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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 6, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Local police issue warning as streets begin flooding By DEBBIE DeLOACH and DANA STELL Staff writers As the raindrops kept a spokesman for the New Braunfels Police Department was advising people to stay off the streets because of high We havent had too many problems with Its mostly stalled he The waters getting up high enough to where its stalling out the Its Were keeping our fingers crossed he As of presstime smaller streets were flooding worse than A radio report also indicated West San Antonio Street was virtually Reports were coming in that water was up to car doors in the 700 block of San The Seguin Street underpass near Highway 81 was also blocked with due to high Former Comal County Commissioner Orville Heitkamp called the Sheriffs Office to report heavy rains below Canyon Brian John said Heitkamp compared the rain to just like in when flood waters swept through New destroying homes and killing 15 John said those evacuated in the Bulverde area were See Page IDA Local man killed in crash A 36yearold New Braunfels man was killed Tuesday night when the car in which he was riding overturned twice on a Guadalupe County Robert Jerald Simmons of 1342 River Acres was pronounced dead at the According to Department of Public Safety driver Eddie Dean Herchman of Chillicothe was eastbound on FM 1101 at a high rate of speed when he lost control on a The vehicle began skidding and overturned two the report The first roll crushed the the second roll ejected the it The accident occurred at near County Road The report did not state whether the driver was charged in the Graveside services for Simmons are scheduled for 1 Friday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Visitation begins at 3 today at the funeral a quality control worker at was a twoyear resident of New A member of the Protestant he was a 1966 graduate of McArthur High School in San Antonio and a 1970 graduate of Texas A I University in He is survived by his and Vanita Simmons of New Braunfels and a Douglas Simmons of BBKc Canyon Jasper in Austin weather permitting New Braunfels Herald New Texas Thursday June 25 Cents 18 Pages Sections Residents flee rising waters By DEBBIE DAN A STELL and LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writers Comal County Civil Defense was called out at this morning as high water prompted the evacuation of residents of the Bulverde Lane and Oaks Road Sheriffs Brian John said help was on the way to two people on top of their houses in Canyon View Acres near the Cibolo Our people are at low water crossings flagging people but theyre the deputies being cut off by high John adding that two vehicles already had been washed away this morning on Spring Branch Road and on Fawn 46 is Highway 281 and 46 by the Antler restaurant is impassable and flooding is being reported all up and down John A spokesman Outfitters op Road said people were being evacuated from KL River Road and Camp as of presstime We vacated except the he Weve gotten six to 10 inches of rain this morning below the and were expecting a lot Turkey and Bexar creeks are all and theres a lot of water between the dam and New We really dont know what to he Heavy rains started the high water problems Wed nesday making low water crossings impassable and raising the flow into Canyon Lake to about cubic feet per A dispatch from the Sheriffs Office at in dicated the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority had decided to close the gates at Canyon Dam due to rising water levels on the Guadalupe below the The release rate had been 300 cubic feet per At this morning when Corps of Engineer officials closed the gates at Canyon the lake level measured feet above mean sea It is continuing to the lake stood at Corps personnel are on their way to Spring Branch to measure the Guadalupe Rivers flow into the Canyon Lake still is below conservation pool level and a spokesman at the Corps office said it has been a couple of years since the lake rose above that level of 909 A flash flood warning was still in effect at 10 this morning and Army Corps of Engineers officials are warning persons along the river to proceed with Canyon Lake received inches of rainfall Wednesday while only inches were measured on Loop 337 in New Bulverde was the hardesthit area and the Bulverde Road at the Cibolo crossing and Blanco Road at the Cibolo crossing are impassable at this with more than three feet of water running over the Water Watch Comal River down 18 Canyon inflow up Canyon Dam outflow down 300 Edwards Aquifer up Canyon Lake level up NOTE The outflow from Canyon Dam was dropped to zero at press time this morning due to heavy rains below the Rainfall reports showed up to 5M inches fell in the Bulverde area and to the west Wednesday Jill with the Bulverdebased the Spoke said this morning that June McFauls Bulverde Feed and Hardware on Ammann was flooded and three loads of hay are Dwyer said McFauls escaped the building through a Her truckfloated Dwyer added she was concerned this