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Mad Marc’s Case In Twin Peaks Comedy Of Errors

Marcus Pilkington, shot at Twin Peaks, was the last to get out of jail, last to shake the million dollar bond, and he may be first to flip the bird at the silliest gangster prosecution on record – ever – anywhere!

Six Shooter – When the high power barristers hit the 54th Criminal District Court bright and early Friday morning, July 27, they’ll be carrying a torch Waco lawyer Robert Callahan lit while looking law in the black and white statutes.

Curse the glare!

Callahan is the ex-prosector who got his walking papers on January 1, 2011, Abel “Mighty Mouse” Reyna’s first day as the Elected Criminal District Attorney of McLennan County.

Reyna had no place for Callahan, and Callahan was a prime mover in the high tide that washed Reyna out to sea on election day, 2016, in a 60-40 split when home town trouble shooter Barry Johnson beat the socks off the Mouse in a very uneven match of wits, will and the wherewithal to navigate the rocks and shoals of the Texas Constitution amid allegations of big bricks of cocaine missing from the evidence locker, dismissal of cases for political contributors, and a laundry list of ethics violations including aggravated perjury from the witness stand at a disqualification hearing aimed at his ouster as prosecutor.

On that day in history, Mouse was taken to task for being the author of the affidavit he then commanded a Waco police detective to sign – when the man had no personal knowledge of what the hell had happened at the crime scene. Manuel Chavez testified he had been in a distant part of the city, investigating a case of rape.

He said, “I never saw him (Reyna) that night,” when F. Clinton Broden asked if it was true that the DA had urged him to familiarize himself with the facts of the Twin Peaks investigation before signing the complaint that he – Reyna – drafted with the help of Asst. DA Mark Parker and lead prosecutor Michael Jarrett.

Recalled to the witness stand, Reyna repeated his earlier falsehood with an elaborate answer about how he taken pains to make sure Chavez was thoroughly briefed on the allegations he was asked to swear to on his oath, as his personal knowledge.

And though he was not disqualified in the hearing of August 8, 2016, he recused himself numerous times to keep from being called as a witness regarding an FBI probe of his alleged off color dealings.

It helps to know your stuff when you carry out a full frontal assault on our Constitution.

And Houston lawyers Paul Looney and Mark Thiessen don’t falter when they hand out the credit for their strategy in this – ah – shall we say – embarrassing display of a lack of legal savvy.

Quite simply, said Mr. Callahan, the indictments for rioting returned by a Grand Jury as a superseding count to the original complaint of two counts of engaging in organized criminal activity  that took a back seat to what the lawyers laughingly called the “lesser-included” offenses of murder and aggravated assault, are as useless as Sam Goldwyn’s famous verbal agreement.

They aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.

All 155 original indictments have been dismissed except the remaining 25, who have been charged with riot, murder and riot, tampering with physical evidence, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Problem.

Callahan can’t help but look like a kitty cat with cream on his whiskers when he points it out to the general public – the body politic, the hoi polloi, WE THE PEOPLE.

“The problem with the re-indictments is that the DA’s office re-indicted filed cases without dismissing the original indictment.

“The correct method of filing the riot charge, for instance, would have been to indict it as a new case with a new cause number.”

The deal is, the Code of Criminal Procedure, a Title of the Constitution of the State of Texas, does not allow Grand Jurors to return superseding indictments tacked onto previous charges.

It’s just not done that way, said Mr. Callahan. Why? Because it is written that if you think up more offenses and present them to the Grand Jury, you must file new cases under new cause numbers.

There is no such thing as a superseding indictment – at least, not in the Texas Criminal District Courts – because anything else, such as a superseding indictment from Alice and her pals in Wonderland – is a bad dream from an opium pipe, a mushroom pie, or a crystalline delusion hoovered up from the marching powder produced in a jungle lab.

Tut tut.

“We are heavily indebted to Robert Callahan, a prominent Waco criminal attorney who came up with the idea and provided me with initial research,” said Pilkington’s lead counsel, Paul Looney.

“We are of the opinion that the second indictment was unlawfully obtained and cannot now be lawfully obtained,” he fairly trumpeted in a legal alarum filed way back in early June.

