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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 22, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Longshot pulls Preakness upset pageSA & Texas Baseball Tigers 5, Rangers 3 Astros 6, Pirates 4 cQ? Lakers, Sixers open NBA finals Page 9A yiv J. LLL New Braunfels New Braunfels. Texas Herald-Zeituno O') Mn 1 fl1    ac    a______ a c-_____ Vol 92 No. 101 66 Pages 4 Sections SUNDAY May 22, 1983 50 cents (USPS 377 880'More twisters lash Houston area HOUSTON AP lornadoes, hail, heavy rams and howling winds pummeled Southeast Texas for a second day Saturday, forcing at least 600 people to flee rising flood waters and hampering efforts to clean up destruction called the worst in more than two decades. Residents in the stx-countv area in and around Uh* nation’s fifth largest city were granted a brief respite after waves of tornadoes ravaged the area Friday, claiming at least IO lives and injuring at least IOO, leaving as many as 1,000 families homeless and about 200,000 w ithout electricity On Saturday, a third storm system spewed at least eight tornadoes as it marched eastward across the region The sy stem dumped ram and one-me h hail on swollen rivers and saturated ground The National Weather Service said the storm system moved into I louisiana Saturday evening, leaving lingering clouds but ending the threat of additional tornadoes and heavy ram- that already have caused creeks and MV el s to av erf low “The worst i- over.” said NWS spokesman Bob Fields I her e may be some clouds anil a few iight sprinkles through Hic night, but no more Hie front has shifted and moved into Louisiana and eastward.” Harris County authorities left intact flood warnings for people living in low-Iv mg areas of Houston NWS meteorologist Stev e Horned estimated IHouston would crest three-to five-feet above flood stage on Sunday and threaten residents in the Channelview and Lynchburg suburbs through Monday Civil defense officials urged residents to evacuate the ar ca That water will go right down the San Jacinto River There are several thousand people in that area and we’re advising them to get out w fille they still can." said John Caswell of the Houston-Harris County Civil Defense office Three tornadoes dipped out of the black skies near Sealy and Bellville in Austin I 'aunty . w est of Houston Two were spotted near Houston In tercontinental Airport, while one touched down in a open field til west Houston and another popped out of the sky west of down town Houston In Fort \rthur, .t tornado was sited neat Sour Lake but apparently did no damage rho twisters retreated to the clouds without causing any damage or injuries, authorities said. In Central Texas, tornadoes touched down neat lion/ales and Northrup. where a woman was injured, and near Dublin and Gorman. "My husband told me to take a v acation, get away and relax So what do I do, I come to tornado country,” said Linda Rolla of Reno, Nev . waiting in a Port Arthur airport terminal fin a flight to Austin. In Montgomery County, ut least 5(H) people w cl i evacuated from five subdivisions near Sec TORNADOES, Page 12A Rivers rise briefly after heavy rains By DY ANNI IRY Staff writer It didn’t last long, but Comal County residents c an say after all that we had a wet spring. Saturiiay morning thunderstorms dropped I 52 inches of water on lands already saturated from heavy ruins thursday and Friday The resultun runoff ended up in the county s creeks, turtling mer e trickles into tori ml- The Comal ( reek crossing on Live (>ak Street was closed for most of the day Comal and Cibolo creek crossings on FM 1863 were reportedly closed as well, but all wen open by nightfall Those swollen, muddy tributaries pushed th» Comal River over Clemens Darn and made tin (»uad«. (painter for Whitewater sportsmen than ifs been all year But the rn cr outfitters don’t expect it to last A spokesman for tin* Gruene River Company aid the Guadalupe wa- flowing around JIH)cubic feet pm second at the (irucne 11 ossuig Saturday mormm By I p in., flow bad increased to an estimated 2.(HH) cfs. bringing the brown water up to the edge of tilt Ioadway It was beautiful," said rafter Gerry Harris of Corsicana just off the ragun Gruetli rapids I guess wi traveled 12 miles today "Ifs running leal nice," reported some satisfied kayakers, pulling their boats out .ii suppertime ii i! the water was all coming from runoff below Canyon Dam which is still releasing only 125 cfs By 7p.m. it hail receded to approximately HOO ifs at the Gruene rossing and w as dropping fast Hie Comal crossing at I nt 'Clk wa- a fi*ot un derivator at j p rn Bv 7 p rn . there were just a few puddks left on th» st retd, though the creek still raged impressively tin augh the culverts un (lei neath Kendall and Ken i ounty also experienced hem v I ains One ut to!! ic.a1 source said that water was 4 oming into Carn tin I ake at a rate of 2,500 to T000 cubit feet, and had raised the level a foot during tile day But 11.»i businessmen aren't hoping for any long term increase in Ihi flow below the dam Hit lake til; fom feet under reservoir management It i el, said one outfitter Coleman to close for a month tourism isn’t tin* onlv New Braunfels bu. im af ft t ted bv lite weather Ron Lyres, manager of tie lot al Coleman plant, will shut down production foi a month this .summer He's putting most of tin* blatta un weather, not just iii Texas, but all over tin* United Stated Ifs been a cold, wet spring, and sales have not moved like we thought they should," said I v res In the north, if s still snowing, some places At a tune of year when people are ordinarily dusting out their ramping gear,” thev’re staying home instead, I vies thinks \rtd they ‘re not buxineTrustees eye four 'finalists' tin New Hi a lintels Independent J & N< in Nil lustra t may have a new superintendent bv Wednesday morning Trustees tmv*' set an executive meeting for 8 p rn I ue-day in tin* high school library There, they will review the qualify aboil- of the four final candidates for tin* job They may de. (de w in. ii one they w ant to replace Superintendent OF Hindi irks, who * , * will i etite June -Hi Names of tile four men, selei ted from a list of IDI applicants, have not been released However, board / president Bud) Renner says that all hold superintendent's jobs in other distr n I Ton of the original loi applicants were interviewed by a three-man oupt committee headed by Bennel    to in ct illest , lanterns, camp stov cs and canoes In ait attempt to balai). <• un i ntones, (.heman w ill • Sos, its tho*, ta. tortes til tile Outings Products Group, two in Wichita, Kansas and tile one in New Braunfels on July I lf ley will reopen August I VS. ii til! have county and maintenance finn Mons, and hippiiii Vial tin management offices w ill !