New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 30, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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By DEBBIE DELOACH Staff writer
A Katy contractor won a construction contract for water extension and upgrade work in the Walnut Estates area, thanks to action by Utilities trustees Thursday.
Permian Contractors Inc., a subsidiary of the M.M. Sundt Construction Company of Tucson, Ariz., hails from Katy, Tex. Their bid to construct the East Walnut St. water main extension was $180,773.38 — the lowest of four offers.
Utilities Manager Bob Sohn explained the importance of the extension and upgrade work in an earlier interview. “We will pick up at the
Coll St. tank, extend or update to a 12-inch main, down Sycamore," he said. “We’U bring it under Interstate 35, extend it down to where the extension of Walnut St. is planned, then connect it to the 18-inch main on Old Marion Hoad.”
This project will serve to establish a major loop back to the Sunset tank, and back around the opposite direction to the Coll St. tank via FM 725. The loop concept will, in turn, increase water pressure and reliability.
Trustees also gave their authorization to purchase a six-month fuel supply from Jarish Gulf; a demonstrator-model wire tensioned puller (minus $9,000 for a trade-in) for Sherman k Reilly's bid of $20,768.66; $12,666 in
electric inventory transformers from Graybar; $7,500 in water inventory pipe from Trans-Tex; and one four-door sedan and two mini-pickups from Bock Motor Co. for a total bid of $?4.l0l 30
The car will be used by Roger Biggers, technical services manager. The two mini-trucks were requisitioned by the Engineering Department, and by inspectors who are now using their own private cars to make the rounds.
Bock Motor Co. subnutted the only bid for the three vehicles, and trustee Robert Ort wanted to know why. He looked to the automobile man on the board, Arno Becker, for the answer.
“I know in my case, being a Chrysler dealer, none of the equipment I sell fit the bid specifications To get the engine size they wanted in the pickups, I would have to go to a sports model,’’ Becker said “I won’t say the bid specs were too tight, but if the word diesel' was there, I could have bid that," he added ‘ And I’m not sure the price would have improved over wliat we got < from Bock)."
Becker was more worried about asking fuel suppliers to show their costs rn bids. “I know it would make me irate to have to tell you what my cost was," he said But the bid specifications do allow companies the alternative to make a firm proposal, too, and that
made Becker feel better Trustees also authorized a $15,346 85 payment to the Wholesale Customer Association for special projects administration “This is our pro-rata payment for work already done by staff attorneys and financial consultants,' Sohn said “I know I've said this before, but the money we've spent with the Wholesale group has meant great savings to the Utilities."
Consultant Sam McKenzie reported bids are being advertised for the Kuehler Wastewater Plant extension, with an bid opening date of CX*t 27
See UTILITIES. Page IU4-H awards to be given Sunday at CHS4-H Club members and adult leaders will be honored Sunday at the annual 4-H awards program. Th* program will be at 2 p.m. at Canyon Highschool. Project awards will ba given to 4-H members in 22 project araaa, from aria and crafts to woodworking.
Three 4-H’ers from the county will he preeented with the Gold Star Award for project work, community service and leadership Individuals and organizations that have bean ezecptional supporters of the 4-H program will ha presented with plaques. The awards will remain secret until they are
Mn. Nail Groat will redeye a diamond pin in recognition and appreciation of her leedenMn during the last ll years.
Educational programs conducted by the Tessa Agricultural Eitanden Service serve staple of att agee ngardiaaa of socioeconomic lava!, race, color, aes, religion, btifbfp ar nationalorigin.Inside
Expect partly cloudy skies and warm afternoons, with fair nights Hight today and Saturday will be in the mid-IQs, and tonight’s low should be in the low-60s. Winds will be from the By WANDA LASATER
east at 10-15 miles per hour, becoming light and Staff writer
southeasterly tonight. Sunset today will be at 7: IS Sometimes being honest doesn't pay -
p.m., and sunrise Saturday at 7:23 a.m. or at least that’s the way Kathry n Kirksey
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The image of the Virgin Mary has left the walla of recently had back surgery for scoliosis and
a Southside San Antonio family, and the family la is in a wheelchair found that getting to one
glad. The family said that the image waa caused by county office and doing the right thing"
the reflection of car lights on the wall. See Papa 6A was almost impossible.
The young woman said she was told to Off TO Egypt report to Justice of the Peace Precinct I
President Reagan, meeting today with Egyptian Harold Krueger at 8 a m today or be
President Hoani Mubarak, is continuing his pursuit thrown in jail. When her attendant drove
of a stable ceasefire in Lebanon and praising Egypt her to the Courthouse, she found there was
for its efforts toward that end.See Pope 3A no way to get up the steep stairway to
_ Kirksey said she and her attendant went
.......................to the Sheriff's office but were told they
..............................................wouldn’t help her. After sitting in her
CROSSWORD.............. SA wheelchair on the sideway for about an
OfATHS............................2A hour, the Fire Department was called and
DEAR ABBY.........................2A firemen earned the woman up the stair-ENTERTAINMENT...................12B way.
