New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 23, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 23, 1983

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Issue date: Friday, December 23, 1983

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 23, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas I sewer rate hike due to get departments in black By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer New Braunfels Utilities trustees have been talking for months about future water and sewer rate But the same words carried more punch NBUs November operating report indicated the water department lost The sewer department operated at a Those figures have to get out of the Board Chairman Bill Brown To get those federal funds for the KuehJer Wastewater Treatment Plant we have to have water and sewer departments that break even at Its a requirement from the big It will take a sizable increase to accomplish Utilities Manager Bob Sohn It will be sizable on a percentage but still under others in the Rough estimates even with the in our rates will be less than surrounding areas by Brown So Id classify this as some good news and some bad Trustees will probably have a first cut of a water and sewer rate increase in Sohn The delay has been in building a costof service program for Utilities Were setting it up so it can be used when an electric rate increasea rolls he Springing a leak Courthouse roof has case of the drips By DORIAN MARTIN j Staff writer An item not on the agenda a leaky roof caused some concern for Comal County Commissioners The roof problems in the Courthouse Annex were brought up by County Auditor Bate Bond at the end of the regular The weight of the buildings air con which is perched on the is believed to be causing the An employee in the annex said dripping water has leaked onto the second floor and has even been found on the first Besides the the structural County roundup soundness of the roof was also Bond said its the safety problem that really needs to be No action was taken the county engineer will look at the roof and report to the A request by Commissioner George to discuss possible load limits for Hoffman Lane and Hunter Road prompted the commissioners to request a study by the road administrator on limits for other New Braunfels Herald New Texas 92 255 county George said the request was the result of complaints from people on Hunter The roads arent wide enough to begin he explaining that they cant handle the larger The road isnt constructed for that kind of George The commissioner said the proposed limit would cover a 2mile An alternate route would put them over weight trucks three or four or five miles out of their he Commissioner Monroe Wetz See Page 10A FRIDAY 18 Sections December 25 cents USPS 377880 Record cold wave menaces citrus crop Frontyard stalactites Staff photo byJohnSenter its hardly rained at all this So where did the icicles come from the folks at this house on Rivercrest Drive let some water run on this rope and tree The result was something out of Natural Bridge as record lows promptly froze the By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texans shivered again today under icy temperatures that brought snow flurries to far Southeast freezing drizzle to Galveston and unusually cold conditions to the Lower Rio Grande where farmers kept a worried eye on their citrus Fruit growers in far South Texas lit smudgepots and wrapped young trees hoping to fend off freezing tem peratures that threatened their The National Weather Service issued a freeze warning for the valley Thursday but a cloud cover remained over most of the area and readings hovered mostly in the lower and middle 30s early Growers faced possible crop damage if temperatures dip to 28 degrees for more than six Some growers flooded orchards hoping for warmth from the evaporating With the Christmas fruit market depleted two days before the growers said they had no reason to rush but must try to protect the fruit on the Light snow flurries fell before dawn at the Jefferson County Airport in Southeast Texas and a travelers advisory was posted for the Galveston area because of freezing A no ther Record South Central Texas hrt another record low Thursday The temperature dropped to 15 degrees in New 34 at Canyon Dam and 16 degrees in San San Antonios previous record for this date was 24 recorded in A spokeswoman for the Galveston County sheriff said the causeway from the mainland to Galveston Island was closed for several hours early Friday because of She said the bridge had been but was still icy in Snow was falling today around the space agencys Johnson Space Center 30 miles southof Houston and west of the a spokesman with the state highway department A freezing rain slowed travel over much of the rest of Houston Lighting Power con tacted about 100 large industrial users asking them to quit using heavy electric spokesman Graham Painter The weather service predicted a warming trend giving the state a temporary break from record setting low But colder temperatures were on tap for although forecasters discounted the possibility of a white The winter storms have claimed at least 10 lives In Texas since A 67yearold Fort Worth man was found frozen in the back of a Medical Examiners Investigator Dail McMillan said the body was frozen solid j ust like a block of A Dallas transient died at Parkland apparently of police A medical examiners office spokesman said a final autopsy report had