New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 14, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Customer Appreciation is Section B of today's H-Z
New Braunfels JHS.
Vol 134 No 13b
We have received a submission or two for Harold’s Stammtisch Search More are need-* >u or someone you know can it w. or even if they orth fak■ • it well, get them to submit a sketch if their table, their version of thwt a stammtisch should Ik* or is in their life
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It sure was cool this morning Hut it didn t last long Mostly cloudy skies and i IU percent chance of thundershowers will keep the temperatures in hie low 90s with an east wind of :> to IU mph today Tonight and Wednesday will see mostly c loudv skies with a 20 percent chance of afternoon and evening thundei showers and highs in the skis and lows in the 7Us thursday Un uugh Saturday look like more of the same with partly cloudy skies and a slight chance of thundershowers Thursday and Friday The Menu
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Comal Coun ty's health insurance costs increasing
By TRAVIS E POLING Correspondent
Comal County commissioners this week have agreed to a 23 percent increase in the county’s health insurance rates after tabling the matter last Thursday The contract with GIC ha' been renewed for a seventh year of coverage.
Mennon Schrtewer, representing CIIC. was on hand to explain the increase in rates to the commissioners. He said the primary reason for the increase was a 95.54 percent loss ratio for the last 12 months Schriewer said a loss occurs when the company pays more than 95 cents in claims on every dollar taken in on premiums The increase will be 23 percent across th*- board on the medical insurance coverage, while the dental insurance rates will be unaffected The increase also is attributed to an inflation factor Schriewer said increase is needed to insure that GIC can give the county the best deal possible without the arrangement becoming a losing proposition for the insurance company
Commissioner Iorenzo Yankee ’
Camarillo reported Monday morning that the contract for the sale of the city/county landfill to Waste Management. Inc has not yet been received by the county or by City Manager Joe Michie Camarillo said however, that County Attorney Bill Riemer is satisfied with changes in the contract Commissioners and city council now are awaiting the final contras Action on the landfill contract by the county has been delayed until 3 30 p.rn Thursday as a specia agenda item.
Other action by commissioners included:
— approval to vacate and replat I .ake View Park. Unit I. lots 290 and 291 Precinct I >
— approval to vacate and replat 74 lots in Canyon I^ake Estates. Unit I. Precinct 4 to enlarge the lots
no actcin taken on a request to appeal an earlier directive by jmmissioners regarding permitting in an illegal subdivision Mrs Key Mooney appeared before the court with County Engineer Mac McCoy to ask for permission to have the ser-
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r msportdbon institute *S conducting a survey jf* patterns and road use to ass's! in planning way md road improvements along and adjoining
.*. st r Sa-'- *vitcmo komdor Motorists am asked : •> !*•»-.* twin* * .ehide frequency of trave1
along the corridor, reason for mak ng me trip and origination and destination points Results of the survey are conhdentia* The New* Braunfels survey
station was doing a healthy business T,.esoay morning Photo by Deryl Clark
Man faces assault charge
Cost recent bids for construction of a hydroelectric plant at , *i y rn Darn are lower than earlier ones but remain h gher
NB police officer attacked by dogs
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■ 1 ■ B. rn Riv er i .I' ret*‘ivt J n**w bids for .v k i the proposed a- ’ ■ •: ctrl. project
t w : I fin the project is ■ a * million dollars levs .• eived in May »• • vs w bid, ret * iv cd bv -t week s just less limn it is still higher than the •stimat* J *vv* rh*, civil ■ >n Job was nginailv bid in because the bids were so :cr than the estimated cost, d New Braunfels Utilities quest new bids moral Manager Bob Sohn May ^* t ti he is very v th the new bids lit* said th ation.s identified some «r* clearly and may Ik* e for tile r educed bids Tile will be reviewed by the "ti of trustees Aug JU. he
Thursday the Nbl asked to a We, st h keep up w that fur e sun liner *■ w indow
: the low bid is approved, ord of trustees will be rove the bid
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NBU s SOHN Satisfied"
i construction schedule istruction to begin this -der to meet a winter iring which releases from the .ake will tx* reduced to allow construction activity within the outflow flannel Its tight But we know w hat we ha*, e to do We hav e all Hie bids for major equipment in,** he said, adding thai a large number of the necessary equipment has been ordered
The project, once completed, is expected to provide as much as 25 million kilowatts annually to New Braunfels residents, the only customers of the project
New Braunfels Patrolman Gary Parks received minor injuries Friday evening when a man, who reportedly had been fighting with his step-father and who had beer seen on Loop 337 aiming a rifle at people, ordered his two pit bull terrier' to attack Parks Hie officer pulled his service revolver and killed one dog The other dog was w ounded
In Comal County Jail on ■harges of assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault on a pea*, e officer with a deadly weapon is James Pugh Jr , 22, of New Braunfels He was read his rights by Judge R G Blanchard Bond was set at So.OOO on die charge of assaulting a peace officer
Police first received a report of a man in a white pickup with a camper and two dogs who was
aiming a rifle at people along the Loup at Common Street Police then were summoned to 182
