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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 19, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                Ill Noparking variance not favored by county ByOYANNEFRY Staff writer The new noparking zones alontf River Itoad may have made easier KiiK for canoe and innertube But at least one rental agency has also lost a favorite unloading Abbotts River Outfitters wants a variance from the Comal County Commissioners so that it can con tinue to unload tubes and tubers in front of a gate between the third and fourth river where parking is not Precinct 4 Commissioner Bill who has jurisdiction over that part of River didnt think the court should grant the The group agreed to look at the area Friday when it meets for a tour of county it denied Jane Abbotts request for a temporary variance until the end of the canoeing 1 Commissioner Evanu explained that the court couldnt grant any sort of variance without a public Abbotts has a leawe on the property behind the and uses it as a putin point for a fourhour float trip on the Abbott said the company had been unloading people and equipment at the roadside for five or six years without a traffic Since the noparking signs went up last the com pany has been using the spot and paying the consequences in parking Weve gotten 13 tickets so far this Abbott told the But were not Were just She reminded commissioners that the outfitters had requested loading zones when the last River Road traffic study was The final passed in September included no such They put the signs up in We didnt know we had a problem until our season had already she Abbott also thought her familys shuttle service might be helping the traffic by getting that many more people and parked cars off River We dont rent our equipment without the shuttle so that our people dont trespass across other peoples There are no public access points she George thinks the new traffic though they might not make everyone were a step in the right He doesnt want to step Our noparking and the diligence of our have started to bear fruit You can now drive down River Koacl on a Saturday or Sunday without running into a he 1 think if we start to create loading zones up and down the yours wont be the only Hes also looked at Abbotts bus and noticed that the distance between the pavement and the gate is ap proximately 12 Its difficult for me to sec how you could avoid obstructing traffic with that narrow George told Mrs If we need to get tht fence farther off the we can do she We want to work with you any way we New Braunfels New Texas 165 Zeitunfl FRIDAY August 1983 25 cents 18 Pages Sections USPS 377880 Alicia leaves trail of debris GALVESTON AP National Guard troops carrying shotguns and rifles patrolled this storm battered island city early helping enforce a strict nighttime curfew imposed to discourage looting in the aftermath of Hurricane At least five people died in the seasons first Atlantic which crashed into the Texas upper Gulf Coast with 115mph winds and a 12foot storm tide ripping through businesses and trees from here through 50 miles A sixth victim was killed in Dallas in a wind related traffic accident as remnants of Alicia lashed that area with thunderstorms Thursday 14 hours after the hurricane moved Stunned coastal residents surveyed the damage Thursday afternoon as the storm Many among an estimated who left in fear came back Officials said the cleanup will take Even those of us who are Houston natives cant remember anything like said Houston Mayor Kathy She said the biggest problem today was a lack of fresh water because electric pumps were without Residents were urged to conserve water and boil tap water before drinking In thousands of residents spent a second night huddled in homes without Alicias screaming winds demolished many homes on the defaced uprooted and sent debris slashing and tearing at the historic islands buildings like Hundreds of homes througout the stricken area were The storm surge flooded both high ways leading to the completely isolating Galveston for a When floodwaters the highways were left littered with broken limbs and other Expensive yachts were left piled in heaps like childrens Four of the dead were crushed by falling One man Several other victims were hurt in the but there were no serious Ive stayed through hurricanes but no vowed Milton of This is the worst Ive ever The storm spawned about a dozen tornadoes in the GalvestonHouston area as it slammed Alicia was downgraded to a tropical storm and rolled north toward Dallas with heavy By early remnants of the storm were centered near Fort its violent power Houston Lighting Power officials estimated homes in southeastern Texas remained without electric power late Its the worst damage weve ever said spokesman Graham The storm ripped down hundreds of electric power setting at least 10 homes on and Painter said it would take at least a week to restore all Neil director of the National Hurricane Center in said damage left by Alicia could run in the but an insurance industry spokesman in Austin said any damage estimate this soon would be President Reagan directed all federal resources be used to help residents cope with the We deeply sympathize with the people of Galveston and South he Texas Mark White asked the president to declare six counties that were in the path of Alicia a disaster and scheduled a helicopter flight over the stricken area later White also ordered National Guard troops into Galveston to help the citys 135member police force prevent Twentyfive were arrested in connection with looting on the island before and another 21 See IDA Refugees from Alicia eat breakfast at Marys Hal ff photo by Cindy Richardson Refugees By PATRICIA YZNAGA KING Wire editor 10 Galveston residents spend night in local gym Hurricane refugees trickled in Thursday afternoon and left this morning as soon as they had their The 10 refugees from the Galveston area had milk and coffee at Marys Hall on West Bridge said Jeannie who cooked this mornings Barganier said the refugees ate spaghetti and salad for supper Thursday The refugees spent the night at Academy Street the first designated shelter for hurricane The 10 refugees compare to the flood of people who came to New Braunfels to escape HurricaneAllen in 1980 The Red Cross reported feeding 800 persons per night during that hurricane Barbara assistant emergency management