POLK COUNTY 6/2/2023
TRUTH AND JUSTICE STRIKES ANOTHER BLOW
Bogus charges against a mother and citizen of Polk County were dismissed in district court yesterday. Out of controll Onalaska PD resource officer, Tammy Heeth, pictured here spraying pepper spray directly into the eyes of a handcuffed female suspect failed to appear. Heeth never did appear at any of the many hearings. Lee Hon filed the retaliatory charges with no evidence accusing the mother in the car rider line of agg assault against a peace officer. The mother is the ex wife and mother of Brandon White's children and these charges were leveled right after Brandon White had been so effective getting the word out on Hon's corruption on FB during the electionseason. Hon also filed bogus felony charges on Brandon White which have subsequently been dismissed. Hon's legacy is and will always be, 'retalliation.
The mother had filed a written complaint with the school over Heeth's antics in the car rider line and a few days later, Heeth escalated. According to the mother, Heeth stepped out from the curb, banged her fist on the hood of the mother's car then accused her of running into Heeth with her automobile. At this point, Heeth tried to drag the mother, belted in and wearing a cast from rencent leg and ankle surgery, out through her car window by the hair of her head. This mother's elementary age kids were in the car.
After Hon was unable to bring the case to court, the burden fell on the popularly elected new DA, The Honorable Shelly Bush Sitton. Ms Sitton did offer the defandant several plea bargains with the last being reduction to a ticket for disorderly conduct. The mother stood her ground, refused the offers and said she was ready for trial.
A courtroom observer told The Sentinel that during the motion to dismiss, brought by attorney for the accused, Seth Evans, Ms. Sitton raised her hands and explained to The Court, "I have nothing". There was no body cam, no dash cam and not a single credible witness, despite the crowd on hand, that would vouch for Tammy Heeth.
The Sentinel sought open records anf got documents provin that Heeth was allowed to conduct her own investigation into the incident, submit and sign the police report.
USA TODAY 6/1/2023
UNCONSTITUTIONAL ATF RULE IGNORED
Massive non compliance to an unconstitutional ATF rule regarding pistol braces being registered sent a clear message to the criminals who attempted to undermine our freedom. A video HERE will give the actual numbers. Oh when will the damn communists ever learn?
SHERIFF'S TOWN HALL PACKED THE HOUSE
Estimates of at least 1000 people attended the 'Town Hall' meeting SJC Sheriff Capers called for yesterday to deal with the subject of illegal immigration, The border crisis and facing the danger to SJC Citizens that those problems pose.
Sheriff Capers brought in several speakers from the border area to share their experiences and solutions.
The process for gaining funding from the state and fed to support Sheriff Caper's efforts were brought out and the citizens were admonished to pressure Commissioner's Court to persue the grant money.
As one of the poorest counties in Texas, funding for the Sheriff's Dept has always been an area of robust discussion.
Several voters from SJC expressed disappointment that there was a glaring lack of county elected officials attending.
State Representative, Ernest Bailes spoke on issues in Austin and US Rep Morgan Luttrell had representatives from his office attend in his stead because he was in Washington.
MEMORIAL DAY MEANT TO REMEMBER SACRIFICES
As always, the San Jacinto County Veterans Service Officer, Dale Everitt, planted flags, put up posters and notified local media that there would be a gathering at the SJC Courthouse to honor the memory of those locals who made the ultimate sacrifice for aour nation. This year, he focused on the last female soldier MIA from the Vietnam war as the MIA flag took the seat of Honor during the memorial service. Those public officials pictured here are L-R, Dwayne Wright, Republican Chair, Guylene Robertson, Polk Co Commissioner from Goodrich, 258th District Judge, The Honorable Travis Kitchens, San Jacinto County Judge (back row) The Honrable Fritz Faulkner, SJC County Clerk, Dawn Wright, SJC JP1, Honorable Christina McGee and SJC JP4, Honorable Kim Webb.
SWAMP CREATURES UNITE . . . . AGAIN
As predicted by The Sentinel when the last time Vanesa of the bloo bonnet news spewed false information into the public sphere, her and SJC ADA Rob Freyer have united once again in their effort to smear the reputaion of one of our sitting district judges for personal gain. Rob Freyer because he, it appears, has personal political ambitions of his own and Vanesa, just because that is what swamp creatures do. Use the prosecutors' office to effect elections.
The thinly veiled story on the bloos news website illustrates several things to the observant reader.
1. Vanesa 'bloo' Beshear just can't help herself when it comes to spewing false information. In her story about Judge Kitchens granting a motion for bail reduction to correct an unconstitutionally high bail,, Vanesa falsly states that the murder in question occurred in Willis Texas. No ma'am. It occurred out rural FM 1725 in San Jacinto County. That is why the case is being tried here in SJC and why the young man who killed the other young man in a lover's triangle turned himself in to the SJC Jail the next morning. Willis lies entirely in Montgomery County. Granted, that area of SJC is overlapped by the Willis ISD but no part of Willis, Tx lies in SJC.
The most troubling aspect of the bloo news is that she apparently is AOK with a prosecutor taking part in a political protest against a sitting District Judge. They are both ok with a magistrate ignoring the constitution and setting an unconstitutionally high million dollar bail. This is what the 8th ammendment strives to protect.
