New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
j Cisneros’ friend subpoenaed by grand jury
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal grand jury has subpoenaed a close friend of departing U.S. Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros in its ongoing investigation into financial help given to Cisneros’ former mistress, according to a published report.
The San Antonio Express-Ncws reported that the Washington, D C., grand jury issued theBrigmanFrom Page 1
a photographer. He spent eight years as a staff photographer for Texas Instruments in Dallas, and four as a senior photographer for ARCO Oil & Gas in Plano. He spent the next six years as proprietor of Stephen Brigman Photography and three years as a partner with his wife Kathy in Brigman Productions, an advertising firm.
subpoena for Frank Wing, a former San Antonio City Council member and a close Cisneros political ally.
Investigators want to ask Wing what he knows about money and job help given to Linda Medlar by San Antonio financier Morris D. Jaffe and son, Morris D. "Doug” Jaffe Jr., unidentified sources told the newspaper for a story in its
A spokesman for special counsel David M. Barrett, who is handling the Cisneros case, declined comment on any aspect of the investigation or grand jury actions.
Wing did not immediately return a telephone message left at his San Antonio home by The Associated Press on Sunday.
"I have always been a news junkie," he said. "I liked taking photographs, but had always wanted to get back to school and get into journalism."
Brigman has also served as executive director of the Cryer Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the Mayan peoples in Mexico, since 1984.
Brigman has been married 22 years and has no children.
"We were thrilled with the opportunity in New Braunfels,” Brigman said. “Besides being anxious to settle into this lovely community, we are looking forward to cruising through the hills and playing on the river.”
As news editor, Brigman will be responsible for the daily design of the newspaper. He can be reached at 625-9144, ext. 221.
Brigman replaces Jim Denery who resigned in December.EAA
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feet iii claims.
Comal County turned in a total of 59 applications, claiming a total of 29,1 OO acre feet.
New Braunfels Utilities officials have said they are claiming a peak year of approximately 10,000 acre feet of water, which occurred in 1986.
After the permit process is in place the agency will be able to collect user fees to fund its subaverage budget inherited from its predecessor, the Edwards Underground Water District.
EAA officials said they must first review the applications to ensure their authenticity but are glad to have a baseline established.Agent
“I think it is a monumental step forward and we finally have an idea of how many people arc using Edwards water,” said Doug Miller, EAA representative for Comal and Guadalupe counties. "Even though the number is high, at least we have a number that we never had before. It gives us a point of reference that we never had."
Miller said staff members believe many of the claims are inflated, especially in the case of a wcll-owncr who did not have a metered well and was forced to guess its average use.
Miller said some applicants listed their average use as their peak use, which will cause the claims to be inflated.
EAA officials said that an initial determination of pumping reductions
will be made by May so that the agency can start collecting fees by June and July.
The review process likely will be delayed by litigation and by applicants who contest changes to their historical claim through the EAA's hearing process, officials said.
Moreover, applicants who need to submit additional information will be given 30 days to do so.
The applications will undergo an administrative review that will ensure all the paperwork is complete and then a technical review to ensure the substance of the documentation is factual, officials saidFrom Page I
award before, but never considered applying for it.
“I had never really paid any attention to it,” said Kasor. “I'm not the type of person who just applies for all kinds of awards.”
Rasor attributed her winning to the people she works with.
"I have a very good place to work. I work with great people in a
supportive county,” said Rasor. "We’ve been able to do a wonderful job providing family and consumer science services ... <v
At the awards presentation, Rasor was given a framed certificate, a special pin and a cash award. She* said the rest is a blur.
Rasor said she was so overwhelmed to he getting the award in front of several hundred people that she did not even hear
what they read from the letters of recommendations.
• As an extension agent for family anJ'Vonsumef sciences, Rasor oversees a variety of programs including parenting, health and wellness and family economics workshops.
Rasor has been an extension agent for 19 years, and is going on her ninth year working for Comal County.
