New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 4, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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Airman missed birth of his daughter
he was needed in the wake of the Gulf Coast hurricanes.
He spent most of his free time getting to know his baby daughter, Harley, and talking to his toddler, Hunter. He did not watch much television.
“ Hie TV news media decided at some point the only thing people want to see is bad news. That’s the reason for the negative image of what is going on over there,” he said. "They don’t show all of the humanitarian assistance. What we’re doing over there is important.”
While he re-acclimates to civilian life, Evola said he planned to avoid any negative coverage of the war or President George W. Bush.
“I think he’s doing a great job," the soldier said. "I support him because he takes care of the military, and he
Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County arrested the following Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2005:
Mirna Salas Abbott, 34, New Braunfels, intoxicated assault with a vehicle; accident involving injury.
Jeremias Alvarez, 26, Snyder, motion to adjudicate/possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.
Jim David Anderson, 18, Canyon Lake, violation of the Clean Air Act.
Belinda Babbitt, 24, New Braunfels, speeding.
Carl Michael Baker Jr., 36, Canyon Lake, no safety belt; failure to maintain financial responsibility; no driver's license.
Dudley C. Bell Jr., 69, New Braunites, making a false report to a police officer. Jeremy Franklin Benton, 26, Spring Branch, no insurance. James Richard Browning, 59, Bulverde, theft by check between $20 and $500. Timothy Jay Brummer, 45, Canyon Lake, illegal dumping between 5 and 500 lbs.
Chuck Clarkson, 26, New Braunfels, motion to revoke probation/driving while license invalid.
Lewis Craig Coop, 45,
Rockport, public intoxication. Juan Pablo Cortez, 24, New Braunfels, fictitious registration; failure to maintain financial responsibility (2 charges). Christine Marie Cosser, 32, Spring Branch, public intoxication.
Mario Christian DeLeon, 25, New Braunfels, speeding.
Stacy Renee Duff, 22, San Antonio, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. Mallory Eason, 19, New Braunfels, no rabies vaccine or city license.
Barry Alan Egert, 46,
Lavernia, failure to appear/assault causing bodily injury/family violence.
Keith Douglas Falvey, 50,
New Braunfels, driving while license invalid with previous
Dorothy Michelle Fewell, 34, Canyon Lake, failure to maintain financial responsibility; failure to appear.
Michael Cody Furst, 25, Bulverde, public intoxication. Michael Scott Galloway, 28, Spring Branch, following too closely; failure to appear.
Jerell S. Gibson, 24,
Universal City, driving while license invalid.
Patrick Brian Gleason, 22,
New Braunfels, expired license plates; violation of promise to appear.
James Michael Gomez, 25, New Braunfels, public intoxication.
Manuel Gomez, 58, Seguin, public intoxication.
Robert Gomez Jr., 20, New Braunfels, no driver's license; failure to stop at stop sign; possession of marijuana; public intoxication; failure to appear/theft.
Lisa Gonzales, 36, New Braunfels, speeding; failure to maintain financial responsibility.
Ernest Band Gonzalez, 50,
San Antonio, driving while license invalid.
keeps his word to us.”
Evola will be retiring from the military in April, in part because it is time to stay home with his family, but also because of the president.
“I want to have his signature on my retirement papers,” he said. “I also want the flag I get to have flown over the capitol while he’s in office.”
While he is waiting for his flag, Evola will be getting up to speed on the city’s street projects and his new team. He was promoted to foreman of the street crew less than a month before he left for his second tour, not much time to get to know the guys.
He made a good start Monday morning, when the crew gathered to welcome him back to the job with breakfast tacos and coffee. They were pretty quiet, but Evola said he knew they would warm up.
‘‘I’ve got a bunch of pictures to bring and show them,” he said. “I know once we’re out there working, they’ll start asking me questions. I’ve got plenty to tell them.”
