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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 4, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas Page 14 — Herald-Zeitung — Wednesday, May 4, 2011 NEWS FROM THE CANYON LAKE AREA Canyon Lake stages annual barbecue cook-off By Michael O. Varhola Special to the Herald-Zeitung Delicious smells of grilled and smoked delicacies filled the air April 30 at the 13th annual Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce BBQ Q>ok-Off, where 42 teams competed to have their food items judged best. The event waft at Inzy lAL Campground on Hiver Road, along the banks of the Guadalupe River west of New Braunfels, and ran from 10 a.m. until long after dark. “I think the venue was beautiful and we bad a great turnout with the cook teams," said Chamber of Commerce President Kim Morris. "It turned out well, especially for the first time at a new loca tion. Hats off to l&U They did a great job putting up with our shenanigans.” Ibis event is the Chamber's main fundraiser, and Morris said the organization exceeded its goal of netting at least A^APF Day Spa Celebratewith a gift certificate to Agape Day Spa. 1/2 Off All Laser Packages 1 Hour Swedish Massage    . & European Facial    ** 90 Minute S&S Hot Stone Massage 1 Hour Swedish Massage c tso 125 Walnut «New Braunfels, TX* Call 830.625.7111 forappt. Ernesto’s Jewelry • May 5th, 6th & 7th • Ne xjv! High Fashion Sterling Silver Jewelry Boutique k, v., ‘V*    * ua Anniversary Rings Colored Diamonds $99 Pearls 500+ Diamond Earrings to choose from Upgrade her Diamonds for Mother’s Day! *Will take trade-ins ,%ap In/Out Diamond Hoop Earrings    Black    DiamondsSave 10-50% throughout the store */ uludrs f'mdma    O -Enjoy    refreshments    while you shopErnesto’s Jewelry A Fine Jewelry Store Serving this area for over 29 years THE WINNERS $10,000. Chamber staff were still calculating the final total at press time. More than 500 people turned out for the cook-off, where they were able to buy brisket, ribs, chicken and sausage at the food tent — and participate in live and silent auctions and other activities (e.g., a jail where people could have their friends locked up). Daytime entertainment included presentations by Elvis impersonator Rob Carter, the Solid Gold Dancers, the Canyon Lake Celtic Dancers, and the Red-Hot Chili Peppers dance group. Then, live “Original Texas Music” by the band 277 South and a dance kicked off at 7 p.m. and went on until nearly midnight, after which parties continued at many of the campsites. One of the hottest set-ups run by Haulin’ Ash, a team made up of “wounded warriors” from the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They generously provided beer, wine and shots for vis-itors to their Texas-style saloon, as well as chicken, ribs and beans, which they offered to pack up for people in to-go plates. County Commission«r Donna Ecctarton presented the awards to the winners of the non-sanctioned cook-off, which were: Ribs First Get Ya Some BBQ Second: Creek Side Cookers Third: Texas Country Cookers Chicken first Sauced *n' Smokin' Second: Black Sheep BBQ Third: Papa Nicks Chefs Choice First Lazy L&L Cookers Second: Texas Country Cookers Third: Sauced 'n' Smokin' Brisket first Alan Cookers Second: Fat Boy Cookers Third: Creekside Cookers Showmanship: Haulin' Ash Showmanship (Booth): Prudential Don Johnson Most Unique Pit Lazy L&L Cookers Cleanest Ares: Family Tradition Jackpot Beans first: Outfitters (plus a $545 cash prize) Second: Lazy L&L Cookers (plus $280) % Photos by Michael 0. Varhola INSET: Cook-off competitors displayed an impressive array of grills, smokers and other equipment. ABOVE:The Haulin' Ash cook site won the award for Showmanship. * X TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THE CLASS OF 2011! Call us today TO SCHEDULE YOUR AD IN OUR UPCOMING GRADUATION TAB 830.625.9144 DEADLINE: MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011  — • • • ............... New Braunfels Heraldf^eitung TVE PRESTON MEMORIAL LiBRARY Free access to books now just a tap away By Linda C. Jacobson Special to the Herald-Zeitung Not long ago, the idea of using a phone to check out and then read or listen to a book from the library wasn’t even a consideration. Then along came those smart phones and other devices that end in words like “Pod,” “Pad” and “Reader.” And then came something called apps, short for applications, that you can download and easily access from your mobile device with just a tap on the screen. This technology has revolutionized the way many of us get our information these days. And now there’s even an app that lets you check out a library book by usingyourTye Preston Memorial Library card. TPML is one of eight libraries that joined a growing consortium called Lone Star Digital Library about four months ago with the purpose of sharing in the technology to bring library materials, including audiobooks and eBooks, to patron’s smart phones or other mobile devices. More than 700 titles are available. Other libraries in the consortium include New Braunfels Public Library, Schertz Public Library, and Seguin-Guadalupe County Public Library. Lone Star Digital Library is powered by OverDrive, a full-service distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music and video. Checking out the materials is free but you will need to download and install software, which is also free, library director Roxanna Deane added. Since the titles are on loan, just like they would be from any library, they wiU expire at the end of the lending period. However, that happens automatically so there are never any late fees. Different apps are needed for different products. For audiobooks, music, and video, you’ll download the OverDrive Media Console. To read eBooks, users will need AdobeDigital Editions. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod, Sony Reader, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. To access the Lone Star Digital Library, first go to and log into your account. You will need your TPML library card number and your telephone number. If you don’t have a TPML library card you can get one, for free, by visiting the library, completing a short form and presenting a valid photo ID.COME FORA VISIT AND SEE WHY OUR HOME SHOULD BE YOURSOur three New Braunfels locations offer... • A high staff to resident ratio • Secure memory care•    Highly qualified LVN’s and RN’s• Specially trained staff to provide quality care m Jf 1 New Braunfels Marketplace 651 N. Business IH 35 Suite 2401 ml    •    830-625-3203    & ;