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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 17, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410 M053 MITCH WOMBLE BOX 45436 TX 75245 256 Local GISD H Carnal uf4 Canyon cfs down 6 Canyon cfs up 82 Edwards Aquifef same Canyon Lake level up State Investigation launched into train derailment See Page IB Jury selection begins in murder trial Two jurors were qualified Monday to hear evidence in the capital murder trial of Rodolfo Baiza Her but at least 14 are needed before testimony can Hernandez was found competent to stand trial on despite testimony he has no factual or rational understanding of the proceedings against He is one of two San Antonio men charged with capital murder in connection with the ganglandstyle shootings of five Mexican nationals off FM 1863 on The other Jesse has struck an apparent plea bargain with the state in exchange for his testimony against his brotherinlaw Of the 12 prospective jurors questioned District At torney Bill Schroeder said two were qualified to hear trial The selection process will proceed today with 12 more prospective jurors scheduled for Schroeder said the questioning will continue until 12 Comal County residents and two alternates have been seated on the jury If Hernandez is found guilty once testimony is he will face life in prison or Those are the only two possible punishments for capital murder the jury can Americans comfortable with the computer Page 3A New Braunfels HeraldZeitun New Texas 183 Tuesday September 25 Cents 16 Sections New school taking shape New Braunfels new elementary Memorial is really to tafa shapfc but on County Line Mike Blunder with Krueger Construction of operates a forklift with roofing The new school is pictured in the One dead in accident By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer A 25yearold San Antonio man was killed early Sunday morning after his car went off an embankment into the dry Cibolo Creek at the ComalBexar county Department of Public Safety Trooper Scott Haag said David Johnson was northbound on the lower Smithson Valley road about 3 when he tried to negotiate a right hand curve over the The 1974 Plymouth Valiant slid off the road into the where it struck a cement Haag said the small bridge is about 8 feet above the bottom of the Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Fred Haag said the man suffered multiple Passengers Erica and Billy both of San An were transported to Medical Center in San Berglund was listed in fair to guarded condition in the hospitals intensive care unit while Stone was treated and released Haag said Johnson was exceeding the 40 mileperhour speed limit and that his office is awaiting results of blood tests to determine if there is evidence the driver was No one in the car was wearing a seat Haag Officials thanked for lockdown George looking at improvements for sanitation ROSHARON AP Some inmate gang members within the Texas Department of Corrections thanked officials for a recent lockdown and severe restrictions of 13 prison officials We had inmate gang members coming up to us and Thank if you hadnt done something we would have been pulled into said Steve Holloman of the Texas Department of Corrections Ramsey I Unit in Brazoria Gang members told us that if we had not locked them we would have been given a hit and had to carry it I know some of the guys would have carried the hit Holloman TDC investigators and guards said that the wholesale confining of onehalf of the TDCs inmates has shortcircuited a bloody gang turf battle that has left eight prisoners dead this About inmates remained locked in their cells on prison spokesman Charles Brown prison employee in volvement in drug trafficking and inmate rackets is a growing problem that may eclipse the gang officials Right the inmate relations are not all that said Ramsey I Assistant Warden Bruce See Page 7A County Commissioner Bill George is taking his job as liaison com missioner for the County Sanitation Department seriously since the department is without a director He has been going out with the sanitation inspectors and looking at how work has been George But there are a lot of rumors flying around that are not George We do not plan to make any changes in the rules until a new sanitarian is on We do not plan to do away with percolation But George said he met with the two inspectors and told them that he would be looking over their shoulders We had no reason to when there was a head of the but now that things didnt pan out I feel like I need to take a look at how things are The rules that the county has been working under are George but commissioners may con sider setting up specific ways to implement evaporative and other systems rather than exclusively using absorption I am aware that some of the other systems are more and because of I have not pushed but I think we need to begin working on finding a way to make them George One of the cheaper systems he checked into was a sleeve system that is used in Louisiana because they have poor absorption there I think we need to get away from is blasting a system George If in a rock strata