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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 10, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Racing board hobbled by bureaucracy years after voters overwhelming ly approved parimuiuel horse racing in Texas hasnt paid and instead has cost taxpayers mil lion while only bringing in to state See Page 5A ly Basketball teams keep cruising in Comal Both New Braunfels and Smithson Valley captured consolation championships in girls basketball tourna ments over the while the Unicorn boys placed seventh in a 20team event in Corpus See Page 13 A Blaker returning for Saengerhalle concert For the past 10 years Clay Blaker has enjoyed the atmosphere of New Braunfels and on New Years Eve will present a 0 a cciation of the sup port he See Page 1B New Braunfels 21 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zcituno 3S 377880 5126259144 Sunday December 1989 50 Cents Three 44 Pages Good Day DOWIltQWIl Its going to be a beautiful day today with a high expected in the 70s and a southwest wind at 10 to 20 Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low in the low Monday will be cooler with a high only in the mid I LOVE WHEN THEV SIN6 PECK THE MALLS WITH BOUGHS OF Dilemma Survey shows shoppers like downtown atmosphere desire longer hours 15 shopping days to Christmas Inside A DEAR Sfammtisch Still stumped for a gift for your brother and his wife and four Children Or how about a treat for your own family The New Braunfels Childrens Museum is selling family memberships for and has just sent out hun dreds of letters explaining what a membership can mean to a For more call the museum at youngsters are invited to todays Joe Scruggs concert at the Civic Admission is per with all proceeds going to support the handson programs of the New Braunfels Childrens On Tuesday and Thursday at and Saturday at the museum will host Ger man Christmas Customs featuring special ways to celebrate hosted by Edda Buch From Nicholas to ginger German traditions are part of our In three Buchncr will teach children to make traditional German Christmas to sing German carols and Fee is per for by reservation Call On youngsters are invited to a Stained Glass Work shop from to to make Call the museum for more Musical on KGNB AM 1420 each Sunday through Christmas Eve is featuring a Ger man Christinas program full of music and stories about the The program is hosted by Edda Buchher from to 6 New Braunfels High School Cheerleaders invite the public to join them at Pizza Hut Monday from 6 to 8 The restaurant is donating funds from the evening to help the girls attend a national cheerleading competition in Nashville later this The buffet is and the cheerlead ers and their Advisor Debbie Fits ko the sponsors who ajrg supporting efforts to earn a national For nearly Travis and la HamilUn have provided a jpving home fpr children who See Pap 3A By MIKE CROUCH Staff writer Like a leaky New Braunfels is losing shopping dollars to San Antonio according to a survey of local the leakiest spot is released this concluded the lack of variety in pro duct and price in the downtown area is the leading cause for retail sales losses to San The survey said people who live in New Braunfels arc happy with the accessibility of the downtown the the available friendliness and historic Survey respondents said downtown is safe and both day and The main problem uncovered by the survey is a general lack of overall variety The survey showed a need for a variety of restaurants and retail The hours kept by the shops down town were found to be inconvenient to city shoppers because most busincs scss arc not open after 5 Most hours are not as convenient See Page 2A Czechoslovakia head announces resignation Czechoslovakia AP Premier GaTfaand opposition leaders agreed Saturday to form die first government in more than four decades not dominated by Calfa made the announcement shortly after President Gustav the last hardline Communist in a pos ition of announced he will res ign as soon as the new government is The said the government will be sworn in Sunday and will have 10 including Calfa him and 11 nonCommunists two members each from the small Social ist and Peoples parties and seven ministers with no political The Socialists and Peoples parties were formerly docile Communist all ies but have helped the proreform movement by playing an increasingly Speaking on national the arid opposition representatives decided on the government of national under standing after a very difficult day of He did not say how the portfolios would be was one of the hard liners put into power after Warsaw Pact tanks crushed the 1968 Prague Spring reform The including party chief Milos have been ousted in a stunning ly successful prodemocracy Right after the naming of the new will resign to make further development said who has held the largely cere monial job since Husak had been the focus of many antigovernment and the opposition had demanded he quit by Washington wins Lelands House seat HOUSTON AP State Craig Washington defeated Houston Councilman Anthony Hall in Saturdays election to fill the 18th Congressional District seat vac ated four ago when Mickey Lefand was killed in a plane With percent of the vote Washington had or to Halls or Washington and qualified for the runoff 7 when they