New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, July 13, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

July 13, 1989

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 13, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Senator Parimutuel racing in starting gate by the fall AUSTIN AP Parimutuel horse racing in Texas should get out of the gate on even without legislation to clean up some legal says the chief Senate author of the racing See Page 3 A White era ends with Cowboys retirement IRVING AP Danny the Dallas Cow boys quarterback of the retired Wednesday after a 13year NFL White is the most accurate passer in club history and holds 11 team See Page 8 A Area businesses show customers appreciation Area businesses this week are showing their appre ciation to their valued See our special sec tion chock full of bargains that cant be New Braunfels See Sections 174 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 July 1989 25 Cents Two 22 Pages Be on the lookout NBU budget has rate hike By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities customers may see increases in their utility bills next year if the board of trustees approves an operating budget for the 198990 fiscal year at its next regular The new budget includes increases in electric revenues and water revenues which come partly because of rate Jeff NBUs director of administrative and financial said during a special board meeting Thursday NBU customers could see additional charges for electric and water rate If the new electric rate increase will go into effect Thompson said it is the first time in more than two years the board has raised the This rate hike will bring in around million of which NBU will receive approximate ly while customers will see their average monthly bills increase by if approved by the the new water rate increase will go into effect January This increase will bring in around in addition al Average monthly bills will go up bv Not considered in all of this is the impact of the Public Utilty Commissions decision to raise the Lower Colorado River Authoritys wholesale rates without allowing credit for investment in transmis sion lines or voltage When asked a question by resident David Thompson said the rates could be affected by as much as another increasing the already increased financial burden on NBU customers to We need the money to do the kind of projects we need to do over the next Thomspon We need to put money back in the He reminded customers NBU has not raised the rates in two and a half He also said NBU lowered See Page 2A District sets hearing on drilling test wells light New Braunfels police are looking for a Latin male who pulled a knife on a WalMart employee July 6 during an attempt to steal car stereo The 19to 23yearold entered the WalMart 1081 Interstate 35 shoplifted the equipment by removing it from its origi nal package and concealed it inside the front of his Once out side the the suspect was confronted by a store employe who had observed the The suspect turned and heading toward Walnut Avenue and into a vacant field behind Thats The male then pulled a knife on the The suspect fled in an unknown He is described as 160 5feet 8inches with a medium dark hair and possible light musta Persons with information about the robbery should call Crime Stoppers at 620TIPS or Detective Mario Guerrero at Trustees vote for rehearing The Edwards Underground Water District invites local residents to a public hearing tonight to discuss a New Braunfels drilling project that will allow geologists to con duct a water quality investigation of saline water in the Edwards The objectives of the project arc to characterize and monitor the bad water said EUWD geologist John To do that we wanted to pick some areas where we feel that there could possibly be movement of a saline water A transect of wells will be constructed and once in place will be used for longterm monitoring of the potential movement of salinewater into freshwater portions of the Edwards Aquifer during periods of drought and increased water demands In the Drilling at three sites in New Braunfels will begin iicxt The combined drilling time is expected to last through December We felt that New Braunfels is one of the more inter esting areas of a bad water line plus possibly an if theres ever movement of a saline that would be one of the more promising places to look for Hoyt The focus of the project is to collect information that will help the district to preserve the goodquality water of the Edwards DISCHARGE ROUTE SCALE Outlined are the three proposed sites for test See Page 2A in New wells New Braunfels Utiltics trustees approved a request to the Public Uni ties Commission for a rehearing of the Lower Colorado rate case Wednesday night in a special General Manager Bob Sohn said NBU is not alone in its request for a The Cities of Halletsville and along with DeWitt Electric Guadalupe Val ley Electric Cooperative and San Ber nard Electric Cooperative have indi cated they might also file for a The issue began June 22 when the PUC voted in favor of a rate increase for LCRA wholesale