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The below graphic was submitted to The Sentinel grabbed off of a recent search by one of our readers.  When the Tyler Evans page first appeared, we published the voters roll and CAD records proving there was no such person in Polk County.  Any who have given Chris Lima and creedence as 'Tyler Evans' deserves to be uninformed.

HD 12 1/25/2022



A long dormant political ambition has been revived in the person of a prior failed state representative candidate, Ben Bius.  Long time Sentinel Readers will remember before we published a web site and my efforts were relegated only to the letter to the editor column in the local paper, that Ben Bius ran against our then state rep, Dan Ellis. Bius published a liar flyer ad just before elections.  Instead of rehashing the whole story, just let me publish that letter to the editor here on The Sentinel front page:

Then lets fast forward to the time Keith Strahan ran against our incumbent State Rep, Ernest Bailes.  Sentinel readers will remember that by the time The Sentinel exposed all of the lies the Strahan campaign published, he had a Pinocchio nose that wouldn't quit and was soundly defeated.  But look who endorsed the liar Strahan.  None other than the liar, Ben Bius.  





POLKCO 1/24/2022


In a second email to The Sentinel, Ms. Hamrick takes issue with the comment in the below article where I said her answer 'noted a lack of criminal experience'.   She further asserted that I needed to publish her entire letter.  I reviewed Hamrick's original answer and publish this line out of it as confirmation of my comment.  Hamrick said: " I have worked in several Houston law firms, working on substantial litigation involving complex issues, injuries and products. (ie: (CIVIL)There are more bad guys than only those in the criminal courts, and I have been going after them (CIVIL) my entire career." ( I added the comments in red and parenthesis and bold underline for emphasis).

Ms Hamrick's letter also said this; " I was a civil attorney in Houston for many years, and those cases are considered successful if you DON’T have to take them to trial.  Good attorneys negotiate well, and try not to waste their clients’ money on costly trials.  I am a conservative, and I have worked for both Plaintiff’s and Defense firms, and have resolved millions of dollars in products and personal injury litigation cases over the years", 

   In addition, Ms. Hamrick aknowledges that it has only been in the last 6 years of her local practice that her "criminal' experience took place among mostly civil, divorce and CPS cases.  

   I stand by my statment in the below article that Ms. Hamrick's letter denotes a "lack of criminal experience."

   On a further note, No, Ms. Hamrick, I will NOT publish your entire answer at this time as it is more of a political hachet job in favor of Lee Hon than it is an answer.  In it you make assertions that are just not true about affiliations that don't exist that would favor the criminal and corrupt Lee Hon that you think is your friend.  If you don't see that Hon is using you to dilute the anti Coleman vote, you are naive.  Ms Coker filing to run appears to have been a political ploy to force Hon into the open and he fell for it..  You are only one of several attorneys that Hon contacted immediatly after Ms Coker's filing 'encouraging' them to run.  Hon is using you to dilute the anti Coleman vote in hopes Coleman will be able to pull off a win.  You may not understand that but I assure you, the voters in Polk County know how Hon and Coleman operate.  You are just the only attorney that fell for Hon's sweet talk.




LIVINGSTON 1/23/2022


In the attached snippet of an email received at The Sentinel offices, Polk Co DA Candidate, Julie Mayes Hamrick makes a statement and confirms our suspicion.  After several tries and no success at contacting Ms. Hamrick at the phone number she listed as her office number for the local law office she maintains, we resorted to posting the questions we had for her on our front page requesting any friend that had her number please let her know we had a few questions.  Attached is the snippet of that letter she returned nearly a month later with her answer.  In that answer, Ms. Hamrick agrees with the majority of people we have polled that do not think Coleman is a good fit for the DA's office.  She further confirmed that, Yes, Lee Hon did ask her to run.  Now we have a question for Tommy Coleman.  "With friends like Hon, who needs enemies?"  

   We considered running the letter from Ms. Hamrick in its entirety as it touts her extensive experinece in civil cases while noting the lack of criminal experience but did not want to be the reason Hon/Coleman filed a criminal complaint accusing her of running a political ad without the 'paid political ad' disclaimer Hon/Coleman did that toTim Martin for his private comment letter he paid to publish that blasted Hon for his unethical acts.  

    Thank you Ms. Hamrick for your reply.


Prov 27:6

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

DISTRICT 18 1/22/2022 


Emily Kibedeaux Cook is up to her old tricks trying to buy a seat in the Texas House of Representatives by slinging dark money around.  As General Counsel for the Dark Money P.A.C., 'Texas Right to Life', Emily has a surrogate candidate in Janis Holt.  When Ms Cook ran against Ernest Bailes, her own outfit gave her almost 150K in political contributions.  When I interviewed Ms. Holt a few weeks ago and asked about her funding, she said, "Oh, grass roots, mostly small donations".  NOT TRUE.  Not only have you left the abortion issue off of every publication I can find, you left off probably your single largest contributor.  You will find the voters in District 18 are not near as stupid as you must think we are.   

      All of the legitimate anti abortion groups endorse Ernest Bailes and always have because of his staunch and proven voting record on anti abortion legislation.  

    When Emily Cook ran herself, on election day, her operatives snuck around to the polling places and put up the most disgusting signs accusing Bailes of being pro abortion with a picture of a newborn baby on them.   Can we expect the same lying ads from your campaign Ms. Cook, I mean Holt?  

POLK COUNTY 1/21/2022



Some of the Polk County campaigns just keep getting more and more dishonest.  Never before have the voters of Polk County been subjected to such under-handed tactics as the likes of those that have been demonstrated by both the Lee  Hon and Tommy Coleman campaigns. 


From misinformation, fake endorsements, downright lies, and now, a Political Action Committee springing up out of thin air   to endorse a candidate who has virtually no support outside of the ‘small cabal’ of the Lee Hon camp.  


You know the corruption cartel by now. Lee Hon, Tommy Coleman, Chris Lima, AKA Fakebooker Tyler Evans and last but not least, Woody Wallace



Ole Tommy ‘the commie’ Coleman has pulled a brand spanking new ‘Political Action Committee ‘PAC’ out of his magic hat to endorse him. Funny, the entire Facebook post talks about all the people coming together, headed by none other than the criminal Bob Willis and fangirl Alice Dabney Butler to support good ole boy’ Tommy ‘the commie’ for Lee Hon's old job as Polk County District Attorney.  Thanks for saving me the trouble of hanging lead balloon Willis around your political neck commie tommie.  He is a proven Loser.   It was you and hon that would never prosecute Willis for operating a private real estate enterprise out of his commissioner office for years in the wide open.  Is his debt to you repaid now?


Now, lets state a few more facts here. I tried to get that magic PAC Campaign Treasurer report filed with the County Clerk and there isn't one.   That doesn’t mean they didn't file it with the Secretary of State So, I looked there using the SoS search and couldn't find one.  Then again, it is possible that the SoS just hasn't updated their database yet. 


For once, I'll give the cabal the benefit of the doubt that they haven't violated yet another law


But that doesn't mean I won't call out the LIES they are using to mislead voters into thinking some big ole group of folks got together to support little commie Coleman. Coleman’s lies aren’t true now and they won’t be true in a month of Sundays.


These are the same people that hid all the complaints on Chris Lima (400 pages) while putting locals and tourists in jail for misdemeanor marijuana possession,   The whole time, Lima was apparently conspiring to support his own controlled substance habit. We have had complaints for YEARS of Lima buying, selling using and PLANTING dope.  No one would stand up because Lima was posting pictures of himself with his pistol drawn on his personal FB Page while advertising that he was cheating on his wife.  The most troubling ‘cover’ was the CPS case the school filed when the one the child filed against him was ignored and dismissed as, “no merit” by a fellow deputy.   What I found unbelievable was when Lee Hon swept the immediately following  ISD CPS complaint on the child;s behalf right under the same rug.  Lee Hon ILLEGALLY redacted nearly every word of the CPS report and case that was filed against Lima so HON, GO FEED SOMEONE ELSE THE BULL  ABOUT PROTECTING KIDS.  You are a  LIAR.   any who support these two illigitimates for office are partakers of their evil.  The ballot is secret but He knows.


Bad cops protecting bad cops should be a red flag for any voter. 

1/18/2022POLK COUNTY



Once again, Tommy Coleman plays fast and loose with the law when it comes to his campaigning? 


Mr. Coleman decided to use the Habitat for Humanity logo in his political video which, seems to me, implies an endorsement from that wonderful organization. 


Mr. Coleman openly defies the Ethics Covenant of Habitat for Humanity.  Just follow the link to see for yourself.

(full Ethics Covenant ) -


Using the logo in his video, Mr. Coleman wants you to think that HFH has endorsed him. It's simply not true.  Same ole same ole, with holding evidence.


This isn't the first time Tommy L. Coleman has destroyed the reputation of a good organization for his personal political ambitions. Word has it that the Polk County Peace Officers Association has virtually imploded with resignations of members over the back room unannounced meeting where he got an endorsement that he wrangled out of 3 of the 5 people who actually were in the room. Polk County has somewhere in the number of 300 Law Enforcement folks in the various agencies so 3 out of 300 doesn't look too good to me. 


As a law enforcement supporter who roots out bad apples with the help of honest lawmen, it is a damn shame to see a good organization destroyed without so much as a consideration for the men and women in blue who put their lives on the line every day. Mr. Coleman didn't stop to think about anyone but himself and how he can use that for a political gain.  Word is that all of law enforcement is supporting his opponent but Mr. Coleman continues to lie to you in hopes you won't go talk to your local cop. 


