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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 9, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Observations on Flag Day,Page 4 Celtics try even up, Page 5 New Braunfels VIV I Ll U Ll I. (WB ■aa New Braunfels, Texas Vol. 134, No. 112 Z ti twig One Section, 12 Pages Tuesday June 9, 1987 25 Cents Stammtisch New Braunfels Parks and Recrea Bon Department is sponsoring the second session of its Water Kxercise Class It s a great way to exercise in this Texas sun because you can’t sweat and the water s bouyancy allev iates the chances of harming your knees or feet The class will start June 15 and end June 26 The class will meet Monday Wednesday and Thursday from 7 to 8 p rn at the Panda Park pool Registration fee is $:i5 and will ta* collected the first day of class Comal County Humane Society shelter hours are IO a rn to 5 p rn Mondays, IO a rn to I p rn Tuesdays, Wednesdays f ridays and Saturdays, noon to p rn I hursdays The shelter on Kuehler is closed Sundays Comal County Commissioners Court voted J 2 to give $500 to the Save the Fireworks campaign In case you didn t know New Braunfels will indeed have a fireworks display Jyly 4 in Panda Park A lot of businesses have donated money , as have a bunch of pyrotechnics loving individuals. The more dough the more go the show will have The deadline for fishing or cutting bait on how big a show we can have is June 15 or so. so keep those? donations coming in The address is P O Box 310432. New Braunfels TX 78130 0432 Fort Worth’s Mayor Bob Bolen writes Harold to say that the City of Prince Solms and Cowtown share historical link because both are on the amous Chisolm Trail Well, so is Decatur but anyway Fort Worth is celebrating its potential for fer tilizer production with the Annual Chisolm Trail Round up This year s festival is June 12 14 at the Fort Worth Stockyards Fid dlmg contests. American Indian dances, cook offs of various kinds, street dances, mock gunfights, etc w ill be involved, and the festival always offers a good bit of W ild West flavor Remember old Fort Worth dwarfed Dallas as New Braunfels once outsized San An tonio. so if you have the opportuni ty. check out this Texas tradition and understand a little better why Michael Martin Murphy, a Dallas native, coined the lyrics, ‘ Fort Worth. I love you”.... Brooks Motors Collector Car Auction will be held at Wursthalle beginning at IO a rn June 20 Sept 19 and Dec 5 Apparently that wasn't exactly clear in our Summer Visitor s Guide so we ll repeat it a few times as the weeks go by Ad mission is Ss and you can get more information by calling 629 IWP Another “We Dove Dance benefit will happen from 7:30 p m to midnight June 13 at the Elk s Lodge on South Seguin Tickets are $6 and proceeds go to augment the cost of sending a New Braunfels contingent to a national dance competition in Ceasar’s Palace (yes, the one in Las Vegas) later this year Babysitting on site will be available for 50 cents an hour Children under sevens years of age are admited free Oh, yeah, the Grapes of Wrath are playing lf you want an opportunity to get in some cost free time in a Texas coastal resort, go by Heritage Travel, 656 S Walnut and register Leonard Myer has the details and the Herald Zeitung will be givung away a free stay on the coast in conjunction with the travel agency later this summer.... Ho hum The forecast calls for a continuing chance of showers and thunderstorms through tomorrow Highs will be in the 80s. which means it will feel real humid and sweltering Cloudy skies becoming partly cloudy tomorrow afternoon round out the forecast The Menu CLASSIFIED..........8    11 COMICS................8    7 DEAR ABBY.............7 OPINIONS...............4 SPORTS..................5 Barricade moved, leaving dangerous bridge accessible By JIM WEBRE Staff Writer Barricades intended to stop traffic from crossing a dangerous bridge on Pahmeyer east of Mesquite were taken down and warning tights at tached to the barricades were .tolen and destroyed sometime between Friday night and Saturday utter noon “You have to wonder about why people do this 5 ou try to protect peo pie and this is what some pimple do said public works Director Fred Hyden as he surveyed the scene Mon day Street department workers F riday afternoon erected the wooden bar ricades at both ends of the Pahmeyer bridge as heavy rains tell High w ater has washed out more and more of the earthen support of the bridge over the past several years and re cent Hood waters have undermined the bridge completely, leaving the north edge of the structure cracked and falling into a creek bed The city has dumped large block- of concrete into the creek to prevent turther erosion Hyden said Street