New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 14, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Family’s loss inspires annual Lube-a-thon
By DENISE DZIUK
With personal knowledge of how cancer patients and their families suffer at the hands of the ailment, a local business is setting aside a day to raise funds for research and support programs in Comal County-
Roland Bradfute, manager of Bradzoil on Mission Drive, said his family saw the effects of cancer when his uncle, J.W. Bradfute, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Bradfute said the cancer progressed quickly in his uncle, who died in July 1994. Although he lived in Pleasanton at the time, the entire family felt and saw the effects of cancer.
“We know what he went through,” Bradfute said. “It’s draining, both emotionally and financially. A lot of times it’s a long drawn out process and the family gets really pulled thin.”
With the death of J.W., the family members who owned the business decided to help raise funds for cancer research and support. Bradfute said the death was a major factor, and the interests of the family and the American Cancer Society “kind of coincided.”
“There’s a lot of reasons why we do it," Bradfute said. “All of us in some way or another are touched by cancer. This is a way to help.... In fact, one of my pitmen just lost one of his brothers to cancer. It’s a drain on him also.”
In a show' of support for the Comal County Unit of the American Cancer Society, Bradzoil on Mission Drive in New Braunfels, is holding the third annual Lube-a-thon on Saturday. The business will donate IOO percent of the day’s revenue to the local ACS to be used for programs, such as transportation and support groups.
"It’s something w here the public can get a service they need and make a contribution at the same time,” Bradfute said. “A lot of people who are being drained by fighting cancer benefit from it.” Last year the Lube-a-thon raised more than $3,800 and serviced 152 cars. Bradfute said the goal for this year w as 200 vehicles, which means a lot of hard work for his employees. However, he said they were looking forward to it.
‘They’re excited about it,” he said. ‘They know it’s for a good cause and on their breaks they can go enjoy the refreshments that will be available.”
IF YOU RE GOING
Whit: Third annual Bradzoil Lube-a-thon Whin: Bradzoil on Mission Drive, just off Landa Street Dates Saturday, May 17 Tiim: 8 a rn. to 5 p.m.
What you ncoivi: A full service oil and filter change, all fluids will be checked and filled, filters, tires and wiper blades will be checked, windshields and windows cleaned, carpets vacuumed and chassis lubricated Coati $25.
Rifnohmoiitss You will receive free drinks, food donated by New Braunfels Smokehouse and Librados Breakfast will be donated by Becky’s Patio Cafe.
Bmoflting: The Comal County Unit of the American Cancer Society, because 100 percent of the day s revenue will go to the local ACS.
Source American Cancer Society and Bradzoil
Birthday wishes from the Harakl-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Karon Prdss, Anita White, Norman Schuetz (70 years old), Jerome Rickard (40 years old),
Ty Nance, Chris Martinez (Belated), Jesika Alvarado.
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
mold —3,100 pecan —10 grass —50
(Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of ak. Information provided by Dr. Frank Hampel.)
Comal River — 270 cubic feet per second, down 4 from Tuesday.
Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Wed — 625.04 feet above sea level, down .01 from Tuesday.
Canyon Dam discharge —1,030 cfs Canyon Lake inflow —831 Canyon Lake level — 910.55 feet above sea level. (Above conservation pool.)
New Braunfels Utilities
NOU reports pumping 4.941 m*ion gallons of surface water Tuesday, and 654,000 galons of we! water were used.
Shots downtown woro for tho birds
lf you were startled by loud booms in the Main Plaza area Tuesday night, there is nothing
to be concerned about. The Parks and Recreation Department was firing its small cannon to scare birds away from their nests before they make a mess of the Bandstand area.
The firing of the cannon was done in preparation for Memorial Day and the refurbishing of statues on the plaza, Rebecca Rosenthal of the Parks and Recreation Department said.
And depending on the outcome of Tuesday night s results, Parks and Recreation employees could be firing again on Thursday night, Rosenthal said.
Find alternat! rout# for Wast Tanglewood
lf you travel down West Tanglewood, you may need to take an alternate route today. West Tanglewood between Briarwood and Brentwood will be closed all day today while Entex crews are working.
Bed weather chalice depends on front
After the fog burns off this morning, we should get a day of sunshine and pleasant temperatures. We should see a high temperature today in the mid- to upper 80s with a nighttime low in the mid-60s.
Thursday brings a 20 percent chance of severe thunderstorms that loom until Friday. Any chance for severe weather depends on a slow-moving cold front near the Red River, lf the front stalls in North Texas, we will have no interruption in our idyllic weather.
