Mounties link Texan to Highway of Tears murders

Bobby Jack Fowler

Bobby Jack Fowler, a roofer who roamed throughout North American, has been linked to two of the victims in a cluster of cases involving missing/murdered women in Canada, known as the Highway of Tears.

Fowler, a Texas native, died in an Oregon prison in 2006, but investigators are still exploring connections between him and the victims of Galveston’s killing fields.

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10. Terror on Hwy. 59

In 1984, a young reporter at the Austin American Statesman received a letter detailing “irregular” actions taken during traffic stops along Highway 59 in San Jacinto County by Sheriff James Cecil “Humpy” Parker and his deputies. His reports led to state and federal investigations that landed Sheriff Parker, his son Gary Parker, and two other deputies in prison. The echoes still haunt this small community today.

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Coping with tragedy

In the wake of the mass shooting at Delaney Ranch near Livingston, Valerie and Tim spend Valentine’s Day with a former counselor, County Judge Sydney Murphy.

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Carlos “Gene” Delaney and his wife Lynda Elliott Delaney with great-granddaughter Ranley Horn. All three of them as well as Ranley’s mother Ashley Horn were killed in a mass shooting at their ranch in Blanchard Feb. 11. Contributed photos. The shooting remains under investigation, but it appears the Delaneys were shot by Ashley’s husband, Randy Horn, who was also found dead at the scene.

Bank robber nabbed during cab ride to liquor store

LIVINGSTON — A local man is in custody after reportedly walking into First National Bank’s downtown location at 11:36 a.m. Monday and passing a note to a teller demanding money.

Thomas Stewart Holcomb, 34, of Livingston was being booked into the Polk County Jail Monday after the robbery and attempting what was described as a unique getaway.