Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The wheel turns in a circle

Jeeze it just never stops.

Hungarian MP calls for Jewish ‘threat’ list
A call by a far-right Hungarian MP for a list to be drawn up of Jewish politicians and government members who pose a “threat to national security” has caused outrage among both Hungary’s estimated 80,000-strong Jewish community and liberal politicians.

Marton Gyongyosi, a leading MP of Jobbik, Hungary’s radical rightwing party, called for the list in the Budapest parliament on Monday, saying that it was justified by the increased tensions following the latest conflict between Gaza and Israel.

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Balancing the scales of justice?

Do you think she should get probation?

Just curious.

What if the teacher was a man and the student was a 12-year-old girl?

Different answer right?

Sex with 12-year-old student gets teacher 10 years in prison
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A longtime elementary school teacher whose repeated sexual encounters with a 12-year-old student came to light following a high-speed chase in which she let the boy drive her SUV was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison.

Lucinda Rodriguez Caldwell, 41, choked back sobs as she was placed in handcuffs after asking state District Judge Lori Valenzuela for probation.

Although the judge denied the request, she did retain jurisdiction of the case, leaving open the possibility that Caldwell could be released from prison on shock probation sometime in the next six months.

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Trial continues with closing arguments to the jury this morning

Both sides rested yesterday in the guilt/innocence phase of the trial.

The jury will hear closing arguments on the issue of his guilt/innocence this morning.  if he is found not guilty the jury will be discharged and the trial will be over.

If he is found guilty on any of the charges then the trial will enter into the punishment phase to determine what his sentence should be.

Castilleja trial:  Woman recalls alleged abuse
By Dalondo Moultrie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
NEW BRAUNFELS — A woman said through tears on the witness stand Tuesday that a New Braunfels man sexually abused her about twice a month from the time she was 8 until she was 13 or 14 years old.

The woman, now 24, told a Comal County jury that she suffered in silence for years, but once when she was older she did threaten to expose Armando Castilleja, 53, of New Braunfels.

“I told him... I’ll go to the police,” said the woman, whose name the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung is withholding due to the nature of the allegations. “He said there were two sides. I said, ‘How could there be two sides? I was young.’ I said, ‘You could go to jail.’ ”

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Truth? You can't handle the Truth

Poor Taste?  Probably.

First Amendment Right?  Probably.

Obama as a martyred Messiah?  Probably not.

Painting depicts Obama as crucified Christ
By Todd Starnes - Fox News Radio

A painting that features President Obama posed as Jesus Christ crucified on  is on display at a community college art gallery in Boston.

The painting by Michael D’Antuono is part of a larger exhibit called “Artists on the Stump – the Road to the White House 2012.” It’s on display at the Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery until Dec. 15th.

The painting is called “Truth” – and shows the president with his arms outstretched. A crown of thorns rests on his head.

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Investigation continues

Odd circumstances, no?

Siblings found dead in Cibolo subdivision
By Michele Mondo - Express-News

Cibolo police are investigating the deaths of a brother and sister who were found Monday morning at the woman's house.

Patricia Peek, 68, and her brother Keith Tanner, 51, of Austin, were believed to be in a domestic dispute, according to a Cibolo police news release.

The release didn't say what the dispute was about or how the siblings died. Police went to the house in the 200 block of Fawn Ridge Drive in the Deer Creek subdivision after a co-worker of Peek's checked on her around 10:20 a.m. when she didn't show up for work, the release said.

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Miss Bala

Apparent consequences of associating and running with drug cartel members.

Rest in Peace Maria , its a true shame you died so young.

Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout
By Martin Duran - Associated Press

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — A 20-year-old state beauty queen died in a gun battle between soldiers and the alleged gang of drug traffickers she was traveling with in a scene befitting the hit movie "Miss Bala," or "Miss Bullet," about Mexico's not uncommon ties between narcos and beautiful pageant contestants.

The body of Maria Susana Flores Gamez was found Saturday lying near an assault rifle on a rural road in a mountainous area of the drug-plagued state of Sinaloa, the chief state prosecutor said Monday. It was unclear if she had used the weapon.