Bail, which is
to our system of law,1 is
violation of the Eighth Amendment when it is set at a figure higher than an amount reasonably calculated to ensure the asserted governmental interest.2 The issue of bail is only implicated when there is
direct government restraint on personal liberty, be it in a criminal case or a civil deportation proceeding.3 In Stack v. Boyle, the Supreme Court found a $50,000 bail to be excessive, given the defendants’ limited financial resources and the lack of evidence that
they were a flight risk.4 The Court determined that
fixing of bail for any individual defendant must be based upon standards relevant to the purpose of assuring the presence of that defendant, and
this right to bail before trial is preserved, the presumption of innocence . . . would lose its meaning
According to allegations of prosecutorial misconduct leveled agains ADA Rob Freyer, violating the constitution is just every day business for him. Now it appears that Freyer is ignoring the cannon of ethics for conduct and is engaging in political activisim against a sitting judge while working in the SJC prosecutors office. We have zero tolerance for that BS. To prove just how fake the BS is, Freyer and Bloo news were going on and on about the sentencing of the dollar store robber a few months ago but when the man violated his probation, instead of seeking the max sentence he claimed to want back then, the prosecutor's office offered him a plea deal for 7 years TDCJ. We knew bloos news allegations were false then and that just proved it.
As far as all the hoop la about sentencing, let us consider this question. Do we want a judge that is going to follow the constitution to the letter or one that bows to political pressure? I will take the constitution defending judge any day of the week.
SHERIFF CAPERS CALLS TOWN HALL MEETING
COLDSPRING 5/25/2023 8:30 AM
EMERGENCY RESPONDERS RESPOND
Quick action by COCISD staff, SJC Sheriff Capers and the Coldspring VFD saw all of the elementary school students evacuated this morning after a gas leak was reported. Sheriff Capers responded quickly and the fire truck was right behind him arriving on the school grounds. It was reported that all the kids were safely evacuated and away from the danger by following the emergency protocals for the school. No injuries were reported.
Allegations of illegal search and seizure of legal mail and attorney/client privilege information have been leveled against ADA Rob Freyer. Where could he, in all his training, have learned it was ok to violate civil rights for a victory in court?
5/22/2023POLK COUNTY JAIL
Sheriff Lyons issues statement on his Polk Co facebook page.
LYONS FAILS TO NOTIFY SJC OF INMATE INJURY
The major witness and complainant on a Prosecutorial Misconduct' case being investigated in SJC centered on the actions of SJC ADA Rob Freyer has been injured. The victim of the assault was set upon by an inmate brought in from TDCJ to Polk Co Jail.
The SJC inmate was being housed in Polk Co.
Still no public comment by Sheriff Lyons but some questions arise.
How did the assailant get a shive so quick or did he bring it with him?
Why did jail staff ignore warnings from inmates of impending situation?
Why are the guys who warned staff and actually got cut also trying to protect the target being prosecuted? No phone, no visit, no commisary?
According to sources at approximately 22:30 on Friday the 19th inmates in Polk County Jail cell #244 through Mark Jacobs informed Cpl. Freeman that a new inmate, just transferred from TDCJ, named Eduin Vences was acting erratic and making threats to other inmates. Cpl. Freeman informed him that there was not room to move the inmate. At approximately 01:00 inmate Vences attacked another inmate, Kenneth Gibson, with a "shank" he brought with him from TDCJ cutting him from the top of his skull down to between his eyes.. Three other inmates, Chase Allen, John Arredondo, and Mark Jacobs, attempted to save Mr. Gibson from his attacker. Two received lacerations to their arms and Case Allen was stabbed in the back and under the arm. At approximately 04:30 two PCSO deputies conducted interviews of the inmates and placed the victims in segregation. They are now facing charges for saving another inmate. As of the time of this writing none have been to the hospital. We are told they were seen by a nurse and a military vet and given clean bills of health but we are told Mr. Gibson has spent the last two days exhausted, with a headache, and vomiting. We reached out to PCSO immediately for comment but have yet to receive a statement. We also put in a request for all video but the sheriff's office is seeking a OAG's opinion on withholding them. Sources have said that the Sheriff said this narrative is incorrect but we have to ask if that is so why fight the release of the video? The inmates are scheduled for a hearing on Thursday in regards to this event.
Monday, May 17, 2023
Today in the 411th district court of Texas the prosecution and defense announced ready for trial on two cases that we have been reporting on. One the Onalaska Lieutenant accused of official oppression, Gabriel Phillip Moore (represented by Tatum and Tatum Attorneys at Law), who is accused of inappropriately touching and making sexual advances toward another male officer under his care. The officer said he tried taking it to command within the department but ultimately took it to the Texas Rangers after feeling like nothing was being done. The second is the story of the mother (represented by The Evans Law Firm) that alleges being attacked by the school recourse officer at Onalaska Elementary School then being charged initially for aggravated assault of a public servant. The prosecution has ran the gambit of charges going all the way down to disorderly conduct before announcing ready today to pursue the charge of assault on a public servant. We will be watching both of these cases very closely and bringing you any information we obtain.
MULTIPLE CUTTING WOUNDS IN POLK CO. JAIL
An investigation being kept close to the vest is ongoing as multiple sources confirm that several inmates were stabbed/cut by a lone actor who is also an inmate. We will withold victim names snd details until the sheriff has an opportunity to give a press release. The victims were across racial lines and early information raises multiple questions.
This story is being explored more fully at this time.
COLDSPRING OAKHURST 5/18/2023
COCISD FACES FINANCIAL HARDSHIPS
A deficit budget and past T.E.A. scrutiny for a possible takeover shouts it from the rooftops.
Several interviews with Dr. Talton make me aware of his ability to perform in a position of high stress from public and board pressure.
His education and experience have prepared him well for the challenges ahead.
The Sentinel has submitted some open records requests and even directly questioned some other department heads. So far the requests are sent to the attorneys and only Dr. Talton has been willing to answer even a fewquestions.
Automatic gunfire and reports of at least three dead at a border crossing overnight as an invading army of illegal migrants runs into resistance.
The youtube linked to the headline is the most recent production of the award winning Wayne Dolcifino efforts in Texas. In it he vindicates and proves that for The Sentinel to have dubbed Ranger Ryan Clendennon, "The Broom" when he served in Polk Co. was totally justified.
