Shock and Awe, Maybe Dana should be Mayor

by Johnnie Belle Reagan For the last couple of days, I have been analyzing the City of Palestine January 14, 2019 work session and Council meeting.  I still can not get my head around what I witnessed so I have been watching the recordings over and over.  Are these people for real?  Surely this isn’t

The Oligarchy of Palestine Texas

by Johnnie Belle Reagan Oligarchy (from Greek ὀλιγαρχία (oligarkhía); from ὀλίγος (olígos), meaning ‘few’, and ἄρχω (arkho), meaning ‘to rule or to command’ is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people. These people may be distinguished by nobility, wealth, family ties, education or corporate, religious or political, military control. Such states are often controlled by families who typically pass their influence from one generation to the next, but inheritance is not a necessary condition for

The Rat has a Tale

by Johnnie Belle Reagan Palestine Herald Press won’t write this Story, but I will. It has been repeatedly reported about the grievous Civil Rights violation that City of Palestine has perpetrated on a tax paying businessman, Jerry Laza with an unauthorized Law Suit.   That has stirred up some grumbles, definitely not as much as animal

Texas Man Jailed for City Ordinance Violations

By Johnnie Belle Reagan I just googled that headline like we do everything now days and what I found wasn’t shocking yet…  There are all kinds of City Ordinances.  In Waco a Manager of a Strip Club was arrested because an undercover cop saw two dancers touching a patron. Another site reported a Copperas Cove

What are they hiding?

by Palestine Herald Press   Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor is either hiding something about the death of prisoner Rhonda Newsome, or fanning flames of suspicion that may be entirely unwarranted. Either way, he’s doing the public a disservice and should immediately authorize the release of the jail surveillance video from June 15, the day

Smoking Mirrors in Palestine Texas

This article was originally written by William Patrick at the Palestine Herald and while “Bill” did not get the entire story he managed much more than he usually does.  Keep digging Bill, you are getting closer.   What you may not be aware of was that this $100,000 payment was for silence against the City

  As the City of Palestine, Texas is weighing next fiscal year’s budget, residents’ frustrations over the city’s mismanagement and questionable practices are growing louder.     In a recent video uploaded by a local activist, the city’s Economic Development Director Gayle Cooper is seen talking about the city’s proposed 2019 property tax rate and how

July 25 2018 Yesterday Palestine Attorney Ron Stutes filed a motion with the 349th District Court to have all of Jerry Laza’s life and livelihood taken into receivership.   What that means is they bring the Sheriff and take everything he owns and lock him out of his buildings. I cannot imagine them hauling off

Who is the Texas Area Fund Foundation?

Who is Texas Area Fund Foundation?  According to their website “Texas Area Fund Foundation cultivates and facilitates the philanthropic spirit, responds to charitable needs, and promotes community service”.     The real question the citizens of Palestine Texas should be asking themselves is why Texas Area Fund Foundation so important that our City Council allows

  City Denies Social Media Allegations on Laza Case by William Patrick with the Palestine Herald.   Here is a link to the article http://www.palestineherald.com/news/city-denies-social-media-allegations-on-laza-case/article_daa7d03c-8ecf-11e8-b408-cb63bade1413.html from the article “City Attorney Ron Stutes stated under oath he did not have the city’s authorization to sue Jerry Laza on behalf of the city,” the post claims. Additionally,