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COLDSPRING 5/13/2022


Four hispanic males were seen in this truck circling the block near Faulkner and Hiway 15o last Friday right when a friendly dog was picked up and stolen.  "Lilly" was stolen from a life long Coldspring resident who served our nation in the Coast Guard for 30 plus years and she  is missed terribly.  "I picked her up when she was abandoned on 946 as a pup".   If you have seen Lilly or this truck, please contact the Sheriff's office with info.  for reward information, Contact The Sentinel at 936 730 5717 

   Lilly is microchipped so a positive ID can be made.  A neighbor video'd the group of men in this truck attempting to steal his dog in the same neighborhood on the same day.  We should have that video and a license plate number available within a week.  PLEASE keep your eyes peeled for a great lady's fur baby.


Brandon Brewer

POLK CO 5/16/2022


Brandon Brewer was arrested on the State Jail Felony charge of "injuy to a child" in Polk County.  He has made bail.  According to sources, Brewer was working for Livingston PD before  when he wrecked an LPD patrol car by running a red light and striking another vehicle near the courthouse.  That wreck was captured on video per a reliable source.  It was after that wreck that Brewer moved to the SJC Sheriff's dept.  

   The Sentinel was able to get the nature of charges after initial resistance to releasing the information.  The story linked to the headline shows no charging info has been released. 




AUSTIN/SJC 5/16/2022


Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed ROBERT HILL TRAPP as presiding  Judge in the 2nd Judicial Administrative  Region of Texas.

The Honorable Olen Underwood has performed those duties for many years and will be some big boots to fill but Robert Hill Trapp is the right man for the job.  According to The Governor's website linked to the headline above, the change will become effective May 21, 2022.  That will leave Judge Trapp's ADA Todd Dillon,  who ran unopposed in the primary and has no democrat opponenet in the General Election to go ahead and step into the SJC  District Attorney position by appointment of The Governor to finish The Honorable Judge Trapp's unexpired term as SJC District Attorney.

AUSTIN 5/16/2022



Coleman's efforts to block open records has long been a subject of proof documents published on The Sentinel.  It is past him now and the blame falls squarely at the feet of the OAG and the so called, "public integrity" unit of the Texas Rangers and their local rep, Brad Weatherford for not doing anything.  Coleman, as proven with USPS documents, has written a letter giving ten days to answer and not even mailed the ten day notice until the ten days were past.  What a PUNK he is and still is and still getting by with it.  The documents the lady requested regarding the strangulation case were fought by Coleman and he NEVER notified the woman that he had opposed the release.  The notice is required by law so that the requestor has opportunity to make their case as to why the doucments should be released.  Coleman has figured out that it is easier to win when the opponent doesnt show up.  PUNK .  The so called 'public integrity unit that overlooks his crimes is JUST AS GUILTY!!!!!!!

    It all falls back into the lap of DPS Director, Steven McCraw.  You are either blind, deaf and dumb or you are corrupt too?  Which is it?  Neither answer is good.

    Neither you nor any of your Rangers ever did a thing about Hon filing a false report with a peace officer.  Why?  That inpentrable blue line?  Owed a favor?  Didn't want to expose the fact that the District Attorney Hon is a criminal? Hon knows where you skeletons are?

   I am beginning to believe the long held assertion that you, Mr. McCraw, brought the federal bureaucracy philosephy of, "If you don't do anything, you can't get in trouble for anything" to Texas DPS.  That is a shame.   Step up and do your job or resign.  We have had a belly full. 

   Surely you remember me.  I an the investigative reporter that uncovered your ex trooper, Doug Page, Trinity Co Judge, for stealing county money to buy a John Deere Gator.  Yes he admitted it, Gave the Gator back and returned the money but you didn't do a damn thing about his crime.  In fact, When I asked you, Director McCraw, if it was true that Page was fired from DPS for falsifying time sheets (stealing money) and that he was declared ineligible for rehire, it was YOU who feigned the inability to find one single scrap of paper in all of Texas that would clarify if he was fired and declared ineligible for rehire or not.  What a Crock of hooey.  That proved you were either a liar or inept.  Once again, Director McCraw, Which is it?  Neither answer is good.  

   Now on to the present.  Your Ranger Eric Lopez made a call to a victim of assault, a case he was on then removed, instructing a victim not to call him or DPS anymore.  Unethical and illegal from my understanding.  Let me publish her letter to you in full here:


Dear DPS Director, Steven McCraw,

Police play an important role in the community by maintaining public order and safety and allowing a free society to thrive.  To achieve these goals, the law gives police the authority to deter, stop and investigate crimes.  Police who faithfully execute their duties help keep the community safe, gain the trust and confidenc of their constituents, and prevent and solve crimes.  But when police abuse their powers, they cause significant harm to individuals, society, and freedoms.  In addition to individual harm, acts of ppolice misconductt risk societal harm by threatening the administration of justice and eroding the trust between police institution and citizens.  

  Please see attached,.   I did not appreciate the call from Eric Lopez telling me who my point of contact is (Sheriff and DA) and not to call DPS or contact Rangers.  I know the chain of command and will keep going until you do your job!  I have been living in fear for 4 months now due to your inaction.  That fear includes fear from deputies who deceive, omit and refuse to help a strangulation victim.

   This is unacceptable.  Please see attached so you can NEVER deny knowing.  It is unethical to knowingly mislead and discourage a victim from seeking safety and justice, Eric Lopez.




As a long time advocate for criminal justice reform, I want to directly address the statement of one who advocated for the election of the corrupt Lee Hon to the bench in the last election as she chided an advocate for our constitutional rights with the statement, "You are going to find out that inslting our law enforcement officers in East Texas is not popular".  


  Ms. Evans.  YOU are going to find out that corruption in law enforcement is not popular in East Texas.




Allegations that former Onalaska PD officer, Albert Richards used his Corrigan PD K-9 patrol unit to make a traffic stop in the Onalaska jurisdiction were substantiated by Chief Stanton after she found and reviewed video evidence of the event.  

    The Sentinel was contacted with the allegations and after interviewing the driver that was stopped, the man they said they were looking for and both Police Chiefs, we gave the time, date and general location of the alleged event to both Chief Stanton of Onalaska and Chief Gibson of Corrigan.  Both of the Chiefs of Police assured us that they would investigate the matter and take appropriate action.

    "Albert Richards is no longer with us", Chief Gibson assured after being contacted for a follow up interview.  

  Richards was the subject of a Sentinel investigation a couple of years ago after we received allegations and video proof that substantiated the claims that he was stalking and harassing an Onlalaska resident.  We persued the investigation and got Richards file via open records and made the allegations known to the Onalaska PD.  Richards moved on to Corrigan after that.



LIVINGSTON 5/12/2022


The alert distributed recently by HAR (Houston Association of Realtors) has put a spot light on a case that The Sentinel has been investigating for over a month now.  We began our investigation after a call from a lady realtor (Angel as pseudonym) who was strangled and injured by  the man she suspects is behind these threatening phone calls.  Not that he is making the calls but has hired the person who is.  "He told me that he was going to hire someone to kill me", Angel said of her estranged husband.

    There are a string of battered women and even a dead woman in this man's path and nothing has been done to stop him.  He has been accused of multiple cases of strangulation assault against women but the cases keep being thrown out.  There were a few in Williamson County when Tommy Coleman was ADA there.   Williamson county has REFUSED to let go of the public records that would determine if Coleman was the ADA assigned to do the grand jury presentation where the predator was no billed.  According to Angel, the predator bragged that it cost him 50K to get the cases thrown out in Williamson County.    The perpetrator moved to Polk County a year ago, the complaints against him for strangulation assault have gone no where here either.  The most recent assault that we KNOW the man committed was dismissed by Polk County S.O. deputy citing in his report that "no evidence of physical assault other that a few red marks" were present on her neck immediatly after the assault.  

   Medical records from an immediate exam after the assault note that there were extensive strangulation injuries to her neck.  When Angel attempted to have those medical reports added to the complaint at Polk Co. S.O., she was refused.  When Angel attempted to get the records she requested fromWilliamson County that they sent to  the Polk Co. S.O. instead, she recorded the  records clerk as stating, "Tommy Coleman told me not to give you any of the records."  This happened IMMEDIATLY prior to Tommy Coleman jumping ship and going to Jefferson Co.

    The Sentinel has confirmed that several local female realtors have received phone calls of the nature outlined in the H.A.R. alert and that they have followed up by filing reports with the Polk County S.O.  We have provided proof  that at least one Livingston area female realtor was assaulted and strangled by a predator.  We have confirmed through official sources that Ranger Eric Lopez was on the case but that he "is no longer assigned to it.  "The case remains with the Sheriff's Dept"

    We have asked but have not found out if Ranger Lopez was removed from the case by the Polk County DA or higher ups in Austin.  After the DA ignoring the lady realtor's (Angel's) pleas for help and their abject failure to seek a protective  order against her husband, Angel wrote and submitted her own application for a protective order to Judge John Wells.  He sat on it for a week or better and ignored The Sentinel inquiry as the status of the application.  Our latest update on that is that it has been signed.  

