New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 18, 1996, Page 3

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 18, 1996

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 18, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung □ Wednesday, December 18, 1996 □ 3A Marion names Crespo as interim police chief By DAVID CEKUNDER 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 90-day period, effective next Monday. He will temporarily replace Police Chief Max Wommack Jr., who is taking a job with the Comal County Sheriffs Office. Wommack’s last day is Monday. Council voted to appoint Crespo after an executive session for about IO 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 experience,” 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 90-day period whether to name Crespo chief. Before the council accepted Wommack’s 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 heart.” In other business, the council approved a request for a 50-foot by 24-foot 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 $1,000 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 . . . 608-9392 Midwest weathers hardships of blizzard By JOHN MacDONALD Associated Press Writer STEELE, N.D. — Snowbound guests of the Lone Steer Motel whiled away the hours playing pool, taking in a sauna and watching a truck disappear in the wind-whipped snow that has obliterated the Plains for two days. Motel manager Susie White was trying to get fresh towels in the rooms Tuesday, happy she had plenty of food on hand. “We’d have to go into about a five-day blizzard before we’d have to worry,” White said of provisions at the motel 40 miles east of Bismarck. Her horoscope told her to expect “pleasant variances” in her daily routine. “This is heaven,” White said. “As long as no one dies on the interstate, I love storms. I could take this all year.” Winds of more than 50 mph struck Monday, turning a half-foot 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 15-25 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 North Dakota, snow-sheathed, hungry livestock huddled in wind chill temperatures of up to 50 below as farmers fretted about hay feed hidden by shell-hard snow drifts. “This is where the romance of western living and reality meet,” 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 state’s 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 can't go any further east, might as well stay here,” 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 blankets in the banquet room. The guests passed the time watching a truck parked about 75 feet away as it disappeared behind windblown snow, then reappeared whenever gusts subsided. “If there's a shining star to this , whole deal, it's that hot tub and sauna in there,” said Harvey Lambright of Peru, 111., who was sharing a room with four other passengers from a Greyhound bus that slid into a ditch Monday morning. Bus passenger Zickar F.lias was on his way to Spokane, Wash., for a U.S. citizenship ceremony. The native of Syria called to tell immigration officials he could not make the ceremony. “I said, “Are you guys watching the news?”' Elias said. Immigration officials told him not to worn . Please give to the Cheer Fund. HEARTBURN Still Feeling Last Night’s Meal? 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