New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 18, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 139, No. 173
Serving NEW BRAUNFELS a. J COMAL COUNTY / Home of H.R. Cox
July 18, 1991
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POLICE ROUNDUPAll property from burglary is recovered
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Damage to a 1985 Honda Prelude and a 1988 Chevrolet Suburban is apparent atter a head on colMson on ram slick Fredenckburg Road Wednes* day afternoon Two occupants of the Honda were treated and released from McKenna Memorial Hospital. occupants of the Chevrolet were uninjured, (Photo by Robert Stewart)
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
A 1985 Honda Prelude was southbound in the 600 block of Fredencks-burg Road in New Braunfels Wednesday when, due to rain-slick conditions, the vehicle slid across the center stripe and came into head-on collision with a 1988 Chevrolet Suburban, said Officer Robert Parchman of the New Braunfels Police Department.
The Honda was being driven by a 16-year-old girl and her passenger was another 16-year-old girl. Neither was wearing seatbelts, Parchman said.
Both occupants of the Honda were transported by New Braunfels EMS to McKenna Memorial Hospital. They were treated for lacerations and concussions. hospital officials said.
The driver of the Suburban was Mrs. Betty Fischer, wife of local veterinarian Kent Fischer. There were several children in the Suburban, as Mrs. Fischer was giving them a nde home from Schlittcrbahn because of the rain. No one in the Suburban was injured. All were wearing seat belts.
“I saw her coming across but there was nothing I could do." Mrs. Fischer
That particular hill on Fredericksburg Road has been notorious for accidents, EMS personnel said
City awarded grant for downtown trees
Die city of New Braunfels ha* been I*wried a $20,800 gram from the Texas Forest Service for trees on the
perimeter of the downtown plaza and in from of the municipal complex as part of its Small Business Administration Tree Planting Program.
Five Texas red oak trees will be planted ai the Municipal Complex and ll will go in from of the businesses around the piazza, not in plaza itself, said April Goldsmith, the city's *pe iud projects director A pecan tree also will be planted downtown near the Courthouse The trees will he six or seven years old. she said
the Small Business Administration allocated SIS million for die nation wide tree planting program with Texas receiving about $900,014) The Texas Forest Service mailed program guidelines and application* to Texas cines in late June, and the cit) of Ne* Braunfels submitted its gram appl*,* non on July 3.
Goldsmith coordinated the applica
tion effort with the help of the parks director, city engineer and Landscaping Committee.
The grant requires a 45-percent local match from the community. Besides 5500 in cash for fertilizer, the remaining $16,518 will be city staff labor
The city's master plan calls for landscaping improvements downtown. including Ute*, benches, side* alk* and v image light fixture*
This all the sudden give us die inpetus to get the ores in without vuymg the public here any money." said City Manager Paul Gruhitian ‘"Hopefully we’ll have some folks tome fur ward, and we TI be able to put the benches and light fixtures in as well"
“Thu is die fastest glom award I have ever seen," said David Whatley. Parks and Recreation Department director. Of course, this will make
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Three gung and some archery equipment are among .tem* from a recent Spring Branch burg (ary recovered in a recent operation by the
Coma* County Sheriff s Department (Photo by
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
The Comal County Sheriff's Department has made a IOO percent recovery of stolen property taken in a June 29 burglary of a habitation on Sun Valley Road. said Chid Deputy Wayne Huber/
Recovered by Criminal Investigator David Oil were duce guns, an elaborate archery bow. a Canon camera with zoom lens. a portable stereo, a leather jacket and several other items. Huber* said VaJctuin Ptcino Sanchez. 18. of the IOO block of Mitchell Road in Spring Branch has been arrested and charged with burglary of a habitation Bond was set at $500 by Prec inct 3 Justice of the Peace Fred Stewart A 16-year -old juvenile from Spring Branch also has beal arrested in the case
A wan am has been issued for the ancst of Aabram Seth Howell. 17. of the 500 block of Parkview Boule yard in New Braunfels for burglary of a habitation Howell is c spec ted lo turn himself in today, Ou said
SM BURGLARIES. Pegs 2Best wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Vivian Scott, Darlene Williams. Jordan Herrera, Brady Miner, Melissa Trimble, Eddie Cantu, Heather Cantil, Joe Cordova Luna, Ana Guerrero, Ema Pehl and Roy Rocha.
Belated birthday greetings to Judy Pierce, Robert L. Gonzales, Carmen Leos and Albert Villarreal.
“Happy anniversary” today to Cindy and Scott Worden.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.Open house
Get a sneak preview of the new Seniors’ Center of Comal County during Open House, set for noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the facility under renovation at 651 Landa St. Everyone is invited to tour the site. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.Park concerts
Long time New Braunfels resident Alan Voight and the Flying Zippers will perform tonight at 7:30 at the Landa Park dance slab as the 7th annual Concerts in the Park series continues. Also performing tonight. Bubba Brown and Palsy Coleman and Bobby and Jody Jenkins and the Jody Jenkins Band of San Antonio. The concert sates, sponsored by Gayncs Productions. Miller Genuine Draft, KGNB/KNBT radio. Herald-Zcitung, Bug-a-Master and the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is free and open to the public.Blood drive
First Protestant Church is spoil soring a blood drive Sunday. The South Texas Regional Blood Bank will be accepting donors from 8:30 un to 12:30 pan. at die Socle Par uh House located tm Coll Street Appointments may be scheduled by calling the church office at 625 6951.
