Tuesday, October 26, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 26, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY COUNTDOWN 418 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennia March March Canyon shoots for f 40 at Boerne ton New Braunfels Herald 50 CENTS 8 Pages in one section Oct Serving Comal County Home of HELGARD SUHR Vol 141 No 242 INSIDE 3 4 Sports STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Paula Molina Betty Drawe George Jackson Albert Kottri Mary Pipkin Dorothy Rheinlantler Doris Stewart Happy Anniversary to Oscar Norma Schneider Suscan Wittig Albert scheduled to sign books today Susan Wittig Albert author of the highlyacclaimed China Bayles herbal mystery series will appear at the Book Trade on Seguin St in New Braunfels today from 2 to 4 to discuss and sign the second book in the series Witches Bane The Chi na Bayles books are set in the New Braunfels San Marcos area and feature a forSusan Wittig mer lawyer Albert turned herbalist and amateur Witches Bane China and her friend Ruby Wilcox find themselves accused of practicing witchcraft and when Ruby orga nizes a Tarot class the cards spell MURDER Albert makes her home in Bur net She and her husband Bill Albert have written over 60 nov els for young adults including books in the new Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series Dr Sproul to appear in Austin for seminar Dr Sproul well known Presbyterian theologian will be in Austin Thursday Friday and Saturday for a special seminar open to the public entitled A Quest For Dr Sproul is a professor of theology at Reformed Theologi cal Seminary in Orlando Florida He is also the president of Ligo nier Ministries and is featured on numerous radio and television program across the country For more information call Christ Presbyterian Church of New Braunfels at 6290405 Correction In the Wednesday Oct 20 issue of the HeraldZeitung it was incorrectly reported that Comal County Jail inmate Robert Mitunar had promised his grandmother he would earn his GED The article should have read William Burseil had promised his grandmother he would earn his GED Both received their GEDs on Oct 19 Stammtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sil ting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Pottery in the crafting Hector Tamayo tells council hes ready to retire By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer City Manager Hector Tamayo announced Monday night that he plans to retire from city service in February I really enjoy it being city manag but Im getting at that age where although its not a problem there are areas that take a little more time for me to he said I will continue to serve as long as the council wants me This will get us past the activity of the holiday season and allow the coun cil time to find a new city said Tamayo This gives the council enough time to be able to have a meeting and decide what they want to do If they decide to select someone outside the city staff this will give them the opportunity to get proper he said I thank the council for giving me the opportunity to serve the he said It was a tough decision but this will probably be the best time for everybody Tamayo has served the city as administrative assistant assistant city manager financial director and acting Hector Tamayo city manager and city man ager Its been very gratify ing to he said Tamayo said he had discussed his decision with his family but had not informed the city staff of his plans I felt the city council should be the first to he said Tamayo said after he retires he plans to turn his attention to some of his business interests in town It was quite a said New Braunfels Mayor Rudy Seidel I see his side of it He has been here for 22 years When he took this job he said then it wasnt going to be Seidel said a search for a new city manager will probably begin immedi ately We will have a workshop and get with the council to see what the plans are going to he said Residential growth HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Frank Campbell a local potter displayed his craft and talents at the firstever Texa Clay Festival held at Gruene in the Buck Pottery Barn Saturday visitors from all over the area as well as local citizens were able to see some of the regions finest pottery being made Local residents ask council not to take their land for airport expansion at meeting Monday Spring Branch area From staff reports By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Several area residents living near the New Braunfels Municipal Airport spoke to city council members Monday night in order to persuade the council not to take their land for airport expan sions Marvin Westmeyer who lives across the street from the airport said a mem ber of the city staff had shown him drawings of the proposed airport expansion They show us loosing high fertile clean productive land to the he said Westmeyer also said his daughter Nancy Krueger could lose her house to airspace for the airport We are sick and heartbroken at such a prospect for our he said We hope you can find a way of improving the airport without taking away the hopes and dreams of our he said Its always a cloud hanging over our head about the possibilities we will have to said Krueger Our home is so precious to us My fatherinlaw built We wont ever have a home like the home we have she said My home means more to me than you can ever imagine Fanning is industrial development We are an industry Why should the agricultural industry have to suffer instead of other she said We are just as important as they Also speaking in support of finding a solution that is favorable to all parties was Canyon Lake resident Ted Key a candidate for Comal County judge and New Braunfels resident Ted Alexander This issue was also discussed earli er this month at the Municipal Airport Advisory Board meeting During the last meeting of the Municipal Airport Advisory Board officials discussed the possibility of obtaining funds from the Federal Avi ation Administration which will allow the airport to install an instrument land ing system