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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 20, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas vxvn J i Vt c h V11 Iexaa 5Lo AnlUS i End residents ponder suit on jail site By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Theres another lawsuit in the air and again it concerns the county A disgrunted group of Hispanic citizens who oppose the county building a jail on its chosen Water Iane site talked Thursday night of obtaining an injunction to stop the countys County County Judge Fred Clark and Sheriff Walter Fellers met with approximately 80 of the citys West End residents Thur sday at Holy Family Church to an swer questions about the jail The result of the session was Clark and commissioners defending the site theyve chosen for the 100inmatc which the county is legally required to build by From statements made by the crowd and from a show of hands held up In protest of the jail it was obvious that the group was unhappy with the countys Currently the county is negotiating to obtain a nineacre tract on Water Une off West San Antonio Following numerous one member of the group asked Clark what could be done to stop the countys plans for building on Water you go to court and get an was Clarks Were not here to say that were going to change the not able to reverse the going to be built The judge then pointed out that a majority of the voters approved the construction of the jail on Water in the countys May 7th million bond ButEzcqulcl Cheque who spoke out a great contended that county officials had not informed the people of the countys jail I Clark It the jail was given a great deal of through newspaper and radio he H was available to Torres that not one in 20 people on the West read the they dont listen to the they dont understand Thursdays meeting was the direct result of a petition turned into Commissioner Charles Tart Mund last The 2GB people signing it voiced opposition to the Water Ume jail Their main concerns were that the jail would lower their property values and generate ad ditional traffic in their In Clark and Mund repeatedly noted Thursday that the proposed 100lnmatc jail would not be an eyesore and would like more like an office building than a a To prove their point they hold up a large architects drawing of the what they propose the completed jail would look Mund also pointed out that the Water Lane land Is commercially zoned such that a lot worse things that are not near as nice could be See Page 10A New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeitung FRIDAY May 25 cents 100 20 Pages Sections USPS 377880 Texas twisters take eight lives HOUSTON AP Eight people dozens were hurt and damages were the worst we have seen as perhaps 15 tornadoes and high winds sliced through southeast Texas in the predawn darkness The National Weather Service confirmed five tornadoes hit the area between 2 and G CDT and said it had reports of three other possible A Department of Public Safety aerial survey found evidence of as many as 15 tornadoes through the said DPS Larry Snider in Utility company officials estimated people were without electric hundreds of utility poles were down and two or three of Houstons highvoltage steel towers were crumpled by the This is the worst damage we have seen that was not associated with a said Graham a spokesman for Houston Lighting and which serves a wide area of Houston and This is the worst damage we have seen that was not associated with a said Graham a spokesman for Houston Lighting and which serves a wide area of Houston and Waller County sheriffs just northwest of report two trailer park a 15year old boy near Prairie View and an 8yearold girl near were killed when a tornado blew away their Both bodies were found 50 to 80 feet from then said a sheriffs who declined to give his He also declined to name the In the Washington County community of one person died when a mobile home Snider Montgomery County Sheriff Joe surveying the danuigee from a Department of Public Safety said two people died in the New Caney Porter 12 people were hospitalized and damage was I just came down out of the chopper and weve got a lot of work to Corley We estimate about 350 homes were From the it looks like there were three tornadoes in a threemile area around New Caney and and each one cut a quartermile Corley identified the dead as Angela Hawkins Morgan and Bob but did not know their ages or the details of how they He said an earlier report that three were killed in Montgomery County turned out to be Several businesses were damaged or destroyed from winds and hail the size of golf balls or Corley Trees were uprooted and power lines were flooding was widespread and several bridges were he Liberty Police Chief Fred Clements said an elderly man was killed when a tree fell on his mobile home in the South Liberty Clements said the mans name could not be released because his wife had not been A north Houston identified as Kelly Ruth was killed when a tree collapsed on the bedroom of her said Houston Fire Department spokesman John A Klein Glemla died in the wreckage of her trailer said her 16yearold My sister was pinned up under a he I ust wokeup when the trailer started Residents in northwest Houston turned in 12 to 15 tornado sheriffs Tom Twar dowsky We had a lot of strong heavy winds that took off roofs and knocked down but you cant really say whether they were from a tornado because of Twardowsky Public safety officers reported tornadoes or high winds over a 100milewide area surrounding leaving hundreds Emergency shelters were set up in New Hempstead in Waller County and at a Houston apartment complex where 153 of the 513 apartment units were reported Painter said most of the damage was in the nor thwestern part of Harris It looks like a war out there and we he A tree crunched this River Bend mobile home High winds whip area ByDYANIMEFRY Staff writer Other Texas towns fared but trees and roofs were the main casualties of Friday mornings storm in New It blew in a few minutes before midnight Thur raged approximately one and dumped almost an inch of rain on Comal County before Residents of River a mobile home sub division on the southeastern outskirts of were out with chainsaws early this A towering hackbcrry with a threefool trunk went down on one blocking all traffic and two or three front yards as Weve got a tree down limbs down over said one dragging away branches as they were cut from the massive On