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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 25, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Inc rut oh wrjmb cox 45436 Confessed killer sheds light on unsolved local murder By DEBBIE DaLOACH Staff writer Selfproclaimed mass murderer Henry Lee Lucas says he didnt kill an unidentified Latin woman whose body was found June on Interstate 35 near But Lucas told two local officers Friday he may know who Coma County Sheriffs Investigator Gilbert Villarrcal and Texas Ranger Ray Martinez had their shot at questioning Lucas Friday morning at the Williamson County where hes being held for He was cooperative and extremely There was no sign of Villarreal He talked about human bodies like they were golf balls or a pair of It the interrogation was but a matteroffact kind of His attitude was very Martinez Martinez labeled Lucas recall as Its all in his head how he killed where he dumped the details about the surroundings where he left them he even remembers in what order he killed meaning whether he stabbed or shot them Villarreal The interrogation took about 50 Villarreal said Lucas admitted the murder was similar to his but he said he didnt do He did provide information that another man in Ottis Elwood who traveled with him from time to time may have copied his Villarreal Toole is in custody in on See Page 12A Clonts family Christmas The Arthur Clonts family is having a happy holiday thanks to the steady recovery of daughter second from Julie suffered a severe head injury in a freak accident two months ago and was in critical condition for a Now shes looking forward to going back to From right to thats Jean and Julie Clonts and family friend Sammie New Braunfels Herald New Texas 92 256 December 50 cents 70 5 Sections USPS 377880 Staff photo by John Seriter Guardsmen Sam Kenneth Henry Pearce and Isaac Orta load the last of the Cheer Fund sacks Cheer Fund closes out with deliveries to families Contributions kept coming in right down to the last minute of the 1983 Cheer Fund which nearly reached the mark when all was said and done Friday And the fruits of your generosity were spread throughout New Braunfels as National Guard units delivered our Cheer Fund packages to 120 local We received 12 donations totaling bringing our final balance to well over twice what was collected in the first drive last That by the does not include donated Heres our last group of donors Hannah Miller and Thomas Randy and Jeny Dennis and Cash and George Shepherd and Paul Lillie and Richard and Leonard and Donald Morris and Judy Crumrine and Gary Anonymous In the local KMart store and its employees donated three large boxes of canned and new Braunfels even though they were busy as it was with their annual Toys for Tots donated two large boxes of In Tuesdays well show you exactly what your donations meant to these local and well list all the contributors It will be a long andwere all very happy about You folks warmed up a chilly Christmas for a lot of Cool Christmas due for Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A belowfreezing Christmas is on tap for most of Texas as meteorologists said Friday the record breaking chill will continue through Monday with occasional snow flurries along the The National Weather Service said at least eight low temperature records were set in Texas Friday morning because of the frigid arctic The average temperature in Abilene this month has been degrees below Patches of ice remained on some roads freezing drizzle brought traffic in Southeast Texas and Houston to a skidding stop and light snow fell from the Red River south to Dallas and Fort Worth Few travelers remained from earlier ice and snow But the weather service warned that conditions could get or at least stay as they before they get I dont see any warmup this said NWS meteorologist Don Sullivan in Fort Right it looks like Monday ot Tuesday before we get some The weather service said that while some areas wanned a little the temperature forecast in Abilene calls for thermometers to read 20 to 40 degrees below normal for the last 8 days of the We have an excellent chance at the coldest December on which is degrees set in and an NWS statement from Abilene Temperatures there have been below freezing since 2 and it has alreadybeen the snowiest December on record with The winter front has claimed at least 10 lives in Texas since In the latest cases a 67yearold Fort Worth man was found frozen in the back of a van and a Dallas transient apparently of at Parkland Memorial Tarrant County Medical Examiners Investigator Dail McMillan said the body of the Fort Worth man was frozen solid just like a block of A Dallas County medical examiners office spokesman said a final autopsy on the other body had not yet been Chilly locals get too warm Two New Braunfels residents found themselves in hot water as they tried to combat the cold Firefighters received two house calls within an hour of each A woman on Bridge Street