Tuesday, March 10, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Page fact and Srj thelf find f ftsappeir f The tWhfyl ffi6ff vmiierable than the but the city is also gyring ThespHttTternadd arrived early 2 when tornado watches were issued throughout Central and South Texas1 as1 a severe defslofm foiled through the area bringing with it heavy hail and high gusts of Property ddmage reported in the county Was attributed to straight wind gusts of upto 60 miles per By the next morning as the system moved it spawned a tornado in Mississippi that cut a 20mile path of idestrUction leaving seven persons deacUnd hundreds Though tornados are not a frequent occurrence in South they can strike at anytime or anyplace given the right cir weather service tornado war nings should never be Tornados are not as frequent and are rarely as large as those experienced in North Texas and but want to minimize their said NWS Chief Billy Crouch the San An tonio weather One of the worst tornados in Texas history occurred in Rock Springs on the western edge of the Hill Country that killed 74 people in the 1920s and others have occurred in Goliad and he said Crouch said one of the problems the Hondo radar has in detecting tornado activity in this area is that signals are blocked in the Hill Country and the fact because New Braunfels is far the radar beam shoots too high and even over the top of a Another he is that the tornados are too small to see because of the wide signal of the present radar Well never solve that problem but since the Doppler radar employs a smaller the chance of not seeing the smaller tornados will be Crouch the latest and most sophisticated piece of weather tracking apparatus in use will be one part of the weather services new facilities to be located by November Doppler is capable of detecting cyclonic cloud wind shear and heavy rainfall Crouch said the San Antonio office tOrnffdb watches and aTJout three warningswhile averaging one actual tornado an nuallyi moist air moving under dry air with strong upper level jet stream winds are the ingredients for a When this mix or spinning top movement is caused by the warm air rising above the cooler air and generated by the jet Similar to a an eye forms inside the thunderhead and a or appears un With winds inside of up to possibly 300 miles per hour churning in a counterclockwise the vortex lowers itself to the In meterological a funnel becomes a tornado when it touches A tornado watch indicates con ditions exist for possible tornadic A warning means a funnel has been sighted or verified by either a spotter or radar and that Trash persons IB the immediate area should Syting said the eeunty relies heavily 6ft spatters For tracking severe weather which is extremely difficult at volunteers ef the Gemal 5 County Civil Defense Reseue setulJ in Strategic tocatlerts aresuitd the Bounty when1 severe weather Besides problems with tornado another problem pering warningefforts is the lack of There are none active in the eity and the only one in the county is at Syring said that though he has requested the pur chase of sirens numerous they are not given high priority We do the best with what weve Syring noting that it would take eight Thunderbolt sirens at a cost of each to cover the city Weve been lucky there havent been more injuries or deaths As the county gets more populated Im afraid weare going to see more injuries as a Syring At if issuing a tornado warning becomes residents must relyon the radio station and television which can become inoperable during power and sirens and public address systems of police and fire Syring advises that if persons hear long siren blast from police or fire units during a severe they should not call to see what is but should immediately take New Braunfels has 32 designated storm The first one to open in case of an emergency is Marys Hall at Peter and Paul Catholic The Civic Center and most schools and churches also house designated In the event of an actual mobile home dwellers are advised to seek shelter elsewhere since mobile homes offer little occupant whereas most homes have several pockets of protection such as under a sturdy table but not beneath heavy appliances on an upper SmaU rooms such as closets and bathrooms are also good places as are basements and the lowest floor or center part of the Avoid taking cover near glass or commercial and light industrial buildings do not offer the same pockets as If a person is in such a structure and a shelter is hot that person should go to an interior hallway and crouch on his knees covering his head to avoid glass and flying debris If caught in the open country when a tornado strikes there are several things one can If and time attempt to drive away from the funnel at a right If this is not get out of the car and take cover in a ditch or culvert and lie If an underpass is get inside and remember to cover your Structural damage to a residence can be and possibly even by opening win dows on the side facing the tornado and the side directly Tornados create a causing air pressure differences which can result in the explosion of the home unless the vacuum is Opening those windows will keep pressure inside the house equal to that of the arrived at the sdeng