Publisher Statement: Amid all the negative information and proof documents of wrong doing by elected officals that The Sentinel Publishes year in and year out to prove our stories, I want to take just a moment and reassure the voters in this part of East Texas that we have a lot of Great Elected Officials that serve us faithfully with a Servants Heart. They are the ones that are transparent with us and always have been. First and foremost on the list are the County and District Clerks, past and present and their deputies in all of the surrounding counties. These ladies are always up front and honest with The Sentinel. They require open records requests to prove that I asked and am not being sent stuff of their initiative. Next are SJC and Polk County Judges, Fritz Faulkner and Sidney Murphy. Both of these people are transparent with me. Unlike the Polk County Sheriff's office, SJC Sheriff Capers and his chiefs have always answered my questions and open records requests. Not always the answer I want but always an honest answer. "I can't give you that Steve because it is an open investigation". Two of the most transparent have been COCISD Supt Leeland Moore and Polk County GOP Chair Fred Grube via his PIO, Tim Martin. Our SJC DA, Robert Trapp has always taken my calls and answered my emails and open records requests promptly and openly. It has been my experience in the 30 years that I have been pursuing corruption that the ones that HIDE and fight me over records are always criminals. I remember handing Lou Rogers an open records request in the halls of SJC courthouse while he was in uniform and he handed it back and said, "That is not happening" and it didn't. DA Hon fights tooth and nail and then doesn't release the information the OAG orders him to release. Rowdy Hayden is one of the worst I have encountered. He ranks up there with Lee Hon and Lou Rogers. After getting this 411 page TCOLE report, I understand why. He is COMPLETELY CORRUPT and requires dishonesty of his upper rank. It is that simple. Steve Watson - Publisher
NEW CANEY 2/26/2020
ROWDY IS THE LIAR
411 pages of an official TCOLE investigation into the fraudulent practices of MC Pct 4 Constable Kenneth "Rowdy" Hayden permanetly answers the question posted on The Sentinel a couple months ago about who was the liar in the whole mess. It is Rowdy Hayden, Barry Welch, Warwick et al within the ranks of Hayden's office. This is just one snip out of the lengthly file that we obtained recently but have not had a chance to read completely. Not the brightest bulbs in the box, three were filmed on scene in the tragic killing of Joshua Johnson by Trevor Potter yet forged training documents saying they were in a TCOLE required course in Fort Bend County. Montgomery County DA Ligon recused himself early on in the case but still took time to fight me on open records I requested during that time period. Records that prove criminal acts on the part of Hayden's office for falsifying employment records. Ligon fought me to keep me from getting records that proved criminal acts yet requried me to file a formal notorized complaint before his office would take action.
POLK CO 2/22/2020
BOB WILLIS STILL LYING IN PRINT
It still seems to be escaping Bob Willis that MORAL Conservatism is the most prominent plank in the Conservative platform. Without moral conservatism, you are NOT a conservative. So when Bob CONTINUES to print and distribute campaigan propaganda that is full of lies, he removes himself from the realm of being a conservative. This ad released after the Polk County GOP exec committee issued and published a "Statement of Condemnation" against Willis because of his illegal and unethical antics, Bob's response was to issue ANOTHER lying political propaganda ad.
POINT ONE- There is NO SUCH THING as a "Code of Ethics of the Texas GOP". It does not exist. Was does exist is the Texas GOP mission statment:
We are committed to advancing limited government, lower taxes, less spending and individual liberty. Our specific goals are to grow the Republican Party by reaching new voters, advance the Platform, which is grounded in conservative principle, and to keep Texas prosperous and free.
Do you see that 'grounded in conservative principle' Mr. Willis? Moral conservatism is the backbone of being a conservative. That means No LYING, No Slander, No filing false criminal charges for political purpose like you guys have been doing for years. The 'Fair Campaign Practices Act' is a code of political ethics that you have violated with impunity and then point and holler and accuse others of doing EXACTLY what you do.
POINT TWO- It was YOU who defamed your character by taking the illegal (yes filing a false criminal complaint is a crime) and unethical steps you did to try and steal an election with LIES. All the party did was call you out for your own actions.
POINT THREE- The 'Club' is the source of the problems. Over the years, their leadership (tommy coleman, lee hon) had been successful in wresting the power away from the local party by controlling the money. It was the same thing in SJC a few years ago. The money folks would gather and 'club' it up and pick their candidates to support based on cronyism, moneyism, nepotism and good ole boyism and forgo the main platform plank of the Republican Party, MORAL CONSERVATIAM. Former constable Lou Rogers was our club's "Lee Hon". They were used to the tactic of running last minute ads full of lies timed to prevent the opposition from having time to respond. Then came the advent of social media and instant press. The Genesis of The Sentinel, in fact, was when a local judge told me, "Steve, don't pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel" when I took on a local publisher for printing a lying ad he knew was a lying ad. My comment in reply was, "Judge, by the time the ink is dry, it is old news" and went home and started The Sentinel. So you see Bob Willis, You can tell and print your lying propaganda ad in the last issue before elections but just as quick, we can dispute and refute your lies with The Truth. You are a Liar and a Crook. It is that simple.
POLK COUNTY 2/22/2020
CORRUPT GATHER ON SCOTT HUGHES PAGE
Polk Co Pct 1 Constable, Scott Hughes endorses communist Brian Babin, Corrupt Bob Willis and has the crooks Chis Lima and Benny Fogleman rooting him on in his uninformed error. It is troubling when a local lawman endorses a man who is willing to and has signed away our probable cause protections, a man who is willing to file false criminal charges on his opponent just for political advantage and accepts the 'following' of the likes of Lima and Fogleman. It is a tight knit circle with Bill Lee 'the kid' Hon in the lead seat. If you listen to the wind, you can hear Hon saying, "ok guys, reach to the right and stroke your buddy's ego while the one to your left strokes yours".
Then the 'Sex in the Woods' author and propagator, Crystal Laramour of days gone by is up to her no good lying tactics that she has always engaged in. We ran her lying butt out of San Jacinto County for publishing provable lies in her rags, The Dam Good Times and www.sanjacintocountynews.com (now defunct). Crystal Laramour is nothing but a fake news whore. Always has been and always will be. She supported ALL of the corrupt we had to purge from San Jacinto County that used the same tactics the Hon circle uses. Crystal's latest scam, Wheelchairs for Warriors needs to be investigated. Follow the money.
POLK CO 2/21/2020
BYRON LYONS TRUTH TOLD
Rumors that Byron Lyons wife came up to the S.O. one day and took a shot at him IN THE BUILDING have circulated for years. There are different aspects of the story but the main jist of it is that Byron was cheating on his wife with the dog sargeant, his wife came up to confront him about the affair and shot Byron in the Butt. This document doesn't prove Byron was cheating or where he was shot but it does prove Byron, the preacher man's wife was convinced he was cheating and did come to the S.O. with a gun, fire a shot and injure someone. In typical fashion, it was kept hush hush. That is because it is CRIMINAL for someone to use power and authority over another to persuade them to engage in sex.
