New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 16, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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And the be.it goes on tor ( omal (bounty's t»iv( )rite vvounfIt'd-vvarrior-turneil'iiancer.
In voting Monday night, ABC's "Dane ing With the Stars" (ontestant ).R. Martinez ret eived enough voles troni the nation to niovc' on to the tinals. The results were announted on Tiiesdav's ('|>iM)d('.
The wounded U.S. Army veteran and soap of)era actor fought througn the pains of a twisted ankle and continued to impress the judges and the millions watching aft)und the world.
MartineZ/ despite the a n k I e i n u r y^ p e r f o rm e d well in the three fiances Monday night. He earnetj two 8s and a 7 on the first, all <)s on the second, and
was awardt'd six points for his final dance.
"He'll always get our vote," New Braunæls res-
ident Rona Id Wa Iton sa id. "My wife especially loves the show and I've been getting into it/too.” Martinez will continue to need Walton's support — and the rest of thc> country's — as he com-plc'tes next Monday in thc' dancing finals.
Martinez, a Georgia native, served in lrac| from 2()04 to 2007, when a Humvee he was in struck and improvised explosive di'Vicev baclly burning his face and body. -He ree eived treatment at B rc)oke A rmy Med ic a I Center in fort Sam Houston where' he* mcM ( Operation f inally Home c'xec u-tive direc tor Danic’l Var gas ot New Braunfels.
Ihrough their friendship, Martinez was enc ouraged to audition for I he soap opera " Al l My Children" and earned the role of Brot Monroe for three years until the show went off the air. Martinez also works as a motivational speaker.
Ho we ver, Mart i nez's local popularity largely comc's out Of his spokc'sman work with
Operation Finally Home, a charity project that provides housing for injured veterans. One such couple who benefited from the project was Airman Colton Read and his wife, Jessica, who now live at Vint a g e O a ks i n N ew Brauntels.
"Dancing With the Stars" will stage its final competition live at 7 p.m. Monday on ABC.TRIAL
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I (Ion I know whc'ther or not I tan belii've you or Dol," kiTowlc's lells hcT.
He did It, Mommy," the ^irl veils.
Know les is ( hargc'd with !.ini|)ering with ,i witness .¡nd (Mid.ingenng a c hild. I It'r trial is schedulc'd to c on-iHuie at '» a.m. today, when (k‘fens(' .ittornc'v Ted Wood !c(l to ( alt his ( licuTtTRINITY
to the stand. Knowk*s' husband, Kenneth Knowk^s, 'Ì9, pIcMflc'd guilty in f ebruar\' to aggravatc'd sexual assauit of the girl and was sc>n-tenc ed to more than AS yc'ars in a Texas prison.
Sammy Mc( rar\', Comal ( ( )unt\' c hic'f fel( >ny )rostn u-tor, c bar,1C tc'riZc*d t ic’ tapc'-HHordtvl grilling as "torture'" for the little gir.
During the audio tape', ke'nneth Knowk's was hc'ard t ailing his and his wifo's e]U(‘stioning of the' girl an
"infjuisition." He' saifl if thè girl rt'fused to rc'c ant thè' alle'gations, he would not adoni ber and would send her liac k to Kentue ky, whe're thè girl was alle'gedly abusc'd,
"That's very serious and I can go to jail/' Kenne'th Knowk's w.ìs hc'arel saying. "l've' washe'fl my h.inds/'
At one |K)int, thè' girl ( ric's loudiy IxH ause she' elots n( >t vv.int to go b.ick to Kentue kv. Shc‘ says shc' wants to st.i\ with Ine Knovviese's and
even e omc's up with a e om-promise.
"You flid it," she tc'lls Kenne'th Knowk's. "T warittobe ad( )pte'd but I will stay avvay troni you tor wbile',"
Thc'ii thè* girl asks Nane y Knovvlc's not to le'll anyone* about thc' alle'gations so he'r adoption would be grante'd. Nancy Knowle's eventually tc'Ils thè girl she' Ix'lie'ves he'i, l)ut thè' Ix'st thing is tor thè* te'rritie'd-sounding girl to be' sent ,iway.
"( )K, you're te'lling thc'
truth," Nancy Knowk's says. "I iielic’ve you."
Wood, during e ross t'xamination, had prosecution witne'ss Det. David S( hrcK'der ot New Braunk'ls i\)iic e' [)q)artment te'll jurors that se'x otfe'nders often .ibiise* and manipulate their S|M)Use‘s. He' said otfe'nders fre'f jue'ntly tr\' to manipulate their spouse's into defending them.
WeM)d rniplie'd th.it Kenne'th Knowlc's manipulateci Nane \' Knowk's into ae e us-
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I ast S('ptc'nil)(‘r, T ( f ( \<>c utive Dire'( tor M.irk \ K ker\ tevrved the < D cttorl, sav ing (irole'c tions ,ire nci essarx bc'c ause' wc'stern ( onial was designate'd by the state in 1 ‘>‘H) as part ot the Hill ( ountrx Priorit\' ( ifounduatef Manage'me'nt \re-a IHiMA , ,in area where' ( ritieal groundwater sliorta'^e'’ are o( ( urring or ted to o( ( ur V'K kcr\ IS ,ils( ) s(>cking the
( re'alion ot a similar ('i( D lor the unprotc'e te'd Trinity Aiiuiter in southweste'rn Iravis ( t)unty, a part ot the same Hill (’ountry PÇMA, whc're the c|Ueslion of the tormalion of a ('.('D has never be'C'n put to voters.
loHow ing Vie kery's re*e ommend.ition, two court-room-like' hearings — one in October 2010, anothc'f in April Ji)11 - wc're con-du( tc'd in San Marcos liv Austin Administrative Law ludge Paul D. Kc'e'per ot the' State Otti( e ot Administrative' Lk'arings (S( )AH).
