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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 2, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Wild West Millionaire restores West Texas hamlet New Btduhtels Hetald2eiiund 10A by Ernie Bushmiller y JAMES Texas AP When you fcnter the saloon in this remote West Xcxas town on the Rio Grande and ask Questions of a tall man in a cowboy may be relieved that he does not fire shots into the floor around your feet and stranger more than likely hell smile ajid direct you to the towns chief of public For despite its small size and obscure Lajitas is no hick town where cowboys come to drink hard liquor and chase loose We couldnt be cpnsidered says Ray the towns director of public Old West towns may not have needed PR men in Wyatt Earps but Wyatt Earp didnt drop more than million to attract visitors to Dodge City like wealthy Houston investor Walter Mischer has done The whole town is built on the premise of a Western movie says and although the town itself has not yet been used in a the production crew of the film Bar starring Willie lived here while filming in the surrounding countryside in September and a Houston millionaire who bought the entire community of nine persons and acres from rancher Rex Ivey back in could not have picked a more appropriate place to satisfy lusts for a 19th Century Western formerly a smugglers rendezvous is located on the Texas side of the Rio Grande on the western edge of the Big Bend National between Contrabando Canyon and the Rattlesnake Since he bought Mischer has restored a small church and an opry turned an old Army fort into a motel that still looks like an old fort and built 13 condominiums and a replica of an Old West complete with an old fashioned hotel that charges modern day rates of a Mischer did not have to do anything to the centuryold trading Tourists can buy cowboy boots and other Western wear in the dry goods clomp up and down the genuine ride horses in the mountains and drink redeye in the Badlands Mimier says visitors who tire of playing cowboy can hike into the ride rafts or canoes down the Rio lie in the sun or frolic in the Lajitas swimming Wait a Doc Holliday didnt get to relax in a swimming pool after he helped clean up What can I tell you its not really part of the Western Mimier But the perimeter of the pool is made of natural local to the Mimier said the population of Lajitas has risen to 30 permanent mostly people whose jobs are linked to the tourist and it is still Bulldozers and construction workers were erecting new to condominiums as Mimer Residential lots go for to depending on the size and the Of the 13 condominiums built so five have been sold and the others are in a rent Mimier This is Walter Mischers personal project and he wants to make this the Palm Springs of Mischer literature compares the restoration here to that in colonial A Mischer press kit on Lajitas described it as having a lusty history shot through with shoot Indian outlaws on the damsels in Mexican Visitors to the trading run by Bill son of the rancher who sold this land to Mischer more than 20 years often ask about the pockmarks on the adobe wall inside the historic They look like But who graduated from Texas with a degree in economics and not public I think most of them were made by people driving nails into the wall to hang Newsmakers Presidential crash LOS ANGELES AP Ronald Reagans limousine stops for red Thats what the driver of a Secret Service station wagon learned when Reagans motorcade stopped abruptly for a traffic The Secret Service which was directly behind Reagans ran into the back of the presidentelects bending the rear Grillwork on the front of the Secret Service car was and the sevencar motorcade pulled over to the side of the The station loaded with weapons to be used in case of had to be left behind while the rest of the motorcade proceeded to Reagans Pacific Palisades A Secret Service spokesman said the accident ocurred because of a brake problem in the station who was sitting in the back seat of his 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