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Stairway to JP
Disabled woman can't get to Krueger's court
Kirksey said that the Courthouse annex isn’t the only building in New Braunfels that is difficult for someone in a wheelchair
“Even my lawyer’s office is that way," she said.
Krueger said if Kirksey had contacted hun, he would have met her elsewhere He has met persons who were unable to climb the stairs in the Courthouse many tunes, he said.
"I don’t want to force anyone up those stairs," said Krueger, adding that it Kirksey had called the Courthouse information office, he would have been contacted and met her there.
"I don’t want anyone earned up those stairs."
Sheriff Walter Fellers said lux jailer told Nm about Kirksey’s request for help this morning “But they were afraid they’d drop her. The liability was just too great." He added that the jailer tried to give Kirksey Krueger’s telephone number to arrange for him to meet her downstairs.
Kirksey’* problems started, she said, in
March when her father sent her a $750 support check She said he stopped payment on the dieck after she had deposited it and had written checks on her account.
“Now all I have is $200 a month from Social Security," Kirksey said Two of the checks she had wntten for groceries were returned for insufficient funds, she said “Then about two weeks ago, they (shenff’s deputies) came to my house and told my roommate to bring me by the jail
“When I came by, they arrested me I explained my situation and told them I would pay the checks off by giving them my Social Security check.
“But they told me that if I didn’t own any property or anything I would have to go to jail,” said Kirksey After spending five hours at the sheriffs office, Kirksey said, her roommate calked a bail bondsman and she was released.
So now I owe that too ”
"The reason I’m here is because I was honest," she said
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Senate approves War Powers pact
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Reagan’s authority to keep Marines in Lebanon for the next 18 months was won with the votes of several Senate Republicans who reluctantly supported a War Powers compromise out of party loyalty, not because they support the presence of the troops in Beirut.
“Unfortunately, it became a partisan issue," Sen. Dan Quay ie, R-Ind., said after a divided Senate voted 54-46 Thursday to approve the War Powers resolution now awaiting Reagan’s signature.
The agreement provides specific, broad authority for Reagan to keep the 1,600 Marines in Lebanon as part of a multinational peacekeeping force designed to ease the civil war there and reduce the chances for a broader conflict in the Middle East.
Afterwards, Reagan said the vote is “a strong signal to the world: America stands united; we speak with one voice, and we fulfill our responsibilities as a trustee of freedom, peace and self-
Democratic opponents said the resolution reminded them of the early days of the Vietnam War when the number of U.S. forces were gradually increased before it was clear what the U.S. mission in Indochina really was.
The 1973 War Powers Act, on which the resolution is based, was designed by its sponsors to make sure there were “no more Vietnams, no more undeclared wars, no more presidential wars," said Sen. Dale Bumpers, D-Ark.
But instead of complying with the act and formally declaring that Congress has a role in deciding whether the Marines should stay in Lebanon, Bumpers said, "The president has done everything in the world not just to avoid the letter of the law, but the intent of the law."
The Democratic House approved the resolution on
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Air conditioning question brought to NBISD board
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
Some of the people who worked the hardest to get New Braunfels ISD’s bond issue passed in May were disturbed to hear that the Middle School gym wasn’t going to be air-conditioned.
They showed up Thursday, when trustees met to approve plans for the air-conditioning project, and wanted to know what happened.
Superintendent Charles Bradberry judged it to be a case of misc omnium cation.
“Aa far as I can tell, there was no plan whatsoever to air-condition the gyms, shops and other kinds of facilities," he said. “But there were some people who worked very hard on this project that thought
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there was — and quite rightfully so."
The general public heard rightly that all NBISD schools were to be air-conditioned. Bradberry said people like Katie Gordon, who chaired the district’s bond committee, couldn’t be blamed for assuming that meant every room on every campus.
“I don’t think anybody ever said to them, ’No, we’re not going to air-condition this,"’ he said.
The superintendent admitted he was no authority on the subject, having stepped into his job two months after the bond election. But board members
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Tirashf est' workers to dive in Saturday
It’s time to clean up Comal County's waterways Members of the Gulf Coast Council of Diving Clubs will start gathering tonight for Trashfest. their annual pick-up party on the Comal River.
Coordinators Gene and Sarah Baugher will be at luanda Resort tonight The event will start officially at 9 a.m. Saturday, when diving teams meet at Hinman Island Park to register for the big contest The annual Guadalupe River Cleanup, sponsored by the River Recreation Association of Texas, is set for Sunday on River Road. Huaco Springs Camp will serve as project headquarters, and workers can
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River needs county help — Dunson
By PATRICIA YZNAGA KING Wira editor
Noble Dunson. representing the River Recreation Association of Texas, warned Comal County Commissioners that Sunday's Guadalupe River cleanup might be the last Tile association popularly known as KRA!, or River RAT) has held cleanups for the last seven years. “Seven years ago it was possible to make an impact on the environment and get the job done." Dunson said But. he added, rn the last two or three years, the job has been overwhelming After last year’s cleanup, “the next day. we could not tell the difference,' Dunson said Iiunsun told the court that the river association needed help throughout the year to keep the river dean He asked the commissioners if there was some way a litter law could be enforced
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A pile of cans from last year s river cleanup *** COUNTY, Page IU