New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, March 21, 1991 : Front Page

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung March 21, 1991

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 21, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Projected land expenses could double for SSC project. See Page 5 Richards frustrated ovdr snag in school finance negotiations. See Page 5 Playoff date set for Rangers’ bidistrict soccer match. See Page 8 New Braunfels Vol. 139, No. 90 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144Thursday March 21, 1991 25 Cents One Section, 12 PagesStammtischBest wishes The New Braunfels Herald-Zcitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Pat Nichols, Jeffrey David Klcinjan, Connie Juarez, Kristi Hynes, Dora Farias, Cynthia Acker, Yolanda Arevalo, Alex Benavides, Carmclita Horan, Anthony Camrcno and Troy Jones. Belated best wishes to Harry Camarcno. "Happy anniversary” to Wallie and Tart Mund, Freddy and Viola Sassman Sr., Michael and Annie Tracy and Johann and Charlene Seyfcrth. Know of a birthday or anniversary? Call our receptionist the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.Street closings Live Oak Avenue from Stonewall to Lee streets reopened today. Closed today for utility and street construction are Live Oak from Stonewall to West San Antonio streets, Lee Street from Hackberry lo Orange avenues, and Cross Street from Hackberry to Plum avenues.Volunteers needed Youngsters in San Antonio are on spring break this week and students in Comal County will be on spring break next week and that all adds up to some busy days at New Braunfels Children’s Museum. So, if your kids are at home and you need something lo do, try your hand at volunteering at the museum in Courtyard Shopping Center. Volunteers are needed all weekdays and on weekends, too. Also needed at the museum arc empty toilet paper rolls with which the youngsters make pinatas in the Where in Mexico? exhibit. Meanwhile, because grandparents may have youngsters visiting on Easter weekend, Museum Director Carolyn Burrow is trying to determine if people will want lo visit the museum that Sunday afternoon, lf you think you’d like the museum to be open that day, call her at 620-0939.More seats available Four Seasons Garden Club has seating available for its pilgrimage to the Antique Rose Emporium April IO. The bus will leave the Oaks at 8:30 p.m., navel to Independence, then lunch in Brenham. After lunch, they’ll lour Blue Bell creamery or St. Claire Monastery (miniature horses), then it’s back to New Braunfels by about 6:30 p.m. Cost for trip and lunch is $25. To reserve a scat, call Tracy Klein at 899-2160 or Fay George at 620-5832 by March 26.Garage sale Items The Mental Health Mental Retardation Adult Workshop is asking your help in donating items for a garage sale to be held April 18. For item pick-up, call 620-6439 or 625-7359.Good babysitters “How to Become a Good Babysitter,” a class sponsored by Community Education, will be Se* STAMM TISCH, Page 2 While no measurable precipitation was reported in New Braunfels in the last 24-hour period, damp conditions persist. Wednesday’s high was 71 and the overnight low was 60. For more weather information, see Page 2A. Inside: CLASSIFIED......................10-12 COMICS....................................6 CROSSWORD..........................3 DEAR ABBY............................4 HOROSCOPE...........................• KALEIDOSCOPE......................7 SCRAPBOOK...........................• SPORTS....................................8 TV LISTINGS ................« WEATHER................................2 Richards backs bill to stall permitting By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newt Editor AUSTIN — Calling it legislation for Texas, Gov. Ann Richards put her weight Tuesday behind a measure that would place a moratorium on permits for new hazardous waste facilities in Texas. “This piece of legislation is crucial to the life and health and safety of our children and of our grandchildren,” she said. “I think of no legislation that is literally for Texas than this senate bill.” Richards, along with more than 20 citizens, experts and industry executives, testified to the Senate Natural Resources Committee at the State Capitol Tuesday on a number of related bills. Richards referred mainly to the omnibus Senate Bill 1099, sponsored by Sen. Steve Carrikcr, D-Roby. “We have a responsibility to provide for the disposal of our own hazardous waste. Texas leads the nation in production of hazardous waste and much of that waste is generated by industries that are vital to the Texas economy,” Richards said. “So, the challenge is to develop policies that help Texas businesses reduce and dispose of their waste in a manner that is safe and is efficient.” The omnibus bill calls for a moratorium that would halt new permits until March 1992. The bill also specifics that: •Permit applicants must clearly Se* HEARING, Page 2 A 1983 Pontiac Grand Prix, with its driver “apparently distracted by a bee" according to police reports, crossed the center line on the Inter- One driver was injured slightly and treated at the scene, the other is in stable condition at McKenna Memorial Hospital. (Photo by Erik state 35 access road, colliding with a 1987 Chevrolet station wagon. Karisson) Driver blames bee for mishap By DANA OVERSTREET City Editor A 68-year-old New Braunfels woman is in stable condition today after she was involved in a two-car collision on the Interstate 35 access road Wednesday afternoon. Aline Powell Hazlewood was admitted to McKenna Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries she suffered in the 2:15 p.m. accident. According to New Braunfels Police reports, Hazlewood was northbound on Interstate 35’s eastern access road just north of Walnut Avenue in a 1987 Chevrolet station wagon when a southbound 1983 Pontiac Grand Prix struck her‘nearly head-on.” Reports state John Worul Park. 23. of Katy, was “apparently distracted by a