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  • FRee-pet-thon

    04/27/2010 2:05:25 PM PDT · by lonestar · 58 replies · 842+ views
    April 27, 2010 | lonestar
    FReepets want in on the action, also. Donations accepted in the name of your dog or cat--or other four-legged creatures or feathered FRiends. Donate as memorials to your FRiends at Rainbow Bridge.
  • Jasper After Byrd Murder

    02/28/2002 4:59:00 AM PST · by lonestar · 11 replies · 25+ views
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | February 25, 2002 | Shane Graber
    When two lifelong friends from the northeast decided to make a documentary film on the Jasper dragging death of James Byrd Jr., they figured that using two separate crews - a white one and a black one - was an obvious choice. Whitney Dow, a 40-year-old white filmmaker, and Marco Williams, a 45-year-old black filmmaker who teaches film at New York University, expected different responses from black and white residents. They figured different crews would be the best way to get the candor they were wanting for their film, "Two Towns of Jasper." In some ways, they got what ...
  • KKK Leader Sues Jasper County D.A. and Sheriff

    02/18/2002 4:27:32 PM PST · by lonestar · 45 replies · 392+ views
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | February 15, 2002 | Shane Graber
    BEAUMONT - A Ku Klux Klan leader wants to sue the Jasper County district attorney and sheriff for $25 million for what he says was a constitutional violation, according to documents filed Friday in federal court here. James Roesch, the 20-year-old imperial wizard of the Knights of the White Kamellia, said his rights were violated when he wasn't given a probable cause hearing before he was indicted by a grand jury on a charge of indecency with a child by sexual contact. Roesch, who is representing himself, is asking a federal judge to waive the $150 it costs to file ...
  • ***This Stuff Drives Me Crazy***

    02/16/2002 8:51:11 PM PST · by lonestar · 34 replies · 226+ views
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | February 16, 2002 | Jamie Reid
    SILSBEE TX- Rodney Barefield remembers helping guests at the Pinewood Inn before his head reached the stomach-high counter. He would perch on a stool to greet them eye-to-eye. He's now helping his mother run the 40-year-old business, but he's not sure how much longer the 48-room motel will keep its doors open. A 7 percent hotel/motel tourism tax - which was adopted in July 2000, but not enforced until April 2001 - has been cutting into company profits. Taxes account for 13 percent of the Barefield's income, 7 percent to Silsbee and 6 percent to the state. Helen Barefield, ...
  • I Could Write "Bias" Without Leaving C-SPAN; Why I Left

    02/03/2002 6:50:39 AM PST · by lonestar · 17 replies · 328+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | February 3, 2002 | lonestar
    At approximately 9:20 CST, I turned to C-SPAN hoping to catch Jessee Jackson. Susan was taking calls with numbers listed for Democrats, Republicans and Independents.I listened to four callers. Each and everyone was accusing the Bush Administration of everything from allowing 9/11 to happen for political purposes to the "Republican" caller accusing Bush of trying to kill Social Security and the SEC.Susan let the "Republican" caller make his speech without challenging his true party affiliation. He would have made Carville proud.
  • Stella Byrd, Mother of James Jr., Denies Claim

    02/02/2002 11:04:56 AM PST · by lonestar · 8 replies · 68+ views
    KJAS Radio ^ | February 1, 2002 | Mike Lout
    Stella and James Byrd,Sr., the mother and father of the late James Byrd, Jr., the man dragged to death in 1998, said Friday that they have no idea why two of their grandchildren have decided to fight the probate of their late father's estate. Stella Byrd said the recent statements made by Rene Mullins are simply not true and that she and James Byrd, Sr. have done everything that they can to help the children and see that they have an education. According to Mrs. Byrd, one of the grandchildren is already attending college and a scholarship has been given ...
  • Democrat Political Candidate Owes IRS $86,000

    01/24/2002 11:49:38 AM PST · by lonestar · 13 replies · 21+ views
    KJAS Radio ^ | January 23, 2002 | Mike Lout
    Political Candidate Ratcliff Owes IRS by MIKE LOUT - Michael Stewart Ratcliff, one of the two candidates running for District Attorney in Jasper County, is back in the news. It was discovered last week that records within the Jasper County Courthouse indicate that Ratcliff owes just over $86,000 in back taxes to the IRS. In fact, he has owed the money for several years but has continued to receive extensions from the IRS. Most of the taxes stem from a time in 1990 when he failed to pay his taxes at the end of the year. Last week, it was ...
  • Bill Mahar is an Idiot--Still

    01/08/2002 8:41:02 PM PST · by lonestar · 30 replies · 21+ views
    ABC | January 8, 2002 | lonestar
    Mistakenly switched onto "Politically Incorrect" only to catch Mahar degrading President Bush, making light of the power of prayer, and comparing God to Santa Claus. If not enough, he referred to Sept. 11 as "that attack thing." I should have him removed from TV because I'm offended, except I'm a WASP-- so nobody cares. I'm also offended by people who are always offended. I never watch that guy and all of nights for me to hear the crap I heard and now I'm too mad to sleep!
  • Attorney Joe Tonahill Dies