Ranger Ryan "the broom' Clendennon earned the 'dubbing' for unprofessional and inmature efforts of 'dubbing' a staunch advocate for women and children, "Humpty Dumpty". That occurred when Ms. Covalt confronted him and was holding him accountable. After calling her short round self Humpty Dumpty, He smirked and said, "What are you going to do Ms. Covalt, write me another letter"?
her little docile little short american woman reply, then she wrote the letter and spanked Clendennon all the way to Lufkin with it. He apparently didn't learn his lesson about accountability coming right along with the responsibilty of holding the public trust.
Clendennon isn't faring much better on facebook where retired Federal Agent and former DPS Trooper Roy Grant called him down for failing to investigate or follow through with verbal committments to do so.
He and the Ranger Dolcifino profiles in the linked video both seem to have embraced boss Steve McGraw's philisophey from FBI of, "If you don't do anything, you can't get introuble for nothing".
So Ranger Broom, who took the worst whooping on this dubbinggame you wanted to play? You or Humpty Dumpty?
Sheriff plucks pot operation under constables nose
Rural SJC was the scene of a big bust for a pot growing operation recently.
Once again, TRAILS END Subd was the scene of the crime. SJC Pct 3 Constable Sam Houston been missing this grow house for some time despite claiming he has been in the area to serve papers. Houston legally resigned his constable position by putting up signs and proclaiming his intent to run for the office of sheriff in 2024 but never left office. Nor was a replacement selected by Commissioners Court. From Secretary of State on down, Houston's election code violation was ignored.
Among the mryaiad of complaints The Sentinel has received over the years about Houston, Of late it has been multiple women complaining that he fails to serve court documents on his buddies for divorce or child support.
It has been alleged that Houston was holding an arrest warrant for Orapezo recently arrested for murders in Trails End Subd; We are seeking proof of that allegation.
CUT N SHOOT, TX 5/2/2023
KILLER CAPTURED Hiding under a pile of clothes
A GOTAWAY GOTAWAY . . .so far.
This tragic story is not about the kind of gun the maniac used, it is about him even being here. Who bought his bus ticket? Biden or Abbott?
Two days after I published the story below, "TIME FOR MILITARY BOOT IN CARTEL A$$", A Mexican man in a white chevy truck pulled past my house slow. It is a dead end road so he turned around and stopped at my drive. I went out to talk to him and he let me know quick that he was 'Cartel" and he had money to buy some property in this area,.
Do not expect the illegal immigrant community to give the killer up either. They may administer their own justice and toss him in a ditch but they will never give him up. hope I am wrong.
SENTINEL WRONG AGAIN Thank You Lord
CLEVELAND I.S.D. 5/1/2023
The school district had counselors on hand today and a prayer with near 300 praying. According to sources, they were careful to lift up not only the slain child, but the child of the suspected killer who is also a young student in the district. What a tragedy for our community and the families.
TRAILS END SUBD
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT VIOLENCE INVADES SJC
Five people are dead overnight in a shooting that happened in Trails End Subdivision in the south end of SJC. The suspect 38, a Mexican National is at large. AMexican male with a goatee and short black hair last seen wearing blue jeans and a black shirt. `
It appears to be an execution style murder resulting in the death of one male and several women and a child.
two w0men apparently shielded children with their own body according to the earliest reports.
Trails End has long been a cess pool of crime since it first came to SJC. As part of the 911 addressing development in SJC, we began plotting Crime locations for Sheriff Rogers in the 90's and Trails end was top of the list even then.
The development is the very reason SJC adopted standardized subdivision requirements for roads and such that had to be platted and 'Accepted' by commissioners court . The 'developer' advertised in Houston and sold for a "dollar down, a dollar a month" so to say. No ID, No Credit Ok.
Not only did the scam artifically inflate the property values with uninformed buyers, it instantly became a trouble spot in SJC.
TIME FOR MILITARY BOOT IN CARTEL A$$
It is past time for the US Military to put a boot in the a$$ of the mexican cartels. Promoting the invasion of America is bad enough even though Joe Biden invited them but this BS of sending poison candy into the coutry right as halloween, the lefts high holy day, is beyond the pale.
It is time for a military response to a military assault against our nation. Too bad so sad that Joe Biden has made himself a target in his all out effort to sell us out to our enemies.
Biden has sold most of our STRATEGIC petroleum reserve, opens the gates for our enemies and sold us down the river. Bidens need to be tried for treason and hung at sunrise when convicted. It is that simple. If the DOJ and military leaders cannot see thier way clear to protect our nation from these domestic enemies, they need to be thrown off as well.
POLK CO S.O. 4/28/2023
FORMER 'GOLDEN BOY' ARRESTED AGAIN
Former Trinity County Deputy who was arrested for engaging in drug dealing activities while in uniform and driving one of Woody Wallace's patrol cars was arrested again yesterday for violating a protective order according to a reliable source.
Christopher P. Lima also worked for former Polk Co DA, Lee Hon, former Onalaska PD Chief Ron Gilbert and Corrigan P.D.
Lima was the subject of a years long effort by The Sentinel to expose his wrong doing based on the myriad of complaints we received alleging his criminal acts. Our efforts were thwarted by Hon illegally witholding public records. When we finally told an inmate on a recorded jail phone that we had evidence and were going to begin tailing Lima with avideo recorder because he was dealing drugs in Trinity County and working as K9 officer for Trinity co sheriff Woody Wallace, he wasarrested. It was just a slap on the wrist for a misdomeanor charge of conspiracy to posess drugs. Instead of catching him with the goods in the marked patrol unit the Rangers SAW him pick up drugs in, the corrupt Woody Wallace called him in to be arrested and told Lima do not wear his uniform. That corrupt act prevented the patrol car or Lima's home from being searched.
