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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 21, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas MITCH WOH6LE BOX 45436 TX 7S245 31Q GBRA gets state approval to build lake hydro station BySANDRAJACKSON Staff writer AUSTIN Despite protests from the Pedernales Electric Cooperative and the Canyon Lake Area Citizens GuadalupeBlanco River Authority was granted a permit Tuesday from the Texas Water Commission to build a hydrcgenef atioh plant at Canyon In voting for the motion to grant the Com missioner Ralph Roming summed up the feelings of the other commissioners It is this commissions responsibility to use water for the benefit of the most people in He also said that it was a lack of understanding of how the GBRA is mandated to operate that led the opponents of the permit to We certainly expected to receive the said John GBRA general after the We are simply attempting to utilize a resource that is already New Braunfels Utilities manager Bob who at tended the told the Herald The evidence has been The commission gave every opportunity for everyone to voice their 1 think the commission acted very Wallace president of the lakearea group opposing the hydro said he will appeal theyre not following their own You couldnt fault them if they were following the Greene charging that the application process had not been completed The PEC objected to the issuance of the permit because they would like to be the company building the since Canyon Dam is in the PEC service area In the GBRA made no request to increase or decrease the amount of water stored in Canyon Reservoir or the rate at which water is The permit is specifically as to to all present and future rights to use the waters of the Guadalupe River for irrigation and or mining Hydro generation will have priority over recreational and other uses of the river Public interest advocate for the Texas Department of Water Jack asked Can you See Page UA SANDRA John Specht explains GBRA water releases to Canyon Lake businesswomen lola Young center and Virginia Stavinoha Water Watch Comal cfs down 3 Canyon Lake inflow 123 cfs down 7 Canyon Dam outflow 150 cfs same Edwards Aquifer up Canyon Lake level down New Braunfels New Texas Wednesday November 25 Cents 24 Sections Blast victims buried in hillside grave MEXICO CITY AP Firemen working by the light of flashlights buried 275 unidentified victims of fiery gas explosions in a huge mass grave on a hillside northeast of the neighborhood where they The buried late Tuesday night were among at least 324 people killed when explosions at a liquid petroleum gas storage and distribution center showered debris and sections of tanks onto homes in the area at daybreak Red Cross officials said at least 500 other people were seriously The office of President Miguel de la which issued the latest fatality figures late said the toll is not expected to rise significantly because the injured are being attended efficiently by the health Fire fighters on Tuesday night stacked the 275 unidentified victims some metal and some in layers into a dusty grave dug by a Guided by the headlights of a jeep and 10 flashlights held by the fire fighters quickly filled the Most of the bodies were burned beyond They had been removed from the neighborhood and held in a makeshift morgue while survivors filed by them Tuesday in an attempt to identify missing Eustongio Perfe See Page 11A That native touch Noted local Indians Klint Kingsbury left and Scott Smith grind corn as the Hopi Indians did in the days of the first Kingsbury and Smith are students at Lone Star where Tuesdays lessons included customs of LESLIE HERALDZEITUNG the early American colonists and Katie Faust displays her Thanksgiving The students learned about stringing wam Indian bark paper and making Indian pottery and Inflation takes moderate jump Inside WASHINGTON AP Consumer driven by more expensive gasoline and rose a moderate percent in the govern ment said The percent gasoline price hike was the steepest since May With just two months left in inflation this year is run ning at 42 slightly better than analysts predictions of a percent rise for the As for analysts laid fully half the blame for higher prices m increases for gasoline and foodFoad which had faUen in rose M news far gooftURgre was not w bad as U mUgbt appear from the new Virtually alJ hjgber gasoline prices were recorded in the primarily in with the departments seasonal adjustment process accounting for much of the rest of the Gasoline prices had risen 14 percent in the previous month after declining throughout the Analysts suU maintain that the surge in gasoline prices will be short as oilrich nations struggle to cope with shrinking worldwide For those experts point the most recent wholesale price puts forced m petroleum have yet to work their way to Jter should food prices continue to said the who Page UA Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for sunny today and Thanksgiving turning clear and cold Sunset will be at and sunrise Thursday will be at The high today will be in the low low tonight near and a high Thursday in the upper This mornings low was and yesterdays high only reached Early Herald As we have done the past two the will print a morning edition for Thanksgiving Day instead of an afternoon editionOwr offices will closed TfciuMyPi although our circulation depart ment Uses will be open from 711 Coffee Mess A federal mediator has been called into the brewing feud at the Internal Revenue Service center in where employees are angry over an order to remove some 120 private than members of the National Treasury Employees Union have signed a petition protesting the Page 4A COMICS 126 CROSSWORD DEAR ABBY DEATHS ENTERTAINMENT HOROSCOPE OPINIONS 48 SPORTS STOCKS WEATHfiR seeks data on leaky roof By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer The Lone Star School roof which leaked like a sieve during recent rains may take to a report given to the New Braunfels ISD board The board took no action at its Tuesday waiting for a report from a structural and possibly another But when the additional information comes the board plans to have an emergency meeting and select a contractor to do the work without going out for Lonnie assistant superintendent of suggested using the emergency provisions allowing school districts to get repairs done without seeking I believe this could be considered an The health hazard it creates for the if it rains can justify going the emergency Curtis The board was aware the roof needed repair and had budgeted for But no one realized the magnitude of the problem until it the finance administrator The problem was spotted this summer when the airconditioning workers were on the The problem started a long time I dont believe that roof was constructed with any pitch what Water has been pooling on it for over 15 at Curtis told the He showed members a 15yearold aerial photograph of the school that showed pooled water on the roof Over the the center line of the roof has sunk under the weight of the water and now is 3 inches lower than the edge of the the report from White Roofing and Water Curtis explained that with the extra weight of the airconditioning workers and their equipment and the intense heat this summer which caused drying and cracking of the roofing further damaged a company that was the low bidder on two other roofing projects for the district in recent suggested a lightweight roofing membrane to be placed over 4 Cl inches of foam insulation also light weight that would taper to 34inch at the roof The insulation would correct the negative pitch of the roof See Page 1IA Resurfacing due soon on Landa streets Seguin and Landa stret ching from Highway 81 to Walnut will be resurfaced by May And that work is expected to eliminate some of the drainage problems on one of the The Tews Department of ways and Public Transportation now is taking bids on the and resident engineer Bobbie Hasert said work should begin by April We probably will not get started until around April because the ap plication liquid asphalt must be done in warm Hasert The repaving of Street from the Creek Bridge drainage sitnatinn tlttM bv ww 3 the grade the SfcWt We wiU te regradwig pavement to get oft that may We are trying to lessen the puddles at Landa and Frederickburg and drain those puddles toward the The South Seguin Street projept will extend from US 81 to the Main Hasert explained that through years of the pavement has grown rather high op South Seguin Rather than add another layer of the highway department wiU cold mill the oj cut grooves into before resurfacing Cracks and small holes will suited to prevent water Upi ispim mi chip mwture is Hasert said these two chosen fer this wort for
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