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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 3, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Tex a a Sohn dislikes fuel charge vote 1 rS 75 1 5 Inside By DEBBIE DoLOACH Staff writer The Public Utilities Commissions Wednesday ruling to abolish the automatic passthrough fuel adjustment clause will have an but definite effect on New Braunfels Utilities As a municipal power bur governing body is the City It sets and approves our Utilities Manager Bob Sohn said the ruling will affect the Lower Colorado River and we buy our power from The PUC voted 30 Wednesday to replace the automatic fuel adjustment clause with a new which will require electric companies to come to the commission in April and estimate fuel costs one year in The new system still allows for adjustments if fuel charges change in the form of surcharges andor the big difference with the new those adjustments would also have to be approved by the What changes this ruling will cause in LCRAs billing I dont know Sohn But whatever they do to will affect and in our After the ruling PUC Chairman Moak Rollins stated Texans will still pay fuel Sohn adding The bills wont That fuel adjustment charge is still going to be This provision is going to serve to drive fuel costs back into Fuel costs will be secret Even if companies have to go to the PUC for ap theyre going to have the escalation factor built Sohn For or all 12 theyll be they will make it up but for a people will be paying not The fuel adjustment charge became a major statewide issue during Mark Whites 1982 White and other critics complained the companies were taking advantage of the fuel ad justment charge and possibly making a profit through Another argument against the fuel adjustment charge was the cost was calculated at the end of the and customers didnt know how much until they got their What I think got everybody hacked and stimulated this purge of the fuel adjustment was a situation in Houston Houston Enterprises is a subsidiary of Houston Lighting and The subsidiary was selling gas to its parent company at See Page 16 Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for increasing cloudiness cloudy and cold tonight and continued cloudy and cool Winds will be from the northeast at 510 mph then easterly at 1015 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Friday will be at There is a 70 percent chance of light rain and the same percentage chance of rain or drizzle Lebanon Showdown In the most serious confrontation to date between Israeli troops oc cupying Lebanon and peacekeeping forces stationed a Marine officer drew and loaded his pistol while keeping three Israeli tanks from entering territory near See Page TV 3 New Braunfels New Texas 92 24 Zeituno 16 Pages THURSDAY February 25 cents USPS 377880 Price tag worries Kuempel By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer State Edmund Kuempel R Seguin thinks Governor Mark White has got some pretty good ideas for improving But the freshman representative whose 46th District encompasses Guadalupe and Kendall Counties is skeptical of all of Whites proposals can be I have a deep concern as to where the money will come Kuempel reflecting on Whites State of the State He White is trying to start off on the right foot and lay the groundwork for his ad ministration and But I still have questions as to where well state get the Kuempel wholeheartedly agreed with the new Democratic governor that the state finances are in ex cellent He White inherited a sound state from Governor said The freshman representative is also anxious to begin work on Whites which he says will be make it the state budget come out balanced without passing any new Itd be much easier to raise taxes than to cut the state we need to learn to live within our The state legislature to look at each department in the budget and make each one stand on its own merit before approving funding he On the subject of Kuempel will have firsthand information since he has been named to the House Ways and Means which deals specificially with tax and revenue See Page 16 Trucker strike starts to hurt Staff photo by John Senter Trucks head up IH 35 north of New Braunfels of their independent brethren have parked their rigs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Milwaukee brewery cut back operations and California growers warned that Valentine Day roses might wither because of the nation wide strike by independent whose working counterparts demanded federal protection from arsonists and Officials reported more than 300 trucks have been one driver slain and 27 people injured in violence stemming from the shut which was called by the In dependent Truckers Association on Monday to protest higher fuel taxes and Food shipments to some Eastern cities were curtailed and sbrrie produce prices Bennett president of American Trucking sent a letter to Attorney General William French demanding the Justice Department and the FBI play a greater role in fighting the widespread bloodshed and in Theres an absolute need for strong federal Federal law enforcement officials must make their intentions known and their presence he attorneys across the country have been told to be on the alert for any violations of federal said Justice Department spokesman John who said he was not aware of Whitlocks Florida offered Highway Patrol protection to truckers if more requests are received and if truckers can organize convoys of 15 to 25 And Alabama said Wed nesday it would use state liquor revenue agents and game wardens to help state troopers patrol the highways during the It looks like war out said Chief Deputy Edmory Rush in Colleton who urged See Page 16 Gunman kills 3 at Kerrville restaurant KERRVILLE AP Patrons in a crowded restaurant hid under tables as a man with a shotgun opened fire on his exwife and her killing three people and wounding another before turning the gun on police Ronald of