By Geoffrey Nathan In Texas, corruption is classed as a type of racketeering. This comes under the RICO – Racketeer-Influence and Corrupt Organization – Act. Corruption means that a business or act is run illegally as part of organized crime. In other words, criminal organizations like the mafia are not able to profit from a

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

The Auctioning of the Judicial System

I have told this story before, but it bears repeating. Many legislators have had an experience something like this: A lobbyist visits and says, “I am working with Americans for a Better America. They have more money than God. $10 million in the last two weeks of a campaign to trash somebody’s reputation would be

Better Call Stutes

  By Johnnie Belle Reagan   Is the Palestine City Council its own worst enemy by continuing to stand by the policy of letting the experts do their job?  Are they being led astray because they trust what they are told by paid contractors or employees?  If they blindly follow the advice and do not

I Think My Wife Just Shot Herself

On Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at approximately 2:40 p.m. Central Time, Gerald Willhelm, the husband of Janice Lee Willhelm (Robeson), called 911 and spoke to a Leon County Sheriff Dispatcher, and stated that he thought his wife had just shot herself. The lady who took his call identified herself as “Leon County Sheriff’s Office,” and

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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Black Gold Runs Red in Texas Finale

by Synova Cantrell Last week we left wondering who in the world owns Janice Willhelm’s 7-acre farm just outside of Centerville, Texas. Her husband, Gerald Willhelm, had died mysteriously less than a week after he gave an interview to the media. While there is no one left to contest his sudden heart attack and cremation,

Letter to the Editor Uproar

So after the recent revelations about lovely Leon County tact is not the better part of valor for those involved. As we said a couple of weeks ago, there are strange things abound. Zach Orndorff, his lovely ex Eden  and their hooligan gang we reported had become a law unto themselves in the area. Able

My Son is Missing

My son went missing on May 2 , 2015 from Houston. The night he did not return home I called the Houston Police Dept. and filed a missing persons case on.  Johnathan went to our local grocery store that day and he bought his dad a bottled Coke and his sister a Starbucks coffee. He

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BLACK GOLD RUNS BLOOD RED IN TEXAS: PART 4

by Synova Cantrell Part four of this saga leads us back to the beginning of this tragic tale; the strange death of disabled, Janice Robeson Wilhelm. Just to recap, Janice was found dead from a gunshot wound to her neck. She was sitting up in her recliner with her hands tucked neatly under her lap blanket. The .45

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