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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 12, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 75-w heeler cargo burns on interstate By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer A fire involving an 18-wheel truck carrying bales of cotton took four hours to put out early this morning on Interstate IO seven miles east of Seguin. The call came in at 1:31 a m and Seguin fire officials said it took until 5:30 a m. to get the fire involving 80 bales of cotton under control. The call was in the Kingsbury area, but Seguin, Kingsbury and McQueeney responded “There were at least five trucks out there,” said Captain David Youlsey of the Seguin Fire Depart ment “The thing that takes so long is that everything has to be pulled apart Haw cotton doesn’t take water as well as you might think, and there is the problem of the material smouldering a long t»me ” The fire started while driver Hay Chapa of Uvalde was traveling on th'* interstate, but he was able to pull ff onto the frontage road after he noticed smoke coming from the cotton. ‘It’s a good thing he got off the interstate we could have really had a mess trying to put it out with all the traffic and people slowing down to watch it,” Youtscy said Low-risk inmates released from lockup HUNTSVILLE I AP) - About one-fourth of the 17,000 Texas prison inmates confined in a massive lockdown were allowed to leave their cells two days after officials began the emergency effort to quell a war among rival gangs The other 12,500 inmates will remain locked in their cells indefinitely, said Charles Brown, spokesman for the Texas Department of Corrections, the nation’s second largest prison system The situation is still very tense and until we feel the climate is conducive, they won t be let out.” Brown said Some 4,500 minirnum-seeurity convicts were released Wednesday to help with various chores at the 13 units affected by the lockdown. Brown said There are some things — like providing food and laundry — that have to be done to keep the place running,” he said Prison Director O I .ane McCotter ordered the lockdown, the second in recent weeks, after four prisoners were .stabbed to death within a 24 hour period Since the lockdown begari Monday guards have confiscated 85 weapons mostly shanks made by inmates. Brown said. He said there had been no incidents of violence since Monday. ‘ It’s been pretty quiet,” Brown said “We hope it stays that way.” Some death row inmates housed at the Ellis Unit, one of the 13 facilities affected by the lockdown, complained Wt-dnesday that they are denied showers recreation periods access to legal materials and are only fed six sandwiches a day People on <ieath row had nothing to do with those killings, ’ said Troy Kunkle, 19, who was sentenced to death for the 1984 slaying of a Corpus Christi man during a robbery attempt “We know we’re not entitled to ice cream and cookies, but we have a right to stamps, showers and drinks with our food Some previous lockdowns lasted See INMATES, Page IM Inside Today's weather There is a 50 percent chance of thundershowers today, with a 20 percent chance tonight and a 40 percent chance Friday Temperatures are expected to reach the upper-80s with the low rn the low-70s Wednesday’s high was 79 and today's low was 72. Sunset will be at 7:40 p m and sunrise will be at 7:14 a m. Royal visit England’s Prince Charles will visit Texas in February as part of the Sesquicentennial celebration See Page 5A CANYON LAKE CLASSIFIED COMICS CROSSWORD DEAR ABBY DEATHS HOROSCOPE KALEIDOSCOPE OPINIONS OUTDOORS SCRAPBOOK SPORTS STOCKS WEATHER 3B 5 88 4B 5B IB 2A SB IB 4A 8A 2B 67A TOA 2A Water Watch NO 53 10/22/®-' Apoplex inc 7*3243 Comal River............ 226    cfs (up 4) Canyon inflow........192    cfs    (down    3) Canyon outflow....... 141    cfs    (down    2) Edwards Aquifer ....... 623    71    (up .12) Canyon Lake level ...... 908    05    (up .13) CISD tax rate Area hearing set tonight See Page 2A Rainy day rn v £ Pete Rose beats Ty Cobb's hitting record, see Page6A David Jara fishes Wednesday near rain-swollen Comal at the Landa Park tube shoot A dragonfly takes a drink from rain- soaked flower    usi*    kh*waiot    hehalo    z€itunu UfHVt CLARK HfHALDZFITUNG Rain Krueger urged to toss in hat By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Former U.S. Rep. Bob Krueger says he has not decided to run for U.S. District 21 representative post, but others have sought him out and asked him to run. “I have not made a single call to anyone in politics or in the media, but people have called me and asked if I would run,” Krueger said in a telephone interview. Krueger, the last Democrat to represent US. Congressional District 21, said the state party called him and two congressmen also have asked him to run, and he told them he would have to see the figures first on what kind of support ho would really have. “And they have not brought any figures back to me yet,” Krueger said. ‘‘I’d have to feel there was a ground-swell supporting my nomination to get into that race It would have to be very positive especially in this county.” Krueger, who was District 21 representative from 1975-79, said he never would have won without the large support of Comal County voters. “I took 3* of the votes in this county See KRUEGER. Pag* JOA causes few problems Between one and two inches of rain fell around the county Wednesday with only minor problems reported with traffic and utilities At the radio station, almost an 1.5 inches fell; Bulverde got one inch; about 2.1 inches fell in the FM 1863 and Krueger lane area; in the Comal area, almost two inches fell; and near FM 1865 and FM 3009, I 65 inches fell. A little more than half an inch fell along Kuehler Avenue. Most of the water managed to soak in because the rivers’ flow has not increased significantly since the rain started, officials said. Only one minor fender-bender was reported in New Braunfels, according to police; and no accidents occurred out in the county. Pedemales Electric Co-op reported that the Spring Branch area was without power for three hours Wednesday because of a downed line. The line served only some empty cabins. “Though the line that was down served only a small area, it knocked out service to a much larger area,” a spokeswoman for the utility company explained “That area is mostly ranches and the only way to find out where the trouble is to walk tile lines, so See WEATHER, Page IDA New Braunfels    Thursday September 12, 1985 25 Cents New Braunfels. Texas    Vol.    94-No. 180    4*    18    Pages-2Sections Herald Local NBU coloring contest winners named See Page 2A ;

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