by Darcy Birden — Lauren Thompson has been missing from Panola County for more than six months and there are a lot of questions surrounding her disappearance.  Those questions Torie Colvin, Thompson’s mother, has also asked, especially when it comes to how the investigation is going. Colvin sat down with CBS19’sDarcy Birden to explain what

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A group of gunmen working for a faction of Los Zetas are taunting locally stationed military forces by dumping the body of one of their victims with a threatening message. This week, a team of gunmen from the Cartel Del Noreste (CDN) faction of Los Zetas raided a ranch in the municipality of Cadereyta, where

A popular Texas-based internet preacher, dubbed by many of his female followers as “Jesus in the flesh,” has been caught up in a sex tape scandal with two women who are not his wife. According to the Christian Post, media personality Larry Reid, first reported on his show last Wednesday that he was sent the explicit recordings of “prophet” Joshua Holmes.

by Ty Clevenger State Trooper Tyson Metzig, whose ex-wife suggested he may have been involved in the murder of Longview, Texas businessman Ron Horaney, was working near Jacksonville on the day that Mr. Horaney was murdered, according to records released yesterday evening by the Texas Department of Public Safety. The records — which you can read for

An unauthorized broadcast of courtroom footage at the retrial of David Temple could lead to a mistrial being declared. David Temple is standing trial for the second time in connection with the 1999 slaying of his wife Belinda Temple. Judge Kellie Johnson announced Tuesday that KHOU-TV violated a court order by broadcasting audio from proceedings on the first day of


GEORGE HUDGINS released from Federal Prison “I lied about the returns, misrepresented the returns in order to buy more time to make the money back. It wasn’t just because I was lying trying to get people to put money in so I could steal it. That never crossed my mind. I never in my wildest

South Texas bribery trial

Jurors watched a recorded video of Rodolfo “Rudy” Delgado accepting an envelope filled with cash as the trial of the former state district judge began in McAllen on Wednesday. The video was recorded by local attorney-turned-informant Noe Perez, according to The Monitor, which covers the Valley. Delgado faces eight charges: three counts of federal program bribery,

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Fired for reporting conflicts of interest

Amy Harrison, former director of licensing for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, has alleged in a federal lawsuit filed Monday that she was forced out of her post because she reported conflicts of interest involving the agency’s new commissioner,  the Houston Chronicle reported. Harrison was fired in July 2017, allegedly due to her extravagant travel expenses.

by Ty Clevenger Back in November, I blogged about a Texas Ranger who was assigned to investigate the murder of Longview businessman Ron Horaney, then demoted after his supervisors learned about his affair with Mr. Horaney’s widow. Things have only gotten stranger since. On Friday, I faxed a letter to Gregg County District Attorney Tom Watson and

AN INTERNAL HANDBOOK obtained by The Intercept provides a rare view into the extensive asset seizure operations of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations, an office that trains its agents to meticulously appraise the value of property before taking it. HSI’s 71-page “Asset Forfeiture Handbook,” dated June 30, 2010, underscores the role seizures play in “helping to fund

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