July 25 2018 Yesterday Palestine Attorney Ron Stutes filed a motion with the 349th District Court to have all of Jerry Laza’s life and livelihood taken into receivership.   What that means is they bring the Sheriff and take everything he owns and lock him out of his buildings. I cannot imagine them hauling off

Who is the Texas Area Fund Foundation?

Who is Texas Area Fund Foundation?  According to their website “Texas Area Fund Foundation cultivates and facilitates the philanthropic spirit, responds to charitable needs, and promotes community service”.     The real question the citizens of Palestine Texas should be asking themselves is why Texas Area Fund Foundation so important that our City Council allows

  City Denies Social Media Allegations on Laza Case by William Patrick with the Palestine Herald.   Here is a link to the article http://www.palestineherald.com/news/city-denies-social-media-allegations-on-laza-case/article_daa7d03c-8ecf-11e8-b408-cb63bade1413.html from the article “City Attorney Ron Stutes stated under oath he did not have the city’s authorization to sue Jerry Laza on behalf of the city,” the post claims. Additionally,

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

I Walked the Line (part 2)

After leaving Federal Service Skip’s adventures continued   From the Great American Plains Skip Enslee relocated to Arizona working as a polygraph examiner for the Maricopa County Sheriffs Department. You likely have heard of them as a certain Sheriff referred to as “Crazy Joe” was often in national news for several years.  While there Skip

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

The feud between Jerry Laza and the City of Palestine has brewed for decades. The City of Palestine, Texas, has taken Jerry Laza back to court allegedly to make him comply with a court order and “clean up” his property filled with lawn mowers. “Laza is running a junkyard at his lawn mower repair shop.

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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by Ty Clevenger   In my July 9, 2018 blog post, I tried to give 85th District Court Judge Kyle Hawthorne the benefit of the doubt. It turns out he didn’t deserve it.   I learned last week that Judge Hawthorne’s favoritism toward his former law firm and law partner was far worse than I

Death on the Red River

Jennifer Harris was 28 when she disappeared on May 12, 2002. Her Jeep was found abandoned on the side of the road. Six days later, a fisherman found her nude body floating in the Red River.   Police learned Jennifer had told at least one other person she was pregnant. Initially, while she was missing,