New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 11, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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Candidate says federal spending unconscionable
AUSTIN — U.S. Senate candidate Richard Fisher said Friday the federal government’s spending binge is due in large measure to officeholders who can’t say no to special interests.
“The PACs (political action committees) and lobbyists put their interests before the nation’s interests, and we are all suffering for it,” he said.
“It is unconscionable that our government keeps spending this country toward bankruptcy,” said Fisher, 44, a Democrat
Fisher, who has pledged not to take PAC contributions, also hailed a recent opinion poll, which gave him 8 percent support, the same as Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Barton but trailing interim Democratic Sen. Bob Krueger, Republican state Treasurer Kay Bailey Hutchison and GOP Rep. Jack Fields.
The May I special election has drawn 24 candidates.
If no one wins more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two finishers will advance to a runoff to determine who completes the term of now-Trea-sury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen.
In other developments:
• Krueger, former dean of arts and sciences at Duke University, was endorsed by the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teacher organization.
Keith Geiger, NEA chair, called the senator “a strong advocate for public education.”
• Mrs. Hutchison continued to criticize Krueger for supporting federal spending bills. “Since he was sworn in just two months ago, Bob Krueger has voted for or vowed to support spending $22 billion taxpayer dollars — all of it financed by adding to the deficit,” she said
“While he touts in his TV ads the $140,720 he’s proposed to save by reducing his office budget and salary, voters need to know that for every dollar of savings he claims, Bob Krueger has actually supported spending an additional $156,339,” she said.
"... I decided someday I want to be a part of the national government which, whatever its failings, had done a better job of developing the potential of all its people than had any other country in the history of the world.” — U.S. Sen. Bob KruegerInterim senator says he wants to protect hometown
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According to Sen. Bob Krueger, he wants to be in Washington to protect the resources he had growing up in New Braunfels.
“I grew up in this community and it’s a marvelous community to grow up in,” Krueger said during a campaign barbeque in New Braunfels Thursday.
“I think you can grow up with the sense that the whole community cares about who you are and what you do,” said Krueger. “You can grow up with a sense of the opportunity to be the best that you be so to speak.”
Krueger said the only reason he wants to go to Washington is to protect that support and the natural environment for his children.
Quoting his mother, who he said told him that whatever he took from life he must give back to life, Krueger spoke of his desire to serve the community and nation.
Although he said his parents never directed him to do anything specifically, he went to college expecting to be a businessman like his father.
At some point, he said he decided he wanted to use his life to help people achieve their potential and thought he could do that through teaching — like many of his
Even before he begin teaching, Krueger said he knew he wanted eventually to be a public servant.
He said that desire was inspired when he first became aware of the U.S. as “a place of much richer opportunity for all people.” According to Krueger, that happened while he was in England.
“(England) is a very class structured society and I didn’t want to be part of it,” said Krueger. “So that’s when I decided someday I want to be a part of the national government which, whatever its failings, had done a better job of developing the potential of all its people than had any other country
in the history of the world.” Krueger resigned as Dean of Duke University and came home when his father became ill to help with the Krueger business and to run for Congress.
He credits New Braunfels with developing the strong sense of community participation that drives him to serve in government “Everybody who comes to New Braunfels talks about there being so much participation,” Krueger said. “They’ve never been in a place where so many people work to do things for a community. It’s extremely so — all the various organizations are community oriented.”
The Comal County Commissioners Court will consider changing district lines to relocate the Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace and Constable to the courthouse complex at Monday’s regular court meeting.
Monday’s agenda calls for the court to redistrict Justice of the Peace and Constable Precinct 2 (Voting Precincts 2 and 14) to include the courthouse annex — from the alley between the annex and courthouse, down Seguin Street to interface with Voting Precinct 2.
Also on the agenda is consideration for hiring two secretaries for the Commissioners Court office. The workshop portion of the meeting begins at 9 am. and the action session begins at IO am.
A special meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, to consider a resolution approving agreement for tax abatement with
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The Edwards Underground Water District board of directors will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in the Conference Center at the District office, 1615 N. St. Marys Street, in San Antonio.
The agenda includes possible discussion, consideration and recommendation for action on the Sierra Club lawsuit, J-21 Farmers Well, Living Waters Artesian Springs, Ltd., Bexar County Tax Collection Agreement, Williams-Perez vs. EUWD, Regional Management Plan, Demand Manage
ment Plan, Legislative issues and the Texas Water Commission’s March I plan.
Also on the agenda are reports and recommendations from Comal County delegations.
The Comal Area Provisional League of Women Voters will host a candidate reception at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the Senior Citizen’s Center at 655 Landa Street.
The event will be the first for the new chapter of the League of Women Voters. All the candidates for both the New Braunfels and Garden Ridge city councils and the Comal Independent School District board of trustees, except for Jim Middleton, a candidate
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Citizens will have the opportunity to talk to the candidates one -on-one and discuss campaign issues.
The chapter was formed in March and elected Hicks as interim president, Patsy Newton as interim secretary and Stephanie Smith-Burris as interim treasurer.
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