New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 25, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
I n corpora ti on in Canyon
Lake area is possible
Incorporation of a town or village in the Canyon I .ake area is becoming a real possibility as groups of citizens continue to meet both p b icl> anil pi tv ately to discuss the idea Although not the sole purpose tot the meeting of the Canyon Like Community Coordinating (.’oui ic ii hell! last week, incorporation was the main topic discussed Woodrow (ash. past president f the (’anyon lake Chamber of Commerce who lf now serving av president of the board of the t oily lake Area Volunteer Fire be; brought some facts along to share with the crowd of more than 50 that attended the meeting held at the Canyon I .ake Action Center in Sat tier.
'Many people moved here because the area is unique and charming. Cash said He continued. ‘ Since the dam was built, this has become a very desirable place to live Cash, a surveyor, said there ate approximately 60.000 lots and poi eels of land in the area known as Canyon bike He estimates the population of the areas will be 20.000 by 1000. with another 10.006 residing in outlying areas.
Incorporation is not a brand new idea for citizens here. A similar meeting was held in February , at which Utile a committee was ap
pointed ' I ok into incorporation, and census forms were distributed Taking a * emus is the first step necessary to begin the incorporation pi ccs' and t Here ti cst be at least 201 persons iesidtn. in a tw^ square-mile area, with at least 2uqualified voters.
\ group has met privately to ("onsidei incorporating the Saltier .oca and a portion ut Kiter Road. but no plans have tieen announced to date.
the greatest leas* citizens .it Cativo! Like ale *■ ordering iii* corporation wren they moved here to get away from city life is to av id annexation bv either San Antonio >*r New Braunfels Since residents already have water, ele< ira tty and garbage collection, and streets and roads are maintained by the > unity. .services are not the reason incorporation would be attractive here, Cadi aid
Hut citizens would have the advantage of imposing some building codes, sanitary codes and standards for water systems Disadvantasges of incorporation would be the expense of law enforcement and the assumption of all of the specific duties and responsibilities that come with a city government
County Commissioners J I,. • Jumbo” Fvan.s aud Bill George were both on hand at the meeting
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coming in AugustCandidates' visit
Two potential candidates for Tom Loeffler's District 21 Congressional seat visited Canyon Lake Saturday for the Republican Womens fiesta Pictured above left from left Comal County Commissioner Jumbo Evans visits with Van Archer, a San Antonio City Councilman who is expected to announce hts candidacy in the near future Pictured above right from left Lamar Smith a former Bexar County Com missioner who nas announced he will run for the seat chats with State Representative Edmund Kuempel and Laverne Cudabac with the Republican Women s ClubActivities
Uh Summer Heading Program ai Tye Preston Memorial Ubrary
continues for children age pre-scnool through fifth gi ade Sessions are held each Thursday from IO to ll 30 a in and will continue through Aug 15
Members of the Canyon I .ake I lilted Methodist Church ( Noir are
presently rehearsing for the music fest to be held in September and are looking for more voices to join them. Anyone interested ui singing with tins group may contact the chon’s director. Francis leas, at 809-2801.
The board of directors of tile Canyon l ake Area Volunteer Fire Dept, will hold their regular monthly meeting July 30 at 7:30 p m at Station No. I in Canyon City.
The regular meeting of the Cany on I .ake Branch 5099 of Hie Aid Assn. for Lutherans will meet Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Canyon 1-ake Action Center. For more information. Call Esther Ford at 964-3216
Members of Friendship Circle, Church iii the Valley, will hold their monthly meeting Aug I at Scarborough Hall in Canyon City, beginning at IO a.rn. The devotional program will be given by Pat Edens. Following the business meeting, a luncheon will be served by hostesses Mabel Bacot, Audrey Apffel, Christine Jacobsen and Bessie Howard.
A joint Vacation Bible School will be sponsored at Church in the Valley on EM 306 by that congregation and the Canyon Lake United Methodist Church. Classes will run from 9 a.m. until noon Aug. 12 to 16. The theme will be, “I Will Follow rn the Footsteps of Jesus”. For more information, call l.aVerne Cudabac at 899-2570.
By SANDRA JACKSON Staff Writer
The recently-filed claim by Johnson City charging the Liwer Colorado River Authority with ‘ illegally establishing and maintaining a monopoly for the sale of electricity” is a repeat of allegations made some time ago, said LORA General Manager Elof Soderberg There is nothing new in these frivolous, erroneous and unsupported assertions.” Soderberg said ‘They are old hat. amounting to nothing more than a ploy by the backers of Texaland Electric Cooperative to confuse the facts and befuddle the public.
