New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 24, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
Saturday, December 24, 2005 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 9A
Stores depend on procrastinators this year
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers can blame the calendar. They can blame the weather. They can even try to blame New York City’s transit strike. But in the end the 2005 shopping season may just be another case of merchants not giving shoppers what they really want — must-have items at reasonable prices.
Without white-hot apparel products or toys to lure people to the nation’s malls and stores, many shoppers have opted to hold off until the final hours before Christmas, or until the post-Christmas sales to open wide their wallets. Consumers even have taken the easy way out by buying the procrastinator’s savior: gift-cards.
"More Americans are waiting to the end to shop for Christmas than any other time in the last IO years,’’ said C. Britt Beemer, chairman of America’s Research Group, based in Charleston, S.C. “The consumer was never excited
about anything that they saw this Christmas.”
A quirky calendar hasn’t helped. Hanukkah, which begins Dec. 25, is falling late, and Christmas Eve is on a Saturday, letting shoppers wait even longer than last year and creating more angst for the nation’s stores. Merchants with a big presence in New York City, such as Saks Inc. and Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s parent, Federated Department Stores Inc., were hit by a three-day transit strike that left commuters too exhausted to shop.
Higher heating fuel and gasoline costs have added to consumers’ burdens, even though unemployment is relatively low and personal income has been rising.
Gadgets, like Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 videogame console, new sleeker versions of the Apple Computer Inc.’s iPod digital music players and flat-screen TVs, have helped draw crowds to electronics
stores like Best Buy Co. Inc. and discounters such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp.
John Waszczak, a sales manager at Best Buy’s store in Duluth, Ga., said that “small LCD televisions and portable DVD players have sold out the most.”
Online retailers also have enjoyed a robust holiday season, with non-travel online spending up 24 percent, according to comScore Networks Inc., an Internet research company. Online merchants saw a surge late in the season, with sales soaring 29 percent for the week ended Dec. 18 compared to the same period a year ago.
For many other retailers, particularly apparel stores, the season has become a game of brinkmanship between savvy consumers who have learned they may get better deals if they wait long enough and merchants who are trying to maximize profits.
Israel to enforce off-limits zone in northern Gaza Strip
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel will enforce a new off-limits zone in the Gaza Strip with artillery, helicopter and gunboat fire, its latest response to Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli towns, defense officials said Friday.
The promised barrage would mark some of Israel’s toughest military action in Gaza since it withdrew from the coastal strip in September. Palestinian officials on Friday promised to send more of their security forces to the Gaza border to prevent rocket attacks.
Israel’s deputy defense minister, Zeev Boim, said the no-go zone was part of Israel’s stepped-up response to the militant rocket fire, which has intensified since the Gaza withdrawal. Israel has launched missiles and artillery fire at suspected launching areas and killed several mili
tants in recent months.
Israel hopes the Palestinians “will get the message and that this will stop the rocket squads,” Boim told Israel Radio. “If we must, we will have to tighten the screw further.”
Boim ruled out a major ground offensive in Caza and acknowledged that the highly inaccurate homemade Qassam rockets do not pose a strategic threat to Israel.
The rockets have a range of about six miles. Since the Caza pullout, militants have been able to move their launch sites closer to a border fence, bringing the Israeli city of Ashkelon into range, along with sensitive infrastructure installations including a power plant and a fuel depot.
Preferred launch sites have been the ruins of three Jewish settlements in northern Gaza, close to the border with Israel.Schlitterbahn gets funding for Kansas park
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A $412 million Schlitterbahn waterpark resort proposed for Wyandotte County near Kansas City cleared a hurdle this week when the Unified Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an agreement to build the resort, die Kansas City Star reported.
The agreement calls for financing up to half of the project with bonds that are repaid with sales-tax revenue that will be generated at the 300-acre development, according to the Star. Schlitter-bahn Waterworks of New Braunfels would pay die rest.
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Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.,
Sun. eve worship 6 p.m., Wed. eve praise it prayer 7 p.m. Sam Atwell, Pastor Faith Harvest Church 1928 S. Seguin Hwy., Reeves Plaza, Suite 104, N.B. Sun. Celebration Service it Children’s Church -11 a.m.
