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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 Bill Whitaker Almost every election now, Americans face what you might call a good citizenship test: Some of us must decide whether, out of party loyalty, to vote for a candidate so utterly contrary to integrity, ethics and good governance that the candidate’s election risks damaging state and country. Texas voters will be guilty of

Texas Police Seize a Yard Sign

A Hamilton woman’s homemade political sign was meant to support the #MeToo movement and spur people to vote. But the accompanying visual spurred criticism — and a visit from law enforcement. At some point during Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s testimony last week, Marion Stanford grabbed a piece of wooden paneling, some paint and the $5

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

No Medicaid Expansion – No Travis Clardy Official Statement from Alec Johnson Democratic Candidate for Texas State House District 11     Turning to consider the specifics of Clardy’s contract with Memorial Hospital, his $120,000 annual retainer – that’s right, $120,000 a year — seems to be a very poor bargain for Nacogdoches County. And

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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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