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This flag was being flown in front of the PD.  The flag in front of city hall is maintained with care because, "We have a couple of veterans who work here who make sure of that"

The offending flag was the one being flown infront of the PD only and it has been recently replaced.   The Sentinel was assured that the lighting at night time was in good repair now.



UVALDE 6/17/2022


Along with being plainly tattered and abused, the US Flag flying in front of Uvalde PD is left flying at night with NO LIGHTS on it.  

Flag Code: It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed 24 hours a day if properly illuminated during hours of darkness.”

The general anti American attitude displayed by many in the demoncrat party is plainly demonstrated by the unethical acts of this simple activity.

   If the demoncrat party embraces infanticide at the rate of 650 thousand abortions a year, (AND THEY DO) does anybody think 19 lil kids matter to them in the grand scheme of things when it comes to passing anti 2nd amendment laws?  

    Demoncrat policies and current activities have enabled 47 MILLION invaders to take up positions within our borders.  Now if they can take our guns, POOF, the US is no longer sovereign

    To resolve this impasse, there are two actions that will be vital to us if we are to survive as a free people.

1)  DEMAND the release on bond of the Jan 6th arestees being held in the DC gulag.  They are spitting and defecating on our constitution by holding these people with no due process.

2)  Swarm the UN and cut the damn knotted barrel off of the statue and convert it to a snub nose 38 in support of law and order in this nation of laws.





ONALASKA 7/5/2022


A Retired and respected deputy sheriff and current board member on the THPOA Board was involved in the recent fiasco now labled 'signgate' and made the attached comment on the neighborhood FB page.  Has there ever been a clearer case of a person trying to make folks think he was acting under the color of law and that he had authority?  I think the narrative speaks for itself.  

ANGELINA CO 7/3/2022


EXPLOSIVE new evidence has surfaced in the ongoing story in Angelina County regarding the prosecution on false charges of David Stua. Billing himself as the, "East Texas Reporter", Stua had gone after a multitude of public records that he contends will prove corruption at the hands of the DA and a couple of judges in the county. How odd that none answered the open records request but all were instrumental in Jailing Stua on what now is PROVEN to be false charges.

The screen snip at left BY ITSELF proves that Angelina Community College PD Chief and the man who is over the law enforcement academy at Angelina College is a DAMN LIAR!!!!! Here is your question Doug Conn. Did you lie on your probable cause affidavit you wrote accusing Stua of sex crimes on the Angelina College campus that led to him being arrested, idicted and jailed or did you lie on this report that you submitted to a state agency?

In case you didn't know it, neither answer is good. I am going to answer the question for the readers. You lied on the probable cause affidavit that led to Stua's arrest, indictment and incarceration.

How do I know that? Because, despite the best efforts of DA Cassells to keep me from getting the video that Stua live streamed that fateful day, we did get it from another source. We have the entire video un edited in our posession. WE have the probable cause affidavit you wrote unedited in our posession. You lied Conn man.

How many have you taught your unethical ways since you have been over the academy at the Angelina College? We do know Lima spent considerable time training there and he was a criminal with a badge. We know Willaford and Albert Richards did too. How about Chris Simmons? Did you train him too? TCOLE request is submitted.

Now for you Mrs. Cassells. As I stated above, we have the full unedited copy of Stua's video you claim as evidence of his child sex crimes. The same child sex crimes you have been willing to dismiss WITH PREJUDICE in favor of a perjury and burglary charge (bogus also) just to keep him in jail and silenced. HOW DARE YOU file false charges on a man just because he wrote some things you didn't like and was looking into and seeking evidence of crimes you committed. You need to resign. You want to fight me to keep me from getting the video requested under open records? You best get it to me TODAY to prove your charges because unless it is an entirely different video than what we obtained in full and unedited, YOU ARE A CRIMINAL!!!!!

Don't worry about the FBI arresting you though even if you are committing this crime rigjht under the nose of the Lufkin office because the FBI put out a memo some years ago blaming the muckrakers among us (investigative journalists) for the disconnect between the citizenry and law enforcement for daring to expose corruption. The FBI doesn't blame the corrupt public official (like you), they blame the muckraker like Stua and me and White and Daubin and Reddell and . . . . .

What they don't understand is that we the people are not that stupid. We know it is the corruption in the criminal justice system that is to blame for the disconnect.

We the people love law and order. We are a nation of laws but we want it honest and YOU and CONN are NOT HONEST.

Please resign so we don't have to hammer you through the entire next election cycle because it will be my single focus until every voter in Angelina County knows how corrupt you and Conn are.

Steve Watson


ONALASKA 6/28/2022


After reading the resignation letter at left, I just can't remain silent on the comments Barbara Dickens put forth knowing what I know.   Although Dickens did not name The Sentinel in her diatribe, we all know it was The Sentinel that produced and published the evidence of wrong doing of the Dickens.  FOR THE RECORD.  Ms. Dickens, it was YOU and Debbie Tanner that came to see me throwing around some cash and a bunch of baseless accusations against Lana Shadwick, Bob Price, all of the Arnetts and anyone you felt was political opposition to your agenda.  You did NOT offer one scintilla of evidence to support a single one of the accusations you made.  I guess you thought your cash donation would buy my sympathy to your cause.  

     Understand that I have never met Ms. Shadwick or Mr. Price.  At the time of your visit, I had never spoken to them either but have vetted both of them to a great extent.  I have learned quite a bit.  1) You are a liar.  2)  You point and holler and accuse others of doing EXACTLY what you have done already.  3) Your moral compass points the wrong way.

  I hope you have learned a couple things.  1) The Sentinel cannot be bought.  2) Truth prevails over lies in the long run.  3)  The board members could see through your smoke screen.

    The people of Polk and San Jacinto county are not moved by salacious gossip.  They have gotten used to having proof presented  to them so that the most informed voters possible can go to the polls.  That is what led to your ousting, not someone elses'  evil agenda.  



"This does not preclude fireworks for the 4th but Please Use caution" Judge Faulkner

 ONALASKA 6/26/2022


According to reliable sources, Barbara Dickens resigned her position as a board member after being removed as president of the Twin Harbor P.O.A. That action at the meeting Saturday per agenda item.  She was confronted with some inconvienent truths by members and  even friends.   Her resignation from the board followed.




ANGELINA CO 6/25/2022


Recognizing that her case to withold the video is on flimsy ground already, Angelina Co DA, Janet Cassels delivered an 'ammended' certified letter to our office today denying us the video adding that she was also claiming exemption under the, "Common law privacyrights".