"She was with the gang of criminals, but we cannot say whether she participated in the shootout," state prosecutor Marco Antonio Higuera said. "That's what we're going to have to investigate."

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No more drinking and driving drunk

I wrote about this last week there is nothing new to report other than it has hit the National media and he has filed a notice of appeal.

I will get to respond to the Appeal.

New Braunfels man gets life for 8th drunken-driving conviction
Associated Press -
NEW BRAUNFELS — A 45-year-old Texas Hill Country man convicted an eighth time for drunken driving must serve at least 30 years in prison.

A jury in New Braunfels sentenced Cornelio Garcia-Mata of New Braunfels to life in prison, of which he must serve at least 30 years before becoming eligible for parole, Comal County District Attorney Jennifer Tharp said Monday.

The jury delivered the sentence Nov. 16 at the request of prosecutors, she said.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Teach your children well!

Pretty brazen of them isn't it?

Cheating Scandal:  Feds say teachers hired stand-in to take their certification tests
It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms.

For 15 years, teachers in three Southern states paid Clarence Mumford Sr. — himself a longtime educator — to send someone else to take the tests in their place, authorities said. Each time, Mumford received a fee of between $1,500 and $3,000 to send one of his test ringers with fake identification to the Praxis exam. In return, his customers got a passing grade and began their careers as cheaters, according to federal prosecutors in Memphis.

Authorities say the scheme affected hundreds — if not thousands — of public school students who ended up being taught by unqualified instructors.

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My Sweet Lord!!


Jamie Foxx: 'Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama"
By Noel Shepard - NewsBusters

Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently called Barack Obama "our lord and savior."

This occurred at the previously recorded Soul Train Awards broadcast on BET Sunday (video was taken down but here is some commentary):

JAMIE FOXX: First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama.

Please also notice that the video clip was used as a promo for the presentation by BET.

I guess Obama really IS the messiah.

Bad Company


TriHealth fires 150 employees for not getting flu shots
Company offered the shots for free -

One of Cincinnati’s largest employers fired approximately 150 employees Wednesday for failing to get a required flu shot.

TriHealth offered all of its 10,800 employees free flu shots. Employees had a month to get the flu shot. The deadline was Nov. 16. Employees who did not get the shot were terminated Wednesday, a company spokesperson said.

Employees who were terminated can appeal to be reinstated after receiving the shot.

Dudes, arrested really?

Sorry for not posting more the last few days but it sure seems as if the days now have less hours in them.  I have become extremely busy at work, and I am starting to teach a new class Tuesday evenings for the next several weeks and I've embarked on an exciting new project you'll hear more about in the next several months.

But enough of that.  Let's get busy.

IMHO there was no reason for the officers to do this, if the news article is correct.

So sue them.

California man jailed four days for recording cops
By Carlos Miller - Infowars

A California man was jailed for four days for attempting to record police officers on a public street.

Daniel J. Saulmon was charged with resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer but the video shows he was standing well out the way of a traffic stop and was only arrested when he failed to produce identification to an approaching officer.

And there is no law in California that requires citizens to produce identification. And even if there was, it would require the officer to have a reasonable suspicion that he was committing a crime.

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Drunk drivers flip me out!

Another damn wrong-way drunk driver.

Wrong-way motorist charged in wake of 3-car crash on I-35
By Ana Ley - Express-News

A wrong-way motorist who police suspected was driving drunk was blamed Friday morning for causing a three-vehicle collision that sent a car rolling off Interstate 35.

Police said Destiny Salinas, 18, entered Interstate 35 from Walters Street heading north against southbound traffic about 8:30 a.m. She had just left a private residence, Detective Brandon Campbell said.

Minutes later, a crash was reported at Interstate 35 and Rittiman Road in the highway's southbound lanes.

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Ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee

The Champ is down for the count and the final bell has rung.

Rest in Peace Hector 'Macho' Camacho.

Brash boxer 'Macho' Camacho dies in Puerto Rico
DANICA COTO, Associated Press, DAVID SKRETTA, Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hector "Macho" Camacho was a brash fighter with a mean jab and an aggressive style, launching himself furiously against some of the biggest names in boxing. And his bad-boy persona was not entirely an act, with a history of legal scrapes that began in his teens and continued throughout his life.

