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Del Rio News Herald (Newspaper) - August 13, 1980, Del Rio, Texas
Del Rio news Hee vol. 52 no. 127 phone 775-1551 Del Rio. Texas 78840 wednesday afternoon. August 13 1980. R p f a m c e i e 3 ii a a 1s1-7cc uses w of Section minnow Defeated by Dan by s news Lier Ald writer Washington a residents of Del Rio and landowners in the devils River watershed have won their Battle against designation of a critical habitat for the tiny devils River minnow Lynn Greenwalt director of the . Fish and wildlife service. Department of the Interior notified sen. Lloyd Bentsen this morning that he had decided a i not to declare the Devil s River minnow an endangered species �?2. Not to declare portions of the devils River and san Felipe greek a a critical habitat for the tiny two Inch fish Marty Clayton the senator s legislative aide told the news Herald that sen Bentsen had been in Contact with Secretary of Interior Andrus about the Issue which had greatly up set citizens of the Del Rio area. Designation of a a critical habitat would have placed vast areas of land in the Devil s River and san Felipe Creek watershed under stringent Federal controls. Prior approval of the fish and wildlife service would have been required for any modification of Del riots City waterworks Highway or rail Bridges or Urban usage of the Creek s drainage area devils River watershed ranch men could have been prohibited from Clearing Brush or drilling water Wells state rep Susan Mcbee a Leader in the fight against the proposal was notified by tin regional office of the fish and wildlife service in Albuquerque. N m on an unofficial basis last Friday that tin regional of flee was recommending establish men of the habitat despite Over whelming opposition by area interests expressed in two hearings held in Del Rio the City of Del Rio and Val Verdi county both announced that they would join in a suit to Block the action if this is necessary la s rep Tom Laeffler s office told Tbs news Herald that the congressman who had vigorously fought the proposal plan nod to join in the suit word of the action brought expressions of elation from i tel Rio area officials Ami citizens plans were timing launched immediately for a big Tiar Tiecke to celebrate the Victory rain swollen River winding gracefully along the Rio Grande Rose when Las Voces Creek emptying into the International Stream at the crossing Between Del Rio and Ciudad Acuna. Coah., Mexico. Las Voces carried water from Rains in Mexico and by this morning was Back in its Banks. This picture was taken looking downstream from the International Bridge news Herald photo by Boroff rain Runoff still to come Here by Imajo Fleetwood news Lei Ald writer while heavy Rains have been reported far upstream on the Rio Grande and in Mexico the Runoff will not reach the Del Rio area for several Days the Elevation at Lake Amistad this morning was i Ilia 77. An increase of i 44 from the Reading tuesday. Depth of the water at Amistad dam was sos.77 feet up i 44 flood discharges from Down graded Hurricane Allen Are timing contained in Amistad and Falcon reservoirs the . Commissioner i Friedm of the International Boundary and water commission has announced both reservoirs had been dropping Levels and had More than adequate storage room Las Vacas Creek draining into the Rio Grande at the International Bridge Between Del Rio and Ciudad Acuna Coa Mexico Rose sharply monday but was Back in its Banks this morning rainfall below Amistad dam and fag in pass put the Rio Grande there up but at Yam today the River was at 6 1 feet. Discharging 7.2uu cubic feet per second the Stream crested at 15.2 feet then fell rapidly the i a we reported As of tuesday flood inflows to Amistad swelled the volume in its conservation storage by 227.000 acre feet to a total of 2.759.uuu acre feet. Inflows below Amistad and into Falcon Reservoir Wert up to about in too cubic feet per second swelling the conservation storage by Only 40.000 acre feet. Below Falcon dam. River stages Are Normal with a flow of Only Mio cos at Rio Grande City the report states. Heavy rams expected upstream on the Rio Grande pose no threat since All Fli xxi flows from such additional rain can in stored safely in Amistad Reservoir. Friedkin announced. Heavy Rains also persist in Mexico on tributaries to the Rio Grande up Stream from Falcon and additional inflow expected can be store safely Iii that Reservoir the commissioner said he cautioned authorities and property owners along the River that the flood season on the Rio Grande incident to hurricanes has just started and will continue through Early october at the same time he noted the conditions of the International reservoirs Are favourable for controlling such upstream floods As have occurred in the past to relatively Small flood discharges at Amistad remaining vacant storage capacity amount to 2.505,oui acre feet and at Falcon remaining storage capacity amounts to 1,553,000 acre feet for control of floods entering the Rio Grande below Falcon dam the in amp we foresees Manning the lower Rio Grande levee and flood