This is the evidence that Chris Lima called and offered to provide me on the down low way back when. I declined the opportunity to meet with him in a lonely location.
This story is just another in the long line of cover up of criminal activity of one cop by another higher ranking cop. Ken Hammack should have fired Lyons but rumor is, he . . . . . . . well nevermind. It was kind of like when the Rangers let Ron Duff move and retire quietly when he violated the law and policy of the Texas Rangers. It is no suprise that Humble PD let Mike Flynt by with his illegal daliance and Ken Hammack let Byron Lyons by with his because the Texas Rangers set the precedent with Ron Duff. Cover up. Keep quiet. Move on.
The power is in the ballot box.
PORTER NEW CANEY 2/21/2020
DA CANDIDATE JENNIFER BERGMAN WANTS PUBLIC INTEGRITY UNIT
Accurately pointing out that three different Liberty County elected officials are facing criminal charges in three different counties, Liberty County DA candidate, Jennifer Bergman is committing to forming a Public Integrity Unit if elected. Liberty County has been notorious for corruption all of my life. The tom foolery that will come to light if my own 35 year old case there ever gets exposed to the light of day will itself prove my point.
It seems that there is an epidemic in east Texas of a few corrupt lawmen having their crimes covered up by higher up corrupt lawmen. The Michael Flynt case regarding Flynt's firing and subsequent 'cover up' at Humble PD will be the poster boy for the movement against the long standing but nefarious practice. We the people have had a belly full. Bill Lee 'the kid' Hon, the current Polk Co DA is so blatant in his criminal acts that they are common knowledge, facts of record and he continues to act as if there are no issues in his office.
We the poeple have to speak up at the polls. That is where the power lies.
(sing to tune of yankee doodle dandy)
LAWSUIT NOODLE COMES TO TOWN
RIDING ON HIS PHONEY
TELLS THE LIES RIGHT THRU HIS HAT
FILLS THEM WITH BALONEY
Perusal of the complete file recently obtained on the criminal and other complaints made against Michael Lansing Flynt have brought several facts to light that are proveable with this public record. What jumps out the most is that Poor Mike is always the victim. From claiming Sexual Discrimination because he was passed over for a promotion to his signs being 'stolen', he plays a perpetual victim. The truth is the supervisors reports speak to Flynt constantly provoking rank enough to get a reprimand so he can claim discrimination. One supervisor even noticed his pattern of always using words common to lawsuits such as 'harrass' and 'retaliation' and 'punished' and 'discrimination'. Another supervisor remarks that the whole problem with the deterioation of the moral among the troops is that Flynt is ALWAYS the common denomonator. Flynt is so lawsuit hungry, even after he had been fired from Humble PD for his crimes, Flynt tried to shake Humble down over the information that he was a predator being leaked out. Let me publish that letter. It is the letter that was being replied to by Delbert Dawes that is published just below it.
The whole time Flynt was working for SJCounty, he spent his time prepping for a lawsuit here. Just below is an excerpt from the Humble PD Internal Affairs investigation.
A recent story on the 'Patriot Press' online publication operated out of Florida reinforces the Sentinel findings with a pot calling the kettle black story.
EXEC COMM MEMBER JOHN WELLS CALLS WILLIS ANTICS
"DIRTY LAUNDRY" THREATENS LAWSUIT
In a diatribe on record, John Wells II (father of judge candidate) delivered a blistering rebuke of the exec comm agenda item opening discussion regarding issuing a statement of condemnation regarding Bob Willis' recent campaign tactics. After The Chair made it plain that the proposal concerned the unethical and fraudulent practices of the sitting commissioner, Bob Willis, Wells stated that issuing the statement of condemnation would be airing our dirty laundry in the community. Instead, Wells proposed that the local party send the complaints up the ladder to district and state GOP chairmen and air that 'dirty laundry" in Austin instead. "We are a bottom up organization, not top down" was the immediate reaction of several in attendance both at the table and in the audience. "Our organization starts with the Precinct Chairs", County Chairman Fred Grube made plain.
Wells continued in his stance by threatening the exec committee that if the committee took the statement of condemnation action that they could be sued both as a group and as individuals. Then Wells demanded a written roll call on the vote so that he could get the names of any committee member who dared vote for the statement of condemnation being issued. Wells made a motion to kill the measure on the spot. It was seconded. Shortly after a period of discussion on Wells motion, a motion to table his motion was made, seconded and voted in by a majority tabling Wells' motion.
The hanging threat of a lawsuit was proven valid a short time later as the board continued to discuss the Statement of Condemnation. When challenged by a Willis supporter that Willis' position wasn't represented at the meeting, Chairman Grube quickly deflated that argument pointing out that he had included Willis' official statement in the package that Grube distributed prior to the meeting. In fact, Chairman Grube read the entire statement in his presentation along with pointing out that Willis had been personally invited to attend the meeting in writing but declined to appear and answer the complaint. In his statement read, Willis stated, "Up to this point, I have refrained from publicly presenting the information I have, which includes the names of multiple members of the Polk County Republican Party Executive Committee, who are are actively attempting to admonish me for my use of perfectly legal, ethical, and fair campaign practices"
"He (Willis) is threatening to sue us", one member stated and was quickley agreed with by another and the crowd's reaction. The cronyism on display between John Wells' threat combined with Willis' public statement lends credibility to the allegation made to The Sentinel by one close to the Polk County election process that John Wells' developed his 'tempest in a teacup' stategy agains incumbant Judge Kaycee Jones in concert with Bob Willis. Both tactics have the same earmarks. False charges that ring hollow, political timing just before election with no time to respond and fits the same Hon Political Playbook tactics Hon and his cronies have used for years.
One thing that struck this reporter was the diversity of citizens attending the meeting. The opportunity for the community to push back against the long standing unethical and often illegal tactics the corrupt employ apparently has a bi partisan appeal. Many staunch Republicans and a few Self proclaimed Democrats and Independents were in attendance. One vocally noted that Wells was trying to squelch the Statement of Condemnation process simply becuase he knows his own son may be the subject of one in the near future. The Sentinel has confirmed that a Texas State Bar complaint has been filed against the Judge candidate, John Wells III for his recent politicaly timed stunt.
Chairman Fred Grube did lead the discussion on the merits of the Condemnation process. "If we don't do it, who will", Grube asked. Nearly all present conceded that sending the matter 'up the chain' as Wells proposed would have absolutely no effect on curbing the fraudulent campaign practices at the local level. A majority voted to issue the Statement of Condemnation.
POLK CO 2/17/2020
GOP EXEC COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER STATEMENT OF CONDEMNATION
The recent fraudulent statements and false criminal complaint utilized by Pct 1 Commissioner Bob Willis right out of Lee Hon's political playbook have garnered him an agenda posting for the GOP exec committee meeting tonight where they will consider issuing a Statement of Condemnation against Willis for his campaign practices. Also on the agenda is an action item to once again attempt to force ADA Coleman to release some documents to the GOP that he is illegally withholding and has been for some months now.
