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February 2014

Tango the hairdresser and the look of a satisfied hairdo customer

Feb 24, 2014 - Comments: 0
The look of appreciation from Savanah as Tango does her hair, free of charge
Tango, our white bellied caique, prides himself on his hair dressing services. He does not charge for these services, and customers, such as my daughter Savanah, always come out with surprised faces.

Police cover ups, racism, and shoddy investigation alleged in E. Texas county

Feb 22, 2014 - Comments: 0
The short, narrow, wnding, woodsy road where Wright's body was found

1998: James Byrd Jr. is dragged behind a pickup truck to his death, by three white supremacists in Jasper, Texas. Christmas 1987: Loyal Garner, a working black man, is beaten to death by three white police officers in Sabine County, Texas.

Two totally different crimes. But at the heart of each: Racism.

"I thought he was going to kill me," elderly man says of GOP Chair candidate over signage dispute

Feb 21, 2014 - Comments: 0
Young showing how candidate Wilson beat him up; Wilson shown below
It started over a campaign sign... and ended with the arrest of a candidate for an East Texas county Republican Party Chairman and facial bruising and bandaging of an elderly man.

Murder for hire: Son admits he paid classmate to kill mother

Feb 21, 2014 - Comments: 0

A 21-year-old Houston area man admitted in Court yesterday that he paid a classmate of his four years ago to kill his mother.

Danish Minhas worked out a plea arrangement with the District Attorney of Harris County, Texas and in exchange will serve 50 years in prison.

Tails from a caique: What? A lizard? What the? Oh well

Feb 20, 2014 - Comments: 0
Tango and Jimbo. You may could guess who is who. Whatever the case, this is their first meeting. They are cool with each other.

Kinda sorta hilarious: Cheerleaders dodge bat, fearing the tiny creature may bite and turn them to the dark side

Feb 20, 2014 - Comments: 0
Cheerleaders at a Shreveport, Louisiana school were dancing and dodging during half time at a basketball game earlier this week. Neither the dancing nor the dodging were part of the cheer squad's rehearsed routine, but the group still pulled off a good show.

"I was so damned mad... I can tell you this, he will remember the day"

Feb 20, 2014 - Comments: 0
From KFDM News, candidate Wilson, left; Young, right

A long running political feud between a small East Texas county's GOP Chairman candidate and his rival got physical and landed the candidate in jail briefly.

Seventy-year-old candidate Jerry Wilson is charged with assaulting Kenneth Young, an elderly man who he accused of removing his carefully placed ("meticulously placed") political signs.

East Texas city council wants all drug dealers rounded up and presented in council meeting

Feb 20, 2014 - Comments: 0

This is a tall order. But one that at least one city council member in Jasper, Texas thinks is possible.

"Apparently, we have a meth problem in Jasper," District 1 Councilman Alton Scott said in this week's meeting of the city council of the small East Texas city's governing body. "And if a 28-year-old man, young black man, can OD on meth and cocaine, then we got a problem".

Prescription mixups happen; and yet don't have to be reported

Feb 20, 2014 - Comments: 0

With all of the provisions of the enormously huge Obama Health Care plan, including digitizing all medical records (electronic medical records), I am a bit taken aback to find that prescriptions can still go from doctor to pharmacist on hand written slips. And that because of this, mistakes are inherent and patients are basically... well basically plain and simply given the wrong medicine. Because you know how doctors' handwriting can be.

Louisiana "dad" who decapitated disabled son found not guilty by insanity

Feb 19, 2014 - Comments: 0
Jeremiah Wright, left, accused of killing his 7-year-old son, Jori Lirette

Jeremiah Wright never once denied killing his son. In fact, he admitted and explained why he did it.

So why would a man take a meat cleaver and hack his own son's head off, leaving the head in his front yard to ensure that his wife would see it?

Easy answer, the 32-year-old Thibodeaux, Louisiana man said. His son was not a person. His son was, in fact, a "dummy," a "robot." He referred to the boy as an "it." "It" needed to be killed. That's what he said.

And it worked. He will not serve time in jail for this horrible, really unspeakable crime.

Daredevil motorcyclist taunts police with videos... and gets caught

Feb 19, 2014 - Comments: 0
A couple of years ago, we had a rather eventful ride into San Antonio for a bit of a getaway. On the way to San Antonio, as we got into the outskirts of the city, we encountered three speeding motorcyclists... who would take turns speeding in between lanes, criss crossing through traffic... and then stalling and letting the others catch up. We videoed some of it, amazed at the sheer danger and near death situations these guys were obviously enjoying.

Michael the Archangel caused me to be late to pick up my daughter from school

Feb 18, 2014 - Comments: 0
Michael "The Archangel" Swank

On my way to pick up my junior high daughter from school today, I was passed by several police cars and then delayed for several minutes by what appeared to be a multiple car accident which really looked like a giant fender bender.

I realized what happened when I saw a Facebook post from our local police department and let me just say... Even having covered local news for 10 years, it is not something I could have suspected.

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Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office Press Release Title: Joint Investigation by NPS...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 20:30
Caught with his wings in the cookie jar
I saw this hawk on a school playground... I prepared to photograph him with my 200mm,...
Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 12:57
The look of appreciation from Savanah as Tango does her hair, free of charge
Tango, our white bellied caique, prides himself on his hair dressing services. He do...
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 16:13
The short, narrow, wnding, woodsy road where Wright's body was found
1998: James Byrd Jr. is dragged behind a pickup truck to his death, by three white s...
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 20:31

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