Way system on the United Static Side will continue on 24 hour Alert City Council approves funding for charter committee consultant by Joh Carroll news Terald writer the Del Rio City Council tuesday night approved a request from the City a charter revision committee for Money to pay a Legal consultant to review needed changes in the charter after hearing committee chairman Bill Nixon report that Basic Legal ser vices would amount to a minimum of $5,000, with additional expenses doubling that the counsel authorized up to $10 too to prepare the charter review Florenei Saucedo who is heading the City a financial department assured the Council that the Money could be draw n from contingency funds set aside in the budget Saucedo and acting City manager Diane Davis and their staffs would assist with the paperwork to hold Down the Cost the Council once again failed to appoint a new City attorney to fill the vacancy created by Filemon Ortiz resignation after meeting behind closed doors for nearly an hour mayor Herb Whitis announced that the City manager was not ready to make a recommendation the Council tabled for further study two requested rate increases by Public service companies two proposed ordinances and a Resolution endorsing the s e r jobs for Progress organization As a successor to the Middle Rio Grande development Council for handling the local manpower program. Councilman Don Ellis withdrew a request for the Council to consider policy on charging subcontractors for permits that the major contractors Are not required to obtain. The Del Rio television Cable corp. And the Rainbow transit co both asked the Council to approve rate in creases for their services on advice from Saucedo the Council deferred action in each Case the television company asked for a 75-cent increase in its Basic monthly service charge from $7 25 to $8 the bus operators asked to raise their fares from 35 cents to 50 cents for adults and from 25 cents to 35 cents for children Saucedo told the councilmen that in his opinion neither applicant had supplied enough information to justify a rate hike in Quick succession councilman Bryan Cartall moved to put off decision on an ordinance regulating alarm systems in the City and another that would prohibit littering Cartall objected that he had not been Given Advance copies of the proposals in time to study them Garry Kyle opposed the vote to delay action on the alarm system ordinance a request for franchise Extension by the Central Power and Light co received approval on the third Reading giving the Utility authorization to operate in the City until May 1.2u04 earlier readings at the june and july meetings also passed unanimously. In Exchange for the franchise Extension the City would receive increased shares of the Power company a Gross receipts the City a share increased from two percent to four percent of the receipts according to John Crutchfield the Cal manager Here. In the five months from dec Ember 1979 until april 19b0, since the company began putting the increased funds in an escrow account in anticipation of the agreement the City has secured $52,748 extra Crutchfield said today Del Rio weat Iier Del rid and Vicinity Lite nighttime and Early Mew Mug cloudiness through thursday with afternoon showers and thundershowers warm at Ternoois probability of rain to percent today 30 percent tonight and 30 percent thursday Wauls from the Southeast at to to 15 Miles per hour this Al Ter noon and 5 to to Miles per hour tonight Low tonight in the mid 70s. High today in the mid 90s and maximum temperature thursday in the upper 90s Maxi Iii urn temperature tuesday 91, Low 73. Minimum temperature this morning. 74 All time High for today. Aug 13. Is Lim set in 1913, the All time Low for the Dale is 67, set in 1915amistxdreport Amistad Elevation this Moi Mug was 1105 77, an increase it i 44 from the tuesday Reading depth of the water at Amistad dam was 205 77 Lee up i 44. Irater storage amounted to 2,82 j 793 acre feet an increase of ho.586 acre feet water sur face measured 56,489 acres up 1,052 acres downstream flow remained unchanged it 2,210 cubic feet per second Tod a s Index classified ads 1, 2, 3,4b comics.2c crossword. 21 dear Abby 5a deaths 10a editorials. 4a Horoscope 2c markets 9a sports. 6, 7. A to log. A women s news 5a a Lien school ruling stayed los Rock Scott it so iat Eil press writer Houston Capi the elixirs of Texas Public schools thrown open for the children of illegal aliens by a Federal judge have been slammed shut again by a Federal a of Xvi is court touching off widespread reaction from government and education of finals a three judge panel of us 5th circuit court of apr inels issued a one line opinion tuesday staying a ruling that would have forced Public schools to enrol undocumented children this loll on july 21, District judge Wax Elrow seals struck Clown a Texas Law tarring illegal alien children from a i re education the circuit courts tuesday ruling came after by state of Texas filed an Appeal to seals landmark decision saying the opinion did not give Texas Public schools enough time to prepare for lie