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  • SonnyLong 

    TxBohemian -- I have heard law enforcement use the term "welfare check" when a family member, friend or neighbor cant' make contact with someone and are concerned about their welfare. They aren't answering calls or coming to the door when they should be, that kind of thing. LE then goes to the residence for a "welfare check." Hope that explains it OK.

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    We use the National Weather Service and it has already rained some this morning.

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  • SonnyLong 

    Yes. The Knowledge Bowl is Friday, Feb.17. Team registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 13. I apologize for the error.

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    The family who lost their home in Cuero has a 3-year-old boy and a 12-year old girl. Contact the local Red Cross at 361-573-2671 on how to best help.

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    zoomack...if some of those who have allegedly been "schemed" will talk to me on the record...they should contact me at slong@vicad.com or 361-580-6585

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    gansoblanco: We intend to pursue some of those questions in follow up stories. However, please keep in mind that the hearing to hear the evidence was scheduled for Friday morning. It was not called off and charges dropped until late Thursday afternoon. The press conference was then set for Friday morning. The sheriff issued a statement of apology and had no further comment at this time. I'm not making excuses, just stating the timeframe that all this unfolded. I assure you, those questions will be asked. There is no great conspiracy at work here.

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    onestar: For the reasons I stated. Has nothing to do with embarrassing or not embarrassing anyone.

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    gansoblanco:

    As far as the story not containing the name of the magistrate who issued the arrest warrant, it plainly states, "Judge Bill Robinson, the DeWitt County justice of the peace who had initially authorized the arrest warrant."

    As for not naming the deputy who initiated the complaint, the sheriff is ultimately responsible for the actions in his department. It was simply a decision on my part not to name the deputy, not knowing all the details on how the "evidence" was obtained and how many others might be involved. Did that deputy, as the judge did, rely on what he was told by others when he requested the warrant? Do I name the undercover officers, too?
    Given those variables it was my decision, and mine alone, not to include his name.
    There was no "complicity in this travesty" as you put it.

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    This weekend. Yes.

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  • SonnyLong 

    Wimpy...Thanks for pointing that out.

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