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 […]

Precinct 2 Commissioner Riley announces run for re-election

Magnolia, June 5 – Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley announced that he is running for re-election in the March, 2018, Republican Primary Election. “I’m excited to announced that I am running for re-election as your Commissioner. We’ve got a lot accomplished over the last few years and I’m looking forward to continuing my service […]

Legal update: “Video-Gate,” TOMA cases progressing slowly (The Davenports, Part 4)

Legal update: “Video-Gate,” TOMA cases progressing slowly (The Davenports, Part 4)

Conroe, June 3 – Two cases vitally important to Montgomery County – the “Video-Gate” investigation of County Judge Craig Doyal and the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) criminal prosecution of Doyal, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and consultant Marc Davenport – are progressing slowly. The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, provides this update after […]

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 […]

May 9 “Consent Agenda” another super secretive one from County Judge Doyal, Commissioners Court; but, gosh, The Golden Hammer, how can it be “secretive” if it’s 9 pages long!

May 9 “Consent Agenda” another super secretive one from County Judge Doyal, Commissioners Court; but, gosh, The Golden Hammer, how can it be “secretive” if it’s 9 pages long!

Image: Star Wars’ Dark Emperor Palpatine. But, golly, The Golden Hammer, Palpatine operated out in the open too, didn’t he?! Conroe, May 7 – The May 9, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting agenda for the 9:30 a.m. meeting contains another super secretive “consent agenda.” But is it really fair to describe the 9-page long “consent agenda” super […]

What does it all mean? Answer: THE KING AND PRINCE OF GOVERNMENT DARKNESS (DOYAL AND RILEY) HAVE WON!

What does it all mean? Answer: THE KING AND PRINCE OF GOVERNMENT DARKNESS (DOYAL AND RILEY) HAVE WON!

Image: The Prince (Charlie Riley) and King (Craig Doyal) of Government Darkness hugging at the Prince’s February 18, 2016, fundraiser. Conroe, April 5 – Since Visiting District Judge Randy Clapp struck down Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) Section 143 as unconstitutional and dismissed the criminal cases against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County […]

MAJOR BREAKING NEWS: Judge Clapp Dismisses All Charges Against Doyal, Riley, Davenport

MAJOR BREAKING NEWS: Judge Clapp Dismisses All Charges Against Doyal, Riley, Davenport

Image: Visiting District Judge Randy Clapp. Conroe, April 4 – Visiting District Judge Randy Clapp dismissed all criminal charges against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political consultant Marc Davenport and ruled that the Texas Open Meetings Act, Section 143, is unconstitutional. The Special Prosecutors, Christopher Downey, David […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Constitutionality hearing concludes, Judge Clapp to rule by Friday, hints of the Scopes “monkey” trial

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Constitutionality hearing concludes, Judge Clapp to rule by Friday, hints of the Scopes “monkey” trial

Image: Visiting District Judge Randy Clapp. Conroe, April 3 – The pretrial constitutionality challenge by criminal defendants Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport concluded this afternoon at 2:26 p.m. Visiting District Judge Randy Clapp announced that he will issue a ruling by Friday, April 7, […]

The TOMA Trial: Prosecution expert White, lawyers spar over constitutional matters

Conroe, April 3 – In the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) constitutionality challenge by criminal defendants Craig Doyal (County Judge), Charlie Riley (Precinct 2 County Commissioner), and Marc Davenport (private consultant), the late morning sparring between attorneys and expert witness Joel R. White, a First Amendment and media attorney testifying for the State, was largely […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Where things stand

Conroe, April 2 – The criminal pretrial hearing on the constitutionality of the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) under which Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport were indicted in June, 2016, took three days of the past week. The attorneys have told Visiting District Judge […]