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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 18, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                2004 SPORTS PLAYOFFS The Unicorns continue their trek to the state championship tournament as they play Kingsville Friday Page SA ZEITUNG and Coma County since 1852 QUEST COLUMN Sarah Stevick writes while there have been many positive changes to the animal shelter more need to be made 4A Vol 163 No 162 10 pages 1 section CK WWAT COMICS 8 1 ly Cloudy High Low 89 Details 67 1B DEAR ABBY 8A 7A M 4A SA 6A FORUM SPORTS TV GRIDS 1 pleads guilty in homicide investigation By Ron Malonoy Staff Writer A suspect in a 2002 homi cide investigation pleaded guilty Monday while attorneys were picking a jury for his trial Assistant District Attorney Joe Soane said Daniel Cam pos Correa 35 pleaded guilty to firstdegree felony murder in the 2002 stabbing of Pablo Esquivel In exchange for the plea Correa who was free on parole at the time of Esquivels killing will be sentenced to no more than 11 years in prison Trial for Correas codefen dant John Anthony Hernan dez will continue today with opening statements by Soane and defense attorney Glen Peterson scheduled for 9 before 207th Judicial District Judge Jack Robison A trial date has not been set for the third defendant in the killing Santiago Jimmy Ronaldo Suarez 34 Hernandez and Suarez will be tried on the charge of engaging in organized crime and murder If proved the pair face between five and 99 years in state prison Esquivel was confronted and stabbed to death at the roadside on Daniel Drive in Solms about April 28 2002 after he reportedly approached a vehicle con taining three men The men escaped Comal County Sheriffs See TRIAL Page 3A Rise in violent crimes has police concerned By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Police investigating a stab bing and an alleged driveby shooting incident early Sun day believe the cases are related Another incident in which a West End mans throat was slashed early Monday is not believed connected The three incidents have police concerned violent crime could again be on the upswing in New Braunfels after two years with few life New Braunfels police Det Jesse Villarreal said officers were called just before mid night Saturday to a residence at Hampe Street and Samuels Avenue to investit gate a fight which was over when they arrived About 40 minutes later we made the same scene again this time for a report ofshots Villarreal said Officers were told that the shots came from a vehicle as it passed the residence Detectives have a descrip tion of the vehicle but Vil larreal would not release it At 4 Sunday a local man who had been stabbed in the back went into the McKenna Memorial Hospital emergency room for treat ment yjllarrealsaid the fight at Hampe and Villarreal said Villarreal refused to release information on suspects in the two cases I cant comment Its still See CASES Page 3A Capitol quiet after special session ends By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Austins capitol building was a little more quiet Mon day afternoon after both houses adjourned officially ending the 78th Legislatures fourth called session Legislators may be on an official break but they are still working hard behind the scenes to come to some agreement on school fund ing and property tax relief Rep Carter Casteel RNew Braunfels said she met with a group of House members before leaving Austin to see what they could all agree on Were working hard to secure property tax she said I expect well come up with Casteel said she under stood House Speaker Tom Craddick RMidland did not want to reconvene in anoth er session until August unless members could reach a consensus Unfortunately for Comal Independent School District the time to avoid making the first Robin Hood payments has essentially run out See SCHOOLS Page 3A Birds of a feather Photos by DAVID Pete Glawe left and Billy Dawson built their twin Hatz open cockpit biplanes together The planetf desigppd Tii thr rhrd1990s cost each Ifly the 767 for a living That pays for this I do it for fun but this is love becomes a Pete Glawe On flying his Hatz Classic biplane Two friends enjoy seeing world from their classic biplanes By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Billy Dawson and his friend Pete Glawe have it made and they wouldnt mind telling you so if you asked them The pair are buddies who live in the New Braunfels and Seguin area The reason they have it made is they get to enjoy reg ularly seeing the world from a vantage point few others know the open cockpit of their Hatz Classic biplanes Both live on little private airstrips Where some home hobbyists have a workshop tucked into a twocar garage Dawson has a hangar beside his home and restores and drives classic Corvettes when he isnt working on or flying his sport airplane Glawes day job is flying a somewhat larger ing American Airlines With these planes both of us can be in the air in about five Glawe said Both were among hundreds of aviation enthusiasts who attended this weekends sec ond Experimental Aircraft Association FlyIn at New Braunfels Municipal Airport Both fly airplanes they built themselves that are exactly alike except for their choice of colors Thats because they built them together These airplanes are twin Glawe said A throwback to the early days of aviation designed in the 1960s the Hatz biplanes were updated by Dawson and Glawe as they built them in the mid 1990s Both feature aircooled 160horsepower Lycoming engines They cost between and to build which can take between two and five years depending upon how much mechanical apti tude and time the builder has I get a lot of satisfaction out of flying something I built rather than something I Dawson said Flying an open cockpit biplane with the wind whistling through the wires is a much different experience than flying a closed cockpit small plane Dawson said You dont get that claustro phobic feeling like in a cockpit Its noisier and Daw son said Ive gone to Wis consin several times and Flori da once but this isnt a fun air plane to fly crosscountry Its like driving a convert ible sports car versus a Glawe said The Hatz is best enjoyed on Billy Dawson says his Hatz open cockpit biplane is inexpen sive to fly and can do loops and rolls a day like Saturday Dawson said A cooling breeze a few clouds overhead and the whole outdoors becomes your playground These are sport Dawson said Theyre at their best just frying 30 or 40 minutes and getting them upside down Upside down You have a shoulder har Dawson said alluding to the two open seats the pilots located behind the pas sengers Its not a competi tion plane but its inexpen sive to fly and you can do loops rolls and stuff like that Glawe said four guys in this area fly the one in New Braunfels manufac tures them in kit form Billys kind of our Cub Scout Glawe said We need adult supervision and thats his wife Sherry She makes sure we get something to eat things like There is no comparison between being a 767 captain and flying ones own plane in the open air Glawe said I fly the 767 for a living That pays for this I do it for fun but this is Glawe said This is almost a narcot ic once you get into it It becomes a passion Its the most fun thing to do with your clothes Passport to reading helps students library Students at SeeJe Elementary hold up their passports tor summer reading By Uigh Staff Writer Seele Elementary students do not need to worry about being bored this summer Thanks to the summer reading pro gram sponsored by the Marketplace Texas Cinema and the HeraldZeitung students have a little motivation to spend more time with books and less time in front of the television On the last day of class students will home a passport for their summer adventure with 14 paes to record the school year students who successfully fill every page will be treated to an ice cream party and goodie bags filled with prizes I think the students are really going to go after said Kathy Lamon Seele Elementary librarian The kids like trie structure of the and are moti vated by the reward at the Students in Marcia Hills third grade class were as excited as their librarian to see the new passports Sydney Gawiik said she was planning on reading The Lion The Witch and The by Lewis Reading expands your she said Ive read lots of Justin Lewis said he already had read the first book in the Chronicles ofNamia11 series but planned on finishing the rest The passport is a great way to get lads to he said Lamon said she expected the program to be roost beneficial to students who would not normally spend the summer with their favorite books There are students who will always read because its their hobby but they Set   

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