Camacho died Saturday in the Puerto Rican town where he was born, a little more than three days after at least one gunman crept up to the car in a darkened parking lot and opened fire on the boxer and a friend.

No arrests and have been made, and authorities have not revealed many details beyond the facts that police found cocaine in the car and that the boxer and his friend, who was killed at the scene, had no idea the attack was coming. "Apparently, this was a surprise," said Alex Diaz, a police spokesman.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

A different kind of Turkey Trot?

What the hell was he thinking?

Man hit three times, killed crossing Loop 1604
By Ana Ley - Express-News

A man was killed early Thursday while running across Loop 1604, after he was turned away from a North Side bar, police said.

Witnesses told police that the man, 31, was denied entry to the Ivy Rooftop Bar at Loop 1604 near Lockhill Selma Road just after midnight. The man became upset and ran toward the highway, where he was struck by three vehicles.

The drivers involved, some who were visibly shaken, stopped to render aid, police said. Officials said no charges are likely to be filed.

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The daily double?

Way to add a charge by tossing the drugs.

Police arrest two for drugs
By Dalondo Moultrie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
NEW BRAUNFELS — Officers arrested a pair of New Braunfels men Tuesday night after the passenger tossed a bundle of drugs and drug paraphernalia from a moving pickup truck just before a
traffic stop, a New Braunfels Police Department spokesman said.
The truck’s driver allegedly had been involved moments earlier in an assault involving a knife not far from the site of the traffic stop, NBPD Capt. John McDonald said.

He said police took both men to jail.

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None of the news it prints seems fit anymore

Does the Editorial Board of the New York Times not read and think about what they take a stand on?

The Privilege to Speak
The New York Times Co. wants a monopoly on the Constitution.
A corporate division has once again exercised its First Amendment rights to argue that corporations don't have First Amendment rights. This time, however, the New York Times Co. claims to have discovered a loophole that protects its First Amendment rights.

In an editorial today, the Times Co.'s eponymous flagship newspaper answers Justice Samuel Alito, who in a terrific speech last week at the Federalist Society in Washington penetratingly ("speciously," according to the Times) defended the court's 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. That 5-4 ruling struck down portions of two laws that imposed government censorship on political speech by corporations and unions (though they made an exception for "media corporations" such as the New York Times Co. and News Corp., which publishes The Wall Street Journal and this website).

Alito elaborated an argument this column made in January 2010, just after he and his colleagues handed down Citizens United. He noted that many landmark free-speech decisions vindicated the rights of corporations, including two that involved the New York Times Co. Here's the company's response:
In New York Times v. Sullivan, in which the First Amendment was used to rein in the law of libel, the Supreme Court focused on the "profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open." It made almost no mention of the fact that The Times was a corporation. Nor were the free speech rights of a corporation any part of the ruling in the Pentagon Papers case.
Really? The free speech rights of a corporation weren't "any part" of a case styled New York Times Co. v. United States?

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wasted youth

Another ruined wasted life.

And he was a college student?

Suspect in La Cantera muggins nabbed
By Ana Ley - Express-News

A UTSA student admitted committing two robberies in the past month at The Shops at La Cantera, including one in which he pointed a BB gun at a child, police said.

The first robbery occurred Oct. 19, when a mall employee said a man punched her in the face while she was outside on a smoke break. He continued punching her until she fell to the ground and let go of her cellphone, she told police.

Two weeks later, a man carrying a BB gun robbed a man at the mall as he sat on a bench with a young child, making off with his cellphone and iPad, police said.

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Former Lawyer placed on Probation

Well, I hope she gets to put her life together again.

Lawyer avoids prison for $500,000 embezzlement
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A San Antonio attorney who pleaded no contest to plundering her senile grandmother's multimillion-dollar fortune gave up her legal career Tuesday but was spared a trip to prison.

Despite showing Michelle Lorenz Valicek, 54, leniency by ordering deferred adjudication probation instead of the 10- to 20-year term sought by prosecutors, visiting Judge George Godwin predicted during the sentencing hearing that she eventually would end up in prison.

