Leon County Murder of 1918

BLACKSHEARIANA   October 15, 1918 R.K. Blackshear of this city received a telegram Sunday afternoon advising him that his brother C. H. Blackshear who lived in Oakwood had been shot and killed in Trinity River bottom near that place about two o’clock. His brother left a wife and child.     On October 15, 1918

How I Remember Normangee Texas

  Antagonism and Resonance with Populism   Recently I was watching the news in which the “caravan” in Mexico was moving north towards the United States with thousands of homeless people too include women and children. Someone commented that maybe an airstrike would solve the problem.  I have seen women degraded on national television by

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by Ty Clevenger   The State Bar of Texas’s Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel (“OCDC”) apparently wants to send me a message.  For years now, I’ve blogged about cronyism and corruption in the state bar, and I recently blogged about OCDC’s refusal to investigate a lawyer who purported to have been retained by a dead woman. Last

Anybody who has watched at least one episode of Law & Order knows that in America, anyone accused of a crime is considered “innocent until proven guilty.” That’s the way it should be, at least. When a person is accused of a crime, the burden of proof belongs to the accuser. But what most people

Leon County Commissioner Dean Stanford was awarded a document for Domestic Violence Awareness Month October 2018.  The Leon County Commissioner who pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge after choking and punching his wife in March will keep his job, officials said Friday.  Because Commissioner William Dean Stanford pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor instead of the

Blind Justice in Leon County Texas

How has a forged will that has been the focal point of lawsuits, suspicious deaths and a multi million dollar oil well been ignored from local authorities to the Texas Governor?  This question has been asked by numerous people from disenfranchised family members to journalists in Texas and California.  As a matter of fact Los

VINCENT J.M. DI MAIO, M.D. CONSULTANT IN FORENSIC PATHOLOGY 10 CARRIAGE HILLS SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78257 (210) 698-1400         Re: Janice Wilhelm, deceased     As requested, I have reviewed the following materials in regard to the death of Janice Wilhelm:   The reports of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office The autopsy

by Ty Clevenger   KBTX reported Tuesday night that Hearne Police Chief Thomas Williams was suspended without pay, and Mayor Ruben Gomez advised the station to get a copy of a Texas Rangers investigative report to understand why. No need to wait. You can read a redacted copy of the report by clicking here, and yes, it’s

From Newsweek by Nicole Goodkind Ted Cruz’s Texas senatorial campaign has sent hundreds of thousands of mailers seeking donations that are meant to look like official county summons, a high-ranking campaign official confirmed to Newsweek. The brown envelopes read “SUMMONS ENCLOSED-OPEN IMMEDIATELY” in large black letters, and have a return address of “official county summons.” While

A Border Patrol Agent is a Serial Killer

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was arrested Saturday in Texas on suspicion that he killed four women and prosecutors are describing him as a serial killer. The agent, Juan David Ortiz, is a supervisor for the Border Patrol. He fled into a hotel parking lot in Laredo, Texas after he fled from state troopers but was located and arrested

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