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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 22, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                tt box Record low but rain doesnt show up By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Central Texas chance for a white Christmas dissipated with the National Weather Ser vices winter storm which was cancelled before midnight The storm never but its all The weather service had predicted up to an inch of sleet and and temperatures in the Comal County residents awakened instead to a very cold with temperatures hitting record lows in the KGNB Radios thermometer registered a low of 18 degrees The low at Canyon Dam was 15 San Antonios official low was which sets a new record for a weather service spokesman The previous set in was 20 We just lucked out and stayed aaid the weather service trying to explain why the expected storm didnt We had just a few flakes not even enough to carry as Judy park ranger for the Corps of Engineers at Canyon said a light snow was falling when she came to work at so you almost wouldnt Reservoir manager Phillip Parsley saw some snow near Purgatory and the weather service had reports of slightly heavier flakes in the KerrviUeJunction If there had been any precipitation to speak traveling could have been very Thursday As it the Texas Department of Highways and Public Tran sportation didnt evert have to put sand on the We had a few anxious but we didnt do said resident enginner Bob after checking with the main tenance New Braunfels Utilities had a few reports of frozen water but nothing said an All the complaints concerned water pipes in private homes there were no breaks in Utilities public she The one most severely affected by the weather seems to have been Justice of the Peace who reportedly had to close his office today because of a frozen New Braunfels Ntw Texas HeraldZeltung I fcl OC4 tO DMMMM 1 THURSDAY December 25 cents 92 254 18 Sections USPS 377880 Winter arrives with a blast Texans shivered under record and nearrecord cold temperatures today as winter made its official debut complete with icy the threat of a power brownout and the possibility of a white Christmas over northern sections of the Forecasters looked for cold temperatures to continue into the weekend and warned that another icy blast of Arctic air could bring snow and freezing rain to North Texas on Christmas Winter officially began at CST but it was winter in Texas starting when icy storms began moving into the The treacherous weather had claimed at least six lives and record low temperatures were recorded across wide areas of the state A 7yearold boy died Wednesday in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas in a fire apparently ignited by a space authorities Earlier in the stormrelated traffic deaths were reported in Denton and A 72year old Fort Worth woman died in a fire caused by a space as did a 8yearold Grandview and a 46yearold transient apparently froze to death in El Texas Public Utility Commission Chairman Al Erwin warned today that controls had frozen at several major power threatening a statewide brownout if electricity use wasnt I know theres no way they residents can cut back on but dont use any excess he This is not just a Dallas problem or a Houston It is Power was knocked out to about customoers in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie this morning because of ice that damaged a said George a spokesman for Texas Electric Texas Public Utility Commission Chairman Al Erwin warned today that controls had frozen at several major power threatening a statewide brownout if electricity use wasnt Service Some of the coldest weather in recent memory continued chilling residents of the Between 6 and 7 Amarillo dropped to minus 7 breaking the coldest temperature on record for when minus 6 degrees was set in Shortly before Dallas broke a record set in 1916 when the temperature dipped to 6 The previous low for 22 was San Antonio broke a record low for the date today when the mercury fell to 19 at Houston broke the record low of 22 set in with a 20degree reading at 8 Other record lows were recorded before dawn included 6 at San Angelo 22 at Victoria 14 at Austin 8 at Midland 19 at Del Rio and 13 at College The Texas Citrus a growers organization in said the Rio Grande Valley was spared freezing weather as temperatures in the area hovered around the high 20s and low 30s this mor See Page 9A Cheer Fund The 1983 Cheer Fund drive is drawing to a and the donations are still coming Nine more were received as previously the Herald Zeitung will be able to feed 120 local families this far exceeding our original goal for this year of and last years total of You folks can pat yourselves on the back for Detex La Mujer Tejana and an anonymous donor all contributed while two other nameless donors chipped in and and Kubiak gave us and some and Wallace and Dorothy Johnson con tributed Baese and Baese and and Joseph Smith both added to the That brings our balance to and that doesnt include donated The drive winds up but you can still bring contributions cash or nonperishable food items to our office at 186 Castell during regular business hours Monday through You can also mail a monetary contribution to Post Office Drawer New If you would like to donate food but cant bring it Circulation Manager Don Avery can arrange to have it picked You can call him at We sincerely appreciate your if scold Staff photo by John Senior Lacking Maggie Quinn uses her gloved hands and jacket collar to protect her ears during this weeks freezing The mercury dropped to the teens Wednesday setting record lows throughout South warn Marines to get out Lebanon AP The Islamic Holy War extremist group today claimed responsibility for bombing the French regimental headquarters and gave a last warning to and French peacekeeping forces to leave Lebanon in 10 This is the last warning for the American and French We shall give them 10 days to leave we shall make the earth shake underneath their an anonymous