Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Nick & Vanessa Pitofsky Murder-Suicide In Dallas


Crandall, Texas police sergeant Nick Pitofsky and his wife Vanessa were found dead in their Dallas apartment today. Police believe these deaths are the result of a murder-suicide. Co-workers described Nick as a hands on police officer and he was also the star of at least one YouTube video where he is shown shooting a shotgun and telling the person filming him that he was going to buy that gun for his wife to use as protection in their home. At this time it is not known what lead up to this alleged murder-suicide, but people who knew Pitofsky well, in Crandall, are in a state of shock after learning the news. Click the image above to read more details about this story, including a statement released by the Crandall Police Department.

Pastor Josh Allen Fatal Wreck In Vinton


30-year-old Josh Allen, a pastor from Las Cruces, was killed in a vehicle crash near Vinton, Texas on Monday night. Pastor Allen was hit by a wrong way driver and it is believed he died immediately upon impact with the other vehicle. The Texas Department of Public Safety has begun a study to try and determine why so many Texans enter the freeway system going the wrong way. Josh Allen was the pastor of the Grace Bible Church in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Click the picture above to read more about this traffic accident.

Jennifer Mata Shot/Killed Near Lake Palestine


30-year-old Jennifer Mata was killed in East Texas on Tuesday morning, allegedly by her husband. Police are continuing their investigation into what might have lead Jennifer's husband to take her life. Jennifer Mata was employed by the University of Texas Health Center Northeast as a pharmacy tech. Jennifer's husband is expected to be charged with murder later today. Her death was the result of a gunshot wound to the head. Click the image above to read more.

Adrian Ray Mata Murder Arrest Near Tyler


29-year-old Adrian Ray Mata was arrested for the murder of his wife on Tuesday. The crime occurred in the 1500 block of County Road 333 around noon. The details of the murder have not been released at this time. It is known that his wife was shot in the head and upon arrival police called for an ambulance that took her to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. She died a short time after arriving at the hospital. Mata was arrested at a residence near Lake Palestine off FM 2661. Click the image above for more information.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Jesse Perales Murders Wife Krystal In Corpus Christi


28-year-old Krystal Perales was allegedly murdered by her husband Jesse Perales last night in Corpus Christi, Texas. According to police, Krystal was shot by her husband as she ran away. Sadly, one of the couple's children witnessed the whole thing. Jesse fled the scene before police arrived, but he was arrested this morning at a local apartment complex. Jesse Perales was booked into the Nueces County jail and is being held under a one million dollar bond. Click the image above for more information.

Carol Ann Byron Wins Powerball Lottery In Belton


A lady from Belton, Texas 'Carol Ann Byron' recently won two million dollars in the Powerball Lottery. She successfully matched all the winning numbers, except for the 'Powerball'. Since she selected the 'Power Play' option, her winnings were doubled. She has not disclosed how she will spend those two million dollars, but I'm sure she has a bunch of friends, family and neighbors who would be willing to help her out. She bought the winning ticket at H-E-B in Fredericksburg, Texas. Click the image above to read more.

Edward Brady Motorcycle Crash Fatality In Odessa


Around 2:00 AM Tuesday morning, Edward Brady crashed his motorcycle in the 6400 block of Highway 191 near Rocky Lane in Odessa, Texas. He was returning from a birthday party. At the same time of his crash, a car was also traveling down Highway 191 and hit Brady at the moment of his crash. Brady was killed instantly. The driver of the car, a Ford Crown Victoria, will not be charged with a crime. However, when police arrived they discovered the Crown Victoria driver had outstanding warrants - so he was taken into custody for them. Click the image above to read more.

Ethen Drake Charged With Capital Murder In Highlands


21-year-old Ethen Drake was charged with capital murder this week in connection to the death of Caroline Stagner, age 72, on December 13, 2013. According to police, Stagner was stabbed to death before her home was set on fire. Houston, Texas prosecutors believe the motive was robbery. The parents of Ethen Drake lived next door to Caroline Stagner. Inside their home, items that belonged to the murdered woman were found. It has also been reported that one day after Stagner's murder, Drake asked a friend to drive him to East Texas and during that trip the friend told police that Drake was 'flush with cash'. Click the image above for more information.

