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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung October 20, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 20, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Local men sentenced By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Two New Braunfels men were sentenced to prison Friday after being found guilty by Comal County Jurors earlier this month. Both prison terms were handed down by 207th District Court Judge Robert Pfeuffer. Freddie Ray Mulkey, 33, of 206 N. West End, was sentenced for six years in the Texas Department Corrections for credit card abuse. The charge against Mulkey stemmed from a Texaco card used to buy gas on June 17,1984, in Comal County. The other man sentenced Friday was Andrew Medellin, 31, of 1105 W. Mill, for aggravated sexual assault of a child. His punishment was set at 20 years in prison. The charge against Mulkey was connected to an incident on Feb. 8 with a five-year-old girl. County spared from flooding Despite heavy rains, Comal County was spared flooding Saturday. The county registered 1.3 inches of rain. Some parts of the Hill Country had more than 7 inches of rain Friday and Saturday causing dangerous conditions in some areas. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers warned that such heavy rain may cause flash flooding in some areas. Spokesmen for the corps also warned motorists to use caution at low-water crossings. The Guadalupe River has risen above its normal levels upstream af Canyon I^ke and the flow rate is expected to increase as runoff reaches the river. The high river caused several people to evacuate their homes in Kerr County. As of Saturday night, those people were unable to return to their homes. The Comal County Sheriff’s office reported no flooding in the county. Inflow rates into Canyon Ijike are higher than average meaning the river is high. No evacuations were necessary Saturday. A spokesman said the river is expected to continue to rise and may cause hazardous conditions. A Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said Saturday that some flooding of low-water crossings is expected. The New Braunfels Police Department reported no major problems with low-water crossings. A police department spokesman noted that New Braunfels motorists were using caution and driving slow in standing water. More rain is expected in most parts of the Hill Country today and Monday. Inside Three items pass on bond issue Today's Weather There is a 40 percent chance of more rain in the forecast for today. The high will be in the upper 70s. Tonight temperatures will drop to the mid 60s. Monday will be mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Saturday’s high was 74 and Friday night’s tow was 65. Today’s sunset will be at 6:56 p.m. and sunrise Monday will be at 7:36 a.m. Voters check their ballots at First United Methodist Church Itbllt KHIfcWAlU I /HfcHALU ZfclTUNO By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer There were several close calls in Saturday’s bond issue election, but when the final votes were counted, streets, drainage and fire station improvements came out on top. The five other propositions, which included improvements to the Civic Center, city hall, parks, the golf course and the olympic pool, failed. “People’s discretionary income has been reduced and I think this is a contributing factor," said a disappointed Mayor Barbara Tieken. ‘‘This is a conservative community and they voted bread and butter issues." Of the $11.45 million package proposed by City Council, the three top projects totaled $7.41 million. Street improvements, totaling $3.96 million, passed 1,517-to-l, 141; drainage projects, totaling $2.51 million, passed    l,479-to-l,183; and fire station improvements, totaling $935,000, passed l,738-to-937. Citizens of district two easily approved the fire station proposition, 336-to-177, but    passed drainage improvements by only 69 votes — 290-to-221. The fire substation, along with the majority of the street projects, will go to that district, which also contains the largest drainage watershed to be upgraded with bond issue money. Fire station    and street im provements passed in the four districts and in absentee voting, while drainage passed in all but district four, where it lost by three votes. District three showed the largest voter turnout with 944 voters Ajv proximately 18 percent of the tot !' estimated 14,000 registered voters 2,685 — did go to the polls Saturday Absentee voters set a record when 463 people cast their ballots. "Considering that ifs issues and not people, I would think the turnout is pretty good; I definitely think the rain had a lot to do with it," Tieken said. * And, I think it did not help that the county set its tax rate this past Voting chart, page 3A week and that CISG and \BJSD will have very high tax rates "I know full well that not having a bond issue in 17 years makes people a little wary of bond issues and we got what the people wanted," she said The city last held a bond election in 1968, when $2 6 mn ion was approved Bond preparations began last year, when Chamber of Commerce and council-appointed committees suggested several large projects should be paid for with bond money. Michie said the approved projects are long overdue. Waiting 16 years between is a mistake," he said Saturday. "We’ll come back within three to five years with a smaller bond issue...to