Vanessa Guillen’s family seeks $35 million in the Army specialist’s 2020 wrongful death at Fort Hood
Armed with a new federal court ruling that allows a former Army colonel to pursue a sexual assault lawsuit, the family of Vanessa Guillén has filed a wrongful death and assault case against the federal government.
San Marcos wins Silver Bracket at Westwood tourney
ROUND ROCK — The San Marcos Lady Rattlers won the Silver Bracket at the 13th annual Westwood Showcase Tournament this past weekend. In Saturday’s 9 a.m.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Final autopsy: Fort Hood soldier’s drowning was an accident
BELTON, Texas – The July drowning of a Fort Hood soldier at lake near the U.S. Army base in Central Texas was an accident, according to a final autopsy report. Final results from the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas supported initial reports from the Bell County Sheriff's Office that Pvt. Sheriff’s deputies were called to Stillhouse Hollow Lake near Belton on July 17 just after midnight when fishermen in found a body in the water at the base of a dam. Morta is one of 28 soldiers who have died at Fort Hood this year, according to data from Fort Hood officials. Fort Hood has one of the highest rates of murder, sexual assault and harassment in the Army, Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy said in August.
Preliminary autopsy report suggests Fort Hood soldier drowned in lake, Bell County Sheriffs Office says
The death of a Fort Hood soldier the third in the span of a month is consistent with a drowning, according to a preliminary autopsy report. The Bell County Sheriffs Office on Wednesday stated a full autopsy report has not been finished or released by the medical examiners office in Dallas, but a preliminary autopsy report suggests Pvt. His awards and decorations include the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. Lawmakers call for military changes after Vanessa Guillens deathThe case of soldier Vanessa Guillen, 20 garnered national attention when she disappeared in April from Fort Hood. Another Fort Hood soldier, 24-year-old Gregory Morales disappeared in August.
Vanessa Guillen killed with hammer, body dismembered and burned, affidavit says
FORT HOOD, Texas A gruesome affidavit from the FBI details the investigation surrounding the death of specialist Vanessa Guillen. Vanessa Guillen: A timeline of events and everything we know about her disappearanceCecily Aguilar, 22, (left) was charged in connection with the disappearance of Vanessa Guillen. U.S. Army Specialist Aaron Robinson, 20, (right) who officials say committed suicide this week, is accused of killing Guillen. (KPRC)According to the affidavit, Aguilar said Robinson struck Guillen in the head with a hammer multiple times on April 22 inside an arms room at Fort Hood, killing her. Robinson then placed Guillens body inside a large tough box with wheels, which two witnesses at Fort Hood say they saw Robinson load into his vehicle the same day.
Residents near GBRA lakes brace for drainage
McQueeney, along with Lake Gonzales, Meadow Lake and Lake Placid are scheduled to be drained one-by-one beginning September 16. It expects to have the lakes drained by the end of September, leaving Belton and residents of others just a handful of weekends left to enjoy their lakes. "It is hard to imagine, but unfortunately it looks like it is the reality," said Lake Placid resident Grant McFarland. With the question of how to fund that still up in the air, it's anyone's guess how long the lakes will stay drained. So, with an uncertain future ahead of them, residents are taking some of their last boat rides and taking in some final memories of their lakes.