Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 29, 1982 Page: 3 of 8
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paid by the date due aa shown on the bill.
_ , "Buddy" Lang ley, president of
General Telephone, said ,rwe are glad the
commission has recognized the need for
additional revenues which are critical to our
service improvement and modernization
programs in Texas.
"But we are naturally disappointed they
did not award more. We thought we had
done a good job of explaining our needs and
presenting a strong plea for our total need.
While we did not receive what we asked for,
, we will take what we received and make it
go as far as possible."
Langley said the commission concurred
with the company's proposal to bill only
customers who have EAS or toll-free calling
between exchanges for the additional in-
vestments required to provide the service,
and to show those charges separately on
"Some customers have misunderstood
the change. It is a charge customers havp
paid in the past; however, it was not for-
merly shown as a separate charge on their
monthly bills," he explained.
"If their statement shows, for example, a
charge of $7.90 for local service and $5.50 for
EAS, they would still be paying the same
total of $13.40 if the rates were not shown
In the Rio Grande City-Roma area, the
local rate is $7.45 plus the EAS charge $1.20,
for residential service. The business rate is
$19.75 with an EAS rate of $3.25.
He said EAS was established prior to the
commission assuming jurisdiction over
telephone rates. It was made available
when the community of interest was
determined to include one or more neigh-
boring exchanges. The service was
established in response to this public in-
terest and local rates were increased to
reflect the company's additional in-
vestment. The service is not an optional
type of service; therefore, all customers in
£tn exchange have the servie, if it is
lTWhen the state commission was
established, investments and expenses were
• recovered statewide. Customers in an
exchange without EAS paid the same rate
as customers in a city of similar size who did
have EAS. This resulted in customers
I without EAS paying rates that helped
recover the costs of providing EAS to those
who had the service,"; he continued.'
General Telephone sought to have rates
established wherein customers with EAS
would pay the costs associated with this
type of service rather than all customers
statewide paying for those costs.
"The revenues required for local and EAS
services were known, as were the minutes of
use by customers for each type of calling-
local and EAS. By basing rates on the
corresponding minutes of use, we were able
to determine what the local and EAS rates
"Since this was known, the company felt it
was in the public interest for customers to
know what they are paying for the service."
Refunds with interest will be shown as
credits on bills in the next few months.
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$11.00 per month. Villarreal pointed out that
many of these employees were no longer
employed with the county, and had not been
for many years.
His office has been deducting the cancer
plan premiums from employee paychecks
since the plan was introduced in 1976. "It is
not my responsibility to do it (deduct for the
plan)," he said, "and I won't do it."
Rodgers argued that the plan was to help
the employees and by Villarreal's un-
willingness to deduct the premium, it would
hurt the employees.
The court argued that the plan, which
covers only illnesses from cancer, was a
duplication of services, since cancer was
covered in the regular group health in-
Villarreal said at deducting for the plan
was extra work for his office since he has to
post, write checks and figure deductions.
"This is extra work for the auditor's office,"
Rodgers said if the employees were not
included in the group plan, the cost of the
insurance would rise 25 percent.
Commissioner Amando Pena proposed to
table the matter until the court had a chance
to talk with the employees about the matter.
In other action the commissioners voted
to pay Deputy Chief J.C. Gomez $100 a
month travel allowance since he uses his
private car in much of his police work.
They voted to transfer $900 from the
county attorney's budget to the countywide
miscellaneous fund and to transfer $5025
from payroll allotted for employee Elias
Lopez, a field coordinator whose job they
terminated, to the fund for extra help.
They also voted to pay for invoices to
GTE, $20.51; HEB, $18.47; The Rio Grande
Herald $32.31; Gonzalez Sand and Rock,
$825.93; El Quiote Construction, $217,917.36
and to Contreras Truck Parts and Service,
They also spoke of the current vandalism
and Judge Bias Chapa wanted to get
stricter with the vandals.
THE RIO GRANDE HERALD THURSDAY, JULY 2 . 1M2 PAGE S
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LOPEZ, GONZALEZ SET DATE-Virginia Eileen Lopez, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Noe J. Lopez, Sr. of Rio Grande City and Enrique Eduai do Gonzalez, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Abel N. Gonzalez, Sr. will be united in marriage, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Im-
maculate Conception Church. The bride-elect is a graduate of Rio Grande City High
School and is attending Pan American University. Gonzalez also was graduated from
Rio Grande City High School and has attended Laredo Jr. College.
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Rolando and Hilda Salinas and childr en,
Rolando III, Marissa, Leticia and Robbie,
packed a lot of activity into just one week on
their summer vacation.
The Salinas family motored to Houston
where they enjoyed the attractions of
Astroworld and visited the NASA space
They also visited the San Jacinto bat-
tleground and monument, toured Galveston
and highlighted their trip to the area with a
"must do" foray into that urban cowboy
legend, Gilley's in Pasadena.
The family then traveled on to San An-
tonio with all its charms and capped their
vacation with a stop at Aquarena Springs at
The family is now resting up for next
year's vacation, and with that much activity
this year, it may take a full 12 months to be
ready to go again.
Rolando is the manager of IJD Home
Furnishings and Hilda is a secretary at
Lucia Lopez of Rio Grande City was one
of 236 students to receive a Bachelor of
Science in Education degree at the close of
the Spring Semester, from the University of
Texas at Austin.
Kenneth J. Delano, son of retired Air
Force Capt. Kenneth J. Delano Sr. of
Lafayette, La., and Evelina R. Delano of
Roma, recently completed a U.S. Air Force
ROTC field training encampment at Van-
denberg Air Force Base, Calif.
During the encampment, cadets receive
survival and small arms training and air-
craft and aircrew indoctrination. They also
have the opportunity to observe careers in
which they might wish to serve as Air Force
The cadet is a student at Texas A&M
He is a 1980 graduate of Roma High
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Mathis, Dora Barrera. Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 29, 1982, newspaper, July 29, 1982; Edinburg, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth194882/m1/3/: accessed March 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rio Grande City Public Library.