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Accused lookout in 2009 Don Stolz murder takes plea bargain

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 12:00 am
By Andrea SALAZAR andrea.salazar@theeagle.comA Hempstead man accused of serving as a lookout during the 2009 killing of a Navasota store owner accepted a plea deal Thursday.
Joshua Ragston, who was 17 at the time of the robbery, pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison days before jury selection was set to start.
Ragston reportedly admitted his involvement in the July 2009 slaying of Don Stolz when Stolz's widow, Nancy Stolz, addressed him in the Waller County courtroom Thursday.
Investigators believed Ragston was the lookout outside Stolz's liquor store at 307 W. Washington Ave. when Christopher Boulds allegedly robbed the store, shooting and killing Stolz, who was 57.
Both men were arrested in June 2012 after Boulds, who was reportedly high on PCP, implicated himself during a 911 call, authorities said. A follow-up conversation with Boulds led to a confession and placed Ragston at the scene, Grimes County District Attorney Tuck McLain said following the arrests.
Ragston will be eligible for parole in 15 years, but, in a statement, McLain said it's "virtually unheard of for a murder defendant to make parole that early."
"Most murder defendants serve at least 80 percent of their sentence before being allowed to parole. I will be surprised if he breathes free air in less than 25 years," he said.
Ragston was originally charged with capital murder, first-degree murder and aggravated robbery but was offered a plea deal after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an automatic life sentence without parole for juveniles was unconstitutional. At the time, the only punishment possible for a minor convicted of capital murder in Texas was life in prison without parole. The law was rewritten in 2013 to provide a punishment of life with parole after 40 years for anyone younger than 18.
Although McLain said he believed the "fix of the statute" would pass constitutional muster, he recommended a plea deal to avoid the appeals process and because it would be difficult to prove whether Ragston knew Boulds had a weapon with him when he went into the liquor store.
"[Nancy Stolz] has lost so much and, even though this plea is probably not what she really would have liked to have seen, I hope and pray it gives her and the family some degree of closure," McLain said. "They have been so very patient, supportive and understanding over these years."
Ragston's defense attorneys, Bill Bennett and Frank Blazek, could not be reached for comment late Thursday.
Boulds remains at the Grimes County Jail awaiting trial on capital murder charges. He was found incompetent to stand trial late last year but has since been treated at Rusk State Hospital. A trial date will be set if a jury finds Boulds competent to stand trial, McLain said.
DON STOLZ
NANCY STOLZ

CHRISTOPHER BERNARD BOULDS






WALLER ISD BOARD ELECTION DAY, SATURDAY MAY 10,2014


Tax Office Staff



Mike Marcus
Assistant Superintendent, Finance
936.931.3695
mmarcus@wallerisd.net


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Brenda Bundick
Deputy Tax Assessor Collector
936.931.3695 x1202
bbundick@wallerisd.net




Robin Knebel
Assistant Tax Assessor Collector
936.931.3695 x1207
rknebel@wallerisd.net




ROBYN MARIE GERMAN taps the Waller County taxpayers for another $6,000.00. Waller County Commissioner John Amsler was the only commissioner to say no.


Commissioner Amsler voted NO.