Jorge Avalos Killed In Car Crash Near Pampa


23-year-old Jorge Avalos died this morning in a head-on wreck near Pampa, Texas on Highway 70. 50-year-old Sharon Sweat from Mobile, Alabama also was killed. According to police, it appears that Avalos vehicle crossed the center-line, for an unknown reason, and hit Sweat. Avalos was driving a Dodge Stratus, while Seat was behind the wheel of a Chrysler. The accident happened around 6:45 AM. Click the image above to read more.

Brittany Lee Findley Killed In Car Crash In Friendswood


16-year-old Brittany Lee Findley died on Tuesday morning when the car she was driving lost control and left the roadway. The accident occurred on FM 528 around 10:00 AM. Findley was a student at Friendswood High School. Upon wrecking into a light pole, Findley's car burst into flames. Several bystanders tried to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher, but their efforts failed. Eventually, firefighters arrived and rescued Findley from the car. She was transported to Clear Lake Hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Click the image above to read more about this story.

Derrick Thomas Car Accident In San Antonio


Around 3:00 AM yesterday morning, 27-year-old Derrick Thomas died in a car crash in San Antonio, Texas. The wreck happened at the MLK underpass on I-10. According to police, Thomas' car hit a concrete pillar. He was pronounced dead at the scene. An unidentified passenger in the vehicle with him was injured, but she is expected to survive her injuries. The passenger was transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment. Click the image above to read more about this traffic accident.

No Answers, Tiffany Groves Death In Lubbock


It has been one year since a young woman by the name of Tiffany Groves first went missing and then was found dead in Lubbock, Texas. Police there have been tight lipped when it comes to releasing information about their investigation to the public. In fact, they have not even released her cause of death. The Lubbock Police Department continues to ask the public for help in learning more about Tiffany Groves disappearance and death. If you can help, please call them at 741-1000. Click the image above to read more about this story.

Thomas Jeremy Jones Murder Arrest In Killeen


31-year-old Thomas Jeremy Jones was arrested in Killeen, Texas last weekend and charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend 21-year-old Kirsten Nicole 'Nikki' Farr. The murder occurred at the IHOP restaurant in Killen on Sunday in the early morning hours. At one time, Farr and Jones had a relationship and had a child. However, after a break up and previous problems - there was a restraining order in place forbidding Jones from contacting Farr. He broke that order when he allegedly murdered her on Sunday. Click the image above for more information.

Brown-Mann House Burns To The Ground In McGregor


One of the oldest homes in Central Texas, the Brown-Mann House in McGregor, burned to the ground early Monday night. Fire departments from six different cities, including Waco were called to the scene to bring the blaze under control. The Brown-Mann House was built in the late 1800's and had a classical southern design. Several homes in McGregor were in danger of catching fire as winds blew embers into the air. The fire was eventually put out between 9:00 and 10:00 PM. Click the image above to read more about this story.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Waylon & Melinda Varner Vehicle Crash In Crane County


31-year-old Waylon Varner and 37-year-old Melinda Varner were killed in an early Monday morning traffic accident in Crane County, Texas. The accident occurred on FM 1233 about 17-miles outside of Monahans. Waylon was driving a Ford F-350 pickup truck when he veered into the path of a Kenworth tractor trailer rig. That vehicle was driven by 57-year-old John Matthews. His condition is not known at this time. Click the image above to read more.

Teresa Uribe Accidental Death In Midland


19-year-old Teresa Uribe was killed in a motor vehicle crash early Sunday morning in Midland, Texas. According to police, Uribe was the passenger in a 2002 Ford Mustang driven by Sergio Avalos when that vehicle lost control negotiating a cure on Loop 250 and E. County Road 60. 27-year-old Mario Avalos was injured in the wreck and was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital and is currently listed in stable condition. It is believed that Sergio Avalos hit a pole after losing control of the vehicle. Click the image above to read more about this accident.

