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Monday, June 16th, 2014

Letter: Don’t let abused children slip through the cracks during summer break

Since teachers are often the first to see signs that a child may have been abused, community members must pick up the slack when school is out of session, CASA of Central Texas Executive Director NORMA CASTILLA-BLACKWELL writes.

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Parents arrested on injury charge

Kyle police arrested the parents of a local child on April 13 for allegedly injuring their two-month-old baby in June 2009, authorities say.

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Former DA candidate maintains innocence after child sex assault indictment

One-time District Attorney candidate Paul C. Velte IV continues to maintain his innocence as he appears headed to trial on a dozen felony charges stemming from his stepdaughter’s allegations that he sexually assaulted her, his attorney said...

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Mojica Carmona gets 14 life sentences for brutally beating his children

A Hays County jury late this morning sentenced Cesar Mojica Carmona to 14 concurrent life sentences nearly a week after convicting the Dripping Springs man who severely beat and bit his three young children.

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Accused father takes the stand in extreme child abuse trial

A Dripping Springs area man accused of repeatedly biting and beating his three children told jurors on Monday his own abusive upbringing and heavy drinking caused him to mistreat his children.