New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 18, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from tho HeraM-ZeKung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to: Morma Schneider, Kathy Koehler (Monday), Adelene Row, Jared Loll (2 years old), Mary Louise Wahl, Katie Weaver (Belated).
Happy anniversary wishes to: Cecil and Judi Eager, Floris and Alonzo Busch (62 years).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
Still no quick way to San Antonio
Work on Interstate 35 South will continue this week. South bound traffic will be reduced to one lane while crews continue to work on the main lanes. However, main lane closures should be complete by Thursday.
Several exits will also be closed because of construction. The Solms Road exit is the last open exit heading south until the FM 2252 exit. The exits in between will remain closed during construction. The FM 3009 exit is also closed.
River should keep flowing for tubers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received approval to deviate from the plan of regulation for water releases from Canyon Dam. The following rate releases apply unless rainfalls in the area or inflow rates dictate otherwise and could impact downstream control limits:
909 to 910 msl- release IOO cubic feet of water per second (cfs) more than requested by Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority, but not more than 350 cfs.
910 to 910.5 msl — release 700 cfs daily.
910.5 to 911 msl — release 1,500 cfs during the week and reduce rate to 700 cfs on the weekends.
911 msl and above — normal flood releases according to the plan of regulation.
For current information con cerning flow rates on the Guadalupe River, contact the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce at (800) 572-2626.
Don"! bg a couch potato today
Today will be too nice a day for staying indoors so grab your swimsuit, hammock or golf clubs and head outdoors.
By this afternoon, the sky wit be partly cloudy with a high in the mid-80s, but a southeast wind at 5 to 10 mph will keep you from getting too hot while on the river.
Monday will be partly cloudy in the morning, turning partly cloudy and breezy in the afternoon. lf you re going to be outdoors, don't forget the sun block because you'll likely need it with a high in the upper 80s.
Tuesday afternoon and evening, the chance for st towers returns. Lows are expected to be in 60s and the highs wil reach the 80s.
(For more information about what's happening in and around New Braunfels, see Stammtish and We 're Meeting, Page 12A.,
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26 pages in three sections ■ Sunday, May 18,1997
Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years ■ Home of Floris and Alonso Busch
Vol. 145, No. 133
Triathlon organizer keeps trying
By DAVID DEKUNDER
CANYON LAKE — More than a week after the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce voted not to endorse it, the organizer of the Texas Hill Country Triathlon is trying to change people’s minds.
Carl Owen said he was in Canyon Lake on Friday trying to work with businesses and residents, especially those in Startzville, that were affected and inconvenienced by road closures when the triathlon was held from 1986-94 at Comal Park.
“I am approaching this with the idea we can work this out,” Owen said. “If
they sit down and communicate with us we can figure out what stuff they don’t like (about the event) and we can try to work it out.”
Owen is attempting to bring the event back after a two year hiatus. The triathlon was canceled for two years because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was renovating Comal Park.
Chamber president Ed Wetzel said the board voted not to endorse the event because of its impact on businesses.
“It impacts negatively the businesses in Startzville because of the road closures,” Wetzel said.
Wetzel said the positive aspects of the event were brought to the board
before it made its decision.
“The board doesn’t say it doesn’t want it to be held,” he said. “We are simply asking Mr. Owen to take it somewhere else to the northside of the lake where subdivisions and businesses are not affected.”
The triathlon competition, comprised of biking, running and swimming, was held the weekend after Labor Day.
Owen said there were people at the lake who want the triathlon to stay.
Owen said the event attracted as much as 1,000 participants and four past winners of the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii.
“I went to the chamber mixer last
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March for Jesus
Herald-Zeitung photo by Tom Erickson
Members of the First Protestant Church of New Braunfels join other local church members in Saturday’s March For Jesus. Local Christians joined others in the United States and around the world for the annual event, which culminated in a worship service at Main Plaza.
