Most wanted offender arrested
A local law enforcement task force nabbed one of the state’s most wanted sex offenders in South Austin on Monday, officials said Tuesday.
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested 67-year-old Lloyd Lester Gibson III Monday afternoon near South Congress Avenue and Oltorf Street, according to officials with the U.S. Marshals Service task force and the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Gibson’s previous charges include indecent exposure, indecency with a child and burglary.
A man who police say was involved in a string of “smash and grab” bur- glaries of Austin and Hays County businesses has been arrested, officials said Tuesday. Frank Joseph Flores, 36, was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary of a non-residence in Hays County and faces further charges in Travis County, Austin police said.
The Hays County burglaries included a Quiznos and a Dickie’s BBQ, police said. Businesses hit in Austin were three Subway restaurants, two U-Haul stores and a Coffee Bean. that Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute was a panel member Tuesday. Bolick is co-author with Jeb Bush of the upcoming book “Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution.”
“It appears that after the 2012 election we have that rare historical moment when Democrats and Republicans may be willing to come together not just to put another Band-Aid on the issue, but to fix it fundamentally,” Bolick said.
He called for a legalization (not citizenship) program for illegal immigrants. It’s “crazy,” he said, “to send these people packing when they’ve become true Americans.”
And Bolick called for something far more profound than merely making foreign-born children of illegal immigrants eligible for in-state college tuition. “We can go further … and give these kids, who are Americans in every sense of the word, citizenship in a very, very quick manner,” Bolick said.
It’s a long way to Iowa, 2016 — and George W. Bush’s ongoing interest in immigration reform is no surprise — but is his reemergence on this issue a possible bolster for another Bush’s presidential candidacy?
Former President George W. Bush speaks Tuesday in Dallas at a conference on immigration, which bedeviled his party in the election.