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  • June 2022 SAPD Officer Suspension Report
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. June 2022 SAPD Officer Suspension Report The San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) has released its June 2022 suspension report. SAPD provides the public transparency with these reports. They can only release disciplinary […]
  • Kyle Police Department Improperly Withholds Public Case Report on Journalist
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice Kyle Police Department Improperly Withholds Public Case Report on Journalist On June 25, 2021, a journalist was improperly subjected to the rigors of prosecution by the Kyle Police Department. The case unfolded […]
  • INFORMATIONAL: Hays County Judge Leases to Activist News Outlet
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. INFORMATIONAL: Hays County Judge Leases to Activist News Outlet In recent weeks, the Texas Secretary of State registered business known as Caldwell/Hays Examiner has made a couple of misleading publications related to […]
  • Prior Williamson County Constable Gary Griffin Circulated a Conflicting Story About a Hays County Judge Candidate Mark Jones
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. Prior Williamson County Constable Circulated a Conflicting Story About a Hays County Judge Candidate On or about September 27, 2022, prior Hays County Sheriff Candidate Alex Villalobos posted a public image on […]
  • FACT CHECK: Hays County Judge Becerra Tax Fiasco
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. FACT CHECK: Hays County Judge Becerra Tax Fiasco Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra, whom is up for re-election this year, has put a lot of scrutiny on his opposition, current Hays County […]
  • Cameron County District Attorney, Again, Dismisses Nepotism Appeal on Brownsville ISD Trustee
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. Cameron County District Attorney, Again, Dismisses Nepotism Appeal on Brownsville ISD Trustee This case stems from an indictment for nepotism on Brownsville ISD Trustee Minerva Pena. It was claimed she was involved […]
  • INFORMATIONAL: Texas Attorney General Provides Opinion on Out-of-County Magistrate Bond Setting
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. INFORMATIONAL: Texas Attorney General Provides Opinion on Out-of-County Magistrate Bond Setting On April 1, 2022, the Lee County Attorney’s Office in Giddings, Texas sent a request for opinion to the Texas Attorney […]
  • Hays County Republican Judge Son Donates to Hays County Democrat Candidate for DA’s Office
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. UPDATED ON 9/16/2022 @ 9:45 AM Hays County Republican Judge Son Donates to Hays County Democrat Candidate for DA’s Office A Campaign Finance Report filed on July 25, 2002, by Democratic candidate […]
  • Hays County Commissioners Agree to Spend $2.5M on Dead End Highway
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. Hays County Commissioners Agree to Spend $2.5M on Dead End Highway Per a Facebook post by Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra: Mark Jones and Walt Smith lied in commissioners court in an […]
  • Kyle City Manager J. Scott Sellers Resigns From City of Kyle After Internal Investigation
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. Kyle City Manager J. Scott Sellers Resigns After Internal Investigation On September 6, 2022, it has been circulating that J. Scott Sellers has elected to resign in conclusion of an internal investigation. […]
  • Prior Cameron County ADA Indicted for Records Tampering
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. Prior Cameron County ADA Indicted for Records Tampering Kellye Kaye Crump SoRelle, known as Kellye SoRelle, claims employment with the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office from the year 2011 to the year […]
  • May 2022 SAPD Suspension Report
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing on in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. May 2022 SAPD Suspension Report The San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) has released its May 2022 suspension report. SAPD provides the public transparency with these reports. They can only release disciplinary […]
  • San Marcos Police Department Releases 2021 Disciplinary Reports
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice San Marcos Police Department Releases 2021 Disciplinary Reports We have requested the disciplinary actions for the 2021 calendar year on all Civil Service and non-Civil Service law enforcement personnel within the San […]
