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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Canyon Lake could buy power from Johnson City By SARAH DUKE Staff writer Within a few years Johnson City could be supplying power to Canyon I .ake and a large portion of Central Texas. Lower Colorado River Authority officials have agreed with Peder-nales Electric Cooperative and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative over the proposed Johnson City power plant in Milam County Under terms of the agreement, PEC and BEC can rely on sources of power other than UCBA if Johnson City can secure financing to build a power plant. The co-ops will be released from their contracts by 1992. Current contracts bind the co-ops to LCRA until 1999. In July, Johnson City applied to issue revenue bonds in order to build the plant. LCRA opposed the move on the grounds that issuing bonds for a power plant would place undue financial hardship on the residents of the small city. Under the terms of the agreement, the co-ops and LCRA will drop all lawsuits, counterclaims and appeals to litigation. We’re prepared to start selling bonds * for the Johnson City plant)," said Bill Cunningham, PEC spokesman. He added that if financing is secured in time, the coops hope to break ground for the plant next spring. “We have all along wanted to generate our own power,” Cunningham said. “We think of it as the evolution of the cooperatives.” Tom Purdum, LCRA’s public affairs director and New Braunfels resident, said there have been attempts at negotiations between LCRA and the co-ops for a few years. “We just arrived at a point where it was no longer beneficial to pursue the conflict,” Purdum said. “There was a diminished hope of solving the issue in the route we were going.” Purdum characterized the agreement as an “everybody wins situation.” He said LCRA’s operations should run much more smoothly. “It was a good settlement of who should provide power to the customers," he said. “It will be beneficial to customers of bothe companies." LCRA customers will save money because additional power plants will not have to be built as soon now the PEC and BEC are providing for their own customers. PEC and BEC will use LCRA’s transmission system through 2016 to deliver electricity. As part of the agreement, PEC, BEC and Johnson City agree not to interfere with contractual obligations between LCRA and its other wholesale customers. FiS/l 1863 gets surface work By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer There’s a big mess out on PM 1863 today, but the Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation hopes to have at least part of the problem solved by nightfall. For several days, road crews have been resurfacing PM 1863 from Texas 46 to US 281. But Monday, they ran into some problems which resident supervisor Bobbie Hasert blames on bad asphalt. The rock was not sticking in the liquid asphalt and as cars drove over the last four miles of PM 1863 toward US 281, they were slinging rocks fromDeathsCurt Schaefer Sr. Services for ( urt Schaefer Sr. were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Doep-pcnschmidt Funeral Home with Rev. J. Linwood Kennedy officiating. Burial followed at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Schaefer, age 56, died Oct. 4 at McKenna Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 31,1928 to Walter and Emma (nee Tonne) Schaefer iii Cranes Mill He married I A’ora i nee Preusser I Schaefer on Feb. 2, 1973. Schaefer spent his life in Comal County as a mason contractor and was a member of the Brick layers Local No. 2 for 25 years. He belonged to the First Protestant United Church of Christ. He also served in tile National Guard for nine years. Survivors include his wife; his daughter, Vickie Kivlin of New •Braunfels; two step-daughters, Karen Garrison and Joyce Abel of New Braunfels; three sons, Walter Lee Schaefer of Austin, Curt Schaefer, Jr., and Terry Schaefer both of New Braunfels; one step-son, Russell Abel of New Braunfels; five sisters, Edna Behrendt, Viola Zuvrcher, Wall ie Weidner and Nelda Voges all of New Braunfels and Ida Burkhardt of Bracken; one brother, Marvin Schaefer of Cibolo.WeatherRay J. Stavinoha Services for Ray J. Stavinoha of Rt. 7 Box 615, Canyon I .ake, were at I p.m. today at St. Thomas Open Air Chapel with Father Marion Polker officiating. Burial will follow in Cranes Mill Cemetery. Stavinoha, age 77, died Oct. 5 at Colonial Manor Nursing Home. He was born on Jan. 21, 1908 to C M and Matilda (nee Sabotik) Stavinoha in Devine. He married Virginia (nee Kempf) Stavinoha on Feb. IO, 1942 iii Devine. Stavinoha was the owner of Ray’s Marine in Canyon Lake and belonged to the Catholic church. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Major Ray J. Stavinoha, Jr., of Washington D.C. and Micheal Stavinoha of Canyon liike; four sisters. Mary Hoffman of Nada, Edith Dornak and Marcella VyVleck both of Jourdanton and Georgia Walsh of Edinburg and three grandchildren.Janyce Woolverton Services for Janyce Woolverton, of 1024 Swanson Drive iii Palestine, were Sept 24 in the First Methodist Church in Palestine with the Revs, lieroy Stanton and Ira Galloway officiating. Woolverton, 49, died Sept. 21. She was born May 9, 1935 to Weldon and Opha Bynum in Abilene. The Bynums are formerly of New Braunfels. Survivors include her husband N.C. Woolverton of Palestine; daughter Catherine Woolverton of Palestine, son Cameron Woolverton of Palestine; parents Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Bynom of Palestine; and a sister Joyce Stewart of Casper, Wyo.Ann Wenzel Services for Ann Wenzel were held Oct. 5 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Wenzel, 57, died Oct. 3 in Eden Home for the Aged. Survivors include her husband William FL Wenzel of New Braunfels; parents John and Cecelia Korzekwa of Stockdale; daughter Karen Wenzel of New Braunfels; son Kevin Wenzel of New Braunfels; sisters Sister Ixiritta of Parma Maria, Sister Lucy of San Antonio, and Sister Janelle of Stockdale; and brother Ben Korzekwa of Stockdale.Texas A low-pressure trough brought showers from the South Plains through the Texas Panhandle and into Southwestern Oklahoma early today, and forecasters predicted more scattered thundershowers later. The frontal system, extending from the Trans-Pecos through West Texas, (lumped moist air and south winds of 15 to 25 mph into the region, said the National Weather Service. Iaiw cloudiness extended from the middle Gulf Coast through the Brazos Valley to the Red River. Winds were light and skies were clear with cooler temperatures east of a warm front in the Piney Woods and Golden Triangle. I Alw temperatures were in the lower 60s iii East and Southeast Texas to lower 70s in central sections. Extremes were 51 degrees in Marfa and 79 at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. It was 61 in Dmgview and Lufkin. Winds were south and gusty to near 30 mph iii Central Texas. Over the High Plains, showers were scattered in an area 70 miles w ide from about 30 miles southeast of Amarillo westward into eastern New Mexico, with the heaviest activity near Littlefield. More thunderstorms should be scattered over West and Northwest Texas by tonight, with mostly cloudy mornings and partly cloudy, windy and humid afternoons for other sections. Highs were expected in the lower 80s in East Texas to near 95 in the lower Rio Grande valley.Forecast North Texas: Windy central and west. Tonight and Wednesday scattered thunderstorms will spread southeast over most of area. Warm area wide till northwest turns cooler on Wednesday. Uws tonight 66 to 73. Highs Wednesday 79 to 87. South Texas: considerable late night and morning cloudiness. Other wise.partly cloudy through Wednesday. Breezy..quite warm arid humid Wednesday. Isolated showers or thundershowers Wednesday afternoon Daytime highs in the 80s and 90s. Overnight lows in the 60s and 70s..near 80 immediate coast. East Texas: Partly cloudy and warmer. Iajw iii the upper 60s. South wind IO to 15inph Wednesday...partly cloudy and warm with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. High iii the middle 80s. South wind IO to 15 mph. West Texas:    Partly cloudy tonight..but..mostly cloudy and cooler east of the mountains Wednesday. Widely scattered to scattered showers or thunderstorms most areas tonight and Wednesday. Highs 80s west and north to low 90s Big Bend. Iajws tonight 50s north and west to upper 60s southeast. Highs Wednesday upper 60s Panhandle to near 90 Big Bend. Port Arthur to Port O’Connor: southeast winds 15 to 20 knots tonight and Wednesday..small craft should exercise caution. Seas 5 to 7 feet through tonight. Port O’Connor to Brownsville: Southeast winds near 20 knots tonight and Wednesday. Winds locally gusty near shore during die afternoons. Seas 5 to 7 feet today and