the other over in Placid theres a tree in the living room of a trailer I I havent been over Lancia Park lost two trees about that said Court director of Parks and Recreation for the City of New City Manager Delashimilt reported limbs across the road on Torrey Street and Market Some crashed into power causing scattered outages during the Thieleman said lightning struck a line in front of his house on Merriweathcr and the nearest utility pole caught Utilities and Public Works crews have been out since 4 trying to clean up the They were still working at press The Humid Zoititny couldnt get a wind speed report for this but San Antonio reported velocities up to 01 miles per hour at the A Hondo weatherstation reported Tlneleinan said the tin roof from one of the dugouts at the Common Street ball field was picked straight up and set down on a chain link fence about 25 yards Thieleman a bad wind will tear a tin roof off in chunks that happened to the historic 1 Unman House on Caslell Avenue and roll it across the crumpling it up a This roof was set down You could still sec the said Johnny Castilleja reported a 50yearold oak tree was just mowed down in his fathers yard at 142 North There were two of side by said who lives across the wind got pretty loud over but 1 had no idea it was going to knock my dads true Gomez reindicted after 99year term reversed on appeal Inside By DEBBIE DoLOACH Staff writer Arnaldo Gomez was sentended lo 99 years in prison in 1978 for attempted The Court of Criminal Ap peals recently overturned his con and the Comal County Grand Jury has responded by reindicling now residing in the Comal County was indicted Wednesday for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and burglary of a habitation we got 99 years in 1978 for the attempted murder of Pat who saw Gomez in connection with a breakin of a house near a local District Attorney Bill Schroeder said The con viction was overturned on pure Back when Gomez was an indictment only had to show an attempt was made on another per sons The attempt was all we had to So the indictment an attempt lo cause the death of Pat Gonzales by slabbing him with a Schroeder went Then the appellate court decided there had to be a showing of a wound some where in the But there was no woiuuj in this In other if Gomez had cut even scratched wed have been in We work our buns off to get a 99year and some bingo head makes up something like Its enough to make a prosecutor Schroeder shaking his If Gomez is convicted on the enhanced aggravated assault the most he can get now is two to 20 Schroeder In other grand jury half of the indicted individuals were charged with Driving While In toxicated subsequent They included George Chapa of 124 two counts Gilberto Charles Lopez of ABC Collage Seguin Randall William Wood of 786 Gruene Road Charles Tucker of Box Cameron Carlos Garcia of Route Box New Braunfels Daniel Lee Weber of 233 Rhine Terrace and Roberl William Green of 106 Corpus Daniel Wayne transferred from the Texas Department of Corrections along with was indicted on two counts of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit Jerri lee Claudine Young of 2834 San was also See Page OA Todays Weather It will be cloudy today and with a chance of some possibly A slight chance of thundcrshowers exists for Saturday turning partly cloudy by the Winds will be easterly at 1015 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Saturday will be at Probability of rain is 30 percent 40 percent tonight and 20 per cent Unicorns Kick Mules Armando Martinez dazzled Alamo Heights with a onehit and the Unicorns camo up with two runs in the fifth inning to beat the Mules in their playoff series Details in Game 6 Tonight The Spurs werent supposed to make it to game 6 of their series with Los but they did by beating at the Forum They can even series with a win Details in DEAR DEATHS OPINIONS RELIGIOUS If ST9CKS TV LISTINGS County backs bill seeking control of Edwards pumping Mark White will soon he gelling a loiter from Comal Commissioners Al the request of the New Braunfels Chamber of the court agreed Thursday to support proposed legislation concurning tinEdwards Un derground Water The legislation would give KUWU the authority to control andor regulate water withdrawals from the Edwards Aquifer when such withdrawals arc transported outside tin1 districts Identical bills calling for this legislation have been passed by the Texas Senate House of Represen tatives and All that is needed now to make it law is the governors chairman of the Chambers Natural Water Resources Noling that the legislation is a step in the right Commissioners Court adopted a resolution in support of thu legislation and agreed to send a letter to the governor urging him to also support In April Chamber including testified before the Texas Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee slating that it is imperative thai the provide a means of controlling additional pumpage to areas outside the We understand that withdrawals of all kinds will shortly be approaching the the average annual As usage continues to rise due to in creased in dustrial and agricultural the need lor conservation becomes even more according to Georges written statement given to the Senate In addition to approving the KUWD legislation commissioners took action on several oilier items The court approved a budget amendment for Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Fred Stewart for the purchase of a new typewriter for his Currently Stewarts office has a small portable but it is not adequate to do the needs a heavy duty County Auditor Bate Bond The money for the new machine will come out of the courts contingency which as of Thursday amounted to approximately Bond County roundup In oilier the court looked at three county subdivision Sketch approval was granted to Brand Ranch located in precinct 1 north and east of the intersection of Highway 4ti and Approximately acres are beng divided into 24 lots ranging in from 2 to Another precinct 1 subdivision was also con sidered and given sketch The court ap proved the vacating and of lols 17 and 18 in Whitson Subdivision as presented by County Surveyor Woody The new lots will number Sketch approval was also granted to the master plan of Cypress Cove Unit located in precinct 4 north of the Guadalupe River west of Canyon Lake near KM The master plan included a resubdivision of lots 1222 of Unit 8 in this sub
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