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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 1, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Rangers take cross country meet Pane 12A mc    "?*»Going downtown Then* is a stammtisch at the Kaf fee Haus at the Heritage Exhibit Ifs in the lobby of the Civic Center and is a replica of those stamm tisches tables for cronies, found rn many Bavarian v tllages Pretty hostesses in Heritage Society Bed aprons serve you plenty of ice cold lemonade steaming hot coffee homemade apple kuchen cake miniature gingerbread men Oink It is one of ti * hest values you can find right nos* amu here And of course it displays .our support for our Heritage Exhibit \n«i the gals are so cute t ome and enjoy live entertain ment by your talented neighbors Th* bailee House opens at IO a rn Betsy ti ip*- performs between I rn and 5pm today sunday s hostesses are Nancy Chat in arni Tina Lindemann with Monday held down by Linda Dietert Claudette I Sibert v and Tem tiregory with entertainment by Julie Michie and Agnes Lehmann Sanes Krueger is head busies- overall Lynn Ander son is entertainment chairman Koxolln Krueger ami partners Dudlev Keinke Sara Hayfield * artilyn Harrs amt Manlev Mood ward take charge of tw*verage> Maxine Estes create*! the Kafirs-llaus sn single her out for codo* if she s there The PW? Heritage Exhibit b* the aas tx dedicated to Carroll ami Helen Hoffman two people who have contributed lime and talent to jus-’ at**ut eve*, heritage oriented activity in town tor years including thr "Mphienhurg Museum M-irs!led Association the Heritage Exhibit There simply is no other family or couple aho have given more to this fine community endeavor This is vers t nil wet ant * omal I ountv Health Inn is offering Tvpc D tnp*e influent a vacinr to senor citizens hegmmng Muoriav from t«* a rn to noon and In»n. 2 to 4 p rn at •I I omal Av emir cie* on over there seniors, cause there t* only so math and they eft have ta order n »rr is hew ‘hex run out *h* h means lf you dorsi get vaccinated mm you U have to san fee the next apport unity which t uuid take seeks Am! f*u viruses don t take va* at Kins tor Thanksgiving I tear i omal County commis stoners Whv du you think there is rn* inc It lens e here ut family violence i lur courts are cons* ant Iv reminded of ti and vet vou guvs eon I consider helping fund something that ultimately could alleviate some of the problem a sheller amt agetvv to combat such spousal at kist There is a tired old J oar invotv ng asking elevtrx! of ficiais or pextple running for office • tirther thrv have stopped twat mg thru wives abu h mav tie amusing to some but this is for real gentlemen, fhere are ( omal County citizen* tai mg tragedv in ttieir lives and aho have no place to turn for help Tell vou what friends ami neighbors if \ou mink the commis sKmers are tieing short sighted atmut this matter ara] likely arr playing some kind of dumb pol it ti ai game ante to thrm and remind them of the tragedv they apparently snub to ignoie It s simple Just ante Ie Cental County Commis sHavers t our! t our!house Annex lid N Seguin Suite id New Braunites Texas TUI to (mr reader suggests tie ginning the cor responder* e with ‘ I tear chaus mists A reminder IT*- first of f<Hzr seminars on parenting takes plate from 7 to 9 p rn Tuesdav at st Caul Luther an I Twrch HHS Santa Clar* The program feature' Tracy Se* AT AMMI HCM Pat}* JA After previous attempts at revitalization, the Chamber of Commerce hopes a cross-section of the business community can ensure a viable downtown. The key may be better coordination and true committment By JIM WEBRE Staff Writer lf Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce r 19W work program Is not successful in generating a visible and viable financial government and downtown market core it will not be fur lade of experience in the piano mg process Native and long time New Braunfels**™ remember when their “main street of West San Antonio looked better and when it looked worse The history of many * downtown or original town site areas includes periods of boom and bust from initial deveiopmert to renewal over generations A common prrv blem for physical planners tn such ’ main street projects is historic preservation whether buildings and historic amenities are appropriate for contemporary use and whether a building should be protected or rehabilitated simply on the basis of its age All recent first level planning for New Braunfels downtown indicates concern for historic preservation as wen as proposals for landscaping and worthwhile use of office and retail space Previous attempts to improve the downtown and make it more economically viable have included private land brokers buying property in the hope of speculating in to success ami public committees such as the chamber s just concluded task force In truth New Braunfels downtown has a more attractive if vacated look since city and chamber efforts