tonight.Extended forecast North Texas: Thursday through Saturday. Considerable late night and morning cloudiness mainly central and east otherwise mostly fair and unseasonably warm. Highs in the mid to upper 80s Ijuws generally in die middle 60s. West Texas: Thursday through Saturday. A slight chance of showers Thursday, otherwise generally fair with near seasonal temperatures. Breezy mainly across the north. Panhandle and South Plains highs mid to upper 70s. Iajws upper 40s to lower 50s. Permian Basin and Concho Valley highs upper 70s to nud 80s. Lows mid to upper 50s. Far West highs upper 7he upper 60s. South wind IO to 15 mph. Wednesday...partly cloudy and Hwrald-Ztltung (USPS 377 880) lf you have not received your paper by 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by 7:30 a m. Sunday, call 625 9144 or 658 1900 by 7 p.m. and 11 a m., respectively. Published Sunday morning and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon by New Braunfels Herald Publishing Co., 186 S Casted Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78131 Second class postage (raid at New Braunfels He'ald Publishing Co., 186 S. Casted Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78131. Dave Kramer .... Editor/Gen Mgr. Susan Haire Managing Editor Claude Scruggs.......Publisher Shirlene Thornton . Office Manager Sandi Hutter Asst. Adv. Mgr Cheryl Brzozowski .... Class. Mgr. Don Avery . . . Circulation Manager Carol Avery . Photocomp Foreman Gus Elbel........Press    Foreman Wanda Lasater Kaleidoscope Fd'tor David King........Sports    Editor Patricia Yznaga King .. W«reEo:tor Subscription Rates (Includes applicable sales tax) Carrier delivery in Comal, Guadalupe, Hays, Blanco and Kendall Counties: 3 months, $10.78; 6 months, $18.82; one year, $33.64, Mail delivery outside Comal County, In Texas: 3 months $18.92; 6 months, $33.64; one year $63.08. Mail outside Texas: 6 months, $42.00; one year $70.00. Postmaster:    Send address changes to P.O. Drawer 361, New Braunfels, TX 78131. the roadway. Hasert said the stone chips are spread over the liquid asphalt and are supposed to "sink down and grab” the asphalt within three to four hours. But they didn’t. Work on EM 1863 is being done to protect the road’s surface from being damaged further by winter weather. “The pavement is already cracked from last winter and we are trying to protect it from another winter,” Hasert said. It is the first leg of a large project, which also includes part of Texas 46 past the county line, lx>op 1604, and some roads in Guadalupe County. Between the lines LESLIE K.RIF WAI PT HERALD ZElTijM,, Charlie Motz, 10, tries not to touch the blocks with his bike Saturday at the bike rodeo. The rodeo was sponsored by the Optimist Club in New Braunfels behind th* Recreation Center. Bulverde benefit $1,000 for Mexico By SARAH DUKE Starr writer Volunteers raised more than $1,000 for Mexico City’s earthquake victims at a benefit Saturday night at the Bulverde Community Center. Gloria Moreno, one of the organizers, said between 150 and 200 people showed up to listen to music and enjoy Mexican food. Double Eagle, the Moreno family's band, performed at the benefit along with other Bulverde musicians and Scotty Johnson of New Braunfels. Moreno said a few members of the audience joined in the performances, Moreno said Monday that she wants to thank everyone who volunteered or donated for the event. Donations are still being taken for earthquake relief. Moreno said the donations will be given tost. Joseph’s Catholic Church Friday. She the money vill be taken to Mexico City through the San Antonio Archdiocese New Braunfels grocery stores donated food and Bulverde organizations helped out with the event. The Lions (tub donated almost $200 for earthquake relief The Community Center committee and the Bulverde Volunteer Fire Department helped organize th** event. warm with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the middle 80s. South wind IO to 15 mph. West Texas:    Partly    cloudy tonight..but..mostly cloudy and cooler east of the mountains Wed-nesdsy.NOTICE OF VOTE ON TAX RATE The County of Comal conducted a public hearing on a proposal to increase your property taxes by (19.99%) Nineteen Point Ninety-nine percent on October 3rd 5:15 P.M. A public meeting on the tax rate will be held on October 14th - 10:00 A.M. at Commissioners Courtroom, Courthouse. ;

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