><• i »|>efi said I v J es Iv !«) of fie ‘»5 odd employees wall Ii. out J iork that month Axles said Coleman See! OFFMAN,page »2A Savage case prompts policy on DWI-related accidents Hendricks successor named Wednesday? By Hi BBH De LOACH Statt Willet It may seem small, but something constructive has come out of all tin controversy surrounding tin W illiam Dale Sal age case B’s not the justice oi the pc. nil prosecute! the Committee of Justice wants, hut ll was something that wasn’t being dune that should have l**en done, and now it will Im1 But what could if be Ifs a basti polk v that s been established now District Attorney Bill Sehroedei said after meeting with Peace Justice Precinct I, Harold Kruegei I-1 oui now on. the! •• w iii Im- autopsies oi del ed on all passengers wile are killed ill vehicles driven bv intoxicated individuals, as well as pedestrians who are killed by drunk drivel s From now on means no autopsies were ordered in the Savage case. involving tile deaths of Ruben Sauced# Sr , his pregnant common iii law wife and their two . hitdren On Ort JO, ail foul were struck from behind and killed by a yellow Volkswagen, driven by Savage A blood test taken from the Sam Houston private that night showed .iii al. obol level of more than twice the legal limit iii I exes Recent San Antonio television reports quoted Savage's attorney, link Woods, a* saying an autopsy on Sauced# Si would have aided iii the defeiee of Ins client However. Ho autopsies wen ordered that night, based on Judg* Krueger judgment Before this meeting, ordering an autopsy w a- left up to the JP's discretion, more oi less,” Sehroedei said And I can understand why he didn't oniei any tile night of the Sal age deal "Set*, all we ha\ e to pi ova is that til* deceased was alive Obviously. Sauieda was, and Kl uegei, based on what he saw, didn’t order an autopsy,” the See SAN AGF, Pug. I'M Annexation, rezoning head City Council agenda City Council will convene in closed session at 7 p rn Monday lo duo USS legal natter The regular open meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 th Hie agenda includes three re/omng hearings and steps toward annexation of two strips outside the New Braunfels cit) limits Developer Rudy Seidel has asked that four lots fronting on Ixop 337 Im* rezoned from C-l i lo. al businessi to M I Hight in dustry district / The Planning and Zoning Commission field a hearing May J, and recommended C-3 'heavy commercial) zoning as a compromise Auotiiei developer wants a 00 acle tract at Mu I ben > and West lurrey zoned C-3 rather than two family residential. Planners and zoners have recommended id resort comiiten ta)) zoning, winch is more restrictive than C-d Council will also hold a public hearing on Hie rezoning of seven ains in Walnut instates to R I < -ihgie-fumily residential). Tile land in question is now zoned for townhouses and zero lot-luu* homes. Tile planning and zoning commission has recommended that council grant this* request Tile governing body w ill also hear a report cm city resident Walter Flugrath s dispute with neighboring property owner Ralph ( ti ct i s Council is expected to set public hearings on the annexation of strips of land along Kruegei I-me and E M 1863 State law requires that one bearing Im* held in each of the areas to be annexed, and another at some central point within the existing t its However, tile owner of the land on 1863 lias denied the council permission to hold a hearing then*Inside 'Hie American legion will a-k permission to hold Milnor!#! pay ceremonies of Comal Cemetery Mayor I),A Stratemann Ji will also proclaim Mas 27-28 as Ruddv Poppy days ” Council mendel s will hear a I aport on the tax office budget, and on Un* Missouri Pacific Railroad crossing at Walnut Street which is sc heduled to undergo repairs on Monday Iii other action, the council will present awards to city employees with more than 20 years of public service on then i ecords DY ANNI f H YToday s Weather The weather bureau says the ram’s ver, at least for a couple of days Expect partly cloudy skies today and Monday, with variable winds m ar RI miles per flour today Today 's sunrise was to be at ti 35 a iii.So Close... I lie San Antonio Spot s were so close to a seventh game lliev could taste it. and then the shot that had to fall, didn t As a result, they were left to reflect on their season, wink* the lakers moved into tile i liampionship series for tile second straight veal Sports Pogo HASpoils Systetn ! tie political patronage system you know, "to the victor belongs the spoils" (I e., jobs) - is bad, right’' Wrong At least, that's James J. Kilpatrn k s opinion Opinions Pug* 6A BUSINf SS    5A CLASSIFIC I)    7    13B COMICS      6C ( ROSSWORD    ....... , 3A DI AH ABBY     3B DEATHS .....  2A I NII HI A1NMI NI     58 HOROSCOPE     6B KALE IDOSC ()Pl    1 48 OPINIONS      6A SPORTS      8    10A WI A I HIH     3A Wet iii id windy The wind and tin* ram it,tv) I ex.n tty been in short supply lately, as these two pictures show Friday moi nu ut s 60 mile an hour vx nub, dict a number on tin*, building at Chaparral Portable and Modular Buildings on lit 31) Left, another in. ti aud a half ot rain Saturday morning t cursed tin* Comal Rivet to flow over as well as around Clemens Dam for mum ll ot the day r W*KT, • . .. ai > hill fthtlhl ;