How much more ominous does Sam Houston's threats sound here especially considering his choice as 'Captain'.  Let us not forget Sam's buddy and cohart, Keith Black faking being a probation officer and rubbing kids feet under the desk.  





of organized effort to exploit children



channel 13 to make announcement


The Trinity River bridge on 59 has been shown as the location for a 'crime scene' 


2/20/2024 POINTBLANK


McDougle is quoted by investigators as having stated, "If you let me drive my truck, I will take you to the body".  I call that a confession.  They don't.    The search in the river contunies this morning    For those who castize me for 'hurting family feelings' with my statements, so be it but we all know they don't search the channel for live children.  As for the comments the noose was racist, what an idiot.  McDougal is irish and he is described as, "a red head' in the complaint. 


     As shown in the graphic at left, evidence of a criminal conspiracy has surfaced.  More disturbing evidence is there as well.  Even child custody decisions have come into question.  


If I were to characterize the 'R.I.C.O. allegations, they would be, "look the 9other way" charges.  

2/17/2024   POLK SJC


Killer confesses to murdering the little girl.  Sentinel sources indicate. recovery is a diving operation.  State spokesperson denies that body has been found or discovered.  State denies confession made.  Equa Search has left the scene according to those on site.  A whole lot of no answers.




SJC 2/16/2024


An ongoing search for a missing child seems to have concentrated around the dam in Camilla area.. 

   Being investigated as a child molestation case.  It appears that Either an idiot or complicit father is involved in allowing access to his child


Unconfirmed source out of Polk Co  says a body has been found but several in SJC say no, only the child's backpack has been found.

SAN JACINTO CO PCT 3 2/10'2024


Documents received at The Sentinel offices in response to an open records requst proves Sam Houston inept as an officer of the law.  In an effort to honestly guage the effectivnessof Sam Houston's efforts on our behalf, we asked for documents containing name, dates, nature of charge on all of the arrests booked into the SJC jail for the last three years by anyone in the Pct 3 constable's office.  FOURTEEN.   13 were Sam's and one and only one is attributedto Sparta.  Several of Sam's were women and all of Sparta's were female.  

    This is where I would normally request all of the money spent on the Pct 3 constable

s office and divide that total by 14 to see how much each arrest costs the taxpayers.


POLK CO 2/16/2024 



Tommy Coleman lost his bid to punish the Polk Co Enterprise for a story they published after The Sentinel had published the information.  The suit was filed to silence the Polk County Enterprise.  That effort was effective on them to the point they even cut the reporter loose for her accurate, honest and true reporting.  Publisher Bowed down to pressure.  

A win for journalism no doubt.  Winner journalists don't bow.






LPD Officer, Chris Simmons and his ignorance of Texas Law has earned the City of Livingston a federal lawsuit.  

  Lee Hon's retaliatory case against Brandon White has already cost Polk County untold thousands of dollars in costs associated with multiple hearings.  Hon's charging instruments and grand jury presentation was based on a falsified sworn affidavit. When attorney Seth Evans reclaimed the phones illegally seized and held by LPD, they contained exculpatory evidence proving the lying affidavit by a Livingston PD officer.  

    After the recent felony assault on peace officer charges brought by Hon against Amberly Lambert (did I mention she is Brandon White's 'baby momma' of his oldest two kids?) only proved OPD officer, Tammy Heeth  lied on a sworn affidavit and under oath,  She testified it was Hon who told her to "go for the highest charge".

   I was looking for a common denominator.  Who is training these public servants to lie on sworn statements?  It didn't take long to figure that one out.

     Having followed the case that resulted in the recent resignation of Angelina County DA, Janet Casels for years,  I have proof she too relied on a falsified sworn affidavit to prosecute a man when she already had video proof that the crime did not happen.  

    Casel's "whaa whah whah letter credits the oppressed man who bit back as the reason she was throwing in the towel.

      As a muckraker journalist with a degree in financials who had requested records that would prove Casels was bilking the hospital district, her knee jerk reaction was to not answer the request but rather put the man in jail.  She relied on a lying sworn affidavit by none other than Doug Conn who runs the Angelina Community College law enforcement academy. It wasn't a little lie.  Conn signed a sworn statement that the victim, David Stua took out his junk and wagged it at a minor.  So saturated with the, "who they gonna believe, me or you" mantra, Casels went full speed ahead even though the reporter was live streaming to FB at the time.   

   Doug "Con man" Conn was sitting at his desk watching the event through a picture window and the live stream on FB but still chose to lie on the sworn affidavit.

    At one point Casels had stacked nearly a dozen heinous sex crimes against kid charges on Stua trying to grind him down.  A year in solitary in the Angelina County Jail followed.

    The Sentinel began to follow the case when unconstitutional bond conditions were imposed.  We initially called for Casels to recuse herself.  She didn't.  We finally out right called for her resignation.  She ignored.  Ignore is the root of ignorance.

  The irony was Casels calling efforts to remove her for misconduct, "Political" illustrating the, "above the law" mentality of so many.

    Too answer my own question, it is Doug Con man Conn who is teaching the young trainees wrong ways.  We need, not only to remove him but also some legislation that perjury on sworn affidavits is ground to lose your TCOLE certification.  If not, where does it end?

2/6/2024  COLDSPRING PCT 3


An 'Administrative Hearing' held in the SJC County Courtroom was referred to as a, "mini trial" by the Channel 13 reporter, "Mica" on yesterday's news cycle.  Her and her camera man were busy interviewing several of the key players in the case brought by Robert Finley over seized property.  

   What stood out to me were several characteristics of the hearing.

    Civil in nature, the hearing was well conducted by the Honorable JP 3, Randy Ellisor.   Having been the judge that signed the original search warrant, Judge Ellisor kept the focus on the facts pertaining to the property seized.  Understanding a citizen's desire to right every  'wrong', Judge Ellisor also stayed constant on the objective of the hearing.  He stopped Finley in his tracks on several rabbit trails, though true, not germain to the purpose of the hearing.  SJC District Attorney, Honorable Todd Dillon gave Finley some leeway in his pro se efforts but never the less, made several objections,all of which were sustained by Judge Ellisor.  Ellisor was not playing favorites but sustained them because DA Dillon was exactly right on his objections.  Dillon would almost apologetically but patiently and fully explain his objection to Mr. Finley.  In his duty to protect SJC, he had to stand on the principle that you cannot just enter statements into the record without providing evidence.  Either in testimony or exhibits.   

    Finley was fairly cool under pressure taking the objections in stride and respecting the input of DA Dillon on his efforts.   Finley was able to get Sparta and Sam Houston on the stand and ask some pointed questions.    Sam offered a lot of, "I don't recall" answers to Finleys query.  Houston tried to pass off the black powder rifle as one of the guns with no serial number on the list.  Finley asserted that the gifted gun has a serial number.  Sam did confirm he had seen the gun and had it in his lock up.

   When Sparta was put on the stand, Finley got right to what was on his mind.  "Do you always pull and AR-15 and point it at a pregnant woman when you conduct a search warrant on such a minor offense?  

   Sparta aknowleged that he pointed the gun athis son's wife with, "It is normal proceedure when . . ."  Finley probed deeper with, "You considered her that much of a threat?"

  Having interviewed Finley to some tlength and followed this case as it developed, it is my impression that THIS incident was the root cause of Finley's drive to seek justice.  The anger wasn't obvious but resided in the underlying circumstances.  

 Judge Ellisor made sure every single person had opportunity to speak their mind.  He even followed up with the two S.O. deputies that secured the perimeter of the operation and testifed they saw the guns but that none of the evidnce or property was ever in thier posession.  After all was done, Judge Ellisor said, "I have twenty four hours to render my decision on a case like this but I will do that in two minutes."  Judge ruled that the property was to be returned to Finley within 7 days.


SJC PCT 3  2/6/2024


Multiple signs with the same accurate content have appeared in Pct 3 regarding the failing campaign of P.J.Sparta.   Listing most of Sparta's criminal history in her effort to  keep him from being elected constable, The young lady missed the 'Theft' conviction out of Walker County Sparta Has.  

    this photo was posted on social media as well as her lawn.  The recent open records request  we received did contain the Criminal Trespass Warning against Sparta referenced on the sign. 

         According to Judge Ellisor, in recent days or weeks, he had issued the CTW in response to Sparta first calling him argumentively and then coming right to his house uninvited.  Sparta was pressing the judge to endorse him in the election.  That just proves what a dumbass Sparta is because a Judge cannot do that.  

    This sign will prove a new old adage for SJC.  "She who lashes last, lashes best".  Poke Sparta with a fork, he is done.

COLDSPRING 2/7/2024 


An open records request for official correspondence with Peter Joseph Sparta resulted in obtaining the envelope at left.  Mailed to the address Sparta listed with his ballot filing paperwork with the county chair, the official mail  was marked, "Return to Sender".  

    When the first allegations of Sparta not being a resident of SJC surfaced, we contacted County Chair. Wright to confirm that this was the address Sparta filed with.  "Does that match what is on his driver's license?", I asked Wright directly.   The chairman resonded, "I don't check any of that, I just file the paperwork"  

    That seemed odd to me since the simplest perusal of the Montgomery Co C.A.D. website showed Sparta's long time H.S. to be in that county.  

    The best info I could obtain with the resources at hand was that address had an old travel trailer on it toward the back of a larger tract that did not look lived in.  Based on that community input, The sought the open records.  
















In a strained phone call from Jody Harvey of the Holt campaign yesterday, he illustrated why he is not getting any traction in his political efforts.  A quick perusal of his FB pages showed him displaying a campaigngraphic ad that shows the Kingwood T.E.A. Party 'endorsing and supporting' the Holt campaign.  When you look at the KWT.E.A. Party website, the first paragraph makes this statement:

"The Tea Party is not endorsing one particular solution, candidate or party. We know that there are many good ideas out there and excellent people behind them."

The phone call went downhill from there.  

   Harvey accused my story about Holt paying off the SJC Republican Party Chair with 10 K in consulting fees of being a big fat lie.  "It isn't illegal", Harvey defended.  We bantered about that with me agreeing that it is not illegal but it is unethical and is really bad optics for a guy who is supposed to be neutral between the republican candidates.

    The most interesting part of the conversation to me was when Harvey started in on my statements about Holt being the, "Dark money" candidate.  Having published proof in the past that Holt took up where Keith Strahan and Emily Kibideaux Cook left off taking Dark Money.  In fact, Cook hired on as legal counsel for the failed, "Texas Right to Life" organization to disperse those funds.  Then it dawned on me that Harvey was refuting my published proof because he just didn't know what dark money is.  Harvey's comments proved that he thought Dark Money was money donated from outside the district.  His claims that Ernest Bailes has taken more 'dark money' from outside the district brought the conversation around to me educating this 'political FB powerhouse' that Dark Money is money you cannot trace.  It is laundered through 501 4(c) organizations so the donor cannot be traced.  

    I had already challenged him to send me Holt's campaign donor list which he promised he would do.  After he realized what dark money actually is, Harvey has failed to deliver so far.  My email inbox is still open Jody.

    in his frustration of failing to get me to take my story down about Holt paying off the county chair, Harvey offered me an illegal wager.  He was willing to bet me a thousand dollars against my hundred dollars regarding 'proof' that Holt has ever taken dark money.  He called Bailes a RINO a few time and hung up abruptly. 

    Then came the snitty text message from Harvey.  "You going to send me my 100 dollars or do you have to wait for the Bailes check to clear?"

      I copied and pasted the wikipedia defintion of 'Dark Money' to an email to educated Harvey but the little punk comment told me, "Don't bother".  Jody, no wonder your tractor can't get no traction.  The graphic with this story was screen snipped right off of Jody Harvey's FB political powerhouse page.  Oh that's right, you worked the last Holt campaign too didn't you Jody.




Noting Sheriff Capers, "Relentless dedication and unwavering commitment" to the people of San Jacinto County, Lt Gov Dan Patrick has published and broadcast his full endorsement of our SJC Sheriff for another term.  





Feb 6th at 9:30 is the appointed time for a hearing to determine if Constable Sam Houston and his deputy did seize property and fail to put it on the search warrant inventory.  The hearing will be held in the District Courtroom of the SJC courthouse even though it is a JP level administrative hearing.  The Honorable JP 3, Randy Ellisor will preside over the hearing.   One contact indicates channel 13 will cover the event.

    Sam Houston's late deputy Zolman had reached out to the property owner to arrange to return his property instead of the constable but was found deceased in his home a couple days later and before he could return the seized property. 

     According to former constable deptuy Sparta, Sam did contact him to come testify saying, "you conducted the search and seizure, not me"  It will be interesting to see what the sworn testimony reveals about the incident.    One source close to the matter shared an email notifying Sam Houston to let his former deputy Sparta know that the Criminal Trespass Warning against Sparta would grant an exception for Sparta to come on to county property for the hearing tomorrow.  



Deputy funeral well attended

The small rural church was packed with folks coming to pay final respects for Deputy Zolman.  A number of SJC officials were present at the service.  SJC DA Todd Dillon, SJC Sheriff, Greg Capers Deptdeputies, Pct 2 Constable Ray Atchley, Pct 3 J.P. Randy Ellisor,  Pct 1 J.P. Christina Magee, Constable Sam Houston and SJC Treasurer, Dee Dee Adams among others were present.  

   It has been confirmed that a drug overdose did likely  play a part in the deputy's untimely death.   "Accidental" has been noted as a distinct possibility.   



, Sunday AT 2:00 PM   APPLE SPRINGS 

Deputy Zolman will we laid to rest.

Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, Tx

More information surrounding his death is becoming available.




The largest PAC donation in Texas history went to abbott Six Million  is how much it took for him to side with the Tik Tok owner over the public schools in rural east Texas.  

So not only has Abbott sold out us common folks that depend on public schools and public school transportation, Abbott has been shipping terror cells from our known enemies all over the US, planting them in major US cities and calling it "border security"

  Here is a Question rural east Texas voters.  When was the last time you had a chance to vote someone on or off of a private school board of directors?    Won't Abbott's 'voucher' plans decimate public school funding?  It doesn't stop there.  The Dark Money has infiltrated San Jacinto County politics by matter of public record.  Even our own duly elected republican party chairman, Dwayne Wright has taken a payoff to support school vouchers and oppose our duly elected State Rep in favor of the Dark Money candidate Holt.  We have the proof documents and will post them below.  We can call this whole underhanded political funding the, Tik Tok Trickle Down Theory put into practice.  I call for your resignation Dwayne.  But then I called for Steve 'No Draw' McGraw's resignation BEFORE Robb Elementary attack and he didn't have enough integrity to resign for his"do nothing' attack on our public schools. Will you, Dwayne for your proactive attack on our public schools?



