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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung October 3, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 3, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 4 J 0    MO -/-1t r pop! FX IN'.MITCH WOMBLE P.O. BOX 45406 DALLAS, TX 75245 10/22/8* 261 World mourns World Rock Hudson See Page BA Comal River........ 254    cfs    (same) \^QfQr Canyon inflow    225 cfs (down 125) ...    Canyon outflow    .    341    cfs    (same) Watch Edwards Aquifer    624    47    (up 04) Canyon l ake level 908 14 (down .04) Shuttle starts Nation secret mission See Page WA New Braunfels Herald New Braunfels. Texas Vol. 94- No. 195 Thursday October 3,1985 25 Cents 18 Pages — 2 Sections Lucas: I only killed mom HUNTSVILLE (AP) - Henry Lee Lucas, who has confessed to about 60 slayings nationwide, said he only killed his mother and did not commit the other murders. Lucas' comments on Wednesday come In the wake of disclosures that a Delaware teacher, Robert D. Hughes, 38, of Milford, confessed last week to killing his wife, Serita, in a .slaving that Lucas earlier said he committed. “It was the next-to-last case I solved, in April," iAicas said. “Attorneys showed me pictures, pictures of the body, the house, where she was killed. I knew how she died. They already told me that." The one-eyed drifter, awaiting lethal injection in Texas for the slaying of an unidentified hitchhiker known only as “Orange Socks," insists the only reason he previously confessed to that killing and hundreds of other slayings was because he was taking Thorazine, a tranquilizer. In April, authorities in Waco, where he was jailed at the time, refused to continue giving him the drug. "They said I didn’t need nothing. I started coming around then," he said in an interview from Death Row. Lucas, 49, said he is expecting all of the confessions he has made to be dismissed and estimates he already has been absolved of about 230 cases. The only .slaying he will accept blame for is the death of his mother in Tecumseh, Mich., in 1960. "I’m not denying it. I did hit her," he said. "I’m guilty of one killing — my mother. I’ve tried to tell them that." Lucas served nearly 16 years of a 20- to 40-year prison term in Michigan for his mother’s death. "I’ve strung them along," he said of detectives. “Rut I'm not blaming it all on them. I let them talk me into it. “Texas, Virginia, California, I really don’t know. I gave them 60 cases with confessions," Lucas said. "I made them up. No names, just descriptions." "I could have prevented it by going on fighting. But I didn’t have the will power. I do blame them for not investigating the way they should have." Lucas is currently awaiting trial in El Paso for the slaying of a woman in a case he confessed to a year ago. Bond issue EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is the fourth in a seven part series explaining the upcoming $115 million bond issue to be put before the public Oct 19 BY DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer New Braunfels City Council and a special committee studying drainage realize there are many areas where water runoff causes a problem. But to keep the cost down on the Oct. 19 bond issue ballot, council and the committee had to determine which drainage problem areas present the largest nuisance and threat. Proposition five in the city’s bond issue election asks for $2.51 million to upgrade and improve drainage systems in four areas of the city. The most expensive project is the Landa Street-Fredencksburg Road area — for $1.61 million — for culvert construction and the addition of inlets and piping rn the area The Landa-Fredericksburg intersection, which has commercial, residential and park development nearby, is in one of the oldest areas of the city. The drainage ditches are small and the streets carry a large portion of the storm water. However, engineers from Espey, Huston and Associates have determined that the old streets there are barely adequate to carry water which runs off adjacent lots. "These same streets are definitely unable to carry the additional run-off from the areas to the north and west of North Walnut Avenue,” states the engineer’s report. "The development of the existing streets between North Walnut Avenue and Fredericksburg Road did not provide for the drainage." "There is just no place for the water to go when it gets to this area,” explained City Manager Joe Michie. "Everything north and west of the intersection drains to this in tersection." lf the drainage proposition passes, culverts will be constructed along Wood Road from North Walnut to Fredericksburg Road and on I .anda from North Walnut Avenue to Fredericksburg. Also, inlets and piping will be added to the intersections of Inspiration Drive and Lockener Avenue, of Howard Street and Parkview Boulevard, of Prince Drive and Parkview Boulevard, and along landa Street from North Walnut Avenue to Fredericksburg. The largest area included in the bond issue is the Green Valley drainage basin, including the South Guadalupe drainage basin, south of Interstate 35 The basins, extending westward from the Guadalupe River past FM 1044 and southward from Interstate 35 to the county line, encompass about 3,270 acres of rapidly developing land. "These existing drainage channels and culverts are not adequately sized to carry the storm drainage for these drainage basins. states the engineers' report The Green Valley drainage basin often receives backwater overflowing from the South Guadalupe* drainage channel. "The drainage problem associated with these basins are basically the restrictions of these channels to carry needed flows < because of i the improperly sizing of the drainage culverts