New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 8, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
I^CHderald^Zeibun^Canyon Lake History Committee calls for volunteersRibbon cutting
Thg New Braunfels Hispahi^ Chamber of Commerce recently held its first ribbon cutting. It was for El Tejano #2 on West San Antonio Street Sunday. Pictured are members Nora Morales, Ron Gonzalez, Cristina Aguilar-Friar, Nathan Millett, Juan-Luis Martinez, Cristina Zamora, Yolanda Longoria, Danielle Longoria, Mike Cruz and owner Paul Campa.
The Canyon Lake History committee will be hosting a meeting of all current and all interested volunteers on Sept 30, 1995 at IO a.m. at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Co-Op The committee, part of the Caro on Lake Chamber of Commove, Has been organized to write the h»sto \ o' Ae Canyon Lake area. The mitral -vee ing of interested volunteers was heU ut March of this year. At that nitre, so era people expressed an interest ut working
with the gnxip to develop a publishable history book. Subsequent to the initial nxeung. chairpersons were recruited in the areas of research, archival, oral fusion and writers.
"It s time now for an update on the pro’,vt." said project director Dana Krennan Jones. "The committee has twit buss setting the groundwork and we want to push forward. We also want al! the people who had expressed an interest initially to know they have
not been forgotten. They will be receiving a phone call to personally invite them to attend this ‘state-of-the-pro-ject’ meeting.”
The project is still in need of additional volunteers. Especially needed are people who can transcribe and type audio tapes made of the oral history interviews. Volunteers are also needed to help the committee collect facts, photos, and sources of information about the Canyon Lake area. “Now is
the time for all wanna-be writers to show their stuff,” said Jones. “We need talent in all sorts of areas. You may have talents in areas you don’t even know we need.”
The meeting will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 1995 from IO a.m. to noon in the GVTC auditorium. GVTC is located on FM 3159 just north of Hwy. 46. For information, call the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce at 964-2223.
Texas’ first wind power plant is up and running
The state’s first commercial wind-power plant began generating electricity for the first time on Aug 31, 1995.
The electricity, generated by huge wind turbines in the Delaw are Mountains in west Texas, was transmitted more than 400 miles by a system of power lines to residents and businesses in the central Texas area. In its initial operation, the plant generated 5 megawatts of electricity.
The Texas Wind Pow er Project is a joint effort of the Lower Colorado River Authority. Kenetech Windpower, Inc., and the Texas General Land Office. The city of Austin, a long-time partner with the LCRA in electric generation, also is participating by buying some of the power.
The wind plant currently has the capacity to produce up to 25 megawatts of power and will produce up to 35 megawatts by the end of September as additional wind turbines go on line. In full operation, the plant will be able to supply power for 10,000 to 12,000
average central Texas homes.
The plant, located in Culberson County about 90 miles east of El Paso, is the largest windpower facility in the U.S. outside of California. The three partners signed an agreement in 1993 to construct up to 250 megawatts of wind generators by the year 2002 in the area, which is one of the windiest in the country.
The first 35-megawatt phase will provide 25 megawatts of power to LCRA’s 44 wholesale customers in central Texas. The other IO megawatts will go to customers of the city of Austin’s electric utility.
Currently, 80 of the 112 wind turbines to be built in the project’s first phase are “flying.” All 112 are expected to be up and operating by the end of September. Each turbine includes three 52-foot black blades attached to an 80-foot tubular tower.
Kenetech is manufacturing and installing the turbines and will operate them on state-controlled land. Pay
ments made by Kenetech for leasing the land from the General Land Office will be funneled into the state’s Permanent School Fund. It will mean $3 to $4 million to the state’s schoolchildren over the life of the project.
Kenetech agreed to build the plant based on LCRA’s agreement to pay less than 5 cents for every kilowatt-hour it purchases from the wind turbines. The LCRA will not only purchase wind-generated electricity for its customers in 53 central Texas counties, but will help market windpower to other utilities as the project expands in future phases.
“The startup of this pioneering project is not only a milestone for windpower as a renewable energy source, it demonstrates what the public and private sectors can accomplish when they work as partners,” said LCRA General Manager Mark Rose.
Generating electricity from windpower is a great thing for Texas in two respects, said Texas Land Commis
sioner Garry Mauro.
“First, in this case it means more revenue for the Permanent School Fund, which helps finance public education,” Mauro said. “Second, it marks the beginning of a sustainable energy resource that is cost-competitive and will keep Texas economically viable after its fossil energy resources have played out.”
City of Austin Council Member Max Nofziger said Austin’s participation in the project is another example of the city’s commitment to include renewables in its electric utility’s portfolio.
“The project demonstrates the contributions that renewable energy can make,” Nofziger said. “It requires no fossil fuel and is environmentally sensitive—no air or water pollution. The startup of this project is the beginning of a bright future for windpower in Texas.”
The project partners are planning a formal dedication of the facility on Nov. 14.
Comal County Records
Comal County Court*At-Law
The followign are dispostions of Civil Cases from the Comal County Court-At-Law:
• Ford Consumer Finance Company, Inc. vs. Scott Anderson and Laura Anderson; suit on debt; dismissed.
