Friday, September 19, 1980

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 19, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Friday lytor Communications 25 cents September Zeltung 75235 22 Pages 2 Sections USPS 377880 New Texas Utilities says revenue good From a dollars and cents August was the best month for New Braunfels Utilities in a long according to figures from the utility companys operating Utilities trustees approved that report at their regular monthly meeting yesterday Fueled by a large increase in electric the company wound up the month with a net operating revenue of The amount is more than twice the recorded in Much of the increase is due to the fact the the Utilities is finally catching up in unaccounted electric Manager Bob Sohn In the difference between the kilowatt hours sold by the Utilities and the amount bought from its Lower Colorado River Authority which is referred to as unaccounted was only Sohn In the figure was percent in July and a whopping percent in There is always some loss in tran but the main factor in the percent unnacounted figure is usage between the Utilties billing cycle on the Inside 14A 9A 15th of each month and the arrival of the LCRA bill on the Sohn If the usage between these two dates is extremely heavy as it was in the Utilities doesnt collect the revenue from this usage until the next billing although it is still reflected in the LCRA As a the unnaccounted often peaks early in the summer and begins to drop Sohn had explained Due to this and also due to an increase in electric net electric revenue nearly tripled from Net electric revenue last month was compared to the previous Water also showed an increase in net operating but sewer continued in the negative The August water figure was the sewer a minus The water loss figure was per which is about even with July percent and a substantial improvement over the percent figure recorded in Sohn said his crews had discovered and repaired three water line leaks while doing work which had helped reduce that figure Water use continues to be which throws the budget for water pumping out of Sohn This figure will get back within budget in cooler he Sohn was at a loss to explain negative water and sewer figures for the 198061 budgetr water was budgeted for a net operating revenue of minus for while sewer was budgeted for a minus He assured the board he hadnt budgeted a deficit for the two depart ments for the entire and said he planned to refigure the totals to see how they were Jackson shooting apparent accident By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer No foul play is suspected by officials in the apparent shooting death of Fischer resident McDerwood Jackson last Jackson was found dead in his pickup truck with the motor still running by area property owner Scheel in Glen Mare subdivision near Potters Creek According to Sheriffs Department spokesman Gilbert of Star Box had apparently been bird hunting earlier in the It appears he bled to death after sustaining a gunshot wound to the left which apparently severed a major Villarreal said an empty casing was found in the leading him to believe he had loaded the gun and was trying to put it on the seat beside him when it The truck was headed out of the and it appeared Jackson lost control of the which ran off the road and was finally stopped by tree When found at about 10 the headlights were not but the truck was still which causes authorities to think the accident happened before Canyon Lake emergency medical services spokesman Vernon Till said the call was received at and an ambulance was but Jackson was dead when it He was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Carroll Matheny and was taken to Doeppenschmidt Funeral Arrangements are Storage tower A new water storage tank is being erected near Kerlick Lane with a volume capability of Clockwise from a birds eye view of the tower 100 feet above Loop A welder draws a bead on a metal New Braunfels Utilities inspector Carlton Soechting left and Ronnie erection foreman for Caldwell view the Missile silo explodes 22 maintenance workers injured in Arkansas accident AP A fiery explosion that lit the night sky like daylight rocked an un derground Titan II missile silo injuring at least 22 maintenance the Air Force Pentagon sources said a nuclear warhead was atop the but said there was no evidence the weapon was damaged or that any radiation Authorities evacuated an area that stretched 10 miles north of the silo and five miles on either routing about people mostly in the tiny towns of Bee Branch and But by late people were being allowed back except within a mile of the ac cording to the Strategic Air Teams from the Department of Energy and the state health department were sent to the site about 50 miles north of Little Rock to check radiation Bill said the Air Force told his office there was no evidence of a plutonium the warhead is intact and the warhead is in the hands of Air Force Tom a public information officer at SAC headquarters in said his latest information was that 22 people were 18 of them seriously enough to be Sources at the Pentagon said the missile con tained a single nuclear that it was not damaged and that no radiation was Bill Clinton said Air Force officials told him that no nuclear explosion had occurred and that none could have occurred in the silo housing the 103footlong intercontinental ballistic missile which is capable of delivering this nations largest hydrogen bomb to a target miles Lew Lambert at SAC headquarters said the explosion scattered debris around the surrounding area and that Arkansas officials reported some foliage caught By mid he the fire had It was not immediately known whether the missile itself or only fuel The covered by concrete was just a big rubble inside after the Clinton The explosion occurred as a maintenance crew tried to neutralize a fuel leak in the firststage of the said SAC spokesman Richard It was the second accident this week involving sophisticated Air Force Armed robbery suspect arrested A man suspected of being involved in two holdups here last night was arrested by San Marcos law en forcement officers after trying to hide a gun under his New Braunfels police detectives said the man is suspected of obtaining money at gunpoint from the Gourmet Inn on IH35 at approximately using a nickelplaced Police had responded to an at tempted aggravated robbery call at the Hill Country Inn on Highway 81 10 minutes A masked man en tered the lobby of the and threatened the clerk with a police adding that the clerk distracted tiie man and discouraged The clerk at the Gourmet Inn described the robber as a 170pound Hispanic with a mask over his police New Braunfels detectives said while troopers from San Marcos were traveling to New Braunfels they saw man standing beside a car stopped at the side of the Upon inspecting the car they saw a mask and bills scattered on the front police adding when the troopers spoke to they noticed him trying to hide a gun under the tire of the The troopers took the man to San Marcos for and upon in vestigation discovered that the gun had been stolen from a San Marcos store last