Who do you think will be Bandera's ne...

Who do you think will be Bandera's next Sheriff?

Created by Horse Lover on Jan 9, 2012

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Francis H. Kaiser

Richard D. Smith

James E. Newton

Scott A. Sharp

David McGilvray

Daniel R. Butts

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#1 Jan 15, 2012
maybe some positive changes will come from this ..............
brenda

Devine, TX

#2 Feb 28, 2012
sharp ? funny ,how long did it take him to blow his whistle ? years ? why so long ?
Drake

San Antonio, TX

#3 Mar 1, 2012
Maybe the real question should be; why was he the only one who stood up and reported the corruption? Where was Smith and McGilvray?
brenda

Devine, TX

#4 Mar 2, 2012
good question ,my guess is smith hadnt been there long enough to accuse anyone on hearsay or suspicion ,i doubt he knew about alot of things considering how long he had been at bcsd . i have no problem asking him and getting back to you though .as for mcgivary ,no surprise there ,i put him in the same catagory as mcmillan and tucker . all i wanted to know is what was the motive for sharp to speak up after so many years ? didnt he work under mcmillan and tucker ? why wait so long to speak out ? was it a selfless act to help others that were done wrong ? i commend him for standing up ,but why did he wait ?
Convcerned

Laredo, TX

#5 Mar 2, 2012
The amount of time somebody is working does not matter.if it is wrong unethical and most importantly against the law it should have been reported. What happened to the oath they took upon becoming lawmen, no excuse is enough. Every law man has a duty to his country, state and community. If you can't follow the law or enforce the law equally then get out of law enforcement. Just go and do something else......
Drake

Longview, TX

#6 Mar 2, 2012
I would think that being a whistleblower isn't as easy as one might think. When you have a family that depends on you to support and care for them...and the fact that whistleblowers seem to always suffer retaliation at best and the end of their career or even life at worst...its not really as easy as picking up the phone on the very first event and saying something. Just guessing. Not to mention, the whistleblower in an attempt to regain what they have lost by filing suit, as the law provides, is then victimized again by the public for suing the entity or persons responsible. If you look back on all the major high profile cases that involved taking down organized crime, you see a trend by investigating authorities of documenting the corruption over a long period of time, showing a pattern of behavior and violations before the axe actually comes down. No one will really ever know why a person finds the courage to stand up when no one else will. If you have the opportunity to read Sharps book, you will get better insight as to how it all played out. And just so you have a good question to ask Smith if you see him...ask him if he was present when the former sheriff and his brother were taking guns out of evidence with the purpose of going hunting with that evidence..and ask him where they were going to go hunting? The answers to those two questions are yes he was present and the place they were going to go hunting was on Smiths Leased property where he kept horses in Hondo or the Medina County area. Also ask Smith why a federal deposition of the former sheriff indicates that Smith gave two horses to the sheriff, just before Smith received 4 promotions in an approximate 18 month period. Oh and it might be a great question to ask Smith how he could raise his right hand when being sworn in on January 2009, just after he had given horses to the sheriff, and he swore that he had not given anything of value, directly or indirectly to secure his appointment as deputy sheriff. Oh and the fact that he then signed that document, might be considered as falsifying a government record ( a felony). If you look, you can find that all of this is public record. We should all be in awe that Smith after this behavior, can stand right there in front of us and ask you to give him the ultimate promotion. He just reminds me of one of the best car salesmen that you could come across, and we all know how that turns out for the consumer in the end.
Drake