“This will be a miracle if we can keep you out of the penitentiary,” Godwin said as he referenced Valicek's recent misdemeanor arrests, self-admitted substance abuse issues, “clear ... mental problems” and apparent denial of responsibility for the case at hand.

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Feeling the burn!



Lower court ruling on river management fee stands after Supreme Court review; attorney says city likely owes outfitters $550,000

By Greg Bowen New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
NEW BRAUNFELS — The Supreme Court of Texas has decided not to hear the City of New Braunfels’ appeal of a lower court’s ruling on a 2007 lawsuit over the city’s river management fee, or “tube tax.”

Austin attorney Jim Ewbank — who represents river outfitters Rockin’ R River Rides, Texas Tubes and Corner Tubes, who filed the suit — said the case now goes back to Comal County courts to determine how much in collected fees the city will have to reimburse to the outfitters.

Tubing outfitters collect the $1.25 tube tax from customers and then remit those fees to the city, which uses them to offset the cost of policing and cleaning the rivers.

Ewbank said the Supreme Court, in denying on Friday the city’s petition seeking review of the case, effectively upheld a lower court’s decision “that the river management fee was invalid and ... that the three outfitters were entitled to two years of fees plus attorney’s fees.”

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Run for a good cause!

Come by, Run, get some food and go home for your Thanksgiving Dinner with your family.

It promises to be a glorious morning tomorrow!

Turkey Trot 5K to benefit Blue/Green Santa program

By Drew Stone New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung

NEW BRAUNFELS — Those searching for a good way to work up an appetite for Thanksgiving need to look no further than Gruene.

At 8:30 a.m. Thursday, in front of historic Gruene Hall, the starter pistol will fire and hundreds of people will be off to the races in the fourth annual Gruene Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk.

The all-ages event will raise money for several police agency community programs.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Generated a bunch of legal fees

The only winners here were the lawyers.

The parties spent an estimated $10 Million dollars in legal fees!!

High-profile family feud lawsuit ends quietly
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

After five years of litigation, court reversals and a highly publicized family feud, a judge on Monday made a final ruling in the Kerr County-based Camp Mystic lawsuit — bringing the case to an unusually quiet end.

In a conference call from his Bexar County Courthouse office, David Peeples, presiding judge of the 22-county Fourth Administrative Judicial Region, gave his blessing to an undisclosed settlement between the parties.

Filed in 2007, the lawsuit pitted two sisters against Richard Eastland, who runs the 725-acre girls camp in Hunt, in a dispute over millions of dollars in rent that the sisters believed they were owed.

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Drink, Drive, and now spend rest of your life in Prison

The community spoke.

Drunk Driver Gets Life in Prison By: Jennifer Saucedo - KABB-TV

It took jurors around twenty minutes to give Cornelio Garcia-Mata a life sentence.

In late February, authorities say Garcia-Mata was driving nearly six times the legal alcohol limit, when he was pulled over off Interstate 35 in New Braunfels.

"Subsequent blood tests shows that his blood alcohol was .446," said Comal County Chief Felony Prosecutor, Sammy McCrary.

Officials say this was Garcia-Mata's eighth arrest for driving while intoxicated.

"This individual has jeopardized the safety of so many innocent citizens traveling up and down our highways," said Comal County Criminal District Attorney Jennifer Tharp.

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The Golden Toilet Award!

Now Official!!

Come to New Braunfels for the cleanest restrooms in America!!

No breaking loos here: Buc-ee's has nation's cleanest restrooms
By Dalondo Moultrie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
NEW BRAUNFELS — Buc-ee’s in New Braunfels has the nicest johns around.

No, really. It’s been proven.

Buc-ee’s, 2760 I-35 North, won designation as the 2012 America’s Best Restroom Contest presented by Cintas. Representatives of Cintas and Buc-ee’s co-owner Beaver Aplin gathered with members and leaders of the New Braunfels community to announce the business’ winning of Cintas’ 11th annual award.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

C'mon I dare you to catch me!!

