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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 7, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Doctor wants legislation to keep hospitals open AUSTIN AP The Texas Legislatures only doctorlawmaker says he is preparing legislation aimed at helping rural hospitals and rural See Page 4 Local sporting events put on icebywMther All but two of the eight local varsity sporting events scheduled for tonight have been Smithson Val ey s girls basketball team will still host the Cougar boys will visit Schertz See Page 9 410 M009 103 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHING 2201 BROOKHOLLOW PL2 SUITE 300 TX 76006 OWCGIS ior tne sweet There has never been a bet ter wayto win that special someones heart than by preparinga mouthwatering sweet on Val entines See Wednesdays Kaleidoscope New Braunfels 62 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno PS 377880 5126259144 Tuesday February 1989 25 Cents One 12 Pages 190 tons ofsand covered streets Loads of gravel and sand were strewn across bridges and highways in New Braunfels and Comal County by local road crews after the winter assault began Friday Eight to nine truckloadsof fine crushed stone from GiffordHill and were placed on county roads starting Friday said Comal County Engineer Mac City of New Braunfels Engineer Bill Dobrowolski said city crews began placing a sand and gravel mix ture on bridges and hillsides Saturday evening and continued into the morn ing hours Crews put more of the mixture on city streets throughout Sunday night and all day Monday and Monday Approximately 190 tons of the mixture have been The sand puts a gripping base on the said Martin New Braunfels Police Department spokes The sand gives you a raised surface and creates a durable surface over the It gives a surface for tires to grab McCoy We werent impacted that he had situations over the last five years where weve had to do more than I think we have seen all the prcci Frigid Frigid some of the coldest since Christinas stalled the openings of Comal County businesses and schools Monday as icy conditions kept many huddled Daily routines were hindered Mon day as sidewalks and roadways remained iced over until Mail wasnt delivered Monday and sanita tion workers found it impossible to reach some residents to pick up School children traded two days of books and teachers for cardboard and an icy hill to Students attending schools in Com Motorists ignore icy road warnings By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Warnings to avoid the icy world an Alaskan cold front brought Comal County Friday unheeded by many who went and crashing in the bitter I think were real lucky we didnt get any said Martin New Braunfels Police Department New Braunfels Emergency Medical Service techni Comal County sheriff and Department of Public Safety troopers have responded to more than 36 wrecks since the winter assauli began in South Texas Nothing serious was Mayer Were Roads and sidewalks became hazardous late Friday night and stay ed that way until today after See Page 2 Local law enforcement officers and wreckers were kept busy during the weekend and Monday as they responded to more than 36 accidents caused by slick Photo by Stephanie Davis is3 City and county road crews have been working since Friday to cover slick streets with a mixture of sand and gravel to improve traction Phojp by cjarkj pitation were going to said AftCi thfrbad the stone on county roads wjU blow away with the traffic Fireplace spark Dobrowolski said the sand and gravel would remain on city streets until the cold weather breaks He said ihc mixtuie would then be picked up by city workers ures delay routines A house went up in flames alter sparks jumped from a fireplace onto the floor early Monday The cause of the fire was sparks that jumped out from the landed on the carpet and smoldered for a number of hours before they finally burned through the said Wes New Braunfels Fire Department The underside of the at 1875 Kochler then caught on lie It took off from there and burned for quite a while and did a lot of Fire trucks were dispatched at There was also a amount of fire control damage because we hud to tear the fireplace part of it off to make sure that we didnt have fire Meyer A firefighter burned his hand dur ing the fire he was treated by See Page 2 al and New Braunfels independent school districts will shorten their spring break and add a day to the end of the school year to make up the two days missed because of bad weather this The districts cancelled classes Monday and School districts by law must sche dule at least two bad weather days during each school year to make up for the closures because of inclement CISD and NBISD will make up their twoniisscd days on March 20 Break was to have been March 2024 and on June 2 the last day of school was to have been June Following the 1984 education reform the Texas Education Agency requires districts to have 175 days of State Commissionqr of Education William Kirby con waive the requirement so districts will not have to make up the badweather days he said Monday that school districts must demonstrate it has used its two badweather days before he will consider waiving addi tional school See Page 2 Burglars break into CISD again Once Comal County Inde pendent School District was burglar ized with Comal Middle School fall ing victim this time during Sunday and The burglars broke a window southeast corner of A blood pressure kit and a stetho scope valued at SI00 were Damage was estimated at more than The fire alarm had been activated See Page 2 broken bones winter sculpture keep doctors busy Some residents found that a simple walk down the sidewalk this weekend led to a much longer the hos pital emergency room or a doctors Pennis Ray and Richard Schram of New Braunfels Bone and Joint Clinic treated 12 persons this weekend for It was mainly wrists and one of the clinic We had fr 4 people walking outside to pick up the newspaper ending up with broken Conditions at the clinic were aggra vated this when the water to the building at 705 Landa was turned A burst pipe over the weekend caused the ceiling to collapse in SeeppCTORSjPageZ Autopsy results show man died of injuries A i An autopsy released Monday reve ajed a 70yearold Comal County roan died of internal injuries when the veh icle he was driving hit a tree last week on Interstate JCR injuries and a stated an 1 at when the accident occurred less than a mile from Inter state 35 mile marker He was southbound on the inter state teft Qa4way on the right TJjg vehicle ihgp leveled 53 and pJJWed with a reflector post and The van couuowxl 310 feet across the access road pd Freezing rain and telpvHf gtfjng temperatures the pasi few 4ays hgtff turned Jpushes and other famjj works of art with dangling The forecastincluded temperatures today way up tQ 49Tonights low is expected to to afeowt Wednesdays weather looks about the sameWarmer temperatures are expected to arrive in the area by the weekend with in the upper 40s by Photo by Deryl Clark Good day Things arc looking up weather Todays high was expected to reach 40 wiih northeast winds at about 15 Tonightstemp eralures arc expected to drop to 22 with partly cloudy skies and a northeast 10 Wed nesday should he partly cloudy with a high of 40 and northeast winds at The outlook for the weekend shows a high Thursday of 40 with partly cloudy skies and a chance of rain or The low should drop to about Fri days high is forecast to be 49 with a low of 32 and Saturday is expected to mostly cloudy with a high of 55 and a low of Inside DEAR 910 TV 5 2 Stdmmtisch Sonic of the activities that have been postponed or cancelled because of the weather include Comal County Democratic Women were to meet but will meet March 14 with the same program Diane legisla tive aide to Judith American Association of Univer sity Women were to meet Monday but will now meet March Laureate Upsilons Bingo Party at Laurel Plaza originally sche duled for 7 10 has been It will be rescheduled al a later No Community Education clas ses will meet To find out if any classes will meet Wednes call CISD at 6258081 or NBISD at 6206200 The Family Fun Night and Hot Dog Supper at Lamar Primary School which was scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for The schools book fair will stan at followed by the hot dog supper at 6 and the movie Cinderella at 7 The Cancer Support Group meeting set for tonight has been The program will resume its regular schedule next Tuesday with Sallys Social Survival Services availability of community resources and services by Joan McKennas direc tor of social What would have been tonights topic Stay ing Fit When in the Pits will be combined with the program on lab work and blood tests on The meetings are from 6 to in the Garza Street See Page 2 I
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