  • Only 1 Kyle Police Officer Disciplined in 2021
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. Only 1 Kyle Police Officer Disciplined in 2021 In Texas, under Chapter 143 of the Local Government Code, members of the Fire Fighters’ and Police Officers’ Civil Service Commission are provided certain […]
  • Hays County Commissioners Court May Need to Review Constable Budget
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. Hays County Commissioners Court May Need to Review Constable Budget We first reported a disparity in traffic enforcement amongst the five Constable Offices. The Constable’s Offices for Precinct 4 and 5 had […]
  • Prior Bishop Police Officer Indicted and Convicted Over Misuse of Official Information
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or website should be taken as legal advice. Prior Bishop Police Officer Indicted and Convicted Over Misuse of Official Information The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office secured two convictions for Texas Penal Code 39.06(b)(1-2), Misuse of Official Information; which states: (b) A […]
  • Kyle City Council Travels All Over the United States on Taxpayers Money
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. Kyle City Council Travels All Over the United States on Taxpayers Money We requested two years of travel itineraries for the City Council elected to make decisions for the City of Kyle, […]
  • City of Kyle Fails to Serve Legal Document on Prior Kyle Police Department Union President
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. City of Kyle Fails to Serve Legal Document on Prior Kyle Police Department Union President The City of Kyle indefinitely suspended Prior Union President and Sergeant, Jesse Espinoza, on May 15, 2015. […]
  • San Antonio Police Officer Enforced the 1st Amendment for a Photojournalist
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. San Antonio Police Officer Enforced the 1st Amendment for a Photojournalist On an unknown day in an unknown month during 2022, more than a couple members of the San Antonio Police Department […]
  • 1 Indicted Austin Police Officer is Appointed to TCOLE by Texas Governor
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. 1 Indicted Austin Police Officer is Appointed to TCOLE by Texas Governor On August 5, 2022, the Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, appointed Jerry Berry to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). […]
  • 1 Federal Lawsuit Claims Sexual Assault by a Texas Police Officer
    PLEASE NOTE: Noting in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. 1 Federal Lawsuit Claims Sexual Assault by a Texas Police Officer A Federal civil rights lawsuit was filed on July 5, 2022. The complaint, a five page document, identifies a Texas police […]
  • 2 Hays County Constable Offices Exceed the Norm in Traffic Enforcement During 2021
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. 2 Hays County Constable Offices Exceed the Norm in Traffic Enforcement During 2021 We requested traffic enforcement data for the 2021 calendar year. We requested the data from each Hays County Constable’s […]
  • City of Kyle Named in Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit
    Please Note: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice City of Kyle Named in Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit The City of Kyle has been named in a new Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit claiming 1st and 4th Amendment violations. This all comes […]
  • Kyle City Manager Placed on Leave Pending Outcome of Complaint
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. Kyle City Manager Placed on Leave Pending Outcome of Complaint On July 23, 2022, the City of Kyle legislative body voted 6-0 to place J. Scott Sellers, City Manager, on leave, pending […]
  • 1 Civil Rights Lawsuit filed by a Local Attorney on the Hays County Government
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. 1 Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed by a Local Attorney on the Hays County Government On January 25, 2022, Attorney Scott Ogle, filed a lawsuit on numerous people within the Hays County Government. […]
  • Hays County Defense Attorney’s Keeping Jail Backlogged
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice Hays County Defense Attorney’s Keeping Jail Backlogged The Hays County Jail reports daily figures on the Hays County Government website. As of July 4, 2022, the County states its jail population is […]
  • 2 Lawsuits Against Cameron County Sheriff Garza are Dismissed
