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Follow-up: Lawsuit--Stanley Marsh 3 survivors trafficked teens

It looks like Marsh 3 sexually abused enough young boys that each of the youngsters will have his own Cadillac.

AMARILLO -- A civil lawsuit filed Tuesday brings new allegations against survivors of Stanley Marsh 3, claiming they played a role in facilitating the sexual abuse of teenage boys.

The lawsuit, filed by Houston attorney Chad Pinkerton in 181st District Court, alleges Stanley Marsh 3, Marsh’s wife Gwendolyn “Wendy” Marsh, son Stanley Marsh IV, longtime associate David L. Weir and former employee Drew Mason engaged in child sex trafficking when they knowingly received benefits from Marsh 3’s sexual conduct with nine underage boys from November 2009 to June 2011.

The lawsuit seeks up to $50 million and possible additional damages for each of the nine plaintiffs.

Marsh 3 died in June 2014 at age 76 after a series of strokes incapacitated him. At the time of his death, he was under indictment on eight felony counts of sexual performance by a child, four counts of sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child.

Read more: http://amarillo.com/news/latest-news/2015-10-08/new-lawsuit-alleges-marsh-3-survivors-engaged-sex-trafficking

Related threads:
Stanley Marsh 3 (creator of Cadillac Ranch), family, associate settle teen sex lawsuits February 17, 2013
Millionaire Stanley Marsh 3 indicted on 14 counts alleging sex with underage boys April 12, 2013
Marsh 3 sex suit: Attorneys spar as millionaire's lawyers seek delay June 20, 2013
Cadillac Ranch Creator Marsh 3 denies new child sexual assault allegations October 19, 2013
Cadillac Ranch Creator Stanley Marsh 3 faces new teen sex lawsuit April 23, 2014
Eccentric multimillionaire and alleged child molester Stanley Marsh 3 dead at 76 June 17, 2014
D.A.: Criminal charges against Stanley Marsh 3 dropped for now June 24, 2014
Chase Tower businesses settle sexual abuse lawsuits linked to deceased millionaire Stanley Marsh 3 April 7, 2015
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Oct 9, 2015, 12:41 AM (0 replies)

Is the national finance director for Bush’s official presidential campaign taking his PAC money?

Super PACs are supposed to be both transparent and independent from the politicians they are supporting.

But it’s not clear that Right to Rise USA, the super PAC formed by Republican Jeb Bush prior to his presidential bid, is either.

The super PAC’s biggest single vendor this year through June is a mysterious limited liability company, LKJ, LLC, whose owners are hidden behind the state of Delaware’s opaque registration laws. The company doesn’t appear to have a website or a physical office.

It’s only known address: a Washington, D.C., post office box — one it shares with a company run by Heather Larrison, the national finance director for Bush’s official presidential campaign.

Read more: http://www.publicintegrity.org/2015/10/07/18258/pro-bush-super-pac-obscuring-spending
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Oct 9, 2015, 12:15 AM (1 replies)

What One Texas Sheriff Thinks About the Largest Release of Federal Prisoners Ever

Sometime between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2, something unprecedented will happen at the nation's federal prisons: the largest one-time release of federal prisoners in U.S. history.

The first 6,000 of an expected 46,000 federal prison inmates will be released in that four day window. It's the result of a downward revision in mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders, a change that's being made retroactively.

According to the Washington Post, 2,000 inmates – one-third of the first inmates to be released – are, in the words of a justice department official, "foreign citizens who will be quickly deported."

A.J. "Andy" Louderback, Sheriff of Jackson County, Texas and Legislative Director of the Sheriff's Association of Texas, is raising a red flag. He says sheriffs across the state are always going to be concerned at the local level whenever there's this type of action by the federal government.

Read more: http://kut.org/post/what-one-texas-sheriff-thinks-about-largest-release-federal-prisoners-ever
Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Oct 8, 2015, 11:48 PM (0 replies)

Aide: Cruz Raised $12 Million in Third Quarter

Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign raised $12.2 million in the third quarter of this year, an aide to the senator said late Thursday.

The figure is about $2 million more than what the Texas Republican took in during the previous quarter, when he made waves by growing his campaign war chest to more than $14 million by the end of June. The third-quarter haul means his campaign has raked in well over $26 million since launching in March.

It was not immediately clear how Cruz fared compared to all his competitors, who are not required to disclose their third-quarter finances until next week. Three GOP hopefuls are reported to have already revealed their totals: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who raised $2.5 million; U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who raised $6 million; and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who raised $20 million.

In announcing its third-quarter total, Cruz's campaign sought to project momentum by noting it doubled its total number of donations during the period. It also boasted of having more than 6,000 "sustainers," or monthly recurring donors who cover all expenses of field operations.

Read more: http://www.texastribune.org/2015/10/08/aide-cruz-raised-12-million-third-quarter/
Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Oct 8, 2015, 11:45 PM (0 replies)

Sources: Flores, Conaway Weighing Bids for U.S. House Speaker

WASHINGTON — Two Texans are positioning themselves for a run to become the next speaker of the U.S. House, according to sources with knowledge of the congressmen’s interest.

U.S. Reps. Mike Conaway, R-Midland, and Bill Flores, R-Bryan, are considering bids for the gavel, in light of U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s withdrawal from the speaker’s race on Thursday.

Two sources — including a staffer for a member of the Texas GOP delegation — confirmed the bids to The Texas Tribune.

