Tuesday, June 28, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 28, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas 0 Three die in bridge collapse AP A 100foot span of highway bridge collapsed before dawn today and hurled trucks and cars into the Mianus killing three people and injuring at least three authorities Coast Guard and Greenwich police boats were searching the river for more motorists who may have been trapped in their The three eastbound lanes of the 70 feet over the collapsed about on Interstate the main highway into New York City some 20 miles to the said Chel Greenwich Fire Department State police spokesman John McLeod confirmed three people died in the ac In two women and one man were taken to the emergency room of Greenwich Hospital in critical said Joan nursing The three injured people were identified by Grey as David and his of Warner and Eileen age of Authorities said they had no idea why the bridge fell The bridge on the Connecticut Turnpike was last inspected in said state Transportation Commissioner William There were problems with the bridge but not with the he State Transportation Commissioner William Burns said the collapse could have been caused by a missing A large used to hold sections of the bridge appeared to be gone and might have vibrated he If that pin is missing or sheared it could have caused Burns That pin itself could have been a critical The 25yearold bridge on the Con necticut Turnpike was last inspected in Burns There were problems with the bridge but not with the he The National Transportation Safety Board was sending a team of investigators See Page 12 Jeep rollover kills woman A Seabrook woman was killed and a Canyon Lake man injured when a jeep rolled over in the Emerald Valley subdivision off FM 306 late Sunday A hospital spokesperson said John Gray of Star Route Box Canyon was listed in fair condition Tuesday morning at McKenna Memorial Jenenine of 2128 died in the Comal County Sheriffs Detective Rudy investigating officer for the said the woman told Gray she had never seen a jackrabbit So they hopped in his jeep she was driving and started traveling on a gravel road in this new near Rubio The rollover occurred on a steep where Rubio said the gravel was loose and the curve was Gray was unable to tell Rubio the exact speed of the Posgay and Gray were thrown from the Rubio said Gray was knocked but said the accident occurred around 11 The lakes Emergency Medical Service didnt get the Rubio said Posgay was killed Peace Justice Precinct Howard has ordered an autopsy which is now customary in all deaths from county motor vehicle AV New JLh Braunffels New Texas HeraldZeitunQ 127 12 Pages TUESDAY June 25 cents USPS 377880 Council calls tentative election ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer The Department of Justice hasnt passed judgement on New Braunfels new election plan But theres nothing to stop City Council candidates from throwing their names in the In City Attorney John Chunn wishes somebody An emergency ordinance calling for an 13 election passed in City Council even though council isnt sure at this point that well be able to hold an That puts the filing deadline at July less than three weeks Terms expire for Mayor Pro Tern Gerald Schaefer and Councilman Max But under the new Winkler wont be able to run for Candidates will be elected this year from voting districts 1 and Schaefer and live in districts 2 and That of if New Braunfels is allowed to hold its election as And that depends on what the Department of Justice has to say about the threeatlarge plan approved by local voters last The federal which requested more in formation early this now has until 7 to make a Chunn informed the If it should come through with an okay at that the city couldnt possibly launch an election in six As noted candidates must file a month ahead Sec Page 12 West End citizens wont file jail suit By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer No legal action should be taken against the county by those West End citizens who oppose the countys jail the groups attorney After review of the documents provided by Commissioners Court dealing with the jail site selection and the bond it appears that their though not were a statment issued Tuesday by San Antonio attorney Richard Trevino Trevino was highly critical of the actions taken by Commissioners Court and brought politics into play by suggesting that the West End residents would not get legal justice until we elect individuals who will represent our community The committee does not argue with the fact that a new jail is only the oppressive manner in which the site was added who represents the Westside Citizens The county plans to build a 100inmatc capacity jail on a nineacre site off Water which bor ders West San Antonio According to a federal lawsuit the county must have a new jail open by Trevino was highly critical of Commissioners Court for what he called its heavyhanded manner in which our elected officials acted in placing the new jail in an area predominately Mexican This evidences that communitys lack of representation in the present the statement County Judge Fred Clark and the commissioners were in Beaumont attending a county government seminar and were unavailable for comment to respond to the attorneys But in the past both Clark and commissioners have See Iuge 12 y Sailing along People playing at Canyon Lake display two alternates to water transportation wind surfing and Wreckers may get regulated City Council voted yes on a wreckerregulating ordinance Monday but will probably make some changes before reading it the second Local wrecker operators apparently feel somewhat insulted by the which basically makes it illegal for any tow unit not called by authorities to appear at the scene of an They say their existing gentlemans agreement with city and county law enforcement is working and resent the implication that wreckers would drive by and solicit or get in the way of lifesaving The ordinance is