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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 10, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 2 A January 2007 From staff and wire reports KERRVILLE MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OF CHILD A 48yearold Ingram man was arrested Friday and charged after he confessed to sexually assaulting a now 14year old girl three years The man was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Dawn Wright set his bond at The assault was reported Monday to the Kerr County sheriffs Sheriffs Chief Investigator Carol Twiss said it is not unusual for children to wait to report the sexual Because the victim was younger than 13 at the time of the incident and there are allegations of penetration during the sexual the crime became a firstdegree which carries a punishment of five to 99 years to life in prison if the subject is Twiss She said the investiga tion is ongoing and addi tional charges are expect ed in the SAN MARCOS HOTEL PLANS TAKING SHAPE A contractor working for hotelier John Mammons on Friday started preliminary groundwork for a San Marcos Embassy Suites hotel and adjoining city owned conference Stalling at about a single yellow bulldozer was clanking around the 15acre site at Interstate 35 and McCarty By the end of this dirt work will be under way and the million build will be heading toward full City Manager Dan OLeary POWER CONTINUED FROM Page 1A LCRA says it doesnt have fuel overcharge LCRA thinks they need to manage the funds for and we think we can manage them he adding refunding the PECs portion of the fuel plus would save its mem bers of per Robert LCRA spokesman said the PEC claim is We do not have a mil lion fuel said Cul It is not fuel overcharge they are cash reserves from The million really is cash we have collected from customers for emergency situations to be able to pay our Cullick said LCRA sells elec tricity at cost and one of the costs of business is to have cash on hand to pay bills if a major outage or catastrophe Cullick said the LCRAls policy is to keep enough cash to pay for two months worth of debts related to fuel Right the amount we are holding for fuel and pur chase power is Cul lick That is absolutely not overcollected fuel Cullick admitted that LCRAs million in reserve is slight ly more than the two months needed to cover fuel charges a million difference which he said the company would need to The million is slightly more because the cost of fuel has gone so we will need to adjust that so it evens Cullick he said he did not know when the company plans to adjust the but insisted that the amount was considered oper ating not Paula CEO of New Braunfels Utilities which pro vides electricity to city resi said the million is LCRAs fuel recovery which is made up of a combi nation of reserves and some overrecovery Approxi mately million of that amount comes from NBU cus tomers she According to LCRA has consistently overrecovered on fuel prompting some wholesale custqmers to call for the funds to be Some of LCRAs wholesale customers have had an ongo ing dialogue with the LCRA that it takes too long to get an over recovery refunded to the wholesale she LCRA should refund an over recovery as quickly as they are willing to charge for an under We NBU feel that LCRA should be more respon sive and refund the money more PEC spokesman Cunning ham said the easiest way to rec tify the situation would be for LCRA to write a check for million to his PEC feels that we have a sophisticated enough manage ment and financial system that we can manage the funds our We could refund some or all of that money to consumers by lower ing Or we could refund some of it and keep some of it in an account As a hedge against price fluctuations that are implemented by Cullick said it is necessary to have the funds on There is no prudent busi ness in the United States that would liquidate its operating reserves or not have some way to pay the bills in case of Cullick He said PECs claim that LCRA is sitting on money that belongs to someone is LCRA cut its rates three times last It has cut its costs by and that money was returned to our wholesale said We have reduced our cost to account for falling fuel prices and will probably do it again next It is a stan dard business practice for LCRA to cut its rates when prices fall and we raise them when we have TEXAS LOTTERY MATTERS OF PUBLIC RECORD SATURDAY LOTTO Jackpot million 