   After DA Cassels initial reply/request that we withdraw the request because it was exempt from disclosure,  we politely declined to withdraw but did agree to allowing all the images and voice of the once upon a time, minor. and just leave the part showing David Stua intact, we thought that would alleviate her concerns about unwanted publicity for the young man.

We would point out that the video was shot in public on a community college campus.  There is no expectation of privacy in public,  The video was live streamed and published in a public media.   


There are several elements that must be met in order to make a claim of violation of ones privacy.  They are:

(1) appropriation of the plaintiff’s “name or likeness for the value associated with it”;  (2) the plaintiff can be identified from the publication; and (3) the defendant received “some advantage or benefit.”

We have agreed in writing to redacting all identifiers of the young man.  We have no advantage or benefit.  If the Angelina County DA's are making false claims and filing false charges, THAT is definately a matter of public concern.


    Now it appears to be something more driving her determination to keep the video out of our hands.  Is there anyone out there that happened to download the video before it was removed from the East Texas Reporter FB page?  Contact info is in the left column.







In a convoluted and allergic to transparency response, Angelina County DA makes it up as she goes trying to hide public information.   A simple strait forward request for a copy of the video live streamed, recorded and published by East Texas Reporter, David Stua seems to keep her, the DA before her and two judges determined not to ever let the public see the video again.  The problem is, The Sentinel, America White and others are just as determined to find the truth.

       In a case that has been on the books for years and already resulted in solitary confinement of a man for over a year with no trial and no conviciton, that same video has been touted as the proof of his guilt.  

    The presentation made to the grand jury by Martin, seeking his original indictment indicated Stua exposed himself to the young man on the college campus while live streaming the event to his East Texas Reporter FB page.  It didn't happen. Now that the case is disposed of, the DA's 'artistic linguism' has come to light.   The video was played in court as evidence so why hide it?   Could it be that it disproves the allegations of the State?

    As we pointed out before, Both Martin and Cassels, Judge Ball and White were given open records requests by Stua before these charges were brought against him  and they all should have recused themselves.  Instead, they collaborated to impose unconstitutional bond conditions and keep the man in jail, in solitaire for over a year.

The fact that Cassels was willing to dismiss all the sexual charges (stacked 9 high) if Stua signed a plea deal speaks volumes to the lack of validity of the sex charges to start with.


    The Sentinel requested the video under open records weeks ago.  Ms. Cassels emailed back requesting that I withdraw the request but assuring she would seek the Attorney General's opinion if I did not.  The Sentinel politely declined to with draw the request and were met with another letter from the DA declaring that the video was confidential and would not be released.  Now for the battle at the OAG's office.  Is Ken Paxton going to come down on the side of transparency or help Angelina County DA's and judges continue to hide the truth?  We will see.

     As brought out in a previous article, Ms. Cassels is trying to hide the video under the statute exemption to protect a video or audio recording SHE made of an interview of a witness while investigating a crime.  That is dis honest because she did NOT make this video.  


   One of the more troubling aspects of this case that has recently come to light is that while the DA had access to Stua's 'East Texas Reporter' FB page to take the video down, a lot of other documents pertaining to her and the judges were also deleted.  


ONALASKA 6/25/2022


Tampering with a witness allegations may come into play in the recent filing of formal complaints on Curtis Dickens for impersonating a peace officer.   According to an eye witness, Curtis and Barbara Dickens, Debbie Tanner and another couple who are documented on video as having been eye witnesses to Dickens' criminal acts, all met at Paul Laverty's house .

   The Penal Code 36.05 is quite plain about what constitutes, "Tampering with a Witness": 

A person commits an offense if, with intent to influence the witness, he offers, confers, or agrees to confer any benefit on a witness or prospective witness in an official proceeding, or he coerces a witness or a prospective witness in an official proceeding:


to testify falsely;


to withhold any testimony, information, document, or thing;


to elude legal process summoning him to testify or supply evidence;


to absent himself from an official proceeding to which he has been legally summoned; or


to abstain from, discontinue, or delay the prosecution of another.






UPDATE 6/24/2022


or CHICK comes home to roost

Barbara Dickens constant harassment of 'neighbors' has culminated in an attitude of, "enough is enough".  The last stunt of calling the law when some board and ARA members were removing an unsightly banner off of THPOA property on top of her, as president of THPOA bringing a uniformed and armed Onalaska cop to the last POA meeting just gave several their fill of the BS.  

   "It has not been fun having to expose the underbelly of the neighborhood but it has been very necessary", one resident stated to The Sentinel, "because light brings light".   The constant harassment by the Dickens and others has pushed some residents to the point of putting action to their complaints in the form of making those complaints formal.  

    "The one redeeming quality of Barbara Dickens is that she did openly support the Honorable Travis Kitchens in his race against Hon."  This fact was not only told to The Sentinel in my interview with both Barbara and Curtis Dickens but was evidenced by the Kitchens sign they displayed in their yard.

    "From having to display a firearm everywhere he goes in the neighborhood (including 'patrolling' the harbor on his jet ski) to popping his bull whip at the polls election day, enough is enough" lamented one of the formal complaint filers.

    Will Hon take the charges against some who have gotten by with so much?  Who knows.  "Hon is trying to burn the house down on his way out" stated one observer commenting on the culmination of adverse actions (and inaction) of Hon during his last days in power in Polk County.

UPDATE 6/23/2022 


ONALASKA 6/22/2022 


An ex board member of the Twin Harbors P.O.A. had REFUSED to turn over the passwords and other identifiers necessary to access the boards computer files and programs until the matter was put on an agenda forcing his hand.    Those files include the complete list of property owners, their address, often email address and other personal information associated with paying dues.  Paul Laverty recently had a failed bid for the office of Onalaska city mayor.  During the campaign, he did a Twin Harbors campaign mail out indicating he did use the mailing list he had access to as a firner board member.  Laverty lost his bid for mayor. 

    It is reported that the city of Onalaska has also hired an IT guy to guard their sensitive cyber property  According to a reliable source, the move was to guaard against Laverty using a "back door" method to access the information in those sensitive files.

    THPOA, according to the posted agenda, is addressing the possibility of removing Barbara Dickens as THPOA board president for her mismanagement of POA business and using information for vindictive purposes.   In repeated incidents involving complaints made to The Sentinel and local law enforcement, Barbara and Curtis Dickens are most often the common denominator in the problems that arise in the neighborhood.





