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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 18, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW PELS 20332 M009 so WE s T n i c ROPU BL i SH NG 2627 E DR EL IX 79903 73 HERALDZEITUNG 151 24 pages in 2 sections June 1999 FRIDAY Serving Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Housinj proposal leads for hearing BY PERI STONE Staff Writer SAN ANTONIO Saturday will be a telling day for a proposed taxcredit housing complex in New one of the developers Saturday is the moment of truth for Mike Fields of Amistad Affordable told a group gathered Wednesday for the first meeting of the Tejano More on the housing issue Page 6A New Braunfels Several at the meeting agreed to attend a public hearing at 10 Saturday in San Antonio City Council cham 103 Main While those at the meeting seemed to support the local Ever green others in the com munity have expressed At the the public will have a chance to voice thoughts whether positive or negative on Evergreen Townhomes as well as 30 similar devel opments The Low Income Housing Tax Cred it created by the Federal Tax Reform Act of allows owners and investors in affordable housing to use a tax credit to offset a portion of the federal tax liability in exchange for construc tion of affordable rental Evergreen is an 80unit proposal that would consist of 66 twoand threebed room townhomes and 16 oneand two bedroom The apartments would be built four to a The site is on South Water Lane off Interstate Highway Amistad owns 45 acres The salary range for residents in the development will be to depending on the household Onebedroom housing would cost between and depending on Twobedroom hous ing would cost between and Threebedroom housing would cost between and New Braunfels City Council approved a special use permit for Evergreen Town homes in a meeting in despite some opposition from the just dont appreciate their homes if they dont pay for New Braunfels resident Betty Neumeyer She presented the council with pack ets of information she compiled from visiting low income housing in The information included a list of police calls from Early Bird Townhomes in In 104 days starting 103 calls from Early Bird were made to police on issues ranging from distur bances to drug activities to loud Neumeyer said this showed a direct See Murder suspect arrested DOUGLAS EDWARD JOURNEAY BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer New Braunfels Police arrested a 35yearold West Texas man Thursday afternoon and charged him with the homicide of a 62year old man found strangled in his New Braunfels apartment last Officers charged Douglas Edward Journeay of Melvan with first degree murder in the death of Ted Family members found McReynolds body in his apartment on June 9 in the 1000 block of Sanger after he failed to appear at a fami ly function and did not respond to phone McReynolds probably died sometime in the early morning hours of June Investigators served the warrant on Joumeay about 5 Thursday in the Comal County Journeay was in jail after being arrested by NBPD detectives and Texas Rangers Tues day in San Antonio on an unrelated charge of indecency with a Officials said they found McReynolds sil ver 1988 Toyota Camry at the arrest near the intersection of New Braunfels Avenue and Arthur Street in San The vehi Many warming to pool idea PERI Members of the New Braunfels Aquatic Club practice butterfly kicks Wednesday during a practice session at the Olympic Pool in Landa Area swimmers have worked for years to secure an indoor pool for public Dreams of yearround swimming in New Braunfels arent but funding continues to be a problem BY PERI STONE Staff Writer Hes been coaching for about 40 years and pleading just as long for a public indoor pool in New Light might be at the end of the tunnel for Bud coach of the New Braunfels Aquatic Good thing on Dall mann saw a student of his from the Kathy Layman remembered swimming at the Olympic Pool in Landa Park during the summer and traveling to an indoor pool in San Marcos during the The ironic thing Layman noth ings Here it is 30 years and theyre still going to San she While other high school swim teams practice twice daily at their own about 35 Canyon and New Braunfels high school students travel to San Marcos for And those who arent in high school but participate in the 130member aquat ic club with members as young as 5 dont have a local place to swim from September to And neither does anyone else around including senior citizens with aching athletes rehabilitating injuries and adults who love to swim laps unless they have their own pools or are members at McKenna Sports Fit ness and Rehabilitation Center on Landa which does not have an Olympic sized The Dallmann could be as easy as heating the pool at Landa The city also could buy a cover for the pool that would be removed for the sum But if the city really wanted to respond to the needs of youth and other aquatic loving residents and leaders would construct a new Dall mann His idea isnt far in New Braunfels Mayor Stoney Williams said it Its a good Weve needed an indoor pool for Stoney Williams New Braunfels mayor was an issue the city would Its a good Williams Weve needed an indoor pool for It would make New Braunfels a destination place for yearround swim The of isnt so much about the need for an indoor pool but how it will be A 1984 bond which included a proposal for Landa Park pool The proposal asked for money to fund pool a cover and bathhouse which would have allowed the pool to operate See WALKER cle had been missing since the Bond for the murder charge was set at and bond for the indecency with a child charge was NBPD Detective Mike Rust said an abun dance of physical evidence at the scene that linked Journeay with the Rust declined to release what specifics led police to identi fy Journeay as a DNA testing was being used to connect Journeay with the Police had been unable to establish a motive for the crime or determine if the suspect knew the Senior center welcomes new director BY CHRISTINA MINOR Staff Writer Comal County Senior Citizen Center will show off its new center director during a mem bership breakfast Kathryn who joined the center this past will join the board of directors in meeting par ticipants and discussing concerns from 9 to 11 at the 655 Landa Walker replaced Mary who Ramon president of the board of said Walker was chosen from 13 applicants because of her expertise and experience in working with senior We looked at applicants with mas ter degrees and bachelor he An interview committee of five people screened applicants and rated We rated the applicants based on their willingness to ini tiate programs and Chapa She seems to be concerned with the senior She wants to do more with the homebound Gladys nutrition We are glad to have her She has the Moving to New Braunfels from Walker said she enjoyed the small town feel and the centers dynamic One of the main reasons I decided to come here is because its a very dynamic senior cen Walker Volunteerism is If you need they are right here and ready to Walker served as the director for the Chan dler Center in San Antonio before moving to Florida and has been involved in senior activ ities for more than 20 Her friends in San Antonio encouraged her to send a resume for the directors position at the Ive joined a winning Walker Theyre an outstanding center for a small Even though the center went through the it recovered she Because there is a large retirement commu nity the center is one of the focal points of the People come to participate in activities and meet she two others join GBRA board of directors CHRIS State Jeff Wentworth administers the oath of office for GuadalupeBlanco River Authority directors from left Kathleen John Schneider and Stephen Wilson on BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer SEGUIN Kathleen Devine of New Braunfels was sworn in Wednesday as the new Comal Coun ty representative on the board of directors of the GuadalupeBlanco River State Jeff RSan administered the oath to Devine at GBRAs regularly sched uled monthly Devine was appointed by George Bush in She replaced Walker of New Braun fels as the Comal County represen Stephen Wilson of Calhoun Coun ty and John Schneider of Cald well County also were sworn in Devine said she had dealt with water issues as a member of the Nat ural Resources Committee for the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Serving on the GBRA board was an honor and a way to serve the com munity and she Water is so much a part of our and its such an impor tant part of our daily Devine an will chair GBRAs Legal Committee and serve as a member of the Retirement and Benefits Devine is executive director of Lit Counsel for USAA in San She serves on the board of directors of the Texas Employ ment Devine and her Rick have lived in New Braun fels with their since INSIDE 6B Key code 76   

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