New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 19, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
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Inside: Comal County youngsters spent weeks preparing for the
BUSINESS...................................8A 21st annual Comal County Junior Livestock Show and
CLASSIFIED........................12-15B that work culminated in many grand champions and some
COMICS..............................6B.1-8D good auction prices this weekend.
CROSSWORD.........................!...3A “Overall, it was a really big show,” said Doris Nell
DEAR ABBY...............................6A Voges, a member of the Comal County Livestock Associ-
EDUCATION ...llOB adon* Workers toiled into the evening Saturday night fol-
ENTERTAINMENT..................... 5B l°w»ng the three-day (and night) event.
HOROSCOPE .......................6B Grand Champion Steer honors went to Susan Wenzel,
KALEIDOSCOPE....................1-11B w*10 S^0WC(^ Reserve Champion Steer last year. Her
OPINIONS ................... aa sleer so^ **s year ^’750 to Sikes Electric, Budweis-
QDnoTQ .............................er, Hadlock & Fox, Voges Plumbing, Sac-n-Pac, Produc-
tv ' ,r ers Co-op, Comal Saddelry, Comal Tannery, and Hadlock
uJcATi«=n ......................... oA * Sons Saddletree Inc. Reserve Champion Steer was
WEATHER...................................2A sh0WT1 by Wade Zaeske; it brought $5,500 from Natural
Last year’s Grand Champion Steer sold for $5,890 and the Reserve Champion sold for $3,875.
If you’re spring cleaning and Cary Byrd exhibited the Grand Champion Swine Thurs-
you find a bunch of old books day night and it sold for $3,000 Saturday to Natural Bridge
you don’t care to read any more, Caverns. Reserve Champion, shown by Amber Hcitkamp
the local chapter of the American Se* WINNERS, Pag* 2A
Association of University Women sure would like to have them for its Spring Book Sale. For pick-up or more information, call B.L.
Rushing at 625-6362; V.A. Caffee at 629-3849; or A. Lehmann,
625-5391. lf you’d like to, you can drop the paperbacks or hardbacks off at 876 Loop 337. The SA
sale will be April 22 so you can replenish your library then.... r
It’s planting time again and the local farmers and gardeners will be gathering soon for the organizational meeting of the New Braunfels Farmers Market. Anyone wishing to participate as a seller is invited to call Lewis Sarkozi after 6 p.m. at 625-4248....
The Safe City Commission continues its neighborhood meetings Tuesday night at 7 for residents living in the Cypress Rapids Subdivision and the Crystal Springs-Rapids street neighborhoods. The meeting will be at Gruene Hall. For more information, call 620-SAFE....
The public is invited to get a look “Behind Closed Doors” April I from IO a.m. to 4 p.m. The Tour of Homes to benefit the Comal County unit of the American Cancer Society will include six styles of architecture and interior design. Maps and programs will be distributed at each home. A special drawing will be held for prizes donated by local merchants.
A garden luncheon in a Gruene setting is scheduled from ll a.m. to 2 p.m. The Cancer Society will provide “Eat Right” brochures with menus and cookbooks will be available for purchase at the luncheon site.
Tickets may be purchased at Comal Flower Shop, Johnson Furniture, Krause Books, and World of Fabrics. The cost of the tour is $10 if tickets are purchased early, or $12 on the day of the tour.
Total cost of the tour including the luncheon is $15 if tickets are purchased before April I, or $18 ai the door.
Call 625-1741 or 625-6739 for more information....
Teen Connection Foster Group Home will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt and Party with puppet show, games and prizes for children ages 2 and older Friday, March 24, from I to 4 pm. at 1414 W. San Antonio St. Admission is $1.50 and all proceeds will benefit Teen Connection.
Go to Teen Connection Friday, then load up on more eggs Saturday because the New Braunfels Paries and Recreation Department will host an Easter Egg Hunt in the park Saturday, March 25, from IO to ll am. at Cypress Bend Park. Inside some of the eggs will
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CAD making new plans to advance computers
Comal Appraisal District board of directors meets Monday starting at 5:30 p.m. in a workshop session to discuss updating the district’s computer system and the disposition of the 1988 fund balance.
The meeting is at the appraisal district office at 430 W. Mill St.
After the workshop, directors will convene into a regular session to discuss and possibly act on disposition of the fund balance and selection of 1989 audit firm. They will also hear a pre sentation of a proposed 1989 budget amendment; and authorization to notify taxing jurisdictions of intent to amend budget.
102 years worth of memories live in Hattie Wright’s mind
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
As 102-year-old Hattie Wright rocks the day away on the porch, her alert mind and sweet smile charm visitors and relatives who sit to spin a yam with her.
“Since I got old; I don’t remember much,” Mrs. Wright said smiling, but relatives would beg to differ.
She doesn’t hear too well, but she boggles the minds of visitors by remembering specific childhood events right down to the name of her first grade leacher — Fred Harris.
“You’ve got a good memory,” said granddaughter Lois Hampton as she shakes her head in disbelief.
Since Mrs. Wright turned IOO years old, relatives have come from all over the United States to celebrate at Jackson Chapel Methodist Church in San Marcos each year.
