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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 25, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Softball Smithson Valley wins Ranger RoundRobin B AVAILABLE CO Bunco Mania Some local residents are hooked on the roll of the C NEW BRAUNFELS American Profile Visit the folk music capital of the SUNDAY February 2001 pages in 4 HERALDZEITUNG 150 91 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Shooting suspect arrested BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer LAS The New Braun fels man sought in connection with two Texas shooting deaths including Fridays Guadalupe County killing has been Police Joel Cano in Las said George Leslie Cantrell surren dered at Mountain Standard Time in New Braunfels after an after noonlong standoff at a motel Two his 23yearold exgirlfriend and their threeweek old were released Cantrells surrender came while area authorities were investi gating two Willis Elmer of Old Marion Road in New was found dead along Sun Valley Road at An official in the Bexar County Medical Examiners Office said Hare died of a gun shot wound to the The death was ruled a Cano said Cantrell is suspected of stealing Hares vehicle and a credit card and dri ving to a town with a population of about 400 in Uvalde Cano said Cantrell drove to the house of his ex girlfriends Roger The 23yearold woman was at the house with her and Cantrells NORM Cruces SunNews Police officers in Las take George Leslie Cantrell into custody Saturday at the Super Cantrell was arrested on two capital murders Battledress rehearsal JESSIE SWAT team leader Brett Smith clears a hall at Canyon High School Saturday morning during a practice exer SWAT team members handcuff bad guy Wayne Ellington after he surrendered to them in the hostage Drill prepares sheriffs office for the worst BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The call came a little after 8 Wayne a former Canyon High School student who had recently lost a friend in a drunken driving accident and then been dumped by his girlfriend because of his own had stabbed her new The new boyfriend was seriously Ellington had taken his exgirlfriend and a coachs assis tant hostage at knifepoint at Canyon High The Comal County Sheriffs office threw everyone they had at the problem patrol crisis negotiation team and the spe cial weapons and tactics SWAT Patrol deputies sealed off the school as Ellington warned hed kill a hostage if they didnt let him They didnt let him and Ellington didnt kill any hostages because hes a sheriffs Saturday at Canyon High the sheriffs office did its full battledress rehearsal of a hostage putting the nego See Lodging group to lobby for civic center expansion BY Jo LEE FERGUSON STAFF WRITER The New Braunfels Lodg ing and Restaurant Associa tion is taking its case for expanding the civic center to city council this Council meets at Monday in the New Braun 424 The associations informa tion Dan will ask council to consider using bed tax revenues to fund the it still Wed just like to see the project get Henry What we have is just the just the embryo of an idea to let city council dig into Michael president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of said the city was in danger of los Whats Up Who New Braunfels City Council When Monday Where New Braunfels Municipal Council 424 Castell What New Braunfeis Lodging and Restaurant Associations proposal to expand the civic ing the ability to use bed tax money for the civic center because of a law the state Leg islature passed in law that was passed said that if you put room tax in a civic thats if the primary use is for Meek That means that more than See Traffic delays expected BY BETTY TAYLOR Staff Writer Local motorists should expect delays along north bound Interstate 35 and the northbound 135 frontage road this Weather main lane closures are scheduled along two sections of 135 northbound on Inter state 35 from one mile south of Solms Road to Solms Road will have alternating lane clo sures on the right and left lanes from to Monday while workers make a traffic The closure is part of the contimung Texas Department of Transportation expansion of 135 through New Braun Dean Word is the con tractor for the million pro INSIDE Key Code 77 Fat Tuesday brings New Orleans to town BY JUSTIN BRASWEU Staff Writer Creole and Zydecp are not usually associated with the home town of but one New Braunfels will trade its sausage and Wienerschnitzel for jambai aya and At 6 the city will celebrate a Mardi Graf celebration hosted by Fat Tuesday is tradition ally the last day to indulge in feasting before the reli gious tradition of which requires fasting until The celebration will be New Orleans style complete with a Starting at 6 colorful lighted floats will embark from the Main Plaza and work their way to the New Braunfels Civic chairwoman of the YMCA Partners of Youth said she antici pated 2030 lighted floats to This will be the first night parade in New Braunfels and the first Mardi Gras she Expect dancing and and beads will be thrown from the Groups participating in northbound 135 from onehalf south and north of the FarmtoMarket Road 725 bridge will have the left lane closed from to 4 on Monday while workers set bridge On weather per motorists should expect delays along the bound 135 frontage road from Executive Drive to onequarr ter mile south of FM Randolph Brooks Credit Union to as traffic diverted to the right onto a new section of Th0 traffic switch will not involve a full lane Both of these closures are part of the million project contracted by also as part of the 135 For call TxDOT at Ginny Eanes gets her face painted by Jean while Cindy Whitney Tray and Emma Scharnhorst from left play it up in the background in preparation for Fat JESSIE HeraldZeitung
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