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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 25, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 259 Sports End of the year track review See Page 10A Area Tragedy brings out community spirit See below County Police department helps a needy family See Page 2A Special recipes for New PagelB New Braunfels Herald New Texas 249 Wednesday December 25 Cents 28 Pages 3 i home If SARAH Staff writer Tragedy replaced trie tinsel this Christmas for Charlie and Myrtle Biockson of Canyon when their home was destroyed by fire The Blocksons returned home from church to mobile home in Tanglewqod Shores engulfed in They had lived there for 10 They lost everything in the fire Blocksons their small dog and irreplaceable The Blocksons had just Christmas shopping when their gifts andnew ornaments were Canyon Lake residents proved they know the meaning of Christmas giving when they reached out to help the The couple immediately was flooded with offers of every kind of help from neighbors and iifary LOU and Keith of asked the couple to stay with them until someplace else could be Weve been here at their mer They Just took us Charlie said Potters Theyve opened up their hearts and to us Theyre two of our dearest The Pptters said they were py that they were able to help the Blocksons when they needed Weve always had so meone to take care of us when we needed help and now its time for us to help them during this said Mary Lou The First Baptist Church of Ca nyon Lake recently home from Paul a church member who died about a month The church has decided to the Blocksons live in the house un til their home can be Church members spent a couple of days last the home to be lived The Blocksons had planned to fa FriendjwopoV near io visit for Those plans changed after the 6fc said she was glajJ decided to wear her new cqat 9 because tt is came IP here eyes is described her mothers handmade that were lost in was relieved that a few photographslof a deceased son were spared In the She said they were some of the only items not destroyed by the My mother Ipst many old pic tures in a tidal wave in The things she managed to save are all gone Biockson The items in the can never be replaced but the Blocksons said out of the tragedy has emerged a hew faith in human Since the night of the the couple has been offered help from several churches and community A neighbor offered to let the Blocksons stay his mobile home until their home can be The Mountain Valley Pharmacy has replaced the couples medica tion free of Biockson has a pacemaker and doctors feared the shock of the fire might damage his The Potters said the Red Cross has given the couple vouchers to buy food and made certain they had a place to Potter said the whole community his tried to help make sure the See Page 11A Up to predicted for holiday Staff and Wire CHICAGO AP Between 150 and 250 people will be killed on the nations highways during this years twoday Christmas the Na tional Safety Council has Council spokesman Bob OBrien said Monday that during a twoday nonholiday 170 people could be expected to die in traffic ac Between and people are likely to suffer disabling injuries dur ing the holiday period beginning at 6 Monday and ending midnight OBrien That compares with expected injuries during a corresponding non holiday he During years fourday Christmas 537 people died and suffered disabling in the safety council The council said that wearing seat belts and placing children in ap propriate cars seats are the best ways to prevent injuries in traffic ac Statewide Department of Public Service officials have estimated that 29 persons will die as a result of traf fic accidents during the weeklong holiday period between Christmas and New Officials said that 12 fatalities are expected in Texas during the 30hour Christmas period and 17 deaths are expected during the 54hour New Year Wed certainly like to see our fatality estimates prove to be too said Jim DPS thee will be drivers who will ignore speend limits and attempt to operate vehicles after The best way to avoif becoming involved in an accident with a careless driver is to drive hra defensive It also makes good sense to be sure everyone uses a safety DPS Bob Holder said troopers will be on the lookout for drunk drivers with extra patrolmen out today and tonight to ensure a safe Holder added that most fatalities are on the side roads instead of the in During the Christmas period in vehicle accidents caused 43 traffic deaths in with 42 deaths attributed to the New Years second expected THOMAS Staff writer A warrant was issued late Tuesday for the arrest of a man involved in the armed robbery of a county resident Monday And another warrant should follow sheriff investigator Rudy Rubio Two Latin males broke into the home of Tony Rodriguez of 18423 Stony Creek and robbed him at Monday of and a Rubio The robbers had a gun and threatened to kill which makes the crime aggravated armed the sheriffs investigator Pedestriantrain fatality The victim of a Saturday night pedestriantrain accident died in a San Antonio Guadalupe Sheriffs Department The victim was identified as Louise Marie of Riggs died late Saturday following the accident and an autopsy has been order to determine exact cause of The woman was seen walking on the railroad tracks late Saturday The conductor on the approaching train attempted to warn her by blow ing the train whistle but she did not move off of the witnesses Three ambulances showed up at the two from Am bulance Service of Universal City and one from Seguin Fire Depart ments EMS At first they thought she was dead at the so they called Justice of the Peace Ernest Schlather of Cibolo Then EMS was able to revive her so they took her to Northeast Baptist Riggs was pronounced dead at Saturday by doctors at the a hospital spokeperson The remains were taken to Bexar County Mortuary Service and then shipped to Brenham where relatives Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for mostly clear and cool today with a high near Winds will be from the northeast at 1520 miles per Litke steps in as sanitarian CLASSIFIED 36B COMICS 3C CROSSWORD 2C DEARABBY DEATHS 2A KAUDEOSCOPE 18B HOROSCOPE OPINIONS SPORTS 1QA Staff writer The new county sanitarian sees his move to New Braunfels as a step both in his career and to a more pro gressive I had worked in the Uvalde District 9 office of the Texas Depart ment of Health for three years and I had gone as far as I could without fur ther which I really didnt want to David the Comal County Litke said he prefers to stay a generalist in the sanitation field and continue to have contact with the He bad been offered a job of a more technical nature that would have been a desk but Litke said he turned it His Uvalde job also included quite a bit of which puts a dent in his family I took this job partly because it would allow more time with my fami Litke I have two small children a and a Litke Also this puts us closer to my My parents live in Litke said he and his wife Julie preferred the climate here to the drier climate in Uvalde and they lik ed New Braunfels because its still a small but its fairly pro Out of the 254 counties in only 60 have private sewage facilities orders or their the new David Litke Christmas preparations Mptt
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