Thursday’s predicted high is again expected to be in the mid-80s with an overnight low in the mid-60s
By ABE LEVY
The New Braunfels City Council on Monday rejected a proposed ordinance that would have regulated outfitters on the Guadalupe River.
The proposal was offered as an attempt to satisfy an agreement by plaintiffs who filed a wrongful death lawsuit a few years ago.
The city settled with the plaintiffs in November and gave itself a Memorial Day deadline to implement the measure.
The council opted instead to adopt a plan to post safety signs by Memorial Day.
It also voted to create an implementation committee that would pursue a proposed interlocal agreement with
outfitters outside the city limits.
The council’s action removed such items as a mandatory video presentation and rules for wearing lifejackets in a move to avoid placing too many restrictions on outfitters.
Council members and outfitters said they preferred an interlocal agreement with the Water Oriented Recreation District and Comal County in a plan
that would unify regulations on the river.
Zero Rivers, a local outfitter, said he was glad the city rejected the original proposal to avoid unfair restrictions on his industry.
“I really applaud the city for trying to make the Guadalupe River safer but I also am glad they trust the outfitters to do the right thing,” he said.
Rivers said he thought WORD would be in favor of an interlocal agreement and that most outfitters would be in favor of uniform safety policies.
City Attorney Jacqueline Cullom said die suit could be refiled but that die city charted an ambitious course by trying to enact comprehensive safety measures on the river in the November settlement.
Quite a change of pace
Life much slower now for former Garden Ridge mayor
By DAVID DEKUNDER
Class of 1997
Member! of the Cornel Leederehlp Institute’* Ctaee of 1997 Helen to their principal, Chad Hall, at com-
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mencemem ctrvvTionitti bi Canyon Middle School on Monday night. The alternative school, which ended Re second year of operation, awarded diplomat to 28 etudenta. Lawrence Sampleton, Director of Admiaaione at St. Stephen * Episcopal School in Austin, gave the graduated address Sampleton, a native of Seguin, played professional football before returning to the area to speak and teach.
HerakJ-Zsttung photo by Tom Erickson
Herald-Zeituna photo by Tom Erickson n Mission
Roland Bradfute’s unde, J.W. Bradfute, lost his battle wRh cancer in 1994. Each year since, the familiy business, Bradzoil on Mission Drive, has sponsored a Lube-a-thon to benefR the Comal County Unit of the American Cancer Society.
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Children’s Museum plans summer fun events for kids
With school ending and parents looking for fun and safe activities for their children, The Children’s Museum in New Braunfels is kicking into gear its annual membership dnve.
The museum, which is in its 11 th year, is offenng a combination of promotions and events to raise the visibility of the museum and increase its membership.
As the first promotion of the membership campaign, the museum has sent coupons to more than 10,000 ele
mentary school students in Comal, Guadalupe and Hays counties offering one free admission to the museum.
“lf we can get people to come through the doors, we feel the museum will sell itself,” said Gary Steel, a museum board member in charge of the membership campaign.
One of the museum’s most popular annual events is the Magical Child Workshop.
The event allows children to take their own piece of clay and mold it into a finished ceramic creation. This year’s event will be held June 2 st
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GARDEN RIDGE — Tuesday was the first day in a few years that Jay P. Minikin was not hard at work at the Garden Ridge City Hall.
Monday night’s called meeting of the Garden Ridge City Council was Millikin’s last as mayor, an office he held for five years. Millikin’s successor. former Councilman Jay F. Feibel-man, was sworn in as mayor at the meeting.
Millikin, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, has been a Garden Ridge resident for 12 years. Jay P. Minikin Minikin was
active in Garden Ridge municipal government for six years, first being elected to the city council in May 1991. Less than a year later, after Mayor Linda Klekar resigned, Minikin won the special mayoral election in August 1992.
Minikin, who dedicated as much as 50 hours a week to the non-paid position, said he would not trade the experience of being mayor for anything.
“I would say, as many elected officials would say, that I’m gratified to have served for six years,” Minikin said. "But I know there are still challenges to be met by the new mayor and the city council.”
One of those challenging issues is water, he said.
“Certainly water is one of our foremost challenges, not only our internal engineering system for the city but the macro challenging issue of water availability for the greater San Antonio area including Comal County,” Million said.
The fumier mayor said he was glad to have been part of an effort to steer the city government away from the turmoil and the negative press it experienced during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
“I say we as a city were effective inKeeping the faith. See Page 4A.