    One of the most disturbing aspects of this story is that the predator who has been accused multiple times of strangling his wives/girfriends seems to be untouchable.  The dead woman did leave a sworn  depostion and wondered how he could keep finding her when she would leave and try to hide from him.  "That's easy" one of 5 wives said, "his brother is a special agent and has access to all of the state's law enforcement information sources.


Another woman was assaulted by her husband in Polk County and he literally knocked her teeth out with his elbow in front of their children.  He was friends with the deputy that made the call.  There she was, bleeding and spitting teeth out of her mouth and no arrest was made.  It has been yover a year and still no arrest, no prosecution.  

     Is Polk County DA trying to artifically manipulate the domestic violence statistics that the law requires him to compile and submit to the state and Feds?  Do women just have less rights in Polk County?  I asked the question before but will again.  Why do deputies even carry a blank 'non prosecution' forms like the one presented to the victim at Pontoons a couple years ago when a male LEO was cited for disorderly conduct for fighting with a woman?  Any cop will tell you that domestic violence calls are the most dangerous.  Some statistics compiled and displayed just below prove that a DA that doesn't prosecute strangulation crimes is literally playing Russian Roulette with our Law Enforcement Officers' lives!  That is unacceptable.  The ENTIRE ARTICLE IS HERE.



Curtis Dickens put on a display of utter ignorance at the most recent meeting of the Twin Harbors POA meeting yesterday morning removing any doubt as to what a small minded bigot he is.  His 'Hatist' diatribe was aimed at several and included him strutting back and forth, pointing his finger, making accusations and displaying the "Dirty White Boys' rocker he wears on his gang cut.   "Nobody is going to tell me I can't wear this rocker", Dickens is quoted as having said.  As the only journalist who has written about him wearing the rocker, The Sentinel never said nor implied that there was any restriction against wearing the rocker.  We just pointed out that it exposed Dickens hateful racist agenda for all the world to see.

    Several people have shared that they went home from the meeting physically nauseous from the evil spirit of hate and anger Dickens and a couple of his minions permeated the room with.  More than one current resident not only withdrew from participation in the POA, they asserted that they would be moving and more than one 'for sale' sign has popped up because of Dickens' antics.

    Multiple people said he really showed his A$$ at the meeting but not a one indicated they saw anthing that would prove he was a male, much less  a man.  "He carries his testes in a holster and couldn't wear it in here" one real man observed.  

    Onalaska voters dodged a bullet by soundly defeating this hateful man in his bid for public office.

POINTBLANK 5/12/2022


The curve in Wilderness Rd just off of Hiway 156 was the location of a motorcyle accident around 10:am this morning.  A neighbor in the Hilzendager subdivision ended up in the ditch and up against some trees close to where the blacktop ends and the old indian trail veers off as Felix Currie Rd.  .  Emergency responders were on the scene in minutes and the rider was immobilized with a neck brace and backboard before being loaded into the ambulance.  The rider was Life Flighted from the Pointblank VFD according to sources.   He was conscious and speaking to the EMT's while they were ministering to his injuries.  It is not clear if he was wearing a helmet.

    One emergency responder reported later that the rider reported a throttle malfunction caused the bike to suddenly accelerate in the sharp curves.

CORRIGAN 5/12/20222


Corrigan Mayor, Johnna Gibson recently was reelected running unopposed for that position.  The Sentinel reported some while back that the mayor had stepped down and a Mayor Pro Temp was elected to replace her based on a video of a city council meeting showing the election of the Mayor Pro-Temp.  The video proves that the reporter on scene was shut down when seeking clarification and I never fared much better because the City Manager has a penchant for hanging up when I start asking questions.

    A recent interview with Mayor and Chief Gibson brought my error to light.  Ms. Gibson never stepped down and was not removed but a mayor Pro Temp was elected to serve in the event Mayor Gibson had to be absent.  That appointment would allow the city's business to move forward in the event the mayor was not able to be present.

   We want to thank The City  officials for the candid interview and transparent answers.  The city manager still likes to hang up.  




Pat Eversole, the longtime mayor of Coldspring was soundly defeated in the recent election by long time local and well respected candidate, John Benestante.  In a near 3 to 1 ratio win. Mr. Benestante has a long record of public service in San Jacinto county having served as the Chief appraiser at the CAD and on the Appraisal Review Board.  

   "Maybe we will get a Jack in the Box or McDonalds now" one long time resident noted claiming that as the owner of the local burger joint, Ms. Eversole has done her best to block that type of competing business from gaining a foothold in Coldspring.  Ms Eversole denies that is the case but aknowledges that those rumors have persisted for "Years"

  Ms. Eversole further stated that a search of the minutes would not produce any documents to substantiate those claims.   "As mayor, I could only vote in the case of a tie"


COCISD 5/7/2022


Former COCISD police chief, Roosevelt was smacked down by the voters in his recent bid to gain a seat on the COCISD School board against incumbent, Tony Sewell.  One former student who was the subject of Joseph's corrupt efforts to artifically manipulate the 'drug arrest" statistics  stated, "All those students he screwed over are voters now".




/Apparently the rencent vote counts in the Onalsaka City Council race and the Coldspring School Board race have  caused the fakebook celebrity, "Lyer Tyler Evans" to relapse and have convulsions so strong that he/she/it is having vision problems.  No sooner had the vote totals come in proving a sound defeat for every candidate that The Sentinel opposed  ("deja vu the hon defeat") that He/she/it has accused me of posting a picture of the Twin Harbors stalker on a golf cart that I said was in a private driveway of actually being a photo of the boat ramp with him sitting in the boat ramp parking lot.  As any reader can see, the photo attached here is the wide angle full photo that was submitted to The Sentinel and it is NOT the boat ramp.   It is indeed the private driveway of a homeowner that is not even home.  It is also the same private driveway Stalker Mitchell was parked in on his zero turn when he was taking photos of the lady he is stalking.  

     I said all that to say this Lyer Tyler.  YOU CANNOT destroy my credibility.  Only I can do that and I refuse to do so.  The more you pull for a candidate, the lower their vote totals or have you noticed?  

    Now to Curtis Dickins.  You and your 'whip' wouldn't make a wart on a mule skinner's butt.  I met the mule skinner from the old Boraxo '20 mule team' commercial of years ago and even at 90 plus years old, he was the best 'whippest' in this country.  We have had several comments to The Sentinel about you popping your 'bull' whip at the polls Saturday and none were about your 'skill'.  

    And Roosevelt Joseph, did you get the message loud and clear?  Thanks for picking your signs up so quick.   I will drop the stories about you soon and hope to not need them again.

ONALASKA 5/6/2022


In a blatant disregard for the directives that OPD Cheif Stanton and Texas Ranger, Eric Lopez claimed they gave James Mitchell, today saw him take up his stalker position again directly across from the home of the woman whom has filed multiple complaints about being harrassed  in her own neighborhood.  James Mitchell rode his golf cart on the same driveway of a neighbor where he parked last week on his zero turn mower and just glared at and photographed the victim of his harassment.

   In his actions, Mitchell has plainly expressed the modus operandi and the power source of the corrupt in the area.  "Their power is in ignoring us",


OPD Chief Stanton and Ranger Lopez



True to her word, Onalaska PD Chief Stanton with our local Texas Ranger, Eric Lopez did come into the neighborhood and investigate the claims of a local resident that has been being harrassed.  

    Upon being contacted by the Ranger, sources close to the event quoted Curtis Dickens buddy, James Mitchell as asking Ranger Lopez, "Is this about what happened Saturday"? in reference to him intentionally bumping into Ms. Covalt at the fire dept fund raiser then acting like a beligerent jack ass.

    No arrests were made but instructions to leave Ms. Covalt alone were expressed by The Ranger in quite plain language.

   Ms. Covalt, a long time children and woman's advocate did admonish Chief Stanton not to allow the familiar term of "jess" to be used by her employees.  "You are the fist woman Chief of Police in Polk County.  For them to call you "Jess" is disprespecting you and your accomplishments"  

    Chief Stanton seemed to accept the constructive criticism and move forward.  




SHEPHERD 5/5/2022


Over 2 lbs of meth were taken off the street by a couple of SJC Sheriff deputies following a basic traffic stop.  A combination of a phony dealer tag, good observation skills and a system implemented for just such actions payed off big time.  Training Sgt Rodney Nash and deputy Samantha Crenshaw made the stop and followed a 'policing plan' implemented by Sheriff Capers that led to the bust. 


ONALASKA 5/2/2022


According to multiple sources and confirmed by Chief Stanton of the Onalaska PD, a Texas Ranger is "assisting with the investigation" into the allegations brought forward by Ms. Covalt.  

    A prior interview with Chief Stanton and others revealed that on that date of the interview, the evidence pictured at left had not been turned over to the Onalaska Fire Marshall.  



ONALASKA 4/29/2022


Neighborhood PUNK bully (ie:male that picks on defenseless females), James Mitchell was caught on camera stalking and photographing a lady who was on her own front porch.

A close buddy with Curtis Dickins, a current city council candidate, Mitchell has done all he can to harrass the only minority residents in the neighborhood (same as Dickins) to the point that they have sold their house and are moving out.  Yesterday was not the first time Mitchell has engaged in this action.