Since Wright had the will to admit he is Nexus Strategies (in a round about way) I will remove the address associated with a campaign finance payment per his text message.  When his 'threat to sue' was ignored, he changed it to a respectful request.  


My final note on the matter Dwayne is this.  I only posted your address to prove Nexus was you.  That way, the next person that wants to pay you off knows where to mail the check.

This is one of Holt's campaign finance reports proving SJC Republican Party Chair Wright took 10K from one candidate (Holt) and helped produce lying campaign ads against the incumbent HD 18 Representative, Ernest Bailes Jr.  Talk about talking out of both sides of your mouth Dwayne.  So much for the neutrality clause in the SJC Republican Party Policy and By Laws. 

        Oh that is right.  No one I can find has a copy of that document.  Still looking for one  just to see what it says.  Can I open record request one be emailed to me?  



Long time child advocate, Rosemary Covalt who did for H.I.S.D. what the legendary, Marvin Zindler did for TDC many years ago was so disappointed that Gov Abbot endorsed the Dark Money candidate, Holt over the staunch defender of our public schools system, Ernest Bailes.  "Why would you (/gov Abbott) want to tear down something we have all worked so hard to build?"   Covalt asked.  

    Abbotts T.E.A. seems determined to wrest the local control of public schools away from local voters one way or another.  Either decimate the funding source with vouchers or just flat change the values of X and Y in their arbitrary grading formulas till they "fail" and  take it over.  Then they can appoint their own board like they did in Houston and Shepherd.  Bring in their own 'boss'.




The snippit at left, a portion of Michael L. Flynt's personnel file from Humble PD shows exactly why he, Sam Houston and Sparta all tout each other's "prowess" as a law man.  All are accused of executing a search warrant and then not listing seized property on the warrant 'inventory' list.  The difference is, Flynt proved he is adept at destroying the evidence by hook or by crook.  Can we say, "Birds of a Feather".   Speaking on that topic, a self professed outlaw biker endorses Sam Houston HERE

Not even to mention the amount of perverted sexual content on his FB page like Sparta had before he cleaned up his act.  Sources say Hall claims to be a "one percenter"  After diagnosing the actions at Waco Twin Peaks with that full evidence file on hand, I say, "Mr. Hall, you come across as more of a sam houston boot licker than a outlaw biker."  Does Sam covet your endorsement?   What I found in the waco twin peaks evidence is several 1 percenters admitted to running drugs and prostitution.  Are you running drugs and prostitution?  Just how close is your friendship with Sam?  Were you at the "outlaw" biker bar fund raiser FOR Sam at Shifters?  No, Will Hall, in case you are wondering or anyone else is confused, you wouldn't make a wart on a one percenter's a$$.


A celebration of life will be held February the 18th at 2 pm. After the service at the Church On The Lake and a meal will follow at the Coldspring VFD facility.
POINTBLANK 1/30/2024
On the morning of Tuesday, January 30th, 2024, San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a female that was screaming for a male subject to not shoot her. Dispatchers were able to quickly pinpoint the address and dispatch multiple deputies to the residence on Ocie Ln. in the Point Blank area.
Upon arriving, deputies heard a female scream from inside the home. Deputies attempted to force entry but encountered a heavily fortified door. As deputies went to the back of the house, the female exited the residence and was hysterical, telling the deputies she had been assaulted by a male subject. The male then emerged from the home and was quickly detained without incident. Deputies cleared the home to ensure there was nobody else inside. While clearing the residence, deputies observed a large amount of narcotics in plain view on the night stand. Deputies backed out, secured the scene and contacted the Criminal Interdiction Unit. The unit arrived on scene and with the help of patrol deputies, obtained a search warrant for the residence. After conducting the search, deputies located multiple various narcotics, including Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Cocaine, Ecstacy, Mushrooms, Promethazine with Codeine, firearms and multiple prescription drugs in unmarked bottles packaged for resale. Deputies also located scales, baggies and other packaging materials. During the course of the search, deputies discovered a hand grenade and contacted the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office Bomb Squad to come clear the device. After a short investigation, it was determined to be inert.
The defendant, Aaron Brown, B/M, out of Point Blank, was arrested and charged with multiple offenses, to include Aggravated Assault w/ Deadly Weapon, Unlawful Restraint, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Various penalty groups & quantities), and Manufacture/Delivery of Marijuana.
More charges may be filed after a complete investigation.
Sheriff Capers assures the community that the sale and distribution of narcotics, as well as family violence, will not be tolerated in San Jacinto County.
If you have any information of criminal activity, please contact our office at 936-653-4367. You can and will remain anonymous.
(Information is taken from the deputy’s report. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)
Thank you,
Greg Capers, Sheriff




COLDSPRING 1//26/2024


A Grassroots level hearing has, "gotten some traction" according to one criminal justice worker in San Jacinto County.  A hearing to resolve the dispute over personal property seized by the corrupt pct 3 constable has been moved from the JP office to the San Jacinto County courthouse dockett for February 6th.  The Honorable JP RandyEllisor wil conduct the hearing.  In an interview in one of three conversations with Peter Sparta yesterday, he shared that Sam Houston had called and told him he (Sparta) was the arresting officer and would have to testify.  

  Other documents received at the Sentinel Offices shows a request for subpoena for the SJC deputies who were at the scene.   The complainant was able to produce photographic evidence of a beautiful hand crafted muzzle loading black powder flint lock rifle that any prudent owner would keep in a safe.  





Below are  the top ten cities  in the USA that viewed The Sentinel yesterday.  



Reports of a life long military man who traversed the globe in our nations defense settling in lil ole SJC have made their way to The Sentinel.  General Gerald Schutte chose to reveal his honorable service to friends he has made at the local senior citizens events  One pretty senior citizen 'filly' even commented what a commanding figure he is in his dress uniform adding, "and it still fits"

   We hope to have opportunity to interview General Schuette in the near future and see if we can coax a few 'war stories' out of him to share with The Sentinel readers.  What an honor to have him settle into our simple rural community.  







 1/24/2024 POLK CO 



Allegations that current Polk Co Sheriff, Byron Lyons is, "unable" to  operate within his budget were sustained by open records documents received at The Sentinel offices this morning.   The Polk County documents not only confirmed the problem of Lyons exceeding his budget causing Polk County to dip into the General Fund to cover his overages, the report notes it to be a chronic problem.  So chronic that at least one vendor threatened to stop doing business with Polk Co. S.O. unless they paid their bills on time from that point forward.  








    Records recently received at The Sentinel offices  may be 25 years old but still reflect the character of the person they pertain to and the constable who keeps on covering for him.  Granted a deferred adjudication is not a conviction and thus the arrest could not prevent Sparta from obtaining his TCOLE but they do serve as proof he was arrested and charged.  Felony Robbery and Misdomeaner Theft are the two crimes recorded in the public record.  In case Sparta starts claiming 'Photoshop' again, we included the case numbers and other pertinenent info.   Not only does this document lend more credibility to the property owners claim that several guns seized by the Corrupt constable and his sidekick were not listed,  It also makes me wonder if allegations by a woman some years ago that Sparta took 800 dollars out of her purse during a stop may be true.  No proof was found and no charges were filed but the allegations were made in writing to the S.O.   "Yeah they tried to pin that on me but never did", Sparta explained when we discussed those allegations.

    This article is not really about Sparta.  It is about Sam Houston's hiring practices.  All of the info below was available to him as constable.  How does the ole saying go?  "Birds of a Feather"  









In a major breaking story out of Pct 3 of San Jacinto County, proof documents show a property seizure following a minor arrest have all the earmarks of out right theft.  Constable Sam Houston and his Captain Sparta served a search warrant on one of his constituents in Pct 3.  During that search, it is alleged that Houston found four empty CBD cartridges for a vape pen in a garbage can and a few marijuana plants in an outbuilding.  "I was growing them for my personal use" the property owner stated.  

    According to seizure documents obtained by The Sentinel, Houston seized a Jeep, several pieces of equipment, over a dozen rifles/shotguns and a quantity of ammo.  

   All of the charges were dismissed and the owner made several attempts to regain his property.   According to the owner, even our district attorney sent out written instructions to Houston to return the seized property to the rightful owners. 

    As I was interviewing Sparta about his recent arrest in Montgomery County, I broached the topic of this seizure and the property in question.  It is a case that The Sentinel has been investigating for over a year now.  When I asked Sparta how come the DPS lab results on the marijuana came back inconclusive for THC leading to the dismissal of all charges, Sparta's reply was, "There was not enough weight there for them to get an accurate test".  As far as all the guns and and ammo, Sparta stated, "They are locked in a room in Sam Houston's office."  

   The property owner had reached out to The Sentinel with a sense of frustration over a year ago so when I relayed Sparta's claims to him, he stated, "That is odd because just what was in a jar on my coffee table was enough to test."

    When you consider that the seizure of plants was in late May, the owners description of the age and maturity level of the plants proves there is a quantity of 'evidence' missing that was never turned in.   What became of it?  was the natural question.

    After The Sentinel obtained the seizure inventory list and spent time going over the documents with the property owner and his wife, they both agreed and claimed that there were at least 4 rifles that were not on the inventory list. Two SKS rifles belonging to the owner and his grown son, an AR 15 his wife purchased and owned and the most valuable being a hand made octagon barreled black powder rifle  in .50 calibre that was gifted to him.    They both expressed great concern that the ambigious numbers associated with seized ammo do not describe any where near what Houston and Sparta took.

   After reflecting on the situation and evidence questions, the owner shared, "I wondered why Sam never splashed my arrest and pictures of the guns and plants on his FB page like he usually does."  "Now I am convinced he just did not want any proof out there of what he took from me".


Open records receieved today from the DA in Waller Co confirm that Sparta was arrested on a felony warrant for "Impersonating a Public Servant".  True to his word, Sparta did forward me a copy of the warrant when he got it but my copy arrived at the same time.  



In a lengthy interview with The Sentinel, Sparta claims he has only been charged with a misdomeaner charge out of Waller County.  Sparta claims that the 'Montgomery County Police Reporter' article is not only false but that the entire incident has been contrived.  

   On a FB comment, Sparta goes so far as to claim that he has not even been in Waller County.  

    The Sentinel did reach out to the Waller County DA and confirmed that as of yesterday, there is no indictment against Sparta in Waller County.  When questioning those findings to a seasoned criminal justice person, They stated, "As recent of an incident as this is, it would be highly unlikely for an indictment to come down this soon."   Sparta does admit the arrest did happen in Montgomery County at his ex wife's house.  Sparta was booked in at Montgomery County and made bail but was never transferred to Waller County.

   In reviewing the article, it does not state that Sparta was in Waller county but that the charges are out of Waller county.  During the interview with Sparta, he revealed that he has been on other I.S.D. Property attending U.I.L. Competitions recently that a Waller I.S.D. bus may well have been at.  

   The Sentinel did determine that the Waller County Judge, The Honorable Judge Duhon signed the warrant for Sparta's arrest.  His secretary, per the judge's instructions,  would not confirm or deny the Felony vs Misdomeaner question but required an open records request in writing.  Those have been submitted.





The beleagured constable candidate has been arrested yet again in Montgomery County.  The Montgomery Co S.O. arrested and charged and booked Sparta on a felony charge of impersonating a public servant in Waller County.  He missed the candidate 'meet and greet' held tonight in Coldspring.  Not to fear, the void on Houston's coat tails was quickly filled when Michael Flynt showed  up.  Stands to reason that he was not there to meet candidates since he has either run 'with them' or against them all.  Was Flynt in'candidate mode'?


POLK CO 1/11/2024


Mitchell Newman, Pct  1 Deputy Constable has decided to run for commissioner.  Nothing wrong with that.  When Newman has to  devolve back to the Lee Hon tactic of using a lawsuit filing against someone and pass that out but fail to include the final disposition paperwork, that stinks.  Even though those documents that prove their intended victim won and was exonerated are there too, you are stirring stink that smears on your self instead of your target by witholding that info from the voters.  

    Sentinel sources have pictures and even video of Newman passing out page one but shuffling the final dispostion documents to the back.  All that tells me Mr. Newman is that you KNOW you can't beat Commissioner Guylene  Robertson fair and square so you want to cheat.  Not happening.  Here is your come uppins.  Two things tell me all I need to know.  Using a Lee Hon tactic and you and Byron Lyons signs butting up together on the same T posts around Pct 1.  You know well that the attorney apologized for MISTAKENLY filing that lawsuit when the record proves all was paid in full long ago.  You ruined your credibility Newman and did it on video.  Not smart.  Earth to Newman, Those days are OVER.


1/8/2024 PCT 3 SJC 


Multiple reports of campaign signs disappearing right after The Triplets signs show up have made it to The Sentinel office.  Political observers in the PCT have seen Sheriff Greg Capers signs go missing.   Then there are Mrs Dominy's 'for commissioner' signs too.  Dale Lowery makes the same complaint.   Might be interesting to have a female perspective oncommissionerscourt for a change.  Signs or no signs, folks know Ms. Dominy is running and her competition needs to be worried.  That pesky, 'word of mouth' far outpaces advertising.



They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  Our 'comment' is the highlighted yellow circle around the 'Featured Speaker', Sam Houston at the podium.  We do have a few more pictures to share for those who missed the fundraiser.  


'wanna see my tongue?"

1/9/2024TYLER UTMB Spokesperson confirmed Gibson is alert and conscious and is, "Doing fine."  He could not take the call because he is in custody and the Sheriff's policy did not allow it.


The San Jacinto County inmate who brought the prosecutorial misconduct case against ADA Freyer  has been injured again.  Lana Shadwick's client,Kenneth Gibson was moved to Polk Co Jail 'for protection' and Lyons brought in a TDCJ inmate, failed to find a weapon on him and exposed Gibson to him.  Gibson was stabbed and cut ending up in the hospital.  Byron Lyons failed to notify SJC Jail their inmate was injured until after The Sentinel ran the story.  

    Subsequently, Gibson's attny Shadwick  proved ADA Freyer had illegally searched his cell and taken lawyer client papers in Polk Coright under Byron Lyon's nose. Gibson was then moved to Nacogdoches County Jail for 'protection'.  

