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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 23, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texland keeping JSbrrCity option open By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer The City of Johnson City is going ahead with its effort to help Pedernales and Bluebonnet electric cooperatives bypass the Public Utility Commission to build a Texland power The city filed Friday for a declaratory judgment in district court in Austin seeking judicial confirmation of its right to obtain financing for the a joint venture of the two has been seeking to build its lignite plant in Milam County so that the two presently the Lower Colorado River Authoritys two largest wholesale can develop what their officials say will be more economic fuel Pedernales Electric Cooperative serves the Canyon Lake area of Comal Under the Texas Public Utility Regulatory municipalities are not required to receive a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity to construct generating The Johnson City action came little more than a week after a state district judge ruled that PUC had discriminated against the Texland project by denying its certificate while granting the LCRA a permit to build its Fayette 3 lignite The PUC denied Texlands application last claiming that the new generation project did not meet requirements for a firm financing while appealing the PUC action to district began discussions with officials of Johnson headquarters of PEC and one of 13 municipalities served by that about pursuing financing independent of PUC The Johnson City council unanimously approved participation in such a plan last District Judge Charles Mathews last week ruled that the PUC order was arbitrary and capricious and must be The judge said PUC applied different standards to LCRA See Page 12A New Braunfels New Texas HoraldZeltun WEDNESDAY November 25 cents 92 233 32 Sections USPS 377880 I nf lation rate creeps upward WASHINGTON AP Consumer restrained by the first drop in gasoline prices since the rose a moderate percent last the government said Food rose at their steepest clip since With just two months left in the the inflation rate for 1983 was running at If that rate it would match last years which had marked the economys best performance since the early Prices over the last 12 months have risen only The overall October gain was percentage point below the September figure and matched the in creases of July and Largely responsible for last months moderate rise in the Consumer Price index was a percent decline in gasoline which are now percent below their peak level of March But food driven up by higher beef and veal rose the Labor Department Among only pork was Fresh vegetable soared percent and fruit pricesrose the result of last springs The bright inflation news has been widely at tributed to the fallout from last years severe worldwide oil glut and abundant Economists still expect next years inflation rate to be a little higher than this a reflection in they of the economys improving Their foreceast for 1984 is for inflation to be in the range of 5 percent to 7 still well under the percent of 1981 and percent of In todays the department said overall energy prices fell restrained by the fresh decline in gasoline prices and a percent drop in natural gas which had fallen at an annual rate of percent over the previous five Gasoline prices had risen percent in September and percent in Heating oil prices climbed percent last month as the winter heating season began in many parts of the See Page 12A Hill Streets Conrad dead at 58 LOS ANGELES AP Michael the Emmywinning sergeant on televisions Hill Street Blues who died after a twoyear battle with was remembered by colleagues as a always positive actor who inspired Conrad died Tuesday at age 58 at Kenneth Norris Cancer where he had been undergoing treatment for cancer of the hospital spokesman Gordon Conn The balding actor who played the fatherly Phillip Freemason Esterhaus on the acclaimed series was known for his softspoken eloquence and his admonition to patrol Hey Lets be careful out there Its sort of like losing your old said Charles who plays Officer Andy Cowboy Renko in the He noted that Conrad continued to work on the show despite worsening He was with us until the last possible minute and for that we have great respect and admiration for Haid Were his family and were going to miss Were going to go on making Hill but were going to miss what he brought to The Hill Street cast worked Tuesday after they learned of Conrads 1 but planned to take an extended Thanskgiving NBC spokesman Brian Robinette Ten segments of the show involving who earned two Emmys for his portrayal of had been filmed for the current season and six have been NBC spokesman Gene Walsh Rene who plays Ray Calletano in the said Conrad knew he was suffering from but he thought he was going to conquer The 6foot4 Conrad was known early in his career for physical and bad guy But he found his greatest success with his elegant expressions on Hill Street He was partly attracted to the he because I think I can show softness in a A New York City Conrad was the eldest son a career Army man and served in the artillery during World War II before attending New Yorks City He studied played summer stock