Longview, TX

#7 Mar 2, 2012
How about McGilvray? Wow... where do we start with that guy? McGilvray in a recent debate forum stated that he wasn't around to see the corruption of the Tucker administration. If you look at McGilvrays training records from the State of Texas, he doesn't have a break in service while at the BCSO. It's well known that he did leave or retire for an approximate year or so time frame, yet his record does not show that absence. So why hasn't McGilvray set his own record straight with the state or us as voters? And ask McGilvray why he didn't call in outside authorities when the former Sheriff threw out a meth lab which led to a garbage truck catching fire? He was there....with the Sheriff's brother investigating the issue.(Bandera PD reports show this) The former BPD Chief of Police, former fire marshal, the Tucker Brothers and McGilvray himself all covered up Sheriff Tuckers blunder (State and federal law violations). At least two complaints brought by two females (one a minor) reported that McGilvray, while in the capacity of deputy sheriff, touched them inappropriately. The Tuckers seemed to have done nothing to investigate these allegations. A complaint was filed with the Tucker administration by Sharp, who was the administrator over investigative websites in 2008, where Sharp found that McGilvray was using taxpayer funded investigative websites to further McGilvrays wife's real estate business by locating the names and information of property owners in the county. These illegal acts by McGilvray cost the county every time an official report was pulled from the website. Oh and as far as McGilvrays claim that he wants to protect the constitutional rights of our citizens? Ask Mcgilvray how he could take a simple verbal argument complaint between a husband and wife, and use his position to interrogate the complainant in an attempt to create a criminal issue to gain an advantage in civil litigation to help his boss..former Sheriff Tucker..by coercing and intimidating a complainant into signing a document which the complainant did not write, but was written at the hands of McGilvray himself (federal depositions show this). Now that's protecting our constitutional rights isn't it? Its one thing to see corruption and document it and report it after you think you have enough to bring down the house..but another thing to be part of it, engage in it and then deny that you were even around during the time that it was occurring! All of this would come out if there would ever be a debate where the candidates could engage one another...but until that time... the voters have no clue who or what or how they need to vote. Oh and ask an inmate named Mark Roach what it is to suffer abuse at the hands of a cop...while hadcuffed? McGilvray and others know about this. Its a shame that a person like this believes that he is capable and honorable enough to be our next sheriff. When will this madness end?
brenda

Devine, TX

#8 Mar 6, 2012
i understand more clearly about sharp ,i myself have been battling for years to expose some lying dirty rodents that let odom walk knowing he was guilty then, before my niece reported what he did in 01 and now it is being done again by the same office .it has taken its toll on my family ,my friends and on all the children he victimized years ago .they are being victimized again and odom is still on the street he may continue walking if someone doesnt come to thier rescue,we have done all we can at this point ,it is in very questionable hands now . we all have to hang in there together and keep pushing if there are going to be changes ,i have faith it will happen but BALLS are a necesity my friends and good luck to anyone fighting the good fight .
Anonymous

United States

#9 Mar 10, 2012
When the Drugs that started a fire in the dumpsters, why did Sergeant Sharp not do something about it? he new more about this then everyone else (according to him)? Why did he let them put it in the trash??  Easier to point a finger.. 

Why did it take so long for Sharp to blow the whistle?? IF there are so many problems.. I would of said something much sooner.. OHH.. ya.. He had nothing to gain until he got fired from not wanting to work. Calling in 108 (working) and then having coffee for hrs in his home. The Sheriff caught him red handed from not being 108.. So after he got fired, he needed some $. Besides he had not paid his property taxes for some time.. OHH. ya.. His mothers's property, but his home? or Does Sharp even live here in Bandera County? There is no public record showing he is a land/home owner. 

So.. a law suite would fix his money problems and feed his revenge. Was the coffee too hot Scott?

I think Sharp is only selling a book and wanting attention to get is sold  if only the truth about Sharp comes out, like that his wife had to barricade herself and her son, because Sharp threatened to kill them while drunk. wow.. the book must be good, did you include that?

BTW, is it mentioned in your book where you ran your wife off to have your girlfriend move in? and when you got tired of her, you brought your wife back??? How many times do you need to be married before it is the right one? or the one that will put up with you?

Also at one of the forums he mentioned he was a single father of 5 children.. Ya he is right, single, but he does not have anything to do with the children.. part 1 true, part 2 lie. so how is the book? is must be a good part 1.  When will part 2 come out?? Who has to write it? Who will be the whisle blower for what Sharp has done?? Should I be? now that would be a book no one would read.. 
Drake