    Mitchell's actions at today's Onalaska fire department fundraiser BBQ were beyond the pale.  According to a source at the fundraiser, Mitchell intentionally bumped into Ms. Covalt and when she asked him to stop, proceeded to raise his voice and engage in rude, aggressive and intimidating bbehavior toward Ms Covalt until others interceded to seperate them.  

   Mitchell has a son and step son convicted on sex charges.  One is in prison and the other is registered and living in the neighborhood.  Mitchell may blame Ms. Covalt for reporting that his registered sex offender son was NOT living at the address listed on the DPS S.O. Registry site because he made a point to tell her, "Jessica knows".

    Jessica is a reference to the current Chief of Police for Onalaska that was hired without even interviewing any of the four way more qualified candidates who did apply to for the job.  The Sentinel wrote a story at the time about the abject failure of the Onalaska City Council to hire the most qualified candidate  titled, "Onalaska Hires Chief, Never Leaves the Farm"   

   The voters of Onalasaka need to think long and hard about the council elections.





receipt for open records

AUSTIN  4/20/2022


Director, Kim Vickers' office did confirm by direct email to The Sentinel that the surrender documents former Trinity Co Sheriff deputy, Chris Lima signed do state clearly with no ambiguity that the surrender of his TCOLE is permanent.  We have those documents available to our subscribers.


After much consideration, we have made the decision to establish the Patreon page back for the Sentinel and publish our proof documents there.  The Sentinel will remain ad free and the stories available but any evidence documents will ONLY be available to subscribers on the Patreon page.  Stay tuned for more info or just hit the give send o button in the left column if you want us to continue our work.


or, 1st amendment auditors vs law enforcement officers.

As America's 'Rift' Valley widens and widens, no one wants to get to the core problem being confusion as to what constitutes privacy and the right of anonymity.  

    If you want privacy, go in, shut your door, pull the shades and build a damn fence.  

   If you are going to cause a disturbance in public and run your head, you have no right to anonyminty.  There is a difference.  It is that simple.

   On the opposite tack,what L.E.O's need to understand Considering that the law is codified and written and understood that in order to ID someone, there must be R.A.S. of a crime, yada yada ya, no matter what state.  When that officer runs my DL, they are announcing to the world of literate folks that read or hear that So and So is committing, has just committed or is expected to commit a crime.  It is called 'Scannerville" and the public record.  The log is public record.  So now, the public records states that at this day and time, so and so was suspected of committing a crime, being about to committ a crime suspected of committing a crime when in fact, the cop is just fishing for warrants with no probable cause but forces their call in to be placed in the public record that IN FACT, so and so is committing, about to committ or suspected of committing a crime.  No officer has that right without provable probable cause.  It is that simple.   

    It is so simple to see like a tree for the forest that is it EXACTLY where our liberty is attacked.  

   When idgets like Crenshaw, Babin and McConnell want to sign away our probable cause protections with the TAPS Act, we are on a slippery slope.   It is the weight of the law and order system including its corruption  pushing down the slipperty slope to "papers please" and the resistance to that tyranny pushing back.  

    Threat Assesment Prevention and Safety Act brings the conclusion that anyone willing to trade liberty for safety deserves neither liberty or safety quote to life right before our eyes.  Think about it.  If the more the public record shows you have been stopped and ID'd, the greater "threat" the algorhythm will assess you to be.   

   This is story proven true if recent sources are correct in stating that William Lee Hon and Tommy L. Coleman are being considered for federal prosecutor positions.  All we can figure is that the D.O.J. must have filed all of the complaints of CRIMINAL violations the pair commited were labled as RESUME' and treated as such.

    "Expert in witholding exculpatory evidence" check

     "Able to lie on the spot"   check

     "Can ignore court orders, lie about it and do it anyway"  check.

     "HATES free speech and a free press"  check

      "is ok with not prosecuting criminals you endorse"   check

I think it was Babin that went whole hog priasing Lima in writing before Lima's arrest.

   As we see the practice of arresting people for daring to call 911 or even worse, being blamed because SOMEONE ELSE called 911, Babin's methods are coming home to roost.


ONALASKA 4/9/2022


The burned out carcass of what appeared to be a homemade incendary device based on a solar powerd light base was recovered off of the porch of a local area home.  "I could smell the gunpowder" the homeowner stated when relating the wee hours  incident to The Sentinel.   

   A long standing  and documented effort to intimidate and harrass the only minority property owners in the neighborhood by the self annointed "neighborhood watch" 'volunteers' make him a primary suspect in the mind of the property owner.   Curtis Dickens antics with the "DIRTY WHITE BOY" shoulder rocker was just the latest behaviour noted by residents there.  "He tried to have me ticketed and arrested for BBQ ing in my yard during a burn ban and had to hold his hand on his gun the whole time"

   Sentinel research has shown that that The Dickens own not only their Homestead property in Twin Harbours but also a couple of rental homes in the neighborhood.  Pictures of those houses show they are in a constant state of disrepair and violation of the deed restrictions for Twin Harbors not to mention the desecration to the American flag.

   There are two sides of the story in Twin Harbors.  People who want to keep the deed restrictions and protect the property values where they are invested and the group led by Dickens that wants to scrap them and allow metal buildings and such.   By allowing his own rental property to violate those deed restrictions erodes at them constantly to to the point that eventually, they will become un enforceable.  

     Dickens is on the ballot for an Onalaska city council seat.  Dubose has already proven he will lie to cover for Dickens and is for all practical purposes, Chief of Police and commissioner too.  Getting Laverty and Dickens elected will cement a power grab.  Dubose has shown he is not interested in clearing up the question of the complaints he claims aren't there despite a written email to the city asking those exact questions.  







TEXAS 4/8/2022


"they just don't answer them"

BEAUMONT 4/4/2022


The Sentinel was able to confirm via phone interview with a spokesperson in the Jefferson County DA's office that yes indeed, as per Sentinel sources, Tommy L. Coleman has gone to work in Jefferson County.  "Today is his first day" is an exact quote proving our sources reliable one more time even though Coleman has not yet been listed on the office website.

    We have submitted an open records request for his resume' and any background check info that was obtained by DA Wortham to see if he made any effort to vett Coleman before hiring him.  We will share those results with our readers in a couple of weeks if DA Wortham follows the open records laws of the Great State of Texas.

And he said unto him, Why callest thou me goodthere is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

You know those pesky moral absolutes?  No lying, bearing false witness and things like that?  Now tell us again what a good guy you are.  



CJ GOODWIN, AKA Colleen Goodwin has once again, opened her mouth to spew lies and misinformation.  She just didn't get enough of a 'liar liar pants on fire' fix in the last election cycle even after putting up a fake P.A.C. to support the criminal, Tommy Coleman in the election.  CJ bald face lied about an employee of Coleman's opponent on social media saying she was fired when nothing was further from the truth.  She went all out to help her employer win the elction knowing it would leave her needing a job because it was the best thing for the people of Polk County.    Once the election was over, that lady got several job offers.  She took one for better pay that will allow her to continue using her immense talents as a private investigator and help people, especially abused kids, which is her heart's desire. 

CJ put up that FAKE P.A.C. claiming to be a large organization supporting the criminal, Coleman trying to sway an election with Fake News (democrat tactic), when it was really just her.  Now she decides to side with a loud mouth punk pervert, Keith Black when we have published the documets proving he is a liar and that he perved on his probationers causing him to be fired as a probation officer. Maybe Black will take his shoe off and rub your foot under the desk 'accidently;

     So you just knock your lights out CJ.  Please, go ahead and get on the Woodrow 'walking woody' Wallace for sheriff band wagon now because the people in Trinity County are crying out for all the help they can get.  You did so good helping us defeat Hon and Coleman that we covet your assistance defeating Wallace.  

    A little unsolicited advice for free, Ms. Goodwin.  Withdraw yourself from East Texas politics before you harm your husband's, and by extension, the reputation of the Liberty County District Attorney's office.  The last thing Ms. Bergman, Liberty County Criminal District Attorney needs is to call her investigator to the stand with people wondering, "Is he involved with or does he condone his wife's lying ways or is he just not man enough to keep his house (wife) in order"?  Neither answer is good young lady so don't force people to ask the question.  Don't smear your liar stink on his job and Ms. Bergman's office.  They have a very important job to do.

    Politics are Snark infested waters so if you are going to dive in, you best be able to swim really  FAST  because it is rumored that us Great White Snarks never sleep.



Repeated self inflicted 'lead balloon' injuries to his reputation insure more and more liklihood that a qualified candidate will step up and run against Woody Wallace in the next telection.  From having hired the deputy who is now serving 65 years in prison for his sex crimes to hanging Royce Wells shingle in his department AFTER proof of his sex crimes were published to this latest 'recruiter' being fired from SJC probation dept for his perverted acts against probationers, Woody seems bound and determined to do it his way.   

    Although rumors persist alleging that Woody Wallace is a sexual predator,none have come forward with an actual complaint out of fear they claim.   What we can prove is that Woody surrounds himself with men that we CAN PROVE engage in that type activity.

   Lee Hon is the primary example.  Documents published during the campaign for District Judge not only prove that Lee Hon used his power and postion to try and pressure a gorgeous woman into meeting him to 'do something', those same documents proved that Hon would later file criminal charges when she dared say no.   

