New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 20, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Soggy West Texas
LUBBOCK (AP) — Sheet* of rain inundated Lubbock for a second day, forcing the evacuation of a nursing home, closing streets and area roads, and stalling numerous cars.
Weather officials said the rains would continue today, and portions of West Texas, South Texas and North Central Texas were under flash flood advisories.
The storm dumped 5.85 inches of rain on Lubbock for the 24 hours that ended at 7:17 p.m. Wednesday, the most precipitation the West Texas city has ever received in a 24-hour period. The previous record was 5.7 inches on June 7,1967.
“I don’t know if it means anything, but the animals are coming down in pairs,” the Lubbock Avalanche-Joumal quoted a city policeman.
Another Lubbock policeman reported seeing teen-agers in a four-wheel-drive
vehicle towing friends down usually busy Quaker Avenue on water skis.
“We are receiving reports of lakes overflowing their banks, of water in some residences, and of many stalled cars,” a meteorologist at Lubbock’s weather station said.
City officials ordered city buses and ambulances to Lakeside Nursing Home, at 24th Street and Quaker, to evacuate its 90 residents after the rains caused a lake in Maxey Park on Lubbock’s west side to spill over its banks.
Bedfast patients were taken to a hospital; others were transferred for the time being to another nursing home.
St. Mary’s Hospital, just northwest of the flooded city park, was on higher ground, but still was hit by flooding in its basement.
A sewage pumping station nearby was
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severely taxed by flooding conditions, and it became necessary to pump raw sewage into the Maxey Park lake, city officials said. That compounded the nursing home's dilemma, since the same water would be seeping into the facility later.
Light rain was still falling early today in Lubbock. At midnight, the city had received 6.44 inches since the rains began, and the prospect of more rain today was IOO percent, the National Weather Service said.
Moisture associated with remnants of Hurricane Tico, a Pacific storm that hit the northwestern Mexican coast on Wednesday, was streaming over the Mexican mountains toward Texas early today and expected to cause heavier storm activity.
Lubbock was the hub of an 11-county area that was under flash flood warning Wednesday night and into today.
At Ralls, 28 miles east of Iuubbock, the town's water main broke about 6 a.m. Wednesday, leaving the community without water for ll hours, said local newspaper publisher A E. Richards.
“It's rained hard a1) day, and it rained all night before that. It started yesterday afternoon, and the farmers are sure screaming. It’s going to ruin their cotton crop,” Richards added.
Some cotton farmers west of I Lubbock were hit by a hailstorm on Monday. The heavy rains that began on Tuesday halted cotton harvesting operations that were just hitting full Ult.
Much of the rest of West Texas was under a flash flood watch. Odessa and Midland each reported more than 4 inches of rain and Big
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Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 80 degrees and a 70 percent chance of thundershowers Gusty southeast winds will shift to the northwest sometime during the day, blowing at 15-20 miles per hour. Temperatures will be slightly cooler. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of rain and winds from the north-northwest at 10-15 mph. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a 20 percent chance of rain and northwest winds near 15 mph Sunset today will be at 6:56 p.m., and sunrise Friday at 7:36 a m
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New Braunfels, Texes
Vol. 92 - No. 209Appraisal refund due CISD?
Repeat offender indicted by panel
By DY ANNE FRY Staff writer
The Comal ISD already has all the votes ifs entitled to in the directors’ election for the Comal County Appraisal District.
If current directors want to correct a discrepancy between ClSD's share of the vote and CISD's share of the annual budget, they'll have to give the school district some of its money back.
That's the revised opinion of the State Property Tax Board’s legal counsel. But Comal County directors will have to decide whether to give CISD a refund or not. The state board can’t make them do it.
"Technically, they can’t give them more votes, because the county clerk has calculated the percentages correctly,” said Debbie Wheeler, one of the state board's legal advisors.
She went on to say that percentage shares of the appraisal district's 1963 budget are “not exactly fair,” though she concedes they are as correct as chief appraiser Glenn Brucks could make them, given the data he had on hand at the time.
Each government served by the appraisal district pays a share baaed on its tax levy for the previous year. When it comes time to elect a board of directors, the voting privileges are divided up the same way.