United States

#10 Mar 11, 2012
Judge2012 wrote:
When the Drugs that started a fire in the dumpsters, why did Sergeant Sharp not do something about it? he new more about this then everyone else (according to him)? Why did he let them put it in the trash??  Easier to point a finger.. 
Why did it take so long for Sharp to blow the whistle?? IF there are so many problems.. I would of said something much sooner.. OHH.. ya.. He had nothing to gain until he got fired from not wanting to work. Calling in 108 (working) and then having coffee for hrs in his home. The Sheriff caught him red handed from not being 108.. So after he got fired, he needed some $. Besides he had not paid his property taxes for some time.. OHH. ya.. His mothers's property, but his home? or Does Sharp even live here in Bandera County? There is no public record showing he is a land/home owner. 
So.. a law suite would fix his money problems and feed his revenge. Was the coffee too hot Scott?
I think Sharp is only selling a book and wanting attention to get is sold  if only the truth about Sharp comes out, like that his wife had to barricade herself and her son, because Sharp threatened to kill them while drunk. wow.. the book must be good, did you include that?
BTW, is it mentioned in your book where you ran your wife off to have your girlfriend move in? and when you got tired of her, you brought your wife back??? How many times do you need to be married before it is the right one? or the one that will put up with you?
Also at one of the forums he mentioned he was a single father of 5 children.. Ya he is right, single, but he does not have anything to do with the children.. part 1 true, part 2 lie. so how is the book? is must be a good part 1.  When will part 2 come out?? Who has to write it? Who will be the whisle blower for what Sharp has done?? Should I be? now that would be a book no one would read.. 
Wow what anger presents itself in your post brother! Its pretty much obvious that you are one of the guys that will be looking for a new job when Sharp is elected. We all see how scared and worried you are through what you have attempted to write, as well as see that your education level may be even lower than that of the Chief Deputy that calls himself Sheriff. Maybe when you learn how to read you can check out Sharp's book from the Bandera Library, since you most likely won't buy the book to clear up some of the misinformation that you have projected here with your post. Iv'e read the book and it all makes sense how the whole issue played out. Seems like you need to start having some one else who is literate start filling out some applications for you and move on friend...your days here working for this county are numbered.
SHADOW

Canyon Lake, TX

#11 Mar 11, 2012
Drake wrote:
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Wow what anger presents itself in your post brother! Its pretty much obvious that you are one of the guys that will be looking for a new job when Sharp is elected. We all see how scared and worried you are through what you have attempted to write, as well as see that your education level may be even lower than that of the Chief Deputy that calls himself Sheriff. Maybe when you learn how to read you can check out Sharp's book from the Bandera Library, since you most likely won't buy the book to clear up some of the misinformation that you have projected here with your post. Iv'e read the book and it all makes sense how the whole issue played out. Seems like you need to start having some one else who is literate start filling out some applications for you and move on friend...your days here working for this county are numbered.
I believe all of the deputies that lied to the grand jury about what they knew about the boat should be fired and not covered for any longer.
Imagine a judge and the Attorney General's Office agreeing to a plea bargain that ensured none of the deputies or others involved could not be prosecuted. What the hell is that about????
What a crock, when you get pulled over or what ever by a Bandera County Deputy is he going to be one of the people who lied to protect Boss Hogg and "his" rescue boat.
We need and deserve better. Fire them all and start over.
As far as the meth lab fire in the back of the trash truck you could also look at shane merrit and the dresser the fire marshall who all looked the other way.
Drake

United States

#12 Mar 14, 2012
Yea I agree Shadow. And when Sharp did come forward with what he knew...it took six months of retaliation against him after Smith kissed the Sheriff's ass to climb the ladder by giving up Sharp for going to authorities (Smith was a witness that Sharp needed against the corruption and Sharp had asked him to help)...then Sharp getting fired for pretexctual reasons, which were unsubstantiated and were overturned by a State Administrative Law Judge, before anyone would actually call in the AG's Office to investigate. Then it took another 1.5 years to actually get that corrupt Sheriff out of there. So if you dumb asses out there have to ask why it takes so long for a person with no position or power to come forward... I think you can see why. And btw, the same people who blame the victims in these cases...are the same cowards who would just keep their mouths shut...not doing anything to stand up against the same. Shame on all of you who don't have the balls or the guts to do what Sharp did or any other person who stands up to protect our country or citizens against the same corruption we see happening in Mexico. Get the book you ignorant fools, or don't get the book, cause you lived it...know the truth...didn't stand up and now you know you asses are gone when the only man in this race who knows who you are wins. Can't wait for that day...hope the voters can find their way through all the politics to take back their county. See ya with a pink slip in your hand you corrupt coppers!!:) Thanks Shadow for standing up for the good guys in all of this!!
SHADOW