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. 2 Lawsuits Against Cameron County Sheriff Garza are Dismissed United States District Judge Fernando Rodriguez Jr issued two sets orders on July 8, 2022. Both sets of orders indicate the lawsuits filed […]
  • Cameron County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Deputy Files 1 Lawsuit on His County Commissioners
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. Cameron County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Deputy Files 1 Lawsuit on His County Commissioners Robert Garcia, currently employed by the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office as the Chief Deputy, has filed a lawsuit on […]
  • City of Kyle Ethics Commission Requests a Reconsideration of City Manager’s Outside Employment
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing should be taken as legal advice. City of Kyle Ethics Commission Requests a Reconsideration of City Manager’s Outside Employment On June 23, 2022, the City of Kyle Ethics Commission held a meeting to review two complaints filed by Yvonne Flores-Cale, District 2 […]
  • David Puryear, Republican Candidate for Hays County District Attorney Issues 1 Letter
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. Further, this publishing does not represent any views of The Hawk’s Eye – Consulting & News, LLC or any endorsement for any candidate. This is simply a publishing on a candidates views; […]
  • City of Kyle Issues 2 Ethics Opinions
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. City of Kyle Issues 2 Ethics Opinions On March 31, 2022 and May 6, 2022, the Ethics Compliance Officer for the City of Kyle rendered two opinions on concerned raised to his […]
  • Texas Attorney General Hopes to Get 1 Supreme Court Ruling to Stop Whistleblower Lawsuit
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. Texas Attorney General Hopes to Get 1 Supreme Court Ruling to Stop Whistleblower Lawsuit On November 12, 2020, more than a few individuals employed, at one time, by Ken Paxton, the Texas […]
  • TCOLE Instructor Arrested After 3 Cadets Make Complaints
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. TCOLE Instructor Arrested After 3 Cadets Make Complaints A Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC) Police Academy Instructor was arrested for alleged crimes towards multiple cadets. The Texas Commission on Law […]
  • 1 Cannabis Opinion: Democratic Party – Candidate for Hays County District Attorney – Kelly Higgins
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. Cannabis Opinion: Democratic Party – Candidate for Hays County District Attorney – Kelley Higgins Kelly Higgins is the Democratic Party Candidate for the office of Hays County District Attorney. He was previously […]
  • FINALLY: A District Attorney Has Requested a Texas Attorney General Opinion on a TCOLE Separation of Licensee Form (F-5)
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. FINALLY: A District Attorney Has Requested a Texas Attorney General Opinion on a TCOLE Separation of Licensee Form (F-5) The Fort Bend County District Attorney, Brian Middleton, has submitted a “Request for […]
  • FIRED: 1 Cameron County Sheriff Deputy was Deceitful in Background Investigation
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. FIRED: 1 Cameron County Sheriff Deputy was Deceitful in a Background Investigation The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office has let go one of its deputies due to answers provided on the mandatory requirement […]
  • Exposed: Hays County Deputy Constable From Precinct 3 Had Relationship With Inmate
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website is to be taken as legal advice. Hays County Deputy Constable From Precinct 3 Had Relationship With Inmate On October 29, 2021, Deputy Cody Cheatham of the Hays County Constables Office for Precinct 3 received a phone call […]
  • Cameron County DA’s Office Makes Confusing Move in Brownsville ISD Trustee Case
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing published in this article or on this website should be taken as legal advice. Cameron County DA’s Office Makes Confusing Move in Brownsville ISD Board Member Case The Cameron County DA’s Office has made another change of pace in the nepotism case affecting Brownsville ISD […]
  • Mercedes ISD Superintendent Arrested
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. Mercedes ISD Superintendent Arrested The Mercedes Public Safety Department, commonly referred to as the Mercedes Police Department, published a press release identifying the Mercedes Independent School District (ISD) Superintendent was arrested. The […]
  • SAPD Officer Casanova ‘Knock and Talk;’ What Happened?