He finally went to court on the minimal drug charge and was placed on probation. Lima violated the probation a few months ago by being arrested again for stealing merchandise from an Onalaska dollar store using a child to push the buggy of stolen merchandise out to the truck.
This most recent arrest is for violating a protective order.
Lima's girlfriend had a protective order on him and they got caught being together again yesterday resulting in Lima's arrest.
SJC CAD 4/27/2023
MONTGOMERY CO. COWBOY TAKES THE REINS
Troy Carlson, formerly of the Mont Co CAD has agreed to and the next morning took the reins of the SJC Central Appraisal District. According to sources, the CAD BOD hired him one evening and he was on the job the next morning.
We gave him a week to test the waters before calling but as a nice change of pace, Chief Appraiser Carlson took my first call and took time to answer the questions my readers have been seeking answers too. In the short time Chief Carlson has been on the job, he and his crew have made good progress toward the next milestone of getting the new appraised values out so the property owners will know what they are looking at for this protest season. "We have been crunching a lot of numbers", Carlson said, "and are shooting for May 31st to be the protest filing deadline".
Expecting to be mailing out the notices early this next week, Carlson did confirm that no matter what, the tax payers will have 30 days to file a protest from the time the notices go out.
Grateful to finally get a strait answer to a simple question, our conversation turned toward his background and experience in the mass appraisal process. Chief Carlson has quite a bit of experience under his belt. Before going to work in Montgomery County, he worked in the Comal County CAD so he definately has rural county experience. His tenure in Montgomery gave him a lot of experience quickley due to the fast growth and expansion of Montgomery County. Having worked both rtesidential and commercial appraisals along with the ever present Agricultural tracts in these rural counties, Chief Carlson seems to have a firm hand on the reins of our local agency and is looking to be way more proactive when it comes to communicating with the public.
Hillary Clinton once infamously said, "it takes a village to raise a child". Now Biden just says children in USA belong to the state.
STUDENT THREATENS SCHOOL, ARRESTED
Threats made against the Livingston Jr. Hi have resulted in an arrest. One student was arrested off campus yesterday.
FORMER CHIEF SEEKS NEW POSITION
Former Onalaska PD chief, Ron Gilbert is on the ballot for a position on the Onalaska City Council. Gilbert was chief of the PD during the time The Sentinel got the most complaints about corruption within the Onalaska police dept. Those allegations not only pertained to the infamous former officer, Christopher Lima, alleging that he was doing, dealing and planting drugs on people, but also included allegations of perverse activity by several officers. They ranged from stalking women in the community to taking a minor male child on 'ride alongs' and keeping him for the weekend to 'mentor' him. The mother of the child made a complaint to a life long child advocate and long time resident of Onalasaka that the advocate submitted in writing on the child's behalf. Gilbert quit not long after and the other officer accused, Tooley, was fired but not prosecuted by Hon. It wasn't long before Tooley was quietly rehired.
Now Gilbert wants to represent Onalaska as a council member.
Let it be said here that despite Gilbert's efforts to cover for Lima and his illegal activities, Lima was later arrested by the Texas Rangers and accused of engaging in drug dealing activity while in uniform and in a marked patrol vehicle for the Trinity Co Sheriff, Woodrow Wallace. Gilbert's former 'golden boy' was subsequently arrested in Onalaska for theft from the dollar store and currently awaits trial for that and punishment for violating the terms of probation for the drug charge.
On another note, the young minor male child whose mother complained about Gilbert and Tooley was some years later arrested and charged and convicted in SJC for sex crimes against a child.
During the same time frame, the advocate filed several written complaints on Onalaska PD officer Tammy Heeth, naming her and her anger issues as a liability for the Onalaska PD. Those complaints were not heeded by Gilbert and now Heeth's anger issues have resulted in a case illustrating just how abusive and unrestrained officer can be.
Onalaska residents and Sentinel Readers will remember the horror story about another one of Gilbert's officers who was openly homosexual, abusing an 8 mos pregnnant woman, towing her car and literally leaving her stranded, standing on the side of the road. Moore was later arrested and charged in Polk County for another crime.
The Sentinel does NOT endorse any candidate and will not endorse Gilbert's opponents in this race but state clearly, you know what you have with Gilbert. A man who is just OK with the mistreatment of citizens in the community. It is our hope that Onalaska voters will once again dodge a bullet in the local elections and send a clear message to the likes of Gilbert.
TEXAS SENATOR PUNISHES SMALL COUNTIES
bill 990 which has passed the Texas senate would undo all of the work done in the administration of elections in SJC. our system allows us to vote where we are and not have to travel all over the county just to vote. The current systems takes all of the confusion out of the fact that SJC has 4 commissioner precincts and 12 'Justice Precincts' or voting precincts. It is a complcated map and a nightmare to sort out who votes where. Under the current system which has only to make sure no one votes more than once, passage of this bill will put us back to the point of having to staff a dozen voting boxes and even re open one.
The problem with the putting forth of this bill is that Hall did NOT put forth a single scrap of evidence that there has ever been an issue of voter fraud since we have been using the system.
Our County Judge, Election Administrator and our Commissioners worked hard to implement the simple proceedures that have worked so well for us rural counties.
PLEASE Mr. Hall, DO YOUR HOMEWORK and come up iwith evidence to back your claims or quit claiming.
WASH D.C. 4/23/2023 NATIONAL "C.O.V.I.D. LIST ENACTED"
Operatives who all seem to have a foreign accent and work in a noisy call center continue to call long beyond stated purpose. Yes I ordered some of the home text kits 'for free' and since fielded many calls.
Originally it was, "have you received the test kits your ordered?" Naturally, I confirmed that I did receive the test kits but now the singular question is, "Have you been vacinated?"
After several calls made in the last few weeks that got the same response, "That is none of your business but is between my doctor and myself only", the caller stated, "But sir, we just want to remove you from our C.O.V.I.D. List.
