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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 16, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW JHBiiiKFELS HERALDZrtffUNG Vol 149 No 84 14 pages in 2 sections March 16 2000 THURSDAY Serving Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Fresh from the farm Youth put yearlong efforts to test at Comal stock show BY ERIN MAGRUDER Staff Writer For most teenagers dragging them selves out of bed at on Sunday sounds about as fun as calculus camp or a threehour lecture from their parents But the students who participate in the Comal County Junior Livestock Show and Sale know that yearround hard work is what it takes to be a winner It requires at least two to twoanda half hours a day to take care of said 18yearold Smithson Valley High School senior Scott Wehe who has been involved in livestock shows for nine years And if you want the animals to be good you have to work More than 400 local students will par ticipate in the 32nd Annual 4H and FFA Stock Show said director Kenneth Fey Judging for the more than 900 animals in the stock show runs today through Fri day and animals will be sold at the 1 auction Saturday Livestock show preparation requires sevenday a week dedication and often can be costly for the students and families involved But the experience gained by the partic ipants is wellworth the effort said Cheryl Galloway whose daughter Melis K JESSIE Ashlee Ronshausens pigs at top were oblivious to the growing din around them as animals and their owners piled in to the Comal County fairgrounds Wednesday afternoon Erin McMahon above was doing her best to get her goats to cooper ate Wednesday afternoon Erin and other FFA and 4H students weighed in their hogs and goats Wednesday Sheep cattle rabbits broilers and turkeys arrive this afternoon sa won second place for her steer last year at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo The kids learn responsibility finances how to balance things and keep up their grades how to take care of an animal when it gets sick how to win and how to Galloway said It keeps them out of trouble because theyre not going to be out on the streets or drinking and smok Many FFA students purchase animals themselves with reinvested winnings from previous years but parents often foot the bill for feed and other supplies We never get any rest from buying See SHOW SCHEDULE Swine arrived weighed Wednesday judging Thursday 2 Market Hogs and Showmanship photo graph Saturday 8 Departure for nonsale animals Friday 5 to 8 Goats arrived Wednesday weighed Wednesday judge Thursday 9 market goats and showmanship photo graph Saturday as they leave the sale ring departure for nonsale animals Friday 5 to 8 Sheep arrive Thursday noon to 7 weigh Thursday 6 to 7 judge Friday 9 market lambs and showman ship photograph Saturday as they leave the ring depar ture for nonsale ani mals Friday 5 to 8 Cattle arrive Thursday noon to 7 weigh Thursday 6 to 7 judge Friday breeding cattle market steers andshowmart ship photograph Friday as they leave the show ring depar ture for nonsale ani mals Friday 5 to 8 Rabbits arrive Thursday 4 to 7 weigh Thursday 4 to 7 judge Friday 8 breeding market rabbits and showman ship photograph Friday after judging departure for nonsale animals Friday after judging Broilers arrive Thursday 4 to 7 weigh Thursday weigh sift and pre judge on arrival judge Friday at 8 pho tograph Saturday as they leave sale ring departure for nonsale animals Friday after judging Turkeys arrive Thursday 4 to 7 weigh Thursday weigh and sift on arrival judge Friday at 8 photograph Saturday as they leave the sale ring departure for nonsale animals Friday after judging Man arrested in Comal Co on murder charges FROM STAFF REPORTS A 41yearold San Antonio man was arrested in Comal County on a warrant Wednesday in connection with the February bludgeoning death of his wife Daniel Garcia was arrested on a Bexar Coun ty warrant by San Antonio Police Department officers at his work officials at Bexar County Jail said Lesa Garcia 34 was found dead about noon Feb 21 in the home she shared with her husband and their two small children in an upscale north east San Antonio subdivision officials said Daniel Garcia was booked into the Bexar County Jail about 9 on officials said Lesa Garcia was estranged from her husband at the time of the murder said her close friend and former coworker a New Braunfels woman who asked not to be identified I was devastated when I found out what hap she said All the books you read and all of the TV shows do not do justice to how horri ble it Daniel and Lesa Garcias children are both under the age of five and have been living with Lesa Garcias parents since the murder She loved those boys more than life itself the friend said She was just a sweethearted per son She just didnt have a mean bone in her As of press time Wednesday Garcia remained in the Bexar County Jail Water board Drepares river br tourists FROM STAFF REPORTS Board members of the Water Oriented Recre ation District are gearing up for the tens of thou sands of riverhungry tourists that soon will be making their annual descent upon New Braun fels At the regular monthly meeting Monday evening at the Canyon Lake Action Center 1941 FarmtoMarket Road 2673 in Sattler board members discussed some of the laundry list of preparations that keep the Guadalupe River gor geous and safe for tourists The board reviewed plans for additional law enforcement presence on the river during months of peak tourist activity In a repeat of last years successful venture Comal County Sheriffs Office will provide con tract services to beef up security with extra deputies reserves and other officials patrolling the river on holiday and regular weekends from Memorial Day until Labor Day weekend board member Scott Watson said The sheriffs office has done a fabulous Watson said Like last year WORD budgeted about for the extra ended up See Bond survey could have impact on May vote BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff Writer New Braunfels residents might look to the results of a recent bond survey to decide how they will vote in May and then again they might not People do look to others for said Douglas Hodgkin who specializes in public opinion polling and teaches political science at Bates College in Maine But the impact of the Greater New Braun fels Chamber of Commerce Inc survey on Mays bond election depends in part on how much the public trusts the business See results of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Survey on page 3A community he said Several members of the community who have advocated for or against certain propo sitions said they dont believe the results released Tuesday are indicative of the final election outcome Its not reflective of the community as a said Becky Krueger treasurer of the New Braunfels Junior League Basketball Association Hodgkin agreed saying Its a select group of people and only those who chose to The survey was not scientific or random The chamber sent more than surveys to members in February and received 500 back or 30 sizable Hodgkin said The exact number of respondents who are registered voters in New Braunfels is unknown The survey done for informational pur poses allowed members to check yes or no to the seven bond propositions Results showed respondents supported the million streets and drainage Prop police communication system Prop million in fire department improvements Prop million sports complex Prop 5 and million Walnut Street Prop Respondents didnt support the mil lion activity center Prop 6 and mil lion park improvement Prop 4 proposi tions See INSIDE Key Code 76   

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