Black Gold Runs Red in Texas Finale

by Synova Cantrell Last week we left wondering who in the world owns Janice Willhelm’s 7-acre farm just outside of Centerville, Texas. Her husband, Gerald Willhelm, had died mysteriously less than a week after he gave an interview to the media. While there is no one left to contest his sudden heart attack and cremation,

BLACK GOLD RUNS BLOOD RED IN TEXAS: PART 4

by Synova Cantrell Part four of this saga leads us back to the beginning of this tragic tale; the strange death of disabled, Janice Robeson Wilhelm. Just to recap, Janice was found dead from a gunshot wound to her neck. She was sitting up in her recliner with her hands tucked neatly under her lap blanket. The .45

BLACK GOLD RUNS BLOOD RED IN TEXAS: PART 3

by Synova Cantrell For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with the series, here is a quick rundown. The family patriarch, Morris Robeson is found dead from a single gunshot wound to the back of the head.   (Date of Death: 11/20/2000)     Oil will be discovered on Morris’ property in the future.

BLACK GOLD RUNS RED IN TEXAS: PART 2

by Synova Cantrell   Morris A. Robeson was a strong, strapping Texan, and a WWII Air Force veteran. Morris returned from war and started a lumber business in Centerville, Texas. He was involved in the entire process from bidding on the trees to cutting them down, hauling the logs, and creating rough lumber in his

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BLACK GOLD RUNS BLOOD RED IN TEXAS: PART 1

by Synova Cantrell       One suspicious suicide in a small town may not be unusual, but five deaths within a square mile of each other? Within a year an oil boom hits Centerville, Texas and the deaths are all swept under the rug. While a hand full of people get rich, the family members

The Dead Speak to Centerville Texas

Hello Texas!  You may or may not have heard of Justice for Jan.  Well I am Jan.  And yes, I am very much dead.  Unless you have the ability to speak with the dead we likely will not have a conversation. Perhaps you might take little time and hear what I have been able to

Money and Murder (part 3)

In 2009, a small East Texas town found itself thrust into national headlines after CNN ran a segment on Anderson Cooper’s  360 reporting on the high number of traffic stops. These stops all resulted in the seizure of large sums of money.   But that wasn’t the real story; there was a deeper level of

Solving a Murder (part 1)

Avery “Skip” Ensley and Erik Harris have been investigating several cases in Leon County and adjacent Texas Counties for several years. All are suspicious death cases and they believe foul play was involved. In one specific case they have no doubt it was premeditated murder.  Skip told us the case is connected between someone in

Abuse of Power in Palestine Texas

I have been a candidate for office, so I guess you could call me a recovering politician. These are my thoughts, right or wrong, they are mine! What do you do when your county sheriff has it in for you? Usually, you contact state, authorities. In Texas, that would be Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

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