New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 11, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
GUADALUPE BASIN RIVER FLOW 6-6-96
Comal Springs 140 cfs
47% of Monthly Norm
This information is provided by the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority on a weekly basis during drought to provide the public with low flow conditions on the Guadalupe River.
Inflow 78 cfs Release 83 cfs
• S3 cfs Pus Through
• 20 cfs From Storage
Full Res. Elev. 909 msl Reservoir Elev. Today 905.7 93% of Capacity!
San Marcos Springs*
48% of Monthly Norm!
Coleto Creek Reservoir
Guadalupe River at Victoria*
8% of Monthly Norm
San Antonio Bav
Sources of Flow at Victoria Total Flow 8% of Monthly Norm
Canyon Reservoir 263%
Comal/San Marcos 73.7% Springflow
Natural Baseflow 0.0%
"cfs*’ * Cubic foot/second (449 gallons/minute) "msl" * Mean Sea Level *Diagrams Reflect Sources Losses and Diversions Not Included ^Fluctuation Is due to hydroelectric operations tCalculatlons of % of storage & springflow have been adjusted to more accurately reflect conditions
to return more Hwlionlin rebates
Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative Inc. will return more than $2 million to its member-owners. Since GVTC is a cooperative, profits not needed to maintain and operate the coop are allocated back to the metriber-owners.
This year’s distribution of capital credits will begin at GVTC’s 41st Annual Membership Meeting to be held at the New Braunfels Civic Center June 26. The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm with registration beginning at 5 pm Mr. Charles J. Knjbbe, chairman of the board, will report on the financial condition of the cooperative for the year ending Dec. 31, 1995. GVTC’s annual meeting fills die New Braunfels Civic Center, so plan to get there early. Five directors will be elected to the board. Capital credit checks cannot be picked up from any of GVTC’s offices — there are simply too many checks for employees to distribute during work hours. Checks not picked up at the 41 st Annual Membership Meeting June 26 will be mailed out within the week.
Circle Arts plans two benefit shows
Circle Arts Theatre will give two benefit performances of "Big River," the musical version of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." The first will be July 11 for the Black Heritage Society; the second will be July 18 for the Child Welfare Board.
Tickets can be purchased at China-n-Things or horn members of those two organizations.
GVTC's headquarters facility is located in rural Comal County, 17 miles west of New Braunfels, with two branch offices, one located in Boerne and the other Cost, near Gonzales. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Guadalupe Valley Communications Systems Inc., provides cellular phone service, cable TV, security alarm and monitoring services, special construction service and data processing services.
The GVTC story began in the early 1950s with a vision by its founders, rural families living in a sparsely populated area with rough and rocky terrain, who desired telephone service. Because of the hard work, determination, dedication and pioneering spirit of
these founding families, member-owned GVTC Inc. became a reality. Today, GVTC has become a multimillion dollar telecommunications cooperative providing the latest in communication services to over 24,000 customers.
GVTC employees and the board of directors take pride in working for you and GVTC. Without you, the customer, GVTC could not have grown to the tremendous cooperative it is today. We thank each one of your for your cooperation and support throughout the years and invite you to attend the 41st Annual Membership Meeting.
("Submitted by the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative Inc.)
Arrest made in church fire as Rubin pledges massive investigation
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials announced the arrest of a white juvenile in connection with the burning of a North Carolina church and Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin today pledged that federal investigators would work to win the trust of the black community.
Federal law enforcement officials said drat die juvenile had been arrested Sunday night and charged in cdnnec-tion with a fire Thursday at the Mantlewv-Murkland Presbyterian church in Charlotte, N.C.
James Johnson, assistant Treasury secretary for enforcement, said the juvenile had been charged with violation of a North Carolina statute covering die burning of churches. He refused to reveal other details of die identity of the juvenile.
Meanwhile, authorities were questioning duce white men in connection with a suspicious fire that damaged a black church in the northern Texas city Of Greenville.
I The cause of the Are Sunday night at the New Light House of Prayer was undetermined. A fire at a separate quitch building was reported about 4 atm., three hours after the suspects vtae detained by police, said Fire Chief Robert Wood, who termed both blazes “pas of local vandalism.”
7 The announcement of the arrest in the North Carolina case came following a meeting Rubin had today with 60 black ministers to discuss the federal response to die rash of church burnings.
Rubip repeated assurances President Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno had made over the weekend that the FBI and Treasury’s Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms would aggressively investigate the fires.
“We will not be satisfied until IOO percent of die arson cases are solved and the perpetrators brought to justice,” Rubin said. “Whatever it takes, however long and whomever is responsible.”
Rubin said the administration was concerned about complaints the ministers raised in the meeting that federal investigators had acted improperly.
“I have no doubt that there have been instances of insensitivity,” Rubin said. “We must build trust.”
The Rev. Mac Charles Jones of the National Council of Churches in Christ said that time was a history of mistrust in the black community with the FBI and the ATT and agents needed to understand that.
“Pastors feel that instead of being questioned they have been interrogated,” he said at ajoint news conference with Rubin.
$oth Rubin and Jones said they believed trust would be built as federal officials made more arrests in the cases. Suspicious fires have struck 30 Southern churches in the last 18 months.
Rubin said he repeated assurances during his meeting that President Clinton had made in his Saturday radio address that the administration would devote extensive resources through a high-level government task force to solving the fires.
“This administration will do every- . thing in our power to get to the bottom of these fires,” Rubin said. “Few crimes are as sensitive or as important as he torching of our places of worship.”
Reno meet with the ministers on Sunday and officials said more than 200 federal agents are now involved in the investigation.
More than IOO people, including a 40-member choir and more than 30 visiting ministers, had sung gospel • songs, displayed charred remains from their church buildings and prayed Sunday night at a service in a church near Capitol Hill.
“Many, if not most of these fires are driven by racial hostility. That's got to be faced,” Deval Patrick, assistant attorney general for civil rights, said today on CBS.
The council of churches, a New York-based interdenominational group, arranged the meetings with the federal officials, to let pastors vent frustrations with the fire investigations, which they say have focused more on the church members and clergy than on outside suspects.
“The sense of dissatisfaction (among pastors) is not around the amount of the investigation, but the sense of intimidation that they feel from investigators,” Jones said Sunday on CNN’s
“Late Edition With Frank Sesno.”
“They feel that they are die targets of the investigation. What has happened is the victims have also become the suspects,” Jones said. He cited examples of investigators requiring lie-detector tests to pastors, issuing subpoenas for church records and telling congregations that everyone is a suspect.
The Council, meanwhile, announced it w*$ starling a $2-roiliion fimd-raising campaign to help rebuild predominantly black churches (hat had bean burned through the South.
“We come out of deep concern about what’s been happening,” said Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, general secretary of the group.
The Center few Democratic Renewal, a liberal group that researches issues of racism, issued what it termed a preliminary report on church burnings that have taken place over the last six years. It concluded that in more than a half-dozen cases suspects or those convicted of the fires had links to the Ku
Klux (Clan or other white supremacist organizations.
“This report... should answer the question” about whether race is a factor in some of the burnings, said Rose Johnson, executive director of die Center.
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