with three firefighters never 18 JestM m Withrn tattAit HKatiliJ li trucK it ran eufof had to waft for nesses at the scene John Williams of the Mew Bfaunfels department said a truck arrived at the soon after the first The brush truck had just come in from a brush fire near Old Marion Road and penschmidt They had just got the truck back in service when they got the trailer house he The truck was loaded and ready for service at before responding to the mobile home f said he didfiH khoW whatd heartd family wete golrig to following the Graces lies just outside ofi the1 New Braunfels city limits and does not x have available fire Williams said he nearest hydrant was near 46 in Clear at least half mile from Mondays f Roger a volunteer firefighter from said the home is actually In New t Braunfels territory but since the commmunity is near the volunteer fire department Bading added New Braunfels often dispatches calls for the Geronimo Weather A packed chamber confronts New Braunfels City Council Monday Water Watch Comal Canyon Lake Canyon Lake Canyon Lake Edwards Texas Weather Continued from Page 1 signs The outspoken proponent of sign control said after the meeting that the issue will be for the next council to Tieken has decided not to seek reelection for her council seat in April 4 municipal I am disappointed by what 1 considered a very narrow approach to the sign I am looking out for the good of the Someday when the community is totally obliterated with signs and perhaps people will realize other cities were Tieken referring to sign or dinances passed in recent years by other cities in Texas and Council abolished both appointed sign ordinance committees 6 following controversy over the first committees proposed draft which was termed overkill and anti business by members of the business At that that mayor chastized both factions for what he called the cat fight erupted between proponents and Council extended a moratorium at that time against new sign con struction and charged city staff with the task of writing a new A new ordinance was to replace the current ordinance which was Mayor Continued from Page 1 When you back up and remember what happened before having my name removed on the eve of the election I just didnt want to go through that That was embarrassing I didnt want to go through being the only announced candidate and then having my name taken off the he Continued from Page 1 department versus anticipated revenue projections would knock expenditures down to while providing in projected according to figures supplied by city Michie has stated the initial reason for considering contracting with a private sanitation firm was the high amount of capital outlay for The idea of contracting for sanitation service first came up at a council workshop last Citizens and sanitation employees have voiced concerns over such private In a meeting last Friday morning with sanitation department Michie said that employees would given ap plications for employment with a contractor should the city decide to contract for garbage He said that if given a choice to possibly save or keep rates as they residents would favor private But some citizens at Mondays council meeting voiced concern that rates will increase while quality of service Should the Vity decide to contract out and sell its vehicles and it would be hard pressed to reassume collection responsibilities should such an agreement become unfavorable to some Police Report A 29yearold New Braunfels woman reported to police Sunday the unauthorized use of a motor The a twodoor 1977 yellow Cadillac bearing Texas license plates was said to have been taken Saturday morning from the Comal County A San Antonio woman reported that while she was traveling south early Sunday morning on Interstate 35 near the southern city limits a rock was thrown and struck the wind shield of her resulting in A 30yearold New Braunfels woman was reportedly robbed Thursday morning in the parking lot of a motel located in the 1200 block of Interstate 35 The incident was reported to police was allegedly robbed of tier waMet taijaing credit cards anrj Other details were by a 19yearold New Braunfels The incident occurred in the 300 block of South Seguin A storage building located on North Rush Avenue was burglarized sometime between 15 and March 7 and was reported to police Signs of forced entry were found Taken were plastic an industrial size roll of aluminum foil and assorted towels at a loss of Four rims and a totel value of were reportedly stolen from a car sometoe between last Wednesday and Friday whtte in the 1500 block of Cologne Street A tackle bos and its valued at were repojiedjy stolen from a boat Fridjy mjgy njnj while its a Amfei was eating iasidj a fjisjt located to the idfi of Damage to m swte caused by a brick was reported Fridjy svewwg Notlwg was reported stolen w aj aftempfed bwgjafy 9l 8 biStoesj Fiidjy mprning W to W of Three brown leather stock valued at and two brown leather exercise valued at were reported stolen Friday morning from the Comal County The purse of an 18yearold woman was reportedly stolen Thursday evening iroro the kitchen area of the Civic The woman told police she left the purse there with several other purses and when