Goldsmith, Texas? The next New York?

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Since: Jun 13

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#1 Jun 13, 2013
I am just curious.. what is the appeal? Aside from living in total anonymity (perfect if you're hiding something). I'm curious. I have been trying without success to get my son to come home and go to college. Not easy given the people he has become entangled with have him believing that Goldsmith is the do all end all of the world. I'm sure it's fine for some people, but I really worry about my son giving up on his dreams. He was going be in the creative arts and travel. I was even going to offer him a trip to Japan if he comes home and goes back to school. But then those entanglements keep popping back up telling him he has to stay in Goldsmith, Texas.
I lived in Goldsmith, for a short time. And the last time my husband and I visited, it didn't look any better. Why would someone want to stay there and suffer when he could come home to the LA metro and be around people?
I'm not trying to insult people that live there, but so far I am not impressed with what I have seen.
I know my son has been involved with some off shoot church there, one that whenever I ask for the name he says it doesn't have one. And from what I have researched it doesn't have the proper paperwork filed to be a church, either.
One more thing to add some insult to injury. I am preparing for cancer surgery. I have told my son and I asked him to come home. He says he can't because he good church going people need him there. Is it me, or if they were really "good church goers" wouldn't they understand the importance of family in this matter?
I welcome all comments, even the stupid ones. Thanks in advance.

Since: Jun 13

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#2 Jun 17, 2013
Right now my heart is just breaking. I am concerned for the safety of my son. He may be an adult, but he is my son. I can to seem to find a single compassionate person anywhere in West Texas. Instead I have found a lot of smarmy people that care about running their own scams and people that should be more concerned about the commonwealth as a whole, but instead, they seem more concerned with passing unwarranted judgment on those less fortunate.. it's sad, very, very sad.
MeH

Oklahoma City, OK

#4 Jun 17, 2013
I do not believe there is a church there on the other hand there is a large biker gang there. Mam I have a feeling that is who your son is referring to when he is telling you he's going to church I would probably bet my last dollar on that. I believe they go by the Cosacks! If he is just starting out with the gang then he is a prospect and they control what he does. Sorry and I hope you get better and hey I agree west Texas people are no good

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#6 Jun 18, 2013
It's weird, I called the Ector County Sheriff's Dept., to go out and do a welfare check on him. I officer I spoke o didn't seem to want to be bothered and certainly didn't understand my concerns. I don't think it's gangs, so much as I worry about him living in filth, as in abject poverty and filth. The worst part, was when the officer old me my son didn't want anything to do with me and because of his age, I can't make him come home and I can't make him talk to me. Again, the officer didn't understand my English.. I receive strange text messages from my son and although they don't make sense, I feel like he's trying to tell me something. See, the relationship he has with his natural father is a violent one and I fear that he is being abused. I can't get anyone to understand that something is going on, or if they do, they just don't care. I could never walk away from someone in trouble. I do not feel it's right.. but people there, well, they want nothing to do with someone they feel is nothing more than a bum, so-to-speak.
I just keep hope alive that someone will try and help get my son back home to us.
Thank you for the well wishes, I'm keeping my strength up and just waiting to get a surgery date. Fortunately for me, I can work at home for a while.
Anyway, that's why I keep trying to find people in Goldsmith.
Thanks for listening.
MeH

Springdale, AR

#7 Jun 18, 2013
I do understand from a moms point of view I hope you figure something out if I was still out west I would go check for you

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#8 Jun 18, 2013
I keep looking for people that live that live there and are willing to get involved. Aside from that, I live with the worry ad the unfortunate knowledge that the county police don't grasp the basics of abuse patterns. None of this makes for a good night's sleep.
RED BUD

Ashburn, VA

#9 Jun 18, 2013
motherclucker wrote:
I keep looking for people that live that live there and are willing to get involved. Aside from that, I live with the worry ad the unfortunate knowledge that the county police don't grasp the basics of abuse patterns. None of this makes for a good night's sleep.
If you will do what I said and call the TEXAS RANGERS tell them your concerns they will help, don't call some bull SHIT sheriff's department, but if you don't want to call the RANGERS I don't know what I can do for you.....