AG Paxton Demands Biden Withdraw Guidance Tying School Lunch Programs to Radical Sex and Gender Agenda 



– Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a Tennessee-led multistate letter to President Biden urging him to withdraw new guidance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding “sex discrimination” for schools and programs that receive federal nutritional assistance. This new guidance relies on an unsupportable expansion of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, 140 S. Ct. 1731 (2020), which interpreted the statutory definition of “sex” in Title VII to include sexual orientation and gender identity. If followed, the guidance would wrongly extend Bostock into the Title IX context—which extension the Supreme Court expressly disclaimed—and impose new and unlawful regulations on state agencies and operators receiving financial assistance through USDA. 


“The Biden Administration is attempting to force every state and local entity to adopt its sexual orientation and gender identity agenda—or suffer massive financial consequences,” said Attorney General Paxton. “Bostock was wrong from the start, and any unlawful expansion of it into new areas is doubly wrong. I won’t let Biden’s Department of Agriculture bully Texas into adopting its radical agenda or use kids and school lunch programs as his pawns.”  Read more HERE



“To provide security, the Constitution entrusts most military matters to the national government,” the brief reads. “But to preserve liberty, the States retain control over the militia. States train the militia, appoint its officers, and (except when called into federal service) use it to address their own emergencies. This system of federalism strikes a balance to provide both security and liberty.”   Read Amicus Brief HERE



Satan is a liar and the father of lies.  There is NO TRUTH in him our bible tells us.  There has been NO TRUTH in Pedro Arrendondo since day one.  The ONLY explanation for Pedro's inaction is that he intended to force the body count to be high enough to ENRAGE the American people so that even some conservatives would be ready to pass gun control measures.  It worked and There is NO OTHER explanation.  The door wasn't locked.  They had arms and armor.  Cops were willing to enter.  Pedro disarmed and detained a cop whose wife was shot and bleeding to death in the room.  A mother was able to make entry, save her kids and get out safely.   




POLK CO 6/18/2022


Deryl Oates, Long time environmental officer has left his position.  The position will be refilled according to official sources and the office has not been eliminated.  





HOUSTON 6/21/2022


The recent GOP convention in Houston proved to be where Dan Crenshaw's career as an alleged conservative came crashing down around him.  Any reader of The Sentinel will remember us calling Crenshaw, Brian Babin and Mitch McConnell out over a year ago for their communist support of the T.A.P.S. Act that would have done away with our probable cause protections in the USA.  We had already labeled Mitch McConnell a traiter for how he did President Trump, not to mention being married to and sleeping with a woman with CCP connections.  Of course, in an age of tolerance and diversity, Sleeping with a Chinese spy named Fang Fang gets you appointed to the Homeland Security Committee.  Just ask Eric Swalwell.

   At least Dr. Brian Babin, our own east Texas traitor, had enough sense to retire quietly when this term is up.   He was contacted and called out by The Sentinel for him having endorsed Lima and Hon in prior statments.  That told me all I needed to know about his judgement on character.  Babin's support of TAPS left no doubt he needs to move on.  

UPDATE 6/22/2022


According to a quite reliable source, Sheriff Lyons Dept did recall the coin medalion Dickens was presenting as a badge in his community.  So far, there have not been any charges filed on dickens for the crimes he committed but he has been reprimanded in person according to that source.


ONALASKA 6/19/2022


The now infamous "Dirty White Boy" neighborhood watch dude for Twin Harbors (Curtis Dickens) is wearing a shirt warning folks, "Do not Trust Whitey" on the front and labeling himself 'Whitey" on the back as he responds to 'the scene'.   The 'scene' was on THPOA property where someone had installed a cheap temporary banner that said, 'Twin Harbors', setting it in a place that had the effect of being unsightly and  blocking the view of the lake for some property owners who complained. 

    According to sources, the cheap banner was placed on THPOA property without THPOA board approval and was being removed from THPOA property by THPOA board and ARA (Architecural Review Authority)  members in response to the complaint when Barbara Dickens called the law.  

    The untrustworthy Dirty White Boy tried to enforce his and her desires on the situation with implied authority derived from his sidearm and a 'badge' with the Polk County Sheriff's office emblem on it hanging around his neck.  What 'whitey' displayed as a badge was actually a challenge coin size medallion awarded for finishing the recent 'Citizen Academy' put on by Polk County Sheriff, Byron Lyons with admirable goals.  

   In that 'academy', a couple dozen or so citizens of Polk County attended a classes held at the Sheriff's dept for twelve weeks.  The class goals were to help the citizens understand the role of law enforcement within the community and different aspects of the criminal justice system.

    None of our efforts produced any literature or cirriculum material but we are certain and have confirmed that the completion of the 12 week course DOES NOT infer any law enforcement powers on the graduates.   Nor was the coin intended to convey to the public that it was a badge or that the 'wearer' has any law enforcement powers.  

   The local 'Dirty White Boy' seems to think it does or at least he wants others to think it does because he went to the extra effort to mount his completion coin in a leather badge holder to wear around his neck displaying the Sheriff Dept Seal.

    Sentinel readers will remember an interview of the Dickens that was conducted in our office a couple months or so ago after we started receiving multiple complaints about them harassing people in the neighborhood.  The first information out of Dickens mouth at that interview was that he had a weapons permit to carry, "annywhere I want to" and bragging that the and her were both black belts in martial arts.  "She is a 9th degree black belt", the dirty white boy claimed.    

       We have had multiple complaints about Barbara and Curtis Dickens wasting LEO rescources that are already limited with their vindictive and frivilous calls.  Already strained rescources are not there to satisfy and stroke a wish he had what it took to be a cop's ego.   

   My concern is that the rescources are wasted by Dickens, the admirable goals of the course will be tarnished by Dickens and the obvious violations of the law by Dickens that don't seem to have gotten the attention of real Law Enforcement yet.

False Alarm or Report (Texas Penal Code 42.06 - Class A Misd.); Terroristic Threat (TPC 22.07 - Class B Misd.); Impersonating a Security Officer (Texas Occupations Code sec. 1702.3875 - I haven't found the offense level yet); and Impersonating a Public Servant (TPC 37.11 - 3rd-degree felony)

Dickens featured on Sheriff Lyons FB page. Any reader would take this posting as an endorsement of Dickens by Sheriff Lyons.
Mark Harper and Barbara Dickens

6/18/2022 COLDSPRING


The Texas holiday established to celebrate the emancipation of all slaves in the late 1890's and dubbed "Juneteenth" by the freed poeople has spread nationwide.   Juneteenth was proclamined a federal holiday not too many years ago.