On Thursday, January 1, 2015 the WCCC will change forever. You have to decide how you want to  be remembered.
Kitzmans problems have only just started.
Case (Cause) Number Style File Date Court Type Of Action / Offense
050397101010- 3
Dismissed(D)
The State of Texas vs. ECKELS, ROBERT YOUNG (SPN: 00266458) (DOB: 07/24/1929) WRIT OF HAB CORP (F)
050397601010- 3
Complete(C)
The State of Texas vs.
ECKELS, ROBERT Y. (SPN: 00266458) (DOB: 07/24/1929)
UNLAWFUL INTERCEPT WIRE COMM (F)
045430301010- 3
Dismissed(D)
The State of Texas vs. ECKELS, ROBERT YOUNG (SPN: 00266458) (DOB: 07/24/1929) OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT-MISAPPLY (F)
044433001010- 3
Complete(C)
The State of Texas vs.
ECKELS, ROBERT YOUNG (SPN: 00266458) (DOB: 07/24/1929)
PUBLIC SERV ACCEPT GIFT (M)
044198001010- 3
Dismissed(D)
The State of Texas vs. ECKELS, ROBERT YOUNG (SPN: 00266458) (DOB: 07/24/1929) THEFT SERVICE $750-$20000 (F)
044198101010- 3
Dismissed(D)
The State of Texas vs.
ECKELS, ROBERT YOUNG (SPN: 00266458) (DOB: 07/24/1929)
OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT-MISAPPLY (F)
044198201010- 3
Dismissed(D)
The State of Texas vs. ECKELS, ROBERT YOUNG (SPN: 00266458) (DOB: 07/24/1929) THEFT >=$750 <$20,000 (F)
029214301010- 3
Dismissed(D)
The State of Texas vs.
ECKELS, ROBERT Y. (SPN: 00266458) (DOB: 07/24/1929)
OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT-MISAPPLY (F)
Eckels' father, Robert Young "Bob" Eckels, Jr., was a trustee of the Houston Independent School District who in 1972 was elected the Precinct 3 county commissioner, a position that he filled until shortly before his death on Christmas eve in 1989.[3] As commissioner, the senior Eckels was accused of having tapped his office telephones, mail fraud, and theft of timber used on county bridge construction. In 1987, he pleaded no contest to charges that he had accepted from a county contractor the construction of a road on his farm in Austin County within the Houston metropolitan district. Eckels told The Houston Chronicle that his father "played the [political] game by their rules. The world has moved."[4]
The senior Eckels had close political ties with Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush. In 1984, while his son was a first-term legislator, Commissioner Eckels turned the Harris County government into a virtual arm of the Reagan-Bush re-election campaign. He used county telephones, computers, and employees to establish an organization called the National Conference of Republican County Officials. An official in Roanoke County, Virginia, said that the conference was "a working arm for the White House and the national [Republican] Party." Eckels later said that he had used at least $20,000 of his own funds for Reagan-Bush mailings and did not report the expenditure to the Federal Election Commission. Eckels died less than a year after Bush became the U.S. President.[5] The seventeen-year commissioner was convicted of theft and forced to resign. For a number of years his name was synonymous with political corruption in the Houston area.[6]
Eckels' uncle, Paul Glenn "Buck" Eckels, Sr. (1931-2011), for many years owned the Lawyers Title Insurance Company of Houston.[7]
Eckels graduated from Houston Christian High School, the University of Houston, and the South Texas College of Law in Houston. He practices with Looper Reed & McGraw, P.C. He is also the president of Texas Central High-Speed Railway, also called Lone Star High Speed Rail.[8] He was formerly affiliated with Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston.[9]
His wife, the former Jet Winkley (born c. 1957), was a lobbyist for the Metropolitan Transit Authority while she and Eckels were engaged and he was a state legislator. Eckels said that because of their relationship he avoided sponsoring transit authority bills. The couple has a daughter, Kirby Eckels.[4]

