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I know what you did last Summer

by Karen Jannise   On April 30th, 2015 a truck was discovered sitting on top of the Rainbow Bridge in Port Arthur Texas. The vehicle was running, and a man’s wallet and personal items were inside. He was last seen at 10:30pm April 29th, 2015. His shoes were sitting next to the ledge of the

Palestine Budget Buster !

by Palestine Native Son, Jack Coleman   Purchase of $80,166.73 dump truck with a lapsed purchase order? Public Works Director obtained a Purchase Order in March, 2018 for a 2019 dump truck chassis to be delivered upon availability.  It appears the Purchase Order was not entered as an encumbrance against the 2017-2018 budget. The invoice

Kevin Felder & The Dallas Morning News

By Johnnie Belle Reagan   When do we start holding our Municipal Governments responsible for their duty and holding up their end of the bargain when it comes to executing its responsibility to the Business Owners that pay taxes?  To hold Dale Davenport personally responsible for crime in a neighborhood that is perpetrated in plain

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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Caught Between Light and Shadow

Picture it: 1960’s Leon County Texas.  We were a backwoods sort of Mayberry with our very own Andy Griffith, but our sheriff’s name was Ben Lee and then Buddy Bell.  They were good men and the community trusted them.  Neighbors helped neighbors and the community stood as a whole.  We looked out for one another

City of Palestine what are you doing?

by Johnnie Belle Reagan   When will enough be enough?  How can the City Council unleash a contractor with an open checkbook and allow him to continue to go unsupervised in a time when the City is a serious financial crisis? How can every department of the City sustain losses due to the financial cut

Corruption or Missteps, City of Palestine?

By Johnnie Belle Reagan City of Palestine is just like any other county seat in the State of Texas that the IRS and FBI have been investigating the leadership of  Anderson County in the last weeks. What makes Palestine different is the attention that it has been gaining over the past few years.  After starting

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by Jim Phaup  A candidate in the race for Texas State Representative District 113 said that he will file a criminal complaint with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office against a Dallas County Justice of the Peace. Republican Jim Phaup’s campaign said that in the early hours of the morning hidden cameras caught Dallas County Precinct 2

Harden & Ratliff in Llano

by Marty Kelley Score one for justice, maybe: The out of control police department in Llano, Texas, has been hit with so many indictments for official misconduct that there’s almost nobody left on the force to handle the important work of getting donuts and harassing people who get mouthy to cops. In a rare case

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