New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Tuesday, October 8, 1991
Comal River.....................................226 cfs (same)
Canyon Lake outflow...................................322 cfs
Canyon Lake Inflow............................................163
Canyon Lake level..................................903.60 feet
Edwards Aquifer........................623.88 (down .02)
South Texas forecasts across all of Texas tonight and
TODAY-WEDNESD A Y: Wednesday with forecasts calling
Mostly fair north, partly to mostly ^or ^a'r s^‘cs anc* mi!d
cloudy south tonight. Partly cloudy Wednesday. Lows tonight from 50s to near 60 north. ... And 60s south with near 70 lower coast. Highs Wednesday in the 80s.
Pleasant weather is in store
The state’s weather will remain under the influence of a large area of high pressure.
It was still windy along the Texas coast early today, but the coastal flood watch was called off for the lower coast.
Members of the New Braunfels City Council took no action on a call to investigate recent allegations against city officials, opting for further discussion in their next meeting. (Photo by Mark Wamken)
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A dispute involving the city manager that divided the council heated up during a four-hour executive session on Sept. ll, after which the council voted 4-3 to retain Grohman. During the executive session, the council interviewed city department heads and employees about the allegations, which included charges of election influencing.
Council members voting in favor of Grohman were Chapa. Arnold, Brandt and Kraft. Goodbrcad, Seidel and Fraser voted against Grohman.
Several council members supporting Grohman later expressed disappointment that the mayor withheld information from some
council members but shared it with others after his investigation to verify allegations against Grohman by a city employee.
A Sept. 14 emergency meeting called by Chapa. Brandt, Arnold and Kraft to remove and replace the mayor fell one member shy of the five needed for a quorum to conduct business.
After another executive session attended by the full council followed on Sept. 30, the council unanimously voted to hire an outside firm to investigate allegations of improper conduct against the city manager and all council members and scheduled Monday’s meeting to decide on the investigator and the scope of the probe.
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• Dinner for four at Grist Mill.
• Raft trip for four at Rockin R.
• A $30 certificate at Gruene Marketplau
• Two gift certificates at Buck Pottery.
• A pound of fudge at Gruene
• Handmade pot at Dos Riot.
• Gift certificate from Gruene Outfitters.
• Private tour and two boules of wine at Guadalupe Winery.
For more information about the auction or Gruene Music Pest call 629-4457.
Ralph M. McFarlln
Services for Ralph M. McFarlm, 67. of the Woodlands, will be 10:30 am. today rn Golden Acres Methodist Church in Pasadena.
Mr. McFarlin died Oct. 5,1991.
Survivors include his wife, Chris McFarlin of the Woodlands; six daughters, Marjorie Lucas of Pasadena, Christina Hayes of LaForte, Gayle Offerman of New Braunfels, Roseanne Tinsley of Houston, Jcannie Lynn Remmen and Marlene Cark, both of California; three brothers, Kenneth McFarlin and Dave McFarlm, both of Illinois and James McFarlin of Deer Park; three sisters. Marian Edgahl of Colorado, Jean DcBackere of Illinois and Joan Jones of Florida; 13 grandchildren and one-great-grandchild.
Services are under the direction of Deer Park Funeral Directors in Deer Park
C kxtotl ’Scooter' Taylor
Services for Clodell “Scooter" Taylor, 80, of Canyon Lake will be I pm. Wednesday at Docppcnschmidi
Funeral Home at Canyon Lake with the Rev. Tim Sledge officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Valley Cemetery.
Mrs. Taylor died Oct. 5, 1991, at her resident*. She was bom May IO, 1911, at Thurber, Texas, to Walter Lee and Alice (nee Ward) Calaway.
She married Alton Taylor in Abilene. He died July 5,1981.
Mrs. Taylor and her husband had owned Town and Country Drug Store in Odessa until his death. She was a member of Bethany Christian Church at Odessa and Grandmothers Qub of Odessa.
Survivors include a daughter, Demice Edwards and her husband. Dan of Canyon Lake; two sisters, Beta Lee of Abilene and Alma Love of Uvalde and two grandsons, Chip Edwards and Josh Edwards.
Visitation will be from I to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from IO a.m. until service time Wednesday at Doeppcnschmidt Funeral Home at Canyon Lake. Memorials may be given to the Bethany Christian Church in Odessa.
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Installation could delay calls to NRU
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
New Braunfels Utilities’ new telephone system being installed this week will provide better customer service and increase customer productivity at about the same monthly <$>st to the utility.
Plans call for the current phone system at the main office to be shut (town at 5 p.m. Wednesday and for the new system to be online by 8 a.m. Thursday, said NBU finance director Jeff Thompson.
“However, should something go awry, which happens from time to time, we’ll be back on line just as soon as possible on Thursday morning,” Thompson said. “In case the phones aren’t being answered, that would be the problem. But there are no problems anticipated.**
On Aug. 29, ti* NBU board of trustees approved a five-year lease with AT&T for an upgraded phone system with more customer-friendly features. NBU will pay $2,603 per month for the state-of-the-art system, compared with $2,338 per month on the previous system.
The extra $220 per month is expected to increase employee productivity and provide greater accountability. The new system will be much more flexible and will greatly enhance customer service, especially because of a voice mail feature and an accounting system.
Once the new system goes on line, a caller to the main office after business hours will hear a message to help the customer forward calls to the correct number.
After NBU’s warehouse is switched over to ti* new phone system next week, customers calling after-hours to report power outages that NBU already is working to correct will get a recorded message about the problem.
“If you have a specific problem that we don’t have information about, then you can stay on the line and either get an operator down at the warehouse or leave a message about an outage,** Thompson said. “This will help our warehouse response a great deal. We have one person on duty there 24 hours a day, and, especially when an outage first occurs.**
The emergency after-hours service number, 625-8564, won’t be affected by the change, Thompson said, and the 625-8400 main office number and the other numbers will remain the same.
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trying to organize district cooks into a chapter of the Texas School Food Service Association (TSFSA) to promote greater unity and a greater sense of pride in their jobs, she said.
Saye added that with everyone working together, a healthier menu that the students want to eat will become a reality.
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