Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Shauberger Arrest Location

4019 Sunrise Cove Dr. San Antonio TX 78244 (click to expand)
It took the retirement of long time District Attorney Mike Little and weeks of searching by several Liberty detectives and the San Antonio police, but better late than never. Edward Ross Shauberger was arrested on a rainy night in the old rent house (pictured above) his wife Cindy helped him attain in one of the poor barrios of the Alamo City Monday at a few minutes after 10:00 o’clock. He is sitting in a San Antonio jail awaiting a ride back to his hometown with Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputies.

Breaking News- Prior Liberty County Political Candidate and Preacher Arrested

Prior Liberty County Political candidate and ordained Preacher Edward Ross Shauberger was arrested late last night 04/29/2013 in San Antonio, Texas at 4000 block of Sunrise Cove, San Antonio, Texas.

Shauberger was arrested and taken into custody for two counts of continual sexual assault of a child in Liberty County, Texas.

Because of the great work of the Liberty County District Attorney's office and DA's Investigators,  Liberty Police Departments ongoing investigation and other unnamed individuals- a deviant sexual offender has been brought to justice.

Stay tuned for more details.

UPDATE:

Courtesy i-dineout Story:

 "Former Businessman, Republican Candidate and Minister Arrested"
 
A member of the Oak Island Baptist Church, where Shauberger was Pastor, made the following public statement concerning Shauberger and his wife Cynthia,

"Eddie Shauberger sexually assaulted his teenage daughter in the parsonage there at the Oak Island Baptist Church and his other daughters in Liberty Texas.

Almost two years ago Shauberger's wife and teenage daughter left in the middle of the night after Shauberger was found in bed with his daughter. CPS investigation soon came after.
The church there has been defiled by Eddie Shauberger.

Thank God Shauberger is gone.

We at the church have waited for so long.

We welcome new members and ask that the damage Shauberger did will not be a reflection upon our church.

Thank you."

Liberty County Surveys Taking Back Jail

Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader and the Liberty County Judges are evaluating the current run down state of the county jail and its bizarre history.

Early evaluations of the jail and its prior management is shocking and in some cases inhuman.

The Liberty County Judges and Sheriff are being forced to fix the problems left by the CEC Jail Management Corporation... they are trying to make the best of a bad situation.  The situation left was unhealthy and unsafe along with a rash of years and years of illegal behavior.  The behavior of CEC has cost Liberty County millions in ligation and there are still suits out there.

Liberty County Judge Craig McNair and Sheriff Bobby Rader will have reports and recommendations for our judges in regard to further action.

The problems over at the Liberty County jail will not go away overnight but Liberty County can rest assured that our Judges and Law Enforcement are moving forward to correct the horrible problems over at the county jail.

Monday, April 29, 2013

BEAUTIFICATION NEXT


Liberty County Commissioner Mike McCarty has been as responsible as County Judge Craig McNair has been serious in taking on the job of securing the courthouse.

McCarty was given the duel job of orchestrating the stripping down of the courthouse grounds and the beautification of it. To some that may have sounded mutually exclusive, but Commissioner McCarty has been very diligent in his approach. He has been careful in the way the over one hundred year old oaks were trimmed. He also used the opportunity to level the grounds and soon the public will see the best grass that has ever covered the grounds.

McCarty also took advantage of the opportunity and got approval to improve the drainage around the courthouses outside walls. The improved drainage will help inhibit the growth of mold and the drain itself will be easy to take care of and pleasant to the eye.

Of course Liberty Dispatch looks forward to the completion of this project just as everyone else should, but we also believe Commissioner McCarty had already improved the courthouse square weeks ago when he removed the reserved parking sign former County Commissioner Todd Fontenot had erected for himself.

Keep up the good work Mike!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Is Liberty County Serious About Stopping Child Abuse?


People driving by the Liberty County courthouse can’t help but notice the blue and white signs that pepper the grounds surrounding it. The signs are part of a campaign against child abuse and could lead some to believe that this horrible crime will not be tolerated in Liberty County. But is that really true?

There is no doubt child molesters have no refuge standing before our current judges. Judge Cain and Judge Morefield are by the book judges, but if the evidence leads to conviction, they both are what many call conservative “law and order” judges.

The question about Liberty County’s resolve to stop child abuse is a question better directed at the District Attorney’s office. Liberty Dispatch has been informed by well placed anonymous sources that law enforcement has had a strong case for almost five years against a high profile Liberty County citizen who appears to be a serial child abuser. The former Liberty County District Attorney Mike Little not only failed to convict the man, he failed to even indict him. Unless a perpetrator is arrested and indicted he is free to roam the streets with his perversions.

