Tuesday, July 14, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 14, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Customer Appreciation is Section B of todays New Braunfels 135 New Braunfels Herald Publishing 707 Landa NeW Ztiiuno Texas 78130 USPS Tuesday July 25 Cents Two 22 Pages Stammtisch Traffic survey We have received a submission or two for Harolds Stammtisch More are If you or someone you know can or even if they only fake it get them to submit a sketch of their their version of thwt a Stammtisch should be or is in their What we want is a figure whatever it is that fulfills your graphic sense of what is a family a table of cronies or just whatever seems to appear in your minds If we use your stamrntisch at the top of this Harold will buy you lunch some place like Casa Western Submit your entries to Harolds Stammtisch 707 Landa New Texas New Braunfels Railroad and Historical Society w ill host a sidewalk rummage sale from 9 to p Saturday at the old railroad depot next to Brauntex Theater Vendors and folks wishing to unload what they sell at then last garage sale can set up for a There will be a lot of neat not just railroad Bring your own table Proceeds from the sale augment the which is restoring the tjepot an historic landmark and genera nice place lo For more in call Martin Mayer at 0499 or Felix Roque at 6252b82 New Braunfels Communit Chorale will perform at p m Thursday in The performance is part of New Braunfels Parks and Herriaium Departments Conmus in Park series The Chorale is under direction of William KretziiHar anil will pull from its repertoire such favorites as Yellow Hose of Battle Hymn of the and This is My Country After the Chorales Mike SouKup and David Owens will play for your dining and dancing Canyon resident Wilma Mclaughlin called to say she is glad to be back home after nine in Her Linda was traveling across the Atlantic on business and mom tagged along I insulted a waiter by asking for iced Ice is a very prenuum says who adds that all the leenageis she saw wore chains and had other wierd stuff about They were all English trains move 80 they call their subway mass transit system the tubes and many Englanders think Texas means lifestyles akin to the television show Dallas and they expect to see bull riding going on in the airport if they should travel to the Star U sure was cool this mor But it didnt last Mostly cloudy skies and a 30 percent chance of thun dershowers will keep the temperatures in the low 90s with an east wind of 5 to 10 mph Tonight and Wednesday will see mostly cloudy skies with a 20 percent chance of afternoon and evening thundershowers and highs in the 90s and lows in the Thursday through Saturday look like more of the same with partly cloudy skies and a slight chance of thun dershowers Thursday and 810A CQMJgft A 5A Comal Countys health insurance costs increasing By TRAVIS POLING Correspondent Comal County commissioners this week have agreed to a 23 percent increase in the countys health in surance rates after tabling the matter last The contract with GIC has been renewed for a seventh year of Mennon representing was on hand to explain the in crease in rates to the He said the primary reason for the increase was a percent loss ratio for the last 12 Schriewer said a loss occurs when the company pays more than 95 cents in claims on every dollar taken in on The increase will be 23 percent across the board on the medical insurance while the dental insurance rates will be The increase also is attributed to an inflation Schriewer said increase is needed to insure that GIC can give the county the best deal possible without the arrangement becoming a losing proposition for the insurance com Commissioner Lorenzo Yankee Camarillo reported Monday morning that the contract for the sale of the landfill to Waste has not yet been received by the county or by City Manager Joe Camarillo that County Attorney Bill Riemer is satisfied with changes in the Commissioners and city council now are awaiting the final Action on the landfill contract by the county has been delayed until Thursday as a special agenda Other action by commissioners included approval to vacate and replat Lake View Unit lots 290 and 291 Precinct approval to vacate and replat 74 lots in Canyon Lake Unit Precinct 4 to enlarge the no action taken on a request to appeal an earlier directive by commissioners regarding permitting in an illegal Roy Mooney appeared before the court with County Engineer Mac McCoy to ask for permission to have the ser See Page 2A Texas Transportation Institute is conducting a survey of traffic patterns and road use to assist in planning highway and road improvements along and adjoining the AustinSan Antonio Motorists are asked to identify their type of frequency of travel along the reason for making the trip and origination and destination Results of the survey are The New Braunfels survey station was doing ai healthy business Tuesday Photo by Deryi Clark The Hydro Most recent bids for construction of a hydroelectric plant at Canyon Dam are lower than earlier ones but remain higher By SARAH DUKE Stuff Writer 1 tuGuadalupeBlanco River Authority has received new bids for tin construction work of the proposed Canyon Dam hydroelectric The newest bid for the project is roughly a half million dollars less than bids received in While the new low received by GBRA late last is just less than it is still higher than the original estimated The civil construction job was originally bid in May but because the bids were so much higher than the estimated GHRA and New Braunfels Utilities opted to request new NBU General Manager Bob Sohn earlier today said he is very satisfied with the new He said new specifications identified some items more clearly and may be responsible for the reduced The new bids will be reviewed by the NBU board of trustees he GBRA Planning Director David Welsch said the apparent low bid was submitted by Erection of San They are a strong com pany from what we can see they are Theyve constructed