emerged as the two top vote getters in a field of 11 Both men are Democrats in a dis trict that been described as among the mos staunchly Democrat in the is an attorney and school He has servedjin the Texas Senate since 1983 after stint in the state also an gave up his Houston city council seat to run for the Leland Although Hall wasfavored in the November Washington captured 41 percent of the vote to 34 percent for A poll last week showed the race nearly with Hall ahead 41 percent to 38 percent with 21 percent of the voters The conducted for KPRC television in had a fivepoint margin of Washington and Hall agreed on many with both favoring increased money to battle drug traf ficking and and for health care to the poor and elderly and military cutbacks in Central The race came down to a question of with the flamboyant Washington contrast ing with the more lowkey and businesslike Christmas wishes Christopher poses on Santas lap for photos Saturday morn ing at Kmart as part of the corporations national Good News Prog Area needy children were fed breakfast and visited with Santa who gave them gifts before they were each presented a bill to shop in the store before the public was allowed Kmart New Braun fels has participated in the program several Photo by Desmond Bostick County No complaints over inmate population ByJOEKINCHELOE Staff writer While many Texas counties are clammoring for state aid because they must house Texas Department of Corrections the Com al County Jail is using the over flow opportunity to bring in money to operate the Comal County Sheriff Jack Bre mer told county commissioners Thursday the jail is holding prison ers bound for TDC and federal prisoners and is making money doing Brcmer said the program brought in more than last year and substantially lowered tax payer Brcmer said the net cost to tax payers to run the jail was at almost while the jail brought in threefifths of that He said he intended to ask commis sioners to revise the rules for hold ing prisoners so counties could be involved with the We have been able to reduce costs in that Brcrncr And our net costs should be less than in years County Judge Fred Clark said the net cost to taxpayers is less than in years past even considering before the new jail was Clark said the new jail costs less to run than the old jail as a result of the Deputy Alan Trollingcr of the Sheriffs Office said other govern mental agencies such as counties and the federal government were See Page 2A Reformer vows a clean sweep EAST BERLIN AP East Ger manys Communist Party apologized Saturday for leading the country into crisis and overwhelmingly elected as its new chief Grcgor a 41year old reformer known for defending the rights of the Gysi promised that the Commun ists arc willing to enter into a govern ment coalition with other parties after free elections proposed for He also said the party is abandon ing its claim to absolute rule and held up a huge janitors symboliz ing his determination to make a clean sweep and siart a blunt talking is the youngest Communist Party chief in Eastern See Page 2A Senate will return to an empty House AUSTIN AP The Texas Senate will return Monday to an emp ty After a day of during which lawmakers failed again to break a workers compensation the House and Senate couldnt even agree Friday night whether to continue the special session that wasnt scheduled to end until Bill who called the second special session on workers blamed the stalemate on trial lawyers who oppose a House businessbacked Texans deserve he Here is a rundown of the events that left the Legislature in limbo The House adopted a workers comp plan then adjourned That left an unamcndablc workers comp bill in the Senates The Senate rejected the I louse and passed a resolution to send it back to a conference commit tee for further House Speaker Gib Lewis said he will call his members back into session only if 17 senators pledge to support a plan thai House negotiators The situation was so Bill Hobby that the Texas workers comp system may have to collapse before lawmakers can find a I think were very close to that he The states largest workers comp insurer recently said it would no lon ger provide such The Legislature has been dead locked since January over fixing the DFort was visibly frustrated Friday and said he wasnt sure whether or not we need to con tinue returning to Austin to beat our heads into the side of this granite Annual Cheer Fund deadline is Friday There are five days left to raise the needed to reach this years Cheer Fund goal to provide Christmas dinners to 200 area The annual drive sponsored by the accepts dona community to r Convicts pay restitution by cleaning Courthouse The Comal County Courthouse is receiving some tender loving care from an unlikely County Court AtLaw Judge Ron Prichard has implemented a program for people required to do community service or serve time for misdemeanor crimes to clean and fix up the county Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Har old Krueger baliff and warrant officer for the County Court is director of the which began We have people who are con victed dust off clean polish and fixing things around the Krueger There are so many things that can dial the janitor doesnt have the man See Page 2A
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