"In fact. LCRA operates on a contractual basis with each of its customers There is no monopoly
when there is no guarantee the contracts will be renewed The Texiand people know very well that they are under no obligation to stay with I.CR A when their contracts are at an end,” Soderberg continued.
Johnson City’s attorney, Barry Bishop, responded, "lf they are convinced that the charges are frivolous, why have they issued such a strident press release’’ Obviously they are worried about the legitimacy of the bond issues and they have good reason to be. That s why they continue to try and deceive the public by deliberately confusing the difference between Johnson City’s proposed Rockdale Power Project arid the Texiand Project."
Pedernales Electric Cooperative, which provides electricity to the
Canyon Lake area of Comal County, and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative formed Texiand Electric Cooperative in order to build their
applied to the Public Utility Commission for a permit to build a generating plan, but to date has not received a license to construct.
The City of Johnson City is also attempting to build a plant for the generation of electric power, which they have indicated they will sell to
the PEC, which headquarters there.
Soderberg said. "We have a responsibility to the ultimate consumers of electric power in Central Texas to provide low-cost power and we have been sudbssful through the year and will continue to bt* so in the future."
Two candidates announce intentions at GOP Fiesta
Candidates for Tom Loeffler's soon-to-be-vacated congressional seat aren't wasting any time getting started with their campaigns iii Comal County
I ,amar Smith, who resigned lits post last week as Bexar County Commissioner to run for the 21st congressional district post, was on hand Saturday night at the Canyon Like Republican Women's Club summer fiesta
Also in attendance was Van Archer. San Antonio city councilman who has indicated his intentions to announce for the race.
"I will be announcing for Congress Tuesday to take Torn Loeffler’s place in Congress," Smith told the crowd of
over KHI membeis and guests at the fiesta
I talked ti* T*»m last week and lie told me. i'm not going balk ti* Washington, so you have a green light’,' Smith continued
Although huffier lins made rn* formal announcement <*f his plans to run for in the Republican primary for the governor's post, he has already raised over $1 million in campaign funds and is organizing his election staff
At Smithson Valley High School, where he was commencement speaker iii May. Loeffler said he was looking forward to moving his family back to Texas on a permanent basis
Smith announced that his cam
paign chan man Lr tire (’anyon I .ake area Mill tx* I .a Verne ( udabai. and that Dona Bruns of New Braunfels. Mill tx* a member ot his steeling committee Smith, Mliose Mite s parents are Helen and Sam Shoults o! Nim Braunfels, expects heavy support foi his candidacy from Coma) County Archer told the crowd. “I am going lo seek the congressional seat tot tin* 21st district, and but I'm not going to make an official announcement until Tom announces ithat lie Mill iud for governor I."
Archer is serving his foul th term as a San Antonio City councilman and describes himself as a conservative Republican serving in a very liberal area
Nemir is appointed
TWDB executive administrator
AUSTIN — Charles E. Nemir Thursday was appointed Executive Adminstrator of the Texas Water Development Board, effective September I this year.
The appointment was made by the six-inember citizen Texas Water Development Board following then-regular monthly meeting. Nemir currently is Executive Director of the Texas Department of Water Resources. That agency will go out of existence August 31 as a result of the reorganization of the State’s water agency in the last session of the ’legislature.
The Water Development Board will administer the Water Development
Fund, long-range Statewide Water Planning, the Federal Construction Grants funding program for municipal wasteMater treatment facilities, and other functions.
On Thursday, the Board also approved Nemir’s recommendation that Dr. Herbert W. Grubb be Director of Planning and M. Reginald Arnold ll continue as Water Development Fund Manager.
Nemir, a native of Austin, has been the Executive Director of TWDR since December 1,1982.
He has been with predecessor State water agencies since 1967.
He currently serves as one of three Texas representatives on the
Western States Water Council and is a Red River Compact Commissioner for Texas.
Grubb, currently Principal Planner for the TWDR. lias been with the State water agency since March 1,1976.
He formerly was Director of economics analysis op the Governor’s office.
Arnold became Development Fund Manager on December 16,1982
He formerly was General Counsel of TWDR and was a water rights attorney with the Texas Water Rights Commission prior to the merger of the three water agencies onSetember 1,1977.
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JC claim against LCRA Ms old business'