From Grits for Breakfast; March 2016   (transitive) To discourage by means of a disincentive or to discourage or deter by removing incentives:   Does corruption flourish in Texas because of incompetent state-level law enforcement? A San Antonio Express News story documenting South Texas corruption (March 12) opened thusly: After he lost his City Council

A Writer Steps Out of the Shadows

  Melonie Magruder is a Journalist and Writer, known for articles with the L.A. Times Community News Group, the Santa Monica Daily Press, The Malibu Times as well as  screenplays associated with several Films.     I am a journalist in California and a writer. I never wrote an article on the suspicious deaths in

  On April 11, 2011, Leon County Judge Byron Ryder signed off on Gerald Willhelm’s application to probate the will of his late wife, Janice Lee Willhelm (Robeson). This is what Judge Ryder had to say on the occasion: “The Court, after having heard and considered the evidence, finds that legal notices of the filing

Holy Perjury, Batman! The Dynamic Duo of Lies

  Perjury is a criminal offense, right? Not for some folks in Leon County, Texas.  Diedre Kyle and Ben Partlou are apparently among the elite few who may perjure themselves without any repercussions. These two are “witnesses” to the forged will of Janice Lee Robeson Willhelm.     On December 8, 2010, Janice Willhelm, Jan

    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

Leon County Hand Off

Happy Holidays! A happy, loving mother suddenly commits suicide, shocking her family and loved ones. The circumstances are suspicious, and her children know that their mother would never kill herself. Her husband, who had already stolen money from his first wife before divorcing her, then produces a will her children knew nothing about and secretly

Texas Has a Corruption Problem

Texas is a fantastic place to do business: Taxes are low, the trial lawyers are on a short leash, regulation is light, and the state government is an energetic advocate of business growth.   Also: Texas is an insanely terrible place to do business: It has corrupt public officials — law-enforcement officers on the cartel

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Houston First

The city of Houston created a shell company to pay Houston First employees, keeping the public from knowing how many people were on the payroll and from knowing how large the payroll was. Houston First Corporation is the ‘quasi-governmental’ agency created in 2011 to spin off the city’s tourism department into a separate entity. While

Leon County Public Corruption Introduction

Welcome to the home of the Leon County Corruption Blog. Our goal is to expose the corruption and theft running rampant among the officials of Leon County and to raise a public outcry and force the perpetrators out of office and out of the county. People have been murdered and property stolen, and no one

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