Mr. Coleman now has his eyes set on Habitat for Humanity as a way to convince you he's the right man for the job. Recently,  I have received word that the local HFH chapter in Polk County may have lost its charter because they haven't built a house in 5 years since Coleman took over. I am working to confirm that by reaching out to Habitat for Humanity. As soon as I get a response, I will be posting that here for you.  There are already questions about Coleman procuring a lot of money from HFH to remodel the building they were in then promptly losing the lease.


Even if the charter remains intact, you have to wonder exactly where all the taxpayer monies have gone.  We all remember the fight waged to follow the money of the Republican Club when he had his finger in the pie.


In my humble opinion, Mr. Coleman pretty much destroyed the Republican Club of Polk County. Under his leadership, the club was dead and a new bunch of real Conservatives had to come in and rescue it. They've done a good job and Coleman doesn't miss an opportunity to campaign at their events.  I would say, “Shame on you  Coleman” but you have NONE.


While all of this is going on, Coleman continues to ignore the backlog of cases that sit in the Polk County District Attorney's office due in part to his own ineptness. Now, since he is campaigning, he has a "plan". Forgive us when we decline your offer 'to serve'.


Mr. Coleman could have executed that plan for the past 4 years and maybe that backlog wouldn't be sitting there and crime wouldn't be skyrocketing in Polk County.  Instead he has persued every effort to shut down free speech, free press and freedom of information instead.  Lets boil it down.  Hon/Coleman are just anti freedom, PERIOD.



A brief interview with the Trinity County Elections Administrator, Priscila Rasbury, revealed that the voters registration cards for the voters in Trinity County will be mailed out soon.  "I was waiting on a file from the S.O.S. that I just got yesterday", Ms. Rasbury stated, "and I will forward to my vendor today".  

   A long standing relationship with the vendor who does the printing for Trinity County made Ms. Rasbury confident that the process will move forward in a timely manner from here.  

    Calls to The Sentinel with concerns for the lack of voters registration cards going out going out in Trinity County were addressed in a prompt and forthright manner by Ms. Rasbury.  We followed up because the readers asked and San Jacinto County voters receved our cards a couple of weeks ago. 





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.





Several calls into The Sentinel prove two things.  Woody Wallace has made himself into Lee Hon's sign boy in Trinity County and has been seen soliciting local businesses behind his badge and gun to allow his buddy, Lee Hon to put up campaign signs on their property in Trinity County.   The second thing it proves is that Lee Hon donned the "Woody Wallace" lead balloon himself with no help from me by being seen doing that.      Getting the balloon hung around the neck of the candidate you oppose is half the battle in the political arena.  Thanks Lee.  Now all I have to do is remind the people about the lead in the woody wallace political balloon.

   Lets start with the civil assett forfeiture scams that Wallace is perpetrating against the poor folks in Trinity County.  Extortion is a better word.  You know who you are.  Wallace and his auction companies, his impound lot and "diapers for sale" on his 'private' Sheriff Dept face book page  prove his lack of integrity.  How the heck are diapers used in the commissionof a crime?   

   Policing for profit article shows more taken in forfeiture than burglaries nationwide..

Next lets look at Woody's history of sponsoring sex offender deputies.  One of his former deputies is serving 65 years for torturing his girlfriend, hog tying her in a cattle trailer, torturing and sexually abusing her.  Then there was Royce Wells whom Woody sponsored after we ran him out of town for his crimes in San Jacinto County.  Wallace sponsored Wells' TCOLE AFTER The Sentinel published the documents proving Wells was guilty of predatory sex crimes while employed by the city of Houston.  It was only when The Sentinel confronted Wallace directly with proof documents about having a sexual predator in his agency and made that confrontation public that Woody cut Wells loose.   Sentinel readers will remember two things about that.  1) When Wells ran for sheriff here, he didn't even make the run off.  2) Wells CONSTANTLY accused me of being a child molestor.   Since that episode, Wellshas kept his mouth shut and his head down in our political arena.

   Next let's move to Chris Lima, Woody and Hon's golden boy.  Woody hired Lima AFTER The Sentinel had published much information about his crimes and abuse of his family and citizens.  Woody hired Lima KNOWING there was a file with 400 pages of complaints against Lima just from his time in the Polk Co Sheriff's department.  Granted Hon fought me tooth and nail to keep me from getting that file and then when I won at the OAG, Hon ILLEGALLY redacted 95 percent of the pages.  As the sheriff of the neighboring county, I am sure that if Woody bothered to vett his and Hon's golden boy, Polk County Sheriff, Byron Lyons who produced the file quickly when I requested it and before Hon fought me, would have made the entire file available to Woody UNREDACTED.  The only reason woody didn't 'know' is because he didn't want to know.  It is that simple.  

    Now let's talk about the lead sex offender in the Trinity County Sheriff's dept, Woody Wallace.  

Matt 5:Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
28     But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

  Not only is it common knowledge, it is a matter of public record that Woody divorced his first wife and mother of his children.  Anyone who has been in Trinity county long knows that he left his wife for another woman who left her husband for him.  Granted, there is forgiveness in the Lord but Jesus is the Standard, not the world.  Like the headline says, Birds of a feather flock together because Woody and Hon have a lot in common on that front.   




1/14/2022 EAST TEXAS


A youtube page created yesterday has stolen the respected name of 'Judicial Watch' for their thinnly veiled political purpose.  On it they have published a selected small portion of a court hearing from yesterday that was held on Zoom.  As the bottom right corner of the screen snip at left shows, it is ILLEGAL to record a zoom court hearing just the same as it is illegal to record inside a courtroom.  

    This politically motivated website has not only violated copyright laws, they violated state law.  Granted, the perpetrator probably did NOT have to record the hearing but had access to it because of his current office.  Broadcasting the zoom hearing, by default, would be illegal too I suspect but politics trumps law apparently.  I wonder if the DA of Polk or Trinity county will investigate this illegal activity?  You know, simple stuff like find out who owns the website and who provided the video to them.  I doubt it will be investgated.

   The absolute irony, And God does have a sense of humor and loves irony, is that in just the few select moments Hon intended for Judge Kitchens' harm, it rather proves that Judge Kitchens is opposed to the long standing Hon practice of letting the process be the punishment.  Standing up for a defendant's rights is NOT being soft on crime.  It is seeking justice.  Hon already proved with the James Premeaux case that he is willing to let you rot in jail for years as punishment just to get you to court and drop the case for lack of evidence.  Evidence he admitted he never had in hand but brought the case anyway. 

   This yet another bogus website just proves that Hon and his ilk have no integrity or character.  We have published proof of Hon/Coleman's Lies and withholding exculpatory evidence.  Woe unto anyone who votes for those scoundrels.  



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.

HARDIN 1/12/2022 


In a recent pod cast interview Holt made, she verbally attacked Ernest Bailes on 'family values' based on some 'score' of 66 given him by an obscure organization claiming to protect family values.  What a crock.  In this list, there were 20 lines of 'votes' where they either checked or X'd Bailes.  When I was in school, a test with twenty answers amounted to 5 points per question.  This organization marked Bailes as disagreeing on two.  That would be 10 points off if it were legit.  We all know Bailes is rural minded in his voting on school funding.  So two marked red would be a 90 percent grade minimum but somehow this outfit scorred Bailes a 66.  34 points off is not even divisible by 5 much less equal to two points of difference.  

   We were able to interview Holt on chat and she had no explanation of how they came up with the grade and was real fuzzy when I started asking about funding issues.

   They want to dinigrate Bailes on 'family values' when he is perfect on his abortion stance and by Holt's own publication, abortion doesn't even rank in her list of priorities.  That alone was enough for me.  

   Tyler Evans is attacking Bailes (exposing Holts link with dark money) just because I published Bailes campaign announcement on my news site.  Unlike the rags out there, I and I alone decide what to publish and what to write about.  I am sole proprietor of The Sentinel.  There is no ad money to influence.  The only ones who try to influence what  The Sentinel publishes or doesn't publish are the ones who file bogus charges on me when I expose their crimes with proof.  

    Read it and weep Tyler.  The Sentinel, based on an 8 years of consistant publication with no sponsors is a prominent force in politics in this area whether you like it or not.  I have told you before, YOU cannot destroy my credibility, only I can do that.You destroy your own.




POLK CO 1/11/2022


FORMER Deputy clerk to Polk County Clerk, Schelena Hock shows her true colors in a back stabbing lying comment posted on the Tyler Evans fakebook page that reveals even more than she planned.  My question, Ms. Clack.  Who do you know that was able to get Tyler Evans to turn on the comments long enough for you to make your lying post and then turn them back off again before anyone can refute you?  You admit and PROVE to the world that you are part of the Tyler Evans circle of jerks using fake news and lies to influence an election.  Those comments had been turned off until you got ready to do your part.  Is it You?   The very definition of Propaganda is putting out an unproven narrative and then shutting down any opposing speech.  Can we say communism 101?



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




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


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


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


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



TRINITY 1/12/2022


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

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

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

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

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

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

  This is my last time to make that offer.  


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








Controversial former mayor of Goodrich, Jeremy W. Harper died by gunshot wound in his home after being taken to the hospital.  according to a story on the front page of the Enterprise.  A source questioned if it was murder based on his knowledge that Harper and several others had been interviewed by an FBI agent regarding  knowledge of corruption in Polk County at the highest level.  

    Harper had committed to provide evidence to The Sentinel and another seeking justice in Polk County but never did.  Right after being prosecuted by Lee Hon, harper split for Louisana and did not bring the promised evidence back to Texas.   Until this news, we have had no word from him in over a year.




