New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 23, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
San Antonio firm gets county insurance bid
"Let's blow this joint,” one puppy seems to be saying to the other as they plot their way out of the Humane Society Animal Shelter on Kuehler Avenue. You could spare them
Staff photo by Cindy Richardson
the trouble by adopting them or any other dogs and cats the shelter has. The shelter will also accept strays and unwanted animals.
The thermometer hovered in the chilly range Tuesday, with a high of 54 and an overnight low of 50. Today's high was expected to be in the mid-60s, and Thursday’s near 70. But a diminishing of the cloud cover will allow tonight's temperature to drop into the low-40s
KGNB Radio recorded 1.54 inches of rain up until 7 a m. An 8 a m. reading at Canyon Dam showed I 82 inches overnight.
Canyon Lake rose overnight from 906 33 feet above sea level to 906.50 feet
light rain and a few thunderstorms dam
pened wide sections of Texas before dawn today.
The shower activity was spawned by an upper level trough moving across the Rockies and a developing low pressure area in South Texas.
Pre-dawn temperatures were mostly in the 40s. Readings rn the 50s and 60s were noted in far South Texas and along the coast, while the mercury-dipped into the 30s in the Panhandle and South Plains.
Winds were from the east and southeast at speeds ranging from five to 15 mph.
The forecast called for generally cloudy skies with a few showers and thundershowers continuing into tonight. Temperatures were expected to remain unseasonably cool.
By STELLA WILDER WEDNESDAY. MARCH 23
Bom today, you are artistically inclined. You possess an emotional temperament which you will learn very early to keep under control. Those responsible for your upbringing should see to it that you develop your artistic talents in such a way that they are commercially successful, for you will not be happy if you are forced to produce art for art’s sake. You have a practical side to your nature that fills you with the urge to be financially successful and, unless this urge is satisfied, you yourself cannot be.
You make no bones about wanting your share of the world's goods. You are not naive enough to expect to get your share, however, without working for it. You are willing and able to exert great effort for great gain is delayed.
Also boro od this date are: Emperor William I of Germany; Robert Milligan, physicist; Richard E. Miller, artist.
To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide.
THURSDAY. MARCH 24
ARIES (March 21-AprU 19) - Pay attention to sales figures today or you will be unable to make sense of buying and selling trends.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Self-expression is the key to success today. Take your time getting a point across. Don’t give in.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Put a new friend in the picture. This is a good day for securing your immediate future through planning.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) - Ally yourself with one who has the knowledge you lack. Investigate a new colleague’s background.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Avoid self-deprecation. Become aware of the value of your own effort and consequent results.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Gain the permission you seek so that you may begin work on a new phase of your work. Make your request clear.
I .IWRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Change opens up new avenues of adventure as well as profit. Determine where your best bet lies in p.m.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) - A number of contacts make this an interesting — and at times confusing — day. Remain aware of protocol.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — You should be able to benefit from another’s experience today. Refuse to take no for an asnwer.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — A Libra native lends grace to your day. Compare notes with a friend to discover where your future lies.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. ll) — A minor wish comes true this morning. Make yourself useful during p.m. and evening. Realize your gains later. -
PISCES (Feb. 19-March ll) - Discuss your present role tm the employment scene with one in authority. A superior takes a hand now.
Scattered rain spread through the lower Mississippi Valley today, while light snow continued over the central Plains and in the Northeast.
During a brief but heavy rainfall Tuesday, a tornado whipped through a residential neighborhood and mobile home park in Roseville and Citrus Heights, Calif., 15 miles from Sacramento.
The twister tore the metal roof off a building supply store and tossed the top of a camper through one living room window.
"It’s really amazing that there were not injuries," said police Capt. Charles Knuthson. There were a lot of people there where the roof was removed."
Ram today was expected to spread from the Pacific Coast through the Plateau
Local Shriners will be on Main Plaza Saturday seeking donations for the Shriner hospitals for burned and crippled children.
About 20 Comal County Shriners will be at the Plaza from 9 a m. to 3 p.m. accepting conributions for the two facilities, which depend on charity to stay open.
Many children from New Braunfels and San Antonio have been admitted to the two hospitals this year, and more than 220 are continuing as outpatients. In addition to hospital care, Shriners provide transportation for the patients to and from the facilities in Houston and Galveston.
Last year, the Shrine Orthopedic Unit in Houston needed $1.5 million to operate, while the Bums Institute in Galveston needed $4.5 million, since most of its work is critical-care, lifesaving treatment.
Treatment of some youngsters, especially those needing artifical limbs, is expensive, because new ones are needed as the child grows. The expense continues until adulthoood.
The two facilities have helped many children lead normal lives again. One 10-year-old girl will walk again despite a crushed hip suffered in an auto accident, thanks to her care at the Houston hospital. A two-year-old boy who lost both legs in an explosion at home is playing with his brothers again, thanks to the care he received in Galveston.
Although they would have liked to award the bid to a local firm, Comal Commissioners have accepted a proposal from a San Antonio brokerage firm for all of the county’s insurance policies.
"I had hoped very much that someone local would have participated and been successful,” Commissioner J.L. "Jumbo" Evans said. "But I think we’re obligated to get the best coverage for our dollar.
The court accepted a $66,400 bid from Frank B. Hall ii Company at the recommendation of the Wyatt company of Dallas — an insurance consultant firm hired by the county.
Dollar amounts of the three bids were all within a few hundred dollars of each other, County Judge Fred Clark noted.
For Comal County, however, the Hall company offered the best package, Judson Hobby of Wyatt told the court.
Currently the county is paying approximately $62,000 in annual insurance premiums but is not receiving public officials liability or electronic data processing coverage, or coverage for emergency medical service personnel, Hobby noted.
"For roughly the same price" the county will be getting additional coverage "to fill in these gaps" in coverage, Hobby said.
Referring to these penalty payments, Commissioner Charles ‘‘Tart” Mund remarked, "so this little insurance deal is costing the county $15,000...with his (Wyatt’s $7,000 fee) and the ($8,000) penalty for” cancellation of some policies.
Clark noted, however, that the county would not be penalized so much for cancellation as it would "be paying for...coverages we’ve already had."
Agreeing Hobby, said, "The short rate penalty is loaded heavily if its cancelled after the first month, but not that much on policies that you’ve been paying on for one, two or three years.
of coverage the county does not now have.
“They’ve identified areas that the county does not have coverage...and I think it’s very important that the county does get coverage,” said Evans, who referred
specifically to the lack of public officials liability insurance.
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Hall's was one of three bids: another
agency from San Antonio, Alexander & Alexander, and Ferguson Insurance Agency of New Braunfels, also bid.
"And it’s something we should have had all along,” Clark noted.
Because the county will be cancelling some of its current policies, there will be a "shortterm cancellation" penalty.
"You’ve been paying for that policy in effect already,” Hobby noted.
region into the central Rockies. More snow was forecast for the Central Plains.
Flurries were predicted from New England to northern Pennsylvania, with a scattering of thunderstorms considered likely from eastern
Texas to Florida. _
CASUALTY A THEFT LOSSES
Since the new policies with the Hall company will not become effective until April 15, the court agreed to have a binder placed on areas
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