Pastor Phil Taylor 626-2119.
Faith United Church Of Christ 970 Loop 337,625-6761.
Sun. worship 10:30 a.m.,
Sun. school for all ages 9:15 a.m.;
Famhy Praise Center U.P.C Meeting at New Braunfels Church of Nazarene 1465 IH-35 N„ New Braunfels Service: Sunday 2:30 with Pastor Leon Suggptt Feuowsht Ban Church 4026 Morning Side (Solms Road and IH35.) 6294607 or 609-3155 9:45 a.m„ 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Sun., Wed. 7 p.m. Bible study Fmst Baptist Church 733 (-toss St. Sun. school 9:30 a m., Worship 8:15 arn, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
Wed. dinner 5 p.m., Bible study and prayer service 6 p.m.
Fkst Church Or Christ Scentist 137 E Mill Sc: Sun. service 10:30 arn,
Sun. school 915 a.m.,
Wed. testimony meeting 7:30 pm,
Reading Room Mon-Fri IO am to 2 pm Fkst Presbyterian Church 2910 IH 35 South 830-625-6060 Sun. Worship 10:50 a m.,
Sun. School 9:30 a.m.
Fmst Protestant Church Comer of Seguin and (ail! Streets Sun. Classes for all ages - 9 am, Traditional Worship - 8 Si 10:30 a.m., Contemporary Worship 10:30 a.m.
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Senior Minister • 609-7729 First United Methodist Church Sun. worship: 8:30,9:45 it 11 a.m., Church school: Sun. 9:45 it 11 a.m., Youth activities: Sun. 4 p.m.
572 W. San Antonio St. 8.30-625-4513 Freedom Feiiowsw Church 410 Oak Run Point, 625-1288. Sun. 10:30 a.m., Sun. bible study 9:30 am,
Wed. night home ministries.
Pastor Dennis Caballer Fmedens United Church of Christ 830-303-7729 • 2555 Friedens Church Road un (Geronimo), Texas. ay School 9 a ni.
Sun. worship at 10:15 am Foursquare Gosm 430 FM 306,606-2843. Pastor Fred McMichael. Sun. school IO a.m.,
Sun. worship 11 a.m., Wed. 7 p.m.
Good Smpherd Evangelical Church (830) 303-6753 910 Timmerman Rd. Seguin (Geronimo), Tx. Sun. school 9 a.m., Worship service 10:15 a m.
Grau Memorial Church 3240 FM 725 (McQueenv Rd.)
Sun. School: 9:30 a.m.,
Worship: 8:30 it 10:45 a.m.; Pastor Richard Carse, Minister of Music Christin Ibemer 111.626-3045 Greater Lie Untied Pentecostal Church 134 Enchantment Lane, off FM 725.
Pastor Jack Dool; Sun. services IO a.m. and 6 p.m., Wed. 7:30 pm.; 609-1325. Harmony Baptist Church 1472 Hwy. 46 South.;
Bible study at IO a.m.-Sun.,
Worship: 11 a.m. it 6 p.m.,
Wed. prayer it Bible study at 7 p.m.
Hrl Country Christian Church 20845 Hwy 46 West (Next door to the School) Sun. 10:30 Contemporary Worship 980-2019 Ital top Country Church 2719 FM 725,608-1451.
Pastor: Ken Schoenfeldt Sun. school 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Wed. prayer and praise it country kids Holy Famry Catholic Church 245 S. Hidalgo, 609-5320.
Masses: Spanish, Mon, Thurs, it Sun. 8 a.m.; Eralidi, Wed. ii Fri. 8 am, Sun.lOa.m. it 12 p.m.;
Father James Wasser, M.S.F.
Holy Ground Christian Church 330 South Hackberry St. N.B., 830-624-4659 Pastor Darn Sanders;
Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m.,
Sun. School 9:30 am it Worship: 10:30 a.m.