trying to govern something that never takes said Teddy one of four wrecker drivers who came to Mondays the four years that I have been on I dont sec another truck try to come help Voigt admitting that thered been times when he really could have used the He insisted that most wrecker drivers have better tilings to do than wait around the police scanner when they arent on call for the city or The work we do in towing and impounding these cars for the city is not the only business we We have cars to We have cars to tow for tripleA the American Automobile said When youre on call for that you dont see your I look on it as a He cited one recent instance in which he was able to pull a car off a when the Emergency Medical Services Hurst tool But there are 13 wrecker services on the city county rotation list and Police Chief Burney Boeck says thats too Though most companies abide by the gentlemans some are quarreling amongst and we have no authority to regulate them in any he Jerry Vineyard of Busy Corner Auto Service conceded that not all drivers exhibit model See Page 12 LOOkinQ UP Four industries studying Comal County for location By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Although New Braunfels didnt suffer as much as other places during the 198182 national the local economy was somewhat af New prospects for the countys industrial climate almost came to a standstill in Only one industrial firm the Loyal Kan Company moved into town that which was quite a switch from previous years when a new industry coming to town was not that Tom executive vice president of the Chamber of Com merce estimated that from 1978 to 1981 there were 10 new industries that moved to Comal But now things are once again beginning to look Several in which Purdum referred to as good are looking at Comal County as a possible new Four of the prospects are more active and viable than the others in that theyve already visited the area and are more seriously considering locating Purdum Although he was not at liberty to release the names of the Pur dum did say that they are diver sified in the type of product they And the four are not giant companies but they do employ anywhere from 75 to 200 Purdum Two of the four are medal one is an industrial in strument manufacturer and the fourth is a chemical said who was quick to add that the chemical producer is not a polluting That may be he said of the chemical but its as close I can One of the firms has used a consultant firm that assists industries in locating sites for their Purdum The one using Fantus to scope out the area is very interested in 111 35 from Waco to San excluding the cities of Austin and San Antonio as possible he Its hard to say if the industries will end up in Comal County because youre dealing with so many said If I knew all the other cities they were looking I dont know what the com petition I do know some of their Generally speaking all are looking for the quality and quantity of the availability to market and the quality of which their em ployees will iemain the Chamber executive One of tin four is concerned about being so far away from the Houston market place although they realize that the AustinSan Antonio area is a growing market and in the longrun will be said This area is still somewhat han dicapped in tlmt the San AntonioAustin cooridor cannot meet the population growth of the Dallas metroplex or the Houston he Purdum is expecting some type of answer on at least two of the prospective industries by the end of the The others were more vague in their time phrame for choosing a he Those answers he gets later this summer may be final The firms may just tell us that See Page 12 Inside Todays Weather It will be partly cloudy through with a 30 percent chance of thundershowers today and dropping to a 20 percent chance on Wed Winds will be from the southeast at 1020 mph decreasing to 1015 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Wednesday will be To Cap or Not to Cap The House has passed a measure calling for a or on the tax cut well be getting In Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker says it wont because he has the votes to defeat that President Reagan says hell veto it if its See Page No center yet The Dallas Mavericks needed a and they had two firstround But there werent any centers so they chose Tennessee for ward Dale Ellis and Illinois guard Derek Harper The San Antonio Spurs had not chosen at press time DEARABBY TV Seized Port Aransas detective arrested in pornography probe PORT ARANSAS AP Port Aransas police seized worth of pornographic video tapes from the home of the chief of detectives after arresting him while he was on Police Chief Nick Baumann Charles Titus was fired from the police force after his Baumann said Baumann said police seized about 200 tapes from Titus home on He called the materials The chief of detectives had been under investigation for about three Baumann City Judge Charles Neblett said he in formed Titus of his rights and the com plaint against which included obscene possession of stolen goods and possession of a dangerous Baumann said Titus was released from the Nueces County Jail Sunday after posting bond of on the pornography complaint and on the other two Baumann said police who raided Titus home also found an elaborate microphone reported stolen by the National Crime Information and some Titus had been acting police chief until a former Corpus Christ was hired Baumann said Titus was arrested Sunday night while on duty at the Port Aransas Police He was fired from the police depart ment upon his arrest Sunday Baumann Baumann said the Port Aransas police department was continuing an in vestigation in the He said last Friday the 10member police department called in a special undercover officer who allegedly bought tapes containing previews of in films the undercover officer was negotiating to buy from Baumann said the undercover officer also alleged that Titus was planning a September trip to Amsterdam to buy some kiddie