1/11/2022 LIVINGSTON


John Cabiness was the subject of a formal complaint of "Hit and Run" filed by Brandon White through the Livingston PD.  The complaint stems from an incident where White was 'auditing' the S.O. on some illegal sign issues and Cabiness' patrol car moved forward with the mirror striking the pedestrian and Cabiness then leaving the scene according to White.  So called Tyler Evans aknowledges the incident but made it about White cursing at Cabiness.  White did, he admits, because Cabiness struck him with his car he said, and he was angry.  

    White, who has been the focus of several arrests of late because of his activism, does have some skin in the 'game' as Tommy Coleman likes to call criminal charges and bond conditions.  

    White recently appeared in court on a 'burglary' charge with video evidence of the time and location Hon claims the 'burglary' occurred only to find the charges changed to 'interference'.  

    Cabiness was also the deputy who refused to allow any camera to enter the Justice center in violation of state law and was corrected by an 'auditor' who filmed the confrontation and published it.  "Concerned Citizen, where is the Constitution" brought his issues to the Judge and Sheriff and had the matter corrected.  Since we have been able to openly carry a camera into the courthouse, Willie Openshaw was the first one that has been caught and reprimanded by the judge for violating the no photography in the courtroom rules.  He needed a picture to go with his fake news story on the Binion case attacking Hon's future political oppenent with lies.  

    From my own experience when Cabiness made a big production out of booking me in the the lil mini jail at the courthouse on one of my trial dates that Joe Martin failed to show up at.  When he was fingerprinting me, I know from my own personal knowledge that John Cabiness has an involuntary 'tremor' or 'muscle contraction' that effects both his arms at the same time.  It happened several times just during the moments it took for Cabiness to fingerprint me and he was 'rolling' my fingers.  I remember thinking, "I hope this guy doesn't get into a position where he has to draw down on someone with his finger on the trigger.  It is a medical issue and private as can be . . . . . until it affects the public welfare.    




I see the campaign signs of Li Hon and Tom Coleman ILLEGALLY placed on the Hiway R.O.W. even with the law forbidding such action printed on the bottom of the sign (we resume they followed the law on that).  Also the code requries the 'for' on a non incumbant sign to be 50 percent of the name font size.  Is it ignorance of the Law or just disdain for it?  Neither answer is good.   The ban on placing signs in the hiway row are to prevent blocking the view of drivers at intersections such as this one.  The Sentinel has been offered dozens of examples of Hon/Coleman signs in the r.o.w. s in Polk Co but we chose this one.  The Escapees are a voting block unto themselves by all accounts and Hon/Coleman are advertising and PROVING they think they are above the law.   It is just a 'little law' kind of like a 'little lie'.  Does it matter to you the voters?  We will see.

12/28/2021 POLK CO 


In a thinly veiled attempt to hide the fact that Hon/Coleman are still filing and stacking bogus charges in their effort to put fear in and silence anyone who opposes their brand of fear-based tyranny, Brandon White showed up to court on 'burglary' charges with the video evidence to prove his innocence.   That is when he found out that Hon/Coleman had changed the charges to 'interfering' without giving him notice.  

  According to judicial records maintained by the state, Hon/Coleman haveone of the  the highest rate of dismissals of any team of prosecutors in East Texas dsandwiched betweena few of the lowest.  That alone proves his corruption and willingness to file criminal charges just to see what sticks.  This fact of record combined with the article Hon/Coleman penned last year bragging that they spent less than three minutes per case on Grand Jury presentations in order to get indictments.  That doesn't speak well of the members of the Grand Jury either.  It makes them appear to be a rubber stamp instead of a jury of our peers.  





The Texas Republican Speaker of The House, Dade Phelan,  has publically endorsed the incumbent HD 18 Representative Ernest Bailes for Re Election.  "Ernest is a respected and effective Legislator", Phelan said, "who helped pass one of the most conservative legislative agendas in Texas History"  

   That agenda has included legislation to secure our border, protect the unborn, protect our second amendment and prevent our government from closing our churches among other issues facing Texas voters.  Property Tax issues have been on Bailes' front burner too since he began representing the people in our District.



Native Son and well respected San Jacinto County Judge, Fritz Faulker is running unopposed for the County Judge position this election.  

     There are three republicans and one Independent running for the JP 4 position that lifelong public servant, JP Greg Magee is retiring from.  The odd part of the story is that former defeated opponent, Wade Runnels signed up early to run for the position but then withdrew suddenly.  Maybe Da Fly can get some answers as to why.





Todd Dillon, current ADA under SJC District Attorney, Robert Hill Trapp is running for the retiring Trapp's position unopposed.

    With a variety of experience including working as an ADA under the Corrupt William Lee Hon out of Polk Co, Dillion moved to several DA's offices before settling in the SJC District Attorney's office for the last few years.  

   A native Son of SJC, Dillon has in effect, "come home to serve" claim several who know him.  

    As a man who is young for the position he will be taking on, it is our hope he takes the training under the highly respected Robert Hill Trapp to heart for his upcoming tenure as SJC District Attorney and doesn't import any of the Hon tactics.





The HOLT for Texas website I found from a recent mailer offered some insight about candidate, Janis Holt out of Hardin County.  In her own words this snip lists the priorities of her campaign. 

     By all accounts, Ms Holt is a great lady and has a servant's heart for her community.  So was former candidate Emily Cook and with some reservations voiced,  Keith Strahan was well thought of.  

    The common denominator that brought both of them down was the 'dark money' connections both of their campaigns had.   strahan used some lying campaign ads too which folks see right through.

    If I had opportunity to ask Ms. Holt any questions, a couple come to mind.  Maybe she will give us an answer.


"If it doesn't rank high enough to be in that short list of priorities you are focused on, just exactly where does abortion rank in your list?   

   Since you are from the same neck of the woods and we all understand political cliques, "Are you using any of the same 'dark money' funding sources as Emily and Keith?


 The financing will come to light soon enough, the abortion question is not subject to open records so we will wait patiently for that answer.

AUSTIN 12/4/2021

 Ernest Bailes joins Texans for Responsible Government in Filing Amicus Brief Against Biden’s Vaccine Mandate


SHEPHERD, TX - Today, State Representative Ernest Bailes joined Texans for Responsible Government (TRG) in an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Court objecting to the Biden Administration’s overreaching and unprecedented vaccine mandate. The mandate that would affect 84 million workers was developed and is being enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The amicus brief filed by TRG and various Republican members of the Texas House of Representatives challenges the constitutionality of the mandate and calls for it to be overturned.


The vaccine mandate issued by OSHA would compel private businesses with 100 employees or more to require all employees to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022 or face weekly COVID-19 testing. More than half the states, including Texas, have filed lawsuits challenging President Biden’s vaccine mandate. These states are joined by pro-business, educational, manufacturing, faith, labor, staffing, and medical interests and advocates challenging the order.


“Texans are tired of the Biden Administration’s overreaching mandates and failed policies,” said Bailes. “From failing to secure the border, to threatening the oil and gas industry, the vaccine mandate is the latest example of Biden’s attacks on our liberties and a direct violation of the U.S. Constitution.”


“The cases now pending with the federal court of appeals are the ballgame,” said Chris Britton, executive director of Texans for Responsible Government. “TRG, along with Representative Ernest Bailes, stands solidly with the numerous businesses, teacher groups, states, and nonprofits fighting this federal overreach and assault on individual liberty.”


Last month, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans issued a ruling for a stay on the OSHA mandate. With heightened legal advocacy in Texas and other U.S. states, TRG and Texas House Leadership hope to see the mandate overturned permanently.

POLK CO  11/30/2021


There was an interesting email received in The Sentinel office today.  The activities were observed by more than one in the criminal justice system.  I posted a story a couple of days ago about a prosecutor being arrested and charged for interfering in a criminal investigation 

Flash Rumor Mill Update

Lo and Behold! Quicker than you can say, “Delete!  Delete!”, Polk County District Attorney walked into the 258th to see Judge Travis Kitchens sitting on the bench today (11-30-21).

All eyes were on Mr. Hon as his face tightened and grimaced and contorted. Quickly! Mr. Hon leaps to his phone and fingers flying fast as he texted away.

What post do you ask? Why don’t you know?

Fakebooker Tyler Evans announced to the world that Judge Travis was missing in action on this date in his ultra scummy post. Attacking family members of the Judge without a care in the world, Facebook Tyler Evans unleashed his vile diatribe in a violation of Rule 1 of Politics. Never attack a candidate's family. Never. But we know that the fake profile doesn't have the common sense God gave a goose to know not to harm others. 

As soon as Mr. Hon’s fingers stopped flying, those in the know waited appropriately to see if the post would disappear. “Refresh the page, Refresh the page!” was whispered silently throughout the Court Room...

and POOF, like magic! It was gone

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to put 2 and 2 together....

The post stated specifically, “November 29, 2021 an email was received this morning” stating “district judge kitchens is absent from Polk San Jacinto Trinity Counties”  

Now. Why is that relevant you might ask? That came from an internal email that easily identified from the sender to recipients. Those recipients are folks inside the Courthouse and the Attorney’s on file. It isn’t very hard to backtrack everyone of those folks as the list is small.  

Mr. Hon, are you aware the obstructing a Criminal Investigation is a crime in and of itself?

In case you weren’t aware, there have been 2 Criminal Complaints filed against this fake profile of Tyler Evans. One in Polk County and one in San Jacinto County.  Mr Hon might need to contact the local Sheriff’s and disclose the true identity of Fakebooker Tyler Evans, after all, it appears he may have his number stored in his cell phone and everyone in Polk County is talking about what they witnessed today








"dummy or elitist?"