Isaiah Golden A&M Football Player Arrested In Bryan


19-year-old Isaiah Golden, a lineman in the football program at A&M was arrested on Sunday night for possession of marijuana in Bryan, Texas. He was released on a $ 2000 bond shortly after being taken into custody. In Texas, the possession of a small amount of marijuana is a misdemeanor. The athletic department of the college had no immediate comment about his arrest. It is believed they will suspend Golden as early as this morning. Isaiah Golden is a resident of Carthage, located in North Texas. A conviction could land Golden in jail for six months and he could also be assessed a $ 2000.00 fine. Click the image above for more information.

Cancer Takes Another Victim, David Hutcherson From Dumas


There was a funeral service last weekend in Dumas, Texas for my cousin David Hutcherson. He died from cancer at the young age of 62. David was a good man and he did not deserve to die in such a horrible way and at such an early age. The good book teaches me not to hate, so I will just say that I extremely dislike cancer and all the negative things it does to families around the world everyday. Like David, many members of my family have lost their lives to cancer during the prime of life. David's father, Wayne, passed away before his 40th birthday. My own dad died from pancreatic cancer when he was 66-years-old. We will all miss David very much, but I am comforted in the knowledge he is in heaven now. During his short time on Earth, David touched thousands of people with his kindness. I will miss him and pray everyday that a cure for all types of cancer is found, soon. Click David's image above, to find out more about his life.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

James Gabriel Kempfield Motorcycle Crash Near Florence


35-year-old James Gabriel Kempfield died this weekend from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident on Friday. The wreck occurred around 6:30 AM Friday on Highway 183 near Florence, Texas. Kempfield was a resident of Copperas Cove. According to police, Kempfield's motorcycle was hit by the driver of a Toyota SUV. They believe he may have been distracted while using his cell phone. The crash took place in Williamson County. Kempfield was transported to Cedar Park Regional Medical Center where he passed away Saturday morning. It is not known at this time, if the driver of the SUV will face any criminal charges. Click the image above to read more.

Maria Guadalupe Gonzales Fatal Car Crash In Port Arthur


38-year-old Maria Guadalupe Gonzales lost her life early this morning in a traffic accident in Port Arthur, Texas. 27-year-old Leroy Rideaux Jr. was arrested and is expected to be charged with intoxication manslaughter early next week. The wreck occurred in the 3900 block of Memorial Boulevard when Rideaux Jr. rammed into the back of a vehicle where Gonzales was a passenger. Rideaux Jr. and two other passengers in the vehicle he hit were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. To read more about this story, click the photo above.

Kirsten Nicole 'Nikki' Farr Killed At IHOP In Killeen


21-year-old Kirsten Nicole Farr, better known to her friends as 'Nikki', died after she was stabbed multiple times at an IHOP restaurant in Killeen, Texas. The incident happened early Sunday morning. It is believed that Farr was murdered by an ex-boyfriend, 31-year-old Thomas Jeremy Jones. He was arrested several hours later in Nolanville. The IHOP restaurant is located at 700 W Central Texas Expressway in Killeen. It is believed that Farr, along with some coworkers, went to IHOP for breakfast after getting off work at a nightclub. According to friends of 'Nikki', she was 'good people and always had a smile on her face. If you would like to read more about this story, please click the picture above.

Dana Tweedie Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Galveston


A retired Houston police officer, Dana Tweedie, lost his life last night when the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a vehicle in Galveston, Texas. The accident occurred around 7:30 PM on Seawall Boulevard. The driver of the vehicle that hit Tweedie, 18-year-old Callie Inman, was arrested after the crash and is expected to be charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault. Dana Tweedie's wife was riding as a passenger on the motorcycle. She, Linda Tweedie, was transported to a local hospital and is currently listed in critical condition. Linda Tweedie is a current member of the Houston Police Department. If you would like to make a contribution to the Tweedie family, please sent it to the Houston Police Officer’s Union, 1600 State Street, Houston, Texas 77007. Funeral services for Officer Tweedie are pending. To read more about this story, click the image above.

