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1990 Seeman murder still unsolved
By ANITA MILLER ed. declared “Find Heidi Day” on 11-year-old Heidi
Seeman’s battered and
News Editor A resident of San Antonio, Aug. 11 of that year, bringing
badly decomposed body
the girl was last seen by a more than 300,000 people
was found in late August
It was a case that shocked friend she had spent the night into the effort.
and horrified Hays County. with and who walked her part Her battered and badly
1990 in brush near
Twenty three years later, the of the way home on the city’s decomposed body was found
Wimberley. An autopsy
unsolved murder of 11-year- northeast side the morning of Aug. 25 in brush near
old Heidi Seeman still ranks Aug. 4, 1990. Wimberley; and an autopsy
revealed she had been
among the state’s most Immediately after her dis- revealed she had been sexual-
heinous. appearance, a far-reaching ly assaulted. Despite an
Now, the cold case is search was launched, involv- intense investigation and a
among the top 12 featured on ing more than 8,000 volun- number of possible suspects,
GAS LAMP DISTRICT
a new Texas Rangers website teers. Lila Cockrell, then
Heidi Seeman — in fact, it’s the oldest list- mayor of San Antonio (See Heidi page 2)
Mixed-use project targets 495 acres east of IH-35
behind the outlet
and Old Bastrop
would occupy 495
acres and be the
first large scale
for the city of San
By DAVID SHORT
With the potential of
creating more than
4,000 construction jobs
and 1,200 new single-
family homes, the Gas
continues to inch for-
Situated just behind
the outlet malls where
Centerpoint Road and
Old Bastrop Highway Under the current scenario by Walton Development, new home construction in the proposed development near
intersect, the Walton Center Point Road and Old Bastrop Highway could begin by late 2015, with the first homes occupied by early 2016.
project would occupy
495 acres and be the acre research/light form a Public nomic development tool is in addition to proper- lines, parks, streets,
first large-scale industrial zoned area. Improvement District which can be created to ty and other taxes. sidewalks and other
SmartCode project for In addition it would began in March of help with the financing Parker said the addi- items provided “they
the city of San Marcos. feature 76 acres of open 2012.” of a project’s infrastruc- tional fees would be benefit the public and
Matthew Lewis, direc- space, parks and Under the current ture. paid “at the same time the property within the
tor of Planning and drainage area and 13 scenario, new home “The PID is funded as annual property district.”
Development Services acres designated for construction could through assessments taxes” but that unlike Bonds would be
for the city, told the city civic and school devel- begin by late 2015 with levied on property locat- property taxes which issued by the city which
council this week the opment. the first homes occupied ed within the district’s would rise as the prop- could also be used for
proposed project would “The project started by early 2016. boundaries,” Parker erty value increases, the engineering and con-
also include 24 acres for as a Planned Steve Parker, assis- said. assessed fees would struction costs, but the
multi-family residential, Development District in tant city manager and Under the scenario, in stay the same. developer would not be
24 acres for senior liv- the spring of 2011,” director of finance for the first phase property Under the PID, infra- reimbursed until the
ing residential, a 10- Lewis said in outlining the city, explained that in the district would pay structure improvements improvements were con-
acre mixed-use town the project’s history. a PID, as it’s more com- $0.39 per hundred dol- on the project could
center core and a 56- “And discussions to monly known, is an eco- lars valuation and that include water and sewer (See Project page 2)
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SMPD Blotter Weather
Local 5-Day Forecast
80, verbal warning. Kimberly Mowrey,
• 6:06 p.m. - Minor Blayne Banks, Torie
Feb. 19 Nelson Turpin
• 8:42 a.m. - Theft, collision, N. LBJ Drive Doris McGuire Nelson Johnson, Celeste Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon
639 E. Hopkins at Sessom Drive, Turpin passed away Hunter and Cameron 2/21 2/22 2/23 2/24 2/25
Street, citation. report. peacefully Feb. 18, and Carson Everhart
• 9:34 a.m. - Minor • 6:57 p.m. - 2013. and several nieces.
collision, 1636 Criminal mischief, She was the She was pre-
76/42 69/40 75/45 76/44 69/38
Aquarena Springs 1101 Leah Avenue, daughter of Fred ceded in death
Drive, report. report. Shelton McGuire by her parents,
• 9:43 a.m. - Theft, • 6:58 p.m. - Minor and Hattie White twin sister Lois Chance of a Consider- More clouds Plenty of Sunny.
