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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 20, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                M I i W t Iton umrlP Lake hydro project irritates PEC board Canyon Lain area residents took advantage of an opportunity Monday to attend the Podornates Electric Cooperatives flratever board meeting held outride their Johnson City Weve put our thow on the road to give our memberi more access to the said PEC board chairman Bud who opened the meeting at the district office in Settler by inviting customer comments to the Wallace president of the Canyon Lake Area Citizens was quick to accept the The group is opposed to the construction of a hydroelectric power plant at Canyon which has been proposed by the Guadalupe Blanco River Greene said that the plant was not economically feasible and would adversely affect propertyowners in the People who paid high prices for property here will be lookinng at Greene said of con ditions he foresees if the power plant is Its a little curious to us that the hydro project is right in the middle of the PECs territory and the power in allocated to New said in response to Greenes We first heard of this project after the GBRA had already filed for a said PEC General Manager Beanie we didnt know what was hap We filed as an and sud denly they GBRA signed a contract with New he James an attorney with Winters Ir Shapiro of Id rather not go into details of what we plan to As a I dont try my cases before I file said the PEC A general counsel for the It was represented all over the world when this lake was built that M was for flood You cant swt the but you can sure sue the When asked if the PEC would really be in terested in a hydro proposition at Canyon Fuelberg We dont think it would be a real good He added that the power generated by the propoaed plant wound not even be enough to run the PECs substation at Saltier New Braunfels TMM TUESDAY 187 14 Pages September 25 cents USPS 377880 Wurstfest buses due this fall By PATRICIA YZNAOA KING Wire editor The Wurstfest Association will be providing buses to the festival from other cities this Tom executive secretary of the association The buses should relieve two problems that have cropped up in the last few years traffic congestion and overcrowded Were hoping that we can reduce traffic congestion as well as parking and at the same try to minimize DWI Purdum Last years festival was marred by the deaths of the four members of the Ruben Sauceda family as they walked along Highway 81 William Dale Savage was convicted this year in the involuntary manslaughter of Ruben and later pleaded guilty to the deaths of the other family He had been drinking at Wurstfest prior to the Purdum said the buses will be providing roundtrip rides for people in Austin and San The association has contracted with Transportation Enterprises to provide transportaion to this years which will be The association is trying to get the biggest markets in the nearby metro Purdum The association also hopes to encourage people to attend Wurstfest during the and relieve some of the Saturday he The cost of a roundtrip ticket from Austin and San Antonio is for adults and for children ages 6 to Children under 6 years old can ride and enter the fairgrounds for The price is very low in order to attract people to use Purdum Purdum said the association plans to spend to in ad vertising the bus rides in both Austin and San We have no idea how well it will be See Page 14 Navy shellings aid Lebanese Lebanon AP The government said its troops lulled six Syrianbacked insurgents today while resisting a new assault on Souk el Gharb the mountaintop town overlooking Beirut which the United States has pledged to help Staterun Beirut Radio reported that Druse militiamen trying to move into Souk elGharb this morning were beaten with six of the attackers killed and several others The radio said fighting around the strategic town had raged through the Before F14 Tomcat fighters from the aircraft carrier Eisenhower flew reconnaissance missions over Beirut and the nearby military of ficials said one of their recon naissance planes crashed near the Druse mountain town of On for the third time since civil warfare broke out Navy ships ships off the roast opened fire on antigovernment Druse spokesmen in Beirut claimed the shells landed in several towns around Souk elGharb and said civilians were But of ficials insisted the guns fired at military The destroyer John Rodgers and the guided missile cruiser Virginia fired repeated barrages as the Lebanese Armys 8th Brigade fought with Druse and Palestinian guerrillas attacking Souk The town overlooks the Marine base at the Beirut Embassy spokesman John Stewart said the naval gunfire sup ported defensive actions by Lebanese forces which were vital to the safety of Chamber wants answers on post dffice search Fair royalty A surprised Carolyn Fey gets a hug from her Lavonne after being named Comal County Fair Queen Sunday Sponsored by Comal County Farm she was one of 33 contestants in the annual contestants from top Denise Patricia Scheffel and Heather Seay peek out at the crowd while waiting for the queen and her court to be Related Page 14 photos by John Senrer The Chamber of Commerce has a couple of questions about the preferred area for a new post office in New Chamber president Donnie Seay said the chamber received a letter from the United States Post Office real estate division in Dallas in dicating that the chamber would have to concur with the proposed expanded site before action could be The preferred area was