    11/07/2001 7:12:34 AM PST · by lonestar · 11 replies · 267+ views
    KJAS Radio ^ | November 7, 2001 | Mike Lout
    BY MIKE LOUT -Joe Tonahill was the last living person connected to the Jack Ruby trial. Jasper attorney Joe Tonahill is dead at the age of 88. Tonahill, not only one of Jasper’s pioneer attorneys but a legend throughout the region, succumbed to a lung condition known as Hypoxia shortly after noon Tuesday and was pronounced dead at his home. A native of Hughes Springs and a former resident of Port Arthur, Tonahill was a graduate of the University of Texas and the Washington College of Law. He was admitted to the State Bar in 1941. He received the ...
  • Presidential Prayer Team

    10/01/2001 7:11:20 PM PDT · by lonestar · 8 replies · 68+ views
    E-mail ^ | October 1, 2001
    The Office of the Presidential Prayer Team has asked that I relay this information to my friends and colleagues so that it will reach its goal of enlisting 2.8 million people (1% of the population) to pray regularly for the President--especially in our current crisis. I recommend that you join this effort. There is no fee or obligation. Just sign up and you'll receive a window decal in the mail, plus e-mail updates on the specific prayer needs of the President and his Cabinet.
  • There's still hope...

    09/23/2001 8:48:53 PM PDT · by lonestar · 14 replies · 220+ views
    On the weekend of September 15/16, students at Texas A&M decided to make T-shirts in red, white, and blue to sell and send proceeds to NYC victims. In six days, they designed, and sold 40,000 T-shirts and organized the students/former students to wear the appropriate color for each section in the stadium.
  • Gary Condit Not Mentioned Yesterday

    09/12/2001 9:04:26 AM PDT · by lonestar · 24 replies · 135+ views
    Me | September 12, 2001 | lonestar
    It struct me late last night that Gary Condit's name was not mentioned all day yesterday. Rightfully so. But I imagine he is thinking that if this had happened in mid-May, he would still be a nobody, with a hidden adulterous private life, getting ready for re-election.
  • DA who seeks Presidential appointment cost taxpayers Thousands of $$$

    09/06/2001 7:46:21 AM PDT · by lonestar · 1 replies · 34+ views
    KJAS.COM ^ | Sept. 6, 2001 | Mike Lout
    BY MIKE LOUT - In a surprise move Jasper District Attorney Guy James Gray filed the paperwork in District Court on Tuesday asking the bond be forfeited on five different defendants who failed to appear as promised on the 22nd of this month in connection with various crimes they were charged with. The petition filed by Gray asks the court to order various bonding companies that guaranteed the appearance of the defendants to pay a total of $75,000 dollars to the county. Gray’s actions come following a series of stories aired over the last two weeks, which revealed the ...
  • Politicians capitalize on ignorance

    07/29/2001 7:04:00 AM PDT · by lonestar · 17+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 29, 2001 | Wallkter Williams
    WHILE people might be motivated by non-economic factors, from a strictly economic point of view it simply doesn't pay individual voters to learn about and take action against the myriad assaults emanating from the political area. That's what my colleagues at George Mason University's Economics Department predict: Rational ignorance pays. Politicians know this and exploit it to the hilt.
  • Help!!

    07/25/2001 5:18:15 PM PDT · by lonestar · 17+ views
    FR | July 25,2001 | lonestar
    Can somebody help me find the article posted yesterday about the preacher/ fireman in Wisconsin who lost his job when he expressed his views about homosexuality?
  • The Biggest Congressional Rip-Off -- Their Retirement Program

    07/15/2001 1:56:35 PM PDT · by lonestar · 18+ views
    Me | July 15, 2001 | lonestar
    One of the biggest rip-offs in Congress is the retirement program that taxpayers are funding for senators and congressmen. I don't know the details but I think they should all be put into Social Security. It would also serve as the best alternative to term limits.
  • The Tie that Binds...

    07/10/2001 8:19:12 AM PDT · by lonestar · 23+ views
    FOX News ^ | July 10, 2001 | lonestar
    Anna Marie Smith's attorney on Fox News reporting that Smith noticed a change in Condit's "sexual appetite." Smith found ties tied together under Condit's bed and when asked about it, Condit made a joke--but at that time "my client began to fear for her life" although he had never tried anything like that with her.
  • Eleanor Clift is Not Big or Fat, but IS a Certifiable Idiot!

    02/21/2001 6:31:28 PM PST · by lonestar · 22+ views
    FOX NEWS | 2/21/01 | lonestar
    Eleanor is on FOX NEWS defending the impeached ex-president. She has zero credibility because she refuses to see a single instance when either Clinton has been in the wrong!
  • Best on CSPAN

    01/20/2001 12:53:43 PM PST · by lonestar · 28+ views
    CSPAN | 1/20/2001 | lonestar
    I'm enjoying the parade on CPAN. It's like being there. No Clinton or talking heads.
  • Black Tie and Boots on CSPAN Now

    01/19/2001 8:24:28 PM PST · by lonestar · 22+ views
    CSPAN | 1/29/2001 | lonestar
    Party time!