received burns on her hands after the curtains near her space heater caught fire at A Solms man attempting to thaw frozen water pipes with a match put the resulting fire out before it reached his mobile but called the fire department just to make No structural damage was reported at 891 where a bathroom heater ignited some curtains on the Firefighters said the 26 yearold resident was trying lo taketheflaming curtains down when they fell on leaving first and seconddegree burns on her Emergency treatment was not but the woman was advised to see a At trucks were called to a mobile home park in the Solms Firefighters said the resident had tried to thaw his frozen wrapped in newspaper and by holding lighted matches near The wrapping caught The homeowner was to find a faucet that wasnt and put the fire out with a garden hose before it did much Light snow flurries fell before dawn Friday at the Jefferson County Airport in Southeast Texas and a travelers advisory was posted for the Galveston area because of freezing A spokeswoman for the Galveston County sheriff said the causeway from the mainland to Galveston Island was closed for several hours early Friday because of See Page 12A Blooper transforms Midland woman into Santa Texas AP Long distance telephone operator Jo Forrester got home from work on a December day last year and found her phone buzzing with calls from children wanting to talk to Santa She had no idea why they were calling her until she looked at the afternoon A frontpage story told how a nursing home patient was eager to take calls from children wanting to talk to Santas The story mistakenly carried Forresters phone I couldnt have the number Can you imagine how disappointed kids would have been to dial Santa Claus and hear a recording say the number had been disconnected she said of fate turned into a full time hobby for Forrester and some of her She took a 30 day leave of absence from work this year and handles about 300 calls a day from The operators have collected clothing and food for some needy and have been able to tip social service agencies to specific cases where public assistance is Were doing some good this We found one family that was truely destitute with six children and a We discussed the problems with the and were getting them some she When Forresters answers the he pretends to be Santa The couples 10yearold son Eric tells callers hes Snowball the Its made Christmas something very special for she Everybody ought to do this because you really get to know what Christ mas One calls Santa Inside Todays Weather Another incoming mass of arctic air was expected to make Saturday mostly windy and very with northerly winds at 1525 miles per hour and The high will be near Saturday night and Sunday will be cloudy and even with lows in the midteens and a high in the Spurs Lose The San Antonio Spurs lost a tough to the Kansas City Kings Friday night to fall deeper into the Midwest Division cellar despite a season high 30 points by Artis ENTERTAINMENT 3B Sahm dislikes hair apparent three and four times a She keeps calling because she wants to talk to Santa One of these times Ill let her talk to my I She really enjoys it The Midland ReporterTelegram did another story on Santa this year only the Santa was See Page 12A Trustee Edgar Sahm doesnt mind paying for uniforms for New Braunfels Utilities crews out in the Hed even be willing to pay for some I might as well make my comment Sahm said at Thursdays NBU board We buy them dress em up and then they have hair down to their I say we pay for some The discussion was part of the boards authorization for NBU to take bids on uniforms for Earl Utilities administrative services said field crews had requested a more even mix of Tshirts and regular shirts for next So the bids this year will change Well be buying for three three regular shirts and six pairs of pants per field Taylor Your point is Utilities Manager Bob Sohn I think we can take care of that for Before the field crews will end up with shorts with an NBU emblem on Chairman Bill Brown But Sahm still had the last Thats as long as they have a DEBBIE DeLOACH I I I 7 25 injured in Texas bus crash Texas AP A phurch bus and a tractortrailer truck collided head on a highway in Liberty County Friday killing at least seven and injuring at least the Department of Public Safety The accident occurred about on Texas Highway 2Ms miles south a small community on 90 about 25 miles west of See Page 12A 7554 Christmas was a blast ByMARJORIECOOK Christmas Eve 1894 albeit Holy Night was not a silent night in New A terrible explosion wracked the An old cannon was blown to bits when fired down at Clemens Dam near the end of East Mill Harry Landas cattle about 500 of them stampeded all over Comaltown and down town across the East San Antonio They had been pastured on what is now Hinman Island and Prince Solms A A grandmother who had set out for Christmas Eve at her sons home a See Page 12A I
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