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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 15, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY March 2001 14 pages in Z sections HERALDZEITUNG 106 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Deputies jail contractor accused of preying on elderly How to Help Comal County Sheriffs Office reports Alex of New is accused of theft and allegedly used these aliases James Rojas Allen Alex and Alex Williamson also is accused of operating under the business names of Tri State General Contractors and Pave He allegedly had drivers licenses from New North Carolina and Colorado and Texas all with his photo and different Officials want to hear from anybody else who believes Williamson might have victim ized Call BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County deputies arrested a 45yearold New Braunfels man whose roofing and driveway repair business allegedly preyed on elderly Comal County Sheriffs detective Donna OConner said Alex Williamson was booked into Comal County Jail Saturday on a charge of theft between and and failure to identify himself to authorities as a fugitive from jus He was being held on the local warrant with bail set at The theft allegation is a state jail felony punishable by six months to two years in a state jail and a fine of up to But that charge might not be Williamsons biggest court documents In an arrest warrant affidavit filed with 2 Justice of the Peace William OConner report ed that deputies learned Williamson faced similar allegations Williamson allegedly had drivers licenses from New North Carolina and Colorado and Texas all with his photo and all with different OConner Among the names were James Rojas Allen Alex Taylor and Alex The company names he allegedly had used in Comal County included Tri State General Contractors and Pave but there might be OConner Williamson did not have a con See Its show time Livestock show kicks off with arrival of animals JESSIE SLATEN Staff Writer Rain beat down on the tin roof at the Comal County Fairgrounds Wednesday as students from through out the county brought in their ani mals for the 33rd annual Junior Live stock Participation in the Comal County Junior Livestock Show is a tradition that is handed down from generation to Its about teaching kids the satisfaction of a job well done and a community coming together to put their money and their support behind the youth of Comal Goats and hogs were the first to arrive with the remainder of the animals arriving Judging also begins The livestock show continues through Saturday at the fair Everything looks good right said Ronnie president of the Comal County Junior Livestock Now were just hoping for good weath er to get the people out The volunteers and those that just come to show their sup a huge part of the Its those people that show up with a few or a few thousand dollars that enable the students to buy future show animals and save money for Every person and every dollar said Liz secretary of the Buyers will bid Saturday on the prize animals for a variety of Comal County Judge Danny Scheel believes the livestock programs are a characterbuilder for the youth of the Its just as important as participating in a sports Scheel Res idents should be happy to come out and support these kids and keep them out of the juvenile Steubing echoed Scheels A kid out here with a feed bucket is better than one with a gun in his Mooney they learn how to accept They know how to They know how to lose and they know how to For Brittnie New Braunfels High School the livestock show has meant seven years of family and Raising livestock requires not JESSIE Local high school senior Chris Wommack drops off one of his pigs for the 33rd Annual Comal County Junior Livestock Students may show two animals in a category but may only sell one animal in Saturdays only a commitment from the but a lot of parental Its brought our family said who puts in about 20 hours a week to raise her said the expe rience is its own If you do its really Knowing that you can raise an ani thats a lot of Its dependent on If you dont take care of its going to From chickens to the live stock show is about working together with people of all ages and backgrounds to raise a quality worthy of putting in the ring to compete against the best animals in the The who hail from 4H and Future Farmers of America clubs around the may raise and show the but the community is responsible for a lions share of the Its the only organization that has all ages and both sexes working said Nancy Kraft You really cant do it without the The older kids mentor the younger and they all have to work with Almost any of these kids are just as comfortable working with adults as they are with other Stock market continues decline NEW YORK AP The prospect of the economic slow down spreading around the globe shook Wall Street sending the Dow Jones industrials below and setting the blue chip index up for its worst week in more than 11 The drop followed a nosedive in prices overseas as investors simply had no reason to The fears on markets matched those on exchanges in Europe and Asia that slowing economies will con tinue to hurt corporate profits in stock Anyway you put this is said Gary a technical analyst for First Union You in the vicious cycle While sellers have domi nated the stock market believing that poor earnings and the weakening economy in this country wont recover in the near the prospect of economic crises in other espe cially unnerved investors around the globe The Dow fell to recovering sqne ground after an earlier 395 point But the Josses eas ily wiped out Tuesdays 82 point advance and com pounded Mondays 436point INSIDE Key Pode 76 Two brothers detained in house blaze BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer A New Braunfels teenager who said he was carjacked in Landa Park in February is suspected of setting fire to his home late New Braunfels Fire Department extinguished a blaze at 406 Saddle Tree about New Braunfels Police reported that shortly after the two 15 and went to the Comal report they had been hijacked into burglarizing their own home and then set ting it on NBPD Russell Bell said the teens story just wasnt kosher and the pair later confessed after exten sive questioning by sheriffs One of the brothers involved also was allegedly carjacked in Landa Park hi late February in what police detective Sean Gabbard said was a disturbingly unusu al At that the 16 yearold told officers that a large Hispanic man took his car at forced him into the trunk and then crashed the car in Kerr Cqun Bell said It looks like they used the same old story Bell also said that the fearing went Kendrick proposal hits opposition Councilman Plan based on latest information BY Jo LEE FERGUSON STAFF WHITER A New Braunfels city coun cilman who appeared to do an aboutface regarding debt for streets and drainage pro jects said his proposal Mon day was based on the latest Councilman Robert Kendrick said Tuesday that a proposal he presented to council Monday was not a payasyougo he its a pay withwhatyougot Ive been one that if its necessary to borrow you need to step up to the plate and do he But he said if its not nec then theres no need to incur the additional expense of borrowing the plan he pre sented is finding opposition from Mayor Stoney Williams and at least one other coun On council revisited a proposal from the 4B board of directors to pay for six street and drainage projects with up to mil lion hi certificates of obliga The which oversees a part of the citys sales had pledged up to mil lion of its money annually to repay the certificates of oblig The city could have to pay about million in inter est if council approves the funding Council voted on Monday to return the proposal to the 4B board to consider a counter proposal from which would involve using surplus money instead of debt to pay for the Kendrick plan In Sundays Herald Kendrick wrote in a See Rainy day roast CHRIS Steven from Kathleen Vu and Sarah of San roast marshmallows in the rain Wednesday at Landa ;