    Long celebrated in Texas and in San Jacinto County, this year was no different with our veteran's service officer leading the festivities at our court house.  Surrounded by flags of the USA and Texas, a crowd gathered that included our County Judge, Fritz Faulkner and our County Sheriff, Greg Capers.  A new flag was spotted flying on the front flag pole that was desigened and dedicated to the Juneteenth holiday.   Rumor has it that the flag was donated by a local citizen and history nut we all know and appreciate for his service to our community.

6/15/2022 ANGELINA


Angelina County Sheriff Sanchez seems to have misplaced his trust and a couple of dangerous inmates.   A few weeks ago, it was reported on a fb group page that a dangerous inmate just walked off from the Angelina County jail while he was on a 'trustee' work detail.  Sanchez released a picture and sought the community's help to find him and then, the same group reported that a second inmate has done the same thing.

    Letting a second inmate walk away is bad enough if true but Sanchez seems reluctant to level with his constituents.  The open records request reply at left speaks volumes about Sanchez trusting crooks but not the citizens.   

    Sheriff Sanchez.  Did a second inmate escape by walking away?  We want to know.

Nearly 30 years after its publication, “Behold a Pale Horse” remains a bestseller, finding new audiences for whom Cooper’s warnings — of a cashless society, a socialist order that devalues work, the confiscation of weapons, global leadership usurping the sovereignty of the United States — still resonate.  We all remember the 'Fast and Furious' gun running scandal.  One NEWS SITE  says, "3. "More than 2,000 guns were sold to suspected criminals thought to be linked to Mexican drug gangs in the two years of the operation under the Obama presidency."    


Text messages of ISD Chuef were obtained by a group of hackers.  "Text messages NEVER go away" was the only comment we could get.  An interview with the shooters boss proved he did not make much money working very limited hours because he had trouble communicating with people.  


Facebook is clamping down on any mention of Uvalde much like they did about Fauci and 'Gain of function' research a couple years ago.  


UVALDE 6/14/2022


Uvalde County Judge Mitchell was candid and responsive to The Sentinel inquirey as to the party affiliation of the ISD police chief  that has come under fire for his abject failure in the recent tragedy that unfolded there.  "We want to be known as a place to come float the Rio Frio", the judge stated, "not be known for this tragedy".  Judge Mitchell did speculate that the police chief most likley voted in the democrat primary but could not confirm.  "I have been in politics 40 years here and I ran on the democrat ticket", he stated while assurig he was a conservative.   'You run democrat in South Texas or don't run but the last cemocrat president our county supported was LBJ".   

    A conversation with the city secretary assured that like all city elections in Texas, they are held on a non partisan basis.  

    We have sought confirmation of the text messages and their content but so far, our one source is all we have to go on.  



UVALDE 6/1/2018


UVALDE ISD police chief, Pedro Arrendondo was elected to city council before and sworn in during a secret ceremony after the Uvalde School shooting and there are many people calling for a recall on him.

UPDATE 6/13/2022


A private outfit has obtained all of the text messages off of the Uvalde ISD police chiefs phone and those messages are being made available to 'the power people' in order that they might take action.  "It isn't pretty" is the most that The Sentinel could get out of our source regarding the content of the messages other than an assurance that the chief best resign his city council position and get out of town because if and when the texts are made public, he may be in danger.  

 According to our source, we can expect some soon coming action from our state officials in the highest positions.

In the mean time and closer to home, Dayton City Manager, Steve Floyd  has cancelled the annual gun show with the backing of the mayor and city council according to the Dayton News.  


Citing a statute in the Texas Family Code 261.201 (a) pertaining to withholding the report about child abuse and who made the report of child abuse, DA Cassels is attempting to block The Sentinel from obtaining the video made by David Stua that he published in the public forum as a news story on his East Texas Reporter FB page.  The statute Cassels cited goes on to exempt a video or audio recording the investigating agency makes of a witness they interview along with any work files they create.
The video we are requesting does not fit any of that criterion for exemption.  The video was shot in public-on-public property and published in a public forum.  In addition, the video was entered into evidence in an examination hearing held back in 2019.
We did agree to redacting the face and voice of the young man who was a minor then but is no longer, but Cassels seems intent on blocking the release of the video.  We have maintained from our first story that the live streamed video will prove the sex crime charges were bogus from the beginning.   The fact that all the sex crime charges were dismissed and most with prejudice seems to bolster our assertion.

LUFKIN 6/10/2022


The facebook live stream video that is the basis for all the charges against Stua was taken down quickley and has been hidden by the Prosecutors all this time because it proves the man did NOT commit the crime that he was initially charged with.  Prosecutor Joe Martin and then Janet Cassels have refused to release the video claiming execption due to the 'investigation' value.  The incident occurred in plain view of the College campus police as it was live streamed  yet it took a week for them to dream up some charges to file on Stua.  Anything to shut his muckraker corruption exposing, "Eastexas Reporter" facebook page down.  Stua had turned in open records requests to Cassel's law firm and Judge Ball that would prove corruption if answered.  Both remain unanswered to this day and both of those people were involved in putting unconstitutional bond conditions on David Stua.  Enter The Sentinel.  That was the first story I wrote calling for both to recuse themselves so that justice might be served.  

   Instead they doubled down on Stua stacking multiple charges on the original.

   In a nut shell, Stua was in the Angelina College library and used the word, "circumcision" out loud and was repremanded by the librarian who called the law on him.  Stua's response was to print up a mocking Certificate that stated, "I, David Stua, believe in Circumcision" and displaying a copy of it under the glass on the counter in the library.  

    As an afterthought, Stua aporoached several people on the campus and  said, "I believe in circumcision, want to see"?  When they gave him a go to hell look, Stua would display the mock certificate for them to see.  

   Definately in bad taste and obviously attention seeking but does it warrant four years in prison?  

     What makes this case corrupt is that Martin got the man indicted on the charge of soliciting a minor to perform a sex act because one young man Stua approached and asked, "want to see?", was a high school student taking college courses and was the basis of the charges.   From that initial bogus charge, Cassels picked up the case and ran with it stacking several more sex charges on top as that is the favorite or the corrupt.  

    Cassels and Ball took the opportunity to apply unconstitutional bond conditions that were more extreme that those applied to a local man convicted of Agg Sexual Assault of a Child. Even though Stua had to work and pay for the ankle monitor, he was forbidden from having a camera which had the effect of making having a phone a violation.  What do you know, Stua was violated for having a phone with a camera in it and thrown in jail.  While he was incarcerated the first time, a 'friend' gathered up Stua's valuables and took them home.  When Stua made bond, he went to collect his belongings and the 'friend' refused and called the law and Stua was arrested for trespassing.

