PALESTINE, TX—Following the events of the past week, Ricky Minton, owner of The Dogwood Tale, For Sale in Anderson County, TX and Happening Now in Anderson County, TX has received praise for using the three large social media followings to help raise money for those affected; however, after a week, some are saying ‘enough is enough’ and are ready to hate him again.
Leading the charge is Mayor Bob Herrington and host of a morning radio show where he made his feelings known to the community.
“Ricky did some great stuff last week, but we mustn’t lose sight of what matters,” Herrington told his listeners. “I hate that fat bastard and it’s time we get back to hating him as a community.”
Herrington said he has directed Interim City Manager and Police Chief Mike Alexander to restore the city’s policies regarding Minton.
“Previously, our police department had a policy that we would not investigate any assaults or even the murder of Mr. Minton,” Alexander explained. “We temporarily withdrew that policy; however, it’s time to restore it. Our officers know, if Ricky comes a calling, they’re just a little to busy to respond,” Alexander said with a wink.
In a rare moment of unity, both candidates for Anderson County Sheriff vowed in a joint statement to not enforce any law, whether local, state or federal committed against Mr. Minton.
Anderson County District Attorney Allyson Mitchell agreed and announced a promotion that extends through the month of May.
“Falsely accuse Mr. Minton of one felony and I’ll come up with another to tack on his ass as a bonus,” Mitchell said.
Residents seemed pleased by the news and were ready to be heard.
“I’m still mad at that little social media tyrant for deleting my high chair I had for sale on For Sale in Anderson County, so yes, I’m ready,” the resident said, “and I can tell you now, I feel much safer posting about his ass on Facebook again. This is great!”
Minton said that he wasn’t aware that anyone hated him and seemed confused by the news.
“Hate me? But, why,” Minton asked before closing the door to his home. We quickly left when a UPS package on the porch appeared to be ticking and haven’t made an effort to contact him again.
Minton has not been at the offices of The Dogwood Tale since Thursday, but has been active on social media.