Tommy Coleman in his corrupt bid for the most powerful office in Polk County starts out by violating the law.  Our only question is did he violate the law out of ignornace of the law or because he thinks he is above the law?


The ad at left appeared on the Hon/Coleman propaganda website.  As publisher of The Sentinel and to make a political statement, I did put the international symbol for 'NO WAY" across Coleman's face but did not eliminate the legally required disclaimer on the bottom of the ad that is missing.  I still have the original screen snip of the propaganda page.

    This is a three part failure in their conspiracy to violate the law.  

1 Coleman said he paid a campaign managment firm to 'explore' his chances.  They should know about the law requiring the 'political ad paid for" disclaimer. Coleman is either lying or the firm intentionally made him look stupid or crooked.  Maybe Coleman should sue them for micro agressions,    

2.  Coleman is an attorney who has much experience with holding evidence.  Maybe he just couldnt' help himself by with holding the required verbage.

3.  Willie Openshaw, as publisher should know the legal requirement for publishing political ads but publishes Coleman's illegal ad anyway.  Can we say conspiracy?  


Coleman's next actions will tell us what we need to know about him.  If he pulls the ad, adds the legally required disclaimer and reposts it, Coleman admits he is a dumb ass.

If he leaves the ad alone and does not add the required disclaimer, he is saying he is an elitist and above the law unlike all  us peons out here.

   Either way, Coleman loses credibility and shows Polk County who he really is. . . . . . again.  





COLDSPRING 11/11/21 AT 11:11 am




What a day of honoring our vets at the Courthouse steps.  The COCISD ROTC, under the direction of Tonia Howeze looked sharp as a pin and presented The Colors with the dignity and honor they deserve to begin the program.  The Big Creek Church Pastor lifted heartfelt prayer for our nation and our Veterans toward Heaven and a moving rendition of our Star Spangled Banner, sung by Queen Hall, got the large crowd’s attention and to their feet.  Judge Fritz Faulkner spoke to the crowd.  He acknowledged the veterans in the gathering, their length of service and special mention was given to the POW MIA ‘”Seat of Honor” on the front row.  Veteran’s Service Officer, Dale Everitt took the podium and went through some of the history of SJC and how it intertwined in the lives of the men and women from here who served.  Doris Currie Jackson and her long stint in the US Coast Guard was mentioned.  The Honorable District Judge, Travis Kitchens, son of a Veteran was not only in attendance, he donated his father’s combat pilot uniform and boots to the “Hall of Heroes “ collection that is displayed in the basement of the Courthouse.  Judge Kitchens’ dad served in both the Second World War and Korea.  Ms. Jackson, with 30 years of service, also got a complete Coast Guard uniform donated for the “Hall of Heroes” museum.

  The other public servants in attendance were our SJC Treasurer, Dee Dee Adams, ADA Todd Dillon, Pct. 4 Constable Alvin Wyatt and Steve Roberts who serves on the CAD board. 

  What a beautiful morning it turned out to be after the weather front that moved through at dawn.  Dale Everitt attributed the clearing off in time for the event to the power of prayer and thanked the Big Creek pastor. What a thrill to live in SJC where a crowd of patriots, Rich and Poor, Young and Old, Black and White gather together and lift our Prayers, our Pledge and our National Anthem in unison to the Heavens hoping God will find those to be a Sweet Sweet sound in His ear.

Last week's Sunday School lesson took aim at the world of journalism as if it was a bad word.  The teacher's comment was to the effect of journalists only publish sensational stories for the sole purpose of selling papers or getting views.  As the only journalist in the church, I take issue with that proclamation and refute it here.  Granted there are immoral reporters that publish lies and propaganda for political purpose.  Ask Tyler Willie Evans Openshaw and CNN  but when news is sensational, that is still journalism.  There is a lot of sensationalism in the bible.  Jesus being seen of 500 after he rose from the dead was sensational and True. fulfilled prophecy is sensatiuonal but true.  I am so glad those sensational events were journaled for us and published.  According to their wrong train of thought, the biblical account of King David watching a woman bathe and the affair and killing of her husband belong on the pages of the national enquirer instead of in the Bible.  HOGWASH.  

   Fake news that publishes lies they know are lies are from the pit of hell where their daddy lives.  Real Journalists that dig for truth and publish truth even in the face of danger have a calling on their life they can't ignore whether the preacher, the teacher or the elders understand it or accept it.  It is that simple.


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.

POLK CO 11/8/2021


Local attorney, Shelley Bush Sitton has filed the campaign treasurer report necessary to run for the office of Polk County District Attorney.   We have not received an announcement or statement from Ms. Sitton .  


WALKER CO 11/4/2021


Although seceduled for today on his release from jail and despite  his name being called in the Walker County Courthouse hall this morning, Chris Lima's case had a "coding error" in the computer system and no action could be taken today.  

UPDATE 10/30/2021


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


POINTBLANK  10/29/2021



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

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

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

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

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

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

Ask the Judicial Ethics Commission.  She told the truth.

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

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

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

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

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





POLK CO  10/24/2021


Soon to be Former DA, Li "The Spinster" Hon published a misleading and open ended statement regarding his intention to not run for the position of Polk Co DA after this term ends in 2022.  The statement created quite a stir among Polk Co Residents  and a celebratory attitude that we have nipped in the bud at every opportunity.  

    Multiple callers to The Sentinel assuming his honestyand even congratulating us on our steady opposition to Hon's illegal and un ethical antics were met with a dose of reality.  "Read it again", I told them, He didn't say he was not running again, just not for DA."  A power hungry narcissist can't help himself.  Hon will run for, in my opinion, the 258th District Judgeship in the next election cycle.  Hon must step down as DA to be eligible for the primary in that race or the State Rep race.  Some have speculated that Hon will run for State rep to "Expand his horizons" to a state level race.  

    Having studied Hon's antics for years, I doubt that because the State Rep position is a position of  Service to the people and doesn't allow opportunity or the power to ruin a person's life who would dare to oppose him politically like DA or District Judge does.   Hon will not let go of the power to inflict harm on others easily.

    If, after the filing date deadline of December 13th, 2021, Hon has not signed up to run for higher office, then the celebratory attitude of many Polk Countians will be warranted.  Unil then, stating Hon is out of there at the end of this term is just gossip.

    Let me state plainly for the record, Mr. Hon, like I did for your corrupt co hart, Former Commissioner, Bob Willis:  When you sign up to run for any other office, The Sentinel will get in the trenchwith you in opposition to your corrupt ways Mr. Hon and rehash every crime we have already published proof of and new documents we already have to prove your corruption to anywho have any reading comprehension.  

     It is my belief that you have miscalculated by not realizing that your continued presence and power as DA and weilding the power that position affords you is the only thing that kept your subjects in line.  When you sign up to run, the oppressed will realize that unless they vote to put you in another office, YOU ARE DONE HERE!!

     I base my estimate on the fact that in the last election, you had a near 30 percent under vote unlike the most popular candidates.  That is to say that despite the fact that you were un opposed in that election, a third of the voters who bothered to go to the polls made a point NOT to vote for you.   Did you bother to ask yourself why?

   There is a light at the end of the Polk Co corruption tunnel but step one is preventing you from ever holding public office again.

Steve Watson- publisher







Lee Hon, Polk County District Attorney just couldn't help himself. Out of the hundred of cases heard in the 258th this month, Politician Hon didn't resist the temptation to send his reliable buddy, Willie Openshaw a lying Press Release attacking Judge Travis Kitchens. We all know who the father of lies is.

On the surface, the article attempts to make Judge Kitchens look bad but I've learned that if that online propaganda site puts anything out, one had better dig a little deeper because the truth is always there and usually not in favor of the one-sided narrative that Openshaw routinely dishes out on behalf of Li Hon.
Like when in the Binnion case when the truth came out that DA Hon never asked for a Jury Trial and let the Probation Department recommend the sentencing to Judge Kitchens.  By the way on a side note, in that case, District Attorney Lee Hon filed a notice of appeal from the order of deferred adjudication as an appeal of an illegal sentence. 
The 9th District Court of Appeals dismissed Mr. Hon's appeal because deferred adjudication is not a sentence. So all that nonsense Li Hon tried to attack Judge Kitchens with was just hogwash, especially considering Mr. Hon as, District Attorney, has 46 Plea Bargained Sexual Assault or Indecency with/of Child cases since 2010.   Hello Pot...
Back to the latest attempt to spin a press release. 
Of course, the propaganda article by Openshaw wants you to believe that an 18 year old is so dangerous that he needed a 200,000 Bond.  If that's the case, then I have to ask Mr. Hon. Why did you let Gonzales' Co-Defendant already plea bargain for probation?  
It could be argued that a high bond is nothing more than punishment before a conviction.  WE call it, "letting the process be the punishment".   We could also argue that the Excessive Bail Clause of the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits excessive bail set in pre-trial detention.
One things for sure, Li. Hon is a master at spinning 'naughty' yarns...and Openshaw helps him tangle it all up for much for advertising dollars.
I use the world Spinster in all of it's connotations.  Old tactics and tired tactics and tactics that never entered that state of matrimony as the Bride of Christ.  It is that simple.

10/14/2021 TRINITY


   Open records sought by The Sentinel that will prove how non transparent Woody Wallace is  will be fought tooth and nail at taxpayer expense.

     A law firm was hired and appeal made to the OAG Open Records division claiming exemption from the public records statutes.

