Doyal, Riley delay Texas Open Meetings criminal case oral argument until January 25, decision by March Primary Election unlikely

Beaumont, October 27 – The Beaumont Court of Appeals the two-month delay request of criminal defendants, Craig Doyal and Charlie Riley, who are, respectively, the Montgomery County Judge and Precinct 2 County Commissioner. Local political boss Marc Davenport is a co-defendant along with Doyal and Riley for allegedly violating Section 551.143 of the Texas Open […]

BREAKING NEWS: Court of Appeals sets criminal cases against Doyal, Riley, Davenport for November 9 oral argument, Doyal desperately seeks delay

BREAKING NEWS! Beaumont, October 18 – The Beaumont Court of Appeals has been true to its word that the criminal appellate case against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and corrupt local political boss Marc Davenport will fall under accelerated consideration. The Court of Appeals has set oral argument for […]

Riley, Davenport obtain additional extension to file brief in criminal Open Meetings Act case against them, delay clearly major political strategy

Beaumont, September 13 – Both criminal defendants Charlie Riley, Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner, and Marc Davenport, local political boss and consultant as well as the First Gentleman to incumbent County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, requested and received 21 day extensions to file their responsive appellate briefs in the case involving their criminal indictments under the […]

Doyal and other criminal defendants in Texas Open Meetings Act case obtain extension to file their appellate brief; scheduling likely to create messy situation for Montgomery County Republican Primary voters

Image: Left to right, local political boss Marc Davenport and Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, criminal defendants in the Texas Open Meetings Act case, better known as “The Trial of the 21st Century,” due to its potentially significant impact on the makeup of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court. Commissioners Court members are subject to removal […]

“Video-Gate”: Doyal should face consequences; benchmarking law enforcement

“Video-Gate”: Doyal should face consequences; benchmarking law enforcement

Image: Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson. Conroe, May 30 – The “Video-Gate” scandal involving Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s filming of political advertisements in his official County Judge Office inside the Sadler Administration Building is a test of the integrity of our law enforcement community. There is every reason to believe that Sheriff Rand Henderson […]

Morning Extra! State’s brief due May 31 in TOMA case against Doyal, Riley, Davenport

Beaumont, May 16 – The Official Court Reporter of the 221st District Court filed her Reporter’s Record on May 11, 2017. The Beaumont Court of Appeals has established the briefing schedule. The State of Texas’ Brief is due May 31, 2017, since the Court of Appeals is treating the case as an accelerated appeal. Under […]

Open Meetings Act prosecution of Doyal, Riley plods forward in Court of Appeals

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Beaumont, May 10 – The accelerated pace of the State of Texas’s appeal to the Beaumont Court of Appeals in its prosecution of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political consultant Marc Davenport for violating the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) has slowed slightly. […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Beaumont Court of Appeals accelerates appeal, Justice Kreger recuses himself

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Beaumont Court of Appeals accelerates appeal, Justice Kreger recuses himself

Image: Chief Justice Steve McKeithen of the Ninth Court of Appeals of Beaumont. Beaumont, April 29 – The Ninth Court of Appeals at Beaumont has accelerated the appeal in the criminal case against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport for allegedly violating the Texas Open […]

Trial of the 21st Century, TOMA Trial: Profile of Doyal’s defense attorney Rusty Hardin, flurry of activity prior to today’s pretrial conference

Conroe, March 22 – A flurry of activity from all three of the defendants’ attorneys has marked the period before today’s pretrial conference, which Visiting District Judge Randy Clapp of the 269th District Court of Wharton County will hold by telephone at 11:30 a.m in the Trial of the 21st Century, the Texas Open Meetings […]

State Bar Reprimands County Attorney Lambright for Dismissing Wrongful Death Lawsuit Without Telling His Client About It

State Bar Reprimands County Attorney Lambright for Dismissing Wrongful Death Lawsuit Without Telling His Client About It

Conroe, February 3 – In the course of The Golden Hammer reporting a 3-part series on how Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright is the most expensive and costly County Attorney in the history of the State of Texas, several people contacted the newspaper about a terrible circumstance which Lambright made a lot worse. While the […]