Liberty Dispatch is left to wonder if the District Attorney’s office hopes a bunch of nice looking signs will protect our children from evil and sick people.

More on this story soon.

* Please note Liberty Dispatch believes it is only fair to point out that current DA Logan Pickett has been in office less than 150 days. Any other crimes that have been committed by the individual in question should cast a shadow on Pickett's predecessor, prior DA Mike Little.

Disclaimer - One of Liberty Dispatch's contributors has a "Selective Prosecution" motion against the prior DA Mike Little and "Little's" Pro-Tem.

EXTREME MEASURES FOR EXTREME TIMES

Northside Courthouse wall, new drainage and bushes cut back.

There is no getting around it. We live in a dangerous world. Liberty County is no exception. With that in mind, Liberty Dispatch, in response to several positive comments and one negative one, has looked into what our public officials are doing to make our courthouse safe.

What we found was very encouraging. Gated and locked doors keep any predators from entering through the basement. The trees are trimmed high around the courthouse grounds and bushes have been removed so there is no place for some malcontent to hide.

These changes are judged to be necessary and are all part of multiple security evaluations. In the future, as the budget allows, radios will be added to the security system. Currently new technology in this area is being reviewed, as county leadership tries to be good stewards of taxpayer money as we try to recover from the tax and spend policies of past administrations.

Liberty County Judge Craig McNair is plugged into the courthouse security and also making sure the drainage around the courthouse works to impend the growth of mold, something that was paid for and should have been done years ago.

Westside Courthouse cleaned and new drainage.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ploy to keep money rolling in...?


Picture in commissioner's court 04/23/2013- Courtesy Cleveland Advocate.
Story quote courtesy LIBERTY VINDICATOR:

(03/21/2013) Liberty County EMS, along with other vendors for emergency medical services, have been asked to bid their services for the first time in 36 years.
Liberty County EMS has been serving Liberty County with non-profit emergency medical services for 36 years.
President Mike Koen said they have been circulating petitions, asking for signatures in support, “from Rye to the Trinity River, from Devers to Dayton, south down to the Hiltons and every place in between.”
Koen added, “We are only asking for names to show support.”  


The petition reads:
Help Support Liberty County EMS from losing their Contract with Liberty County
The County Judge and Commissioners are taking bids from Private for Profit Ambulance Services for the 911 contract for Liherty County. Liberty County .EMS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization started by the people of Liberty County, for the people of Liberty County and managed by the people of Liberty County. They save lives and improve patient outcomes daily with their primary focus and objective on patient care. They put back into the company rather than making money for deep pockets. Please help support Liberty County EMS by signing this petition of support.”

 
Liberty County Commissioners will be sending out the Requests for Proposal next week and the respondents will have at least two weeks, possible three to four to turn in their respective proposals, according to Diane Hartfield in Liberty County Judge Craig McNair’s office."

04/24/2013- LD Commentary:

In the Vindicator story Mike Koen is quoted as saying the Liberty County EMS is 501C3, further he tries to make it look like the Liberty County EMS is some kind of benevolent organization.  It is true that LC EMS is a non-profit but it does in fact make a profit and those profits do go into Mike Koen and other peoples pockets.

The petition and its purpose is somewhat misleading.

Koen also tries to make it look like Liberty County Judge Craig McNair is doing something wrong when in fact he and the commissioners are only trying to save the county money and find the best service possible for Liberty County.


LC EMS Koen and his employees showed up at the Liberty County Commissioners court Tuesday in a show that could only be construed as some sort of intimidation ploy focused toward  the commissioners and county judge.

Mike Koen truly may care about provideing a service but... regardless of spin, profit is truly the motive of the current Liberty County EMS- we are sure that he would not work for free.

LD says... let the commissioners and county judge do their job and quit with the intimidation.
  

Thursday, April 18, 2013

FORMER LIBERTY COUTY COMMISSIONER ALLEGEDLY CAUGHT IN THEFT


As all of our readers can attest to, Liberty Dispatch has made no effort to investigate and expose the Democrat leaders of the county’s recent past. We figured a fresh start by new Republican leadership would soon make all of the past scandals, both the known and unknown ones, fade away in our memories and Liberty County’s reputation for good government could begin to be built.

But our self-imposed silence on the wrongdoing previous officeholders has its limits. It appears former Liberty County Commissioner of Precinct #1, Todd Fontenot, has used all of his resources including press connections and his Democrat brethren like former County Judge Tookie Kirkham, to paint a false picture of the current county judge. If these people still choose to try and influence local government, then their skeletons should not be off limits.

