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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 19, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                NB headed for State tourney on See Page 8 New Braunfels Zeitung Thursday November 25 Cents 225 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS 377800 5126259144 One 12 Pages Getting the right start utilities board takes step toapprovebond package Singers are Invited to participate in the 28th annual Advevnt Vespers Massed Choir which will present its concert Dec 6 at 4 at First Baptist Church Rehearsals for the choir spon sored by New Braunfels Music Study Club will be 24 and l at 7 at First Baptist Church Approximately 75 to 100 singers will The choir is directed by Mrs Melitta Frueh ami is ac companied by Mrs Joanne Lem mon A voter registration workshop is planned for Friday from 2 to on the first floor of the Court House All who are interested in be ing able to register voters during the elections are invited to attend The workshop is sponsored by New Braunfels Republican Womens Club Garry General will discuss the Veterans Land Hous ing Assistance Program and Home Improvement Program during the 23 meeting of New Braunfels Board of Realtors The meeting begin at 11 30 at Knights of Columbus Hall on Landa Strvt1 Tickets are for members and nonmembers Reservations must te made by Friday by calling Definitely a movie worth especially because it would benefit the Texas Lions Camp or Crippled Children i Partly cloudy and cool to day with a high of about 61 and northeast winds at 15 mph Tonight will be fair and cold with a low of 32 and north winds at 10 mph Friday should be sunny and mild with a high between 65 and 68 and an overnight low of 41 or 42 The sun returns for the weekend and will warm things up to 75 by Sunday The Menu CLASSIFIED 1012 6 3 5 COMICS CiOSSWOIO KJiiBBY HOtOSCOPl OlODOSCOPE IVUNNB The Texas Veterans Housing Assistance has been called the beM kept secret in Texas and the Realtors secret weapon To find out whats going make resona lions for the meeting Southwest Texas Slate Lmxersity will offer a seminar for college financial planning 5 from lu d in to noon in San Marcos Hall Room 110 Tuition will be The seminar is designed to give parents an overview of the strategies and secrets of paying or college It doesnt matter whether you have begun to financially plan lor college or not if you artserious about covering all the basev then register now For more information call 2452507 Special screenings of the movie Hilly Galvin are set for Sunday at 2 5 anl 7 p m at Walnut G Theater The performances ansponsored toy New Braunfels Noon Lions Club with proceeds to benefit Texas Lions Camp for Crippled Children Tickets are J3 50 for adults with children under the age of 11 admit led free The movie stars Karl Maiden and Von Dohlen The feature length film was produced by with funds received from the American Wayhouse series on PBS and Houstonbased Cinema Ventures which is headed by New Braunfels native Robert Nowotny son of George Nowotny Critics have called the movie one of Maidens best roles and say the movie deserves a gold star or its strong virtuoso per formance by Karl well conceived characters and lovely Isabel Marie Soliz got a little help from the American Cancer Society today to remind her and her parents not to smoke The local unit handed out the I m a Born Nonsmoker Tshirts to babies at McKenna Memorial Hospital as part of the Great American Smokeoul Photo by Deryl Clarki By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities has taken one of the final steps toward br inging locally generated hydroelec tric power to New Braunfels Those were the comments of NBU general manager Bob Sohn following the approval Wednesday of a million bond issue by the NBU board of directors Dean Witter submit ted the lowest bid for trie bonds which will fund the construction of a six megawatl hydroelectric plant at Ca nyon Dam The GuadalupeBlanco River Authoritys board of directors was to consider approval of the bond issue this morning The low bid of 8 lt percent interest was one of six Other bids ranged from 8 18 percent to percent interest Ive been on this board for the last two years 1 have attended many meetings in connection with this Ca nyon Lake hydro Ive attend ed meetings in Dallas and in Austin and San Antonio and so 1 have received quite and said Gene president of the NBU board of trustees Sohn said the project will benefit the ratepayers in New Braunfels 1 ourseUes at a point tonight culminating one of the final major steps in the he adding that he and John Specht GBRA genera worked toward that point since December We followed various rules and regulations of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the agencies of the Weve had various types of objections and we have Sohn I look forward from this time to a benefit or our customers which is the ultimate reason for the It took a little bit of he added It will be a benefit to our customers over a period of 1 feel very pro ud to have been a part of Specht said he also is proud to have leen part of the creation of the hydroelectric The role of the river authority is to develop and protect the water resources of the Guadalupe River basin largely for the benefit of the residents of the he said Certainly we a broader prospective with regional responsibilities and statewide responsibilities in terms of coor dinating water supplies and resource development but the very essence of the charge that we have is to develop this type of project for the benefit of people who live in this area It brings us great pleasure to br ing to fruition the project that we have worked on long and But the project is