customers totall ing an estimated The commission voted against facilties credit which allowed for differentia Shelter to expand facility By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Comal County Emergency Child rens Shelter board of directors unani mously voted Wednesday night to expand its facility so more funding from the State of Texas can be sec ured to ensure the shelters Were going to expand because the need is said shelter admini strator Patti And were going to expand because the new license will give us the increased income we need to The created in 1987 and located on West Bridge houses a maximum of six and receives per day from the State of Texas for each When the shelter expands to serve up to 13 the state will pay Sw tion of rates based on the customers investments in transmission and sub station LCRA saves more money by supplying customers who have made these investments than to those who have Another issue the PUC voted down was rate differentiation for transmis sion LCRA does not have to pay as much to supply cus tomers who have invested in 138 kilo volt KV transmission lines that it does to customers who have only 69 KV transmission NBU has million invested in transmission lines and substation The local utility company also uses 138 K V transmission See Page 2A PUC considering issue of hydroelectric deal The question about an interconnec tion agreement concerning the hydro electric project at Canyon Dam among the GuadalupeBlanco River New Braunfels Pedcrnales Electric Cooperative and the Lower Colorado River Authority is before the Public Utilities Commis sion for the third time today in The commission remanded the issue to the hearings division of the state regulatory agency on to consider the physical loca tion of the interconnection and inter connection The hearings division also was ordered to deter mine any effect on the ratepayers by the The New Braunfels lleraldZeilung reported at the line mat this agreement was made part of GBRAs amended Federal Energy Regulatory Commis sion license by an FERC order issued June Patti administrator of the Comal County Emergency Childrens said the shelter needs more funding in order to expand and ensure the shelters Photo by Deryl Clark The issue stems from a complaint filed by the Canyon Lake Area Citi zens Association which states GBRA must obtain a certificate of conveni ence and necessity for a transmission line to connect the hydro plant to the City of New According to David direc tor of planning and development for CLACA filed the complaint See Page 2A Lawmakers closing in on accord AUSTIN AP Lawmakers said they have reached a tentative agree ment on overhauling the state work ers compensation but admit ted the proposed reform probably would not reduce employerpaid workers comp the major force behind the push to change the nave complained of workers comp insur ance rate increases of 148 percent over the past four Bill Hobby said he didnt know if the proposal would reduce workers comp insurance Nobody can Hobby said House Speaker Gib Lewis 1 think youre going to see an increase in October regardless of what we pass here in the The only thing we can hope for is by this legislative action on this work See Page 2A Good day Its another hot day with the high temperature reaching 100 The low will drop to 76 degrees Winds will be out of the south at 10 to 15 miles per Friday will be another hot day with the high at 98 degrees and the low at 76 There is a slight chance for isolated Inside CUSTOMER DEAR A TV 6A 2A Stammtisch Comal County Republican Mens Club will host a breakfast with 21st District Lamar Smith Friday from 8 to 9 at Krauscs All interested persons arc invited to have breakfast with the Comal County is blessed wiih a long growing The warm mild days of the fall season arc perfect for most common garden Jerry extension vegetable spe cialist from San will be in New Braunfels for the Fall Vegetable Garden fthe program will be at Comal County Extension Service meeting room at 1115 Walnut at The program is free to the gen eral Topics to be covered will include culiural var iety selection and care and main tenance of the home As Parsons will be lively and entertaining and should pro vide some measure of Its too hot to do anything so head on over to Landa Park tonight for the free Concert in the Park with music by County The music starts about 7 and youre welcome to bring the whole all your and lots of food and no glass The concerts arc sponsored by the New Braun fels Parks and Recreation Depart ment and Miller Wholesale Theyll be ending in so dont miss The deadline is fast approaching to sign up for the oneyear voca tional nursing program offered by Philips in affiliation with McKenna Memorial The under the supervi sion of Gary is accept ing applications for the 1989 fall Deadline to applications is Classes are conducted at McKenna for more call extension Parents Without Partners will have a tub adult social Saturday at 8 All single parents of any age are invited to join for and relaxation at 1036 Springhill Cost is and a bag of Call Cindy Car ter at 6296846 for more informa swimsuit and ;