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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 25, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas M053    10/22/oJ mxcroplex IN' - MITCH WOMBLE P O BOX 454-Jfc F"    r/ 70245 DALLAL" 1 SVHS starts district County volleyball season See Page 12A Comal River..........    226    cfs    (down    8) Water    Canyon inf,ow........128 cfs (down 5) I*/ . M    Canyon outflow.......150    cfs (down 7) Watch    Edwards Aquifer  624.09 (down ,01) Canyon Lake level .... 907.92 (down .02) Carmel apples are City an autumn treat See Page 1B New Braunfels Herald New Braunfels. Texas Vol. 94 No. 189 Wednesday September 25, 1985 25 Cents 34 Pages 3 Sections State foregoes Garibay testimony By DEBBIE DelOACH Staff writer The state rested its ease this morning in the capital murder trial of Rodolfo Hernandez without calling the co-defendant to the witness stand Co-defendant Jesse Garibay was subpoened but was not called to testify against his brother-in-law Hernandez in an apparent plea bargain with the state for IO years in prison. In Hernandez’s defense. Attorney John Chunn tried to get the court document relating to the agreement into trial evidence before jury deliberations began shortly before noon. But District Attorney Bill Schroeder argued part of tho document had not been complied with, making it irrevelant at this time, and Judge Robert Pfeuffer agreed. Chunn called no witnesses, and said m closing arguments, he had advised Hernandez not to testify on his own behalf ’ because the state wholly failed in its burden i of proof beyond a reasonable doubt).” Hernandez and Garibay are charged with capital murder in connection with the shootings of five Mexican nationals on a hillside off FM 1883 on March 7. They allegedly offered the five men a ride from San Antonio to Denton for a fee. The jury was instructed this morning to consider the lesser charge of murder if it did not find Hernandez robbed and then shot Victor Manuel Serrano Cervan with the intention of killing him. Cervan was killed in the incident. In closing arguments this morning, Schroeder said the witnesses talked about certain tattoos:    ’’boxing gloves, a scorpion and, ironically, a Virgin Mary. They saw them, and why shouldn’t they have seen them9,” he asked. ’’They were lying face-up. the arms were extended, and the pistols were fired within two to four inches of them They saw them," he added. Comal County Sheriffs IX Rudy See MURDER TRIAL, Page ISA Education study may mean mergers AUSTIN (API - The upcoming study of higher education in Texas could lead to the closing >r merino. of some state colleges, says the Austin lawyer selected by Gov Mark White as chairman of the Select Committee on Higher Education White’s office announced the appointment of I^rry Temple and th*1 other committee members Tuesday The 1985 Legislature established the panel to undertake ”a comprehensive examination of the critical issues fa* mg and influencing the state s higher education system Temple said the panel is not designed to be any kind of carbon copy” of a similar committee, chaired by Dallas billionaire IL Ross Perot, that recommended .sweeping reforms for Texas public schools The panel, however, will look at the controversial matter of shutting down state colleges, he said i wouldn’t want to foretell any end results. But the possibility of merging or closing institutions is clearly one of them We’ve got IT separate state-supported mover sities," Temple said There also are 49 junior colleges depending on the state for most of their money, he noted The panel will lm*k at the schools and ask. Do we have enough9 Do we need more ’ Do we have too many? Do we need less ' ” Temple said Among others selected for the 19-member panel Tuesday were: East lexas timber baron Arthur Temple Jr of Diboll; Dallas businessman Peter O’Donnell, who reportedly made an anonymous $8 million donation to the University of Texas at Austin last year: former UT and Rice University president Norman Hackerman, and Bobby Ray Inman of Austin, chief executive of the Microelectronics and Computer Technolog> Corp MCC) computer research consortium. The two Temples aren’t related Also serving on tile committee are the governor, lieutenant governor and House speaker White puked five committee members Ll Gov Kill Hobby and Speaker Gib I/ewis each chose four. The Legislature added Senate Edu* *tion Committee Chairman (ai l Parker, 1) Port Arthur, and It-.us** Ihg1 pi Education Committee See STUDY, Page 16AToday's weather Mostly sunny with southeasterly winds today and Thursday. High today expected in the 90s I,ow tonight will be HO. Jxiw Tuesday was 73, high was 87 Sunset today will be 7:24 p.m. and sunrise Thursday will toe 7:21 a.rn.More on the kitten I/leal officials have received numerous telephone calls and letters concerning the Guadalupe kitten case and Judge Harold Krueger and other parties involved give another side to the story Page SA Texans get behind Mexican quake relief efforts CLASSIFIED 7 10B COMICS 2C CROSSWORD 3C DEAR ABBY IC DEATHS 2A ENTERTAINMENT 1C FOOD 1 3B HOROSCOPE 3C OPINIONS _ 4A SPORTS 12-13A STOCKS_ 12A WEATHER 2A By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Texans have donated about $250,000 in supplies and cash to Mexico’s earthquake victims. San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros announced that figure Tuesday at an Austin news conference. A relief task force appointed by Gov. Mark White had a elosed-door organizational meeting Tuesday morning Cisneros and Bob Krueger, former ambassade -at-large to Mexico, have already made two trips to Mexico City. The first trip set up channels for working with the Mexican government to get the supplies ami donations into the country quickly Cisneros and Krueger accompanied the first shipment of 37,000 pounds of relief on the second trip Sunday. Texans’ contributions have been funneled through various religious orgamzatitms, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, a spokesman in the governor’s office said "Right now the committee’s main objective is to listen to the Mexican government as to what the needs are,” the spokeman said. "Right now mostly it is monetary.” Those helping with the rescue effort also have filtered their needs through the International Red Cross and the U.S. State