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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 4, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                EMPTFE MICROFIL PO BOX R f 4 i j Defending golf champions do it Page 8 New Braunfels IJJJ 149 New Braunfels Herald Publishing 707 Lancia New Zeitunq Texas 78130 USPS 377800 AJ Tuesday August 25 Cents One 12 Pages Stammtisch j New Braunfels Firefighters Association and New Braunfels Fire Department Auxiliary have a work parly slated from 9 to 4 Sunday at Comal County Those attending should bring a veggie or drinks and utensils will be What yall are go ing to do is paint and spruce up the organizations booth for the upcom ing and always fantastic Comal County Fair next Something A new organiza tion for all parents and friends o 4 II There will be an organiza tional meeting featuring homemade ice cream beginning at 7 Ui Aug in Park Area All adults interested in sup porting and participating in the many and worthwhile 4H activities go lor it For more in call Margie Schellhase at What with all the semHuror over undocumented it is impor tant to know that anyone here il legally has a chance to change then depcndemg on certain criteria While some news media may have stooped to the level of Theyre in behind every tree Find fire them Hun them out of town we offer this Tlu Social and Educational Professional Association has an of fice at HM Handera Road in San An The agency is a nonprofit corporation offering immigration and amnesty services to persons wanting to become legalized Educational Services will also be provided this fall for people whose English is about what of Anglos Spanish not so good Citizenship classes also are Persons who have resided in the IS oi A since January who tutupmof of residence quality The agency will remain open through IWT For more informal call iinij The American Legion Post I metis Thursday at 4lu West Coll Kxicutuc committee meets at 7 p m with the regular meeting con at about H The auxiliary meets at 7 in p in Keport In delegates to the Department Con vent ion m Fort Worth last month lops the agenda llicspians will want to note that auditions for the upcoming Spotlight Theatre Arts Klc STAGE i Inc s productionol Any Wednesday by Muriel Kesnik take place Aug 14 and 15 at Krause I louse on Bulveide Koatl Needed are an elegant man in his late for ties or early fifties and a soling and gal in the 18 to ears old a rugged man in his late and a for unmistakably a lady kind of person Show dates are Oc tober 1C 23 and 24 Director is James Jahnsen Call 4382339 for more information If you are a member of the Haecker lxeffler you have a reunion Sunday August 23 at Bex ar Social Hall in the Auehl Com munity It starts at 3 and you should plan to bring enough food for your family tea and other See Page 2 Theres a slight chance that afternoon or evening thunder showers will cool down the temperatures later this but dont count on Highs for the remainder of the week are forecast to reach the mid 90s with daytime winds from the south at 10 Night time lows are only scheduled to drop into live Early morning clouds will greet you on the way to work each but will soon burn off Thtlknu QJ4IWHD mm Hi mm 3 7 A warm draft A 1987 Smeal triple combination pumper delivered last week to New Braunfels Fire Department undergoes pressure testing beneath Interstate 35s Guadaiupe River crossing Fire Chief Phillip formerly of said the new truck replaces a 30yearold pumper sold to Bulverde The new truck has a nozzle on top of its cab for shooting which means the truck is ideal for fighting such things as chemical spill and aircraft The truck here is drafting or suctioning water out of the Guadaiupe River and shooting it back The trees on the other side of the river were well within the range of the cannon that were pumping more than 800 cubic feet a second out of and back into the Baker said the truck likely will be stationed at Station 3 on Loop 337 for timely access to New Braunfels Municipal Photo by Jim Webre NBU awaits bond rating on projects totaling million GBRA facing lawsuit over hydro bid award process By JOHN KASTNER Correspondent A lawsuit by Boccard Inc of Houston seeking damages for loss of a 248 million construction contract on the projected Canyon Hydroelectric Project has been filed against the GuadalupeBlanco River Authori ty Just iwo weeks Boceard requested a temporary restraining order to delay the hydro project Thai order was hul an injunction hearing is scheduled to be heard in iuadalupe County District Court on Aug 11 Stated in the suil are allegations that stale per formance bunding requirements were waived by GBRA and rebids were solicited in the project without 10 days notice lo prospective Harvey a lawyer representing said the suit alludes to collusion between GBRA and Colorado based Eaton Metal Products over waivers of bonding re quirements because Eaton did not include a performance bond with its initial construction while Boccard sub mitted the bonding information All initial bids were rejected by GBRA and the project was but this bonding requirements were not required by GBRA and lowerbidder Eaton was awarded the contract According to the issue in court will be whether a governmental body can waive performance payment bond which GBRA said was made lo ac comodate rebidding and expedite the process Dunn explained thai the burden in court will be on the Austin man is NB family injured Saturday An Austin man was killed and two others were injured late Saturday when their vehicles hit nearly headon in the 2200 block of Interstate 35 just south of FM Kinar Peter an was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Harold He was taken by Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home to Travis County medical ex aminers office for an autopsy as ordered by the driver and only oc cupant in a 1986 Plymouth was northbound on the interstate and exited on an offramp in front of a 1985 GMC pickup driven by Mario of 280U Win dgate New with his 27yearold 2yearold daughter and another was south bound on the interstate frontage roadHe told Officer DunJap that he saw Jensens travel ing at high but he