“Just when it was beginning to look like the McLennan County District Attorney’s office had discarded the  ‘Book of Waco’ and chosen to follow the Code of Criminal Procedure, we found that they are still making their own rules and have now made an inexcusable blunder.”

What blunder would that be?

Said Callahan, “They could have had the two charges running parallel. Now, instead, the second indictment is of no legal import at all and is voidable, which means the riot statute of limitations has run on all the new indictments and they are stuck with the ‘engaging’ charges they initially used.”

To read Marcus Pilkington’s Motion to Quash the superseding indictment one need only click here. 

Only one such case received the scrutiny of a jury.

Eleven of the twelve chosen to judge Dallas Bandido Jake Carrizal for that offense finally told Judge Matt Johnson they didn’t need to hear any more evidence. As far as they were concerned, during five weeks of droning testimony of “gang experts” who talked about conditions in California and Colorado, and movies and television shows about “outlaw motorcycle gangs,” the State had failed to present any evidence that Mr. Carrizal engaged in anything other than self defense when he and a dozen guys headed for a political meeting rode into a double ambush from members of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club and a hail of bullets from the assault rifles of  Waco Police and Department of Public Safety agents – 14 in all firing military weapons equipped with suppressors and sophisticated holographic sights.

Three Waco cops fired the rounds that killed four of the nine who lost their lives in the “melee,” according to an evidence technician from the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences; the remaining eleven rifles were never tested, but surely the thousands of rounds fired must have found their mark in some of the 23 hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

Though ballistics tests were performed on firearms seized from those arrested, no evidence or testimony was presented.

That pesky Code of Criminal Procedure reared its ugly head – once again.

When a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives agent took the witness stand during the Carrizal trial, he gave elaborate testimony as to his bona fides as an expert witness.

Under cross examination by defense counsel Casie Gotro, yet another defense counsel who hails from the Domed City, the agent finally admitted he would be testifying about ballistics reports prepared by Waco Police evidence technicians.

He sat there and repeatedly answered that the reports were prepared by “experts,” and Ms. Gotro would repeat her question, as to just who did those tests, from what law enforcement agency?

Finally, the old boy gave up the ghost and said, “Waco Police Department.”

“Your honor, I would object as to hearsay testimony by this witness,” she declared.

Judge Matt Johnson reacted just as quickly.

“Sustained. Call your next witness,” he told the prosecution.

There is something written – that is, carved in granite – about how a witness offering testimony must have personal knowledge of the subject matter about which he is offering as his personal testimony.

If you answer questions form a prosecutor about technical reports prepared by another person from another agency, you are engaging in hearsay testimony, and that is not allowed by – you guessed it – the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

Mighty Mouse and Michael Jarrett both looked very, very disappointed as they took the massive mounds of printed material they had laid on the evidence table before the bench and stuffed them into the plastic tote bins stacked chin high that they had only minutes previously two-wheeled in from the DA’s office.

We The People could only remark in silence as to the way events just became curiouser and curiouser – as time goes by.

Paul Looney invited all who suffered a re-indictment that was illegally and unconstitutionally obtained to take advantage of the truth uncovered by Robert Callahan’s legal scholarship.

They are listed below.

So mote it be.

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Robert Callahan, barrister, of Callahan & King, Attorneys

Twin Peaks case re-indicted are:

1.     Ray Allen – murder and riot

2.     Jeff Battey – murder and riot

3.     Mitchell Bradford – two counts of riot

 4.     Richard Cantu – riot

5.     Aaron Carpenter – riot

6.     Jake Carrizal – riot

7.     Nathan Champeau – two counts of riot

8.     Roy Covey – tampering with or fabricating physical evidence

9.     William Flowers – two counts of riot

10. John Guerrero – riot

11. Jeremy King – unlawful possession of firearm by felon

12. Richard Lockhart – riot

13. Rich Luther – tampering with physical evidence

14. David Martinez – riot

15. Wesley McAlister – two counts of riot

16. Tom Mendez – riot

17. Marshall Mitchell – riot

18. Jerry Pierson – riot

19. Marcus Pilkington – riot

20. Jacob Reese – two counts of riot

21. Owen Reeves – two counts of riot/habitual

22. Timothy Satterwhite – two counts riot/enhanced/unlawful possession firearm by felon

23. Kyle Smith – two counts riot/tampering with evidence

24. Glenn Walker – murder and riot

25. Reginald Weathers – riot

 

 

City Dads Who Are Trying To Endorse…Paul Revere’s Horse But The Town Has No Need To Be Nervous

 

SCENES FROM THE BAR WARS   –   EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY, AND AN IMAGE OF A CLOVER LEAF IS AN ARYAN GANG SIGN

BY: CHICAGO DAWG

Elm Mott, Texas – This town has the Tombstone blues.

