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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 19, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Developers in a 24-square-mile area of Comal County will have to go to San Antonio for water service in the future The southernmost tip of the county came under San Antonio s Cit) Water Board certification area Tuesday. The Public Utilities Commission agreed to make City Water Board the supplier for areas in its extraterritorial jurisdiction not already certified to other water purveyors. San Antonio’s ETJ includes areas five miles bey ond the city limits. "This is the only the first of the city’s expansions,’’ said Robert Van Dyke, City Water Board manager. ‘ From now on. its almost going to be routine. When the city’s ETJ moves, we are going to proceed City Water Board is implementing the San Antonio City Council’s decision of February 1964 taking an aggressive philosophy toward annexation To make annexation plans work, the area within the city's ETJ must already be serviced by the city utilities, said Roland Lozano, San Antonio’s planning director. The Comal County area affected by the decision includes Natural Bridge Caverns and a rock quarry Ixizano said, however, that San Antonio was not planning to annex all the way to Cany on I.ake but w ould be moving to the east and west. We are getting to the outer limits of how far into the Hill Country we can extend,’’ the city planner said. "There are manx miles of difficult, hilly terrain out there There are construction constraints, sewer and water constraints over the recharge zone There is a lot of blasting in- See WATER, Page UA Area affected by PUC decision Texas man eyed for comptroller DALLAS AP) — A Texas lawyer is expected to tie named comptroller of the currency, the nation's chief hank regulator, by the Reagan administration, officials have confirmed. Robert L. Clarke, a Houston la vyer, is described as a longtime friend of Treasury Secretary James Baker His selection reportedly has been approved by President Reagan and is contingent upon completion of background and security checks, the Dallas Times Herald reported today. The office of comptroller has been vacant since C. Todd Conover False emergency calls cost money and manpower By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer If you’re thinking about calling in a false alarm to the New Braunfels Police Department, don’t. “It’s a crime to call in a false alarm that provokes a response,” Police Chief Burney Boeek said Thursday That warning could turn out to be unnecessary, but local officers did answer two false armed robbery calls this week. And those alarms could have been purposely misleading. The most recent false alarm came about 11:30 a m. Thursday that an armed robbery was in progress at the Texas Commerce Bank. Detective Marion Guerrero and Sgt. David Wilton responded, and took about 15 minutes to determine the call was unfounded. The last local bank robbery was about eight years ago at New Braunfels National Bank, but Guerrero said, “You can’t ever Uke anything for granted. That’s why we respond every time. You Just never know.” The police dispatcher took another call about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday of a possible armed robbery at the Country Clean Laundry. In all, police officers have responded to three false alarms since May I. ”It’s not that expensive, but responding to false alarms becomes very wasteful,” Boeck said. “My main concern is it’s a calculated risk See FAUE ALARMS, Page IU Scene of false elerm robbery at Texes Commerce Bank resigned in May. Texas banking officials said there has been speculation for several months that Clarke, 43, might get the job. State Republican Chairman George Strake said he wrote a letter of recommendation for Clarke See COMPTROLLER, Page IU Inside Today's Weather It will be partly cloudy and warm today with a 40 percent chance of afternoon thundershowers and a high in the low 90s. Clouds will remain through the evening, with a 20 percent chance of rain and a low in the mid-70s. Yesterday’s high was 95 and this morning’s low was 67. Sunset today is at 8:31 p.m. and sunrise tomorrow is at 6:43 a.m. LESLI* KH**WALDT/h£«AlD 2*iTUNG CLASSIFIED 3-13B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 14B DEAR ABBY 14B DEATHS 2A ENTERTAINMENT 1B HOROSCOPE 14B OPINIONS 4A RELIGIOUS FOCUS MA SPORTS MA STOCKS 2A TV LISTINGS 2ft WEATHER 2A Commissioners eye I Local sewer code variances Page 2A i TAOS-3 AlO    pv    IMC-^ BOX    AS ^    \    «iver........... 299    cfs    (down 9) yygtQf-    Canyon inflow........ 432 cfs (down 34) Canyon outflow ......... 800    cfs (same) •tv3 tCn    Edwards Aquifer  625.62 (down .06) Canyon Lake level 911.47 (down .10)Loeffler gaining State more GOP support Page 3A Reds, Rangers complete deal for Buddy Bell Sports, Page 8A New Braunfels Herald-Zeitun New Braunfels. Texas Vol. 94-No. 142 Friday July 19,1985 25 Cents 26 Pages—2 SectionsGBRA progresses on hydro project By SARAH DUKE Staff writer The Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority is optimistic about construction of the proposed hydroelectric power plant on Canyon Dam which could mean lower utility bills for New Braunfels residents GBRA’s staff reported the project’s progress to the board of directors in a meeting in Seguin Thursday. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is reviewing GBRA’s application for a license to build the plant. If the license is granted, construction could begin as soon as November or December, according to GBRA’s staff Before the licensing process continues, however, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concern about the project and the environmental impact will be reviewed. The wildlife service has requested studies on minimum flows from the dam. impact on the fish population in the river below the dam and aestetics of the plant lf the wildlife service is satisfied with the environmental information provided by GBR A and has no objections to plans for plant operation, the licensing process will continue. FERG examiners are also looking into the plant s environmental impacts "The whole thing is so clouded at this time,” said Ed la?es. of KERC’s project st mb department, that there is no way of knowing when the license might be issued "The Fish and Wildlife Service may have some terms and conditions for the license that would have to be worked out,” Lees said. "We are in a holding pattern until the examiners’ report comes in on the environmental problems (of the plant),” Lees said. Kathleen Sherman, an FERC examiner involved with the project, said GBRA is currently submitting all required environmental information and the information is being studied. John H. Specht. GBRA’s general manager, said Thursday the operation of the plant would not change the amount of water released from the dam and should not damage *K Mf HAi.0 ZflTUNG Bonifacio Paiz Jr. of San Antonio fishing near proposed hydro plant site the fish population. "We think it (the plant) is a verySee HYDRO, Page 14A County reviews request forjailers County commissioners want to know why the new jail needs six more jailers if it receives 40 federal prisoners. And they will find out in an afternoon workshop Monday at the new county jail. The 2 p.m. workshop is scheduled immediately after the Texas Commission on Jail Standards makes a final inspection at 1:30 p.m. The suggestion for the workshop came when Sheriff Walter Fellers failed to convince commissioners in Thursday’s meeting that the new facility needs more men. "That will mean that you have gone from a group of ll jailers before you moved into the new place. Then we added seven more and now six more,’’ said County Judge Fred Clark. That’s 24 jailers. How many prisoners do you have?” Fellers said the jail normallySee JAILERS, Page 14ASA encroaching on county water service ;