ex panded earlier this month to Highway That expansion makes the preferred area bounded by Santa Clara on the the Comal and Guadalupe rivers on the the MissouriKansasTexas Railroad on the west and Highway 81 on the The original boundaries included Academy Street on the the Comal River on the Garden Street on the east and the MKT Railroad on the Brady said earlier this month that the downtown area was still under He said his office has had several offers on downtown but none was suitable on price or configuration of the Seay suggested that the chamber concur with the expansion since its not enlarging the area by that He suggested that the chamber concur with two questions Which side of Highway 81 would the expansion extend and why would some of the offered downtown not be suitable Seay said that the Producers Coop on South Castell Avenue had indicated that its property would be available as a possible post office PATRICIA YZNAGA KING Two drown as floods plague Houston area Inside HOUSTON AP Rains that may have dropped more water on Houston than Hurricane Alicia produced flooding that left two youths stranded a fully loaded school bus and gave surfers a new playground dty Rescue teams found the bodies of Gustavo and Terry in Houston bayous Searchers were unable to find an unidentified 14yearold who was swept off a raft in southwest a police spokesman Savon inches of rain was measured in some parts of town a weather bureau official The whole Southeast Toxas area has probably received more rain today than when Alicia wont National Weather Service forecaster Gary Baoter That hurricane roared into up ths Ship faannsl and into Houston claiming a Mvos with lls mpfa winds and causing more than f 1 yJUoa la Ths aroas that usually flood did aad sasDO of ths aroas that usually doat 4U Baoter I air boot to roacus tudaate from a driver ignored iato Officials said the rescue took about an The driver refused to give her name or make any The driver told us to sit there and not said seventhgrader Laversa who said water poured through the vehicles front And we except one girl started The two drownings Monday brought to three the death toll from the flooding in South and Southeast Josephine 17 drowned in San Antonio Sunday night whan her car stalled in high officials Two children in the Georgia and Bobby escaped Six barechested young men tied a surfboard to the back of a Jeep and towed each other on southwest Houston Wo do this all the time when it Byearold Marshall Hefley Only its never boon this good Polios and fire department officers wore called to two drownings and searched for at least one more person whom thsy feared had Ardoins body was found in Sims Bayou in oast Houston at four hours after ho was swopt away while trying to cross a drainage said an officer who wished to remain Todvy m MflMMrlMir Party cloudy with 40 percent chance of tote afternoon Winds at IMS miles per to JO mites per late advisories are in effect on Tonight will be windy 4t percent chance of ttwn Tax calendar city may face changes after all JIM advi bo SB ths aajarMs to near Winds nor Wednesday will be daaa aad esoi with highs in midto aorth atar moh and a at today will ho at aadawflw at 7 II aswarnodtfast kiotdowadMty said they aad no 1111 HO 14 TVUOTWOt ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Travis County Tax Assessor Bill Aleshire doesnt doubt for a minute that Comal County governments could save money by consolidating tax billing and collection under one central If they did it the way Travis County has done with bills automatically printed and processed through a central they might save as much as million a In a less automated doing just a plain ol good I think you could still save a great Aleshire told local officials Monday But if all the taxes couldnt be put on the same and paid at the same Alaahire isnt sure a central office would save money at Thats an important point because the City of New Braunfels and New BrauaMa ISO collect taxes at a different time from everybody It became a point of contention at Mondays meeting of the Comal County Appraisal District board of with officials from the various taxing entities While Comal County officials are interested in the possibilities of a central and the city and school district are not willing to give up their unique tax The appraisal at the suggestion of County Judge Fred had invited Aleshire to explain how the Travis County system works He But there was also some tune spent discussing whether the CityNBISDs summer tax collection is Aleshire didnt think though he admitted he wasnt a legal expert Please dont put me in the position of debating you on because its none of my he Youre murmered NBISD frwintst manager Loniue sitting in the back row with the superintendent and tax assessor from the Comal ISO See M Fire destroys service station As of presstime the cause of a twoalarm earlymorning fire that destroyed Normans Texaco on Highway II East was still under A fire department spokesman said the service station at Highway U East and Kicfater Urn was engulfed in whan firefighters arrived about 4 Four units and ths ladder truck responded to the One of ths unite fighting ths station fire was then called to a car fire on Interstate not far from Normans A yellow Ford with no license plates or registration was destroyed inthatbiaw Comal County Sheriffs Office flilaart was called out to determine if ths car fire was a case of the fire department said the entire building and its contents at Nornaaas Texaco bad boon determined a total A i of has been reported by the   

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