The downtown daily published a story alleging a group stomping by rival gangs who objected to support of the red and gold.

A minority report by anonymous bikers holds that, au contraire, the dispute that led to the off premises romp/stomp was “over a woman.”

In a furthermore and never mind rendered in buttery gossip sob sister tones, that massive organ of public opinion published a statement by the daughter of the establishment’s owner, who declared that McDaddy’s is not a “biker bar.”

An open case means they are looking to nail someone for a crime. In this case, it’s an “A” misdemeanor assault.

In years past, it was possession of a stolen handgun with silencer attached by a cult member apprehended by, you guessed it, the McLennan Sheriff’s Office.

In that case, a year prior to the BATFE raid on the Branch Davidian, authorities would yield no names and no details.

What do the two cases – both extremely violent – have in common?

There was an ominous silence, a news information embargo imposed by the law enforcers due to the severe emergency presented to the public. There were seminars, discussions, and training sessions at the local police academy. Experts honed their specialty in an atmosphere of severe confidentiality.

We the People were told only that access to the impending shoot-out depended on an ability to indemnify any law enforcement victims of violence through errors and omissions insurance.

My aching back.

In the former case, the conflict arose over a reluctance to let the people they raided see the warrant of search and arrest. Hence, a standoff of many days duration, followed by a raid with military tracked vehicles that inserted highly flammable CS gas into the building.

The prosecutor eventually plead guilty to withholding exculpatory evidence when he omitted a report that detailed pyrotechnic devices fired into the lethally flammable atmosphere of the beseiged building. He received two years probation, but he kept his license to practice law.

In this case, there were an estimated 2 million documents occupying 2 terrabytes on a hard drive that defense attorneys played hell getting in dribs and drabs while the prosecutor made sanctimonious noises about the sanctity of exculpatory evidence while genuflecting at the altar of Brady v. Maryland, that landmark among landmarks.

According to McLennan Chief Deputy Kilcrease and other law dogs, the public is at great risk due to an investigation which is “still active” and “could lead to prosecution,” in the opinion of Melissa McDonald of the Records and Warrants Division.

A PRESUMPTION OF PUBLIC RECORD

She has sought an opinon from the Attorney General, citing a public information act request from The Legendary for information that is “exempt from disclosure pursuant to §552.108 (a)(l) and (b)(1) of the Government Code…because…such information presumptively would interfere with the detection, investigation or prosecution of crime.”

All this came in a certified letter that nevertheless did not contain the promised “cover page information and items that are unquestionably public.”

Tut tut.

Question: Then why wouldn’t they give it to the scribblers?

No doubt, the local gend’armes are striving to assist the Victorian Gents of the Mainstream Media to avoid falling into the category of an advertising agency for tush hawgs.

Avanti!

A VISIT TO McDADDY’S – OOH, BABY, IT’S KOOL INSIDE

Wedged into a small lot near the frontage road on I-35, right by a smokehouse and a truck tire repair shop, McDaddy’s is an oasis of cool in a hundred degree world of blazing sunshine, little shade, and a lot of pain.

According to the top cop at the Sheriff’s Office, Chief Kilcrease, the events of June 11 are not only still under investigation; they represent grave danger to the public.

A 9-day wait for information regarding the offense of an assault on Ramon Eusebio, Jr., gleaned only the intelligence that three witnesses, George Ramon, Jennifer Sandoval, and Karla Marie Statler are known to the laws.

There is a photo to document the victim’s injuries, according to one of the sketchiest offense reports ever to be heralded as a banner of impending doom for the public safety.

The report contains no mention of the time of the offense, the officer who investigated, weather at the time, visibility, or any of the other items found on a “first page” offense report.

Said Kilcrease, “As long as this community is on the route of the I-35 access corridor, rival biker gangs are going to compete for territory.”

