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Hays Free Press • October 13, 2010 NEWS Page 3A Sheriff Race Continued from pg. 1A Ann Harral, declined to discuss the incident but referred ques- fions to a friend, Sharon Story, who said Ratliff broke Harral's clavicle during a fight in Sep- tember 1988. "It's not an allegation. It hap- pened," said Story, who said she was on the phone with Harral as she fled the home she and Ratliff shared in Pampa, a Panhandle town where Rafiiffwas stationed at the time as a Texas Ranger. Story said that after the in- cident Harrai locked herself in her office where she hid until Ratlilt left the property. She then checked herself into the Pampa hospital where the in- jury was later recorded as being the result of a horseback riding "It's aAoays interesting in the political field to see someone get desperate and use the zorong information .... I say shame on you for bringing up something like that. That is absolutely a full-blown lie." - Sheriff Tommy Ratliff accident, Story said. Casteel, told the Aust/n Amer/- "He was a Texas Ranger and can-Statesman that Ratliff was they didn't want any of it get- investigated for Harral's allega- ting out," said Stor~ a Lubbock tion of domestic abuse but that resident whose husband is a the investigation was dropped recently retired Department of when Hanal changed her story. Public Safetytroopermajor. Ratliff was transferred from Ratliff's former supervisor, re- Pampa to Austin because. "it's tired Texas Rangers chief Brace hard for a law enforcement otti- cer to function in an area where they have an allegation, wheth- er it's true or not," Casted told the newspaper. The Hays Free Press has re- quested Ratliff's personnel file and disciplinary record from the Texas Department of Public Safety and any sttrviving records relating to the alleged domestic abuse incident from the Pampa Poace Department Ratlill and Cutler, a former Travis and W21ianmon county deputy supervisor, are running to fill the last two years of the late Allen Bridge's unexpired term. The Hays County Com- missioners Court appointed Ratliff to the sheriff's post in December SUBMITTED REPORT ! The Hays County Recycling and Solid Waste Department is offering Hays County residents the opportnnity to safely recy- cle their household hazardous materials from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Pre- cinct 4 Recycling Station, 20290 FM 150 at County Road 162 (Darden Hill Road). Accepted items include drain cleaners, concentrates, degreas- ers, oven cleaners, solvents, polishers, pool chemicals, household batteries, latex- and oil-based paint, spray paint, thinners, strippers, preser~a- fives, brush cleaners, pesticides (liquids, sprays, dusts), weed + killers, rat poison, insecticides, and-freeze, motor oil, oil filters and brake and transmission fluids. Hays County recycling direc- tor Jerry Pinnix reminded resi- dents to transport household hazardous materials safely. "Don't combine chemicals - keep them in their original con- tainers if possible," Pinnix said. "If the containers are broken or leaking, place the materi- ais in containers of the same type. Transport chemicals in the trunk, not in the passenger compartment." For more information about the household hazardous waste recycling event, call the Recy- cling Center at (512) 858-9515. CAMPAIGN FINANCE UPDATE Candidates for state and Association, Houston, $250 Texas Gaming Association PAC, county elective office Huntsman LLC PAC, Spring, $500 Austin, $1,000 disclosed their campaign Independent Automobile Dealers Texas Health Care