   Now Sentinel sources proved Gibson was in the hospital with spinal injuries and a brain bleed.  The Major at the Nacogdoches jail claims there was no assault and that Gibson, "took a fall".  

    We are seeking more information.

1/11/2024 SAN JACINTO CO


A motion to go ahead amd release Kenneth Gibson on a plea deal reached with the new prosecutor, Pro Tem  BEFORE the  life threatening incident occurred has been submitted by Gibson's attorney, Lana Shadwick.   To a court observer, like The Sentinel, it appears that intentional stalls in executing a 'time served' plus plea deal has allowed two seperate distant jails to  exppse an Arian 'tatted' prisoner to a known environment dangerous to him.  

    When questioned as to why he craw fished on the plea deal he already offered, the prosecutor Pro Tem admitted he had been pressured to do so by his phone, "blowing up".  Now we have three seperate counties involved with Liability for Gibson's safety.  

    Granted, ADA Rob Freyer took a butt chewing from The Honorable 12th District Judge, David Mooreman who stood up for the inmates, "lawyer/client privilege rights.  Still  this whole stalled out mess REEKS of retaliation.   Stabbed and sliced with razor wire in Polk Co.  No one reports it to SJC until I run the story.  Now a spinal injury and a brain bleed that was not reported to SJC until The Sentinel called Gibson's attorney asking why he was moved from Nacogdoches jail.   We were expecting to hear that the offered plea deal had been completed but, upon inquiry, we were notified that Gibson was in the Tyler UTMB hospital with a spinal injury and brain bleed.   







  A recent political propaganda piece sam I am is distributing mimicks the Biden campaign in that it rambles, repeats itself in the same paragraph and has no actual substance.  Sam's final  promise in bold print  is to bring the streets of Houston, Tx to San Jacinto county  Two different readers and voters in SJC submitted the graphic to me and asked if it originated from sam's campaign or someone who wanted to keep him from being elected.  

   One 'promise' he makes is to quit paying our deputies overtime and using reserve officers to keep their payroll down.  The next question to me was, "What reserve officers?  Peter Sparta and Michael Flynt?  






A Sentinel investigator did comfirm that sam did remove the offending portion of his political ad.

"We are not endorsing Sam in any way", Larry Lowe, speaking as Director of the American Legion Post 629 motorcycle club stated.   



From written confirmation from Post 629 Command, a call to Sam regarding the false endorsement ad sam  ran, ran turned in to green eggs and ham.  Sam agreed to remove the reference to the American Legion but    the 'ride' has been advertised for a month by sam.  Will they still have it and Thumb their noses at the vets who are supporting Greg Capers?  "Do the Capers supporters need to show up with signs?" one disgruntled post member asked.  




CORRUPT CANDIDATE PROVES IT AGAIN: The wanna be corrupt candidate for sheriff of SJC, sam i am proves his disdain for law and order one more time.  Sure it is just the supreme law for the American Legion organization but laws never the less that  sam i am is willing to violate for financial gain.

    A recent ad on sam's  fb campaign page (the musician?)  uses the name and location of the Camilla American Legion Post 629 in his fake political ad.  Sam's ploy is to make the uninformed believe that the American Legion is supporting and endorsing his candidacy which is absolutely FALSE.  "I don't believe he is even a member here" one Legion official stated about the ad, "but I know  Greg Capers is."    He went on to confirm that no vote or even discussion of endorsing  any candidate in the race had happened at Post 629  because it was against the organizations constitution.   "All of our members know that." this official clarified. 


When we look over Sam's campaign ad, we see the , 'Leadership, Integrity Action' header on it and remember when.  Something is lacking.   

Leadership  hired and 'led' several deputies that were arrested and charged in domestic violence and assault cases.  

Integrity broke every TxDot and Forest Service law against sign placement with both time and location violations.  Did it every election

Action  threatened young woman with jail and kids if she didn't meet him one on one.   What is missing?

Rogue defined as, "corrupt, dishonest' by Webster,  We will just call it the L.I.A.R. campaign   







The suspect cornered and arrested by SJC Sheriff Dept with help from Mont Co and Polk County has been charged.   The body was recovered out of The Trinity River.  





The recently hired dog catcher for SJC under the leadership of sam houston is doing traffic stops in his dog catcher truck for speeding.  The truck is not equipped with any radar and doubltful the speedometer is accurate with new tires installed so how?   







According to the last attorney appointed to Chris Lima, all Walker Co matters are 'disposed' of.  All of the restraining order violations and the drug dealing charges in Walker Co. are gone.    Lima still cannot pick up his TCOLE commission but that will be the only punishment apparently for dealing drugs in Woody's uniform and marked patrol vehicle.  .

   The Polk Co charges are still pending.  


WALKER CO 11/2/2023


Lima's case will be in court for sentencing soon.  More details as they unfold.

SAN JACINTO CO PCT 3    12/21/2023



Some folks oughta just stay off of FB.  Peter Sparta is one of those.  There are a series of screen shots below off of Peter Sparta and Sam Houston's FB pages that have been submitted to The Sentinel by women in the community.  They speak for themselves.

    From sam Houston  threatening an attractive young female with jail and losing her kids if she did not meet up with him one on one  to later claiming he was "having Peter for Dinner", not the brightest bulbs in the box.  Sparta goes on to splain it in pictures. These two are over compensating for something.  Just how close are you two?  Sam has defended and endorsed Sparta for years and never did pull his support.  Even after Sparta had several arrests for domestic violence,Houston was batting for him.  Just ask yourself, is sam i am who you want hiring deputies in the county?





FOUND HARD COPY OF AUTOPSY.  Will distrubute to those who requested in the next couple of days.  



Any readers who would like a copy of the autopsy report for the young man Lou Rogers killed at The Sundance, just email me for it.  The autopsy report proves several things.  Number one, DESPITE Lou's years of lies, the killing WAS NOT ruled a suicide.  The autopsy report proves that DRay was not drunk or stoned and it proved DRay did NOT have any gun powder residue on his hands.    Lou Rogers is a damned liar.  The autopsy report proves that Lou held the gun so hard against DRAY's temple that it left a 'gun site' bruise 'at ten o'clock'  by his ear.  The autopsy report proves the trajectory of the bullet would have been nearly impossible to self inflict but matches perfectly the eyewitness accounts that Lou had DRay by the hair of his head from behind and his gun to DRay's temple.

    Constable Ken Hammond took the gun out of Lou's hands seconds after the shots were fired.  

   In the report, the medical examinaer pleads for more investigation and information.  Cause of death was a bullet to the brain.  Manner of death was 'undetermined'.  

     The most frustrating part is that despite the fact that I have an eye witness that saw Lou Rogers pick up Carter White the evening he was murdered and the bullet dug out of his brain and his body discarded on Harrell Road, the Texas Rangers will NOT investigate it.   




Those Koch brothers are trying to buy up Texas legislative seats again but don't want you to know.  Hiding in the guise of, "Americans For Properity", a  Dark Money front, those boys want to effect education in our neck of the woods.   

     There have been several candidates out of that neck of the woods that have accepted the Dark Money support and tried to 'urbanize' our children's education by unseating Bailes.  

    Keith Strahan, Emily Cook and Janis Holt all took money from the "Texas Right To Life" Dark Money front.   How embarassing for Ms. Holt and the Dark Money Cartel when their political director, Luke Bowen, was arrested and prosecuted for soliciting a minor online in Conroe.  


 Since Bowen ruined any image of  caring for kids, it seems Dark Money took a cue from the prosperity preachers.  

   I am no school finance expert but it seems to me, diverting money away from our public schools in SJC would have a negative impact.   What is the alternative here?   A mismanaged "Christian" school that had hired a thief and liar to run the show before?  Or the doublewide she took the records and ran to?  

    Nah.  You dark money candidates can can try it, "One more time Cincinnati" if you want but some day you will figure out that our home grown native son is our grass roots answer to your Koch Bros 'Rich man north of Richmond" efforts.    



Records show Sparta's very recent SJC Voters registration.    11/  7 /2023   

   The Sentinel does appreciate the multiple constituents in Pc3 that have submitted photograpic evidence and documenting community comments for us but the deceitfulness and all is old hat with Houston. NOTHING demonstrates that fact more the the 30 year old 'hat' picture he is using in his ads and his bill board.   That is offered as a chuckle comment by several along with observing that Pct 3 has two really good candidates for Constable, Eldridge and Freed.  Candidate Freed has an extensive law enforcement background while Eldridge has Emergency management and extensive Jailer experience.   

    One reader submitted photos of sam i am putting his campaign signs on the VFD property in Evergreen.  The Pct 3 voters know but since Houston is running county wide this race, we just want the rest of the county voters to know his cheating tactics.




CONROE/SJC 12/13/2023


SJC PCT 3 Constable candidate, Peter J. Sparta has his 100 percent ownership homestead exemption in Montgomery county but is running in SJC.  Granted the Tax Code does allow someone to move and keep their homestead exemption for up to two years but has the qualifier that the person must  have the intention to return to it as their  primary residence.  That leaves Sparta in a quandry.  Word is that Sparta used his momma's address to sign up and run.  It is not beyond belief that Sparta moved home to momma considering the multiple family violence incidents that have plagued him in recent years.   

   Does his DL reflect that change after thirty days as the law requires?   If he has lived the riequried 60 days in Pct 3 to qualify for the ballot position, he has had time to change his DL.  Or  does he hope to be elected in SJC then live in Montgomery County to keep his homestead?  If your DL has a SJC address on it, I will run it with this story if you submit me a photo of it.  I will redact street name and mumber.  

CLEVELAND/SJC 12/10/2023

This old photo answers a readers recent question of, "Why would Sam have a campaign fund raiser in a bar to announce his candidacy for sheriff?"   "Doesn;t he realize the optics of that?" this long time political analyst asked rhetoricaly.

  This old photo snapped and submitted  by a long time Sentinel reader and supporter is Sam I am and a deputy I believe making a beer run to the Cleveleand Wal mart.  What isn't obvious to most is that the white truck cab sligntly visible above the side mirror of the green truck is Sam I am's marked San Jacinto County patrol unit parked in the fire lane.   The way I see it, Sam either thinkshis beer run is an 'emergency' or he thinks he is above the law when it comes to emergency parking.  Which is it sam I am?  And who is that with you?  the voters want to know.  

   Before you argue that the truck belongs to sam, remember is does have San Jacinto County on the side and is totally funded by SJC.  


12/6/2023 IT'S OFFICIAL











Both of these guys are signed up to run for constable in their precincts.   We have questions for them both.  We will explore in the next couple of months before the primary.  









LOU E. 'louie' Rogers is apparently planning to make a run at being the SJC Pct 4 constable again.  There is no official announcement or paperwork in hand but the word on the street is that the smack down he took the last two attempts at running for office have not phased him in the least.  If he does sign up by Dec 11th or before, we will report it here first.   

ISD Police Chief Sp[arks 'checks' Clint Evans
District Security Information

At 2:30 pm today, the district was made aware of an individual in the community who reportedly was carrying a weapon in close proximity to Cedar Grove Elementary campus. 


While the person was not a threat to the campus, the district appreciates the response of our local law enforcement in our community, who are vigilant in situations such as these to keep our schools safe and in operation.


We live in very concerning times, and the safety of our campuses is the utmost priority to our district and law enforcement partners.


Our district policy is that our campuses remain secure and open to parents and those with direct business in our schools. We feel a transparent and connected relationship with our parents is crucial to the mission of educating our students. However, when individuals do not have business at our schools, we cannot risk their presence on our private property owned by a public entity with a mission of educating students. Those individuals who breach this policy will be asked to leave and/or issued criminal trespass on district property.









The same group of auditors that were trespassed from Shepherd I.S.D. have now been trespassed from the Livingston I.S.D. property for an incident from the 28th of November.  It followed much the same scenario of the group of three entering the property and going to the transportation / admin bldgs seeking open records.  

Livingston I.S.D. has delivered written trespass notices to them and mailed certified mailed them. 


SHEPHERD ISD  12/5/2023


Events unfolding on Shepherd I.S.D. property yesterday prompted a security lockdown being implemented and broadcast on the ISD FB page.

    A group of constitutional activists parked and walked onto the Shepherd ISD property with no recognition of identity or purpose by school administrators and district personnel.  

    The first contact the group of two men and one woman made was with the Shepherd ISD warehouseman in the shop facilities on the property.   Their stated purpose was to request some bus maintinence records under the public information laws.

    The group was trespassed from the ISD property after entering the Administration building.  "I think the shorter guy with the baggy jacket and pants believes that school property is public property the same as the courthouse or city hall and it just isn't" an ISD spokesperson stated during a Sentinel interview.


At nearly the same time as these events were occuring, there was a shooting incident that injured an Austin I.S.D. police officer.  Story HERE.

The group approached the Coldspring I.S.D.  with the same stated purpose and were given opporutnity to request the records and no further incident reported.  Dr. Talton amd I.S.D. Chief Dean met with the group.  


Sec. 38.022. SCHOOL VISITORS. (a) A school district may require a person who enters property under the district's control to display the person's driver's license, another form of identification containing the person's photograph issued by a governmental entity, or, if applicable, the person's district employee or student identification card. The person must provide the identification on request.

(a-1) A school district may eject a person from district property if:

(1) the person refuses or fails to provide on request identification described by Subsection (a); and

(2) it reasonably appears that the person has no legitimate reason to be on district property.






SAN JACINTO CO  races for 2024 are really starting to populate.  The link below will take you to the S.O.S. site where you can fill in a few fields and find all the listings.

   Pct 1 Constable race is filling up with Constable Roy Rogers retiring.  Pct 3 races for constable and Commissioner are going to be interesting.  Dec 11 is the last day to sign up.  No sign of Lou E. 'Louie" Rogers on there yet.  SJC Sheriff GREG CAPERS has one challenger so far in the former Pct 3 Constable Houston.  

   Houston is best known for skirting and violating the election laws when it comes to sign placement and timing.  It never failed that sam i am didn't push it until TxDOT or the Forest Service would have to make him move the offending signs.  Even this election has seen the former Pct 3 Constable posting BLAH BLAH BLAH  2024 signs all over the county for going on a year now minus the words 'For Sheriff" just to get his name out in more than just PCT 3.     


