Friday, August 21, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 21, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Rangerettes victorious in Page 7 New Braunfels 162 Stammtisch New Braunfels Herald Publishing 707 Landa New Braunfels Diana Cooke of Canyon Lake was taking pictures of her youngest daughter against a backdrop of this cypress The little girl was climbing into the crux of the bran ches when the ap parently felt it was being left out of the event and tried to climb into the tree as The of Isnt a cat and ailed in the although Diana decided the poodle ought to have a chance to know what it would have been So she put the poodle in the tree and snap ped this Racoons of Comal County might view this with chagrin since they are usually the ones winding up in this precarious Mission Valley Bible Church has found a new place to Members can rejoice with Moses as they make their exodus from Lamar School to a new place of which is New Braunfels Christian 995 Mission Hills They will thank our faithful God together when they gather not al the river at August See you The Second Annual Cops and Robbers Softball Tournament will happen August a at Comal Lots of a Texas Guard ar mored tank on a dunking and on and Admission is and if you bought tickets to either of the two rained out those tickets are good for admission to the upcoming You can get tickets at the Department of Public Safety office in New New Braunfels Police and Buy for Lett super markets and Pats Money raised will be given to the Comal County Emergency Childrens If you dont like or other wise would like to see our managing editor dunked in a big bucket of cold you will have an opportunity to contribute to that end at the dunking Dancin in the Dark was a success and the sponsors would like to thank the following folks for their support The Craze the Balloon Duckys TShirt Joe First Cloudy skies will keep the temperatures in the cool up per 90s today with fair skies tonight and a low in the mid Southeast winds tonight Wiil frpjn 5 to 10 Saturday will partly cloudy and hot with a high again In the upper 90s and southeast winds between 10 and 15 mph OASSfifO DiMIWV i 1 Zeituno Texas 78130 USPS 377800 Friday August 25 Cents One 16 Pages Damage suit filed by man shot after July 28 dog fight A lawsuit has been filed in state district court here seeking damages for a man who was shot after his half breed pit bull terrier dog got into a fight with another mans Calvin Ritchie of Spring Branch fil ed the civil suit Monday In the 274th District Court against Cypress Cove resident William Arthur is charged with ag gravated assault after he allegedly shot Ritchie once in the upper left leg with a 20gauge shotgun on July whose case is expected to be presented to grand jurors next was released from Comal County jail after posting a Ritchie is seeking actual damages of including in hospital and exemplary damages of According to Thompson approached Ritchie at his Cypress Cove convenience store brandishing a shotgun and a Ritchie said Thompson opened fire on his wife and son before hitting him in the A described as a te nant of incurred a broken jaw during the The dispute reportedly stems from Ritchies dog attacking four dogs owned by Thompsons wife was walked the four dogs that When they walked across Ritchies Ritchies attacked Thompsons Reports indicate that when Thompson learned what had happen he went to confront Ritchie and the shooting GBR A sees longterm increase in electricity production with hydro By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer The GuadalupeBlanco River Authority is experien cing a boom in hydroelectric generation and will in crease its production significantly when the Canyon Lake hydroelectric project is GBRAs hydroelectric plants produce an annual average of million kilowatt said Fred operations manager for the river As of GBRA had produced 95 million kilowatt hours of energy this That power sells for cents per kilowatt compared to cents per killowatt hour for energy from the Lower Colorado River The Canyon Lake which could come on line as soon as next will boost the river authoritys generation by an estimated 25 million kilowatts or roughly 40 percent more than the current anticipated James New Braunfels Utilities resource management LCRA fuel costs are expected increase in increments of 30 percent dur ing the next few That increase will be stabiliz in by the less expensive power to be generated at the Canyon Dam GBRAs directors Thursday approved a budget for the authoritys hydroelectric division which included million in estimated Officials said the river authority is ending the fiscal year with about million in reserves generated by hydroelectric power Those reserves will be cut to about million by this time next year if planned repairs and other work is Blumberg The GBRA official said the cost per kilowatt hour of hydroelectric energy probably will go down within the See GBR Page 2 Officials urge safety precautions after brush fire threatens homes A motor home exhaust Is suspected as the cause of a brush fire Thursday evening across some 25 acres oft Texas 46 South near developed sub An increase in this month of reported grass fires has local fire of ficials serving warnings to persons concerning extremely dry conditions in Comal Thursday evenings blaze was fought for more than three andahalf hours by members of the New Braunfels Fire Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire department and Bracken Volunteer Fire as well as residents helping to keep the fire from spreading into their The fire was reported at and occurred on Texas 46 between Oak Run and Northwood subdivi It came very close to some within about 200 said New Braunfeis Fire Marshall Elroy But the yards were very well manicured and there was no real danger to the An hour after extinguishing the fire officials were summoned back to the scene where a rekindling had Firemen worked for about