New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 20, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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Busy week in Comal County courtrooms
By J. Louise Larson
It’s been a busy week for hearings in Comal County's district courts.
Hilly Santana García» 23, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison on a burglary charge, stemming from a July 28, 2010 burglary in Comal County. He was already on felony probation for burglary of a habitation and possession of less than a gram.
Manuel Vargas ‘‘Pinky’’ (iu/man, 31, v\ ill be deported to his native Mexico alter he serves a year in state jail for unauthorized use of a motor vehir le (car theft) and four < mints of fraudulent possession ot II) (apparently stemming from <ar burglaries.)
"He was caught breaking into a car near the interstate, and the truck he was in at the time was stolen,” said Comal County Chief felony Pros e <u t o r S a m tn y McCrary. Guzman was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and $1,605 in restitution.
/abrena Linda Peroni, 35, of Alabama, pled guilty on a third-degree felony failure to appear. She was sentenced to two years in prison on that, as well as a state jail sentence and $1,500 fine on a forgery charge. Comal
County Chief felony Prosecutor Sammy McCrary said Peroni, a college graduate, had 22 prior arrests and a number of convictions.
"She had quite the record. She didn’t look like your typical rap sheet person, but she had it,"
A number of hearings were reset for the morning of Thursday, Feb. 17.
A scheduled pre-trial hearing for Desiree Hamm was reset. I here’s a lot of‘discovery’ material for the defense team of attorneys Eric Sand-
vig and Allison Lanty, said McCrary.
Hamm, 22, remains in Comal County jail on 13 felony counts relating to allegations she lured two Comal (bounty girls on the Internet, then kidnapped and transported them to California and then abused them.
The charges against Hamm include four counts of sexual performance of a child, two charges of aggravated kidnapping: and seven charges of sexual assault.
The punishment hearing for Anna Marie Diaz, 30, was also reset to Feb. 17. She pleaded guilty in October to three county of aggravated robbery. The first-degree
felony crimes took place in January, 2009,
The case against Robert Leon Mason Jr., 31, was reset. He was indicted in October on a charge of first degree felony aggravated kidnapping over a Garden Ridge incident.
Nicholas Young, 18, will have a pre-trial hearing for pre-trial non-evidentiary motions in his case. He faces three first-degree felony charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Otis Norris, 42, will have a hearing on his motion to adjudicate on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The charge stems from an April 2009 incident and October 2010 indictment. He is out of jail on $60,000 bond.
‘Red’ celebrates a century of living, ready for another
By Will Wright
Red Brawley isn’t a man of mam words. But at age 100, lit* doesn’t hav e to have them his actions speak for themselves.
Surrounded by family and friends at a dinner Wednesday night tit McKenna Village, Bravvley was up to celebrating his 100th birthday.
I he career oil man and resident of New Braunfels since 1973 said reaching the milestone isn’t such a big deal — and he's ready to launch another century.
It feels great." he said. "I’m ready to start another one.” His son, Bi itt Bravvley, said his lather, named Audrey Livingston Bravvley upon his birth on Jan. 19, 1911, grew up in Gilmer, lexas and worked in the oil business throughout his life. 1 le started as a surv eyor in the East lexas oil fields and moved from site to site, with his wile in tow.
He wound up in New Orleans, where I was born, and then they resided in Houston for 20 years before moving to New Braunfels,” Britt si»id. "He loves it here, and loves the I lilt ( ountry.” Reds wife I ranees passed
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Britt, left, and Linda Brawley and Bill Morgan gather around Red Brawley as he celebrates his 100th birthday with family and friends at McKenna Villaqe on
away last June at age 93. The couple was married for 74 years. I here’s a son, seven
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death bv a
daughter, Beeann Morgan, and her son, Robert Livingston.
“A long life is hard to live. And it’s harder to do things the older I get. But this has been great.
I’ve never been decorated like this before.”
— Red Brawley
turned 100 on Wednesday
“He’s a simple man, a great man and family man,” Britt said of his father. "He’s a centurion, and he’s an iron man.” Red joined family members at a Gruene restaurant earlier Wednesday, where he wolfed down a big hamburger. His other culinary love, Mexican food, was his birthday fare, to be served after he was read an honorary proclamation on the occasion — signed by Gov. Rick Perry.
Before joining the dozens on hand to celebrate, Red had few words to describe how he felt.
