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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 24, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sis 259 TX 75381 Comal County Junior Livestock Show and Pages 7 and 10 New Braunfels GMmsmmm New Texas 57 Zcituno One 14 Pages March 25 There no there definitely Is confusion about which shelter is There are movements in Comal County to construct or other wise bri1 i to fruition one for battered women or another for abused or neglected There reportedly has been one case in which a donor of in tending to help the adult wrote a check to the kids shelter meaning the Child Welfare Board and Child Advocacy then upon finding out the wrong group was about to get the took the check Embar But it points up the need to know the To report child abuse or find out more about the childrens shelter call David Reinhold is a small His furniture rcflnlshing and restoration shop is hard to find so he relies on his telephone to allow customers to find one whale of a customer did the State of Davids oneman operation is busy ref nmshlng two mahogany pedestals and a table probably dating back to the early 1900s that are part of the decor of Governor Bill Clements of fice in the which is undergoing some degree of sprucing up How David got the job over the myriad of other furniture he may have something to do the fact that David does not tank dip the fine wood on which he Stripping and refinishlng is done by with a fine wire brush and other craftsmans tools So if you ever get the grand tour of the rosecolored Capitol and get to see Big Bills place of check out the plant stands They will have a touch of Nesv Braunfels on them By the David can be contacted 316297438 Partly cloudy skies are in store for this area through the week although a chance of showers doesnt appear until Thursday Todays high will be in the mid 70s with southeasterly winds near 10 mph Tonights low will drop to near 50 and go back up to the mid 70s again Wednesday Thursday and Friday should be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and highs in the 70s with lows in the CLASSIFIED 1M1 CQMICi 19 i 8 OBITUARIES OPINI0NI SPQBTS Strike up the band New Braunfels High School Class of 1967 graduate Glenn who now directs the University of Texas Longhorn Band and conducts lenj his to Canyon High School Band Monday to help its members prepare for the UIL concert and sightreading contest April Joe Rogers now principal at Smithson Valley High School was Richters band director at He dropped by Monday to say hello to his former Photo by Deryl Clark Valenzuela transferred to Eagle Pass charges of illegal entry pending By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer Immigration and Naturalization Service authorities Monday transferred a 22yearold illegal a suspect in last Septembers stabbing death of a Saltier to Eagle The man is to stand trial there on a felony charge of illegal entry into the country Hilario Escalente Valenzuela is being held without bond in Eagle Pass where he faces up to six months in a federal penitentiary if convicted after which time he would go before a federal immigration judge for deporta tion a selfproclaimed illegal was no billed last week by a Comal County grand jury in connec tion with the Sept 28 murder of 14yearold Tanya Otter He reportedly maintained his innocence throughout his incarceration here INS Special Agent Tracey Clark said convicting Valen zuela on illegal entry charges should be a mere formality since he readily admits to wading through the waters of the Rio Grande to enter the country According to should new evidence linking Valen zuela to the murder be Valenzuela would be available to the state during his stay at a federal institu tion for further prosecution Otterpoh was stabbed n times at her mobile home located between Saltier and Startzville According to District Attorney William Schroeder and assistant Bruce evidence linking anyone with the murder hampered because of sheriff investigators neglect by allowing the scene to be cleaned before being Valenzuela was picked up by a sheriffs investigator within an hour of the incident along a road about mile from the According to the Paul Valenzuela had no signs of on any of his clothing or person when he was picked up by sheriffs investigator Rudy He said that because of the nature of the slaying and the time having clean clothes would be hard to Cedillo said the suspect maintained throughout rogation that he was attempting to solicit a ride home when apprehended Valenzuela gave a rural county ad dress at the time of his arrest Though the arresting officer said he saw the suspect running the defendant claims to have been perhaps walking fast or The incident occurred bet ween the hours of 1 and 2 m Cedillo further stated Valenzuela was looking forward to being released from jail so he could return to home and work here The attorney suggested that sheriffs deputies arrested the wrong man and that the real killer is still though the chances of proving that are Investigators have been unable to establish a motive in the slaying Council ratifies managers Inhouse sa nitation choice By DAVIDMAY and JIM WEBRE Staff Writers New Braunfels City Council voted unanimousl Monday night without any discussion to ratifv City Manager Joe Michie s decision to Council returns tube chute management to parks staff By DAVID MAY Stall Writer Navigating rough New Braunlels City Council floated its was back into the dailv operation ol the Prince Solms Tube Chute Coun cil voted unanimous Mondav night to allow the Iarks ami Recreation IHpartment to manage the popular it ml profitable water recreation facility m a move that did not come as much of a surprise Council acted on the recommenda tion of city staff which had reviewed submitted last week from four private management including former managers Richard and Mark Hampton The possibilitv of litigation bv Hampton over the t it s termination of their lease could create some white water for the citv in the near future Council had authorized staff to advertise for proposals at its Feb meeting follow ing termination of the citv s lease earlier that month with Hampton in a dispute concerning liabilit insurance coverage and en tltlenienl to gross See Page 2 discontinue soliciting for proposals from interested private waste management firms for rights