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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 10, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Missouri-Pacific coal train den 3V Seven-car mishap dumps tons of coal bound for San Antonio; no injuries reported By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Tons of coal bound for San Antonio spilled off the I 'mon Pacific tracks near Mission Valley ills narrowly missing utility poles and coming within 50 feet of striking the mills' w ater tower Saturday afternoon The spill occurred when cars went off tracks near Nacogdoches and Khuehler marls (’apt John Williams of the New Braunfels Fire Depart meat said the cars behind the original derailment buckled together as the train slowed A flitch between cars broke, separating the’ train and leaving the trailing cars out of con trol “The cars were top heavy enough that when they jumped track, they threw the tracks off too Williams said pointing to broken cross ties and track The cars lay twisted and tracks were destroyer! for more than one hundred yards behind the mills Part of the reason for the spill was that the cars were slowing wfille go mg through a curve in the tracks, W illiams said New Braunfels Fire Department officials extinguished a minor fire that erupted on the bridge over the Guadalupe (fiver following the spill W illiams said the fire probably was ignited by sparks from the* slowing train hitting the crossties t mon Pacific recently completed work on the tracks at the location of the accident Railroad officials were unavailable for comment Saturday The Comal County Fmergency Communications Club was expected to remain at the scene of the coal spill through the night Williams said there was no flanger of any kind of contamination adding that the coal could tx* cleaned up fairly easily Ile said it was fortunate that the coal did not catch fire Coal for Nan Antonio passes through New Braunfels on its trip from Montana Once in San Antonio, the (oal is used to generate electric! tv for the f its DA seeks to indict in collision death Pending legislation would prohibit children from riding in truck beds New Braunfels Four Sections, 4? Pages vol 134, No. 91 Sunday May IO, 1987 50 Cents By DAVID MA Y Staff Writer District Attorney W 1111 a rn Si breeder will seek an indictment later this month against a Killeen woman who killed a It* year old man when her car slammed into the rear of <i pickup parked on the shoulder of Interstate tr> April 11 Rosa Fee Dickerson. 17 whose blood alcohol content at the time of the accident was registered at 0 24 more than twice the amount con •adored to tx* legally drunk will face trial on third degree felony involute tary manslaughter charges should a Comal Counts grand jury return an indictment during their May 20 con vent ion Dicker sons vehicle slammed into the pickup carrying lo people, in eluding Jenaro Gonzalez of Austin Who died shortls after the collision (ion/alc/ and two other youth were in the bed of the truc k \ Ii sear old girl received injuries when she was thrown Irom the hack oi the* truck upon impact and ended up underneath the vehicle The investigation bs Dc*p utment of Public Safety troppo:- was very go4Kl and I think we can proceed with it Schroeder stated A third degree* felony can tx* punishable by a prison term of up to lo years and a tinc* not to exceed$5,non According to DPS Trooper Fin Manton}, the truck had tx*en parked on the* side of the highway just south of PM mo. The owners of the pickup had come to the aid of relatives from Mist in who had a flat tire* I nabie to repair the* tire and w ith darkness tall mg the* group piled into the truck and were preparing to pull away when -truckbs Dickerson s vehicle According to DPS reports Dicker on never applied her brakes before bitt mg the* truck Meanwhile legislation is pending before the I exas Senate which would make ii illegal lo carry persons ii years old and younger in the bac k of a pickup or flat bed trailer Senate Rill lad sponsored by f rank Tejeda I) San \ntonio has be*e*n reporte*d on favorably out of the state affairs commission and is on (fie* door of the senate for approsal I wo similar hon-** bills have* been referred to subcommittees DPS statistics reveal from d*K4 to ton*. TH persons were killed while riding in the rear of a pic kup without a < amper or Shell In the same period more than 2.000 people received Usuries while in the bed of an open pickup liepartment offic ials said a child riding in the bed of a tim k is twice as likely to ta* killed in .rn accident sh fa t would prohibit transporting minors in the bed of an open pickup or fiat t*ed trailer on roads w ith speed limit - in excess of to rn p h Tejeda has introduced similar legislation previously as a -tate* representative though unsuccessfully lbs previous bdls did not address the to mph -peed illicit