At 3:50 PM, sam i am came out of his 'candidate closet' and announced on his FB page.



AUSTIN 11/30/2023


The lawsuit Hon's  FORMER ADA Tommy Coleman filed in retaliation against Polk County Publishing's "Enterprise" news paper and Valerie Reddel over an expose' article she wrote has been argued before the Supreme Court of Appeals in Austin.  :It has been about a month and we could hear any day but they have till June 4th to render a decision" a spokesperson shared with The Sentinel.

   The big questions seems to be if Tommy Coleman working for the prosecutor 15 years into Morton's prison term and working diligently to keep him in prison by intentionally withholding exculpatory evidence qualifies as, "prosecution".

    Hon argued in his rebuttal letter to the article that Coleman did not even work in the Williamson County DA's office when Morton went to prison.   What  has been documented is that Coleman did work for the DA and was 2nd chair at Morton's later hearings.   When he was quoted by a journalist being a smart a$$ in court saying, "Ewwww, bloody bandana, bloody bandana" in the hearing Morton's attorneys were trying to get that exculpatory evidence to clear Morton's name, Coleman was prosecuting Morton.   The bloody bandanna Coleman fought to withold did end up clearing Morton and leading to the murderer.  To me, that would count as "prosecuting".  

Here is Webster's for 'PROSECUTE'

to follow to the end pursue until finished

The lawsuit has definately had a chilling effect on Polk Co Publishing and they and the journalist who wrote the Expose' article have parted ways.  

   Why didn't Coleman sue The Sentinel?  I wrote the story first and rebutted Hon's letter with the same arguement back then.  If Coleman wins this case, the Supreme Court will be rewarding Coleman for being a lying, sniveling little punk.  But then he learned from the best.  






POLK CO 11/21/2023


"THIS Doesn't involve you!" Polk Co Court at Law Judge, Honorable Tom Brown told a step father who has blatantly interferred with court ordered child custody for years now.  "It is between him and her", Judge Brown made plain from his bench pointing first at the natural father and then the mother of the minor child with eyes fixed on the step father.

        With years of history of denying the father access to his son in blatant violation of the court orders and Hon's ABSOLUTE FAILURE as FORMER da to enforce the law against his buddy, the interfering step father.  Judge Brown told the tale of devastation with one comment.  After counseling with the sons and ordering the weekly visitation with the natural father and his family, a, "Let's see if we can repair this"   emanated from The Court.   We could all see  that the potential for parental alienation was afoot.  A crime in the State of Texas.  Fortunately for non custodial parents in Polk county, the Top law enforcement officer in the county, DA, Honorable Shelly Sitton was in the courtroom to hear the judge's order.  A child and parental rights advocate who put light on the injustice weeks ago calling for a Sheriff's dept investigation did question Ms. Sitton about that.  "Their report has been given to my office."  Ms. Sitton allowed.  


So much for hope springing eternal.  Two more weeks have passed and none of the enforcement aparatus in POLK county has been willing to go against former corrrupt DA Lee Hon on this father's rights case.  Apparetly if you are Hon's buddy, you can violate court orders with impunity.  









WASHINGTON D.C. 11/13/2023

Founded in 1996, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids takes a look at the strategies proven to reduce crime.
Armed with research, members make the case for solutions that cut crime and put kids on the path
to successful lives. The organization promotes smart, bipartisan state and federal solutions to
reduce crime, such as evidence-based, voluntary parent coaching programs for new parents that
prevent child abuse and neglect; high-quality early childhood education that increases educational
success and graduation rates; stronger K-12 education goals and after-school programs that give
kids a clear path toward productive futures and away from crime; and proven coaching programs
that strengthen families and get troubled kids back on track


An 8 year active membership has evolved into more  responsibility in leadership for our Sheriff Greg Capers.    The national director, Josh Spaulding announced the addition of Sheriff Capers to the leadership council of the, "Fight Crime Invest In Kids" organization  as a big step.  With over 5,000 Police Chief/Sheriff and Prosecutormembers nationwide, Sheriff Capers contribution to and experience on the national  leadership council will be more  broadly effective as well as benefit SJC and East Texas overall.  










Major explosions rocked the FM 1127 area north of Shepherd, Tx this morning.    Goodrich schools were evaucated already.  Calls for evacuations in Livingston have been made.

According to Sentinel sources, an employee running the fork lift ran into a barrel or drum of turpentine and started the fire that led to the first explosion.  That operator was taken to the hospital with burns.  Reports of other injuries have been made on FB and other places.   Several vehicles in the employee parking lot have burned up also.  


GOODRICH 11/8/2023


One local elderly farmer was building fence then working in his closed cabbed tractor in  his field during the plant explosion and fire.  Today hhe is hospitalized and on a respirator.  "He sounds horrible" one close friend shared.  

   Another crow fly neighbor to the fire was already feeling the effects on his throat and voice when they got a wake up call from us.  








When hamas propaganda is released, you hear it first on AP 

COLDSPRING 11/4/2023


Yet another round of fake news quoting bogus sources from the AP reporter, Jake Blieberg about our SJC Sheriff evoked this complaint to the AP organization from a long time resident and supporter of truth and Justice in San Jacinto Co.


Disreputable Reporting
Article by Jenifer Jones regarding an Exemplary Sheriff in San Jacinto County - not Journalism, no research, allegedly paid for by a disgruntled retired police officer with a disreputable reputation and quoted repeatedly in articles published by your organization. "It is about time you, at AP Press decide to check out the garbage that is published by our organization A recent article written by Jenifer Jones and published by your "news source" is utter garbage. Moreover, both the Marshals in Texas and the FBI source she quotes, have responded that they find nothing untoward with any actions taken by this good man and VERY well-respected Sheriff. She quotes sources like a disreputable ex policeman forced to retire because of his illegal behavior. She does no journalism; she simply writes garbage with no basis in fact. Certainly, with total disregard for the truth. This is what you publish under the name of news. I am devoting my time to research who pays her for these articles and I will assuredly be led to the source of the mean, disgusting ex policeman and his cronies. Our state paid this man just to get rid of his lies. The insurance company believing that court defense would be more expensive than simply paying him off to shut him up. There will be a price to pay for this and I certainly would not like to be in their shoes. This is not just one irate citizen venting views. This is the truth. No wonder there is no faith in media sources these days."




His name is spelled bleiberg but we think bLIEberg is way more fitting.  When Jake the snake wrote his last paid for hit piece against Sheriff Capers, The Sentinel forwarded him the complete personnel file of the pervert and failed sheriff candidate, Michael Flynt so he might be fully informed as to who he was relying on.  

    This time Jake the snake Blieberg added Jennifer Jones to his stable of disgruntled axe grinding 'sources' to get his scandal fix with.  

    Jennifer is the sister of the man killed that went on another man's property threatening him.  The  death of John Wayne Dodge was tragic but justified.  Dodge and another man, a grown relative went on to the property of a young man named Hopkins threatening him with an aggravated assault.  Hopkins stated  The disagreement stemmed from some wreckless driving and escalated.  Dodge and his relative entered Hopkins' property and threatened him.  Hopkins had a young wife and baby in the house to protect and was assaulted by the two men.  According to sources, the trajectory of the bullet Hopkins fired matched his account of having been knocked to the ground because the bullet entered Dodge's body in his stomach and took and upward trajectory.  The detectives on the scene did not arrest Hopkins and the DA did not prosecute Hopkins but considered the killing justified.  Jennifer Jones has made her 'murder' claims but no investigative agency has ever found them to be credible.  For Jones to be willing to play politics with the tragic death of her brother is dispicable.  For Flynt and his money man, Laddie McAnally to still be trying to get milage out of Flynt's failure and firing from the sheriff's dept is desperate and cheap to say the least.  We do have the Flynt personnel file available to any who want to be fully informed this election season.  Just email me and request a copy. Although Flynt was able to force all of the public agencies to delete their copies after the law suit settled, he can't touch my copy by open records before the judges order.  I share it to make sure it is backed up somewhere.  



The irate citizen quoted above vowed to do what it took to  find the source of funding the AP propaganda pieces but I say, "Nay Ma'am, just see who signs up to run against Sheriff Capers and who his biggest donor is.  

   Why do I say, "Paid for hit piece"?  Because when Flynt went to run against Sheriff Capers the first time, his money man, backer and some say 'buttie' brought me money wanting me to write the bogus story.  I took the money then twisted Flynt up with his personnel file.  He was SOUNDLY defeated.  







POLK CO 11/2/2O23


Constitutional activist Brandon White, known for his high-profile arrest amidst a transition of power in the District Attorney's office, is set to appear in the 258th District Court on November 28th for a pivotal hearing on Motions to Quash and a Motion to Inspect Evidence. The latter motion seeks access to a confiscated cell phone, which is rumored to contain evidence challenging a key element of the State's case, and a sworn statement by a Livingston PD officer. This development is yet another twist in a growing controversy surrounding law enforcement in the area as the current top headline on our Polk Co page highlights.

Brandon White's legal battle has attracted significant attention, with many viewing his arrest as a desperate effort by the outgoing District Attorney. The Motions to Quash and the Motion to Inspect Evidence could potentially reveal vital information that could sway the course of his case.

The contentious cell phone, warrantlessly seized by the State at the time of his arrest, has been a subject of speculation, as it is believed to contain evidence challenging a critical aspect of the State's case. If proven true, this revelation could have far-reaching implications for the ongoing legal proceedings. Furthermore, the sworn statement by a Livingston PD officer would be proven lies. It raises questions about the credibility and integrity of the law enforcement involved.

The situation is compounded by the recent lawsuit filed by Michael Hodge against another officer in the department. This legal action points to a broader pattern of allegations against members of the Livingston Police Department. With seven officers now accused of misconduct, this represents more than a quarter of the department, raising concerns about the overall state of law enforcement in the area.

As Brandon White's court hearing approaches, the community and legal observers await the proceedings with keen interest, hoping for a transparent and just resolution in a case that has garnered significant public scrutiny.

ONALASKA  10/30/2023


Honoable David G. Johnson, the municipal judge for Onalaska has announced his upcoming retirement effective November 9, 2023.  Judge Johnson has served the city of Onalaska for 34 years.  He is appreciated and "will be missed" according to Onalaska city officials and constituents we interviewed this morning.  In that interview, we were able to confirm that the Onalaska City Council has appointed, Polk Co  JP 1, Terri Mayer as the new city court judge.  Terri Mayer was elected JP 1 in the last county wide elections.  

    Retired SJC JP 4, Honorable Greg Magee, who serves as the associate city judge for Onalaska and long time contemporary of Judge Johnson also commented that Judge Johnson has served honorably and, "is a really good man".  

   In a brief exchange with Judge Johnson's bride of many years, she called his retirement, "A bittersweet" event noting his hearts desire to serve his community contrasted with the opportunity for the two of them to continue this grand adventure and see some new sights.  All agreed that Judge Johnson deserves a heartfelt, "THANKYOU" for his dedication and love of our community.

EAST TEXAS 10/20/2023



A longstanding track record of advocacy for children, women, minorities and any  oppressed, Rosemary Covalt has now taken on the man (father) eating monster known as unenforced  family court  'orders'.  Long a domain many women used to deny father's visitation rights.  When fathers rights are ignored and unenforced, he has no rights.  

    In Texas, the laws are fairly written on child support and visitation but the inequality is all in the non enforcement.  

    As Ms. Covalt is fond of saying, "Their power is in ignoring us".  Her interest in a case in East Texas has already proven hard for them to ignore. A case where It is  (sadly common) in which  a step father is interfering in child visitation and engaging in intentional parental alienation efforts.  Those proveable crimes coupled with serious allegations of physical abuse of the child were delivered with a bow on it to investigators who did take notice.  

    Is there a light at the end of the tunnel for father's rights in East Texas?  

"It is public information and public knowledge", Ms. Covalt is also fond of saying  Armed withphotos of at least a half a dozen sritten reports of child interference to the S.O by the father, when the secretary checked their 'official' files, she reported not a single call slip in their file.  "Isn't that interesting" one member in the conference was heard commenting as Ms. Covalt hammered her with the copies.  "Let me look again" the secretary said exiting then returned saying, "I found three of them".  Another, "isn't that interesting" rose from the meeting as the investigators began looking over all of the evidence.

 Can a mother steal her children from their father right under his nose?  Only with the full cooperation of corrupt law enforcement or should I say, corrupt non enforcement?

"That is a civil matter" is the pat response of the non interested party.  

NEWS FLASH  Interference with child custody is a State Jail Felony.

After the video was denied, I requested opportunity to just view the video.  Here is Chief Lowerie's response: 

  No sir, it would still be the same as us releasing the video. If I was able to let you view the video, then I should just give you the video for viewing. We will have to wait for the AG's opinion on this request.


My Reply:


The difference is, one way I have video to publish, the other way my readers rely solely on my say so.  
DA Dillon has allowed me to view video without giving a copy before.  I told my readers that in fact the SJC officers did NOT shoot an unarmed man as facebook was wildly accusing.  Nipped the whole controversy in the bud.  
   I understand keeping evidence close to the vest and protecting the integrity of the investigation but you can't honestly think allowing me to see it is the same as me having a copy.   Another occasion was when the auditor accused the deputies of bloodying his face during an arrest but the body cam footage proved the lil punk ground his own face into the pavement to make himself bleed.  Working together, we shut that BS down too.  He is still mad at me about that.  
    My investigation indicates that what may well have happened on the motorcycle chase is that an immovable object was knowingly placed in a known blind curve and the rider hit an immovable object.  The video will eventually come out.
recent legislation limits 60 days video can be withheld in a, "critical incident".  







UPDATE 11/2/2023  


Despite a diligent effort to verify the arrest of the motorcycle operator involved in the high speed chase, nothing has been found.  We have submitted an open records request to find if the operator was arrested or charged with a crime.  

POLK CO 10/10/2023


Recently promoted chief deputy, Andy Lowerie notified The Sentinel via email that they wll be seeking an attorney general opinion on my request for footage of the high speed motorcycle chase that ended on Kickapoo Creek bridge near Onalaska.






A fairly straight forward statement.  Doesn't say when, how, exactly who or why, just that the county 'hires open records specialist.'

For those who reacted to the 'story', and even questioned it, thanks for letting me know you are reading The Sentienel and care abut accuracy.    

