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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 22, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas s PR Dallas starts early on convention DALLAS AP Guy Calluaud was sur prised when someone reserved a table for four at his restaurant for six And he was even more surprised when the caller said the reservation at the chic Dallas restaurant was being made two years in But city officials and Republican National Committee organizers already are scooping up restaurant hotel rooms and chauffeured limousines in preparation for the 1984 Republican National Calluaud and other Dallas merchants are savoring the thoughts of bigspending Republicans invading Dallas even though it is still two years until the opening Next Calluaud he expects to close a deal on a Republican dinner party for He would not identify his prized four some because they asked me not to say their RNC planners estimate that this will be a Texassized with a small city of more than people descending on Big Dallas convention planner Charles Bass said he went to work as soon as President Ronald Reagan expressed an interest in Dallas in a letter to Bill Clements last who is vice president of a Chamber of Commerce group called the Convention and Visitors reserved every hotel room he could find in Dallas and some more in neighboring Tarrant In Bass made reservations for rooms at 123 Several city fathers are trying to create a new slogan for the city during the con he Im getting suggestions from Bass Mayor Jack Evans is in terested in getting something like the We may put it to a That would be a hell of a way to get the whole city involved in this Peggy director of meetings and conventions for the said about of the hotel rooms already reserved will be used by VIPs and media We didnt use that many in she But weve never had as many rooms available as in Bass said hotel rooms will be parceled out by the convention planners using a City of Dallas Officials at downtown hotels are anxiously awaiting word on which hotel will be named the official headquarters by the Bass v That decision will be made next mortth when the Arrangements Committee of the RNC meets in Dallas to make further plans and put 12 subcommittees to work on an array of details from badgesand decorations to security arid hotel ac Sec Page 16 New Braunfels New Texas 143 Zcituno 16 Pages THURSDAY July 25 cents USPS 377880 Back in jail Richard Sledge returns to TDC after parole mistake found By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer Richard former New Braunfels Utilities went back voluntarily to the Texas Department of Corrections after he was notified his May 18 parole release was in District Attorney Bill who had made two trips to Austin to request TDC review Sledges early got the word Wednesday Sledge was back behind His secretary said Thursday Schroeder was thrilled to death with the Sledge was paroled May 18 to Hidalgo County after serving four months and two days of a year sentence for stealing in Utilities Credit for that error goes to the county of con said Rick administrative asssistant to the TDC Our records did not indicate he was not in jail from of 1981 to when his appeal was There should have been some kind of notice from the county of Coma in this saying he was out on bond while his case was on We needed something to show us he was atlarge during the appellate Without such Sledges TDC records read as if hed been in custody from his sentencing date of to when his appeal was denied by the Court of Criminal Sledge was in working as a salvage dismantling an old power Schroeder said he was told the confusion in volved a missing capias for Sledges issued after his appeal was The capias should have been included with other papers sent to but was The error in the official court records forced the early Hartley TDC is responsible for notifying the Texas Parole Board that a prisoner is But TDC bases its decision on official court and if those records are in error or mistakes are an error like this one is very Hartley With the confusion TDCs records now reflect Sledge began serving his fiveyear sentence in January of this At the time of his May 18 Sledge was earning good time at TDC with trustee Translated in laymans 7 meant for twice as much time as he V r TDC normally considers a person eligible for parole after onethird of his or her sentence has been In Sledges 20 months is one third of his fiveyear but with trustee status and jail good that period could very likely be cut in If he goes back to that same Hartley then he could be eligible for parole as early as October of this Curb cuts board likes new set of proposals By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer They questioned it and tinkered with it But on the members of the Planning and Zoning Commission liked a proposed update of city regulations for curb cuts and parking The commission met Tuesday for a workshop City Planning Director Debra Goodwin said the driveway and parkinglot rules will be submitted at the next regular meeting for a vote on recommending them to City The proposal calls for a driveway access permit to be required separately from building Applicants would file an application containing a description of the plus location and dimensions of any The proposal contains the following requirements For residential driveways Approaches would not be less than 12 feet or more than 30 A roll face with a threefoot radius would be required from driveway to