Margarito Tapia Killed By Hit & Run Driver In Houston


Early this morning, Margarito Tapia was run over twice in the 5900 block of North Highway 6 in Harris County, Texas. Tapia was first struck by the driver of a Mercedes-Benz who was traveling south. The driver of that vehicle stopped to render aid to Tapia. However, another vehicle behind the Mercedes-Benz (believed to be a Mazda) ran over him while he was laying in the roadway. The driver of the Mazda did not stop. Tapia was transported to Cy-Fair Hospital where he was pronounced dead around 2:00 AM. The Harris County Sheriffs Office is investigating to find out exactly what happened. Click the image above for more information.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Stephanie Donovan Killed In Hit & Run Temple


34-year-old Stephanie Donovan, from Temple Texas, lost her life Friday night when she was struck by a hit and run driver. The incident occurred on Highway 190 in Bell County. Donovan was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe the driver of the suspected vehicle, a pickup truck, did not see her standing in the road. Sadly, the driver did not stop to render aid to her. Police are asking the public for help in finding the driver of the truck. They said the truck should have severe damage to the front part of the vehicle. Please contact the Bell County Sheriffs Office, if you have any information. Click the image above to read more.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Angie Hardy & Brittany Smith Killed In Gun Barrel City


33-year-old Angie Hardy and 28-year-old Brittany Smith lost their lives yesterday in an accident in Gun Barrel City, Texas. The crash occurred in the 3000 block of West Main Street. Gun Barrel City is located in Henderson County. A 3-year-old passenger was also injured. According to police - the child, Angie Hardy and Brittany Smith were all traveling over a bridge that crosses the Cedar Creek Reservoir when the driver took evasive action to avoid hitting road debris. That action caused the vehicle to change lanes and hit another driven by Sherry Duncan from Mabank, Texas head-on. Duncan was flown to an East Texas hospital. Her condition is unknown at this time. If you would like to read more, please click the image above.

Deputy Anthony Lamont Thomas Arrested In Bexar County


Murder charges were filed against Sheriffs Deputy Anthony Lamont Thomas on Thursday after a San Antonio, Texas grand jury indicted him. Deputy Thomas is accused of shooting a man, on August 31 2013, he had a dispute with after a minor traffic accident. The victim, Mathew Jackson, was inside his car when Thomas allegedly pulled his gun and shot him. According to police, Thomas was in his uniform when the shooting occurred. However, he was not on-duty at the time. Deputy Thomas has been on administrative duty with the Bexar County Sheriffs Office since the shooting. Now that he has been indicted on a murder charge, the department has changed his employment status to administrative leave pending action to terminate his employment. Mathew Jackson was 29-years-old at the time of his death. If you would like to read more about this story, please click the photo above.

Edward Alvarado Arrested After Standoff In Waco


42-year-old Edward Alvarado was arrested on Thursday afternoon after he entered a home and refused to come out when Federal Marshall's order him to. Then began a standoff that involved members of law enforcement from the Waco Police Department, McLennan County Sheriffs Office and U.S. Federal Marshall's. The Marshall's service was trying to serve arrest warrants on Alvarado for four counts of felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of a felon in possession of body armor, and one count of possession of a controlled substance. The standoff with Alvarado began around 3:15 PM and ended at 8:00 PM when he surrendered. The address of the home has not been revealed at this time, but it is located in what most local residents refer to as 'South Waco'. Before his surrender, tear gas was shot into the home to encourage Alvarado to come out and give himself up. There were other arrests at the scene, but the names of those arrested or the charges filed against them have yet to be released. Click the image above for more information.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Council Says No To E Cigarettes In Frisco


As I suspected, it did not take long for one major city in Texas to start restricting the use of e-cigarettes. Just yesterday, the City of Frisco voted to start treating e-cigarettes the same way as other smoke products within their city limits. At this time, it has not been proven that e-cigarettes are harmful either to the person smoking them or to the non-smoking public in general. However, there is a general distrust of any product that is inhaled into the lungs when something resembling smoke comes out as a byproduct. I expect Frisco, Texas to be only the first of many cities around the state to start putting restrictions on the use of e-cigarettes. Read more by clicking the image above.