Too answer your notice, here below is the documentation that I base my statement on.   One is a letterhead and the other a salutation.  Please let me know if there is any correction or clarification that The Sentinel needs to make.  As always, we strive to be accurate and timely in our reporting. . . .  and have the documents to back it up.  


UPDATE 10/25/2023

Polk County has contracted with the private attorney firm of Mike MathewsII.  "I wouldn't call myself an 'open records specialist' , Mathews responded to The Sentinel inquirey but did confirm that he is handling open records requests at the Polk Co S.O. and is now listing the Church St address of Polk County and the phone number of the DA's office as means to contact him.   Mathews, records show, works full time for the Humble P.D. and offices there also.  

    On the surface, it appears that Byron Lyons has taken a page out of the Woodrow Wallace opaqueness 101 playbook.  Place a private law firm between your agency and any hope of the public getting a straight answer on anything controversial.    When we submitted open records requests to find out how much woodrow wallace was spending on his "Iglasius with an 'I" attorney firm,  Wallace paid them to fight that request too.  What a never ending, self consuming circle for the tax payers.

    We could be wrong because we have been wrong before.  Maybe this will be a more transparent time.  We will see.


LUFKIN 10/10/2023


Angelina County DA, Janet Casels has been named in a petition for removal suit and a Visiting Judge has been assigned.  The Honorable Earl Stover III from Deep East Texas has been assigned to the case by the Honorable Robert Hill Trapp, Administrative Judge for our district.  

    The petition is 68 pages plus exhibits.   It falls under

legislation regarding District Attorneys,  that requires that the State of Texas to be named as bringing the action ex rel, in the nameof the individual making the complaint.  We are seeking more information.  One similar case has been filed under the new statute.  


ex rel.

conj. abbreviation for Latin ex relatione, meaning "upon being related" or "upon information," used in the title of a legal proceeding filed by a state attorney general (or the federal Department of Justice) on behalf of the government, on the instigation of a private person, who needs the state to enforce the rights of himself/herself and the public. For example, the caption would read: The State of Tennessee ex rel. Archie Johnson v. Hardy Products.

Sentinel readers will remember this as a case DA Casels inherited when she was appointed to complete the unexpired term of former and very corrupt Angelina County DA, Joe Martin.  

Martin has proven that he is willing to file false criminal charges with no evidence to silence a muckraker journalist who is gathering evidence on him, family or friends.  Nothing new in east Texas.  White folks call it 'good ole boy' and black folks call it "hawg law".  



KICKAPOO 10/3/2023


The audio from the scanner proves that the persuing officer did warn his fellow LEO's NOT to deploy a spike strip to try to stop the runner because it was a motorcycle.  According to life long officers, it is illegal to deploy a spike strip or conduct a pit maneuver on a motorcycle in a high speed chase because it is nearly certain to end in death or serious injury of the rider.  

    At least one witness is claiming that the officer intentionally rammed the motorcycle to stop it on the Kickapoo Creek bridge. SCANNER CHASE AUDIO

   We have requested the body and dash cam footage from Onalaska and Polk county S.O. in order to get the truth out to our readers.  Onalaska has responded saying my request has been submitted to the records clerk.

Records sought in the killing of Jose Hernandez by Livingston PD are ready but have a bill in excess of 100 dollars.  We reach out to our readers to help us raise the money to get these question answering records.




LIVINGSTON 9/26/2023



Mrs Rosemary Covalt, armed with information from some 'DPS Sensitive' reports outlining an investigationby Ron Duff naming ADA Lee Hon in it helped force Sheriff Lyons to relinquish a woman's gun he had illegally held for over a year.  .  That report proves that under Hammack, the ADA Hon knew that guns stolen from evidence at the Polk Co. Sheriff's dept were being pawned then sold through a local pawn shop.  That report names Onalaska PD officer Tammy Heeth as owner of the pawn shop who was found to be holding several guns that were reported stolen and recovered or otherwise placed into or supposed to be placed into Polk Co. S.O.  evidence.  Nothing was done to a singleperson.

   According to a witness, Ms. Covalt let Sheriff Lyons know she was not going to see these trans gressions continue.  There was never an arrest, no charges and the S.O. did not even remove the punk that had choked the woman  down to the point of passing out from the scene.  They just "secured" the expensive 1911 style 45 and took it with them.  No warrant.  

    Advocate Covalt also knew the woman had a dozen recorded phone calls with the sheriff or staff regarding the gun.  When Sheriff Lyons denied remembering speaking with the woman, the ladies offered to replay the conversations for him then and there.  

   "He was huffing and puffing" one present said of the sheriff, "but he got the gun and returned it to her".  



Judge Kitchens: "If they arrest somebody they can't keep that phone without a search warrant"

ADA Ferguson: "They arrest people all the time without a warrant"

Judge Kitchens: "They get their phone back when they make bond. They don't get to keep the phone as evidence unless they seize it, they have to have a search warrant to seize it. The fourth amendment and Article 1 Section 9 of the Texas Constitution are clear on this"



LIVINGSTON 9/26/2023


POLK CO ADA, Ferguson showed up for court again with absolutely nothing.  Not even an argument in the case against Brandon White.  White is a local constitutional activist who has consistantly poked a finger in the eye of the corrupt among us.  All ADA Ferguson wanted to do was kick the can down the road again with ANOTHER reset.

    As predicted in a prior Sentinel Article, ADA Ferguson does NOT have a bullet proof vest in evidence, any video of a bullet proof vest and it doesn't appear that the officer who swore in the affidavit that he saw one of the accused put on a bullet proof vest is going to stick to his story.  According to Sentinel sources, that officer is back tracking to, "I thought I saw him put on a bullet proof vest".   No evidence has been offered in the case and what is especially troubling on this particular indictment is the language.  The Polk Co Grand Jury indicted White for allegedly organizing the crime of obstruction by 'creating the appearance of an imminent attack on a police officer'.  

    In the hearing, an observer quoted the judge as inquiring, "How are you keeping this man's phones without a warrant?  The ADA's stuttering reply was met with what that  court room observer described as, "an impatient directive" from The 258th District Court Judge, The Honorable Travis Kitchens.  He stated that Ferguson had until the 14th to submit his argument in writing.  Judge Kitchens went on to only give Attorney Seth Evans a week beyond that to respond wih his written argument by the 21st.  Hearing set for the 28th.    




Much planning and groundwork has been completed by The City of Shepherd and Police Chief Clint Headly leading to the official launch of the Shepherd Police Dept.  A community wide gathering proved that even tragedies like the one out of Woodville told below  cannot deter the calling on someone's life to serve.  

   Having been following this developing story for some time,  I've seen a lot of 'i" dotting and 'T' crossing going on.  

    We all know the mayor, city council and the chief of police did a lot to get this off the ground but just let it be said, we all know who keeps the ducks in a row at The City of Shepherd.  Thanks to Ms. Hagler for her service to our community.  


POINTBLANK 8/24/2023


In a vain attempt to redeem his reputation before elections, Keith Black posted in the comments on The Sentinel.  In that comment, Black blames his injured foot because he took his shoe off and rubbed the foot of a female probationer under his desk as she reported.  Black seems to forget that The Sentinel obtained his ENTIRE personnel file before we wrote the first story.  He wrote, "I was never reprimanded . . . ."  

  That is a lie and you were TERMINATED.  Just give me a day or two and I will go retrieve those documents from my archives and publish them again just for you.

    Just in case you don't remember, let me remind you.  I had won your file in a 6 mos battle with the  law firm in Austin that represents the probation department and others across the state.  Why do you think I started that effort?  Let me explain.  I had the father of one 17 year old male probationer complain to me that you were taking your shoe off, rubbing his son's foot under the desk telling him he better do what you say or he will go to prison.  Did I mention that he isn't queer and is in prison now?  

    That was bad but when I had a woman I have known nearly all of her life write me complaining about you perving on her constantly, I fired off that open records request for your file.  




NOT GUILTY was the verdict handed to The Honorable Tom Brown, Polk County Court At Law Judge by the jury  in the case of State Vs Amberly Lambert.   The first day saw the completion of the voir dire process and a few of the witnesses testifying.    The second day saw completion of the trial, jury charged and sent out to deliberate.  That process took about 4 hours before the jury returned the 'Not Guilty' verdict based on the evidence presented.  

    The State did use the junior ADA, Jim Spencer on these misdemeanor charges but the most experienced ADA Ferguson was there giving advice and counsel to ADA Spencer as the trial progressed.  Both of the prosecutors demonstrated a good knowledge of the law and Ferguson was seen to prompt the younger ADA to "object"  a few times and lean over and give him counsel.  Still, ADA Spencer handled the trial from beginning to end including his closing statement.  ADA Spencer's experience has been mostly as a defense attorney but you could see he had worked on the case and was well prepared for the most part. What he wasn't prepared for was the lack of integrity of his star witness, OPD officer, Tammy Heeth.  

    Defense Attorney, Seth Evans of the father / son 'Evans Law Firm' was not only prepared for Tammy Heeth, his line of questioning forced her to expose that lack of integrity right in front of the Jury.  

    When The Sentinel was first made aware of this case, we wondered how a mother sitting in the car rider line at an elementary school to drop off her kids could end up facing first degree felony charges and twenty plus years in prison.

   Tammy Heeth answered that question under oath when asked why she went for such an extreme charge when so many lesser ticketable offenses might have been persued instead.  

    "It was the policy of the former DA (ie: Lee Hon) that we pass on the lower charges and only go for the most serious charges we possibly can." Heeth testified throwing Hon under the bus.  What The Sentinel investigation revealed but was not allowed to be fully disclosed in court was that Tammy Heeth had it in for Ms. Lambert.  Her verbal complaint against Heeth was testified to by the Assistant Principal, Larissa Grubbs but the confrontation in Brookshire Bros was off limits per Judge Brown's instructions.  The Jury did not hear the story of how Heeth had run her buggy into Ms. Lambert's buggy in the store days after Ms. Lambert made her complaint to the school administrator.  

   The day Heeth chose to escalate the situation was April Fools day.  According to Lambert, days prior, Heeth, as traffic control let the car infront of Lambert take the short route, forced Lambert to turn and take the long route that caused her kids to be tardy, then let the car behind Lambert take the short route also.  

   On April 1st, Lambert came in on 356 and Heeth got in the middle of her lane and stopped her with palm raised but then made a circling motion intended to convey, "turn around" but Lambert took as come on through.  There is no statute, ordinance or even an official ruling about coming in on 356 but only a school preference.  

   Both Heeth and Lambert testified that she was only moving 3 mph having taken her foot off the brake but not accelerated or swerved at all.  Both testified that Heeth got infront of her car and struck the front quarter panel.  Lambert saw it as an expression of anger and Heeth testified she struck the fender to "get leverage" enabling her to "roll step".  Both testified that Heeth jumped up on the running board and was reaching into the vehicle ordering and then trying to force Lambert out of the truck.  Heeth denies pulling Lambert's hair.  Lambert was adamant that Heeth did pull her hair.  Lambert was belted in according to both of the women.  

   It was at about this time that Onalaska JP, Honorable Sarah Rasberry arrived on the scene dropping off a friend's child.    She called 911 but it was testified to that Ms. Lambert had also just called 911 requesting another officer on the scene.  

     Judge Rasberry testified that she did see Heeth on the running board but did not see Lambert's vehicle strike Heeth.  

   One thing that had to have influenced the jury's decision was that despite several officers on the scene, no exculpatory video evidence was available despite Lambert demanding all of the video on the scene, later and then through her attorney.  The only video that made it into state's evidence was video showing Heeth wearing a high visibility vest with 'police' written on it, Lambert walking to the transport cruiser in cuffs and video in the police station of Lambert being processed.  Ms. Lambert's 911 call made it to states evidence but despite the fact the two calls were within a minute of  each other, Judge Rasberry's 911 call recording failed  to be available.   

    The most damning evidence presented was when Seth Evans elicited testimony from Heeth that she had no serious bodily injury resulting from the incident.  Her only concern was to make sure that her breast implant, "wasn't leaking".  Then Attorney Evans submitted Heeth's sworn statement from nearly a month after the incident charging Lambert with the felony and swearing that she suffered, "serious bodily injury" in order to justify the Hon preferred felony charges.  Not only did that prove Heeth willing to lie on a sworn statement, it has the effect of clouding any sworn statement or even arrest report Heeth has ever made or ever will make.  She has lost all credibility as a proven liar.

    The great thing for the community of Onalaska is that their elected JP Rasberry, despite being raised with Heeth's children and knowing Heeth most of her life, JP Rasberry did not falsify her testimony to benefit Heeth.  She was matter of fact with no hesitation in her answers.  JP Rasberry openly stated that she had used some 'colorful' language toward Ms. Lambert when she intially arrived on the scene but all that did was bolster her credibility.   By aknowledging and admitting that her language was an error in judgement along with the transparency her office has always demonstrated goes a long way with this reporter.  

    I can't say enough about the quality of representation Seth Evans gave his client even as a court appointed attorney.  He was very well prepared and had evidence he didn't even use.  What I appreciate about Mr. Evans effort was that he used what he needed to destroy Heeth's credibility in this matter but did not over do it to the point that her stink would have smeared onto the rest of our law enforcement in Polk County.  

    This trial was my first opportunity to watch The Honorable Judge Tom Brown in action.  I understand now why people speak so highly of him and his ability and why The Sentinel has never gotten the first complaint on him.  His clerk has always been transparent and helpful when we had a question.

   Judge Brown proved to be quite appreciative of and protective over the jury panel.  They were shown every respect and courtesy and every effort made to not waste their time.   Judge Brown would not allow any nefariousness of either counsel negate their time with errors that would trip up this trial.  

   Judge Brown was fair and even handed to both sides in his rulings and held both attorneys to the highest standard.  Some of the most interesting parts were when Judge Brown would remove the jury from the courtroom and let the two attorneys hash out their differences of opinion.  Both attorneys were knowledgeable, respectful to each other and did make their best arguments.  

    ADA Spencer made a good closing arguement because The jury asked for all the evidence shortly after entering deliberations.  Some comments waiting in the break room  were, "I know she is innocent but Polk County does back their law enforcement"   Even with Tammy Heeth being dismantled on the stand, the jury still took 4 hours to reach a verdict.  Usually a relatively quick decision does not go in favor of the accused but this one did.  Seth Evans did one thing that defense attorneys are often reluctant to do and that is he put his client on the stand.   That leaves her subject to an often brutal cross examination by the prosecutor.  Spencer was aggressive in his questioning and garnered several objections by Evans.  Ms. Lambert came across as what she is.  A responsible parent, business owner and honest.  She was offered several plea deals all the way down to a ticket for disorderly conduct but stedfastly refused, determined to prove her innocence.   Her and her attorney did just that.  With all that 'burden of proof thingy on the State, Poor ADA had to show up with a big bunch of nothing.  


