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in Ports-to-Plains Alliance: I-27 Will Route Through San Angelo
Another feel good meeting with lunch. Where does the talk end and development begin?
More commerce and growth is a great thing if you have the water resources to back it up. I see trouble ahead.
in Latin Kings Gang Member Dethroned, Judge Revokes Probation
To the Honorable Yantis Green,
I am Rudy Taylor, Attorney, and Austin is my client. I vigorously defended him in the Revocation Hearing where he was sentenced to 13 years in prison for relapsing on meth. Austin should have been offered services for addiction; not prison.
Prosecutors offered him 7 years deferred adjudication probation for the underlying case, an Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon case where a gun was fired. Why? Because they knew they couldn't get a conviction. The so-called victim in that case was arrested for meth and public intoxication the very night of the offense. The only evidence linking Austin to the gun in any way was a female meth addict who later recanted her statement. We, us, they, them, have got to come up with a better plan for drug use in this country. The war on drugs hoax was exposed years ago. Our own conservative legislators had great vision when they created the SAFP Program in Texas. It has the potential for lowering the recidivism rate from 29% to 68% according to Executive Director Tony Fabelo, Ph.D. The big change occurs when the intervention of Community Supervision Officials and prosecutors takes into account relapse as a normal incident of recovery from meth addiction and SAFP is used rather than a draconian measure such as prison. The absolute highest percentage demographic sent to SAFP? See picture of Austin Carpenter. Aged 20 -29, on deferred probation, drug violation, and no felony convictions. He fit the model perfectly. Judge Jones DID NOT admit the Facebook pictures of Austin into evidence. He sustained my objection. There was no other evidence of gang related activity - they just sort of thought they knew. He had to be, right? Wrong. That is not the state of evidence admissibility in Texas. I admire Judge Brock Jones. He is a very competent district judge and very sharp. But even he gets them wrong sometimes and this is one of them. Austin is going to appeal this sentence and Judge Jones has already certified his right to that appeal. Lastly, there has never been a ruling in a court of law naming Austin as a gang member. *Go Kings* Am I a member now? Thank you for your open forum. Rudy Taylor, sbn.24039498, State of Texas
in Convicted Latin Kings Gang Member Begins 13 Years in Prison; May Appeal Conviction.
in Woman Accused of Abusing Another Mother's Young Daughter with an 'Object' has an Alias
Got to be a special kind place for these sickos in the bowels of hell. These slugs come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Just another loser wasting air. Appears COSA is the leader of harboring child molesting/sexual assault losers in the state.
in Council's Action Delays Bell St. Construction, Keeps Tax Rate the same while Appraisals Rise
Hasn't the city been "discussing" bell street repairs for years?? If the city is looking to bring this neighborhood up wouldn't it be wise to actually do some upkeep on it?
in Tom Green County Introduces Discount Prescription Drug Card
I also cut a RX discount card out of a cereal box. Will I be able to combine the discounts?
in Despite Good Defense from Lake View, "Losing is Not Good".
Lol well excuse me for my mistake, take it to the school board then. Or whoever the heck you think might actually listen to you.
in San Angelo Police Go Undercover at Asian Massage Parlors
Man I'm so glad the cops are fighting the good fight and bothering these chinese ladies, read the reviews at Rubmaps guys these ladies were just doing their job. Don't want those drugs and guns to get to local schools to easily now though, right? Cops man, they have some weird priorities.
Well now Cindy, wait just a minute here.... Why would I want to waste my time making a complaint and taking it to the city ? The city has absolutely nothing to do with school systems, sports programs or some of the frivolous ways that they squander SCHOOL tax dollars....... But thanks for trying to make sense anyhow, you get a participation trophy for trying.
Yes it is sad that you have someone like dingbat who probably lives with his mother and plays with himself in the back room.so sad.I love Lake View,oh by the way the boosters pay for the kids meals not your tax dollars.keep playing with yourself maybe you'll go blind.
in ASU Rams Hosting Tarleton State in Conference Play Saturday
Game over...it is Sunday...I don't live there...where is the ASUvsTarleton score? I found it...had to go to Tarleton website to find it. Is it because ASU lost and nobody wants to talk about it? Is it because it is after hours and nobody is working?
To Dr Ding-bat:
I would much rather MY tax dollars go to support the Chiefs, Bobcats, Hawks, any of our local kids than help pay for welfare or government programs for those who abuse the system (I'm not saying all do before anyone gets in an uproar).
It kind of makes me sad for you that you have nothing better to do than sit around and bash a bunch of kids that are giving their all to play a sport they love.
And if its such a concern to you, then go public, take it to the city as a complaint and show your face to San Angelo; instead of hiding behind some ridiculous name and profile pic.
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