Clouts suffered multiple skull fractures when she and a pile of brush were blown off the truck. The bonfire was canceled because of the accident.
New Braunfels High School students were stunned st the news of the accident.
Students were back in class Thursday, traditionally a free day for seniors. New Braunfels ISO Charles Birdberry said school officials felt it was better for students to be on campus Bist day.
New Braunfels High School Principal John Turman said Friday morning But although Mill shaken at tbs news, Bm students seem to be settling down.
"We’re all praying for her," he said.
Cloots was not forgotten Friday night by her classmates.
The football team dedicated the game to her, and had a football with "Homecoming 1913" painted on it to autograph for her In the locker room after the game.
The pre-game prayer mentioned her. and also announced that the homecoming activities Mid the game after the dance at the high school were dedicated In her honor.
There was a paper banner In the hall at the high school with "We love you Julie -get well soon" written on it. People at the school had bom signing.
She was the topic of conversation at the game, with coaches and parents asking about her health. Some coaches said that although hor injuries were severe, doctors were unpressed with her recovery.
She was on everyone's mind homecoming night.
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New Junior Miss
Barbara May registers her disbelief after being High School student, advances to the state
named New Braunfels' Junior Miss at the Civic pageant, to be held here in January, Related
Cantar Saturday night. May, a New Braunfels Photo. Page 12A.