an hour then to stop that Residents in the area this morning reported seeing smoke rising Fire department units returned to the scene around but no fire was A motor home was seen in the Man remains at large after escape from Hays County By PAY IP WAV StaM Writer A man arrested Thursday morning in Hays County escaped from the jail there eight hours later by crawling through a suspended ceiling and leaving through the front Authorities are searching for Douglas Albert He was arrested in Hays County in a stolen He is wanted by Austin Police for questioning in con nection with an armed robbery and has a fouryearold warrant out of Washington state where he was in yolyed in m armed rob bery and a shoot out with He is considered though authorities are unsure if he is He was arnjed at jyhe time of his ajrest Thursday said a Hay County Drills He mm SiSfpd to County Thursday in a stolen aujg after holding up m gaj according to New Braunfels firefighters and Northwood Subdivision residents joined forces to combat a grass fire Photo by Deryl Clark area with engine trouble and it could have been started by the exhaust said We are assuming that was the Grass fires along roadsides have been on the increase the past mostly caused by motorists tossing cigarettes out of vehicles and possibly igniting dry I want to warn people in New Braunfels as well as rural area peo ple in Comal County that vegitation in the unpopulated areas is very dry and susceptible to he The fire official said he urges people will use extreme caution when discarding smoking materials and to be careful when parking their vehicles on the side of roadways in brush and high there should be no open burns Just about anything can set one We were very lucky yesterday in that we got the fire under control before it did any We expended a lot of man power because we wanted to be sure it was Grass fires are starting to Maybe citizens are not aware of how dry it really stated NBHS teachers stage benefit vehicle wash Saturday A group of New Braunfels High School teachers and students will hold a car wash Saturday to raise money for a scholarship fund established in honor of 1987 graduate Linda who was killed earlier this summer in an automobile Karen an NBHS said the car wash will be at the Plant Haus at 956 Walnut from 9 to 3 She said the group of mostly the NBHS graduates close are asking only for donations to the scholarship who was one of Wood wards teachers for two said the scholarship fund is the most fit ting way to remember the young stu dent who died July 24 of injuries sus tained after reportedly losing control of her vehicle near Shortly before her Woodward had enrolled at Southwest Texas State University for what would have been her freshman year in Linda was a recipient of several scholarships and it was through the scholarships that she was going to be able to go to Rayburn She added that the students former teachers and her parents thought establishing a scholarship would be an appropriate thing to Other donations to the scholarship fund may be made at the New Braunfels 1SD Education Center at 430 Mill Texas radioactive waste disposal official addresses NB Rotary Club By SARAH PUKE Stiff Writer The general manager of the Texas Lowlevel Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority tried to dispel some myths Thursday about what radioac tive waste is and how dangerous it Lawrence Jacobi said that while New Braunfels and Comal County have relatively few sources of lowlevel radioactive he took an opportunity to discuss his work and how it relates to the who said he is more used to be ing met with protests and hostility instead was in New Braunfels to address the Downtown Rotary The closest you probably get to radioactive waste material is that it would go by in trucks up Interstate 35 toward the wate site in he He said other radioactive materials may be found at the radiology depart ment hospitals and at uranium mjnes south of Stfguin in QojgiJes Texas residents now are able to dispose of their radioactive waste at dumps jft either South Washington or The federal government ordered sJiti governments to find spots for djisposing of lowlevel radioactive Wfyf been We femwt its not like trying to fifld s few I WaJAUrt distribution m group ol teaj He said the luttmrtty OAS townd a wt to Hwfcprth west of p which will probably serve as a waste disposal site for the next 30 Although radioactive waste is usually the last thing most communities Jacobi said the ma jority of Hudspeth County who number some are not opposed playing host to the waste disposal The government official said the residents attitude might have been influenced by the annual government incentive pay ment which would go to the county Jacobi said that while the site likely will be able to hold radioactive waste generated during at Hazardous chemicals monitoring committee being organised here Ernie Hassold ii a recently appointed Comal County deputy civil defense coordinator for management of hazardous material least the next 30 the site must stay secure for at least 500 years to prevent persons from begin exposed to the That always raises an People always say How can you be sure the site will be secure for 500 years There have been studies of structures that he adding that by using heavy the radioactivity can be kpwleve radioactive if not property pan cause a number of health problems for surrounding if not haiSjled cor it can cause birth defects in great enpygh it pan kill Thats not unlike other If go out and djrujk g Quart of it pan kill you Thf government olUcitl said the West location makes 9904 site for disposal said u ii pmmt Hrtita thai MI Die wW be located The Congress enacted Public which requires that local and state governments organize to monitor lotions of extremely The law waj in response to tragedy in im resultuig in the chemicaipoisoAipg of hundxeds of w wv ww Tte government official radioactivity in materials are v