brought to fruition such things as removal of utility poles and signage on the Main Plaza mitigation of weeds grow mg between pavement cracks facade restoration and general better upkeep of pro perties on Casten Seguin West San Antonio and Hill streets A Main Street USA Committee, ap pointed by the city council in June 1984. studied traffic congestion, parking problems architectural restoration, sidewalk rn-pavements lighting and general beautification. A survey of 56 owners of property in the downtown area in early 1915 showed 5to per cent of a total of 24 respondents were <v terested vt historic restoration of facade- 4! percent weren t and three respondent-didn t care one way or the other Forty-six percent said they would be n terested in using a low interest, private sector loan for historic restoration purposes 33 percent weren’t Some Ty percent of the two dozen property owners said there should bt more oft street parking space ana 75 percent said they were interested lr participating in a general downtown beautification including bench seating, sidewalk planters anc ands aping isuggestions to two oper ended questions respecting municipal involvement in the downtown improvement process and defini Hon of immediate and bing term problem areas induced comments suggesting traffic studies relocation of railroac property, crea Hon of a downtown mall Other were *ir sufficient parking a need far historic' zoo ing. recruitment of other business* downtown property tax ceiling, and removal See CHAMBER Page 7* New Braunfels A few clouds in (fir early will tie the only thing folks around here will have to complain atiout when it comes to this week s weather today through Wednesday will tie lair and Minny w Uh highs in live low aux and early morning lows in the early dos There s not even a mention of rain to dampen those Wurstfest spirits during the first part of this week Tilt kknu BUSINESS    8    9A Cl ASSN NO    9    I3B COMICS    Section    0    7B CROSSWORD    3A ENTERTAINMENT    10A KALEIDOSCOPE  I SB OPINIONS    AA SPORTS............ 12    IBA MUTHER .........  2A tnt*# WRS TE ES I B7 DORIN TOWN MONTAGE r'* }: VO* 134 No >SPi ? 5-914* Sunday November 1.1967 50 Cents Si* Sections 72 Pages Absolutely the Wurst! / Helen and Grosse Opa Carroll Hoffmann enjoy the best of the *urst during opening day a! the 1987 Wurstfest running through Nov 8 Some l?0 000-pius people will enjoy food fun and music during the 10-day festival that has become a Texas showcase of German hospitality and Central Texas cuisine on a stick in a mug or failing over the edge of a paper plate For a complete description and schedule ot Wurstfest see the special Wurstfest 87 magazine rn today s newspaper A map of the Wurstfest grounds available parking and gates appears on Page TOA While the Hoffmanns|obviousiy are enjoying some of the several Kinds of wurst available in Wursthaiie there are a lot of yummies at the festival including potato pancakes, apple pie and fresh corn (Photo by Beryl Clark) Bond set at S250.000 Man charged with teen’s murder in ’8S Stringent animal control ordinance in effect today Br DA VO MAY Staff Writer Thirteen months alter the brutal murder of a Saltier teenager local law enforcement authorities have ar rested a JU year old Start Ville man in connection with the murder Robert (Tifton Mays was arrested late Friday afternoon on a charge of first degree murder and was in Comal County Jail Saturday nigh* Judge Harold Krueger who issued the ar rest warrant just prior to the 4 p rn arrest set bond at $250 oui) An anony mous tip through the local (rime stoppers program was credited by authorities as initiating the subsequent investigation mvolv mg District Attorney William Schroeder Texas Ranger Ray Mar tine/ the I>epartment of Public Safe tv ('omal County Sherif Cs Office and the federal Bureau ot Alcohol Tobac co and Firearms Mays w as apprehended on EM 2673 by Martinez and sheriffs in vestigator Lf Rudy Rubio who were en route to hts residence to the serve the warrant when he was spotted rn his caf He was arrested without ma dent Tanayj Otterpohl a Myear-old Smithton Valley student died of multiple stab wounds sept 2k and her txtdy was found outside her Sattier mobile home by tier mother Investigators determined she was at tacked inside the residence and then dragged outside Mays is currently on parole for a l«7k conviction of burglars with rn tent to commit rape According to district court records he served eight years ot a 25-year prison term before being released last year He is the second suspect arrested in connection with the slaying A 22-year-old Mexican national Hilario Esc a ken te Valenzuela was released after being no billed by a grand jury in March Vaienzuela arrested after being seen running along a roadside half a mile from the murder site was ne baled due to a lack of es tdeme rn the case Both Rubto and Sheriff Walter Fellers expressed relief and saUsfac Hon with the arrest The sheriff's