New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 16, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
NOVEMBER 16, 2003
SPORTS HOME AGAIN
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Healthy lifestyles afoot
About 150 people of air ages participated in the Afoot for Fitness health walk Saturday morning, benefiting the Westside Community Center.
Photos by DAVID INGRAM/ Herald-Zeitung
The three-mile walk-run raised approximately $30,000. Below, Dr. Hoanan Yu, right, and his family get ready before the event starts.
Event promotes awareness of growing diabetes threat
By Dylan JimBntz
About 150 runners and walkers raised almost $30,000 Saturday for community programs at the West Side Community Center during the Afoot for Fitness health walk-run.
*The walk-run was organized by volunteers and the Institute for Public Health and Education Research to promote awareness of a growing problem in Texas—diabetes.
Dan Nichols, 41, was one of 50 Scooter Store enjployees who participated in the event.
Nichols used to run when he was younger and has had a goal of getting back into the habit to maintain good health.
“My wife and I see it as an opportunity to start the commitment,” he said.
He told himself if he could run
three miles, he could run more often. He has challenged himself to run in the many charitable runs in the area.
Later this month, Nichols plans to run in the Race with a Twist up the Tower of Americas in San Antonio.
The commitment is one the public health institute hopes to promote as the annual run continues through the years.
“One of the things that Latinos don't do is they don’t exercise,” said Dr. Carlos Campos, a New Braun
fels physician who helped orchestrate Saturday’s event.
Research shows that walking 30 to 45 minutes, five days a week “makes all the difference in the world," he said.
One in four Comal County residents has or will have diabetes if current trends continue. Most patients — 75 percent — can improve their health by getting more exercise and watching their diets, Campos said.
The other goal of the walk was to raise funds.
The money will go to support the many community programs at the center, including two new diabetes education programs starting in January.
One will teach the general public about diabetes and its risks. The
See DIABETES, Page 3A
found by roadway
By Ron Maloney
SPRING BRANCH — A 77-year-old Spring Branch woman found dead alongside a county road Saturday morning apparently died of natural caus.es — after fire destroyed her car.
A motorist found Earlene S. Cavanah’s body in the 300 block of West Branch Crossing early Saturday morning — a couple of hours after Cavanah’s burnt -up car had been found in a driveway just up the road.
Precinct 3 Justice of the Pe ace Diana Campos pronounced Cavanah dead at 9:45 a.m. in the 300 block of West Branch Crossing. T he body was taken to the Travis County Medical Examiner s Office in Austin for autopsy, but foul play was not suspected.
QiiiUil County Sheriffs Detective lim Rose, who investigated the death, said Cavanah’s car probably broke down f riday night.
“She apparently had mechanical trouble and the car caught fire,’’ Rose said. “It would appear that she attempted to walk home."
Rose said Cavanah could have become disoriented on the dark road, which is just off Rebecca Springs Road and west of Canyon Lake.
Rose said he did not know what caused Cavanah’s death. She was found about five feet from the roadway, down a small embankment.
“We don’t know if she stumbled and fell, had a heart attack or died of exposure,” Rose said.
Employees of Zoeller Funeral Home remove the body of Earlene Cavanah. 77, who was found dead Saturday morning alongside a country road.
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Constable sergeant Smith to run for Precinct 2 post
By Dylan Jimtnaz
A sergeant who has worked under Precinct 3 Constable Randy Galindo for the paSt two years announced he will run for Precinct 2 constable.
Sgt. Kenneth Smith has lived in Garden Ridge five years and lived in New Braunfels for 14 years before that.
Jim Hanley, current Precinct 2 constable, now lives in Precinct I as a result of redistricting. He has reportedly told other county officials he would not seek election in Precinct I.
Smith has law enforcement, emergency medical and fire protection experience.
He said looks forward to the community interaction of the constable post, which goes beyond law enforcement.
Smith wants the citizens of Precinct 2 to know there is a constable there and available to them.
“I want to bring something that hasn't been in the Bulverde, Garden Ridge area — building a department that is well known,” Smith said.
“My goal is to be seen.”
Smith said he hopes to win the trust and respect of the citizens and commissioners enough to someday hire four deputies.
He has attended firefighting, EMT and arson investigation schools. He has worked as a hazardous materials technician, an EMT and firefighter and has served on the board directors for the Bracken Volunteer
See SMITH. Page 3A
■ The filing period for the 2004 election is Dec 2 to Jan 2. 2004
■ The primary elec tion will be conducted March 3, 2004 The general election will be Nov 3. 2004
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