Sheriff’s deputy area’s top cop for *97
By ABE LEVY
Ricardo Cardenas Sr. was the closest officer to respond to a dispatcher
report of a family disturbance at a Canyon Lake business this past fall where a man was pointing a gun at a woman inside the building.
With his handgun drawn, he entered the building, Cardenas said, only to find the ,man turning to point the gun at him.
The two paused for a moment. Their eyes and guns locked together in a tense battle of wills.
Meanwhile, the woman, fearing for her life, was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher, Cardenas said.
The man was standing in front of a window and if shots were fired, Cardenas said he thought they could hit a school bus that was scheduled to stop nearby at any time.
Instead of using deadly force, Cardenas talked the man into dropping the .45 caliber weapon and surrendering to authorities, officials said.
For his effort that day and his overall job as field training officer supervisor for the Comal County Sheriffs Office, he was given the Ed Murphy Memonal Award for the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.
“This is a very prestigious honor,” said Cardenas, 36, of New Braunfels. “I certainly didn’t think of it when I was dispatched to the call. There were a lot of things going tfirough my mind. It was one of die most traumatic (experiences of my life). I’ve had others but it rates top on the list.”
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HerakJ-Zertung photo by Abe Levy
Ricardo Cardenas Sr. holds his Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award with Comal County Sheriff Bob Holder. Cardenas was given the award earlier this week by the Breakfast Lions after Holder nominated him for the honor.
Luck of the Irish
‘Publicans’ find wealth of " artifacts, home in New Braunfels
By ABE LEVY
On a mission to establish his own Irish-styIc pub in New Braunfels, Michael Calahan was cleaning out the basement of the adobe bock building he was refurbishing when he found some helpful artifacts.
Old w inc and w hiskey bottles, shot glasses, bottle caps and “lucky" antique horseshoes all laden with dust and lying on the ground where large cedar posts supported the structure at 194 VV. San Antonio St.
But what seemed like rags to the many prev ious owners were riches to the 39-year-old man from Houston.
He polished the relics and gav e them a more prestigious home on the shelves and walls of his longtime dream, Calahan’s Pub and Deli, an Insh-style bar that opened this past Monday.
Michael and his wife Susan felt New Braunfels was a golden Ux’ation to revive the historic pub atmosphere in Texas: a place where people can
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New Braunfels dancers get taste of television
By CHRIS CREWS
Horald-Zeitung photo by Tom Erickson
Cancer Society Lube-a-thon
Cars and trucks fill th# driveway at Bradzoil OII Changa, 968 Mission Drive, on Saturday. AH the proceeds from the day were donated to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Customers also bought chances et winning a new Chevrolet Malibu donated by Chevy New Braunfels.
Two local men will debut the talents they honed in New Braunfels on network television tonight, and they have glowing reflections of their brush with Hollywood.
Dave C’inotto, a 1994 graduate of New Braunfels High, and Jay Vauter, a 1989 graduate of New Braunfels, will showcase their clogging and actin” skills the CBS miniseries “True Women”, which will air today and Tuesday from 8 to IO p.m. The film is based on San Antonio native Janice Woods Windle’s best-selling novel,
which chronicles the lives of a family of women in Texas from the Alamo through World War ll.
The men said that their primary duties were dancing, teaching the professional actors in the miniseries the ins and outs of clogging and to serve as background characters in various scenes.
Both said the cast and crew of the film were sociable and helpful in the scenes they were involved in, which were filmed in Bastrop and San Antonio.
“We received wonderful first-class treatment,” Vauter said. “The stars Turn to Dancers, Page 3A
Herald-Z«Uur>g photo by Tom Erickson
Susan and Michael Calahan pose nea/ the bar at Calahan s Pub and Dad, which opened last week at 194 W. San Antonio St. The Caiahans recently moved to New Braunfels from Houston.Kudos from the Post Office and the Lioness Club. See Opinion, 4A.