   His attorney wrote a letter about Stua's phone and that was the basis of the perjury charges.

    The recent resolution was that the DA Cassels agreed to drop 9 charges related to the sex crimes against a minor and settled for a plea deal conviction on perjury and trespassing.  

     What does that tell us?  Riddle me this Ms. Cassels.

1) Are you loosing a child sexual predator on the community?  OR

2) Did you file bogus charges with no evidence for purely political purpose to hide yours and the judges corruption?







EAST TEXAS 6/3/2022


or to be P.C.   "POSTER PERSON"

Long time Sentinel readers will remember the text at left that was between myself and the 501 3c specialist FBI agent sent to investigate the Linda Vincent embezzlement case.  During that investigation and prosecution, Agent Carroll (retired) and I did have several exchanges including this one written in the back seat of the Constable's patrol unit immediatly after my surrender.

    The comment, "It is my turn now" was no boast of my ability but rather of the absolute certanity in my Heart of God's promises and calling on my life to the jail ministry.  Agent Carroll's 'Amen' was based on our serveral exchanges before he retired and discussions of the calling on my life.  

    Enough time has passed that all can see the absolute truth of my comment as it has come to pass EXACTLY as I asked The Lord to do.

    That should be enough to make any prosecutor set up and take notice that corruption will not be tolerated but alas, Ms. Cassels apparently didn't get the message.

     Why would she be so dead set on shutting the local muckracker and investigative journalist, Daid Stua up?  Could it be because he asked for open records that would prove her and her husbands private law firm representing the health district in Angelina Co  got their annual salary raised from 5K per year to 80K per year along with all the side charges amounting to nearly a quarter million dollars?  Why, Ms Casals, have you TO THIS DAY not answered that open records request?  Is it easier to just keep piling charges on Stua until he finally caves?  

    How can you offer a plea deal on dismissing all the heinous sex crime charges if he will plead to the perjury charge and agree to conditions that he never seek anymore open records?  Is it because shutting his efforts down at exposing your corruption IS YOUR GOAL? 

    And you Judge White.  How can you set unconstitutional bond conditions on a man whose open records request YOU STILL HAVE NOT ANSWERED?  More of the same corrupt motive?   

    Former Administrative law Judge, Olen Underwood missed the mark when he failed to recuse  you for your corrupt bias and ulterior motives in this case.   

     Are you trying to set a new record of keeping a man in solitary confinement with no due process?   For over a year now, he hasn't seen the sun.  Have you guys ever even met The Son?   

    The Sentinel did call Ms. Cassels and request to speak to her.  The secretary did confirm she was there and went to transfer my call to her desk but came back with the ole, "she is in a meeting' line and Ms. Cassels has NOT returned my call.  Hon never took or returned my calls either.  Hmmmm  Poster Person material here.

    One of the most outrageous aspects of this story is the so called attorney these two saw fit to appoint Mr. Stua.  I am no lawyer but from where I sit and from what I have read, Charanza appears to be working for the prosecution.   Here is a more indepth letter to Stua's attorney with some compelling questions.;


Mr. Charanza
I am a journalist gathering information for a story. Were you aware that Mr. Stua has been illegally trespassed from at least two different county buildings? We have been able to identify procedural and judicial misconduct in Angelina county in the case against Mr. Stua. 
In your letter to Mr. Stua you state "You (Mr. Stua) are not in a position to dictate terms of a plea agreement." How do you come to this conclusion? Is it not his right to say what he will and will not accept? It is called an agreement, meaning two or more parties agree on terms. Are you saying he is not one of those parties? 
You also state "I will not allow you to review my work before I file the motion with the court." This makes us believe Mr. Stua is not your client and makes us wonder who is exactly. Court appointed does not mean state defense attorney. It means the state pays you to give your client the same loyal and zealous defense you should give to all your clients. 
Parsing the text of paragraph three it seems you are pushing for him to represent himself. We wonder why you would push for this? Most of your peers in the legal community we spoke with say "pro se" is just another word for inmate.
In paragraph four you tell him to stop trying to help with his legal defense and again it makes us wonder who you believe to be your client. Has your liberty or freedom ever been at stake? We understand you are a Marine and believe you took a usque ad mortem oath to protect and defend the Constitution, yet your client has been jailed over a year as a result of unconstitutional bond conditions.
You mention Janet Cassels a few times in this letter and we are wondering if you have tried having her removed? Before she was D.A. she worked with her husband as legal council for the county health district, one of the entities that had Mr. Stua illegally trespassed. You also mentioned that Mr. Stua could be sitting in jail for 2-3 years waiting on a trial he has already been waiting four years for.
You state Mr. Stua was "out of line in {his} conduct on the Angelina College campus." Do you believe his actions on December 6th to be unlawful? Or do you believe that jokes in poor taste should be punished? The First Amendment to the Constitution is to protect speech others find offensive otherwise it would not be needed.
You state "Most people will think that you are talking about showing your penis. This is perverted thinking" and go on to say this is why the D.A. believes he needs to be on some form of supervision because "most people will think.... That is perverted thinking" so you are suggesting because most people will think pervertedly, the thing that makes them think that way should be punished even though you know and state that Mr. Stua meant it as a joke? Do you advocate for the arrest and punishment of comedians or music artist too?
You also state that he made two videos of himself naked in public yet there are no charges for those videos because it is known he was not naked. It is concerning to us that you suggest your client needs to be on a sexual supervision type thing yet state that the sexual charges would be dropped. All other charges stem from that initial charge yet the D.A. has such a strong case for the sexual charges that she is willing to drop them for perjury and trespassing charges. This makes no sense to us but then again we are not legal scholars and again ask for your comment.
In your last paragraph you talk about "rules of society", "norms", and restricting Mr. Stua's freedoms until he can comply with them yet say nothing of the laws you and the courts are supposed to support and defend. While we would hesitate to question an officer of the courts integrity, let alone a Marines, these concerns do come close to making us do just that.
Taking all this in we conclude that not only do we believe you are acting on behalf of the state and not your client but that you want Mr. Stua to represent himself so ineffectiveness of council can not be grounds for an appeal as it seems it would be if you stayed in the "driver seat" of the defense. So I guess we do question the integrity of all the actors in this case including yourself. Again we ask for your comments.
Thank you,



POLK CO 6/8/2022


With nearly six months to go before his term ends as Polk County prosecutor, William Lee Hon seems bent on doing as much destruction to the Polk County Criminal Justice system as he can before he is OUSTED.  Hon's penchant for using his office to punish political opponents seems to have gone into hyper drive with his last ditch efforts to pervert justice.  From recently putting out rumors of convening a "Special Grand Jury" then failing to produce to ordering lawyers in court to, "Plea bargain today or set for jury trial", Hon apparently is ignorant of the fact that in many of those cases, his office has failed to produce the discovery documents requested long ago.   

