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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 22, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Friday Communications 25 cents August Tx 752135 HeraldZcituno 89 46 54 Pages 3 Sections USPS 377880 New Texas Water rights City has an opportunity Water rights are hard to and to keep you gotta Thats what attorney Charles who has done a great deal of research on the sub told Utilities trustees Water rights hearings were held two years and last the Texas Department of Water Resources granted the Utilities the use of five acrefeet of water per year from the Guadalupe Five acrefeet a year equals about gallons of The Utilities is currently pumping as many as gallons a General Manager Bob Sohn Wed use five acrefeet in 30 he But the amount isnt as Blackley The fact that the Utilities was granted water rights is whats he Its much easier to have water rights in creased than it is to get them in the first he That sounds like we got nothing at but its a foot in the door Blackley But while acquiring water rights is a valuable foot in the the flip side of the coin is that you have to use Blackley and trustee Bill Richter Taking water out of the Guadalupe means building a water treatment plant below the Comal and Guadalupe confluence of the Richter It wouldnt be costeffective to build a plant to treat fiveacre Sohn Blackley said the plant could also be used to treat water from the He said the Utilities has the right to divert acre feet a year and to consume approximately 5 500 from the Since the Comal increases the flow of the the Comal water could also be delivered at a treatment plant on the Guadalupe downstream from the confluence of the two he Although the Utilities has other water the Guadalupe is the boards primary since it may someday be a possible surface water source to supplement water from the Edwards board chairman Herb Schneider This years adjudication of water rights is a first in Texas Blackley Project labeled expensive By ROBERTJOHNSON Staff writer It would cost an estimated per provide sewer service to the 26 houses in the upper portion of Jentsch Acres consultant Sam McKenzie told New Braunfels Utilities trustees And the Utilities doesnt have the money to do the entire he ad most of the homes could be served at a lower though still ex pensive McKenzie Trustees took no action on the as General Manager Bob Sohn indicated he wanted to bring a proposal to the board at next months The matter was broughtupby Mayor Pro Tern Barbara Tieken at the July 28 City Council Noting the sub division had been in the city for six she asked Sohn about plans for extending service into the upper after a lengthy report on the history of water and sewer plans for the McKenzie pointed to the estimates and Its economically unfeasible to consider this for those few The rocky ground of the upper portion is the reason sewer installation would be so he Construction on sewer lines into the lower portion of the subdivision along CedarElm Street has been McKenzie That portion will serve 28 A total of million from the recent bond sale has been allocated for sewer Of that has been earmarked as the Utilities share of expansion of the Kuehler Avenue sewer which will be built partly with federal grant McKenzie Five other projects currently on the drawing board would cost an estimated eating up the remaining bond he Those projects include extension of sewer service to the site of the new fire See Page 12A Sam McKenzie outlines Jentsch Acres sewer plans Utilities board tables action on pension plan New Braunfels Utilities employees have been carrying the majority of the burden of the companys pension consultant Carl Duncan said To provide information on which a revision of the plan could be Duncan offered to perform a study on a sample group of five to six Utilities employees for a to trustees tabled action on the item after trustee Bill Richter said he preferred to see that study done in who heads the San Antonio firm of Duncan and said the original pension plan was begun with a modest benefit program because of the large number of older The average age has decreased since but the contributions have remained at the original level or he Indicating the contributions were Inside REAL TAKING VACATION pages ranging around to per he said the Utilities cost to provide pension benefits was around Were putting in more than whats probably he Youre asking the employee to pay the biggest part of the and thats a little He said original discussion centered around improving benefits without increasing the Since that discussion has evolved into providing even more benefits at an extra Duncan The important factor is deciding what kind of income level the Utilities wants to he Its a complex It requires a good deal of trustees felt they wanted a shot at doing that groundwork No consumer price rise reported in July WASHINGTON AP Overall consumer prices did not rise at all in the first time that has happened in more than 13 the government said The sharp improvement was due almost exclusively to a rapid decline in homefinancing Excluding mortgage costs and housing consumer prices last month increased led by a percent boost in the food and beverage the Labor Department For the first seven months of this inflation at the consumer level has accelerated at a percent compound the department Julys stable rate followed a 1 percent jump in but private economists predicted that last months increase in food and beverage costs is only the beginning of a dramatic rise in this The Labor Department reported last week that wholesale prices rose percent in while food prices at this level jumped about 9 It usually takes a month or two for food prices at the producer stage to work their way to the consumer The 1 percent difference in the Con sumer Price Index between June and July was almost said Labor Department economist Patrick Not since March 1967 has the CPI remained and the index has not declined since August he Before consumer prices had risen atleast percent 18 straight The CPI in July stood at before seasonal That means that goods and services that cost in the 1967 base period cost last The index was percent higher last month than in July The Labor Department reported that Housing costs dropped after rising percent and percent in May and The reversal was due to a plunge in mortgage interest rates and a decline in housing Food and beverage after going up only percent in May and June accelerated by percent last Prices at grocery stores increased after rising only percent during the first six months of this Prices for pork and poultry shot up following three months1 of vegetables and dairy products also registered substantial Restaurant foods at other than grocery outlets and including rose a combined percent in Youth dies of injuries despite efforts of EMS By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer Emergency medical personnel here revived a local 17 yearold whose heart stopped on the way to San Antonios Methodist Hospital Despite the lifesaving Tim died hours later of head and multiple hospital reports A car struck Jennings in the southbound lane of IH35 about while he was crossing the highway on He suffered cardiac arrest in the city ambulance taking him to San Antonio after a stop at McKenna Memorial Ambulance attendants Kent Howard and Mark Bryan used artificial respiration to keep him alive before Emergency help leaving then used cardiopulmonary resuscitation to restart his We were breathing for him when we left Howard said in an interview at Central Fire His heart stopped en We worked on him ap proximately 40 minutes and continued CPR after we got to Methodist We kept it up until the doctors and nurses shot him full of drugs and stabilized Howard son of David and Beulah 380 Napoleon died at in the Surgical and In tensive Care Unit of Methodist He suffered a compound fracture of the lower right a possible skull fracture and Howard The driver of the Bert Gerard Miller of stopped to police reports Jennings was struck in the fast lane of the Its in a days work Life and death situations are almost routine for the citys Emergency Medical Service EMS technician Kent Howard sat at a table playing cards in the Central Fire Station dispatchers office late Thursday and talked about his near the beginning of his 24hour he and Mark Bryan saved the life of an injured man by reviving his heartbeat while John Williams drove their ambulance to a San Antonio This past week weve had a lot of trauma Two one leg and one and now Howard Not every trip to San Antonio is One of the cases Howard a La Porte man who lost his left leg in a motorcycle accident here died en route to Santa Rosa Medical And speaking at 7 oclock in the could not know the boy whose life he helped save that morning would die at Methodist Hospital three hours McKenna Memorial Hospital doesnt have the like trauma cases On a run to San we try to have two attendants and a he Howard said evacuation by MAST helicopter is generally reserved for infant cases because the am bulance is often just as Theyre and they have to cut all the red tape before they can Once they get going its a 15 rninute hop from here to the We can get there in 45 Howard Williams said patient transfer to a and other delays could extend a helicopters transit time to 30 By that time we could have them to their Williams Weve already got them on a If the hospital was 50 or 60 miles itd be Infant care is the helicopters strong They can get a portable incubator for the infant and they can pick up a prenatal nurse at Santa Rosa on their way up Theres no way we could come close to Williams The choppers can be here in 15 minutes if the weathers If we have two out of three ambulances or if the hospital is in a busy part of the city at rush choppers are But when we have the time and the theyve found out we can do it as fast as they
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