Elizabeth Ann & Randy Ray Vinson Killed


Two people from Kilgore, Texas died from gunshot wounds on Tuesday. 32-year-old Elizabeth Ann Vinson was shot dead in a vehicle allegedly by her brother-in-law 37-year-old Randy Ray Vinson. That shooting occurred around 10:00 AM in the 1900 block of Highway 31 West of the city. As police arrived at the crime scene they found Randy Vinson standing on a bridge holding a rife. A standoff with police began, but the suspect would not communicate with officers. It ended when Randy Vinson allegedly fired his rifle at officers and when they returned fire he was killed. No motive for the shooting of Elizabeth Vinson has been established at this time. Click the image above to read more about this developing story.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bobby Lee Phillips & David Marshall Southerland Killed In Crash


27-year-old Bobby Lee Phillips III and 63-year-old David Marshall Southerland both died yesterday in a motor vehicle accident in East Texas. Phillips was from Gladewater, while Southerland lived in Tyler. The wreck happened around 6:00 PM on Highway 271 just south of Farm to Market Road 16. Both vehicles hit head-on and one caught on fire after the crash. The accident occurred in Smith County, Texas. Click the image above for more information.

Daniel Medina Killed In Weekend Crash


28-year-old Daniel Medina died last weekend after the Harley Davidson motorcycle he was driving was hit by a car driven by 20-year-old Ashley Adkins. The accident happened on Loop 338 in Odessa, Texas. According to police - Adkins vehicle, a 2008 Ford Escape, failed to yield the right-of-way and hit Medina's motorcycle. The wreck occurred around 5:30 PM on Sunday. Medina was transported to a local hospital, where he died a short time after arrival. Click the image above for more information.

Will Tea Party Dominate March Primaries?


We are about one month away from GOP primaries in Texas and pundits from around the nation are watching closely to see if the Tea Party will have the same power it had when Ted Cruz won a couple of years ago. Like all movements, there will be good and bad election cycles and I'm not sure if 2014 will be a good judge of whether or not the Tea Party is here to stay in Texas. Even tested conservatives like John Cornyn are facing challenges in the March primary from candidates who are so far to the right they make Rush Limbaugh look liberal. There is much distrust and dislike for President Obama in the Lone Star State, so it's anyone's guess right now what Republican voters will do next month.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Cousins Nevaeh Oliva & Lilliana Valent Killed


Sunday night around 11:00 PM there was a drive-by shooting on Cheryl Drive (near Mansheim Boulevard) in Corpus Christi, Texas. Two young children, 6-year-old Nevaeh Oliva and 2-year-old Lilliana Valent, were inside the house and were hit and killed by gunfire. According to police, at least 20-gunshots were fired at the house. Nevaeh Oliva was a student at Berlanga Elementary School. The gang unit with the Corpus Christi Police department, 361-886-2841, is asking the public for help in finding the person or persons responsible for these senseless murders. Click the childrens images above to read more about this developing story.

Jury Duty Taken Seriously In Waco


One Waco, Texas judge has become angry at the numbers of people who are refusing to show up for jury duty. So he, Ralph Strother, has ordered the sheriffs office in McLennan County to prepare to start showing up at the homes of potential jurors and bring them to the courthouse to serve. Recently, 120 called jurors failed to show up for jury duty on more than one occasion. In fact, when contacted one of the summoned citizens first complained he was ill, but then later said he was not going to show up anyway, so the sheriff might as well come get him. I'm pretty sure that man will be at the top of the list of folks who are picked up first and taken against their will to serve as a juror. Click Judge Strother's image above to read more.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Tic Price New Lamar University Basketball Coach


Coach Pat Knight was removed as the head coach of the men's basketball program at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas on Sunday. The program has struggled in recent years, so the college decided to make a changed. Tic Price will take over head coaching duties for the remainder of this season. Pat Knight began his head coaching career at Lamar University as a winner and even lead the team to an appearance in the NCAA championship series one season. However, in recent years, the team has lost more games than they have won. It is unclear right now what is next for Coach Knight or whether or not Tic Price will be offer the head coaching job next season. Click the image above to read more about this story.

James Goldsmith Killed In Plane Crash


77-year-old James Goldsmith from New Caney, Texas died in a plane crash on Sunday. According to witnesses, Goldsmith took off from Shepherd airport around 1:30 PM. They went on to say the plane began to break up shortly after take off. Then only a few minutes later, the small plane started to roll and eventually went into a nose dive. The FAA and NTSB will investigate the accident. Click the image above for more information.

