New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 1, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald Zdtung New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, May 1, 1991
Comal River.................................282 cfs (down 4)
Canyon Lake Inflow..........................213 (down 2)
Canyon Lake outflow............................621 (same)
Canyon Lake level.....................906.75 (down .07)
Edwards Aquifer........................625.13 (down .06)
South Texas forecasts
TOD A Y-THURSD A Y: Increasing cloudiness tonight with widely scattered showers. Mostly cloudy Thursday with scattered showers or thunderstorms mainly central and southeast. Highs Thursday in the 80s except 90s inland south. Lows tonight from near 60 Hill Country to 60s north and 70s south.
FRID AY-SUND AY: Hill Country and South Central Texas, mostly cloudy, warm and humid with a chance of showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the mid and upper 80s to near 90. Lows in the upper 60s to near 70. Texas Coastal Bend, mostly cloudy, warm and humid with a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the 80s coast, lower 90s inland. Lows in the low 70s inland, upper 70s coast. Lower Rio Grande Valley and plains, mostly cloudy, warm and humid with a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the 80s coast to the mid and upper 90s inland. Lows in the mid to upper 70s. Southeast Texas and the upper Texas coast, mostly cloudy, warm and humid with a chance of showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the low to mid 80s. Lows in the upper
60s and low 70s.
Thunderstorms, including some that may reach severe levels, are expected Thursday in West Texas east of the mountains.
There will be scattered showers and thunderstorms across West Texas and portions of South Texas tonight. It will be cloudy across North Texas.
Forecasts call for scattered showers and thunderstorms across most of the state on Thursday. But the only ones expected to become severe are in West Texas.
Lows tonight will be mostly in the 50s across West Texas, ranging from the 40s in the Panhandle to the 60s in the Big Bend area, in the 50s and 60s in North Texas and in the 60s and 70s in South Texas.
Highs Thursday will be mostly in the 80s in West Texas, ranging from the 70s in the Panhandle to the 90s in the Big Bend area, in the 80s in North Texas and in the 80s and 90s in South Texas.
Temperatures dipped below freezing in the Texas Panhandle before dawn today with Dalhart recording 31 at 5 a.rn. Blowing dust was reported in the Permian Basin before dawn as winds reached 35 mph.
Comanche Peak restart delayed, TU Electric says
Board members resigns after weeklong protest
AUSTIN (AP) — After a week of protests by students at the Texas School for the Deaf, a 12-year member of the school’s governing board who became the target of their ire has stepped down.
Gayle Lindsey, of Austin, sent a letter of resignation to Gov. Ann Richards late Monday, following an afternoon of protests at the state Capitol by more than IOO students from the deaf school.
“The controversy surrounding my reappointment is interfering with the education of the Texas School for the Deaf students, a situation that I find
abhorrent; I refuse to participate in such a process,” Ms. Lindsey wrote in announcing her resignation.
The students, who come to the residential campus from across the state, have held protest marches and boycotted classes since a letter Ms. Lindsey wrote to Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos, D-Austin, was distributed last week.
The letter criticized legislation requested by a coalition of deaf-rights groups that would require a majority of the school board to be hearing-impaired.
Ms. Lindsey is not hearing-impaired.
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Grantham compared the agreement to that of mineral rights agreements.
“It’s just like mineral rights in the ground ... the school district owns the air rights to these 20 channels,” she said. “If we don’t take it then they will probably move the tower some place else and somebody else will get it.”
She said the agreement could eventually mean about $120,000 for CISD. At the time the agreement is signed the district will receive $1,000 from
RuralVision. When the FCC approves the request the district will receive another $4,000. In the second year of the agreement the district will receive up to $7,500 and about $10,000 annually.
Grantham said the district’s attorney Jim Walsh with Hairston, Walsh, Underwood and Anderson reviewed the agreement.
Persons from RuralVision were not present at the Monday night meeting and were unavailable for comment.
Services for Norbert Beisser, 68, of New Braunfels will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Docppcnschmidt Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Hathaway officiating. Burial will follow at Comal Cemetery.
Mr. Beisser was bom Aug. 2, 1922, in New Braunfels to George J. and Helena (nee Beyer) Beisser. He died April 30,1991, at his residence.
He married Jo Nell Blum berg June 12,1956, in New Braunfels.
He lived in Comal and Guadalupe counties all of his life. He was a heavy equipment operator for Fischer Construction. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Mission Valley Bowling Club, and the Comal County Farm Bureau.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Nell Beisser of New Braunfels; step mother-in-law, Teresa Blumberg of New Braunfels; a brother George E.
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day concerts will feature Clay Bilker and the Texas Honky Tonk Band and country singer Pam Til-lis.
McKenna Memorial Hospital’s 4th Annual Toddler Run will accept additional entrants on race day. The event is designed to raise funds for the MMU Health Professions Scholarship Fund. Races begin at 8 a.m. May 18 and all toddlers whose sponsors pay the $5 registation fee will win a T shirt.