In recent months Fontenot attempted to make it look like the poor financial arrangement he and Kirkham and the commissioners’ court had with a private company they paid to manage the jail was a no brainer. That political spin was debunked when at no charge a professional and respected local lawyer researched, analyzed, and offered his professional opinion of whether this county should continue the relationship with the management company. Fontenot complained publicly about the expense of hiring the attorney and the poor results of attempted negotiations with the management company. His assertions were all wrong and the county is better off with Sheriff Bobby Rader managing the jail- as endorsed by Liberty Dispatch. People that keep up with local news are still awaiting prosecution of the people Fontenot, Kirkham, etc. had over the jail running the place and committing outrageous crimes.

Two other actions by Fontenot have led us to identifying one of his crimes while in office. The first action by Fontenot was his aggressive response to the firing of Connie Paintsil. Connie Paintsil was a political operative being paid Liberty County taxpayer money while she hustled votes for Fontenot and Tookie Kirkham. When her “job” was eliminated in cost saving measures, Fontenot and friends criticism of County Judge Craig McNair became a target. The second action, Fontenot has told people he will be running for Liberty County Judge in the next election.

His public acknowledgement that he wants to hold elective office again is audacious in view of just the first revelation of some of his wrongdoing while serving as commissioner. How will he deal with the proof that he allegedly committed theft while in office is hard to fathom. Fontenot had a generous car allowance when he was commissioner, but he decided to break the law and take the allowance and then to bill the county for work done on his car. That is the fraudulent double dipping and Liberty County taxpayers are not likely to consider voting for someone with so little respect for them. In fact, if folks in the District Attorney’s office are operating free from political consideration, we might all expect to hear about a grand jury indictment of Fontenot soon enough.

Or perhaps Fontenot will slip through their fingers with no public hearing like Phil Fitzgerald and Mark Beausoliel. Regardless, Liberty County taxpayers are fed up with money mongering of past elected officials and their stealing money.  Despite Todd Fontenot and company constantly slinging mud on Liberty County Judge Craig McNair, Todd Fontenot is unlikely to do well running for any office.

Liberty County Judge Craig McNair(R) continues to protect the assets of Liberty County making the appropriate cuts in spending no matter which of the good ole boy network whines and tries to demonize him…

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECTS PHOTO/VIDEO UPDATE FROM FBI

Be aware there could be other actors involved in the bombing and in the vicinity of the attack.

Statement from Chris W. Cox on U.S. Senate Defeat of Manchin-Toomey-Schumer Amendment

(04/17/2013) Today, the misguided Manchin-Toomey-Schumer proposal failed in the U.S. Senate. This amendment would have criminalized certain private transfers of firearms between honest citizens, requiring lifelong friends, neighbors and some family members to get federal government permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution.  As we have noted previously, expanding background checks, at gun shows or elsewhere, will not reduce violent crime or keep our kids safe in their schools.

The NRA will continue to work with Republicans and Democrats who are committed to protecting our children in schools, prosecuting violent criminals to the fullest extent of the law, and fixing our broken mental health system. We are grateful for the hard work and leadership of those Senators who chose to pursue meaningful solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems.

VICTORY TODAY FOR USA GUN OWNERS!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Liberty PD Awarded Grant by the NRA


The Liberty Police Department was awarded a grant by the National Rifle Association Foundation (NRA) for $7564.75 to purchase patrol rifles and related equipment and ammunition. This is a nationwide program offered by NRA Foundation to assist law enforcement agencies in purchasing weapons necessary to provide adequate protection for officers and their communities.
With this grant the Liberty Police Department has purchased 5 AR-15 Bushmasters, with collapsible stocks, Eotech Red Dot sights, 2-30 round magazines each, sling and waterproof carrying case. Each of these units is worth approximately $1000.00.
In addition, the department has received 10,000 rounds of training ammunition and 600 rounds of frangible duty ammunition. The rifles arrived several months ago but the department had a waiting period of approximately 6 months to obtain the ammunition.
Each officer will attend a three day course in the use of patrol rifles which will include the rifles mechanics, clearing malfunctions, ballistics, controlled firing and tactical use of the rifle. This course will be taught by department personnel certified to teach these courses.
Law enforcement agencies nationwide have been adding the patrol rifle to their arsenal, and often replacing the traditional patrol shotgun. Mostly this is a result of active shooter incidents in which the police response requires more firepower than the handgun carried by the lone patrol officer. Columbine, the Los Angeles bank robbery, and similar incidents have taught law enforcement agencies to increase their preparedness levels in order to respond effectively to these incidents. The Liberty Police Department has spent much of this year training for an active shooter incident while hoping that this is training that will never have to be used. The purchase of these rifles substantially increases the ability to respond to such incidents.
Patrol rifles, such as the ones provided to LPD by the NRA are more accurate than handguns and shotguns, have a more effective range, have an increased ammunition capacity, and are lighter than shotguns. LPD took bids for the purchase of the rifles both locally and from national distributors. The best price was offered to the department by Texas Armory in Liberty, Texas.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Candlelight Vigil for Children Victims of Sexual Abuse