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#11 Jun 19, 2013
Aren't the Teas Rangers either a baseball team, or a division of DPS? When I googled that, MBL comes up as well as archives of the Texas Rangers in law enforcement (the only thing I found was a phone number for requesting old pictures, like "old west" old). It's actually easier, and in some ways safer for my son to have someone who lives there to show that he is not alone. Abusers don't like people to know that they are abusive, that's why they isolate. But again, most people would rather look the other way than get involved. And getting involved is frustrating.
That officer told me my own son wants nothing to do with me, but the strange texts are still coming in. See, it's frustrating. If I report something is going on, they talk to the abuser and he says everything is fine. Then they tell me there is nothing they can do. I told them a call to a local gun dealer was made on that phone (a company phone that I own) and that my ex-husband is prohibited from owning/possessing a weapon), that same officer told me there were no gun dealers in Goldsmith. The ATF lists the gun dealer in Goldsmith, but the gun dealer's website states former law enforcement. One would hope that a person like that would understand the importance of concern for general public safety, but then again, look at the area.

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#13 Jun 19, 2013
Toda is a miserable day as it shows in my previous text (have issues with my illness that make concentration and sometime spelling a leap of faith to get thru). I do not know what to do, I keep beating my head against this brick wall, but it only makes me more certain that something is going on. I called all of the phone numbers showing up in my son's call list for the past few weeks, not only does everyone I spoke to claim they never heard of my son, but they all seem to have a connection to the local police department?!
I can't file a missing person report, the local authorities have already given me their opinions (without absolute proof mind you). I guess I have no choice but to look for help on the federal level. What kind of lowlifes dwell in Ector County?! They all have alleged connections to the police?! If they are all so connected then whet do they do when someone commits a crime against them? And if he criminal involved is also connected, then what?!
I'm not connected with anyone, I run a legal business, I keep my licenses current and follow the law like everyone else that doesn't live in that small little bubble called the Permian Basin. Here, we have to work for a living and favors are done for kindness sake, not for profit. And certainly not, those kinds of favors. Does anyone in Goldsmith know the whereabouts of Louis Osborne? The only 2 phone numbers I was not able to get thru to were the gun dealer in Goldsmith and a real estate broker/animal shelter in New Mexico.. and it keeps getting weirder. Please, I am begging for some answers, please. The last time I heard from Louis he was working on a logo for me for a new division. He sent me the preliminary sketch, then when I started prepping it for revision, he said he was going to New Mexico.. After that, things got weird. Every text became strange, like someone else was answering. He never answered what his first dog's name was, he seemed confused about where he lived most of his life and all calls to me stopped. Please if anyone knows anything, I am just beside myself.. and not knowing makes it so much worse.

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#14 Jun 20, 2013
What do you people in that area do? Are there any mothers out there that understand how much it hurts to be put thru this?
I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy!!
MeH

Springdale, AR

#15 Jun 20, 2013
I don't know where your at but drive there or hire a private investigator

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#16 Jun 20, 2013
Hey MeH..I'm in Los Angeles metro.. after all that, I wrote a very long email, finally got some sleep around 4am this morning, just started getting up around 7am (late today) when the phone rang. You know the movie where the call is coming from inside the house? It was my ex-husband using the company phone my son was issued! Wow. What a load! I'm still shaking'.And that alone keeps me far away from W. TX.
MeH

Springdale, AR

#17 Jun 20, 2013
Well did he say anything to you? And how old is your son

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#18 Jun 20, 2013
My ex said plenty (we finally divorced 10yrs ago). He said he would sent back everything my husband and I ever sent to Louis, socks and underwear included.. I told him I had nothing to say to him, that I would only speak to my son. Then I hung up on him when he started yelling at me to tell him everything we do. (He's weird that way, he has to get after for someone's day-to-day routine to be able to pull a con). He is a real piece of work. My son is 30 and a little slow witted, but he has a generous spirit. Unfortunately he gets taken advantage easily and my ex will take advantage, even his own son. More than anything, I think my son will need mental health care to be able to get out of this situation. Abusers are hard to get away from. I hide my clothes outside for weeks before I finally got the courage to leave.
SKUNKING

