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Bell County: Will bad behavior or good government prevail? (TX)

Bell County’s political climate could see less calm times ahead as three high profile cases continue casting questions on the fronts of police use of force, open government and responsible stewardship of taxpayer funds. Though the county’s aggressive prosecution of U.S. Army Master Sgt. C.J. Grisham for an interfering with the duties of a peace Keep Reading…

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As education opportunism trumps productive output, Texas economy at risk – now and in future

How is it that opportunism – not a learned or otherwise prepared student body – seems to be the greatest output of the education industry? Troubling enough that higher education puts out a questionable product including potentially dumb-down degrees helping to spawn devastating debt and other harmful economic impact for generations to come, but now Keep Reading…

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Grisham calls on Temple mayor, city council, city manager to address police chief, other issues (TX)

As C.J. Grisham’s prosecution for interfering with a peace officer while performing a duty has been a high profile case both locally and on the national stage, city of Temple and Bell County officials have largely been silent on the issue. The case stemmed from Grisham’s March 16 arrest by Temple Police Officer Steve Ermis Keep Reading…

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Grisham releases ‘Holding Temple Police Department Accountable’ video (TX)

U.S. Army Master Sgt. C.J. Grisham was convicted Nov. 19 by a Bell County jury retrying his Class B misdemeanor charge of interfering with a peace officer while performing a duty. With potential punishment of a fine not to exceed $2,000, confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days or both fine Keep Reading…

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Fort Worth police chief apologizes after roadside ‘survey’ creates concern (TX)

Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead apologized last week for his department’s involvement in a National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use by Drivers, a survey conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that although technically voluntary, its execution adjacent to Fort Worth roadways prompted many motorists to believe they were being compelled Keep Reading…

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