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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Taking last look back at 1988 highlights Now that the New Year is its time for one last look Top stories in Texas and the United States during 1988 were selected by editors casting ballots for the Associated See Page 4A Top 5 Final glimpse back at local sports The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung continues its final look back at 1988 in the local sports Today s edition features our Top 5 stories of the past 12 a year of See Page 9 A New Braunfels Strong fourth quarters propel to wins Both the Smithson Valley and New Braunfels boys basketball teams turned in strong fourth quarters in their final nondistrict basketball The Rangers and the Unicorns will now enter 284A play coming off See Page 9 A 36 707 Landa New Texas Zeltuno 377880 5126259144 Sunday January 1989 50 Cents Four 36 Pages Good day After an overnight low near 50 New Years Day will be cloudy with a high of 68 degrees and a low of 51 Monday will cloudy with a high near 65 degrees and a low of 43 There will be a gradual clearing with warming temperatures for the rest of the Inside 18D 14B TV Stammtisch If youre really lucky and the stars are in the right there a few season passes for Circle Arts Theatres 21st season left at Krause Books in Landa Plaza Shopping Center beginning 7 25 percentsavings over box office prices of the passes throughout the holiday said theatre executive director Elizabeth The season looks like its going to be a good with What I Last tap for February Blow Your Horn in April Into the Woods in July The Miracle Worker in September and Its All For the Wurst during Adult Education is offering con tinuous clsses beginning either Tuesday or Wednesday this Students may register at any class Follcwing arc the classes offered for more call 6292731 or Lone Star 144 Hidalgo GED will be offered each Monday and Wednesday from 7 to 9 English as a Second Government and History for adults who want to learn to read and write English and those who are seeking permanent resident sta tus will be and Wednesday from tq New Braunfels High Rooni 9a GED will be each Tuesday and Thursday from to Teen 1414 San Antonio 6296571 GED for teens only wjjr be held eath Mon day from 7 to 9 Call for Starting Community Service 202 South GED is each Monday through Thursday from 9 to 4 English as a Second Language is offered eacji Tuesday and Thursday from 7 Basis Government and History for Amnesty participants is each Monday and Wednesday Bulyerjje For more pasic and History for partigip Pfle at ajea at Mountain Yajley Formers formjiien ccwieerning asje y m and History for call Ann Toussaini 335336 or V 17 or older Friday between 9 Goals a Uncorking good luck New Year tradition By DAVID BUILTA Saff Writer Today is the day for making New Years This will be the year to lose stop relax more or whatever you been wanting to do for New Braunfels psychiatrist John Walker recommends breaking a huge task into small attainable Most people make the mistake of writing grandiose Walker sug gests wriung down attainable goals and looking at them the first thing Three types of goals are self improvement which includes weight and learning experiencescareer which is any change in your career and personal goals including anything in personal or family Walker said people must read the goal everyday and ask He also suggests it is wiseibdo things to help meet the goal each He said a of 1954 Yale Uni versity in 1974 showed 3 percent of the graduates wrote goals while the other 97 percent did The 3 percent who wrote down goals were making more money the 97 percent who did not write down and keep your Walker He said 75 percent of a goal should be fairly easy to reach with the remaining 25 percent more As an Walker rccom See Page 2A FBI probes death threat By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Death threats recently left on an office answering machine of former District representative Bob Krueger are being investigated by the Kruegers expilot Thomas Michael of remains in the Los Angeles County Jail in connection with the said FBI special agent Fritz The series of messages included obscenities directed at New Braun fels and concluded with very specific death threats directed at the affidavit filed by Bohne Bohne and Assistant Attorney Tom McHugh filed a complaint in federal court in San Antonio against Humphrey On 18 Krueger reported a tele phone message had been left on an answering machine at his located at 228 Scguin from Humphrey during the weekend of Krucgcr told authorities he recog nized Humphreys voice during the taped For the