Boy Scout barbecue
Members of the Boy Scout Troop #119 are planning a bar
becue fundraiser slated for 11 a m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church Wesley Hall, 572 W. San Antonio St. Tickets are $4 each with food to go only. For more information call Larny Kunkel at 629-5881; Stephen Meuth at 629-7424 or Betty Wierth at 625-4513.
The second May Fete and Carnival will be held at Carl Schurz Elementary from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday. Then will be lots of games, prizes, food, crafts and fun for all ages and the entire family. The May Pole Dance will be a 6 p.m.
Mike Mendoza of Michael Construction takes a perch above the sidewalk shade of the H.B. Richter Building, build in downtown New Braunfels in 1910. as he repaints the window sashes. The task was part of a plan to revitalize the area included in a recent Main Street Project meeting. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — It could be several more weeks before the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, off-line for six weeks, resumes operations, TU Electric officials say.
Friday’s expected restart may be postponed for days of weeks until workers can find the cause of damage to a steam turbine, spokesman George Hedrick said Tuesday.
The plant was closed for maintenance after a water leak was discovered in March.
Since the plant near Glen Rose opened in April 1990, it has shut down 19 times for repairs, Hedrick said.
Eleven of those involved the nuclear portion of the plant, he said. None of the problems posed a hazard, he said.
Plant officials and a spokesman for the regional Nuclear Regulatory Commission office in Arlington said problems at the facility have been average for a plant just getting started.
The latest problem involves the non-nuclear portion of the plant and is not considered dangerous to the public, Hedrick and a spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission regional office said Tuesday.
Comanche Peak was closed March 22 after a water leak was discovered in the turbine housing. Officials moved up a planned maintenance shutdown to coincide with the repairs.
The leak, which officials said had been repaired, was caused by a metal
support falling onto a pipe, Hedrick said.
The latest turbine damage was discovered April 21 when an attempt was made to turn the giant fan using a hand-operated system, Hedrick said. When die turbine would not move, it was taken apart.
Officials found damage to the blades and grooves in the housing within which the turbine spins at 1,800 revolutions a minute when operational.
A team of officials from the plant and Siemens, manufacturer of the turbine, is trying to determine whether the shaft that holds the blades is warped, Hedrick said.
Replacement parts are available at the site for repair once the problem is determined, Hedrick said. He added that TU has plenty of reserve electricity to cover the time the plant is down.
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Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees appointed Leigh Ann Dees, assistant principal of Smithson Valley Middle School, to principal of Mountain Valley Elementary Monday night.
Charles and Deborah Yarbrough
of New Braunfels arc the proud parents of a 6-pound 11 -ounce girl, bom at McKenna Memorial Hospital on April 29.
She was misidentified in the Births listing in Tuesday’s edition.
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung regrets the errors.
Announcing The Opening Of The Law Office Of
Kimhel L. Brown
Attorney At Law
(Former Assistant County Attorney)
9 yrs. Civil and Criminal Practice
260 N. Castell 1-512-625-3455
VOTE FOR BRYAN W. KRAFT COMAL ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Native of Comal County • Graduate of Canyon High School • Twenty years management and leadership experience in the Air Force including the Pentagon and State Department • District taxpayer last fourteen years • Currently a high school math teacher.
Knowledgeable of current educational issues and district's heritage • Two children in district schools • Active in Canyon High Academic Booster Club, Canyon Music Boosters, Canyon Middle School PTA • Member CISD Funding and Finance Committee and Texas Association of Professional Educators.
FOR: Ensuring a high quality, balanced education is maintained in the schools • A thorough evaluation of all administrative positions, auxiliary positions, and auxiliary operations to determine their continued necessity in today's
— Maximizing spending cuts not directly affecting the students.
— Minimizing spending cuts which will have a negative impact on academic courses, vocational programs, extracurricular activities, and key professional staff members such as teachers, counselors, and librarians.
— Avoiding drastic increases in class sizes.
Taxpayers can not be the only solution of the funding dilemma • Locally set tax rates must be judiciously determined from a prudent and restrained budget • lf the schools become mediocre or district taxes disproportionately higher than neighboring districts, the CISD will cease growing and all the communities in the district will suffer economically.
The students of the district must be our first priority •
Ensure their future • The schools of the district belong to the patrons • For a voice on the Board of Trustees who would welcome your comments and opinions
VOTE FOR BRYAN W. KRAFT May 4
Pd Pol. Adv. by Gloria Kraft Treas
Beisser and his wife, Virginia of New Braunfels; two nieces, Sherry Lynn Tschocpc and Carol Ann Miller, a nephew, Stephen Beisser; great nephew and niece, Dennis Baxter Peek and Sonya Peek.
Visitation will be until service lime Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Hospice-New Braunfels or the charity of one’s choice.
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McKenna Memorial Hospital
Charles and Deborah Yarbrough; 1526 Narcissus, New Braunfels;
6-pound 11-ounce girl; April 29. Kelley Paitin and James Sasser;
P.O. Box 2027, Canyon Lake;
7-pound 6-ounce girl; April 30.
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