We Did It!

We Did It!

I am truly honored to announce that I am your Democratic Nominee for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 9. As Emma Platoff mentioned in the Texas Tribune a few weeks ago, I’ve been planning for this moment for over a year. Because of good people like you, I am proud to say, “We did it!”

Thank you very much for your unwavering support. It means more to me than you’ll ever know.

In the meantime, there are a number of contested primaries coming up in March. Here’s a list of every race in Texas, from the President all the way down the ballot. You can also search the Secretary of State’s database here.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve you as  a Judge. Whether the Court is the 292nd here in Dallas, or the Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin, I promise I won’t forget that little note taped to my bench:

BE HUMBLE – This bench does not belong to you. It belongs to the people.

There are many different ways you can volunteer – sign up today! 

On To November!

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Detective Leavelle Knew Why Jack Ruby Killed Lee Harvey Oswald Because Ruby Told Him

Detective Leavelle Knew Why Jack Ruby Killed Lee Harvey Oswald Because Ruby Told Him

Jim Leavelle survived Pearl Harbor, testified in the “Trial of the Century,” retired a legendary detective, and attained the age of 99. While researching “The Assassin’s Assassin,” the tall man in the light suit wearing the Stetson hat in Bob Jackson’s famous, Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph told me all about his experience with Jack Ruby, the man who killed Lee Harvey Oswald. Today, in his honor, I’ll share that with you.

Top Row: Brandon Birmingham, Walton Bondies, Phil Burleson, Jr., Margaret Bowie Hirschman, John Mark Dempsey, Gina Causey Hibbs, Toby Shook, Kim Wade.
Bottom Row: Alicia Alexander, Bob Huffaker, Jim Leavelle, Waymon Rose, David Rose.

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50 Years Ago Today, Tex Watson’s Killing Spree Began

50 Years Ago Today, Tex Watson’s Killing Spree Began

He was tall, handsome, and raised in a religious house. As a youth he worked in his father’s grocery store. He was a star athlete at Farmersville high school in Denton, a Texas state record holder in the hurdles. He pledged Pi Kappa Alpha at UNT. And if he hadn’t hitchhiked down Sunset Blvd. in the summer of 1968, he might never have met Charlie Manson. His name is Charles “Tex” Watson, and 50 years ago today, he began a mission of murder called “Helter Skelter.”

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