POLK CO 2/12/2020
TEMPEST IN A TEA CUP
Is the only way to describe the recent complaint filed against Judge Kaycee Jones by her political opponent, John Wells, just before the elections. The Judicial Ethics complaint is politically timed and it rings hollow when all the facts are made known. What the main stream media presented made it sound like Judge Jones' comments were made in open court during the man's trial and nothing could be further from the truth. The setting and context of the comment was at a status hearing where both judges were present and they jockey different cases between themselves in order to move the dockett along. When this particular case came up, Judge Jones' comment was to clarify that she could not hear that case even on a plea deal because the defendant had stolen her car the year before. Not only was the defendant's criminal history already available to Judge Kitchens, the long delay between the comment andWells filing the complaint followed by the fact that Wells NEVER filed a motion to recuse Kitchens proves Wells did not consider the event damaging to his client. The timing is purely political. I find this incident comparable to Bob Willis filing a false criminal complaint against his opponent, Tim Martin with similar timing. If you are wondering where these guys come up with these ideas, let the Sentinel share some documents with you for an answer you already know. The below text message exchange is between Lee Hon and John Wells where they are conspiring how to cook up some criminal charges on a political opponent. It is tiring to endure the same crap election after election.
FLYNT SCRAPES BOTTOM OF TACTIC BARREL
KILL THE MESSENGER is Always the name of the game once The Sentinel puts the proof out there with irrefutable documented evidence. Mike Flynt is not the brightest bulb in the box when all his San Jac Pac supporters have done the same thing in the past as a last dying throe to their political career. It is laughable that he, at this late date, thinks him who I have proven to be a liar thinks calling me a liar will get him any traction. Instead, Flynt has hit the slippery slope. Printing lies when the proof that it is a lie is already published and has been for years. Mike, you say on your page that I am a "convicted" sex offender. PROVE IT. Not with some public data dot com or some private web site bs but with a court document or a rap sheet or the DPS sex offender registry. 8103 B is the cause number in Leon County. Knock your lights out trying to dig that one up. Maybe you will be the one that will finally be able to open the can of worms that case is. Maybe you can get the twenty polygraph exam results I took. Maybe you can help prove the connection to those charges and three dirty cops from Liberty County I busted as a cub reporter running meth labs in Rye and Plum Grove. Maybe you will be the one that proves for all time that dirty cops do dirty things. How ironic that one of those cops, the one that was captain of the Liberty Co Sheriff's dept, is listed by name in your file I just obtained. It isn't clear yet what the connection is but definately that there is one. Now that Terri Peden came out of hiding and is supporting you, you can no longer look me in the face and say you don't know who they are.
LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE
The snippet at left is just a tid bit of the evidence file obtained by The Sentinel in our search for the rest of the story. I have read much of the file but not all and have a list of facts that I can report KNOWING I have the documents in my files to prove each statement. Michael Lansing Flynt is a LIAR. He lied to my face in multiple interviews. He lied on his application for employment with the SJC Sheriff's Dept. Flynt admits in a sworn statement of having an illicit affair with a fellow city employee during his time with the Humble PD. Irrefutable proof exists that Flynt illegally accessed more than one government data base to compile a file on the husband of the clerk he was cheating on his wife with when that clerk wanted to end the affair. The clerk passed her polygraphs with a wide margin indicating truthfulness and states Flynt threatened to arrest her husband and make her life a "living hell" if she did not meet with him and continue the relationship.
We will continue to examine the evidence and bring more forward at this critical time for the future of SJC but it will require time for redaction and scanning of multiple documents.
As a student of 'non verbal communication' in college courses, there are several signs that people are lying. Blinking at the instant the lie is uttered, covering mouth, wiping the nose and other gestures. Flynt does not display those signs when lying. He is comfortable in his lies. In a recent interview where I asked Flynt about the affair with the court clerk, he stated to me, "So what if I fu#@ed a whore down there". "The allegations are false but so what if I did". That was before I obtained the file and have Flynt's written admission that he DID have an affair with her for almost 5 years.
When Flynt was confronted with the evidence by the Humble Chief of Police and offered an opportunity to resign in lieu of criminal charges being filed, Flynt promplty resigned. Flynt's crimes are not the only criminal action in this case. The Humble C.O.P., City Manager and City Attorney are all complicant in a cover up of multiple felony crimes. They need to go to jail for endangering the people of San Jacinto County. It is a wide practice that mirrors the exact M.O. of Lee Hon covering up the crimes of Christopher Lima in Polk County.
SAN JAC PAC RIDES AGAIN
A few new faces, a few new races and a few new places but the same ole crew is still trying to wrest political power from the public servants who serve us with integrity. A quick perusal of the District Clerk's file on the recently dismissed case against Michael Lansing Flynt, a candidate for the sheriffs office in SJC brought forth some interesting facts. The same former members of the notourious 'San Jac Pac' are lurking in the public record bushes. With their history of whom they have supported, defended and campaigned with vigor for compared to the historical evidence of what those people did while in office, just their support of this candidate today should be enough persuasion for an informed voter to VOID Michael Flynts efforts in this race. Since memories fade and people move on and so many are too busy to find out for themselves, let The Sentinel help you be informed this election. Along with Lou Rogers, one of the most corrupt men SJC ever encountered, his wife Elaine Rogers and Laura 'Sissy' Prigmore the infamous scoudrel representing lady lawyer from Coldspring all signed the same styled affidavits in support of Michael Flynt shown below. The Sentinel comments page has a comment from Terri Peden that will help show the connections along with the graphic below right that speaks for itself.
So you folks can see the calibre of people that are supporting Flynt in this sheriff race. They, like Bill Lee 'the kid' Hon, are willing to put a man in prison just for exercising his first ammendment rights if that exercise is detrimental to their political agenda. The Lord and Sentinel readers know that I was and remain detrimental to Lou Roger's political agenda, even when someone else is the front man.
Just below is a snip of the stalking complaint Elaine Rogers filed against me for being on public property in a public place at a public political event. It, like the Hon nonsense stalking complaint, stemmed from me showing up at a Republican Club meeting at a restaurant just to see who was there.
This photo at left is a screen snip from video I had an unction to shoot one morning when I was taking my middle school son to school. I started the camera rolling and when I rolled past Elaines Restaurant, there was Louie in uniform in front of his patrol car. When he saw me, he put his hand on his pistol and made a pistol shape with his other hand and pointed it me making firing motions. When it is a dirty cop who had recently put a bullet in Dennis Ray Hollis' brain at the Sundance, I consider it a threat against me and my family.
A letter from 2005 - from me to the web based 'The Roundtable" for public view
Let me state clearly, I am not stalking you or anyone else Ms Rogers. You just keep showing up at illegal or unethical functions that I have chosen to document with photography and notes. The San Jacinto Political Action Committee fund raiser yard sale held at the community center in Pointblank a couple months ago. Where are the legally required financial reports from that fundraiser? Yes I got photo’s and yes you were there right in the big middle of it. The attempted installation of the ex Patton Village ‘speed trap’ judge, Doug Aden as city judge at the last Pointblank City council meeting. Why was there a preponderance of San Jac Pac yeller shirt folks there that did not even live in the city limits, trying to intimidate our council into falling for Lou’s scheme? Yes I got photos and yes you were there right in the big middle of it. I was there before you were. Did you bring the cake that said “Congratulations Judge Aden” made and delivered before the meeting even took place? I missed that photo. I guess Lou had his cake and got to eat it too since the council saw through his scheme and declined to install Aden as Judge. They probably all have recent memories of our local water company staying broke as long as Doug Aden was managing it. Isn’t it odd how one year later, after his leaving as manager of the PB &SC organization, we have over 100,000 dollars in the bank and are solidly out of the red and into the black? Did you steal money Mr. Aden or was it just bad management on your part? Never mind that question Mr Aden, I will find out for myself.
