New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 15, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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Service center to present 'Good Samaritan' award
The second annual Good Samaritan luncheon sponsored by the Community Service Center has been set for noon June 30 at Eagles Hall.
rickets are now on sale for $3.50 per person for the turkey dinner and are available from board members at the Community Serv ice Center at 202 E. South or His Word Christian Book Store. 148 W San Antonio Street.
This special celebration is held each year to recognize contributors
of time, talents, gifts-in-kmd and money to the Community Service Center. Someone will be presented with the Good Samaritan Award, with that person's name being place on the large plaque located in the center.
Betty Kyle will be the keynote speaker for the event. Following the dinner and presentation, an open house will be held at the center, which is located across from Eagles Hall.
For more information call the center at 625-3439.
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5 hurt in two-car wreck on Interstate frontage road
Five persons remain hospitalized today after a two-car, head-on collision early Wednesday afternoon on the Interstate 35 frontage road south of New Braunfels.
New Braunfels police were called to the wreck, which occured on the frontage road near Engel Road. The accident occurred when a 1977 two-door, green 280Z Datsun reportedly northbound on the wrong side of the road collided with a 1979, two-door, beige Buick Skylark which was traveling south on the road.
The Datsun was driven by Jeffrey Lewis Daugereau. 19, of Corpus Christi. The Buick was driven by Peggy Uh* Hell, 22, of Route 6 Box 482 in New Braunfels.
Daugereau told police he thought the frontage road was a one-way road, police said this morning.
Three other persons were injured. Kirk Daniel Scott, 26, of Kingsville, was a front-seat passenger in the Datsun. He was taken McKenna Memorial Hospital Tuesday and was later transferred to Community Hospital in San Antonio in fair condition. Daugereau was also transferred from McKenna to Community Hospital in fair condition.
Hell remains in guarded condition in the intensive care unit at McKenna. The two other front-seat passengers in her car, Rodney Taylor, IO of San Angelo and Amanda Louise Hell, 2, of New Braunfels remain in stable condition at McKenna.
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June 15, 1983 25 cents
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Faulty alarms blamed in fire
FORT WORTH (AP) - Investigators blame the five deaths and heavy damage toll from a pre-dawn hotel fire on faulty and inadequate alarm systems and say a driving rainstorm contributed to the chaos.
The Tuesday morning blaze, its cause unknown, killed five persons, injured 34 and routed more than IOO guests from the hilltop Ramada Inn Central on the city's east side.
Firefighters pinpointed the fire's origin in a stack of rolled carpeting and said the flaming fabric sent black, acrid smoke boiling through the hotel corridors, cutting off normal escape routes.
Dozens of guests, awakened by honking horns and shattering glass, hurled c hairs through .sealed windows and crawled or lumped two floors to safety.
"It wa* incredible how fast the fire spread,’* said Dave Davies of Chicago, who esc a pts! with a business associate, Bob Jozwiak of Washington. IX , through second floor windows.
"There were no alarms and we
didn't have any warning We were just real lucky,” he said.
"We feel that had there been proper detection equipment, there s a strong possibility we would not have five people dead. ... It could have made a difference in terms of life and safety," Fire Chief l^arry McMillen said at an afternoon news conference.
"From the positions of the bodies, it appears they were awake and out of bed and trying to get to safety," said Fire Marshal Don Peacock "But it’s a question of a quicker alert to get them out of the room."
Peacock said an alarm System in the main building failed to sound because of corroded batteries and Blere were no smoke alai ms or sprinkler systems in the 86-room w mg destroyed by the blaze.
Eugene Slape, general manager of the hotel, declined to comment Tuesday. Ernest Barker, president of Barker Enterprises, the Mount Carmel, 111., firm that owns the motel, also declined to comment
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Rain soaks portions of Comal County
Heavy clouds furled daylight to make an earl) exit The evening light show was spectacular, and some places got a lot of rain All things considered. Comal County weathered Tuesday’s storm very well.
Some residents expected worse, especially after hearing a "severe thunderstorm warning'' issued for Bexar. Bandera and Medina counties At that time. Spring Branch was already getting Ila* edge of it. and Uh* sun was setting behind black clouds in anominousl> still New Braunfels
But tile severe" part seems to have blown itself out west of here. There were reports of three-inch rains near Medina (.ake, anil hall in Kendall County
Bulverde resident* report mostly thunder and lightning The Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative reported some isolated phone outages in the Kenbcrg area, but none to speak of in Comal County. Southwestern
Bell, which handles the New Braunfels Garden Ridge area, said there was "nothing out of the ordinary ” New Braunfels Utilities said likewise
The HeraldZ#iluny couldn't find anybody that saw any liail Tuesday night
liarbara Saur at the Spring Branch Post Office was out on the road Tuesday, and adnitted the sky did look strange "It got real black, and it rained burd " She'd heard reports of two inches <Mi Old Spring Branch Road
"At 8 30 I was home and it had stopped raining, and it didn t rain after Blat - I don’t think.” Saur added.
