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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 27, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas ■ SPORTS, IB TEXAS^ Bobcats bounce STATE * UTSA at home SUNDAY WK $195 MÍ08PONS ■ UFE, 1C Local ranch offers equine therapy H7 A A WmmM ONUNE EXCLUSIVE ■■■■ T fe Junior agricultural mechanics« exhibit their hard work FEBRUARY 27, 2011 Texas Ap Newspaper of the YearServing New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852. $1.50 Rumors hurt Josh’s family Unsubstantiated reports ‘torment’ missing boy’s parents, spokeswoman says MISSING CHILO AIERT By J. Louise Larson The Herald-Zeitung Three weeks after his disappearance from the family home in New Braunfels, baby Joshua J. Davis remains at the center of a whirl of questions and resources. Expert investigators and praying friends all continue to ask what happened to the missing 18-month-old, who vanished from his residence in the 2600 block of Savannah Hill Circle on the cold night of Feb. 4. Angie Flack, a family friend acting as a spokeswoman for Joshua A. Davis and Sabrina Benitez, issued a statement Friday asking the public for prayer—and the cessation J.A. Davis Benitez of rumors in a case that has stymied law enforcement’s efforts to solve it to date. “The rumors that continue to be spread are cruel and cause unimaginable pain to the family. Daily rumors of finding the baby See JOSHUA, Page 9A 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. Turmoil rocks Libya’s oil sector, slashing output Gadhafi BREGA, Libya (AP) — The massive oil terminal at Brega feels strangely deserted for Libya's second-largest hydrocarbon complex. After more than a week of turmoil in the country, production has been scaled back by almost 90 percent with many employees fleeing and ships not coming to collect its products. The most activity on the site Saturday appeared to be a squad of boys from the nearby town finishing the job of tearing apart the local headquarters of Moammar Gadhafi’s Revolutionary Committee. The seaside Brega complex, some 125 miles (200 ■ RELATED: President Obama says Moammar Gadhafi must leave Libya "now." Page 3A kilometers) west of the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, collects crude oil and gas from Libya’s fields in the southeast and prepares it for export. It also produces some petrochemicals and refined products for local consumption. Since the crisis began on Feb. 15, however, General Manager Fathi Eissa said the facility has had to scale back production dramatically from 90,000 barrels of crude a day to just 11,000. There are no reliable figures about the impact of the uprising against Gadhafi on Libya’s oil exports, but facilities across the country have See LIBYA, Page 8A Unrest raises concerns in oil market Eight countries in the world s biggest oil-producing region are in some stage of upheaval Not all produce oil, but their stability has an impact on the region's oil industry. Oil in the Middle East and North Africa region 10 millions of barrels per day    .......... Production Exports ik » Saudi Arab. Iran Libya    Algeria    Egypt    Yemen OIL RESERVES, in billions of barrels 44.3    12.2    4.2    2.7 44.3 9 * SOURCE: Barclays Capital AP 2011 COMAL COUNTY JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SALE MEGAN HOLT/Herald-Zeitung Colby Talley, a Canyon High School FFA student, sold his Grand Champion steer Goose at Saturday's Comal County Junior Livestock Show Association auction. He will put his earnings into aTexas Lutheran University fund. SOLD! Students rack up money on their prize animals at livestock auction MEGAN HOLT ♦ The Herald-Zeitung As Colby Talley, Canyon High School FFA student, pulled his large steer up the ramp and onto the small stage Saturday, butterflies churned in his stomach. It the day Talley, 16, would sell his Grand Champion steer, Goose. Goose, weighing nearly 1,300 pounds, began shifting nervously on his feet trying a getaway from the continuous ■ ONUNE EXCLUSIVE: See more photos from the 2011 Comal County Junior Livestock Show at noise he and his owner stood before. After about five minutes in the limelight, Goose sold for $15,000 at the Comal County lunior Livestock Show Association’s 43rd annual sale. With the pressure off and pictures taken, Talley admitted being on stage is frightening. “You’re nervous because you’re holding on to a huge animal and worried See LIVESTOCK, Page 2A Vol. 158, No. 93 24 pages, 4 sections Inside CLASSIFIEDS 1D COMICS SC CROSSWORD SC FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A PLANNER 2C SPORTS IB TV GRID 3D CLJ^K A few showers High Low 82 49 Details 9A a "■56825 00002    8 $1-50 Ciy Council to consider creating Watershed Advisory Committee Downtown parking spaces, garage on council agenda By Greg Bowen The Herald-Zeitung The creation of a Watershed Advisory Committee to help guide drainage-sys-tem improvements in New Braunfels will be considered by city council on Monday. The committee would be appointed by council to advise the city on such issues as strengthening IF YOU GO: Who: New Braunfels City Council When: 6 p.m. Monday Where: Municipal Building, 424 S. Castell Ave. drainage regulations for new development and instituting federally mandated stormwater-quality regulations required of New Braunfels now that its population has officially exceeded 50,000. U.S. Census figures released Feb. 17 officially put the city’s 2010 population at 57,740, up from 36,494 in 2000. Applicants will be sought through March 16 for the nine-member committee, which is proposed to include an engineer; a developer; a landscape See COUNCIL, Page 8A By Grog Bowen The Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels City Council on Monday will consider approving funding to support a proposal to create more public parking in downtown by converting now-private parking spaces to public parking—and by building a parking garage. The city’s Industrial Devel- opment Corp., aka the 4B board, has voted to recommend council OK some $47,000 for engineering and design work for converting to public parking the private parking in the area bounded by San Antonio Street, Castell Avenue and Mill Street. The 4B hoard also has recommended approval of See PARKING, Page 8A Plêasé Uôlp support lîfera^y aM ¿OwiwumrfY «Wsrftnêss Donate to NIE Ç'Ot mûrê iK-ÇôrmrtiO* confaci, Tê-Ç-Ç Powlftr & (6%û) H H KALI) Feitiimg ■nnniiMivnHYN «mm m it ;