"...3, 2012, when APD forced Occupy protesters to abandon the encampment outside of City Hall that they had held for four months. "It was a surprise," said Ronnie Garza, one of the occupiers..."
"...Those are among the questions pending before Harris County district Judge Joan Campbell, who is presiding over the prosecution of Austinite Ronnie Garza, one of 15 Occupy protesters from across the state arrested in December during a demonstration at Houston's port, part of a nationwide "Occupy the Port" action. Garza is among a group of seven of those protesters who are now facing felony charges of "possession of a criminal instrument" as a result of that roadblocking action, while the other eight protesters, who were also blocking the road, were charged only with misdemeanor obstruction of a highway..."
"...4, Assistant D.A. Joshua Phanco told Judge Joan Campbell the D.A.'s office is "prepared to turn over those two names" and to move forward with the case against the Occupiers, including OA member Ronnie Garza...."
"..."Butch," in keeping tabs on the OA movement throughout the fall and into the winter of 2011. Reza and Moore's names were included in documents turned over by the APD to lawyers representing OA member Ronnie Garza and six other protesters now facing felony charges for using a so-called "lockbox" to obstruct a roadway at the Port of Houston during a protest there in December 2011..."
"...According to attorney Greg Gladden, who represented Austin protester Ronnie Garza, documents given to the judge in Garza's case indicated that at least three other officers were involved. Those additional names were not revealed, however, because the judge ruled that they had played no part in the "manufacture, adaptation, purchase, or delivery" of the lockboxes..."
"...21 with the dismissal of the felony charges. The group instead pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of blocking the roadway and were spared both fines and jail time, said attorney Greg Gladden, who represented Austin protester Ronnie Garza...."
"...According to a transcript of the pretrial hearing, APD officers Rick Reza and Deek Moore – known to Occupiers as "Rick" and "Dirk," respectively – worked alongside already-outted investigator Shannon Dowell, aka "Butch," in keeping tabs on OA throughout the fall and into the winter of 2011. Reza and Moore's names were included in documents turned over by the APD to lawyers representing OA member Ronnie Garza and six other protesters now facing felony charges for using a so-called "lockbox" to obstruct a roadway at the Port of Houston during a protest there in December 2011..."
"...Those are among the questions now before Harris County district Judge Joan Campbell, who is presiding over the prosecution of Austinite Ronnie Garza, one of 16 Occupy protesters from across the state arrested in December during a demonstration at Houston's port, part of a nationwide “Occupy the Port” action. Garza is among a group of eight of those protesters who are now facing felony charges of “possession of a criminal instrument” as a result of that road-blocking action, while the other eight protesters, who were also blocking the road, were charged only with misdemeanor obstruction of a highway..."
"...Occupy Austin member Ronnie Garza participates in a protest outside of Austin Police Department headquarters against local police infiltration of Occupy Austin on September 5, 2012. Garza is at the center of a possible entrapment case involving, Shannon Dowell, an undercover officer who encouraged Garza and others to use PVC pipes as part of a blockade of the Port of Houston which raised the charges for their civil disobedience from misdemeanor to felony charges..."
"...[image-6] As I Walk Through The Valley D: Ronnie Garza, Charlie Vela As I Walk Through The Valley is a journey into the underground music scene of Texas' southernmost border-region. Follow four generations of Valley musicians as they struggle to find a voice of their own in the land of charro beans and Tejano legends..."
"...› Occupy Austin member Ronnie Garza is still waiting to see whether a Harris County court will conclude that undercover Austin police investigators illegally entrapped him and several other protesters into using a so-called "lockbox" at the Port of Houston last winter. Judge Joan Campbell has reset a hearing in the case until Oct..."
"..."We've expanded it to be an empowerment tool," says Occupier Dave Cortez, "so anybody who does actually move their money can now be part of something." And there are also the less obvious actions – like attempts to see the city's homeless population in a new light. "[The homeless] are a very important presence," said Ronnie Garza of the InterOccupy network, "and it underscored the problem of the homeless not just in Austin but around the nation."..."
"...And why the council couldn't appoint members of a police review panel, when it already appoints the members of the Civil Service Commission that hears disciplined officers' appeals, remains legally nebulous. (City Manager Jesus Garza did commit to appointing panel members from a pool referred by the council.) "If I could be God, I would fund giving each of [the council members] their own lawyers," del Llano says..."
"...That's how David Garza remembers the band Pariah, a pungent description echoed by those who remember their glory days as Austin's premier hard rock band. The SIMS Benefit Bash this Saturday, Dec..."
"...The city auditor's evaluation last year of the electric utility's new billing system project may have angered City Manager Jesus Garza, but the report took first place honors this week at the annual convention of the National Association of Local Government Auditors. City Auditor Helen Niesner and others from her staff are expected to pick up the award today, Thursday, May 18, in New Orleans..."
"...Attorney Johnny Sutton announced last week felony indictments against outgoing state Rep. Timo Garza, D-Eagle Pass, along with both of his parents and other associates, in connection with the alleged theft of nearly $1 million from the Kickapoo Indian tribe and its Lucky Eagle Casino near Eagle Pass..."
"...2 he was told that the staffing reduction was set to take effect on Aug. 7 and not "only in the next fiscal year." After a week of negotiations with acting Fire Chief Jim Evans and Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza, Martinez got word Friday morning (just five minutes before an AAPFF press conference during which Martinez planned to denounce the cuts) that City Manager Toby Futrell was prepared to draft a letter pledging to maintain current staffing levels..."
"...You've heard of the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, now how about the "Bastard Sons of Alejandro Escovedo"? Mr. E, who was once heard at La Zona Rosa referring to Davíd Garza as his "illegitimate son," has decided it's time to start paying some figurative child support..."
"...After last year's big statements and raft of new "initiatives," City Manager Jesus Garza's just-released draft policy budget for 1999-2000 is a quiet little number. Of course, this is only the beginning -- by the time we have a real budget proposal at the end of the month, expect it to include new ideas, if not new funds for them, that will make the city proud and progressive...."
"...David Garza never suffered a sophomore slump with Twang Twang Shock-a-Boom, the quirky acoustic trio he formed his freshman year with drummer Chris Searles and bassist Jeff Haley at the University of Texas. Over the course of two semesters (1989-1990), Twang Twang went from busking on the West Mall to being one of the hottest tickets in town, recording more than 50 songs in the process..."