My wife and I actually lived in Fulshear for two years back in the late 90s. It was a notorious speed trap then. About 1 cop for every 40 residents. As we were about to move, the ABC news magazine 20/20 did an expose on the Chief of Police of Fulshear, TX. He had been married to a slew of women, had falsified his credentials...all kinds of shenanigans. Was *very* weird to see a national news story on it.
It was an all-around *strange* place twenty years ago. No idea what it's like now.
From the Texas Monthly Bum Steer awards of the year 2000:
The Charge Was BigBigBigBigBigBigBigBigBigamy
Ben Villar, the police chief of Fulshear, was charged with bigamy and indicted by a Fort Bend County grand jury after officials mistakenly mailed his license from a 1998 marriage to his wife of eight years, who discovered she was one of ten women Villar had wed since 1966.
Also, found this on the interwebs:
August 4, 2000
FULSHEAR, Texas - Prosecutors have dropped a bigamy charge against former
police chief Ben Villar due to lack of evidence. Villar, 53, who resigned in
April, still faces forgery and tampering charges. Villar was the subject of
an ABC-TV 20/20 program in October 1999 that accused him of marrying ten
women, some at the same time, and bilking them out of thousands of dollars.
weird, wild stuff...
Last edited by Cliffieg; 05-22-2019 at 11:27 AM.