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, […]

Doyal violates County Human Resources policy, chases Animal Shelter Director Jackson away with politically-charged accusations in secret March 24 meeting

Doyal violates County Human Resources policy, chases Animal Shelter Director Jackson away with politically-charged accusations in secret March 24 meeting

Image: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal (right) with political consultant Marc Davenport (left). Conroe, March 29 – While directly violating Montgomery County’s Employee Policy Manual, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and his “chief of staff” jim fredricks chased away the best Director in the history of the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, Charles W. Jackson, who […]

BREAKING NEWS: Jackson shocks Montgomery County with resignation as Animal Shelter Director

Conroe, March 29 – Montgomery County Animal Shelter Director Charles W. Jackson shocked the animal-caring community this morning by announcing his resignation as the Shelter’s Director effective April 14, 2017. Jackson met with County Judge Craig Doyal to give him the terrible news. Jackson began his work as the Animal Shelter Director only a little […]

BREAKING NEWS: Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Pondering picayune details

Conroe, March 29 – The attorneys in The Trial of the 21st Century, the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) trial, including the one on the witness stand, have wandered into a field of the most picayune queries. It’s embarrassing. Despite his testimony before the lunch break that he does not know or understand the constitutional […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Constitutionality hearing begins, witnesses and argument to begin Wednesday, March 29

Conroe, March 27 – The constitutionality hearing concerning the Texas Open Meetings Act criminal trial of Defendants County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political consultant Marc Davenport began this morning to a Courtroom packed with many of the same crowd of people who attend Commissioners Court meetings. Of course, the […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Davenport loses appeal after Justice recuses himself, trial delayed for a while, constitutionality hearing to proceed Monday

Beaumont and Conroe, March 24 – The Beaumont Court of Appeals denied TOMA Trial Defendant Marc Davenport’s application for a writ of mandamus in which he complained that Visiting Judge Randy Clapp of the 329th District Court of Wharton County abused his discretion by refusing to dismiss the criminal case against Davenport. Prior to the […]

BREAKING NEWS: TOMA trial delayed, full week hearing on constitutionality of Open Meetings Act to start Monday at 9:30 a.m. in Conroe

Conroe, March 23 – Visiting District Judge Randy Clapp of the 269th District Court of Wharton County ruled this morning during a telephonic hearing with the attorneys involved in the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) criminal case of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport that instead […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial may have to wait for a long time; Prosecutor Downey: “I do not believe we’re likely to be picking a jury next week”

Conroe, March 23 – The Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) trial of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport will likely not go forward the week of March 27, 2017, as scheduled for the past six months. Both sides expect that Visiting Judge Randy Clapp of […]

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 […]