in critical condition today after un dergoing surgery at Peterson Memorial Hospital for a selfinflicted shotgun wound to his said nursing supervisor Cleo It was a family squabble with his said Peace Justice Betty Burney of Center We dont know if they had any recent Kerrville police Harvey said three counts of murder and one count of either aggravated assault or at tempted murder would be filed with District Attorney Ronald Sutton in Junction Thursday for presentation before a grand jury Acapulco Restaurant manager Joe Hernandez described the scene in his 178seat establishment as This fellow came in looking for his exwife and he saw her with a boyfriend and the boyfriends father and two They were sitting Then he went back to his got his shotgun and came back in and shot Hernandez We all hollered to hit the floor and everybody hit the he It was bedlam Everyone was in a panic The victims were identified by Police Chief Scott Evans as Phyllis Ernest Robert Hneidy and Ernest Robert Hneidy The Hneidys operated Warehouse Sales in he Hernandez said the gunman walked directly to Youngs where the two children also were He went right at They didnt have time to do said Then he loaded his shotgun and shot himself in the The two children sitting at the table were not Harvey I dont know how by the grace of They were sitting at the same he said the man told him he was looking for his exwife when he first entered the Police Detective Lonnie Agold said the restaurant was quite full at the The three people were just sitting down eating when he opened police officer Dolan Barnes Young was a general contractor who recently had Harvey Hospitalized in fair condition was Robert of Harvey said Smith was shot in the side by ricocheting I dont know why he did Harvey He said investigators would talk to Young as soon as he was physically In the police were taking written statements from some of the 40 to 50 people who were in the restaurant during the Learning about kids Child development seminar Saturday The newlyformed Comal County Council of Early Childhood Educators is sponsoring its first big event this Its an allday inservice with seminars scheduled on topics ranging from infant care to kindergarten Bonnie a professor of early childhood education at Texas Lutheran will give the keynote speech at 9 Registration will open at at the Lone Star School on Hidalgo We have 51 which I think is just great for a first said Maggie director of Maggies Garden for Children on Eikel Those 51 people represent approximately 15 dif ferent preschools and day care Lone Star kindergarten teachers will do a demonstration on minimum standards for Instructors from New Braunfels Christian Academy will also do a Day care workers attending the workshop will receive seven hours of inservice Twelve hours are required each year for state said Joyce Gilles of Ann Andy Learn and Play In the local people have had to attend seminars in San Marcos and San Antonio to get that Saturdays workshop will last until with White Swan catering Other guest speakers include Barbara special education counselor from the Seguin Independent School She will be speaking on behavior modification and classroom Nick Perez of the state licensing who will talk with center Renee nurse at McKenna Memorial She will discuss infant Donna speech pathologist in the Seguin Sharron Jones and Thenita both special ed resource teachers in San Antonio I tried to vary said who scheduled the There will be seven topical seminars in Each person at the workshop can attend five The new council of headed up by Linda Schlather of the First Protestant Church was formed late last Its primary said is better care and education for children aged five and The first organizational meeting was held in About five centers got together and decided they needed to work together to do better things for the Gilles Examples might be cooperative field or special events requiring a bigger audience than one day care center can For the Brauntex Theatre recently of fered a free showing of Peter Pan for local kin dergartens and preschool Ann Andy arid Gilles said the theater was Theres a lot of little kids around she Garden Ridge plat gets city approval Stuff photo by Dyanne Fry Bob Kolstad outlines the plat ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer A small subdivision planned in south central Garden Ridge got a go ahead from the City Council Wed nesday The Muennink Subdivision will consist of three lots on the old George Wissman property at the west end of Gloxinia Council gave preliminary plat approval on the recommendation of Planning and Zoning Chairman Bob taking due note of two contingencies Kolstad pointed out in his The first complication concerns a drainage ditch to conduct water away from the Gloxinia Kolstad said engineers havent yet deter mined whether this ditch should lead to the north or When the best location is it will be made a part of the final The other problem is more Gloxinia has always deadended just west of Mountain but it doesnt have a paved circle at the Kolstad the city allowed the developer of Garden Ridge Unit 7 to just stub the street With more houses now going in on the other side of the Kolstad feels a proper turnaround is The new developer is responsible for the halfcircle on his side of the He told Planning and Zoning that he would do finish the other side as But hes not in terested in doing it for I talked to and he agrees with me that the city may have to bite the bullet on this Kolstad Councilman Neil in charge of streets and was not present at Wednesdays Mayor Betty McGranahan has seen the Gloxinia culdesac mentioned in past city and thinks that completion of the turnaround was one of the conditions listed on the final plat approval for Unit If no sub sequent arrangement was the developer that built the unit might be held She promised to find out before the Muennink plat comes up for final
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