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Judge Tim Wright, Guilty of Charges Filed Against Him?

70 year old Judge Tim Wright is pleading not guilty to nine charged filed against him (most of which are gun related).

The charges include selling firearms, aiding and abetting and facilitating of smuggling firearms, giving false statements while purchasing firearms, and making false statements to government agents.

He is pleading not guilty and while all of this is going on, 3 judges will be taking over his position after he was suspended from the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

On March 27, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched his house and found 51 firearms, and he was also forced to give up his truck and $42,000.

Callaway Guilty of Murder

Gary Andrew Callaway was arrested for the double homicide of Terrance Besaw and Lisa Waddle on April 8. Both victims had convictions of drug usage.

He was arrested outside of Quanah and has pleaded guilty to these charged according to the affidavit filed by the Texas Rangers.

He is on a 1 million dollar bond as of now and is staying at the Childress County Jail.

The shooting happened during a drug exchange at a vacant house near highway 285 and loop 133 north of Quanah according to this article.

Check out more information on the case here:

Cassandra C Forced Into Chemotherapy

Cassandra C and her mother

A seventeen year old teenage girl, Cassandra C, was forced to undergo chemotherapy to cure her cancer and she should be heading home this upcoming Monday.

She was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in September of 2014. Both her and her mother (Jackie Fortin) did not want to get the treatment so the Department of Children and Families solve this issue.

This case went to the Supreme Court and they ruled in January that the state of Connecticut wasn't breaking any laws by making Cassandra under chemotherapy.

Her lawyer, Michael Taylor, wanted her to be seen as a “mature minor”, but Assistant Attorney General John Tucker was successful in his argument so she ended up having to get the chemotherapy.

The doctors first tried surgery but when that didn't work, they started doing chemotherapy and she ended up running away from home in order to avoid the chemotherapy.

She was given an 85% survival rate if she did chemotherapy.

I am not sure why she and her mother didn't want to undergo surgery, but I believe that they should be able to make their own decision and the state shouldn't force them to do anything. However, I am very glad that she doing well and I hope she ends up being glad that she was forced to do chemotherapy.

Cassandra's mother in court

University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin's Cheating Policy:

  • acknowledge the contributions of other sources to your scholastic efforts;
  • complete your assignments independently unless expressly authorized to seek or obtain assistance in preparing them;
  • follow instructions for assignments and exams, and observe the standards of your academic discipline; and
  • avoid engaging in any form of academic dishonesty on behalf of yourself or another student.


You may see or hear of other students engaging in some form of academic dishonesty. If so, do not assume that this misconduct is tolerated. Such violations are, in fact, regarded very seriously, often resulting in severe consequences.

Grade-related penalties are routinely assessed ("F" in the course is not uncommon), but students can also be suspended or even permanently expelled from the University for scholastic dishonesty.

Other potential consequences can be particularly far-reaching, such as the creation of a disciplinary record that may very well impact future opportunities.

Furthermore, incidents of scholastic dishonesty diminish the overall value of scholastic achievements on this campus and reflect poorly on the University.

When grades on assignments and exams reflect dishonest efforts rather than legitimate accomplishments, the academic progress of those students cannot be measured accurately and, in turn, any degrees awarded to them cannot reliably or fully attest to their actual scholastic achievements. The potential consequences of fraudulent credentials raise additional concerns for individuals and communities beyond campus who rely on institutions of higher learning to certify students' academic achievements, and expect to benefit from the claimed knowledge and skills of their graduates.

Engaging in dishonest behavior is simply not worth the risks of jeopardizing your academic career & gambling with your future!

The value of a University of Texas degree is also inherently connected to the prestige of this institution and its academic units - colleges and schools, departments and individual degree programs. So the accrued costs of any damage to their earned reputations can adversely affect you and other students who someday will compete for jobs and/or admission into graduate programs or professional schools.

Altogether, these and other concerns reinforce and assure the University's serious interest in confronting academic dishonesty and holding students accountable for any such violations.

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