Dallas, TX

#19 Jun 20, 2013
motherclucker wrote:
My ex said plenty (we finally divorced 10yrs ago). He said he would sent back everything my husband and I ever sent to Louis, socks and underwear included.. I told him I had nothing to say to him, that I would only speak to my son. Then I hung up on him when he started yelling at me to tell him everything we do.(He's weird that way, he has to get after for someone's day-to-day routine to be able to pull a con). He is a real piece of work. My son is 30 and a little slow witted, but he has a generous spirit. Unfortunately he gets taken advantage easily and my ex will take advantage, even his own son. More than anything, I think my son will need mental health care to be able to get out of this situation. Abusers are hard to get away from. I hide my clothes outside for weeks before I finally got the courage to leave.
your a weird dumb a s s

Since: Jun 13

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#20 Jun 20, 2013
And I'm sure you are the creme de la creme of Texas society Mr. Skunk.
Unfortunately, people like yourself do society no favors.
SkunK

Dallas, TX

#21 Jun 20, 2013
motherclucker wrote:
And I'm sure you are the creme de la creme of Texas society Mr. Skunk.
Unfortunately, people like yourself do society no favors.
But, the fact is your from CA.and your still a weird dumb a s s, no wonder your son hauled a s s
Mohave

Lees Summit, MO

#22 Jun 20, 2013
MeH wrote:
I do not believe there is a church there on the other hand there is a large biker gang there. Mam I have a feeling that is who your son is referring to when he is telling you he's going to church I would probably bet my last dollar on that. I believe they go by the Cosacks! If he is just starting out with the gang then he is a prospect and they control what he does. Sorry and I hope you get better and hey I agree west Texas people are no good
Surely you don't think every person in west Texas is no good.If you believe that i must wonder did you fall off the short bus and bump your head on the curb or were you born stupid?
TEXAS

Dallas, TX

#23 Jun 20, 2013
motherclucker wrote:
I am just curious.. what is the appeal? Aside from living in total anonymity (perfect if you're hiding something). I'm curious. I have been trying without success to get my son to come home and go to college. Not easy given the people he has become entangled with have him believing that Goldsmith is the do all end all of the world. I'm sure it's fine for some people, but I really worry about my son giving up on his dreams. He was going be in the creative arts and travel. I was even going to offer him a trip to Japan if he comes home and goes back to school. But then those entanglements keep popping back up telling him he has to stay in Goldsmith, Texas.
I lived in Goldsmith, for a short time. And the last time my husband and I visited, it didn't look any better. Why would someone want to stay there and suffer when he could come home to the LA metro and be around people?
I'm not trying to insult people that live there, but so far I am not impressed with what I have seen.
I know my son has been involved with some off shoot church there, one that whenever I ask for the name he says it doesn't have one. And from what I have researched it doesn't have the proper paperwork filed to be a church, either.
One more thing to add some insult to injury. I am preparing for cancer surgery. I have told my son and I asked him to come home. He says he can't because he good church going people need him there. Is it me, or if they were really "good church goers" wouldn't they understand the importance of family in this matter?
I welcome all comments, even the stupid ones. Thanks in advance.
Who do you think you are talking bad about Texas, as far as I know LA METRO AND THE STATE OF CA ARE FULL OF F A G S AND BLEEDING HEART S O N O F B I T C H S THAT VOTE FOR GUN CONTROL AND MAYBE YOUR GOT SMART AND MOVED TO TEXAS OR STAY WHEN YOU DUMB A S S E S MOVED TO CA, LA METRO MY A S S, I WOULDN'T GIVE A SHIT IF LA METRO FELL OFF IN THE OCEAN, MY BE THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN,SO WATCH YOUR WEIRD DUMB A S S MOUTH WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT TEXAS, REMEMBER DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS
Lol

Springdale, AR

#24 Jun 21, 2013
Most west Texas dumb asses are strung out junkies that run around talking a bunch of tough guy shit but when they get their asses in a bind they sing like canaries snitch on their so called brothers real fast lol Odessa Texas is the asshole of the world and if people are stupid enough to stay there then they get what they deserve lol

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