Friday, July 28, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 28, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLE COPY Candidates for AG trade political jabs AUSTIN AP Political jabs at a Democratic candidate for Texas attorney general signify he is the man to beat in the partys spokesmen for the off ice seeker SeePageS Coast Guard asked to outline plans WASHINGTON AP Exxon executives and the Coast Guard are being asked to clear up a grow ing mystery over whether Exxon will resume its oil cleanup in Alaska next See Page 7 NB fastpitch players headed for Pasadena This the SA Royals will compete in a reg ional softball tournament in Among the Royals are an NBHS student who is hoping to form a local fastpitch team and two college players who are living in New Braunfels this See Page 10 New Braunfels 185 410 M009 SO WEST MI ISH T NO 2201 BPOnKHOLLDW BTTTTE 300 6006 8 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS TX 76 Zeituno S 377880 5126259144 Jay July 1989 25 Cents One 16 Pages Utilities board By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities customers will be paying more for electricity and but not as much as first NBU trustees approved an amended budget Thursday which resulted in the proposed rate increase being cut almost in General Manager Robert Sohn volunteered to reduce the proposed rate increases by This change will affect residents monthly electric bills by an average of 75 much lower than the proposed New Braunfels residents will still have to pay for the Lower Colorado River Authority wholesale rate This hike is effective and Jeff NBUs director of administrative and financial said the additional 85 cents every month will be seen on next months Sohn also suggested making some reduc tions in These voluntary reduc amended rates lions in the budget netted a reduc tion in certain expenditures such as a cutjin proposed legal a cut for the proposed purchase of personal a cut for lab equipment with the rest of the cuts coming out of proposed An additional was requested for line monitoring equipment for the electrical engi neering Sohn also suggested hiring seven addition al people instead of 10 and slashing the year end cash by In addition to these the board of trustees made other cuts in the personnel The board decided to raise employ ees salaries by only 2 percent and lowered the maximum merit raise percentage to 3 per cent with a 2 percent average merit Trustees also cut the proposed holiday Trustee Albert Kosko told NBU employees at the meeting he would like to give them all the raises they deserved but he had to consider the people who could not afford to pay their I have to think about those people whose salaries dont change unless they lose their he The changes made in the budget by the board and Sohn netted an estimated See Page 2 Outfitters decide not to buy water to up river flow While the water coming down the Guadalupe River from Canyon Dam is not exactly riv er outfitters said the current flow rate is fast enough for tubing and canoeing and they will not purch ase water to augment the The Guadalupe Blanco River Authority reduced the outflow from Canyon Dam to 60 cubic feet per second Thursday afternoon because of drought conditions in the Guadalupe River GBRA was forced by federal licensing regulations to release a minimum of 90 cfs until the the inflow aver ages less than 90 cfs for 45 conse cutive That provision in the Federal Energy Regulatory Com missions license for the hydro electric plant at Canyon Dam was sought for by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Fish and Wildlife Service for the protection of downstream David GBRA director of planning and explained the outflow was reduced to 60 cfs based on a calculated inflow which allowed credit for any rain that falls beyond the Sring Branch gauge which measured at 44 cfs Thursday the Guada lupe River Organization told GBRA officials it would not purchase water for the upcoming GRO is an organization of river business owners who arc concerned with the economic development and ecological pre See Page 2 NB police arrest man for robbery A former who filed the controversial lawsuit against the Comal County jail for bad living con was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery Thursday by New Braunfcls Robert 2021 Mill was arrested in the 1600 block of West Bridge Street without incident after a warrant had been issued for his This afternoon when I was coming home 1 saw a guy that I thought looked like him walking down the street on West said Felix Roque Thursday I went See Page 2 Oak disease found in New Braunfels New Braunfels residents should be aware that oak wilt has been diag nosed in the said County Exten sion Agent Scott Two cases of the deadly tree dis ease have been identified near Priess Heights and Loop There is no cure for a tree that has been infected with the Folks need to know they dont have to be hooked into something Durham Once the tree has been it is a doomed Residents can see if oak wilt has struck their live oak trees by checking for necrosis in the Durham explained that the leaf will appear to die from the main vein toward the Rapid defoliation is another symp tom of the The leaves will fall off the infected trees within three weeks to a month of Under certain a tree can survive oak but it will never be the lush live oak it once Durham Oak wilt has been associated with a family of beetles that are known to carry the oak wilt spore from Spanish oak trees to an open wound on a live oak In light of that Durham pruning should wait until January or February when insect activity is If residents must prune their trees because of storm they should apply pruning paint to the If residents hire pruning compa insist they use wound paint on the wounds from Durham Even in the winter the bugs dont know theyre not supposed to be There is some bug activi ty use pruning paint in the winter New Braunfcls residents also need to discontinue use of oakwilt infected When purchasing firewood for the homeowners should find out where the wood came if the wood came from trees infected with oak and