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New trial scheduled later this month
“I was ready for trial,” Peterson said. “I spent the last two weeks getting ready for this trial in serious fashion. But we had a material difference of opinion on trial strategy.”
Peterson said Gomez turned down three plea offers made by District Attorney Dib Waldrip — one several months ago that would have required Gomez to serve only IO years in prison.
“He’s turned down all offers,” Peterson said. “We also had a difference of opinion on who would testify at trial and what they would testify to.”
Ramsay appointed attorney Tom dirk to represent Gomez and set trial for Oct. 31.
Peterson said he’d already provided Clark with his files.
“I’ll be communicating with Tom so we have a good transition in Rudy’s best interests,” Peterson said.
Matters of Public Record
Kim Neal Grier, 47, Marion, theft between $1,500 and $20,000; possession of between 4 and 200 grams of a controlled substance, penalty group I. _
Marcus Jermaine Henderson, 22, San Marcos, speeding — 100 mph in a 70 mph zone. Melissa Ann Hernandez, 30, Crystal City, interfering with public duties; public intoxication.
Elia Hinojosa, 39, New Braunfels, motion to adjudicate/theft by check between $20 and $500.
Ryan Alan Hitzfelder, 21, New Braunfels, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia.
Michelle Roxanne Jensen, 35, Spring Branch, failure to appear/interfering with public
Joshua Juarez, 25, New Braunfels, failure to appear; failure to maintain financial responsibility; possession of drug paraphernalia.
Gary Lee Junot, 55, Canyon Lake, theft by check between $20 and $500.
Donna Gail Kersey, 26,
Canyon Lake, theft by check between $500 and $1,500. John David Leal, 38, New Braunfels, failure to maintain financial responsibility; failure to control speed; violation of promise to appear.
Stefanie Kay Leal, 29, New Braunfels, no driver's license; failure to maintain financial responsibility.
Michael Luciano, 25, New Braunfels, no rabies vaccine. Tonya Renee Martin, 38, Spring Branch, public intoxication.
Rene Martinez, 30, San Marcos, resisting arrest, search or transport; public intoxication; no driver's license.
Deidra Jean McCann, 42, Canyon Lake, failure to control speed.
Pedro Molina, 26, San Marcos, check fraud.
Michelle Morales, 35, New Braunfels, violation of promise to appear/theft between $50 and $500; motion to revoke probation/theft between $50 and $500; failure to identify as a fugitive by intentionally giving false information.
Pauline Hernandez Moreno, 38, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid; no insurance; expired vehicle
Monty Joseph Myers, 24,
New Braunfels, theft of a motor vehicle.
Joseph Edward Naymik Jr.,
19, New Braunfels, criminal trespass.
Melissa Coronado Noriega,
29, New Braunfels, no insurance; speeding; open container; failure to maintain financial responsibility.
Lintisha Marie Olivares, 23, Canyon Lake, theft by check between $20 and $500 (2 charges); theft by check.
Lisa Martinez Pena, 37,
Canyon Lake, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.
Jose Louis Perez, 30, Cibolo, failure to stop at stop sign; no driver's license; no insurance; expired vehicle registration. Robert James Daniel Perez,
19, New Braunfels, criminal trespass.
Timothy Ray Philmon, 37,
New Braunfels, public intoxication. __
Joe Jon Rico, 35, Canyon Lake, possession of drug paraphernalia; invalid driver's license.
Holly Harding Rigby, 43, Canyon Lake, public intoxication; failure to appear/public intoxication.
Jose Jesus Rodriguez, 33, New Braunfels, expired motor vehicle inspection; failure to maintain financial responsibility; expired license plates.
Robert Michael Ruiz, 21, Converse, driving while license invalid.
Paul Michael Sanchez, 29, New Braunfels, public intoxication.
Steven Harold Schepker, 25, Poteet, driving while license invalid; motion to revoke probation/possession of between 1 and 4 grams of a controlled substance, penalty group 1. Troy Lee Slaton, 42,
Sherman, theft between $1,500 and $20,000.