Elaine, I am going to file a complaint against you under section 37.08 of the Penal Code titled FALSE REPORT TO PEACE OFFICER OR LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE. Despite the fact that your charges against me are so totally false and my charges are provable, let me predict that CDA Mark Price will NOT allow any action to be taken against you. The stalking laws were written to protect ex lovers and spouses from vindictive ex’s and celebrities from obsessive fans. It was not written to protect folks from scrutiny while they commit illegal and unethical acts. It was not written as a tool to use for vengeful actions. It was not written to silence the opposition Did I mention that just a few months ago I had to send your husband a registered letter containing a criminal no trespass warning because he took to sitting in my private drive trying to intimidate me and my family. Did I mention that he stalks us and follows us in his patrol car and has on numerous occasions while I have my family with me? Should I mention that my wife is scared to death of him and his antics and is convinced I will end up with a bullet in my brain from his gun? This is a perfect example of the tyranny that permeates the DA’s office and Constable Roger’s office. He and you both know I am working on a book titled “The Sundance Killing, Murder or Suicide” and y’all don’t want it to be completed because the evidence is quite damning. You two keep standing on your slippery slope of lies and I will stand on the truth and lets see who is still standing when it is all said and done.
I said all of that to say this. The Sentinel was successful in obtaining a file through the open records laws that we began seeking months ago on the Criminal Case filed against Michael Lansing Flynt. It is cause number 12,700 in our District Clerk's file that is there for public display but the files I have obtained are actual evidence files. We are compiling more information but one document stands out from the rest both in its clarity and summation of the case against Michael Lansing Flynt.
Just like any interested journalist, I published a story when this case was dismissed against Flynt. It is still on the front page. In summation, the case was dismssed because Flynt was not under an official investigation in Humble so for him to answer 'No' on the application was not fraudulent. The following letter from the Asst Chief to Flynt's lawyer tells the tale. More to come on this story for sure.
POLK CO PCT ONE 2/13/2020
HYOPOCRITE POINTS AND HOLLERS
Bob Willis was recorded making a political speech recently where he falseley accused his political opponent, the GOP chairman and the CAD of nefarious actions regarding value reductions on their properties while failing to mention his own significant reduction in value. The image at left shows that Willis' own homestead value has been reduced nearly 25 percent in the last few years and the image below shows Willis' taxes reduced by over a third.
$16,OOO NOW AND AUDIT NOT COMPLETE
An ongoing investigation into the theft of library funds is not complete according to a Sentinel source close to the community. Although the investigation has focused on library funds, it may well expand to include Helen Marie Johnson's association with the EDC (Economic Development Committee) as treasurer as well as other events and goings on she seemed to gravitate toward as keeper of the purse.
Multiple complaints and allegations made to The Sentinel in the past include the disappearance of artifacts that were donated to the library by citizens of the community.
1000 DOLLAR ADMISSION MORPHS TO OVER 6 K DURING AUDIT
According to our source, the librarian, Ms. Helen Marie Johnson has been terminated. The paperwork may show a 'resignation' but a choice between quitting or being fired is a Termination. It is that simple.
SHEPHERD LIBRARIAN ALLEGEDLY PILFERS 'COOKIE JAR'
According to reliable Sentinel sources, the City of Shepherd is conducting an audit to determine the extent of embezzeled funds alleged to have been taken by the current Librarian. There has been no public statement and my source is not a city official but we are confident that the funds have been pilfered. The matter will be handled in executive session to decide the course of action moving forward.
CORRUPT COMMISSIONER USES HON'S PLAYBOOK AGAIN
Right on schedule, soon to be former Pct 1 commissioner Bob Willis stooped to the last chapter of Hon's political playbook titled, "Desperate Measures" to stop what he must consider a serious challenge to his tenure as a public official. A VIDEO released today by challenger, Tim Martin on his political face book page lays out the documented evidence proving Willis filed a criminal complaint against opposition candidate, Tim Martin that he knew was bogus in an attempt to cost Martin money, smear his name and stop Martin's efforts to put an end to the crony corruption that so permeates DA Hon and Bob Willis' relationship. Willis hasn't gotten the message that those days are over in Polk County. What a great thing that several good people have signed up to run against Willis.
POLK COUNTY 2/6/2020
CORRUPT COMMISSIONER CAMPAIGNS WITH LIES
Long time incumbent commissioner in Pct 1, Bob Willis has been caught on video telling lies about his political opponent, The Republican Party Chairman and the Appraisal District in an attempt to keep his office. Nothing less should be expected from a man who has been willing to steal county tax payer money and supplies by operating a private business out of his county office for years in collussion with his high dollar 'secretary' and business partner. See video HERE.
Willis, who is a long time crony of the corrupt DA, Bill Lee 'the kid' Hon violated the law openly and with impunity right under the nose of the prosecutor, sheriff and his chief deputy Byron Lyons for YEARS. According to Hon's campaign finance records, that 'immunity' was bought and paid for with large campaign contributions.
Willis' efforts with lies warrant another nick name for the puppet master. Gepetto Hon and Pinocchio Willis. It will be interesting to see if Bob Willis uses any more tactics out of his hero Hon's political play book.
LIBERTY COUNTY 2/6/2o2o
DA PICKETT UNDERPAID (APPARENTLY)
The recent assault on a family member charges leveled against the corrupt Liberty County DA, Logan Pickett, were initally met with a Public Defender in the Harris County Court system according to a YOUTUBE video at the 1:20 minute mark. On 'Dragnet' it always said, "You will be appointed an attorney IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD ONE. Pickett prompty paid the 1000 dollar bond to get out of jail according to the video but let the taxpayers foot his legal bill?
The Sentinel has questioned Pickett's tenure for over a year based on his corruption regarding filing and persuing false charges against citizens with no evidence and turning a blind eye to inmate abuse and property thefts occuring in the GEO contract jail facility. The abuse of his wife has been alleged for many years according to an online source as noted below.
BORDER PATROL ARRESTS WALKER COUNTY MURDER SUSPECT
POLK COUNTY GOP HOSTS EVENT
Mix and ask was the main theme of a recent Polk County GOP event held at the Party headquarters in Livingston, Texas. Quite a few candidates for the various offices did make a showing, mingling with the crowd and answering questions if asked. Pct 1 Commissioner Candidate, Tim Martin, not only answered any question asked, he had a plan printed out that he put in the hands of likely voters.