County Clerk Rosie Bosenbury knew what everyone’s 1982 tax levy was when she sent out the election data this past summer. When the 1963 budget went into effect in January, the Qty of New Braunfels and New Braunfels ISD hadn't yet set their tax rate on the 1962 roll. So Brucks figured their shares according to what they levied in 1961.
“Which is the only thing he could do, really,” Wheeler said. But New
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Reagan—missiles will be deployed
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Reagan, standing firm in two key foreign policy areas, says the United States will “deploy on schedule" its modernized nuclear missiles in Europe, and that if Syria thinks it can wear him down by delaying peace talks in Lebanon, “they’re going to be disappointed.”
Reagan, calling Syria “a roadblock" to peace in Lebanon, said at a news conference Wednesday night the 1,600 Marines deployed in a multinational peacekeeping force will
remain "as long as there's a possibility of making the overall peace plan work.”
“We have made great progress there," he said.
The president said that the United States was trying to make the Marines' positions on low ground near the Beirut international airport safer. Seven have been killed, including two hit by sniper fire since Fnday.
“I know Ute Syrians are dragging their feet" in lebanon, Reagan said, adding that about 7,000 Soviet ad
visers and technicians in Syria “are contributing to the disorder and the trouble.”
But, he said, “if they're doing it with the idea of wearing me down, they’re going to be disappointed ”
The president said the Sov iets were conducting “a great propaganda effort” rn Europe to “persuade our allies to turn back and not ask us for the deployment of intermediate-rangc weapons “
“Well, we’re going to deploy, and deploy on schedule,” Reagan
declared. “And once they see we're going to do that" and not disarm, “I think they’re going to see that the best thing for them is to negotiate with us and in good faith.”
Under a 1979 NATO plan, the United States is sc heduled to deploy the first of 572 Pershing 2 and land-based cruise missiles in Western Europe' in December, unless U S -Soviet anus talks produce an agreement on controlling medium-range weapons Reagan said the Soviets "may do some things, they may try, as has
been rumored, (to) walk out and things of that kind But we'll just wait at the table, and I think they'll comr back ”
Tile president said he hoped that an agreement could be reached by the end of his current U*rm, 16 months from today.
During the nationally broadcast news conference. Reagan gave no hint about whether he will seek a second term A re-election committer was
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released from TIX" on July 15,1983 In all. the Grand Jury indicted 14 individuals Wednesday. Kenneth James (Xfineer of 5234 Cha roll as. San Antonio, Fidentio Pineda of 8109 I longrun. Austin, and Ralph Douglas Riley of 5959 Pinemount No. 269, Houston, were each indicted for Driving While Intoxicated — subsequent offense Three other individuals were indicted for welfare fraud, but have not been arrested yet The in iiclments are part of the Texas Department of Human Resources recent crackdown on welfare fraud, spearheaded by local investigator Cliff Hunt.
John Edward Mann of Route I, Box 1505, Wetmore, was indicted for burglary of a habitation, and for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. while Julie Strtd Thompson of 760 t oma I was indicted on two counts of forgery
Oilier indictments were Miguel Morales of 293 W\ Austin, burglary of a motor vehicle: Richard Dodson Muikey of 136 S West End,
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By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
A Solms man convicted of rape in 1980 was indicted for sexual assault by the Comal County Grand Jury Wednesday.
The charge against Abel Campos Gonzales stemmed from an Oct 2 incident near a roadside cemetery two miles south of Solms
The suspect drove his alleged victim, a 26-year-old New Braunfels woman, home from a party. Two other party guests also accepted a ride from Gonzales, and were dropped off first. The victim tried to jump out of the car when she realized Gonzales had turned onto a dead end road But the driver slammed the door on her leg, Sheriff’s Investigator Rudy Rubio said.