Approach grades would not exceed 12 For commercialindustrial Width of driveways would be 20 to 40 and would not occupy more than 70 percent of the road frontage of a tract of land devoted to one A grade of not more than 10 percent would be Only one driveway approach would be permitted See Page 16 Staff photos by John Senter Close look Canyon Dam was closed Wednesday so experts from the Fort Worth and Dallas offices of the Corps of Engineers could perform a rigorous fiveyear Rocky Wolf checks the lake an unidentified inspector stands in the thenopen British have clues in IRA bombings Citizens voice water worries at Edwards district open forum By DYANNE FRY Staff writer We all drink from the same was the opening comment of Carl moderator for an Edwards Underground Water District forum held Wednesday in the Civic Were here to talk about that bucket Comal County citizens had a lot to Ap proximately 150 were in attendance at this first in a series of five one scheduled in each county served by the Edwards Betty Lou chairman of the River Lakes Action urged regulation of pumpage from the Edwards Aquifer and elimination of the archaic English law that gives landowners unlimited rights to the waters lying underneath their Leonard Meyer of New an old hand at giving advice to had plans to divert Guadalupe River water for San Antonios municipal Edward Dedeke warned that the year 2000 often used in projections of the aquifers was only 18 years Those of you who have purchased a condominium on the Comal on a 20 year payment plan will still have two years to pay in he eliciting a few chuckles from the Ed former county urged construction of more and better recharge while commending the EUWD and other agencies for the work theyve done to And Minnie Giesecke Wight said they hadnt done nearly Why the long delay in instituting discussions like this Why the failure to inform the public of the likelihood of the Comal Springs stopping asked speaking for the local Conservation These things we have found out for ourselves in New by studying all the reports that were Its wonderful to talk about what shall we do1 But how many years will it be before what we should do can be done she The representing a wide variety of water related didnt respond immediately to Wights But several members offered defensive comments in later most notably Medina County Judge Jerome Ive been involved with this district EUWD since it was established in There has been volumes and volumes of literature put Decker Maybe we just dont pay enough We never worry about the water until the well goes Rustlings plea for ground water regulation brought forth some interesting Just to make sure I heard you right are you asking for a change in the common law of Texas Decker As a landowner in agriculturally based Medina he said hed have trouble accepting that Its going to have to come to said She and a few other speakers put special emphasis on landowners who pump water from the Aquifer and then pipe it outside the Edwards zone for A passage from the Texas Tccli Lnw quoted by Rushing in her original stated that Texas is the only western state still operating under the English waterrights Other watershort areas have recognized ground water as a public Rushing Oliver vice chairman and Comal County representative on the EUWD said the 1957 See Page 16 LONDON AP Britain may be hit by new bombing attacks from the Irish Republican the outlawed guerrilla organization indicated The Belfast weekly Republican News said that one bomb in London is worth 100 in The warning appeared two days after two IRA bombs killed nine soldiers and injured 50 other people in two London British police also have warned of a new IRA The blasts ended an eightmonth lull in IRA bombings on the British which have now killed 78 people since March It is obvious that the IRA has overcome the extremely difficult logistical problems of carrying out operations in a Republican News editorial The paper often serves as a vehicle for views of the Irish nationalist An IRA spokesman quoted in the paper would not say if the latest London bombings were the prelude to a new bombing adding But by Britains own yardstick such actions are the only thing it will listen A small blue car identical to the one used in the nail bomb attack on the queens ceremonial guard was parked in Hyde Park earlier today in a police effort to recreate the bombing scene and jog the memory of Police said they have a description of one of the Irish Republican Army guerrillas who was seen parking a sevenyearold Morris Marina car in Hyde Parks South Carriage Road half an hour before it exploded killing three Six other soldiers were killed in another IRA bombing in Regents Park two hours Detectives from Scotland Yards antiterrorist branch said Uicy hoped that after seeing picUres of the many more witnesses would come The car was removed minutes before 15 mounted soldiers of the Blues and Royals rode past the spot where their three comrades were A spokesman said a full reconstruction will be held sometime next The Blues and Royals carried their now tattered with battle honors dating back to It was torn and bloodspattered by the bombing but had been One cavalryman said they wanted the ride to be the best London has ever The Blues and riding to the Changing of the Guard ceremony in Whitehall for the first time since the came to attention in silent tribute to their comrades killed by the See Page IS Inside 4 RELIGIOUS TV
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