Superintendent Joe Robledo pointed ou that heavy w ire used to tie down the barricades had been cut w ith w ire cutters or pliers “They cut the wires we had attached to road [hey threw th*- bar there Robledo -.aid pieces at the botonn of ight - is i i broken Rainfall totals As of 11 a.m. Tuesday Location    Inches Lake Dunlap................................I 20 Stonehouse Realty (north side)..............1.25 Royal Forest (east county)..................I OO New Braunfels (since Sunday).............2.50 Canyon Lake Forest........................0.80 Bulverde..................................trace Hydro opponents counter Clements letter to FERC By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Wallace Greene. Lois Duggan and the < anyon Lake Arca Citizens Association arc taking on the governor in an attempt to halt construction of a proposed hydroelec trie project at Canyon Dam Gov Bill Clements wrote a letter to the Federal F'.nergy Regulatory Commission on behalf of the Texas Water Commission requesting the federal agency reconsider a requirement in a license granted to the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority Since the letter was written the federal commission has grunted a rehearing to recon sider the requirement that GBRA release a minimum of 90 cubic feet per second from the lake Greene and Duggan, representing CL Af A sent the governor a letter calling his attention to facts not includ ed in his letter to F'F'.Rf CLACA s letter -talcs that the governor was wrong in dying the 90 cfs minimum violates part of the Texas Water loan The water plan does riot specifically address the ( anyon Lake area The letter also states that the governors office ap parently has been intentionallv misinformed and the power of your office compromised by either the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority or the law offices of Vinson F'Jkins The Canyon Lake group has fought the proposed hydroelectric facility since New Braunfels Utilities entered into an agreement in 1985 to purchase power to be generated at the plant Duggan and CLACA represented by Duggan and Greene have protested and appealed through a variety of government channels to delay the project Herb Grubb planning director for the Texas Water Development Board said the governor’s letter to the federal agency is correct in stating that the requirement to release so cfs for the lake violated the Texas Water Fdan Although the lake is not specifically addressed ir the plan Grubb said the water rights laws used to create the lake in the early 1960s require that outflows be deter mined by inflows into the lake and no minimum outflow is set If the were forc ed to release 90 cfs then that would change the ir d of the lake he said adding that if See HYDRO Page 2 City council tables final budget reading to await NBU transfer decision spikes then ricades dow pointing to th the creek “One of the warning mg The other well, it added Not content with merely moving the barricades the vandals dismantl ed the barricades and -.mashed the amber warning light fixture on top of one Pieces of the equipment were strewn across the shoulder of the road Officials estimated the cost of replacing 'he light- it about $6n He was angry " Hyden said ad ding a resident on an adjacent street said the barricades were in place F'ri day ev ening gone by Saturday after noon No one else apparently -aw anything unusual The relatively minor expense in volved is not what Hyden says he is most concerned about A truck would Hip if it went off here he said pointing to the drop of at least 15 feet from the ragged edge of the bridge down into the creek A contracting tirm the city will pay to resurface Pahmeyer and reconstruct the bridge began -etting up barricades Monday The improvement project was scheduled to begin Monday weather per m it ting B i DAVID MAY Staff Writer New Braunfels City ( ount ii voted Monday to table the final reading of next fiscal year's budget ordinate and elected to await a decision later this month by New Braunfels Utility trustees on a request to ira the intergovernmental transfer of funds Tabling the matter was expected after NHI s (allure to resolve th** transfer request left the city s pro posed $7 73 million budget unbalanc ed bv $261.000 I t ii if v trustees have slated a June 17 meeting to ac» or the fund in 2 re tues* They hast- otlered a one time loan wan a payba* k -tipulation to the city « ouncil set a special meeting for .June in at , 50 p rn to make its final budget resolution The matter Aas given virtually no dis< u>-ion Monday by council member < Tty staff presented coun Cli with two options for balancing the U2Hi *)00 still in limbo One option Aas a four year payback of the utilities loan and the