department was criticized last year by schroeder who said investigators mishandled evidence at the murder site “We sure are relieved ” said Fellers The case had been left open all this time A lot of hard work went into this arrest and I feel like we got our man ” Fellers said it appears at this point Mays acted alone .n the kitling It s a relief for me said Rubio The community has been under pressure thinking there was a maniac runnig loose For me it’s a personal relief ” Rubio declined to comment on any spec tfics of Hie case We believe we have a motive and we <lefinitely believe we have a good case he stated adding ** Mays is not a See ARRESTED Paqe 2A Bv DAVID MAY Stab Writer i U> officials hop* a more stringent comprehensive order in efl**c t lodav will make pel owners more respond hie and mean tewei unwanted animals overall The updated provision establishes new lees fines and commercial licensing procedures as well as establishing a new contract with the Humane Society which will now handle dispatching of animal control officers and records keeping (or live city *' This new ordinance is a good comprehensive piec e of legislation said ''gt John McFachern of the New Braunfels I'of tee Impairment 'This will hopefully en courage responsible pet ownership and will look to unresponsive owners to pay or offset the costs of opera lion ” Previously the police department handled all dispat ching duties Mc Facile rn noted that last year, the depart ment received 3 442 calls for anima) control service which he said did not include number of photn* calls to tile department As of today city residents needing an animal warden need to call t>29 HHJo which will in- in set vice 24 flours daily The police liepurtment is still charged with overseeing administrative duties relating to tile ordinance and (fie contract with the society Both wardens will remain city officers with salaries paid through the police depart ment The new measure which was drafted from model animal control ordinances and estbalished Humane Scute! y of America guidelines provides stricter rabies and dangerous animal control and prohibits tile keeping of wild undomesticated animals The number to call is 629-9830 Die way ii s designed it will ta* good lur many years to come and need few modifications said McFachern McFachern in clarifying one provision regarding See ANIMALS Pa«t 2A Fellers calling press conference Tuesday Saturday stabbing victim hospitalized V New Braunfels man who told police a deep stab wound to Hie chest was an accident, was listed in serious but stable condition .saturday night Police said Raymond Sanchez age and adrress unknown, suffered th** injury in the front yard of a residence in the loo block of Rosedale Street The ma dent occurred just after ti p rn According to witnesses a blue unknown model vehi cie was seen leaving the residence moments after Kanchez was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital with what was des*-rilled as a puncture wound lo the sternum several inches deep He was admitted to in tensive care where he became disruptive and had to be subdued, according to police An investigation was still continuing at presstime (hie officer said Sanchez clanned it lo have been an accident but was otherwise remaining quiet McKenna spokesmen were unable to confirm any level of injury to the man By DAVID MAY Stall Writer ('omal County has had only one sheriff since 1952 and the incumbent said Saturday afternoon he will an flounce early this week whether or not lie will seek a ninth term as the county 's top cop Sheriff Walter Fellers 75 has called a press conference for Tuesday afternoon at his office Fellers, a Democrat has served in his present capacity .(5 years and is the elder statesman among active sheriffs in the stale He did not reveal what bis intentions are Fellers announced the called press conference after commenting on Fri day afternoon s arrest of a man charged in the slabbing death last year of a Sattier teenager Although filing for next year s general elections is still a month away, one candidate has officially announced his intentions to seek the sheriffs post Another has scheduled a press conference tor Nov IU al Six.rtzvide A third has also annotine ed his campaign intentions Republican candidate Jack Bremer officially kicked off his se cond sheriffs campaign (Jct Bremer narrowly lost to Fellers in 19H4 in the closest race in Fellers’ tenure Former sheriff's deputy Fd Mullins is scheduled to make his can dulacy official Nev IU at Martzvitle Community Center Mullins a l(f year department veteran and super visor was fired bv Fellers Aug 26 Fellers said Mullins was fired because of internal turmoil, but Mullins claims the firing was politically motivated A termer New Braunfels police patrolman Donald Cobb Guenther. mack? his informal announcement in september Guenther, 41, called Fellers a good friend” but said he would seek office regardless of the sheriffs plans ;