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing on this website or in this publishing should be taken as legal advice. SAPD Officer Casanova’s Legal Battle On March 25, 2022, Kens5 wrote a story about an officer involved shooting. Specifically, they referenced Officer Casanova of the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) and his […]
  • Prior Kyle Police Association President Had 1 Hearing on Motion to Vacate Arbitration Award
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. The prior Kyle Police Association President, Jesse Espinoza, had a hearing on May 25, 2022, to defend his filing involving a motion to vacate an award issued in an arbitration process. He […]
  • Corpus Christi Police Department to Increase Staffing on Weekends to 1 Unit
    According to the Corpus Christi Police Department Blotter, the Corpus Christi Police Department will be increasing its availability to the community, on the weekends. The move comes as the Corpus Christi Police Department will attempt to solve a common problem faced by many law enforcement agencies throughout Texas; […]
  • 4 Texas Judges Receive Public Discipline in April 2022
    The Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct (SCJC) issued six disciplinary actions to judges in the month of April. Four of the disciplinary actions judges received were public. The judges receiving public discipline are as follows: The Honorable Judge Clyde Black: On April 7, 2022, the Honorable Clyde […]
  • 1 Texas County Judge Charged with Cattle Theft
    A Texas County Judge was arrested after a yearlong investigation, which is still ongoing. Loving County Judge Skeet Jones, a descendent of a powerful ranching family, has been in his role since 2007. Loving County is said to be the least populated county in the continental United States. […]
  • Prior Kyle Police Association President to Have Hearing to Vacate Arbitration Award
    On May 31, 2018, Jesse Espinoza, a prior Kyle Police Association President, filed a petition to have the arbitration award granted to the City of Kyle, vacated. Initially, the prior Kyle Police Association President was separated from the City of Kyle due to a 2015 investigation, which was […]
  • City of Mercedes Files Lawsuits on Prior City Attorney, City Attorney Gets Indicted
    The City of Mercedes filed three lawsuits in Hidalgo County District Court. These lawsuits were filed in 2020. The cause numbers are C-1274-20-B, C-1564-20-J, and C-1640-20-G. The filings relate to prior City Attorney Juan R Molina’s time representing the City of Mercedes. The lawsuits reference decisions made by […]
  • Harlingen Swears-In First Female Mayor
    Since there is a new mayor, what happens with the past mayors emails? The ones not on government server? The Texas Attorney General has a complaint on such this question. Copied directly from the City of Harlingen: 05/18/2022 “Harlingen, Texas– Harlingen City Commissionerstonight canvassed the votes of the […]
  • Past 404th District Judge and Past 404th District Judge Candidate Battle Free Speech Claims
    Did the title catch your attention? Good… now we will explain what it means. Currently, past candidate for the office of the 404th District Court Judge in Cameron County, Texas has filed a lawsuit claiming defamation. However, the past 404th District Court judge is not the one that […]
  • San Antonio Police Department Releases its April 2022 Suspension Report.
    The San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) has issued its monthly suspension report. DRIVING SUSPENSIONS: Officer Dario Ledesma was suspended for violation of an applicable fire or police department rule or special order. Essentially, he got into a vehicle accident. The suspension was rendered, based upon “[t]he level of […]
  • When Will Prior Bexar County Precinct 2 Constable Barrientes Vela Trial Begin?
    Michelle Barrientes-Vela is one of Becar County’s prior Constables. She was elected to the Precinct 2 office. On or about May 17, 2021, Barrientes Vela was indicted on multiple counts. The offense date is claimed to be around June 26, 2019. On or about April 22, 2022, a […]
  • Cameron County District Attorney Motions to Dismiss Appeal on Brownsville ISD Nepotism Case
    First Administrative Assistant Edward A. Sandoval, filed a motion to dismiss in the Court of Appeals, Thirteenth Judicial District under cause 13-22-00206-CR. The motion to dismiss is related to Minerva Pena, a Brownsville ISD board member, being indicted on a class c misdemeanor charge of nepotism. The matter […]
  • Blogger to Have His Day in Hays County District Court to Attempt to Redress Unlawful Restraint
    After a long period of being unlawfully restrainted, a Blogger will have his day in court to attempt to express the harm he was subjected to in his quest to provide 1st Amendment redress to the government over conduct he has been subjected too. This Blogger is still […]
  • Federal Deposition Appears to Expose Risks within the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office
    PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice . Federal Deposition Appears to Expose Risks within the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office In one of the lawsuits filed on Cameron County Sheriff Eric Garza, he is questioned related to his campaign […]
  • Judge Rescinds and Reissues Order Quashing Indictment Filed by Cameron County District Attorney’s Office
    On May 10, 2022, the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office got their wish. The late filed order, which quashed the indictment filed on Minerva Pena, a Brownsville ISD board member, has been rescinded and reissued. Now the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office can file an appeal to the […]
  • Did Union Billboards Have Anything to do with Crime Spike in Bexar County?