Brief submitted To Sentinel is on THIS PAGE
POLK CO 4/20/2023
Two responses to the SAME VIDEO. One saying the guy is an idiot and the other a prepared brief arguing the points of law with language that appears to support that notion that traveling is different than driving.
As an interesting follow up, I shared the two responses with each other. The one who submitted the brief chuckled at the notion the arrested man is an idiot for standing on his rights and the law as he sees them. The one who decried the mans actions as idiotic also dismissed the brief as being based on, "100 year old law".
The Consititution is 200 year old law. Where do we go from here?
Several law enforcement agencies within Polk Co have found themselves front and center in a myriad of cases that seem poised to define some of the most pressing questions spanning the divide between the system 'and We the people".
Questions like, "Is photography a crime?" and can you trespass the public from the public w/o a crime? Can we carry a gun on our hip from the car to the house? Can we be criminally charged for 911 abuse because someone else called 911? And most importantly f all, Can a corrupt DA continually file retaliatory criminal charges on people who oppose him politically and just keep on doing it?
We do know that the ballat box can do the heavy lifiting here locally to oust corruption. Now lets see if the jury box can at least sweep up some.
<PAGAN MKT INVITES SATANIST GROUP
Advertises 'unbaptism' according to someone with access to the site.
Give the devil an inch and they want the whole mile. Too bad, so sad but The Truth is, No man can pluck a saint from HIS Hand. That includes your own effort, much less some deluded 'minister' of darkness.
POLK CO 4/20/2023
HON TACTICS SMEAR COLLABORATOR
Sentinel readers will remember the lawsuit Lee Hon encouraged and collaborated with then judge candidate John Wells to file on a prominent supporter of Wells' opponent. While Hon was DA, the evidence text shows, Hon offers to see if he can find some kind of criminal charges to file against Von Schmidt. Schmidt's Crime? Running a private ad that accurately listed the experience and attributes of each candidate.
That decision to listen to Hon came back and bit Judge JohnWells in the butt recently in the form of a lost lawsuit and attorney fees ordered to be paid to Von Schmidt. "We got about half of what we asked for", Von Schmidt confirmed. Most importantly, Von Schmidt proved and the courts held that a citizen has free speech and free press rights that we will not let be infringed.
What I find interesting is the timing. Hon is infamous for setting up folks he sees as potential future opponents. Especially when he KNOWS he could never beat them at the ballot box. Here we are coming to the next cycle of elections and John Wells will be running and lo and hehold, Wells is getting a political 'ouchy'.
SJC CAD 4/19/2023
NEW CHIEF APPRAISER HIRED
No official statement yet but reliable sources indicate that a choice has been made.
If we are any where near right, the new Chief Appraiser is a young man that has worked in Montgomery County. .
BOMB THREAT AT CANEY CREEK HS.
All are evacuated and requested that no traffic head that way.
TEXAS BORDER 4/17/023
BILL TO FORM POSSE SUBMITTED
Consideration of deputizing citizens as an extension of law enforcement is pending. Bull 20 as outlined in THIS ARTICLE wil explain more.
Larry Hopkins, AKA Johnny Horton Jr., did a few years in federal prison behind trying to help patrol the southern border with his Militia group. The group was apprehending 'gotaways' to turn over to Border Patrol,
The same militia group camped in centenial park in Shepherd to protest and push to block the proposed I.C.E. facility being proposed for SJC. The facility was not built but the feds closed in on Hopkins for a gun charge.
Former Harris Co prosecutor, Kelly Seigler attempted to quiet the call for solving the Natasha Atchley murder, a very old SJC cold case, by casting doubt on several facts of the case.
Siegler, discredited by much prosecutorial misconduct during her career (STORY HERE)failed to turn our sheriff or DA's nose away from the case. They made that plain when interviewed by Ms. Seigler.
Seigler's most blantant effort was stating she could not "confirm" that an accelerant Known as, 'drip gas' was actually used to burn the car and the body. Her failure to find the lab that made the finding still in operation after nearly 30 years she felt warranted casting that doubt.
Drip gas is high grade petroleum distillate used in productes such as WD-40.
Any oilfield hand that has ever done any guaging work could draw the gas off of of one of the numerous natural gas well heads in the area. Last count, there were nearly 30 within a fairly close proxiemity that were flowing at the time of the murder.
LOCALS PAY RESPECT TO VET
Two mother's sons stepped up to speak to brother Ellis Williamson at his Centenarian Anniversary. So many brought their families to the event held today to help this family celebrate "Willie's" birthday.
Hundreds of people came through to thank this man and his family. The food, catered by Jerry's restaurant, Willie's frequent coffee spot, put on a great spread with lots of bragging on the homemade rolls they are famous for going on. Please no body tell my doctor you saw me with that coconut creme pie.
What a great community event the VFD facilitated today even taking time to celebrate all of the "April Babies" in the room. Young Sageous Matthews, pictured right is a volunteer fireman prospect in Pointblank. He was serving before he was shaving and has several years of experience already following in footsteps of others.
ONALASKA VFD 4/12/2023
100 YEAR OLD VET TO BE HONORED
ELLIS J. WILLIAMSON will be honored and his birthday celebrated this coming Saturday, April 15th at the Onalaska VFD fire station located at Hiway 190 and Old Groveton Rd in Onalaska, Texas. The event will be held between 10 am and 2 pm to honor this vet who was an Engineer Gunner on a B-26 Marauder during the 2nd World War. Brother Ellis's plane was shot down over Germany on December 21st just before the war ended and he spent some time as a prisioner of war. Gunner Ellis was slated to fly 65 missions before going back stateside and his plane was lost on the last mission he was going to fly for that deployment.
Please come out and show your support for this 100 year old vet. You are welcome to bring a covered dish but the event will be catered by Jerry's Restaurant, an Onalaska favorite. The 'Chef, Bobby Watson is back again by popular demand.