Terry Pinkston Injured By Hit & Run Driver


73-year-old Terry Pinkston was struck by a hit and run driver on Saturday in Arlington, Texas. The incident occurred in the 2400 block of Ascension Blvd. Witnesses told police the vehicle that hit Pinkston was a 2000′s model blue Chevrolet Cavalier. Pinkston's family said that he was out on his morning walk when the car ran upon the sidewalk and hit him. The driver fled the scene after slamming on the brakes and ejecting him from the vehicle's hood. Pinkston is recovering in a local hospital. Click his photo above to learn more about this hit & run and how you may help the police find the person who was driving the car.

Yvette Smith Shot/Killed By Police


47-year-old Yvette Smith was shot and killed by a police officer in Bastrop, Texas on Sunday. A deputy with the Bastrop Sheriffs Office, Daniel Willis, was allegedly the officer who shot her. It was first reported that Smith was shot because she had a gun, but after further review it now appears that she was not armed. Police were dispatched to the home, because they received a call that two men were fighting outside over a gun. When deputies arrived the two men left the scene and as deputies were attempting to clear the house, that is when Smith was shot and killed. Deputy Daniel Willis joined the Bastrop Sheriffs Office in 2013. He as been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. Read more by clicking the image above.

Mayor & Pastor Bob Zap Has Died


85-year-old Bob Zap, the Mayor of Andrews Texas and a pastor, has passed away. According to city officials, he died from some kind of illness. Zap served as the Mayor of Andrews for 17-years and was well respected by the citizens he served. In addition to his city duties, Zap was also a pastor. The city manager said there will be an election to fill Zap's seat in May. If you would like to read more about Mayor Zap's passing, please click his image above.

Tillie Hedrick Killed In House Fire


94-year-old Tillie Hedrick from Robertson County, Texas died in a house fire on Saturday night that possibly was caused by an explosion. The Wheelock Volunteer Fire Department responded to a home on Barziza Street, off OSR and FM 46. When they arrived the house was completely engulfed in flames. After the fire was put out, Tillie Hedrick's body was found. The Texas Fire Marshal's Office will begin an investigation later today to determine what caused the fire. Read more by clicking the image above.

Gary Brown's Daughter Needs Bone Transplant


Dallas Cowboys running back coach Gary Brown is reaching out to the public for help in finding a bone transplant donor for his daughter. Malena Brown has been diagnosed with CML (chronic myeloid leukemia) and her life depends on her family finding a matching donor in a short period of time. Malena's biracial heritage is making it more difficult to find a blood match. Both of her siblings have been tested and neither is a match. The best way to help Malena and other children like her in Texas and abroad is to join the national bone marrow registry. Click her image above to read more about her battle to stay alive and join the registry.

Ramon & Carmen Mendoza Killed In Crash


Ramon and Carmen Mendoza died in a wreck on Friday night. The accident happened at 3rd Street and Knox in Odessa, Texas around 11:00 PM. Ishmeal Camacho, the driver of another vehicle involved, was injured - but was released from the hospital a short time later. The Texas Department of Public Safety worked the accident scene and released a statement saying that the truck driven by Camacho ran a stop sign and hit a Buick that was driven by Mendoza. It is not known at this time if criminal charges will be filed against Camacho. Click the image above for more information.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Dallas Police Officer Joshua Burns Shot In Line-Of-Duty


A Dallas police officer is listed in good condition tonight after being shot while on duty on Saturday. Joshua Burns, the injured officer and officer Salvador Varillas were dispatched to a domestic disturbance call in the 13000 block of Audelia Road. Upon their arrival, shots were fired at them with three bullets hitting Officer Burns. Fortunately, none of those shots resulted in life-threatening injuries to Burns. The shooter, Rakeem Perkins, was also hit by gunfire - but was able to flee the scene. Perkins was later turned into the police department by his mother. He is being treated in a Dallas, Texas hospital for his injuries. Click the image above to read more about this developing story.

