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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 24, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 RODEO ROAD TRIP FINALLY OVER; SPURS HOST DURANT, THUNDER, 5  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011  Texas ^fp Newspaper of the Year  Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852.  Warrant roundup March 5  Local lawmen will be out in force to collect from violators  By J. Louise Larson  The Herald-Zeitung  With an estimated 17,000 warrants outstanding in Comal County alone, the upcoming Great Texas Warrant Roundup set for March 5  should be a big success.  And a procrastinator’s nightmare, according to Sgt. MaxWommack Jr. at Comal County Sheriffs Office.  “People get a ticket, they forget about it — all of a sudden it turns into a warrant and they’ve forgotten  about it,” Wommack said.  That ticket, past due, is a ticking bomb, ready to go off.  “Once they (go past) the grace period on a ticket, it turns into a warrant and they can be taken to jail,” he said. "If someone gets  stopped for speeding, hut they have no insurance and then they fail to appear, that would be three tickets for one person.” And three warrants.  See ROUNDUP, Page 10  ►GAY MARRIAGE  Obama  won’t  uphold  DOMA  By The Associated Press  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama ordered his administration on Wednesday —-— to stop defending the constitution-i ,1 ality of a federal jyMPp law that bans recognition of gay JBw marriage, a poli-mjLi °y reversal that Obama could have major implications for the rights and benefits of gay couples and reignite an emotional debate for the 2012 presidential campaign.  Obama still is “grappling” with his personal views on whether gays should be allowed to marry but has long opposed the federal law as unnecessary and unfair, said spokesman Jay Carney.  First word of the change came not from the White House but from the Justice Department. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that Obama had concluded the 15-year-old Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, was legally indefensible.  The decision was immediately welcomed by gay rights organizations and vilified by those on the other side. Some Democrats in Congress praised the decision, while it drew criticism from some Republicans and the office of their leader, House Speaker John Boehner, all surely a preview of coming  See DOMA, Page 10  DOWNTOWN NEW BRAUNFELS PARKING  MILL ST.  ■■■■■■■■pH     1    POTEI  f    MTIAL  >ARKir    pue  ÜG    uc      I  1                            1     LU  LU I—  CO  <  U  SAN ANTONIO ST.  Herald-Zeitung graphic  This map shows private parking places behind businesses in downtown New Braunfels.  City eyes businesses’ extra spaces  Officials also looking into possibility of having parking garage  By Greg Bowen  The Herald-Zeitung  A new initiative is under way that could lead to more parking in downtown New Braunfels.  The city is floating a plan to create public parking in now-private parking spaces behind, between or beside downtown buildings — and is even investigating the possibility of build  ing a downtown parking garage.  The now-private “surface parking,” as city staffers term it, could add “anywhere from 20 to 40 public parking spots, depending on which landowners participate and what the final configuration and layout is,” said Jeff Jewell, the city’s development coordinator, who is spearheading the initiative.  “We feel the most efficient way  to have a net gain of parking space downtown is to use spaces already available.”  In the proposed parking garage, or “structured parking” as city staffers say, the number of parking spaces would be determined following a coming study.  “You don’t want to build it too big or too small, but just right,” Jewell said.  See PARKING, Page 10  LAURA McKENZIE/Herald-Zeitung  Jacob Landin, 11, sits beside his turkey after being named reserve grand champion on Wednesday.  ►JUNIOR UVESTOCK SHOW  Opening day for the birds and rabbits  • ••  Event hands out ribbons for Comal’s top turkey, top chicken  By Will Wright  The Herald-Zeitung  Already at the ripe old age of 15, Josiah Krause is a seasoned competitor at the Comal County 4-H and FFA Stock Show.  “I’ve been in it since I was in third grade,” he said. “1 was a  reserve grand champion in 2006, won a lot of blue ribbons and the showmanship four years in a row.  “But this year, I won the Grand Champion Tom, which I’ve never done.”  Krause was referring to winning the Comal County Junior Livestock Show’s awards for top male turkey and overall champion  LIVESTOCK SHOW  Comal County Junior Livestock Show Association's show and sale continues today through Saturday at Comal County Fairgrounds. Times;  ■ Goats — Today at 7 a.m.  ■ Swine — Today at 1 p.m.  ■ Sheep — Friday at 7 a.m.  ■ Steers — Friday after sheep show  ■ Heifers — Friday after steer show  All sales can be made on Saturday. For information, call Mike at (210) 860-9623 or Jeff at (830) 702-0000.  during Wednesday ’s  competition at Comal County Fairgrounds.  It was a big day for turkeys, broilers — aka chickens—and rabbits on opening day of the 43rd annual event, which runs through Saturday.  Krause’s tom, aptly named Bill, was huge to be sure. The guy who made him that way is opting for another career choice.  “I want to be a diesel mechanic,” he said. “But I’ve been around this all of my life, and I’ve done this since the third grade. I’m just really excited right now.”  Jacob Landin’s tom placed second to Krause in both categories, winning Reserve Grand Champion and Reserve Champion. His tom weighed between 55 and 60 pounds. He respectfully declined to say what it fed on — it’s top secret, he said.  See SHOW, Page 10  MISSING CHILD ALERT  wsr  JOSHUA DAVIS JR.  Joshua Davis Jr., 18 months, disappeared from his New Braunfels home on Savannah Hill Circle on Feb. 4.  He is the son of Josh Davis and Sabrina Benitez.  New Braunfels Police, Texas  Rangers and FBI agents are actively seeking information on Joshua's whereabouts.  Call (830) 620-TIPS if you have a tip. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information.  Vol. 158, No. 90 10 pages, 1 section     Inside          CLASSIFIEDS    8      COMICS    6      CROSSWORD    6      FORUM    4      OBITUARIES    3      PLANNER    7      SPORTS    5      TV GRID    9      CLICK  J*    i      herald-zeitung.com     Warm, storms  High    Low  81 43  Details    7  56825  00001  50 cents  Miranda seeks Seat 5 on New Braunfels Council  By Greg Bowen  The Herald-Zeitung  Bryan Miranda, a New Braunfels accountant, wants to be the next city councilor in the east-central District 5.  Miranda, 33, filed Feb. 14 to seek the seat in the May 14 municipal election.  As of Wednesday afternoon, he was the only candidate who has  filed for the seat, now held by Mayor Pro-tem Katiileen Krueger, who is ineligible to seek reelection now under city charter rules.  “Folks ask me why I want to run,” Miranda said. “I tell them it is to make sure the person representing our  See FILING, Page 10  Miranda  map®   

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