SMPD, report. collision, Hunter Road McGuire of McGuire
morning able cloudi- than sun. sun. Highs Highs in the
• 10:05 a.m. - at Wonder World Colony, Kan. Trammel and
shower or ness. Highs Highs in the in the mid upper 60s
Drive, report. brothers Wayne
thunder- in the upper mid 70s and 70s and and lows in
Minor collision, 600 She was the
storm. 60s and lows in the lows in the the upper
block E. Hopkins • 7:15 p.m. - wife of Raymond
Partly lows in the mid 40s. mid 40s. 30s.
Street, report. Welfare concern, 1321 Turpin, who pre- McGuire.
cloudy. High low 40s.
• 10:28 a.m. - IH-35 North, report. ceded her in She was a Sunrise: Sunrise: Sunrise: Sunrise: Sunrise:
Minor collision, 206 • 8:14 p.m. - death. member of the
Collision with injury, Doris McGuire Baptist Temple in Sunset: Sunset: Sunset: Sunset: Sunset:
IH-35 North, blue She leaves as
7:05 AM 7:05 AM 7:04 AM 7:02 AM 7:01 AM
Nelson Turpin San Antonio.
form. 203 IH-35 North, survivors’ son
report. There will be a
6:25 PM 6:26 PM 6:27 PM 6:28 PM 6:28 PM
• 10:30 a.m. - Don Nelson, Central Texas Health Research Allergy & Asthma
Minor collision, 2211 • 8:59 p.m. - daughter Vickie Nelson private graveside service ALLERGY FORECAST
IH-35 South, blue Collision, 201 IH-35 Holbrook, grandchildren today in Mission Park in Molds - High Trees - Moderate
Roy L. Holbrook, Crystal San Antonio.
Texas At A Glance
form. North, report.
• 10:30 a.m. - Holbrook, Jeff Nelson Memorials in honor of
Criminal mischief, and Lisa Nelson Doris may be made to
the charity of your Amarillo
108 IH-35 North, Everhart; great-grand-
report. • 12:00 a.m. - Hit children Taylor and choice.
and run, 343 N. LBJ
• 10:58 a.m. -
Minor collision, 1805 Drive, blue form.
IH-35 North, report. • 12:04 a.m. -
Lost/found property, Dallas
• 11:57 a.m. -
Credit/debit card Staples Road at Visitation will begin at 67/35
Saltillo Street, report. 2 p.m.
James G. Anglin
abuse, SMPD, report.
• 12:42 p.m. - • 1:25 a.m. - James G. Anglin, 63, El Paso
Credit/debit card of San Marcos, died
abuse, 305 Laredo 911 Allen Street, ver- Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Houston
Street, report. bal warning. Kyle. San Marcos
• 1:53 a.m. -
• 1:01 p.m. - Funeral service will be
Disorderly conduct, Illegally parked vehi- Friday, Feb. 22 at 3 San Antonio
San Marcos High cles, 200 Brazoria p.m. at Thomason
School, citation. Trail, warning. Funeral Home in San
• 2:04 p.m. - Theft, • 3:24 a.m. - Marcos.
730 E. Hopkins Driving while intoxi-
Street, report. cated, evading arrest
with a motor vehicle, Brownsville
• 3:41 p.m. -
Collision with injury, driving while license
Alvarez of San Benito; Area Cities
Aquarena Springs invalid, 101 Bobcat City Hi Lo Cond. City Hi Lo Cond.
brother Nazario Alvarez
Cesar Alvarez Sr.