said this morning that no other refugees were ex pected in New Were back on standby she said The citys emergency sen ices were on alert condition during the she said The refugees were on their way back to the coast to see what Hurricane Alicia had done to their Syring As of Thursda the onh roadwav that was impassable was Interstate she Other roads had opened late Syring said the donation drives wii continue for victims of Hurricane Alicia during the Canned food can be dropped at Kroger arid xth VVuests Donations of small appliances and eating utensils can be dropped off at Fire Station li on drive The New Braunfels Red Cross volunteers and a local freight company wiij deliver the Hems to the affected areas Three hurt in two wrecks Luck was definitely with a New Braunfels woman Friday when her car struck the cab of a propane truck near the Hunter Road intersection at FM The whose name was not released as of suffered multiple lacerations and possible spinal She was admitted to McKenna Memorial Hospital for a hospital spokeswoman A New Braunfels Emeregency Medical Service spokesperson said a Hurst tool was used to pry open the drivers side door of the to avoid further injury to the Her car was in a about 100 feet past the Hunter Road Another FM 306 accident about Thur sday seriously injured two A Datsun pickup and a Mercury Cougar struck each other The pickups Phyllis was admitted for surgery at where she was listed in stable condition in the intensive care unit The cars Joseph was also taken to He was later transferred to San Antonios Community where he was listed as fair Subdivision rules get final approval These two cars were severely mashed Thursday Wet and wild Inside Brave or maybe foolish residents party GALVESTON AP While the eye of Hurricane Alicia passed by only a few miles Linda Miller and four friends threw a hurricane party on the west end of the area that was battered the worst by the seasons first Atlantic We rode it out here for the hell of Miss Miller The house shook and rumbled and felt like it would crumble at any It was like an Astroworld ride that never All around the wooden house on other homes were shattering and flying in pieces with the A trailer acorss the street exploded and showered a fence line with insulation and Another home nearby was lifted from its cradle of piling and tumbled end over end for ISO feet before it cracked like an But the party went and all five survived without In no hurricanerelated had teen reported in Gaiveston as of Thursday night Just up the beach from Miss Millers Fred owner of the Gulf Stream had an unusual problem early Thursday 40 horses were roaming free in the midst of a Wise said more than a mile of his fence was ripped down by water and and he spent a restless night worrying about his In the wet early he wound his way through fallen tree limbs to his field and found none of his horses received even the slightest They got into a salt cedar turned their tails to the and not a single one got a said The horses did better than we said I lost two trailers and the windows out of my A tack trailer was turned and worth of saddles were strewn across the field and soaked in Wise assembled a crew and built a corral during the day to hold the 40 Todays Weather It will be partly cloudy through with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms Friday a 20 percent chance and a 30 percent chance Saturday Winds will be from the southeast at 1015 mph decreasing to 510 mph tonight and Sunset will be at and sunrise Saturday will be at RELIGIOUS FOCUS SPORTS STOCKS TV 5A 67A 2A 2B 2A After more than a year of comparisons and public the Comal County Commissioners Court approved new subdivision rules on Thursday Also approved were new septic tank regulations and standards for in spection of restaurnats and public which will be implemented by County Sanitarian Public hearings were held June 3d on both sets of but the revision process goes back in May oi said Commissioners Court assistant Tim Countx Judge Fred Clark had thought the new rules might be passed in there were delays in getting the final draft typed The 16 articles of subdivision codes covered more than 50 and there were 14 sections to the septic and sanitation Clark didnt read the whole thing at Thursdays but he did sum up the major The overall effect is one of tighter controls and more specific From now developers wanting to build over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone will have to contact the Texas Department of Water Resources There was already a oneacre minimum lot size for septic tanks over the recharge all lots not served by central septic or water systems will have to be at least one The halfacre minimum remains for developments served by central If you have either central water or central you can go to half an clarified Precinct 1 Com missioner County roads built from now on will have pavement at least 22 feet wide a twofoot increase over the current 20foot And all roads will be built with precoated rather than plain rock with a sealcoating applied later found that its not a greater expense to the but it gives us a significantly better and a much better said Bonds or letters of credit for road construction will have to be presented when the developer applies for preliminary plat rather than final as it stands The filing fee for plats has been increased from to per Plats will have to be in Darileks office at least four weeks before they are scheduled to be reviewed by to give the necessary officials time to look at them and prepare their individual Thr record to be filed in the County Clerks will have to be a white linen print County officials have found that other types of prints fade over the which complicates future The developer will also have to furnish 20 blueline four for the County Clerk and 16 for the Commissioners Court The amount of delail required has also been The maximum scale is 200 feet to one and topographical lines will have to be drawn for every five or 10 depending on the of the On roads with a slope gradient of 10 percent or a road profile will be required as well Owners of unplatted properties will need to be listed on the application If the land involved is to be used for any purpose other than singlefamily that land use will have to be And if the subdivision is to have a central water in formation on alternative water See Page   

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