• George Goepf, Jr. vs. Mary Lutz and Thomas M. Quinn; Injury damage-motor vehicle; notice of non-suit.
• Barbara Kathleen Bates vs. Acceleration National Insurance Company; Breach of contract; notice of non-suit.
• In re. Kenneth Cecil Wood, Occupational license, final-non jury, Occupational license granted
• The State of Texas vs. Michele E. Pemoud, Occupational license; final non jury/Occupational license granted.
• Ex Parte Michael Dana Ryer; Occupational license; final non jury /Occupational license granted.
• The State of Texas vs. A 1987 Silverado Pickup truck (James Pearce interested party); Injury damage - oth
er than auto; final non jury/case appealed.
• Robert Sistos Lara of Clute; Possession of marijuana; $450. fine, $184. court cost, 30 days jail, 6 months probation. 24 hours community service.
• Mario Onesimo Mendoza of San Antonio; Motion to adjudicate, unlawfully carrying a weapon; 90 days jail.
• Paul Michael Sanchez of New Braunfels; Motion to revoke probation, evading arrest; 20 days jail.
• Ronald Lee'Jennings of Fort Worth; Resisting arrest; $100. fine, $176. court cost, 16 days jail.
• Enrique Henry Varela of New Braunfels; Motion to revoke probation, poss. of marijuana; 75 days jail.
• Alfred Coronado Jr. of San Antonio; Driving while intoxicated; $550. fine, $249. court cost, 90 days jail, 2 years probation, 24 hours community service.
• David Lee Daniels of McQueeney; Driving while intoxicated; $200. fine,
$270. court cost, 30 days jail.
Tbs Aggie Band’s B Battery received the General George F. Moore Award ae the Corps’ outstanding unit during Parents’ Weekend recently at Texas AAM. Shown here are the company commander, Cadet Major Paul Reininger ‘95; Lieutenant Colonel Ray Toler, director of bands; President Rey Bowen ‘58; and Gerald Sullivan ‘67 who, with his brother John Sullivan ‘62, sponsors the award. Reininger is the son of Lf. Colonel Terrance Reininger and wife Bonnie of St. Peters, Missouri.
Free GED and English as a second language courses offered through the Literacy Council and local school districts
Local school distorts, in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency and the Literacy Council, are offering free GED and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adults in New Braunfels. The classes are continuous and students may register at any class meeting after the initial registration. Formal GED graduation ceremonies will be held at the conclusion of the year in May.
Registration for all classes starts Sept. 6 or 7 through Sept. 12 and 14 for classes held at the following places and times:
Lone Star Elementary, 2343 W. San Antonio St., Rooms 27 and 29:
* GED—Monday and Wednesday, 7-9 p.m.
* ESL (This class is for adults who
speak another language and who wish to learn to read, write and speak English)—Monday and Wednesday, 7-9 pm.
New Braunfels High School, Room
* GED Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Community Service Center, 132 Caddell St.:
* GED Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
ESL—Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Free tutors are available to any adult 17 or older who needs to learn to read. For more information, please call 629-2731 or 620-6200 or 210-945-6093, Monday through Friday.
• Gasino Bentancourt of San Antonio; Driving while intoxicated, suspended; $250. fine, $179. court cost, 30 days jail, I year probation, 24 hours community service.
• Data Gallegos Quiedo of New Braunfels; Driving while intoxicated, suspended; $250. fine, $ 179. court cost, 30 days jail, I year probation, 24 hours community service.
• Kelly Deidre Dougherty of Spring Branch; Driving while intoxicated; $550. fine, $249 court cost, 24 hours community service.
• Enrique Henry Varela of New Braunfels; Possession of marijuana; $ I OO. fine, $ 179 court cost, $ 175 attorney, 75 days jail.
• Crespin Perez Jr. of New Braunfels; Resisting arrest; $500. fine, $179. court cost, $ 150. attorney, 90 days jail, I year probation, 80 hours community service.
• David Watson of Canyon Lake; Driving while intoxicated; $550. fine, $179 court cost, $150. attorney, 90 days jail, 2 years probation, 24 hours community service.
• Edward Anthony Medina of New Braunfels; Possession of marijuana; $300. fine, $179. court cost, $150. attorney, 60 days jail, I year probation, 24 hours community service.
• Leroy Carl Janner of San Antonio; Unlawfully carrying a weapon; $300. fine, $179. court cost.
• Juan Landeeros Flores of New Braunfels; Driving while intoxicated; $650. fine, $249 court cost, 90 days jail, 2 years probation, 24 hours community service.
• Jose A. Ortiz of New Braunfels;
Criminal trespass; $300. fine, $179. court cost, $175. attorney, 24 hours community service.
• Robin Lynn Harbin of Canyon Lake; Driving while intoxicated, suspended; $250. fine, $179 court cost, 30 days jail, I year probation, 24 hours community service.
• Aaron Cordell Spence of Austin; Driving while intoxicated, suspended; $100. fine, $179 court cost, 30 days jail, 6 months probation, 24 hours community service.
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