how the wood was During dry trees can become especially vulnerable to dis eases such as oak Many of the trees are suffering from drought We are in the sec ond year of a fairly wellextended per iod of Durham A result of drought stress can be diseases which cause major canopy death in EDMONSON FDIC takes over local thrift From staff and wire reports New Braunfels Savings and Loan Association was declared insolvent and placed under the man agement of the Federal Deposit Insurance According to depositors are not affected in any way by the takeover and can continue to transact business as New Braunfels Savings and Loan officials referred all questions to Dave Coldrcn of Federal Home Loan Bank of He was unavailable for comment at press time The New Braunfels institution was one of five Texas institutions that was put under the govern ment management FDIC also was named managing agent for two in Louisiana and one each in Arkansas and All offices and almost all of the institu tions assets were transferred by FDIC to the newly created federal mutual The government management teams will super vise operations of the local institution and others until Congress approves the funding needed to sell or merge the The teams work to pre vent operating losses and ensure that the institu tions are operated in a prudent Also placed in receivership and issued new char ters by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board Thurs day were North American Saving San Hallmark Savings Capitol City Savings Federal Savingsbanc of the Lafayette Savings and Loan Gret Commercial Federal Savings Capital Savings and Loan West Guaranty Federal Savings Local officials caution at water Good day Although outside watering restrictions have been New Braunfels residents need to be aware that the city is still partially in Stage II of the conservation said Mayor Doug Residents do not need to worry about evennumbered addresses watering only on Wednesdays and Fridays and oddnumbered addresses on Thurs days and Miller said that starting today residents can water their lawns on the days they lawns should only be watered between 6 and 10 and 7 and 11 and residents cannot allow water to run onto streets and Restaurants should not serve water except upon and industrial water waste is to be Violations to these mandatory conservation activities can still result in citations and fines not less than and not more than Were not totally out of Stage Miller said Thurs Were coming out for two Weve seen an upward trend in the aquifer to at least halfway to the sec ond Number our citizens have earnestly com plied with what weve to accomplish with conserva some warnings have been but not one person has received a Once they knew about the they have Stage Hs voluntary conservation measures can be prac Oak wilt has been found in New Braunfels and can kill healthy trees such as Were coming out for two Weve seen an upward trend in the aquifer to at least halfway to the second Number our citizens have earnestly complied with what weve tried to accomplish with Mayor Doug Miller ticcd to prevent further mandatory Residents should be careful of the water they use for commercial and industrial Water reduction devices will also save water they can be obtained at the front desk of the New Braunfels The following conservation tips have been provided by New Braunfcls Utilities and Edwards Underground Water Limit showers to five Every minute saved in the shower saves 5 to 10 gallons of When fill the bathtub only Adjust water temperature as the tub Lowvolume shower heads and flow rcstrictors can See Page 2 Utilities receives award New Braunfcls Utilities has been recognized across the state for its out standing system achievements by the Texas Public Power Association and the Lower Colorado River The TPPA honored the local utility July 18 in Austin with the TPPA Sys tem Achievement recognizing NBU for system achievement over the last According to Momhin president of the NBU NBU was chosen out of 71 members in the Were very proud of our staff because theyre the ones who really got the he As a result of that award and other achievements by a resolution was passed to the board of directors of the Lower Colorado River Authority to honor The July 20 award was given to NBU because it continues to improve service to its customers by enhancing the prestige of public pow NBU looks for aggressive and innovative efforts to serve its mem bers efficiently through memberships in the Association of Wholesale Cus tomers through acquisition of hydro Sse 2 It will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain today with a high of 93 degrees and a low of 75 degrees The weekend will be partly cloudy and hot with a slight chance of rain on Satur The highs will be around 98 degrees with lows near 75 Inside 1216 DEAR RELIGIOUS 4 o TV 2 Stammtisch La Mujer Tejana The Texas Woman will be sponsoring a rummage and bake sale on Satur semiannual event raises funds for contributions to local nonprofit The rummage and bake sale will be from 9 to 5 at New Braunfcls Flea 1661 Seguin the old Gibsons Dis count Most of the items will be priced at less than New Braunfels City Council of PTAs invites all PTA members in the area to its School of Informa tion on 1 at 7 in New Braunfels High School All officers and chairmen of local PTA units will meet in small groups to become oriented to their new positions and to plan the years New Braunfels Independent School Dis trict Superintendent Charles Brad berry and Comal Independent School District Superintendent Bill Brown will address the Get up early Saturday morning and go down to IGA Foodliner to enjoy homemade pancakes and all the trimmings prepared by the Breakfast Lions IGA Foodliner has donated all the ingredients so that all proceeds will benefit local charities of the Breakfast Lions Serving time is from 7 to 9 Members of the Mill Street Area Association are concerned about preventing crime in their neighborhood and are inviting other citizens with the same concerns to join them I in a Walk Against The evening will start about in the parking lot near the Tube SM 2