Christopher Stelly, 2-Years-Old, Hit By Vehicle


A 2-year-old boy, Christopher Stelly, is listed in critical condition after being hit by a car on Friday. According to police in Beaumont Texas, the child ran into the street. Stelly was initially taken to Christus Hospital Saint Elizabeth, but he was transferred to the ICU unit of Childrens Hospital on Saturday. His condition is listed as critical. Around 6:45 PM last night, Stelly allegedly ran into a roadway in the 8100 block of Lawrence Drive. The driver stopped and no charges have been filed against that person at this time. Click the image above for more information.

Andrew Jensen Injured In Austin Area Hit & Run Accident


28-year-old Andrew Jensen was critically injured early this morning when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a hit and run driver in Cedar Park, Texas. Jensen was hit by the driver of a late model grey Jeep Liberty who left the scene of the accident. When police arrived at FM 1431 and Vista Ridge, they found Jensen laying in a ditch. He was transported to Seton Williamson hospital with life-threatening injuries. Authorities are asking the public for help in finding the driver of that vehicle. Police believe it will have damage to the passenger side. Please contact Officer Waylan Adams at 512-260-4760 or Investigator Mike McCann at 512-260-4790 at the Cedar Park Police Department. Click the image above for more information.

El Paso Police Officer Danny Moreno Suspended


It was learned yesterday that 25-year-old Danny Moreno, a member of the El Paso Police Department, has been suspended for the past couple of weeks after being arrested on DWI charges last month. On January 23rd, Moreno was pulled over in the 9100 block of Gateway West after his reckless driving was spotted by a police officer. He failed a field sobriety test and his blood alcohol level was registered at .0146 which is well above the legal limit in Texas. Moreno will remain suspended until the conclusion of his trial at which time, more serious action may be taken by the department. Click the Texas image above to read more information about this story.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Jesus Rivas Killed In Dallas Crash


Around noon on Friday there was a terrible traffic accident in Dallas, Texas. Two people were killed when a dump truck lost control and hit a pickup head-on. The driver of the pickup Jesus Rivas was killed as was the driver of the dump truck whose name has yet to be released. The crash occurred on I-635 in Balch Springs, Texas. All lanes on I-635 were closed for a couple of hours while police worked the accident scene and debris was cleared from the roadway. Click the picture above for more information.

Karon Fry Arrested For Terroristic Threat


Over the past month and a half, Karon Fry allegedly made several terroristic threats against a San Antonio College. He had been banned from the school since the early part of January, but he continued to show up and make threats against the facility. Police in San Antonio, Texas finally caught up to Fry yesterday and placed him under arrest. On at least one occasion Karon Fry is alleged to have said he wanted to blow up the school and/or burn it down. The name of the college was not released by police, but a San Antonio television station was able to access his Facebook page which identified him as a student at Brown Mackie College. Click his image above to read more information.

Possible For Wendy Davis To Win?


Almost no one gives any chance whatsoever to front runner for the democratic nomination for Texas Governor Wendy Davis to actually win election in November. That is why I believe she might just have a chance, though small, at actually pulling it off. The one thing that is working against her is the liberal media establishment who is providing her with millions of dollars worth of free publicity - simply because they want to embarrass the GOP in Texas and nationwide. If Wendy Davis is smart, and I think she is, soon she should distance herself from liberals at the New York Times, Time Magazine, CNN and MSNBC and focus on winning over Texas women with an approach that will work in Texas. The sad truth is it takes a bunch of money to win statewide office in Texas and right now the only place Wendy Davis can find that money is from liberals in blue states. However, if she wins the democratic nomination - she should pivot immediately away from those folks and begin a grass roots campaign focused on the issues that impact Texas women like education and crime. If she does that, she might actually have a chance to win in November. Click Wendy's picture above to read more about her campaign.

Lanny C. McCandles Arrested For Tax Fraud


The former CFO for Complete Care Medical Inc in Houston Texas, Lanny C. McCandles, has been indicted on charges of tax fraud. McCandles could face 60-years in federal prison if convicted. According to court records, McCandles embezzled more than $130,000 worth of money from the company between 2008 and 2010. The money allegedly stolen should have been sent to the federal government after it was withheld from employee paychecks. It is unknown at this time what tax responsibility those employees will be faced with in the future. He is expected to appear in a Houston federal courtroom later today. Click the image above to read more about this developing story.

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