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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 6, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas State 1987 New Texas Page 7 A Parimutuel in the blocks after vote Small town sees economic wind fall as horses turn into Texas commodities with legalization of Texas races Texas AP This weeks elections mean big changes for this community of east of where Manor Chamber of Commerce President Andy Norton had said you can see the whole thing In 2v With voter approval of the statewide referendum on race track the owners of Manor one of the states few existing horse say they plan to be among the first to seek a parimutuel And Austin voters decided to move their airport from the citys east side to The airport is to be built on a site east of Manor which for years has been projected as the most likely location for Austins is a different place since Tuesday or without the the Manor area was in for some big said Neil executive director of the private Northeast and Manor City Administrator Mike Bamer Austin Is whether they realize it or put ting Manor in a nice position economically for the next several Bamer said McDonald prefers to think of the planned airport not as Austins airport or the Manor but as a regional airport or all of Central Texas The effects of the airport and of legalized betting at Manor Downs will touch Taylor and Pflugerville as well as he said The confluence of Manor Downs and the airport at almost the same time will mean the rebirth of a once thriving community he said of where Bamer estimated that 70 percent of the residents have low to moderate With the support of Austin and other the Texas Highway Commission last spring raised the priority of the proposed expansion of fourlane 290 to a sixlane freeway with frontage roads between 183 and FM Highway department spokesman Mark Ball said Wednesday that the plans probably would be modified to extend the new freeway taking it virtually to the entrance to the new Construction on 290 probably will begin within five he Utilities also have been laid toward Manor from about 10 miles Much of a million bond Issue approved by Austin voters in 1985 was for water and sewer lines for the northeast section of the county near Manor A 12 milliongallon reservoir on approved by Austin voters in is nearing completion to serve already planned housing It will be an accelerator to all these other ac McDonald said of the new Industrial recruitment will not be Bamer said I think theyll be standing at the doorstep and well be in the unique position of selecting which businesses locate in he On the other side of the we stand to lose some of the privacy we have Bamer Were going to be urbanized rather than the chamber expects land In and around Manor to be the first arena of activity I can see land prices but 1 dont see an immediate business Norton Its an op portunity for people to do really Its also an op portunity for people to lose their shirts He doubts that Manor itself will I truly believe it will be the same Norton said Were not going to get that much bigger Were just going to be that much owners gear up with parimutuel passage Texas APi As soon as it became clear that pan mutuel betting had approved not only statewide but for Parker County the coowners o Trinity Meadows Kace Course began making plans Jimmy Bradley and Jack Johnson said they plan to apply for a permit as soon as possible and prepare the track for a laqjc number of visitors expected to attend the racing events Because panmutuel passed at the stale level Tuesday and local voters approved the large race tracks may be established near San Antonio and Dallas Fort where the measure won env helming approval Race tracks in smaller counties such as Parker just west of Kort Worth that approved the locai option also may have parimutuel but will likely have shorter racing seasons A state racing to be appointed by Bill will have to approve track permits in the counties that opted for betting Well immediately go apply or a pan muluel license lor a Class 2 track Bradley saui Well make general improvements like improve the put in Inlting win improve the parking Bradle is looking forward to the saying he anticipates de mand for training facilities in Parker County to increase Were going to get the horses from Louisiana and he said Its not just Texas thats going to stay were going to gel them from other slates The track near Weatherford is one of many that have had racing for main bul without legalized gambling the question uf legalized race track gambling won approval from 57 percent of the voters on Tues day The local option proposition car ned by votes in Parker but an erroneous report by county of ficials made it appear it was headed for Parker County officials were an nouncing both to the media and the Secretary of States office the votes on a jail bond election as the votes for local betting option They didnt discover their mistake until Wednes day Proponents of legalized gambling say keeping horseand dogracing in the stale will bring in millions o dollars and provide Texans hundads of Jobs lhal had previously gone to neighboring stales thai allowed race track betting Horse trainer Sally Pike says she has traveled year to New Mex ico lo pursue her carver in the horse racing busi ness We have to move lo NVw Mexico every summer where we can make more she said The purses are bigger there Ms Pike said she was earlier uncertain of the final results of Tues days election concerning the racing issue because of what she called a misinformation campaign waged by At first I thought it would win by a lot But as the campaign went 1 didnt know what was going to hap she said You heard so much from both sides The thing that really shocks me is the ignorance on the subject Wealherford resident Carol Davis said she also was unsure on how much support the parimutuel issue would receive from Texas voters Ms Davis said she and her hus band train race horses and were planning to move to Louisiana if the issue hadnt passed we need parimutuel to stay here Ive lived here all my bul my first love is she said Something Different Just when you expected more of the same The Presbyterian Church in America is establishing a new congregation in the New Braunfels Why not give us a try people worship messages Sunday nights 7 PM Community Laurel Plaza 300 Laurel New Braunfels or Republican candidate calls for ethics reform AUSTIN AP If a public of ficials holdings pose a conflict of divestment and not a blind trust is the way to solve the says a Railroad Com mission candidate who wants stricter ethics and campaign finance Its difficult for me to unders tand how a blind trust can be truly blind if you know what went into ft in the first Ed Emmett told a Thursday news the blind trust is nothing more than a a Republican running for the seat now held by Democratic Commissioner Jim said commissioners should be prohibited from accep ting funds from parties in cases pending before them as well as from holding stock in companies regulated by the It seems the public is largely unaware that we have a major flaw in our ethics and campaign finance Emmett He said it doesnt make sense to forbid parties to discuss a pending case with a commissioner while allowing them to make contribu tions to the commissioners cam I still support them not being allowed to go in and talk to a com missioner specifically about an issue thats he That same thats prohibited from discussing the issue is allowed to host a fun draiser and contribute money to a and that to me is just he Commissioners also are pro hibited from owning railroad stock under what Emmett called an antiquated The law doesnt say anything about owning stock in oil and gas companies or trucking com and the railroad commis sion regulates oil and gas and It doesnt even regulate railroads any more in an economic he Nugent said he sold his oil and gas holdings when he joined the on which he has served since January The in cumbent also said he does not solicit contributions from people he knows have pending We do not know whether or not someone who makes us a con tribution has a pending Nugent I would not want to limit contributions anyone can make to a The commmission should change its and the 1989 Legislature should toughen the laws for the commissioners and other quasijudicial state of he Emmett is executive director of the Texas Association to Improve a shipping associa Also running as a Republican for Nugents seat is Ralph a Tom Green County farmer and Reimersays referendum a victory By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer County Attorney Bill Reimer said passage Tuesday of Amendment providing the state with a limited right to appeal certain court showed Texans were tired of having their rights as victims ignored Reimer and a staff of volunteers worked many hours assembling news letters that went to some households throughout the county in support of the The referendum was a big winner carrying by a 21 and was an even bigger winner local carrying better than 41 by a vote Of to I was very said The people of Comal Coun ty said they were tired of coddling criminals and spoke quite af The county prosecutor said he received more than 50 phone calls Tuesday from voters asking for Amendment 14 pro vides criminal prosecutors with a right to appeal certain pretrial and posttrial rulings He said many people still had not realized Texas was the last state that did not carry1 such a constitutional provision Eye Openers By Henry Hull THE PARTIALLY SIGHTED What does it mean when someone is partially sighted A person is partially sighted when acuity can only be corrected to a minimum of That is even with corrective that person sees at 20 feet what a person with normal vision sees at 70 When vision is only correctible to or and a field of vision of that person is legally One in 20 Americans is partially Improved low vision can give many partially sighted people better functional There is a whole range of telescopic microscopic handheld and 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