New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 12, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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obtain a rate increase Un the following mumm*
■ AilfusUii w-iit* fur unprotected costs
■ I ll Hill ion
■ Expenses relating ui changer in
programming or programmers' charges
■ Projected expends for next year More said the restructuring of the
company and recent change* in programming were remain* for the proposed increase,
“All those change* was an effort to bring a more varied family-oriented programming to our customers," Moore said Me said that plans for digital compression of channels were not listed as factors ft* this request,
Ferguson said TCI officials have been receptive to the concerns of local residents who have complained about low channel availability and poor sig
"We have an open line of communication with TCI and arc satisfied with their efforts to communciate," Ferguson said "We have voiced our concerns with managmcnent, They have said they will try to address those concerns if at all possible People have said they are not opposed to paying if (bey get what they‘re paying fta,"
According to the city’s franchise agreement with TCI, the city receives 5 percent of the gross receipts and limited government access on a few channels
ICI, the largest cable company in the nation, announced this past year a reduction of its 18,500 employees, including salary cuts, in a review of III expenses not related to customer service
TCI officials have said the moves are an attempt to rebuild the company, whose stock began lo slump in value as its debt increased.
Boyfriend’s angry reaction offers clue to painful truth
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Proud parent* David M. and tort (Sadiar) Jona* hold Julian Harrison
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Area officials seek funding for future road projects
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said outflows could he increased I (Kl cubic feel per second for MO days wiih two feet of water designated for recreation, Ile said the increased flows would enhance die river for tourists and residents Rich said the level of C allyou I .ake is already in the Hot si punt level, anti thai water could he kept in the lake until it is needed later this summer to help avoid the low river levels experienced last summer “With last year's drought and no assurance thai it's going to rain in the spring and early summer, why nut save the water now," Rich said A representative from the Taxes Parks arid Wildlife department said dial agency would also support maintained river flows because of the positive effect it would have on the fish population in die river and lake (ruadalupc Hlanco River Audwirity general manager Hill West said the conservation level is determined by the projected demand for water and existing water rights. He said going below dial level could jeopardize the availability of water if the area suffers a severe and prolonged drought West said, hrrwever, that he was willing rn look a1 the operation regulations to sec ) "i d aHowartcCf tan he made;
( .mw "Wa'ie wifing to luck at ll as long as everyone realizes the MOM (fleet above mal) point as the Mason-Dixon (.inc," West said. "We can work around it, hut we can’t move it up or down ”
U S Army Claps of F.nginecr* Chief of the I .ake ( mitred lf ranch in (he Fort Worth Office Paul Rodman said increasing the amount of water stored in Canyon (.ake increases the risk of a flood, arid downstream communities need to be taken into consideration He said releases are currently lower
than what they should he, and he hopes to have a preliminary analysis completed by tile lime the level reaches MIO feet above mal Depending on (he findings of thai report, he said the lake could possible remem al that level for a while
"Beyond that, I'm not going to promise wtial might happen," Rodman
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He told the group that he would I lave the staff run an analysis on various scenarios set out by WORD He said the information developed dom these scenarios would then determine the next step for the group to take "lf there's any way we can do it, and slay in our operating parameters, we'll look at it," Rodman said (hie resident along the river said residents needed a guarantee dud there would he rn* danger of flooding lf die recreation pool is developed aru) also that existing river problems need Ut he addressed He said the plans should not he approved until WORD banned alcohol and disposable items on die
Local officials thanked members of the San Antonio office of the I cxas Department of Transportation lift their support iii approving lurid* lo expand Interstate ll and urged them lo complete (he project al a public (tearing I ucsday.
