New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 23, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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County jail inmate still free after escape Saturday
By ROBERT JOHNSON Editor
A Comal County Jail inmate remained at large Saturday night after escaping from the jail’s exercise area earlier in the day, according to Sheriff’s Department reports.
Kent Krueger apparently crawled under a fence bordering the exercise area, located between the Courthouse and neighboring First Federal Savings, jailer Walt Sumner said. He escaped at IO: 20 a.m. and was still at
large at ll p.m. Saturday.
Krueger was among nine prisoners in the exercise area when he escaped, Sumner said. The jailer said he was not in the exercise area when Krueger fled.
Reports from the department Sumner said he understood that Krueger had fled down North Seguin Avenue.
The department received a report Saturday afternoon that Krueger apparently had contacted a friend in New Braunfels and had said he would turn himself in within a few days.
Saturday's escape was Krueger's second from local authorities in the past four months. Krueger was before County Court-at-taw Judge Ron Zipp July 6 when he suddenly bolted out the door of the third-floor courtroom. He turned himself in at the Sheriff’s Department the next day and was released on bond.
Krueger was in jail on charges of driving with a suspended license — the same charges he had faced in Zipp's court in July. He had been serving a 60-day sentence.
Krueger had originally been placed in a work-release program, which allows inmates to keep their jobs and serve their jail time when not at work, Zipp said.
However, Krueger violated the terms of his work-release arrangement when he reported to jail intoxicated earlier this month. Zipp said "You come to the jail drunk, and you're going to have a problem as far as I'm concerned,” the judge said.
Krueger had served 16 days of his 60-day sentence when he escaped.
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Assailant disrupts Reagan's golf game
AUGUSTA. Ga. < API A man “brandishing a pistol'' and demanding to talk with President Reagan was arrested Saturday after holding Reagan’s personal aide and four others at Augusta National Golf Club. Reagan, who was spending the weekend here, was playing on the 16th fairway and Secret Service officials said he was never in direct danger.
The gunman, identified as Charles R. Harris of Augusta, rauuned a pickup truck through the club's No. 3 gate at midafternoon. He was taken into custody two hours, ll minutes later, with the hostages apparently unharmed.
U.S. Attorney Hinton R. Pierce said
Harris, 45, was being charged under federal statutes for making threats against the president. He said there also would be state charges, likely for kidnapping and assault.
Harris, who was taken to the Richmond County Jail after being charged, collapsed in (us jail cell late Saturday night and was rushed to University Hospital in Augusta. Hospital spokesman Toby West said Harris appeared to be suffering from Ii) perventilation and was being treated in the emergency room.
U.S. Attorney Hinton R. Pierce said Harris, 45, was being charged under federal statutes for making threats
against the president.
The gunman's motive was not known. After crashing the gate, he drove up to the Augusta National pro shop, took hostages and unheated "perhaps someone would be killed” if he didn’t get to see the president. This account came from White House spokesman Peter Roussel.
Reagan's aide, David C. Fischer, was released after promising to contact the president. He found Reagan on the 16th hole, and Reagan then tried five or six times to call the man from a car phone. However, said Roussel, “They never communicated. The man hung up on him each time.”
Board begins probe
into firm's closing
By PATRICIA YZNAGA KING
The Texas Department of tabor and Standards is pleased with its investigation into the sudden and unexplained closing of MAR Sportswear in New Braunfels.
The investigation “has been going pretty good so far,” tarry Kosia, department division director, said Friday.
Kosta said his office has been in contact with the District Attorney’s office in Comal County and the McGuires’ attorney rn Dallas.
“We haven't run into any roadblocks,” he said.
Kosta said the department began
investigating the factory's closing after receiving 33 complaints from workers after the business closed (Jct. 14.
M&R Sportswear, located at 463 N. West End Ave., closed without notice to its 30-35 employees. Employees said the business owned them two weeks’ pay.
The business, which specialized rn ladies blouses, is owned by Michael and Rory McGuire of the Dallas area.
Employees said that when they left work at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13, the business was in full operation. When they reported to work the next day at 7 a.m., the locks to the plant had been changed and most of the equipment had been removed.
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Public hearings to open City Council meeting
By OYANNE FRY Staff writer
City Council facet a weighty agenda Monday night. But no one could complain that it lacks variety.
