By Dave Lieber The joke I make when Ty Clevenger and I arrive at a Plano coffee shop to talk is that he should sit with his back to the wall. It’s a Mafia thing. When someone enters looking for you, it’s not such a big surprise.   Ty Clevenger is a marked man, not

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Campaign Finance Violations in Texas

by Jean Forrest   Jefferson County (Beaumont) Sheriff Zena Harrison, former Sheriff candidate Ray Beck, and former Sheriff candidate Joe Stevenson were indicted by a Chambers County Grand Jury today and arrested for campaign finance violations.   The Chambers County Grand Jury unsealed indictments against the three that resulted from a related federal investigation. Federal

Wolves and Sharks at the Oasis

  By Jake Dominy Tucked away near the Louisiana – Texas border is a small old town whose main street harks back to French Colonialism. A historical marker indicates the French Catholic Cemetery. Numerous old homes seem to be centered around the town center. Walking across the street to the set meeting location, a café

  By Josh Eells   How an elite anti-narcotics task force became the most brazen drug thieves on the Texas border   The temperature was nearing triple digits when Jonathan Treviño strapped on his bulletproof vest, slipped his .40-caliber Glock into his ankle holster and got ready to go to work. It was Thursday, July

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    by Michael Cole   There was once a time where telling crowds that you had the endorsement of your state’s US Senator or Governor was a big deal. It meant that you had distinguished yourself in local or state politics. It was a way to highlight an up and coming new politician, or