Association, contnbutions and expenditures PAC, Round Rock, $1,000 Austin, $2,500 for the last three months in a filing due on Oct. 4. The disclosures Loraine Ivy, San Antonio, $200 Texas Motor Transportation As- cover the period between July 1 Kenneth and Susie Jastrow, sociaton PAC, Austin, $500 and Oct. 1,2010. Contributions of Round Mountain, $5,000 Texas Nursery and Landscape As- more than $200 are listed here in Paul and Josefina Jennings, San sociation PAC, Austin, $750 the second of three parts. Marcos, $500 Texas Orthopedics Surgery Cen- Campaign finance disclosures for Clark Jobe, Austin, $200 ter, Austin, $5,000 all contested races are available Lucy Johnson, Kyle, $500 Texas Our Texas PAC, Austin, at haysfreepress.com. The final Lara Keel, Austin, $1,000$500 reporting deadline before the Nov. Texas State Rifle Association, 2 election is Oct. 25. Bradley Kimmell, DrippingPaige, $250 Springs, $200 The Independent Bankers Asso- Steve Adler and Diane Land, ciation of Texas, Austin, $2,000 PATRICK ROSE (D) Austin, $2,500 Bracewell and Giuliani LLP, Hous- State Representative, District 45 Susan Longley, Austin, $250 ton, $1,000 • Starting balance: $57! ,300 Manufacturers PAC of Texas, Luci Baines Johnson and lan • Total contributions: $291,936 Austin, $358.35 Turpin, Austin, $5,000 • Total expenditures: 188,556 James and Tern Mathis, Cedar Texas Petroleum Marketers and • In the bank as of Oct. 4: Park, $500 Convenience Stores Association, $659,446 Madeline McClure, Dallas, $500 Austin, $1,5000 Accenture Texas PAC, Austin, Robert McDonald, Austin, $500 "rxu Energy Retail Company LLC, $2,000 William and Mary Mitchell, Drip- Dallas, $500 Lionel Aguirre, Austin, $200 ping Springs, $500 United Transportation Union PAC, Charles Amato, San Antonio, Arjun and Renu Mohandas, Luling, Cleveland, $500 $1,000 $400 Verizon Good Goverment Club, Barry Andrews, Dallas, $2,000 Alan Moore, Austin, $1,000 Austin, $250 Anne Ashmun, Austin, $300 Greg and Michelle Moore, Buda, Veterans and Civilians Brain Injury Association of Texas Professional $500 Advocates PAC, Austin, $1,000 Educators, Austin, $230 Mary Scott Nabers, Austin, $250 Laurie Watson, Austin, $500 Austin Apartment Association Don Nash, San Marcos, $250 Andrew and Lin Weber, Wimber- PAC, Austin, $500 NASW/Texas PACE, Austin, $500 ley, $1,000 Patricia Ayres, Austin, $250 National Federation of Indepen- Wholesale Beer Distributors of Diana and James Baker, San dent Business, Austin, $1,072.52 Texas, Austin, $1,000 Marcos, $250 Nucor Corporation PAC of Texas, Matthew Winkler, Austin, $500 David Bolton, Austin, $1,000 Jewett, $500 Shayne Woodard, Austin, $500 David Braun, Dripping Springs, Lyndon and Nicole Nugent, San Sandra Wright-Kibby, New Braun- $625 Antonio, $2,000 fels, $500 Steve Bresnen, Austin, $750 Lyndon and Kay Olson, Waco, George Bristol, Austin, $1,000 $1,000 JASON ISAAC (R) Maria Broaddus, Austin, $200 ONEOK Employees PAC, Tulsa, Candidate for State Represen- Paul and Tracy Bury, Austin, $500 taUve, Di~rict 45 $5,000 Lee Parsley, Camp Mabry, $1,000 * Starting balance: $149,407 Charles Butt, San Antonio, Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins • Total contributions: $31,212 $50,000 Mott LLP, Lubbock, $500 • Total expenditures: $64,268 Samuel and Cassandra Campbell, Bob and Doylene Perry, Houston, Alpharetta, $1,000 $40,000 • In the bank as of Oct. 4:$98,923 Career Colleges and Schools of Bntt Peterson, Austin, $500 • Total debt: $250 Texas, Austin, $750 Pinnacle Anesthesia Consultants Edith M Brandon, Amarillo, $500 Melody-Chatelle, Austin, $250 PA, Dallas, $500 Caldwell County