Making it all pretty easy.

What else did he leave behind?

Bungling Burglar Leaves Car, iPad at Scene

Police call actions "a study in how to get caught"

NBC Bay Area -

In what Los Angeles police are calling a study in how to get caught, a bungling burglar left footprints, fingerprints, and even photos of himself at an Arleta home.

Lt. Paul Vernon said the man, identified as 25-year-old Miguel Luna, kicked in the front door of a house on Sharp Avenue on Nov. 13 and started to ransack a bedroom.

He made so much noise that he awoke the owner, who had been asleep in another room, Vernon said.

Calling the President "Homeboy"??


Hard to believe.

Biden calls Obama 'Homeboy'The Weekly Standard

Visiting victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey today, Vice President Joe Biden told them not to worry, saying, "you’ve got a homeboy in the deal who gets it." Biden was referring to President Barack Obama.
Here are Biden's remarks, via the pool report:
"If you’re not an Easterner it’s hard to understand that the ocean to us is the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park and everything else combined. It is a gigantic part of not only our economy but who we are. It’s a gigantic part of the culture as well.

And every time the rest of the country is in real trouble, New Jersey and Delaware and New York and Connecticut etcetera we respond, we respond. And it’s going to be a heavy lift. These are difficult times in terms of budgets but the president has made it clear that we are going to do everything we can to make sure that the Corps is fully funded, that FEMA has their needs and that all the programs that exist under the auspices of the federal government not only continue to exist but are funded so that we can make sure that this area of the country is fully fully fully restored.

So as the president said when he was up here with the governor, we’re not going anywhere. We’re not not going anywhere. And you’ve got a homeboy in the deal who gets it."
UPDATE: Some suggest Biden here is referring to himself as a "homeboy," not President Obama.



We don need no steenking motive!

Son charged after Texas father, 63, fatally shot
Associated Press -

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine a motive in a Houston-area shooting that left a 63-year-old man dead and his son charged with murder.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office says Dale Lee Baker died Sunday at a hospital several hours after being shot in the head while at home.

Jail records show 41-year-old Cory Dale Baker was being held Monday on $50,000 bond. Online jail records did not list an attorney for the son, who was arrested shortly after the shooting around 11 a.m. Sunday.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pretty fricking disgusting!

I know its not the theater's fault but you'd think they'd at least offer to pay for the dry-cleaning or something.

Audience member vomits over balcony at Paul Rudd play 
NY Post -

There was real-life drama at Paul Rudd’s Broadway play “Grace” when an audience member who appeared drunk threw up over a mezzanine railing onto theatergoers below.

“A drunk guy vomited over the railing onto about a dozen audience members seated in the orchestra, right in the middle of one of Rudd’s big monologues on Wednesday,” said one disgusted witness, adding, “There was mass chaos for several minutes, but the cast played right on through, ignoring the disruption.”

Spies added of the nauseous fellow, “It was very apparent that alcohol was to blame” for the incident.

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Bad Cop

Just. Plain. Bad.

Sabinal cop jailed for allegedly possessing child porn
By Nolan Hicks - Express-News

A police officer in Uvalde County was arrested Thursday for allegedly possessing and promoting child pornography.

According to Uvalde County jail records, Sabinal police officer Jason Villasana, 35, was arrested by the U.S. Marshalls earlier this week on four child pornography related charges.

He is currently being held in the Uvalde County Jail on $900,000 bond.

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A New Sheriff is in town

She'll be a good one too!

Congratulations Sheriff Susan Pamerleau and Good Luck with your new mission!

Bexar's first woman sheriff looking past history-making election
By Nolan Hicks - Express-News

She made history election night as the first woman elected sheriff of Bexar County. Yet Susan Pamerleau, a former U.S. Air Force major general and political first-timer, does not seem impressed by the distinction.

“My name's Susan. I'm a woman. That's it,” Pamerleau said two days after her big win over incumbent Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz, a career law officer who was seeking his second term.

Instead, she hoped people would focus on her qualifications rather than her gender.

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Won't you join us?

Thanksgiving Morning.

Gruene Hall.  8:30 a.m. Fun!

