Saturday, December 15, 2007

There's a Shiloh in Texas and Missouri

Woman killed in two-car crash near Shiloh

Victim died at scene on FM 20 in Bastrop County.
Friday, December 14, 2007

A 73-year-old Bastrop woman was killed in a two-car crash this morning near Shiloh.

About 10:25 a.m., Betty Brooks was turning from Solomon Lane onto FM 20 about a mile south of Texas 71 when she pulled her Buick sedan in front of a Ford pickup traveling on FM 20, according to the Department of Public Safety. The driver of the pickup, Cole Williams, was not injured.

Brooks, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Too bad, though, that I had to find out this way.


KKK flyers distributed in Shiloh

Newsletters depicting blazing crosses and white hooded Ku Klux Klansmen were distributed in Shiloh just weeks before a nearby cross burning.

The pamphlets, calling for "the preservation of the white race" and peppered with racial slurs, were tossed onto the lawns of several upscale Shiloh subdivisions last month.

Authorities said they were unsure if the sudden KKK appearance emboldened the cross burners. Early Saturday morning, a 5-foot wooden cross was burned on a black man's front lawn a few miles away in Belleville.

Shiloh police said they received a complaint about the KKK distribution. They said the documents, which made no threats, were distributed on several streets in subdivisions off Hartman Lane.

Too bad, though, that I had to find out this way.

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