     We are still studying the law firm's reply but it appears that the lawyer admits Wallace deleted the documents and based on that deletion,then claims the documents don't exist so are not subject to the open records laws.  I am no attorney but that seems to be the jist of it.  

  But then I have screen shots that prove the documents do exist.  

     Why not just admit you destroyed public documents (in this case, evidence of a crime) and can't produce them.  Oh that's right, your attorney already admitted that for you.  Or you could just save us time and money and run on the demoncrat ticket next election.  TYou have proven you believe in censorship, publishing propaganda and Fake News. No matter what else you do or don't do Woody, just PALEEEZE spare us the transparency BS.



As long as the USA is a soverign nation, the new world order is at bay.  The devil is on the doorstep.  If we don't defend our borders now, there will be none.  Those old laws will go the way of the wire cutter law in Texas.  On the books but not enforced and becomes moot.


"I'm too busy to get my gun and go the Rio Grande but dang sure wish somebody would"


Is that the mind set of Texas now?  

redacted screen snip of prob cause aff. This narrative is taking place as the law is interviewing the drug dealer caught on tape making a 'dead drop' to Lima.


Texas Supreme Court Sides with Paxton Regarding Ban on Mask Mandates


AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton commends the Texas Supreme Court’s decision to grant the emergency motion for temporary relief in the case of Abbott v. San Antonio, keeping the decision to enforce mask mandates with the governor, not local government entities. The court said that the status quo has been gubernatorial oversight in decisions regarding the public during the pandemic, and this decision keeps with the status quo.


“The Texas Supreme Court has sided with the law, and the decision to enforce mask mandates lies with the governor’s legislatively-granted authority,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Mask mandates across our state are illegal, and judges must abide by the law. Further non-compliance will result in more lawsuits.”

CORRIGAN 8/27/2021



Several attempts to contact the City of Corrigan during business hours has proven futile.  Our attempt to confirm the ticket was dismissed was met with unanswered calls and voice mails left asking for a return call that have been ignored.   They may have a B.O.L.O for my phone number and the average citizen may be able to get through but calling from my published phone number only gets a dead end.  Makes me wonder is the PD Chief taught the new mayor how to hide in the closet from questions that deserve an answer.  As for the anonymous troll, go listen to the linked you tube above and answer, "who is the idiot now?"










CORRIGAN 8/24/21


Li Hon's playbook  left the City of Corrigan hi and dry when some first ammendment activists exercised their free speechrights in Corrigan with no fear of arrest or  charges levied against them.  That is all Li Hon has is the threat to prosecute.  When someone is willing to tell him and his trainee's, "Bring it" when they make that threat,  the tyrants fold just like the scared little boys they are inside.  

    Chief Gibson and his bully Constitutional right denying, anti American tactics were shot down when the City Judge in Corrigan dismissed the bogus ticket issued to Brandon White for daring to use an F bomb on a sign to protest corruption.  

    'CASE CLOSED' is what the above document says that was received in The Sentinel offices today.  

    Granted, any who read my site and specifically the page titled, "auditor comments" knows that I am no fan of foul language.  It is especially not socially acceptable to display the language on a route where busses full of school kids will be going by BUT, as one man said, "If it doesn't offend someone, it is not free speech, it is just noise"

I don't have to agree with A1's choice of language, tactics or manners to recognize his free speech rights and know that just like mine, they are worth standing up for.  If we don't push back on the tyranny, it will take over.  Our nation is suffering greatly because of people like Chief Gibson who thinks his edict over rules the supreme Court because, "This is my town".  Wrong Gibby.  It belongs to we the people.  Time for you to step down.

CORRIGAN 8/11/2021


A simple open records request for the call log from Corrigan's PD dispatch, long established as indisputably a public record, was denied to Brandon White claiming that releasing it to him would interfere with an investigation or prosecution of a crime.  What a crock of HOOEY right out of Li Hon's work book of ''Tyrant Tactics".  What is the matter Corrigan?  Will releasing the call log prove NO one, much less three people called and complained about the language on White's sign you ticketed him for despite established law on freedom of speech?   

   An old man, an army ranger veteran told me when Hon filed the bogus charges on me for publishing public records, "You only catch flak when you are right over the target".  Is Brandon White getting too close to the proof?  We will see.  In the mean time, Brandon White released the following statement addressed to the City of Corrigan and their PD.



As the top of the food chain (excluding the Sheriff) within Corrigan city limits I demand that you cease hostilities with me at once. I have now thrice been arrested in your city under false pretenses, and/or false witness, and/or possibly just plain old idiocracy. As a member of the rePUBLIC of Texas I demand, and it is my right as a free people to attend your public meeting being held August 16, 2021. According to your police department I am trespassed from all public property owned by the city most of which I have never stepped foot on let alone been asked to leave in accordance with Texas state law. You may review 30.05 here:

As public property is only entrusted to those that serve the public and not given to them i believe it fails to meet the qualifications "of another" as it states in the law. During my last interaction with your police department I was informed of the existence of another yet to be signed warrant for my alleged interference with a traffic stop of which this video exist:
Again on this issue I ask that you reign in the LEO's under your control.

H.R. 'Bubba' Wright joins forces with Keith Black and the fake Evans profile to lamblast The Sentinel with false claims and tired old lies he has been telling for years.  As a long time boot licker of whoever is in power, Bubba still puts a smile on my face and evokes a belly laugh from me, despite his malicious behaviour, everytime I look at this picture of him that he posted on FB or some other  internet site some years ago.  When I published it the first time, he accused me of taking pictures through his window much like Mary Olga Lovett Warren did during the battle to remove herex husband from office in SJC.  If you can blow this picture of bubba up and see the background, it tells much about him and his priorities.  Please Sentinel Readers, enjoy the humor of this shot.

Long time Sentinel readers will remember when bubba ran for SJC Judge on the campaign promise that during the drought when the lake dropped to record low levels that he wouldmake TRA fill the lake back up because it belonged to San Jacinto County.  We called him down for stolen valor for using the handle 'Semper Fi' as a screen name because he never served in the military.  He is a scared little boyinside who wishes he had what it takes to be a Marine or as this picture shows, a Texas Ranger.  

    Bubba surfaces every so often during the political discourse and jumps on me when he thinks someone has me down for the count.  One of his quickest reversals was a few years ago when Trinity Co Sheriff, 'Woody' Wallace took me to task on his facebook page attacking me for my registration as a sex offender and lying saying I was convicted.  Bubba jumped on board  before I replied to Woody Wallace and missed the fact that within an hour of my replybeing published, Woody Wallace called me wanting to know what we had to do to get me to take my reply down.  

    He and I have had a sort of truce since then.

So bubba, knock your lights out and maybe you can be a moderator too some day.

Just a few tid bits of Bubba's old posts about me to to me are posted below.  

AG Paxton Commends Court’s Decision to Uphold Texas’ Ban on Live-Dismemberment Abortions


AUSTIN – Attorney General Paxton applauded the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to uphold a Texas law prohibiting live-dismemberment abortions. In a 9-5 decision, the court reversed the district court’s judgment that prevented Texas from forbidding this type of violent second-trimester abortion in which a doctor rips an unborn child apart with forceps while the child is still alive in her mother’s womb. These abortions are carried out on unborn babies as old as 22 weeks, and Texas put on evidence at trial that they may feel pain while being dismembered.


“Texas is a national leader in protecting and fostering respect for human life, including unborn life. I will defend the state’s lawful authority to protect the dignity of unborn children by prohibiting these barbaric dismemberment abortions,” Attorney General Paxton said. “During the trial, we demonstrated that this law is constitutional and consistent with acceptable medical ethics.”



General Paxton came to the aid of SJC when the freedom from religion foundation threatened to sue us for having crosses in the windows of our courthouse.  

Hey Willie Tyler Openshaw Evans, I have published a few proof documents pertaining to the checkered history of your moderator, FORMER probation officer, Keith Black.  I have some more to publish as time permits.  


As for your invitation to go ahead and publish my "political season' douments now, I will politely decline.  They are tooooo good to waste on your smear campaign.  I have told you and all the people who sling those old tired stories out there everytime I get right over the target that I am the ONLY one who can destroy my credibility and I won't do that.  I have said before and will again, If YOU or any other can prove ONE malicious lie that I have ever published, I will shut The Sentinel down my self.  I have made errors that I have corrected but have never published a malicious lie.  The things I do write about, like your moderator, Former probation officer Keith Black Perving on his clients and getting fired for it, I can only write about when they do that stupid stuff and I find out about it and get my hands on the proof.  If you want Black's entire file, just let me know.  It is in PDF.

    Did I mention that I have his Harris Co file too before his employment was terminated there?  

As for your 'mystery woman, tell my first ex, Bonnie Jean Beasley, hey for me.  Before you get your fake profile a$$ out on a limb with her, you should know she perjured herself on the stand everytime she testified and that she joined forces with the corrupt FORMER constable, Louie 'Lou' Rogers before I got his badge.  He took the same charge your spouting about, had his fake profile 'Carolyn Taylor" print a bunch of fliers and post them all over town.  That was back before social media and internet but still just as fake and malicious as you are.  He still lost the election so you knock your lights out with her on your side.  

The more you write, the more I count it Glory.


John 8:44

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: 

SO KEITH BLACK,  Mr. Moderator on the W/T Li Hon boot licking page, I have posted severaltrue and correct documents  out of your personal file from when you were a CSO for the district courts here.  The ones I have posted already PROVE you are a liar, a scum bag and a perfect fit with the ones you lick on.  Those documents prove you should have been arrested for your crimes.  This next document is the one that in my opinion, illustrates the depth of depravity of your soul AND that you deserve a beat down and a lengthly prison sentence.  The ones that covered for you are now outed for all the world to see.  This document should invoke anger in any person who serves the God of second chances.  I know there were two CSO's that served the same courts who tried to have my probation revoked with false allegations.  One was fired for it, the other left.  Anyway, here is the most damning document against your integrity and character in my view.  It is people like you that keep me going no matter the cost to me personally.

