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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 21, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas F IC r,ir* i . <    4 c *    V    « i-tch .o'jjtie DO/ frjfv, 73*?^', Co'n > Cougars, Rangers    — Sports, happy about debuts Texas Baseball Cardinals 3, Astros 0 Rangers 6. Whits Sox 1 Cowboys, Oilers lose exhibitions -Sports, Page SALanda Park parking back on city council agendaByOYANNE FRY Staff writer City Council may do some serious talking Monday night on the idea of more parking space east of the Comal in Prince Solins Park. Council members had asked City Manager E.N. Delashmutt to get some information together in time for the 7:30 p.m. meeting, which will be held in the council chamber at City Hall. The idea of more parking space has come up before, and has met with opposition from groups who worry about too much paved surface in the city parks. However, a recent letter from the widow of the man who donated the Prince Solms property, saying that the family would support a parking lot on the park's northeast edge, has put a new angle on the problem. The much-amended wrecker-control ordinance is scheduled to be read for the third and last time, but may be amended again in the process. Police Chief Burney Boeck has met at least once with local wrecker drivers since the Aug. 8 council session, and a new sample ordinance has reportedly been brought in for consideration. Other ordinances to be read Monday would extend the “no parking” zone on liberty Street (second reading! and set rental fees for the I .anda Park Gazebo and dance slab < first reading i. Delashmutt also figures it s time to talk about the optional 40-percent tax exemption on homesteads — even though the council won t be preparing another annual budget until sometime next spring Councilmember Barbara Tieken was disappointed last spring when Delashmutt told her it was too late to consider the homestead exemption for 1983-84 That's because New Braunfels assesses taxes from the previous year’s roll, which had gone on record six months ago at the Comal County Central Appraisal District. The 1983 roll just came in, and Delashmutt wants to make the council aware of the options well in advance of this year’s budget. A $52,800 bid on a golf course irrigation pump, tabled two weeks ago for referral to the Golf Course Advisory Board, will come up for action. The golf board met Aug 9 and recommended that the council reject the bid Tievelopers of Oak Hun Subdivision, who want permission for a citizen-maintained center median on the main drive, will be back. The council will also hear a report on general revenue sharing, and consider another building permit for a river retaining wall.  New Braunfels Mgw Braunfels. Texas Herald-Zeitumi kl/-, ice    /-.ft    r>____ /I    ft___   UBT SUNDAY August 21,1983 50 cents Vol. 92 - No. 166 68 Pages—4 Sections (USPS 377880’ Volleyball fan Sm* 0*0*0 Av jam N Saw tm Three year old Craig Richards of Austin is no dummy While is mother officiated the Canyon Providence volleyball game Thursday, he found the only cool spot in the gym in front of a big fan near the door While rain and high winds from hurricane Alicia buffeted southeast Texas Comal County saw very little change in its (hot) weather Inside Today's Weather Today will be partly cloudy with no rain forecast The high will be in the mid-Ms with the low in the uppper 70a. Winds will be light and variable This condition will continue through Monday. An Amazed Tower Sen. John Tower surveyed the upper Texas coast by helicopter and was amazed at all the damage He said that considering the damage and loss of life, the dollar damage estimate is probably too low Saw Fag# 11A AH Potted Up Dee Buck returned to the Hill Country last year to start a pottery center. With his band-built kiln, he turns out large and small pieces of pottery in Grume See Page IS BUSINESS..........  BA CLASSIFIED.............  BIIB COMICS..........................SS CROSSWORD.....................SA DEAR ABBY.......................2B ENTERTAINMENT.................ISA HOROSCOPE......................BS KALEIDOSCOPE..................1-MI OPINIONS..............  4A PUBLIC RECORDS..................SA SPORTS........................S-tA WEATHER........................TA Civil defense closes down Alicia alert The New Braunfels-Comal County Emergency Operating Center, which was on 2*-hour alert during Hurricane Alicia returned to inactive status at 2 p m Fnday. By that time, the IO hurricane refugees who sought shelter here had eaten breakfast and were hours on their way home to the Texas coast This year only IO persons sought shelter in New Braunfels In August 1980. hundreds of people stayed in several shelters throughout the city during Hurricane Allen weekend, despite the fact that Alicia turned out to be more damaging The refugees spent Thursday night at Academy Street Gym They had their meals at St Mary’s Hall on West Bridge Street. Herb Syrrng, EOC coordinates attributed the trickle of refugees to Hurricane Alicia’s sudden attack on the coast Allen was a well-publicized hurricane, he said, and Alicia was not In IMO people had more time to evacuate the coast. Also, since Alicia hit the Galveston-Houston areas, persons in that area were more likely to go to places north of Central Texas, he said The relief drive lot victims of Hurricane Ahem continues this weekend. Donations of blankets, MMIii appliances and eating utensils can be taken to Fire See REFUGEES, Pago UA Alicia death toll increases to 16 HOUSTON i AP) More than a quarter-million storm-weary residents in hot and steamy Southeast Texas coped for a third day without electricity as the cleanup from Hurricane Alicia continued Saturday. At least 16 deaths were blamed on the storm, which slammed into the Texas coast with 115 mph winds at Galveston early Thursday, flooding low-lying coastal areas and destroying hundreds