Both of the 411 Judge candidates were there, the incumbent Hon. Kaycee Jones and her opponent, John Wells. Incumbent Sheriff Ken Hammack and his chief deputy, Sheriff Candidate Bryon Lyons were there and Sheriff candidate Paul Cain.
RJ Boatman, who is challenging communist incumbent Brian Babin was there in full force with his literature and staff and willing to discuss exactly why he was running against Babin. Babin's endorsement of Hon's corrupt activities and his support of the TAPS act has alienated much of his conservative support in this district. Both Hon and Babin have shown a distinct disdain for our probable cause protections. Mr. Boatman had all the right answers as far as this reporter is concerned.
Polk County GOP party chairman stood still for a moment for me to get a picture of him and Pct 4 Constable Candiate Evans, a retired DPS Trooper with an excellent reputation and record of service.
The event was crowded, the refreshments were excellent and Hon left when he heard that I was on my way to attend the event. Will he file a stalking complaint on me this time? Only his dare guesser knows for sure.
Hats off to the organizational efforts promoting Conservative values to GOP Chairman Fred Grube and Lianne Russell Mueck for their efforts to provide access to the candidates so the voters can ask questions and get answers.
BILL LEE 'the kid' HON SHOULD ENDORSE LYONS
If he wants to keep his puppet on a string because it was Lyons who jumped up and sent a deputy to do a NO probable cause stop on Anthony Bartunek in order to issue an ILLEGAL criminal trespass warning for Hon to effect an ILLEGAL EVICTION of the elder Mrs Hon's common law husband from his home of record for more than five years. All it took was a phone call from Hon and the Polk County sheriff's dept jumped up and did the illegal eviction. A legal eviction takes 21 days and court filings unless you are a corrupt DA with puppet strings you can pull on the lead law man in the county.
It was Lyons who was unreachable the day Antwuan Boganny died in the Polk County jail. Granted the official death was at Kingwood hospital but the video proves Boganny's death is directly attributable to withholding medical care at the Polk Co Jail. Lyons left instructions NOT to incur medical debt without his approval but the video/audio records battled for and obtained by The Sentinel PROVE no one in the jail had Lyons' phone number and by the time they chased it down and called, Lyons DID NOT ANSWER. The tape proves no one was even trying to call Ken Hammack. Boganny died from lack of medical care. It is a heart wrenching video that I won't publish but do have in my files for evidence.
When we sought proof via open records, Hon refused to release his or Lyon's phone records to The Sentinel requested under the open records act in direct defiance of the open records laws of the state of Texas. That is the EXACT same modus operandus Hon used to give his former corrupt puppet lawman, Christopher Lima cover from a Sentinel investigation. We kept the heat on and Lima finally resigned his job as a detective in Corrigan but all the public records of Lima's crimes were illegally redacted or withheld by Hon simply because Lima was his puppet. What has Lima done since? The public record proves that since then, Lima has floated some bad checks, ignored court orders, completely absconded on his debt to Pedigo furniture and failed to meet his legal obligations ORDERED by visiting judge Joe Ned Dean. It appears that all of Lima's FB posts are geared toward proving what a great person he is but as they say, Actions Speak Louder Than Words.
Now that it is political season, let me give the infamous Bill Lee 'the kid' Hon a new nick name. If the voters of Polk County are tired of having to wallow in Hon's corruption, they will show Hon's cronies at the ballot box that his new name is 'Bill 'the political lead balloon' Hon'.
Incumbant Pct 1 Polk Co Commissioner, Bob Willis was involved in the corrupt practice of operating a private business along with his secretary and foreman right out of his county office. A corrupt and blatant private business operation that was overlooked by the corrupt DA, Bill Lee 'the kid' Hon. Willis failed to return The Sentinel phone call when we inquired about the operation of 'WillGo' realestate business out of the precinct office but promply moved it when we began to look into it. Documents in the Polk Co Deed Records prove it existed and was a lively enterprise. There is a pattern of the corrupt officials in Polk Co refusing to return Sentinel phone calls. Bill Lee 'the kid' Hon has never accepted nor returned a Sentinel phone call. The girl answering said Hon was in but then comes back with "he stepped out of the office".
Willis' crew was also seen transporting people to the polls in a limo when Lee Hon was running last time.
OAG VICTORY SENDS SENTINEL DOWN MEMORY LANE
The recent acquisition of public records from the Livingston PD regarding the felony Stalking complaint Bill Lee Hon filed on me with the Livingston PD for going to the republican club meeting sent me down my political memory lane.
The first women to accuse me of stalking were Marcella Shaw and Terry Peden. Anyone remember them? Marcella Shaw was the homewrecker second wife of Bill Shaw, then republican party chairman. Terry Peden was an operative. Those women called me, “The Courthouse Stalker” in their discussion board gossip and told lies about me till some of their fellow San Jac PAC members began to openly threaten me. It seems they considered me going into a public place, looking up public records and taking photos in public to be a felony crime especially when I used said evidence to prove their man’s crimes.
Then there was the year Royce Wells tried to run for Sheriff of SJC. Does anyone remember him? He didn’t appreciate us repeatedly uncovering and then publishing evidentiary documents proving he is a criminal. (documents I still have) It was his daughter, Ms. Vandver Wright that published on Shepherd social media that I was stalking her family and that her daughter was afraid that I was going to crawl in her window and kidnap her. One night when he was still commissioner, Wells tried to have me arrested for being at a high school football game when my kid’s team was playing. How interesting was it that I, not long after, uncovered the documents proving both Royce and Ruby Wells were allowed to resign from jobs in lieu of criminal charges for sex crimes being filed. Him at the city of Houston, her at the Shepherd ISD. You won’t hear a peep out of either one of them publically because they both know I still have those documents.
Then came along Lou Rogers’ wife, Elaine. There was a publicly advertised meeting to be held in the Roger’s restaurant of the San Jac PAC. An organization we had already proven were violating election finance laws. I positioned myself in the state hwy row across the street from ‘Elaines’ and down in front of the then gift shop to observe and photograph who all was taking part in the public meeting. Lou’s wife strutted across the street with a couple of men and told me I had to leave and that she was going to file stalking charges on me. Does anyone remember them?
And then the most absurd up to that point was Mary Olga ‘Molga’ Lovett. When the residency question came up on John Lovett Jr in his bid for SJC judge, we at The Sentinel snagged a photo of their house in Bellaire off of a public H.A.R. (Houston Area Realtors) web site that was taken from the street view and published it in one of our election publications along with the tax records proving John Lovett still had his homestead in Houston. Based on that, The Lying ‘Lovettess’, Mary Olga accused me of trespassing and looking in the windows of her home that I still have never been to, naming her own child as the witness who saw me. The rest of her personal attacks against me speak for themselves and were of the same nature every corrupt politician (or their woman) whose crimes I expose uses to attack me hoping to ruin my credibility. Does anyone remember them now that their political careers have fallen by the wayside of The Sentinel's scrutiny too?