At the- heavily attc'nded e ()nte*ste'dH .ise pro< e'C'dings, v.irious e'lititic's incliid ing (\)mal ( ount\, Ne'w Br.iunfels Utilitie>s, ( an\'on Lake' Watc'r Servu e (O., Llav's ("ountv, Travis ( ount\, (ireater Ldwards Acjuiter Alli.ince, Ic'ague ot Wonn'n Vote'rs, and man\ othe'rs vvc'ighed in on tlx' matter ( omal ( ount\ (ommis sionefs' ( ourt supporterei the e reation ot groundw.iler consc'rvation dislrici lor ( omal's Trinity.
At the April S( )AH hc-ai ing, state' Ke-p. Paul Work
m.in ot Austin rtH|ue*stc'd the' T( 1 ( ^ c'ffort bc' put on hold until .liter the' 201 ^ k'gisla tive sc'ssion to allow' the* 1 c'gisI.Uure' and loe al juris-elit tions to work on a k'g islative' solution.
K l(^ said this vvc'e'k th.it Vicker\ ,illovve>d a six month "ab.ite'menl pe'riCid" to let the* partie's begin woiking on distru t e re* ation, <)iid he was ( onsid C'ring su|)porting .iddition al abate'tiH'nt lime' li |)rogre‘ss v\e’re> m.i<k‘ elur ing the' six months But in ( oni.)l, ,)! te'ast, (ountN
oftie i.Hs h.iven't bec'n apptoae he-d by state' law makc'rs reg.ireling district c re.vtion.
1 ( (Q now says Vie kery plans to tile a status re'port bv Dec. 1, in whie h he'll eithc'r ask SOAH to resume its hear ing process, extc'nd the ab.itc'ment period tor a I eg IS 1,1 tive' solution, or take some* other ae tie>n.
"We' are* still c'valuating whieli action to re'C|Ue‘st with rc'spc'i t to the status
)ort," T(TQ's lisa ic'e'ler s.tid.
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I w.is \e‘r\ surprised to hf-ar Irntii tliein ’ Tiein.in said. We usu.dls' onK
.u (t'pl c ash don.itions but i()(‘hlc'ri was vc'r\ excite'd about it and we' wante'd to ni.tke It work,"
()n average' Harve-si s(Tves lamilie's and pro-\ iding 1 00 bags of gro-(e'ric's a vvc'C'k, families are ( onnee te*d to the* |)antr\
through Í omniunitie's in S( hools.
Ile'man .iddeel espe'e iall\ around the Thanksgiviiv^ and ( hristmas se'.isorrs it's important tor t.iiniric's lo tc'c'l eonne'íte'd and com ple*t(' — and |)rov iding the'm the' means to liave .1
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Along w ith the (¡ dlec lion of lond, the tVsliv.il will .ilso te*ature pii'iitv ol games and .utivilies lor children and tamilie's. Í vents ,ind ae liv il ie's
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ing the gid of lying.
Me (rary aske»(1 S< bre K'de'r if he thought Nancy Knowk's was trying to help her husband cover up his crime.
"I Ix'lieve it was ccK'n ion, yes," Sc hrcHHle'r said.
Judge' Gary I.. Stc'C'l told jurors to bc' pre[)are>d tc) delilx'r.ite the* ( ase this .iftc'r-noon. He tolfl them, if possible', to clc'ar the'ir afternoon scbc'dules so they c .in do the best possible )ob ot de'lilie‘r<Tting
The' abate'memt pc'riod resultc-d in the c .uk e'lla-lion of a final trtal-likc' "hearing on the merits" that h.icf been sc heeluk'd for Nov. 2-4.
Should the S()AH proe c'ss continue', the hearing on the me'rits would be' hc'ld before* the 1 ( I (^'s three'-memlic'r e ommis sion, which VNOLild ek'c ide* by vole' vvhe'lher to torm Ci( 1 )s or take othe*r <u lion to prote'c t the' unprote'c te'd arc'as of the I iill ( ountr\ Pi'iMA in ( omal and ir.ivis ccHinties.
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Nc'W' Brauntc'ls Utilities had .1 te*w powc*r oul.ige's, whieh wc'rc' cjuic kK re'stored.
"We* had a lew muK >r se al tc're'd outages, moslK due' to lightning nits," NBU e om-munie .itions direc tor (ire'te hen Ke*uw'er said. "I don't tliink W'C' h.id an\ more' than SO customers alle*ele*d at an\ (vnc' s[h >t, so the* s\ ste'm held up ver\ wvW.
"lor the most part there w'as no ma)or dam.ige*, no major outages."
ie*m(x*ratur(s did y'llle inti) the u|) K*r 70s l)v atle'rnoon ( oo e*r air will be blowing in trom the north on Wulnes day, as loggy < onditions will give' way to e le*aring skies b\ •itternoon.
We'dnesdav's low ot will be* to 11 owe'd bv .i high ot 78 l)y aftc'riKK)!!, with temperatures tailing into the uppf'r 40s VVe*dnt‘sda\ night, me c ool, drv (onditions are' exiK't te'd to c ()ntinuc' tlirough Iricl.iy, when .) warm u|) will )ush highs into the lowe*r 80s ly the weekc'nd.
"It'll Ix'fairK niceWc'dncv day and Thursday, with clouds increasing lor the weekc'ncl/' B.iskin said. "But we'll have mild conditions tbreHighout."
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