caller told the Agence France Presse news agency in The proIranian Shiite Moslem group also has claimed responsibility for numerous attacks against and French including the 23 suicide bombings of a Marine barracks and a French headquarters in Beirut that killed 241 American servicemen and 58 French They also claimed responsibility for Aprils Embassy bombing in Beirut in which 63 people The telephoned threat came as warplanes swept low over Beirut and searchers dug through the rubble of the French headquarters where a truck bomb exploded Wednesday followed minutes later by another bomb going off in a hotel At least 14 people died in the two according to various The twintailed F14 Tomcats from the aircraft carrier USS Independence streaked overhead from the1 Mediterranean Sea toward the Syriancontrolled central mountains east of witnesses The Marine contingent based at Beirut In ternational Airport was ordered to stand by its highest state of apparently anticipating a possible bombardment by Syrianbacked anti government militiamen because of the Associated Press photographer William Foley reported from the Lebanons state radio said the Tomcats were on reconnaissance over the hills above the Lebanese The truck bomb exploded beside a French regimental headquarters after it was touched off by remote Minutes the other bomb ex ploded at the Marble Tower Hotel bar in the Hamra shopping Police estimated the bomb at the French headquarters contained nearly pounds of dynamite and the second bomb contained about three pounds of The explosions were the latest in a series of car and truckbomb attributed to littleknown terrorist that have killed more than 300 people at Israeli and French military and diplomatic facilities in Lebanon and The French Defense Ministry communique said some of the wounded French soldiers were evacuated by helicopter to French navy ships stationed off the Beirut Zoning changes keep pace with 32 Inside ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Growth and changes in the land use pattern have kept the New Braunfels City Council busy this Ten of the 34 city ordinances passed in 1983 were rezoning Many of the newlyzoned areas are small tracts in some just one or two Half of the new ordinances created commercial districts in areas formerly zoned for residential or localbusiness One was a spot localbusiness zoning in a rural residential and the other four were for different types of residential City Council also designated one historic landmark this year the Clemens ft Faust Bank building on West San recently known as Ye Music The total is more or less on a par with when council passed U rezonings and three historic landmark Planning Director Debra Goodwin seemed to think these figures were normal for a growing If you look at our building permits for the its probably on the low she The city has seen million in new construction starts so far this and thats not counting permits issued in Goodwin also noted that not every landowner whos asked for a zoning change this year has gotten The Planning and Zoning Commission has learned that it can say she Planning and Zoning hears all proposed zone changes before they are presented to City The commissions recommendation is not but carries considerable weight when the City Council makes its In some the zoning com mission will support a modified version of the landowners Contractor Rudy Seidel asked for Ml light industrial zoning on four Loop 337 frontage lots in Comal Industrial The rest of that subdivision is already but most of the loop is zoned Ci local On the commissions City Council compromised on C3 conunerical See Page 9A Skies will turn partly tunny this but winds will stay in the blowing 1520 miles per hour and and keeping tem peratures in tha Tonight and Friday will be mostly and a little bit Winds will be light and will turn easterly at10 mph on Outlook for the weekend is mostly cloudy and but mowiand Ice are not Sunset today will be at and sunriaa Friday at HottzHirrt Lou former football coach at the University of is the new football coach the University of the Associated Puss Holfc recently rtsigntd Ms for parsonal and now takaa over a team which posted HO record and lost CAN YON LAKE OASSIFIIP HQRQSGOPi i OPINIONS STOCKS t 1 Under budget County gets good news on jail bids By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer Comal County Commissioners opened 17 bids for the construction of the new county jail during a special meeting The general contractors bids included three calculations a base bid for construction of the new facility an alternate bid which added the cost fpr a 48bed addition to the facility and another alternate plan which deducted the cost of paving the site from the base Mary the assistant to the commissioners said all bids came in under the budgeted sum of Commissioners reviewed the bids as a lump sum of the base bid and the alternate bid for the The lowest bid was made by Hill of Houston with The San Antonio firm of had the second lowest bid at while Mclntosh of San Antonio offered Calling these the apparent low Brotze said these now will be looked at by the Chris The bid will be awarded during the com missioners regular meeting Krueger sent to Huntsville By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Kent Krueger was sentenced to three years in the Texas Department of Corrections Wednesday for revocation of who escaped from the Comal County Jail was taken to Huntsville immediately after 22nd District Court Judge Charles Ramsay declared his sentence Wednesday Court Administrator Martin Allen said Krueger was on probation for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle when he was arrested for driving with a suspended Krueger had 44 days left of a fio day sentence on the DWLS charge when he escaped from the jails exercise Law enforcement officials caught up with him three days later in a Dallas Allen said District Attorney Bill Schroeder used the escape charge to file a motion to revoke Kruegers   

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