All returning Canyon High Sellout students need to pick up registration packets next week Student* who will be in grades nine through 12 at Canyon High this fall should report to the campus July 22. 23, 24 or 25 from 8 a rn lo noun or from I p iii. to get then registration materials, for more information contact CHS Principal Will Krieg at 625-6251. Realty class
Ne* Braunfels Board of Realtors ts sponsor mg six hours of Texas Real Estate Commission Mandatory Cununumg Uiucaiiun July 25 ai Ute Faust Hurl. All licensed real estate agent* ara! broker* are required to complete 15 hours of training for license renewal
Of feted will be Buyer Agency ’ from I to 4 Kl p m and “The Rrsi-dermal Unit As An Investment * from 6 lo 9 30 p m Fee per course is $35 fur Ne* Braunfels assot i a nun members. $40 fur Texas Asso Liaison of Realtors member* and $45 for nonmember* Fur trtfur man un, calf 6256954.StammtischRain led to head-on collisionGood Day
Bridge project on 306 could save pipe
By MARR WARM*EM SMN Writer
A $217,800 Texas Highway Department project in northwest Comal County scheduled to start Monday will bridge the state highway system s large* metal pipe structure, winch t» show mg pre im unary signs of structural stress
The huge pipe, constructed in 1979, cames water hum Devil s Hollow Creek under Farm lo Market Road Rib to Canyon Fake, sand Bobbie Hawm, highway department resident engineer in Comal County Die creek is dry must of the year, bul flows tun eely after high intensity rains on the upstream watershed, he said
The slightly oval shaped pipe, about 40 feet wide aud 238 feet long is thought to be the largest metal pipe sir va, nae un state highways, Hasen said
Slight shilling of the current road way supported by the pipe is es akia by looking dowdy al the guard rads, tx swat IV new free standing bridge lo br installed s i span (he pipe lo allow motorist* to mn.an* lo class safely rn case of "caasuuphic collop ie," Hasnt said
"In my best eugmeeruig judgment, that tune nae is under sue** ii might y. ji^I^. jggj mji ut bod), afd I can't sleep well al night with a citua impi iihe that, Hasen said
13ic pipe structure’s roof is not the mam Lantern, rather a’s the but sum which has raised slightly off as bed ding in Mime areas Dine arc no vol bk signs un die upstream cid uI the
pipe thai the occasional roaring waters are ending sod underneath, he said Support beams inside aren't pus sibk because they would inhibit flow through the pipe, designed to bandle floods up to the 25 year magnitude "We feel thai there is enough tea son for concern Here thai we have to tncun*c«umcc the public by closing this road to give them a safe trussing of this waterway," Ha»crt said
lo remove die pipe aid the W rounding fill entirely would require a longer protect to install a moLh more expensive bridge about three times as lung as the 115 -foot span planned aid an enormous concrete trough under neath, he sod "We will leave Un* structure ut here and continue to monitor a," Hascrt sad "We want to find out now much stress this structure will take before a really falls, ur if a will ever fall * the Austin contractor un die project will be required lo use caution — and unusually midi equipment — when removuig some uf the fill on tup lo install support beams fur the bridge. Hasen sad
liar 1158,UUU pipe structure was cur lstr us ted as the must cost effective way to allow wafer- to pass under the roadway being bulk over the creek Before the ungaial installation pro jest was complete, the pipe began to show stress during backfilling around A, Hasen sad Highway department afd ptpe company engineers adjusted the backfilling technique and rem lore cd die top of die pipe with steel beams
Road closure begins Monday
By MAH* WARNKEN Ste* Witter
Farm to Market Road 306 will be viewed Ii urn bagle Ruck Road to North Cranes Mill Road starting Monday throughout a projected eight -to IO-week bridge construction project
Bobbie Hasen, the sate Highway Deportment's resident engineer in Comal County, sad the $217,000 pro ret is needed to make davcl safer on I M Rib ova the immense drainage pipe at Devil’s Hollow Creek us the rsurthwcsiempartof the county.
Die project involves installation of a free standing bridge ova the strut lure, thought to be the biggest meal pipe structure on the Rate highway system Die pipe has been showing slowly increasing signs of stress since u ow; ic u inure than 20 years ago. he sad
Boots# tta&ort stat# H-ynwdy Department redden! eng«ne#r rn Comal County examines signs of structural stress on me bug# p*pe under FU 306 The project »s thought to De me largest metal pipe structure on me state Runway system (Photo by Mar* Warnwenj
The new bridge will aflow safe pas sage ova the dry creek bed if the pipe were to someday collapse, he sad
Traffic un thai part uf FM306 is relatively light, about 90) cars daily, but the I S mile detour will of course a convenience many trying to travel cast from the northwest coma af the county to the Canyon Lake business district, Hasen aid The st/ctch af mad to be closed has only two drive ways both to ranch prupoiy. he od