    The Golden boy Lima has ressurected his personal fb page claiming he is a Trinity County Deputy for Woody DESPITE being up on criminal charges in Walker county stemming from evidence that Lima was engaging in drug dealing in uniform, on duty and in a woody wallace patrol vehicle.  The Sentinel also has a copy of a text message from an underage female saying Lima has been stalking her and when she went to the Rangers, Lima found out the next day and came by her house shooting his gun.   I guess we could republish the applications for TRO's (plural, 3 total we have)  against Lima for abusing women and children but that is old news by now. Kind of lends some credence to the story linked above that the Rangers went out of their way to protect Lima.

   It has long been my contention that pot will never be legalized in Texas because there is too much corrupt money to make at the local level.  

    The next pervert that woody attached himself to is SJC Constable Sam Houston.  We have published the text messages from Houston trying to coerce an attractive young female to meet with him 'one on one' or risk losing her kids and going to jail.  She didn't meet him and went to jail.  Sam Houston hired Peter Sparta as his captain KNOWING Sparta had been convicted of attempted Agg Sexual Assault of a child when he was 17.  The court records are sealed but we published evidence of the conviction and I can again.  Woody couldn't wait to connect himself with Houston this last election while stumping for the fellow pervert, Lee Hon.  What do I mean by pervert?  Any lawman that will use his badge and authority to coerce someone (I would say "a female" but then there is Keith Blacks efforts on a young male probationer alleged) into giving sexual favors is a PERVERT, PREDATOR AND A PUNK.  It is that simple.

   I personally am convinced that Keith Black and his fake profile page he 'moderates' is the lead balloon that took Hon out.  Some disagree and attribute that 'honor' to Coleman based on the Morton Case and his antics in Williamson County.  Whoever is right, I am really glad to see the pervert criminal, Keith Black stumping for Woody Wallace this far ahead of the next election cycle when Wallace, aka,  The 'walking woody' will have to defend his record.  We have made no secret that the people of Trinity County are pleading for our help to oust this criminal with a badge.  There should be no doubt in anyone's mind that I am willing to get in the trench with'woody' Wallace next election.  My only question is, "Who has the courage and experience to run against him?



3/27/2022 POINTBLANK


  Foreigner's "Dirty White Boy" was blaring on the youtube when Curtis and Barbara Dickens showed up for our appointed interview at The Sentinel Office.   He quickly voiced the same points about NOT being a member or the DWB and, clearing his FBI background check for a concealed carry permit.   They added their various black belts to the list and seemed to almost insist that I take down that story because it was lies.  Oh and slander.     It was the rest of the conversation that got way more interesting.

     Residents have claimed they have filed complaints with OPD on the Dickens in the past.   The Dickens aknowledged in our interview that they knew there was a "whole stack" of complaints filed on them at OPD but that they had no merit and were being ignored because carrying a pistol was legal for him.  

    Capt Duboise, soon to be commissioner Duboise,  told me in reply to a direct question that he DID NOT have any complaints on Curtis and Barbara Dickens  for stopping people.  I know the residents who claim to have filed, filed because they have copies.  I believe Dickens claiming to know there are complaints.  Sad to say, it is Duboise that I don't believe but as always, let us find out for sure.   It is legal for cops to lie and they wonder why the disconnect.  Hon proved lying is legal but also, why it is not SMART.

    Barbara Dickens of Onalaska was awarded the Polk Co Chamber "Volunteer of the Year" award at the same banquet Hon was awarded Polk Countian of the year.  She got to keep hers.  Our rural counties would be in a bind if it were not for our volunteer community.  From Fire Dept to Neighborhood watch.  




Twin Harbor resident and neighbor donned what some thought was prison gang colors to show up on a fire scene in the Onalaska Community shortly after announcing his candidacy as an Onalaska City Councilman.  The notorious Federal Prison Gang, ;THE DIRTY WHITE BOYS' has a no nonsense reputation.  Mr. Dickens called The Sentinel today seeking corrections on this story and made it plain he has a clean record, a concealed weapon permit and is NOT a member of the Dirty White Boys federal prison gang.  "I am allowed to carry a gun everywhere I go", Dickens clarified.

   The Sentinel has received multiple complaints on Curtis and Ms Dickens over the years from residents in the neighborhood who claim that they harrasses minorities in the neighborhood.  Not just the minority home owners but also for harrassing minority hired help who show up to do do home repairs and other labor for different property owners.  

    Long known for "patrolling' the neighborhood in his side by side packing a gun, Curtis and Ms Dickens have told at least one young black man doing  repairs to not come back in the neighborhood according to a witness.  It is also alleged she has a penchant for wanting to check people's driver's licenses.  We did put in a call to Chief Stanton to see if the Dickens have any 'Neighborhood Watch" authority to stop people or check ID's.  Capt DuBoise did return my call and assure us that the Dickens do NOT have any authority to stop people.  He also stated that he has not had any complaints about the Dickens stopping people.  Curtis Dickens did agree to an interview in the next few days and did keep his word today at 1 pm.  We covered a range of topics 



AUSTIN 2/23/2022 


Tommy L. Coleman has a TexasBar  complaint filed by local attorney, Dana Williams for contacting her client directly while representing the the Polk Co DA's office.  As of an interview with Ms Williams a few weeks ago, she had not filed the complaint but had it written.  According to a reliable Sentinel source, the complaint has now been filed.  We have sought the actual documents that are available to the public.




After multiple resets and no proof that Lima had appeared at any of his hearings to date, a three man surveilance team was able to spot him today.   Lima's police training came in handy as he slipped past the persistent court watchers and met his attorney for yet another reset.  The third man on the team did catch a picture of Lima as he came bounding out of the courthouse minutes after he went in.  According to the posted photographer, Lima leapt up the stairs from the lower level and scurried  down the walk in quite a hurry.

    All of this as new information comes to light alleging the reason that Lima's termination of employment as the DA Hon investigator was buried in the deeply redacted 400 page complaint file Hon redacted 95 percent of.  A new and more directed effort toward obtaining that specific incident report via open records is underway.  As reported by The Sentinel at the time, Hon ILLEGALLY redacted information and basicly STOLE 350 Dollars from a veteran donor by his over redacting.

    Conflicting information has been the norm for the entire time Lima has been in the courty system in Walker County.  It all depends on who you ask.  One deputy shared that Lima's case is on the list but covid delays have them all backed up. 




Either Sheriff Wallace is lying to me the OAG and by extension, the public, or he is lying to his FB page readers.  I would ask, which is it but it seems to be both and NEITHER answer is good.  My conclusion is that either Wallace and an ex deputy are working together to get me out on a limb with a false story or Wallace is trying to get me to run a false story about someone he is afraid might run against him.  




UPDATE 3/20/2022


What can only be described as throwing a former deputy 'under the bus', Trinity Co. Sheriff Woody Wallace answered our open records request with two names.  The open records request was for "any K-9 officer hired or fired in the last two years."  After a protracted effort to block the information release by the high dollar attorney, Sheriff Wallace delivered two names.  

    When Sheriff first began to be opaque with the information, The Sentinel went on and asked TCOLE for the files on every officer hired or terminated from Trinity County in the last two years.  We received that file in short order.  

     One particular deputy was hired in 2013 according to the TCOLE records so the only possible way his name could fit the "hired or fired in last two years"  was if he had been fired.  

    The problem with Sheriff Wallace's assertion by delivery of these records is that The Sentinel has obtained official records from another source proving the man resigned and was not fired.  We only asked for "FIRED" deputies.   More records have been sought.

<TRINITY 3/19/2022


The recordswere requested based on the documents Trinity Co. Sheriff fought against but was ordered to release about K9 officer fired before Lima for dealing drugs.  The list had two names despite Wallace's claims on a Brandon White Video that there were no officers fired.    Sentinel readers will remember this request as the one the high dollar lawyer needed clarification on the term 'K=9' officer.  It appears Trinity Co Sheriff only wanted to stall enough to get past the elections.  The requests are in.  

    Along the way a couple of other really interesting stories surfaced.  

POLK COUNTY 3/17/2022


The 'underlying' charge for the 'Organized Crime'  enhancement is 'Retaliation/Obstruction according to this bond condition paperwork.  

LIVINGSTON 3/15/2022


The last of the two 1st Amendment auditors arrested over a 911 call a neighbor made was released just before midnight. 

There was an auditor livestream showing the release but watching the ninja throw his gang symbols, the F bombs every other word and just misinformation stopped their message being played in my living room or a link posted on my page.  

   The auditor community did band together and raise the money for her bail.  

   This case is going to be one of the more interesting to come down the pike in our community in a long time.  

    A prosecutor with a reputation for vindictive political prosecutions squared off against two bright and capable attorneys.  Add into the mix the constitutional rights aspects of the case and what many would call a lame duck prosecutor with nothing to lose.  We at The Sentinel have promoted the 'lame duck' to being a 'cooked goose' (ie:done) prosecutor that will be bent on leaving his mark.  Hon was a no show at Brandon White's bond reduction hearting but showed up to fight the girl.  I rest my case.




