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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 18, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                HeraldZeitunq n Wednesday December n 3A Marion names Crespo as interim police chief By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer MARION Recently hired police officer Ricardo Crespo takes over as interim police chief next week City Council voted Monday to appoint Crespo as interim police chief for a 90day period effective next Monday He will temporarily replace Police Chief Max Wommack who is taking a job with the Comal County Sheriffs Office Wommacks last day is Monday Council voted to appoint Crespo after an executive session for about 10 minutes Mayor Glenn Hild said the council had decided to promote Crespo who was hired a few weeks ago by the council because of his service as a military police officer We felt he had the best administrative Hild said Before joining the Marion police force Crespo had been a reserve officer in the Garden Ridge Police Department Hild said the council would decide after a 90day period whether to name Crespo chief Before the council accepted Wommacks resignation Hild said The chief has done an exceptional job selecting personnel and building up the police department I thank him from the bottom of my In other business the council approved a request for a 50foot by 24foot addition to the Marion Volunteer Fire Department building next to City Hall Fire chief Roger Scheffel said the addition would be used as a kitchen Scheffel said the addition was needed to meet building code standards The fire department has received from both the Marion State Bank and the Adobe Cafe in Seguin Scheffel said he also would like to see the city contribute some money to the project Call Now For Your Free Consultation and Examination 6089392 Dr Schmidts Office Specific Chiropractic Practice 1291 E Common St New Bnuiniels Tx 78130 ACiiftecraeason Come browse through our store filled with over 100 crafters and their most unique Holiday Decorations gift ideas 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daily routine This is White said As long as no one dies on the interstate 1 love storms I could take this all Winds of more than 50 mph struck Monday turning a halffoot of snow that blanketed the Plains Sunday into a rush of blinding white Schools were closed across the region because of dangerous road conditions Forecasters predicted the big blow would die down to 1525 mph gusts by this afternoon In Oklahoma the unusually frigid temperatures turned roads into deadly ice slicks Six people were killed Tuesday in accidents In Minnesota truckers lost a day or more of traveling time waiting out the blizzard in motels Drivers in the northwest part of the state said they were unable to see more than a few feet Wyoming shut down major highways Tuesday morning for about 12 hours Plows gave up trying to fight snow drifts By the afternoon the east moving winds had subsided High school basketball games were postponed across northern Nebraska on Tuesday night while most of the state was under a wind chill advisory In NorthDakota snowsheathed hungry livestock huddled in wind chill temperatures of up to 50 below as fanners fretted about hay feed hidden by shellhard snow drifts This is where the romance of western living and reality said Dan Stewart of his cattle farm in southwestern North Dakota Winds hit 50 mph or more in North Dakota creating whiteouts that shut down miles of highway All 215 miles of Interstate 29 the states major north south highway from South Dakota to Canada were closed Tuesday Also blocked off was a nearly 100 mile stretch of Interstate 94 from the Minnesota border at Fargo west to Jamestown Wisconsin truck driver Martin Schriener was on his way to Chicago when he pulled into the Lone Steer Motel on Tuesday night I cant go any further east might as well stay Schriener said while making friends at the motel bar Others packed the motel as many as five to a room to wait out the blizzard Those without rooms bundled themselves in blanket in the banquet room 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