112333434654 WEDNESDAY LOTTO Jackpot million 73031384044 ARRESTS Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County arrested the following 2007 Luis Diaz New no liability insur ance no drivers Donald Raye New motion to revoke while intoxi Jose Luis Castilleja New motion to revoke while Robert Garcia assault with bodily injury failure to maintain financial responsibility no motorcycle Roy Garcia driving while intoxi cated driving while license invalid theft by Dana New public Ramon Garza expired license plate no seat belt display wrong registra Gabriel New possession of less than two ounces of marijuana failure to maintain financial DO YOU HAVE A WORSENING OF ASTHMA SYMPTOMS AFTER EXPOSURE TO THE COMMON COLD Central Texas Health Research is accepting volunteers for a research study to evaluate an investigational medication for preventing a worsening of asthma symptoms and common cold symptoms after exposure to someone else with a Volunteers must Be 665 years old Cohabit with at least one other person Be a nonsmoker for at least 5 years Have a history of at least 2 asthma exacerbations caused by an upper respiratory infection in the past 24 months exacerbations are defined as an increase in asthma medications prescribed by a emergency room visit for or hospitalization for asthma Qualified participants will receive Studyrelated exams Laboratory and ECG testing Investigational study medication Compensation up to rOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 830 6090900 1st Anniversary Live Music January 12 69pm Reservations Recommended Bring in this receive a complimentary piece of dessert Dinner FriSat 5pm9pm Lunch MonSat llam3pm 386 San Antonio Ray Gutierrez New assault causing bodily injury parole Lacharris James San speeding 78 mph in a 55 mph zone failure to maintain financial responsibili ty violation of promise to Javier Rodriguez New driving while Jason Dean Canyon aggravated assault with a deadly weapon burglary of a habitation intended for another Benedict Franklin Huser assault by contact failure to Jesse New public Monica Elizabeth motion to adjudi of less than two ounces of Jose Luis New public Markus Andrew San public intoxica Robert Dean Canyon driving while license Ricardo Rodriguez New motion to carrying a weapon motion to revoke while intoxi Javier New public MEGA MILLIONS 711263854 MB 13 PICK 3 I Day 514 Night 928 TEXAS TWOSTEP I I CASH FIVE I 1618192933 Small Stars Saturday Blue Hearts Next 20th ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL RECKLESS KELLY JantJJZfh WADE BOWEN bthLUh SWEETHEARTS GOSPEL BRUNCH CHARLIE ROBISON IOK TICKIvT INK 5077 HOW TO CONTACT US HeraldZeitung 707 Landa New TX 78130 fax 830 6251224 Published on Sunday morn ings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung 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 months Six 6 months S59 One 1 yearS99 Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas Three 3 months S45 Six 6 months S75 One 1 Mail outside Texas Six 6 months S95 One 1 yearS175 Postmaster Send address changes to the New Braunfels Drawer New Delivery problems Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 Tuesday through Friday and by 7 Saturday and Sunday can call 830 Staff directory Doug Editor and Publisher 201 Gerard Managing Editor 220 Jeff Circulation 228 ifowler@herald2eitung.com Chuck Marketing 208 cevers@heraldzeitung.com Valerie Business Manager 202 vshields@heraldzeitung.com Henry Production Manager 8306255232 Nydia Graphic Department 205 Classified call 216 display call 208 call ECONOMICAL AUTO REPAIR All work Check my tWill beat any shop Call Steve 15 off scheduled maintenance service Off Parts fi Labor For Details On Other Coupons 839 135 New TX Walnut Business Center Behind McDonalds State of the Art Computer Diagnostic 1 Rebuilt and Used Engines Trans Installed at Discount Prices HEARING PROBLEMS A B HEARING AID AUDIOLOGY CENTER CALL 6093438 COURTYARD SHOPPING CENTER Free Hearing Test All types of Hearing Aids Repair and service all brands Batteries Earmolds Affordable Prices Financing Available PHONE 6093438 For Appointment Robert CCCA Clinical Audiologist 33 Years of Excellence in New Braunfels MEDICAID WELCOME m Phillips is coming to Braunfels For information please Call 5124586301 rite Promiseland Church 4 TX 78723 THE HERAIJpEITUNG IS READ EVERYWHERE Christina Williams with Gerhard Adam in front of Prince Carl of Braunfels   

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