other was the eiimina Don of requested police and tire New Braunfels native killed in plane crash RICE Va AP A low altitude training mission ended when an Mr Force F 15 jet fighter crashed and exploded in rural Amelia County killing the pilot. New Braunfels native Maj Dennis R Kuehler I heard it when it came in low over the trees and went down. said Helen Divens. who was in her garden when the plane crashed about 9 a rn Monday The explosion jarred the ground I felt it all over Then a big w hoosh of fire and smoke came up ’ ’ Personnel from Langley Air F'orce Base where the flight orginated put up a tight ring around the crash site anil would not allow reporters or photographers to approach Kuehler son of Mr and Mrs Erhard Kuehier of New Braunfels leaves a wile and two daughters, said Airman Dana Flores at Langley She said Kuehler was flying a low level training mission The cause of the crash is under investigation Lt Col Bernal Koehrsen a Langley officer at the scene, declined any comment on the crash and refer red all questions to Langley's public information office Flores said the plane was assigned Kuehler to the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing at the base The craft was not carrying See PILOT Page 2 department personnel additions Assistant < Tty Manager Hector Tamayo acting in C ity Manager J<>e Michie absence could not -a. if trustees would be acting or the city s proposed payback arrangement Council must adopt next v*-ir s budge* no later than .June 26 In 'he current year the utilities will have transferred $871,713 through the current I 5 mil levy and ha- projected transfer- in future years to increase by slightly more than 4 per* ent based on growth over the past IO months Michie requested on April lu an ad dit tonal three quarter mil transfer lev ted through electric ratepayers to offset budget shortfalls The short falls exist even with a council approved 26 percent increase in ad valorem rates beginning July I Budget Director Court Thieleman suggested council accept the utility s proposed arrangement by accepting the fund- and then paying back $87 OO*) in the last tnree years of a four year plan The first year he said could be a grace period The payback could either be direct or through decreased transfer alima Dons over that period and Aould allow the city to adjust some revenues and hope for an economic ai turnaround 'houid trustee- or council re *-<*? such an arrangement Thceieman outlined cuts that could be made from a proposed employee pay raise and several employee additions He requested that no further current staff eliminations be considered The deletions and their funding amounts from which council would be asked to choose are - One full-time patrol officer pius funds for one patrol vehicle $26 589 - one criminal investigator and vehicle. $32,078 - one part-time police department clerk position $6,700 - one full-time firefighter position $21.498 See BUDGET Page 2 GBRA planning treatment plant By SARAH DUKE Stat* Artier The river s high and the lake s full but the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority is taking precautions to ensure that this area has plenty of drinking water even atter the rains stop The river authority is planning to begin construction on a water treatment plant on Lake Dunlap within the next few months After about two years of construction, the plant will provide up to two million gallons of clean water a day to the Green Valley Water Supply Corporation in the western portion of Guadalupe County “We would use water from the lake to ensure a water supply even durtng drought I know that s hard to imagine now." said David Wei scil. G BRA’S planning direc tor The plant is to be just upstream of Lake Dunlap Dam on the south bank 01 the Guadalupe River Welsch said that while Green Valiev currently is the only customer for the project several small rural water supply companies could benefit from the project He added that New Braunlels is a potential customer tor the plant The Texas Water Commission currently is evaluating a request from GBKA for a permit to discharge an average flow of up to 95 (MW gallons per day from the plant into the lake A water commission spokesman said the planned project and the proposed discharge is not unlike that 01 several similar plants in the state W e have several of these water treatment plants around the state They take the water from the lake treat it and discharge what they don t need she said The water commission s ex ecutive director has prepared a draft permit based on the application submitted by GBRA. ae cording to a notice released by the commission Persons affected by construction oi the plant may re See GBRA. 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