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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 4, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas River Road restrictions eyed for future holidays Joe Davis said he liked the commissioners proposal Staff photo by Cindy Richardson By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer A Commissioners Court proposal may not be tinanswer to all the traffic problems on River but it could help solve some Of them and River Road residents are willing to give it a At least those who jammed into the Commissioners Courtroom Friday afternoon Commissioners proposed Friday that all permanent parking be banned with a few exceptions during specific time periods on the rightofway of River Road up to the fourth river The courts proposal will not be made until the court meets again in a formal public hearing to discuss the This a date for which will probably be set next must be advertised at least two weeks In Commissioners are proposing that the specific times when parking would be banned will Include weekends especially between Easter and Labor Day and other legal Tim ad ministrative assistant to the According to the courts cars will be allowed to briefly stop on the rightofway if the vehicle is attended by Heitkamp This is to allow for someone who needed to change a tire or give drivers a chance to drop off or pick up the precinct 4 commissioner Comal Commissioners are hoping that their proposal the fine points of which will be worked out next will ease traffic congestion and hopefully allow law enforcement fire trucks and ambulances better access to River Currently congestion is so bad that during tourist season and on some weekends emergency vehicles are unable to get to their destination Besides the two lanes of traffic trying to move up and down there are usually cars parked on the rightofway which makes it impossible for an emergency vehicle to Heitkamp said he was told by one River Road resident that last weekend an ambulance stood still in the line of traffic for 2530 minutes with its lights and siren going trying to get up River If it takes that long to render emergency one of you New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZcitunQ 130 80 Paaes5 See RIVER Page 16A SUNDAY July 50 cents USPS 377880 Minor injuries keep river crews busy but no drownings By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer A Chevrolet pickup truck collided with a tree after leaving River Road on a curve near Slumber Falls at 9 injuring its Barclay Keese of New Braunfels Emergency Medical Service workers to McKenna Memorial where his condition was unavailable at press Three swimmers were hurt on the Guadalupe River and one in the but no drownings bccured as thousands oflibtidayvisitofStlbbdetr11 the area on the first the July Fourth EMS crews transported to McKenna Dallas man injured in adiving accident near Abbots River Outfitters Woodlawn who fell near Slumber Falls 21yearold man who slipped on the dam near Camp Warnecke on the Comal and 20yearold Venus woman picked up near v Huaco Springs Camp at The three men were taken to the hospital with suspected neck or spinal but all were treated and released with nothing more serious than bad a McKenna spokeswoman The condition of the Venus woman was not available at press but EMS reports indicated possible hip and knee The River Road tourist zone was but not A volunteer firefighter said crowds at Canyon Lake were like fire ants all over the but a serious boating accident see page 1A was the only real emergency there all Ernie head of the New Braunfels Emergency Communications said the River Road crowds were about average for July Sheriff Walter Fellers said the county seemed quite a bit bigger than last Fifteen Red Cross volunteers from San Fort Bend County and even Kansas City were on hand at Huaco and Slumber Falls on the joining Qjvil Defense and various troublespots phThe TheyreVwatersafety but they hardly ever get a chance to work in whitewater They need the training and and we ap preciate them being down Hassold Nononsense water rescues of people in serious trouble continued through the but the volunteers were not as busy as they were Memorial Day said Jerry safety director for the Red Crosss Houston The Guadalupe was running and most canoeists could handle Huaco The river will remain at 395 cubic feet per second for the rest of the Hassold and Dworkin agreed the low injury rate could be attributed to the low volume of Today it tends toward a younger As long as they do what they should be they can have communications club member Gloria See Page 16A Two cancers negotiate the rocky Huaco Falls on the Guadalupe River Hit pnoiu n y netii y Comfund allocations listed for agencies most receive cuts By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer Agencies asking for funds from the Comal County Community Fund have been notified how of their requests were approved at the organizations June 24 budget The secretary of Comfund mailed the official telling each agency the specific amount the Corpfund board of directors okayed for I The board of directors set this years Comfund drive goal at back on June and then had requests Only tvvo of the 19 agencies recejyed the exact amount they requested the Comal Bounty Youth and the Crisis Request cuts to the otheFl agencies ranged from to Comfuncj fell short of its goal Jast year by about which agencies funded by the organization only received 87 percent of their original ap Specific monies approved by agency include American Red Arthritis Foun Bihl Rehabilitation Boy Scouts of Cerebral Palsy Treatment Comal County Head Comal County Mental HealthMental Retardation County Senior Citizens Community Hays County Home Care of Comal Humane Society of Braunfels Landa Recreation Lone Star Girl Scout Salvation Texas Society for Awtustic and United Way of The board also allocated for Comfunds clerical and for The total figure represented a drop from Comfunds 198182 drive Inside Rough night wreck occupy local police Fireworks time The highlight of each Fourth of July celebration is the fireworks display in Landa This year should be no as that display begins Sunday at It should last about an Herald closed Monday Like most other the HeraldZeitung will be closed all day Monday to allow our employees to enjoy the remainder of the holiday We will be open for business at regular hours HOROSCOPE New Braunfels Emergency Medical Service units made at least four trips down River Road Satur But a stabbing on south San Antonio and an auto accident on Loop 337 kept them from forgetting the streets of the city Two men were treated for knife wounds at McKenna Memorial Hospital shortly after 10 A firefighter on the scene said one mans throat was while the other had a wounded He described them both as about 21 years City still investigating the case at press werent sure whether the two had been fighting with each or with someone Both victims were believed to be illegal The call came from a Circle K store at 1289 San but a police spokesman said the action may have occurred at a night club across the who had been tending a blaze at a neaby arrived before the which was still en route from a River Road A police car provided emergency transport for a baby injured in an 8 auto accident at the Guadalupe River crossing on Loop The who reportedly had slopped was taken to Ambulance workers arrived shortly thereafter with a Hurst tool to cut adult victims out of the wrecked Details on the accident were not available at press Another accident was reported at on Bunker Road in south Comal Neither the Department of Public Safety trooper who in vestigated nor the Schertz ambulance workers who attended the could be reached for Lake skier nearly loses hand after racing boats hit rope A Canyon Lake skier almost lost her hand Saturday when her tow rope caught on the keels of two passing Cynthia Pousardieu of San Antonio was in surgery at Methodist Hospital as of 8 A patient supervisor indicated she might be on the table for some The 25yearold woman had a double forearm and her hand was just about am putated when the Canyon Lake Emergency Medical Service picked her up at 2 said volunteer ambulance attendant Werner The accident apparently started with an ordinary skiing Pousardieu was but still holding the when two racing boats ran over The and the skiers got a violent Till described the victim as pretty mangled When he arrived with the friends had already helped her out of the water and onto the dock at Canyon Lake Pousardieu was taken to McKenna Memorial The New Braunfels EMS transferred her to Methodist at approximately 5 At that she was in stable condition and doing a McKenna spokesman
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