    According to answered open records request, the District Clerk's office does not have any record of a special grand jury meeting but the probation department did make the claim that two people on bond were 'on the agenda' for a special called grand jury meeting 6/7/2022.  Then mysteriously the probation department employee was reassigned.  Theresa Milner did return our call this morning and confirmed that there was a written notation of a court appearance for the bonded defendants for the defendants but it was an error and did not take place.  Ms. Milner did aknowledge that the COVID issues and the backlog of cases has created difficult circumstances for her and her department.  

    Why would a prosecutor want to go up against an attorney who was ill prepared due to lack of Discovery documents, to defend their client?  Why because it is easier to win that way.  That is the same mentality that would lead a candidate to tell bald face lies on their opponent, a Hon trademark.

    There is no doubt that Hon is under immense pressure to clear his backlog or lose a great deal of funding for Polk County but circumventing due process is NOT the answer.   Don't even get me started on how many inmates are in the Polk County jail and have been for YEARS with no due process. Mr. Hon, All the time YOU spent persuing me and others who opposed you by filing false charges would have been better spent doing your job.

   I am way past the point of being angry with Lee Hon for his criminal behavior.  I lay the blame squarely in the lap of the FBI, Ken Paxton, Greg Abbot, Steve McCraw and the so called 'Public Integrity' unit of the Rangers.  But then again, all you guys are just following the lead of Merrick Garland, US Attorney General.  It was his D.O.J. that published the FBI statment blaming investigative journalists who expose coruption for the disconnect between the criminal justice system and the public instead of the corrpt officials who are exposed for their crimes.

   To the FBI agent who told me recently, "There is a major corruption investigation going on in Polk Co", BS.  We have been hearing that crap for years.  I can prove at least one formal complaint was filed with the D.O.J. back in 2018 and IGNORED.












ONALASKA 6/7/2022


Several calls to The Sentinel from property owners questioning some of the practices of a local water supply have initiated a Sentinel investigation.  Long time readers will remember the investigation years ago into  a water supply corp that led to the ousting of the head honcho and reorganization that brought them out of the red and into the black.  




TRINITY 6/6/2022


Continious allegations of wrong doing by the Trinity County Sheriff, Woody Wallace have resulted in more than one source of scrutiny.   We have published several stories related to violations of the law and ethics by Woodrow Wallace from open records violations to theft of asset forfieture dollars.  According to sources, Someone was listening.


POLK COUNTY 6/2/2022


Polk County Auditor, Louis Ploth in a timely and complete answer to my open records request has put to rest any rumors about Commissioner Ronnie Vincent or any of his family using, misusing or abusing any Polk County credit cards.  "He does not have a Polk County Credit Card", Mr. Ploth replied and so therefore, there is no possibility for him to have abused county funds as alleged by some.  

    Mr. Ploth has always been open and transparent with The Sentinel.   For that matter, all Polk County officials have always been transparent except for Hon and Coleman.  

     Vetting information is a constant effort at The Sentinel. 

Now to check the county charge accounts 





AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauds a Texas federal district court’s decision to deny the Biden Administration’s motion to dismiss Texas’s lawsuit against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The suit challenges EEOC’s guidance mandating mixed-use bathrooms, gender pronouns, and dress codes in the workplace, as well as the Health and Human Services’ guidance against Texas’s child abuse laws and so-called sex-change procedures.  


Although President Biden threatened Texas with lawsuits and the loss of federal healthcare funding if it did not change its laws, the Administration argued to the court that the state’s challenge is premature because President Biden’s threatened enforcement actions and loss of funds have not yet taken effect. But Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk agreed with Texas, saying that the Administration’s actions exceed the limits of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County. Texas’s lawsuit will therefore move forward. 


“The Biden Administration’s constant attack on Texas values will not be met without a fight,” Attorney General Paxton said. “We stand by the law of the land and will not bend to Biden’s empty threats that twist the U.S. Constitution. I will protect our children from life-altering procedures that put their lives at risk. Texans will not be bullied to adopt the Biden Administration’s sexual ideology. I look forward to our day in court.” 





UVALDE 6/1/2018






With the recent publication of some stories regarding women being victimized, first by an abuser and then by the lack of response or action by the local authorities, an effort is underway to unite their voices and accomplish some changes that need to be made.

  If you are a victim and have proof of the abuse and lack of response to your case, please contact us so that all of your voices can be united.  As a successful advocate for women, childern and minorities Rosemary Covalt  has said often, "Their power is in ignoring us".  

     It is the hope of the ladies leading this charge that their combined voices will be impossible to ignore.

     Please contact The Sentinel via email, text or phone if you are interested in adding your voice to this effort.  All of our contact info is in the left column.  



LIVINGSTON 5/27/2022


Polk County Grand Jury is willing to repeatedly indict people for exercising their Constitutional rights quicker than a ham sandwich but refused to indict a serial abuser with medical records proving STRANGULATION of a woman by a man who has been accused on several occassions.  I have to wonder if it is all in how the DA or ADA presents the evidence.  The Grand Jury only knows what they are told.  Did Kari present the medical records today?  Or did she just present the report from the deputy that left out all of the information the abused woman relayed to him and her medial record that PROVES she was strangled and suffered physical harm from it?  Did she present the pictures of prior injuries, bruises, busted lip, a cigarette burn taken by a medical professional?  Did she play any of the tape recorded calls of prior ex's relating the same exact abuse perpetrated against them by him?   Or did she just nibble on her ham sandwich and let you guys, with such an important task, stumble along with only what she wanted you to know?


Don't answer that grand jury members or you could be fined and jailed.



LIVINGSTON 5/26/2022


Polk County Court at Law (CCL) Judge Brown, during a zoom court meeting on the jail docket, told the corrupt Lee Hon to, "Get it done" yesterday.  His instruction to the corrupt one was over an inmate incarcerated for 3 years on a misdomeaner assault charge that the maximum penalty by law is one year.  To further expose the depth of Hon's depravity, let it be known that the person he was accused of assaulting was his own sister whom he was actually protecting.  

