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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 1, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                2 O HeraldZeltung o Tuesday October Water consumers still studying pipeline By DAVID OEKUNDER Staff Writer The GuadalupeBlanco River Authority and the city of San Marcos are still working toward development of a joint regional water surface treatment plant at a cost of million to million GBRA General Manager Bill West said Monday It is a matter of time before the project West said In April GBRA and San Marcos approved an interlocal agreement to transfer water from Canyon Lake by pipeline to the San Marcos treatment plant Under that agreement GBRA would build the raw water intake and pipeline to the treatment plant The water from Canyon Lake would flow to the Guadalupe River to Lake Dunlap and through the pipeline to the San Marcos water treatment plant One off the options thoy BartonEdwards Underground Water District are is buying Into the pipeline then later on buying into the expansion of the treatment Bill West GBRA general manager The water treatment plant is scheduled to begin operations by the summer of 1999 West has been trying to get entities in Caldwell and Hays counties to sign letters of intent and participate in the project Those entities are the of Kyle the Maxwell Water Supply CorpM the Martindale Water Supply the County Line Water Supply Southwest Texas State University and the BartonEdwards Underground Water District West said those parties are still studying their options for getting involved in a regional surface water treatment plant They are still scratching their West said They are still contemplating West said he will meet tonight with the Kyle city council West met last week with officials from the BartonEdwards Underground Water District which is located in northern Hays County to discuss the Edwards Aquifer They indicated interest in the West said One of the options they are exploring is buying into the pipeline then later on buying into the expansion of the treatment That would mean sharing in the costs of the pipeline being built between Lake Dunlap and the water surface treatment plant to be located in the San Marcos area The city is still looking for possible sites for the water treatment plant A bond issue passed by San Marcos voters in 1990 is financing the plants construction In 1989 San Marcos signed a contract with GBRA for acre feet of water from Canyon Lake which San Marcos started paying for in 1995 If the city can settle water rights issues with the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission expansion of the San Marcos water treatment plant would enable Hays County to get up to acre feet of water from Canyon Lake by 2040 West said giving interested parties an option to share the costs of the pipeline is a start At least if they participate in sharing in the costs of the pipeline then in a year or two they could participate in the expansion of the treatment he said Obituaries nfljf rnnmnNrj Ray Phinney of Canyon Lake died Friday Sept 27 at McKenna Memorial Hospital at the age of 35 years He was born Aug 22 1961 at Freeport Texas Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 today Tuesday Oct 1 1996 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in Canyon Lake Texas His body will be cremated Doeppcnschmldt Funeral Home Canyon Lake WelbyK Robins Jr Welby K Robins Jr of New Braunfels Texas died Sunday Sept 29 1996 at the age of 76 years Mr Robins will be cremated and sent to his home state of Michigan where a memorial service will be held at a later date Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society FUNEWHOME World Nation Briefs Swiss banks will have to open books BERN Switzerland AP With the approval of key legislation Switzerlands Parliament moved toward opening the books of Swiss banks to see if they conceal any financial misdeeds against victims of the Nazi Holocaust The 163member lower house voted unanimously Monday in favor of creating an independent commission to investigate the Swiss banks role during the Holocaust The bill was proposed after massive international pressure The entire moral reputation of our country is at said Lili Nabholz a key sponsor The facts must not be suppressed but be laid once and for all on the table What we are doing today we are doing late But it isnt too The upper house is expected to approve the law in December and Foreign Minister Flavio Cotti has said it should be implemented by April The bill gives an independent commission of expert up to five years complete its investigation and guarantees full access to all documents Banks and lawyers would not be allowed to hide behind banking secrecy laws that protect them from having to reveal who owns accounts Triumvirates leaders agree to work toward peace SARAJEVO BosniaHerzegovina AP Muslim Croat and Serb leaders whose differing visions for Bosnia led to war agreed at their first meeting as joint presidents to work together for peace Bosnias newly elected triumvirate confirmed its commitment Monday to defending the constitution of Bosnia a statement that implies that the Serb leader has at least for now given up his struggle for secession The statement at the first meeting of what promises to be a fractious joint presidency offered hope to international mediators who said the fact that it even took place was significant in itself The new copresidents have huge differences to resolve It was unclear how much they could agree on or how they would build the loose national government that is supposed to rule this bitterly divided country Muslim leader Alija Izetbegovic Serb leader Momcilo Krajisnik and Croat leader Kresimir Zubak talked for four hours into the evening at the Saraj Motel Those inside the closed door session described the opening minutes as businesslike though the grimfaced leaders forced to Tw cooperate under the Dayton peace accords at first avoided looking at each other Private Industry to handle NASAs operations CAPE CANAVERAL Fla AP NASA enters a