and drainage channels," states the engineers report For $638,544, engineers propose Green Valley drainage basin culvert improvements on Old MoQueene\ Road and at the sanitary sewer plant and channel improvement along Old McQueeney Road to FM 725 Work in the South Guadalupe drainage basin includes culvert improvements at Old McQueeney Road and channel improvement along Old McQueeney Road to FM 725. The improvements, Michie said, will "take all the water out of there and get it to Guadalupe River." Original cost estimates for the project totalled $250,000, but for that price, the water could not be channeled all the way to the river. Drainage committee chairman Gene Rutherford considers the Green Valley area of number one priority “because it wasn’t even engineered in the first place ’’ Another major drainage problem seen by the committee is the high tide at North Santa Clara and West San Antonio. Because of the high commercial development in the drainage basin there, stormwater runoff is much higher than it would be around residential development. Constant flooding at the intersection often takes water to the door of White’s Auto and Appliance Store there and causes mjor traffic problems, which often lasts for days after a large ram. Existing drainage structures are too small and there aren’t enough inlets in the area, engineers said. And for $254,000, they propose the addition of curb inlets at the intersection, along with a new pipe system from the intersection to the culvert at Guenther Avenue and the addition of new culverts under the Comal County forecast calls for sunny and warm u»day, fair tonight, becoming partly cloudy and warm on Friday Winds will be east to southeasterly at 5-10 miles per hour today, and southeasterly tonight, increasing to 10-15 mph im Friday, Today’s high will be in the low 80s, the low tonight in the mid 60s, and a high on Friday in the upper 80s This morning’s low was 52, and yesterday’s high was 77. Sunset will be at 7:26 p.m., and sunrise Friday will be at7:14a.m. CANYON LAKE 5A CLASSIFIED _ Mi COMICS 4B CROSSWORD 3B DEAR ABBY _ Ii DEATHS_ _ 2A HOROSCOPE 3B KALEIDOSCOPE Ii OPINIONS JA OUTDOORS__ 9A SCRAPBOOK 2B SPORTS 7 8A See BOND, Page IGA STOCKS 10Aaddresses street drainage problems Today s Weather Sheriff hires investigator By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer I,. Gordon IJlleux has left the sights and smells of Pasadena to be the new investigator for the Comal County Sheriff's Office Lilleux served the Pasadena Police Department for 14 years, the last four as a detective sergeant responsible for follow-up investigations on all types of criminal offenses. But he jumped at the chance to come to New Braunfels for many reasons. “I have two sisters w’ho live here. I vacation here a lot. The air is clean, and the water's clear. I knew the sheriff’s department was good, and this was where I wanted to settle in.' Lilleux said. “My parents are going to retire here in about three weeks, too," he added. Lilleux. 42 and married, was born in Houston. "I have a lot of friends down there, but I don't miss the geography part of it," he said He was reminded of what he doesn’t miss Monday when he returned to testify about the owner of a popular Pasadena honky-tonk, Gilley’s Club, before the Harris County Grand Jury. "The Gilley's Club case0 That’s mine," Lilleux said When I went to testify, I looked out the window at Buffalo Bayou and said to myself, Boy, I sure don’t miss that.' ’’ The grand jury later indicted L. GORDON LILLEUX Sherwood Cryer, the owner of Gilley’s, on attempted murder charges He is accused of firing a shotgun at an employee outside the club wi Nov. 26. The Pasadena case could require future testimony from lilleux. but right now, all his attention is concentrated on his new job. Lilleux said Shenff Walter Fellers is “easy to talk to, and very hospitable. He’s certainly been around a long time, hasn’t he? And I ve never seen a county jail See NEW, Page IO A By a thread Senate argues over laws to help textile industry Jim Morrison, left, and Ron Johnson, workers    at the Comal County courthouse annex site, tor Ledinghan Steel and Erection Co., assemble    The annex is being built behind the courthouse the counter deck to a tower crane being used WASHINGTON . APi - Toughened trade legislation to aid the import-battered textile, shoe and apparel industries has survived the opening round of its Senate floor battle but now faces a filibuster threat "It's going to be close." Sen. Dan Evans, R-Wash , 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 bill Sen Strom Thurmond. R-S.C , and other textile lawmakers moved Wednesday night to curtail a filibuster immediately but backed off when GGP leader Robert Dole of Kansas warned thai their timing was wrong. That skirmish came after the Senate, rn its first floor vote of the year on a major import measure, defeated 53-42 a move by Sen James McClure, R-Idaho. to kill the textile bill, currently the focus of the debate in Congress over the nation's skyrocketing trade deficit. A similar measure is moving toward a floor vote in the House. The measure has been the target of veto warnings from the White House, which blasts it as guaranteed to disrupt world markets and set off retaliation against U S products abroad Supporters call it the wily way to save domestic industries from See TEXTILE, Page 1U\ t ;

  • Dan Evans
  • Dana Overstreet
  • Debbie Deloach
  • Guenther Avenue
  • Henry Lee Lucas
  • Jim Morrison
  • Joe Michie
  • Robert D. Hughes
  • Robert Dole
  • Ron Johnson
  • Sen James Mcclure
  • Shenff Walter Fellers

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: October 3, 1985

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