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 […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Special Prosecutors announce first witness on Monday to be former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia

Conroe, March 31 – After the criminal defense team representing County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport rested at 1:11 p.m. this afternoon, Special Prosecutor Christopher Downey announced that the State of Texas would present former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia as its first witness on Monday morning […]

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 […]

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 […]