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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 30, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp refinances its outstanding debt On June 13 the Texas Water Devel opment Board closed a loan with the Canyon Lake Water Sup ply Corporation for water system improvements and for refinancing the corporations outstanding bank notes The loan is being funded through the Water Supply Account of the Water Development Fund Loan proceeds are being used to continue to assemble the regional water system by purchasing existing water works facilities from investorowned utilities in the corporations service area to make water system improve ments and to refinance the corpora tions currently outstanding bank notes which carry a mortgage lien on the systems property In 1994 the corporation purchased 26 independent water systems They have begun upgrading and linking the individual systems to better furnish water service and to meet the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Com mittees water hygiene requirements The corporation intends to purchase more privately owned water supply systems in their planning area so that individual systems can be linked where appropriate The corporation also is constructing a new gallons per day surface water treatment facili ty that uses water from Canyon Laker To assure a sufficient water supply to its customers the corporation plans to expand the soon to be completed water treatment plant from to gallons per day Canyon Lake Water Supply Corpo ration is a nonprofit water supply cor poration incorporated on Oct The corporation currently serves about people in a service area com prised of portions of Comal Kendall and Blanco counties Tezeda praises bill to help vets hurt by radiation and Agent Orange WASHINGTON The House of Representatives unani mously approved legislation HR 1565 which would renew the federal governments obligation to provide medical treatment to veterans whose medical conditions may be related to their exposure to Agent Orange or radiation The Department of Veterans Affairs provides free medical care to veterans suffering from illnesses that are deemed to be related to exposure to ionized radiation during the occu pation of Japan and in tests in Nevada and the South Pacific during and after WWII or to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War America has a sacred contract with Veterans of our armed forces who fought to protect our nations free said Tejeda This legislation helps fulfill part of our commitment to veterans who fought for our country in Southeast Asia and suffered from the ravaging effects of their exposure to Agent Orange and ionized HR 1565 would extend through 1997 the Department of Veterans Affairs authority to provide veterans exposed to herbicides with priority hospital inpatient and nursing home care The legislation also would per manently extend the VAs authority to provide priority medical care to vet erans who have incurred a disability presumed to be caused by exposure to ionized radiation and would substan tially expand the availability of out patient care available to both groups of veterans The legislation incorporates the findings of the National Academy of Sciences NAS regarding the health effects of herbicides used in Vietnam and identifies certain specific diseases that would be considered service incurred for treatment purposes The legislation provides veterans every benefit of the doubt and grandfa thers veterans who already have received treatment for diseases which the NAS has found no evidence of an Association with herbicide exposure or veterans who already have received treatment for diseases the VA deter mines there is no positive association between the disease occurrence and ionized radiation exposure Schlitterbahn bikini contest slated for July 16 Women from all over the state will compete in the fourth annual Schlitterbahn Texas Bikini Invita tional at the parks Wave Pool Stage at 1 Sunday July 16 The winner will be awarded the Miss Schlitterbahn title and will represent Schlitterbahn Waterpark at the Bikini Invitational Nation al Finals which will be held in Orlan do Fla this fall Miss Schlitterbahn and eleven runnersup will receive cash and prizes valued at a total of This is not like any other bikini said Terri Adams general manager of Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resorts Its more of a pageant event where the contestants model runwaystyle and fifty percent of the score is awarded based on stage Adams explained The winner will receive a trip to the Bikini Invitational National Finals in Florida plus in cash a swimsuit wardrobe from Just Add and four season passes to Schlitterbahn Waterpark Cash and additional prizes will be awarded to the top twelve finalists Admission to the Schlitterbahn Texas Bikini Invitational is included with the regular price of waterpark admission The park is now open daily from 10 to 8 in New Braunfels For information about Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resorts