     Several years ago, a fight broke out in the parking lot of Pontoons when eight members of a notorious biker club jumped the man prompting him to push his sister out of the way causing her to fall down.  He is a big guy but the 8 bikers beat the snot out of him, breaking bones in his face among other injuries but he was the only one arrested and jailed.  Surprised that he was jailed, the sister signed a document stating she was not making a complaint against him, nor would she testify against him or do anything to facilitate the prosecution of her brother.  Hon has that document and has had it for some time according to the sister.  The outrageous violations of the man's civil rights was brought to the attention of the CCL Judge earlier this week and the court coordinator immediatly put the case on the jail docket.  The Sentinel tracked down pertinent documents and information and made it available to the CCL Judge who took immediate action to right yet another wrong Hon perpetrated. 

    Hon did prepare the paperwork to dispose of the case and made it for the full 365 days as the maximum sentence allowed by law.  According to a source in the jail, Judge Brown hand carried the paperwork for the man's release to the Polk County jail himself. 

    How many corrupt actions on Hon does this make now?  More importantly, how many are yet to be discovered?  As Hon winds down his tenure of utter corruption, we hope his every action, every claim, every effort to ruin lives is scrutinized thouroughly.  As for me, I would rather ten guilty men go free than one innocent man spend another day behind bars. 

   Mr. Hon, when someone hands you your hat, it means they are ready for you to go.

COLDSPRING 5/26/2022


Lead investigator, Texas Ranger, Eric Lopez agreed to The Sentinel request to view the video footage of the recent shooting of John Tapp by our SJC Sheriff Deputy recounted in the story below.  That meeting was facilitated by and took place in the office of our SJC District Attorney, Todd Dillon this morning.  Sheriff Capers set in on the meeting as DA Dillion qued up two seperate body cam video's from two angles and let them play and even replay parts so that the clearest possible picture was formed.  As stated below based on eye witness accounts already relayed to The Sentinel, there is no doubt that it was a RIGHTEOUS shooting.   One angle was from off to the side that gave a broad view of the scene as the event unfolded.  The second angle was the body cam of the SJC Sheriff Deputy who actually shot John Tapp.  It gave the perspective of looking down the deputy's gun sights with him.  

     There were three SJC deputies on the scene who took up tactical protective positions and drew their weapons as Tapp headed for the house.  They ordered the suspect to drop his weapon and get down on the ground in no uncertain terms.  At this point, Tapp put his pistol to his head.  The more seasoned officer began with text book deescalation efforts to talk the subject down and get him to surrender.  There was much resistance but the suspect did finally drop a Llama semi automatic pistol on the ground.    It was just after that, Tapp hollered at the deputies, "Just go ahead and shoot me."  The more experienced officer continued with his efforts to talk Tapp down, "We don't want to shoot you", he repeated.  "We can talk about this." he added when Tapp suddenly stated, "I have another gun" and raised a small palm pistol up and appeared to fire two rounds at the deputy who was trying to get him to surrender.  At this point, the new recruit took action to protect his partner and fired three rounds and killed the suspect with well placed shots.  

   The second pistol recovered at the scene was a Ruger LCP which is rectangular in shape and designed to look like a wallet or phone in your pocket with only a trigger hole giving away the fact that it is a pistol.  

    We are not using any names yet for several reasons.  The trauma of a young man having to kill someone to protect the innocent in the line of duty is difficult enough.  When you add to that the outright LIES posted on FB by a hateful woman with an axe to grind with our Sheriff and DA's office, posting names could help the ill informed to target that officer for retaliation.

    The big man, the hero who blocked the door and wouldn't let Tapp in is a way bigger man than any of you know.  When the shooting was over, he walked out to the young deputy extending his arms toward him.  The Deputy went to shake the big man's hand and two heros hugged because the big guy grabbed the depuy's hand and pulled him in close embracing him tightly repeating, "Thank you".

     Sheriff Capers took the young deputy away from the scene and just spent some time with him relating  some of the truths about policing from his own 40+ year career.  "His dad was a cop before him." Sheriff shared, "and had ridden with him the night before this incident occurred".  What a blessing that God stirs the hearts of men and women to serve their communities and give them the courage to run toward the sound of gunfire instead of away from it.  This young deputy had a role model growing up that did exactly that and went to work for a man who would treat him like his own son.  

    There were lots of heros out there that Sunday evening but there is one that I haven't mentioned yet.  He is the local pastor that came out to the scene and ministered to the hurting and shaken souls that were there.  He is the pastor who was able to gather the family of the slain man, the cop who had to kill him, the big man who prevented unspeakable horror from unfolding in the house and our own big guy that the buck stops with in SJC to gather together in prayer and seek The Lord's face.  I wasn't there and don't even know the pastor's name yet but I know he prayed for our nation along with all those directly affected.  

     Let us honor our heros while they are with us and pray for our nation with one mind and one voice.  Memorial Day is coming up and the best way we can honor our fallen heros is to uphold and support our living heros that put their shoes on in the morning and walk right into the Day the Lord has made.

    Thank you Ranger Lopez, DA Todd Dillon and Sheriff Capers for the utter transparency on this matter.  It is a dark and evil time but how much worse would it be without men like you and those you lead.




From the San Jacinto County Sheriff deputies to the landlord and the girlfriend of Tapp's oldest son, God blessed SJC with a bunch of heros the day of the shooting that took the life of John Tapp.  

   According to a ring doorbell video submitted as evidence, Tapp had an altercation with his own father earlier in the day out in Five Acres and Independence that ended with the two men shooting at each other in the father's yard.  Neither were killed there.  

    Tapp made his way back to town and told at least one person, accordingt o sources,that he was going to kill his wife and kids.  Tapp made his final FB post below and headed to town.   It was right after that when SJC deputies spotted him driving erratically and at a high rate of speed and began the pursuit that was video'd up until he turned on to FM 2666.  It was in that area that Tapp's wife and her kids were  living in a rent house owned by a local Shepherd man that was located close to the landlord's own home.  By the Grace of God, the landlord was at the rent house doing a plumbing repair when Tapp pulled up with the deputies behind him and approached the house with not one but TWO guns.  The landlord, a big man well known in Shepherd whose word has always been his bond stood in the doorway with his own pistol and forbid Tapp to enter the home where Tapp's wife and kids were.  Tapp was making threats about killing the woman and the children and the big guy simply said, "Not today you're not" and stood his ground.  "I don't want to kill you John", the landlord told him as they stood there face to face with guns drawn.