Justice was served all the way around in Polk County today.



LIVINGSTON 8/21/2023


What started as a mother filing a verbal complaint with the school against the Onalaska ISD resource officer for her conduct in the car rider line was greatly escalated by OPD officer, Tammy Heeth.  She got the corrupt Hon to file, "Assault with a Deadly Weapon" charges on Heeth's claim the mother used her car as a deadly weapon.  All of that felony BS was dropped when Hon was ousted and offers to drop it all for a guilty plea to disorderly conduct were made.  The mother stedfastly refused the offer and has a jury of her peers today.  

   It is the defendants position that she was strapped in by seatbelt, and had steel plates andbolts in her ankle and leg from a recent surgery.   She testified her two elementary age children were in the back seat and Heeth tried to drag her though her car window by the hair of the head.

 Heeth has a list of complaints and even one written warning from the child advocate, rosemary Covalt that Heeth, "is a liability because of her anger issues" based on prior incidents Ms. Covalt witnessed.  Funny how none of those complaints were in Heeth's file when we requested it even though we have copies of the originals from Ms. Covalt.


    We will follow up on this story when the trial is over.




   The Honorable 12th District Judge, David Moorman presided over the prosecutorial misconduct case filed against SJC ADA Rob Freyer this morning.   Judge  Moorman was very clear that public trust in the judicial system IS of primary importance.  "We must maintain that trust and avoid any appearance of impropriety", Judge Moorman stated from the bench before ruling on three motions before the court.

    Judge Moorman denied the motion to dismiss the charges and he denied the motion for a change of venue put forth by defense attorney, Lana Shadwick.  

   Judge Moorman did grant the motion to recuse the SJC DA's office because of Freyer's misconduct and appoint a prosecutor Pro Tem.  The Judge went further and admonished the SJC DA to make sure that none of the questionable documents were given to the soon to be appointed prosecutor Pro Tem.  

    This case stems from the actions of Freyer ordering the defendants cell be searched and documents seized that ended up including attorney client privilege evidence.  

    During the last hearing, several questions were asked of the defendant, Kenneth Gibson, that he could not answer because the Nacadoches jail had refused to allow him to bring his legal papers to court.  "All they let me bring was my body", Gibson had stated under oath.

    The Sentinel put in a call to the Sheriff to ask if that was normal policy for his department.  We did not get an answer but were promised a call back by the Major.  We did not ever get that call back or an answer but did notice that when Gibson entered the courtroom for this morning's hearings, he was clutching a large expandable legal file of documents with his handwriting all on the outside of it.

LIVINGSTON 7/28/2023


Former Lee Hon investigator and Trinity County Sheriff Deputy, Christopher Lima appeared before Judge Stephen Phillips in the Polk County Court At Law today on the theft charges out of Onalaska.   As usual, he had no attorney and no way to pay for one he testified.  Judge Phillips appointed a new attorney practicing in Polk County named Brevin Jackson to represent Lima.  Even considering Jackson's short time practicing here in Polk County, he has made a very positive impression on a full range of workers in our criminal Justice center.  Bright, witty, polite and "just a nice guy" were several of the comments heard today.  It is rumored that on Jackson's recent first day to practice in the Polk Co court system, he came bearing a tray full of muffins to share with the staff.  

    After a short time to confer with his newly appointed lawyer, Mr. Jackson asked the court for a reset to give him time to study the case.  Judge Phillips granted the reset for September 8th.  Video HERE of Lima duckin and truckin after hearing.

   Judge Phillips was sitting in for Judge Brown and County Clerk, Schelena Hock was the clerk for today's hearings.  



7/25/2023 COLDSPRING


To: Jake Bleiberg                                                                                                                                                         1

From: Tim Kean

Subject: Associated Press Article, Filed 7/8/2023, Sheriff Greg Capers


Mr. Bleiberg:

My name is Tim Kean, Chief Deputy, San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office. I am named in several articles you have written about the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Greg Capers. I want to make this very clear from the beginning, what I express here is my own opinion. We have the Constitutional right in this nation to express our opinions. I speak only for myself in this matter. Even you should be able to comprehend that statement.

I would like to start by paying you a complement, sir. I appreciate greatly, the fact, you did not choose the profession of law enforcement. The investigative abilities that have been displayed by the article you have written would never get inside a courtroom in this nation. What saddens me is you purport to be a journalist. Even that profession has standards, however, they apparently are ignored and have fallen into disuse.

 Below I quote the beginning of your narrative:

“COLDSPRING, Texas — Sheriff Greg Capers was the classic picture of a Texas lawman as he announced the capture of a suspected mass killer: white cowboy hat on his head, gold star pinned to his chest, white cross on his belt and a large pistol emblazoned with his name on his hip.”

Even I know, and I’m not the “professional journalist” you are, that what you have done in paragraph one is define your enemy. In my opinion, you not only are going to take down a Texas Sheriff, but maybe even Texas itself. The target is to ruin the image of all Texas Lawmen, the image of the State of Texas, maybe even the Governor while you are at it. Absolutely despicable.

The interaction I had with you concerned a phone interview conducted on 6/27/2023 at 11:10hrs which lasted 1-hour 52minutes and 8 seconds. Do you recall that interview, sir? Myself and our Dispatch Supervisor spent 35 minutes explaining to you the timeline concerning response time for the Oropeza case. I recall being very patient and open with you sir, and you responded as if you understood the entire sequence. We covered every single line of the CAD (Computer Aid Dispatch) printout and all of the radio transcripts. Every detail. I will address your fraudulent response here.

Your contention is the time to respond to an active shooting was 46 minutes. You sir, are a liar. The response was explained to you in detail. The initial call is a noise disturbance at 11:34:50. The call must be routed through a translator service. The dispatcher does not understand what is happening until the translator tells her at 11:43:00. The translator informs the dispatcher it is a noise disturbance with someone shooting a gun in their yard. This is a rural area and it is legal to shoot guns. The call is about the noise disturbing the neighbors. I TOLD YOU THAT, SIR. At 11:45:00 the units are enroute to the noise disturbance. No lights or siren low priority call at this time. At 12:08:32 the complainant calls back, call routes through translator, and states the neighbor is back out in his yard shooting again. This is still a noise issue, however, there was more urgency to the tone of the complainant. Deputies start to increase their speed because this call is escalating. At 12:11:44 the call states the shooter is crossing onto                complainants property.  At 12:11:56, 12 seconds later, the shift sergeant confirms with dispatch the shooter is on the complainants property. At 12:12:08 the call is Priority One, lights and siren response. At 12:15:49, 3 MINUTES AND 41 SECONDS LATER UNITS ARE IN THE AREA. The entire time on the road for the first two arriving units is 30 minutes and 49 seconds. As I told you, sir, it takes that long to drive there from the Sheriff’s Office in Coldspring. The call initiated as loud noise, when it became urgent the deputies were justified in responding emergency conditions. The call could not have been answered any faster with the information had at the time, the road conditions and the distances involved.

However, Mr. Bleiberg, none of this mattered to you, did it? Your blind drive to destroy the reputation of this Agency, Sheriff and myself resulted in your falsehoods and accusations without any proof whatsoever. In fact, you disregarded the proof I provided and inserted your own narrative instead. That’s the kind of reporting Americans are growing absolutely SICK of, sir.

The next trick you had up your sleeve was the referencing of accusations against the integrity of this Agency, Sheriff and myself. I find it extremely difficult to accept, the slightest inkling, you understand the definition of integrity, sir.

 Sir, you asked questions concerning the Lion Institute and a report they presented to Commissioner’s Court. This was a company hired by Commissioner’s Court to research the working conditions at the Sheriff’s Office. I told you Sheriff Capers and myself welcomed that research as we felt a third-party analysis of our needs and environment would create more pressure to foster changes in pay and equipment the Sheriff’s Office so desperately needs. Such was not the case, sir. I told you that very fact. There was NO survey of employees, no examination of the workspace in the office, no review of training records and school availability for our Deputies, no interest in working conditions or pay for personnel. NO VISIT whatsoever from Mr. Alexander (Lion Institute CEO) or any member of the Lion Institute. The entire report was a fraud. I expressly told you that, sir. The Commissioner’s Court paid almost $50,000.00 dollars for that report, unknown to the Sheriff’s Office. A waste of $50,000.00 taxpayers money. For what I ask? I consider it your job to “investigate” and find out. What did you find sir?

I quote further form your report, “The group’s report lays out evidence that the sheriff's staff falsified training records and failed to pursue 4,000 reported crimes over the years, including 106 alleged sexual assaults.” 

That quote is another lie, sir. Where is the evidence this Agency falsified training records? Since I am the Training Officer, I take great offense at this accusation. During our phone interview, I also explained, in detail, the actual reality of the open criminal cases. Once again you pretended to understand but then pursued your own agenda. Those cases were listed as pending due to a computer entry error. The cases were actually closed. It was an error repaired by the reporting system. This occurred in 2015 with no issues since that time. That was explained to you, sir.

Michael Flynt is a former employee you reference as an authority on the subject of corruption and dysfunction at the Sheriff’s Office. Perhaps Mr. Flynt is a subject matter expert on corruption, but not for the reasons you think. I can only mention that Mr. Flynt is a former employee. There are legal reasons we cannot discuss that man. As an investigative reporter you would do well to exercise due diligence on your informants to determine their credibility before citing them as “evidence”, sir. That goes with all of your “former employee” informants. There are reasons they are referred to as “former employees”. Again, your extreme lack of due diligence is embarrassing to the world of investigative journalism.     

Sir, you crow mightily about a $240,000.00 lawsuit, you titled ‘whistle blower lawsuit” That again is a lie, sir. It was a wrongful termination suit. You would do well to request depositions in that lawsuit. You would actually learn what happened. But no, your reckless, fraudulent ‘investigative report” has cast doubt on the integrity and honesty of EVERY SINGLE OFFICER in this agency. All without anything but your “quotes” from former employees and a fraudulent report from the Lion Institute which is filled with quotes from the very same former employees.

Your “report” also states deputies were called to the Oropeza home 3 times in the past 2 years. FALSE, another lie. You sir, were informed in our previously mentioned phone interview there was ONE call there and ONE follow up by a detective. The complainant dropped the charges against Oropeza.

I will sum up with what I will say is my personal opinion of you sir. We both live in entirely different worlds. I work in “Criminal Justice”, the world of facts. I am a retired Army Officer, retired police officer, a current Chief Deputy. I started my life working at age 15. I have worked and fought every inch of the way. I spent 8 years in combat. You know NOTHING of me. There was a day, in the past in this country, when a man with a reckless mouth insulted the honor of another he was challenged on the field. President Andrew Jackson defended his honor and his wife’s honor in that manner over 100 times. Sad, we live in times such as these. As for Greg Capers, corruption and Capers are two words that do not go together. Sheriff Capers works cutting hay on the weekends to make enough money to survive here. His pay is that low. So NO, he is not corrupt and I take offense to your insinuation, sir. I will tell you this. I live in a world where integrity and honor are required, not optional. When your life depends on another man’s judgement and honesty, he better be a good man, or people die.

Now for you, you work in “Social Justice”, a fantasy world of getting what you want without the hard work needed to get it.  I see a spoiled “reporter” on a social justice crusade. I read many of your articles. Fairly good work, polished and refined in the Liberal Arts, for sure. But just a word of advice, sir, get your facts in order before you start running your mouth so recklessly. Integrity and Honor are still a concept I will defend, unlike you. By any means necessary.


Tim Kean



Ray McCoppin did  a deep dive into the lyin report and exposes the fraud.  Follow link in headline for video.





COLDSPRING 7/20/2023



Former SJC Commissioner and a former Orange County Deputy Sheriff has studied the so called, "Lion Report" and offers his analysis.  Mr McCoppin's uniqe persepctive seems to be right in line with most who have read the report.  

    The Sentinel did share the Flynt File with Mr. McCoppin and quite a few others since Flynt was quoted so heavily in the report.  Any 'reporter', no matter how far removed from East Texas, who took it on theirself to write a BS hit piece on SJC based on quotes from a dirty cop that has proven himself to be a predator, was contacted and given the Flynt File.  





'no way' symbol added to sign as political commentary



Multiple complaints of illegally placed campaign signs touting, "San Houston" 2024 have been reported to The Sentinel already,   Sam hasn't come out of the closet yet admitting publically he is running for county sheriff.   December 11th is the last day to officially sign up so The Sentinel is predicting that all of these signs will be slathered with an add on FOR SHERIFF label December 12th.  

    According to sources close to Houston's campaign strategy committee, the plan is to have Flynt play the bad cop (type casting 101) and continue in his attempt to disparage our sheriff's reputation with his lies and false accusations. 

   Flynt's reward will be  permission and backing to run for the Pct 1 Commissioner's office. Several are lining up to run though.  

When the campaign kicks off and Sam is forced out of the closet,  we predict he will play the Rodney King role of, "Can't we all just get along" and make out like he wants to pull the county together when his subversive efforts are and have been bent on creating division  .  When that happens, remember, you heard it here first.  

    According to those campaign sources, Houston has already bestowed his blessing on Kenneth Dale Lowery to run for Houston's Pct 3 constable's office.   Lowery retired from the Angelina Community College police dept.  Here is Lowery's FB 'friends' list.






That mini sermon is in reference to the passage in 1 Kings about Elijah calling down fire from heaven when he challenged the 450 priests of Baal.  God sent fire that not only consumed Elijah's offering but licked up the water in the trench too.
    I have my own story and it involved me 'troubling' the corrupt former constable, Lou Rogers.  When Alvin Wyatt signed up to run against Rogers, I supported Alvin, a black democrat over an incumbant white man.  As I drove past the Indian Creek Marina, I saw a Lou Rogers sign on the big old oak tree on Jerry's campground right across from the store.  I stopped in and asked Jerry if I could put an Alvin Wyatt sign on the tree too.  He declined.  I made a couple of more efforts to convince him which he resisted and I left saying, "Jerry, if you don't let me put a sign on that tree, God is going to strike it dead with lightening"  He did about a week later but the story doesn't end there.  Jerry now had a huge dead oak tree  threatening his campers so he called a man to come cut the tree down and cut it up.  Somehow, the tree cutter got my number and called asking if I wanted the 'firewood'.  We jumped up, my boys and I, and went and hauled all that firewood home.  Just like in the story of Elijah and Ahab, every stick of that wood got burnt up but it was one stick at a time in my wood burning stove keeping my house and family warm.  We thankedThe Lord for the blessing and havent had to use firewood anymore since that winter.  Did I mentionthat Lou Rogers got trounced that election and the man we supported served many years. 



