New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 1, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Page 2A Horold-Zeifunp, New Braunfels, TexasProcedures_
Sunday, March 1,1987
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veteran with four years of service in New Braunfels, said when they arrived the woman was in a hallway sitting on the floor clinging to her mother-in-law’s legs crying and requesting to be left alone.
“She was very much conscious and
competent. We talked to her to try and calm her down, but she was even fighting her husband telling him not touch her,” Cleveland said.
“If we would have taken her by force we would have ended up hurting her even more and would have been more traumatic for her. I don’t
think the family understands that,” the EMS captain said.
Cleveland said he asked the family, after having been informed of the woman's illness, if she was under a physician’s care and he said the family replied that she was not, however, enclosed in the letter sent to the paper was a copy of an undatedStorm
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mined amount of damage at about 7:30p.m. Friday.
It was like an earthquake hit. The house started shaking and things started falling off the walls.” said Fatty Suplick, Perez’s wife.
The Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene and helped the couple cover the damage, protecting the home from rain with canvass coverings. Fire fighters checked gas outlets and electrical wiring to make certain the site was safe. Perez said the fire department responded quickly and was more than helpful, even offering to find the couple a place to stay to stay. The dead oak tree was blown into the house from an adjoining vacant lot.
Although local law enforcement officials had no reports of damage, strong winds caused a number of other minor incidents and left one portion of New Braunfels without power for more than three hours Friday night
“Winds knocked down a utility pole on (FM> 1044," said Raymond Villareal of New Braunfels Utilities. The pole was holding a single elec
trical line and when it was knocked over, homes on Kraft Lane, Rolling Valley and FM 1044 southeast of Interstate 35 were left in the dark.
Villareal said five men went to work at the height of a wind and rain storm and installed a new pole. “Everything was restored, all power was back on. by midnight,” he said.
The storm was the product of two low pressure fronts converging almost at Texas’ mid-section Friday causing National Weather Service officials to issue severe thunderstorm warnings across much of Central and South Texas. Tornado watches accompanied weather service advisories. New Braunfels experienced heavy rain, high wind and some flash flooding as more than an inch of rain poured down in less than an hour in some locations.
Weather Service stations across the south and southeast reported tornado activity and flooding as the front moved rapidly across the region
Strong winds at Canyon Lake moved the Canyon Lake Marina about 20 feet from its usual resting place, witnesses said. As of presstime, the extent of damages to the marina or boats was unknownWeather
Comal River........................544 cfs (up64)
Canyon Lake inflow...........1,859 cfs (down 384)
Canyon Lake outflow...............465 cfs (up 377)
Canyon Lake level..................910.00 (up .78)
Edwards Aquifer...................627.81 (up .05)
Texas Weather Sunday and Monday in the 60s and
Strong winds of up to 40 mph WEST TEXAS. Generally fair
blustered across North and West through Monday Slight warming Texas Saturday, propelled by a deep trend through Monday Highs in the
low pressure system over Arkansas 608 lows from the upper 20s in the
Those winds and others that were Panhandle and far West Texas to the
generally in the 20 to 3o-mph range 30selsewhere
elsewhere were expected to subside NORTH TEXAS Lows from the
O) Sunday, as the low pressure upper 20s northwest to near 40
system moves off to the northeast, southeast Sunny and mild Sunday
tile National Weather Service with highs from the mid 60s to near
reported 70 Continued fair Sunday night and
Skies were mostly clear over Texas Monday, lows in the 30s and highs up-
Saturday, except for partly cloudy per 60s to low 70s
conditions over parts of the Panhan
die as well as North and East Texas Extended Forecast
Afternoon temperatures in the 50s ^uesday through Thursday
were common across most of the
state The 3 p rn temperature ex SOUTH TEXAS Fair skies warm
f eints ranged from 46 degrees at days and cool nights Morning lows
Guadalupe Pass in West Texas to 77 from the 40s north to 50s south Highs
.tit McAllen in the Rio Grande Valley in the 60s and 70s
Pa .rad WEST TEXAS Mostly fair with
o warm days and cool nights Lows in
the 20s and 30s. highs in the 60s and
SOUTH TEXAS hair nights and 70s
unny days with no ram expected NORTH TEXAS Generally fair through Monday lows tonight and weather Lows in the 40s. highs in the Sunday night in the 30s and 40s Highs 6t)s
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Rainfall for downtown New Braunfels totaled 1.5 inches The rest of Comal County reported less rain, one-eight of an inch on the north side of Canyon Lake and three-tens on the south side. The Lake Dunlap area got one-half an inch of rain and four-tenths of an inch fell on the Schuman-nsville are.
Both General Portland and TXI report no damage to property or equipment.
Despite winds of 35 mph on the south side of Canyon Lake, Peder-nales Electrical Cooperative reported no problems with the electrical system serving much of Comal County.
Guadalupe Valley Electrical Cooperative officials reported an incident of a tree blowing into an electrical line in the Schertz and Cibolo area at about 12.30 a m. Saturday.
Lee Hunt of the Canyon Lake office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said he saw a tree at Cranes Mill Park that had been knocked over by heavy winds. “I made all of the parks today and everything else was OK.” Lee said Saturday
No rain is in the forecast for the New Braunfels and Comal County area. Today will be sunny and mild with a high in the upper 60s Tonight is expected to be clear and cold with lows in the upper 30s Winds will be from the north at 5-10 mphObituaries
letter from a physician at the Mental Health and Mental Retardation facility in New Braunfels stating that she was under evaluation and that she should not be retained. The physician whose name was attached was unavailable for comment Friday afternoon.