True, that, for is it not written, the only three things that matter in real estate is location, location, and location?

Any major dude will tell you. It’s right up there with guitars tuned good and firm-feeling women.

Furthermore, said the Chief, “The Mom and Pop clubs  – and I’m not knocking them – don’t fully understand. They’re just out to enjoy riding the motorcycles…But as long as all this is true, the public will be in danger.”

A LITTLE BACKGROUND MUSIC

In a published report from earlier in the month, Pamela Webb Nelson, daughter of the present owner of McDaddy’s, told a cop shop reporter for the Brand X daily that the bar is not a hangout for bikers.

Her husband, Ray Nelson, it’s true, wasn’t a biker the last time we heard from her.

The former President of the Cossacks MC Hill County chapter, he no longer has a bike, and he’s not a member of the club, said Ms. Nelson, who contacted The Legendary by message service.

Both he and a prospect he had busy watching the bikes they parked in front of Twin Peaks Restaurant on May 17, 2015 an hour before a Confederation of Clubs meeting, fell to bullets fired from an unknown assailant’s gun.

Neither of the men were able to identify their attacker, A former Bandido, Clifford Pearce, took a gunshot to this chest and is paralyzed from there down. Nelson experienced a bloody injury to his back when a bullet plowed through the muscles of his shoulder and exited his neck through the muscular straps that hold his head upright.

Nelson said he remembers only seeing a gun wielded by a person standing slightly behind and to the side of where he stood as he and dozens of Cossacks confronted Bandits who had just arrived from Dallas on their scooters.

The person wore a black windbreaker over a pair of khaki trousers.

Ouch!

¡Cabron! Oh, day of mourning, day of woe, day we separate the sheep from the goats.

“It’s not over ’til it’s over.” – Yogi Berra, a wise old philosopher

COSSACK RAY NELSON, WHOSE ASSAILANT ATTEMPTED TO PARALYZE HIM WITH A SHOT TO THE NECK THAT MISSED HIS SPINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Holy Kapow!, Batman

BOOZEFIGHTER JEDI – PROPERTY APPRAISER – IN PERSON

There are those individuals that are resilient in resolving issues through peaceful negotiations, tactful communication and ongoing positive emotions. Then there are those that believe the chaotic sound of a fist cleaving your face, the visual of your ragged limp body hitting the ground brings more enjoyment than the latter. #JEDI

Six Shooter Junction – George Horsley drives to Austin each day to practice his profession – that of a property appraiser with a lot of experience serving the McLennan County Appraisal District.

Those days are long gone.

He says it’s the best thing that ever happened to him.

Tomorrow, on Sunday, June 10, he and Gordon Harriman, a professional property manager whose great grandfather founded Crawford Austin, an operation that today owns “right at” 1,000 parcels of commercial property in the environs of Waco, Jerusalem-on-the-Brazos, will join us at RadioLegendary to rag chew the beaudacious efforts of the industrial establishment of this community to raise taxes – once again – by leaps and bounds by simply declaring folks’ stores, manufacturing plants, shopping malls, rental housing – and the like – is, well, ah, 17 percent more valuable than it was a year ago.

Residential properties?

They’re considered about 12 percent more in their appraised value.

Onwards.

So, what happened during the ensuing year?

The Attorney General, his staff, the Courts, and the legal establishment not only nationwide, but worldwide, handed he McLennan County District Attorney his ass on a silver platter when a jury of twelve split 11 to one for acquittal in one of the most ridiculous displays of poor judgment ever to grace a criminal court.

In five weeks of tedious drama, the chosen 12 listened in bored disbelief while Abel Reyna and lead prosecutor Michael Jarrett put on tepid, opinionated testimony by “experts” on motorcycle gangs that had not one scintilla of bearing on the question: Did Dallas Bandido Jake Carrizal “engage” in organized crime when he and his Chapter of 1%’er bikers rolled into the parking lot of a trendy theme breastaurant located in the roadside sprawl of a shopping mall for folks with a lot of disposable income at noon on Sunday, May 17, 2015?

