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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 31, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Local Parents learn to share grief See Page IB Coffial River Caf1Vori inflow t outflow WQtCh Edwards Aquitef Canyon Lake level cf 9 up 12 632 cfs down 30 926 cfs same up 911 Al down Local The only female Opa speaks out See Page 3A Hunters find variety of game Page IDA New Braunfels Herald Texas 214 Thursday October 25 Cents 24 Sections City bans billboards ByDANAOVERSTREET Staff writer New Braunfels City Council took 15 minutes Wednesday afternoon to enact a 90day moratorium on the construction of offpremise The unanimous decision came almost five months to the day after council adopted an interim sign ordinance and appointed a special committee to formulate a permanent ordinance for the Mayor Barbara Tieken explained that sighs still will be erected in the past five more than 20 billboard permits have been the fact when we appointed the committee to study that we could not have at that time imposed a she On May council approved the interim ordinance to protect itself from regulations set forth in a bill passed by the Texas Legislature on May The new law provides for com pensation of sign and property owners when n city orders the or relocation of an offpremise By approving the ordinance before June council allowed itself to have a choise of compensation The committee named that day is to have a permanent ordinance prepared by Other central Texas cities also are in the middle of billboard con San Antnio and Seguin have blocked the construction of new off premise signs and council was warned two weeks ago that billboard See Page 12A Austin man questioned in jet explosion GRAPEVINE AP Authorities have questioned an Austin man whose wife and three were aboard an American Airlines jet when an explosion rocked the plane moments after it landed at Dallas Fort Worth International the Dallas Times The newspaper quoted airline and law enforcement authorities in saying the explosive was apparently inside a small cosmetic bag they believe was checked aboard the flight by the Austin The mans wife and children were flying to DFW to catch a connecting flight to Des the newspaper The woman was also questioned and sources told the Sources told the newspaper that no motive has been found and no there are no firm This is being investigated as the offense of destruction of an which ia a federal FBI agent Byron Sage its a very serious Cummins assistant agent in charge for the Federal Bureau of Tobacco and Firearms in said Wednesday the in vestigation is centered both here and in Beaty described the woman who owned the bag as just an average person with no criminal We dont know of any prior problems that shes Beaty also speculated that the explosive devise was activated by a timing device because it didnt ap pear to have been set off by the planes landing or American Airlines officials say they will study beefedup screening of luggage as the result of the ex No one was injured in the explosion about 8 Wednesday aboard Flight en route from Austin to See Page 12A v wjr f i 4W A L j fi Tn f Concern aired over PCA By DEBBIE DaLOACH Staff writer A former employee has questioned the quality of information Manager Bob Sohn gives to the New Braunfels Utilities board of At Wednesday nights NBU Penny Crawford expressed concerns which were centered around a percent interim Power Cost authorized by trustees on July 25 to recover in creased supplier costs from the Lower Colorado River The PC A was authorized as an interim measure until new electric rates could be presented to City Council for But with the power cost ad which made its debut on Utilities customers bill on the August NBU has been over collecting for LCRAs increased In a letter written by Crawford and read to the Utilities board on she This dollar increase will be more than covered in its entirety by our five large The percent collected from the other customers will be income profit for the Utilities over and above any charges that LCRA The letter also indicated the Utilities would recover between and million extra by the time new rates can be put into and called the overcollection a tidy sum for the community to come up with in just six or seven Sohn publicly answered Crawf fords letter with a 14page Sohn said he suggested to Utilities staff lowering the PCA to percent on but decided against it because more study was needed and the overcollection only translated to a overage to the average residential customer for We decided to let the percent stand and review it again next Sohn I would have liked to have heard at the September meeting there was a Mayor Barbara Tieken said at the Wed nesday How would you know that based See Page 12A Texansface proposed water amendments in election By SARAH DUKE Staff writer Comal County residents will face a major decision 5 concerning water in Amendments 1 and 2 to the state constitution make up a water package that if provide billion in credit for the development of water resources in Amendment 1 would authorize the issuance oj million in Texas Water Development Bonds for water water water quality flood chloride agricultural soil and water conservation and Amendment 2 would authorize the sale of million in Texas agricultural water conservation This water package has been en dorsed by several local and state Governor Mark White has been campaigning for the package which he says is an attempt to deal with the water problems facing The governor said recently in San Antonio that Texas must have developed water resources if the state is to meet the needs of new industry and a growing Certainly we all know the water situation is the most important problem we face in said Bob New Braunfels Utilities We can always buy It may cost a lot but when were out of thats I strongly recommend that the voters look favorably at the The amendments address several of the issues that face Texas and par ticulary in this area on the Edwards Sohn The New Braunfels Utility board of trustees voted Wednesday to pass a resolution urging the adoption of of the The New Braunfels City Council also voted recently to adopt a similar resolution supporting the passage of the New Braunfels could be eligible to issue state guaranteed bonds if the amendments The bonds would be issued at the states bond Sohn said that there is a possiblity that the city of New Braunfels could join with other cities or areas to build a regional surface water or wastewater treatment The amendments encourage the development of regional water and waste water treatment Ac cording to information from the Texas Legislative regional plants designed for future growth are considered a better solution to water needs thant smaller plants meeting immediate Sohn said the city may in the future join with the Green Valley Water Corporation and the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority in building a surface water treatment plant on Lake I think we need to resolve to get off of our one straw into the Edwards Sohn If a drought like the one we had last summer comes the Edwards could be partially Critics of the amendments have said that they will allow money to See Page 12A inside Utilities chairman pounds last gavel CANYON LAKE CUSSIFIED COMICS 60 CROSSWORD DEAR ABB Y DEATHS 2A ENTERAJNMENT 78 HOflOSCQPE Todays Pays will continue to be mostly sunny and windy through Friday with fair and cool nightf and winds from the northwest at 15 to 30 Daytime will reach mid with lows droppinn to near Yesterdays high was 79 this mornings low was Sunset today will be at Bill who has been on the New Braunfels Utilities board for seven conducted his last meeting as board chairman Thur QifTDOORS 10A SHQBT8 STOCKS 19A W I Just cant imagine the board without BiU eJWrom Trujlee Arae lacker said ID Youve given us a tot of and this bftard will its Brown bj8 been beard chairman for five and also served as a Utilises trustee for two years when be vis mayor pj New ftevea years Ive been on labor of for Brown said before pounding the meeting gavel for the last Utilities have been my life for 26 Brown also works for San Antonios City Public He said the names of Utilities trustees he had served wttb over the years sounded like a hail of and extended a simple and sincere thankyou to fee Utilities employees for their cooperation and You will always be a part of my heart and he Utilities Manager Bob Sobn told Weve been through a lot since the early and you were a great strength to me through some difficult Dont stay We need you to stay with Im going to miss these endurance Brown said after Thursdays fivehour Brown ended his farewell com ments by commending the Utilities past but the challenge will be greater over the next five to 10 Keep politics out of the and keep the future of New Braunfels he For it is going to be the guiding BILL BROWN
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