Drive at Charles Trail, April Michelle
Lee, 23, arrested. Cesar Alvarez Sr., a and wife Marte of
Austin Street, report.
Abilene 66 30 windy Kingsville 83 59 cloudy
• 3:44 a.m. - resident of San Marcos, Mexico; sisters Imelda
Amarillo 45 21 sn shower Livingston 72 43 t-storm
• 3:55 p.m. - Bracken and husband
became free from his
Austin 75 42 mst sunny Longview 64 39 t-storm
Assault, SMPD, Robbery, Knox Street
Danny of Albuquerque,
Beaumont 72 51 t-storm Lubbock 60 21 windy
report. at Jones Street, earthly bonds and
Brownsville 89 67 pt sunny Lufkin 73 44 t-storm
report. ascended into the heav- N.M.; Elvia Trevino and
• 4:48 p.m. - Fraud,
Brownwood 70 35 windy Midland 67 36 windy
• 4:34 a.m. - ens to be with our Holy husband Ernesto of San
Corpus Christi 79 59 t-storm Raymondville 89 64 pt sunny
202 Porter Street, Benito and grandchil-
Father on Feb. 11, 2013
Corsicana 67 36 mst sunny Rosenberg 73 50 t-storm
report. Investigation, warrant
dren Melvin Xavier Jr.
Dallas 67 35 pt sunny San Antonio 76 45 pt sunny
arrest, 930 IH-35 at the age of 61.
• 5:14 p.m. -
Del Rio 75 46 pt sunny San Marcos 76 42 pt sunny
North, J.D. Ross, 30, He was preceded in and Melena Elizabeth
Barking dog, 1002
El Paso 55 34 windy Sulphur Springs 61 34 t-storm
death by his Cruz, Elvira and
Fort Stockton 65 38 windy Sweetwater 66 30 windy
Dale Street, verbal James Porter and
Gainesville 61 29 pt sunny Tyler 65 39 t-storm
warning. • 6:52 a.m. -
Greenville 62 32 t-storm Weatherford 66 31 pt sunny
Attempt to locate, 195 Elvira Trevino.
• 5:44 p.m. -
Houston 73 51 t-storm Wichita Falls 61 26 mst sunny
Cesar honored Visitation will
Solicitors, 1015 Hwy. IH-35 North, referred.
his family and be today from 2
country serving to 7:30 p.m. at
in the United Los Angeles
States Air Force Funeral Home.
as a tech sear- Recitation of
gent. Rosary will begin
His life may at 7:30 p.m. in
have been short, Cesar Alvarez Sr. the Los Angeles
(Continued from page 1) Funeral Chapel.
but Cesar had
many chapters. Mass of Christian
no arrest was ever made. Cesar knew that edu- Burial will be Friday at
The case gained national attention and the cation was very impor- 10 a.m. at St. John the
involvement of the FBI. It also spawned the tant, that's why he com- Evangelist Catholic
Heidi Search Center Inc., which has “assisted pleted high school with Church. Rev. Fr. Victor
the families of 3,384 missing persons,” its web- diploma and later Mayorga will officiate. President Obama first time Lindsay Lohan
site says. “And this is only the number of cases received a college asso- Interment will follow played golf with Tiger was glad that she's
the center has taken in. It is estimated that this ciate degree. with military honors Woods in Palm Beach wearing an ankle moni-
many families or more have turned to the But his pride and joy beginning at 1:15 p.m. Monday. It was a last- tor.