not yet been Forecasters said highs in the 20s were expected today in the 30s across North 40s in South and 60s in far West But Al Moller of the weather service office in Fort Worth said Texans would probably wake up Christmas day to another arctic extended forecasts called for much warmer weather beginning Monday and daytime temperatures could reach the 50s by the weather service Sections of the South Plains and North Texas reported readings in the single digits before dawn while central sections were hovering in the middle to upper Temperatures in the 20s and 30s See Page 10A To By DYANNE FRY Staff writer life ambulance service ready to hit the roads With a spankingnew Braun ambulance and a dozen certified the Bracken Emergency Medical Service is ready to The fledgling EMS a branch of the Bracken Volunteer Fire went of ficially on call at 6 It will provide emergency service to southeastern Comal including the BrackenGarden Ridge and the Schoenthal Ranch The ambulance will be dispatched through the Comal County Sheriffs Emergency phone numbers are 6259141 for the New Braunfels and 6519633 from the Garden RidgeSchertz BEMS director Betty Richter has sent in troductory letters to some 700 families in the main service which extends southwest to the Bexar County and north to the in tersection of farm roads 3009 and The northeastern boundary is just past Schwab Richter notes that some of this territory may already be served by other EMS such as New Braunfels or BulverdeSpring Our intent is not to go in on somebody elses but to insure that individuals in those areas are she They all pay taxes to Comal And the Bracken fire established some 15 years is supported partly by county revenue sharing Community residents have talked about adding an ambulance service for several but We just got serious this said The group organized in and started training for state emergency The ambulance was ordered in and arrived in Since members have been working out bugs in the communication system between Bracken and the sheriffs When you take a bunch of people that have never even used a and you start from we have come one long said She said there would be two or three EMS members on call at all with portable radios strapped to their The ambulance will keep radio contact with the sheriffs department and the hospital emergency It is also equipped with a telephone so that attendants can call the patients home en if they need See Page IDA Henry Bacon and Bracken EMS Director Betty Richter check out the new Cheer Fundnears the finish line The hour approaches for delivery of food purchased with money from the 1983 Cheer and 120 families will get several bags of Christmas thanks to your Local National Guard units will deliver the goods Saturday as Guardsmen have volunteered their time to provide this eleventhhour donations are still corning We received nine more donations and they include Anonymous Jack Lucas and Linda Dniley Frank Grassa and Pat Stanley and Lois Clayton Richard and Elizabeth Swanson and Daniel Anonymous That brings our balance to and that doesnt include donated If you still would like to please bring contributions cash or nonperishable food items to our office at 186 Castell by 5 We will not be open If you would like to donate food but cant bring it Circulation Manager Don Avery can arrange to have it picked You can call him at 625 We sincerely appreciate your Inside Todays Weather The Christmas weekend doesnt promise to be any with highs in the 30s and lows near Today will be mostly with winds from the east near 10 Tonight will be with a 20 percent chance of frozen Winds will be from the north at 1520 increasing to 1525 mph and gusty on The high that day will be near 30 Christmas should be cold and with a high in the Sunset today will be at and sunrise Saturday at Early Herald Due The Sunday HeraldZeitung will be printed Saturday morning so that our employees may spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with their The comics and television listings will be included as The Herald will be closed and will reopen Tuesday at City Schedule There will be no garbage pickup on but trash will be picked up as usual DEAR RELIGIOUS TV Utilities to save money forLCRAs rainyday Theres a new account in town after Thursdays New Braunfels Utilities Its called the Fuel Cost Equalization Adjustment Utilities Manager Bob Sohn said Friday the new account is more for accounting and not an avenue for higher fuel costs to NBU NBU buys its power from the Lower Colorado River Behind Mark Whites campaign promise to abolish fuel adjustment the Public Utility Commission set fuel cost factors for companies like LCRA to charge customers like ef fective Those fuel cost factors have handed LCRA an underrecovery of million in two LCRA customers will have to make up that which could grow by leaps and bounds before LCRA makes it before the PUC for an By establishing this we want to adjust as an LCRA customer to the fuel condition were Sohn We dont want LCRA to go to the then you owe us Even with the creation of a separate NBU customers will con tinue to pay dollar for dollar in fuel Sohn Were still doing what we did in September before the PUCs stupid thats stupid and that keeping fuel costs Thanks to the LCRA has a certain fuel factor it has to charge its If more actual fuel is thats where the underrecovery comes We get that bill from showing the amount the Commission See Page WA ;

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