Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Defendants’ expert, attorney Zech begs Judge Clapp for clarity

Conroe, March 31 – On April Fools’ Eve, March 31, 2017, the fireworks came early to the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) trial, the Trial of the 21st Century, involving criminal defendants Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commisioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport. San Antonio government affairs attorney Charles Zech […]

MESSAGE TO RUSTY HARDIN: “The things they do every day in government” in Montgomery County are not normal…; Noack comments about trial

Conroe, March 31 – Renowned criminal defense attorney Rusty Hardin of Houston, who is representing criminal defendant Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal in the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) trial in the 221st District Court in Conroe pending before Visiting District Judge Randy Clapp, concluded the day’s testimony on Thursday afternoon with an interesting question […]

Creighton, TAMU try to explain Senate Bill 1964, assure the public

Creighton, TAMU try to explain Senate Bill 1964, assure the public

Austin and College Station, March 29 – Senator Brandon Creighton (R-The Woodlands) and Texas A&M University issued statements to attempt to clarify their positions with respect to Senate Bill 1964, which has attracted substantial community opposition in The Woodlands, Conroe, Magnolia, and the area surrounding the W.G. Jones State Forest, which the bill would impact. […]

Multiple crises, one obvious solution; Commissioners Court rejects the “cure” 2 to 3, Doyal implements County “lock jaw” secrecy policy

Multiple crises, one obvious solution; Commissioners Court rejects the “cure” 2 to 3, Doyal implements County “lock jaw” secrecy policy

Conroe, March 31 – It’s been a terrible week for the Montgomery County government. Most of the setbacks came at the hands of one Craig Doyal, Montgomery County Judge. Late last weekend, our community learned of the threatening text message that some elected official, who is an ally of Doyal, sent to an employee, Precinct […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Paid defense expert Riggs spars with Special Prosecutor Larsen

Conroe, March 30 – Special Prosecutor and Texas Open Meetings Act specialist Joseph Larsen sparred with Austin attorney and paid defendants’ expert Jennifer Riggs this afternoon. Larsen asked Riggs, “Would you agree that the presumption is always that a statute is constitutional?” Riggs answered, “Yes.”  Riggs then explained that Section 143 of TOMA “was intended […]

Doyal, fredricks issue press release, attempt to whitewash their efforts to intimidate, chase away Animal Shelter Director Charles Jackson

March 30 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, embroiled in the midst of the criminal charges pending against him for allegedly violating the Texas Open Meetings Act, and his “chief of staff” jim fredricks issued a press release this afternoon in which they attempted to whitewash their chasing away extraordinarily popular and successful Animal Shelter […]

BREAKING NEWS: Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: ORN Mayor Kuykendall fears the Open Meetings Act, Riggs stands for the right of government officials to conduct business in secret

Afternoon begins with strange testimony wherein Mayor Kuykendall said he fears his constituents Conroe, March 30 – Oak Ridge North Mayor Jim Kuykendall took the witness standing the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) trial of criminal defendants Craig Doyal, County Judge, Charlie Riley, Precinct 2 County Commissioner, and Marc Davenport, political consultant. Kuykendall has been […]

BREAKING NEWS: Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Attorney Riggs declares TOMA “unconstitutional”

Conroe, March 30 – Testifying before Visiting District Judge Randy Clapp, Attorney Jennifer Riggs had no trouble explaining, under the provisions of Section 143, what public officials can and can’t do on Facebook, blogs, and other social media. Clearly, there is no prohibition of the content of free speech but only time, place, and manner […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Austin attorney Jennifer Riggs begins March 30 testimony

Conroe, March 30 – Renowned Austin attorney Jennifer Riggs began the testimony today as a witness whom defendant and political consultant Marc Davenport called as an expert witness. The other criminal defendants, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, were both in the Courtroom. Riggs worked as an Assistant Attorney […]

It’s time for Doyal to discipline fredricks

It’s time for Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal to discipline his “chief of staff” jim fredricks. fredricks makes $118,000 per year in salary as a County employee, plus, of course, the massive benefits that Doyal pays since he has failed to do anything to control County spending. Let’s look at fredricks’ track record: March 28, […]

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