Any expansion of the air port would not occur for another three to 20 years and if there is no demand expansions would not occur at all according to officials An indication of the growth the western part of the county is experi encing could be Jim Hardins move to affiliate with Century 21 move and expand his real estate business and develop a 363 acres piece of property at Highway 46 and 281 According to Hardin his affiliation with Century 21 will be official about Dec 1 and he will expand his staff from its present seven to at least ten within a short period of time Hardin will move from the present location of his Hill Country Land Sales at 29965 281 North at Farm to Mar ket 1863 to 29760 281 as the first business locating in the Bulvcrde Busi ness Park He said he will manage the devel opment of the subdivision which will be called Oak Hills Estates It will wrap around the Bill Brown Elemen tary School and will include a central water system a security gate recre ational facilities such as soccer fields and eight commercial lots with public road access Hardin said the plan is to sell one acre lots though he would consider smaller divisions Hardin plans to present the plan to Comal County Commissioners within a week to 10 days and according to County Engineer Tom Hornscth it should go before Commissioners Coun in about a month at a minimum These types of developments along 281 have been very attractive and have been filling very rapidly according to reports by the said Hornseth People moving in lag behind sales but 1 think its reasonable to expect a population increase in thar area in the very near Hardins wife is a principal owner in the development Hardin has been sell ing real estate in the western part of the county since the 70s HILL O U N T R THE LADY IN WHITE EDITORS NOTE The following is the first in a series of local ghost stories to appear in the HeraldZeitung each day through Halloween The first The Lady in White as told by Bert Hill Country Tales By BERT WALL Special to the HeraldZeitung It was before the days of daylight savings time and more particularly in the early 1950s when as a very small boy I witnessed the strange lady in We were raised just outside Wimberley on the Blanco River At that time Wimberley was a town of approximately 750 people and cow boys ranchers and true Western characters made up our population Saturdays were big days for my brother and I because Saturday was the day that we would make our weekly trek to San Marcos so our mother could take care of all the in town chores First we would go to the grocery store then the feed store and then the old San Marcos Telephone Company where she would make the necessary phone calls that had piled up dur ing the previous week in the early 50s we still did not have our own telephone service in the Wimberley After the calls were made and all of the shop ping chores were taken care of if we had been well behaved my broth er and I were treated to a movie at the old Texas Theater It was after one of those Saturdays that the following event took place It must have been about when Mom pulled the old 49 Ford out of the theater parking lot in San Marcos and headed out Ranch Road 12 towards Wimberley It was pitch black or as the old timers would say it was good dark and there was not another car on the road as we made our way towards Wimberley Perched on a large box which was sitting on the back seat I was able to balance myself and watch the readjust as if I were driving the old Ford We were at least six or seven miles out of San Marcos when the lady appeared She was dressed in a brilliantly white evening gown which looked to have been from the 1800s The lady quickly crossed the road moving from left to right My mothers reflexes were good and as she swerved to miss the lady she steered the car to the right hitting the roads shoulder By the time the car had come to a complete stop we were just inches from that majestic oak tree which stands in the highways rightof way It had all happened so fast that my moth er just sat there for a minute or two She then quickly checked us boys to be sure we were alright and then without saying a word she grabbed a flashlight and got out of the car I remember she walked across the highway up the hill to the left and down the canyon to the right yelling out several times She could find no one the lady in white had disappeared As local legend goes the lady in white had been seen before that incident and has been seen many times since In fact there have been several accidents in that same area over the years so if you ever venture out Ranch Road 12 after dark be on the lookout You cant miss the old stately oak tree it is the one marked with a large diamondshaped reflector which you may think is to warn drivers of the trees presence Hard tellin but the old timers know to look for the lady in Kelley trial under way at courthouse today By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The murder trial of Laurel Anderson Kelley 40 of Houston is currently under way at the Comal County Courthouse The trial began Monday and is expected to con tinue for several days Testimony will be heard this morning Kelley is charged with the murder of her estranged husband Dean Terrell Kelley Reports show the murder occurred in April in Pegs Place Mobile Home Park in Sattler Kelley had plead guilty to charges of voluntary manslaughter earlier this year However she asked the plea be overturned because of a misunderstand ing between her and her former attorney about the affirmative finding in the case An affirmative finding shows that a deadly weapon was used in an offense and requires the defendant to serve at least one quarter of his sentence before being eligible for parole Kelley was orginally sentenced to 20 years in the penitentiary She was indicted again earlier this month The Comal County District Attorney opted to upgrade the charges to murder because of additional evidence that was collected before the second indictment For news subscription of advertising information call 6259144

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