new era today as it begins turning over daytoday shuttle operations to private industry to try to cut costs the biggest change in the history of the program This is a very very major turning point for this NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin said Monday in announcing the billion sixyear contract with United Space Alliance a joint venture of Rockwell International Corp and Lockheed Martin Corp Officials promise the shift will be gradual with shuttle flight safety the No 1 priority In the short term not even NASA and its contract workers will see much difference NASA still will give the final go for launch and make the important decisions during a flight as it has for the past 15 years It will retain ultimate responsibility for safety and hire the astronauts and it will still own the four shuttles But it will ease itself out of the routine daytoday work such as preparing the shuttles training the and operating Mission Rally From Page 1 public hearing on its proposed emergency rules at 7 Wednesday at the San Antonio Council Chambers 103 Main Plaza They asked the public to meet at that day at the Civic Center to coordinate transportation San Antonio Mayor Bill Thornton and the San Antonio city council charged the committee with reviewing the water needs of the San Antonio area and reaching consensus on policy for future water needs Kay Turner a member of the water policy board and a former San Antonio mayoral candidate defended San Antonios actions and called for New Braunfels to take responsibility for a regional solution Turner has spearheaded an effort to test the old Fredericksburg Well near Landa Park in a plan to augment Coma Springs with Edwards water One of the signs at the rally read Kay Turner Miss Sundays tour included stops at a fish hatchery in San Marcos and the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority in Seguin Protesters blamed some of the water policy members for persuading the EAA not to declare the drought an emergency this past summer Speckman and others feel the authoritys rules are unfair to Comal County because the maximum allowable pumping is larger the triggering levels for the various reduction stages are lower than any other drought management plan for the aquifer EAA representatives from primarily Bexar County were successful in making changes to the previous emergency rules on Aug 17 The changes raised the maximum allowable pumping from times the average winter base to times for the drought stage at that time That allowed San Antonio Water System to avoid violation of the plan because itwas pumping just under the Local water officials also criticize the plan for not crediting water suppliers that have invested in surfacewater sources such as New Braunfels Utilities at an estimated cost of up to million NBU uses about 8 million gallons per day of surface water which is the citys average water usage If demand increases beyond that average the excess is pumped from the aquifer Congratulations JULIAN HERNANDEZ For Being Voted King At the 18th Annual Elks Lodge Baby Pagent Thanks to all the family and friends With Nationwide Even Time Is On Your Side Dav 3 Howell KMart Plaza 1050 IH 35 East Suite 500 New Braunfels 210 6204224 8005272380 Your Nationwide agent understands that your time is valuable Thats why we offer extended office hours Open 9 to 9 MondayThursday 9 to 5 Friday and 9 to 1 Saturday NATIONWIDE INSURANCE Nationwide Is on your side n I tsjislerM Iwtoial uivlct mart oj Mutual NtlKxwKft Muwl Inttnm Company and AldtaW 43816 Control Those duties will belong to United Space Alliance The contract signed late last week but announced Monday designates United Space Alliance as the single prime contractor for shuttle operations It includes two twoyear extension options that could bring the contracts total estimated value to billion over 10 years Dole shrugs off dismal poll results NEW YORK AP Bob Dole has shrugged off his poor poll standings with a reminder of the infamous Dewey Defeats Truman headline Five weeks before Election Day polls show Dole has yet to begin a Trumanesque comeback Dole was no closer to President Clinton with a doubledigit deficit among likely voters than at Labor Day according to ABC News and CNNUSA TodayGallup surveys released Monday Peer pressure focus of presentation A special presentation Peer Pressure and Your will be held today at at Carl Schurz Elementary 633 W Coll St tORDyttORDY LOOKWHOS40 LOVE DAWN MOM DAD GIFT BOOKS AVAILABLE WALNUT 6 62964OO IH 35 and Walnut Ave First Wives Club MonThur r jVTj Maximum Risk Joes Apartment FiL SallSw Monlhur IMMO The Stupids u FtL kit Sun tnur u Mon MO J ulL Sail Sun Last Man Standing Extreme Measures Bush assigned to county jury pool Associated Press Writer AUSTIN AP Gov George W Bush is on his way to court but not as a defendant or even a plaintiff The Republican governor and son of former President Bush claimed to be just an ordinary citizen Monday as he reported for jury duty He was assigned to report on Oct 8 to a Travis County criminal court where he could be selected from a pool of potential jurors for a case Im glad to Bush said Well see what the process Travis County calls a mass pool of potential jurors and divides the pool into smaller groups assigned to courts Bush will go through jury selection before Judge David Cain But he said he would likely be dismissed because of his job as governor which includes the power to pardon criminals There could be a he said Generally someone who has such well known opinions may well be Before getting his assignment Bush joked with fellow Travis County residents and signed autographs He was warmly greeted and held up by court officials as an example of a busy and important person serving his civic duty Familyowned Since 1979 A sns Our subs are not your average subs theyre more like a meal 801 iH35 New Braunfeis 210 6200290 TODAYS CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1 Odor 6 Apartment slangily 9 Labyrinths 14 Stitched 15 Kimono sash 16 Giraffes cousin 17 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