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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 22, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS 127 E VRNDELL DK TX 79903 EL HERALDZEITUNG 158 12 pages in 1 section June 1999 TT Serving Gomal County since 1852 50 cents go away Rain fills streets with residents with memory of October tragedy BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Local law enforcement officials had their hands full Monday when torrential rains overflowed some local prompting road closures and a few high water Guadalupe and Hays counties were under a flash flood warning Mon day morning as a tropical weather sys tem from the gulf moved through South dumping several inches of rain in the San Antonio This came after a good soaking for the area on A flash flood warning remained in effect for Comal County until and then was extended to A flood warning also was extended for Guadalupe County until and until 4 for Hays Forecasters at the National Weather Service said Monday night Comal County was not under a flash flood but a flash flood watch would remain in effect throughout the Scattered showers and thunderstorms also were predicted for the area Monday with about an inch of rainfall predicted through a fore caster Monte a NWS forecaster in New said the weather system probably would stay in the area for another one or two The upper level system remains unstable and there is an increase in gulf moisture moving so its getting worse with each Well probably see a halt in the next couple of he Oaks said the storms were fueled by a large amount of moisture in the air and a tropical wind from the Oaks also said the severity of the system put the Comal County area under a flash flood rather than a flood on A flash flood watch means condi tions are favorable for flooding and residents should be aware of but a warning means there could be actually flooded conditions in the area and peo ple need to take immediate precau he Forecasters at the National Weather Service reported almost two inches of rain at the New Braunfels Airport Mon day but Oaks said some parts of Bexar County received up to seven inches of rain during the past Road closures Steady rainfall Monday flooded many low water crossings in the prompting city and county officials to barricade portions of roadways or post HeraldZeitung staff photos Top photo Deputy Mayes of Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department directs traffic at a flooded lowwater crossing near FarmtoMarket 725 Monday Above Drivers on Landa Street plow through water in the 700 Below New Braunfels Fire and Rescue personnel prepare to load an acccident victim into the ambu lance after a collision on Interstate 35 on Monday Landa Street businesses ready to bail if necessary BY PERI STONE AND CHRISTINA MINOR Staff Writers Business owners along Landa who watched Monday as rain collected in puddles more than a foot wondered why drainage issues had not been addressed after Octo bers New Braunfels city officials say they have taken action but major pro jects like Landa Street will need major And major If the city adds more culverts beneath Landa Street to help with puddles on the a project See warning signs for A portion of Rebecca Creek Road in the Spring Branch area was closed near the Guadalupe River because of high county officials An official with the county engi neers office also said Watch for Water signs were placed along many Dispatchers with the Comal County Sheriffs office said Monday night Rebecca Creek Road would be closed until this County officials also reported Hoff man Hueco Springs Loop Road and Purgatory Road at the low water crossings had water over the those roads were not closed to County engineers said the roadways were flooded with runoff and would See Spurs fall to Knicks in Game 3 Houstons 34 paces New York San Antonio leads series 21 NEW YORK AP It took 41 days for someone to beat the San Antonio and the NBA Finals took on a whole different look when the New York Knicks did just Behind 34 points from Allan Houston in one of the best games of his the Knicks defeated San Antonio 8981 Monday night in Game 3 to cut their deficit to 21 in the bestof7 The Knicks never and never let the Spurs numer ous comebacks rattle It was San Anto GameS Knicks Spurs 81 New York 3217 1624 Spurs 21 25 1619 Spurs lead bestofseven series 21 Series Schedule Game 1 Spurs New York 77 Game 2 Spurs New York 67 Game4 8 Wednesday 5 8 Friday Game 6 San June 27 7 San 8 June 29 if necessary TV KMOL Radio KCOR nios first loss since Game 2 of the first round and ended the Spurs NBA record postsea son winning streak at 12 Game 4 is Wednesday and another victory by New York could make this lowrated series as compelling as To do the Knicks will need another night like the one they got from inspired display of clutch whether on drives or foul Houston shot 10for24 from the field and 12for 12 from the line as he tied his career playoff Latrell Sprewell added 24 and Larry Johnson had 16 for the who have played their best all season just when things have looked most Nothing would have been as daunting as facing a 30 and the Knicks played like they knew this was their only chance to give themselves an oppor tunity to win the New York came out fired opening a 14point lead in a first quarter in which they debuted yet another new starting replacing Chris Dudley with Marcus The Spurs quickly cut into that lead and finally tied the game midway through the third but Houston answered with several clutch shots to restore the Knicks comfort San Antonio made one final charge in the but never got closer than One big reason why was the lack of production from Tim who was scoreless in the fourth as he missed all four of his Duncan finished with 20 points and 12 doing little after the Knicks started tripleteaming David Robinson led the Spurs with 25 San Antonio shot 5for18 in the fourth quarter and committed six of its 20 New York led 6562 entering the and the lead grew to seven in the first minute as Sprewell scored on a difficult drive and Camby had a thun derous dunk off an offensive Two arrested in rape of 16 North Texas men face bond BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Two North Texas men were arrest ed early Sunday morning and charged with sexually assaulting a 16year girl at a River Road camp The ages 26 and allegedly entered the tent of the LaPorte girl and assaulted local lawmen Bond was set at each for the who are from Royce City and Greenville east of Comal County Sheriffs Office Detective Tommy Ward said the two men did not know the girl but had a campsite at Mountain Breeze Camp ground next to one shared by the girl and six or eight of her high school friends visiting from the Gulf Ward said the girl was alone and asleep in her tent sometime after 3 when two men entered and assaulted Her friends apparently did not hear anything during the Ward The girl freed herself from her attackers and sought Sheriffs deputies and Canyon Lake were dispatched at The girl was treated at McKenna Memo rial Hospital and has returned to her home in Ward Alcohol was involved in the Ward Ward said the campgrounds man agement had hired security in place on the night of the I cant think of a thing they could have done to avoid Ward INSIDE Abbv 5 Classifieds Comics 7 Crossword 5 Forum 6 4 Movies 5 Obituaries 3 Sports 8 Today 2 Television 7 Key code Deadly 135 assault under investigation BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer A roadside confrontation led to the death of 40yearold Dave Starr of who was killed on Inter state 35 Friday Starr was pronounced dead at the scene near mile marker less than one mile from the Comal County about 10 CAN You HELP If you know anything about the con tact Hays County offi cials at 512 Hays County Sheriffs Deputies and San Marcos Police found Starrs body on See
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