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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas 1 1 Gmmm defertds collider wnmony WASHINGTON AP Uncharacteristic squab bling has split the delegation on the eve of a tttakeoMtteak vote on the with a ribboncutting ceremony the Source of the See Page 3 I 0 comp ssue AUSTIN AP The Texas Senate today was scheduled to take up a proposed overhaul of the work ers compensation as lawmakers said they were making progress on the controversial issue that has tied them up since the beginning of the See Page 5 97 and go and the that after taking two of three games from Its JSt New Braunfels 160 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno S 377880 5126259144 See Page 9 Friday June 1989 25 Cents One 16 Pages Buying water Cotton pickin time District polling members By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer River outfitters told the Water Oriented Recreation District they do not want to buy water for the weekend before July said Betty WORD Walls began polling the outfitters Thursday after the Wednesdaynight She talked with Water Consultant Dave who was hired by the board to do research in the New Braunfels Because Brown is in he said he could not offer advice on the decision until he had more Ive talked to approximately 15 percent of the Walls Their initial reaction has been that they do not feel the need to purchase water at this and they want to focus on a longterm Pending airline Brown will arrive in the area July 8 or July 15 to begin his work for the dis A resident of he has See Page 2 Youngsters of every age are invited to the New Braunfels Childrens Museum Saturday between 10 and 5 to get a preview of the new King Cotton featuring WestPoint Mis sion Valley Mill plant manager Bill Morton will be there 10 to 11 and industrial engineer Norman Stephens from 11 to noon will talk to youngsters and answer A video tour of the following the raw cotton through the pro By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Testimony in the breachoflcasc lawsuit against the City of New Braunfels began quietly today after the visiting judge warned the plaintiff Thursday he will face contempt of court charges if he continues to pass over questions and challenge the citys know you are under a certain amount of Judge Charles Lance of Milam County told Richard Hampton in absence of the 12mcm bcr adding that Hampton should answer the or well hold cess of making will be shown and its a nice JL clUCl flOGS opportunity for many youngsters to see where their parents Children also will be able to make 41 their own looms and try their fingers at 11 01 Museum artist Mike McMahan is working on the cot ton field area where children will get to pick their own For more call the museum at Photo by Deryl Clark Lawsuit against city Hampton tells story in court GBR A Suit not a takeover bid Officials from the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority maintain the lawsuit filed in Hays County last week is not a ploy to take over the Edwards It will have no effect at all in terms of our said General Manager John It will stabilize the Comal and San Marcos Spring GBRA filed a lawsuit in Hays County June 15 in an effort to give the Texas Water Commission authority to control pumping rights of the Edwards GBRA maintains the aquifer is an underground river and a tributary of the Guadalupe making it subject to regula tion by the Texas Water Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is named in the lawsuit because it is involved in the protection of endangered species such as those found in the Comal and San Marcos riv These rivers are fed by spring water from the Officials from the Texas Water Commission have not yet taken a stand on the How they explained that GBRA could not take over the aquifer if the commission has The Texas Water Commission allocates water We would determine how much water would be said Bill division director of the commissions office of public GBRA would have no more influence lhan any other landowner on the Russell assistant manager of the Edwards Underground Water declared the district is not taking a position at this Were taking the position of no Were taking the conservative approach to it he Several residents have expressed concern about the One well pumper said it was the most ridiculous thing he had ever heard One Comal County resident has asked what will happen later after GBRA wins the lawsuit and then says the aquifer really belongs under its The control of surface water belongs to the Texas Water Specht Our sole purpose is to operate our facilities under the permits of the Texas Water On how much influence they GBRA arc going to thats 12 to 15 years in the Colbert For me to answer would be entirely Any person who owns a well or pumps water out of the aquifer can be named as a party in the Depending on his stand on the the well owner or pumper could be named as plain tiffs or The lawsuit states is impossible to know at this time which of these parties should be designated as who contend that water in the Edwards is owned by the State of Texas and subject