POKLUDA, FRANK JAMES---CRIMINAL RECORD

141701601010- 3
Active - CRIMINAL(A)
The State of Texas vs. POKLUDA, JEFFREY LEE (SPN: 02720286) (DOB: 07/07/1978) Defendant: Bond Made(B)
Disposition:
POSS CS PG 1 1 - 4 GRAMS (F)
187368301010- 2
Dismissed(D)
The State of Texas vs.
POKLUDA, ALYSSA NIKOLE (SPN: 02659846) (DOB: 02/17/1995)
Defendant: Disposed(D)
Disposition: Dismissed(DISM)
THEFT - $50-$500 (M)
952159401010- 2
Dismissed(D)
The State of Texas vs. POKLUDA, STACEY RENEE (SPN: 01436185) (DOB: 09/22/1970) Defendant: Disposed(D)
Disposition: Dismissed(DISM)
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (M)
892317901010- 2
Dismissed(D)
The State of Texas vs.
POKLUDA, JERALD WAYNE (SPN: 00170579) (DOB: 10/23/1944)
Defendant: Disposed(D)
Disposition: Dismissed(DISM)
RESIST ARR-SEARCH (M)
892318001010- 2
Complete(C)
The State of Texas vs. POKLUDA, JERALD WAYNE (SPN: 00170579) (DOB: 10/23/1944) Defendant: Disposed(D)
Disposition: Disposed(DISP)
DWI 1ST (M)
061013201010- 2
Complete(C)
The State of Texas vs.
POKLUDA, EMIL EDWIN (SPN: 00374527)
Defendant: Disposed(D)
Disposition: Found Guilty(GILT)
VIOL OF AUTO SALVAGE DEALERS A (M)
056534101010- 2
Complete(C)
The State of Texas vs. POKLUDA, FRANK JAMES (SPN: 00295743) (DOB: 09/26/1948) Defendant: Disposed(D)
Disposition: Disposed(DISP)
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (M)
042735101010- 2
Complete(C)
The State of Texas vs.
POKLUDA, FRANK JAMES (SPN: 00059548) (DOB:09/26/1948
Defendant: Disposed(D)
Disposition: Disposed(DISP)
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (M)

Light it up!





Hello Sandy, it will be a DPS in Harris County, Texas.






Fidy Cent slips in the back door of San Bernard Electric, while the taxpayers were busy voting this trash out of office.


 
FCT and Darwin Hargrave (R). Darwin is on the ESD 200 board.


Agie Uherek- white trash poker player in Fields Store, Texas. Currently living in single wide behind Johnny Luna, on Fields Store Road with his son Darrell (below).

 

CHRIS DANIEL
HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT CLERK


Case(Cause)# Style File Date Court Status Type of Action/Offense
056534101010-2
Complete(C)
The State of Texas vs. POKLUDA, FRANK JAMES  (SPN: 00295743) (DOB: 09/26/1948) 5 Defendant: Disposed(D)
Disposition: Disposed(DISP)
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (M)
042735101010-2
Complete(C)
The State of Texas vs. POKLUDA, FRANK JAMES (SPN: 00059548) (DOB:09/26/1948) 4 Defendant: Disposed(D)
Disposition: Disposed(DISP)
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (M)

 