it cit ion and received heavy opposition from farmers and farm workers Tejeda s legislative aid Alice Beard said the current proposition is receiving support from Parent reacher \ssociation groups The two similar bills pending in t tie House .ire Hit 2»iF authored by Gregory Luna, D San \ntonio. and HH 21*<7 written bv Tom Polumt>o D Houston The Flood of '72 Although some flood control measures are now in place that weren 't 15 years ago. the potential remains for another devastating inundation Some homes actually are more flood-prone By ^AKAH DUK l-StaH Writer Memories of tragedy and horror caused fey a (lev ( biting flood that swept through New Br.iuniels on May IF 11*72 live* vividly in the minds of loc id residents sixteen inches ut rain w »tlur, a foul hour period swelled the G lad > ,p< River to :7 feet near Mission \ alley Mills The flood thai was -aul to have left as fast a- it came took with it tlx* lives of in people including a hahs and two children and led mort* than $15 million indevastation Mort than i.uuopeople .cere unveil out ol their homes Hundred .sere left homeless For other th** night was on** OI heroism and braver, t-police firemen the National Guar : and hundreds ot others swarmed *<» rescue those trapped by raising w ater and help those leu hornet** Herb Sering, C'omal < aunty - civil defense coordinator said chat -tarted a a -ample thunder-turin turned to tragedy aimosi immediate Iv When high winds betain causing damage gyring called the polite department to determine boce -er at. the storm was ll** discovered iii* police department was    vc,imped in', ut he Over manager agreement City council closing doors New Braunfels City Council will meet in regular session Monday night beginning at 7 It) p rn in New Braunfels I filiin*s meeting room Preceding regular business w ill be an executive session with council to discuss with City Manager .bx* Michie Ins letter of agreement -igned by two previous mayors Action concerning the memorandum will be undertaken during regular business Agenda tor the regular meeting reads as follows Consider accepting resignation of Craig Hollmig from the Rivers Ad-viiory Board and appointing a replacement tor the term ending June in. hwy - Consider appointing three members to the Planning and Zoning Commission for terms ending May ai. u**) - Consider appointing two regular members and two alternate members to the zoning board of ad justment for terms ending May 31, iyyo - Consider appointing one member to the Housing Board of Adjustment and Appeals for an unex pired term ending May 31. PJM Consider appointing two members to the New Braunfels Municipal Airport Advisory Board for terms ending May 12, MWO Michie Public hearing regarding proposed revisions to the zoning or dinanceot the city. Consider second reading of an ordinance granting a special use per mit to the owners of 2632 Interstate 35 VV to allow for the storage ot wreck ed and or abandoned vehicles Consider first reading of an or dinanee amending Appendix A of the code of ordinances adopting new and additional zoning districts governing any future zone change requests and newly annexed property into the city and revising the requirements for general provisions. Consider a resolution approving J rival prom* in • (Iv* J A I Jl( if f -a f hr* rn«mi i' w ,1 chaos I, were trying lo an-wcr * impossible !<»o many < mg n li«*i tiU -o iif It ‘i^Dhofu^ emergen* v opt rations < up rn th- * tty Hall ISI cadi*I transmi Her for lion The im a report * ii at amt i rn I J! A I heart olla* k I a!«*r dui more and rn* ire rep* <ame in Ni r’inii gI :n **< J if I hi* ,* 1 11 * rn * * *' * " hours a it hot lf emergency pas -cd Dr stand* ti |, et 11 a I /ii S. DI • I v Woo* rn till!H tin IIUl\ flood at hi - lion or ill IU. II* ll*’ Si I ill 1111 !* ill f*nu#rg<?fi€*\ i* couldn I real h I ll I* 111 MHI Tits Hit banda I* state-pl.M i* al -i,tv pitched a: *ixf tic i!igp«*Opiem A: Recovering lr* mammoth ? • ti • I,*! I * ** n .on was (md ’he bo* da o ge* (ne bet temple find hon <lest j i is od •sidetH Kil lian im* for victims •** people to stay •red oui of the d needed a dry aid everyone (p al job of help (ani -aul fhe fnod Aas t former mayor ic Af had 'n do n** -ald We Toss in here to ** ii their Mom**- ait N von author / ed federal assistance for New Br motels tis the city wa- declared a disaster area -'at** md federal ,t - - -lance healed resilients rebuild their homes and repair flood S»*i* FLOOD Page?A I Bhp ? a contract with JDK ( onstru*'.an mr th** construction of th** Contra I Fire station No I and authorizing th** city manager to sign eontractural agreements Consider a resolution approving a contract with Wunderlich Builders for the construction of * aunty lane Fire substation on ( ounty Fine Road and authorizing th** city manager to sign eontractural documents Consider a resolution authors/ ing the employment of