According to the Vet's daughter, The Honorable District Judge, Travis Kitchens was enjoying a meal at Jerrys and overheard the Centenarian veteran's daughter talking to her dad about his service. Judge Kitchens stepped up to thank the vet for his service and invite him to visit the SJC 'Hall of Heroes'that has been put together and maintained by our Veteran Service Officer, Dale Everitt. Judge Kitchen's own dad was a WWII bomber pilot, so the men had a lot to talk about. A brief interview with Ms. Lenz, daughter of the vet was quite interesting and she revealed that her dad's younger siblings, 87 and 85 will also be at the celebration. Please come out and show your support and gratitude for the selfless acts and sacrifices of this member of a great generation.
POLK CO 4/12/2023
NEW DA MAKES GREAT PROGRESS
As seemingly the only news outlet in East Texas that is willing to tackle the topic of prosecutorial misconduct, The Sentinel received two seperate emails pertaining to two seperate Polk Co. cases within 30 days of The Honorable Shelly Bush Sitton taking over the tarnished office that Lee Hon once held. Both emails decried her efforts making comments to the effect of "nothing new" or "same ole same ole" regarding Ms. Sitton's efforts. We responded to both writers that they should give DA Sitton a little time because she inherited a mess with THOUSANDS of back logged cases.
A recent interview with a criminal justice worker in this district did confirm that it took 60 days for DA Sitton and her staff to find everything and organize the backlog so it could be handled in a professional mannter. "I know from watching her during her private practice that Ms. Sitton is a great organizer" my source stated. This source shared that DA Sitton and her staff found entire file cabinets that had never been touched full of cases that had never even been put into the system.
In the last two weeks, The Sentinel received follow up emails from both persons who had complained about no change stating that Ms. Sitton and her staff had addressed their cases and that, "She (DA Sitton) has restored my faith in the Criminal Justice system in Polk County".
Just to vett the claims of these two new found supporters, The Sentinel has confirmed that the Docket backlog is moving ahead at a great pace, especially in Polk County.
As a follow up, we took opportunity recently to watch and listen to an entire day of SJC District Court hearings in the 258th court with the Honorable Travis Kitchens presiding. What we observed were all departments prepared and communicating despite the different rolls. The SJC DA's office were set up with all their files and even a printer on the table able to produce needed documents on the spot with no delay. The probation department was up to speed on each defendant she had on the docket that day and had already had discussions with the prosecutors and the defense attorneys so they could move forward. The Court Coordinator and District Clerk took care of their business filling out and filing documents on the spot. I even heard one defense attorney thank SJC 1st ADA, Rob Freyer for going out of his way retrieving a file from upstairs the attorney needed to best represent his client. "No problem" was Freyer's response after taking an action that prevented delay.
At one point, a mouthy defendant was before the bench and I noticed that Sheriff Capers' armed deputy charged with keeping the inmates in the jury box secured kept one eye on them but her and the probation officer moved in a little closer to the left side of the defendant before the bench. Judge Kitchens long time trusted bailiff, J.R. moved over close to the defendants right side. Captain Lovings left his court room door position and came up behind the defendant. That was when he started getting lippy with the Judge. Judge Kitchens told him "You need to chill out" and then proceeded to admonish the man that if he failed another drug test before his next court date, Judge Kitchens assured him that he would sign the warrant to put him in jail.
After all the cases on the dockett had been handled and I was leaving the courthouse, I asked Captian Lovings about them gathering around that one defendant and if they were expecting trouble. He replied, "Yeah, he likes to fight".
We can and should expect good communication and even cooperation between our public servants but one other event struck me as a great display of a good attitude toward the common goal of seeking truth and justice for all. An attorney out of Polk County was delayed on a probate case and could not make it to court but called attorney, Bobby Phillips to stand in for her. He did just that. He was not able to take on one hearing she had scheduled but was able to enter motions and counsel her clients so as to minimize the delay caused by herconflicting case. It is that spirit of communication and fairness that pervades the 258th that will clear up the back log and get the system back on track.
SJC CAD COLDSPRING 4/12/2023
INTERVIEWS FOR NEW CHIEF APPRAISER UNDER WAY
The values for 2023 have not been published yet but are due out soon according to Texas Law.
We have sought a comment from the acting chief appraiser related to the hiring process and an estimate to when our new values will be available. "He isUnavailable" is a consistant quote so far after they ask him if he is there. No returned calls or even an answer relayed to me, Another opaque agency?
4/9/2023 SAN JACINTO CO
CONSTABLE SLINKS FURTHER OUT OF CLOSET
Pct 3 former constable San Houston has been way more open about the fact that he plans to run for sheriff of SJC in the next election as reported by The Sentinel when his signs first appeared. Even though he, the DA and Secretary of State have ignored the law that dictates automatic resignation because he announced his bid for the office of sheriff a long time ago and began putting signs up all over the county, never the less,according to the law whether enforced or not, he is resigned.
My only question is this. Is Sam 'the perv' Houston going to learn from Lee Hon's mistake? Sentinel readers will remember that we warned Hon that if he stepped down as DA to run for judge that the voters would realize that Hon no longer had power (thumb) on them as DA and if they did not vote him in again, he was DONE. Hon laughed it off and got his corrupt ass beat. Who is laughing now?
Will Sammy boy suffer the same fate? Will he let go of his constable thumb on position, run for sheriff and find out the majority of voters in SJC don't want is corrupt ass in power here? Sam may have the Pct 3 voters subdued and they may not care that he threatened a beautiful young woman with putting her in jail, taking her kids away from her if she did not meet up with him one on one. The Pct 3 voters apparently don't care that his captain dog catcher Sparta is convicted of Agg Sexual Assault of a Child But you will find out Sam that a county wide race is a whole different critter. You step down to run for sheriff and the voters will understand that we can rid our county of both of you perverts at once and see what happens.
