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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 30, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Business Local builders hot about drainage law See below Sports Astros 8 Giants 1 As7 Rangers 6 re Jewelrymakers wax enthusiastic See Page 1B Houston teenager drowns at falls By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer A 13yearold Houston boy drowned in the Guadalupe River Saturday He was here on a camping trip with his Michael Shawn Purcell of 5123 Strey in Houston was pronounced dead by Peace Justice Howard Curly Smith shortly after his body was recovered at Purcell had been innertubing down the river in the Horseshoe Palls area with two 14yearold friends when he went over the falls and fell from his said Game Warden Neil The incident was first reported to the sheriffs department at approximately Saturday His parents were there when we recovered the Etheredge Divers had been called to the scene and were on their way when the body came to the surface according to an unofficial I guess were just always going to have people drowning at the said who Just like were always going to have people jumping off the cliffs a tPreiss The years first river drowning in Comal County oc See Page 12A Woman dies in wreck on 281 A 38yearold San Antonio woman died of injuries sustained in a onecar accident on 281 one mile south of Spring Branch Saturday Kitty Parks died at Medical Center Hospital in San Antonio at as a result of injuries sustained in the which occurred around 7 See Page 12A Hostagesfamilies still 3A New Braunfels HeraldZeituno New Texas 128 jJr Sunday June 1985 50 Cents 60 Pages 5 Sections I ne view from the topSeguin officials would like to prevent jumpers from hitting bottom below Seguin puts up new signs to discourage cliff jumpers By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Jumping off the bluff across from Preiss Heights Park is a card game where the stakes are high death or Thats why the City of Seguin is trying harder to hoard all the aces and discourage anyone from Eight new warning at least seven feet high and set in were installed by Seguin Public Works Department crews Six of them were placed along a winding road from FM 306 to the beginning of the rocky and two were put around the bluff area where at least three men have leapt to their deaths below in the last four Seven of new signs read Private Keep Trespassers will be The last and biggest is anchored with eightinch bolts atop the highest and reads No No By Friday two of the new signs had already been used as target But the im portant part is theyre still Seguin Public Works Director Bill Polasek The purchase signs we had before were just flat torn Seguin owns about 15 acres from FM 306 to the bluff overlooking the Guadalupe A 65foot city protected by a steel was activated last and is capable of pumping gallons of water a When the well is water travels from the well through a 16inch steel discharge pipe into the and down the river to Polasek said some have reported the pipe as an access point onto the bluff from the But theres a new sign right above warning the land is private proerty and trespassers will be We keep our gate off 306 and the fence across the whole width of Comal Iron Works on 306 has helped keep people The railroad has worked well with People used to drive their vehicles down the tracks to get back so they have a warning sign off Polasek The beauty of nature is definitely around You can sit here and think youre Thats why to disguise this with a large fence and barbed wire would be a real he Id rather try other ways Installing some type of fence to keep trespassers off the bluff would be as well as extremely hard to We had enough difficulty putting signs in this I can just imagine how hard it would be to install a Bob the superintendent of the water and sewer Kypfer worked with the crews and said he saw three different bunches walking across the railroad trestle that spans the Guadalupe River to get to the bluff I intercepted 1314 myself and I know they saw the Kypfer adding he told them to then later saw them shaking on the new That sorta got my dander so I radioed for help and this DPS Department of Public Safety officer See Page 12A River Road noparking action delayed By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Opposition to the noparking zone along River Road Friday caused county commissioners to limit the zone to only the distance from the gate house to the first no opposition surfaced during the public heraring last Jane and Steve owners of Abbotts Rentals on River aiked wnomiflsioners to wait on noparking zone in treat of the Abbott The Abbotts have operated a canoe rental between the second and third crossing and they have experienced no traffic their attorney William Schmidt They have their own security people supervise the parking there along the and they have never had any the attorney But if the the commissioners take this it might put the Abbotts out of Commissioners agreed to wait on deciding on the rest of the noparking zone until they had time to visit the area and see it Jane Abbott said her parking at tendants instruct people to parallel park on one side of the road and on the other aide use headin In some places the full 10 feet of county right of way is not parked on in the parking encroaches on seven feet of county right of Another public hearing on the See Page 12A Inside Water Watch Comal River Canyon inflow Canyon Dam 782 cfp down Edwards Canyon Lake Note For ihe fiis time m more than three the level of Canyon Lake is above the conservation pool level of 909 feet above mean sea Release rates are now determined by the Fort Worth hydrology department of the Army Corps of Hostages still waiting for freedom Lebanon AP Renewed demands by Shiite Moslem captors blocked the road to freedom Saturday for the 39 American hijack who spent another night on their roller coaster of hope and It had seemed clear that the 16th day in captivity would be the last in Lebanon for the who were homeward bound on a TWA jetliner when two Shiite terrorists seized it June 14 between Athens and The hijackers killed a Navy petty They had expected to be taken to Syria had announced a happy end to the and Vice President George Bush planned to meet them in West Then Shiite militia leader Nabih who is in charge of the demanded pledges from the United States and Israel that they would not launch reprisal raids when the Americans are The demand appeared to stem from President Reagans threat in a speech Friday in Chicago to hold to account terrorists and those who support Berri told reporters at his home late Saturday We are still awaiting guarantees that no retaliatory military strikes will be undertaken after the hostages are militias Berri residence i i i Chicago Map Source iChicagoJrtbuns news reports Guarantees must be given to If these guarantees are provided tonight Saturday they will be released If we are not in a the day who knows Jaafar a Berris told See Page 12A Builders unhappy with drainage law By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer Saying the citys drainage or dinance has handed them a financial a group of local builders this week plans to ask City Council for a moratorium on that Comal County Builders Association passed a resolution Thursday op posing the citys ordinance and asking for the moratorium until the city can complete a drainage study and hire a fulltime city engineer to interpret that Last City Council on an emergency a drainage ordinance for the The cityappointed drainage study committee recommended the or dinance and also suggested the city complete a drainage master Builders Association secretary James Johnson said the group doesnt oppose a drainage But the existing city ordinance was drawn up before problem areas were he We would like to have a drainage Johnson The city needs to do the pay the bill its their not They are trying to penalize the Johnson adding that he believes the major drainage problems are in the older parts of not in the new Then the ordinance should be See Page 12A 1 up 12 ml 321 wn 181 up vn three e the mean ad by f Weather Sunny and warm days should continue through Monday with nights fair and Temperatures are expected to reach the 90s and drop to the 60s Saturdays high was 89 and the low was Sunset will be at 8 35 Gam biers lose A late field goal knocked toe Houston Gamblers out of the USFL as they fell to 158 in
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