New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 1, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas
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Tracking the news'BULLRUN'
UST WE KNEW: New Braunfels firefighter Jason Wallace and his teammate Jake Keeton were in second place on the reality TV show "Bullrun."
UTEST: The pair, who are driving Wallace's Ford F-150, were in third place at the end of Tuesdays show.
NEXT: The show airs at 9 p.m. Tuesdays on Spike TV.Herald-Zeitung
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Former AG Morales leaves halfway house
Zina Meeker, left, walks around the silent auction tables at the New Braunfels Rotary Club's Founder's Day Celebration at the Kay Harrison Auditorium onThursday. Proceeds from the event will go to New Braunfels Rotary charities.
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SAN ANTONIO (AP)—Former Texas Attorney General Dan Morales became a free man Friday, getting about six months trimmed off his four-year sentence on accoimt of good behavior, authorities said.
Morales, 50, was a two-term attorney general from 1991-98 who helped win a $17 billion settlement against big tobacco companies, a i 2002, he unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for governor.
The courtroom victory against big tobacco was eventually Morales’ undoing. He admitted to falsifying a contract so that a longtime friend and lawyer could personally profit from the settlement. Morales had contended that Houston lawyer Marc Murr was due $560 million from tile settlement.
In October 2003, Morales was sentenced to four years in
prison and ordered to get men-tal-health counseling and pay more than $330,(XX) in fines.
In December, he was released from federal prison in Texarkana and placed in a halfway house near San Antonio, authorities said.
After his release, he has until the middle of next week to report to his probation officer. He will be under supervision for three years.
“No matter who it is, him or Martha Stewart, they all got 72 hours to report,” said foe Ed Canales, chief federal probation officer for the Western District of Texas.
Morales also must pay $ 146,112 in income tax liability to the Internal Revenue Service, $36,000 for his three years of federal supervision and $155,000 for the court-appointed lawyer who defended him.
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Place: The Springs in New Braunfels x Date: June 30, 2007 • Time: 7pm - 11pm
Cost: $20/ person by check or $21 / person through PayPal Send checks (payable to Class of 1997) to: Suzanne Fischer Lindt;
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AUSTIN (AP) — A San Antonio man pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and has been sentenced to 16 years in prison as part of a plea bargain in the shooting death of a 22-year-old University of Texas student, authorities said.
Under the agreement,
Jason Chacon, 22, will testify in the trials of two other defendants in the death of William Ehrhardt III.
He must name anyone involved and produce the testimony of a specific unnamed person who can corroborate his story.
Chacon had been facing a
capital murder charge. Alexandre Cunningham, 20, and Rudolfo Napoles II, 22, still face capital murder charges.
Officers found Ehrhardt fatally shot in his West Campus apartment on Halloween in 2005 while responding to his 911 call reporting an attempted break-in.
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FARM PROGRAM SIGNUP DEADLINE EXTENDED - The County Executive Director for the I lays-Comal County Farm Service Agency, Jacob Chapman, announced the sign-up deadline for the 2007 Direct and Countercyclical Program has been extended to Aug. 3 from June I.
A late-file fee of $ I OO will be assessed only for farms enrolled after Aug. 3 and before Sept. 30.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture computes program payments using base acres and payment yields established for each farm. Direct payments provide no incentive to increase production of any certain crop, because the payments are not based on producers’ current production choices.
Producers receive direct payments at rates established by statute regardless of market prices.
For more information about DGP and other FSA programs, call the Hays-Comal County FSA Office at 512-398-4176 or visit fsa.usda.gov.
OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE WARRANTS ROUNDUP
— Hays County sheriff’s officials are urging anyone with an outstanding warrant to take care of it quickly. , ,f ,,
Deputies will be con-. ducting a warrant roundup “in the near future,” officials said, adding that it will include a county wide sweep.
Anyone who suspects they have a warrant can call 512-393-7810 to make arrangements.
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