Losing Sovereign Immunity

By Johnnie Belle Reagan More from the East Texas community of Palestine about the Jerry Laza case, Lawnmower Man.  Every time I read something about this case it makes me cringe.  Another crappy article from the Palestine Herald Press on April 1st made me think that it was an April Fool’s joke, but, no. People,

By Johnnie Belle Reagan I just read the latest article in the Palestine Herald Press about Jerry Laza’s dealing with City of Palestine.  I am convinced they do not want me to have a garden this year.  Whenever I reserve a day to work it, they publish some propaganda piece that would cause Molly Ivins

By Johnnie Belle Reagan So, Friday March 8th, 2019 the City of Palestine City Council voted unanimously to fire Attorney Ron Stutes and terminate their contract with the Tyler Law firm Potter Minton.  Some of you may be like me and saying, “Finally”.  Then wondering, “What took so long?”  I am basing that thought process

Ship of Fools in Palestine Texas

CITY COUNCIL REFUSES TO DO THEIR JOB…THE ONGOING CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY IMPACTS THE SAFETY AND FINANCIAL SECURITY OF OUR CITIZENS I just schooled some other citizens of Palestine who said that our City Council – is not responsible for anything, not supposed to enforce laws and that I do not understand the role of city council

“That her face, at first just ghostly, Turned a whiter shade of pale “ by Johnnie Belle Reagan For the last couple of days, I have been analyzing the City of Palestine January 14, 2019 work session and Council meeting.  I still can not get my head around what I witnessed so I have been

Palestine Budget Buster !

by Palestine Native Son, Jack Coleman   Purchase of $80,166.73 dump truck with a lapsed purchase order? Public Works Director obtained a Purchase Order in March, 2018 for a 2019 dump truck chassis to be delivered upon availability.  It appears the Purchase Order was not entered as an encumbrance against the 2017-2018 budget. The invoice

By Johnnie Belle Reagan I just googled that headline like we do everything now days and what I found wasn’t shocking yet…  There are all kinds of City Ordinances.  In Waco a Manager of a Strip Club was arrested because an undercover cop saw two dancers touching a patron. Another site reported a Copperas Cove

City of Palestine what are you doing?

by Johnnie Belle Reagan   When will enough be enough?  How can the City Council unleash a contractor with an open checkbook and allow him to continue to go unsupervised in a time when the City is a serious financial crisis? How can every department of the City sustain losses due to the financial cut

Better Call Stutes

  By Johnnie Belle Reagan   Is the Palestine City Council its own worst enemy by continuing to stand by the policy of letting the experts do their job?  Are they being led astray because they trust what they are told by paid contractors or employees?  If they blindly follow the advice and do not