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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 20, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas 2 Naw Rreunfal* Her ald-Ze» fang T uetday, September 20, I 983 PEC pays record bill; Texland outlined By SANDRA JACKSON v ■ rn ■■la rn rn 5HTT wrnir A standing room-only crowd packed into the small meeting room at the Pedemales Electric Cooperative's Settler office Monday, and listened politely as the board of directors went through their The board authorised payment of the largest power bill ever received from the Lower Colorado River Authority, in the amount of $4,922,664.70 for August The bill represented the highest number of kilowatt hours ever paid by the cooperative — 161,001,116 for the month. However, the bill was paid under protest, as it has besa for several years. W. W. “Bud” Burnett, chairman of the board, explained, “We have been paying under protest since they (LORA) abandoned their 1974 contract.” He said the reason was to protect their case against LORA. Reporting on progress of the Tolland Electric Co., Burnett said, “We feel pretty good about Texland right now.” He explained that PEC, along with its sister cooperative, the Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, Inc., had established Texland in 1960 in an attempt to begin producing their own power. To date, efforts to get the plant licensed have failed. “An appeal to the district court is to be heard in Travis County on Od. 20, and we feel we’ll secure a remand of the Public Utility Commission’s decision,” said A. W. Moursund, the coperstive’s general counsel, who added, ‘We’re also working on a municipal angle.” On Sept. 6, the city council of Johnson Qty voted to proceed with efforts to help Texland circumvent the utilites commission. Under the PUC Regulatory Act, cities do not have to go through the commission to build power plants. “We’ve helen in a knock-down, drag-out with LORA and they’re very powerful, but we feel that justice will prevail,” Burnett told the crowd. In other business. General Manager Bennie Fuelberg reported to the board that he had purchased a $54,000 boom-and-bucket truck which will allow two mm to install six transformers per day — a job that used to take six men a much longer time. He said the vehicle was versatile. “It’s one of the best pieces of equipment we've seen lately,” he told the board, urging them to authorize him to purchase on for each of his service areas, including Canyon Lake, Kyle, Lake Travis, Bertram and Johnson Qty. “Equipment is cheaper than people these days,” the general manager told the board members, who voted to authorize the purchase. A cable television pole contact contract was approved with Vermillion Development Co., Inc., Main Cable, Inc., and VIA Cable, Inc. Burnett said, “The WeatherPEC roundup REA (Rural Electrification Administration) recently asked for a board resolution on standard form contracts. In the past, they have been signed by the president and the secretary.” The PEC is charging the same amount for each contact contract —$3 per pole contact. After delaying participation in the LCRA’s cooling efficiency program last month, the general manager recommended to the board of directors that PEC get into the program. “But the publicity is going to be misleading,” Fuelberg said, explaining that there are not many high efficiency air conditioning units on the market and they are very expensive. Under the program, consumers will get a $80 rebate per ton of cooling capacity if the air conditioning system they install has an energy efficiency rating of nine or higher. In addition, the wholesale customer (PEC) will get $24, and the installing dealer will get $10. “I recommend we join, but we give the $24 back to the customer if he installs a heat pump system,” Fuelberg said. Since the PEC is a winter-peaking system, members of the cooperative need to be encouraged to stress heating efficiency more than cooling efficiency, he said. The board accepted the general manager’s recommendation Fuelberg was also given the go-ahead to pursue taking bids for telephone-activated, computer-read meters, which will be placed in 270 locations throughout the PEC service area. The general manager said that the program is required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and that approximately $600,000 had been allocated for this in the cooperative’s recent rate increase. The meters will be installed at all of PEC’s large power users, where meters are now being read by a PEC employee, and the others will