POLK CO 3/15/2022


The Honorable Travis Kitchens brought the unconstitutional bail amount recommended by Judge John Wells back into line with the constitution this morning for Melanie McCrory.  Currently incarcerated for a '911 call' that someone else made, Ms. McCrory's bail was reduced from 105K to 3500 dollars each charge, 7K TOTAL,  putting the probability of release of the mother of two within the forseeable future.

    DA Lee Hon argued the state's case but did not fare as well the female ADA who attempted to Keep Brandon White's bail at the 100K mark.  Attny Lana Shadwick shut Hon's  argument down on several points.  

      We expected a fair decision and got that but those in attendence were in for a bit more of a  show.  Judge Kitchen's Bailiff, J.R. Spillman caught the unidentified white male journalist Clint Evans taking his phone out of his pocket punching buttons and presumably trying to "gather content for a story" and busted him for it.  The action was the impetus causing cell phones to be excluded from the courtroom.  He is the same bailiff who caught Willie Openshaw sneaking a picture from the foyer door on the Binnion trial and brought him before the court.   Bailiff Spillman has great reputation among his peers and the community once again proving his reputation as a no nonsense bailiff.  

     One irony is that many will remember the 'unidentified white male' as the one who challenged John Cabiness for the right to bring a camera into the courthouse.  He argued that unless his camera can go into the Justice Center, he wanted every cell phone to be collected and brought out of the Justice Center.  Classic example of be careful what you ask for.   Cell phones were prohibited after the lunch break.

YOUTUBE 2/13/2022


or John Wells Steps in It.

A "panel" meeting hosted by Long Island Audit where he interviews two of the auditors that were arrested by Livingston PD Warrants is linked to the headline.  

    A great deal of information is presented with only a couple of minor errors that The Sentinel addresses in the comments on the Youtube page.

   Of particular interest to me and one reason that The Sentinel has collaborated on a couple of projects with White and McCrory is that neither of them has monetized their youbube channels.  Both have convinced me that their motive is to right wrongs in our system.  


      The ad narrative attached is the only reference we could ever find about John Wells being a prosecutor.  At the time of the election, The Sentinel did request records and proof from John Wells but he never answered or produced a document.  Our publication declared it to be a false lying political ad and neither him nor his campaign EVER contradicted our statement.




TRINITY  CO 3/11/2022   


On a recorded video, Sheriff Wallace stated that an inmate in the Angelina County Jail was "naked" on the college campus in Angelina County.  The inmate was not naked and was never even alleged to have been naked and sheriff Wallace knows he was not naked on the campus but stated as fact that he was naked.  

    The Sentinel has open record requested a copy of the letter the inmate wrote to Sheriff Wallace as an effort to seek correction on Wallace's statement.  Wallace's response was to call the Angelina County Sheriff causing the inmate to be brought before the Warden.  

      The inmate did contact The Sentinel requesting that I withdraw the open records request.  We respectfully declined to withdraw it.

    If normal Trinity County proceedure is followed, I will receive a letter from the high dollar law firm (at tax payer expense) saying they are seeking an OAG opinion and they will spend a bunch of tax payer money trying to protect the Liar, Wallace from being exposed for yet another lie.





Brandon White was released from the Polk County jail in the wee hours of this moring after a fellow auditor collected some money and put in a bunch of his own to  meet the bond amount prescribed bya local bonding company.  With several hoops to jump through, after interviewing Mr. White, he seems more determeined than ever to face the effort to silence him head on.  




UPDATE 3/11/2022


Attorney Lana Shadwick has picked up Melanie's case and Attorney Joe Roth has withdrawn from the case.  The bond reduction hearing based on the Writ of Habeus Corpus Ms. Shadwick submitted will be held Tuesday.



The 258th District Judge will be tasked with the duty to right the wrong done by John Wells when he recommended an Unconstitutional high bond amount.   The Left over Hon trolls are already attacking Judge Kitchens for righting the illegally high bond Wells suggested for Brandon White.  

    The hearing for Melanie is set for Friday.  A New York area auditor has established a fund raising link with intent to raise enough money to meet both Brandon and Melanie's bond.  

POLK/SJC 3/7/2022


A local complaint to both the Polk and SJC Sheriff Depts by different women over the cyber crimes committed by "Tyler Evans" have been totally ignored on the local level.  Three seperate persons made formal complaints to the "Cyber Crimes" division of the FBI BEFORE the atrocities 'Tyler Evans" and "William Smith" committed during the elections.  

    Lee Hon's own antics of 'investigating' an alleged fake profile as a Felony 3 crime in his effort to get a 'do something"  date did bring the level of crime Evans and Smith are committing to the forefront of the discussion.  




"Who needs slappin here"?

Mr(s) Goodwin, Your first history lesson is the etomology of the word Liberal.  Its original roots are grounded in LIBERTY as opposed to statism.  research a little.

   second lesson.  Unreasonable bond is unconstitutional.  Try reading it some times.  Facinating document.  

   Third lesson in recent history is that Practicing the Liberty stealing, unconstitutional and therefore, CORRUPT practice of using  high bonds to punish first offenders without due process will get your butt beat at the ballot box.  Any questions on that?

   Now on to the "provoke" comment.  It is true that Polk Co LEO of some sort or another have arrested or cited Brandon White several times now.  Each of those times was behind Mr. White exercising his constitutional rights.  Each of those times, his phone was kept as 'evidence' yet no search warrant for the contents yet.  If LEO can get a warrant, they can download the contents.

Once he tried the door on a cop car because he could see weapons loose in there.  It was unlocked so he closed it and went in to notify them the car was unlocked with weapons in reach.   He was arrested and is on bond for that.  Lee Hon changed the charges from burglary to interference and reset the case when it came to court.  Brandon let it out he had video proving he was innocent.  

     My understanding is that Brandon has video of another cop car at Angelina College parking lot since then  with an AR 15 and a 12 guage tactical shotgun laying in the seat of an unlocked unit while a LEO course was being taught.  I don't know if he let them know or not.  Should he?  

   You see Mr(s) Goodwin, Judge Kitchens hopefully averted Polk County being sued for unconstitutional bond violations.  Could you imagine the ramifications of some nut finding guns in a a cop car and using them to go in an kill a bunch of folks?   

    What is provoking the LEO's to arrest Mr. White?  Him excercising his constitutional rights or him exercising his constitutional rights even after they tell him he can't?    Either of those would warrant them a slap.  

    Now on to the anti American, liberty opposing cancel culture 'woke' republicans in name only boot lickers  like you.   You wouldn't know conservatism if it kicked you in the butt.  


Steve Watson


lLIVINGSTON 3/5/2022


A recent video posted by the masked ninja from the auditor community has three fingers pointing back at himself.  In it, ninga proclaims more than once that the deputy clerk "cannot spell" because she clarifies the spelling on 'Ninja' for the receipt she is recording.

   What he meant for her insult only proved her thouroughness and excellent training by Ms. Bobbye Christopher, the Polk County District Clerk. 

    Ms. Christopher's best effort to help the young man understand her role as District Clerk seemed to pass right through the virtual reality that is 'live stream' and not register.  In her training and patience and unflustered manner, Ms Richards dealt with this arrogant and pushy masked man. refusing to identify himself while filming her against her will. All that while  engaging in chat on live stream. Get your lawyer answers BEFORE you get there, not on the cell phone.  

    Ms. Christopher never said or implied that she doesn't know the law, she merely stated that she was not an attorney and would not give you legal advice.  Smart Lady.  

   As for the offer of a chair for you, it is southern hospitality and a way to clear the window since she just told you it will be a few minutes to produce the documents you need.   In case another person comes in the cramped quarters.


The Police Accountability Project has picked up the story of the Auditor arrests in Livingston.  As the journalist who has followed the auditor movement for years and interviewed all of the auditors involved here, My curiosity as to why the, "unidentified white male" was not arrested even though he was in the apartment, videoed the incident and published his video.  What was different about him was my question so I asked him after he offered himself up to the Comal County Sheriff's dept along with the others who were arrested.  

  As the only one of the auditors from San Jacinto County, Concerned Citizen Where is the Constitution specutlated that no one offered his name up to the authorities.   He was even suspected and questioned about being an informant by some that did not know him.   After chewing on my question a couple days, the unidentified white male did call back and tell me that he was the only one of the auditors in the apartment that day that was NOT on facebook and therefore was NOT a member of the facebook group the auditors participate in.   

    According to a source, Blue the Blue Line Watcher's facebook page was accessed after her arrest via her phone.  We have not confirmed nor do we have any document but that is the allegation made by a close friend.  

     We all know Facebook can't stand free speech.  Is it plausible that private group chat was being accessed?  Is there a cop posing as an auditor?  Or is this case as flimsy and political as it appears?   




Brandon White appeared via zoom before the 258th district court this morning and had the 105K bail recommended by John Wells reduced to 8500.00 dollars.  The unconstitutional bail far exceeded the norm for a non violent accusation on a man with no criminal history other than the bogus charges Lee Hon has stacked on White for his journalism efforts.  

   Attorney Seth Evans put the prosecutor in check several times by objecting to her 'conclusions' that were not in evidence.  Judge Kitchens corrected the violation of the defendant's rights to line up with the US Constitution. 