The prosecution in no way elicited testimony that would lead a reasonable man, that famous fictitious man in the street whose sensibilities form the holding in thousands of cases recorded for posterity in the books, to believe that Carrizal, his father and his uncle, as well as more than a dozen others who were rat-packed before they got off their custom Harley Davidson bikes, did anything other than defend themselves against an onslaught of violence perpetrated by nearly a hundred bikers wearing the colors of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club.

How do we know?

The G made a snuff flick of the whole thing, a nearly stream of consciousness work of video from cameras installed by the Texas Department of Public Safety, dashcams in cop cars, and closed circuit video surveillance cameras throughout the area.

That’s how.

This depiction revealed that 9 men lost their lives when they were cut down by and large by rounds fired from AR-15 style battle rifles wielded by SWAT team members. and an additional 20 suffered wounds. Of 14 such rifles fired through sound suppressing baffles attached to their barrels, only 3 were subjected to ballistics testing.

One would be led to believe after approximately 8 weeks of courtroom drama including the recusal of judges in lengthy hearings, that the jurors just flat didn’t see the case.

It was the identical case filed against 177 persons whose names filled a blank at the top of an identical “complaint” drafted by Reyna and his staff after they snatched the investigation away from the Waco Police.

That cast Reyna and his staff in the role of witnesses, not prosecutors. That’s a no no in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. You can’t prosecute a case in which you have become a “necessary witness.”

To further complicate matters, the Code of Criminal Procedure also makes no provision for superseding indictments as added counts in a previous indictment.

THE BOTTOM LINE  

Only 25 of the original cases remain in progress. One lawyer out of Dallas is representing 100 former defendants whose cases have been “dismissed” with the explanatory statement that while probable cause exists, the case has been passed over in favor of prosecuting others with a higher degree of probable cause.

There is no doubt that these individuals’ civil rights have been trampled to bloody mush, and the City and County officials facing the litigation have no means of indemnification through the normal channels of insurance coverage for errors and omissions.

Hence, everyone’s property is worth way, way more than it was last year.

As it turns out, the servers are jammed with folks responding with evidence they filed electronically, and intend to present to review boards at the Appraisal District during protest hearings.

Our story: We intend to present the dialogue between Mssrs. Harriman and Horsley on an episode of BlogTalk Radio, and then throw the switchboard open for interested parties to vent their spleens about this situation.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we of The Legendary bring you today’s edition of what is popularly known as a TAX REVOLT!

The persons so afflicted by the cops, courts, and tax men were merely exercising their right to assemble and associate with persons of their choosing.

The purpose of the meeting at Twin Peaks was simply to review the policies of biker profiling and the state cops’ irritating action of withholding funds of approximately $17 million raised from extra added user fees tacked on to annual motorcycle registration fees.

The faulty and deficient legal instrument used to serve as a general warrant not particularized as to allegations of complaint or probable cause as demanded by the Fourth Amendment fo the U.S. Constitution is identical to the type the riflemen who defended the United States of America against the occupation of British troops serving a similar general warrant.

That led to the “shot heard round the world” fired in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1775.

We had originally planned to air this feature on Texas Biker Radio News, but due to scheduling conflicts, we are going to attempt to produce the event through RadioLegendary on Blog Talk Radio at 7:30 pm on Sunday, June 10. Look for ads in Facebook for further instructions.

That venerable Chinese curse has us all by the ying yang, it seems. We are indeed living in interesting times.

So mote it be.

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Gordon Harriman, whose family business  is Crawford Austin 

 

 

 

‘Nothing Has Changed’

The appeals process for massive increase in appraisals, explained

FRANKLIN AVE., FROM N. 38TH ST. TO 29TH (click image for full size)

HUACO – Owners of commercial and residential property in this city are facing across-the-board increases in assessed valuation declared by appraisers who offer no clear evidence to support their claims.

The implications are clear.

Taxing entities have mandated a new and onerous cost of doing business and cost of living for householders in support of a militarized civil police force that is heavily engaged in militant political enforcement.

Through a clever set of interlocking directorates of taxing entities and their representation by board members of industrial corporations on the McLennan Appraisal District, the local council of governments in cooperation with state and national governments operate under a nexus of control unparalleled in any previous period of history.

Various fusion centers linked by satellite communications provide up to the minute artificial intelligence and video access to any area in which they intend to focus a massive strike force of police wielding weapons of war and the tactics long employed by elements of the national security apparatus in overseas operations.

