4

Lynne Ellen Field: A Few Drinks and an Ex-Husband's Wedding Equals Arson Fun

^
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

Here's a lesson for you men out there: You don't want to get on the bad romantic side of Lynne Ellen Field of Waller.

Field, 48, got two years' probation today for her reaction -- after having a few drinks -- to learning the news that her ex-husband was in Galveston getting married, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Field, a first-grade teacher, did what any one of us would do if we were not thinking very clearly at all: She went to her ex-husband's Sugar Land house, tried to set a bedroom on fire, threw things around the backyard, and tried to break a window with a propane tank.

Field had entered a guilty plea and was sentenced today. She'll do 60 weekend days in jail, 250 hours of community service, attend weekly mental-health counseling and pay a $1,000 fine and $5,600 in restitution.

She has been on leave from her job teaching first-graders.

At the time of her arrest, the district sent a letter home to parents saying, ""Waller ISD employees are expected to serve as role models for our students and demonstrate exemplary behavior."

"Exemplary behavior" apparently does not include going apeshit when your ex-husband remarries.

The Chron says police reports in Sugar Land indicate Field told investigators she had had some drinks when she heard the news of the pending nuptials and decided to send a message, or work through frustration, or whatever it is she was doing.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.