    Sentinel sources say Judge Wells is already seeking support in SJC for his next run for the 411th bench in two years.  

   A couple of suggestions Judge Wells.  STOP letting Hon use the unconstitutionally high bail bonds to punish people that have not had their day in court.  EMBRACE the precept of innocent until proven guilty by a perponderance of the evidence.  NOTICE that the Hon signs DO NOT have a District Court number on them so can be reused to run against you.  Prove to the people a great distinction between you and Hon's corrupt ways.  




POLK COUNTY 3/2/2022


or 'hanging lawsuit blurs vision'

The Polk County Enterprises front page article has called for a run off election between Ms. Shelly Bush Sitton and the defeated Tomy Coleman because they don't know the law and can't do the math.

   Ms. Sitton won the election with no run off.  All it takes is 50% of the vote PLUS ONE VOTE!!

   The Enterprise article states that the winner has to get a full 51% percent to avoid a run off and that is not correct according to official sources.  Is The Enterprise so in the tank for Coleman/Hon they can't see straight?  According to Sentinel sources, Ms. Wooten was advised of the embarassing error in short order so she could make the correction.



Long fought (at tax payer expense) battle to hide information from The Sentinel regarding any K-9 officer terminated at TCSO ended today as the "OPAQUE" sheriff delivered the records as ordered by OAG.   After comparing to the TCOLE records we already obtained and another request that will probably be a legal battle (at tax payer expense) to just end up losing, we will finally have a simple answer.   Maybe if enough people ask him now. we can save you money.  Woody Wallace, "Did you fire another K-9 officer for dealing drugs before Lima but not prosecute him?  Did you let him move on down the road?  

AUSTIN  2/15/2022 


OR 2022-04447

REC'D ATTORNEY GENERAL letter addressed to Trinity Co counsel regarding The Sentinel request for information on the K-9 officer it is alleged that was fired for dealing in drugs before Chris Lima was hired and then arrested.   The attorney falsified his request for opinion in stating I asked for information that I never asked for that he knew I wasn't entitled to like Social Security Number.  It drags out the process don't you know.  The victory is in the decision that they must release the basic info that I asked for, his name.  

   Sentinel readers will remember  this battle fromwhen the Trinity Co attorney needed 'clarification' of what I meant by K-9 officer".

    What the letter today does tell us is that there WAS a K-9 officer terminated from the Trinity Co. Sheriff Dept.  

    Even though we had confirmation of a another "dog handler" prior to Lima acording to developing  source information in Trinity Co. remembering the name has been the problem.  "So many come and go" was the final comment on the topic by one of our sources there.  

  Now to see if Sheriff Wallace will release the former K-9 officers name so I can request the personnel file and move that investigation forward.  



A youtube live stream linked to the head line shows the filing of a 

Writ of Habeus Corpus effort on behalf of two in jail.  Polk County Clerk's office takes it in stride in their effort to fulfil the duty of office to keep the public record.  

According to statements made in the video and with Sentinel confirmation, Attorney Seth Evans has been appointed to represent Brandon White and had already filed his own Writ of Habeus Corpus in the case.  

  Nothing seems to indicate the lady, Melanie McCrory has has an attorney appointed.   The Auditor community reps filing of the Writ for Melanie McCrory appears to be the first defensive action in the case.  

  There was an online fund raiser "for their books" during the morninngs effort to find some more answers.


MELANIE, "The Blue Line watcher has reached out via text about setting up a jail phone account for her to call me.  


SAN ANTONIO 2/17/2022


Three of the auditors who were present at the apartment of Melanie McCrory when Livingston PD stopped in to ID a man for carrying a pistol have presented themselves to a Law enforcement agency in the San Antonio area. Their intent was to see if there were warrants on them.  Only two were arrested.  The man wearing the pistol, 'Matt' and the spanish speaking driver of the car that was stopped were arrested.  A third had no warrant.  He had only been at the apartment.

     Questions persist on the 911 call.  All of the witnesses we have interviewed including Melanie McCrory  insist that Melanie never made a 911 call.  A civil rights attorney states that the wording of the probable cause affidavit does not state that Melanie made the call but rather that she 'initiated' the call.  He argued that could mean that she caused someone else to make the call and even allowing the man to wear his pistol and enter her apartment could be construed as, 'initiating' the call no matter who actually made the call.  


   As we ponder the circumstances and recoil from a call claiming the CFR documents we provided Brandon White about Tommy Coleman's campaign finance violations and the article he wrote were the impetus for the arrests, we wonder what really was.  As I pointed out to the caller, CFR violations are run of the mill and any campaign is going to point out violations in them even when they prove the most conservative news agency reporter, Brietbart, is supporting Travis Kitchens.  OMG, Judge Kitchens was a day late on filing.  Lol, That day late posting is responsible for making the brietbart connection, "newsworthy".

   It is my contention that the information Brandon White has that is dangerous to Lee Hon is the proof that it is in fact, Chris Lima who is running the 'Tyler Evans' page.  That fact coming to light would damage Lee Hon and Woody Wallace.  Brandon has the source but has not revealed it to many to protect that source.  A source that has already, according to public court records, been the victim of assault by Chris Lima.

    Brandon made that fact plain in an article and did share the information with me.  What propelled his arrest, in my view, was the cryptic message posted on FB that multiple people read a few days ago stating that they were the one with the proof of who ;'Tyler Evans' really is and would be posting it soon.  BOOM, Brandon gets arrested, cryptic messge is dropped.  

   Politics is about the timing and Hon has proved that he will make arrests based on politics and/or a dinner date.  It is about the timing.  

     No grand jury until the last of the month.  No making bond until a bond reduction hearing.  By the time Brandon gets out and can publish the proof, the election is over.




After re reading the PC affidavit and my emails with Livingston PD, I can not say they attributed the actual call, physically making the 911 call to Melanie.  The PD is apparently willing to let my stumble along believing that they positively identified Melanie as the actual caller.  


UPDATE 2/16/2022


According to an official source, the source of the 911 call attributed to Melanie McCrory has been "positively identified" in response to a Sentinel question.   Livingston PD did make the probable cause affidavit available to me in a timely manner and even answered my direct question about the positive identity of the caller which is not required by law.  

TEXAS 2/11/2022


Recent arrest of Melani McCrory and Brandon White along with extremely high bond amounts have sent a shiver through the ranks of the Auditor Community in Texas.    Statements leading to the speculation that there are other warrants for other auditors that were at the scene can be heard on the video of the arrest encounter at Ms. McCrory's apartment.  

    Having interviewed several of the auditors on quite a few occassions, it is clear that the prospect of showing up in Polk Co to protest the arrests may be met with a warrant of your own has dampened the enthusiam of most. Several have commented on being placed on a 'Terrorist' watch list in the last week.  

    Accordingto the Probable Cause Affidavit obtained via open records, Ms. McCrory is charged with and accused of having made the 911 call that initiated the confrontation at her apartment.  All there that The Sentinel has interviewed  deny the accusation but I cant see the Livingston PD, after multiple interactions with them, claiming to have an audio file that they don't have.  Both Parish and Wright will tell you that we have sparked and disagreed but I have never caught the PD in a lie.  Mum to my questions yes, but a lie, no.  

    My long and involved study of the auditor movment as chronicled on my "Auditor Comments' page leads me to a conclusion.  Although there are true desires by many to stand on our constitutional rights by exercising them, the underlying theme of provoking an officer of the law to do something he can be sued for and collecting on said suit seems to be a constant motive.

   I remember early on when the auditor movement first came onto the scene, even some of my longest time readers commented that they were doing what I do.  "No", I said, "they look to provoke a cop into doing something they can sue for, I take complaints and look for specific evidence of wrong doing and publish that when I find it".  

    One of my most prominent expose' articles was outing the king of audit lawsuits, New Now Houston when he did a hit piece on our SJC community and sheriff's dept.  You might say that I took away his anonymity by discovering and then posting his true identity.  My constant counsel to those who want to be credible is to not hide behind anonymity.  That is why no matter how nasty the fake profiles get and the lies they spout run round the world in minutes, my credibility is maintained by the fact that you can pick up a phone, email or knock on my door and communicate with the real me.  

   When Lee Hon filed the false charges on me for exercising my free speech, I put out a call to arms to protect free speech and free press but who helped me?  Not my church, not a sole in the auditor community.  Just me and The Lord and a good lawyer and a few veterans behind me stood on the Truth and sought justice and prevailed. 

   Having had quite a few converstaions with Melanie McCrory and Brandon White over the last few months, both will assure you that my admonition is and has always been that all it takes is one lie and you are done.  The Sentinel was sought out by them which gave me opportunity to not only counsel them on journalististic ethics but to also warn them of the consequences of sparring with the most powerful people in the county.  "You better be right and be able to prove it".   


UPDATE 2/10/2022


John Well recommended 100 K bail, not set it yet,  ALSO They 

Big surprise, it was John Wells that set the unconstitutional excessive bail amount on Ms. Melanie.   Not only are the charges bogus, the bail is excessive and intended to prevent her from making bail.  Are you next?  This is just a taste of the tryanny Hon/Coleman have in store for Polk Co if either are elected.  For Wells to be foolish enough to join in means that he has been in their camp all along.   NONE Of the JP's  signed it and the one on duty this week had NO information about it.  That means they went to Wells first.   That eliminates him from being able to preside over the case because he took on the magistrate duties.  Not Smart John.  Now watch.  It has to go in Judge Kitchens court.  He will probably reduce bail to a reasonable amount and Hon will attack him for being soft on crime because he defends the constitution by abiding by it.  What a mess they stirred up now.