and toured nationally with A Streetcar Named Desire and I couldnt make a living as an actor until I was Conrad told The Associated Press last But I knew that if I stuck with some day I would make In he moved to Los Angeles and appeared on Wagon Train and played heavies on Gun Laredo and More he appeared in The Longest Yard and Cattle Annie and Little and appeared in the movies Castle Keep and They Shoot Dont They Conrad is survived by his fourth an Israeli Staff photo by Cindy Richardson Tasty treats Joshua Reinkes Thanksgiving meal is fingerlicking as the student at New Braunfels Crhistian Academy seems to be cornering every crumb of The schools kindergarteners made and their parents supplied the traditional in cluding turkey and pumpkin Leon LaShomb used to have a garage over these cars A windy night Staff photo by John Senter Gusts take cause scattered outages By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Only sound snoozers slept through a storm Tuesday night that almost an inch of rain to downtown New Braun and kept three New Braunfels Utilities crews busy until Wind gusts up to 4050 mph leveled at least one garage in New and picked up another one at Canyon Lakes Indian Hills subdivision and put it down five feet while 70 mph gusts blew off at least one roof in Canyon Lake Mack Weston called the Comal County Sheriffs Office about He said he heard a roaring looked out the window and saw his garage take It came back down five feet an office spokeswoman Leon LaShombs garage disintegrated with the first gust of wind that hit Mor ningside Drive about 11 It was completely One pole is all thats Lashomb I thought my collection of Buicks was but they didnt get a The wind did move one half way out of the he LaShomb theorized a twister visited him last There was so much he but no rain at And wood from my garage was scattered half a mile down the NBU Electrical Distribution Frank Panebianco didnt see any but he said hed guess the wind gusts reached 40 mph in New The biggest outage we had was on Highway 46 South toward Clear A transformer pole that blew over put about five customers without Panebianco And there were some isolated outages in mostly due to lightning and we weathered the storm because of the extensive tree trimming program we got into real heavy about 15 months That program paid for itself last He put the number of outages at and said NBU kept three crews working through the night on We got a lot of calls between 12 and from people who thought their street lights had gone Panebianco But when the lightning gets real it opens the photoelectrical cell inside the street and they go David Canyon Lake district manager for Pedernales Electric See Page 12A Father wins latest round in tangled custody case Inside By DYANNE FRY Staff writer A fouryearold boy was picked up 8 at Ann Andy Learn and Play Center and delivered to his who took the child with her to On District Judge Fred Moore dissolved the writ of at tachment which allowed the mother to take the and granted temporary custody to his father in New Braun Moores order gives the John Frank the right to take immediate possession of his But getting him out of Florida may be easier said than They cant do until the order is said local attorney Virginia who represents the Kathryn It had not been signed as of 5 Even with a Moores order cannot be enforced by a Florida law There will have to be a corresponding order issued through a Florida And the Florida courts have a few orders of their own regarding the Connelly It was a divorce and custody decree that led local Judge Robert Pfeuffer to give Connelly the writ of attachment on The mother showed up in his with papers to show that she had been awarded custody of Bubba in February of Both divorce and child custody were awarded by default Connelly claims that she was unable to determine the whereabouts of her child and ex husband at the Pfeuffer issued the and Coop Ullman went with a sheriffs deputy to Ann Andy to pick up They told us that we had to turn the child over to The mother was not with I have never seen the said Joyce who runs the center with her She said she tried to contact Frank See Page 12A NBISD bids under budget New Braunfels ISD received and opened three bids to aircondition six existing structures NBISD trustees will decide to ac cept or reject bids during their regular meeting at 29 at New High School All three bids came under the budgeted amount of according to Superintendent Charles Guarantee Plumbing and Air conditioning of San Antonio offered a bid of while Mesquite Construction also of San Victoria Air Conditions base bid was Todays Weather The nights stiff northwest winds were expected to lighten up by this turning westerly later at 1015 miles per A cool day is followed by a fair night in the Monday will be partly with a high in the Sunrise today will be at a Thursday Paper Early The HeraldZeitung will be publishing a morning edition on Thanksgiving Our circulation department will be open until 10 for subscribers to call in case they miss their The Herald business office will be closed Thanksgiving One of Four One of the four Comal County basketball teams in action last night the Canyon Cougars came away with a The Cougars held off Randolph 6H7 at the Canyon Paga TV
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