Center for support and advice,” it continues. was his wife of 38 years in Fort Sam Houston minute pairing. The
“Cold cases are typically challenging to solve Sylvia Cruz Alvarez and National Cemetery in original plan was for South African
for a variety of reasons, but we want to send a his children. Cesar’s San Antonio. him to play with Bill Olympic star Oscar Pis-
clear message that we are not giving up on warmth, love and laugh- Serving as pallbearers Clinton, but Michelle torius told a judge he
these murder victims,” DPS Director Steven ter will dearly be will be the immediate would only let Barack accidentally shot and
McCraw said in a news release. “Our goal for missed, but his legacy family members and play with someone killed his supermodel
this webpage — and the investigative efforts will be carried on friends. who's had fewer than girlfriend through his
supporting it — is to shine a new light on these through his children Services entrusted to twenty female accusers. bathroom door. We get
crimes, so they are not forgotten. We are com- and grandchildren. the Villasenor family - new details every day.
mitted to bringing these ruthless criminals to His life continues Los Angeles Funeral Brussels Airport was The most surprising
justice and to bringing some amount of closure through his wife Sylvia Home, 300 Cheatham the site of a diamond thing the detectives un-
to the families involved.” C. Alvarez, sons Melvin St., San Marcos 392- robbery Tuesday. Three covered is that it didn't
Though the “top 12” cases will be changed Cruz and Amy Cruz of 3676. men dressed as cops happen in Los Angeles.
from time to time, they will not disappear from San Marcos, Cesar halted an airliner before
the total of 68 cases the website features, going Alejandro Alvarez Jr. of takeoff and stole fifty
back to 1978. Argus Hamilton is the
San Diego, Calif., million in jewels from host comedian at The
The site allows people to submit information daughters Isabel Alvarez the cargo. When the
through it; callers wishing to remain anony- Comedy Store in Holly-
of San Marcos, Alma story broke it was the wood.
mous may call (800) 346-3243 or Hays County Alvarez and husband
Crimestoppers at (800) 324-TIPS. Chris Porter of San
To view the information on the Unsolved Diego, Calif., parents
Homicides site, visit: Ruperto and Dominga
To specifically view the Texas Rangers Top 12
Cold Case Investigations visit:
www.dps.texas.gov/TexasRangers/UnsolvedH will be Monday, Feb. 25
at 8:30 a.m. at St.
Hortencia Villanueva, Church with celebration
76, of Kyle, wife of of Mass starting at 10
Refugio S. Villanueva, a.m. Burial will follow in
Sr., died Feb. 19, 2013. Memory Lawn Memorial
Visitation will be Park in Martindale.
Sunday, Feb. 24 from 5- Arrangements
(Continued from page 1) 7 p.m. at St. Anthony’s entrusted to the
Catholic Church in Kyle Villasenor family-Los
structed and accepted as completed by the city, followed by a Rosary at Angeles Funeral Home,
Parker said. 7 p.m. 300 Cheatham St., 392-
Parker explained that one major difference in A second visitation 3676.
a PID versus other economic incentives used by
municipalities from time to time is that with a
PID the city doesn’t give up or lose tax revenue
for any period of time as it would with tax Funeral Home.
abatements. Frances Chagoya
Celebration of Mass will
A safeguard for the city is that if the property be held at St. John the
owner didn’t make the annual assessment pay- Frances Chagoya, 76,
of San Marcos, died Feb. Evangelist Catholic
ments which could result in bond default, the Church at 12:30 p.m.
property could be sold at “judicial foreclosure 19, 2013.
Visitation will be with burial to follow in
sale” to recapture the assessment. In addition, San Marcos City
a Debt Service Reserve Fund would be main- Friday, Feb. 22 from 2-
7:30 p.m. at St. John Cemetery.
tained amounting to at least one year’s pay- Arrangements
ments which might help prevent default. the Evangelist Catholic
with Rosary beginning entrusted to the
Parker said a total of $39,175,000 in bonds Villasenor family-Los
could be issued over the life of the project but at 7:30 p.m.
A second visitation Angeles Funeral Home,
would be done in four phases with the first 300 Cheatham St., 392-
issuance in the amount of $12,250,000. will be Saturday at 10
a.m. at Los Angeles 3676.
If needed, and approved by the city, the sec-
ond phase issuance would be for $10,815,000
with the third for a near equal amount of
$10,670,000 and the fourth and final for
The city council directed staff to continue
working with Walton Development on the proj-
ect. It is expected to return to planning and
zoning and the city council in the coming
speaks out on the
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