continue to have capital improvements to keep up wnth growth...in a planned way." Both Michie and the mayor said council will soon begin discussing how to deal with needed improvements. I think council will be considering the final outcome and See BOND. Page 16A Wet Texas National Guardsman dies, girl missing in heavy flooding in state By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Heavy rains that swamped South, Central and East Texas swept two vehicles from roadways Saturday, killing at least one person and leaving several missing, officials said. A National Guardsman died when the Guard ambulance he was in was washed from Fort Hood’s East Range Road into Henson Creek between I p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. Two other men traveling in the ambulance were treated and released from a Fort Hood hospital and another was still missing, saidRelated story, Page 8A Guard spokesman Maj. David Cottom. The men’s names were not released. Authorties in Burnet, about 45 miles northwest of Austin, searched for a 14-year-old girl missing after her family’s station wagon was forced into I^ake Buchanan by heavy flooding. More than six inches of rain soaked Burnet County. Authorities said another car was washed into Osage Creek near Fort Hood, but no one was injured. Street flooding made driving hazardous in some parts of Austin and surrounding cities. Much of the state was under flashflood watches or warnings during most of Saturday, and the National Weather Service said all creeks in Coryell County were spilling over their banks. The heavy rain also caused problems in the flood-prone Hill Country. Center Point and Comfort volunteer firefighters helped evacuate an unknown number of residents along the Guadalupe River, according to Charles Janson, a county jailer in Kerrville We have reports that there might be some cars in the water around Hunt, but we can’t get there to find out," he said. “At this time, no one is hurt or anything, that we can determine.” The Pedernales and Llano rivers were at or near flood stage, with the Pedernales reported at 27 feet near Fredericksburg. Campers who had not already fled the rain were urged to leave the Pedernales Falls State Park in Blanco County. At nearby Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park, a ranger said the ranch was closed to public tours Saturday tieoause of high water The ranch. 14 miles west of Johnson City, is on the banks of the Pedernales. Tile river had overflowed some bridges at the ranch, said park ranger Sandy Earley. In Bexar County, flooding was not as heavy, said Bexar County Sheriff's Sgt Charlie Benson But residents in the north and northwest parts of the county lost electric power at 8 a m and still did not have power by Saturday night The weather service said rain clouds will continue to dump water on the state through Monday BUSINESS 56A CLASSIFIED 3-10C COMICS 2C CROSSWORD _sa DEAR ABBY _ 6B DEATHS_ 2A ENTERTAINMENT_ 1C HOROSCOPE 2C KAUOEOSCOPE tee OPINIONS 4A SPORTS 11 MA Students do well against HB 72 restrictions By SABAH DUKE Staff writer Comal County high school students battled House Bill 72 last week. Most of them won. Under the “no pass, no play" provision (rf the new law, students are not eligible to participate in any extra-curricular activities if they are failing a class. House Bill 72 was enacted by the legislature last year. The law affects a lot more than just football. Students in band, drill teams, cheerleading and student council will not be allowed to participate in those activities for the next six weeks. lecal band directors said the losses to “no pass, no play" were minor. New Braunfels High School band will be without 15 of its 229 members for the next six w Wayne Tucker, Mew band director, said he will have spend a lot of time reworking the band’s routines He said the students missing were spread thoughout the different sections of the band The Canyon High School band lost 12 of its 120 members toHB 72. We’ll have some empty spots on the field," said Dennis Koehler, Canyon band director. “This will affect our performances (Mi Friday night and our nifty rehearsal*.’’ 8fc4 that the students who become Ineligible are really the ones who need to belong to an organization “The kids who are failing are the ones who need more structure," lie said “Those kids can go to the games on their own but just not be in the band That way, they will just get into trouble " Smithson Valley High School band lost 14of its 87 members. Of the students in Comal County who are no longer eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities See Schools, Page 16AStat* Flooding hits Central T exas See below Comal River......... 262    cfs (down 16) Water    Canyon inflow ......... 300 cfs (up 25) Canyon outflow....... 283 cfs (down 1) Watch    Edwards Aquifer ....... 624.71 (up .04) Canyon Lake level ...... 908.20 (up .04)St. Louis Cardinals Sports edge Kansas CitySee Page 11A Local football action tea page ll A New Braunfels. Texas Vol. 94-No. 206 Sunday October 20, 1985 50 Cents 78 Pages —5 Sections New Braunfels ;

  • Andrew Medellin
  • Barbara Tieken
  • Charles Janson
  • Charlie Benson
  • Dana Overstreet
  • David Cottom
  • Debbie Deloach
  • Dennis Koehler
  • Henson Creek
  • Ray Mulkey
  • Robert Pfeuffer
  • Sandy Earley
  • Wayne Tucker

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: October 20, 1985

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