Jury sentences sex offender Bates to 99 years prison

Conroe, March 11 – On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, a jury sentenced Defendant James Ray Bates, 65, to 99 years in prison for failing to comply with his sex offender registration requirements. The sentence followed a contested trial in the 221st District Court, the Honorable Judge Lisa Michalk presiding. Prosecutors Kevin Bratcher and Rob Freyer […]

Judge orders Michael Cohen to be released from prison

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Thursday ordered the release of President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer from prison, saying the government retaliated against him for planning to release a book critical of Trump before November’s election. Michael Cohen’s First Amendment rights were violated when he was ordered back to prison on July 9 […]

School district’s $676 Million bond package: Dance floors with thousands of mirrors, air soft gun ranges, curtains for elementary school stages, turf for sports fields, and spending at least $205,739,130 on lawyers and architects is really the way to keep children out of prison?

Conroe, August 18 – What is the solution for keeping children out of prison? Conroe Independent School District (CISD) has found it! All you, as a voter, need to do to help them is to approve the $676 million bond package CISD’s administration and Board of Trustees have set for referendum on November 5, 2019. […]

Stilson convicted of child porn, draws 40 year prison sentence

Conroe, December 21 – On Thursday, December 20, 2018, in the 435th District Court of Montgomery County, Texas, Judge Patty Maginnis presiding, Defendant Joseph Stilson, 47, pled guilty to two felony charges of Promotion of Child Pornography, a second degree felony.  That’s disgusting and gross. Stilson was sentenced to 40 years confinement in TDCJ-ID.  He […]

Jury sentences police assaulter to 40 years in prison

Conroe, December 11 – On December 8, 2017, a jury in the 359th District Court sentenced defendant Maycol Douglas Lagos-Villadares to 40 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, for his leading role in the brutal assault of Conroe Police Officer Michael Chapman on December 26, 2015. In the five day trial presided by the […]

Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case, could go to prison

LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and sparked a probe that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to a sex charge, tearfully apologizing for communications with a 15-year-old girl that he said destroyed his […]