A test operation that took place on May 17, 2015 at Twin Peaks Restaurant involving multiple law enforcement agencies and paramilitary elements made up of underworld characters participated in a hostile raid on a political meeting of the Confederation of Clubs, a coalition of politically active motorcycle enthusiasts. They gathered to hear updates on motorcycle profiling and the status of $17 million raised in special use fees attached to motorcycle registration fees. The Texas Department of Public Safety had refused to release those funds for their designated purpose, motorcycle safety awareness and training. The DPS coordinated the operation at Twin Peaks.

The city dads found themselves in a heap of trouble. Money trouble.

Their police served a general warrant on a group of political activists. We The People fought a revolution over that – more than once.

At the time, the Joint Special Operations Command of the U.S. Army was conducting an artificial intelligence system through its fusion centers on the southern tier of states bordering Mexico. The manufacturer, defense contractor Raytheon, calls it Jade 2.

Hence, the military named their operation JADE HELM 15.

When the smoke cleared, 9 men were dead, 20 wounded, and 177 arrested, a number that eventually totaled more than 190.

All were charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, with the stipulation that their alleged acts contributed to capital murder and aggravated assault.

The charging instrument sworn by a Waco Police detective who later admitted under oath he had no personal knowledge of the allegations was drafted by the District Attorney and two members of his prosecution staff.

There was no specificity in the allegations of complaint. The only requirement to prepare the charge in any particularity was fill in the blank with a defendant’s name.

Bail of $1 million compelled very strict bond conditions once the courts provided reduction of the absurd figure initially set, in the words of the Magistrate, to “send a  message.”

A very small number of cases remain active under superseding indictments for a much less serious offense – rioting.

The rest of the indictments have been dismissed, some with prejudice, and in most cases with an admission that there is a diminished degree of probable cause in relations to others.

Taxpayers are facing massive liability for potential judgments in federal civil rights suits that could amount to multibillions of dollars in settlement.

Increased assessments on properties are estimated to factor 12 percent on residential properties, and 17 percent on commercial parcels.

There is an appeals process.

We turned to a property management professional who is presently involved in administrative remedy of his predicament.

A family business which  owns or controls about 1,000 parcels in cities scattered across the face of McLennan County, Crawford Austin is headquartered in it flagship shopping strip mall at 2910 Franklin Ave., one of a pair of two traffic arteries that bisect Waco north an south along the path of U.S. 84.

Is there a remedy? The answer is yes. The school boards, city councils, Commissioners’ Court, community college district – all are responsible for the selection and appointment of members of the McLennan Central Appraisal District board of directors.

The vast majority of those positions are held by industrial directors of corporations located in the jurisdiction area of the appraisal district. In most cases, the nominees of each taxing entity have not changed in many years. It is an unelected power base dominated by industrial influence.

To change that, voters could only change the elected officials in charge of those nominations. Innovators who have advocated a shakeup have met with extreme resistance from their colleagues.

How do professional appraisers hold that commercial properties are worth an average of 17 percent more?

Our man grins ruefully, shrugs and turns his hands palms up under arched brows.

“Nothing has changed.”

Gordon Harriman learned the McLennan Appraisal District’s servers are jammed with data sent in commercial property owners’ appeals

 

Hill Court Scrambles

County Judge Justin Lewis (R) set up microphones in the Courtroom

Get them in your movie before they can get you in theirs. – Ken Kesey, author of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Hillsboro – Court recordings that can’t be heard, records that can’t be found – it’s all part of a confusing game that crumbles in the face of any honest and forthright request.

The Hill County Commissioners’ Court is scrambling to maintain an even strain.

For instance, in a special meeting called for 8:30 am on Tuesday, May 29, County Judge Justin Lewis corrected a chronic problem with videos provided by the Emergency Management Coordinator in which the audio portion is inaudible.

He set up an impressive bevy of goose-necked condenser microphones on tables he personally arranged previous to the meeting.

The innovation revealed an interesting set of facts. First order of business included a re-bid of a single entry in which the purchasers sought prices on auto tires.

Judge Lewis said it didn’t seem quite right, so one of the County Commissioners immediately moved for a renewed request for proposals. The motion carried unanimously.