The last thing the voters of SJC want is you as sheriff or your boy Sparta as chief deputy.
D.I.E. PARTY STRANGLES EDUCATION, SEEKS GOVT.
The Diversity, Inclusion, Equity party has its sights set on strangling the life right out of the United States. We are already the most diverse nation on earth. The American dream Includes all people. Equality of opportunity, not equity of outcome, is all we promise. The VA schools that witheld the national merit awards so as not to, 'hurt the feelings' of the ones who did not earn that recognition is the symptom of the demise of our education system and our nation. There is a big difference in 'Inclusion' and 'delusion'.
When the suspect is cuffed, the fight is over"
sounds good but not always the case. Between head butting, kneeing and kicking or just knockin someone over, the fight is not always over but the series of photos that were submitted along with this one, show the suspect getting in the car and no moves toward the officer. We don't know this suspects name but allegations against officer Heeth of using unnecessary force and filing 'complaint retaliation' charges on another woman seem much more plausible especially after vetting the woman charged.
ABUSIVE OFFICER 'FAILS TO APPEAR'
An officer with the Onalaska PD failed to appear for hearing today based on personal reasons after the last reset was for no prosecutor prepared to make the case. TAMMY HEETH filed felony criminal charges on a woman shortly after that parent filed a written complaint with the elementary school for the officers aggressive actions. during car rider line issues. That was about two years ago.
In a case of blatant hypocricy, The officer making the felony allegations was allowed to do her own investigation and and write her own police report for the school official to sign.
Before the altercation that the felony charges resulted from, The defendant claims that when her and officer Heeth met in the Brookshire Bros aisles, Heeth rammed her cart into Lambert and confronted her about the complaint causing a scene in the store.
Heeth filed felony charges based on the claims that Lambert hit her with her car while while doing the car drop off routine. Lambert claims the contact was intentional on Heeth's part and culminating with Heeth trying to pull her out of her car by the hair.
In an unrelated incident pictured at left, Heeth can be seen pepperspraying a handcuffed suspect right in the eyes.
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Various signs around San Jacinto county have been reported to The Sentinel. Signs beyond the PCT 3 area that Houston resides in. This sign is in Pct Four and Houston has made himself a candidate in a county wide race.
When someone is on your clock (we will call him 'sam's high ham' for the time being) goes around looking for a and finding the campaign manager of a possible future opponent as sheriff, You have made yourself a candidate. When your agent (sam's high ham, rubuffs that campaign manager to warn him against trying to run his candidate against sam I am, you have made yourself a candidate.
We all remember your penchant for illegal campaign signs over the years constable. We remember the state Hwy Dept and then the Forest Service having to force you to remove your illegal signs because other people couldn't put theirs there.. You have repeatedly sought unfair advantage over opponents in otherways too just like you are with this crooked stunt.
The Sentinel calls for the signs to be removed or for you to resign as the law requires.
By telling people he was running for Sheriff of San Jacinto County, former Constable Sam Houston has officially resigned his position as Constable of Pct 3, SJC according to The Constitution of this Great State. Several witnesses have confirmed that Sam Houston has told them personally that he is going to run for Sheriff of SJC and his agent is campaigning for him in the 2024 election and Houston is already putting up political signs as reported by many Stentinel readers.
Art 16 - Sec 65 Article 16 - GENERAL PROVISIONS Section 65 - TERMS OF OFFICE; AUTOMATIC RESIGNATION
Sec. 65. AUTOMATIC RESIGNATION ON BECOMING CANDIDATE FOR ANOTHER OFFICE. (a) This section applies to the following offices: District Clerks; County Clerks; County Judges; Judges of the County Courts at Law, County Criminal Courts, County Probate Courts and County Domestic Relations Courts; County Treasurers; Criminal District Attorneys; County Surveyors; County Commissioners; Justices of the Peace; Sheriffs; Assessors and Collectors of Taxes; District Attorneys; County Attorneys; Public Weighers; and Constables.
(b) If any of the officers named herein shall announce their candidacy, or shall in fact become a candidate, in any General, Special or Primary Election, for any office of profit or trust under the laws of this State or the United States other than the office then held, at any time when the unexpired term of the office then held shall exceed one year and 30 days, such announcement or such candidacy shall constitute an automatic resignation of the office then held, and the vacancy thereby created shall be filled pursuant to law in the same manner as other vacancies for such office are filled.
WASHINGTON DC 9/15/2022
FBI PROVES INTERNAL DOCTRINE ONCE AGAIN
'If you don't do nothing, you can't get in trouble for nothing"
Well before the Uvalde Massacre, The Sentinel called for the resignation of Steven McCraw, DPS Director (retired FBI) for bringing that lame FBI 'doctrine' to the Texas DPS with him. Our call for McCraw's resignation was based on the ABJECT FAILURE of DPS to arrest or charge Lee Hon or Tommy Coleman for the crimes they committed under the color of office for political purpose. Even with the Evidence tied up with a bow and delivered by multiple people INCLUDING the person who wrote the complaint evoking the response letter at left, nothing was ever done. The sad state is, the same evidence was delivered to the FBI agents in Lufkin too with the same non response. The attached letter is in response to a complaint lodged by a retired federal agent and submitted to the "Office of Professional Responsibility" (OPR) within the FBI's Office of Inspector General. You can see for yourself and read between the lines.
Brings to mind the old song Lyric, "Nothing from nothing leaves nothing" done, going to be done or even considered being done.
In fact, worse than nothing being done, from where I sit, it appears that Merrick Garland has ADOPTED lee hon's methonds and put them on national display.