Separate run for the children as they chase the Turkey.

Complementary food and refreshments served post-race; proceeds go to the Green Santa and Blue Santa programs.

Even Man o' Law will be there!!  :D

Come join us and help a great cause!

Date: Thursday, November 22, 2012 @ 8:30 am CST
Type: Running
Gruene Hall
1281 Gruene Rd
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
United States
Website: Click here

Proceeds benefiting local charities that support law enforcement efforts to benefit the children of our community, such as Green Santa and Blue Santa.
Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012
5K Run/ Walk begins at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Gruene, TX
Sign-up and registration in front of the Gristmill
Race begins in front of Gruene Hall

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Justice served

Well Sharon and Suzanne, you tried your best but Justice won out.

Shotgun killer handed 40-year sentence
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

Two years after jurors became hopelessly deadlocked regarding whether Tracy Devon Brown was deserving of the minimum or maximum sentence for murder, a new panel was more decisive Friday.

Brown, who admitted to blasting a hole through her ex-husband's front door with a shotgun and shooting him in the back, was sentenced to 40 years in prison after less than three hours of deliberations.

“You are an evil, vindictive, cold-blooded murderer,” Victor Brown's sister told the defendant during a victim impact statement after state District Judge Angus McGinty read the verdict.

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Getting offed in Poteet

Good luck with finding folks to step forward with information.

Anyone with information about the slaying is asked to call the Atascosa County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 830-769-3434.

Hopefully someone, somewhere, knows something.

Slaying victim near Poteet identified as S.A. man
By Guillermo Contreras - Express-News

Atascosa County authorities have identified a shooting victim whose body was found this week north of Poteet as Adam Treviño, 27, of San Antonio.

Chief Deputy Sheriff David Soward said today that Treviño's body was found by a passerby on Gates Valley Road, off Texas 16, shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday.

He apparently was shot at the scene, Soward said. He added that the slaying appears to be gang-related, but asked the public for help.

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I don't think this'll be a game changer for him

Just more stalling tactics by the defense in this matter.

He pled guilty and then testified he wanted to be executed?

I guess he's changed his mind.

Death Row inmate presses for new trial
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

Death row inmate Joe Michael Luna, whose 2006 murder trial was cut short when he opted to plead guilty and then testified that he wanted to be executed, returned to a Bexar County courtroom Friday to ask for a new punishment hearing.

Former 379th state District Judge Bert Richardson, who oversaw the trial and now is a visiting judge, also returned to entertain the request. He's expected to send a recommendation to the Texas Court of

Criminal Appeals in December or January after both sides file additional briefs.
Luna, 33, was arrested in 2005 in the slaying of neighbor Michael Paul Andrade, 21, while burglarizing the St. Mary's University student's Potranco Road apartment.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Time to clean-out the house!

Having had one of my daughters graduating from Army Basic Training I have become increasingly concerned about the outrageous behavior of some of these goons at Lackland AFB.

Clean house!

In latest Lackland case, recruit reportedly told to remove bra for an "accurate" measurement
By Karisa King - Express-News

A former Air Force recruit testified Thursday that her best friend in basic training was repeatedly called into their instructor's office and subjected to his sexual advances.

The airman, who graduated from basic training in July, testified at an evidentiary hearing against Staff Sgt. Donald Davis, whose case is the latest to emerge in the ongoing sex scandal at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

The woman said her friend confided that Davis had been helping her prepare for a fitness test when he gave her an uncomfortably long hug, and then reached down and groped her buttocks.

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Under investigation

Case is currently still undergoing investigation.

Man hospitalized in shooting Tuesday night
By Dalondo Moultrie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
NEW BRAUNFELS — Comal County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating an altercation that left a 30-year-old man hospitalized Tuesday night with several gunshot wounds he received in an apartment complex parking lot, a sheriff’s office spokesman said.

CCSO Capt. Tommy Ward said emergency medical technicians from the New Braunfels Fire Department stabilized the man before a medical helicopter crew flew him to University Hospital in San Antonio. Ward said Wednesday evening that he was unsure of the man’s condition.

