Sally Hernandez: Why is she lying about being “a 15 year old runaway”?

So…Anytime I research anyone – to write about them, or before I put my faith in what they say – I do a little digging around their family tree.  I bet Ms. Sally Riedle Wooten Whitley Whitley Best Whitley Hernandez didn’t plan on anyone doing that when she made the following statement:

I ran away from an abusive home when I was 15 years old but a woman named Jeannette took me in, kept me in school, and gave me a second chance.

That was taken directly from Capital Area Progressive Democrats website:  (page 25)

Now perhaps I am misunderstanding the nuances of the English language, but that sentence paints a picture for me, and that picture is of a young teen, far from home, when a light shines from above and a random, previously unknown good Samaritan plucks this child off of the streets of Llano, makes sure that she gets a good education, etc.

“Ran away” is a powerful phrase – I think of long bus rides that take you far from the possibility of seeing anyone who would recognize you and what you ran away from could come looking for you.  The statement “a woman named Jeannette” somehow implies that perhaps Jeannette’s last name escapes Sally, or maybe just that she didn’t know Jeannette prior to being taken into her home.

What really happened:

Sally was born in 1958.  If she ran away at the age of 15, that would have been in 1973. Sally was the youngest of 4 children;  brothers John Ernest, Roy Lee, and David Ray would have been 23, 20, and 19 years old – most likely not living at their parents home when Sally ran away. I’m going to speculate here, and say that if the brothers were not living in the same house when Sally “ran away”, then she probably wasn’t running away from abuse at the hands of her brothers.  Her paternal grandparents lived in Missouri, and her maternal grandparents weren’t close enough that I would suspect they were the abusers.  That leaves, by process of elimination, Gregg and Dorothy, Sally’s parents.

Sally Irene Riedle lived in Kingsland, Llano County, Texas with her parents, Gregg Edward Riedle and Dorothy Lee (Morris) Riedle.   Sometime in 1973, Sally “ran away” to Llano, Llano County, Texas.  Google tells me that those two Llano County towns are 20.1 miles apart.

Llano (the town) was not randomly selected, nor was it chance that “a woman named Jeannette” took her in.  It isn’t even surprising, considering that Jeannette was living with Sally’s oldest brother, John Ernest Riedle.

Jeannette Goble, in 1973, was 29 years old and had three children (Tina Sue Logan, David Earl Logan, and John Wesley Lucas) by two previous husbands (David Lee Logan and John Douglas Lucas).  15 Feb 1975, Jeannette married Sally’s brother John E. Riedle.

I’m not sure when Jeannette and John divorced exactly, but I do know that Jeannette married Sam McPhearson on 2 Aug 1976.


How do I know that it isn’t just a coincidence that Sally’s savior and her brother’s wife had the same name? Exhibit 1, the Facebook screen shot.(and there are more comments like that, but they are more of the same; the words of a proud mother figure)


Exhibit 2: please note in the second paragraph,

Tina Sue is survived by…parents, San and Jeanette McPherson;…sisters, Sally Hernandez and husband Ted of Austin,

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Now, explain to me why Sally Hernandez is not owning up to the fact that her sister in law was the woman who “took her in”? Why can’t she say that she moved in with her brother, 20 miles away from her parents?  And after all of that “abusive home”,  in 1975, just before Sally became a child bride at 17 (which as a minor, she would have had to have gained parental consent to marry) her mom and dad placed a proud announcement in the Llano News, declaring her engagement to Mr. Wooten.

To recap, Sally moved 20 miles away to live with her brother and the woman he would marry. She didn’t drop out of school to support herself, and less than two years after running away, she was chummy with the presumed abusers again.

Perhaps it’s not exactly lying, but it is deceptive.  Much like Ms Sally thumps her chest and howls from her soap box about victims of domestic abuse, and how she as Sheriff will make the victims her priority, and her platform about the plight of the illegal immigrant in Travis County jails (who isn’t just there because they needed a cheap hotel room for the night, they are in jail either because they WORK there, or they were ARRESTED FOR A CRIME.  But it’s a good thing Sally’s hubby Ted (aka Doroteo) Hernandez is no longer an Austin police officer!  Just ask Fernando Rosales, the illegal immigrant Ted was supposed to transport to jail…but according to his fellow officers, beat the tar out of while assisting Rosales into the back of the cruiser.