The tribunal set a new speed limit on three miles of newly paved County Roads of 35 miles per hour, as requested by the contractor in order to cut down on wear and tear on the new surface.

And so, it came as some kind of surprise when The Legendary renewed a request for annual reports required by state law of improvements and maintenance to the road system by the Road Commissioners acting as ex officio supervisors.

No one has heard of any such thing, including the Commissioners. A public information act request pending for many days is still active with the County Clerk.

Precinct 1 County Commissioner Montgomery said he will look into the request. He said he has never known of any such requirement.

The matter is part and parcel of a shift from the traditional method of running the road commission voters demanded in a special election that carried the question 61% to 39%. County Commissioners scrapped the resulting change to a “unit system” of operation in which a civil engineer is responsible for all improvement and maintenance after one biennial through yet another ballot question.

In this audio, one may hear the action taken by the Court through a series of motions:

And the floggings will continue until morale improves.

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Finger-Poppin’ Daddy’O’s, Etc.

PHILADELPHIA – The late great Bud Powell suffered for his sanity after the Philly cops played tunes on his head with riot sticks at a small hotel near the Reading Terminal in The City of Brotherly Love.

He may have been disobedient. Remember, nothing is history until it goes down on paper. He once said, “It occurs to me, all the guys who got out of the Army played be-bop.”

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Sheriff Fuels, Cost-Plus = Double – Both Bids Apply

Hillsboro – County Judge Justin Lewis says 42% of the entire County budget is devoted to the Jail -debt service, staffing, care and feeding – the works.

When the public learned that the Texas Commission on Jail Standards had rated the operation substandard in a report generated after two inmates serving as trusties walked through a hole in the fence, a fuels merchant named Chad Gray reacted in public comments on a Facebook page, Hill County Breaking News.

He appeared recently in a Commissioners’ Court meeting to say that he suspects Sheriff Rodney Watson has retaliated against his criticism by forbidding his Officers to fuel their vehicles at a card lock filling station he operates.

Gray learned that the new way is to use a similar system at stations elsewhere provided by a competitor whose cost plus contracts provide for a provide for a profit margin that is 50 percent higher in some cases and as much as 100 percent in others.

As it develops, both systems are approved by the county’s bidding process, something Gray represented to the court is considered illegal, in the opinion of certain learned attorneys he has consulted.

For some reason, the video recording of these meetings is done by Hill County Emergency Management. Their logo is assigned by the Department of Homeland Security – FEMA. They are part of the National Security apparatus of this nation, the United States of America.

As a result, you cannot hear what Judge Lewis is saying, though it is possible to hear the person making a “presentation.”

That would be Mr. Gray, who was so corrected by the Sheriff and Judge Lewis for his outburst about the jail failure in the Texas Commission on Jail Standards report previously reported in these columns and elsewhere.

Naturally, anything any of We The People say can and will be used against us in a Court of Law. Federal agents’ remarks need not be truthful, but if a citizen utters a falsehood in their dealings with federal officials, that is a felony offense.

I put it to you, dear hearts. Is the Constitutional Court of the County of Hill, State of Texas, not a court of law? That’s why it’s called Commissioners’ Court.

We shall return.

So mote it be.

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Listen to the story: USE EARPHONES

THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS – UNTIL THE HAMMER DROPPED IN DISTRICT COURT

Philip Nolan, Jr.

Hill County – Wearing a red t-shirt, blue jeans and cowboy boots, a frantic man walked the rural road looking for his kids. He truly believed someone had spirited them away.

Philip Nolan, Jr., a 37-year-old man who is 5-3 and weighs in at about 140-50, strode along County Road 1321 with a shovel in his hands on Tuesday, May 15, at about 8 a.m.

He was in a total panic, according to his neighbor, Michael Shane Baxter, who lives just a few doors down from Nolan in the 700 block of CR 1321.

Nolan was convinced his kids were not on their way to school, that they were missing, and he demanded Baxter cruise the rural road in search of them, according to an affidavit written by Deputy David Gray.

Baxter told Gray and Sgt. Orban that he drove the road as far as the pavement and when he got back to his house, he found Nolan on his property, in the carport, where he demanded to look in the trunk of Baxter’s car for his children.

According to Baxter, he had not found Nolan’s kids, but he did find a strange black car up the road.

