New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 30, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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Comal River.......... 278 cfs (down 4)
Canyon inflow....... 275 cfs (down 42)
Canyon outflow.......791 cfs (down 9)
Edwards Aquifer 625.11 (down .16)
Canyon Lake level .... 910.32 (down .37)
Gutierrez leading men's championship
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New Braunfels. Texas
July 30,1985 25 Cents
40 Pages—4 Sections
New Braunfels man arrested in hit and run
By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer
A New Braunfels man was free Monday on $11,000 bail after being charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident Saturday in Schertz.
Mark Anthony Burks of San Antonio was killed when he was struck by a car as he walked along the north-bound lane of Interstate 35 in Guadalupe County at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, police reports said.
Sayle Sherrow of New Braunfels was arrested about I a m. Sunday when he arrived at the scene of the accident saying that he thought he
had hit something along 1-35 but didn’t know what it was. He was taken to the Guadalupe County jail.
Karen and Donald Kreitner of Schertz discovered the victim when they drove past the scene of the accident. Mrs. Kreitner said the man had a faint pulse when they stopped to help him.
The Kreitners stopped a passing motorist who then notified Selma police. One Selma officer and two Schertz officers arrived at the scene.
Trooper David Bonner, of the
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Picking up the pieces
Roy Malmsten of New Braunfels retrieves belongings from his 1979 Dodge Aspen after his car was struck by a 1985 Dodge pickup as he attempted to turn left from Texas 46 onto Oelkers Lane The driver of the pickup. Lad Joe Macha of Houston, was charged with failure to control speed. His passenger Brenda Laird
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was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released. After pushing the Dodge across the road, the pickup rolled over once before stopping The accident occurred about 6:15 Monday
Austin gets double water
AUSTIN i AP) — The Texas Water Commission has guaranteed the City of Austin free water to accommodate a population twice its current size in
Proposed pipeline route may affect area
By LILLIAN THOMAS staff writer
All-American Pipeline Co. is currently Waking for a route along the corridor of pipelines that go through Gillespie, Hays, Blanco, the southern part of Travis. Caldwell and Bastrop counties This information conies from compar!> workers who asked that their names not be used.
All-American Pipeline Co. original^ planned a $850-mtlhon plus transcontinental pipeline to carry 300.000 barrels of highly sulphured crude a day from Santa Barbara, Calif to McCamey. Then the company added an extension to Freeport uhuh would go through Comal and Guadalupe counties The pipeline would liave traversed the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone.
and many local residents were organizing opposition to the route, helped by LLS. Rep. Tom I Alef Ber. But the company decided in March to find another route.
A recent stor> on the All-American Pipeline construction by the Associated Press stated that the pipeline was coming through Comal and Guadalupe counties, giving rise to local concerns for the F.dwards Aquifer recharge zone again
The company tried to restate their previous news release that it planned to avoid the recharge zone, but company executives were unwilling to go on record with what possible route alternatives the company was looking at currently.
"All we are willing to say at this
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35 years, but guaranteed only half the amount of w ater sought by the Lower Colorado River Authority.
A city representative said the decision will save the city $10 million a year from what it would have cost the city to buy the water from the river authority.
The state commission began reviewing water rights on the Colorado River in 1976 and considered the decision Monday one of the most complicated it has made, the Austin American Statesman reported today.
An [.CRA official said the authority would return to the commission to appeal the unanimous decision and then go to district court if it fails to win a reversal. Bill West, LCRA water director, said a final decision on water rights to the Colorado is three to five years off.
Commissioner Lee Biggart also alluded to future court fights. "I don’t think there’s enough water in the state of Texas to keep us out of the courthouse,’’ he said.
The decision came a day after City Manager Jorge Carrasco said
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Committee begins relations study
By DANA OVERSTREET Staff Writer
Saying that its investigation would not turn into a witch hunt, the special committee formed to study relations between the police department and community met for the first tune Monday night The group s nine members were appointed July 22 after Police Chief Burney Boeck denied any discrimination, and suggested the formation of a conuiuttee to investigate the matter Councilman Valdemar
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Ed Bateman, unconvinced
Espinoza also prompted the formation of a committee w hen he told Council he had received numerous complaints from members of the minority community about treatment by the police.
Lorenzo Camarillo, Isabel Barboza, and the Rev. Eddie Millett Jr. were appointed by Espinoza; Jessie Gomez, Pat Hernandez, and Mike Ulloa were appointed by Boeck; and Harry Preston and Ed Bateman were appointed by Council.
Larry Kunkel, a member of the city-appointed police and fire department community relations committee, also is a member of the group. And Ruth Harper is serving as ex officio member.
In opening remarks to the committee, Mayor Barbara Tieken said she hoped "those people who have aired complaints will feel free and comfortable enough to come forth and register their complaints with (the committee).”
After naming Preston as chairman, Kunkel as vice chairman, and Barboza as secretary, the committee agreed Monday that any complaints delivered to the committee must be in writing and must be signed.
"We want to be sure that it is an honest and truthful and not hearsay, not gossip, or rumor,”
Preston said "Something that is truthful. We are to hear complaints, gather complaints — nothing anonymous.
* This is not a witch hunt,” Preston said "lf you have a complaint, put it in writing lf that person cannot put it in writing, we are not entertained in a witch hunt."
Committee member Bateman, who said he has heard of no police misbehavior, told Preston, "I am very curious. You seem convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that there are a number of abuses and violations that are oecuring.
"Could you be a little more specific?" he asked.
Preston said he did want to put the cart before the horse and would not be specific at this tune, but said he lias received complaints on the phone. He said he told the callers to submit written complaints
"We do have some concerns," Preston said. "There are abuses — not only with minorities, but with others; not only here, but everywhere else.
"If you think there are not, I think that person is extremely naive," Preston continued. "Obviously, if there’s some amount of smoke, there’s got to be some fire.”
Boeck asked the committee if citizens expressing praise for the
police department would be allowed to attend committee meetings.
is the committee limited to complaints’’" he asked. "If somebody who wanted to come down here and say they’re happy with the police department, will ya’U hear from them?"
This conuiuttee has not been set up tc give out orchids," answered Barboza "It’s usually onions a11 the time." However, Barboza said, if there are com-
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Searchers find drowning victim
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Harry Preston, sure of abuse
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
The body of a New Braunfels teenager who "couldn’t swim a lick" was pulled from the waters of Comal Park Sunday morning.
Ricardo R. Lucio, 17, of Route 12, Box 709, New Braunfels, was pronounced dead at 11:20 a.m. Sunday by Justice of the Peace Fred Stewart, who ruled the death an accidential drowning.
Lucio’s body was recovered in
Temperatures today will reach the nud-90s and drop to tile upper-70s overnight. Southerly winds should vary from 10-15 mph. Monday’s high was 97 and this morning’s low was 75. Sunset will be at 8:25 p.m. and sunrise will be at 6:50 a.m.
The New Braunfels 1SD school board was honored by their peers and was selected for the Region XIII Honor Board program.
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water about six to eight feet deep by diver Craig l>eBlanc, who works as a local firefighter. Darkness late Saturday halted the initial search for the body by diver Randy Tomasini.
We found him Sunday about 50 feet from the shoreline, just outside the marked sw lmnung area in Comal Park," Game Warden Neal Etheredge said.
The teenager reportedly drowned Saturday afternoon when he tried to
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Houston Oilers linebacker Gregg Bingham has left the Oilers’ camp in San Angelo and gone home to demand a trade. Sport*, Pago BA.