of homes. The storm then moved inland through Houston, knocking out power to 750,000 people and shattering the* city's glass skyscrapers. It finally began losing much of its punch but still dumped heavy rains in North Texas and into the parched Midwest farm belt. Preliminary damage estimates indicated it could tie the most costly storm in U.S. history “It’s real vague, but we’re estimating damage at between $750 million and $1.65 billion," Barry Walker. Dallas regional manager of the Insurance Information Institute, said Saturday. According to the agency's records, the most expensive storm before Alicia was Hurricane Frederic, which caused $752.51 million damage to Alabama and Mississippi in 1979. A Texas AAM University computer analysis of damage said it could reach $1.23 billion. Six of the hardest hit coastal counties were declared federal disasters areas by President Keagan. The action made federal funds available for relief and recovery efforts. Texas Gov. Mark White called the destruction "the worst I’ve ever seen. " In Houston, a 19-year-old man and his 10-year-old sister died early Saturday when their house caught fire Houston Fire Department spokesman Izeshe Busby said the family had been using candles for light and that was apparent cause of the blaze. In Brazoria County, sheriff *deputies said a 62-year-old man died of smoke inhalation after a candle burning in a plastic cup set his blacked-out home ablaze. The bodies of two men were found floating in a bayou near the Houston Ship Channel late Saturday morning. Authorities said the men, identified only as out-of-state shrimpers, probably drowned after falling out of their boat in high winds. Names of the men were being withheld pending notification of their relatives. The body of an unidentified man was found about 6:30 p m. in Clear I .ake, south of Houston, said a Harris County sheriff’s dispatcher. Earlier, four people were killed by falling trees, a fifth was killed when his truck ran into a fallen tree and three people drowned rn floodwater. Another two fatalities were reported in the Dallas area. In Galveston, where National Guard troops and Texas state troopers were helping local authorities with security, eight people were picked up for violating an 8 p m. to 6 a m. curfew, police said Saturday. No looting was reported but scavengers prowled miles of beach and roadway where storm-tossed debris was See ALICIA. Page 15A Hot weather helped Alicia keep its winds FOHT WORTH < AP» - The flat land of the coastal plains and the hot stillness of the summer sky enabled Hurricane Alicia to retain its punishing tropical storm pattern as it spun across inland Texas, a National Weather Service spokesman said Saturday. NWS meteorologist Mark Brundrett said Alicia was born in a cluster of thunderstorms over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, was very symmetrical and well developed throughout its period in the Gulf and met very little resistance as it raged onshore early Thursday. Alicia's eye still could be identified as far north as College Station, about 125 miles from the Gulf, and a center of its circulation still could be distinguished as it blew into Oklahoma late Friday afternoon, said Brundrett “It was a very, very    well developed storm, it was very strong and it took    a little longer for it to lose its tropical characteristics,’’ he said. ' The fact there was very weak circulation aloft is the susbtantial reason it maintained its own circulation There was very little wind rn the upper air to disrupt its flow ... It also went over relatively flat land, the whole track was over flat land and it had no disruptions in topography." said Brundrett 0*0,0 bv Oh* Bk won He said the high pressure ridge    that had kept Showinq he can    North Texas hot, dry and still before the storm could do little to disrupt the    swirling pattern of Alicia or Jason Hurt, a student in    the    “I Can" classes    conducted    by    the    slow its advance. Community    Service    Center,    lets    Eden    Home    resident    Edwin    The high pressure    ridge maintained itself aloft Rauch know .ha. people care about hen by giving him a love hfd *    or*"u"d wm<1 P*1*™-" _    ,    .    Brundrett letter the students had written The students made several ^ ^ u|d AUca broU|{ht    rams    and visits around    town    Fnday,    including    an    afternoon visit to the    higher surface winds to inland Texas    because it was Eden Home.    The    class is designed to help students establish    able to sustain its circulation positive directions in their lives.    See PATTERN. Page 15A Deputies losing patience on warrants By DEBBIE DaLOACH Stiff writer It’* Uke fooling with Mother Nature, in that ifs not nice to hinder lawmen trying to execute arrest warrant*. Kermit Kroesche, deputy sheriff of the Comal County S.O. warrant division, went to a house Friday morning on Countryside Drive off FM 1M3. He carried a felony warrant out of Colorado to arrest Rory Elrod on an aggravated theft charge. A woman answered the door, and said Elrod wasn’t there “I had a warrant, so I told her I was coming in to take a look for myself," Kroesche said. “I found him hiding in a back bedroom, arrested him, and confronted her about what she had said. I reaUy didn’t get much of a response” Usa Mane Ziemer was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of hindering arrest. She posted her $300 bond the same day. But others should take heed Kroesche said he’s Ured of “people answering the door, saying they haven’t seen the person I'm looking for, and all the while, that person's sitting in the Uvrng room, watching television and drinking a beer We're going to start arresting those who hinder us," he added. Elrod’s choices are down to two, Kroesche said. “He can either come up with a $2,000 cash bead, or he faces extradition back to Colorado." As of Fnday, he was still in the Comal County Jail. ;