Hie slow-moving cloud didn t hit New Braunfels until 5 a ni or so. and dumped I 55 inches of ram before passing on The Canyon lake area got only 02 inches, though the lake level did come up 13 foot
An overflow that crowd jammed Frazier Elementary discusses matters after hoard action
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Advisory committee formed to investigate issues
David Boatner made the motion to form the committee
By OI HHH DX GACH Staff writm
There was no public forum at Ute Comal independent School District board of trustees meeting Tuesday night TIm* board met as a committee of Bw whole, pretended like 175 people weren’t sitting iii Bk* audience, and got down to business
We ate asking Blat the audience (about 175 people) refrain from comment, and hold any patron response until the June 21 regular board meeting,” board President Kenneth Wunderlich opened "We are meeting as a committee of Bk* whole, so Blat we can discuss the issues."
Tin* discussion ended with Bu* approval of an advisory committee of ll CISD patrons, who were charged with providing input to the board from a prepared list of concerns withui 30 days Tile commmittee’s goal was defined by Ism rd member David Boatner, who also made tile motion to form the committee
"I propose we develop a district-
wide advisory committee to provide input from the community, parents, patrons and teacher* It will Im’ an ongoing process in a positive mode," Boatner said, "to address current issues brought to Hie board's attention .”
Those issues on the prepared list were. iii order: I) how can ttie board communicate to the school district, teachers, urn! patrons wtuit Bk* goals and objectives of the board are iii relation to the total education program; 21 reduction of teacher turnover and the maintaining of qualified teacher personnel; 3) identification of board policy Iud lias caused concern among employees; 41 communication with employees, and patrons of Uh* district
Tlk* concern list continued 5i identification of morale problems, lf any, and corrective action needed iii Bus area; 6) review current sil k leave and personal business leave policy and report ait) areas of concerti; 71
See GISI), Huge IZAInsideTodays weather
Expect mostly cloudy skies, with a 40 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms this afternoon and northeast wind* near IO Mules per hour Die chance of rain tonight is ZU percent, and 30 percent on Thursday Winds tonight will bec nine light and variable, and shift to southeast by Thursday morning Sunset today will be at 8 32 p iii , and sunrise Thursday at 6 30 a rn.
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West End group seeks, gets jail data
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer
A few weeks ago they exchanged ideas Tuesday, they exchanged written information at the request of a lawy er Representatives of the city’s West End, who are unhappy with the location chosen for the new county jail, met with County Judge Fred (lark Tuesday to gel information about the county’s jail site selection process The written information was turned over to Hie group’s attorney Richard O Trevino, Jr., of San Antonio — who will review it and see if the group has any grounds for a lawsuit. The Hispanic group wants to stop the county from building its proposed 100-inmate jail on a nine-acre tract off Water lame which borders on West San Antonio Street.
Residents of this area, who have
organized themselves into Bk* "Westside* Citizens Committee," oppose Bus site because they say it will generate additional traffic and lower property values in their neighborhoods.
At a towri-hall type meeting on May 19, the members of conunittee met with Clark, county commissioners and Sheriff Walter Fellers to discuss tile jail site Here, the group complained that the county hadn't "informed the people" enough of the jail plans
Clark disagreed Bien and still does now with Hie argument Bult Bk* county didn t give enough notice of where it planned to build Bie jail.
"I’m sure we've covered all bases...even more Burn perhaps was necessary,” Clark noted in a telephone interview "In (act I think we’ve beat it to death .everyUme I picked up a paper” there's something in it about Bu* jail, he added
Accompanying Trevino to Clark’s office Tuesday were three representatives of Bu* 80-member group Ezequiel "Cheque" Torres, Valdemar Espinosa and Direnzo "Yankee” Camarillo In response to a letter he received earlier from Trevino, Clark Tuesday turned over specific information issued by Commissioners Court concerning its plans for Ba* jail.
Tile judge was very good in giving us just about everything we needed,” Camarillo, spokesman for the committee, saidTuesday.
Specifically, Camarillo's group sought the dates and locations of all meetings held by the jail site selection committee; the manner in which the county notified tile community of the meetings; and Bk* dates on which Commissioners Court took any action on the jail site In addition, tile group also requested
information about Bk* county’s May 7th bond election iii which county voters overwhelmingly approved Ilk* issuance of $3 9 million in (kinds to be used for jail construction
Tlk* committee asked for dates as to wlien Commissioners Court approved Ilk* boud election. Ilk* dates when notices of th** election were published, and if any oBier means other than the newspaper were used to notify Bk* community land what those means were); and a copy of Bk* May 7 ballot.
Until reviews Bit* county 's material — which Camarillo said "was quite a bit of information” Bk- committee will not make a decision about whether it will lake legal action to stop Bu- jail from being built on Bk* planned site.
"It i Bk* group filing a lawsuit) all depends
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