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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 21, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                Rangers happy about debuts Texas Baseball Cardinals Astros 0 Hangars Whita Sox 1 Oilers lose exhibitions PageSA Landa Park parking back on city council agenda ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer City Council may do some serious talking Monday night on the idea of more parking space east of the Coma I in Frince Solrns Council members had asked City Manager Delashmutt to tfet some information together in time for the which will be held in the council chamber at City The idea of more parking space has come up and has met with opposition from groups who worry about too much paved surface in the city a recent letter from the widow of the man who donated the Prince Solrns saying that the family would support a parking lot on the parks northeast has put a new angle on the The muchamended wreckercontrol or dinance is scheduled to be read for the third and last but may be amended again in the Police Chief Burney Boeck has met at least once with local wrecker drivers since the 8 council and a new sample ordinance has reportedly been brought in for Other ordinances to be read Monday would extend the no parking zone on Liberty Street second reading arid set rental fees for the Park Gazebo and dance slab first Delashmutt also figures its time to talk about the optional 40percent tax exemption on homesteads even though the council wont be preparing another annual budget until sometime next Councilmember Barbara Tieken was disappointed last spring when Delashrnutt tolrj her it was too late to consider the homestead exemption for Thats because Now Braunfels assesses taxes from the previous years which had gone on record six months ago at the Cornal County Central Appraisal The 1983 roll just came and Delashmutt wants to make the council aware of the options well in advance of this years A bid on a golf course irrigation tabled two weeks ago for referral to the Golf Course Advisory will come up for The golf board met 9 and recommended that the council reject the Developers of Oak Hun who want permission for a citizenmaintained center median on the main will be The council wiil also hear a report on general revenue and consider another building permit for a river retaining New Braunfels Haw Taxas HeraldZeitung SUNDAY August 50 cents 166 68 Pages Sections USPS 377880 Alicia death toll increases to 16 HOUSTON AP More than a quarter million stormweary residents in hot and steamy Southeast Texas coped for a third day without electricity as the cleanup from Hurricane Alicia continued At least 16 deaths were blamed on the which slammed into the Texas coast with 115 mph winds at Galveston early flooding lowlying coastal areas and destroying hundreds of The storm then moved inland through knocking out power to people and shattering the citys glass It finally began losing much of its punch but still dumped heavy rains in North Texas and into the parched Midwest farm Preliminary damage estimates in dicated it could be the most costly storm in history Its real but were estimating damage at between million and Barry Dallas regional manager of the Insurance Information said According to the agencys the most expensive storm before Alicia was Hurricane which caused million damage to Alabama and Mississippi in A Texas University computer analysis of damage said it could reach Six of the hardest hit coastal counties were declared federal disasters areas by President The action made federal funds available for relief and recovery Texas Mark White called the destruction the worst Ive ever In a 19yearold man and his 10 yearold sister died early Saturday when their house caught Houston Fire Department spokesman Leslie Busby said the family had been using candles for light and that was apparent cause of the In Brazoria sheriffs deputies said a 62yearold man died of smoke inhalation after a candle burning in a plastic cup set his blackedout home The bodies of two men were found floating in a bayou near the Houston Ship Channel late Saturday Authorities said the identified only as outofstate probably drowned after falling out of their boat in high Names of the men were being withheld pending notification of their The body of an unidentified man was found about in Clear south of said a Harris County sheriffs four people were killed by falling a fifth was killed when his truck ran into a fallen tree and three people drowned in Another two fatalities were reported in the Dallas In where National Guard troops and Texas state troopers were helping local authorities with eight people were picked up for violating an 8 to 6 police said No looting was reported but scavengers prowled miles of beach and roadway where stormtossed debris was See Page ISA Showing he can Sttff photo by Cindy Sichafdton Jason a student in the I Can classes conducted by the Community Service lets Eden Home resident Edwin Rauch know that people care about him by giving him a love letter the students had The students made several visits around town including an afternoon visit to the Eden The class is designed to help students establish positive directions in their Hot weather helped Alicia keep its winds FORT WORTH AP The flat land of the coastal plains and the hot stillness of the summer sky enabled Hurricane Alicia to retain its punishing tropical storm pattern as it spun across inland a National Weather Service spokesman said NWS meteorologist Mark Brundrett said Alicia was born in a cluster of thunderstorms over the warm waters of the Gulf of was very symmetrical and well developed throughout its period in the Gulf and met very little resistance as it raged onshore early Alicias eye still could be identified as far north as College about 125 miles from the and a center of its circulation still could be distinguished as it blew into Oklahoma late Friday said It was a very well developed it was very strong and it took a little longer for it to lose its tropical he The fact there was very weak circulation aloft is the susbtantial reason it maintained its own cir There was very little wjnd in the upper air to disrupt its flow It also went over relatively flat the whole track was over flat land and it had no disruptions in said He said the high pressure ridge that had kept North Texas dry and still before the storm could do little to disrupt the swirling pattern of Alicia or slow its The high pressure ridge maintained itself aloft and had a very little organized wind said And he said Alica brought heavier rains and higher surface winds to inland Texas because it was able to sustain its See Page ISA Deputies losing patience on warrants By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Its like fooling with Mother in that its not nice to hinder lawmen trying to execute arrest Kermit deputy sheriff of the Comal County warrant went to a house Friday morning on Countryside Drive off FM He carried a felony warrant out of Colorado to arrest Rory Elrod on an aggravated theft A woman answered the and said Elrod wasnt I had a so I told her I was coming in to take a look for Kroesche I found him hiding in a back arrested and confronted her about what she had I really didnt get much of a Lisa Marie Zieiner was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of hindering She posted her bond the same But others should take Kroesche said hes tired of people answering the saying they havent seen the person Im looking and all the that persons sitting in the living wat ching television and drinking a Were going to start arresting those who hinder he Elrods choices are down to Kroesche He can either come up with a cash or he faces ex tradition back to As of he was still in the Comal County Volleyball fan Threeyearold Craig Richards of Austin is no While is mother officiated the CanyonProvidence volleyball game he found the only cool spot in the gym in front of a big fan near the Staff photn by John While rain and high winds from hurricane Alicia buffeted southeast Comal County saw very little change in its hot Inside Todays Weather Today will be partly cloudy with no rain The high will be in the mid908 with the low in the uppper will be light and This condition will continue through An Amazed Tower John Tower surveyed the upper Texas coast by helicopter and was amazed at all the He said that considering the damage and loss of the dollar damage estimate is probably too 11A All Potted Up Dee Buck returned to the Hill Country but year to start a pottery With his handbuilt he turns out large and small pieces of pottery in SM IB PUBLIC 2A Civil defense closes down Alicia alert The New BraunfelsComal County Emergency Operating which was on 24hour alert during Hurricane returned to inactive status at 2 By that the 10 hurricane refugees who sought shelter here had eaten breakfast and were hours on their way home to the Texas This year only 10 persons sought shelter in New In August hundreds of people stayed in several shelters throughout the city during Hurricane Allen despite the fact that Alicia turned out to be more The refugees spent Thursday night at Academy Street They had their meals at Marys Hall on West Bridge Herb EOC attributed the trickle of refugees to Hurricane Alicias sudden attack on the Allen was a wellpublicised he and Alicia was In people had more time to evacuate the since Alicia hit the GalvestonHouston persons in that area were more likely to go to north of Central he The relief drive for victims of Hurricane Alicia continues this Donations of small applicances and eating utensils can be taken to Firt See 114   

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