Wednesday, December 30, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 30, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas a NB girls lone local basketball Page 10A New Braunfels 254 New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno SPS 377880 5126259144 Wednesday December 25 Cents Two 20 Pages If you are flipping through the cable TV channels on New Years Day you will find a few New Braunfels Cable Communica has made some lineup changes which go Into effect The channel changes will be San Antonio KRRT from 30 to 18 C SPAN from 18 to 30 and Lifetime from 21 to San Antonio KABB will be on channel 21 Disney is on 27 and Discovery Is on The changes will soon be reflected In the HeraldZeitungs weekend Montage The Comal County Sportsman Association will not have a fish fry on Jan 1 because of the holiday Heres a New Years resolution for you stop smoking And the local unit of the American Cancer Society is going to make it easy tand cheap for you with a free Stop Smoking Clinic Jan 12 and u at the Dittlinger Memorial Library meeting The sessions are open to the public and begin each night at 7 p m Call exten sion to let them know youd like logo Members of the Magic Knight African Violet Society will display assorted varieties of African Violets and conduct an educational seminar from 9 a to 5 p on Jan 9 at Nurseryin downtown Manon The members will be available all day to share their growing secrets and answer any questions you may Admission Is free and everyone is invited to come New Braunfels American Associa tion of Retired Persons will begin training counselors for its annual incometax preparation aid pro gram The training will begin Jan U at Dltthnger Memorial Library After the 24 hours of volunteers will help senior low income and handicapped per sons with their tax returns For more information or to sign up for the call ale Kalmans at Robert Miller at 6290571 or Frank Slreightoff at 6296320 Norma Carlm of New Braunfels graduated with a bachelor of business administration from the School of Business at Southwest Texas Slate Iniersity and Sharon Kay Pfeuffer Waison graduated with a bachelor of science in home economics from the School of Ap plied Arts and Technology during Dec 19 ceremonies the universitys staff did not include their names in the list of recent graduates which was published in Tuesdays HeraldZeitung Con gratulations to Carlln and Watson Coming Top stories in New Braunfels and across the state will be reviewed in the New Years Day edi tion of the Cloudy skies will prevail this holiday with a cloudy high today of 57 and southeast winds at 15 in Itll be cloudy tonight with a chance of showers and a low of slaying mostly cloudy Thurs day with a slight chance of rain and a high of Thurs day nights low will drop to 39 with a northeast wind of 15 The weekend outlook shows cooler temps with slight chances tor rain Tin few 24 Company files suit against landfill board By DAVID MAY Staff Writer A lawsuit seeking more than in specified damages has been filed in district court here against the Comal County Solid Waste Control Board stemming from the sale earlier this year of the city county Capita City and Bill both of are seek ing from the board as payments outstanding on two pieces of a loader and a acquired by the board in June They also are seeking in legal The equipment was returned to Capital City Leasing after more than in repairs to the equipment were made by the board following the July 24 sale of the landfill to Waste of San Antonio for The petition states that on June the county entered into a four year leasepurchase agreement with Capital City Leasing at an agreed price of at monthly rates of On that the leasing firm assigned all its rights to title and in terest in the lease to Bill The suit contends that payments stopped in July of this year and that the contract was defaulted when funds were not appropriated for fiscal Two of the three members of the county landfill board contacted this morning said they were comfortable that the contract with Capital City Leasing and Bill was properly terminated because proper notice was given and because repairs were made to return the equipment to condition in which it was monies from the pur chase of the landfill remain in seven separate interestbearing drawing percent The which both the city and coun ty agreed would be evenly will remain in those accounts until the landfill books are We feel comfortable with said Commissioner Lorenzo Yankee the Comal County representative to the Its a matter now of being a legal It stated in the contract that if no monies were the con tract would be null and They need to look at that Ghost of Christmas past City Manager Joe although he had not seen the said to The matter of the lease obliga tion was discussed in a meeting of the landfill The board felt we had met all legal obligations and taken proper steps to cancel the Comal County Judge Fred who presided over the was out of town today and unavailable for The Solid Waste Control Board is an entity separate from the county and city of New Braunfels and See Page2A NBU board approves adjustment schedule By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities came one step closer Tuesday to changing local rates for utility The NBU Board of Trustees ap proved a resolution to adjust sewer and electric rates and New Braunfels City Council will consider the resolution during its 25 the council is ex pected to hold a special workshop with utilities officials to study the details of the rate which would mean an increase of roughly per Some customers