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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 17, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas NB PULLS WITHIN GAME OF LEAD SV IN 4WAY TIE FOR FIRST Page 11A New Braunfels Wednesday 108 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 April 1991 25 Cents Two 20 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels llerald Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Adrian Agapipo Rene Andrea Audi Olga Lara Ruth Warburton and Ashley Belated birthday greetings to Adrian Alexander Happy anniversary today to Thomas and Angclita Vallcjo and Frank and Annie Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Street closings Closed from 7 to 5 today for street construction are Live Oak Avenue from Cross Street to Highway Lee Street from Hackbcrry to Orange Stonewall Street from Hackbcrry to Orange avenues and Jackson Street from Hackbcrry to Live Oak Closed until further notice is Unicorn Avenue from Highway 81 to the Inter state 35 access Newcomers Club All new residents of New Braunfels are invited to an activity of the Newcomers Club at Landa Park Pavilion 16 on Bring musical instruments and games for a 4 entertainment lime anda covered dish for dinner at For more call Shirley Kellerman at Project Graduation There will be a very important Project Graduation meeting for all parents of juniors and seniors at 7 Thursday in the Commons of Canyon High Even those who havent attended past meet and especially the parents of are encouraged to said Paula Patriot pep rally At 2 New Braunfels Middle School will host a Patriot Pep Desert Storm veterans and other former service members are For more call Sue Haywortli at Go Western Dance Tickets are available now for the Canyon Lake Chamber of Com merces Go Western Dance and BarBQ on which arc 10 for adults and for children may be pur chased at the Canyon Lake Cham ber Canyon Lake Office Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts or from any Canyon Lake Chamber In New Braun tickets may be obtained at the HeraldZeitung Aggie Muster Former students of Texas University will assemble in New Braunfels Sunday for the annual Texas Aggie according to CoChairman Marvin Muster activities will Pustka at after church at Forkes Store in Conser vation Muster is open to all former stu dents and their parents of and friends of Texas he Those planning to take part in the New Braunfels Muster are asked to call 6294406 by April See Page 2A Good Day Cloud cover should break up but lateevening showers are still a A high estimated today at 85 should be followed by a low near with mirror conditions High in New Braunfels Tuesday was 85 and the overnight low was For more weather please see Page Inside DEAR TV Railroad strike hits home A striking rail worker who declined to give his name carries a pickets sign at a New Braunfels Please see related Page 6A Photo by Erik Karlsson Garden Ridge cant fill seat until By STEPHANIE FERGUSON N0wt Editor The Union Pacific tracks that wind through New Braunfels will be deserted today as picket lines of strik ing rail unions begin forming across the In right pickets are starling to pop up along the said Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis in a telephone interview this morning from A small picket of about five men formed in New Braunfels this mom ing at the railroad crossing at Hill Avenue and Coll Street to show their support of the Were all in this said one who refused to give his The New Braunfels strikers work on the line at various locations assisting in bringing in supplies to local The earliest evidence of the strike came from the East Coast around 7 this morning after the nations rail unions walked off the job when last ditch negotiations failed to produce a settlement with major freight One of the last Union Pacific trains to travel through New Braunfels went through town around today after the picket had formed at the Coll The strike resulted from the differ ences between unions and manage Unions say the railroads are not offering high enough pay increase to make up for past wage but management says railroad workers are paid higher wages then those of other industrial Congress is pledging quick action today to keep the walkout from being a long The if could affect industries located in New Braunfels that rely on supplies that come in on officials It will have a definite immediate Davis If they local industries get timely shipments com ing in daily they will feel the impact of the strike And that rolls over to the The New Braunfels some from United Transportation Sea Page 2A By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor State District Judge Charles Ram say extended a temporary restraining order Tuesday barring the Garden Ridge City Council from filling a council declared until after the May 4 Ramsays granted extension comes after District Judge Robert Pfeuffer issued a temporary restraining barring the council from filing the position held by Mayor Pro Ternpore Keith who filed suit against the city for declaring his seat Mayor Walter Yohey declared the seat vacant after who was deployed to serve in Operation Desert missed three city council who filed suit April accused the city council members from playing He has served five terms as a council The council was deadlocked sever al weeks ago on whether the reinstate He said he would drop the suit if he won tiie race for Richter faces former city secretary Linda Klekar in the Yohey is not running for re Cutting plants power would violate rights By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor The general manager of the New Braunfels Utilities says that arbitrary disconnection of power from the Balcones Cement Plant would be a violation of the owners the arbitrary discon nection of any of our customers would at least in my opinion at this a pretty violation of their said Bob Disconnecting power from the plant was suggested last week during a New Braunfels City Council Paul an opponent of plans of hazardous waste at the plant mid a candidate for city suggested that the city had the author ity to cut power from the under the City if hazardous waste was burned I would feel like certainly that there could be some very dire consequences for such an Sohn I feel that our customers rights are pretty sacred so long as the customer has paid his hill and from a utility standpoint done what our agreement says he should District 4 City Council Member Eddie running for rlet tion against Fraser said In doing suie research on that idea of Frasors its my understanding from the NBU and city officials that it would have a very negative effect on our city and NBU who said he is opposed to the said pulling the plug from any company could put the city in a position of possibly being sued by that Susan also running for the District 4 council called the idea to cut off electricity from the plant She said if electricity was cut from the Balcones Cement one of the largest NBU the ratepay ers would the Public Utility Commission would receive a com plaint that day and San Antoniobased City Public Service could offer electr icity to the Public Utility Commission of Tex as Spokesman Bill Dunn said From our our jurisdiction over a cityowned utility is extremely lim the city council ulti mately has the responsibility for the cityowned Sohn said if electricity was cut from the plant the company and its employees could file a lawsuit againsc the cityowned utility The Public Utility Regulatory Act among utility commis a certain certified area that we serve and those are sornewhac sacred in a seme that they have been very closely guarded regulated arid the inclusion of a municipal into an area that is approved by the PUC doesnt give that customer any taii tildes as through what utility company they want to be served he The installation or cameras in Department of Public Safety vehicles serving the New Braunfels area could see increased convitions or drunken authorities The dashboard mounted video cameras will allow the courts to see exactly what the arresting officer Photo by Erik Karlsson Cameras in DPS cars should give truerpicture of DWl 8y STEPHANIE rESGUSCN Nawj Editor Cameras now ire foilaig ui local Siaie Department of Public Surety trooper cars taping jvcrvilnng from DWl suspects to accident They ire going take iwiy my contradiction Jial may come up in said DPS J of New Picturesdont The small video cameras nui moaners ire Ivuig mounted on the vehicles dashboards and troopers ire being wired with microphones to give i boner picture of what happens on the Those taped record ings can be used in co bring various accidents and incidents to the jurors I think we will get a truer picture of the DWl sus said Trooper Scon who recently attended seminar ui College Station on uie use ui video camer as in law Trooper Rojelio Roger Gaiza said in jurors more iliau iney vvuiu io die drunk Partners Haag and Garza saw ihey have oheady used vhe installed lust Jiuujg an accident uivusiigaiioii mid on irailic Haag said in lowns whcic the video cameras aie used conviction rales have gune Holder said lie expects io have cameras umuiileu m ill ix nooper vehicles in New Braunicis The Stale of Texas pays tor ihe cameras and Haag in ilic next iom io five years he expects all DPS vehicles auosi ihe state will be equipped with the cameras and
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