Tahoka school board member and city councilwoman arrested for organized crime

Jun 20, 2009 Full story: KCBD-TV Lubbock 11

Back in May of 2008, federal, state, and local officers raided the home and businesses of Tahoka school board member Joe Calvillo, Jr.

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Barbara

Levelland, TX

#1 Jun 24, 2009
Tahoka High School's Principal Arrested
Posted: May 29, 2008 05:16 PM CDT
Source: Nolan County Sheriff's Dept.
NewsChannel 11 has learned that Tahoka High School's Principal was recently arrested.
Mitchell Troy Hinds, 42, was arrested April 7th in Sweetwater for Driving While Intoxicated.
Right now, it is unclear if he was driving a vehicle owned by the school district.
What happened to Integrity and Leadership by example?
Barbara

Levelland, TX

#2 Jun 24, 2009
Tahoka school board member and city councilwoman arrested for organized crime
Posted: June 19, 2009 06:53 PM CDT

LUBBOCK, TX - Back in May of 2008, federal, state, and local officers raided the home and businesses of Tahoka school board member Joe Calvillo, Jr. On Thursday, Calvillo, his wife Clara Calvillo, and Santos Salinas Saldana all turned themselves in after being charged with organized crime.

Earlier this week the three were indicted by a Lynn County Grand Jury. This all stems from an investigation that started more than a year ago.

Joe Calvillo, Jr. is currently a long-time member of the Tahoka school board and his wife Clara Calvillo serves as a member on the Tahoka city council.

All three are charged with felonies, and right now it's unclear the relationship between the Calvillos and Santos Saldana. Lynn County Attorney Donnis Scott tells us this case has been turned over to the Attorney General's Office in Austin. She says Lynn County only handles misdemeanors and not felonies.

The felony indictment stems from a 2008 investigation into Joe Calvillo's home and businesses. He owned a bail bond business, and the Lucky Sevens Game Room. Before being shut down, they were both located in Tahoka.

We talked to the superintendent of Tahoka ISD, and he tells us our phone call was the first he had heard of the arrest, and that Calvillo is still on the school board.

The Tahoka City Manager has heard of the arrest, and says Clara Calvillo is still a current member of the city council. He tells us the city is waiting for more information before any action is taken. He says they have never dealt with anything like this before.
haha

Tahoka, TX

#3 Jun 28, 2009
Someone trying to start up something again like last year...Any reason to why you posted the Principal report on here?In case you didn't know, it happened over a YEAR AGO;but great job on trying to be the hero on this board.
christopher saldana

United States

#4 Jul 17, 2009
Barbara wrote:
Tahoka High School's Principal Arrested
Posted: May 29, 2008 05:16 PM CDT
Source: Nolan County Sheriff's Dept.
NewsChannel 11 has learned that Tahoka High School's Principal was recently arrested.
Mitchell Troy Hinds, 42, was arrested April 7th in Sweetwater for Driving While Intoxicated.
Right now, it is unclear if he was driving a vehicle owned by the school district.
What happened to Integrity and Leadership by example?
know what your talking about first!!!
christopher saldana

United States

#5 Jul 17, 2009
This is all a bunch of non sense and will pass.
Atilano Medrano

Royal City, WA

#6 Aug 6, 2009
I read your comments and articles often and I feel you that it appears that Joe Calvillo is being targeted simply cause he dares to venture out of the norm from the conservative society he lives in. Is he really running an organized crime venture or a simple 8 liner business? I visited his business and seen no wrong doing. I did notice that he provided the only intertainment available in your area
Christopher Saldana

Northport, AL

#7 Oct 7, 2009
Atilano Medrano wrote:
I read your comments and articles often and I feel you that it appears that Joe Calvillo is being targeted simply cause he dares to venture out of the norm from the conservative society he lives in. Is he really running an organized crime venture or a simple 8 liner business? I visited his business and seen no wrong doing. I did notice that he provided the only intertainment available in your area
That is my uncle, and you are correct... he is just a normal buisnessman.... people need to quit being jealous of the succes of others and stop trying to make it out like if you make money you must have done something illegal to get it... damn
Jamie Salazar

Oklahoma City, OK

#8 Oct 24, 2009
I say that troy hinds dont belong to be in the tahoka isd no more because of what he did. And knowing him he is still doing it.
peopleRcrazy

Erick, OK

#9 Oct 27, 2009
I know Joe and he is one bad dude.
christopher saldana

Tuscaloosa, AL

#10 Nov 5, 2009
peopleRcrazy wrote:
I know Joe and he is one bad dude.
For Example?
ode

Bellevue, WA

#11 Mar 15, 2011
okay, amen Christopher

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