would pay as much as more under the proposed rate NBU General Manager Bob Sohn said the adjustment in the rate struc ture is not necessarily an increase or but simply an attempt to remove a longrunning subsidy of the water and sewer systems by the elec trical What weve done is prepare a costofservice We feel like there needs to be an adjustment made to make the water and sewer systems stand on their own two Were actually proposing a reduction in electricity Sohn Part of the package would include a rate increase in sewer and surplus electrical rates of roughly subsidize the water and sewer Sohn TXI and General New Braunfels largest both use NBUs electrical services but do not use NBU water or sewage ser Those industries will see a decrease in electrical charges which had been used to cover expenses for other Sohn has said that the industries have threatened a lawsuit regarding the charges because part of the fees See Page 2A Jesse New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Departments park looks over one of the remnants of Christmas waiting to be turned to mulch in the Landa Park parking lot next the Olympicsize The parks along with New Braunfels Utilities and the city fire is spon soring the first Christmas tree recycling project through Local residents may drop off their trees at the Photo by Deryl Clark Three businesses get disaster loan approval Suspect in mass homicide fled incest relatives say Ark AP A man linked to one of Americas worst mass killings was described by enraged relatives as a wifeabusing recluse who once was charged with and his sisterinlaw said you knew he was capable of the 16 slay ings R Gene Simmons was ordered held without bond Tuesday m connection with two of the about the same time authorities Businesses closing up for holiday Residents are busy making New Years resolutions and preparing for the end of 1987 Businesses and government offices will be getting ready by closing their offices to observe the At New Braunfels City employees will have two days off both New Years Eve and New Years making for a fourday Garbage will be collected New Year Eve and will not be picked up New Years Comal County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the holiday and Texas Department of Public Safety offices and driver license office will be closed New Years The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung will close its doors to the public at 3 P Thursday as staff members prepare the New Years Day edition of the The office will reopen 4 at The New Years Day edition will be delivered by and the cir culation offices will be open unil n that started to uncover the bodies of nine relatives in a shallow grave and in the trunk of two cars near his rural home Five other slam family members were found in the home Monday after a 45minute shooting spree in downtown Russellville in which two people were killed and four others Russellville Police Chief Herb Johnston filed information Tuesday accusing Simmons of two counts of capital murder and four of attempted capital murder stemming from Mon days The actual charges probably will not be filed for at least two said Pope County Sheriff Jim The retired Air Force master sergeants 46yearold was among the dead found Bolin said See Page2A By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer Federal Small Business Ad ministration officials said this week that three of the 20 applications sub mitted to date by Comal County businesses for economic disaster relief loans have been approved with loans totaling Of the remaining 11 have been rejected and six still are Comal County was approved for federal disaster loans earlier this year through the efforts of County Judge Fred Clark and Commis sioners The loans are to aid businesses impacted by spring rains and summer flooding SBA officials in October set up of fices in the courthouse annex and reported that nearly 60 more than twice that pick ed up loan Deadline for filing is July Park Department employees pour the concrete for the foundation of a new picnic shelter In Lancia Photo by Deryl Clark There are several reasons the ap plications have been turned said Rick an official with the SBA office in Grand Some were turned down because of their in ability to repay the They were on their last so to with no light at the end of the Some applications for loans were not tied into the disaster and were seeking relief for other he Two months of torrential rains in May and June caused dangerous flooding conditions along the Guadalupe River and brought Ca nyon Lakes reservoir level to an all time just inches below the un controlled More than 30 inches of rain fell in the twomonth period and kept thousands of annual summer visitors to the lake and river causing See PageJA Department upgrading pavilions By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Three picnic shelters in Landa Park will have a new look come spr The three shelters are being rebuilt or renovated to make the facilities safer and more attractive for park The renovation project began when the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department used capital improvement funds ac cumulated last season through an ad ditional users Parks Director David Whatley said the project expanded when he had ci ty building inspectors take a look at the remaining One was in such poor shape because of termite damage that the inspectors recommended it be torn We pulled off the decorative stuff off and we found out why there was so much decorative stuff U was biding the termite Whatley adding that the shelters roof sagged and leaked