Cleveland stated he called the hospital and spoke with the emergency room department chief who advised that the woman should either be taken home and put in bed to rest, putting her in a calm atmosphere, and checked in the morning or brought to the hospital for treatment.
The EMS supervisor said the family, when so advised, opted to take the woman home. “We completely followed procedure. This is a specialized treatment and I am not a psychiatrist. There are legal aspects and ramifications we must be aware of. A person is responsible for their actions unless a judge has ruled that person is incompetent,” Cleveland said.
The family reportedly took the woman to McKenna Memorial Hospital where she reportedly was given a sedative, Haldol, which Is commonly used for patients experiencing such attacks Cleveland
said the only sedative EMS Is allowed to use in the field is Valium, which he said is not a recommended treatment for such cases.
The dispatcher on duty that night related that the woman was first brought into the lobby of the sheriff’s office around ll p.m. by the arresting officer, who was accompanied by the arrested woman’s husband. A warrant check showed unpaid DPS traffic tickets from Houston.
’’She was calm at that time except for starting to cry a little bit. which is normal under those circumstances. She was not the same person who walked in when they brought her outside the jail to*get her away from from the bars,” the dispatcher said.
The dispatcher said that they were in the lobby for more than half-an-hour and that the husband never disclosed the woman's condition to the officer. “I can vouch for that. I heard everything that happened while they were in the lobby.” the dispatcher stated.
In the letter to the paper, the relative said that the DPS officer shoved a flashlight into the husband's face, “causing it to bruise”, when he tried to explain the woman’s condition.
“He refused to show identification and squared off face-to-face with the officer. That is when he shoved the flashlight in his face and backed him off threatening to arrest him, too,” the dispatcher reported.
Jail personnel said that the husband appeared unsteady on his feet, but they did not accuse the man of being drunk. “He was unsteady, excited and concerned about his wife,” one spokesman said.
The supervisor of the DPS trooper declined comment Friday afternoon, saying that he is investigating the allegations and has spoken with the family.
In explaining the lapse of time from when the woman was brought to the jail until the time EMS was summoned, a period of about two hours, the dispatcher said that the husband refused EMS at first. Medical technicians were summoned at the request of the husband's parents after their arrival at the jail
"I feel we run a very professional and caring jail," Wheeler said, adding. "I have confidence in the people I work with We take our share of abuse, but the caring never goes away "Gates
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downstream runoff and the Blanco River, he said releases from Canyon Lake have little impact on the flooded area
"It doesn’t make any difference at all. We’re talking about 700 cfs or less (from Canyon Lake) and the river down there is running over 12.000 cfs." he said. “Ifs just not that much water (from Canyon Lake) It s tike a spoon in a bucket but the public’s perception was that it was a problem .’’
Officials at the corps Fort Worth office said Friday they discussed the matter with GBRA officials and both agencies want to ease flooding downstream Jim Hair
said corps officials and elected officials decided met with residents and decided to reduce the river flow “Last month, in January, we had a tremendous amount of damage in Victoria and south of Victoria.’’ Hair. executive assistant to the corps' district engineers. said Friday He said public concern about that damage resulted in a study of possible solutions Hair said considering the five-day delay from Canyon Lake to the flooded areas, it is unlikely the reduced flows will have a major impact on flooding Sally Werst. the corps information officer, said since the lake is the only flood control reservoir upstream of the flooded area the corps has no other way of protecting downstream residents from flooding
Services are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Jessie Connolly Connolly. 86. died Feb 27 at Colonial Manor Nursing Home
Lorene Marie Stippich
Graveside services for I .ore ne Marie Stippich of 213 Lemon wood Ave in Universal City will be at lo a rn Tuesday at Sis Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery Stippich, 65. died Feb 28 at her home A rosary will be recited at 7 p m Monday at Doep penschmidt Funeral Home
Stippich was born Dec 20. 1921 to
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Otto and Kila nee W'eidner* Bind set! in Spring Branch She married Robert C Stippich in Dayton. Ohio on Feb 19. 1949 She was a housewife and a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Cmversal City
Survivors include her husband Robert C Stippich of Universal City. mother. Kila Bindseil of New Braunfels, four daughters Patricia Sue Williams of Warner Robins Ga Elizabeth Ann Spencer of Elgin Catherine Stippich of College Station and Barbara Jean Luedecke of Austin two sons. Sgt Robert Bruce
Stippich of Randolph Air Force Base and Michael Stippich of Universal Cl ty one sister Velesca Hetmer of New Braunfels one brother Cero me Bindseil of New Braunfels and eight grandchildren
Visitation will begin at 9 a rn Mon day Memorials mas be made to Hospice of San Antonio 82U7 Callaghan No 155 San Antonio 782:»ii
Marty Gaffney tH died Feb 22 A Vietnam veteran he is survived bv
his parents Martin and Nancy Gaff ney Sr of Bellaire sisters and brothers in law Nan and David Miksovsky of Sugarland and Mary anti Hugh Shipp of Willis two nephews numerous aunts and uncles and several friends in New Braunfels Gaffney is formerly of New Braunfels Mass was at IU a rn Feb 25 at Holy Ghost Catholic lYmrvh in Bellaire ami interment was in Calvary Cemetery In lieu of flowers family requests donations to a chanty of one s choice
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