And if I can dig up info to prove that she’s lying…or omitting the truth…about these things, then what have I not found yet?  What won’t I be able to find until after the election?  Or after you find out she’s lied about what she would do as sheriff?



Sally Hernandez for Travis County Sheriff – Above the law?

Joe Martinez, the Republican candidate for Travis County Sheriff raises some good points…

I like his no nonsense answers when asked a question, I like that he has experience in the military, law enforcement, AND business owner – I think that the first and third of those qualifications are sadly lacking in most public servants  – especially that pesky budget and financial management stuff.

I already believe that Sally Hernandez is simply not the most qualified person for the job, nor does she historically exercise what I think could be considered “common sense”. If you think otherwise, please read my post (with supporting official documents and/or where to find those documents on your own) and consider carefully the decision making skills that led this woman to lie about being taken in off of the streets as a 15 year old runaway, to marry a man 7 years her senior – when she was  a junior in high school and 17 years old, to marry 4 different men – one of them at least three different times (and one other time, according to the Travis County Clerks records, that would have made her a party to bigamy), and her current marriage, to a former Austin cop with a history of domestic abuse, child support evasion, and beating an illegal alien prisoner he was transporting (Go Sanctuary Sally!).  She makes campaign promises that sound like she is unclear as to what a sheriff may and may not do, but then that shouldn’t really come as a surprise, since she has been willfully and blatantly breaking the law as a Constable:

Rented Out Deputies to Other Municipalities
As Travis County Constable Pct. 3, Sally Hernandez contracted with
municipalities outside Travis County to serve arrest warrants in other
jurisdictions using Pct. 3 constables funded by Travis County taxpayer
resources. She also said she intended to extend the contracts to local law
firms to serve private lawsuits, which could have benefited many of the
attorneys who have helped to finance her political campaigns.

In 2013, this news item appeared in the Austin American Statesman. The first line is a link to the full article, since I am only including what I felt to be the snappiest comments.


Travis County May Be Subsidizing Constable Work For Out Of County Towns by  Tony Plohetski – American-Statesman Staff  (May 25, 2013)

When Travis County constables from two precincts head out several mornings a week in their recognizable cruisers, they might not always be working for the local taxpayers who pay their salaries….

Thanks to the Travis constables, cities such as Elgin in Bastrop County, Buda and Kyle in Hays County, and Luling and Lockhart in Caldwell County have collected $300,000 in fines since January…

…Yet the benefit to Travis County taxpayers, who this year will spend about $13 million on five constable offices, is much less clear. At the very least, the time the deputies work on behalf of other cities is time away from the jurisdictions that pay them to work locally. In some cases, deputies might travel an hour away from their districts to serve the outside warrants

…At Precinct 3, meanwhile, newly elected Constable Sally Hernandez said she is considering getting back into the outside warrant-serving business over fear of having her budget cut from the income loss.

Since January, she has signed new contracts with nearby Bee Cave and with Elgin — 45 miles east of her precinct headquarters.

Hernandez said she also has recently reached out to local law firms, asking them to send civil legal documents to her office to serve in another effort to market her precinct’s services…

While that may sound perhaps merely stupid, to take Travis County paid deputies and send them off to run errands for some other city or county, while supported by Travis County insurance, bonds, salary and  authority, it is in fact not legal.

The following is excerpts from the Texas Attorney General’s Office Opinion regarding the subletting of deputies by a Constable. Again, the first line is a link to the full statement, including case law and lots of extra commentary, because I liked these snippets the best.

Texas Atty General Opinion  “…a constable is clearly authorized to deploy regular and reserve deputy constables to preserve the peace within his or her jurisdiction…”

“…peace officers acting within the scope of their official duties may not receive compensation from third parties…”

A regular or reserve deputy constable may not perform official duties in exchange for any type of additional consideration from another governmental or private entity, including contribution to a deputy constables’ association, nor may a constable deploy regular or reserve deputy constables to perform official duties in exchange for any type of additional consideration.


Grr. I have saved the Commissioners Court Agendas authorizing payments to Travis County Constables…apparently on one of two other computers that I am not currently at.  I will find those and post them here asap.

How Travis County Sheriff Candidate Sally Hernandez Will Save Austin!!!

Hmm.  How WILL Sanctuary Sally save Austin?? Why, it’s super easy!  All she has to do is…keep her husband at home! Doroteo Salas Hernandez has been married to Ms. Sally Irene Riedle Wooten Whitley Whitley Whitley Whitley Best Hernandez (bet you … Continue reading

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