to regulation as State water by the Texas Water and which parties should be designated as who claim that water in the Edwards is not owned by the Slate of Texas there not subject to regulation as State water by the Texas Water David director of planning and deve said GBRA has received some postivc feedback from the well As far as a responsive there has been none he See Page 2 investment The Public Utilities Commission failed to recognize New Braunfels Utilities investment in transmission lines and substations Thursday during a public hearing concerning the Low er Colorado River Authoritys request for a rale The three commissioners voted down the examiners recommenda tion that allowances be made to LCRA customers who had made investments in transmission lines and NBU has an investment of million in equipment which saves money for It is cheaper for LCRA to provide service to a cus tomer that has this equipment than to one which docs New Braunfels Utilities made an investment which makes it cheaper for LCRA to serve and the com missioners did not said Richard attorney for NBU and Guadalupe Valley Electric What this means is New Braunfels Uliliics customers will be rales for smaller cities like Bastrop who have made no invest ment at We dont think its GVCC has an investment of million in substation and transmission See Page 2 Its a natural High court rejects dialaporn ban WASHINGTON AP The Supreme Court today refused to let Congress the billiondollar dialaporn rejecting argu ments that such a ban is needed to pro tect the nations The justices unanimously said Con gress was not justified when it passed a law lastyear banning all sexually explicit telephone dialup message The ban violates freespeech rights when applied to merely indecent the court The 1988 law made il a crime to use a telephone to make any obscene or indecent communication for com mercial But its total ban was never imposed because Dis trict Judge Wallace Tashima in Los See Page 2 Personal income posts weak advance Braunfels Mayor Doug Miller has proclaimed Sunday as Natural Bridge Caverns kicking off caverns 25th anniversary celebration which lasts through July With Miller is Clara Heide owner of the property on which four Marys University students discovered thecaverns in Sundays entertainment wiir feature live a visit by Grendel the caverns and birthday For more see Page Photo by Deryl Clark WASHINGTON AP Ameri cans personal income rose a lacklus ter percent in the smallest gain in eight while consumer spending posted its weakest advance since the government said Consumer spending represents twothirds of the economy and analysts closely monitor fluctations in both spending and income as a bar ometer of the economys overall Economists are likely to consider the small gain in the slowest since to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of trillion as a sign that consumer demand may The income boost followed stron ger gains of percent in April and percent in the Commerce Department noted that the March gain was swelled by two spe See you in Its just he Im not going to fault counsel for Hamptons Hampton attempted to give back ground information for questions which the defense attorney asked for only yes or no He also accused the attorney of putting words in his After briefly consulting with his Jack Hampton returned to the stand for approximate ly 30 The trial in district See Page 2 Good day Picnic plans for the may have to be Theres an increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms Satur day and into Sunday Todays high will reach 90 degrees with the overnight low at 74 The temperatures will be slightly cooler Saturday with a high Sunday will be a little wanner with a high of 93 Inside DEAR RELIGIOUS TV Stammtisch Its time to get all up for the MidTexas Symphonys Hocdown and Barn Dance Satur day night at off Texas from to The Hocdown and barbecue din ner will consist of many activities for youngsters and adults including horseshoe bull frog goat watermelon seed spitting and a hay stack Symphony Debutantes and their moms will man a Country Store that will feature homemade taste along with country decor Entertainment for the evening will be by the country and western band A fiddlers contest also is A courtesy New Braunfels and Seguin will be pre sented to a guild member joining or rejoining the symphony guild the night of the A drawing will determine the winner of a watcrcolor painting by New Braunfels artist Angie Banta whose work can be viewed at Gruene Road Tickets are available at Krause Books and The Gold Bow or by calling Hoedown tickets are for adults and for children under Members of the Downtown Rot ary Club of New Braunfels will conduct another blood cholesterol screening beginning at 9 tomorrow in the pharmacy of the HEB grocery Members of the club will offer the for a through Weve been conducting these screenings for the past two years said club President Mike They serve as an impor tant public service for the community because of the threat to health that a high cholesterol level can the money Set
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