Then comes Bill Lee Hon and his bogus ‘Felony Stalking’ complaint filed with Livingston PD. Once again the accuser is someone whose crimes I have dug up and published HARD irrefutable evidence of on The Sentinel Alert website. Once again my ‘crime’ was daring to go to a public event at a public place and take photos to use in my publication, The Sentinel Alert. Once again, instead of a phone call or any communication to me (ie: man to man), Bill Lee Hon decided to take a play out of the play book of ‘Lying Bit@hes From Elections Past’ and use it. :-) Will anyone remember him? I don’t know but according to the document I received from Livingston PD and the letter of refusal of records I requested directly from Hon’s office, it is an ongoing investigation. Just another case of abuse of official capacity that has been overlooked by the powers that be. The same ones who swore an oath to uphold the constitution. That makes The State of Texas complicIt in his continual criminal acts. <----- That is a period.
PORTER/NEW CANEY 1/10/2020
LIL FREAK LICKS BOOTS FOR SURE
An all out press by someone claiming to be the cop who shot Joshua Johnson is underway to discredit The Sentinel behind a fake fb profile. Literally hundreds of posts on every fb thread he can access is being bombarded with his fake narrative accusing me of raping girls and such. The faithful Sentinel readers know that every crooked cop or politician that I have outed by publishing positive proof of their crimes has engaged in a similiar tactic as the dying throes of their political or law enforcement career. Royce and Ruby Wells, John jr and Mary Olga Lovett, Lou Rogers, Bill and Marcella Shaw, yada yada ya, the list goes on.
LF (lil freak) first popped up on my Sentinel Alert fb page commenting on the stories I did about the tampering with evidence crimes of Montgomery County Pct 4 deputy constable, Trevor Potter after he shot and killed a man who had submitted to arrest. In his narrative defending Potter, LF falsley claims that the motorcycle the victim Joshua Johnson was riding was stolen. He states he saw the unedited video (so who edits evidence video?) that proves Joshua tried to shoot deputy Potter BEFORE he found out that The Sentinel actually had the video that proves Johnson threw his gun away and took a submissive position on all fours BEFORE the deputy ever unholstered his gun, much less shot Joshua between the eyes and again in his right temple AFTER he was down from the first fatal shot. (Yes The Sentinel has the autopsy report) Read a few of LF's narratives below.
As always, The Sentinel will publish the proof documents. This is a copy of the title transfer form and the front of the title for the motorcycle that Joshua Johnson was riding the day he was killed. The fact is, the widow regained posession of the motorcycle five days after her husband and the father of her children was gunned down because it belonged to them. We have already published the photos PROVING Joshua was un armed and submitted BEFORE deputy Potter even unholstered his weapon. We have published the photos proving deputy Potter tampered with evidence at the scene to make it look like Johnson had the gun in his hand when Potter shot him. LF's narrative claims Johnson pulled the gun from his bag and pointed it at the deputy. The video proves otherwise. So you just knock your lights out LF Potter and I will hit you with the truth and proof of it.
Here are some facts to digest. Joshua Johnson had been a mule for a drug cartel. When faced with a choice between continuing that easy money endeavor or losing his wife and kids, Johnson chose his family and made a trip the next day to return the last load to the cartel. He also informed a corrupt MC 'task force' cop he knew of his decision. In my view, that was the mistake that cost Johnson his life. Johnson was returning from that trip when he was spotted and chased down based on the false 'stolen motorcycle' narrative.
This picture was taken the day before Johnson was chased down and shot. He and his family were baptized together to show the world he was a new man. So LF Potter supporter, you are proven a liar. Not to mention that I have never been convicted of a crime in my life much less rape. My dad used to say he who has the most to hide, points and hollers the loudest. What are you hiding? An old coot I know said it another way the other day. "empty boxes rattle the most". I have a pertinent question for you Trevor Potter and LF potter supporter. How do you afford such an expensive house that you closed on days after killing Johnson on your salary?
CONSTABLE ATCHLEY TAKES REINS
Ray Atchley, former Pct 2 deputy constable under the tenure of Roy Pippen was appointed to the office of Constable by San Jacinto County Commissioner's Court. He will finish the last year of Roy Pippens term before running for re-election. Pippen took a full time job with the Astros program according to Sentinel sources.
ONE DEAD, TWO CHARGED WITH
A conflict between neighbors erupted into violence Tuesday evening when a man and two male members of his immediate family went to confront a neighbor over that neighbors complaints about his
reckless driving according to sources close to the situation. "It has been going on for several months", our source stated. The allegations are that the neighbor, Tommy Hopkins Jr had
complained about John Wayne Dodge's driving and that Dodge took his son and a nephew or brother to the neighbor's house to confront him. According to reports, Dodge and his boys assaulted
the neighbor and had him on the ground kicking and beating him when Hopkins pulled a gun and shot the father dead. From Hopkins prone position, the bullet entered Dodge's abdomen and went up
through his heart. He died on the scene. Both of the other men were charged with
assault Murder for a death that occured in the commission of a crime.
TCOLE DIRECTOR IGNORES EVIDENCE
According to a press release issued by Mont Co. Pct 4 Constable, Kenneth 'Rowdy' Hayden, he has been exonerated by TCOLE Director, Kim Vickers of falsifying employment records despite rock solid proof in TCOLE's hands. The TCOLE Audit may not have produced proof of any wrong doing on Hayden's part pertaining to falsifying education hours but documents obtained by The Sentinel before the audit prove that the hiring process in the Pct 4 constable's office is corrupt. It is either corrupt or whoever was tasked with contacting this applicant's former employer is an idiot. Hayden's statement claims the audit was a 'political vendetta' when there was no election afoot, just citizen complaints. Hayden and Vickers and the Montgomery County so called "public integrity unit" would like to forget that The Sentinel uncovered records that PROVE his dept falsified employment records so we are duty bound to publish them again. This time with no names redacted.
My automatic question is who told Hosler to change his answer on the application from 'yes' to 'no' on his criminal background? Was it the same person who could not contact Walmart? The DA knows all about these documents because he fought to keep me from getting them. Can we say tampering with a government document?
Hayden acknowledges receiving a reprimand from TCOLE but is appealing that action. Funny thing is, two seperate answers from TCOLE and the Montgomery County DA's office to Sentinel open records request DO NOT INDICATE ANY errors despite Rowdy Hayden's admission to receiving a reprimand. The first document is one received from the DA at the beginning of the scandal and promply published on The Sentinel and the second is a letter just received from TCOLE.
So which is it Mr. Vickers? No evidence of error or enough to warrant a reprimand? Who is the liar here? You? Rowdy Hayden? DA's office? Or is it just a case of the 'blue line' closing ranks to protect their own? When The Sentinel PROVED beyond any doubt that Hayden's officers were falsifying probable cause documents and FORCED the DA to drop the charges as outlined in the story below, was any action taken against the criminal deputy who so blatently violated the rights of a citizen? NO. When The Sentinel provided proof documents to TCOLE Director Kim Vickers that Sam Houston's 'captain' Sparta was convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child when he was 17, did they take any action? NO. Instead, Vickers warned me over the phone that I might get sued for publishing the documents because 'captain' Sparta was only 17 at the time and those records were sealed. My response was the same as it was to corrupt probation officer, Keith Black, his attorneys, Sissy Prigmore and Mary Olga Lovett. "So sue me". When The Sentinel PROVED Hayden's deputy was guilty of Tampering with Evidence in the shooting death of Joshus Johnson, was any action taken? NO. So much for the concept of self policing by police. It does not exist. The only answer is a Citizen Review Board.
