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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-

                                                                                                                                                  sexually assaulted.
                                   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

          Situated just
    behind the outlet
          malls where
   Centerpoint Road
    and Old Bastrop
  Highway intersect,
            the Walton
   Development and
    company project
  would occupy 495
     acres and be the
      first large scale
  SmartCode project
  for the city of San

Staff Reporter

   With the potential of
creating more than
4,000 construction jobs
and 1,200 new single-
family homes, the Gas
Lamp Public
Improvement District
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.
Development and
Management company
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
                                                                                   Payton Holbrook,
                           80, verbal warning.                                     Kimberly Mowrey,
                                                      Doris McGuire
                             • 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
                                                                                          and Ronald
                                                                                                                   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
                           Feb. 20
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
                           Disturbance/noise,                                                                                                                     Austin
Credit/debit card                                     of San Marcos, died
abuse, 305 Laredo          911 Allen Street, ver-     Tuesday, Feb. 19 in                                                                                                         Houston
                                                                                                                            55/34                                  75/42
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
                                                      niece Cynthia
                                                                                                                   Gainesville        61    29 pt sunny    Tyler                 65   39 t-storm

warning.                      • 6:52 a.m. -
                                                                                              Noah Arredondo.
                                                                                                                   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

• Heidi
                                                      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.

• Project
                                                                                    Anthony’s Catholic
                                                         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

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