"This all looks great to me. This has been fine,” he said. “A long life is hard to live. And it’s harder to do things the older I get. But this has been great. I’ve never been decorated like this before.”
Matters of Public Record
Law enforcement officers in f^ew Braunfels and Comal County booked the following between Jan 18 and Jan. 19,2011:
♦ Roberto Ligas Aleman, 51, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated, third or more.
♦ Edward Marshall Andrade, 34, Bulverde, driving while intoxicated,
♦ William Andrew Bittner, 27, New Braunfels, expired/no motor vehicle transportation certificate, no seatbelt (driver).
♦ Christopher Brian Brown, 22, Canyon Lake, driving while license invalid with previous conviction/suspension, without financial responsi
bility, expired motor vehicle inspection.
♦ Janet Ramos Caballero, 26, New Braunfels, possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces in a drug-free zone.
♦ Jason Alexander Calvert, 24, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid with previous conviction/suspension/without financial responsibility.
♦ Francisco Cordova III, 23, San Antonio, assault causes bodily injury/family violence.
♦ Rick Anthony Cruz, 26, New Braunfels, possession of a controlled substance less than a gram, bench warrant, TDJC hold.
♦ Jesse Johnny Dorado, 43, Granite Shoals, failure to appear.
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♦ Jordan Alexander Hill, 25, San Antonio, possession of marijuana, less than 2 ounces.
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♦ Jeremy Scott Lomas, 19, New Braunfels, fleeing police officer.
♦ David Maldonado, 55, Bulverde, resisting arrest, search or transport; public intoxication.
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Spring Branch, no drivers license, expired registration, 2 counts of failure to appear/bail jumping.
♦ Raul Antonio Ortiz, 41, San Antonio, driving while license invalid.
♦ Robert Rosas, 35, New Braunfels, ran stop sign, driving while license invalid.
♦ Kendall Blair Ruff, Jr., 20, Seguin, assault causes bodily injury.
♦ Monika Angelika Smith, 32, San Antonio, public intoxication, possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.
♦ Donavan Wright, 18, New Braunfels, assault causes bodily injury/family violence.
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From staff reports
NBFD: CHILD STARTED GRASS FIRE BY PLAYING WITH MATCHES
A grass fire in the 1600 block of Camellia lane on Iltesday apparently started with a child playing with matches. An NBFD l ire Marshal’s officer is working with the parents of 7-year-old to make sure he understands the serious dangers presented by playing with fire, said a spokesman.
POLICE GIVE UP HIGH SPEED CHASE AFTER WEIGHING RISKS
A fast-moving pursuit at a dangerous time of day on northbound 1-35 was defused by a New Braunfels Police Department officer Tuesday around 7 p.m.
"They had observed a motorcylist going in excess of 100 miles an hour,” said Lt. Michael Penshorn of the New Braunfels Police Department.
When the motorcyclist noticed police pursuit, it shut its lights off and sped away, he said.
There was heavy traffic on the highway... Rather than pursue it, the officer looked at the hazards of continuing the pursuit as outweighing the necessity of pursuing the vehicle, so he let it go,” Penshorn said.
SCUCISD MEETING TO START BY HONORING STEELE FOOTBALL
Honoring Steele High School’s 2010 Class 5A-Division II state football championship will be the highlight of the Schertz-Cibolo-Uni versa! City hoard of trustees meeting at 6 p.m. today at the SCIJCISD board room at 1060 Elbel Road in Schertz.
The Knights were feted by the city of Cibolo, which staged a parade and ceremony on Jan. 12.
Also on tonight’s board agenda is a public hearing on the Academic Excellence Indicator System and an Adequate Yearly Progress report — both based on the district’s overall performance on the Texas Assessment of Academic Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test during the 2009-10 school year.
Also, the board will set a date for election of seats on the board of trustees and hear from superintendent Greg Gibson on items related to the upcoming 2011-12 budget.
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www.twitter.com and sign up. When you’re listing people to follow, search for cisd-news (one word). If you’ve already got a Twitter account, add cisdnews to those you will he following.
NASA PULLS INJURED SHUTTLE ASTRONAUT OFF FLIGHT
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Timothy Kopra who crashed his biq cle last weekend won’t be taking part in space shuttle Discovery's final voyage ne month, lie is on sick leave.
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