Court records indicate Gonzales was convicted of rape on Dec . 16,198U. in 207th District Court in Comal County. He was sent to the Texas Department of Corrections to serve a sentence of not less than two or more than six years. His parole was reviewed on Oft 29, 1962. and lie wasA day at the circus
Shriner Dick Arnweine describes circus acts to local handicapped youngsters who are about to board a bus to San Antonio to see those acts in person. Students from Bulverde and Frazier
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elementary schools. Goodwin Primary and Canyon Middle School received tickets for the circus donated by the Shiners. Over 30 children made the trip to see the circus Wednesday
WASHINGTON (AP) Hole at a glance <ne highlights I tom Resident Reagan a nationally televised news conference Wednesday night
MIDDLE EAST Reagan said American forces will remain rn Lebanon as long es there s a chance that peace can be restored there He said lie will do everything ha can to persuade Syria to quit being a roadblock rn this process '
He put Iran on notice that any attempt to close the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, would have severe lepen usstoris Iran has threatened such action if Iraq attacks Iranian oil facilities
KINO HOLIDAY: Reagan said he would sign a bill, which cleared the Senate 78 22 earlier rn the day, to make a legal federal hotltdev honoring Dr Martin Luther King Jr., the civil right* leader assassinated on April 4, 1966 King would be the first American so honored since George Washington
RE ELECTION PLANS He said la would announce his decision about running for re-election later, "down the road. someday before my birthday (Fab 6). though legacy, be already ie • candidate since hie authorization of a campaign on Monday
ARAM CONTROL; The president said he hopes very much that an arms control agreement win be reached before his first term ends When the United States goes through with Ha plan to deploy cruras
mediumrange nuclear missiles rn Europe. Reagan said. the Soviets may try to walk out of the Geneva talks But in that event ‘ we will lust wait at the table and I think they will come beck '*
NICARAGUA He declined to com ment dir ac tty on the covert use of American resources to back the guerrillas who are trying to bring down the leftist government of Nicaragua but he did not deny that such a role exists He said covert actions have been a legitimate respon sibitity of government tor years and sometimes a overnment can't tell its own people about them
INTERIOR SECRETARY Reagan called William P Clark, who ha last week appointed secretary of interior, qualified tor the (Ob because he is an "able and fine administrator and manager" Ha said Dark, who has been his national security adviser, has personal knowledge and interest in th* subteens which (ak under the inter 101 secretary's responsibilities
IMMIGRATION Ha said he wants to
Sign immigration reform legislation as soon as possible “This country has lost control of its borders. " he said
6PACK DEFENSE Th* president said
no plans have been presented to him yet for an outer space defense system, but that hie prop peel for such a system ie being studied He sard he asked tor “a defensive weapon that can make offensive weapons obsolete 'Inside
So Long. Pete
Pete Rose. who is only 203 hits away from becoming baseball's all-time hits leader, was given his unconditional release by the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday. Rose didn’t mind too much, since the 42-year-old veteran wasn’t playing every day for the Ptullies. Sports. Page 6A.
School officials not worried about tougher UIL rules
By DEBBIE DoLOACH and DORIAN MARTIN Staff writers
I iQr-i n r Comal ISD Supt. Edgar Willhelm and Nee
UOrL Maiaers Braunfels ISD Supt. Charles Bradberry didn’t shoe
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may sign with the United States Football league s
Nee Jersey Generals, if a deal being t n.gnu t1 rd by ^ they seemed supportive of the idea. agent Howard , las r goes 1roug.iporfp.Pp9d ^ University interscholastic League (UIL)
RA- member schools approve recommendations
proposed Monday by the UIL legislative council, King Holiday students would have to have passing grades in four
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Martin Luther King Jr.’. birthday a national participate in estracumcular activities - including
holiday. The signing came after Ii years of effort by sports.
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gR passing in all of them to participate.”
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COMICS ...........................JA football team,” Supt Bradberry said, adding many
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HOROSCOPE ...............** The UIL legislative council also recommended
OPINIONS..........................school member approval of a rule barring a student
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STOCKS............................RA a class he or she was failing
TV LISTINGS........................RA Supt. Willhelm wholeheartedly agreed with that,
WEATHER..........................RA while Bradberry said New Braunfels LSO was
“I’m all for that (passing in four classes)/’ Willhelm said. “Personally, I think they should be passing in all of them to participate.”
‘ supportive of these higher grade standards"
The council also recommended curtailing junior high school sports Neither local school district has a sixth grade football team "So we’re already in compliance with that one,” Willhelm said
“We believe in athletics and extra-curricular activities The people need lo tell us what they want, and schools can respond We always have,” Willhelm added, making a comparison between academic emphasis and social climate
"Like when the space exploration came in, science was emphasized In the 60 s, it was social problems Now it's back to basics, and we can respond if the people give us some time,'' he said Several of the UIL council's recommendations ware aimed at keeping lost class time at a minimum The recommendations are part of UIL Director Bailey Marshall’s package of reforms.