Saturday, November 12, 2011

WHAT SUPPORTERS ON BOTH SIDES WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT SHERIFF PATTERSON

From a barrage of e-mails coming into Liberty Dispatch, we can tell you both sides want to weigh in on the whereabouts of Sheriff Henry Patterson during his first three years in office.

His supporters, including what appears to be his son-in-law Chris Minx, are adamant as they try to assure the public that Henry Patterson is easy for any voters to find. Patterson’s supporters reject the notion that he is an absentee sheriff just because his spokesman, Rex Evans (and his former spokesman Steve Green), handle as close to 100% of communications with the public as any public official most have ever known.

They infer Patterson is handling the law enforcement while he has hired people to deal with the communications part of the sheriff’s department.

Those voters who would like to see Liberty County elect a new sheriff see it differently. They say it is fine for Patterson to have a spokesman, but that he has hidden from the public far too long by always sending his supporters or spokesmen out to explain his actions. They may have a point. Patterson could not be any less impressive than some of his key re-election/campaign people. One of Patterson supporters that acts like he has the most at stake in his re-election, Eddie Shauberger, bragged to LD a couple of weeks ago that the two recent drug busts all but insured four more years for Patterson. Shauberger was beside himself when the news that hunters had stumbled across a large marijuana field just a few weeks before time for people to sign up to run for office. But in the same conversation Shauberger was asked about the poor planning and incompetence that must have gone on for Patterson to have not arrested any of the growers. Shauberger replied, “Who says this was Henry’s bust?”

Patterson’s supporters ridicule anyone saying that Patterson is not very visible. We have not heard them defend the sheriff by pointing to various crime scenes where Patterson has recently been on hand, rather we always hear “the breakfast defense”. His supporters, one of which seems to be a very angry son-in-law, point to various places in Cleveland that Patterson eats breakfasts with a handful of his friends. They argue that he is available every morning to voters or reporters or anyone that has a question about anything the sheriff’s actions. They would tell our readers and the taxpayers of this county that any complaint they have about the sheriff’s communication with the public is ridiculous – ridiculous because he eats breakfast every morning… in public in Cleveland…

When the public wants to know what kind of money is coming into the sheriff’s department because of seizures, they don’t want to go to the Hot Biscuit in Cleveland and interrupt the sheriff’s visit with The Outsiders. When taxpayers want to hear an accounting of how that money has been spent, they don’t want to go to the breakfast buffet at The Plantation in Cleveland and ask their questions in front of a son-in-law with anger issues – a son-in-law that very well could be the recipient of some of that money. Taxpayers want a public accounting on a regular basis of large sums of money coming through politician’s hands. They don’t want to be dismissed by saying, “Meet me at I-HOP if you want to know.” They don’t want a short stack of pancakes with their answer. And Liberty Dispatch doesn’t want just a number from Patterson or any other public official handling this kind of off budget money. We want to follow the money – what came in, how the money was used, and then later, show me the paper trail.

Liberty Dispatch finds it ironic that The Outsiders are threatening to “make public personal ‘revelations’ “ about potential opponents and people supporting Bobby Rader for sheriff because we are asking the same questions of Henry Patterson that have been asked of other public officials. It might make people wonder -are they receiving any of this money? We are amazed at the change in perspective of Chris Minx, Robert Valdez and Eddie Shauberger- disappointed that they think ranting on the phone or demeaning comments on the computer about us would cause us to “get out of this race or support Henry.”

Chris Minx says he wants to “educate” us. If he is, I hope it is not more kooky stuff.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Patterson has been told by his people to stay out of the media because he comes off uneducated.

Anonymous said...

The Outsiders can say whatever they want, but they can't make people that live here think Patterson is very active.

Anonymous said...

Minx couldn't educate anybody, with his marginal HS diploma for a background. He's barely conversant, resorting to threats, when he loses a simple discussion.

There are several telling exposee's on him, in the following articles' comments... (I have no reason to doubt the validity of the posts, having observed and met Chris, personally.)

I'd say that Henry Patterson and Rex Evans are due to have a VERY stern conversation with Chris, once they see the posts, and him.

BTW: Chris sits at the Sheriff's left hand at the Plantation breakfasts (5:30 a.m.)
Capt Rex Evans sits at the Sheriff's right. The adjacent seats are filled by whatever deputies or PD officers are present. The rest of the double/triple table is filled with various men of First Baptist church, plus an extra, or two.

Henry: you need to permanently VACATE the chair to your left.
That is, unless you have all of your retirement affairs in order, for January of 2013.

Anonymous said...

yo, Chris? Your methods ain't working... El-Backfire-o!
Give it up, kid.