EAST MONTGOMERY CO 3/28/2019
CORRUPT CASE CRUMBLES
Noting, "Lack of Evidence", the Montgomery County DA's office, in order to seek truth and justice, was forced to move for a dismissal of charges on a case that Pct 4 Constable Hayden started with a lie and built on more lies. The irony is that the case ended up exposing the Truth about "Rowdy's Rules" of conduct within his department.
Unlike most cases The Sentinel looks into where there are mutiple complaints about one person that is compromising the integrity of the department or agency with their illegal antics, we have yet to have the same officer named. Each and every complaint is about a different officer within the Pct 4 Constable's office including rank.
Sentinel readers will remember last year when we exposed the falsifying of employment records that led to the TCOLE audit, we never named the young deputy. The reason is, the records were falsified by the department, not the applicant who became a deputy.
There have been multiple complaints about no probable cause stops, profiling and even targeting individuals for traffic stops with false allegations as this case was.
When you consider that citizen complaints are often met with being ignored or if you press, attempts to intimidate, where is the public service in that? "You will have to come down in person and ID yourself and sign it and then we will investigate you before we ever investigate him." would be pretty standard fare according to trustworthy Sentinel sources. Or the perpetual stall tactic of, "Officer so and so is the only one allowed to do that and he's not here".
When every single open records request, even the most basic with long settled opinions published, is met with Constable Hayden wasting the county attorney and OAG's time just to stall, something is being hidden. By extracting those documents anyway, The Sentinel has PROVEN beyond any reasonable doubt that Montgomery County Pct 4 Constable Kenneth "Rowdy" Hayden is perpetrating, overlooking and then defending criminal acts within his department. The evidence proves Hayden is either highly incompetent and unaware of his surroundings or the source of the corruption. Neither answer is good for the citizens of East Texas and especially East Montgomery County.
'mcpr' deafeningly quiet about suspension. shhhhh
CONSTABLE AND FOUR DEPUTIES SUSPENDED
Precinct 4 Montgomery County Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden and four of his Deputy Constables have been notified that the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), plans to issue a six month suspension of their Law Enforcement Licenses.
This is a case The Sentinel first reported on regarding Hayden falsifying employment records. Records he and the Mont Co DA fought us over obtaining. The DA's refusal to do anything led to the information being forwarded to TCOLE Director, Kim Vickers with the evidentary documents.
The Golden Hammer Article goes into way more detail and a whole nother veiw of the matter.
SENTINEL PASSES MILLIONTH PAGE VIEW
Despite the slump of viewers the last 6 months due to my own neglect of the website while working a new job and battling the puissant, Bill Lee 'the kid' Hon, The Sentinel Alert passed the Millionth page view in December of 2019. As the story below shows, speaking out against the powers that be or challenging them politically is fraught with hazards to your health, safety, career, reputation and pocketbook. My personal out of pocket costs have exceeded over 8 thousand to bring the crimes of Lee Hon to light. We are looking forward to the readership increase when my trial is over and the muzzel is removed so that all the evidence can be published. The days of retalitory and politically based criminal charges need to end. Steve Watson - publisher
Former SJC Deputy Sheriff and Current SJC Sheriff Candidate, Mike Flynt walked out of the SJC Courthouse yesterday with all the charges brought against him by current sheriff, Greg Capers DISMISSED with the prosecutor citing NO Evidence. The SJC Prosecutor recused himself bringing in a visiting judge and special prosecutor.
DELAY TACTIC MORPHS INTO ATTEMPTED FISHING EXPEDITION
An ill conceived plan to recuse a judge failed miserably under the watchful eye of The Honorable Jeff Walker of Fort Worth, Texas yesterday in the Polk County Judicial Center courtroom. The motion to recuse the judge was filed by the special prosecutor, Joe Martin based on the fact that Lee Hon campaigned for John Wells, the incumbant judge's opponent in the last election cycle. Martin filing the motion made The State the movant. Martin called three witnesses. Tim Martin, the PIO for the Polk County Republican Party, Lianne Mueck, a local PI and campaign worker and Polk Co DA, Bill Lee 'the kid' Hon.
My attorney subpoenaed John Wells and called for all of the witnesses to be removed from the courtroom during the hearing. Prosecutor Martin's attempt to keep 'the kid' in the room was thwarted by the Judge's ruling so none of the witnesses could hear any other witnesses' testimony. Exit Lee Hon, enter Lee Hon's investigator. I personally saw Hon's investigator go in and out of the courtroom several times after witness testimony. Maybe I will request video surveillance footage to see if he was speaking with Hon and undermining the Judge's intent at protecting the integrity of the testimony. Or maybe the Ranger's public integrity unit should follow up on it.
The first two witnesses the prosecutor called testified to the truth. Neither Mueck or Martin has the ability to log into my website and post stories. Both were initially contacted by me with questions regarding political stories I was working on. Neither provided me the marriage certificate that I published. Mueck testified that she wanted to know how I got her number as she keeps it private but that I did not reveal that information so as to protect my source. Martin asked other questions to which my attorney objected as irrelevant and exposed as a fishing expedition to get infomation they failed to obtain in Hon's failed lawsuit against Polk Co Clerk, Schelana Hock. The judge sustained all of those objections and stated plainly that there was nothing in the State's motion pertaining to those issues.
Hon testified and came across as a liar and a real wimp. He testified that when I attended the Republican Club meeting to take pictures to go along with the interviews I did and story I wrote about it the next day that it alarmed him and others for me to be there and especially when I exited and came back in after just a moment. Mr Hon, my battery died in my camera and I had to go get my spare out of the car. When you filed the stalking complaint against me under the scorned lover laws (how embarassing), two reputable witnesses came forward and made written statements to Livingston PD that they heard you at the check out counter state, "I am glad he is here. It will go against him in the punishment phase". So which is it Liar Lee? You were glad I was there or I scare you? You testified that I "smirked" at you across the room right before testifying that I have definately threatened you. So my lopsided smile (remnant of a stroke in 93 that affected the left side of my body including my face) makes you feel threatened?
John Wells was the last witness. His truthful testimony revealed that he has never felt like the judge has had a bias against him because of his political efforts to win an election pretty much proved the Lee Hon tail is wagging the dog in this witch hunt.
411TH DISTRICT 12/16/2019
WELLS PUTS HAT IN
Local attorney and former judicial candidate John Wells has signed up to run against the incumbent 411th District Judge, Kaycee Jones. Wells was defeated in his bid for the 258th bench in 2018 despite DA Hon's "vigourous" campaign efforts on Well's behalf including financial support. Wells was also defeated in his prior bid against Judge Jones and one one run at the county court at law position. The difference in this race and according to Wells' recent testimony in the hearing where Hon was attempting to have the Honorable Travis Kitchens removed from my own case, Wells has distanced himself from Hon and has not accepted any financial support or sought the endoresement of Bill Lee 'the kid' Hon. Wells' testimony was truthful and undermined Hon's claim that Judge Kitchens was biased.