Canyon Lake, TX

#13 Mar 15, 2012
Drake wrote:
Yea I agree Shadow. And when Sharp did come forward with what he knew...it took six months of retaliation against him after Smith kissed the Sheriff's ass to climb the ladder by giving up Sharp for going to authorities (Smith was a witness that Sharp needed against the corruption and Sharp had asked him to help)...then Sharp getting fired for pretexctual reasons, which were unsubstantiated and were overturned by a State Administrative Law Judge, before anyone would actually call in the AG's Office to investigate. Then it took another 1.5 years to actually get that corrupt Sheriff out of there. So if you dumb asses out there have to ask why it takes so long for a person with no position or power to come forward... I think you can see why. And btw, the same people who blame the victims in these cases...are the same cowards who would just keep their mouths shut...not doing anything to stand up against the same. Shame on all of you who don't have the balls or the guts to do what Sharp did or any other person who stands up to protect our country or citizens against the same corruption we see happening in Mexico. Get the book you ignorant fools, or don't get the book, cause you lived it...know the truth...didn't stand up and now you know you asses are gone when the only man in this race who knows who you are wins. Can't wait for that day...hope the voters can find their way through all the politics to take back their county. See ya with a pink slip in your hand you corrupt coppers!!:) Thanks Shadow for standing up for the good guys in all of this!!
Like many of the people I know I am sick of excuses and looking the other way.
We all look like bumpkins when this crap happens.
I still remember Tucker saying that boat had never been out of the county and soon everyone would know he was telling the truth.
I guess he expected to bribe the State or something. They had pictures of him from a stop for no fishing licenses. Boss Hogg says something like do you know who I am? Interestingly enough there was no ticket written for no fishing licenses either.
Corruption runs deep. I heard Boss Hogg's wife was the only one with a fishing license and she wasn't fishing.
Then you have the hearing for Sharp getting fired for pretexctual reasons, which were unsubstantiated and were overturned by a State Administrative Law Judge. The Judge actually said Sharp appeared far more credible than Sheriff Tucker. The Judge said that not me. Guess he saw through Boss Hogg also.
The County Judge and the Commissioners are to blame for not acting on that Sheriff when this first came to light. Instead we, the taxpayinf citizens had to pay that LIAR until the plea was reached.
Like Drake said, stand up for what you know is right or suffer with another Boss Hogg.
Let's Roll!!
brenda

Devine, TX

#14 Mar 15, 2012
Judge2012 wrote:
When the Drugs that started a fire in the dumpsters, why did Sergeant Sharp not do something about it? he new more about this then everyone else (according to him)? Why did he let them put it in the trash??  Easier to point a finger.. 
Why did it take so long for Sharp to blow the whistle?? IF there are so many problems.. I would of said something much sooner.. OHH.. ya.. He had nothing to gain until he got fired from not wanting to work. Calling in 108 (working) and then having coffee for hrs in his home. The Sheriff caught him red handed from not being 108.. So after he got fired, he needed some $. Besides he had not paid his property taxes for some time.. OHH. ya.. His mothers's property, but his home? or Does Sharp even live here in Bandera County? There is no public record showing he is a land/home owner. 
So.. a law suite would fix his money problems and feed his revenge. Was the coffee too hot Scott?
I think Sharp is only selling a book and wanting attention to get is sold  if only the truth about Sharp comes out, like that his wife had to barricade herself and her son, because Sharp threatened to kill them while drunk. wow.. the book must be good, did you include that?
BTW, is it mentioned in your book where you ran your wife off to have your girlfriend move in? and when you got tired of her, you brought your wife back??? How many times do you need to be married before it is the right one? or the one that will put up with you?
Also at one of the forums he mentioned he was a single father of 5 children.. Ya he is right, single, but he does not have anything to do with the children.. part 1 true, part 2 lie. so how is the book? is must be a good part 1.  When will part 2 come out?? Who has to write it? Who will be the whisle blower for what Sharp has done?? Should I be? now that would be a book no one would read.. 
i absolutley agree !!!!! i have many questions to ask him myself !!!!
brenda

