New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Taking last look back at 1988 highlights
Now that the New Year is here, its time for one last look back. Top stories in Texas and the United States during 1988 were selected by editors casting ballots for the Associated Press.
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Final glimpse back at 1988’s local sports
The New Braunfels Herald-7,eitung continues its final look back at 1988 in the local sports world. Today’s edition features our Top 5 stories of the past 12 months, a year of champions.
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Strong fourth quarters propel S V} NB to wins
\ Both the Srrithson Valley and New Braunfels boys basketball teams turned in strong fourth quarters in their final non-district basketball games. The Rangers and the Unicorns will now enter 28-4A play coming off victories.
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New BraunfelsSundayJanuary 1, 198950 Cents Four Sections, 36 Pages
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After an overnight low near 50 degrees, New Year’s Day will be Af! I*
cloudy with a high of 68 degrees ^ W JI Cd!
and a low of 51 degrees. Monday
will cloudy with a high near 65 •_ * *
degrees and a low of 43 degrees. T f* Q Al I TI O Y*l
There will be a gradual clearing J,£ |||£I.
with warming temperatures for the rest of the week. By DAVID BUILTA
Inside: Today is the day for making New
BUSINESS...................................5A Year’s resolutions. This will be the
CLASSIFIED............................5-8B year [0 iose weight, stop smoking,
COMICS............................8A, 1-8D relax more or whatever you been
CROSSWORD.............................3A wanting to do for years.
DEAR ABBY...............................7A New Braunfels psychiatrist Dr.
ENTERTAINMENT.......................7A John Walker recommends breaking a
HOROSCOPE..............................8A huge task into small attainable pieces.
KALEIDOSCOPE.....................1-4B “Most people make the mistake of
OPINIONS....................................4A writing grandiose goals.” Walker sug-
SPORTS.................................9-11A gests writing down attainable goals
TV LISTINGS 1-8C arK* looking at them the first thing
Three types of goals are self-
improvement which includes weight loss, breaking habits, and learning experiences; carcer which is any If you re really lucky and the change in your career; and personal
stars are in the right place, there goals including anything in personal
might be a few season passes for or family life.
Circle Arts Ihcatrc s 21st season Walker said people must read the left at Krause Books in Landa gOUj everyday and ask themself.
Plaza Shopping Center beginning “Docs my behavior meet my goals?”
Tuesday. The passes provide a 25 ne ajso suggests it is wise to do things
percent savings over box office to help meet the goal each day.
prices and sales of the passes Hc said a sludy of 1954 Yale Uni-
wcre brisk throughout the holiday versity graduates conducted in 1974
season, said theatre executive showed 3 percent of the graduates
director Elizabeth Elliott. ^ wrote down goals while the other 97
The season looks like it s going percent did not. The 3 percent who
to be a good one, loo, with wrote down goals were making more
What I Did Last Summer on money than the 97 percent who did
tap for February; ‘ Come Blow nol wrilc d()wn goa|s.
Your Horn in Apili, Into the s^.c and kccp y0ur goals,”
Woods’ in July; “The Miracle Walkcr said> Hc said 75 percent of a
7i?rcCr I!1 vwplCI» 7 ^ 1 S goal should be fairly easy to reach
All For the Wurst during wjd] ^ rcmajnjng 25 percent more
As an example, Walker rccom-
Adult Education is offering continuous clsscs beginning cither Tuesday or Wednesday this week.
Students may register at any class meeting. Following arc die classes offered; for more information, call 629-2731 or 620-62(X).
Lone Star Elementary, 144 Hidalgo — GED will be offered each Monday and Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. English as a Second Language, U.S.
Government and History (for adults who want to learn to read and write English and those who arc seeking permanent resident status) will be each Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
New Braunfels High School,
Room 9a — GED will be each Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Teen Connection, 1414 W. San Antonio (629-6571) — GED for teens only will be held each Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Call for starting date.
Community Service Center, 202 E. South St. (629-2731) — GED is each Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. English as a Second Language is offered each Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Basic English, U.S.
Government and History (for Amnesty participants) is each Monday and Wednesday.
Bulverde — For more information concerning GED, ESL, and Basic English, U.S. Government and History (for Amnesty participants), call Nancy Foe at 438-7854.
Garden Ridge/Comal area —
For more information concerning Anmesty classes in this area, contact Carolyn Bindsiel at 651-6197.
Mountain Valley — For more information concerning GED, TSL, and Basic English, U.S. Government and History (for Anmesty participants), call Ann Toussaint at 833-5336 or 885-4850.
Free tutors are available for any adult 17 or older who needs to learn to read. Call 629-2731 Monday through Friday between 9
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By STEPHANIE DAVIS Stat! Writer
Death threats recently left on an office answering machine of former District U.S. representative Bob Krueger arc being investigated by the FBI.
And Krueger’s ex-pilot Thomas Michael Humphrey, 35, of California, remains in the Los Angeles County Jail in connection with the threats, said FBI special agent Fritz Bohne.
“The scries of messages included obscenities directed at (New Braunfels resident) Krueger and concluded with very specific death threats directed at him,” the affidavit filed by Bohne stated.
Bohne and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom McHugh filed a complaint in
federal court in San Antonio against Humphrey Thursday.