The sources insist that it is an amicable situation between the two men and that it is highly unlikely the Texas delegation would split allegiances. In repeated comments from Texas GOP members throughout the day, there was an emphatic insistence that the delegation would stay united.

Read more: http://www.texastribune.org/2015/10/08/texas-members-react-congress-chaos/

I don't know much about Conaway, but Bill Flores' oil company stiffed the taxpayers for millions of dollars when it filed for bankruptcy.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Oct 8, 2015, 11:42 PM (0 replies)

Wendy Davis to produce NBC dramedy ‘loosely’ based on her experiences

AUSTIN — Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis confirmed Thursday night she is working on a pilot for NBC.

She said the series, about a female senator who goes to work for a law firm after losing the governor’s race, is loosely based on her life.

“It is loosely based on my personal experience,” Davis said Thursday night. “It is not an autobiographical tale.”

NBC has picked up the rights to the show, which was first reported on by Deadline.com earlier Thursday. Davis cautioned the pilot was still in development and NBC was a “long way” from a decision about the series.

Read more: http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2015/10/wendy-davis-to-produce-nbc-dramedy-loosely-based-on-her-experiences.html/
Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Oct 8, 2015, 11:36 PM (1 replies)

Ken Paxton: Restrict abortion, protect religion

Attorney General Ken Paxton has urged state legislative leaders to press for stronger abortion restrictions as well as laws allowing businesses and government workers to refuse to serve gay couples who seek to marry.

Saying many Texans fear that their values are under assault, Paxton asked fellow Republicans Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus to lay the groundwork for a 2017 legislative session that would “recognize that every human life, including unborn babies, has the right to live.”

“Moreover, human dignity requires that a person be free to exercise his or her religious faith and that no government will discriminate or oppress a person based on the person’s thoughts or beliefs,” he said in identical letters to Patrick and Straus that were dated Wednesday and publicly released Thursday.

Civil liberties and abortion rights advocates accused Paxton of political posturing by offering shortsighted solutions to problems that do not exist.

Read more: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/ken-paxton-restrict-abortion-protect-religion/nnyLd/
Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Oct 8, 2015, 11:31 PM (2 replies)

Deep stealth: Rick Perry opening doors for firm seeking state business

Weeks after dropping out of the Republican race for president, former Gov. Rick Perry used his connections as the state’s longest serving governor to set up a sales meeting between a secretive Austin technology company and the top two officials at the Texas Lottery Commission, the American-Statesman has learned.

Perry on Monday introduced Executive Director Gary Grief and Chairman J. Winston Krause, a Perry appointee, to GovWhiz, a company that isn’t registered to do business in Texas despite having an office across from the Capitol and a website.

The former governor’s role with GovWhiz is unclear. Two of GovWhiz’s founders dodged the Statesman’s questions about the company and its relationship with Perry, but one said the former governor “has no financial interest.”

Perry has connections to at least four people in the company, including two lobbyists who were high ranking officials in his administration and two others with close ties to the governor’s alma mater, Texas A&M.

Read more: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/deep-stealth-rick-perry-opening-doors-for-firm-see/nnyPb/?icmp=statesman_internallink_referralbox_free-to-premium-referral
Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Oct 8, 2015, 11:30 PM (0 replies)

Houston judge orders closure of troubled Crestmont Village apartments (owned by nationwide slumlord)

At the urging of the city of Houston, a judge Thursday ordered the long-troubled Crestmont Village apartments closed by Oct. 30.

Lawyers for the city appeared before Judge Alexandra Smoots-Hogan, who presided over an emergency hearing to appoint a temporary receiver to the complex in September. No representatives for the owner of the property attended the hearing.

After the Oct. 30 deadline, the apartment's receiver will move to evict any remaining residents. Forty-five of about 100 unites in the development remain occupied, officials said.

Lawyers for the city called inspectors and the property's court-appointed receiver to talk about what they called "deteriorating conditions."

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/City-moves-to-condemn-long-trouble-Crestmont-6558540.php

The apartment complex is owned by Denise Vaknin, a slumlord who lives in a posh multi-million property in New Jersey, and runs other dilapidated apartments in Miami and Indianapolis. The owners of the complex failed to pay the utility bill and electrical power was shut off to the complex in September.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Oct 8, 2015, 07:44 PM (1 replies)

Southwest Airlines plans to roll out first new employee uniforms in 20 years, other changes

Southwest Airlines’ flight attendant Sandra Hall (at right) wears a proposed new uniform and flight attendant Joan Mast (at left) wears her first hot-pants uniform from the early 1980s. (Sheryl Jean/The Dallas Morning News)

Southwest Airlines is in the midst of rolling some changes, including uniforms for employees and a new inflight drinks menu for passengers, as it continues to grow.

The company’s last complete uniform redo was 20 years ago, Teresa Laraba, Southwest’s senior vice president of customers said today at a company event in Houston.

“I remember because I was wearing it,” Laraba said. The estimate cost of replacing all employee uniforms is about $23 million, she said.

However, Laraba noted that the new uniform cost covers 80 percent of the Dallas-based airline’s workforce. She thinks the new look will last 10 years.

Read more: http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2015/10/southwest-airlines-plans-to-roll-out-first-new-employee-uniforms-in-20-years-other-changes.html/

I imagine those uniforms were beginning to smell bad if they were wearing them for 20 years.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Oct 8, 2015, 07:28 PM (6 replies)
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