Venita Ruth Childs Dempsey – The Big Bend Sentinel
Venita Ruth Childs Dempsey, a long-time Marfa resident, was born on December 22, 1930, in Limestone County, Texas, not far from Waco. The second of six children born to her parents, she was the daughter of Cecil C. Childs and Grace Elizabeth McCutchen Childs. Her siblings –– all of Texas –– were Dorothy Elizabeth, Benny Eugene, Goldie Olene, Aubrey Glen and Carlos Erwin, and half-sister, Charlene.bigbendsentinel.com
Limestone County Sheriff Blakely guilty, removed from office
Aug. 3—ATHENS — Mike Blakely, the longest serving sheriff in the state, was escorted from the courtroom to the jail by one of his deputies Monday evening after a Limestone County jury convicted him of two felonies. Under Alabama law Blakely, in his 10th term as Limestone County sheriff, was automatically removed upon being convicted of a felony. He has been succeeded by Limestone County ...news.yahoo.com
Social worker charged with 134 felony counts involving election fraud in Limestone County
TEXAS – A social worker was charged with 134 felony counts involving election fraud, according to the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Kelly Reagan Brunner, a social worker at the Mexia State Supported Living Center, was charged with 134 felony counts of purportedly acting as an agent and of election fraud. Prosecutors said Brunner submitted voter registration applications for 67 residents without their signature or effective consent and pretended to be their agent. Only a parent, spouse or child who is a qualified voter of the county may act as an agent in registering a person to vote, according to state prosecutors. According to prosecutors, the SSLC patients that were registered by Brunner did not give effective consent to be registered.