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House or Praise
1121 Oasis (Beside Montana Mikes)
(830) 822-8457 Worship Sun. IO am; (triton I). Caudle, Pastor Iglesia Bautista Hosanna 525 East Mather Street N.B., 830-306-0312; Rev. Francisco Morales, pastor 11 a.m. Culto de aderacion (Worship Service)
Iglesia Bethel Pentecostes 385 N. Grape Pastor Frank Llamaz 625-6113 Prayer meetings- Mon. 7:30 p.m., Wed. ii Sat. 7 p.m. Sun. 6 p.m.; Sun. Worship 11 am kaxstA De Gusto 134 Meadow Crest, #102.625-1020.
Sun. classes 10 a.m.
Worship 11 am Thurs. classes 6:30 p.m. loisiA Jerusalem Pentecostes 1806 lee Street. (830) 625-4704.
Sun. School IO am, Sun. Service 6 p.m., Wed. it Fri. Services 7 p.m.
JUDAH Christian Center 120! EM 2722, New Braunfels, TX 78132 830-708-0328 Pastor Adam it Shari Haley Worship 10:30 am Sun. and 7 p.m. Wed.
Lie Christian Gnter 2240 EM 725 (Across from South Bank)
620 LIFE Pastor Don Dalton; Sun. IO am,Youth Event Fri. 7:30 pm Live Oak Baptist Church 355 N. Washington Ave.,
Sun. school 9:45 a.m., Worship ll am, Wed. prayer it Bible study 6:30 p.m.,
Rev. Al Young Sr., Pastor (8.30) 609-2872 Living Water Worshf Center Hwy. 46,7.5 miles south of 1-35 303-7515; Sun. school 9 a.m.,
Worship it Children’s Church ministry IO a.m. it 6:30 p.m., Wed. Youth night.
New Braunites Bm Church Strong Bible Ttachim & Fnrannt Worship 624-8288; meeting at 995 Mission Hills Dr.
Sun. School 9:00, Service 9:00 it 10:30 Pastor, Phil Congdon.
New Biunnings Christian Center 227 Courtyard 606-6454 Sun. celebration of praise IO a.m.,
Wed. interactive bible study 7 p.m.;
Pastors Rick it Angie Jackson New Braunites Christian Church 734 Loop 337,629-2202; Sun. School 9:30 Worship it Jr. Church 10:30 a.m.
Youth it Adult Bible Study 6 p.m.
Pastor Rick Bartlett New Braunites Church of Goo 1020 Oasis (830)609-1214 Pastor Yeager Bible Study Sun 9:30 am.,
Worship Sun. 10:15 am. and Wed. 7 p.m. New Braunfels Presbyterian Church PC (USA)
373 Howard St., (830)625-5141;
Sunday Worship 8:30 a.m. ii 10:45 am, Sunday School 9:30 am.,
Kids Day (Xii preschool (830) 629-2286 New Braunites Seventh Day Adventist Church 2990 W. San Antonio St. RO. Box 311551. 629-5673. Sabbath school 10:40 am.,
Sat. worship 9:30 am Oakwood Baptist Church 2154 Loop 337-N. 625-0267;
Sun. 8,9:15 & 10:45 a.m.,
Bible study 9:15 & 10:45 am.,
Wed. service 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Ray Still Out Lady Of Perpetual Ifcip Church 138 W. Austin; Masses: 5:30 p.m. Spanish, 10:30 am. it 5:30 p.m.
English Sun., Mon, Wed, Thurs. it Fri. 6 p.m., Tues. 7:30 am.;
Pastor, Father Eugene Ronan, MSF Parkway Baptist Church 2600 Roy Richard Drive Schertz (210)658-6240; Sun.: Worship 8:30 a.m., Bible study 9:45 am.,
Praise it worship 11 a.m. Wed. 5:45 p.m. Peao Lutheran Church Gary Lange, Pastor 1147 S. Walnut, 620-0618; Worship: 8 it 10:30 am.,
Sun. School: 9:15 am.
