New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 22, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
HgraM-ZgfttMg, New Braunfels, Texes Sunday, February 22,1967
OCR YL CLARK/staff
Above left, softball field lights and Guadalupe County Fairgrounds lie opposite the fence surrounding City of Seguing utility compound where an opened transformer oil barrel leans behind older, discarded transformers. Smoke distorts the image of a discarded car seat also used as fuel for the fire in the background. Above center, rows of unlabeled, weathered transformers. Above right, the genuine article — a used transformer labeled by utilities staff as containing the carcinogenic compound, PCB.
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containers on the premises were the PCB variety.
He said he did not know what sort of transformer oil was in the IO or more transformers emptied or piled near the burn site.
Oliver said the largest of the transformers in the dump pile was a serviceable unit and would have to be moved. The large transformer’s metal identification tag indicates the unit holds more than SO gallons of oil. Smaller units lay uncapped in the vicinity and the spread of the spill covered an area some 50 feet square.
An inspection of the compound revealed as many as seven transformers labeled with a letter “C,” which employees said indicated PCB or contaminated devices. A third location within the facility held eight rows of eight or more unlabeled,
Arraignments Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 Judge Fred Steward Donnie D. Anderson, organised crime activity, S300.000 bond.
District Court Civil Filings In the interest of Michail Benae Pryor, adoption
Divorces Erlanson, Oscar and Sandra Connors, Earl R. and Ann L.
Marriages Ruben C. Barboza Elroy S Sukiennik
Martinez and Melinda A.
Galen and Sarees A.
William O. White
Services for William O. (Bill) White of Friendswood will be held at lpm Monday at Earthman Funeral Home in Baytown with the Rev. Kenyan Hamilton of Bethany Assembly of God Church officiating Burial will follow at Brown’s Cemetery in Hankamer
White. 60. died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston
Formerly of New Braunfels, he owned the Trophy Shop. Inc., of Houston.
He is survived by his wife Ula J. White of Friendswood; four sons, Robert White of Dallas, Mike Todd of Pearland. Buzzy White of Dallas and Mark White of Friendswood, one daughter. Sherry White of Dallas; one sister. Kathryne Falk of Pasadena
Fred A. Kong
Services are pending at Seaside Funeral Home in Corpus Christi for Fred A. (Cotton) Keng of New Braunfels.
Keng died Feb. 20 at San Antonio Humana Hospital after a lengthy illness.
A New Braunfels resident for two years, he was a paving contractor. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Corpus Christi. Keng was born Aug. 21. 1927 in Giddings to Leslie Fred and Emily P. (nee Placke) Keng
He is survived by his mother Emiliy P Placke Keng of San Antonio; two daughters. Crystal Keng jones of Seattle, Wash , ling Keng of Houston; two sons. Dick Kong of San Antonio and Guy Keng of Houston; three sisters. Ruth Cravey of San Antonio, Helen Carlton of Bethel. Miss., and Gloria Faucet! of Denver; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rhonda Roy Wobor
Services for Rhonda Key Weber of 217 Kentucky will be held at a p m Monday at SU- Paler and Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Etmme O’Callahan officiating. Inter-mat will follow at Ste. Polar and
apparently used transformers.
Seguin City Manager Terry Roberts, on the job only a few months, said the practice by utilities employees of burning untested transformer oil to ignite debris or other material apparently has continued unabated for some time.
“I can't give you specifics about how we’re handling the PCB situation,” Roberts said. He said the city’s fire marshal arrived at the site later in the morning and, after checking with Texas Air Quality Control Board personnel, told utilities department managers that burning insulation off copper wire using any substance as an igniter was against air quality control regulations.
Roberts said he had discussed the matter with his staff after the newspaper’s reporter and photographer left the scene. “I was surprised to find out our practice was to use untested transformer od as an igniter,” he said.
EPA regulations governing the management of PCB transformers require testing and safe storage technique, including sealing discarded devices In steel containers and safe disposal of PCB transformer oil.
Dr. Bill Yaeger, chairman of the chemistry department at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, said "the very characteristics that make (PCB) useful (as an electrical coolant) make it dangerous.” He added that a common and successful way to destroy PCB is to bum it at high temperature such that it is broken down into filterable and less toxic elements under controlled conditions.
Roberts said that effective Friday afternoon utilities workers would no longer bum insulation off wiring or use transformer oil for igniter fuel, and the city would review its PCB control procedures.
W*ar, ii, (ted Fab. 21 in Baatrop
County. The daughter of John D. and Marilyn (nee Meckel) Weber, she was bom Feb. 21. 1968 in Bryan. A student at Bl inn Junior College, she was a member of St. Mary's Chapel at College Station. She was a graduate of Lewisville High School in 1966 and a member of tho Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
W eber is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Weber of New Braunfels; grandparents. Mr. and Mrs Frank H. Weber and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Meckel, all of New Braunfels; two sisters. Beverly Fay Weber of College Station and Tamara Weber of New Braunfels; two brothers. Scott Weber and Jason Weber, both of New Braunfels; numerous aunts and uncles.
Memorials may be given to tho charity of one's choice
Wake services and rosary will be conducted at 7 p m Sunday at Doep-penschmidt Funeral Home.