FORMER JUDGE LOSES CIVIL CASE
John R. Lovett Jr appeared for court without an attorney and blamed his failure to follow the judge's plain language orders from the prior hearing to deliver the discovery documents and sit for a deposition on him having a 'job interview'. When challenged to produce any evidence of said interview, Lovett could not. The judge expressed her three choices. 1) Have Lovett arrested and jailed for his failure to obey the court orders. 2) Have a constable escort Lovett to the deposition and collect the discovery documents. 3) Go ahead and have the trial. Her Honor selected the third option and Lovett was defeated in his bid to keep from paying for the damage he caused in the wreck. Now the collection process begins.
PROSECUTOR STALLS - DELAYS INEVITABLE
A story that appears on the front page of the Polk County Enterpirse but does not appear to be available on their online website outlines a motion prosecutor Joe Martin submitted at the last minute that has the effect of stalling any substantive action on the case pending against me. I have decided to give the readers just a tidbit of the proof I have that Polk County DA, Bill Lee 'the kid' Hon is a liar and a criminal.
This photo above is a screen snip of one of the indictments against me. Please take note of the earliest date of publication in count two, February 11. That is the day I originally published the story headlined, "Anatomy of Corruption". Along with that story, I published as a proof document, the "Declaration of Marriage" document that I obtained from the County Clerk's office for one dollar that anyone can walk in a view and/or purchase a copy of to this day. I did not alter the form in any way before publishing it.
Notice the indictment accuses me of publishing Rita Hon's address with intent to cause harm in mid February. On or about February 13, I received a letter from Hon's attorney threatening to sue me for libel and slander if I didn't correct, clarify or remove the story within 30 days. Now on to a snip of that threat to sue letter from Hon's attorney.
After receiving the threat to sue letter, I was able to confirm by interviewing Ms Hon's common law husband who resided in her prior residence with her for five years, that the first business day after he and Ms. Hon filed the common law marriage form, Lee Hon came and removed his mother from the premises and placed her in an assisted living facility. That was in January. The same day Hon removed his momma and within the hour, all of her bank accounts were closed except one and it was drawn down to a minimum amount according to her common law husband who had access to her online banking. He alleges there was nearly a million dollars combined. Ms Hon was later deemed unable to make her own decisions at the time she signed the marriage certificate in Hon's effort to undo that marriage.
She was apparently competent enough to sign banking documents that day but not competent enough to decide who she loved and wanted to spend the rest of her days with.
The voter rolls show that Ms. Hon's mail in ballot was requested and mailed to Lee Hon's address and then submitted and accepted in the election AFTER the date Hon proclaims she was incompetent to sign a legal document. All that evidence is of record and despite the fact that her common law husband/caretaker asserts that she never requested the mail in ballot, no one seems to want to look into that. Then the only witness that could prove she did not request the ballot, a precious lady by all accounts, died suddenly.
In his efforts to silence The Sentinel, Hon told the Rangers that Scheleana Hock secreted me out damning 'sensitive' information and that I published the address where his mother lived. The charade of a 'trial' that Hon put the County Clerk thru and the statement Hon's own attorney provided in the threat to sue letter PROVE Hon is willing to lie on people and press false charges for political purpose. THAT is the defintion of corruption.
COUNTY CLERK TRIAL LABELS LIMA
About 30 people attended the hearing on the County Clerk's effort to keep her private phone messages private from the prying eyes of the politically motivated District Attorney, William Lee Hon. At one point in the arguments, Hon admitted the text messages may well be private but until he gets to see them, he won't know that. Hon also attempted to make his case by presuming the records to be 'public records' already, kind of like the 'assumed close' salesman's tactic on a used car deal. He was citing parts of the Texas 552. statutes dealing with production obligations for "Public records" that the Clerk maintains for the public under color of office.
There was a narrow focus on the two items before Honorable Michael Miller that was well maintianed. Motion for Protection and Motion to compel. McGee argued to protect Ms. Hock's private phone messages. Hon argued to compel their production.
My first impression of Judge Miller was, "has he ever read the 552. statutes?" but as the hearing progressed it soon became obvious his targeted, "not clear on" questions were bringing the absolute core issues to the front and had both attorneys digging and explaining their position.
It was during this exchange that the judge made clear that these open records requests were extremely narrow calling the three requests, "targeted requests". Hon admitted they were by saying of the incident, "Look what this Idiot Lima sent that popped up on a blog the next day." All of Hon's effort and county expenditure has been to determine who Ms. Hock sent the graphic to that was eventually shared with me and that I published.
Hon mentioning, "a blog" gave McGee the opening and opportunity to clarify to the judge, "It is no secret that the blog Mr. Hon mentioned is The Sentinel Alert and owner Steve Watson whom DA Hon is prosecuting on criminal charges". The judge quickly turned the focus back onto the matters before the court at which point, Attny McGee pointed out that DA Hon opened the topic of "The Blog".
The topic of a prior and possibly the earliest motion of the defense to "Disqualify" DA Hon from prosecuting because he is the County's attorney obligated to defend Ms. Hock and also that Hon is a fact witness was touched on but not resolved or directly addressed by the court in order to maintain the narrow focus. Hon argued that he was entitled to prosecute his own county clerk by pointing out he was currently prosecuting a local constable for wrong doing.
Hon stated in court that he couldn't find any case in the last few years where he gave Ms. Hock legal advice on an open records request issue although The Sentinel has published the official email from Hon on his letter head to Ms. Hock instructing her to forward any open records requests received in her office from Steve Watson to his office. He gave her legal advice in that correspondence. Ms Hock complied and submitted the O.R. Request to him. Bill Lee 'the kid' Hon is just a damn liar. He can't help himself. Just like the call to the Rangers Hon made claiming Ms. Hock released 'sensitive documents' from her office to me in the past when the truth The Rangers found was that I walked in and bought a copy of a public record from her deputy for a dollar. Or how about his lies to the special prosecutor/Grand Jury used to indict me and his lies to The Rangers claiming I published his momma's address when he knew that she had moved almost a month before I published my story but witheld that exculpatory evidence?
This guy needs to go out in cuffs for his crimes. It is that simple. The longer Hon is allowed to stand there flat footed and lie to District Judges, Ignore District Judge orders and withold exculpatory evidence, the more legitimate cases he has prosecuted that are now clouded by him even touching them. Especially when he hires Tommy Coleman, infamous for his Morton murder evidence witholding, as his right hand man. And to think that Senator Babin endorses them both for Federal prosecutor positions. What a joke this clown has made of the prosecutor's office in Polk county. That is a shame because he has some ADA's that do a great job and are highly respected in the community.
Odd but true is the fact that the one thing that tells me more about Hon than all of his illegal, immoral an unethical antics is this: Wearing suits with padded shoulders. Every time he raised his arm, it looked like half his upper arm was coming out of his side about six inches below the 'artifical shoulder horizon' that padding afforded when he stood still. The padding was designed to add about six inches to his shoulder width giving the impression that he had manly broad shoulders. Just another lie.