enrolment of undocumented children san Antonio scat oils presently Are the Only ones that admit undocumented children without charging tuition a i never to might a Federal court would advocate functional said Ruben Bonilla National president of the league of United latin american citizens said tuesday. A the higher Emir is creating chaos and disorder la the ruling is legally and morally seals ruling struck Down a portion of the Texas education code that gives local Schiwi districts the option to charge tuition or refuse to enrol the children of illegal aliens numerous lawsuits were fib Iii 1978 Anil 1979 and consolidated Here last december seals presided Over a lengthy trial Here last Spring attorneys Tor by plaintiffs said there May in 20.000 illegal alien children in Texas by states attorneys said the number May in As High As i in Mai i a Las tories who represented undocumented children at that trial said he was disappointed at tuesday s ruling and would Hie an Appeal a possibly w Ediin Mlay a a this Means the children probably won t to Able to go to school for several years Quot Torres said. In his opinion seals wrote that the Texas Law was a violation of 14th amendment rights and chided state and Federal officials for not enforcing immigration Laws gov Bill Clements applaud the decision saying in Austin How agreed with by judges that is my one Lim comment the matter should in stayed a a lenient added that he was a top holistic Bud the state would get a favourable ruling on their request to overturn seals decision. In Harlingen Manuel gome assistant to by school superintendent. Welcomed the delay a dim More student now of any kind would put a Damper on the operation Quot he said a this delay will relieve us a a Gomez said the Harlingen school system would have to build additional to handle the students a if we could hire 20 teachers now we have a place to put them a he said Billy Reagan superintendent of the Houston Independent school District Saiid about Huo illegal alien children had pm in enrolled since monday morning admitting that the figure was a a guess on the part of our principals based on their a educational expertise Quot Reagan said the children would in contacted Ami asked for additional documentation on their immigration status however. Reagan would not answer questions on How officials would determine which students were in this country illegally he said the students fim Imi to be undocumented children would be a placed or it told until a i Mal decision was Bande Down on seals ruling h Houston hoots will admit illegal alien studs if they pay the $162 a month Lull fee Besant the Dit District refusing children b s Independent school c continued its policy it admit illegal alien a Hisil Bourd member the Rule h years rib tax in the last mj00 Arouni town by Imajo Fleetwood the women a Gull association will meet thursday night at 7 30 o clock the meeting will in held in the san Felipe country club the arthritis Public in formation club will meet tonight at 7 to o clock in the Community room of the Del Rio National Bank. A new him on osteoarthritis will to shown the officers said anyone interested is Welcome to attend tonight s meeting the Chacha Laca Toast mistress club will meet thursday at 11 30 a Iii in the casual bar of the officers club at Laughlin air Force base tonight at 7 of clock Amistad Jaycees will hold a round Robin in by Winter Garden distributors on High Way 90 East All Jaycees Are invited to attend officers said charge is $2 per person and men from 18 to 35 Are eligible to become members Hurricane Allen refugees who sheltered Here arriving Satur Day left tuesday when they Learned their Homes were secure and sat they were or and mrs Hector Garza of Rio Hondo All girds pre registered Tor Del Rio High Scimmi Pep squad w ill attend a mandatory workshop prior to the hit Hall season the workshop will to held aug 18 20 and aug 25 29 from 8 toll a in at the freshman Annex gym tryouts for officers will to Field aug 26 information is available from Karen Taliaferro at 775 04<j7 tops Texas 265 w ill meet thursday Iii by Community Rimmi it bid a Rio National Bank weigh in will to held it 6 p in and by meeting is plan lied for 7 p m Best loser of the week was Edna Haley with Cathy Larson As runner up girl scout registration is plan lied registration at i aug him air Force Bas will in held thursday from i to 4 p m in the girl scout hut on Liberty Street at the base Del Rio girl scouts will Register saturday i rom i to 4 p m in Plaza Del sol mall rear the front entry girls were reminded by leaders they Are to bring a $3 registration fee Galveston residents who fled Hurricane Allen and found Refuge in Del Rio Are to return Home thursday they included Mario Soto or and mrs Jose Soto or. Or and mrs Juan Monsivais son and daughter in Law of or and mrs Jacinto Monsivais or and mrs Juan Lomas son Iii Law and daughter of or and mrs Monsivais of Del Rio or. And mrs Alfonso Tejenna and their family they Are Soninlaw and Daug Titer of mrs Kupila Ter Rones and cousins or and mrs George Garcia
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