thought that he was continuing north on the He said he began to move for ward when Jensen suddenly pull ed onto the off ramp where they The impact knocked Jensens vehicle some 200 feet off the road and into a Saldanas and the older Rachel of 1626 were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital by New Braunfels EMS where they were treated and released for cuts and Police reports showed that Saldana was also injured but a hospital spokesperson said he was not treated The toddler was not Dunlap said the accident was still under investigation and no citations had been issued as of Tuesday Dunlap did state in his report that Saldana failed to yieUJ right of way and suggested Jensen may have been By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities General Manager Bob Sohn said today theres just one more step the utilities must go through before sell ing more than S million to fund a number of new That last step is to bid the Sohn adding that a bid date has been set for New Braunfels City Council provided final approval for the bond issue during a special meeting Before the bonds can be NBU will receive a bond Sohn said he is hoping for a AA rating which he said is as good as you can 1 will be making a pitch to get He ad ded that although it is optimistic to assume NBL will get an AA he thinks there is a slrong possibility of such a rating or at least an Al He added that he would con sider an 8 percent inlerest rate but said he hopes to sell the bonds at an even lower The million in bond revenue is requested to fund several projects aimed at benefiting the citys water sewage collection system and wastewater treatment The mosl expensive a million surface water treatment would pul New Braunfels on the forefront of surface water development for cities on the Ed wards Construction for the project could begin as soon as next spring and Sohn said it would take about one year to Sohn said it is likely that NBU will receive some financial support for the plant from the Edwards Underground Water District whose purpose it is to encourage protection of the Tom EUWD general has said he would like for the district to support the construc tion of the plant and hopes that other cities relying on the aquifer will follow New Braunfels lead to find alternative water While most of the money to fund the water plants construction will come from use of NBUs water resource development reallocated 1985 bond revenues and funds from the sale of the local elec trical transmission system will offset part of the plants expense NBU officials anticipate receiving S4 million from the Lower Colorado River Authority for the local transmission The sale of the system will relieve NBU of an estimated annual expense of transmission line Sohn said preliminary plans are being made for the surface water treatment plant which will have the capacity lo treat 6 million gallons of water a The plans cannot be he until a site for the See Page 2 plaintiff GBRA officials say construction of the hydro plant will begin in midAugust as According to project engineer Greg a million contract has been awarded to Erection for civil construction and a reservoir bypass system for the Canyon Hyrdo Rothe recommended awarding the rebid to a field construction subsidiary headquartered in San An tonio The initial minor design chganges and rebidding the the river authority was able to reduce initial costs by Rothe was confident that the Canyon Hydro Project will come in in a timely He said project designs at the Canyon Hydro Project have been submitted to the Army Corps of Submissions to the Federal Energy Regulatory Com mission must also be made before construction at the hydro project can GBRA officials have stated con cern over the role of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissions licensing process which directors main lain impacts on stale water however GBRA of ficials remain confident that 10 ouislanding submissions can be made before the projects scheduled start Due of the primary appeals made by GBRA was for its concern over a continuous water release restriction in one of the GBRA contends that although il is concerned about wildlife dowwnslream from the a continuous release agreement is not appropriate for this area because of drought periods which are likely to occur Results of this appeal are River Road work will have to wait By JOHN KASTNER Correspondent Because of recent heaving flooding in the Texas Hill Country and especially heavy releases from Ca nyon most road repair work along River Road will have to be delayed until water levels return to according to County Road Engineer Mac McCoy indicated that currently it will be several more weeks before he and his road crew can examine the road situation and determine what needs to be McCoy said the heavy releases from Canyon Dam have made il impossible to do any work that needs to be All parks in the Canyon Lake Area are still closed because of the high The Army Corps of Engineers has closed its boat ramps and is warning people to stay out of the especially downstream along the Guadaiupe River which re mains at dangerous The current flow into Canyon Lake was cubic ieet per while the outflow was at cfs this morn See Page 2 Sheriffs seek suspect in Monday sex assault Comal County sheriffs in vestigators are searching for a man who stopped early Monday morning to give a woman directions and then led her to an unknown area of Canyon Lake where he beat and sexually assaulted According to the woman was abducted from her vehi cle on Old Sattler Road while looking for a girlfriends house by a white male believed to be in his He was described as having a slender standing about six two in ches tall and weighing 170 to 180 pounds with brown hair and brown He was last seen wearing a gray T blue jeans and white tennis shoes and was driving a gray colored vehicle believed to be an The suspect possibly had a moustache and a howewade taioo on his upper Left arm of a spider TtSSI Cpmal sheriffs office web with a spider feaogifti frojs tt and the name Jessie across The 22yearoW Wmberley wmm was beaten and according to   

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