is cracked down to the water and someones well is not only the installer and the septic tank owner is but the county might also be liable for allowing the the county commissioner We have been forcing absorptive systems when the ground wont absorb and we havent deviated from as if there were no other George Even with the extra I think it would be worth an extra to have a system that works and is safe to the water After a new sanitarian has been George he hopes that the installers and the sanitation department can communicate When these two work the public will get clear information that will help them choose the best type of private sewage disposal for their particular he Woman held at knife raped NBU consultant suggests redefinition of customer classes By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer New Braunfels Utilities trustees got three hours worth of something to chew on Monday night in a presentation on new costofservice based electric In his Jerry Thomas with Thomas Engineering suggested a redefinition of electric customer and corresponding rate designs to go with each class based on various costofaervice Costofservice rates for the water and sewer departments went into effect in November WSi The last actual electric rate increase was in March ofim Monday Trustee Robert Orr So were trying to go from electric rates based on GocUwwws whst to costofservice And youre saying this is tbe most optimum time this adjustment Wi4 Myfj to noted Ugter power costs from the Lower Colorado River which supplies NBU with its were being met by an interim percent power cost ad justment approved by trustees last But even with the power cost a 20percent decrease in fuel costs had lowered the bottom line on most Utilities The power cost adjustment will be eliminated when tpe new costof service rates go into effect But that probably wont be until December or after Thomas said about million would be needed in net income from the operation of the electric depart ment in The net income in was But he added the amount of revenue collected will stay relatively the Thats the number consumers are interested In his redefinition of electric customer TteTOftf tjhj ffitiMM TOfljj If fit claaaefl be hroknn dfflHl into small and large general Small general service would include all nonresidential customers who do not exceed 125 kilowatts for any two Existing large power and large commercial would be combined into large general service for all customers at more than 125 but less than The very large power class would then be split up by distribution or transmission levels for those customers using more than If existing customer classes were redefined this Thomas said residential users would see an 11 percent rate increase as a small general service a 3 percent large general service 8 very large power distribution Very large power users at the 138kv tran smission level would see an decrease as a Thomas said he and Roger Utilities technical services have met with all seven very large power customers to familiarize their representatives with the costofservice The customers are Dittlinger Parker and WestPoint Pepperell at the distribution and Texas Industries and General Portland at the transmission Thomas also presented many rate design options for each customer including various rachets for small and large general service and very large power Without 100 percent you establish an actual usage and spread the costs over all customers in that Thomas With 100 percent if a customer im poses a capacity that establishes a mMurowrt demand David of Schumann is being held in the Guadalupe County jail on charges of aggravated sexual assault after allegedly holding a knife on a woman for four Reasoner was arrested Friday afternoon after a Schumannsville area woman reported that he raped her and held her at knife point during the early said Guadalupe County Sheriff Melvin The woman told officers that she was raped at 6 Friday and held against her will until she managed to talk the man into letting her Harborth Harborth said the victim reported the crime to the sheriffs office near noon The also of the Schumannsville knew the Reasoner was arrested at his home at Friday and is being held on Gun accident reported Wiley a resident of Silver Hills in far west Comal was cleaning his gun Mon day when the weapon shooting him in the Boerne EMS responded and took him to Baptist Memorial Hospital in San Antonio where he underwent Comal County Sheriffs Department also investigated the Ellington was in fair condition when he left the emergency a hospital spokesperson Inside charge for the next 11 months or until it the requirement goes Very large power customers would be billed the same way LCRA bills NBU with a customer an Sec Page 7A Todays weather Partly cloudy skies are expected through today and Tem peratures will reach the upper90s with the low in the Mondays high was 88 and this mornings low was Sunset will be at with sunrise at School opening The Bulverde Elementary school is nearing CTirnplftion and QSD of ficials estimate that it could be opened next See Page 7A DEAR
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