KEITH BLACK, HERE you go again with fake news.  Your latest comment on the W/T page only proves you read my site too.  I have NEVER indicated that I want you to step down as moderator for W/T.  In fact, you two are a perfect fit.  The longer you are there and I keep publishing documents out of your personel file, the less credibilty (if he has any left) Willie Tyler will have come election time.  The Sentinel has a long track record of sending the most informed voters possible to the polls and we will continue in that tradition despite your best efforts. These next documents published below not only indict you, they indict the administrator of the probation dept and the two judges who participated in the atrocity.  Just for the record, you should have gone to jail for impersonating a Harris County CSO and Milner should have been fired fror NOT prosecuting you.   Ms Milner fought me tooth and nail to keep me from getting your file but as you and all of our respective counties can see, I won that battle.  It is not too late to fire her because the evidence is staring our current  district judges in the face now.  See below for a few more tid bit documents.


Keith Black has been selected to moderate the infamous tyler evans propaganda page.  Black's favorite pastime is telling lies about me and then trying to convince social media that he sued me for defamation and got a judgement against me.  At left is the document with cause number so any person can go and look at the original file to see for them selves that my document is true and correct and his claims are bogus. 

For a little back story, The Sentinel outed Black for perving on his probationers when he was working for the probation dept under Kaycee Jones and Ernie McClendon.  Un beknownst to Black, the day he got fired, I requested and then fought for and won his personel file through open records BEFORE I ever published the first story.  Black had no idea I already had the documents proving that he was terminated from the probation dept and declared ineligible for rehire because of multiple complaints from probationers about his perveted actions.  The complaints ranged from taking off his shoe and rubbing their foot under the desk.   He would tell the probationer they need to do what he says if they want everything to go well for them to bringing his girlfriend into his office and locking the door.  Then there was him dropping in on probationers for visits that were not on his calander with the office.  Surprise visits are one thing but not telling the front office what you were doing is another.   Impersonating a Harris County CSO and dropping in on one of their probationers wearing a Harris Co jacket should have gotten him arrested. Then there is more but lets move on. 

     The irony is that the story wasn't even bout Black.  It was about the Judges firing him for his perving, declaring him ineligible for rehire and then a daylater  later, giving black a document saying he 'resigned or retired' so he could go to work for COCISD as a teacher.  It was no time before I was getting complaints on him from parents.  

    My story chastized McClendon and Jones for doing that and putting our students in danger from a man they KNEW was a pervert.  Black took it personal and sued.

   He did get a judgementfrom McClendon who didn't appreciate my journalism efforts and the story exposing his wrong doing.   As you can see from the document attached, McClendon was forced to vacate his unconstitutional order days later and was recused from my case.  When the new hearing was held, my attorney brought out the personel file Black;'s legal team had no idea my attorney  had and he kicked both their butts up between their ears. My attorney was able to prove everything I wrote about Black was documented by the probation department's own personel file.   The judge overturned the case and found in my favor.  It is all in the file for any one hiinterested in the truth.  I could have sued Black and won but there are too many other Sentinel Projects to focus on.

I can't wait for political season because then the main difference between W/T's propaganda press and The Sentinel will be made manifest again.  I WILL PUBLISH THE DOCUMENTS to back up my claims with PROOF.  I find it interesting your latest smear effort to associate me with yet another person I have never met is in regards to DWI's because you must have gotten wind of my latest OR requests.  Like I said though, I have the documents already.  

Lol Willie Tyler Openshaw Evans. 

There you go running your lying lips again.  You have been hanging around (boot licking) Li Hon tooooo long.  For the record, I have never met Brandon White . . . . . . .  but hope too soon.  As a man who is willing to stand up for our Constitutional rights against corrupt power and even go to jail for it,we have a lot in common.


If you spotted Brandon and I together outside the judicial center, your eyes lie too.  Now I did meet Concerned Citizen there a year or two ago and laid hands on all of the corners of the Justice  building and prayed for Truth and Justice to prevail in the retalitory case Li hon brought against me.  We all saw that prayer answered in fine form. 

You remember him.  He is the one who stood up to John Cabiness's tyrannical edict that there were no camera's allowed in the building and PROVED that, in fact they were.  You should thank him W/T  because he is the only reason you were able to bring your camera in the day you took a picture in the courtroom and were rebuked by the judge for your illegal actions.  Building yes, courtroom, NO.  Learn to respect the law.

If you want to try and battle me w lies now, bring it.  I can always use another notch in my belt. I am trying to think of one corrupt public servant that I have gone after who battledthe Truth with lies that didn't fall by the wayside of my path.  I can't, can you?  Hon has been tough but his support base is crumbling when he has to depend on the likes of you to prop his lies up with your propaganda press. 


Steve Watson - Publisher  


ex mayor and chief Gibson

CORRIGAN 8/17/2021


Bill Safford was appointed Mayor Pro Tem in last night's city council meeting according to some who attended.  The reason for her resignation is not known yet but we are certain that Johanna Gibson, the self professed, "Jane Fonda" of East Texas is no longer in that office.  Her husband is the police chief of Corrigan and the subject of the next story.  They were both vicious and hateful to The Sentinel when we began seeking records on one of their officers, Chris Lima who is now with the Trinity Co. S.O.  Chief Gibson is the one who ran interference for lima after him being cited for disorderly conduct in Onalaska for fighting a woman in the parking lot of Pontoons then allegedly telling the owner when he told Lima to leave, "You don't own sh^t, I own this Mo^&&* FU(*^ Town". 



The ex mayor and closeted police chief turned thier hatefulness on me just for sending in this open records request.


May 13, 2018
Mayor Johnna Gibson
City of Corrigan
Corrigan, Texas
Good Morning,

Under the open records act, freedom of information statutes and public records laws, I Stephen C. Watson, hereby request true and correct copies of any City of Corrigan (hereafter called ‘City’) documents, recordings, video or other media containing minutes or recordings of the city council meetings where payments, payroll, reimbursements or any financial transaction to or for Chief Gibson or his department in which Johanna Gibson voted as either Mayor or Councilwoman.  This request includes but is not limited to, handwritten minutes, typed minutes, audio recordings, video recordings or any media used to keep said record. 
Please submit copies to me via email if possible to:

Or mail to:
Steve Watson
50 W Oak Tree Dr.
Pointblank, Texas 77364
936 730 5717
Respectfully Submitted,
Steve Watson
photoshopped image to make political statement













The widespread practice and tactic of corrupt DA;s trumping up, stacking and multiplying criminal charges on people just to have more bargaining power when it comes to plea bargaining has to STOP!  Sentinel readers will remember the article about how many hundreds of cases Li Hon dismissed when it came to proving his case in court and he couldn't.  THAT is criminal.  Sex charges are the favorite because it completely taints the jury pool with just one 'probaganda press' article about the person arrested.  

     What does it say about a prosecutor when they make a charge for a heinous sex crime against a man then double down on those charges multiplying them three fold and then offer to drop all the sex charges in exchange for a guilty plea to some way lesser crime?  It says the prosecutor is either corrupt and a liar to start with or is not the least bit concerned about the safety of the public.  In my view, if you have a case against a man and get an indictment, step up and make the case, get your conviction if you can.  In other words, DO YOUR JOB!!   Instead, the corrupt like to drag it out and let a man languish in jail for years so that the process punishes the man even when they know that they can't and never could make the case.  If we want to see true criminal justice reform, this corrupt practice has to stop.  My thougts are that if the DA has to drop a case for no evidence after making a man sit in jail for months or years, That corrupt DA needs to serve the time he was trying to put on an innocent man.  WE THE PEOPLE have had a belly full of the BS.  STOP IT!!

CONROE 8/13/ 2021


A group of constitutional rights activists were cuffed and 'detained' by Conroe PD Friday for daring to film on and cross over property owned by the city of Conroe.  After time to study the situation and conversation with the group, the decision was made to release the people and move forward.





As the littlest guy in my school of over 2000 students at Brazoswood High school, I had to learn about bullies, the hard knocks way.  Sure I beefed up after growing up and roughnecking but I didn't bust a hundred pounds until the end of my freshman year of high school.  One thing I learned is that the big musclebound boys like 'ahhnold' never have to back it up and end up as grown men who are really scared little boys inside.  Ahhnold is scared of death.  I have news for you ahhnold.  "If you are scared of dying, you are already DEAD".  There are over 300 'fear not"s in the Bible.  If that fear of death makes you willing to give up Liberty, you are a communist PUNK.  It is that Simple.

“Fear Nots”


God admonishes us SPECIFICALLY not to fear the one that can physically kill but only Fear Him who can destroy body and soul.  How clear does it need to be?  If you don’t know The Lord Jesus Christ as your personal savior, You are “already dead”

   Now for the Good News.  Jesus is still on His Throne and is still raising the dead in “Newness of Life”   Evertytime the preacher gives breath to the Logos and someone hearsHis altar call and steps out on faith declaring Their kinship with Christ, it is the Spiritual equalivalent of when CHrist called Lazarus forth from the grave.  And Lord knows, as lost sinners, we are/were not only dead but starting to stink already. 

