New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 1, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Sunday, September I, 1991
Canyon Lake outflow 159 cfs (down 20)
Canyon Lake inflow.........................71 cfs (same)
Canyon Lake level....................902.77 feet (same)
(Additional figures unavailable Saturday)
South Texas forecasts
TODAY-MOND A Y: Partly cloudy to occasionally cloudy through Monday with scattered showers or thunderstorms, brief locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs Sunday and Monday 80s and 90s, IOO to 105 Rio Grande plains. Lows Sunday night 60s Hill Country to near 80 coast, 70s elsewhere.
TUESDAY -THURSDAY: Hill Country and South Central Texas, partly cloudy with scattered after
noon and evening thunderstorms, decreasing on Thursday. Lows in the 70s. Highs in the 90s. Texas Coastal Bend, partly cloudy with scattered daytime thunderstorms. Lows near 80 coast to 70s inland. Highs near 90 coast to the 90s inland. Lower Texas Rio Grande Valley and plains, partly cloudy with scattered daytime thunderstorms. Lows near 80 coast to 70s inland. Highs near 90 coast to near IOO inland. Southeast Texas and the upper Texas coast, partly cloudy with thunderstorms.Rain spurs multiple-car mishaps
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doing better. I'm not going to fault Paul for that. If he can get a better job in a bigger city, I would say go for it,” Kraft said. “I would say it was the way that it was handled that shocked me so.”
Brandt said Grohman, who informed him of the resumes shortly before the media stories, has done a good job, although they have sometimes disagreed.
“It wasn’t such a shock to me because being as young as he is, I knew that something like this eventually would come up,” Brandt said. “That’s something that every city council is faced with, not only New Braunfels. When they get a manager, they know it’s probably not a lifetime-type job. It’s rare cases where you fund that.”
Seidel said he understands that Grohman is young and ambitious and might move a higher paying job, but was surprised to first hear the news on the radio.
“I wish he would have told us he was looking. It would have made all of us feel better, but I can’t hold it against him,” Seidel said. “But I think he’s enough of a professional that he will stay on his toes here and work with us until he does find something else.”
Seidel said he thinks Grohman has done a good job in some respects, but not in others.
“And I don’t think he’ll be happy here, being that he’s looking for bigger and better things. I don’t think he’ll be happy here in the long run,” Seidel said.
Arnold said he has no complaints about the way Grohman runs the city, but would have liked the resume situation to have been handled differently. Grohman apparently tried unsuccessfully to contact him the day the newspaper story was to come out, Brandt said.
“I don’t mind him sending out these
NBISD talks set
The New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees will hold a hearing regarding salary increases as well as its monthly workshop Tuesday at the Education Center.
The hearing will begin at 6 p.m. with an executive session to follow. The workshop will begin with the monthly open forum where patrons can address the board on any nonagenda item.
The board passed the budget for the 1991-92 school year with the provision that a hearing/workshop would be held with teacher representatives to decide the question of pay raises.
resumes, but he just should have told us first so we wouldn’t have been caught by surprise,” he said.
Fraser said he doesn’t condemn Grohman’s decision to send out the resumes, but thinks it would have been appropriate to tell the council beforehand.
“At every stage of our lives we’re looking for new horizons and ways to better ourselves, and Mr. Grohman obviously is looking for a job with more money,” Fraser said.
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A brief rain shower contributed to two related motor vehicle accidents which occurred around 3 pjn. Saturday on Loop 337. The chain-reactions mishaps near River Acres involved a total of seven vehicles, said Officer Martin Mayer $f the New Braunfels Police Department.
A Renault Encore driven by Antileft Page Price, 17, of Canyon Lake collided with the back of a Buick Regal, pushing it into a 1979 Buick Park Avenue which then hit a 1989 Honda Accord, Mayer said.
Drivers of the other vehicles were all New Braunfels residents, he said.
“That real quick shower started a real mess,” Mayer said.
EMS personnel at the scene reported that Price, believed to be a student at Smithson Valley High School, was not wearing a seat belt and received injuries to her face and teeth. She was transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital and was later transferred to St. Luke’s Hospital in San Antonio.
“The driver of the first vehicle was distracted by the accident up ahead and apparently didn’t pay attention to the car in front,” he said.
“The only citation issued at the scene was for no insurance to the driver of the first Buick,” Mayer said. “Other citations may follow for failure to control speed in road conditions.”
The other accident just ahead on Loop 337 involved a similar incident
Damage to a Renault Encore driven by Andrea Page Price, 17, of Canyon Lake is visible after a chain-reaction collission on a rain-slick Loop 337 Saturday. The teen-ager was hospitalized. (Photo by Robert Stewart)
where three vehicles rear-ended each other.
“I tried to stop, but slid,” said a Refugio man driving a GMC Jimmy. “I tinned my wheels to go into the
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neck when melting tar from asphalt shingles dripped on him, he said. Roberts and Kelly Metz of the Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department were the first firefighters on
“It (the house) was pretty much fully involved when we got here,” Roberts said. “We saw the cats and dog fly out and we heard three or four explosions as the structure
Units from Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, Spring Branch, Wimberley and the Comal County Emergency Communications Club responded to the fire with a total of four tankers, three pumpers and four brush-fire trucks.
Early arrivers at the scene who pitched in with shovels, wet tow sack s and “fire-beaters or flappers” (broom handles with rubber flaps for beating brush) to try to stop the spread of the brush fire included: Robert Wright and Anthony Lorch, Gardendale Volunteer Firefighters (Bexar County) who were driving near Potter’s Creek and saw the smoke; Mike Curtis ami Lawrence Malek of the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative; Harvey and Wyvon-ne Pantermuehl, neighbors living on Highway 306; and Linda Gonzales.
“When I got there flames were just coming out of the middle (of the house),” Curtis said. “(The firefighters) were worried about the house instead of the grass fire.
They could have had it out in five minutes before it spread.”
Comal County Sheriff’s Deputies Rick Cardenas and Rick Poindexter were the first law enforcement personnel at the scene.
Firefighters contained the grass fire in about two hours but continued monitoring flare-ups throughout the afternoon. The initial fire burned about 30 acres but a rekindling later in the afternoon, for which many units were recalled to the scene, enlarged the bum area to about IOO acres, officials said.
A Canyon Lake emergency medical technician was successfully treated for symptoms of faintness, thought to be hypoglycemia, at the fire scene. A New Braunfels Fire Department paramedic administered intravenous sugar solution to stabilize the patient. All New Braunfels firefighters are trained as paramedics.
“We built this house ourself and were just in the process of adding some brick to it,” Nina Bueche said. “We’ve been building it for quite some time.”
Chickens and guineas in pens behind the residence survived the blaze, but ducks that had been around the house were gone, Bueche said.
The house, which had a “for sale” sign posted in the front yard, was covered by fire insurance, Mrs. Buechc said.
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Comal Garden Club will meet at 9:15 a jn. Thursday in the home of Jeanne Scrivens, 499 W. Edgewater. The program on "Design Mechanics” will be presented by Claire Johnston of Bolden. She is a master of the Judges Council, a flower show school instructor and president of the Hill Country Garden Council in Kerrville.
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A Chevrolet Suburban and a Mercury Topaz were the other vehicles involved in the accident with the GMC Jimmy.
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