New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 30, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
SV's soccer siblings, Page 8A / Courthouse Annex dedication IO a.m. Saturday
New Braunfels. Texas
January 30,1987 25 Cents
Vol. 96, No. 22
Two Sections, is Pages
The search teams who are looking for Debbie Moberg wish to thank all the businesses and citizens of New braunfels who have supported and contributed to the effort. Prom donations of meals for searchers to actual participation, the following businesses are due the gratitude of those who want so badly to find something that will bring the matter of the 18-year-old girl’s disappearance to a dose. Thanks to Pantera’s Pizza, Naegltn’s Bakery. Popeyed, Jacn-in-the-Box,
Libretto’s restaurant, Albrecht 4 Sons builders....
You may not know It, but whoever said no amount of (darning ever took the (dace of dumb luck never attended a planning and zoning meeting. If you never cared or knew how your city decides things like who gets to build what and where they build It, etc., you should.
New Braunfels Planning and Zoning Commission will meet in regular session Tuesday to discuss and consider the city’s Master Plan update.
The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in New Braunfels Utilities meeting room. ..
Veterans of the World War II Iwo Jims campaign will hold a reunion Feb. 10-22 in Vicksburg, Miss. Veterans of the campal^ and their dependents, regardless of branch of service, ars invited. For information, contact LL CUI. John C. Love, IMMC (Ret.), Mil Spring MUI Rd , Norman, Okla., (406) 3004044; or Vernon Hammons, sn S. Collage St, Brandon, Mies., 41042, (Mi) 826-2M9....
fiwwai independent Man’s Association is toQku*g for young lntif who would be interested in vying for the title of 1907 Mexican Fiesta Queen. Ola! Entrants must fttnf1** one of County’s fckt school as a Junior or senior. This was a beautiful extravaganza last year and so much a part of our culture. Let’s hope when the winner and awards are announced, it wtu ba bi both afft rwgii«i» im«
For further information about the CQPtfft, contact omww chape Jr. at 8264043 Deadline Is Fib.«. ..
Have you aver
to the Gout-
board Inside the front door and on which are pn-tr** all the foreclosure,
trustee sale and other public
notices? It’s a wonder anyone gets anything out of It at nil. There ars dated notices for which the timeliness has long passed, and current information is obscured by the plethora of overlapping paper....
Tax preparation assistance is available at Dtttlinger Library, as we reported yesterday, but It Is also available at Canyon Lake Action Conter for seniors and MHHHii folks. The center’s hWBlillllll featuring Thomas L. atta
company wUl happen 1-4 pm Wednesday, Fob. 4, and continue Wednesday afternoons through April 16, by which time you had better have your stuff together or have
New Braunfels Economic Development Council wttl meet at noon Monday, Fib. 2. to the Civic
A New Braunfels teen ager is in stable condition after the car he was riding in smashed into a utility pole on River Road Thursday afternoon. Robert Paul Bacon, 17, was teaching a 14-year-old girl to drive when she veered off at a curve headed north on River Road. Department of Public Safety Trooper Roger Garza said Bacon grabbed the steer
ing wheel and overcompensated trying to keep the car on the road. The car spun around, went off the road and then collided with pole. Bacon was transported to Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio with fractured arms. Garza said the driver is being cited for driving without a license.
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FEO promisee debt lawsuits
Pedernales Electric Cooperative has Issued a warning to former customers: ”U you owe money, pay up or we’ll take you to court”
Bennie Fuelberg, PEC’s general manager, said Wednesday that the cooperative is losing a substantial amount of money because of bad debts. He said writeoffs for bad debts have ballooned so much in the peat tow months that drastic action Is needed.
The PEC hoard has authorized its attorneys to gat to work on lawsuits against former members who owe large amounts of money. Fuelberg said the cooperative is going after foe big debtors, but will do what it can to collect from people owing even small amounts.
’’Last year, we wrote off about 1796,000 in 19M, but font amount Is continuing to move up,” he said. That amount represent! about I percent of PECs annual income.
Fuelberg said at foe current rate, PEC could tone mom than 2 percent of its income to bad debts. Two percent la a lot of money to a cooperative enterprise which doss not operate to make a profit, he
W.W. Burnett, PECs board pmsldwd, said bed debts will not he tolerated bv the monorail va
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Schertz, water supply company in limbo over service area boundary
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SCHERTZ — City of Schertz and Green Valley Water Supply Corporation are still in foe dark as to when foe Texas Water Commission will nile on foe two-year-old dispute bet wean the two entities over who has foe right to lerve sn ares fronting IM 36.
’’This thing has been going on so long. I don’t know when it will and,” Schertz City Manager Jimmy Gilmore said. “The state seems to be waiting on the federal court and the court seems to be waiting on foe state.”
”1 wish I knew when s ruling will be made,” Green Valley General Mini|or David Davenport stated. ’They Just seem to be sitting on it. Ifs hard to predict, but we tie expecting a ruling anytime.
“I den’! fotwfc fop state is watting on foe federal court, but foe court is waxing on foe state,” Davenport
Delaying foe dtftfftoff and complicating foe proems is the fact that when the suit was filed last January in (adoral court, foe state Public Utility CRmmlflaion had Jurisdiction over foe depute. However, foe Tm*
Hon transferring authority over Certificates of Nend to foe TWC.
Both Schertz and Green Valley certificates to service foe ama.
However. Green Valley initiated action two years ago to resolve foe ambiguity
“We don’t fed it is a good policy to have dual certif batton," Davenport said.
“We are not questioning their certification. They are questioning ours. We Just want the same rights to service the ares as they have, Gilmore said.