Recently, an ARTICLE APPEARED HERE quoting DPS Director, Steven McCraw saying that if it was shown any of his troopers had any culpability in the Uvalde Massacre, that he would resign. DUH. 4 tooperes were on site for an hour and did not follow training. The Sentinel called you out IMMEDIATLY for laying blame on the ISD resource officer Lee Hon proved that rotten law enforcement trickles down from the top. I say trickle because 95 percent are top notch but the few rotten spoil the barrel for the rest.
If Greg Abbott loses this election to a pinko commie gun grabbing dress wearing freak, it won't be because you didn't resign. It will be because Gov Abbot did not fire you the day after the Uvalde Massacre.
Governor Abbot. Fire McCraw and learn to stand up for Father's rights in the Great State of TExas if you expect us to support you. For the state to recognize the place of the father in the home is our only hope. It is that simple.
POLK CO 8/29/2022
VISITING JUDGE PRESIDES ON AUDITOR CASE
The 258th court was the venue of the arraignment for Brandon White today and the Adminiistrative Judge for region 2, The Honorable Robert Hill Trapp presided over the hearing this morning. Bradon White did plead Not Guilty and tentative pretrial and trial dates were set. None of the other auditors arrested have been notified to appear for hearing.
WASH D.C. 8/13/2022
MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL
who's the PPP of them all?
Partisan Political Propagandist is the only term that fits the Lenny and Squiggy of the FBI now despite their weak protestations. If the "Boy that cried wolf" analogy ever fit a situation, this is it. Merrick Garland and Christopher Wray need to take a good long look in the mirror if they want to know who is undermining the reputation and integrity of the FBI. You have cried 'wolf' on President Trump so many times that have PROVEN FALSE that even if you could produce evidence of your accusations now, NO ONE IS GOING TO BELIEVE YOU. Talk about shooting your own self in the foot. The sad commentary is that the wolf really is at the door AND IT IS YOU!!!!
When you guys want to point a finger at the nut job who attacked an FBI location recently blaming conservatives for his criminal acts, there are three fingers pointing back at yourselves for pushing him past his limit. Remember, it is YOU TWO that have lost Hunter Biden's lap top and the evidence against the Biden crime family it contains. It is you PPPs that turn a blind eye to actual democrat crimes and make up crimes against conservatives.
I know a wonderful youngster working full time and paying their own way through college who is studying Criminal Justice. This youngster's dream and driving ambition is to join the FBI when they graduate. Please don't destroy their dreams Merrick.
Frederick Douglas, a black patriot, said it best when he noted that we have the ballot box, the jury box and when those are violated, the cartridge box.
You PPP's have turned a blind eye to the corruption of the ballot box. You are yourself corrupting the Jury Box and are trying your best to take away our cartridge boxes because you know that the patriots in America, black and white, are not going to let you turn our Representative Republic into a mob rule democracy. Anyone who has bought into the leftist propaganda that the USA is a democracy is part of the problem. THAT INCLUDES FOX NEWS!!!!!!!
DPS Director, SteveMcCraw's abject failure to discipline a rogue ranger is coming back to bite him in the butt much like letting Ron Duff off the hook when he violated the ethics and destroyed the reputation of the Texas Rangers in East Texas. Merrick Garland had to learn those tactics somewhere.
The Sentinel sounded the alarm about Hon way back in 2015. It took seven years for the voters to hear me. We have been sounding the alarm about Clendenon for several years and on Janet Casels for over a year. "Can you hear me now?" Casels has proven that she is willing to file bogus charges on and imprison an innocent man for daring to expose her crimes in print (East Texas Reporter) yet let corrupt elected officials go scot free even with proof documents handed to her.
Are 'we the people' dumbasses? Are we afraid? Are we just as corrupt as long as we are in the clique with the powerful?
How are we going to save the nation if we can't even save our county? Angelina, you have to stand up against this kind of corruption or sit down and shut the hell up. It is an uphill battle because the Lufkin Daily News is in bed with the corrupt politicians much like our Polk County Enterprise is in Polk County. I don't know of a Rosemary Covalt or a Roy Grant in Angelina county that will dare to stand up to the likes of Clendennon. You guys sure don't have a Sentinel Alert nor are any of you willing to contribute to our effort so we can expand up there so you guys may as well bend over for them and then sit down and shut up.
WASH D.C. 8/7/2022
JUDGE ORDERS TAPES RELEASED
Democrat prosecutors have been ordered to release tapes from the Jan 6th patriot protest that occurred on US Capitol gorunds. It is obvious why the demoncrats did not want to release the tapes because they proove that the 'insurrection' narrative is a total falsehood. Anyone who still buys the demoncrat line will swallow anything. Ashli Babbit was murdered.
8/4/2022 WASH DC
FBI NUTS UP OVER PATRIOTS
Ted Cruz called out a paranoid FBI over the newest clamour over any patriots that dare to display any symbol of past victories over tryanny in the history of our great nation. Labeling us Militia Violent Extremest, anyone who embraces the past victories in the fight for freedom against tyranny is now an MVE. What a crock and the FBI better figure out who they work for and what their mission is. I guess the Liberty Bell Icon that has long graced The Sentinel pages lands me in good company.
WASHINGTON DC/EAST TEXAS 7/27/2022
"LENNY AND SQUIGGY" PERPETUATE CHRONIC PROBLEM
A revealing and plain language ARTICLE POSTED HERE lays out the chronic problem that plagues the FBI on a national level. That same article vindicates The Sentinel's protestations of corruption in East Texas. Lenny and Squiggy are the 'affectionate terms applied to the agents in Lufkin by local law men who can't stand the corruption. Turning a blind eye to crime even after irrefutable evidence has been tied up with a bow and delivered to you shows one hard truth. You don't know because you dont want to know and it facilitates the federal philosephy Steve McCraw brought from the FBI to DPS in Texas and demonstrated in Uvalde. "If you don't do anything, you can't get in trouble for anything".
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