be placed at random locations for spot-checks. The information gathered by the electronic meters will give the power company useful data for conducting load research. Fuelberg announced the resignation of his assistant manager, Bill Clark, and asked for approval to hire a manpower efficiency consultant. The board authorized $6,500 for this purpose, and also voted to seek bids to pave a new parking lot at the Johnson Qty headquarters. The October meeting of the board of directors will be held in Johnson Qty, and then meetings will alternate between various locations in the service area, and the PEC headquarters. Deaths Mr. Ruble Koehler Arrangements are pending at Doep-penschmidt Funeral Home for Mr. Ruble Koehler, who died early Tuesday at Southwest Texas Methodist. Hospital. He was 76 years old. Hilmar Bielke Also pending at Doeppenschmidt are arrangements for Hilmar Bielke, who died early Tuesday at McKenna Memorial HoapM Maroa Koury Services for Marge . Smff photos by Strtdri Jackton From left, Bennie Fuelberg, W.W. Burnett, A.W. Moursund and Roland Erben Career plans TLC program outlined for Chamber board By PATRICIA YZNAGA-KING Wire editor Don Wilcox, director of cooperative education at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin, told Chamber of Commerce members about the program Monday. The program offers TLC students an opportunity to get practical trailing in their career areas. Wilcox said that that the program, which TLC began in the fall of 1962, has grown steadily in the last year. The program consists of five basic guidelines: — An agreement between the student, college and the employer; — The work has to fit around the students’ school schedule; — The work must be related to the students’ degree plans and career goals; —The student must be supervised, — The student must earn at least minimum wage. Wilcox said the program currently has 20 students who have jobs and 20 other students who are in the process of getting jobs through the program. “When they (students) graduate, they’re much more marketable as employees,” Wilcox said. Wilcox said that two students are employed at the Comal County Courthouse through the program. In other items, New Braunfels will be on film by the beginning of October if all goesLocal temperatures Monday’s high was 91, and the overnight temperature didn’t drop below 79 in New Braunfels. Today’s high again should be near 90, but things will be different tonight. The low is expected to be in the mid-OQs or near 60, and Wednesday’s high in the mid-toupper-70s.Rainfall New Braunfels received 2.8 inches of rain Sunday and Monday. Rain was slightly heavier at Canyon Dam, with 1.64 inches on Sunday and .81 on Monday. The Comal River crested at 365 cubic feet per second at 6:90 p.m. Sunday, but was back down to 201 cfs on Monday morning. The chance of rain this evening and tonight is 40 percent, with a 20 percent chance on Wednesday.Lake level Canyon Lake rose five hundreths of a foot Monday, standing at 904.78 feet above sea level today.Texas Autumn arrived early in Texas today as a Canadian cold front blew into the state, dropping temperatures across the Panhandle and bringing the promise of scattered showers and thundershowers as it marched across the state. The mercury dipped into the upper 40s in Amarillo before dawn as northerly winds gusted to near 45 Koury, 69, were held at IO a.m. Tuesday in Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Arnold of New Braunfels and the Rev. W. Paul Harris of Houston presiding. Mrs. Koury died Monday, Sept. 19 at her residence, 312 Lakeview Terrace, and she will be buried today in the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston. She was born Sept. 13, 1914 in Bryan, the daughter of Noble T. and Jessie (Phillips) Melton. She married Al Koury on Aug. 6, 1633, and had been a New Braunfels resident for 20 years. She was a member of the Methodist church. Mrs. Koury is survived by her husband, a daughter, Karen PUBLIC NOTICE San Marcos Telephone Company has asked the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) to approve its tarifl for a return check handling charge The return check charge will go into •fleet Dec. 6. 