     As a sinner saved by Grace, Jesus can and will take that rot out of our lives if we will live in God’s own Truths that from a worldly view, seem to be “contradictions”. There are a few.

1.  In order to live, we must die. 

2.  In order to be strong, we must be weak

3.  In order to be free, we become a bond servant. (This is the one the self professed ‘terminator’ missed. With his freedom denying comment.

4.  In order to receive, we must give. That especially applies to forgiveness but is the Truth overall.




Steve Watson




in a day and age when criminal justice reform is in the fast lane, the leadership at Corrigan PD are having a hard time letting go of the 'old days' of Li Hon's leadership as top cop for Polk County where retaliation, fraudulent charges and harrassment of those who question or oppose him are targeted for 'punishment by the process'.  Much evidence The Sentinel has published proves that arrest, bond, lawyer expense and character assination are the tools of the corrupt few in law enforcement who engage in those tired and corrupt practices.  

  The rank and file of Corrigan PD are not only opposed to the recent actions of their leadership but are embarrased to be associated with those who are promoting and engaging in  the Li Hon play book tactics being used against Brandon White.  

     A precedent setting case linked  here 'Turner vs Driver will give any interested reader some background on the progress that has been made by concerned citizens, activists and patriots toward protecting our rights as citizens from the over reach of the corruptwho posess tyranical tendencies.  That case made it plain that photography, especially from a public right of way, is legal but Corrigan PD says no.  Another precedent setting case that proved using the Fbomb in a statement or on a sign at a protest  in the public space IS protected by our first amendment, 'Free Speech' protections but once again, Corrigan PD says no.  All it took, according to the PD spokesperson on this video was a call from a citizen who was "offended" by seeing the word on a sign to wipe out the precedent setting case and all of Brandon Whites 1st Amendment protections.  MULTIPLE arrests of Brandon White on flimsy and questionable charges that will never stand up in court have costs him bond money and much ridicule at the hands of Li Hon's personal  propaganda publisherof the boot licker times.  If Hon follows his normal practice, the charges will either be thrown out or dismissed but never the less, the target of the corrupt practice will have been thouroughly punished by the process.  We all remember the Preaumeaux inmate that spent over 800 days in jail on charges that were dropped for lack of evidence.  Sentinel readers will remember the in depth study The Sentinel did on the hundreds of cases that Hon dismissed in a four year period after punishing those folks by putting them through the process.  When it came to proving his case, he couldn't do it.  The Sentinel was the victim of the same corrupt method at Li Hon's hands.  The last place a county needs an inept liar and tyrant is in the DA's office.  


Dear Sentinel readers,


Thanks for hanging in there during my down time.  I did catch the Rona and have endured much during the last thirty days.  It didn’t kill me so it must have made m stronger.  One good thing has been much time to reflect on my priorities in life.  I just wanted to take this  opportunity to thank you and let you know that I wlll be moving forward a  little at a time from here until back in the saddle.  Look for a new and improved Sentinel from here.  Thanks, Steve Watson  Publisher

LIVINGSTON 6/12/2021


FAKE NEWS is the only way to describe the Houston affiliate, Fox 26, Polk Co Enterprise and Polk Co Today after they demonstrate twice now that they are 'In the bag' for the Hon campaign.  

    Official court records PROVE the criminal DA Lee Hon outright lied in his political press release.   Hon is planning a run for the 258th District Judgeship against The Honorable Travis Kitchens.  ANY statement Hon makes about Judge Kitchens should be checked against the facts because Hon loves to throw rocks and then hide his hand.  Hon's favorite is duping others into throwing his rocks for him.  We call it being, "Ivory Heckered".

    These reporter's initial failure was believing anything Hon says to start with but failure to check the facts leave all three with egg on their face.    The Sentinel has obtained proof documents of Hon's lies.

Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.


P.O. Box 57

407 N. Washington, Livingston, Texas 77351 

Telephone: (936) 327-7071 Telecopy: (936) 398-6948


June 10, 2021


Willie Openshaw Polk County Today VIA E-mail:

Emily Wooten Polk County Enterprise VIA E-mail:

Ivory Hecker Fox 26 News VIA E-mail: 




The State of Texas v. Eli Binnion; In the 258th Judicial District Court of Polk County, Texas


Dear Mr. Openshaw, Ms. Wooten, and Ms. Hecker,

    I was Mr. Eli Binnion’s attorney in the above cases, which were finalized on June 3, 2021 at a sentencing hearing. I am issuing this statement to provide information that I believe will correct or clarify the public’s understanding of what in fact occurred at my client’s sentencing, including misrepresentations made to the media by the Polk County District Attorney.

     Actual court transcripts can demonstrate the points I will make here. At the time of the incident in these cases, Mr. Binnion was 19 years old and the victim was 14. He has been jailed in Polk County since then and pled guilty to the charge on March 14, 2019. At that time, the State—in writing—waived their right to a jury trial in this case.  This is significant because if the State had truly wished to prevent Mr. Binnion from receiving deferred adjudication, the State could have legally barred such an option by refusing to waive their right to a jury trial. The State understood this and waived. 

      On June 3, 2021, Judge Travis Kitchens presided over the sentencing hearing, where the State was legally entitled to call any number of witnesses (including the victim or the victim’s family) that the State wanted Judge Kitchens to consider in rendering a sentence. Probation Officer Mary Beth Barker was the only witness that the State elected to call to testify for Mr. Binnion’s sentencing. 

     Ms. Barker, the State’s only witness, made recommendations to the Court regarding terms and conditions of deferred adjudication. Polk County District Attorney, Lee Hon was present at the hearing and, as reflected in transcripts, at no time prior to the Judge pronouncing his ruling did the State ever recommend prison time—for 15 years or any other number— or oppose deferred adjudication. Only after the ruling was final, did Assistant District Attorney, Rachel Ellsworth state for the record that the State was opposed to deferred adjudication.

       Ms. Ellsworth further advised the victim’s family was notified of the hearing and did not wish to participate. First Assistant District Attorney, Beverly Armstrong stated to the Court that the victim and family were no longer responding to their office. No Judge could ever legally bar a victim from being heard at a sentencing hearing and any suggestion that such occurred in this case is unequivocally FALSE. The State and the Defense were given the opportunity to present any witnesses they deemed appropriate.

      While Judge Kitchens has only been elected since 2019, District Attorney Lee Hon and his office have handled cases such as this since 2007. Since 2016 alone, some very brief research confirms at least 19 cases wherein a defendant charged with a sex-related offense received deferred adjudication from different judges over the years, including Former Judge Kacee Jones, and Former Judge Ernie McClendon. The Polk County District Attorney’s Office, led by LEE HON was at the helm of them all. In at least 17 of those cases, the POLK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY recommended Deferred Adjudication Probation to the Court as the desired sentence.

     I make this point to say, in sum, that the sentence assessed Mr. Binnion, is by no means a “light sentence” and should not be construed as such. In addition, it has been my experience that in these types of cases, deferred adjudication is not uncommon, particularly when one considers the emotional toll that a public trial will have on any victim and especially, young and minor victims.

      Mr. Binnion’s movements, decisions, and activities will be supervised and scrutinized closely by the judicial system for the next ten (10) years. Put another way—Mr. Binnion’s supervision will not end until he is 32 years old. Mr. Binnion’s probation in this case cannot be shortened for any reason and there are many terms and conditions recommended by probation, and Ordered by Judge Kitchens, with which he must comply for the next ten years. Some, but not all of those conditions include:

1. Lifetime registration as a sex offender;

2. Polygraph examinations on a regular basis;

3. Psychological examinations;

4. No internet access or usage without prior approval;

5. No contact with the victim or victim’s family;

6. Restrictions on where Mr. Binnion can reside;

7. Reporting to a probation officer twice a month; and,

8. $5,000.00 fine.

9. Serve an additional term of 180 days in the Polk County Jail.

(in addition to the 35 months he has been incarcerated awaiting disposition of the case.) Any misstep or mistake by Mr. Binnon on the terms of probation can result in his arrest and being brought back to Court for a hearing by a judge—not a jury—for a potential prison sentence of up to 20 years.

     Should you have any questions, I will be more than happy to sit down with either of you so as to clear up any confusion that may exist. Your cooperation and courtesies in this matter are greatly appreciated.

     If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.




Michael L. Davis

Law Offices of Michael L. Davis

UPDATE 4/26/2021


The below narrative is the probable cause affidavit filed by OPD's Tammy Heeth.  The law firm representing the City of Onalaska is seeking an OAG opinion on witholding the body cam video because it is part of the investigation.  The fact that they want to withold it confirms the video evidence does exist.

UPDATE 4/22/2021


    The Onalaska ISD administration did confirm that the mom did come into the office and make a verbal complaint against the traffic control officer Heeth as claimed by the mother but no written document was made by the school or exists.  Also it has been confirmed that neither camera on that side of the school captured the event on tape.  "Our cameras are focused on the parking lot and the indicent occurred just outside their view."  

     There has been no reply by the city of Onalaska to The Sentinel request for open records and video but a non official source states that OPD officer Heeth is claiming that the mom struck her with her vehicle.  

ONALASKA 4/1/2021


Eight year veteran of the Onalaska PD effected the elementary school arrest of a disabled mom delivering her children to school on April Fools day.  OPD officer, Tammy Heeth, no stranger to controversy and "anger issue" complaints from the past, attempted to pull this mother out of her car window by the hair of the head according to the arrested mom.  

     School administrators confirm to The Sentinel that in the days prior to her arrest, the mom had taken the time to park and go into the school office to file a complaint about the traffic control person from an incident that occurred between them that very morning.   The mom alleged that she was singled out and made to go around back to drop her kids when the cars in front of her and behind her were allowed to continue dropping kids in the normal place.  