But, Ward said, the victim wasn’t hurt badly enough to prevent him from speaking to investigators Tuesday night.

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What a great idea!


Can you just imagine a chocolate cream filled donut with kaluha?

Well, I sure can!

Bakery makes donuts injected with liquor flavors -

A new kind of adult treat is being whipped up at one Chicago bakery.

These deep fried donuts are injected with different jelly and liquor flavors.

The owners say the donuts are legal because they cook the fillings to eliminate the alcohol while still leaving the strong flavors behind.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Congratulations John!

Being named the new head ofthe Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is quite an honor.

One that is well-deserved.

Judge Specia named head of state agency
By Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje - Express-News

Senior district Judge John J. Specia Jr. on Tuesday was appointed commissioner of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

He replaces Howard Baldwin, who stepped down Thursday in the wake of a widening investigation in Abilene involving Child Protective Services employees who may have withheld information from law enforcement about the recent death of a child there.

Specia established the Bexar County Children's Court and the Family Drug Treatment Court, which has become a model for the state.

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Young and gullible

More adult/child sex shenanigans.

Fool, go get some adult woman to perve on.

Leave the damn children alone.


FBI:  Man promised iPhone for nude pics
By Guillermo Contreras - Express-News

The FBI has arrested a 48-year-old man on charges that he transported sexually explicit images of a 13-year-old girl across state lines.

Thomas Lee Fritz is under investigation in San Jose, Calif., in connection with allegations he promised the girl an iPhone in exchange for her posing nude in May so he could take pictures of her with his own iPhone and iPad, according to an arrest warrant affidavit filed in federal court here.

The affidavit said the girl also alleged that in August, Fritz took more pictures of her and sexually assaulted her.

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Alleged child sexual abuser indicted

Don't do it ever and don't do it in Comal County.


Ex-New Braunfels Christian Academy coach indicted
By Dalondo Moultrie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
NEW BRAUNFELS — Investigators wasted no time getting an indictment against a former high school basketball coach accused of having a sexual relationship with one of his players.

On Friday, Jennifer Tharp, Comal County criminal district attorney, released a list of indictments a county grand jury handed up for November. On that list are 28 defendants facing a plethora of crimes.

One such defendant is former New Braunfels Christian Academy girls basketball coach Leon Eugene Sneed, arrested in September for the alleged sexual contact.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Get ready Lemmings!!

I just wish our representatives and senators in Congress and the President can reach an agreement to prevent this from happening. 

Quit the brinkmanship bullshit and work together to alleviate the threat to our economy.

Most in US won't be able to escape 'fiscal cliff'
By Christoper S. Rugaber

WASHINGTON (AP) — Everyone who pays income tax — and some who don't —will feel it.

So will doctors who accept Medicare, people who get unemployment aid, defense contractors, air traffic controllers, national park rangers and companies that do research and development.

The package of tax increases and spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff" takes effect in January unless Congress passes a budget deal by then. The economy would be hit so hard that it would likely sink into recession in the first half of 2013, economists say.

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Right name, right date of birth, and wrong person nevertheless

More proof of demographic changes in Texas and the United States.

Jose Gabriel Hernandez is apparently the new John Smith.

I'm glad it got all straightened out.

S.A. worker mistakenly jailed
By Susan Carroll - Express-News

Authorities recently detained the wrong man on a sexual assault warrant, arresting a San Antonio construction worker with the common name of Jose Hernandez — despite an apparent 6-inch height difference with the actual suspect, records show.

Jose Gabriel Hernandez, who stands 6 feet 1 inches and weighs 230 pounds, was arrested at his home Oct. 22 by Bexar County sheriff's deputies, who had a warrant out of Harris County for another Jose Hernandez with the same date of birth. But the wanted man stood only 5 feet 7 and weighed about 190 pounds, according to court records.

“It's pretty obvious it's not me,” said Hernandez, 49.

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Be careful out there!

Well unfortunately it didn't take long for the "Pickle Parkway" to register its first fatality.

High-speed toll road has first fatality
By Vianna Davila - Express-News

A Lockhart woman was killed on the Texas 130 toll road in what is the first fatality since the corridor's new segment opened last month.