Question fellas, If Flynt did as ordered, how did those sensitive files end up in my posession Flynt?  Because you gave them to me hoping I would write a story attacking the sheriff even if it meant compromising two undercover operatives and placing their lives in danger.  One a fellow commissioned peace officer that was working one of the largest law enforcement efforts ever undertaken in SJC.  

   These are the documents I tried to get the DA to prosecute you over for undermining law enforcement in SJC.  You are a wormy excuse for a used to be lawman Flynt.  It is dirty cops like you that are the reason most of my best sources are vets and honest lawmen or both.  

I never saw so much gossip in one document in my life as this lyin lion report.     How ignorant to base so much on such a compromised individual as Flynt.  


Mike Flynt mug shot



A recent AP and Chronicle article relying on 'facts' from disgruntled former employees of the SJC Sheriff's dept and  a soundly defeated former political opponent of SJC Sheriff, Greg Capers reeks of political agenda and an A.P and Chronicle. reporter not doing their homework.

   The slighest bit of research would prove that Mike Flynt was a former opponent who was blown out of the political water in 2020 because of his multiple crimes and extreme moral terpitude.   Flynt attempted to explain away his extra marital transgressions to The Sentinel with, "So I f&^ked a whore down there. Who cares?"   Flynt found out that the informed voters of SJC care, that is who.  Flynt wanted to skip over the fact that when the city court system banned him from entering their facility in an attempt to stop his sexual harassment of a clerk that he banged his head on the locked glass door repeatedly until it was bleeding and left his blood smeared on the court room door.  Records also show that Flynt, as a law man, was building a false dossier on the husband of his targeted 'side piece' in order to put him in prison.  According to those same official records obtained by The Sentinel, Flynt threatened the female clerk with telling his wife that it was her, the clerk that infected him with an STD that he brought home so his wife could retaliate against the court clerk.  Be it noted here that Pct 1 Commissioner, Laddie McAnally is Flynt's neighbor and biggest supporter in SJC.   McAnally donated to The Sentinel twice in an attempt to get us to back Flynt.  

    Sentinel sources indicate that there is at least one very qualified candidate signing up to run against McAnally.

     Then comes Pct 3 commissioner, David Brandon named in the A.P. Article.  Brandon is solidly in the Sam Houston camp, another political opponent who, as of yet, does not have the integrity to publically admit that he is running for sheriff.   Houston has his own lead balloons politically speaking.

    Then there is the former employee, Voytko named as a source in the A.P. Article.  

   According to Sentinel sources, Flynt and Voytko are connected at the hip politically as in Voytko gets a job if Flynt wins.  

   We attempted to inverview Voytko shortly after he sent out an illegal picture of a suspect handcuffed on the side of the road.  A suspect that Voytko never arrested or charged but instead, released shortly after the picture was taken and forwarded toward The Sentinel.  It was a picture of Sam Houston's former Capt of the Pct 3 constables office in an attempt to smear Sam Houston in Flynt's favor.  To this day, no charges or arrest have been leveled against the victim of Voytko's political efforts.  Some are pushing for an investigation of Voytko's illegal actions that day.  

    The Good Lord and Sentinel readers know that Sam Houston is no hero of mine but the corrupt actions of Voytko prove he has no integrity or credibility.  That could be why Sheriff Capers cut him loose.  We are seeking those records.

   As far as why Flynt was cut loose, I have personal knowledge.  Flynt, when he was contemplating the first run for sheriff, contacted The Sentinel claiming to have proof of Sheriff Capers wrong doing and expected that I would run the story on his say so.   NOT.  When I challenged him for proof, he agreed to meet clandestinly and show me the documents.  We had a midnight meeting in Coldspring while he was on duty and in a SJC Sheriff's Dept patrol vehicle where Flynt did indeed show me some documents.  Flynt refused to let me have them until I told him I would not write a story without having the evidence in my files in case I was challenged on it by lawsuit or criminal charges.  Flynt relented and gave me the documents.

    Far from proving any misconduct on Sheriff Capers part, all they proved was that Flynt was playing games with dates of events and undermining the efforts of Sheriff Capers to protect the people of SJC.  Those documents further proved that Flynt was willing to expose the identity of a deep under cover operative and endanger the life of a fellow officer to promote his own personal political agenda.  Needless to say, The Sentinel did NOT expose the identity of the undercover officer and we took the proof documents to then DA and encouraged them to file criminal charges on Flynt.  Instead, they pusued the lame tampering charge against Flynt and lost, costing the county a settlement.  

   The silver lining in the 'settlement' was that the file on Flynt that had been witheld from The Sentinel based on it being "used to detect or prosecute' a crime was now available and subject to and obtained via a Sentinel open records request.  The rest is history how the information was used to inform the electorate in SJC and prevent Flynt from making any traction politically.   

    As for Montgomery City P.D. officer, Voytko, he is too wormy to call back an inquisitive reporter who wants to get to the truth.   Instead, as a disgruntled former employee, he offers statements that he cannot prove to help his buddy, Flynt.  Voytko failed to return my call because he knew he violated the law and MPD policy by taking and distributing that illegal photo.  

    One telling comment in the A.P. article quotes one of the disgruntled former employees saying, "I understand why people don't trust cops".    The truth of the matter is, Sheriff Capers fired both of the corrupt cops plus others over the years.  What A.P. needs to realize is that it is un researched BS articles like the one they published yesterday that prove why the public does NOT trust the main stream media.  Instead we do trust the cops we elect at the grass roots level and that if and when any violate that trust, we will give them the boot at the ballot box.  Ask Mike Flynt.  He got such a voter whupping, I bet he is still stinging.  This AP article is proof that Flynt is still a liar and that main stream media is still not trust worthy.

    As far as the uninformed comments on the horrible mass murder event in Trails End, A.P.  fails to note several facts.  Trails End is not a recorded and platted subdivision but preceeds those rules later adopted by SJC.  As an acreage tract, Trails End is not subject to the laws against discharging a fire arm on a small lot in a recorded and platted subdivision.    Aside from that, the calibre of candidate that would politicize that abject tragedy for a few votes speaks volumes about the person,



Mostly routine dockett calls were the main business in the 258th District Court presided over by The Honorable Judge Travis Kitchens Jr Thursday morning.  The incarcerated docket was handled before the freeworld docket but both were finished before the lunch recess including the hearing regarding a possible change of venue in the Escobar murder trial.  No decision was rendered yet in that matter.  DA Dillon argued against the change of venue citing his office interviewing 8 members of a jury pool and stating that of the 8, only one had heard or read about the case in the media.

   After the lunch recess, Judge Kitchens was approached by a news reporter from channel 13 seeking a comment on the Escobar case.  According to an eye witness and the 13 news story published, Judge Kitchens declined to comment stating, "I do not comment on cases". 

 the hearing regarding the allegations of prosecutorial misconduct took up right after lunch and lasted till after 5:00 PM.  The Honorable Judge David Moorman of the 12th Judicial District, Walker Co., presided over that hearing appointed by The Administrative Judge, The Honorable Robert Hill Trapp of Coldspring.

    Judge Moorman was quite matter of fact and plain spoken and gave both the state and the defense attorney a great deal of latitude as he listened intently.

    The case revolves around allegations that the ADA Rob Freyer illegally confiscated attorney/client privileged info out of an inmates cell.  In the complaint, it was alleged that ADA Freyer had ordered the confiscation of all correspondence from the inmate by the PCSO jail administration.  Under oath, SJC DA investigator, Tracy Galloway did testify that is was "Rob Freyer" who had ordered the confiscation in hopes of seeing if the inmate was corresponding with several co defendants in the case.

    Gibson, the defendant, testified that he would not have given the jail staff permission to have taken all of his attorney/client papers because they had all of his written statements, witness lists, defense strategy and other information that could be used against him.  "Why would I do that?", Gibson asked.

    Defense attorney, Lana Shadwick had subpoenaed three of the jailers from the Polk County S.O.  to testify.   The jailers were the Captain of the jail, a shift supervisor and a staff jailer.  Under oath, Ms. Shadwick inquired of all three if the "shakedown" was conducted because of security concerns in the jail.  All three testified "No" and that the SJC DA's office had a specific intent to get correspondence only.  They all testifed that they were not addressing any security concerns but following that SJC DA's directives relayed to them by the SJC DA's office or their supervisor.  Ms. Shadwick continued expounding and drove the point home that, according to all three jailers, that there was no security concern motivating the search and seizure of inmate Gibson's property and papers.

     After that line of questioning and being informed that ADA Freyer, who was in court an hour earlier, had to leave and fly home for personal reasons and would not be present to testify, Ms. Shadwick brought out case law showing that aside from security concerns, most of the inmate's civil rights did remain intact.  She expounded on Gibson's 5th amendment rights not to incriminate himself by stating, "Those are his words on those documents" that are now in the hands of the prosecutor.  

   Gibson testified that after obtaining his private papers, the SJC DA's office did contact some of his witnesses and family/friends that were on his contacts list.

    DA Dillon's closing argument focused on what he called errors in the construction of Attorney Shadwicks motion before The Court.  Technical flawhe alleged Ms. Shadwick failed to include.

    Several times during his testimony, Gibson stated that if he had his personal legal files and papers from the Nacogodoches county jail, he could answer the question with certainity but that the jail had refused to allow him to bring anything to court other than, "my body".  

   The Sentinel did put in a call to the sheriff there to ask if it was policy to send inmates to court with none of their papers but we did not get an answer and we are waiting on a call back from the Major.  





SJC Assistant District Attorney, Rob Freyer is scheduled for a hearing this coming Thursday in the 258th District Court under visiting District Judge, The Honorable Judge Moorman.

   A motion has been entered seeking a change of venue because of alleged prosecutorial misconduct.

    According to court watchers who were present, local attorney Lana Shadwick who was representing the inmate tied into the ADA Freyer for his misconduct with so much fire in her eyes that Judge Kitchens recused himself from the case based on what he saw and heard in the courtroom.

    We have attmepted to get the transcript of that exchange for accuracy but so far have not.  

     According to sources there, Ms. Shadwick was LIVID over the mistreatement of her client and a "cheating prosecutor".  

    According to sources close to the situation, DA Dillon has decided that maybe it would be best for him to keep Freyer out of The Honorable Judge Travis Kitchens' court and limit him to District Judge John Wells 411th court.  



POLK CO 7/1/2023


vMs. Lambert, a mother in Onalaska, Tx, who readers may recognize from previous stories involving the Onalaska school resource officer, /Tammy Heeth is now trying to obtain body worn camera footage from the Polk County Sheriff's Office (PCSO). Almost three months ago she went to PCSO and delivered copies of her deed showing an established private easement to the water from her house on a private road just outside Onalaska city limits. She also delivered copies to OPD and a troublesome neighbor who had already called the law on Ms. Lambert's children a handful of times complaining of trespassing on land that as far as we can find she has no legal rights to, despite having already illegally installing a bulkhead at the water, and the children had every legal right to be on. On 05/21/2023 deputies Bailey and Wood of the PCSO were dispatched to the private road again for children that have every legal right to access it all the way to the water by people who again have no legal right of access as far as we can tell. Deputy Bailey repeatedly, according to Ms. Lambert, threatened arrest of her and her two minor daughters for trespassing on property Ms. Lambert had already notified PCSO she had a legal right to traverse.   By default so do her children. Ms. Lambert had even had it attached to a CFS report so that deputies could access the information from their patrol vehicle. Despite this deputy Bailey repeatedly told Ms. Lambert they would be arrested if they could not produce evidence of their right of access denying them the prepresumption of innocence and accusing them with no evidence other than hear say to the contrary. According to Ms. Lambert deputy Wood even notified Bailey of the available information on their mobile units. The family has tried obtaining the body worn camera footage through the use of the open records act for the event but in direct disregard for the law, PCSO has stalled for over a month in releasing them.   Now PCSO is demanding payment of 4 hours in redactions on an hour and a half of video. We are unsure what exactly they feel needs to be redacted considering the family and property owner is the one requesting the videos. All we can say is it does not bode well for transparency when your deputies are accused of improprieties and you spend almost three times the length of the videos redacting information out of them.  

COLDSPRING 6/22/2023

"wah wah wah", is the latest 'quote' attributed to ADA Freyer by those in earshot today with a few minutes to listen.  

    The epic delivery of the court order recently entered into the record by Judge Kitchens, not only supported and defended our constitution, it definately qualified as an a$$ chewing, . . . legally speaking.   It was plain Freyer was "smarting" from his wounds.

     DA Dillon did stand there and take his chewing like a man and in contrast, reserved his commentary on the topic.  

    We can only hope both men learn something from the event.  

    Freyer, that we the people, the informed electorate will install and remove the Judges and DA's, not you.  

   DA Todd Dillion, to discard the, "what would Lee  Hon do?" from your thought process and concentrate on what The Honorable Judge Robert Hill Trapp would do based on the time you had the privilege of training under his leadership


COLDSPRING 6/21/2023


"I know, I know, believe me, I know" was the seemingly exasperated reply of SJC ADA Rob Freyer to the warning by a local attorney that there was a protest going on in front of the SJC Courthouse this morning.   This happened shortly after the 258th Bailif, J.R. Spillman instructed SJC DA, Todd Dillon to make sure ADA Freyer was in the courtroom, "before we get started this morning".

    It went downhill for Mr. Freyer and DA Dillon from there.  The Honorable Travis Kitchens entered an ORDER REGARDING PULICITY RESTRICTIONS into the cause No. 14020 styled, THE STATE OF TEXAS VS. Joshua Eduardo Escobar.

Before all of that, The Honorable Travis Kitchens noticed ADA Freyer milling about the court room and said, "Mr. Freyer, you can have a seat".  Freyer did not aknowledge the comment but continued to mill about prompting a much sterner, "Mr. Freyer, SIT DOWN".  