Devine, TX

#15 Mar 26, 2012
kaiser might as well drop out haha! she is an unapriciative mean old dog , her true colors are going to be reveiled and i hope everyone sees them .she in no way deserves to be sheriff after what i heard !
Concerned

Hollywood, FL

#16 Mar 28, 2012
You should have heard what I did about Smith. I would not touch him with a ten foot pole.
At least Kaiser has experience, something the rest of them lack.
Wake up Brenda and look around you.
brenda

Devine, TX

#17 Mar 29, 2012
do whatever you need about smith ,guarantee you wont get far , people like you cry about change but when it comes down to it you cant handle change and go back to the same old crap and cry some more .kaiser has EXACTLY WHAT EXPERIENCE ? sprnding money ? building a jail to house criminals that never end up there ? oh how many officers has she fired during her term as sheriff ? MANY ! WHAT HAS SHE DONE TO CHANGE AND MAKE LIVES SAFER ??? BUILD A JAIL HA ! did you hear what she did ? why dont you find out before you tell me to wake up ,IM WIDE AWAKE ,I CARE WHAT HAPPPENS ! SMITH HAS DONE MORE FOR BANDERA IN NEARLY ONE YEAR THAN ANY ONE IN HIS POSITION HAS DONE IN 20 !! LOOK AROUND YOU . if you caught smith doing wrong let the rest of us know ,or will you be keeping it to yourself and hope youre right ? hmm ? kaiser should show more repect and apriciation to the people that are trying to help her instead of snapping and growling at them when things dont go her way .
Concerned

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#18 Mar 29, 2012
brenda wrote:
do whatever you need about smith ,guarantee you wont get far , people like you cry about change but when it comes down to it you cant handle change and go back to the same old crap and cry some more .kaiser has EXACTLY WHAT EXPERIENCE ? sprnding money ? building a jail to house criminals that never end up there ? oh how many officers has she fired during her term as sheriff ? MANY ! WHAT HAS SHE DONE TO CHANGE AND MAKE LIVES SAFER ??? BUILD A JAIL HA ! did you hear what she did ? why dont you find out before you tell me to wake up ,IM WIDE AWAKE ,I CARE WHAT HAPPPENS ! SMITH HAS DONE MORE FOR BANDERA IN NEARLY ONE YEAR THAN ANY ONE IN HIS POSITION HAS DONE IN 20 !! LOOK AROUND YOU . if you caught smith doing wrong let the rest of us know ,or will you be keeping it to yourself and hope youre right ? hmm ? kaiser should show more repect and apriciation to the people that are trying to help her instead of snapping and growling at them when things dont go her way .
You are a goose. Listen to Smith all you want but it ain't gonna happen, not in this lifetime anyway.
You know Kaiser has experience running a big jail like ours in kerrville.
Do you really think using caps makes your point more valid??
Give me a link to how many people Kaiser fired--can't can you.
The problem in Bandera County is the Sheriff never fires anyone. Just the same old crap.
I guess Smith's boy stealing is OK. What the hell was Smith's boy doing working for daddy. That is against the law you know.
Yes brenda WAKE UP!
brenda

Devine, TX

#19 Mar 29, 2012
smith doesnt have the authority to hire a jailer ,it is done through submitting an application for employment . stealing hahaha ! taking a small container of milk not for himself but for his son ,as he was on his way out to go home . hardly criminal or grounds for firing. so petty compared to other officers wrong doings who have continued to work there . i keep hearing about smith this and smith that ,it is getting old . you see what you want to see .anyone can get or have experience ,it is what is done what is done with that experience that makes a diffrence ,kaiser hasnt done nothing but build a jail . tell me what else has she done that makes her better than smith ? why isnt she still sheriff for kerr if shes sooooo great ? smith has been doing a wonderful job ,people respect and trust him ,he has proven himself to the comunity and to BSO . what he has done so far speaks volumes over any other candidate that does have experience ,he stepped in ,stepped up and made diffrences without all the experience the rest claim to have ,he deserves to be sheriff.
brenda

Devine, TX

#20 Mar 29, 2012
smiths son was not working for daddy ,if anything was against the law .why is smith still working at his position at bso ? you better call fbi ,goose ,yer on ta sumptin hahaha !

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