going to provide very real benefits in the Specht Jesse NBU made the motion to approve the bond issue The motion passed Mayor George Erben and Al both NBU were absent from Wednesdays Along with Dean Allison and Joint Manager and Selling Group made up the group submitting the lowest The bonds are rated Al by Moodys Investors In addi the river authority insured the The insurance resulted in a AAA rating by Moodys and AAA by Standard and Poors bond rating Floyd a represen tative of also served as GBRAs bond counsel during the He gave the board of directors a summary of the bond markets fluc tuations since he hydroelectric pro ject began in The difference in the bidding bet ween the first bid and the second bid amounted to a difference in total in terest to maturity of I am also pleased to report that you have a very representative list names of municipal bond dealers from across the United Westerman Two weeks we were thinking of something like 8A percent interest rate With all the crazy things that were happening in the there was a scarcity of supply and a See Page 2 Man released after motorcycle wreck A New Braunlds man lost con trol of his motorcycle Wednthday ran off a road and slamnud into a highway barricade Michael A Black was fits on River Road near when his motorcycle left thr road He was transported to McKenna Memorial by Niw Braunfels and was treated and for minor cuts and including a cut to his head and released Police reports indicated of the block of Rivtr Tor was under the influence of though no charges tHen hkti against him Grant for WalMart center could be delayed by state By SARAH DUKE Stall Writer Resolving detail of a grant for the WalMart distribution center infrastructure could be delayed for a few months while the Texas Department of Community Af fairs undergoes city officials said Wednesday its Finance Director Courl Thieleman said some of his contacts with the TIMA are without a job follow ing the consolidation oi of fice with the new Texas Department Commerce Some of the momentum is pro bably going to be lost for distributing the grant When you get new they have to get familiar with the he wont affect the grant that has already been awarded to but it will delay our meetings City officials had to cancel a meeting earlier this week with representatives from the TDCA and New Braunfels The state although still in is now a part of the new Texas Depart ment of Commerce which serves as an umbrella agency over the re mainder of the TDCA and other small state Some 250 stale employees were shuffled in the TDCA reorganization that took place earlier this Thieleman said he expects to meet See Page 2 City to seek summary judgement in lawsuit While depositions have Ingun in Richard and Nancy Hamptons lawsuit against the City of New Rraunfels and the ZcHting the city will reportedly go before the court Dec 9 requesting a sum judgement New Braunfels City Council members began giving ormal statements this week at the offices of Marion J attorney for the plaintiffs City officials and newspaper representatives are also scheduled to give through Dec 4 The city according to a spokesman w ith the law firm of Ljxke and IklHion in San will ask the court that plaintiffs show proof o allegations or dismiss the city and the individually named defendants faun the litigation The Hamptons filed suit Sept against the past and present council three city officials and the newspaper The suit seeks in specified damages from the city as well as exemplary and exemplary damages from l he paper The petition alleges a breach of contract by the city s well libel and slander by City Manager Joe parks director Da id assistant parks director Marcus Tonish and the newspaper The city earlier this year ter minated us contract with Richard former concessionaire at the cityowned Prince Solms Park Tube The claims Richard Hampton improperly withheld receipts from admission and tube in violation of the Attorneys for lxth defendants answered the original petition last denying the allegations and requesting proof of The city asked that Nancy Hampton be removed as a plaintiff and that coun cil members loug Miller and Bill Ar nold also be The newspaper has been named as codefendant based on a story published 13 concerning ter mination of the City of ficials were quoted within the story and the Hamptons and Borchers were given opportunity to Both parties declined comment and have repeatedly declined to com ment since that Pinch an inch Cheer Fund drive continues The HeraJdZeitung along with the National Guard and Communi ty Service Center have kicked off their annual drive to provide Christmas dinners or needy families in the New Braunfels area This the annual Cheer Fund begins the drive with a balance of Last the fund started with a balance of and through the generous donations of residents met the goal to feed 2uo The goal again in 1987 is to provide Christmas dinners for 200 families in the area who might not otherwise be able to enjoy a holi day So that means that more than must be collected before Contributions of nonperishable food items also are being accepted at the newspaper office The HeraldZeitung will publish the names of contributors to the Cheer Fund each Contributions are taxdeductible and may be made at the newspaper office at 707 New Texas For more information or to arrange for pickup of call Carol A very at Rebecca Toye of HeartMart of San Antonio shows how body fat is She is work ing at the health fair at Academy Street gym to day fropm 5 to which is sponsored by Community Education and In terested persons can have tests to check resting body composition and risk level for heart Photo by Deryl Clark   

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