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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 15, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas County Commissioner under investigation See below Water Comal Rivet Canyon inflow Canyon outflow Watch Edwards Aquifer Canyon Lake level 340 cf 3 up 86 up up World Lebanon agrees to end civil war See Page 7A tMndovw notpttalli attont M MMMMfty torn Medicare deductibles may go see page 3A New Braunfels Herald w Texas 202 Tuesday October 25 Cents 14 Pages2 Sections Student drowns at lake By DEBBIE DaLOACH Staff writer A 22yearold Southwest Texas State University student drowned while trying to repair a houseboat docked at the Canyon Lake Marina That will be the official ruling of Justice of the Peace Howard Curly who said today autopsy fin dings show no evidence of elec trocution in the death of Walter Alan of Buckhorn Smith said at one time elec trocution was speculated in Killingsworths because a friend said he tingle in Spanish when he jumped into the But the autopsy picked up absolutely nothing besides Why he I dont Probably no one else does Smith But my official report will show drowning as the cause of Killingsworth was reportedly trying to repair an outdrive on a houseboat belonging to the Buckhorn Ranch when the incident occurred about He was in the wearing a life belt or life His friends were watching but one of them walked to the rear of the boat and found Smith He had one arm on the one arm dangling in the and was See Page 7A Heavy rain drenches county Nevv Braunfds firefighter Ray Hacker vacuums water from City Halls basement while city draftsman Don Buskohl continues working By DANA OVER8TREET Staff writer A latenight thunderstorm Monday caused power outages and flooding at low water Weather forecasters say the rain may Lightning and winds were the j culprit in some minor power outages in New but electricity was restoredby 7 this We had lightning that hit poles and a car that hit a said George assistant superintendent at New Braunfels Thats all we he It was mostly caused by the rough Pedernales Electric Cooperative wasnt so About lightning caused a major utility outage in the Sattler according to David district manager at to Cranes Devils Hollow and Blanco Dossey that lightning really cut it It took about an hour for crews to restore power to those Dossey This PEC crews were busy with minor outages in the Bergheim area and in some areas surrounding the There are a few burned up transformers and line Dossey Two or three customers here and Dossey said the PEC office received about twoandahalf nches of KGNBKNBT radio station on Loop 337 recorded 2 inches of rain 2 inches Canyon 2 Kuehler Avenue resident Emie Hassold reported more than 3 inches of rain in that area The heavy rain also meant there were some calls for assistance for stranded which New Braunfels Police John Wommack calls Stranded motorists and when it rains like it did last we expect he Street lights went out in some areas of New including Seguin and Walnut avenues and the sheriffs department reported that Bulverde Roadwas impassable and other lowlying areas were flooded about The forecast calls for a mostly cloudy and cooler day with a 40 percent chance of continued Skies tonight and Wednesday will be cloudy with a 30 percent chance of Prosecutor investigates complaints about commissioner ByDANAOVERSTREET Staff writer A special prosecutor this month is investigating recent allegations that a Comal County commissioner has abused his Frank who calls himself Old Man filed a complaint in September with County Attorney Bill Reimer saying that Commissioner Bill George has harrassed him since I think its George said this Im simply doing my job following up on complaints of some of the In Smith he spoke out against the proposed incorporation of Sattler now proposed as the Village of Canyon at a town meeting in that The following a county deputy appeared and said that Bill George had ordered all my cars off the According to the deputy had checked the cars earlier and all but one had current inspection stickers and Inside Smith said that on then county sanitarian Bob Stahl and sanitation inspector Monica Wallace came to Smiths They said Bill George had ordered them to inspect Smiths septic system because I was running raw sewage into an open Smith I started laughing and he Stahl Have you been in a meeting with George lately I What kind of meeting and he I dont but George said that you had opened your damn big fat mouth one time too many for him in a Smith said he then took Stahl and Wallace to his septic Wallace said she and Stahl were told to investigate Smiths septic The sanitarian had come to me and said Commissioner George said there was raw sewage coming out of his house and he had no septic Wallace When I heard the I knew he I inspected Wallace said she and Stahl still had See Page 7A Todays weather It will be mostly cloudy and cooler There is a 40 percent chance of rain dropping to a 30 percent chance of rain Winds will be from the northeast at 10 miles per The high will be near 80 degrees with the low tonight ping to The high Monday was 87 degrees and the low today was 67 Sunset will be at with sunrise at CLASSIFIED Man suspected in robberies along interstate COMICS CROSSWORD 36B 12B By DEBBIE DelOACH Staff writer DEAR ABBY 3B DEATHS 2A HOROSCOPE 2B OPINIONS 4A SPORTS STOCKS 7A WEATHER 2A A man robbed the clerk at the Stratford House Inn on Interstate 35 at gunpoint early Monday morning as part of an apparent string of robberies in three different Austin Police John Hunt said Tuesday law enforcement officers are relatively certain the same guy was responsible for 13 robberies one in New one in San and the rest in Austin over the past two to three Hunt also said the robberies nave been confined to convenience stores and gas New Braunfels Detective Mario Guerrero said a black man walked into the Stratford House lobby around 5 Monday and asked if any single rooms were The clerk looked back at him to give him a registration and saw a small darkcolored revolver mostly covered by the mans large Guerrero The man This is a I dont want to hurt and told her to open the The man put the money in the pocket of his Guerrero Hes believed to have left the building on The suspect was described as having a medium weighing 170180 standing about 6 3 inches tail and between 3540 years He was wearing blue jeans and a Guerrero said a man closely matching that description robbed the San Marcos Shaffer Inn also on Interstate about See Page 7A Council listens to passes drainage law ByDANAQVERSTREET Staff writer A union representative has requested a meeting with the New Braunfeli city monger to discuss grievince procedures for city env Lindft Chive Ramirez told City Council Monday night that she WJ repreicnta about city employees was want to be represented by the American federal of County and Municipal local Hand ready to meet with the city and present our and receive aw guiifclines you may We organisation that We iff not radical tftwt hpr tries to cooperate with the depart ment head and the city manager and deal with a way to deal with open the line of communication between employees and the City Manager Joe Michie said he has talked with City Attorney Barry Moore and has responded to a letter from He said aU discussions of the union matter will be channeled through Moores office and asked that Moore be given additional time to study the law regarding union Rdmire said she hjf been tgMEjipg to employees from several city including public works and who want to improve working conditions and Job AJjsp the cow U passed an interim drainage ordinance to replace an emergency drainage napped lilt Pyfrobf r The controversial ordinance has been opposed by members of the builder community because of the planned user fee to help fund a comprehensive drainage Following the second reading of the ordinance two weeks members of the drainage committee met to discuss the as did members of the Comal County Builders We dont really care how we fund it as long as the ordinance is put into place and the study is said drainage committee chairman Gene Rjrtberi who said a user f ee was recommended because it was the easiest In we have met with the city manager and the fact that there may be some money available from the general hwd and with we went back to the drainage committee and thoroughly discussed the entire ordinance and the fee Rutherford told The Rutherford has agreed to pay this year and at least next year to help pay for the drainage if the builders will come up with a similar That deals with the subject that the building community felt they are paying all of it while all citizens Rutherford Builders say they should not have to hear the burden of paying for a drainage study for the whole builders still oppose the Were just mainly opposed to getting another form of tax on the said builder Kirk who is a member of the drainage See Page 74 Local residents crowd into council chambers Monday night
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