she returned it was The purse contained jewelry items valued at i dental worth a csleuJatQr house and car keys a library card a school ID and Anyone with information per tajyng to a felony offense are asked to call Crinne Stoppers at 620TIPS anj speaJs to toe officer on Capers wp not be asked to give their Crime Stoppers pays rewards of yp for injEoimation leading to Ute arrest and grand jury in of persons committing adopted in emergency session in June City Attorney Barry Moore said that even if the current ordinance is repealed at the next council other ordinances currently on the books will address signs and billboards from a public safety Local businessman and city council candidate Dennis Rhoads said council would be surprised if the issue were put to a Most people I have talked to dont even know where the idea for a sign or dinance came Im a firm believer that the town does not want a sign but some council members do and it is being pushed down our he said shortly before the matter was put before council Others who spoke against the measure said council has more important issues to consider than sign Nobody with the exception of the Garden Club has spoken out in favor of this The city should be looking after our health and welfare and should not be trying to legislate said businessman Gary who is also running for city Obituaries An Arctic cold front was ap proaching the Texas coast at dawn today after racing across the bringing with much colder tem peratures and ending a lengthy period of unseasonably warm temperatures across the Forecast SOUTH TEXAS Cloudy and cold tonight and Wednesday with scat tered to numerouns showers or ending from the northwest Wednesday Lows tonight in the upper 30s Hill Countryto mid 50s lower Highs Wednesday in the 50s to to mid 60s 424 cfs same cfs cfs up up down Extended Forecast Thursday through Saturday SOUTH TEXAS Cloudy and cool Thursday with a chance of Highs in the 70s lower Rici Grande Lows in the upper Hill 50s Rio Grande valley and 40s Clearing and a little warmer on Highs in the Lows in the 50s to near 60 lower Rio Grande valley and lower Partly cloudy and warm Highs in the 70s and Lows near 50 Hill Country to near 60 lower valley and 50s Public Records Arraignments Justice of the Peace Judge Doc Blanchard Fredrick possesion marijuana over four Robert burglary of a motor Vance unauthorized of a motor Justice o the Peace Judge Fred Stewart Lucy Long criminal Carolina Cardenas Services for Carolina Cardenas of 2762 Becker will be at 10 Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church with the Don Murray Burial will be at Peter and Paul Catholic died March 8 at Nix Medical Center in San A rosary will be recited at Tuesday at the chapel at Morales Funeral Cardenas was born in Lockhart to Joaquin and Dominga Cardenas was a housewife and a member of the Holy Family Catholic Survivors include two Maria Ortega of New Braunfels and Yolanda of Houston five Efrain Cardenas and Victor Cardenas both of New Reynaldo Cardenas of Ramon Cardenas of Chula and Juan Cardenas of In diana one Clara Barrera of of Hockley 20 grandchildren and 12 Pallbearers will be Daniel Car Samuel Henry Ledesman Mario Orlando Cardenas and Joe Elmer Massey Senices are pending at Morales Funeral Home for Elmer Massey of 935 Interstate Box 85 in New died March 9 at San Antonio Chest He was born July to James and Elbertha nee Clark Massey in Real Massey was retired and was Health Care Update For Folks Age 60 to 79 NEW PLAN PAYS UP TO FOR NURSING HOME BENEFITS INCLUDINQ CUSTODIAL CAR According to a recent congressional 2 out of 3 Americans aged 66 will be impoverished after spending just 1 3 weeks in a nursing But now there is a solution from gankers Life and Its a new kind of nursing home policy that pays for intermediate and skilled nursing care during and after Medicare payments and in addition to HrVlO benefits for up to FIVE YEARS for any one sickness or injury up to per t special NO PREMIUMS rule during nyrsmg home stay BANKERS UFE AND CA3UALWCOWANY all or Write lath Queldner 18S 4400 Ptadras Bm Tx Survivors include seven Barbara Springs of Janet Leonard of Setser of New Joyce Murphy of Karnes Carolyn Burnell and Unda both George and Gloria Speed of Stonewall two David Massey of Dripping Springs and Urry Massey of Austin four Pearl Zurleen Betty Haggerton and Miniola Blalock one Leo Massey of Stonewall 40 grandchildren and 12 Pallbearers will be Uroy Wade David Timothy Lyle Massey and Steven Springs THE WEARING OF THE GREEN St Patricks Day is when we are all honorary insn and many communities have ceremonies and celebrations Be prepared with Iresh film and camera Both wideangle and lenses ace useful lor parade pictures If you can get in ihe front use the 28 or 35MM tens at eye level when the marchers are Try to get m as much of the color and action as you can This is one event that asks lor busy A yellowish SY Her will help emphasue the greens you can The pink like 8lAsnd will mute them UW i opm lens lor cpseyps 9l individuals like the tuba player or one of ins At the beginning during the marching ypy i cnfncf for a long f with various joom ratios lor best etlects II VQM missing some ol Ulttrg OJT lenses yog neag 4 ol dilffrenl Stock yp Camera