Angela G. Fay
Services for Angela G. Fey of 1275 W. Cross St. will be hold Monday at SU Peter and Paul Catholic Church at lo a m under the direction of Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home.
Fey, 74, died Feb. 21 at home. She will be buried at SU. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery following services.
The So)ms native, a housewife, was bom to Theodore and HUdegarde (nee Schumann) Wenzel on July 19, 1912. She married Alphorns!). Fey on June 4, 1936 in New BraunfeU. He died Jan. 9.1982.
A Meas end Rotary will be conducted Sunday et SU. Peter md Paul at 6:30 p.m. MemoriaU may be given to the SU. Peter and Paul Youth Ministry.
Fey was a member of the Christian Mother's Society, Ladles Auxilliary F.O.E. Arle #2999, Ladies Auxilliary V.F.W. Poet #7110 and Harmonic Singing Club.
Survivors indudt two sons. Prod Fey of New Braunfels and Everett Fey of San Antonio; staler, Mildrsd Hubertus of Delias; two WUfrsd Warns! of New Maurice Weasel af Ben Antonio four grandchildren.
She was alae preceded In death by a son, Andrew Wayne Fey ani a dangler, Andrea Marie Fey.
Comal River.......................412 cfs (same)
Canyon Lake inflow..............920 cfs (down 22)
Canyon Lake outflow...............781 cfs (same)
Canyon Lake level................908.89 (down 04)
Edwards Aquifer...................627.48 (up .OD
The State cept for 20 and 30 degree readings in
Snow blanketed the northwest sec- SOUTH TEXAS: Livestock ad-tion of the Texas South Plains an visory in effect late through Sunday southern Panhandle Saturday while morning. Cloudy and cold with rain, smaller amounU fell in far western becoming mixed with light or sleet sections, prompting travelers' ad- Hill Country through Sunday mom-visories. ing. Cloudy Sunday with rain ending
Scattered showers and from the west. Mostly cloudy Sunday thunderstorms covered the upper night and Monday. A little warmer coastal plain of Southeast Texas, ex- Monday. Highs Sunday from near 50 tending offshore into the Gulf of Max- north to near 60 south. Lows Sunday leo. It was drizzling in the Concho night from the 90s north to 40s south Valley while fog lingered in parts of with 20s over the HUI Country. Highs East and Central Texas and along Monday from the 50s north to the 60s parts of the middle coastal plain. south.
The National Weather Service Extended forecast posted a travelers' advisory for all of _ *
wot Texas except ut. Panhwidie as Tuesday through Thurs-
snow and cold temperatures caused dlV
slick roads in the area.
Skies were cloudy throughout the SOUTH TEXAS: Chance of rain or
state Saturday afternoon. showers, more likely Tuesday and
Winds were northeasterly across again Thursday. A slow warming
most of the state at 6 to 15 mph. But trend. Lows 40s north and 50s south
winds in the Panhandle were from Tuesday and Wednesday and from
the northwest at 5 to IO mph. near SO north to near 60 south Thurs-
High temperatures were in the 40s day. Highs 60s north to the 70s south
and 50s in most areas of the state ex- NORTH TEXAS: Mostly cloudy
and cool with a chance of rain or showers each day. Rain a little more likely eastern sections Tuesday and western sections Thursday. Overnight lows 90s west and 40s central and east. Daytime highs in the 50s ex
cept 60s southeast.
WEST TEXAS: Generally partly cloudy Tuesday through Thursday with small changes in temperatures. Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms north Thursday.
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Denise and Fernando Bustos; 1939 Wald Road. Lot 49; 6 pound, 7 ounce boy; Feb. IO.
Dawn and John Galloway; 162 Woodsend; 7 pound, 12 ounce girl; Feb. IO.
Bernie and Irene Gutierrez; 1131 Gardenia; 6 pound, 6ounce girl; Feb. II.
Beatrice and Julian R. Gomez; 1647 W. Bridge; 7pound, 2ounce girl; Feb. 12.
Samuel and Esmeralda Ortega; 220 N. Peach; 8 pound, 9 ounce girl; Feb. 12.
Russell and Uphie Chaney; Route 7, Box 775, Canyon Lake; 6 pound, ll ounce boy; Feb. 12.
Sherry and Charles Wendham; 7 pound, 9ounce girl; Feb. 13.
Randy and Bonnie McCulley; 123-38 La Barca, San Antonio; 8 pound, 3 ounce boy; Feb. 13.
Fernando and Mary Jane Benavidez; 349 Briar Bend, Apt. 109; 7 pound, I ounce girl; Feb. 13.
Conrad and Terrie Goeth; 214 Venice, San Antonio; 8 pound, 7 ounce girl; Feb. 13.
Brian and Barbara Hardy; 614 Bavarian Manor, Apt. 806; 7 pound, 13 ounce girl; Feb. 14.
Irma and Ruben Alvarado; 855 Boenig. Route 2, Seguin; 6 pound, 14 ounce girl; Feb. 16.
Nareito and Phyllis Rulido; 1117 Vickie Lynn, Schertz; 9 pound, I ounce girl; Feb. 17.
Jack and Carol Robison; P.O. Box 1452, Boerne; 7 pound. 7 ounce boy; Feb. IS.
Wayne A. and Kimberly D. Young; 7 pound, 5 ounce boy; Feb. 5.
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