On Dec. 18 Krueger reported a tele ■ phone message had been left on an answering machine at his office, located at 228 S. Seguin St. from Humphrey during the weekend of Dec. 17. '
Krueger told authorities he recognized Humphrey’s voice during the taped messages.
“For the past four years Humphrey carried out a telephone harassment campaign against Krueger,” the complaint stated. “He left many messages containing various veiled threats as well as nuisance calls on Krueger’s telephone answering machine in New Braunfels.”
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Accident victims hospitalized in SA
Two New Year’s traditions are celebrating with champagne at the
stroke of midnight and eating blackeyed peas for good luck. The old wives’ tale says eating blackeyed peas on New Year's Day gives a person good luck all year long While most OO not believe old wives' tales, many continue the tradition “just in case.” (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Two Canyon Lake residents remain hospitalized following an accident ai Friday morning on rain-slicked roads.
Susan Cooper, 18, and Ericka Cooper, 14, are in Methodist Hospital in San Antonio after being transfered from McKenna Memorial Hospital following the accident.
A Methodist Hospital official said Susan Cooper is in fair condition but underwent surgery Saturday and Ericka Cooper is in critical condition.
Kristine Edward Cooper, 37; and
Mindy Cooper, 13, were released from McKenna Memorial Hospital Saturday. Mary Rutti Franks, 42, was treated and released from McKenna Memorial Friday.
New Braunfels Police Department officer John Villarreal said Franks was northbound in the 3000 block of the feeder road when Kristine CtxrjK'r, traveling south, failed to control speed and skidded into Franks lane of traffic. Cooper will be charged with failure to control speed.
Reviewing the Top IO stories in New Braunfels
Bank robbery, confession topped local crime stories
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
The robbery of Executive Banc in October, which was the first New Braunfels bank robbery in more than IO years, and the unexpected confession from Robert Clifton Mays, accused of killing a 14-ycar-old Smithson Valley High School student, topped the list of 1988 crimes.
A 50- to 60-year-old man approached a teller at Executive Banc around 2:45 Oct. 27 and demanded money with a handwritten note. The note stated he liad an explosive and wanted the money quickly. After
receiving the money, the robber left behind the explosive, later identified as brake fluid. The man was never found.
Robert Clifton Mays, 28, Start/vrt-le, pleaded guilty to the 1986 stabbing death of 14-year-old Tanaya Ottcr-pohl in March before he was scheduled to go before a jury. District 274 Judge Fred Moore handed him a 35-year prison term.
Olterpohl had been stabbed 13 times while she was home iii Places and Spaces Mobile Home Park off
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Opening of plaza, center bright spots for business
By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer
New Braunfels welcomed numerous new busineses to the city in 1988 while biding a farewell toothers.
WestPoint Pepperers Mill Store Plaza officially opened Nov. 7. It is one of the nation’s largest complexes of stores owned and operated by manufacturers. Tenants currently occupy 36 of 52 available spaces while another IO spaces have been com-mited. A food court is also being developed at the complex.
The plaza brought more than I .(XX) jobs to New Braunfels and many of the stores feature American and Texas-manufactured products.
WestPoint Pepperell originally opened a factory store in June 1984 on U.S. 81 and construction on Mill
Store Plaza began in July 1987.
WestPoint Pepperell has been in New Braunfels since it purchased Mission Valley Mills 16 years ago.
More than 300 Wal-Mart Distribution Center employees gathered Aug. 26 to celebrate die first load of merchandise shipped from the New Braunfels center.
The complex on a 125-acre tract east of Interstate 35 and north of EM 306 houses contains a 984,000-square-foot distribution facility and a 12,300-squarc-fooi truck maintenance facility.
It serves 140 Wal-Mart Stores in the Southwestern region. The distribution facility has a truck fleet comprising I IO tractors and 4(X) trailers to
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Rick Seidel was one of the organizers of the petition to roll back City of New Braunfels property taxes;
Carter Casteel and Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Tom Purdum celebrated the defeat of the rollback effort.
Tax rollback election divided city in
1988 was a year of triumphs and tragedies. Here is a brief look at the top news stories in New Braunfels during the year.
I • New Braunfels voters turned down a proposition to roll back city ad valorem taxes in a Nov. 22 special election.
Voters cast 2,024 ballots agaiLSt the foil back and 1,647 in favor of Ute proposal. The rollback failed in all four voting districts, but lead in absentee voting.
An effort to roll back city property taxes was initiated in late June 1
Rick Seidel and Marie Pricrn in response to an 18-percent increase in the ad valorem tax rate approved by New Braunfels City Council:
The ad valorem tax rate was 0.3601 cents per $100 property valuation for the past fiscal year. Council unanimously approved a 0.4090-cent tax rate per SKX) property valuation May 16 which went into effect with the new fiscal year July I.
New Braunfels City Council called the spacial election in August after it was presented with a petition containing signatures of 2,700 city residents requesting it.
It* The March 8 primary election yielded a runoff between sherifl candidates Jack Bremer and Bob Richardson.
During the April 12 run-off the votes were within IO votes.
Richardson called for a recount but still lost by a margin of 19 votes.
During die March 8 election County Attorney Bill Reimer upset District Attorney William Schroeder for die district attorney’s position after a heated campaign.
Also in the primary, Democrat Pre-
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