New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 19, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
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Cold wave broke records at PEC
BySANDRAJACKSON Staff writer
It came aa no surprise when directors of the Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PEC) learned that December broke all records for power usage in their service area.
At their regular monthly meeting Monday in Johnson City, board members were advised that they had been billed by their supplier, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), for 96,964,062 kilowatt hours of electricity for December.
"And that was really through Dec. 24," said PEC spokesman Bill Cunningham, who explained that meters were read two days early because of the holidays.
Cost of that power was 64,645,318.25, compared to a bill of $3,351,644 for December 1962.
"There was a whole week of cold weather that was not included in that reading," Cunningham said. Customers will get hit with their bills for this peak usage on Feb. I.
At the board meeting, PEC General Manager Bennie Fuelberg announced that the utility company hit a peak of 302 megawatts on Christmas Eve, which is an all-time high in usage for that
One good thing did come from the high demand. "Because of the high amount of electricity used, we were able to adjust the energy charge downward to 4 mills (from 8 mills), and that means we’ll save a little money,” Cunningham explained.
PEC employees are hoping that the last of the very cold weather is over for the year. "Our system held up very well compared to other systems in Texas,” Cunningham said of the Christmas weather. "We are most fortunate that we didn’t have any ice — that’s what breaks lines,” he added.
In other business, directors were informed that the PEC still has not received word from the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) regarding a decision on Texland.
Texland Electric Co. was formed by the PEC, along with the Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, in an effort to produce their own power, rather than buying it from LCRA. However, they have hit snags along the way with the PUC, and to date, no permit has been issued for the project.
Johnson City is still pursuing its efforts to build the power plant itself, and have it operated by Texland. However, a required public hearing on the matter has not yet been scheduled, Cunningham said.
Action Center plans activities
Canyon Lake Action Center will sponsor the class, "Useful Creative Writing”, to be led by Mary Lockhart.
Sessions will begin Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Action Center’s meeting room at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Home in Settler. Classes will last from six to eight weeks, and no registration is required. This is a repeat of the three sessions Lockhart taught last year. *
Other activities currently being planned by the Action Center include a blood pressure and diabetes testing program, which will be offered on a weekly basis.
The test for diabetes Is a simple preliminary screening test, and local nurses are invited to call Elaine Peters at 964-3434 if they can assist with this program. The beginning date is yet to be announced.
A second meeting of presidents of Canyon Lake area organizations is being planned for late January
Week of Jam. 23 - Jaa. 27
Mountain Valley Breakfast:
Monday • Doughnuts, juice and milk Tuesday - Cinnamon toast, juice and milk Wednesday - Cereal, juice and milk Thursday - Pancakes, juice and milk Friday • Cream-filled horns, juice and milk.
Monday • Pizza, French fries, green beans, fruit, milk Tuesday • Stew, blackeyed peas, batter bread, gelatin with topping, milk Wednesday • Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn on the cob, coconut pie, milk Thursday • Corn chip pie, Spanish rice, salad, banana pudding, milk Friday - Hamburgers, French fries, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, icecream, milk.
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Know your rights
Otto Wagner accepts the check from Bruce Matzke as Ola Armstrong of Canyon Lake Bank looks on
Jaycees raise $2,000 for ailing infant
Telephone co-op switches insurance i
Directors of the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (GVTC) voted Monday night to withdraw participation in the insurance program offered to them by the National Telephone Cooperative Assn. (NTCA), and go with a private carrier.
"The NTCA went up on us from $145 per month to $211 per month,” said GVTC General Manager Ken Branles. “So we decided to use Lincoln National Life Insurance Co.”
lincoln Nation will handle the major medical insurance for all GVTC employees.
In other business at their regular monthly meeting, board members elected Jimmie C. Adam as their voting delegate to the annual meeting of the NTCA, to be held in Phoeniz, Ariz. in February. Adam represents District 3 for the GVTC, and he resides in Boerne.
B. G. Atkinson of District 4 in Harwood will be the alternate.
or early February, to consider organizing into some group that would meet periodically to coordinate events and share information.
March 23 is the date set for the Mexican supper sponsored by the Action Center, to be held at the Canyon Lake United Methodist Church. Serving hours will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m., and plates will cost $3.50. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of the Action Center property in Sattler. Lillian Kosarek is supervising plans for the dinner.
Another gigantic rummage sale will be held on April 27 and 28, with proceeds going to the Action Center. Items are now being received at the center. On the morning of April 28, a free pancake breakfast will be offered to anyone who makes a donation for the purchase of a square foot of land or more.
Serving hours will be from 8 to IO a.m., with Rex Curtin doing the cooking. Breakfast may also be purchased with $2.
Members of the newly-formed Canyon Lake Jaycees surpassed all of their wildest dreams and earned over $2,000 for the Ronnie Dale Wells fund.
Bruce Matzke, president of the Jaycees, presented a check in the amount of $2,041.03 to Otto Wagner, president of Canyon Lake branch 5699 of the Aid Association for Lutherans, which is supervising the fund-raising campaign.
Wells is the five-month-old son of Margaret Wells and the late Ronnie Dan Wells. He was bom with one kidney blocked and the other partially blocked, and he suffers from high blood pressure.
Mrs. Wells was left with bills in excess of $35,000 for the child's
previous hospitalizations and doctor bills, prior to her husband’s death.
The Canyon Lake A.A.L. chapter is planning several fund-raising activities, and soliciting pledges of donations from area residents. To donate to the fund, mail contributions to the Ronnie Daniel Wells Fund, Canyon Lake Bank, P.O. Box 2008, Canyon Lake, TX 78130.
The A.A.L. will sponsor a benefit spaghetti dinner at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Home in Sattler on Feb. 26, beginning at noon. Tickets will be $3.00 for adults and $1.50 for children under 12.
Tickets may be purchased at the door, or from any member of the A.A.L.
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