When Deputy Gray found Nolan at Baxter’s house, he noted that, “He was irrational, agitated, and paranoid. I have seen other individuals exhibit similar behavior when under the influence of methamphetamine.”

Gray concluded, “He was detrmined to be a danger to himself and others and was arrested for Public Intoxication. He admitted to Sgt. Orban that he had taken meth two days earlier.”

An affidavit written by Deputy Kalyn Pavlas Caldara observed that Nolan had called earlier to report his kids were missing; while enroute, they received word he was at his neighbor’s house accusing him of hiding them.

When she and Deputy Castro arrived, they listened while Nolan “started telling me how he heard knocking on Baxter’s vehicle and wanted the trunk opened because his kids were in there.”

Baxter opened the trunk; Nolan wouldn’t believe the kids weren’t in there until Baxter took items out to show him there were no kids there. He also refused to believe the officers when they told him Dispatch had confirmed through Hillsboro Elementary and Intermediate schools that his kids were safe and in attendance.

Baxter demanded the cops arrest Nolan for trespassing. They booked him into the Hill County Jail for that offense and public intoxication. The magistrate set his bond at $1,000.

Two days later, on Thursday, May 17 around 9 a.m., corrections staff called for backup to put Nolan in a restraint chair “for his safety” after “he had injured himself by repeatedly striking his forehead against the metal drain in the floor of a holding cell,” according to a statement written by Officer Scott Robinson.

Inmate Nolan struck his head against the drain with enough force that it broke the skin on his forehead, resulting in his face being covered in blood.”

A nurse tended his wound where he was strapped into the restraint chair, and “Nolan continued to act in a manner consistent with being under the influence of narcotics, specifically methamphetamine,” the officer wrote. “He appeared to be oblivious of his self inflicted injury, was speaking irrationaly and did not appear to be aware of his surroundings.”

On Sunday, May 20, Nolan obtained his freedom on bond, and his parents took him to Hillcrest Hospital in Waco, where he received treatment for his injuries. The hospital released him on Monday, May 21.

Delinda Nolan Cargill said she thought was going to die

NONE OF THE THESE EVENTS HAPPENED IN A VACUUM.

According to investigators, Nolan spent the weekend alone at home while his wife and kids were out of town. Seeking drugs to ease his back pain, he went to Gholson in McLennan County and obtained a marijuana joint when he couldn’t find pain medication.

Insiders believe the cigarette may have been laced with a strong narcotic.

His family lives in the area, and they have been facing a lot of trauma for the past year.

The end to this family drama played out in a Waco District Court on Thursday, May 24, when Nolan’s sister Delinda addressed her husband Donald Cargill in a victim impact statement following his guilty plea for multiple felonies.

According to published reports, she said, “You robbed everything from my life.”

Cargill faced prosecution for aggravated domestic abuse, drug possession and a gun charge when he was arrested a year ago in May, 2017.

He rode the docket for a year and intended to go to trial in June, but opted for a guilty plea in return for a 50-year sentence instead of a possible life term had a jury convicted him for the multiple offenses for which the Grand Jury returned an indictment.

Donald Cargill

Just An Ordinary Story About The Way Things Go

Hillsboro – Let’s put it this way, on a general no-name, no-knock warrant obtained instanter in the middle of a night-riding black mare.

My man is a soldier who toted a brace of pistols for the Provost Marshal while overseas in the service of his country, and did some of the same kind of work in a municipality when he returned home.

Somehow, he injured his spine and suffers from chronic pain, which is medicated with opioid preparations from the VA pharmacy. That relief is not always available. due to various well-known considerations and professional constraints.

And, so, he sought solace in the stinking fumes of the smoking yerba buena.

Somehow, the chaps from 911 became involved and he found himself imprisoned in the County Jail for a time that ended Sunday evening when his people bonded him out of the lockup and they adjourned to an out-of-town hospital where he reportedly passed blood in his urine. His body is covered with bruises.

He reportedly received no medical attention while at the jail, nor was he allowed to contact family, a lawyer, or anyone else. He was alone and suffering from what he thought were the effects of dusted grass – just flat-out tripping.

Naturally, he’s in fear for his life and will not even give his right name or age so the official record may be consulted.

– Silence Do-Good, as related to Constance Makepeace

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