Courtesy KSHN:

"Candlelight Vigil: The annual candlelight vigil honoring victims of crime and child abuse is next Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m.in the LibertyCenterat City Hall. This vigil honors victims of crime, their families and those who serve them. Liberty County District Attorney Logan Pickett said the special event also alerts the public to the realities of such crime while expressing hope for a less violent future. For more information call Victim Assistance Coordinator Kathy Dagle with the Liberty County District Attorney’s office at (936) 336 4611."

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month


For Immediate Release Friday April 5, 2013
For Information Contact:
Meagan Mitchell
(936) 258-0400
mmitchell@bridgehavencac.org

Bridgehaven CAC plans events in April for Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 5, 2013 Dayton, TX
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Bridgehaven is working hard to get the word out in Liberty and Chambers counties that child abuse is an issue and we are trying to make the community aware and try to help prevent the spread of this disease. We have many events scheduled for this month. On the 8th we will be putting blue lights around the communities of Liberty and Chambers counties. On the 10th we will be having the Chambers County balloon release at the courthouse at 10:30 am. Also on the 10th, we will be having the Liberty County balloon release at Liberty City Hall at 4:00 pm. On these days we will be releasing 188 balloons to signify and for remembrance of the 188 children we saw here at our center last year. We are asking for the communities participation in this event. Come out and show your support for Child Abuse Prevention.

Liberty County will be hosting a candlelight vigil at Liberty City Hall. This event will be held on April 18th at 6:30pm. This event is held to remember the past year victims of crime


"Breaking the Cycle of Abuse one child at a time"

www.bridgehavencac.org
936-258-0400

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Texas Activists Given Hundreds of CCISD Election Ballots by Harris County Clerk - NO ID - Ballot integrity Alert

Two activists, Lianne Russell and Tanya A. Robertson, walked into the Harris County Elections Division (Houston, TX) last week and are given ACTUAL ballots when they only asked for Mail In Ballot Applications. They were given these ballots without even being asked to show a photo id or proof of identity!

It gets worse, the hosting entity (Clear Creek ISD) is the School District that will benefit from their own election. They handle their own ballots, count their ballots, and police their election.

A simple mistake? Even if it was, it still goes to show the importance of having measures in place to prevent voter fraud and to protect ballot integrity. Heck, these two activists did not even want ballots and they walk right in and out of the Harris County Clerk’s office with hundreds of them!
The following is a statement that was emailed to me from one of these Texas Activists:
 
Read rest of story here: http://www.texasconservativerepublicannews.com/2013/04/ballot-integrity-voter-id-harris-county-texas.html

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Houston high school blamed in rape of special needs child

When a 16-year-old girl attended Sam Houston High School in Houston, Texas a teacher’s assistant made sure she got between classes and on and off of the school bus safely.
While she is a 16-year-old girl, her dad said she has special needs.
“Her mental comprehension is like that of a 5-year-old,” said her dad. “She don’t understand the difference between right and wrong, and good and bad.”
On January 17, her parents said the school called. She did not get on the bus or come home as her parents looked in northeast Houston.
One day later, the girl showed up at her grandma’s home. Her parents said they took her to the hospital and tests showed she had been raped. She said two man offered her a ride.
“She don’t understand the difference between not trusting people,” said the girl’s mother. “She said I’m trying to get home. They took advantage of her.”
Her mother says she blames the school district and the teacher’s assistant. She said it was his responsibility to make sure she got on the bus safely, and she said her school admissions documents prove it.
The school district says, as part of the agreement with the parents, she was allowed unsupervised bathroom breaks. This is when the school believes she snuck off.

By KPRC 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Emergency Care Facility in Dayton, Texas Considered?


Courtesy- KSHN Radio:

"Hospital District: Negotiations between the Liberty County Hospital District and EmergencyHospitalsof Texasabout a possible emergency care facility to be built in Daytonare moving forward. Hospital District President Bruce Stratton said the board will meet on Monday April 8th. He said at that time the hospital district board will consider setting a time and location for a public workshop on the issue."

COMMENTARY: LD and supporters want to know if the claimed actions of the Liberty Hospital District helping Dayton, Texas are for real... or just for appearances sake?