The council will meet at 7:30 p.m. in its City Hall chamber. Before getting down to action, it will hold three public hearings: two on strip annexations, and one on the proposed rezoning of a tract on Old McQueeney Road
Council may act on that last item before the evening is over. It will also decide whether to grant the optional 40 percent homestead
exemption on next year's taxes, hear a request fruni a landowner who would Uke to own parts of St. Mary’s Street and Saenger Avenue, and consider what action, if any, to take on a request made by the local Mothers Against Drunk Drivers chapter last month.
MADD has asked the council to repeal the ordinance allowing mght clubs to purchase late-hours permits, which make it possible to sell alcoholic beverages until 2 a.m. The anti-drunk-driving organization bebeves this law tempts already-intoxicated people to drive to New Braunfels after bars have closed rn neighboring towns.
The request about St. Mary 's and Saenger came from a developer who owns, or is ready to buy, Guadalupe river front property abutting Mi both streets, said City Manager E N. Delashmutt.
Actually, he added, there aren't any streets there, just rights-of-way, if the city should ever decide to build them The developer would Uke the city to abandon that right-of-way, so that it can become part of his property
Walter Flugrath, who has appeared before the council on several occasions, is back on the agenda for Monday mght. Flugrath, of 569
Wood Road, complains that a neighboring property owner has violated city codes to the detriment of Flugrath’s property.
The city’s annual audit, prepared b> Reed St Co., wiU be ready for council review.
Also up for review is the Parks and Recreation department's contract with the Comal County Mental Health-Mental Retardation Center. In past years, clients of the center have helped with park maintenance under an MHMR work program. Delashmutt is recommending that the contract be renewed
The city manager has also asked council to
buy an additional truck for the building department, so that inspectors can both go out at the same time and get their jobs done more efficiently. At present, the two inspectors must share a truck
In other action, council wiU hear a report on Trashiest, held on the Comal River Get. I. and an advance report on the Christmas tree Ughting program, scheduled Nov. 29 on the Main Plaza A propert) owner at 101 E Edgewater will ask for a variance on a fence he plans to mid, and Mayor O A Stralemann Jr. will sign at least six proclamations
Mathews studies data inTexland-PUC battle
Missing, broken bolts linked to accident at State Fair
Judge Charles Mathews is studying four boxes full of documents in the battle between Texland and the Public Utilities Commission, and a decision should be due within two weeks.
At least, that's the impression Bill Cunningham, spokesman for the Pedemales Electric Cooperative, had in the wake of a hearing Thursday in Austin.
Texland Electric Co., a joint venture of the Pedernales and Bluebonnet Electric cooperatives, is seeking a certificate from the state to build a power plant in Milam County in Central Texas.
The commission has denied its request for that certificate twice, and
the case wound up in Mathews’ 201st District Court in Austin. Texland had asked Mathews to reverse the denial of the certificate for the 1,500 megawatt plant, and Mathews is studying a massive amount of evidence from both sides in the wake of Thursday’s hearing.
Cunningham said he was optimistic about the outcome “I Hunk the record is going to show the utility commission has been discriminatory (in deny mg the permit)," he said Pedernales Electric Cooperative provides electricity to the Canyon take area of Comal County. New Braunfels Utilities is one of LCRA’s biggest wholesale customers.
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DAMAS (AP) — A missing bolt nut) have led to last week’s accident at the State Fair of Texas in which a gondola flew from a ride and crashed on the midway, killing one person and injuring It, an investigator says.
James Greens walt, safety standards director for the Oklahoma Department of tabor, concluded that one bolt was missing and another was broken after he inspected the car and the main frame of the rule Enterprise
Greens wa ll accompanied Dallas Morning News reporters Fnday to the fairgrounds, where they were among 25 lawyers, engineers, reporters, fair officials, ride experts and private investigators to inspect and
photograph the ride The crowd included a team from the tons timer Product Safety Concussion, which conduc ted its first visual inspection.
Greenawalt, whose employees inspected tile Enterprise w hen it was in Oklahoma last month, said the missing bolt may be significant in determining the accident’s cause.
Both he and Michael McDowell, an investigator for a man injured in Monday’s accident, said passenger overload could have been a contributing factor.
“I think the big question is why there were three people in that car.” said McDowell, an investigator for Johnny Hamilton, who was in the car
adjacent lo the one that flew off.
Hauulton has filed a (3.5 million lawsuit rn connection with the accident. in which he said he sustained bruises and internal injuries.
McDowell said his inspection supported Hamilton’s statement that the back of the car separated from the ride's frame before the front end tore awa).
“For some reason, the back of the car gave loose first," he said
Greenawalt said two small bolls should have been screwed through a safety plate to fasten a solid metal shaft to a heavy metal block that holds the car to the main frame of the ride