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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 25, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 2 HERALDZEITUNG October 2005 LCRA to increase electricity rates From Staff Reports AUSTIN Faced with ris ing natural gas the Lower Colorado River Author ity has decided to raise elec tricity rates to its wholesale Effective LCRAs wholesale power price will increase about The two largest electric CTTY CONTINUED FROM Page 1 Council voted to modify ordinance consider charging new devel opment for the effect it has on the citys The first the drainage impact fee committee ulti mately decided not to pursue impact fees and recommend ed a drainage ordinance that included optional fees in lieu of onsite detention ponds in new The ordi nance immediately became a bone of contention between the city and developers when council voted to increase the fees and make them manda tory for development within feet of existing drainage utilities doing business in Comal Pedernales Electric Cooperative and New Braunfels get the bulk of the electricity they sell from the Four of the LCRAs seven power plants are fueled by natural Local utilities earlier this month had pre dicted that electricity rates would rise due to higher nat ural gas The price of the natural gas that LCRA uses to fuel its power plants has more than doubled since early said Dan executive man ager of LCRA Fuel and Energy Risk LCRA also uses coal and renewable energy which help temper rising fuel he City council voted to modi fy the drainage ordinance Monday by lowering the fees from to per resi dential lot but kept the mandatory despite Councilwoman Valerie Hulls attempt to remove We have a letter from the Homebuilders Association supporting impact why cant we postpone this deci sion and look into she Councilwoman Beth who voted for the original ordinance and against an attempt to remove the mandatory provision in questioned the builders This ordinance came to us from a committee that decid ed it did not want impact she If they did not like them why would they like them now Before Hull had a chance to make her suggestion a formal which would have required a City Attorney Charlie Zech suggested coun cil continue the discussion behind closed doors in execu tive The Greater New Braunfels Homebuilders Association is one party in a suit against the city protesting the current ordi nances mandatory The case is set to be heard before a district court judge After consulting with Councilwoman Gale Pospisil moved to approve the ordi despite her own objec tions to I in order to make an improvement over what we have on the we need to approve she RIDE CONTINUED FROM Page 1 Members decided to join cyclists daughter Katies ability to stick with a tough training program and finish the Our family talked about participating for but we didnt have our act together until Katie came to us and I want to do it this Theresa Ogg She really showed incentive and stuck with heard about Bike to the Beach several years ago and was determined to com plete the For added incen a local MS patient gave Katie an inspirational letter to carry with My dad told me about Bike to the Beach in third and I thought it would be really cool to ride 150 she My parents finally said and then I found a said the riding for two days with friends and fam ily was but would have been much easier with a little more Training is just riding your bike he We just have to be sure to stay in shape for next Ban Melissa Nilands said after two years as a member of the support he plans to join the cyclists on the It looked like and Ill get to compete against Melis he I think it will actu ally be less work than being on the support Ban Nilands 13year old said his first Bike to the Beach left him with a cou ple interesting includ ing one about a cyclist with a boom box and another about passing people on I think the first three hours were the and my feet got he Then everyone started or actually I started Rosa civil rights dies DETROIT AP Rosa Lee whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man sparked the modern civ il rights died Mon She was Parks died at her home of natural said Karen a spokeswoman for John D Parks was 42 when she committed an act of defiance in 1955 that was to change the course of American history and earn her the tide mother of the civil rights At that Jim Crow laws in place since the postCivil War Reconstruction required separation of the races in bus restaurants and public accommodations throughout the while legally sanc tioned racial discrimination kept blacks out of many jobs and neighborhoods in the The an active mem ber of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peo was riding on a city bus when a white man demanded her Parks despite rules requiring blacks to yield their seats to Two black Montgomery women had been arrested earlier that year on the same but Parks County to conduct field day workshops Wednesday Comal County will be conducting a Field Day on The Comal Program Councils Agriculture and Natural Resources Commit tee sponsors the which will be presented at Honey Creek Guadalupe River State Park by Bar ron Texas Coopera tive Extension range special ist from Texas Univer Rector will discuss understanding watersheds and their effect on vegeta Registration begins at and the cost is per TEXAS CINEMA MARKETPLACE 12 651 Business IH 35 830 625 4400 Two continuing education units are offered general and laws and For reservations or more call the Exten sion office at was She also was fined Speaking in she said history too often maintains that my feet were hurting and I didnt know why I refused to stand up when they told But the real reason of my not standing up was I felt that I had a right to be treated as any other passen We had endured that kind of treatment for too CORRECTION On Page 1A in an 22 story about the New Braun fels ISO Agricultural Science and Technology the acreage of the property was The center is located on TEXAS LOTTHY SATURDAY LOTTO Jackpot million 116283637 BB19 WEDNESDAY LOTTO Jackpot million 1233334 BB 2 PJCK3 Day 489 Night 574 TEXAS TWOSTEP 5929 BB 24 CASH FIVE 38121936 MEGA MILLIONS 312163233 MB15 MegapfcrS SHOTGUN WILLES Lawn and Garden Equipment Repair 168 Nacogdoches New Braunfels 8306268874 2108270272 Credit Cards Accepted at Box Conceisfotu 65RV9L HOWTO CONTACT US HeraldZeitung 707 Landa New TX 78130 830 fax 830 6251224 Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung USPS 707 Landa or Drawer New Comal Texas Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung in New Subscription rates Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties Three 3 Six 6 One 1 Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas Three 3 Six 6 One 1 Mail outside Texas Six 6 One 1 Postmaster Send address changes to the New Braunfels Drawer New 78131 Delivery problems Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 Tuesday 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