to the citys sanitation collection service The action was nothing short of ex peeled after council notfied Michie last week to suspend accepting pro posals for garbage privatization because of what the citv ad mimstrator called a lack of support throughout the community as well as within the city council No proposals were ever accepted as Michie decided to keep the cits in the trashcollection business The ci is now faced with purchasing up to four new vehicles within the next two fiscal years at expenditures of some Sanitation director Fred Hyden said after a meeting with Michie and sanitation workers earlier this month that he has turned in several proposals for purchase o equipment that would cut expenses or at least amortize such expenses in a costeffective One such Ryden would be to a used vehicle that would allow garbage trucks to dump into the transport vehicle once a day and cut trips to the After expenses that do not include administrative sanita tion services produce a profit or net revenue after expenses of about Previous reports that the amount approached were er roneous Staff now expected to present to council proposed adjustments to commercial collection Michie previously that inequities exist in such rates and that commercial colleciion will need to be streamlin ed in hold operation costs to a minimum Services set for Arnold former police sheriff Seguin city officials to review handling of FOB By JIM WEBRE Staff Writer of Seguin officials and their attorne will travel to federal Environmental Iroteclion A gene regional offices in Dallas Fruia to discuss management of potentially carcinogenic oil handled bv utilities dm sion employees citv officials confirmed The Ziitung Feb t reported that utilities workers apparently have used untested oil from elec trical transformers as an igniter or fuel fur burning in sulation oil copper aire and other debris Older transformers of the sort found at the burn site at the citys utilities compound often contain a petroleumtype coolant containing pol chlorinated biphenyls PCB which is a possibllv cancer causing substance that when burned at relatively low temperatures produces a of compounds called dioxins While Darl Mount of the Dallas EPA office said at the tune that he wuuld request an official inspection of the no such inspection has yet occurred Its a little premature to say what we will Mount said this week He said consultation with Seguin officials would determine what action EPA might take EPA if fine the city and force the entity to clean up the pollution at the citys expense Seguin City Manager Terry Roberts said today that his staff have learned a lot about PCB in the last month He confirmed the trip to EPA in Dallas and said EPA would be given a complete description ol what the city is doing to manage electrical equipment that might contain PCB coolant I am at liberty this point to say exactly what we re guing to who looK oxer as citv manager tess than a a ear ago said When a newspaper reporter and phuiugi apher ai at the Seguin utilities yard Feb 3i iluvk Muck smoke poured from a burning area ot open ground ad jacent to public softball and uuadalupe Fairgrounds A car seat and other debi sal in the middle of the burn said at the tune thai the practice ol using untested transformer oil as an ignite tor such and insulation removal had existed tor Mime lime Workers on site said the cit burned insulation Horn copper wire routmel and sold the scrap to a sahage firm EPA has promulgated regulations in ievent years that require certain storage and disposal techniques for PCB including use of sealed metal containers and use ol specific disposal companies that burn the material under controlled conditions at verv high temperatures to destroy and remove contaminants from the smoke Since discovery of the practice of burning debris on open ground with transformer oil not tested for PCB Seguin utilities staff have cleared the site and begun managing the material and transformers in an appropriate Huberts said He said reports that utilities workers have poured untested oiJ directly from transformers onto the fire in February may be inaccurate he say that any oil used as igniter or fuel would have been poured from transformers into 55 gallon steel barrels before being poured onto the burn The bai rels in question appeared to have contained printers ink Friends and famil ol Klmo Arnold will remember him as an active and caring resident of New Braunfels At different limes in his life Arnold served his hometown as sherill police chief and fire and police com missioner Al other limes he served the poo pie another wav at his coffee shop nil the square Elmo Arnold died Mondav his home at the age ot yt A native New Mraunlelsei nuid was born to Joseph and Minnie nee Arnold OH March 4 Ky His father Joseph Arnold was born in New Braunfels in 185t Joseph served as a sheriffs deput at the age ol 18 then worked as a teainslei wiih an uncle who freighted general mer chandise Irom Indianola to New Brauntels Seguin San Marcos and San Antonio He later became city marshal and supplemented that in come with work he picked up as a blacksmith Elmos grandfather was Johannas who came to New Braunlel with Prince Sohns According to Elmo s lamilv Elmos first job when he got out oi school i after the ninth grade m those days was setting type individual German script letters upside down and backwards for the Zeitung He worked for Frederic Oheun From 1917 to Elmo served in the Imled States Army stationed at Camp which was located about where Fort Sam Houston is now Elmo s wile Helen said her hus band trained recruits and also inter preted German during World Wai 1 He left the service with the Hank oi First Sergeant Elmo Arnold From jyia until Elmo opeiated Arnolds a grocery store at the coinei of Diltlinger and l nioii It was at one time call ed Schumann and Arnolds Store Then in Elmo was elected to serve the first ol his two terms as sherilt of t onuil Count he served until al which tune he Joined 1 iquoi t ontioJ Boaid He worked for the UB lor lour m Houston and toi in ia44 Klmo came back to New Braunlels and became chiel of police He served m that capacity uja lil the luaos after which time he serv ed as police and fire commissioner while he owned and operated tfag Collee Shop in the lobby Of Ujfi   

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