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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 27, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 394 M053 fVLRETT TEXAS INDUSTRIES IMC W100 CARPENTER FRWY IX 75247 254 Sports Cougarettes grab nondistrict wins See Page 12A Water Watch Comal up 562 Canyon up Canyon same Edwards up Canyon Lake level up Local NBU trustees reject costofservice rates See below New Braunfels Candies are a holiday pagelB New Texas rain Wednesday November 25 Cents 28 Pages Sections I y LILLIAN THOMAS taff writer Winds and lightning caused some damage around town as a storm moved through the area late Tues but early this morning rain amounts had not caused the creeks to rise out of their New Braunfels Fire Department responded to a call from a house hit by lightning at 781 One engine responded at and found most of the damage to be to the a fire department spokesman The house had not actually caught but there was damage to the the spokesperson New Braunfels Utilities had isolated outages caused mostly by high WestPoint PepperelPs sign on US 81 blew down and got into the said John Huck with the elec tric department at the A tree limb blew down and hit a line on Camp Willow Road around A trailer in the Solms area lost its roof and wiring about Huck When everyone started getting up this morning some discovered they had a fuse hit by lightning in the Huck we are still working on a LESUE Rene Robert Morales and Frank Llamas in white hat clean out a clogged drain at the couple of houses at Mary Boulevard and Ogden that are without power because a tree fell over and took out a he In the Hunter residents reported that the creek had not risen out if its but if It keeps rain ing like its a concern for all of said Charles a resident in the Drainage in the Hunter area was part of the problem that led to the rapidly rising water Sunday morn Torres The New Braunfels Emergency Communications Civil Defense Group is on standby as the rains con If the rains continue as See Page 5A Holiday traffic deaths predicted CHICAGO APi The National Safety Council estimates between 380 and 480 people will die on the nations highways during the fourday Thanksgiving holiday The holiday runs from 6 today to midnight About 470 people could be expected to die in traffic accidents during a fourday weekend at this time of council statistician Barbara Carraro said In the last few holiday figures have not been significantly higher than Car raro adding the explanation could be any number of Last years Thanksgiving traffic death toll was The highest toll for the holiday was 764 recorded in In addition to the holiday death predictions thousands will also be saved from a dinnerless Thanksgiv ing As the nation sits down to Thanksgiving tens of thousands of Americans without a dinner table of their own will head to public shelters and charity kitchens for the best meal theyve had in Their numbers are on the rise in many social service ad ministrators because of an in creasing shortage of lowcost hous depressed economies in some areas and a lack of job Commissioners hear about rain damage to roads LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer The county engineer reported Thursday on damages county roads from the heavy rains Sunday in the northeast part of the We had extensive damage from heavy rains early this summer in the i western part of the And now the heavy rain Sunday the I rains did a lot of damage to roads in Sthat Clark Mac jjcounty engineer McCoy mentioned Old tHunter and York Creek roads among damaged On York Creek Road a whole lot of the new gravel we put down wash ed On Old Bastrop we had just finished some paving work there and 30 percent of the shoulders have pulled away from the McCoy Parts of Hunter Road were still under water Our repair schedule and material use will be substanciaily hurt by Commissioner Jumbo Evans pointed out that those areas were not the only ones There are lots of roads that had no potholes Saturday and now are show ing lots of potholes 6810 inches Evans A number of lowwater crossings were Below the Blieders Creek since Inside 2B DEAR ABBY Holiday Closings The New Braunfels City Hall and the Comal County Courthouse will be closed Thursday and There will be no trash pickup either New Braunfels ISD and Canyon ISO schools and offices also will be closed both New Braunfels HeraidZeitung readers will receive a morning paper on The newspapers of fices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and will reopen at Fri Missing Children The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 is sponsoring a Missing CbUdjrens program for youngsters I in the CISD and Peter and i Pauls Catholic School in the lower elementary Literature was I distributedat the schools that dam was this is the first time to my recollection that the fence on the Dean Word Ranch wash ed Commissioner Bill whose precinct much of the worst damage was said he was meeting with residents of Hunter that The water that came through Hunter moved any number of residents out of their homes their floors have George Commissioners also received a report from McCoy on the boat ramps built by the subdivision developers and given to the McCoys crew repaired most of boat ramps and made safety im provements recommended by the Army Corps of Only two ramps remain technically clos Canyon Lake Village and Ca nyon Lake Village When I say technically closed I mean every time the corps puts up a barracade so that it wont be someone comes along and takes it McCoy One of these two the concrete part of the ramp is and McCoy said he can find no one who wants to take on the underwater The other ramp only needs the safety improvements and the road department has the materials but not the time to do them with the extra repair work piling Commissioners decided to wait and see if the road department can get to the safety improvements by the beginning of next If com missioners will have the work con tracted In other commissioners adopted the 1986 budget without settl ing the question of the money for the constables Also the amended 1985 budget was accepted with one change the sheriffs department uniform allowance had never been increased from to since last though numerous new officers had been County Auditor Bate Bond inform ed commissioners that the last ses sion of the Texas Legislature passed supplemental pay for appellate court judges to be paid by the counties in their Before adding this to the 198H County Judge Fred Clark asked for more in Later a budget amendment can be as it could be to change their decision on the constables Clark In other commissioners also awarded the bid or courthouse annexs telephone system to San See Page 5A Utilities trustees reject costofservice rates OEUlf Staff writar New Braunfels Utilities trustees rejected a proposal to base electric rates on costofservice Tuesday they gave consultant Jerry Thomas and Utilities staff two months to come up with an alternate rate schedule to raise the needed the newest Utilities moved to keep elec tric rates as they passing along the passthrough costs from LCRA Lower Colorado River His motion also included the desired twomonth time frame for alter Utilities Manager Bob Sohns was perplexed by the boards What youre saying to me is you want me to be a but I cant wave a wand and create he Youve told me theres another and Id hope you want it to be But I dont know how to do that other than basing rates on costof he I know we have revenue re but I would like to see a different Mayor Barbara Tieken If we need a million rate lets justify spread it around or defer it un til LCRA goes to the Public Utility Commission for its estimated million rate increase in July What youre saying is its all right for LCRA to have a rate but this utility where you sit on the board cant have a rate Trustee Robert Orr There are two basic questions Do we need a rate and if the answers how do we allocate it Id rather do it on a logical premise than he Thomas costofservice study was designed to reflect new electric rates based on what it costs Utilities to serve a particular customer For it showed a 33 percent increase for the residential class as a but that increase was offset by decreasing fuel Thomas said if the rates were ap the average residential bill would go up about a All customer classes in Thomas study showed a bottomline because of lower fuel Mornhinweg If it the cost of fuel goes back to where it was in then were putting a 33 per cent increase to our residential Sohn said that statement was in See Page 5A On television Peggy Kokernot of PM Magazine and cameraman Kirby Oliver tape a segment on Christmas in the Hill Country Tuesday at the Mill Street The mercantile feature will be broadcast on KSAT 12 at LESUE KRIEWALDT HERALDZEITUNG A feature on Whitewater Sports will be shown at 5 and a segment on Landmark Square will be shown at 6
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