    Recently, Sheriff Javier Salazar, of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, identified a trend in crime within county patrolled areas. Specifically, he submitted a letter to the Bexar County Commissioners Court stating in the last several months, violent crime has increased: He identified incidents which occurred after billboards were […]
  • Cameron County’s Timeframe to Appeal the Nepotism Dismissal on Minerva Peña has Passed
    On May 3, 2022, the Court of Appeals, for the Thirteenth District of Texas sent notice to the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office, which states the following: “It appears that the appeal has not been timely perfected. Pursuant to Tex. R. App. P. 37.1, you are hereby given […]
  • Can Uribe Overcome Disinformation/Misinformation Campaign in Run-Off Election?
    Richard Urbie is up for re-election, but this past year has caused quite a stir. There have been many changes to the City of Harlingen government landscape. Most recently, longtime Mayor Boswell was upended by a historical event. Now Commissioner Uribe is set to have a run-off election […]
  • Harlingen Has a New Mayor; What Does This Mean for Fifteen Years of Government Record History?
    On May 7, 2022, the City of Harlingen had its election for Mayor. There were two candidates. The first, a fifteen year veteran of the role, Chris Boswell. The second, the challenger, Norma Sepulveda. There was much talk about campaign financing and financial raises in this highly contested […]
  • Get to Know Your Candidate: Democratic Party – Kelly Higgins for District Attorney – Series One
    We understand the importance of the District Attorney’s Office in a community. The way it is ran may set the tone for the community. Because of this important role and a highly anticipated election year, where there are two candidates that are not running for re-election; we find […]
  • Cameron County is Quick to Appeal Nepotism Case
    On May 2, 2022, Janie Carrizales, on behalf of Edward Sandoval, submitted a document which appeared to be signed by Luis V Saenz, to appeal the Motion to Quash that dismissed the nepotism case filed by the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office. The case will now head to […]
  • Did Cameron County First Assistant District Attorney Put the Cart Before the Horse in Nepotism Case?
    The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office, through its’ First Assistant, Edward A Sandoval, to the District Attorney, Luis V. Saenz, filed a brief in support of actions to take upon conviction. This brief, previously documented, was related to Brownsville Independent School District (ISD) Trustee, Minerva Peña being indicted […]
  • Good Faith? Amended Petition on Terminated Valley International Airport Police Chief
    On April 20, 2022, John David Osborne, the prior Valley International Airport (VIA) Police Chief amended his petition. Now he claims he is a protected informant of the “Texas Whistleblower Act.” Now Mr. Osborne will have to show, per Texas Government Code 554.0004, the following: Sec. 554.004. BURDEN […]
  • Prior Harlingen Valley International Airport (VIA) Police Chief Claims Retaliation After Providing Information to Harlingen Commissioner
    On December 27, 2021, a lawsuit was filed in the 455th District Court of Travis County. The lawsuit styled John David Osborne, JR. v. Valley International Airport, and the City of Harlingen goes into claims that Mr. Osborne was retaliated against for his attempt to investigate a crime. […]
  • Motion for Default Judgement Filed on TCOLE Executive Director Kim Vickers
    Previously, we informed our readers that we filed a Petition of Mandamus (lawsuit) on Executive Director Kim Vickers of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). We also provided context for the reason for filing. We published that we received a response from the Texas Attorney General’s Office […]
  • Travis County District Attorney Indicts 19 Austin Police Officers, Claims Excessive Force
    Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza recently called for the indictments of 19 Austin Police Department, Police Officers. The District Attorney’s Office stance is the use of less than lethal force, as used by the 19 officers, was considered excessive and harming. The officers are accused, essentially, of […]
  • City of Harlingen Contradicts Commissioner Uribe’s Comments Which Removed Prior City Manager Daniel Serna
    In a prior City of Harlingen Commissioners Meeting, Commissioner Richard Uribe made declaration that the City of Harlingen turned over medical records of a police officer to a “criminal.” Specifically quoted in the Valley Morning Star is the following: “Uribe also cited a case in which the city […]
  • City of Kyle to Hold Ethics Commission Meeting on February 23, 2022
    The City of Kyle has called an Ethics Commission meeting. The City tends to call these meetings when there is a complaint submitted or a request for opinion. Essentially, the Ethics Commission is not a reoccurring meeting. It is an “as needed,” meeting. Anyone interested can join the […]
  • Why Would the City of Harlingen Open Records Unit Claim to Not Have Records the Legislative Body Confirmed Existed in Open Meeting?