Brandon published story about Coleman failing to report campaign expenses and Brandon has the documents to prove Coleman's illegal act.  Now his girl is in jail and they are looking for him.  Imagine that.   

If there is a real journalist at the Enterprise, you have Colemans CFR documents in your email now so lets see if you write a story about Coleman's illegal campaign acts or if the lawsuit he has been holding over your head is going to silence you.  Let me make a prediction.  Not only will Emily Wooten not write a story about the CFR's PROVING he didn't list the ads he ran in her paper so she has proof coming and going.  I will go further and predict she covers this arrest story in a light favorable to the Coleman campaign.  Any takers?




100K bond set on arrest. 

According to a verbal relay, Ms McCrorys's bond has been set at 100k and she has not made bail.

WE don't seem to be able to get a single reply from a single official source.  


link in headline for youtube video

Some kind of conspiracy charges seem to be the impetus for the arrest of Melanie McCrory after a failed effort by Liv PD to force ID.  As a tenant in a government subsidized  apartment complex where several auditors from Texas gathered before staging an event to exercise their first and second amendment rights at the chili cookoff, Livingston PD came out and arrested the woman this morning on a charge of, "Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity" according to the Polk Co jailer who answered the phone . 

    Lt Drake is hiding behind his voice mail and won't give an answer.  The cops on the scene claimed they had a warrant for 'conspiracy' but did not present it up front before arresting Ms. Trimble.  

    There were a few men in attendance at the rally to exercise thier Constitutional rights and there is a claim that warrants exist for the men too but as it stands, only the girl has been arrested.   The auditor who refused to give ID since caarrying a side arm is not a crime in Texas, stood his ground and the PD left.  Then they come back after the men are gone and arrest the girl.  And they wonder why there is a disconnect.  Is it illegal to gather together and exercise constitutional rights of free speech, free press and to keep and bear arms?  Only in Polk County.  With one of the auditors obviously opposed to Hon/Coleman and vocally so, this has all of the earmarks of yet another retalitory charge.

   A lot of this story may pivot on whether or not the apartment complex is federally owned or private owned and just accepting federal housing subsidy.  Stay tuned as this story develops.  

TRINITY 2/3/2022


The supporters of a free press outnumber the censorship supporters in Trinity County according to a recent poll conducted by the administrator of the "Trinity Town" facebook group.  Recent articles by the activist, Brandon White have created a stir and some opposition according to the narrative posted along with the Poll conducted.  White's recent video efforts included interviewing Trinity County Sheriff, Woody Wallace.  I have seen some bootlickers in my time exposing corruption but Woody has an ardent and vocal bunch who want to turn a blind eye to the shenanigans and arbitrarily slam any who question Wallace.  This poll shows 5 times as many people appreciate Brandon White's efforts on their behalf as those who oppose him.  

   Brandon's efforts in Corrigan and Polk County have netted him several arrests and resulted in the corrupt DA Hon stacking several charges that will never stand up in court so White does have skin in the the game.  

    This poll along with the number of leads and offers of evidence provided to The Sentinel and Brandon White against Wallace prove the people have had a belly full.  Wallace's ardent support of the Criminal Hon and his hiring of the already proven criminal Lima who was arrested recently should tell any cognizant voter all they need to know about the upcoming election.  After this election, more scrutiny of Wallace will be on the 'do list'.



POLK CO 2/1/2022


Janet Wiggins has resigned her position as President of the Polk County Chamber of Commerce.  Her action, though two days late, will stop the organization from hemmoraging member businesses and allow the interim leadership of Craig Jones, chairman of the board, to restore the integrity that organization has been known for.   Decades of effort have been tarnished, not so much by Ms. Wiggins as it has the manipulative efforts of William Lee Hon in his lust for power.  Hon's need  to win an election no matter who it harms is to blame.  We, at The Sentinel and contributors to our effort hate to say we told you so but we have been telling you Hon was a snake for years now.  He finally proved for all to see it but is so sorry (not apologetic sorry, just sorry rotten sorry) that he cost his cousin her job and has remained silence thruough the entire debacle.   In that vein, We at The Sentinel, hereby REVOKE Lying Lee Hon's "Polk Countian of The Year " Award and hope it will be given to a man deserving of honor in the Community.  Dr. Ray Luna was the other contender but, according to Sentinel sources,  his nomination wasn't submitted to 'the committee' on time.  The nomination was made on time by the person who submitted the nomination.    You would be hard pressed to find a more deserving person than Dr. Ray Luna who is much loved for his consistant and caring committment to Polk Co and its people.    

     To Lee Hon:  Do You Have a Conscience?  Do you know The Lord?  Do you have any regret for your nefarious actions?  If you have any integrity at all, you will resign and move on.  We won't hold our breath.  Congratulations though, in all my years you are the first to hang their own lead balloon around their own neck just in time for it to get really heavy right before elections.  I am DONE with you. 

    Thank you Chamber members for all of your letters and willingness to stand up against this tyranny.  Thank you Craig Jones for being willing to step into a difficult situation and bring the same character and integrity to bear that has built your reputaion and real estate business into what they both are.  Thank you Ms. Wiggins for doing the right thing.  Thank you members of the community that made sure The Sentinel had the right information at the right time to do the right thing with it.  Most of all, Thank you Chamber of commerce for YEARS of effort to build Polk County into a great place to live, eat, shop and recreate.  It may take a while to remove the, "Welcome to Polk County, come on vacation, leave on probation" stigma that Lee Hon and Tommy Coleman have built but as of today, we are well on our way.

Steve Watson  -  Publisher  

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Prov 27:6

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.


The folks in this tri county area are not the first to have to deal with a public official who hates free speech with a passion.  Under fire for his deletion of comments and blocking citizens on the Trinity County Sheriff FB page, Wallace claims to be a "constitutional sheriff when interviewed by a 1st amendment auditor but is anything but.  The same exact violation of constitutional rights Wallace has committed has already been addressed in the fourth circuit Court of Appeals.  Read it and weep Wally.  Wallace, the censorhip proves, is right in goose step with Hon/Coleman in Polk County when it comes to shutting down free speech.  Coleman went so far as to pen an article about 'licensing journalists' above and beyond filing false criminal charges or civil lawsuit on folks that dare to publish any criticism of them.  Ask me, or Brandon White, or Tim Martin or Valerie Reddell.  

    The Sentinel United Alliance has decided to bring a similar lawsuit against Wallace in this area.  Any who feel led to donate to the legal fees and court costs

 please do so.  Thanks for the pledges so far.



I’d like to address you, the voters about a recent allegation made by Sheriff Woody Wallace in regards to a case that came before Judge Travis Kitchen’s 258th Court.


Sheriff Wallace ranted about an “outrage”. What is an “outrage” is the violation of inmate rights as he oversaw a recent “breakfast” that provided a political candidate an opportunity to use County resources in which inmates were forced to work the event. Sheriff Wallace’s actions are tantamount to slave labor and as such, a complaint was filed with the Judicial Ethics in Austin against the candidate that “sponsored” the event.   then posted the proof on social media



Sheriff Wallace seems to have forgotten to stay in his lane as Law Enforcement. He is not a Judge nor District Attorney. It does not surprise me that his narcissistic tendencies have increased his ego into thinking he is the “Judge, Jury and Executioner”. Power corrupts and we have watched time and time again as his racist behaviors embarrass Trinity County. Calling grown men, “boys” and endangering motorists as he is on a high speed chase busy filming himself driving. In Court, it is called “Distracted Driving”.


It is clear Woody Wallace is an old school racist who thinks violating citizens rights is perfectly fine because, “by God, I am the law’.  It’s the mentality of the days of Jim Crow and the reason why our Country is divided by race. He is the poster child of the Democrat Party as an example of those “racist Southern boys”.  Woody's PROVEN censorship of comments on his page PROVE he is a communist and needs to run on the democrat ticket in an effort for full disclosure.  Conservatives don't lie about other people.  Punks do that.


The most recent temper tantrum was because Judge Kitchens told Benny Shiro that he needs to have people in jail ready to go to trial. Of course, Benny Shiro doesn’t want to do the job he was elected to which is to manage the District Attorney’s office and their backlogged cases. Instead, he wants Judge Travis Kitchens to be his personal scheduler.


It is not the responsibility of a Judge to manage the DA’s case loads. It is the responsibility of a Judge to ensure that fair play happens in Court.


Woody Wallace followers on his fake book page are already sending death threats to the man Woody named as an opponent and made the death threat gesture to.




In another fake news lying post, Tyler didn't take long to respond to the story below denying that I have any, "Long Time Sentinel Readers".  We have been publishing non stop since Oct of 2014.  My email inbox and page analytics prove one more time that you are an ill informed liar that licks boots for living.  


Let me post a little of the Deja Vu in the two pictures below.


