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February 26, 2013

Capital murder alleged in pickaxe slaying


She then pulled the child from school that week and moved her to Louisiana, according to authorities. 

Villarreal was sentenced to six years in prison earlier this month after pleading guilty to second-degree felony indecency with a child. 


Accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from an East Parker County company, Danielle Sherrie Jordan, 41, was indicted on a charge of second-degree felony theft of property. 

Jordan is a former staff accountant in payroll for TG Mercer Consulting Services, a pipe transportation company, and is accused of stealing from the company by using former employees’ information to deposit fraudulent payroll checks into her own account, according to a probable cause affidavit. 

Other indictments include: 

• Jose Arizmendez III, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram. 

• Derek Ray Baker, fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, fewer than five items from the elderly. 

• Derek Ray Baker, fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, more than five items. 

• Derek Ray Baker, forgery. 

• Derek Ray Baker, forgery. 

• Derek Ray Baker, forgery. 

• Lonnie E. Beaty, harrassment of a public servant. 

• Carol Lynn Bivens, theft of property, less than $1,500, with two or more theft convictions. 

• Michael Paul Burton, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. 

• Sherrie Leigh Cochran, fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, fewer than five items. 

• Coyote, Rafael, Raf, tampering with a governmental document and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, fewer than five items. 

• James Melton Eisen, burglary of a building. 

• Shane Alwyn Espinoza, theft of metal material, less than $20,000, enhanced. 

• Ruth Elaine Groomer, credit card or debit card abuse. 

• Casey Wayne Hartley, driving while intoxicated, third or more offense. 

• James Earl Israel, theft of metal material, less than $20,000, enhanced.

• Percy Leon Jackson, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram. 

• Billy James Jones, driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.

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    In June, there were seven students who explored the flora and fauna of the rainforest through music at The Burch School of Music. Each child made his or her own rain stick, along with other crafts and art work. For two hours each day for five days, students explored a different level of the rainforest, starting with the emergent layer at the top, moving through the canopy, the understory, the forest floor and the rivers. They let bats fly (black balloons) and were eaten by a boa constrictor. On the last day they dressed as natives and drummed together.

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    Parker County Heritage Society will meet Aug. 19 in the home of Nathan and Abby Hamessely at 410 W. Spring St. at 7 p.m. 

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  • CASA receives national certification for its efforts

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