    On February 4, 2022, we requested the information discussed in the Harlingen Commissioners Meeting which occurred on or about February 10, 2022. The matter was first reported by the Valley Morning Star. The request for information was made due to a prior Harlingen Commissioners Meeting. We requested any […]
  • Motion Filed to Request Dismissal of Lawsuit on Kyle City Manager
    The Plaintiff in Hays County 22nd District Court, Cause 21-2336, styled John D. Ferrara v J. Scott Sellers, City Manager, City of Kyle has requested the Petition of Mandamus filed and served to be dismissed. The request for dismissal comes after the illegal restraint the Plaintiff was subjected […]
  • Attorney General’s Office Confirms it will Respond to Lawsuit Filed on TCOLE Director
    We received information that the Attorney General’s Office will respond for TCOLE Executive Director Kim Vickers; as it relates to the lawsuit filed on him, for accusations he has not performed his statutory duty for Texas. This reply should be interesting. There are multiple concerns with the Texas […]
  • Cameron County Precinct 2 Constable Being Sued by His Deputy
    On January 13, 2022, Felipe De Jesus Coria filed a Federal Lawsuit on Cameron County Constable for Precinct 2, Abelard “Abel” Gomez. The lawsuit complains of violations to Coria’s free speech. The lawsuit claims Coria was retaliated against for “voicing his intention to run for the political office, […]
  • Hays County Pro Tem Drops Case Against Blogger
    Afton Washbourne, the Pro Tem, for a case recused by the Hays County Criminal District Attorney’s Office and assigned to the Travis County Attorney’s Office, by virtue of judicial order has requested dismissal of a case involving a blogger. On January 28, 2022, the assigned Judge, the Honorable […]
  • Who are the Republican Candidates Running for Hays County Commissioner for Precinct 2 (2023)?
    There are two candidates running in the Republican Primary Election for Hays County Commissioner, Precinct 2. The winner will move on to the General Election and complete against the Democratic Primary Election winner. Mike Gonzalez Andy Hentschke Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/andyhentschke4hays/?ref=page_internal Please be sure to learn about the candidates. […]
  • Who are the Democrats Running for Hays County Commissioner in Precinct 2 (2023)?
    The position for Hays County Commissioner in Precinct 2 has three candidates for the Democratic Party running in the primary election. The winner of this primary will head to the general election to compete against the Republican challenger. Richard “Pepe” Cronshey Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cronshey4commissioner Campaign Page: http://www.cronshey4commissioner.com Linda […]
  • Who is Running for Hays County Clerk in the 2023 Election?
    There are three candidates running for the Hays County Clerk’s Office. One of which is the incumbent Elaine Cardenas. She will face a challenger in the primary. The Challenger is Edna R. Peterson. Both candidates are running as Democrats. The winner of the primary will move on to […]
  • City Manager is Suspected of Violating City of Harlingen Ordinance
    On or about October 21, 2021, a lawsuit was filed on City Manager Gabriel Gonzalez for actions that, are claimed, to exceed his legal authority. On or about November 18, 2021, after the deadline to respond, the Interim City Attorney Mark Sossi submitted a reply to the lawsuit […]
  • Who is Running for Hays County Judge in the 2023 Election?