"The most pressing need thai remains in our county is the widening of 1-15," C ounty Judge ( arter Casteel said "We all know traffic will crmlinue Ut grow "
C omal County personnel and commissioners, city council members and stall anil members id die Cocain New Braunfels C handier of C ommerce were present al city hall lo tell IxDOI officials of lite area's most pressing rood ara) bridge projects
Many of the Comal County officials made requests lur funding along I M II .md Highway JHI in light cif recent trends in population and traffic,
Chamber officials expressed thanks for die 1-15 projects bul also asked for consideration lo connect traffic to the New Braunfels Municipal Airport iii wcslcrn C modal ope C ounty,
(hey also asked for consider al ion of building another bridge across die Ciuadalupc River dial would connect to the airport.
IxDOI will review die requests and consider whether they can he included in a three-year plan lo improve roadways within I xix ifs regional district.
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■ j Ul other buat ness, the group also received update* on the New Braunfels River Safety Committee, die advertising approaches being taken Ut sell the area to tourists and the plans for law enforcement on the river and lake Comal County Sheriffs Office Ll. David Oft said only minor changes will he made to security on the river, hut officers should he more mobile and he able to respond quicker
Officials from (he Ldwards Aquifer Authority plan lo mart with New Braunfels Utilities al Id id arn., March 25 al die NIU) meeting room lo i^scum testing of one of NBU's aquifer welts The four-biemher Research arid technology committee of die FAA hoard arc considering it as a monitoring well anti possibly later on Ur augment ( renal Springs__
I he plan lo ask NBD officials about performing purging ami walei quality teal* on die well, Im airt I near the Comal Power Plant building
Rita Banda, District X FAA representative, said sir is ojrposrd lo augmentation "It could have some bad ramifications for New Braunfels." Banda said, "There Ute groups dial would have augmentation iii (date of sprmgflow I hat would be my concern” ___
DLAR ABBY I would really appreciate your help in understanding die real issue iii this situation #
My boyfriend, with whom I have been living ha die past seven yearn, keeps a post office box iii another town I have been curious as lo why, so I asked Him las! night because lire subject of mail came ujj (I had asked before, hut got no reasonable answer J He immediately became agitated arid defensive and said ll was mate of my business I told him dial he was not reacting rationally ami die reason lie uttered dial he didn't waul lo do die paperwork lo switch over lo our hometown post office or home delivery didn’t make any sense lo me A thai point he stomped away horn die dinner table ami claimed die real reason I asked dial question had Ur do with luck of irusi lls' true, Abby When our relationship was rocky a year ago, I learned thai oilier women used dial P O box to write him (He never confessed his affairs; I dlscovcrded diem myself ami ami routed hun ) What is the real reason lie is keqnrig ihc* P < I box?
Ile says lie wauls Iii marry me, but given his verbally abusive and physically threatening behavior last night, I have grave doubt* that lie ( ail he trusted lo build an honest relationship Ile wouldn't even sjieak lo me this morning Wliat is really going on here?
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BF AM SKACH): I Hr truth Is obvious hut it'* too painful for you to aerrpf. Ile can't Im* trusted.
DI AR ABBY I ain a ( alholic priest who led the church IX years ago lo marry a widow with seven children I hat wonderful woman died last June Before she died, she made me promise that I would remarry
Al die time, I ♦ *»ul«bt't imagine marrying again, lait while unending a gild session al die !>o*pice center, I met an ex nun who was ulso grieving, alai we trave iieen together
ever since Someday we may marry I ain 72 mrw ami considering it Why should I Ire lonely'/1 lie is Uni slam
My stepchildren lear dial I will be oui of their lives and will forget about them if I remarry I say "rubbish" to that, What I will he doing is giving them another mother
What do you think, Abby? lf you (mill tins teller, I’m sure they will see it and maybe they'll feel less resent btl ala cut me and my grieving diem! Sign me .„
BFAM SAD GRANDPA: Give your stepchildren time to get to know the woman you want to marry. I can't Imagine why, after you've liven in their lives fur IN years, they fear that you will "forget" about them.
Remember your promise to your dying wife. (It seems she Judged her children's reaction with accurate foresight.) I believe you've earned the right to some happiness In your remaining years. Follow your heart, and God bless you.
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