major concreterelated he Three bids were submitted to the river the same number of proposals as submitted in NBU trustees refused to accept the original bids in May when they came in significantly higher than GBRA Cliief Engineer Greg Rpthe said when the project was being rebid that the companies bid higher than expected because they were concerned about liability and water He said he assured the construction companies that the river authority is responsible for The low bidder for the project among the first bids was CBJ That companys bid was the second lowest in the most recent with an estimated cost of Zachary of San Antonio was the third bidder with an estimate of GBRAs board of directors will consider the most recent set of bids during their monthly meeting NBUs SOHN Satisfied If the low bid is the NBU board of trustees will be asked to approve the Welsch said GBRA still expects to keep up with a construction schedule that forces construction to begin this summer in order to meet a winter window during which releases frorrt the lake will be reduced to allow construction activity within the outflow Its But we know what we have to do We have all the bids for major equipment he adding that a large number of the necessary equipment has been The once is expected to provide as much as 25 million killowatts annually to New Braunfels the only customers of the Man faces assault charge 1MB police officer attacked by dogs New Braunfels Patrolman Gary Parks received minor injuries Friday evening when a who reportedly had been fighting with his stepfather and who had been seen on Loop 337 aiming a rifle at ordered his two pit bull terriers to attack The officer pulled his service revolver and killed one The other dog was In Comal County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault on a peace officer with a deadly weapon is James Pugh of New He was read his rights by Judge Bond was set at on the charge of assaulting a peace of Police first received a report of a man in a white pickup with a camper and two dogs who was aiming a rifle at people along the Loop at Common Police then were summoned to 182 Kerlick Street when the same man had reportedly broken into a house The address turned out to be that of his Pugh and his stepfather were embroiled in a heated argument when officers reports Pugh had apparently set his rifle down and it was grabbed by another Police later confiscated the described as a 3030 leveraction When police began to step between Pugh and his whom Pugh was threatening to Pugh told his canines to at and they according to The dogs reportedly attacked the officers lower torso from both the front and It then took four police officers to subdue The nature of the mens argument was not disclosed in the offense Parks was treated and released at McKenna Memorial Hospital for bites to his upper left Texas Senate eyes proposed billion tax hike Clements tells specific cuts AUSTIN AP The full meeting as a committee of the began work on a billion increase in taxes today as legislative leaders scrambled for a spending solution following the governors latest demand to cut the The Senates Tax Policy Subcommittee voted Monday to endorse increasing the state tax from to 6 percent and extending the 15 cents pergallon motor fuels Those along with other proposals tp raise additional fees and would be needed jo fund a 198889 state But some lawmakers said Bill Clepients latest demand that the spending plan be tnjmmed by another million had endangered a delicate HouseSenate compromise reached over the That plan called for a billion 198W9 budget that would have required about billion from the states general revenue But after a tworhour meeting with House Speaker Gib and Bill Hobby said Clements wants to cut million and shift million more from other programs into prisons and a pay raise for state Hes come back with kind of a quite a bit Lewis It would be extremely oMcuJt to make that type of without doing severe damage to the state of I dont knijiw why they would come up at this late date with type of a complained Grant D the chief Senate budget On the tax the Senate committees major bill would expand the sales tax to cover motor vehicle interstate long distance phone calls and computer and would increase a variety of including fees for drivers auto registrations and professional It also would have businesses prepay part of their 1990 corporate franchise tax charge businesses for sales tax permits raise the motor vehicle salesrental tax increase the tax on cigarettes and tobacco products increase the hotel occupancy tax and place a surtax on the insurance premium tax companies now as well administrative insurance The voted to remove a provision that would change the franchise tax formula to include corporate Hugh DrFort said applying the tax increase only to capital investment will only discourage investment in the middle of a The tax subcommittees Bob said he would present his bill to the full Senate for debate m Bob McFarlanA said he would offer a tax proposal of his own Tuesday that would rajLse the sales Sax 1 cenj and wojuli remove cer tain tax increases in the subcommittee State Comptroller Bob Bullock said he believed higher tax rates would find more favor with the public than a new I Texans would be more satisfied with increased rates than they would with a new type of tax at this Bullock Lewis and Hobby said spending reductions proposed by Clements would come from proposed university faculty pay delaying career ladder rewards for school teachers and eliminating fullday kindergarten the legislative leaders Clements also wants more money for the prison system and a pay raise for state they If Clements wants to cut the let Win make the cuts said Eddie a House budget Id like to see some leadership from the not just Not all lawmakers saw Clements position as bad news for the fate of the HopeSenate budget conference Jim chief House slid it good news because the governor ftaaWy had gjyjn lawmakers directions on where he wants Weyf