    The race for Hays County Judge will consist of one primary election and one general election. The incumbent, Judge Ruben Beccera will face Democratic challenger Brandon Burleson in the primary election. The winner of the March 1, 2022 primary will compete against Republican candidate Mark Jones. Judge Ruben […]
  • Who is Running in the Democratic Primary for the Hays County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2?
    The Hays County Democratic Primary is scheduled for March 1, 2022. With only a few months left, do you know who is running in the primary for Hays County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2? Currently, this is a contested primary. The sample Democratic primary ballot has two […]
  • Who are the 2023 Candidates for Hays County Criminal District Attorney?
    Many people may be wondering what to expect this election year. It appears that incumbent Hays County Criminal District Attorney Wes Mau has elected not to run for re-election. This year, there are two candidates running for the office of Criminal District Attorney for Hays County. Both candidates […]
  • Veterans Affairs Police Chief to have FTCA Lawsuit Filed on Him Before Years End
    A Veterans Affairs Police Chief who filed a false report and sent emails to his government email to make it appear that his spouse received messages she never received will have a Federal Tort Claim filed on his conduct. Although the lawsuit will not name Mr. Wallace, it […]
  • Executive Director of TCOLE Being Sued for Allowing Improperly Certified Peace Officers to Police Texas
    The Executive Director of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement is being sued in Travis County District Court under Cause D-1-GN-22-000205, for allowing many people to police Texas without proper certification. The full lawsuit can be read HERE. The lawsuit alleges that many people who were appointed as […]
  • Hays County to Have Another Big Election Year
    Hays County’s cycle of major change is upon us. The County has many position up for election. Many incumbents are attempting to remain in their elected roles, while a few have decided not to run for re-election. The Hays County Democratic Party has identified the following people for […]
  • 3rd COA Denies Motion for Contempt of Court
    Just received, the 3rd COA has denied a motion for contempt of court BEFORE the ten day waiting period it was supposed to wait before decision. AMaybe this means the Habeas application will be accepted in the near future. The complaint on the matter is still pending with […]
  • Hays County ‘Superstar’ Court Clerk has Motion for Contempt of Court Filed on Him
    The ‘superstar’ employee of Hays County Court at Law, as described in a Hays Free Press publishing, has a motion for contempt of court filed on him for his less than stellar application of duty. The motion was filed with the 3rd Court of Appeals and due to […]
  • Hays Pro Tem has a Deadline to Respond to Motion for Contempt of Court
    Afton Washbourne, a Hays County Pro Tem employed by the Travis County Attorney’s Office was served a Motion for Contempt of Court. The initial service was sent on December 20, 2021. She received the service on or about December 27, 2021. One typically has twenty days to reply […]
  • Hays County Court at Law Clerk Lacks Candor
    We all may remember when prior Hays County Court at Law #3 Judge Millie Thompson had issues with employees within the Hays County Court at Law. Many may have articulated her actions as bizarre, but those speculating may have been unknowing to what was really brewing in the […]
  • Hays County Pro Tem Formally Served Show Cause Notice in Suspected Contempt of Court Cause
    Afton Washbourne, the assigned prosecutor for the State of Texas, by way of recusal ordered by Judge Steel of the Hays County District Courts, was formally serviced process for a motion for contempt of court related to said order. The Hays County Criminal District Attorney’s Office was initially […]
  • Hays County Pro Tem Close to Receiving a Notice to Show Cause on a Suspected Contempt of Court Matter
    Afron Washbourne, an Assistant Travis County Attorney, may be receiving a “show cause notice,” in the near future; as it relates to allegations she has violated an order of a District Court Judge in Hays County. Through numerous open records requests, so the public can be made aware, […]
  • Hays County Pro Tem Served Motion for Contempt of Court
    Afton Washbourne, a Travis County Attorney whom was assigned a case out of Hays County by a recusal order of a District Court Judge is now in a situation where she needs to explain her actions and decisions surrounding the order she received or be held in contempt […]
  • Hays County Criminal District Attorney‘s Office Confirms a Few of a Hays County Police Chief’s Improprieties
    On December 10, 2021, the Hays County Government through the Hays County Office of General Counsel released a confirmation that neither Kyle Police Chief Jeffrey Blake Barnett, or his officers, provided a document to the Hays County Criminal District Attorney ‘s Office to have his name protected from […]
  • Did you know Convicted Cameron County DA Villalobos Had Security Business with Prior City of Kyle Councilman Villalobos?