call 2106252351 Loan applications being accepted for purchase of farm and ranch The Texas Agricultural Finance Authority administered through the Texas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for a new loan program that helps individuals pur chase up to worth of farm or ranch land Agriculture Commissioner Rick Perry said Our Farm and Ranch Finance Pro gram is for producers who want to buy their first place or for those who want to expand their Perry said Applicants must have at least three years of farming or ranching experi A Texas University study conducted among producers and finan cial institutions in May 1994 found that a demand exists in Texas for almost million in loans to help individuals who are farming and ranching buy land Perry said Many producers nowadays lease land and have been unable to save enough for a down Perry said Our Farm and Ranch Program will allow those who dont have a large amount of cash on hand to buy a lim ited amount of Applicants must be Texas residents and show that they have earned at least 25 percent of their gross income from farming and ranching over the last three years Applicants will be required to com plete a business plan demonstrating that they intend to be fulltime agri cultural producers and they must pro vide evidence that their net worth is less than Applicants also must prove that they have finances avail able for necessary farming and ranch ing equipment and operating costs Applications must be completed in cooperation with a local lending insti tution The maximum loan of may not exceed 95 percent of the lands appraised value or 95 percent of the purchase price Interest rates are based on market conditions and will be adjusted over the life of the loan The rates must be approved by the lender and the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority As of June 5 the interest rate was percent In addition to the Farm and Ranch Finance Program changes have been made in TAFAs Young Farmer Guar antee Program to encourage more applicants The program was estab lished to help those between 18 and 40 years old start their first agricultur al operation Loan guarantees may be used for purchases of feed seed fer tilizer livestock poultry farm or ranch equipment farm or ranch buildings or to lease farm or ranch land To receive an application for any loan program administered by TAFA or for more information about these loan programs and others call TDA in Austin at 5124751619 fax 512 4751762 or write the Texas Agricul tural Finance Authority Box 12847 Austin TX 787112847 HeraldZeitung O Friday June O 3 A Nail Sets Acrylic flbergloss Gel Bonding 6200615 Mike McCall GBRA laboratory technician prepares a water sample for testing New GBRA lab equipment can test for lead and other heavy met als in drinking water and wastewater samples GBRA will test water for lead LANDA STATION Ladies Brunch illl U pm Crepes JKimosa lr Childs menu and Regular menu 6293311 Onsite testing for lead in drinking water is now available at the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority GBRA Regional Laboratory in Seguin at a cost of per test sample According to laboratory director Debbie Magin the increased testing capability is the result of GBRAs recent purchase of a PerkinElmer 5100 ZL Graphite Atomic Absorption Unit Todays federal and state standards for drinking water are more stringent than they were ten years said Magin In 1985 test results were measured in parts per million Today many of the criteria specify parts per billion This new equipment makes it pos sible for GBRA to provide the most uptodate service to cities industries and said Magin Not only can we perform several new tests but we can also detect much lower concentrations of heavy metals than before For example we can test for lead in drinking water down to 5 parts per In addition to lead the instrument can also test for zinc nickel iron manganese copper sodium potassi um cadmium chromium aluminum arsenic selenium silver and molyb denum To test samples a laboratory tech nician instructs the units computer to analyze for one or more specific met als quantify the concentration and print the results Sample containers with instructions can be picked up in person from the GBRA laboratory in Seguin Since a properly prepared sample will remain stable for six months they can also be sent and returned by mail For more information contact the GBRA Regional Laboratory at 2103795822 Childs Plate Available ITS BACK OUR FAMOUS We will be closed July 14 f Independence 133 Landa Street 60 Strip Certified Angus 4 Lg Hand i Beadefl Shrimp tapriGnrrtor Fresh Choice of DAILY MOPotato Texas Limited Time Offer 1 oast Lunch Special 371 11am2pm Mon Fri not valid discounts Alter dinner enjoy live entertainment Freed lues Monty Tyler NO COVER Sat Cadillac Trax Curtis 6293311 For Reservations To Go Orders THE RIG EVENT IS BACK Old Fashion 6063463 18008792621 547 S Seguin New Braunfels Tx LGVIS CQRVERSE SB JORDACHE RUSTLER INCLUDES ALL 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