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Popular Galveston Performer Morgan Woods Has Died

GALVESTON,Tx — Popular Galveston drag performer Morgan Woods has died this evening according to close friends. No details have been made available on his cause of death.

Woods whom real name was John M Cely, was from Lufkin, Texas, and studied at Hudson High School

Galveston Father Guilty Of Capital Murder Of Daughter And Girlfriend

Britney Cosby Murder- About Magazine

FATHER FOUND GUILTY OF CAPITAL MURDER IN DEATH OF DAUGHTER AND HER GIRLFRIEND

A jury has found a father in Galveston guilty of capital murder in the death of his daughter and her girlfriend.  James Cosby, 46, bludgeoned his daughter Britney Cosby to death and shot her lover, Crystal Jackson, on March 6, 2014 before dumping the bodies near the ferry gate in Port Bolivar, Texas, court documents state.

The bodies were found near a Dumpster around 7:30 a.m. the next day outside a Fisherman’s Cove food mart. Cosby will  be sentenced to life in prison with no parole.   Cosby is a convicted sex offender whose past arrests include several assault and weapons charges.

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James Cosby, 46

Following  Cosby’s arrest, Britney Cosby’s mother told KHOU that he “didn’t like the idea of her being gay.” Cosby’s mother also told the The Houston Chronicle: “He would throw it in her face,” adding that her daughter quoted  Cosby as saying, “Don’t throw that gay (expletive) around in this house.”

In addition, Houston civil rights activist Quanell X, who was advising the family in the wake of the murder, told Fox 26 he “found writings about homosexuality on Cosby’s Koran indicating he may have had an issue with his daughter’s sexual orientation.”

James Cosby had been released from prison in October 2013, where he served time for failing to register as a sex offender after being convicted two decades before of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman.

Galveston County Sheriff Refuses To Release Documents In Death Of Gay Man In Custody

Jesse Jacobs died in custody of the Galveston County Sheriff.
Jesse Jacobs died in custody of the Galveston County Sheriff.

Galveston County Sheriff Refuses To Release Documents In Death Of Gay Man In Custody

(HOUSTON, TX) – The Galveston County Sheriff is refusing to release documents, any videos and the intake form of a gay man that died while in custody at the Galveston County Jail back in March 2015 fearing a lawsuit from the family. A move that shows not all law enforcement agencies are ready to be completely transparent.

On March 6, 2015, Jesse C. Jacobs was processed into the Galveston County Jail to serve 15 days for a second DWI offense. He served about half of that, and was pronounced dead on March 14, 2015 at University of Texas – Medical Branch in Galveston after being transported from the Galveston County Jail.

Sheriff Henry Trochesset told local ABC affiliate KTRK-13 he would not release anything out of fear of litigation from the family. As protests and riots continue around the country, and in Texas over the Sandra Bland case; the Jacob’s case is being hidden from the family and the public by Galveston officials.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government.

The Jacobs family is outraged over the lack of transparency. “I’m angry,” says Jacobs’ father, also named Jesse. “Because as far as I’m concerned, they executed my son just as sure as if they put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger.” Jesse told Miya Shay of KTRK-13.

In accordance to the law, the Sheriff of Galveston County must disclose any information requested under the FOIA unless it falls under one of nine exemptions, which protect interests such as personal privacy, and national security. None of the nine exemptions would allow for the Sheriff to withhold information that should be made available to the public and family of Jacobs.

One exemption would be an on-going criminal investigation into the death of Jacobs. The Galveston County Sheriff has stated that the cause of death in the autopsy report is natural causes.

KTRK-13 asked Sheriff Trochesset if he believes everything was done by the book. “It appears that way,” he answered. Trochesset told About Magazine ‘he hasn’t worked inside the jail it self in about 30 years.’

Popular LGBT Community Member Found Dead In Beaumont Alleyway

Preliminary autopsy results indicate a popular LGBT community member, named Travis Gore died of blunt force injuries after being found in the alleyway at approximately 6 a.m. between the Jefferson Theater and the old Hotel Beaumont in the East Texas town of Beaumont. Investigators believe there is evidence that suggest there was a fall from an ‘elevated area’ of the hotel. Beaumont Police officer Haley Walter states “a passerby found Gore's body at 6:14 a.m. Sunday, and called police immediately.” Officials state they do not know what caused Gore to fall, “but foul play is not suspected at the moment.” The case is under investigation. Toxicology results are pending. The LGBTQ+ community of Beaumont, Texas are mourning the death of ‘Beaumont’s Most Treasured Community Member.’ A posting on the Beaumont Pride Facebook page reads:

Preliminary autopsy results indicate popular LGBT community member Travis Gore died of blunt force injuries after being found in the alleyway at approximately 6 a.m. between the Jefferson Theater and the old Hotel Beaumont in the East Texas town of Beaumont.

Investigators believe there is evidence that suggest there was a fall from an ‘elevated area’ of the hotel.

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Travis Gore

Beaumont Police officer Haley Walter states “a passerby found Gore’s body at 6:14 a.m. Sunday, and called police immediately.” Officials state they do not know what caused Gore to fall, “but foul play is not suspected at the moment.” The case is under investigation. Toxicology results are pending.

The LGBTQ+ community of Beaumont, Texas are mourning the death of ‘Beaumont’s Most Treasured Community Member.’ A posting on the Beaumont Pride Facebook page reads: “It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye, Travis Gore, also known as Treasure Gardener brought light and love into our lives and his memory will be cherished by all who knew him.”

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“We are all shocked and saddened by the loss of such a valuable member of the Beaumont LGBTQ community,” said Beaumont Pride chair Shawn Hare in a statement. Gore was an active member of Beaumont Pride.