Palestine Herald Press Learn to Read

By Johnnie Belle Reagan I just read the latest article in the Palestine Herald Press about Jerry Laza’s dealing with City of Palestine.  I am convinced they do not want me to have a garden this year.  Whenever I reserve a day to work it, they publish some propaganda piece that would cause Molly Ivins

Tipton Brothers Lottery Scam

” Rumor spreadin’ ’round in that Texas town‘Bout that shack outside La GrangeAnd you know what I’m talkin’ about ” ZZ Top (La Grange) by Molly Zindler Two brothers who directed the biggest lottery scam in U.S. history have repaid less than $1,400 in restitution despite owning property worth nearly $2 million, a Des Moines Register and Corpus Christi (Texas)

by Jim Shutze The mayor of Dallas and the editorial page of The Dallas Morning News have revived an incident from 2015 in which Dallas City Councilman Scott Griggs, now a candidate for mayor, was accused of violently threatening a city official, then-Assistant City Secretary Bilirae Johnson. There were never any charges. A Dallas County grand jury

Texas College Admissions Cheating

In Texas, We Try to Indict Whoever Finds the College Admissions Cheating by Jim Schutze We don’t even yet know how much of it is true, but the $25 million college admissions bribery scandal described in a federal indictment in Massachusetts last week has already ignited a firestorm of blame-laying, which should fill my heart

Houston Police Scandal 2019

On January 28, 2019 a group of veteran officers on the Houston Police Department’s Squad 15 narcotics task force gathered at a small, tan, white-trimmed home of suspected heroin dealers to conduct a raid. It turned violent within minutes, and by the time the raid had ended, four of the officers had been shot and

by Ty Clevenger A federal lawsuit filed this morning accuses CNN, The New York Times, and Fox of smearing Texas financial advisor Ed Butowsky with false claims about his role in investigating the murder of Democratic National Employee Seth Rich. The lawsuit, which was filed in the Sherman Division of the U.S. District Court for the

Keys for Sale

Former Border Patrol Agent Sentenced to More Than Nine Years in Prison for Accepting Bribes to Facilitate the Trafficking of Illegal Drugs For 10 years while still an agent, Robert Hall “facilitated the trafficking of illegal drugs, including marijuana, into the United States from Mexico on behalf of a drug trafficking organization,” the Department of Justice said. Assistant Attorney

By Johnnie Belle Reagan So, Friday March 8th, 2019 the City of Palestine City Council voted unanimously to fire Attorney Ron Stutes and terminate their contract with the Tyler Law firm Potter Minton.  Some of you may be like me and saying, “Finally”.  Then wondering, “What took so long?”  I am basing that thought process

University of Texas Tennis Scandal

UT Tennis Coach Michael Center allegedly accepted approximately $100,000 from a witness as a bribe, in exchange for Center to designate a student as a recruit to the UT tennis team. AUSTIN, Texas — Famous actors, actresses, college coaches and more have been charged in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal, including a University of

This is how people in charge of government use it to con the people they govern: There’s a bill in the Texas Senate. It’s supposed to help Texas grow its financial tech industry. That would be a good thing, right? And what better way to do it than to remove an onerous regulation? That’s what this bill is