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Thursday, July 17, 2008

 

Neighbors Offended By Sign at New Braunfels Pool

‘Investigators and a grandmother are trying to make sense of a sign found posted in a New Braunfels neighborhood. Is it a joke or something more sinister?

There are plenty of signs at the pool you would expect to see – “No Lifeguard on Duty” and “No Diving.” But a woman who lives in the neighborhood didn’t expect to see a sign with the words “Pool’s Closed” – with the image of a black man – posted on the gate.

Isabelle and Nicholas Martinez are visiting their grandmother and love spending time at the pool. Mary Alice Altorfer says she’ll keep taking them there, despite the sign.

“This kind of stuff is old, and it’s ugly and tired,” says Altorfer. “It’s time for it to be buried.”

Altorfer says the pool wasn’t closed at all. She sensed the real message was racist and directed at her grandchildren.’




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