past four years Humphrey carried out a telephone harassment campaign against the com plaint He left many messages containing various veiled threats as well as nuisance calls on Kruegers telephone answering machine in New See Page 2A hospitalized in S A Twp New Years traditions are celebrating with champagne at the strdke midnight and eating blackeyed peas for good The old wives tale says eating blackeyed New Years Day gives a person good luck all year While most do not believe old wives many continue the tradition just in Photo by Deryl Clark Two Canyon Lake residents remain following an accident at Friday morning on rainslicked and Ericka are in Methodist Hospital in San Antonio after being transfered from McKenna Memorial Hospital following the A Methodist Hospital official said Susan Cooper is in fair condition but underwent surgery Saturday and Eric ka Cooper is in critical Kristine Edward 37 and Mindy were released from McKenna Memorial Hospital Mary Ruth was treated and released from McKenna Memorial New Braunfels Police Department officer John Villarrcal said Franks was northbound in the 3000 block of the feeder road when Kristine traveling failed lo control speed and skidded into Franks lane of traff Cooper will be charged with fai lure 10 control Reviewing the Top 10 stories in New Braunfels if 1 5 Bank confession topped local crime stories By STEPHANIE PAVIS Staff Writer The robbery of Executive Bane in which was the first New Braunfels bank robbery in more than 10 and the unexpected confes sion from Robert Clifton accused of killing a 14yearold Smithson Valley High School stu topped the list of 1988 A 50to 60yearold man approached a teller at Executive Bane around 27 and demanded money with a handwritten The note stated he had an explosive and wanted the money After receiving the the robber left behind the later identified as brake The man was never Robert Clifton StartzvH pleaded guilty to the 1986 stabbing death of 14yearold Tanaya Otter pohl in March before he was sche duled to go before a District 274 Judge Fred Moore handed him a 35year prison CHterpohl hgd been slabbed 13 times while she was home in places and Mobile Home Park off tj See Page 2A Opening of center bright spots for business Writer Jfaunfels welcomed ous new business to the city in 1988 while hiding g farewell to WesiPoinj Mill Stgre PJazg officially opened It pne of nations largest sompx of by Teaajus PMPiMJyi of 52 available spaces another 10 spaces have been com A food cjoyirt beiijg a The plaza brought more than jpts to New Irasffiifels and of stores feature Americiaa Texas mafiufaptured store UQ June 1984 on aad on Mill Store Plaza began in July WestPoint Pepperell has been in New Braunfels since it purchased Mission Valley Mills 16 years More than 300 WalMart Distribu tion Center employees gathered 26 to celebrate the first load of mer chandise shipped from the New The complex on a 125aere tract east of Interstate 35 and north of FM 306 bouses contains a distribution facility an4 a imck maintenance Jt serves 14Q WaJMjyrt Stores in The bgm faeUUy lias a fleet eom 110 tracers 400 Walters tp Rick was one of the organizers of the petition to roll back City of New Braunfels property taxes Carter Casteel and Chamber of Commerce Execu tive Vice President Tom Purdum celebrated the defeat of the rollback Tax rollback election divided city in 1988 1988 was a year of triumphs and Here is a brief look at the top news stories in New Braunfels during the New Bravinfels voters turned down a proposition to roll back city ad valorem taxes in a 22 special Voters cast ballots against the ioilback and in favor of the The rollback in all four voting but iead in absewee effon to roll back cjty property was iojitiated io Junv Jy Rick Seidel and Marie Priem in response to an 18percent increase in the ad valorem tax rate approved by New Braunfels City Council The ad valorem tax rate was cents per property valuation for the past fiscal Council unanim ously approved a tax rate per property valuation May 16 which went into effect with the new fiscal year My New Brdunfels City Council called the special election in August after it presented with petition eowain bg of city residents requesting The March 8 primary elec tion yielded a runoff between sheriff candidates Jack Brcmcr and Bob During the April 12 runoff the vol es were within 10 Richardson called for a recount but still lost by a margin of 19 During the March 8 election County Attorney Bill Reimer upset District Attorney William Schrpeder for the district attorneys position alter a heated Also in the Democrat Pre Seo TOP Page 2A
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