New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 22, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Thursday, August 22, 1985 SA
LCRA protests RR Commission's mine ruling
AUSTIN — A disagreement over one aspect of the Lower Colorado River Authority’s plans for the Cummins Creek Mine has resulted in a Texas Railroad Commission hearing examiner’s recommendation to deny LCRA’s application for a permit to build and operate the mine.
‘ LCRA will file an exception to the ruling,” said Don Spraggins, LCRA director of environmental resources. “The ruling is not a final decision, but must be acted on by the RRC commissioners.
“We are confident LCRA will provide the commission with adequate data and explanations to answer the examiner's objections.”
Hearing Examiner Ron Reeves' 44-
page report was issued Wednesday.
“LCRA has reviewed the report, and we think it is highly favorable toward us,” Spraggins said. “The contested item relates to whether the proposed overburden stockpile for the mine complies with the RRC’s requirements.
“It's important to note that the rest of the examiner’s findings on LCRA’s application are favorable. The examiner found our application to e complete; our reclamation plan was consistent with RRC regulations; and there is full compliance with administrative procedures, with the exception of the one contested item.”
The Commission will consider LCRA’s exception along with the examiner’s report for final action.
PEC reduces utility rates
million decrease in rates charged by the cooperative’s wholesale power supplier — the Lower Colorado River Authority.
PEC General Manager Bennie Fuelberg said residential members of the co-op will see a rate reduction of about 11.5 percent.
Members of the Pedernales Electric Cooperative will receive a pleasant surprise when they open their monthly bills Sept.I — a reduction in electric rates.
The reduced rates were made possible when the Texas Public Utility Commission ordered a $32.9
Pat Kirkpatrick, artist and librarian for the Canyon Lake Art Guild, catalogs books at the Heart's Desire Art Center
Art Center opens in Lake area
Bv SARAH DUKE Staff writer
Gladys George and members of the Canyon Lake Art Guild are celebrating Uhs week's opening of die Heart's Desire Art t enter in
down town Nattier
George bought the old building on E M 2673 and had it remodeled because, she said, Ever since we formed die Art Guild, it ha' been oui hearts’ desire to have an art center “
The building was old and run-down at the beginning of the summer but has been transformed by a group effort into a cultural center with art galleries, classes and a meeting
room for the guild
George, an artist in .several mediums, bought the building with the idea of creating a place where lake area artists can exhibit their work
I dunk this area can be an artisLs colony. sin- said ^S«* have ail kinds of talent out here.”
The tmilding had to have new wiring, new pipes and air conditioning and heating installed,
George said Members *f the Ut Guild helped with the painting and the tedious work done to the inside,” she said
Local artist Kat\ Serener
decorated the restrooms with comical figures she painted on the
George plans to hold a grand opening for the center in October with a large outdoor art show on the
George said she thinks the lake area can become an artists colony.
We have some of the best artist > ou ll e\ er find out here,” she said By September, we ll have every kind of class you can imagine out here.”
trow Creative Arts has been opened in the center for the last four weeks.
Dolls Crow said her and her
husband moved to the center from another location near the lake because they wanted to be near the atmosphere of ther center Max and Dolly Crow have a studio for Max’s stained glass and Dolly s ceramic work
They also teach classes and carry the works of other local artists in their shop Sandy Ross both have galleries and teaching studios in the center where they teach oil painting
Patsy I Ledbetter operates an art supply business in the center The guild, which was formed in May 1984, has y4 members.
The Canyon I .ake Ambulance
Service Project and the Aid
Association for Lutherans will sponsor a pancake breakfast Saturday from 7:30 to IO a.rn. at the St Thomas Pavillion in Saltier.
Rex Curtain and his crew will do the cooking. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of two ambulances to provide emergency medical services to people in the Canyon Lake area Tickets for the pancake breakfast will be $3 for adults and $1.50 for children. Tickets may be purchased
at the door or from any CLASP or AAL member.
Canyon Lake Veterans of Foreign
Wars will hold a pig roast Saturday at the V.F.W. hall. Music begins at 3 p.m. and the meal begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $3.50.
The Water Front Park Property
Uuners Association will meet at the Civic Center in Starkville Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the fire station.
Action Center asks for food stamp center
The Canyon I .ake Community Action Center board of directors voted at their meeting last week to ask the Texas Department of Human Resources to set up an office at the center for a half day each week
Directors said an office at the center in Saltier would eliminate the need for local residents to drive into New Braunfels to apply for fund stamps
Members of the board said the Center ’s Crisis Fund has been used in tile past to provide residents with money for gas to drive into New Braunfels and back to make the application.
Lisa labeller, a case worker with
the DHR, Naid the department has not decided whether or not they can set up an itinerate office
We do realize there is a need out there, she said, "and we have talked about setting up an office there in the past "
I ani better said that since the DUK is working with a short staff, it may
be until October before an office is set up in Sadler “There are enough clients out there that it w ould be beneficial to us to have an itinerate office,” she said “There are enough that I know we would be busy the whole time we would be out there.”
Currently, people from all over the
county must make food stamp applications at the DHR office in New Braunfels.
The Crisis Fund of Canyon I .ake helps people in need of transportation, medical attention, food and clothing.
Low 247 cfs ... .
High . . . Low . . Rainfall
98, Aug 12 72, Aug. 14 .....none
High .... 909.10 . . . Low .. 908 78 ____
Aug. 8 Aug. 14
Outflow High , . .
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Aug. 81 . . Aug. 14
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NOTE The Army Corp* of Engineers has a 24 hour number <964 33421 tor people warring current Guadalupe Rivet information
Data is upated each morning
The conservation pool level in Canyon Reser von is 909 feet above mean sea level
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