Campaign finance filings depict Doyal use of funds for criminal defense, Keough for campaign

Campaign finance filings depict Doyal use of funds for criminal defense, Keough for campaign

Image: Montgomery County Judge candidates Mark Keough (standing, left) and Craig Doyal (sitting, right), January 15, 2018. Conroe, January 19 – The January 16, 2018, Campaign Finance Reports of Montgomery County Judge candidates Craig Doyal, the incumbent, and Mark Keough, presently serving as a member of the Texas House of Representatives, present starkly different uses […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Meadows Place Mayor Charles Jessup highlights afternoon of obfuscation and legislation (!)

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Meadows Place Mayor Charles Jessup highlights afternoon of obfuscation and legislation (!)

Image: Meadows Place, Texas, Mayor Charles Jessup testified in the Trial of the 21st Century, the TOMA Trial, during the afternoon of March 29, 2017. Conroe, March 29 – Meadows Place, Texas, Mayor Charles Jessup highlighted the testimony in the Trial of the 21st Century, the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) trial, of criminal defendants […]

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, 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 […]