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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 24, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Minimum wage battle shifts to Senate floor WASHINGTON AP Mouse passage of a plan to raise the minimum wage shifts the partisan battle to the where the leading proponent of an increase is urging President Bush to refrain further veto threats while Cdngress settles on a final SeePageS Freshman high failure rate AUStlN AP Higher failure rates of minorities on the hew basic skills test for college students can be attributed in pan to More of thetn being Educa 410 M009 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHING 2201 BROOKHOLLOW PLZ SUITE 300 TX 76006 104 Ruuiers eage ay to earn playoff spot Smithson Valley lost to San Marcos 21 Thursday allowing the Rattlers to advance to the playoffs as the District 26 sdccter The Rangers needed a tie to earn a playoff berth or a victory to earn the cochampionship along with New See Page 9 new New Braunfels Utilities is one step closer to reducing the areas reliance on the Edwards Underground Aquifer and the NBU general manager received a vote Of confidence to con tinue his preparations for the future Thursday Trustees agreed to spend between and to hire Rehler Vaughn Beaty and Koone architects to submit a schematic of the surface water treatment facility that will ini tially treat 8 millions gallons of water a The treatment plant will reduce the citys dependence on the Edwards A real card Central Texas primary water The plant will be financed by a 1987 bond NBUs water resource development fund and certain revenue It is expected to cost Last NBU purchased a 12acre site on German Creek in northeast New The site was selected because it was afford environmentally close to the Guadalupe River and is in a loca tion that it will be simple to put the treated Guadalupe River water into the water NBU also has pur chased two adjacent smaller tracts to accomodate the plant and future Hunter and NBUs engineering firm for the sug gested NBU hire the architects to develop building Engineer Sam McKenzie said his firm does not need help designing the actu al but does not have an architect on staff to design a expecial ly a water test Were pri marily in the utility not the architect McKenzie Ken Rehler told trustees his firm See Page 2 Utilities awards bid I to tri New Braunfels is blessed with an abundance of but that blessing has turned into a Braunfels Utilities crews who try to keep the trees away from electric V v NBUs fiveman crew does what it can to keep the trees said Roger NBUs technical ser vices Were blessed with a lot of trees are a big prob told the NBU board of trustees Thursday night We have 150 square miles to cover and one Most of our outages are due to NBU has in effect a fiveyear prog under which crews try to trim trees in each area of town at least once in five Biggers said The is Trees of to provide aer ial crews and manual line crews and equipment to assist in the tree See Page 2 Weaver OscafCoppJe showsKatheryn Wilson LaBab era how cotton is cardedttten prepared for spinning and woven into The workshop is part of an exhibit at New Braun fels Childrens The museum plans to house a permanent exhibit with the help of WestPoint Photo by Deryl Clark Good day It will be a beautiful holiday weekend with the high today reaching 79 The low will be 63 On the skies will be cloudy with a slight chance of rain and a high temper ature of The overnight low will be On Easter skies will be partly cloudy and the temperature will reach 81 Inside 3 DEAR RELIGIOUS TV 8 Stammtisch Maps and programs for the Home Tour to benefit the Comal County Chapter of the American Cancer Society will be available at the Faust Hotel on the tour date on April Get your tickets for Behind Closed Doors tour of six homes at Comal Flower Johnson Krause Books and World of Call 6251741 for more Comal County Council of Early Childhood Educators will host a miniworkshop Tuesday from 7 to 9 at Cross Lutheran Pre 169 Janet Wray and Milly Watson See STAMMTISCH Page 2 Board awards plant contract Riders protest By STEPHANIg Staff Writer Motorcycle riders opposed to legis lation which would make them wear a helmet pulled into The Welcome Stop Thursday niglH tp discuss strategy for their protest soon at the stale I dont think you should be told what to said It ought to be the riders More than 50 motorcycle riders from New San and Univer sal City met to discuss how they will persuade legislators not to enact the helmet Riders need strong not said Lacey Sloan of Canyon is a Thirteen bids were received for expansion of the Gruene Wastewatcr Treatment Plant earlier this Thursday New Braunfels Utili ties trustees selected the low Lamda Construction to do the Lamda Construction submitted a bid of which was fol lowed by a bid of The high bidder was said Sam McKenzie of Hunter Associates NBUs engineering Lamda officials will meet with NBU officials next week for a pre construction meeting and work is expected to begin April It takes about a year to expand a treatment plant of this McKenzie The Gruene plants amount of dis charge will increase from gallons of treated wastewater per day to gallons per Residents of nearby neighborhoods originally opposed the but late last residents met with NBU and worked out several NBU agreed to dechlorinate the treated wastewater before it is discharged into the Guadalupe River and to set a limit on the amount of ammonia nitrogen NBU also agreed to notify the Sleepy Hollow Association when the permit is renewed in five NBU must have the permits reveiwed by the Texas Water Commission even if no changes are Also Thursday trustees named board president Gene Morn NBU Assistant General Man ger Karl Zipp and NBU Teclinical Services Manager Roger Biggers to the Canyon Hydroelectric Technical Operating They will join three members from Guadalupe Blanco River NBU General Manager Bob Zipp and Mornhinweg were members of the hydro management committee See Page 2 lawmakers outline aid plan Clark of Clear wWe need to prevent the accident in the first night tolseuss strategy to a M Page 2 Legislature to require all rider to wear r WASHINGTON AP President unveiling a bipartisan Contra aid plan as the first plank of his emerging foreign appeared with congressional leaders today to outline a multimillion dollar effort that commits his administration to support Central American peace We will be speaking with one Bush striking a sharp Contrast to wto was perhaps the most devisive issue of the Reagan admi Flanking Bush were Democratic House Speaker Jim Wright and other congressional lead ers of Insurgent forces have the right to reintegrate into their homeland under tJbte Bush Congres sional in agreed to support Bushs request for an exten sion of humanitarian aid to the Con tras for another The burden of proof is on the San dinista government to comply with democratic Bush Bush mentioned no specific figure for continued aid to the but Senate Democratic Leader George Mitchell said the money was to flow at the current rate about million a putting the aid package at roughly The accord called for Congress to extend aid to the aniiSandinista Con tra now scheduled to end after this through In the administration pledges to support peace efforts of the five SM 2
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