    On May 6, 1992, Armando Villalobos who was the prior District Attorney in Cameron County until he was convicted of racketeering activities and prior City of Kyle Councilman Alexander Villalobos founded an incorporation called Intrepid Intel Research. Prior to Alex Villalobos being elected to represent the City of […]
  • Court Tosses Attorney General’s Frivolous Suit on San Antonio Police Chief
    Originally filed on January 15, 2021, the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, attempted to remove San Antonio Police Chief William McManus from his public office for suspected violations of Senate Bill 4 (an immigration law passed to assist in coordinating matters important to the Federal Government and related […]
  • The 3rd Court of Appeals Requests Lower Court’s Decision on Pre-Indictment Habeas Corpus Application and Motion to Dismiss
    On or about June 14, 2021, a petitioner for pre-indictment habeas corpus relief was requested to fill out new bond paperwork without an order. This occurred in the Hays County Court at Law where the Honorable Judge Linda Rodriguez presided in a hearing to remove a bail bond […]
  • Cameron County Civil Legal Division Seeks Reconsideration from the 13th Court of Appeals on Courthouse Security Mandamus
    On November 2, 2021, the Cameron County Civil Legal Division filed a “Motion for En Banc Reconsideration and Request for Stay,” with the 13th Court of Appeals, in cause 13-21-00309-CV. This filing is tied to the Original Petition of Mandamus filed within the same cause. The mandamus request […]
  • Lawsuit Claims Kyle City Manager has No Choice but to take Action on Employees
    In a recent filing, released today, the plaintiff in a lawsuit against the City Manager rebutted the stance of the City Manager on all accounts. The initial answer to this lawsuit, by the City Manger, claimed the Court did not have jurisdiction to order the City Manager to […]
  • Kyle City Manager Responds to Lawsuit
    On November 10, 2021, with the deadline to file a response to the Petition of Mandamus filed and served on him, J. Scott Sellers, the City Manager of the City of Kyle, files a response. The response was by Audrey ‘Audi’ Elizabeth Guthrie, a May 2012 graduate from […]
  • Kyle City Manager May Default on Lawsuit, Where it is Claimed he Violated the Abuse of Official Capacity Statute
    The Kyle City Manager, J. Scott Sellers, was served a lawsuit on October 21, 2021. The suit, filed in Hays County District Court, claims Mr. Sellers violated the Abuse of Official Capacity statue of the State of Texas. The claim is, Mr. Sellers allowed his Police Chief, Jeff […]
  • 2 Areas of Texas Connected by One Police Chief (Cameron County & Hays County)
    Recently, a citizen filed two Petitions for Mandamus Relief in two separate District Courts. The first, was filed in the Cameron County District Court and provides for a clear connection to the second filing in the Hays County District Court. The first mandamus alleges members of the City […]
  • Cameron County Sheriff Eric Garza Pointed Out Sergeant Before Inauguration for Suspected Loyalty Issues then Demoted Him, Per Complaint
    In another case of claimed suppressive actions by the newly elected Cameron County Sheriff Eric Garza; Rodrigo Almanza, a prior Cameron County Sheriff Deputy, has claimed in a US District Court, Southern District of Texas filing, he was reassigned for his outward support of the incumbent Sheriff Omar […]
  • The City of Harlingen Fires its Retired Police Commander from his Airport Police Chief Job
    First reported by the Valley Morning Star, Valley International Airport (VIA) Police Chief John David Osborne was fired from his job as the top official of a small, nine member, department under the control of the City of Harlingen. In the Valley Morning Star’s publishing the following is […]