In this nostalgic old photo of former constable Lou Rogers, he saw me coming down the road taking my son to school and made this threatening gesture to me like he was drawing his pistol, not realizing I was filming him.  The next deja vu is Rogers constantly harping on me claiming I am a convicted child molestor and never able to prove it.  His constant lies got him SOUNDLY defeated.  


Now this is woody making the same threatening gesture toward Brandon White.  Woodrow says "Bam; and 'gotcha'.  You can watch it in the video he published.  Would we call this a Freudian slip or just plain ole Narciscistic Immunity syndrome?  It is contagious.  How else does a man think he can use inmate labor to put on a political event?  



TRINITY 1/12/2022


A Lee Hon lie around your neck may not be the most prudent political path to take Sheriff Wallace.  

    A running camera, a few auditors and opportunity for political progress were too much to resist for the fake book pro, live streaming Trinity County Sheriff, Woody Wallace.  He and his attorney and OAG seem to agree it is his private facebook.  Wallace claims in his video that it is his private facebook and he can use it for political purpose.  

at the 11 min mark, Wallace uses his private platform as 'sheriff' to spread the Lee Hon fabricated lie that I am "a convicted child molestor" while dinegrating my Sentinel publication. That ought to give the long time Sentinel readers a, "Deja Vu" or two.

  How fitting an article about the washington post just this morning  said this: the Washington Post has shown itself to be a vehicle of political propaganda and one-sided hate speech.

That sums up my objection to law enforcement on social media as private ?law enforcement?.  Especially as annonymous private? law enforcement? such as the fake Tyler Evans' page. 

    We all know that I have done the right thing offering to shut The Sentinel down myself if nary a one of you mealy mouths can publish a document proving it.  As High Sheriff or DA, cop or citizen dould compel the Leon County District Clerk to fax you over something.    I will publish it right below this story. 

  This is my last time to make that offer.  


When I read the probable cause affidavit on one of Brandon White's arrest, I commented in the story about how the way Coleman explains it, if law enforcement deems your call to not be legit, they can charge you with 'interference' on the basis they could have been doing something else.  People dismissed it but if you watch woody's own video on his private sheriff page, you will hear his reply.  One auditor asked if them asking him questions was "interference".   Woody replied, "Well I could be somewhere else doing something".  








Part of an article by Marshall Allen



God didn’t direct the writers of the Bible to avoid controversy. I love how Luke describes his mission in the first few verses of his Gospel: “I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning” he wrote, “so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.”

Luke’s goal was to tell the truth about Jesus, which upset many people. Luke didn’t airbrush the early Christians. He named names. Luke told the story of Judas betraying Jesus. He exposed Peter denying Jesus three times. He verified the facts and then told the truth. If it was good enough for Luke, it’s good enough for me.

The biblical mandate is to tell the truth. But some conservative Christians don’t seem to understand that. I started out in the Christian media and had run-ins with editors because of my interest in reporting about Christian leaders, even if it made them look bad. Administrators recently censored student journalists at Liberty University, a conservative Christian institution, for, in their view, making the school look bad. But God calls us to publish the truth, not propaganda.

The biblical prophets were the moral conscience of God’s people. Today, in a nonreligious sense, journalists are the moral conscience of the wider culture. We live in a fallen world, so there’s no shortage of material.

It takes some sinners a while to repent, and some never do. That means the influential people we expose might criticize us or call us names. They might even think we’re godless. But journalists are called to keep digging until we find the truth — and then proclaim it. end of article


Truth be known, I have been chastized for not being meek as a journalist by my own pastor and elders.  We see it different.  

Meekness  Meekness toward God is that disposition of spirit in which we acceptHis dealings with us as good, and therefore without disputing orresisting. In the OT, the meek are those wholly relying on God ratherthan their own strength to defend them against injustice. Thus,meekness toward evil people means knowing God is permitting theinjuries they inflict, that He is using them to purify His elect, andthat He will deliver His elect in His time

I am an old coot now and have had my share of bumps and bruises.  When Li Hon filed the seven bogus felony counts against me, I took it as an opportunity to live my faith in front of my friends and my sons and told them so from the beginning.  what a blessing and faith builder answered prayer is.  My kids and my friends will all tell you that all I ever asked was that they pray for Truth and Justice to prevail.  

I know that I added a few, "Please Lord, snare my enemy in the trap they set for me." prayers. 

15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

16 The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

UPDATE 10/30/2021


A prior crimnal complaint was filed against "Tyler Evans" in Polk County Sheriff's office making two criminal complaints of record.  


POINTBLANK  10/29/2021



A formal criminal complaint has been filed against co conspirators, Tyler Evans and Keith Black for their malicious posting of the address of a single woman in Pointblank targeting her for harm and harassment.  The fake Meta Page profile of "Tyler Evans", moderated by the notorious perverted EX probation officer, Keith Black has targeted Barbara Watson by publishing her address as a place that one of their minions might find me after promoting hate and anger against me.

    The SJC Sheriff deputy took the complaint assigning a cause number for it.  With the formal filing of a criminal complaint, The Sheriff can seek the identifying information on Tyler Evans from the former FB organization If he so chooses.  We all know that Keith Black is the mouthy one angry because he filed a lawsuit against me and we kicked his butt up between his ears with his own personnel file from the probation dept..  It takes a real hard core liar Like Keith Black to coninue publishing lies about winning a lawsuit against me when the District Clerk fileCV 14529 in San Jacinto County tells the real story.  My attorney mopped the floor with him and both of his attorneys, Laura 'Sissy' Prigmore and the Greenberg Trauig star counsel, Mary Olga Lovett Warren giving it their all.  

    We see today that they are up to thier lying antics with another false story stating that The Sentinel has endorsed Elizabeth Coker in the DA Race and that Elizabeth Coker is endorsing The Sentinel.   That is pretty desperate Tommy Coleman campaign.  

We have NEVER endorsed a political candidate nor ever sought anyone's endorsement for any reason, not even when I was on the ballot for republican party chair.  We just report events based on public records/For me to report the filing of a campaign report is common and does not constitute endorsement.  When Tommy Coleman or Li Hon file theirs, I will report it and it will not be an endorsement of either of those candidates, I assure you.   

    If I did endorse candidates and this race boils down to a race between you, the "all hat and  no cattle  cowboy coleman" and Ms. Coker, I would definately go with Ms. Coker and I will tell you why.

    She is honest.  She is honest as the day is long.  

Ask the Judicial Ethics Commission.  She told the truth.

Ms Coker and her family have a long history of honest public service in our community.  She was literally raised in a Texas District Court room even as a youngster at the dinner table.  

   I would much rather stand next to someone on the ground of an unflattering truth than next to any kind of liar because Liars are on sinking sand already.  The bible says call no man a fool but how long will it take you to figure out that attacking me or anyone with lies and you lost already.  That is why 30 years in, we at The Sentinel still have our credibility and there is a line of you liars in the ditch.  

    I have offered on many occassions to Shut The Sentinel down myself if any could prove a malicious lie we have ever published.  I add to that tonight that if any can prove one single  public servant we have been wrong about yet.  Prove one.  

   If it does boil down to a race between you and Ms. Coker, the main reason that I would vote for her if I lived in Polk Co is because  she ain't YOU!!!  /we will expound on that more later  IF you get the nerve (backing) to run.  It would be interesting to see who donates to your campaign.  

    While we are on the topic of endorsement, let me be pointblank.  No one has ever asked for my endorsement.  The good thing about being me is if anyone ever steals my identity, they will bring it back.  It aint easy being me.  










Press Release
State Representative Ernest Bailes Files HB 1090 Alleviating Property Tax Burden
AUSTIN, TX - State Representative Ernest Bailes filed House Bill 1090, lowering the number of
previous years allowed to be appraised if property was mistakenly omitted from an appraisal roll.
Currently, chief appraisers may go up to five years on the appraisal roll if they find taxable property
was erroneously omitted from a previous appraisal. When this happens, back taxes, penalty and
interest are added. HB 1090 changes the number of years considered from five to three.
"It is a top priority of mine to alleviate undue burdens on Texas taxpayers in every way possible,"
said Bailes. "Although we made improvements to the property tax system in the 86th, I look
forward to exploring every possible option."
According to the Texas Tax Code, appraisal districts must reappraise all property in its jurisdiction
at least once every three years, rationalizing the need to change this allowance from five to three


Press Release
State Representative Ernest Bailes Files HB 1090 Alleviating Property Tax Burden
AUSTIN, TX - State Representative Ernest Bailes filed House Bill 1090, lowering the number of
previous years allowed to be appraised if property was mistakenly omitted from an appraisal roll.
Currently, chief appraisers may go up to five years on the appraisal roll if they find taxable property
was erroneously omitted from a previous appraisal. When this happens, back taxes, penalty and
interest are added. HB 1090 changes the number of years considered from five to three.
"It is a top priority of mine to alleviate undue burdens on Texas taxpayers in every way possible,"
said Bailes. "Although we made improvements to the property tax system in the 86th, I look
forward to exploring every possible option."
According to the Texas Tax Code, appraisal districts must reappraise all property in its jurisdiction
at least once every three years, rationalizing the need to change this allowance from five to three


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