       According to the mom, some days later, she and her children were confronted by Heeth in the Onalaska Brookshire Bros store and had a verbal altercation.  

       On the morning of April first, the mom was in line to drop her kids when she claims that Heeth, once again wearing a traffic vest only and no OPD uniform, jumped in front of her vehicle banging the hood then worked her way around the vehicle to the open drivers window grabbing the mom by the hair and attempting to pull her out the window to effect an arrest.  The mom was arrested, her elementary school kids traumatized and she was charged with 'Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer' and taken to the Polk County Jail.  


Trial by fire would be the only way to describe what the newly elected sheriff of Polk County has endured since taking office.  From the deviant jailer to the abusive treatment of an inmate, Sheriff Lyons has taken appropriate action and been transparent with The Sentinel in a dramatic break from Hammack's opaque and non responsive policies.  


ONALASKA 2/12/2021

LOCAL ACTIVIST SCORES VICTORY . . . . . . . with no teeth in it.

The city of Onalaska was called down by the Texas Attorney General Open Records division, aka 'toothless' (when it comes to enforcement) after responding to Rosemary Covalt's O.R. request with a projected bill in excess of four thousand dollars.  Ms. Covalt appealed to the Texas O.A.G. for help and she recently received a c.c. letter addressed to the city from the O.A.G. ordering them to produce some records.  


POLK CO 1/15/2021


   David Ray Miller, a former Polk Co Jailer was arrested and charged with Official Oppression this week.  It is alleged that he was engaging in a sexual relationship with an inmate in custody.  

    Official Oppression is the most often complaint recieved at The Sentinel and most overlooked crime in Polk county.  Even the DA, Bill Lee 'the retaliator' Hon, is a regular offender and violator of this very statute.  As a 'Retaliator' who some say suffers from the 'zipper down' syndrome himself, it will be interesting to watch him prosecute a man for the very crime Hon has committed frequently during his tenure.  

 (a) A public servant acting under color of his
office or employment commits an offense if he:

(1) intentionally subjects another to mistreatment or to arrest, detention, search, seizure, dispossession, assessment, or lien that he knows is unlawful;

(2) intentionally denies or impedes another in the exercise or enjoyment of any right, privilege, power, or immunity, knowing his conduct is unlawful; or

(3) intentionally subjects another to sexual harassment

    You see, the definition of 'Official Oppression' does include pressing an employee for sexual favors as well as an inmate.  It includes lying to the Texas Rangers calling a public record document, 'sensitive documents' when Hon falsely accused the clerks of secreting some out to The Sentinel.  Even State Rep, James White, when confronted about not doing anything about the corrupt DA in his district claimed, "He (Hon) had a reputation for retaliation before I was ever elected"


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



"NO MORE Open Records Requests is part of bond conditions."???????????????  

Former Angelina County District Attorney, Joe Martin, left an open can of worms in the back of his bottom drawer when he jumped ship right after elections.  

   The DA elect, Ms. Janet Cassels who was appointed to finish the rest of Martin's unexpired term after winning the election, must have been cleaning out his 'uh oh' drawers because the first thing she did was distance herself from the 'special prosecutor' status Martin held on the bogus case Lee Hon had him bring against me.    Having bragged to more than one constituent that he could, "get a ham sandwich indicted", Martin found out that to carry a crooks water makes you a crook too and I am not afraid to prove just that.   A former employee of Hon's, Martin just assumed it would be like all the rest.  Indict them, arrest them, jail them and ruin their lives. That way you teach them and theirs to never cross you again.   

    Making the process the punishment even when there is no evidence has worked for Hon for so many years, Martin thought one more for the road wouldn't matter.   Or was it two?   

     A complex and fascinating Angelina County case The Sentinel has been investigating for over a year now was left in Martin's low level drawer.  A lot of similarities between this case, my case and several more in this part of Texas that establish a distinct and 'by the play book' pattern of prosecutorial misconduct among the corrupt few when it comes to indicting those pesky investigative journalists that don't care who you are or even who you think you are.   

      A controversial and dogged muckraker from Angelina County who published The East Texas Reporter and did provocative livestreams on FB named David Stua found his ham sandwich A$$ indicted in Angelina County and charged with a sexual crime against a 'child'.  The so called 'crime' was videod and livestreamed to FB.   The so called child was a college student on a college campus whose hard work and gifted abilities had him enrolled in college courses when he was under 17 and still in high school.  

     We have not seen the video but it amounted to Stua approaching various people and saying, "I believe in circumcision.  You want to see?" and then filming their reaction when he produced a paper, "Certificate of Circumscison" to show them.

      Stua had been admonished in the College library not to use the word, "Circumcision" out loud prior to him having the idea to do the interviews that landed him in legal trouble.    In fact, the library called the law on Stua for using the word circumcision.  Stua would have to admit that he was warned that it was a bad idea to do the certificate of circumcision interviews when he voiced the idea to a fellow muckracker from near Waco.  Not because he thought it was illegal but because it was distasteful.  Stua did the interviews and the long arm of the law hammered down when he asked two teen males that question on video.

      One man's ceiling is another man's floor on what is socially acceptable but when it comes to the law, those preferences are out the window.  The very judge who imposed the civil rights denying abusive bond conditions just happened to be one of the elected officials Stua was and had investigated.  There were open records requests pending for phone records that one claimed his phone, "erased them every day' and another just flat refused to answer.  What in the allegations of wrong doing against Stua warrants an ankle monitor, no smart phone, no computer, no internet and no travel outside the county?  Asking someone that rude and smart aleck question?  NO MORE OPEN RECORDS REQUESTS is part of bond conditions for that?  BLATANT CORRUPTION HERE

     It has all the earmarks of shutting a vocal political liability down so he can't ask questions, communicate or publish stories or documents, not protecting the public.   FIRST of all, the judge should have recused himself because of the ongoing conflict between him and the Muckraker.  Then maybe his personal political goals (not being exposed for wrong doing) would not have caused this blatant abuse of power.  

     What most overlook is that for these kind of abuses to flourish, it takes cooperation of more than one.  Can we say R.I.C.O. ?


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


Big City BOYS Logistics truck driver's big story devolves into a lying pile of hooey under the light of the Truth shining on his allegations.  I just wonder if Corrigan PD will embrace him now that he is denigrating The Sentinel as a lying rag under the philosephy that 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend'.  According to sources, Mayor Gibson came to the city council meeting and apologized for her behavior and left the meeting leaving the outcome in the hands of the city attorney, Tatum.  AD Hollowell did not do his homework before making allegations against me.  He is not the first to call The Sentinel a liar.  He won't be the last.  Any reader knows that stupid people saying stupid things doesn't make me angry because it is an opportunity to slice and dice them one more time Cincinati.  Calling me 'antifa' is as far removed from the truth as you can get but I expect no less from a muslim convert that hates America.


After a long conversation with AD Hollowell, it came to light that the 'racism' he alleges in the heart of the mayor's father and PD Chief is the problem in Corrigan and his main concern.  The Sentinel counseled Hollowell to focus on the corruption aspect that he can prove instead of the tangent of racism he feels prompted the confrontation but that counsel fell on deaf ears.  Hollowell hung up on me after saying he was going to Malcolm X's right hand man (his cousin he claims) and bring a march on Corrigan to battle the systemic racism he feels is the root of all the problems in America.  A devout Muslim, Hollowell took time to quote the bible regarding taking up our Cross and seems to ignore the fact that is was muslims that sold his black ancestors into slavery to begin with.    Hollowell did mention his white ancestors as his mixed race heritage is evident but feels the remaining portion of his DNA deserves reparations.  According to Hollowell's own mouth, he did a stretch in prison on a conspiracy charge.  Any black whose name came up in the conversation who did not adhere to Hollowell's view and position was, according to him, a "house nigger", a phrase he used multiple times during the interview.  

CORRIGAN 9/17/2020


    Corrigan Mayor Gibson makes her debut as 'Jane Fonda' for public consumption.  A 'family affair' unfolded on the shoulder of Hiway 59 in Corrigan as PD Chief Gibson, Mayor and wife, Joanna Gibson and business owner who is father of the mayor all confronted and harrassed a man stopped for speeding.  

      The blatant abuse of official capacity was put on full display and was streamed live on FB by the driver, A.D. Hollowell out of Indiana.  

   The Sentinel has published proof of the corruption in Corrigan before and specifically the illegal acts of Chief Gibson before and forwarded the evidence to the FBI, Texas Rangers and the Polk Co DA, Lee Hon but NOTHING has been done about the abuse of power so far.   The rumors are flying on FB that The Rangers are involved.  Hollowell claims his video keeps being removed by FB.  Yall forgive me if I don't hold my breath about anything being done about this blatant Polk County corruption.  Ho Hum.

    The Sentinel has reached out to A.D. Hollowell and gotten a reply.  We will follow up on this story with more details.


“Arizona is positioned to lead the nation in protecting our citizens’ civil right to free, fair and secure elections.

“Integrity in our elections doesn’t benefit one political party over another; election integrity benefits every single voter regardless of political party, race, gender or income. Period.

“The Department of Justice’s recent decision to publicly target Arizona lawmakers for excercising our constitutional authority over elections is an abhorrent abuse of power and a starkly accurate representation of the disgusting politicization that has occurred within this federal institution.

“Let us, as Arizona lawmakers, be very clear with the Biden Administration and its minions: The Constitution of the United States expressley authorizes our legislative oversight and control of elections. Stay the hell out of our way.”

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