Board of Directors

The SBEC Board of Directors meet at the SBEC main office; 309 West Main Street, Bellville, Texas, 77418 at 9:00am, on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, with the exception of December, they meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
The territory served or to be served by the Cooperative shall be divided into eight districts, each of which shall contain as nearly as possible to same number of members, and each district shall have there from one director with the exception of District 7 which shall have there from two directors.
DISTRICT 1
Beginning at the intersection of Hwy 290 Business and the Waller County-Harris County Line, following County Line  North to Waller Gladish Road, then North on Waller Gladish Road to the intersection of FM 2979, then West on FM 2979 to the intersection of Courtney Road, then Courtney Road to the Waller County-Grimes County Line.  Including all of the San Bernard Electric Cooperative, Inc. service territory in Southern Grimes County and all of the San Bernard Electric Cooperative, Inc. service territory in Montgomery County North of FM 1488.  Then from the intersection of FM 1488 and the Waller County-Montgomery County Line, follow FM 1488 West to the intersection of Rice Road, then South on Rice Road to the intersection of Joseph Road, then West on Joseph Road to the intersection of Kickapoo Road, then South on Kickapoo Road to the intersection of Imhof Road in Harris County, then back to the intersection of Hwy 290 Business and the Waller County-Harris County Line.  For a more detailed description see the San Bernard Electric Cooperative, Inc. service territory map.
Frank Pokluda
District One
29503 FM 1488
Waller, Texas 77484
(713) 875-7963 
DISTRICT 2
All of the San Bernard Electric Cooperative, Inc. service territory Waller County South of Highway 290 Business to the intersection of FM 359, then South on FM 359 to the intersection of FM 3346, then West on FM 3346 to the intersection of Highway 159, then South on Highway 159 to the Waller County-Austin County Line.  For a more detailed description see the San Bernard Electric Cooperative, Inc. service territory map.
Karl Micklitz District Two Karl Micklitz
District Two
P.O. Box 366
Brookshire, Texas 77423
(281) 375-5094
DISTRICT 3
North Austin County (north of State Highway 159 in the western half of the County and north of FM 529 in the eastern half of the County).  For a more detailed description see the San Bernard Electric Cooperative, Inc. service territory map.
Bruce Pilcik District Three Bruce Pilcik
District Three
3003 Pilcik Road
Industry, Texas 78944
(979) 357-4700
DISTRICT 4
South Austin County (south of State Highway 159 and FM 529).  For a more detailed description see the San Bernard Electric Cooperative, Inc. service territory map.
Elroy Kiecke District Four Elroy Kiecke
District Four
109 East Wolf
Bellville, Texas 77418
(979) 865-3838
DISTRICT 5
Northeast Colorado County (the area northeast of State Highway 71 north of Columbus and northeast of the Colorado River south of Columbus).  For a more detailed description see the San Bernard Electric Cooperative, Inc. service territory map.
Sammy Condra District Five Sammy Condra
District Five
2824 FM 949
Cat Spring, Texas 78933
(979) 732-5149
DISTRICT 6
Central Colorado County (area south of State Highway 71 northwest of Columbus and west of the Colorado River south of Columbus to U.S. Highway 90-A).  For a more detailed description see the San Bernard Electric Cooperative, Inc. service territory map.
Gus H. Miller - Chairman District Six Gus H. Miller
Chairman
District Six
1908 Milam
Columbus, Texas 78934
(979) 732-2706
DISTRICT 7
Lavaca County and South Colorado County (all of Lavaca County and that portion of Colorado County lying south of U.S. Highway 90-A).  For a more detailed description see the San Bernard Electric Cooperative, Inc. service territory map.
Charles Matula District Seven Charles Matula
District Seven
556 CR 129
Hallettsville, Texas 77964
(361) 798-2429
DISTRICT 8
Central Waller County North of intersection of the Austin County - Waller County Line at Highway 159, then North on Highway 159 to the intersection of FM 3346, East on FM 3346 to the intersection of FM 359, then North on FM 359 to the intersection of Highway 290 Business, then East on Highway 290 Business to the Waller County – Harris County Line.  Then following the Waller County-Harris County Line North to Waller Gladish Road, then North on Waller Gladish Road to the intersection of FM 2979, then West on FM 2979 to the intersection of Courtney Road, then Courtney Road to the Waller County-Grimes County Line, then West along Waller County - Grimes County Line to the Brazos River, then following the Brazos River South to the intersection of Highway 159.  For a more detailed description see the San Bernard Electric Cooperative, Inc. service territory map.
Colt Haack
District Eight
24643 Nine Bar Road
Hempstead, Texas 77445
(281) 330-0994


DISTRICT 9
Beginning in Harris County at the intersection of Kickapoo Road and Imhof Road, then North on Kickapoo Road to the intersection of Joseph Road, then East on Joseph Road to the intersection of Rice Road, then North on Rice Road to the intersection of FM 1488, then East on FM 1488 to the Waller County -Montgomery County Line, then all of the San Bernard Electric Cooperative, Inc. service territory in Montgomery County south of FM 1488.  Then beginning at the intersection of Waller County, Harris County and Montgomery County follow the Waller County and Harris County Line West to Hegar Road, then back to the intersection of Kickapoo Road and Imhof Road in Harris County.  For a more detailed description see the San Bernard Electric Cooperative, Inc. service territory map.
Photo coming soon... To Be Determined 
District Nine

GENERAL MANAGER/PRESIDENT
James W. (Billy) Marricle - General Manager/President James W. (Billy) Marricle
General Manager/President
P.O. Box 1208
Bellville, Texas 77418
(979) 865-3171