morning about a trailer park on Cibolo Creek at Schultz and is still trying to contact the On Wednesday BexarBulverde Fire Depart ment volunteers rescued seven people and a dog trapped by high We were called out on three different Chief Bernie Andrews The first one was about 8 on Ammann Road west of Bulverde We had three people in a pickup but we got them out The second call at 9 was more of a panic con Andrews Two people were trapped bet ween the Cibolo and Indian creeks on Bulverde Indian Creek usually looks like a but last it was running over three feet over the top of the Andrews It was raging easily able to carry a Thats what happened at the first The pickup was on the but the water started to push it It took Andrews and his men roughly four hours to rescue teenagers Jeff Royall and Greg Sase and their who were all trapped on an island in the Cibolo Creek off Highway That call came in about and the water was rising about an inch every 10 Tim assistant They were all out on this We tried to take a rope across the creek to but the current was too A helicopter from Sam Houston flew in to aid in the rescue but couldnt help much because of poor visibility and too many So we decided to wait for the water to go down a little and it started to do about an inch every five Id Robertson We tried the rope rescue got a rope to and both boys came back across on And what about the dog He swam Robert son Flooding hits North Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Heavy rains in North Central Texas caused flooding Wednesday in Wichita forcing some residents from their and forecasters said a flash flood watch would remain in effect for the South Plains early In Wichita floodwaters were as high as three feet in some streets Wednesday after rains dumped up to five inches of rain the Wichita Falls Record News The Red Cross set up an emergency shelter at an elementary school in Wichita and about 29 residents were staying at the shelter Wednesday As many as two dozen Red Cross volunteers were working throughout toe city Wednesday helping flooded put families and assessing Lake Wichita ran over its spillway Wednesday at about 7 City See Page 10A Inside Todays Weather Theres a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms carrying with them a possibility of flash The high will reach the upper It will be mostly cloudy tonight with a 30 percent chance of showers and a low in the Yesterdays high was 85 and this mornings low was Sunset today will be at CANYON LAKE 5A CLASSIFIED 48B COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 4B DEARABBY 48 DEATHS 3A HOROSCOPE OPINIONS 4A SPORTS STOCKS 2A TV LISTINGS 38 WiATHIR CelticsAlive i Bostons Dennis Johnson hit a long jump shot as time expired Wednesday night to give the Celtics a 107106 victory over Los The decision evens the NBA championship series at Page Texas Baseball Astros 8 Cards 3 DERYL CLARK HERALD ZEITUNG Heavy rains were making some New Braunfels streets impassable at press time Duties of child advocates outlined at orientation By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer About 30 people attended the orientation meeting Monday for the child advocacy designed to provide more protection to victims of child The child advocates will work with child abuse as persons the victims can talk to and help make the court system less Cindy chairperson of the child advocacy The meeting was videotaped for those interested in becoming child advocates but unable to attend the orientation County Attorney Bill Reimer told the prospective advocates their job would be to be a friend to a shoulder he or she could lean on a friend of the court that would give a separate opinion on what was best for the child a chauffeur for the child abuse victims to bring them to court or appointments with case doctors or Just as chauffeurs alone you will be providing a very important ser vice because it will allow the case workers to get to more of these Priority I Reimer referring to the steady increase in child abuse Priority I cases are those in which a lifethreatening or serious injury situation is believed to exist for the child Kim case worker with the Department of Human Sexual abuse reported on children under age 12 is considered a Priority Last month in Comal County 51 cases were reported that were put in either priority II or the lowest being the category of children con sidered at risk but no pattern of abuse or neglect she told the But for all of 1984 there were only 198 and that was a big increase over the previous the case worker The rules and regulations that agencies that are suppose to be protecting the child have to work with make it so that sometimes the child is lost in the Reimer Sometimes the child needs protection from the Reimer because a parent may be the But sometimes the parents are so devastated by the knowledge that their child was sexually assaulted that they are unable to give the support the child The role of the advocate will be to act as that support child advocates will help balance the scales in the adversary system that the American justice See Page 114
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