Department, the spokesman said. In the til st few days, Mexico listed equipment to clear debris as its most urgent need And though the rescue effort is still hampered by a shortage of flashlights, batteries and tents, the need for various vaccines and medical supplies has become crucial Also water purification storage remains a cr * need, the gover nor’s office, ..king for the task force,said Besides Cisneros and Krueger, the governor had named 24 other members of the task force Monday. They include Jim Adams of Dallas, president of Southwestern Bell’s Texas region, Merle Burchett of Corpus Christi, president and chief executive of Central Power and Ijght; Rudy Bowles of Eagle Pass, Maverick County judge, and William Gray Bryant of Austin, regional director of government relations at AT&T. Other include Joe E Chapa Jr. of McAllen, an attorney; Harlan Rogers Crow of Dallas, a partner in Trammell-Crow, Inc.; H, Craig Darby of Irving, regional pharmacy operations coordinator for REVCO. and Bishop Ernest Dixon Jr of San Antonio, president of the Texas Conference of Churches. Als*) on the task force are Archbishop Patrick Flores of the San Antonio Archdiocese; David A Garza of Houston, chairman of the board of Monterey House Restaurants; Beverly Griffin of Austin, vice president >f Interfirst Bank of Austin, and Hai v Hubbard of Austin, president of the Texas AFL-CIO Others on the task force include Gary Jacobs of I .amin. president of foredo National Bank, Clair Jordan of Austin, executive director of Texas Nurses Association, and J. Livingston Kosher g of Houston, president of L.K. Industries and chairman of the board of the Texas See TEXANS, Page 164 Task force sets $15 million relief goal AUSTIN (AP) — Setting a $15.5 million fund-raising goal, leaders of the task force coordinating the state’s Mexican earthquake relief efforts say their work likely will take a long time “The response is strong right now Part of our task is going to be to sustain the interest, that good will ... after it is no longer on the front page. The devastation that has occurred will take a long time to rebuild,” said Bob Krueger, task force cochairman. Texas Response — Citizens for Mexican Relief, held its first meeting Tuesday and established a $1 per Texan goal. That would raise some $15.5 million, said Krueger, former U.S. ambassador-at-large to Mexico. "A dollar a Texan Ifs not that much It’s a possible goal,” Krueger said. More than $1 million already ha*-been donated, said Mayor Henrv Cisneros of San Antonio, the task force’s other co-chairman ‘This isn t a government effort This is a neighborly effort, a people to-people effort, a citizens’ effort ou the part of a stale that shares a large border ... with Mexico,” Cisneros said. Krueger said cash is a big need of the Mexican government in the wake of the two deadly quakes that killed at least 5.IMH) people Several thousand more are missing The relief task force has established a bank account in Austin to receive contributions Krueger and Cisneros san! a system has been established to transfer the money daily to a Mexico CTty bank, where it will l>e immediately available for use by Mexican officials There is not going to be anything taken off along the way. A dollar given will be a dollar received,” Krueger said. He also said controls are iii place to guarantee the money goes for assistance. ‘The people of Texas can feel confident that if they give tliat money will be received and will be put to very good use,” he said The two said Texas compaiues and individuals already have pitched in with medicine, other medical supplies, construction equipment and See RELIEF, Page ISA Lone Star students create fall scenes, Page 15AInside LORA probe initiated AUSTIN (AP) - The Ixwer Colorado River Authority plans to hire an outside expert to investigate allegations of wrongdoing by staff members in the use of house trailers and a farmhouse, possibly including parties with prostitutes. The investigator will study the use of three trailers rented by the river authority in 1983 and 1984, and a renovated farmhouse at the Fayette Power Project near I .a Grange, said board member John Scanlan. In both cases, board members have raised questions about whether IX RA staff and employees of firms doing work for the river authority used the trailers and farmhouse for parties, some possibly involving prostitutes. “These allegations persist and we need to put them to rest, one way or the other," said Scanlan. an Austin lawyer, who requested the investigation in a letter to board members. The board authorized the hiring of an independent investigator at a closed-door session last week, said Scanlan, who was was appointed to oversee the investigation along with IX RA general counsel John Baga lay. The inquiry is the most recent in a number of troubles to hit the river authority in recent months Separate investigations are under way by the river authority and the Travis County district attorney in connection with the purchase of rights of way by the river authority as part of the planned Cummins Creek lignite mine in Fayette County. The trailers, which were in an area southwest of Austin, were rented by the authority for $4,000 a month from the Mornson-Knudsen Co., whose subsidiary has a contract with the IX’RA to operate the Powell Bend mine in Bastrop County. The firm also has done engineering work for the river authority on the Cummins Creek nune. The trailers were intended for overnight stays by Morrison-Knudsen employees working in Austin. There were reports that LCRA employees attended parties in the trailers. Some board members questioned whether prostitutes were present on some occasions. LCRA staff officials have denied See U RA, Page 16AFilm crew To promote Texas tourism, the Texas Tourism Development Agency is shooting part of a commercial m New Braunfels, which will be shown in Texas, the United States and perhaps, Europe. Spmdletop Productions of Dallas filmed the Main Plaza gazebo, and the New Braunfels German F ilk dancers dancing to the music of Oma and the Oompahs The crew also filmed a segment with some local senior citizens sitting near the plaza's fountain. Director Lou Puopolo, in light-colored t shirt, watches the action through the camera's viewfinder is the crew looks on ;

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