Thursday, October 3, 1985

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 3, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410 M033 MITCH WOMBLE BOX 45436 TX 75245 261 Comal cfs same Canvon cfs down 125 outflow cfs same Edwards Aquifer up Canyon Lake level down Nation huttle starts lit mission See Page 10A See local football page NewBraunfels Herald New Texas 195 Thursday 1985 25 Cents 18 Sections I only kilted mom HUNISVILLE AP Henry Lee who has confessed to about 60 said he only killed his mother and did not commit the other Lucas comments on Wednesday come in the wake of disclosures that a Delaware Robert of confessed last week to killing his in a slaying that Lucas earlier said he It was the nexttolast case I in Lucas At torneys showed me pictures of the the where she was I knew how she They already told me The oneeyed awaiting lethal injection in Texas for the slaying of an unidentified hitchhiker known only as Orange insists the only reason he previously confessed to that killing and hun dreds of other slayings was because he was taking a In authorities in where he was jailed at the refused to continue giving the They said I didnt need I started coming around he said in an interview from Death said he is expecting all of the confessions he has made to be dismissed and estimates he already has been absolved of about 230 The only slaying he will accept blame for is the death of his mother in in Im not denying I did hit he Im guilty of one killing my Ive tried to tell them Lucas served nearly 16 years of a 20to 40year prison term in Michigan for his mothers Ive strung them he said of But Im not blaming it all on I let them talk me into I really dont I gave them 60 cases with Lucas I made them No just I could have prevented it by going on But I didnt have the will I do blame them for not in vestigating the way they should Lucas is currently awaiting trial in Paso for the slaying of a woman in a case he confessed to a year sQnf workers at the assemble The annex is e annex hinci the courthouse Sheriff hires investigator By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Gordon Lflleux has left the sights and smells of Pasadena to be the new Investigator for the Comal County Sheriffs Lilleux served the Pasadena Police Department for 14 the last four as a detective sergeant responsible for followup in vestigations on all types of criminal But he jumped at the chance to come to New Braunfels for many I have two sisters who live I vacation here a The air is and the waters I knew the sheriffs department was and this was where I wanted to settle Lilleux My parents are going to retire here in about three he 42 and was born in I have a lot of friends down but I dont miss the geography part of he He was reminded of what he doesnt miss Monday when he returned to testify about the owner of a popular Gilleys before the Harris County Grand The Gilleys Club case Thats Lilleux When I went to I looked out the window at Buffalo Bayou and said to I sure dont miss The grand jury later indicted L GORDON LILLEUX Sherwood the owner of on attempted murder He is accused of firing a shotgun at an employee outside the club on The Pasadena case could require future testimony from but right all his attention is con centrated on his new Lilleux said Sheriff Walter Fellers is easy to talk and very Hes certainly been around a long hasnt he And Ive never seen a county jail See Page IDA By a thread Senate argues over laws to help textile industry WASHINGTON AP Toughened trade legislation to aid the import battered shoe and apparel industries has survived the opening round of its Senate floor battle but now faces a filibuster Its going to be Dan said Wednesday after textile forces declared they would move to choke off his filibuster in advance next week and push for an early vote on the textile Strom and other textile lawmakers moved Wednesday night to curtail a filibuster immediately but backed off when GOP leader Robert Dole of Kansas warned that their timing was That skirmish came after the in its first floor vote of the year on a major import defeated 5342 a move by James to kill the textile currently the focus of the debate in Congress over the nations skyrocketing trade A similar measure is moving toward a floor vote in the The measure has been the target of veto warnings from the White which blasts it as guaranteed to disrupt world markets and set off retaliation against products Supporters call it the only way to save domestic industries from See Page 10A Bond issue addresses street drainage problems Inside EDITORS NOTEThe following is the fourth in a sevenpart series explaining the upcoming million bond issue to be put before the public BYDANAOVERSTREET Staff writer New Braunfels City Council and a special committee studying drainage realise there are many areas where water runoff causes a But to keep the cost down on the if bond issue council and the cemnuttee had to determine drainage problem areas present the largest nuisance and Proposition five in the citys bond Issue election asks for million to upgrade and improve drainage I ystems in four areas of the The most expensive project is the StreetFredericksburg Road for million for culvert mi the addition of Wets and piping in the io which bus residential and park development the The drainage ditches are small and the streets carry a large portion of the storm engineers from Huston and Associates have deter mined that the old streets there are barely adequate to carry water which runs off adjacent These same streets are definitely unable to carry the additional runoff from the areas tp the north and west of North Walnut states the engineers foe development of the existing streets between North Walnut Avenue and Fredericksburg Road did not provide for the There is just no place for the water to go when it gets to this explained City Manager Joe Everything north and west of the intersection drains to this in If the drainage proposition culverts will be constructed along Wood Road from North Walnut to Fredericksburg Road and on Landa from North Walnut Avenue to inlets and piping will be added to the intersections of In spiration Drive and Loekener ol Howard Street and Parkview of Prince Drive and Parkview and along Landa Street from North Walnut Avenue to The Largest area included in the bond issue is the Green Valley drainage including the South Guadalupe drainage south of Interstate The extending westward from the Guadalupe River past FM 1044 and southward from Interstate 35 to the county encompass about acres of rapidly developing Tbese existing drainage channels and culverts are not adequately sized to carry the storm drainage for these drainage states the The Green Valley drainage basin often receives backwater over flowing from the South Guadalupe drainage The drainage problem associated with these basins are basically the restrictions of these channels to carry needed flows because of the improperly sizing of the drainage culverts and drainage states the engineers For engineers propose Green Valley drainage basin culvert improvements on Old McQueeney Road and at the sanitary sewer plant and channel improvement along Old McQueeney Road to FM Work in the South Guadalupe drainage basin includes culvert improvements at Old McQueeney Road and channel improvement along Old McQueeney Road to FM The Michie will take all the water out of there and get it to Guadalupe Original cost estimates for the project totalled but for that the water could not be chan neled all the way to the Drainage committee chairman Gene Rutherford considers the Green Valley area of number one priority because it wasnt even engineered in the first Another major drainage problem seen by the committee is the high tide at North Santa Clara and West San Because of the high commercial development in the drainage basin stormwater runoff is much higher than it would be around residential Constant flooding at the in tersection often takes water to the door of Whites Auto and Appliance Store there and causes mjor traffic which often lasts for days after a large Existing drainage structures are too small and there arent enough inlets in the engineers And for they propose the addition of curb inlets at fee in along with a new pipe system from the intersection to the culvert at Guenther Avenue and the addition of new culverts under the See Page 10A Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for sunny and warm fair becoming partly cloudy and warm on Winds will be east to southeasterly at 510 miles per hour and southeasterly increasing to 1015 mph on Todays high will be in the low the low tonight in the mid and a high on Friday in the upper This mornings low was and yester days high was Sunset will be at and sunrise Friday will be at CANYON DEAR