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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 21, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS TUESDAY August 12 pages in 2 sections u pages in sectK HERALDZEITUNG 242 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Canyon Lake group files suit over GBRA permit Lawsuit The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission approved on 9 the Guadalupe Blanco River Authoritys permit amendment to take acre feet from Canyon Lake per Friends of Canyon Lake files a lawsuit Monday alleging that the GBRA violated law and procedure in getting its permit FROM STAFF REPORTS For Friends of Canyon Lake threatened legal action if the Texas Natural Resource Conserva tion Commiasion approved the Guadalupe Blanco River Authoritys request to take more water from Canyon TNRCC recently approved the and on Friends of Canyon Lake made good on their threats by filing a lawsuit in Travis alleging violations in administrative law and had no the groups executive John The TNRCC ignored our motions for reconsideration and granted the permit as Weve contested this permit since we first learned of The lawsuit said GBRA did not meet state requirements when it filed the permit They said the permit filing was rushed to avoid stricter provisions of Senate Bill the statewide water GBRA officials said they were not surprised that the Friends of Canyon Lake filed the Weve expect ed General Manager Bill West But we are confident that we complied with all the state requirements for the permit The lawsuit is just another step in WEST the approval West He also said he hoped the lawsuit would be settled If its it could delay the pro he We are hopeful it will be dismissed Friends of Canyon Lake is a grassroots group formed when res idents and visitors learned about GBRAs permit request to take acrefeet out of Canyon A single acrefoot equals about See CANYON Ittwas about 9 Sunday so there were no kids on the Thank the kids love to play there if it had happened someone could have been Langtry Village Apartments resident Eric Garza Making an entrance Rig plows into apartment three motorists hurt BY AMY CLARKSON AND BETTY TAYLOR Staff Writers Sitting in her living room at the Langtry Village Apartments Sunday 14yearold Karisha Gibbs thought she heard I turned off the lights and she But then she felt the floor Her who was in the looked out the window and saw an 18wheeler sticking out of the apartment below I looked out and realized it was a and I saidGet get she The Gibbs neighbors yelled at them to get out of the apartment minutes after the truck hit the j It was like something from a Eric Garza We have crashes arid I heard a big so I thought there was a wreck on the But it kept crashing and so I came outside to Garza said he was just in time to see the truck crash through the small playground where his 4yearold daughter loves to It came right through the monkey he It was incredible then just kept going through the build It was about 9 Sunday so there were no kids on the play Thank the kids love to play there it had happened ear someone could have been By Monday crews removed the butthe splintered wood and glass around the gaping hole in the apartment showed the damage the truck left The monkey bars from the play ground lay in a twisted while debris blocked the The renter of the apartment still did know what happened to his Apart JESSIE SLATEN and BETTY Residents at Langtry Village Apartments on Highway 81 say theyve seen many accidents on the busy interstate access road in front of their Until Sunday theyd never seen one quite so upclose and Above firefighters and rescue personnel assess damage while above the tracks in the lawn and the damage to the apartment tell the Interim manager releases numbers on annexation BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer For the first time since the annexation process started this New Braunfels city council members got prelim inary figures on the costs and benefits of extending the citys These are very pre Interim City Man ager Hector Tamayo We will not have accu rate figures until Monday 27 these are only The estimates came a day after the HeraldZeitung reported that city staff and council did notknow have cost or revenue estimates regarding Coun cil convened a special meet ing Monday to consider hir ing a firm to find a perma nent city According to the informa tion presented to council revenues from annexation outweigh the The total costs from prop erty tax sanitation and recycling revenues equaled according to the figures provided by The expenditures including recy cling and adding a new truck equaled The figures were based on 647 houses and assume that all the areas will take the Annexation Revenues Figures are approxima tions only Property tax revenues total includes gen eral and other funds Sanitation revenues total includes gen eral fund and other funds Recycling revenues total includes gen eral fund Total revenues Expenditures Sanitation expenditures general fund Recycling expenditures general fund Sanitation truck capital expense Total expenses In other action The council unanimously chose Ralph Andersen and Associates of Dallas to con duct the city manager The cost will be or depending on additional expenses for travel and other The figures also include an additional residential route to the sanitation the department operates nine rearloaded primarily residential Police arrest two more men in park restrooms FROM STAFF REPORTS New Braunfels Police Department arrested two New Braunfels men on charges of public lewdness Friday morning at Cypress Bend according to pohce The two ages 67 and were arrested about during an ongoing investigation of lewd activi ties in the Police Mike Rust They were booked into the Comal County Jail and bond was set at Chief Jail er David Ott Police arrested five men for public lewdness in similar cases at Cypress Bend Park and Landa Park earlier this Public lewdness is a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in county jail and a fine up to Bus chat JESSIE Canyon High School sophomore Darrick Gonzalez talks to a friend while his bus waits on a few more stu dents the first day of glasses for Comal stu INSIDE 4B Key Code 76 NBISD eyes new insurance providers FROM STAFF REPORTS New Braunfels Indepen dent School District trustees meet tonight to consider changing health care net The board meets at in The Education Cen ter Board 430 West District Business Manager David Rastellini said district administrators would rec ommend the board approve a contract with Health Reach and Texas True Health Reach is a physi organization affiliated with McKenna Health Texas True Choice provides for medical services outside New Braun Rastellini said the board chose this past month to switch its insurance plan administrators from Blue Cross Shield to Benefit in The school district is self They are more used to dealing with selfinsured plans than Blue Rastellini Blue Shield had a falling out with McKenna this past year when hospital trustees voted to end McKen nas service agreement with the insurance company when it would not raise reim bursement rates for services provided at the
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