Primera Iglesia Bautista 2080 W. San Antonio St., N.B.; 625-5661 English Service Sun. 8:30am; Sun.School 9:45am Spanish Service Sun. 10:45; Sun. Evening Worship 5:00pm; Wed. 7:15 Adult Bible Study, Youth Meeting, Childrens Choir. Resurrection Baptist Church 909 FM 1518,
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RiverGty Vineyard Community Church
453 W. San Antonio St. (830) 625-3175 Sun. Service, 10:45 arn.;
Pastor Seen Tjcmagel River or Grau 356-B Landa St. New Braunfels Sun. Morning 10:30 am., Sim evening 6 p.m.; Rev. Allen L Harborth River or Lh Assembly of God 1615 EM 1044; Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m., Youth it Adult Bible Study 6 p.m. Sun. Pastor: Joseph R. Helms 830-625-6152 Abundant Grau Christian Feuowsht 1121 Oats St , Tx 78130(830)625-7237 Services: Sun. 10:30 am. it 6:30 p.m., Sunday School 9:45-10:15 a.m.;Tues. ZION 7:00 p m Second Baptist Church 273 Merriweather St. Sun. school IO a.m., Sun. service 11 a.m., Sun. evening, 6 p.m.
St. Anorew Lutheran Church Pastor Alan Kethan 7420 FM 2673,1 mile E. of Stamville. Sun. worship 8 am. it 10:30 am. Sun. school, 9.20 am.,
St Francis by the Lake Episcopal Church 13250 EM 306 @ Spring Mountain Dr. (830) 964-3820, EY Jerry Sneary, Rector Sun 8:00 it 10:30 am., Sun Schoof 9:15 am. it Wed. 11:30 am. Sat. 6:00 p.m.
www.saintffancis-church.org St. John s Episcopal Church 312 S. Guenther Ave.; Holy Eucharist Rite One 8 a.m., Sun. school 9:30 ara., Holy Eucharist Rite Two 10:30 am., Priest Chuck Thcbeau St. Paul Lutheran Church (ELCA), Cross and Santa Clara Streets; Sun. worship 8 am., (broadcast on KNBT radio EM 92), 10:30 am., Sun. school 9:15 am.
St. Paul Lutheran Church or Bulverde (LCMC), 29797 U.S. Hwy 281 North; Worship 8:00,9:15 & 10:30 am.; Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9:15 am.;
St. Paul United Church or Christ 108 S. Main St. at Loop 539 Cibolo, Tx. 78108 Pastor Bren Becker; IO a.m. Church services & Sun. school 210-658-5874 Sis. Peter And Paul Catholic Church 386 N Castell, 625-4531.
Msgr Eugene O’Callaghan. Mass: Sat. 5 p.m., Sun. 8,9:30 it 11:15 am.,
Mon. - En. 8 am.
St. Thomas Catholic Church 180 St. fiiomas Dr. 830-964-3497 Msgr Marvin G. Doerfler; Mass: Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 8:30 it 11 am., Wed. - En. 8:30 am. Smpherd Or Tm Hus Christian Fin o WSH it 8427 FM 2673 Canyon Lake 830/899-4033 Sun. Worship IO am., Paster Mark S Simpson; Wed. Youth Group 7 p.m.,
Paster Dennis M Kohlmcier Tree Or Ln Church 5513 IH-35 South, New Braunfels, TX. 78132 (Services include Children’s Church)
Sun. Services 9 & 11 am., Wed. &
Youth services 7 p.m.
Tm Unitarian Universalists Or Comal County Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. and Religious Education for children 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, 655 Landa St. Wednesday Forums held at 7:30 p.m. at Faith UCC, 970 N. Loop 337 629-4262 www.ccuus.org Tm Lighthouse Full Gosm Church 134 Deborah Dr. New Braunfels, TX. (Comer of Hwy 46 and Deborah Dr.)
Pastor Billy Bob Moore (830) 624-7464 or (830)832-2388 Sunday School 9:45 am. ii Worship Sec 10:30 a.m. it 6 p.m.
Undy Church Of San Marcos 16870 N. Sate Hwy. 123,
San Marcos. TX 78666. (512) 392-5199.
Sun. 9:30 a.m. Bible class, 11 am. Worship, lues. 11 am. Prayer services. Dml-A-PRahr: S12-396-LJFE (5433).
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