09/05/2005 12:00AM

Texans help Katrina relief


Retama Park near San Antonio and the Texas Horsemen's Partnership are working together to help Fair Grounds employees and Louisiana horsemen displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

"We are prepared to provide help in anyway we can to those Fair Grounds personnel who need economic assistance and housing," said Bryan Brown, chief executive officer of Retama.

Retama has scheduled interviews for two Fair Grounds staff members and hopes to offer positions to others, said Brown.

The contact at Retama is Angela Cooper, at 210-651-7137. Tami Hare is the representative of the horsemen's group, and she can be reached at 210-225-4318.

Retama Park, north of San Antonio, is in the middle of a Thoroughbred meet that will run through Oct. 15.