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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 19, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas                                Microfilm Box 45136 89 25 June 118 Pages 25 Cents New Texas die in 2 crashes Teenagers killed in onecar accident in park Three people were killed in two traffic accidents in New Braunfels last including two local teen agers who died after their car plowed out of control through Hinman Island Park Friday Carl Wayne 710 and Steven Carl were pronounced dead at the scene at Friday by Justice of the Peace Harold Another Lonnie Kraft of Box was released from McKenna Memorial Hospital Sunday after suffering facial lacerations in the onecar A headon collision Sunday took the life of 34yearold Raymond Walter Reiland of 240 West End Two others were injured in that which occurred at the intersection of FM 725 at County Line Road at Driven by the 1973 Pontiac Bonneville was eastbound on Hinman Island Drive near a playground area in the park when it struck a legally parked car belonging to Kenneth 782 The vehicle con tinued down the jumped the curb and collided with trash picnic barbecue pits and a light pole before coming to rest after striking a according to police Both Donop and Gras who had been riding in the back seat apparently were killed who was sitting in the front seat on the passengers miraculously sur vived the Police said they did not know what caused the Pontiac to strike the parked Memorial services for Donop were held Monday at First United Methodist Services for Gras were held Monday at Paul Lutheran who was employed by Heitkamps Grocery in was dead on arrival at McKenna minutes after Sundays reports in His car was northbound on FM 725 in the southbound lane when it collided headon with a vehicle driven by John Harold Mackey Box and his 26yearold Lewellyn were in jured in the who sustained severe cuts and was released from McKenna who suffered multiple frac was listed in fair condition at McKenna Services for Reiland were held Wednesday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral CARL WAYNE DONOP wreck STEVEN CARL GRAS in back seat Electric jungle Staff photo Ernest employee for Loyd Electric rides his bucket through a maze of electrical hardware at the old LCRA power He is working on a new switching pole 75 feet in the Steep roads Commissioners learn to eye plans closely By Wanda Lasater Paying attention to details is a lesson Comal County commissioners learned the hard way this Commissioners had given preliminary approval to a 535acre subdivision near Canyon Lake quite some time Final approval was eventually okayed by commissioners but not before they agreed a mistake was made in not checking the road inclines The problems started when Raymond surveyor and member of the developing presented Emerald Valley plans for final One portion of the eight miles of road in the Mountain View could be dangerous because it is so steep and has three sharp It will be almost impossible for a school fire truck or other emergency equipment to get up the Precinct 3 Charles Mund Dietert did agree that it would be impossible to get a school bus up the steep incline and turn around on the culdesac that has two building But the surveyor felt commissioners should approve the plans since preliminary approval had been The surveyor said the contour lines were included in the preliminary plans okayed by he would have been the time to object to the Precinct 4 Orville Heitkamp acknowledged that the contour lines tourism nearing saturation State Bennie Bock said he isnt against but felt tourists could do as much en vironmental damage as a limestone New Braunfels has been promoted as a tourist town to the point where its parks and other facilities are being loved to he As a some people feel like strangers in their own community ori River Road Bfsck In promoting there comes a time when you approach a point of diminishing he Are we at that point he was Its Bock Last the Chamber of Commerces board of directors adopted a policy to oppose con struction of and new rock crushing facilities along the Balcones Escarpment in Comal Regarding that Bock Its somewhat inconsistent to tell a manufacturing You cant come and then promote people to come here who are capable of doing as much chamber Executive Vice President Tom Purdum said Monday for the past four years the chamber has aimed most of its advertising at potential winter visitors rather than summer That program has been very he In last years economic development policy passed by the chamber and New Braunfels Industrial Foundation calls for programs to be developed to attract more desirable especially Bock felt nothing could be done to stop com panies wanting to locate here if they satisfy all the necessary With tourism or with you can change with them or refuse and have them run over he Terming the existing operations good Bock felt additional controls would be justified only if the companies show a disin clination to honor their moral and social obligation to the Purdum said Monday three local law firms were working with the chamber executive committee concerning the position taken by its board of Were trying to determine what we can and cannot he The three firms include Burrus and Dierksen Chunn and Chunn and Perkins and Purdum Contacted at the chamber office Purdum said the committee had learned a great but had not found any surefire tool to Comal The more weve the more were frightened about the economic growth situation in this he If the county reached a saturation point on particulate dust other industries could be prevented from locating here because of an inability to comply with air quality he This could affect almost any not just Purdum Almost any type of operation creates some he Bock felt since the dust factor in most industries especially those unrelated to limestone was they would not come under Texas Air Control Board scrutiny on this More rock plants possible When he first received the State Bennie Bock thought it might make the debate over whether or not to permit more crushed stone operations in Comal County after a conference with Texas Air Control Board Bock said he found out that wasnt the The report in question is an interim report on the impact of limestonerelated industries on air quality in Comal That report includes the following which is at the heart of the You will note that the report indicates predicted emissions from existing and proposed sources in the area will exceed National Ambient Air Quality Standards for total suspended particulate matter dust and state ground level emissions standards for particulate it Because of this emissions from any new facility planned for the area must be offset by See MORE Page 2A Comments due Sunday were on the preliminary But until you get on the ground to its hard to When we were out there before we couldnt get to it the Mountain View Drive section because it was so rough before the roads were Precinct 2 Monroe Wetz Heitkamp My job is to be sure we get a good road system in here thats as safe as it can I want to make everyone aware of what were into here because I dont want the responsibility of approving the road and someone getting Before they would agree to final commissioners loaded into pickup trucks and drove the The roads are still under con struction and have a rock as the pickup trucks wound their way up the it was slippery In fact the group could not get up one slope because of the steep grade and loose This is not the only subdivision like this we are going to said The easy country is already sub divided so now were down to the The corporation of Canadian in vestors will spend anywhere from to million installing the road system in the If commissioners did not grant the variance on road angles for the sub They the developers couldnt do a thing with the said Heitkamp it is the See STEEP Page 8A A herd of Spanish goats head home for a quick meal of tin Comments on the McDonough application for a Texas Air Control Board permit should be postmarked by James supervisor of TACBs Region 9 office in San said Wed The San Antonio firm is requesting a construction permit to build a rock crushing facility off Hunter Road adjacent to the Texas Industries cement plant north of New the deadline for the public to inspect materials submitted by comment on those materials or request notification of proposed agency action had been set at June Comments should be mailed to the Region 9 4538 Centerview Suite San or to the state 6330 290 McDonough is seeking a permit to emit particulates dust from its proposed new Stiff photo by John   

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