Anonymous said...

I want to know where the damn seizure money is and how any of it has been spent. I want to know more than just whats come into the sheriffs office.

Anonymous said...

Who cares what this bone head chris minx says??????? This moron has decided to get involved in Patterson's politics and is related to Patterson. That opens everyone in Patterson's family to the microscope. Im sure they all appreciate his help.

Anonymous said...

Look at the LCSO webpage, and see Patterson's glowing endorsement of Chris...

http://www.libertytxsheriff.com/MessageFromTheSheriff.aspx

I get a couple of possibilities:

Are these the same head in the sand (no knowledge, ""see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil,"") ever the cover up, and lackluster investigative skills, that we heard from him- about Harry Kelley's crimes?

Is this suggesting a consistent pattern: always asleep at the switch?

Well, (giving Henry the benefit of a considerable quantity of doubt,)maybe it's just a true example of "politican-speak"- buttering up everybody for votes!

Methinks it's the former.
LD: what says you folks???

Anonymous said...

Speaking of "no shows", where was anybody from Liberty Dispacth when they had a BLOOD DRIVE for Constable Deputy Gregory Beaves? You people are too chicken and to give blood selfish! All talk and no action.

Anonymous said...

Not that it has anything to do with electing a sheriff, but in answer to your self righteoues question - Mr. Pegues gave blood at his church three or four weeks ago when the blood drive was there and noone else was in town for the one you are bragging about.

Anonymous said...

Hey Minx boy, about taking blood, are you on the county payroll? Have you ever received a benefit from the county? Do you regurly harangue citizens for returning your phone calls just because their phone is set up to conceal their number. Are you afraid to answer your phone after you talk like some kind of campaign hitman?

Anonymous said...

Here is a trivia question for you. Name a bull rider that is famous for his political analysis and his clarifying the truth in politics.

Did you comeup with an answer? We didn't either. We have friends that are bullriders, but none that fit in thsi category.

Anonymous said...

Seems to me the Outsiders want to be Insiders and the embarrassed and rejected want to get revenge on anyone that has had success. I aree with LD, the voters have almost cleaned up the whole county and theidea that people that aren't from here want to play Captain America is scary.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about missing the blood drive. It seems that there weren't announcements around here, and my clairvoyance skills were lacking. You didn't bother to post the announcement on LD, did you?

I guess that I COULD have randomly searched LC parking lots, 24/7/365 until I happened on a bloodmobile, and asked each time, as to who it was for.... (walking away, each time I was told that it wasn't for anybody specific, but the blood bank, as a whole.) Sadly, I didn't.

However, whenever they're looking for donated stem cells, so that YOU, Chris Minx, can get a brand new set of intelligent BRAINS.... we'll all be there! Just post the news on LD, and we'll fully support it. (not that human brains wouldn't be rejected, in the body of a jackass)!!! lmao

Anonymous said...

Since when, is it the media's place to dictate who has to attend the meetings of the Commissioners' Court? The prescribed attendees are the County Judge and the Commissioners, themselves. Due to the agenda, the other regular attendees would (normally) be the Clerk and the Treasurer. In times of annual audit, the auditor would be present. Everybody else is on an 'as needed' basis, not the whims of the media.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Talk about defensive. The comment defending Sheriff Patterson AS IF someone is complaining about him not going to commissioners' court. He probably should be brought in front of the court to answer questions about what is being referred to on here as "seizure money" and to check to see who has receved money from those funds, but the reputation for this sheriff being absent is not about commissioners' court. It is about him being accountable. it is about him communicating with the people that pay his salary. It is about him having a presence around the county. Some campiagn guru can spin and make fun of those of us who are disappointed in him, but he will have to stand for election before people that have never seen him. Some of us wanted to see him be successfulbut he has just defended himself rather than improve himself.

Anonymous said...

Minx just keeps grabbing for that power, ever since his family took him away from us "trailer trash" in Lakewood he keeps reaching!

Anonymous said...

If Patterson has any more relatives like this Minx fellow he may not serve out the last year of this term.

Anonymous said...

While Fuddy and Eddie are sitting around taking turns saying "Winning!", Henry is picking out what he wants in the morning from his Hot Biscuit menu, and Chris Minx is begging to sit closer to the head of the table.

Anonymous said...

""Henry, you have to permanently VACATE the chair to your left, unless you have your retirement affairs in order, for January of 2013""???

hmmmm.... That's EXACTLY what I saw at Plantation diner, this morning!

Chrissy may be trailer trash, but he CAN BE TRAINED! (now, to get started on getting him 'paper trained' and 'house broken')! ROFL