Episode 122: Just Call Me Tina | Crystal City, Texas and Wynn Bruce


May 4th, 2022

1 hr 14 mins 35 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

Tina and Hillary cover the Crystal City, Texas scandal and climate activist Wynn Bruce.

Tina’s Story
Crystal City Texas is a quaint little Texas town with a population of under 7000. BUT when the FBI gets wind of a gambling operation, all bets are off for the town officials.

Hillary’s Story
Climate activist Wynn Bruce sought to raise awareness to the climate crisis via his social media accounts. BUT when he travels to Washington DC, he makes the ultimate sacrifice for the cause.

Tina's Story
US court rejects former Crystal City mayor’s appeal in corruption case

The Mayor of Crystal City, Texas, Just Can't Stop Getting Arrested--by Andy Cush

Hispanic News Network USA
Crystal City Hall In Texas Closed After Gaming Sting Operation Busted Corrupt City Officials--by Nelson Goodson

A Year After a Corruption Scandal, Crystal City Works to Pick Up the Pieces--By EMMA WHALEN

The Medlin Law Firm
Former Texas Mayor and City Attorney Are Convicted of Corruption Charges

My San Antonio
Crystal City officials sentenced for taking bribes--by John MacCormack

Spectrum Local News
Crystal City Residents Not Surprised at String of Arrests--by John Salazar

Texas Historical Commission
Crystal City (Family) Internment Camp

The Texas Monitor
City manager in Crystal City sentenced to 35 years in prison--By Mark Lisheron

Texas Tribune
How a Tiny Texas Town Took Down its City Council

United Stated Department of Justice
Three Former Crystal City, TX, Officials Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bribery and Kickback Scheme

A Texas Town with Corrupt City Officials Now Has Black Tap Water--By Wyatt Marshall

Former Crystal City Officials--screenshot via Rough Diplomacy

FBI Removing Evidence--screenshot via Spectrum Local News

City of Crystal City Logo--via The Howder Family blog

Hillary's Story
A man who died after self-immolating in front of Supreme Court was a climate activist--by Rachel Ramirez

The Denver Post
Boulder climate activist dies after apparent act of protest outside U.S. Supreme Court on Earth Day--by Shelly Bradbury

How an activist's self-immolation exposed the dark reality of 'climate grief' --by Ja'han Jones

PBS News Hour
Climate change activist’s self-immolation raises questions of faith and protest

The Washington Post
Outside the Supreme Court, a life of purpose and pain ends in flames

Self-immolation of Wynn Bruce

Wynn Bruce--Facebook photo via The New York Post
Wynn Bruce Facebook Post--Facebook screenshot via Daily Mail

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