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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 3, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Unicorns stay atop district x Cougars cement second spot College Scores Texas tech 61 Johns 64 NBA Jazz Spurs 104 Rockets Nuggets 128 2 Off payment to city a hidden tax By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Some call it a hidden while others prefer intergovernmental Thats a more less emotional term for the payment made anfiually to the city by New Braunfels Forty years have watched that payment grow from to in based on the number of kilowatt hours A mill is onetenth of a and Utilities currently pays the city IMs mills per But the collection of another Ms which would put the total payment over has been tossed around like a hot potato at Utilities board meetings for Mayor Barbara who also serves on the Utilities has supported the Both Utilities manager Bob Sohn and trustee Robert Orr have reservations about Even if there Was a great relationship between he two I have a philosophical problem with hidden Orr A change in rates to profit over what we need and give it to the then were in directly taxing people and they dont really see They get mad Utilities for high not the city for high On It also goes against the heavy users of some of whom are not in the So its a method of raising money from the and as long as everyone knows thats If its its But I dont fault the mayor for Shes just doing her and its much easier to pressure four Utilities board Orr Tieken was snowbound in Dallas this and unavailable for The intergovernmental transfer was raised in 1975 from 1 to when former City Manager Delashmutt indicated there would be zero funds remaining at the end of the citys fiscal year 197475 without the Does the renewed discussion mean the need is as dire in 1985 I know the city needs more money to keep up with the level of services offered and I look at the growth and know something must City Manager Joe Michie Weve got three alternatives increase city service ad valorem taxes or utility HMO In lied of the Utilities pays the city 1V2 mills a mill is a tenth of a penny per but someone has to pay for those The quantity and quality of future services will be a policy decision made by the City Michie Just what more winter below It goes back to the structural checks and balances of a democratic We have elected officials making Michie See Page 12A New Braunfels Herald tow Texas Sunday 1985 50 Cents 52 Pages 4 Sections Storm leaves icy roads By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The mercury dipped below zero Saturday over West Texas as forecasters warned that more freezing precipitation may follow a vicious storm that dumped up to 8 inches of snow and caused at least three Although sunshine began melting the snow Saturday the Worth International Airport issued a 7degree reading during the early morning All six cities broke 34yearold record lows for the the weather service Two little girls in Killeen died Saturday after falling through the ice on a stock Authorities said Heather and Jamie were in the water about two were subfreozing temperatures after sUnset would turn the slush into Travel advisories remained in effect Saturday for iceand snow coated highways which triggered a rash of accidents and rushhour tie ups the previous The weather service said the advisories remain posted Record low temperatures for the date were set early Saturday in Wichita San Waco and DallasFort the weather service Midland reported 11 below while Wichita Falls recorded a reading of 8 below The mercury dipped to 7 below zero in while San Arigelo reported 1 below Waco reached 4 while the thermometer at the DallasFort helicopter to Darnell Army Com munity where doctors tried unsuccessfully to slowly warm and revive A 20yearold Purdon man was killed Friday when he apparently lost control of his car on iceslick Texas Highway 31 east of James Ray Baker died when his eastbound car slid into the westbound lane and collided with a pickup the Department of Public Safety In officials said the cold may have played a part in the death of a 73yearold Ernest Lunday was found dead of a heart attack Friday by a mail The gas heaters in Lundays residence were turned and the See Page 12A Weather woes Emergency medical attendant Wes Meyer and two colleagues prepare to remove the driver of this car on a stretcher after Fridays The hampered hy an icy ap parently ran a red light and was struck as he turned left onto Seguin Avenue from I FSI IE HERALD ZEITUNG Garden Several other wrecks Friday were hlamed on icy as freezing rain pelted tin Winter storm brings but no snow ByDANASTELL Staff writer The arctic front that was to have dropped more snow on South Texas left only bitter cold temperatures and ice in New Braunfels but looks can be A police dispatcher reported almost 10 weatherrelated accidents between Friday afternoon and late It was bad this time because it was so she A lot of people were trying to get out because streets didnt look as bad as they did during the snow three weeks Most of the citys wrecks occurred because drivers did not give themselves enough time to ran into the rear of other or pulled out in front of other cars that could not stop in the dispatcher In one wreck a man trying clean an icy window reportedly ran a red light while turning left onto Seguin Avenue from Garden Street and was hit by Seguin Avenue Amublance service personnel used the Jaws of Life and a backboard to remove the who had complained of back and neck Coinal County Sheriffs department dispatcher Louise Spears there wasnt much weatherrelated activity in the county other than the trouble deputies were having trying to drive on the Theyd start off somewhere and theyd just slide Spears I was worried about to tell you the Spears said that volunteers with the BulverdeSpring Branch and Bracken F1MS departments stood by all night with four wheeldrive vehicles to back up the sheriffs The hills off FM UOli toward Fischer were the most Spears Theres no way you can not up those she adding that many county residents called her for reports on road conditions before Freezing rain began falling late Friday morning and the forecast called the rain to turn to snow either Friday night or Schools in the Coinal LSD closed around 11 while those in New Braunfels ISD were closed by Although the freezing rainfall never became it left a coat of ice on roads all over the Snow was reported in San where 550 accidents were reported Freeways in San Antonio were closed around 1 and rushhour traffic was re reotited onto the access Todays forecast includes a chance of increasing cloudiness with a lmh in the upper lids and a low dropping to abut Extended forecasts show a chance of rain or Monday through Wednesday with highs near 5U and lows around 111 Phil says more winter inside AP Punxsutawney Phil is just a groundhog 364 days of the But at daybreak he enthralled hundreds of spectators as he spotted his shadow and sentenced the crowd to six more weeks of At you cant believe in Santa but you can believe in Punxsutawney said Mark a Penn Hills doctor who drove two hours with his wife and infant son to see the critter at Gob blers a wooded area two miles south of Like at Times Square on New Years you need to be at Gob blers Knob at least once in your life to see Punxsy Phil come Appier The steel to Phils electrically heated burrow was opened around and the pampered groundhog peered through the cloudy dawn at the falling sniffed the 20degree air and drew So Bud Phils official lifted the the 10pound groundhog and held him high for everyone to See Page 12 A A Water Watch Comal River 234 cfs down 81 Canyon inflow 331 cfs down 51 Canyon Pam owtflow 800 els samel Edwards Aquifer down Canyon Uke level down 12 Todays Weather The National Weather Service has cancelled its winter sun in wajtcb the fell got tacttys shawls fflr eoM WiajMi will be northerly aear W inpfc Todays high is expected to reach 33 i Hays and Kerrville Tivy stayed in the District 134A girls basketball race at the expense of Canyon and New Braunfels Saturday Page BUSINESS Teen gets probation in fatality wreck A Canyon Lake teenager charged in connection with a fatal traffic accident last July received a probated sentence in County Court last Charged with criminally negligent Eva Hernandez also known as Chava Hernandez of Slai Route Box Canyon pleaded no contest before Judge HOP Zipp on She was then placed on probation for one and fined In Zipp suspended hei drivers license for one and ordered her to serve 200 hours of community to pay full and to obtain her in six Sbe will also attend a defensive driving receive drug and psychological ami undergo random The accident occurred July Doyle Scott of Route Box Canyon died about two hours after his 1973 Ford Pinto was hit on FM 306 by a 1978 AMC driven by The accident report stated he suffered chest and multiple internal caused by tht curs dash board and steering Department of Public Safety trooper Jim Shea said Hernandez was northbound on FM 306 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