Republicans, Jason and Virginia Cherry, Frisco, Quail Creek Country Club Ltd, $400 $400 San Mamos, $2,500 Canyon Lake Republican Women, James Clark, Austin, $1,000 Gay and Shannon Ratliff, Austin, Canyon Lake, $225 Cleat PAC, Austin, $250 $2,000 Ledpetter Charolais, Lockhart, Michael and Pamela Reese, Aus- $300 Paul Cones, Houston, $250 tin, $15,000 John Cobb, San Marcos, $300 Patrick and Brenda Cox, Wimber- Forrest Roan, Austin, $250 Nicole Costello, Dripping Springs, ley, $250 Catherine Robb, Austin, $250 $1,179 Eleanor Crook, San Mamos, Troy Curry, Dripping Springs, $250 $25,000 Susan Goff and Scott Roberts, William and Kathryn Darling, Driftwood, $14,300 (in Kind) Robert Duda, $500 Austin, $250 Marc Rodriguez, Austin, $1,700 James Edwards, Wimpedey, $200 Deloitte Texas Political Action, Lane Sebring, Wimberley, $250 Terry Ferguson, Buda, $250 Austin, $500 Diane Shaktman, Buda, $250 Phillip Freeburg, Austin, $200 Quincy and Robin DeSpain, Aus- Skilled Healthcare PAC, Foothill Tom Gleinser, Dripping Springs, tin, $200 Ranch, $500 $323.20 Greg and Christina DeWinne, Dubb and Judy Smith, Dripping Ken Gossett, Luling, $200 Austin, $250 Springs, $250 Barbara Hodson, Dripping Emergency Medicine PAC of Jeff Smithers, San Antonio, Springs, $200 Texas, Austin, $1,000 $1,050 Steven F Hotze, Katy, $2,500 Richard Evans, Lakeway, $500 Spectra Energy Corporation PAC, BE Hubbard, Lockhart, $500 Exelon PAC, Chicago, $500 Houston, $500 Robert O Isaac, Dallas, $500 Robert and Debra Floyd, Dripping Mary Stone, Buda, $2,000 Patrick Johnson, Austin, $250 Springs, $1,000 Texans for Economic Develop- Nelda Kyle, Dripping Springs, Robert Fretz, Houston, $2,500 ment PAC, Austin, $2,500 $250 Friends of Time Warner Cable, Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC, Cameron Lance, Luling, $500 Houston, $500 Austin, $22,647.78 Jesse Lewis, $1,000 Francisco Fuentes, Austin, $500 Texas Apartment Association Rick Maddox, Baytown, $200 Don Gilbert, Austin, $1,000 PAC, Austin, $1,000 Gary Marines, Allen, $250 Texas Architects Committee, Robert Giding, Austin, $1,000 Austin, $500 Midland County Republican Scott Gregson, San Marcos, Texas Bankers Association, Aus- Women PAC, Midland, $250 $1,500 tin, $1,000 Susan Modrall, Lockhart, $3()0 Mamie Harper, El Paso, $1,000 Texas Chemical Council ACIT, Dwight Oglesby, Dripping Springs, Paul Hastings, Dripping Springs, Austin, $500 $500 $200 Texas Civil Justice League PAC, EM Olson, San Marcos, $250 Anne Hawken, Austin, $300 Austin, $2.500 John Phelps, Pasadena, $300 Reed Hawn, Austin, $1,000 Texas Dairymen PAC, Grapevine, Mike Rutherford, Houston, $1,000 David and Joan Hilgers, Austin, $1,000 Bobby Schmidt, Niederwald, $500 $1,000 Texas Deer Association, San Robert Seale, Dripping Springs, Jim and Sandra Hine, New Braun- Antonio, $500 $1,000 fels, $500 Texas Den PAC, Austin, $750 Bob Sheldon, Dripping Springs, Daniel K. Hinkle, Sugar Land, Texas Economic Development $1,000 $1,000 Council PAC, $500 Steve Skinner, Austin, $250 HOSPAC-STATE, Austin, $500 Texas Farm Bureau Agfund,Judy Smih, Dripping Springs, Houston Police Retired Officers Waco, $1,036.50 $500 Zane Smith, Boerne, $1,000 Athanasee Swift, Martindale, $500 Texas State Farm Agents PAC, Austin, $2,000 Michael Tunk, Austin, $500 Deborah Van Dormolen, Salado, $25O Victory Texas PAC, Austin, $1,018 Wayne Weigeit, Buda, $500 Patricia Wood, Kyle, $300 Kyle Workman, Spicewood, $500 MARK JONES (R) Hays County Pct. 2 Commis- sioner candidate • Starting balance: $9,656 • Total contributions: $4,730 • Total expenditures: $1,219 • In the bank as of Oct. 4:$10,005 • Total debt: $1,263 Aus-Tex Consolidated Services LLC, Kyle, $2000 Gerhardt Schulle Jr., San Marcos, $250 W.F. or Judy Smith, Dripping Springs, $250 Gilbert or Glenda Bragg, Austin, $50O Halff Associates State PAC, Rich- ardson, $250 Jesse and Marit Alba, Austin, $250 Thomas G. Loomis, Austin, $250 Jim Powers, Dripping Springs, $2oo $300 Kevin Greenblat Design, Austin, $350 Daryl Howard, Austin, $950 RAYMOND WHISENAUT, JR. (R) Hays County Pct. 4 Commissioner candidate • Starting balance: $1,268 • Total contributions: $22,256 • Total expenditures: $9,927 • In the bank as of Oct. 4:$9,506 • Total debt: $3,013 John and Amy Doucet, Dripping Springs, $200 Jesse Alba, Austin, $250 Gary Cutler, Driftwood, $266 William B. Mitchell, Dripping Springs, $500 Barry Cunningham, Dripping Springs, $500 Dean Robins, Austin, $300 Billie C. Garnett, Dripping Springs, Adrian L. Goodson Jr., New $2,000 Braunfels, $300 W.E Smith, Dripping Springs, Salt Lick, Driftwood, $7,125 (In $1,000 Kind) Gerhardt Schulle Jr., San Marcos, $250 Jon C. Cobb, San Marcos, $200 Robert Allen Schmidt Jr., Drift- wood, $260 Robert H. Seale III, Dripping Springs, $500 Patrick Johnson, Austin, $250 Jesse and Marit Alba, Austin, $25o William R Conley, Wimbedey, $30o E. Howard Johnson, Greenville, $5o0 Richard Scott, Houston, $1,000 Gary Hale, Dripping Springs, $200 James N. Winfrey, Spicewood, $250 Russell or Carly Cunningham, Dripping Springs, $250 Mark and Sarah Key, Dripping Springs, $300 RAY BRYANT (D) Hays County Pct, 2 Commis- sioner candidate • Starting balance: $4,164 • Total contributions: $2,270 • Total expenditures: $3,342 • In the bank as of Oct. 4:$3,092 .................. Karen Fnese, Austin, $200 Paul J. Bury, Austin, $500 r KAREN FORD (D) Hays County Pet. 4 Commie- sioner • Starting balance: $12,115 • Total contributions: $22,649 • Total expenditures: $13,527 • In the bank as of Oct. 4:$21,781 . • Total debt: Sarah K Brandon, Austin, $800 Barbara Stroud, Austin, $295 James R. McMeans, Wimberiey, $2OO William O. Keyes, Dripping Springs, $500 Pamela Reese, Austin, $5,000 M. Lynn Osier, Austin, $500 Terrence W. Tull, Austin, $245 Karen A. Friese, Austin, $200 Irma Goss, Dripping Springs, $290 Smith Robertson Elliot Glen, Austin, $500 HDR, Inc PAC, Omaha, $500 Halff Assoc State PAC, Richard- son, $250 Joe T. Duck, Dripping Springs, $1,5o0 Alston Boyd, Austin, $220 David Braun, Dripping Springs, $250 Clifton Ladd, Austin, $200 Lynne Storm, Austin, $200 Texas Democratic Party, Austin, "With 18years of experience in the District Clerk's office, I have acquired unique credentials encom- passing each and every level of service, support and fiscal responsibility for the office." Vote For xper/ence on November 2ha www.beverlycr umleyfordtstrictclerk.com Paid Pol. Adv. by the Be~tedy Cowan Crumley Campaign Fund Reid 's • NATIVE & ADAPTED PLANTS • ORGANIC SOILS & FERTILIZERS • PLANT & WILDLIFE GUIDES • GARDEN Am & MORE! Fall Gardening Workshop Sunday, October 17 at I p.m. Pumpkin Carving Seminar Sunday, October 24 at 1 p.m. Free Basic Soil Testing program for Hays and Caldwell County Residents from O’t.18 to Nov. 19. We have the special form and sample bag. Call (512) 1 5550 FM 2720 a KylelUhland Area Open 9am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday www.reidsnureery.c0m Closed Mondays 10 minutes east of IH-35. Take 150 East to Hwy 21. Tum left (north), Go a few miles, turn right at FM 2720, just past the Bon Ton Meat Market. We're about 1 1/2 miles down on the left. % AusTIN Registering for college takes time. Col~lmY Get an early start. Apply today. COLLEGE i aust ncc edu s,-,tH.r..o~,~. ,