New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 23, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

November 23, 2004

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Issue date: Tuesday, November 23, 2004

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 23, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas NOVEMBER ZEITUNG SPORTS VlNNY OUT Drew Henson might be the Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback Thursday against Page 7A NEWS MURDER CASE Police have charged a 17 yearold with murder in the stabbing death Saturday of a 22yearold Page 3A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 7 14 2 sections CLICK j DEAR ABBY COMICS 21 CROSSWORD It FORUM 4A OBmJARlES 1A SPORTS 7A TV GRIDS m 4 rescued from raging waters Motorist swept into river after Suburban stalls 2 firefighters added to rescue after boat sinks By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A swift water rescue Monday near ly went very bad for two firefighters when flood currents wrapped their boat around an oak tree in Dry Comal The firefighters and a 24yearold woman they were attempting to res cue were pulled unharmed from the creek off Solms Road after a two hour New Braunfels Fire Department Battalion Chief Frank Gonzales said the situation developed when the whose name he did not drove her Suburban into a low water crossing just after 9 she stayed with her stalled But as water rose around she abandoned got swept caught tree branches and held on in water above her From fire fighting to water rescue At the firefighters were extin guishing a lightningcaused blaze in a garage at the end of Cedar Because of the the num ber of calls and anticipated flooding the fire department called in 12 extra firefighters and the New Braunfels Police Depart ment brought its night shift in In Gonzales Fire Mar shal Darren Assistant Fire Marshal Bubba Investi gator Brett Neeley and the training division went on shift We went into the rescue with Truck EMS Rescue 1 and nine fire Gonzales Driving Rescue towing the fire departments lone swift water res cue were dics Miguel Troncoso and Bill Rem Both men usually work EMS but with the there was no one else to take the rescue Most firefighters are trained in water rescue Water slams boat into tree Troncoso and Remling put the boat in the water and made their way toward the It was while trying to navigate down the swift stream toward the woman that the boat slammed side ways into an oak tree and was wrap ped around We breached the Troncoso Both men clambered into the MANDY Rescue workers discuss the best way to retrieve Joe a 27yearold Houston man who got stuck on the roof of Rockin R River Rides after the Guadalupe River forced him to higher Burrow and his wife were in New Braunfels on their While taking a walk to view the swollen Guadalupe he stopped to help Rockin R staff collect their endangered When the river rose too quickly for him to get to Burrow climbed on top of the roof of the Rising waters add a thrill to honeymooners morning walk By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Joe andTusde Burrows honeymoon was more exciting than they antici pated after Joe found himself strand ed on a rooftop Monday on the Comal After getting married in Baytown last the Houston couple spent their honeymoon at the Gruene Man sion At about am the cou ple walked down to the Gruene Bridge to survey the Guadalupe Unable to cross the they found a way around and ended up on the other side of the river at Rockin R River By that the waters of the Gua dalupe River had begun to flood Rockin Rs storage building near the Joe saw some of our guys trying to See Page 3A DAVID Now Braunfels Bill and MiguelTronoso try to warm up inside an ambulance after the two were rescued Monday morning from the Dry Comal Their boat became c o wraPPed around a tree as the two were attempting to rescue a motorist swept away by fastmoving See Page 3A water at a lowwater crossing on Solms The water along Landa Street was so deep that vehicles plowing through it creat ed sprays higher than the roofs of the Herald So many roads were crews ran out of barricades By Ron Malonay Staff Writer Schools and many offices closed and officials reported so many roads closed that they ran out of barricades late Monday morning as torrential rains pound ed Comal And in the wake of heavy morn ing safety officials were war ily watching weather conditions throughout the night Monday National Weather Service Mete orologist Pat McDonald reported widespread rainfalls in the Comal County area of five to six with some reports in excess of eight Thats just since Mc Donald Rain was expected to taper off overnight in some forecast mod In it could continue into this Late County judge Danny Scheel and emergency management officials said that based on the best estimates of the See MEAVY Page 5A I There were some tense but no deaths reported in SA I Both school districts sent their students home 4A I The list of streets and roads that closed was I 15 motorists were trapped by high water in 4A I bad across the 4A ;

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