New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 27, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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FEBRUARY 27, 2011
Texas Ap Newspaper of the YearServing New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852.
Rumors hurt Josh’s family
Unsubstantiated reports ‘torment’ missing boy’s parents, spokeswoman says
MISSING CHILO AIERT
By J. Louise Larson
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
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
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 ..........
Saudi Arab. Iran Libya Algeria Egypt Yemen
OIL RESERVES, in billions of barrels
44.3 12.2 4.2 2.7
SOURCE: Barclays Capital
2011 COMAL COUNTY JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SALE
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.
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 www.herald-zeitung.com.
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
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Ciy Council to consider creating Watershed Advisory Committee
Downtown parking spaces, garage on council agenda
By Greg Bowen
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
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
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
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