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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 27, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas wom Trx Playoff Score Van Vleck Smithson Valley 62 National Scores 7 Villanova 9 Johns OT Michigan 4 Indiana 54 Florida 14 Memphis 72 10 Kentucky Georgia 72 18 Georgetown Seton Hall 60 15 Missouri Nebraska 51 SWC Hoops 2 Houston Rice 52 6 Arkansas Tech 63 Texas TCU OT Baylor Texas 57 Texas NBA Dallas Kansas City 107 Houston San Diego 108 Milwaukee San Antonio 104 New Braunfels New Texas 92 41 Zeituno tt O SUNDAY February 50 cents 66 Sections USPS 377880 Hydro foes meet Duggan lead charge against GBRA project By SANDRAJACKSON Staff writer There will never be a hydroelectric generation plant at Canyon Dam if one group of lake and river residents has its Over 100 people met Saturday at Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department Station One at Canyon City to organize a steering committee for an organization that will try to block the proposed construction of the plant by the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority The meeting was organized by Wallace who is the first property owner on the Guadalupe River below Canyon This whole thing will be right in my front Greene urging the others to join him in his Greene claimed that the building of the hydroelectric plant will ultimately affect all property values in the Commissioners Court is so short sighted they cant see that if our property values are they will have a decreased tax base he GBRA has control of all water in Canyon Lake as long as the elevation LOIS DUGGAN of the lake is under 909 feet above mean sea and the Army Corps of Engineers has domain when the level is above Greene said the GBRA has the right to take acre feet of water from the lake per year for municipal And since the GBRA has recently signed a 50year contract with New Braunfels Utilities for power generated by the proposed plant in what Greene terms a WALLACE GREENE sweetheart they would ultimately have control of the release rate 100 percent of the he It has been said that the amount of water being released during the low periods is not enough to turn the Greene He added this will cause the GBRA to increase the outflow eventually creating a mudhole where the lake used to In a previous John GBRA general The cost of pumping the water is very We dont an ticipate maintaining a higher release for the power He explained that the value of the water is many times higher than the value of the electricity We will simply take advantage of present he Greene claims that the hydroplant is He said that ac cording to a Public Utilities Com mission survey of the power situation in there was a 30 percent ex cess of power everywhere in the except This is not a case of needing he Greene feels that the plant would be detrimental to the area due to its the noise it could and the string of high tension power lines that would be required to carry electricity from the Greene told the group that the GBRA could possibly use the Corps 20foot easement around the lake for power and he added that there is also an easement through the new See Page 13A Reagan proposes to end natural gas price controls Sohn takes swipe at antihydro forces By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Utilities Manager Bob Sohn had some harsh words Friday for opponents of the proposed Canyon Dam hydroelectric and their methods to gain the allegience of To get people stirred up over such distortions Ill call is It makes me angry when people try to get others to believe Sohn waving a copy of a fullpage advertisement in the Canyon Lake TimesGuardian last The supporting the Saturday public meeting in search of hydroelectric directed its anger at the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority New Braunfels Utilities has contracted to purchase the hydro units entire power output from GBRA six megawatts at peak if the plant is Whoever wrote this ad didnt know what they were talking This facility by a third priority meaning it cant be put above the flow of the river or conservation Sohn All we want to do is make use of the water thats already being released from the Its a logical place for a hydro and this one is a The ad alleged if this project gets off the the real cost will come in impact faced by shoreline residents who would have transmission towers and power lines between their lakeview decks and the Thats Weve never even considered running tran smission lines around the In thats in the opposite direc tion we want to Sohn adding that the power from Canyon would be inserted into the Lower Colorado River Authoritys LCRA Getting power from Canyon doesnt mean there has to be a direct Sohn The City of New Braunfels could buy from if it wanted Existing lines are this power company gives another company and the power gets We will need to construct a few See Page 13A WASHINGTON AP President Reagan said Saturday he will ask Congress to remove all controls from the natural gas market over the next three years to ensure abundant supplies at reasonable At the same the Reagan plan would place a cap on consumer prices through allowing increases based only on unless a govern ment agency approves higher On the first day of all price controls would be The key to more abundant energy for all Americans is a policy that combines consumer incentives to and efficient economic use of our the president said in his weekly radio address to the broadcast from the Thats what our program will The president said the Energy Depart ment estimates that the plan will reduce prices 10 cents to 30 cents per cubic feet of natural gas in the first Larry the chief deputy White House press said Reagan would send the proposal to Congress on and that Energy Secretary Donald Hodel has on the basis of preliminary that congressional reaction has been far better than There seems to be a consensus that something has to be Speakes in reference to complaints about rapid increases in natural gas prices that have driven bills up 20 percent to 40 percent in some areas this Howard D an opponent of decontrolling natural gas said he believed Reagans proposal would be defeated in the He called the Reagan plan was absolutely offbase and said he thought there were 10 to 20 senators who would join him in a filibuster against Metzenbaum also said the move would raise costs to homeowners and increase unemployment by hurting small The gas industry itself has estimated that decontrol will cost billion a he And Bill giving the Democratic Party response to Reagans said the presidents proposal would increase natural gas prices by 67 percent over the next four Reagans plan was backed by the Natural Gas Supply an in dustry and the Natural Gas Con sumers Information an organization representing industrial users of natural Duncan added to conference Former Secretary of Charles Duncan has joined the lineup for National Issues speakers of the Texas Legislative Con ference March 10 and 11 in New The Legislative cosponsored by the Texas State Chamber and the New Braunfels has named Lloyd Bentsen as Texan of the Bentsen will be honored at a reception March and give the opening address March 11 for the Civic Center In addition to Bentsen and the National Issues speakers also include Ray former Secretary of Labor and currently a professor Economics and Public Affairs at the University of LBJ School of Public Affairs in Duncan served in the Carter administration as Deputy Secretary of Defense and then Secretary of He is also former and currently a member of the executive committee of Coca and current president of WarrenKing a group of diversified energy related Congressman Tom Minority Chief Deputy Whp and member of the Appropriations and Budget Committees of the will also speak at the Advisory Committee Chairman Ben president of Texas Commerce wil preside and moderate a question and answer Speakers on state issues include Carol See PagelSA Council to eye streets A variety of items some familiar and some new face City Council Monday night as it competes with the final episode of for the at tentions of New The meeting begins at in council chambers at City Setting priorities for the 198384 street improvement program is on the agenda At councils January 24 City Manager Delashmutt provided a list of over 70 streets which need Total cost Total the city has budgeted for that purpose Delashmutt has asked the council to put these 70 projects in order of im Council will also take up an ad dendum to extend the current lease with Jim who operates the paddleboat and bicycle concession in Landa At the February 14 council members voted to extend Biedermanns contract three years in exchange for a 33 percent increase in his annual payment and an estimated in planned im See Page ISA Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for decreasing cloudiness and not as cool then fair tonight and Light winds will be from the nor High today will be in the mid low tonight in the low and a high Monday near Play Ball The basketballs have been put away for the and now its time for the bats and The high school baseball season is upon and the New Braunfels Unicorns and Canyon Cougars will be looking for some new faces to fill a lot of holes left by Details in IB DEATHS PUBLIC poles Utilities workers do some excavation work on San Antonio downtown to make way for electrical all the electric lines downtown will run un Staff photo by Cindy Richardson derground and the overhead wires and utility poles will be removed as part of a downtown beautification
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