Her granddaughter Realha Gooden of New Braunfels said she is amazed at her grandmother’s alert mind.
K-Mart offering baskets for needy
K-Mart will continue its community relations program of providing food baskets at Easier to more “than 21,00 needy families across the country.
Baskets containing a ham, potatoes, vegetables and bread will be assembled by K-Mart employees. The food will be delivered the toe K-MART, Page 2A
Murder suspect released on bond
A Spring Branch woman posted a $130,000 bond Saturday following her indictment last week on charges she shot and killed her husband and had attempted to murder him in June.
Mary Virginia Spccht had been in jail since March 6 when Comal County sheriffs deputies arrested her after they brought her in for questioning.
An $80,000 bond was set on the murder charge and $50,000 on the attempted murder charge.
She is charged with shooting Larry Wayne Specht, HCR I, Box 39B, in the back with a high-powered rifle March 2 while he was in his driveway. He died later that night during surgery at Medical Center Hospital in San Antonio.
Detectives won’t reveal a motive for the shootings.
The 44-year-old civil service work-
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crowds during Saturday’s livestock auction, above. Cara Laubach holds tight to her steer while auctioned make their bids. (Photos by Deryl Clark)
County hosting public hearing on illicit companies’ locations
An order to regulate where sexually-oriented businesses could locate in Comal County will be considered by commissioners Monday at 1:30 p.m.
The order would prohibit sex shops from locating within 1,500 feet of child care facilities, churches, dwellings, hospitals, public parks or schools.
Residents spoke in favor of such an
order Feb. 27 during a public hearing at the courthouse.
The order — patterned after Harris County’s order — was proposed by Precinct 2 Comal County Commissioner Neil Craigmile Jan. 27 to stop the illicit businesses from moving to Comal County. The proposal came in light of Bexar County’s crackdown on
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‘Sick’ vandals hit Comal Cemetery
New Braunfels police are looking for vandals who did extensive damage to the oldest area of Comal Cemetery recently by breaking more than 20 head stones and disturbing flower arrangements.
‘‘I don’t know about these people picking on the dead people,” said Thomas Villanueva, cemetery supervisor. ‘‘It’s very low for people to do things like this.”
Vandals entered the city-owned cemetery Thursday night and did
approximately $4,000 worth of damage, Villanueva said.
He said three to four people were probably involved in the vandalism because it would take several people to move some of the large head stones.
One large head stone valued at $ 1,000 was cracked, he said.
“Since this is a city cemetery, we’re not really responsible for damages like this,” Villanueva said, adding he would try to notify families whose plots were involved in the incident.
River bridge signs kick off WORD’S safety campaign
Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District board members will begin a safety campaign this week by identifying bridge crossings on River Road.
“The bridge identification project is one of the WORD’S first priority objectives,” said district administrator Betty Walls. “This type of informa
tion is sometimes a big factor in allowing the recreational visitor to better identify their actual whereabouts in the event they should need any assistance during their river trip.”
The signs also will assist visitors locating campgrounds or other ser-
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Mrs. Wright lives with her daughter Lottie Williams on a quiet farm in San Marcos.
“We both can’t hear so good,” said 87-year-old Williams. So sleeping and eating fills most of the day, she giggles.
But Mrs. Wright has beal found doing more than just sleeping and eating.
She is often found washing dishes, wringing out clothes to dry, and even putting wood in a wheelbarrow once, Mrs. Williams said.
“I worked hard in my days,” Mrs. Wright said.
She remembers working hard picking cotton, plowing fields, washing clothes, sewing, and quilting.
“I sure do love to pick cotton,” she said. “I just like to pick it. I just like lo work in the field some how or the other. It wasn’t hard to me. I had to pick hard to beat that other fellow.”
Plowing fields was hard work, to® MEMORIES, Pag* 2A
Birthday girl Hattie Wright, sitting far right, recently turned 102. Some of the relatives who helped her celebrate are from left sitting daughter Lottie Williams of San Marcos and granddaughter Verdie
Wright of Seattle, Wash. Standing from left granddaughter Reatha Gooden of New Braunfels, and granddaughter Lois Hamilton of Seattle, Wash. (Stephanie Davis photo)
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ARLINGTON, TX 76006iyoy snow winners pictured in Herald
Youngsters participating in the 21st annual Comal County Livestock Show spent the last three days showing their animals and raising money for their efforts at the auction. For complete coverage, see Kaleidoscope.
See Pages 7-9BNew Braunfels
Vol. 137, No. 91
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144Sample town’s tastes and benefit museum
Where else can you taste food and drink from 28 restaurants, caterers and beverage distributors in one place? And at the cost of only $15? Well, the organizers of the Tastes of the Town are offering that and much more March 30 at the New Braunfels Civic
Center See Page 1BSunday
March 19, 1989
50 Cents Four Sections, 48 PagesSoccer upsets leaveNB tall in the saddle
Canyon downed San Marcos and Smithson Valley was upset by Kerrville Tivy in District 26 soccer action Saturday. The big winner was New Braunfels, which can now clinch at least a share of the district title with a victory on Tuesday.
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