Frees** and Nichols In* tor the preparation of a watershed management program and authorizing the cliv manager or his designee to sign contracts and related documents C onsider action to be taken regarding the city manager s letter of agreement Consider resetting the May 25 council meeting Consider the KIHM Comal Ap praisai District proposed budget Cont rector s I icenses Consider approving the expen diture revenue report for th** peirod ending April 20 H*H7 Consider approving til** report of the tax assessor collector tor Vpnl 19H7 City Council activities City Manager activities Citizens’ communications Left to right, state Warden Charles Koenig Canyon Lake Warden Bob Wofford and state Warden Kit by McRorey Illegal trot lines, traps confiscated State game wardens have retrieved more than two miles ut illegal tr*»! lines and two bsh trapt from Canyon Lake atter some 16 hour- of searching and -aid they HOV®only just begun Stab* law states that such lines mutt be tagged w itll the name and address ol the owner and state the date on which it wa- placed in the w ater These louigf sn violation QI the law an* subject to a Class t misdemeanor charge, punishable by a line not to exceed taut) The illegal lines were recovered in various coves between the mouth of the Guadalupe River and Crane Mills Park and will tx* destroyed, according to Ll Glen Felps. district parks and wildlife supervisor I rom San \ntonio Kelps, along with local wardens san horn N»*el hihendge Robert Woftord ann three oilier wardent* bom he Antonio district spent h* through Friday atternoon searching tor the lines {(glowing numerous complaints Not only are these against the aw hut they can be uiisate because skiers can tall into them or they can get crapped around boat props Kelps said By law trot lines must tx* ret ag ged every *o days Felps said game wardens w ill continue their cat ch around the lake next week rile ll aft* > leet ut line retrieved represented some 7ii separ tie lilies discovered. According to Kelps wardens released several vat 11 sh brought up w uh the ! mes DAVID MAY McKenna Memorial Hospital >bs»*r /es N it I* bal Hospital Week md 1>xa- Hospital Week Ma*. IO *> M Kefir..* lo or. goner.*! medical hospital rn ' amal ( aunty and oilers sonic of th** most ip to Oat** -»**fvices aid medical are AV adat J** McKenna Oat* have written a -O' I*1    »| ll * ( * ,    - ,J\ o? ;ng dl 'be •nisi ut al otters from the admissions I**-h to he operating worn Irom radiology to i<>us**Keeptng Then* - » • a mot** to .our hospital than you m:ght dunk l h* br-t -everal ti a -era-- of -iii*''#* about McKenna ap pear ''it*,,t*. a 1 »g«‘ > A Die -eries v ii cont inue ’brough this week I ■ e -i he iule I e\ en' n< lodes I lr on! abr overman - presentation on (stenporosiH af Moor Wednesday rn th** hospital • 'assi tom Osteoporosis , ti -**a i* :(»- tug .one to become agile and allect.* one of every !hree a omen *1 -orne* i me f rom •<• '*> r >" p rn Wednesday ■ i Health h * it ii * hi hospital - ■ ac obhv ova I *ie air ne ludo-'our-ot ady meed technology tepart * ent> suet! r- mainmogi iphy aser vin tnputer . ** : phy sa o therapy ■ t* titles I* re** screening for glaucoma oral ii-ease and blood -agar levels are IV all.due as w ill hspiavs itn maternity nutrition and organ donation 'bae *{o** M" a 'll nu*! i class on -porr- iii.)ut■ •* • and • (“habilitation a lpm I'lursdav ! diech,--room I d.C Atli -eo a presentation OII Wh' ime* - Dis, a-* bv JoAnna Brecht**! ormery >t !h* National Boa! I oil U/heimer - and relai**<t disorder- Die * p rn presentation a JI lx* rn bu* hospital classroom I Here .Mb Fe a gorilla ot sorts al Kalida street * ar Wash May 11-15 when the business al *o banda does *n Vppreciation Week promotion The town - goo** bananas but the kid- cill like it o * anyon Fake Masonic Lodge 1425 will host a banquet honoring Past Masters ot the bodge al *» o p in Fridav .May 24) at bu* Lodge rn Start /vale vnvone rn town should tx* able to (greet you to bu* place since if you make it to SwartzvUle at ail you re practically blere Brian Johnoi horn lit aunty Sheriff s Department lithe guest speaker See STAMMTISCH Page2A sunshine* sunsnme and more -un shine I'ha I s the forecast tor today The high will tx* in the mid nos perfect tor a dip in the river and winds will tx* troin the southeast near lo mph Tonight will tx* partly cloudy as temperatures drop to the mid 60s Monday will tx* a little tin the vucky side with mostly cloudy skies and a to percent chance ot thunderstorms The high will he in the mid HOS The Menu BUSINESS.........7    8A CLASSIFIED........9-13B COMICS.............   SB CROSSWORD..........6A DEAR ABBY...........7B KALEIDOSCOPE. ... 1-14B OPINIONS..............4A SPORTS............. 9-11Ai'X-WiA vi • J rf , Seven railroad cars lay on their side Saturday afternoon following an accident behind Mission Vai'ey Mibs prioto by Deryl Clark) ;