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Most families follow the same routine every morning: wake up, turn up the heater, shower, cook breakfast, and begin the workday. When multiplied by thousands of families, this pattern creates a “peak” in PEC's power consumption between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., especially on weekdays. These peaks, or high points in electric consumption, lead to higher generating costs—which appear on your electric bill. The good news is that peaks can be reduced through voluntary load management You use the same amount of electricity but not within peak hours. Reducing peaks also helps to avoid the need for expensive new power plants in the future. That's a billion dollar reason we can all live without peaking.
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Alejandro S. Muftoz Sr.
Alejandro S. Muftoz Sr., age 51, of New Braunfels, died Wednesday Jan. 15, 1997, at his home. Survivors are his wife, Teresa A. Muftoz of New Braunfels; mother Angclita Muftoz of San Antonio; daughters Amy Maldonado of Startzville, Esther Ulloa of Seguin, Jo Ann Muftoz of New Braunfels; sons Jose Enrique ’’Ricky'’ Muftoz and Alejandro Muftoz Jr., both of New Braunfels; sisters Maria del Socorro Ortega of New Braunfels, Guadalupe Martinez of Fort Worth, Amelia Raines of San Antonio; brother Henry Muftoz of New Braunfels and 11 grandchildren. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Zoellcr Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass is scheduled for I pm. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Holy Family Catholic Church with Rev. Jim Wasser, M.S.F., celebrant. Interment to follow in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic C emetery.
Visitation will begin at 11 a m. Friday and continue until 12:30 p.m. Saturday when the procession departs the funeral home.
Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Building Fund.yolk
James Frederick Alford
James Frederick Alford of New Braunfels died Monday. Jan: 13, 1997, at his residence at the age of 89. Bom July 7, 1907, in Leesville, La. He retired from Shell Oil Company of Deer Park, Texas. After retirement he was employed in Asia for several oil companies. He was a veteran of World War ll. Mr. Alford is survived by his wife Anna Alford, step-son Paul Crawley and his wife Barbara, and four step-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan 17, 1997, at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Bill Arnold officiating. Visitation will be from IO a m. Thursday until 12:30 p.m. Friday at Zoellcr Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Alfred Massey, who passed away in San Antonio Jan. 15, 1997, at the age of 94 years.
Teresa Espinoza, age 79, of New Braunfels, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at her residence. She was bom Sept. 16, 1917, in Seguin, Texas, to Eptmcno Vargas and Gregoria Oscjo
Vargas. She married Francisco J. Espinoza in Seguin in 1949. She retired from the maintenance department with the New Braunfels Independent School District. She was a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors are husband Francisco J. Espinoza; daughters and son-in-law Ramona and Juan Reyes of New Braunfels, Kina G. Castillo of Seguin, Diana Espinoza and Melissa Espinoza, both of New Braunfels; sons and daughters-in-law Jesse Saenz and Susie Ragalado, Joe and Mary Helen Espinoza, all of New Braunfels; brother Guadalupe Vargas of New Braunfels; 22 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.
A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass is scheduled for IO a m. Friday at the Holy Family Catholic Church with Rev. Jim Wasser, M S F., celebrant. Interment will follow in the Sis. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jesse Saenz, Jesse M. Saenz, Stephen Saenz, Johnny Reyes, Alonzo Reyes and Joe Reyes. Visitation continues until 9:30 a.m. Friday when the procession departs the funeral home.
Elsie Meckel of New Braunfels died Tuesday, Jan 14, 1997, at Eden Home at the age of 89 She was bom Jan. 2, 1908, to Joe and Katie (Lux) Neugebaucr in Kendall C ounty. Mrs. Meckel is survived by her daughter Lon ne Miller and her husband Roy of New Braunfels, son Willie Meckel and his wife Isabcll of New Braunfels; brother-in-law Elton Zuercher; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be I p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with burial to follow in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Honey Creek. A rosary will be recited at 7 p m. Thursday, Janr l6, at Zoellcr Funetal Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice New Braunfels or
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