What’s in the water around Cotton Valley, besides red ink?
Something must explain why the town and its surroundings have a checkered recent political history, reinforced last week when the town’s Democrat Mayor Joseph Alexander got arrested for felony abuse of power. Specifically, he stands accused of having the town clerk write him checks which he used to buy appliances for himself, costing less than $2,000.
It could get worse; using information from the Department of State and Webster Parish Fire Protection District No. 8, authorities hint Alexander committed other irregular dealings. Bringing up the district, located around Cotton Valley, recalls a