Kenneth James Swanson, 41, Canyon Lake, theft between $500 and $1,500.
KarenTilson, 45, New Braunfels, motion to revoke probation/reckless driving. Angela JaneenTurner, 35, New Braunfels, motion to revoke probation/possession of less than 28 grams of a controlled substance, penalty
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Waldrip expressed doubt at Gomez’s motives for firing his attorney.
“All it amounts to is a very thinly-veiled attempt to avoid responsibility and obfuscate the administration of justice,” Waldrip said.
The Gomez case, Waldrip said, dates to Dec. 13, 2001, when the Comal County Metropolitan Narcotics Task Force and Comal County SWAT Team raided the Gomez family home, located in die 2000 block of West Bridge Street.
Waldrip said he made generous plea offers to resolve an old case and because Gomez had already missed several trial dates.
“This case is just so old we were trying to get it moved,” Waldrip said. “Criminal defendants understand that time is on their side.”
For Gomez, Waldrip said, time would run out after Monday’s incident.
“T here is no offer that will be reconveyed to him. We ll just go to trial,” Waldrip said. “He’s had all the bites at the apple he’s going to get."
group 3; motion to revoke probation/possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. Rodolfo Valdez Jr., 31, New Braunfels, issuance of a bad check.
Steven Vasquez Valdez, 27, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated.
John Allen Varsho, 21,
Canyon Lake, driving while intoxicated.
Michael Villegas, 20, New Braunfels, failure to maintain financial responsibility.
Laura Jean Ward, 45, Seguin, public intoxication.
Zachary Michael Wilkinson,
21, Bulverde, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia.
Erik Ries Wilson, 31, Canyon Lake, assault with injury/family violence.
Jon Lawrence Wilson, 48,
New Braunfels, theft less than $50.
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County judge decries rollback effort
“This is the first step in what will have to be a monumental effort to gather the necessary voter signatures,” Kirk said. “County commissioners overstepped their authority by adopting a tax rate higher than that allowable by law. We’re taking the issue to die people and asking that they put a stop to this arrogant taxadon.”
County judge Danny Scheel has seen tax rates rise twice during his seven-year administration. The first, in 2003, was a I-cent increase to hind the local portion of the costs of recovery from the 2002 flood. This year’s increase was to meet rising costs of insurance and indigent health care and defense, pick up die costs of a tax freeze for seniors and disabled homeowners and fund cost-of-living pay increases for county employees and raises for elected officials.
“We’ve taken all steps possible to reduce the county budget to the minimum
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Senate hopes to make decision soon
Miers said at the White I louse before departing for the Capitol and a confirmation campaign already taking shape in the Senate.
Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said through his
amount to supply services the public expects from county government,” Scheel said. “Mr. Kirk takes this approach after a month and a half of budget hearings and two separate tax rate hearings where he never had enough interest to show up and voice his opinion. In my 12 years in county government, I have never seen him make a positive statement in any of his publications, so it really doesn’t surprise me."
While the tax rate has remained steady during much of Scheel’s term in office, the actual tax collections have risen dramatically due to increased property values countywide.
In Scheel’s first run for county judge in 1998, he defeated Kirk.
“That doesn’t mean anything to me, and I’m not saying anything about what I might do politically in the future,” Kirk said.
Scheel said he would be ready, were Kirk to announce his candidacy for office.
“Mr. Kirk said in his statement I ‘may’ run for re-election in 2006,” Scheel said. “If theres any question in his mind, I’d like to confirm that.”
spokesman he wanted a confirmation vote by Thanksgiving, a compressed, seven-week timetable by recent historical standards.
“There needs to be, obviously, a very thorough inquiry into her background as a lawyer and her activities, people who will know her on the issues of character and integrity, which we will find out,” Sen. Arlon Spechter said.
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