     Our sheriff deputies pulled in and took up tactical position and began ordering both men to drop their guns.   "There are kids in here", the landlord said still blocking the door. "I am not putting my gun down until you take care of him", he added.  

      The girlfriend of Tapp's oldest son took the baby boy and told him, "lets go play Hide and go Seek" and hid with him in an interior closet of the house.  She used her Ipad to occupy the little one's attention while the deadly drama was unfolding on the doorstep.

    At this point, Tapp did put one weapon down but then turned toward the deputies and squeezed off two rounds toward them.  One deputy returned fire and killed Tapp on the spot without injuring the big guy standing in the door way protecting those innocent lives.     



SHEPHERD 5/22/2022


A slow speed chase through Shepherd ended with the suspect, zJohn Tapp being killednear FM 2666 just outside of Shepherd, Texas yesterday.  Initial reports indicate a "suicide by cop' scenario unfolded but we have requested an official statement from our SJC Sheriff regarding the incident.  Some commenters on fb have claimed that the suspect was not armed but  those claims are challenged by Sheriff Capers press release to Bluebonnet news .  There is a partial video but it was taken down.  We did obtain a copy of that video that refutes some of the Blue Bonnet narrative specifically about crossing the tracks in Shepherd.   

      A fb post earlier in the day by the suspect did indicate he was "desperate and lost".

    Other sources indicate there were marital issues pressing on him and a history of domestic violence.

     According to official sources, Ranger Eric Lopez is the primary investigator on the case.  


AUSTIN 5/25/2022


Attorney General Ken Paxton ordered Hon to release the resignation paperwork requested by The Sentinel back in March.  He received the letter today ordering him to release the records.  Now lets see if he complies with the order.



POLK CO 5/23/2022


The four auditors that have already surrendered or been arrested were indicted by the most recently convened Grand Jury in Polk County.  Ishmael Rincon, Matt Rankin, Brandon White and Melanie McCrory were named for and accused of "Organized Crime." Despite our best effort, The Sentinel has not been able to spot a single crime related in any of the probable cause affidavits much less more than one crime that could be 'organized'.  Wearing a pistol in a holster while walking from car to residence.  LEGAL.  Driving around town and keeping an eye peeled for cops to audit.  LEGAL.  Filming public officials in public during the performance of their public duty.  LEGAL  Refusing to ID when an officer approaches your legally and already  parked car demanding ID but cannot articulate a crime you have committed, are suspected of committing or are about to commit?  LEGAL.  Circling the block multiple times to see if a local cop will step into it (ie: attempt to violate rights) and give you fodder for your youtube channel?  LEGAL.  Standing up for by exercising our constitutional rights.  LEGAL.  Being armed while doing all of the above?  LEGAL

    Once again, by witholding exculpatory evidence and outright lying to the Grand Jury, Hon makes a farse of the Grand Jury system in Polk County.  Did he show the Grand Jury the video of officer Simmons approaching the parked car with no back up and proclaiming that he wasn't worried about the guns, he just wanted to know who was driving?  I bet not or they wouldn't have included the obvious false statemnet about the officer being afraid for his life.

    Hon is a liar.  He is corrupt.  His retaliatory political blased prosecution is showing again.




ONALASKA 5/22/2022



The April 27th arrest of Stephanie Walker Vincent has raised eyebrows in the community of Onalaska, not because of the alleged theft so much as the veiled attempt to hide Mrs. Vincent's true last name by booking her under her maiden name.  "Hon is behind that", one community member claimed, "just so people won't associate her with the Linda Vincent embezzlement from before."

     Married to Commissioner Ronnie Vincent and Linda Vincent's son, Justin Vincent, Stephanie 'Walker' Vincent was arrested on theft charges stemming from a customer complaining of the theft.

    We do not have a copy of Stephanie Vincent's Drivers License but have plenty of evidence that she goes by the last name of Vincent.  If her DL does reflect the married name of Vincent, the name hiding on the arrest book in report is a violation of ethics, if not an outright violation of the law.

    We had hoped to let Ronnie Vincent fade into the sunset with his defeat at the polls but the persistant and nagging allegations that Comm Vincent is letting his son, Justin, use the Polk County credit card to make purchases to use in his private construction business will NOT GO AWAY!!!!!   The Sentinel has requested detailed reports on the County Credit Card expenditures to either prove the allegations or put them to rest.  

    Long time Sentinel Readers will remember the ordeal of bringing Linda Vincent to justice if you call an afternoon in jail and probation for a crime that would have put any of us in prison for years, justice, took its toll on The Sentinel.  Everyone from Vincent's kids to Lee Hon's sister, Laura Hon attacked me unmercifully while I had to bite my tongue because I knew the FBI 5013C specialist was conducting a legitimate investigation.  It was only when the hammer fell (if you can call an afternoon in jail and probation a 'hammer fall') that the Vincent Clan stopped with the attacks.  



AUSTIN/SJC 5/16/2022


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

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

AUSTIN 5/16/2022



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

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

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

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

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

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


Dear DPS Director, Steven McCraw,

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

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

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




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


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


LIVINGSTON 5/12/2022


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

SHEPHERD 5/5/2022


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



ONALASKA 4/29/2022


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

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

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

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

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

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






or, 1st amendment auditors vs law enforcement officers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    "Expert in witholding exculpatory evidence" check

     "Able to lie on the spot"   check

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

     "HATES free speech and a free press"  check

      "is ok with not prosecuting criminals you endorse"   check

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

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


ONALASKA 4/9/2022


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

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

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

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

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







BEAUMONT 4/4/2022


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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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



3/27/2022 POINTBLANK


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

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

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

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



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




UPDATE 3/20/2022


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

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

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

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

<TRINITY 3/19/2022


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

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

POLK COUNTY 3/17/2022


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

LIVINGSTON 3/15/2022


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

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

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

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

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




POLK CO 3/15/2022


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

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

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

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

TRINITY  CO 3/11/2022   


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

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

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

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





"Who needs slappin here"?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Steve Watson




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

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

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

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





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

AUSTIN  2/15/2022 


OR 2022-04447

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

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

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

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

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



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


SAN ANTONIO 2/17/2022


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

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


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

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

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

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

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




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


UPDATE 2/16/2022


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

TEXAS 2/11/2022


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


UPDATE 2/10/2022


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

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



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

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




100K bond set on arrest. 

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

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


link in headline for youtube video

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

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

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

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


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

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

 please do so.  Thanks for the pledges so far.



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


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



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


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


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


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


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




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


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


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


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





Part of an article by Marshall Allen



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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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