1983. H approved by the (PUC). The requested rate wilt increase gross company revenues by approximately two tooths of one percentChamber roundup as planned. Convention and Tourism Chairman Andy Divine told the Chamber Monday that the tourism film would be completed by then. The 12-minute film will include San Antonio, New Braunfels, Kerrville and Fredericksburg. New Braunfels will use about two minuntes of film and Natural Bridge Caverns will be on film for about one minute. Divine also reported that the Fall Escape program seemed to be a success. The program aims to bring business to the motels and hotels in the city during the slow season by offering weekend packages. Local merchants participate by offering discount coupons to the visitors. Divine said that as of this week, 1,484 coupons has been returned. That figure compares with 1,229 for the same time last year. Also, the annual Guadalupe River cleanup will be Oct. 2. The Chamber will provide and cook food for the 250 persons expected at the clean-up. The workers will gather on the property of Bob and Jean Pfeuffer along River Road. The Comal River clean-up will be Oct. I. The Chamber will provide food for that event. The workers will gather at Hinman Island for that event. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Tom Purdum told the chamber that representatives of the South Texas Chamber of Commerce were well-received on a recent industrial tour in California. “We found a receptive audience in Los Angeles and San Francisco,” Purdum said. Purdum said the group met with several directors of companies who were interested in relocating or expanding their operations. Many of the companies showed an interest in Texas, he said. Natural Resources Committee Chairman Delbert George told chamber members that his committee will support the current Edwards Underground Water District property tax rate. The rate is set at 1.7-cent per $100 valuation. George said the committee will encourage the water district to continue the tax rate despite increased assessed values in Bexar County. The district has set a hearing Thursday afternoon at the Texas Institute of Culture in San Antonio. “Surface water is something that has to be developed,” George said. The tax rate has already been applied in Comal County. mph across the Panhandle. The front was expected to drop temperatures to unseasonable lows aa it moved southward. A flash flood watch was posted for Southeast Texas as more rain was forecast for areas already saturated by downpours of up to seven indies over the past two days. Light fog settled across sections of East Texas, while low-level clouds covered a large portion of North Central Texas. Gear skies were the rule across the rest of the state. Temperatures at 5 a.m. ranged from 48 at Amarillo to 81 at Brownsville and McAllen. Winds had shifted to the north across the Panhandle at speeds of 30 to 35 mph. The red of the state noted southerly winds at IO to 15 mph. The forecast called for cloudy skies, gusty winds and unseasonably cool weather across North Texas. Temperatures were expected to drop tonight and Wednesday across South Texas. Scattered showers and thunderstorms were ex- * pected through Wednesday.Texas forecasts South Texas — Flood and flash flood watch in effect for Southeast Texas through tonight. Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms through tonight. Windy and cooler tonight. Mostly cloudy and cool Wednesday with a slight chance of showers or thundershowers. Highs OO to OO. Lows 56 to 65. Highs 75 to 02. 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Drawer 381, New Braunfels, TX 78130. 30* 30* 30* 12* 12* 12* 42* 42* 42* 14* 14* 14* 121* 121 121* 21* 21* 21* 20* 20* 20* 124* 123* 124* 55 54* 55 37* 36* 36* 44* 44* 44* 37* 37* 37* 29* 28* 29* 65* 65 65* 13* 13 13 61* 61 61* 30* 30* 30* 32* 32* 32* 114 113 113* 136* 137* 137* 55* 54* 55* 36* 36 36* 27* 27 27* 33* 33 33* 36* 37* 38 45* 45* 45* 25* 24* 24* 15* 15* 15* 41* 40* 41* 37* 37 37* 44* 44* 44* 123* 122* 122* 32* 31* 31* 39* 39* 39* 46 47* 47* 44 43* 43* Calendar of Events Government Comal ISD:    7:30    tonight,    Central    Ad ministration Building. New Braunfels 1SD: 7:30 tonight, New Braunfels High School Library. Organizations Blood Drive: 2-4 p.m. today, Texas Commerce Bank parking lot. Catholic Daughters Qub: 7:30 tonight, Knights of Columbus Hall. Toastmasters: 7 tonight, Faust Hotel. New Braunfels Art League: 7 tonight, Qvic Center; Cynthia Williford will demonstrate oil painting. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): 7 tonight, Laurel Plaza Recreation Room. Rhythm Squares Dance Qub: 7:30 tonight, River Bend clubhouse. New Braunfels High School Band Boosters: 7:30 tonight band hall. Eagles Auxiliary No. XOM: 7:30 tonight, Eagles Hall. Rotary Qub: noon Wednesday, Eagles Hall. Football Contest Winners! Week 3 1st O’Ellen Klein 2nd Irene Woelfel 3rd Don Jordan & Amy Play Every Tuesday In The H»P«ld-Zeitunq ;