Kerin k Street when the same man had reportedly broken into a house there The address turned out to be that of his step-father Pugh and his step-father were embroiled in a heated argument when officers arrived, reports indicate Pugh had apparently set his rifle down and it was grabbed by another man. Police later confiscated the weapon, described as a 30-30 lever-action rifle When police began to step between Pugh and his step-father. whom Pugh was threatening to kill, Pugh told his canines to attack, and they did. according to reports. The dogs reportedly attacked the officer's lower torso from both the front and rear It then took four police officers to subdue Pugh The nature of the men s argument was not disclosed in the offense report Parks was treated and released at McKenna Memorial Hospital for bites to his upper left leg
UBKA Planning Director David \S« soh .-aid the apparent low bid was submitted by T&E Erection of San Antonio They are a strung company from what we can set*
T manually . they are sound They A e constructed major concrete-related nIi uctures, ’ he said
Hu ce bids were submitted to the river authority, the value number of proposals as subnutted in May NBL trustees refused to accept the ei gins! bids ut May w hen they came in significantly higher than estimates
GUHA Chief Engineer Greg Kpthe said when the project was being rebid that Ila* companies bid higher than expected because they were t (Kerned about liability and water quality lie said he assured the const! uction companies that the river authority is responsible for liability
The low biddei for the project among the first bids was CBI Aeon 'Dial company's bid was the second lowest iii the most recent bids, with an estimated cost of $4.25 million ll ll Zachary of San Antonio was the third bidder with an estimate of $4 29 million
GERA S board of directors will consider the most recent set of bids during their monthly meeting
Texas Senate eyes proposed $6 billion tax hike; Clements tells specific cuts
AUSTIN AP The full Senate, meeting as a comnuttee of the whole, began work chi a Se billion increase in taxes today as legislative leaders scrambled for a spending solution following the governor s latest demand to cut the budget The Senate's Tax Policy Subcommittee voted Monday to endorse increasing the state sales tax from >D to 6 percent and extending the 15 cents per gallon motor fuels tax Those hikes, along with othe* proposals to raise additional fees and taxes, would tx* needed to fund a 1988-89 state budget Bul some lawmakers said Gov Bill Clements* latest demand that the spending plan bt* trimmed by another $t>50 million had endangered a delicate Hous*-Senate compromise reached over the weekend,
That plan called for a $38 6 billion 1988-89 budget that would have required about $27 5 billion from the state’s general revenue fund But after a two-hour meeting with Clements, House Speaker Gib la*wis and I t Gov. Bill Hobby said Clements wants to cut $525 million and shift $125 million more from other programs into prisons and a pay raise for state workers "He's come back with kind of a counter-offer, quite a bit lower," lewis said.
"It would lie extremely difficult to make* that type of cut without doing long-range, severe damage to the state of Texas ... I don’t know why they would come up at this late date with that type*
of a proposal,’’ complained Sen Grant Jones, D-Temple, the chief Senate budget negotiator On the tax issue, the Senate committee’s major bill would expand the sales tax to cover motor vehicle repairs, interstate long distance phone calls and computer software, and would increase a variety of fees, including fees for drivers’ licenses, auto registrations and professional licenses
It also would have businesses prepay part of their 1990 corporate franchise tax; charge businesses for sales tax permits; raise the motor vehicle sales-rental tax; increase the tax on cigarettes and tobacco products; increase the hotel occupancy tax; and place a surtax on the insurance premium tax companies now pay, as well administrative insurance services.
The subcommittee, however, voted to remove a provision that would change the franchise tax formula to include corporate profits Sen Hugh Parmer, D-Fort Worth, said applying the tax increase only to capital investment “will only discourage investment in the middle of a recession “
The tax subcommittee’s chairman, Sen Bob Glasgow, D-Stephenville, said he would present his bill to the full Senate for debate on Tuesday Sen Bob McFarland, R-Arhngton, said he would offer a tax proposal of his own Tuesday that would raise the sales tax I cent and would remove certain tax increases in the subcommittee version.
State Comptroller Bob Bullock said he believed higher tax rates would find more favor with the public than a new levy.
‘I think, frankly, Texans would be more satisfied with increased rates ... than they would (withi a new type of tax at this point,” Bullock said
I <ewis and Hobby said spending reductions proposed by Clements would come from proposed university faculty pay raises, delaying career ladder rewards for school teachers and eliminating full-day kindergarten programs, the legislative leaders said.
Clements also wants more money for the prison system and a pay raise for state workers, they said.
"If Gov Clements wants to cut the budget, let hun make the cuts himself,” said Rep Eddie Cavazos, D-Corpus Christi, a House budget negotiator "I'd like to see some leadership from the governor, not just obstructions."
Not all lawmakers saw Clements position as bad news for the fate of the House-Senate budget conference committee.
Rep Jim Rudd, D-Brownfield, chief House negotiator, said it was good news because the governor finally had given lawmakers some directions on where he wants cuts.
“We’ve asked him since February to come up
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