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Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 Dumbest Criminal - Don't rob a gun store with just a baseball bat; Kerrville - Meth Capital of Central Texas; Dallas Judge busted for choking girlfriend

America's Dumbest Criminal 2013

Beaverton, Oregon
Sheriff's deputies say Mosley walked into Discount Gun Sales on Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway around 4 p.m. Thursday with a bat in hand and smashed a display case.

But they say when Mosley tried to steal a gun, the store manager simply pulled out his own personal firearm and pointed it straight at the would-be-robber. The manager then yelled some orders at the guy and got him to drop the baseball bat, the gun he had tried to take and a nine-inch long knife he had on him.

When sheriff's deputies arrived, they found Mosley on the floor being held at gunpoint by the manager. They handcuffed Mosley on the spot and took him into custody on charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree theft, unlawful possession of a firearm and second-degree criminal mischief. Bail was set at $250,000.
Read full story at http://www.katu.com/news/local/Guy-brings-a-baseball-bat-to-rob-a-gun-store-fails-miserably-217054401.html

State District Judge Carlos Cortez arrested on assault charge at his Dallas apartment

The charge against Cortez, a civil court judge, is a third degree felony, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Cortez, a Democrat, was first elected in 2006. He is up for re-election next year.
He filed a defamation suit against Dallas lawyer Randy Johnston in 2010 and has since spent more than $100,000 of campaign funds trying to keep some details of the suit sealed. The Dallas Morning News has previously reported that some of the documents seem to pertain to the use of drugs and prostitutes. Cortez denies them, the News reported.

Kerrville - Meth Capital of Central Texas!!

The Kerrville Daily Times has discovered that we have a meth problem in our fair city. It is running a three part series, that reports that criminals don't need expensive labs and can cook meth in their own homes products they buy at the local supermarket!!

I like a comment someone posted on this site so much that I'm reprinting it here:


  1. I liked the post from your reader, however there is one sentence that I would like to put into question, and that is "this town needs saving". The primary problem with Kerrville is that the "golden age" of working 30 years for a corporation and retiring is over. Our economy is built on a continuing fresh supply of well off retirees, and that supply has dried up. The kids are not buying into the "uptight" culture and won't be coming here. That is certain. Anyone with energy or new ideas will avoid this place like the plague. After about 10 years, our retirees are ready for assisted living and there is nobody willing or able to move here to fill the slot. Just look at all the homes for sale and the failed or failing businesses. In the early 80's the problem here was managing growth. Now the issue is managing decline. The local leadership is incapable of change, so get ready for a long, slow ride into just another poor, small town in Texas. Unfortunately, Kerrville does not have what it takes to make it in the 21st century.

  2. Just what does the future hold for Kerrville? A good start would be to take a look at the housing supply numbers, however all the Realtors I have asked this question to give me a blank stare and pretend they don’t know what I am talking about. Apparently, Kerrville and the surrounding area have a tremendous oversupply of housing, and the median home price is too high for the average local household to afford. My research indicated the median home price in Kerrville has a listing price of $210,000.00 with a median household income of $32,000.00. Compare this to San Antonio with a median list price of $165,000.00 with a median household income of $42,613. The website zillow.com indicates 461 homes for sale in Kerrville, not including some FSBO, so I will use 500 homes as an estimate of homes for sale in the Kerrville area (not including Ingram and Hunt). I don’t know how many homes sell per month but several realtors I talked to estimate 20 to 25 as an average. Using these guesstimates, (500/22.5), which is a housing supply of 22 months.
    I don’t have access to MLS, so my numbers could be wrong. I would be interested to know what the real numbers are, but we all know the situation is grim. The most troubling number is the disparity between median household income and median home price. I am fairly confident of these numbers and, the message here is that Kerrville needs new blood with money to relocate here in order to maintain the status quo. What is Kerrville doing to attract the right type of people to move there? Not much as far as I can see, and polices like using public stimulus funds to improve the shooting range only make the situation worse. Who in their right mind would make an investment in the Kerrville area under these conditions? To answer that question one need only drive around Kerrville and one will see that businesses like automobile title loans and junk food seem to be the major areas of growth, positioning capital to access a growing underclass.

  3. How did we get to where we are in Kerrville? In my opinion our present condition is the result of some brilliant local visionaries and some outside investors that shared their vision. After the Arab oil embargos of the early and mid 70’s the Texas economy exploded. Certain local real estate visionaries understood the people wanted something different than a sleepy little tourist town, and they brought a new way of thinking to Kerrville. Golf course living, Western Art, gated communities…..etc. were ushered into this area with great success. My hat is off to these entrepreneurs, and I have had the pleasure to meet some of them. The real estate and oil crash of the mid 80’ brought a sudden and total stop to this party. Now our great local visionaries of the 70’s have moved on to other things, but our current leadership (visionless) is still clinging to the 20th century model, which is no longer valid. Young entrepreneurs no longer want to sashay around country clubs and are too smart to buy into the fake Western myths. They don’t want to dress up like cowboys and damn sure don’t want to live on a golf course. To them, Lonesome Dove is just some old corny made for TV movie. Look what is going on in San Antonio and Austin, with the low rise urban living boom centered around walking and biking. This is a far cry from River Hills. The old model is dead and gone. I don’t have the solution but I do feel that continuing to pound on the same old model is path to a slow and ugly economic death. The leadership in Kerrville does not get it. Kerrville desperately needs to yet again reinvent itself.

    The KDT’s frame of “meth mug shots” should be the last nail in the coffin for anyone considering making an investment in Kerrville. It is as if the KDT is trying to usher in the final destruction of the local economy. I could feel the bondholders and business owners cringe from 300 miles away when I saw that story.