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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 28, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY February 28 2003 vpirm T MvVFWr pages in 2 sectiom HERALDZEITUNG 153 No 92 Serving New Braunfels and Coma County since 1852 50 cents former resident wanted on murder charge caught I THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT WORTH A for liner New Braunfels resident who skipped bond after he was charged in the February 5000 stabbing death of a Hurst construction manager has been caught hi upstate New York near the Canadian border Authorities say Curtis Wayne Pope was stopped Monday for driving the wrong way on a oneway street in Watertown The Fort Worth Star Telegram reported in Wednesdays editions that the 40yearold man told the Watertown police offi cer that he was going hunt ing A check of his drivers license and registration plate with state and national crime databases turned up no war rants and Pope drove away with only a warning But not before he told the officer the motel where he would be staying By Tuesday morning Watertown authorities learned that Pope was want ed in Texas and arrested him Pope is now in the Jefferson County Jail in Watertown awaiting extradition to Texas The Lord just intervened in said Judy North the victims widow If he had got ten into Canada they might never had caught him and my family would have lived in limbo like we have for the past three See Volunteers at heart of show ii i u L v K JESSIE Julian and Jannalyn Welch nght check in some of the first arrivals in the poulty division Thursday afternoon Canyon High School stu dents Justin and Jason Loehmar Kyle Cameron and Brett Walker brought in pen after pen each student is allowed one pen of three chickens for Fridays judging Hundreds help to pull off event N BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer As the sky cleared Thursday afternoon at the county fair grounds volunteers were busy feeding the hungry crowds Julie Asher and her husband own TJs Burgers and More on South Seguin Avenue Asher and five others worked the conces sion stand at the Comal County Livestock Show Thursday It was her first year as a stock show volunteer for 4H but she recognized the value of county residents who give of their time Without volunteers none of K JESSIE Comal County District Attorney Dib Waldrip left is one of more than 300 volunteers from organizers and planners to judges and concession booth workers who donate their time to an event that last year raised more than for local children At a glance Comal County Junior Livestock Show TODAY 8 market lambs and showmanship judged market steers breeding cattle and showmanship judged 8 broilers judged 8 turkeys judged 5 to 8 swine goats sheep and cattle depart Nonsale broilers and turkeys depart after judging INSIDE Key Code 76 Charro perfoms for kids at Career Day BY SEAN BOWUN Staff Writer Charro skilled Mexican horseman whose origins date to the 17th cen tury The charro who devel oped customs dress music and equestrian skills later borrowed by the American cowboy dresses in tradition al costume and is skilled in horsemanship bullriding horse and steer roping and trick roping Champion charro rider Gerardo Jerry Diaz known as the charro de or cowboy from the heart and his riderstunt woman wife Staci showed students at Memorial Inter mediate Thursday what its like to be a modernday ver sion of an ancient Mexican cowboy couple Diaz performed at Memor ial as part of a Career Day sponsored by Communities in Schools of Comal County Inc and shared his specialty roping and videos of he and his wifes riding A native of San Antonio Diaz traces his performing roots back four generations He spins a special maguey rope with ease while riding or standing on a horse at full gallop sometimes accompa nied by mariachi music or surrounded by dancers And Staci traces her per forming roots back three gen erations She has ridden horses in movies like North and straddling two hors es while she drives a team of six white horses around a show ring as they run and jump kind of a Roman style sans chariot The couple was even mar ried on horseback They live in New Braun fels at Three Mile Creek Ranch Diaz described their lifestyle In the mornings we get up and were with the ani mals all of the time If were not with the animals were he said Diaz will do a halftime show March 15 with George Strait in San Antonio at a worldwide roping event When he called I thought it was a Diaz said We feel very See State funds promote courthouse restoration BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County is exploring whether the state would help it with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of court house repairs Sharon Fleming assistant director of the Texas Courthouse Preservation Program made a presentation to com missioners Thursday about what help could be available for renovation or repair of the historic courthouse built in 1898 Commissioners learned that the state might be more willing to help a county restore a courthouse to its original design rather than preserve what has been added in subsequent renovations The issue is an important one in Comal County because renowned archi tect J Riely Gordon originally designed its historic courthouse with a soaring threestory high center atri um that created presence and aided ventilation in the days before air con ditioning It also included a twostory district court with a balcony for spectators The courtroom is now a singlestory structure the building has had upper floors built into it for added office and courtroom space and the former coun ty jail now office space was added on in 1931 The more than 200 county court houses in Texas Fleming said are known nationally as a unique historic resource I would like you to consider that you have an extremely important court house here in Comal County and that there is a benefit in returning it to a more historic Fleming said The state she said would partici pate in such a program in an 85 per percent state to local match Its extremely financially she said To apply for a grant the county would first have to prepare what Fleming called a historic master plan with the help of an architect County Judge Danny Scheel said such a plan would cost about to prepare He wanted to know what assurance See Charro de or cowboy from the heart Gerardo Jerry Diaz performs trick roping for classes at Memorial Intermediate School Thursday as part of Career Day activities K JESSIE Zeitung
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