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Seguin Gazette Enterprise (Newspaper) - March 8, 1996, Seguin, Texas Seguin soccer team still in first after Thursdays game with Bastrop ends in a tie Pg g Vol 107 No 124 THE SEGUIN 11831 MlA3 117 SOUTHWEST INC 2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO IX 1996 USPS 488700 Serving Seguin ft County Since 1888 Weather Partly cloudy today highs in the upper 40s NE winds Clear tonight lows in the low to mid 20s Saturday sunny with highs in the low 50s in around Hnleract Club The Navarro High School Interact Club will sponsor its annual dinner theater on March 8 A spaghetti meal with all the trimmings will be served from Following the dinner the UIL oneact play Bus Stop will be per formed Tickets are and can be purchased from any Interact member or at the door All proceeds benefit the Navarro Interact Club Scholarship Program Dinner will be served in the high school cafeteria Scouts Local Boy Scouts are spon soring a Good Turn Clothing Roundup for peo ple with disabilities at Goodwill Industries The Scouts will be placing door hangers dn front doors Saturday March 9 The boys will return one week later Saturday March 16 and collect used clothing left out If your neighborhood is not covered by the Scouts please taking the clothes to the Goodwill yellow dona tion trailer located at the MercerBlumberg Learning Center on Kingsbury Street across from Seguin High School on Saturday March 16 clinic The city of Seguin is host ing its annual Rabies Vaccination and Pet Licens ing Clinic on March 9 from in the Womens Building at the Guadalupe County Fairgrounds Cost will be per animal which includes the rabies shot and a city tag All dogs and cats over the age of four months must be vaccinated for rabies and must have a city license tag All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be in a pet carrier assistance Free income tax assistance for elderly and low income tax filers will be offered in Seguin and Guadalupe Coun ty by volunteers trained through the cooperation of the AARP and the IRS Assistance will be available from Feb 3April 13 at the SeguinGuadalupe County Library 707 E College on Wednesdays from 14 and Saturdays from 10 Inside Stock Market Church Church Body found in county identified The body of a woman found buried in the county on Friday March 1 has now been identi fied as that of Linda Sue Coryell according to Guadalupe County Sheriff Melvin Har borth Coryell 22 was a San Antonio resident at the time of her appar ent murder on Oct 24 1995 She lived in a mobile home park where the murder is believed to have taken place A suspect believed to be responsible for the rriurder is cur rently in jail in Seguin on unrelated charges and is being held without bond His name cannot be released until official charges have been filed Since he is jail and there is no risk of flight San Antonio Police and the Guadalupe County Sher iffs Department will continue to gather information before seek ing a warrant for the murder of Coryell around broken lor apartments Staff photo by Steve Boehm Members of the Guadalupe County Housing Development Inc board and other dignitaries braved the cold Thursday morning to attend groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Guadalupe County MHMR Apartments The apartments will be built on Saun ders Street on land purchased from the Guadalupe County Fair Association The Koehler Co of Seguin will build the 22 units for the chronically mentally ill The project is being funded with a million grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development No action taken on zoning request By BARRY HALVORSON Staff Writer For once no action was appar ently the correct action to benefit both the city and a local business during zoning changes being con sidered by the Seguin City Council Tuesday night Acting on the recommendation of its legal advisor Steve Kosub the council tabled the first read ing of a zoning change ordinance for a property on the Highway 123 Bypass south of Papes Pecan House The change from com mercial to light industrial was being sought by the owners of the Town and Country Body Shop who are looking to relocate from their current downtown location to the Bypass While staff had no objection to the business or proposed location for it they had recommended denial of the change a recom mendation that was also made by the City Planning and Zoning Commission They might say it is for this kind of business but once the zoning changes they can put any thing fitting that zoning description in City Man ager Jack Hamlett explained With the adjacent businesses and churches in the area we didnt feel that light industrial which is currently required for a paint and body operation would be appro According to City Planner Don Smith the City Planning and Zoning Commission is currently reworking the citys zoning ordi nance Among the changes being considered is broadening the range of commercial zoning with more categories for specific uses which would include body shops Smith said he felt the commission could pull out the section regard ing the commercial zoning and present it to the council for con sideration at its next meeting The council and business both accepted Smiths recommenda tion At that point Kosub recommended the table rather than having the council vote on a table He explained that if the coun cil did not approve the recommended change in the zon ing ordinance the business would still be able to pursue the zoning change being sought He explained that if the change was voted on and turned down the business would have to wait a year before being allowed to apply a second time In other items the council approved several other zoning change requests as recommend ed by the citys Planning and Zoning Commission Among those was a change from pre development to residentialmanufactured home for a property at 4003 Stockdale Highway located in the recently annexed area two According to the owner of the property a family member with health problems had purchased a mobile home prior to the annex ation with the idea of locating near family members