Though the Sunday afternoon crash immediately revived questions about the road's 85 mph speed limit, the fastest in the country, investigators have not yet determined if speed was a factor.

The new Texas 130 segment, a band of asphalt cutting through the open land of Central Texas, stretches 41 miles from south Austin to Interstate 10 in Seguin, passing west of Lockhart.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Tattoo leads to arrest

It's like waving a red flag at a bull.

Nothing good can come out of this.

<=== Not the tattoo in this matter.

Suspected gang member arrested over tattoo -

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Police in Minnesota said a suspected gang member was arrested over tattoo of a pig in a police uniform being shot.

Hennepin County prosecutors said Antonio Jenkins Jr. posted a picture on Facebook of a tattoo on his right bicep depicting a pig in the uniform of Minneapolis police Officer Jeffrey Seidel being shot through the head by a person, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Friday.

Jenkins, a suspected member of the Bloods street gang currently on probation for armed robbery, was arrested Thursday and charged with making a terroristic threat for the benefit of a gang.

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OMG!! Stupid is as stupid does

My first question to her would've been "So you think folks sell iPads at Gas Stations?"

You probably thought they were stolen but ignored that because it was too good a deal to pass up and now you're complaining to the police?


Fake iPad scheme makes North Texas return
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An Arlington woman says that a new iPad she thought she had bought at a great price turned out to be a fake.

Jalonta Freeman said she bought the item from a stranger who approached her at a gas station near Highway 360 and Green Oaks.

"He pulled up beside us, and he was like, 'Hey, I've got some iPads and stuff, and I've got some laptops if you all are interested in buying,'" she said Wednesday.

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We don' need no steenking batches!

Now this was pretty stupid of him.

Deputies: Man impersonated federal officer to get into Epcot for free 
Emerito Pujol, 74, was arrested Saturday at Epcot.
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 A 74-year-old Miami man who was trying to avoid paying nearly $100 to get into Epcot, was arrested after he impersonated a Federal officer.

Emerito Pujol flashed a fake badge at an Epcot employee as he passed through the turnstiles at the park around noon on Saturday. The employee challenged him and asked to see the badge again. He claimed he was an undercover officer who was looking for someone, according to an arrest report.

When a security guard approached him, Pujol again claimed he was "in service" and was "guarding someone important," the report states.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Brutal attack over a computer

Very glad they caught the Bastard who "allegedly" did this.

Arrest made in burglary, attack of 81-year old woman
By John Henrehan - Fox news DC

WASHINGTON D.C. Police have made an arrest in the case of a masked burglar who beat up an 81-year-old woman in her home in upper Northwest D.C.

18-year-old Tyran McElrath, of Southeast D.C., has been charged with burglary.

On Wednesday afternoon, just before 1 p.m., a letter carrier discovered a homeowner who appeared beaten and confused just outside the front door of her home on the 3500 block of McKinley Street, NW. The police report filed in the case says an intruder gained entry into the home by breaking out a rear window, and struck the elderly woman in her face and head with his fist. The victim was hospitalized after the attack

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The light at the end of his tunnel was a train

A pretty grim and brutal, but effective way to commit suicide.

Police: Man killed by train in apparent suicide
By Nolan Hicks - Express-News

A man was struck and killed by a freight train early Saturday in an apparent suicide on the East Side.

The Union Pacific train's crew told police that the unidentified man was standing on the track as the train approached about 1:30 a.m.

Police said the crew sounded the horn, but instead of getting out of the way the man laid his head on the track.

The crew couldn't stop in time, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Good bye!

From the sound of it not too many people will likely mourn his departure from this plane of existence.

Execution looms for serial rapist, murderer
By Michelle Mondo - Express-News

Ramon Hernandez is set to be executed Wednesday for the 2001 abduction, rape and killing of Rosa Maria Rosado.

But the man prosecutors have called a serial rapist and murderer is known to have other victims.

Rosado, whose body was found in a shallow grave near Loop 1604 and UTSA Boulevard, was the first of five victims authorities connected to Hernandez or named him as suspect. It was his only conviction.

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