New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 4, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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10/22/85 801Back to normal
Schools re-open, roads clear as snow melts
By DANA STELL.
LILLIAN THOMAS and DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writers
Freak weather earlier this week closed business, schools, and roads, but everything is back to normal today.
Schools are open and so are roads.
“I am not aware of any problems (with closed roads) this morning in Central Texas at all,” said Bobbie Hasert, state highway department resident engineer.
“Everything was pretty well thawed out and dried off by sundown yesterday."
Highway department workers were fearful that slush would freeze last night as temperatures were predicted to drop to the teens. But, it stayed relatively warm, with the overnight low dropping to only 28 degrees.
“The only problem we could see were the old farm-to-market roads that were built in the 40s and 50s.“ Hasert said. “In those low water crossings, the pavement gets
distorted and you get ponds. With the predictions of the cold last night, we thought it would freeze, but thank goodness it didn’t get as cold as we thought it would."
All roads in this area are open and clear this morning.
Hasert said all roads in San Antonio are open, while the upper deck of Interstate 35 is closed in Austin. There were reports of spotty ice in the Hill Country and Hasert said some of the county roads here might have had some ice early this morning.
Icy roads prevented Bill Brown, new superintendent of Comal ISO, from getting to his new job this week.
He said he tried to make it to work on time Wednesday for his first day, “But, I got caught in the ice just outside Bastrop and had to drive 35 mph the rest of the way."
Brown is moving here from Caldwell, Texas.
He still managed to get here around lunchtime and made the decision to cancel school for Thur-
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Constable's salary hike request turned down by commissioners
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HELSINKI, Finland (AP) Using snowmobiles and helicopters. Finnish border guards are searching in Upland’s round-the-clock winter darkness for traces of what may have been an off-course Soviet missile
Norwegian officials say the object, tracked by radar on Dec. 28, may have been a Soviet cruise missile and are protesting to Moscow because the low-flying projectile passed through Norway’s airspace before disappearing over Finland.
However. Danish intelligence sources said Thursday that the object probably was a drone missile fired by a Soviet warship for use as a target during a training exercise.
Finnish border guards have been combing the rugged snowbound wilderness of the country’s far north for Hie projectile, but the non-aligned government in Helsinki as yet has refused to characterize the* object as a missile
Norway is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and a NATO .spokesman iii Brussels said of the* incident: “We view any Soviet
violation of Allied national airspace as a matter of serious concern."
However, some Western European officials and analysts stressed that the reported intrusion presumably was accidental. Some diplomatic sources said privately that reaction was being muted so as not to “rock the boat" before the reopening of the U S -Soviet arms dialogue next w eek
Norway’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday the object appeared to have been a cruise missile of a type fired from Soviet submarines, but Danish defense intelligence sources said the missile was more likely a target drone used for r ri • exercises.
One Danish source said the Soviet navy conducted firing exercises in
the Barents Sea a week ago. and “our information indicates it (tile intruding missile) was an old SN-3 missile that the Soviets arc known to
use as drones."
The SN-3 is a 19.r>4 v intage missile capable of carrying conventional or nuclear warheads hut used by the
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Canyon Lake inflow . Canyon Dam outflow Edwards Aquifer Canyon Lake level . .
Finnish guards seek missile
City attorney eyes
response to lawsuit
City attorney Barry Moore this week is preparing a response to a lawsuit filed iii federal district court Dec 28
The K B Henry family, owners of Sehhttei baho water park and I .anda Besort, are claiming that City Council "orchestrated a massive campaign ol recrimination and iii vestigation designed to inflame public sentiment against” the Henrys
City Council members and city manager .Bm* Michie received official notification of the suit yesterday. Michie said “We have turned that information over to city attorney Barry Moore for the proper response.” the city manager said tins morning
“Any information alniut the city’s involvement iii the lawsuit should In*
directed to Barry,’’ Michie added Moore said today that In* received hiscopy of the suit yesterday "About all I can say is that I just started going over the pleadings." he said “We will Im* filing a response at the appropriate time that's what we’re working on."
The city’s response must bt* filed in federal district court within 20day s Jeff Henry said the lawsuit carries parts of a 1083 lawsuit settled out of Court iii February of tins y ear Henry said Hie city has not upheld its part of the deal regarding (larking around the Schlittcrbohn Among the allegations iii the new lawsuit are claims that tin city issued false reports to the media about the quality of watei iii the
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It will be sunny and a little warmer today with a high in the mid 50s light northerly winds will prevail. Skies will be clear tonight and Saturday with a low near 30 and a high near 60. Winds will continue to be less than IO mph through Saturday. Yesterday’s high was 52 and this morning’s low was 28. Sunset today will be at 5.45 p.m. and sunrise tomorrow at 7:27 a.m.w&pjern
Spurs Nip Mavs
Dallas barely missed out on a rare four-point play and the Spurs hung on to top the Mavericks 115-114 Thursday night at the HemisFair Arena. Sport*. Page 10A.
New Braunfels’ girls finished Thursday’s basketball game with Smithson Valley with only four players on the court, but the Unicorns held on to win the game, 51-44 Sports, Page UA.
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
He got some of the things he asked for, but newly-elected constable Fidel Tamez, didn’t get the things he wanted most from county commissioners Thursday.
Tamez, constable of Precinct 4, got three of the eight budget items he requested, and found out one was already approved from commissioners court Thursday,
Before an audience that included the other three constables and two justices of the peace, Tamez was shot down on his most important requests: the salary increase and the newer vehicle and radar equipment But commissioners agreed that he should have the record and fee books he was requesting and said the other office supplies were included in the budget already as a "guesstimate "
But if he needed more than the allocated amount, they lould listen to any budget amendment at that time.
Also Tamez’s request both for office space iii the justice of the peace’s office and for gasoline access near Canyon Lake area were agreed to in principle, but would take some time before Tamez would have them “We feel like something can be worked out on that < access to a gas pump at the I jake) when we get this building (the temporary building now housing some prisoners) out there. We need a piece of property out there first Then when the new jail construction is finished we can move the temporary building out there and use it as the JP and constable office," County Judge Fred (’lark answered the request This idea has been discussed in commissioner’s court before with the addition of using it as a sattelite
( ounty Judge Fred Clark (left) and Constable Fidel Tamez differed sharply on uhat Tamez should bi paid.
office for the commissioners and the sanitarian, but having a gas pump at the office for deputies to use is a new idea, and the commissioners liked it.
Tamei’s salary request was referred to the grievance committee,
with Clark saying that once the budget had been set, commissioners could not change a salary by a simple budget amendment.
See CONSTABLE, Taft UAFiremen poke through the smoke inside what's left of the barn
Fire levels Rock Street barn
By DANA STELL Staff writer
A Thursday afternoon fire at 895 Rock St. destroyed an old dairy barn that was being used for storage.
About 15 firefighters, including volunteers, responded to a call at 3: ll p.m. It took about 30
minutes to extinguish the blaze, which was started by a two-burner hot plate.
Fire Marshal Elroy Friesenhahn said the hot plate either malfunctioned or it was left on
The building, owned by out-of-towner J. Holt, was a loss, Friesenhahn said, adding that he believes the value of the building would not
The fire marshal said that although some men lived in one room, they were not at home when the fire .started The other room contained “hay and (Kids and ends," Friesenhahn said Several people, including neighbors, reported the fire