Davenport explained that Green Valley is not attempting to force Schertz out of foe area, but is soaking to have each entity’s service ares clearly defined.
“We have told foe TWC font we tie willing to compromise.” Davenport cautioned. “There are some amas which Schertz la better able to serve than Groan Valley. On foe other hand, there are areas which Groan Valley Is better suited to serve.”
Davenport pointed out that Grom Valley has made similar compromises with other area cities, recently giving up portion of Its certified service areas to both Ctooto and Marion. I
TWC spokesman Bob FrottagsaM Tuesday he was under IMH •Ion the commisaionhad^^^^B certification* for the matter had bam resolved He said he believed these had bean a question over what wese Schertz city limits some to or bine yean ago which was to have been cleated up by foe commission’s action.
Ay DAVID MAY Staff Writer
A Cibolo man working on a New Braunfels construction site died Thursday afternoon as the result of injuries suffered in a fall Wednesday.
Rudy Rodriguez, IS, was pronounced dead shortly past noon yesterday at San Antonio’s Southwest Methodist Hospital as the result of extensive head injuries.
Rodriguez, an employee of Knuep-per Construction Co., a subcontractor at the Coleman Company expansion site on FM 306, fell some 30 feet to the ground while performing steel beam work at foe Jobsite.
Attempts yesterday and today to contact the subcontractor were unsuccessful
The man, working in high winds atop foe structure’s framework, was reportedly not wearing a hardhat or safety line.
A spokesperson at foe San Antonio hospital said the incident is “un
fortunate” adding that foe hospital receives victims of construction site falls occasionally.
An investigator with Occupational Safety and Health Administration ta Austin was reportedly on the site today looking into the mishap.
Susan Dari and, a supervisor with OSHA, said negligence of safety standards could bring about a citation carrying a fine. Wunderlich Builders of Seguin is the general contractor at the site.
“Regulations say an employer must protect employees who are subject to falls,” Dari and said. adding, “there are several ways to do that by using personal protection equipment such as safety lines, platforms, gaur-drails or safety nets.”
She noted that OSHA investigations are not related to workman’s compensation procedures.
“An employer found in violation is subject to a citation carrying a penalty of up to 910,000 if found In willful violation,’’ the OSHA administrator stated.
County court-at-law stays in courthouse
by OAVID MAY Staff Writer
Much to the pleasure of County Court-at-Law Judge Ron Prichard, his court will remain in the digs of the old county courthouse
Comal County Commissioners considered moving foe county court-at-law to foe annex, but decided to hold off on such a move for perhaps a year.
District Court Judge Robert Pfuef-fer, who dismissed criminal proceedings in Hays County to attend commissioner’s meeting Thursday,
spoke against moving foe county court to the annex in an effort to utilize extra courtroom space to ex* pidite criminal dockets pending.
The district attorney’s office confirmed Thursday that there are about 150 criminal cases pending in the county at present.
“I personally prefer to stay in the old courthouse,” said Prichard, who was unable to attend commissioner’s session He said he had no strong feelings one way or another “I’ll be glad to see foe restoration
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postpone hydro financing okay
tv SARAN DUKA Stall Writer
The New Braunfels Utilities board of directors decided Thursday to postpone approval of financing for foe Canyon Lake hydroelectric project
Acting on foe recommendation of Bob Soto, NBU’s general manager, foe board agreed to consider a bond resolution (or 912 5 million during a special Fob. ii meeting Interim financing for the project expires in March and directors have agreed they need municipal bonds sold before foe expiration date
Soto said he recommended foe delay hor him revisions to foe fury* resolution arr not fowyitts “The only problem we’re really having is making sure that we’ve covered all foe bases,” he said. “Looking at the time deadline, there’s ne reason here to be in any panic or hurry "
The Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority, which is the financing agent of foe project, is preparing foe bond resolution in coRjunction with NBU. GBRA will sell foe botas to finance foe hydroelectric generating plant and NBU will be responsible for repayment through purchase of electricity.
Soto sold foe NBU staff tod expected to complete foe resolution by Thursday hut, became of difficulty to ichedultag meetings did not finish foe task.
“It’s not that we haven’t hero working with it...it s Just foot we’re not quite there yet,*' Soto sold. “Lot’s Just sit back here a minute I and make aura we’ve Rot att our t a
tog GBRA’s staff along with Burros, other attorneys and Solomae Brothers financial consultants to complete foe resolution.
Also during Thursday’s meeting, foe NBU board voted to continue Its involvement with the Greater Austin-San Antonio Oorrtao Council.
Board member Al Kosko.^^H made foe motion to continue involvement, made foe ll,OOO membership payment contingent on a review af foe council in 1999 Board rn—toro said that to lipbt of bleak oconoHdc condtttais in Texas, Mw has
been tossing support from some of Its members. The New Braunfels Qty Council has voted not to conttaue membership to foe council.
Board member Robert Orr sold he supports foe council. “I think foe corridor council is a my liminal animal,” he said. “It has not one ounce of clout, it has no legal stator! ty to bind anyone to anything. .!yet) I think it is a my unique form of coming to consensus for HRHH
Git said the council munities in the corridor arm an opportunity to work loRtahor toward wMwwow goals and to solve ^BHH
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city has dropped out w County has never participated, NBU will he the only New Braunfels
representative on the council.
*T hope foot we (NBU) will eon. Untie to be a voice for Rte H ty,” he said. Orr added that pHH
evolved. He end molto euro we’ve Rot had hoot a crowd and i’s dotted. I
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NMI attorney Tom Burnie opted that the delay was ta the bart tetarett of the UUllttoB. NMTI toaff Is work-
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