   Sentinel readers will remember that in a recent murder case, two young hispanic males were manipulated into a confrontation by the woman they both had relations with and the old boyfriend allegedly killed the new boyfriend.  He (Escobar) turned himself in the next morning at the SJC Sheriff's office.  Someone set an unconstitutional one million dollar bond.  Several weeks in, when Escobar's attorney applied for a bond reduction, Judge Kitchens did lower the bond to keep it inline with the constitutional requirements that unreasonable bond not be used to punish a person by setting the bond amount beyond the means of the defendant.  Using unconstitutional bond amounts has been the corrupt practice of some in order to let the process be the punishment without due process.  Judge Kitchens has had to correct several unconstitutional bond amounts since being on the bench especially in Polk County where the practice was used often by FORMER DA Hon. 

     Only an idiot would lamblast a Judge who follows the constitution but we have idiots who do just that.  Some because they are from a bananna republic and don't know any better.  Others because they are corrupt and/or have their own political or financial agenda. 

     When the Constitution loving judge lowered Escobar's bond, a man that turned himself in, to 75 thousand dollars, the family of the victim protested on the courthouse steps with signs demanding no bond.  Not a problem and their right.  The problem arose when ADA Freyer took it upon himself to go out as a representative of the SJC DA's office as a featured speaker at the protest.  According to the Bloo Bonnet News,Freyer assured the crowd that he would make sure that they would get justice.  As he said those words, Freyer knew the crowds idea of justice was no bond for the accused.   

     Now when Memorial day was celebrated on the courthouse steps recently to honor the men and women who fought and died defending that Constitution, NO ONE from the DA's office bothered to walk downstairs and attend the somber event much less speak to the crowd.  When SJC recently celebrated Juneteenth for the 25th year in a row, also organized by our Veteran's Service Officer, no one from the DA's office bothered to walk downstairs for that constitutional honoring event either.  

    But let a crowd gather demanding unconstitutional actions from the court and Freyer fell all over himself to attend and even be the main event speaker at the protest.  Todd Dillon didn't stop him so as the elected DA, that buck stops with him.  I did warn DA Dillon that Freyer was a liability to him based on open records obtained and interviews with former co workers of Freyer's.  Excellent sources in Montgomery Co state Freyer was terminated for showing up drunk on a crime scene.  Freyer denies it when questioned but when I got his file from Harris Co., it turns out he did have a DWI as a young man.  Freyer failed to disclose that on any paperwork submitted to Montgomery Co or San Jacinto Co.  Nor did any background check take place according to those two files.

    I do have emails from the DA assuring The Sentinel that the bloo bonnet news did not get any inside information on the case from his office but it appears fairly obvious from her articles attempting to smear Judge Kitchens that she did.  In any event, regardless of the editor and lawman  joining up to lamblast Judge Kitchens for protectiong the constitutional rights of the accused  before, Judge Kitchens did it one more time by seeking a change of venue to protect the accused's constitutional rights to a fair trial.  In that decision, Judge Kitchen's cited Oliver Wendell Holmes' assurance that our 6th ammendment rights to a fair trial outweigh the 1st amendment rights of a free press because without a fair trial, our justice system has no foundation to stand on.   In that line of reasoning, The Honorable Judge Kitchens did seek a change of venue for the accused and entered this order against publicity to protect Escobar's constitutional rights to a fair trial.  He did indicate that Angelina County had agreed that they would be willing to take on the case.  According to the order against publicity restraining all the attorneys and court personnel from speaking to the press, it will follow the case wherever it ends up being transferred to.  

    In his closing remarks, Judge Kitchens commented that in his 50 years practicing law in many capacities including as a prosecutor, he had NEVER seen anything like this and never has seen the need for an order of this nature.  Judge Kitchens further assured the Prosecutors that he has submitted an ethics complaint to the State Bar of Texas.  

   During the Judge reading of the order, DA Dillon did get up and head to the side door of the courtroom.  When challenged by Judge Kitchens as to where he was going, Dillon replied, "I am removing myself".  "I have not dismissed you", Judge Kitchens stated firmly and instructed him to remain in the courtroom.  Dillon did comply and stood facing the judge for the duration.  His stoic composure respected the dignity and decorum of the court.  





This FB post is in response to a comment I made regarding the corrupt, Woody Wallace of Trinity Co.  


thanks for the belly laugh Mr. Justice.  Pretty sure Tyler has his own troubles.  Besides,  Everyone he ever TROLLED for LOST!!!!!  Maybe if Tyler is looking at jail time like the ADA says Ex probation officer,  Keith Black will be able to moderate again.  You remember him don't you?  Stentinel readers will because we published the evidence to prove he was perving on his young probationers, MALE AND FEMALE!!!!



Auditors Jack Miller and James Freeman owe Polk Co personell a BIG APOLOGY!!!!

Rincon chose Comal County to surrender in for a reason.  Show me the contact info Ishmael, Freeman, Miller?????    Either make a public correction the same way you spread the lies or you sacrifice your credibility AND the high ground in the battle to defend our rights.

rincons Comal County booking report



Webb County Jail booking staff confirmed that Ishmael Rincon's release by Order of The Honorable 258th District Judge,  Travis Kitchens Jr. has been effected.  





Estimates of at least 1000 people attended the 'Town Hall' meeting SJC Sheriff Capers called for yesterday to deal with the subject of illegal immigration, The border crisis and facing the danger to SJC Citizens that those problems pose.   

    Sheriff Capers brought in several speakers from the border area to share their experiences and solutions.  

     The process for gaining funding from the state and fed to support Sheriff Caper's efforts were brought out and the citizens were admonished to pressure Commissioner's Court to persue the grant money.  

    As one of the poorest counties in Texas, funding for the Sheriff's Dept has always been an area of robust discussion.  

        Several voters from SJC expressed disappointment that there was a glaring lack of county elected officials attending.

    State Representative, Ernest Bailes spoke on issues in Austin and US Rep Morgan Luttrell had representatives from his office attend in his stead because he was in Washington.




COLDSPRING  5/23/2023

Allegations of illegal search and seizure of legal mail and attorney/client privilege information have been leveled  against ADA Rob Freyer.  Where could he, in all his training, have learned it was ok to violate civil rights for a victory in court?


Sheriff Lyons issues statement on his Polk Co facebook page.



The major witness and complainant on a Prosecutorial Misconduct' case being investigated in SJC centered on the actions of SJC ADA Rob Freyer has been injured.  The victim of the assault was set upon  by an inmate brought in from TDCJ to Polk Co Jail. 

The SJC inmate was being housed in Polk Co.  


Still no public comment by Sheriff Lyons but some questions arise.  

How did the assailant get a shive so quick or did he bring it with him?  

Why did jail staff ignore warnings from inmates of impending situation?

Why are the guys who warned staff and actually got cut also trying to protect the target being prosecuted?  No phone, no visit, no commisary?  


According to sources at approximately 22:30 on Friday the 19th inmates in Polk County Jail cell #244 through Mark Jacobs informed Cpl. Freeman that a new inmate, just transferred from TDCJ, named Eduin Vences was acting erratic and making threats to other inmates. Cpl. Freeman informed him that there was not room to move the inmate. At approximately 01:00 inmate Vences attacked another inmate, Kenneth Gibson, with a "shank" he brought with him from TDCJ cutting him from the top of his skull down to between his eyes.. Three other inmates, Chase Allen, John Arredondo, and Mark Jacobs, attempted to save Mr. Gibson from his attacker. Two received lacerations to their arms and Case Allen was stabbed in the back and under the arm. At approximately 04:30 two PCSO deputies conducted interviews of the inmates and placed the victims in segregation. They are now facing charges for saving another inmate. As of the time of this writing none have been to the hospital. We are told they were seen by a nurse and a military vet and given clean bills of health but we are told Mr. Gibson has spent the last two days exhausted, with a headache, and vomiting. We reached out to PCSO immediately for comment but have yet to receive a statement. We also put in a request for all video but the sheriff's office is seeking a OAG's opinion on withholding them. Sources have said that the Sheriff said this narrative is incorrect but we have to ask if that is so why fight the release of the video? The inmates are scheduled for a hearing on Thursday in regards to this event. 



Sheriff plucks pot operation under constables nose


Rural SJC was the scene of a big bust for a pot growing operation recently.  


Once again, TRAILS END Subd was the scene of the crime.   SJC Pct 3 Constable Sam Houston been missing this grow house for some time despite claiming he has been in the area to serve  papers.  Houston  legally resigned his constable position by  putting up signs and proclaiming his intent to run for the office of sheriff in 2024 but never left office.  Nor was a replacement selected by Commissioners Court.  From Secretary of State on down, Houston's election code violation was ignored.   

    Among the mryaiad of complaints The Sentinel has received over the years about Houston, Of late it has been multiple women complaining that he fails to serve court documents on his buddies for divorce or child support.

   It has been alleged that Houston was holding an arrest warrant for Orapezo recently arrested for murders in Trails End Subd;  We are seeking proof of that allegation.  




CUT N SHOOT, TX  5/2/2023

KILLER CAPTURED   Hiding under a pile of clothes


CLEVELAND 5/1/2023

A GOTAWAY GOTAWAY . . .so far.

This tragic story is not about the kind of gun the maniac used, it is about him even being here.  Who bought his bus ticket?  Biden or Abbott?  

   Two days after I published the story below, "TIME FOR MILITARY BOOT IN CARTEL A$$",  A Mexican man in a white chevy truck pulled past my house slow.  It is a dead end road so he turned around and stopped at my drive.  I went out to talk to him and he let me know quick that he was 'Cartel" and he had money to buy some property in this area,.  

    Do not expect the illegal immigrant community to give the killer up either.  They may administer their own justice and toss him in a ditch but they will never give him up. hope I am wrong.



CLEVELAND I.S.D. 5/1/2023 

The school district had counselors on hand today and a prayer  with near 300 praying.  According to sources, they were careful to lift up not only the slain child, but the child of the suspected killer who is also a young student in the district.  What a tragedy for our community and the families.   










Five people are dead overnight in a shooting that happened in Trails End Subdivision in the south end of SJC.  The suspect  38, a Mexican National is at large. AMexican male with a goatee and short black hair last seen wearing blue jeans and a black shirt. `

   It appears to be an execution style murder resulting in the death of one male and several women and a child.

    two  w0men apparently shielded children with their own body according to the earliest reports.

    Trails End has  long been a cess pool of crime since it first came to SJC.  As part of the 911 addressing development in SJC, we began plotting Crime locations  for Sheriff Rogers in the 90's  and Trails end was top of the list even then.  

The development is the very reason SJC adopted standardized subdivision requirements for roads and such that had to be platted and 'Accepted' by commissioners court .  The 'developer' advertised in Houston and sold for a "dollar down, a dollar a month" so to say.  No ID, No Credit Ok.

   Not only did the scam artifically inflate the property values with uninformed buyers, it instantly became a trouble spot in SJC.







It is past time for the US Military to put a boot in the a$$ of the mexican cartels.  Promoting the invasion of America is bad enough even though Joe Biden invited them but this BS of sending poison candy into the coutry right as halloween, the lefts high holy day, is beyond the pale.


It is time for a military response to a military assault against our nation.  Too bad so sad that Joe Biden has made himself a target in his all out effort to sell us out to our enemies.


Biden has sold most of our STRATEGIC petroleum reserve, opens the gates for our enemies and sold us down the river.  Bidens need to be tried for treason and hung at sunrise when convicted.  It is that simple.  If the DOJ and military leaders cannot see thier way clear to protect our nation from these domestic enemies, they need to be thrown off as well.  

A look at Mexico’s Immigration Laws - Who Knew? (

POLK CO 4/20/2023

Two responses to the SAME VIDEO.  One saying the guy is an idiot and the other a prepared  brief arguing the points of law with language that appears to support that notion that traveling is different than driving.  

    As an interesting follow up, I shared the two responses with each other.  The one who submitted the brief chuckled at the notion the arrested man is an idiot for standing on his rights and the law as he sees them.  The one who decried the mans actions as idiotic also dismissed the brief as being based on, "100 year old law".  

     The Consititution is 200 year old law.  Where do we go from here?

     Several law enforcement agencies within Polk Co have found themselves front and center in a myriad of cases that seem poised to define some of the most pressing questions spanning the divide between the system 'and We the people".  

   Questions like, "Is photography a crime?" and can you trespass the public from the public w/o a crime?  Can we carry a gun on our hip from the car to the house?  Can we be criminally charged for 911 abuse  because someone else called 911?  And most importantly f all, Can a corrupt DA continually file retaliatory criminal charges on people who oppose him politically and just keep on doing it? 

    We do know that the ballat box can do the heavy lifiting here locally to oust corruption.  Now lets see if the jury box can at least sweep up some.  






On August, 6, 2022 at 6:50 PM, Walker County Sheriffs Office was dispatched to a burglary of a residence on
the 80 block of Tejas Drive.
Upon Deputies arrival to the residence, the victim advised they were not at the residence when they received a
text message from a neighbor saying there was a suspicious vehicle parked behind the house. When the owners
of the residence arrived they walked through the residence and noticed several items missing along with a trailer
they had parked on the property.
Due to the neighbor knowing that vehicle did not belong at the residence they drove by the house and observed
two individuals walk in to the house and then drive off to a residence located on the 40 block of Kickapoo
Deputies were given details of the suspicious vehicle and the two individuals that were seen at the victim’s
residence. Contact was made at 40 block of Kickapoo, were the suspect confessed to have taken items from the
property. Suspect also confessed to have removed the trailer that was on the property and take it to Papa Keiths
Gas Station.
39 year old, Crystal Perdue and 31 year old, Justin Collins were taken into custody and transported to the
Walker County Jail. Perdue is currently at the Walker County Jail for Burglary of Habitation (F2), Possession
of Control Substance (F3), Theft of Property (SJF), Fraud use/Possession of Identifying Info (SJF) with a bond
total of $15,000. Collins is currently at the Walker County Jail for Burglary of Habitation (F2), Resist Arrest
Search or Transport (MA), Theft of Property (SJF), Fraud use/Possession of Identifying Info (SJF), pending
This is a great example of neighbors helping neighbors and being a good eye witness. Sheriff McRae
would like to remind everyone to contact your local law enforcement office if you see any suspicious
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             Pointblank, Texas 77364

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