Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas on November 6, 1981 · 19
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Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas · 19

Austin, Texas
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Friday, November 6, 1981
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II H I ' . 1 TV A ' - Vt'l I UPI Victim helps victims Cerebral palsy victim Hunter Van Pelt pedals his bicycle Wednesday through San Antonio during an Interstate campaign to raise money for handicapped children. He was heading for his home In Los Angeles. Officials arrest slaying suspect crossing border CONROE (AP) A second suspect was arrested by U.S. Customs officials Thursday In Brownsville in connection with the execution-style shooting deaths of a Houston bar owner and his 8-year-old daughter. Fermin Hernandez, 38, was arrested as he tried to re-enter the United States from Mexico, Montgomery County Sheriffs deputy Steve Graeter said. Hernandez, a former Dallas resident who moved to Houston this year, has been charged with murder in the death of Craig Joseph Weicht, 30. Both Weicht and his daughter Karen were shot in the head, but no charges have been filed In connection with the girl's slaying. Weicht's wife, Carolyn, was critically injured in the attack. Hernandez is a business associate of Harry Carter, 48, who also was arrested and charged with murder in Weicht's death. He is jailed in lieu of $100,000 bond. Hernandez fled his apartment in northern Harris County after the shootings, deputies said. He was under surveillance this week by police In Mexico City, where he had been staying with friends, deputies said. He left Mexico City after Mexican police raided his friend's apartment, Graeter said. "I guess he figured he would have a better chance in the United States," said Graeter. The deputy said the suspect was arrested after customs officials checked his identification and discovered a warrant had been issued. Air -quality plan upheld by court Associated Press t Attorney General Mark White said Thursday the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Texas' plan for air-quality control in its entirety. White said the Environmental Protection Agency approved in 1980 the air quality plan adopted by the Texas Air Control Board to attain and maintain national air quality standards. But, White said, the city of Seabrook and several individuals challenged the EPA approval and sued to have the plan disapproved. A key issue in the case was the interpretation of Texas' requirement for an inspection and maintenance program for motor vehicles in Harris County. White said the federal appellate court agreed with the state's Interpretation that the 1979 plan should include legal authority to establish a schedule for such a program, rather than an immediate mandatory program. I SEAKDD GRILLE HI I V.I.,-. . n: ilr .IIL'. JIMMY THE GREEK forecasts football in your Austin American -Statesman Friday, November 6, 1981 Austin American-Statesman Trio a ppointed to work on sign law By TERRY GOODRICH American-Statesman Staff ROUND ROCK A three-member subcommittee was appointed by the Round Rock Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday night to work with merchants who are against a city proposal to ban portable signs. A roomful of merchants attended the meeting to defend their use of portable signs, which they say are an inexpensive and effective way to advertise. "The business community has showed up tonight to show we care about portable signs and helping you help us so people don't have to go to Austin to shop," said Linda Ward of Ward's Cafe. The sign ordinance governs only free-' standing signs and allows signs with areas up to 40 square feet. Some merchants have been taking advantage of a loophole in that ordinance by propping portable signs in the beds of pickups parked outside their businesses. v A proposed revision in the ordinance . defines and prohibits portable signs, including those attached to pickups. At a recent City Council meeting, action on the revision was postponed and the council asked that the ordinance be stud-led with help from merchants. Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Jon Sloan appointed commissioners Doug McCasland, Oscar Perez and Chip Woolf to work with merchants to discuss the ordinance and the options it leaves merchants. The subcommittee's first meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the City Council chambers. Sloan said he hoped the subcommittee will have a recommendation by early December. Many merchants say portable signs are all they can afford. . William Ward, also of Ward's Cafe, agreed with city staffers that the signs are not attractive. "Yes, portable signs are not aesthetic In a residential community, but we don't want to place them there. They are ugly in a pickup truck, but we've only put them there because we have to." He said the planning commission was "cooperative as a group." Steve Walker, who sells and rents portable signs, said he didn't "share the faith that's Just been expressed (about cooperation from the planning commission). I've been down this road before. This has been going on for over 18 months." City staffers also say portable signs can interfere with safety by distracting motorists' attention from traffic. The planning commission also voted to recommend that the City Council appoint a member to the Metropolitan Transit Authority interim board, which will study setting up an area transit system. The Planning and Zoning Commission decided not to recommend participation by Round Rock in car pooling, van pooling, subscription bus or taxis because they thought the demand in Round Rock did not justify it State official named assistant to Reagan James Cicconi, general counsel to the Texas secretary of state and a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, has been named special assistant to President Reagan. Cicconi was in Washington Thursday and unavailable for comment. He will work for James Baker, a fellow Texan who is Reagan's chief of staff. Gov. Bill Clements commended the choice, saying, "Jim Cicconi served me and the Texas secretary of state well and I am nappy for him that he was offered this important position in Washington." Cicconi served on the governor's staff from 1979 to 1980 as an administrative assistant Since July 1980 he has been general counsel to the secretary of state. 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