bee.” causing his car to swerve into the oncoming lane of traffic. The cars collided ‘driver’s side to driver's side.” Park was cued for “operating left of center.” He was sligntly iniured rn the accident but was not transportee to the hospital. Both drivers were reportedy wearing safety belts. NEU due repayment in LCR A fight Kyle man By DANA OVERSTREET City Editor New Braunfels Utilities probably will spend $450,000 in the fight against the Lower Colorado River Authority’s $34 million rate hike request — hut the local utility learned this week it will be reimbursed for $400,(XX) of that expense. “'Hie hearing examiner has sent in his recommendation on the rate request,” said NBU General Manager Bob Sohn Wednesday. "He has recommended in our favor.” The PUC hearing examiner will recommend LCR A’s rate increase be limited to $10 million. Of that $10 million, $5 million already is earmarked to replace LCRA’s underfunded fuel costs. “They had been charging too little,’’ Sohn said. More than eight months ago, NBU joined other wholesale users in the fight against LCRA’s $34 million rate increase request to the Texas Public Utilities Commission. Of LCRA’s 44 wholesale custom- "The hearing examiner has sent in his recommendation on the rate request. He has recommended in our favor." — Bob Sohn, NBU General Manager ers, the New Braunfels Group (NBU, Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative, Dewitt Electric Cooperauve and San Bernard Electric Cooperauve) reviewed the rate request and pared it to a negative $4.3 million. The Associate n of Wholesale Customers (.representing 34 cities and cooperatives) said it believed LCRA was entitled to a $20 million increase, while PUC examiners said they believed LCRA should receive a negative S18 million increase. “So we all agreed to the stipulation to give them $10 million,” Sohn said. The rate agreement, Sohn said, calls for LCRA to return lease pay ments to New Braunfels Uuliues for the use of NBU transmission lines and prevents LCRA from seeking another rate increase for three years. NBU will be reimbursed 5400,000 for us expense in fighung the rate increase. “It’s money we’ve already used, ” Sohn said, adding thai he expects the NBU Board of Trustees to simply replace the money in the budget. He said the minuet pal uulity probably will spend $450,000 in the fight. Sohn said although he is pleased with the agreement, he doesn’t think it is “quite fair.” “The co-ops don’t get that money, only the municipalities, ” he said. “They i co-ops) are supposed to. by law, build ihai into their rates. ’ rhe New Braunfels Group opposed LCRA’s rate ncreasc arguing that LCRA’s wholesale customers, >ume of which are municipalities, mould not have to pay for the authority's management mistakes. Since 1468, LCRA (las started ai least two deals it did nut -ouiptete, cosung more nan 5280 million. LCRA abandoned the Cummins Cree* lignite mute alter die Railroad Commission apposed the project. LCIGX also had entered tiuo an agreement with a Wyoming coal plant and then canceled the couuact. Hie company sued and the case was ^citied oui of court for $40 million. Hie New Brauiueis Group also opposed the authority's spending more than 562 rmlliou on what it termed ‘risky” gas exploration. Sohn expects the PUC to aet on the ' ccoininciidauohs of the Ileal mg examiner on April 18.Good Day SWTSU senior wins rifle in quiz contest Newllrauntels Heraid-Zeitung Editor and Publisher David Sultans, left, Doc s Guns owner Mike Cantu-Withoff, center, present James P Hanson with a new .22-caliber rifle Hanson won a hunting quiz sponsored by the Herald-Zeitung and Doc’s Guns (Photo by Erik Karlsson) Knowledge ot stale hunting regula uons along with sonic persistence won 22-year old James P. Hanson anew 22-caliboridle. Hanson is die w uuict of the hunting quiz contest sponsored by the New Bt ousels He/ald-/xnung and Doc s Guns. the contest was in four pails of five quesuons each, and Hanson won it by gelling all the answers light and mailing his responses rn on the day each quiz was published. He was the only cumesi entrant to submit all of the correct answers on the same day each lime. Hanson, a New Braunfels resident. received (he Huger 10/22 rule prize. A senior rnaikeung major at Southwest Texas State University, Hanson said he would look for the contest entry after class im publicuuon days, fill out the answers and rush to the post office. The 198/ Canyon graduate is an avid hunter and enjoys playing basketball and volleyball. A total oi 111 responses were received in the contest. Answers to Hunter’s Qua IV; I. False, II. False, IU. False, IV. True, V. False, reportstwo-dav es abduction fly 8 rEPH AMIE FERGUSON taw* lidItoi Arr investigation mu) die purine abduction of a 26-year-old Kyle man couunucs m Hays County today atta lie was lound walking ou a tut at highway outside of San Marcos Wednesday. “Last mgni, drey found him walking on (State Higitwayj 123. He Claims lie s xxii gagged and tied up loi two days,” said Comal County Sharifs Chid Deputy Way rat Hotwz. Felipe “Tony ’ Lira was located Wednesday at appioxnuately 8:30 pan. His 1985 Brown pickup truck was found in Comal County Monday night ou FM 1102 by a sheriff's deputy, Hohcrz said. Mitch Johnson, a deiecuve with inc Hays County Sharifs Office, ,nud Loa, who works for an Austin insurance company, told authorities he was abducted while collecting premiums from customers in San Marcos. lie had heal to a cusioma s house aid he returned to his pickup duck and a man with a knife was sitting rn the truck. Johnson said. Lira s wile and family filed a Mussing {Hysons report at the Hays County Sheriff’s Office afta he failed to return home from work. He was then found two days later walking on Texas 123 by motorists, he said. Lira is now at home with his family. Hays County and Comal County authorities are working together to solve the case. ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: March 21, 1991

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