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

Waxing the wheels of justice

by William Patrick   The evidentiary hearing for Robert Roberson, sentenced to death in 2003 for the murder of his daughter, was indefinitely delayed Tuesday after new evidence was found in the basement of the Anderson County Courthouse.   District Judge Deborah Evans in Palestine Tuesday indefinitely postponed the evidentiary hearing for Death Row prisoner Robert

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Beyond the Investigation

  September 4, 2018 will mark ten long years since the shooting death of Daniel Underwood.  To those that knew and loved him, it means another year without justice.  His death was immediately ruled a suicide, long before any forensic testing or even prior to questions being asked of the people that were there at

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

Energy companies are paying billions of dollars in oil and gas royalties to Texas landowners. But some owners say they’ve been short-changed. The biggest among them: The State of Texas.   “If they don’t pay the royalty, that’s stealing,” Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson told us.   Patterson said the Texas Railroad Commission is

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  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

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

  By Johnnie Belle Reagan     Clearing the air… Texas Area Fund Foundation has played a big role in the happenings in and around Palestine.  It has many prominent members/officers.  I am going to name some but not all here for you and you can decide for yourself if they may or may not