living on an adjacent property As part of the agreement Smith said the man ufactured home would have to hook up to an available GuadalupeBlanco River Author ity waste water line before the city would authorize the unit to be occupied The council also approved public zoning for properties locat ed at 623 W Humphreys and 300 W Interstate10 The first prop erty will be converted into additional parking for the Cross United Church of Christ while the second is the proposed site of the Pecan Museum The council also approved a change from resi dential to commercial for a property at 220 Gordon It is to be developed into additional parking for the Seguin Motor Company Last day to vote early Today March 8 is the last day for early voting for the March 12 primary election Early voting continues until 5 today in the Seguin Elec tions Office and until in the Schertz Housing Authority office Some total ballots have been cast in the two pri maries A total of votes were registered in the Seguin office 330 ballots were cast in the Schertz office and 51 mailed ballots received in the Repub lican primary for a total of votes as of Thursday In the Democratic primary 224 votes were cast in the Seguin office 72 votes in the Schertz office and seven mailed ballots were received for a total of 303 votes Investigators need information to help solve case of burglary arson at Hwy 123 business A case of arson and burglary at Hill Country Garage Sales on Highway 123 North is the subject of this weeks Crime Focus as detailed in a report filed by Guadalupe County Sheriffs Offi cer Lee Richerson Richerson and Officer John Koch were dispatched to assist York Creek Fire Department with traffic control during the fire Richerson returned to the scene at about and was advised by Guadalupe County Fire Marshal Don McFarland that evidence of a burglary had been found McFarland directed Richerson to the southwest end of the build ing where there were items on the ground that had been removed from the building by the suspect or suspects Found at the site were two Nintendo power gloves two Nin CRIME Focus tendo NES satellite remote con trol modules a Benzomatic portable paint stripper and a Black and Decker wallpaper strip per The total value of the items was estimated at they were photographed and pre served for possible fingerprints According to the fire marshal the suspect or suspects gained entry by pushing the air condi tioner unit on the southwest side of the building into the building itself and entering the building from that point This point is also believed to be the exit point The theft is still under investi gation by the Sheriffs Department and the arson inves tigation is being handled by McFarland Crime Focus carries rewards of up to and is sponsored by the Secret Witness Committee Informants do not have to give their names Informants may also contact the committee by writing to Secret Witness Committee of Guadalupe County Box 542 Seguin Texas 781560542 Those wishing to remain anonymous may use a sixdigit identification number of their own choosing when contacting the Secret Witness Committee by mail Rewards are paid only when the Secret Witness Committee in conjunction with the district attor neys office determines that a case has been solved on the basis of information provided by a Secret Witness informant San Antonio Police homicide detectives are continuing to work on this case with the help of Guadalupe County law enforcement officials since the murder occurred in San Anto nio Work begins on new unit at hospital By ERIC P JENSEN Staff Writer Visitors to Guadalupe Valley Hospital may notice an increase in activity lately but not all of it is medical The hospital is under going million in renovation and construction projects inside and out Earthwork has already started on the million Transitional Care Unit to be located on the hospitals southwest corner The TCU will have 15 new beds and should be completed by Oct 11 1996 GVH Administrator Don Richey said Meanwhile construction con tinues on the hospitals three new water cooling towers which will work with the new chiller unit The three towers replace two cooling towers Richey said This project will also include a new boiler and walkin freez er and pantry for the dietary department The hospital wing which for merly housed the Intensive Care Unit is being renovated and will add five new beds to the hospi tal the administrator reported Old ceilings were taken out and new air conditioners were placed in the rooms Richey said two of the five new patient bedrooms will be used as isolation rooms with neg ative air pressure These will be used for those patients with infectious illnesses such as tuber culosis who can be cared for without endangering other hos pital patients This wing which will also include waiting rooms for inter mediate care and a new nursing station should be completed in May Were doing it at our own pace using ourselves as general Richey said of the construction projects Youve got to constantly maintain and upgrade the hospital or it will start to Looking out over the hospitals southeast corner parking lot Richey said this area will include another 58car parking lot extending to Leonard Street The project slated for midspring will be financed through funds raised by the hospitals Pink Ladies Whats driving this is the growth and volume Were get ting more he said Were definitely bucking the Richey added Many hospitals are shrinking Were growing at the fastest rate Ive ever seen in Seguin Its like that old saying nothing succeeds like Were doing this on a rational conservative basis pay ing in cash and doing it on an asneeded basis instead of get ting ahead of With the addition of the new TCU and the renovation of the former ICU wing the hospital will increase from its current 79 beds to 99 before the year is over Richey reported In another area of hospital ren ovations the GVH board of managers recently dedicated the hospital chapel in memory of Dorothy Friday Moseley who died in January Mrs Moseley the wife of board member Earl Moseley was the daughter of Seguins earliest family practitioner Dr Friday ;