Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (09/10/13).

09/10/2013
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when she: 1) became involved in a church dispute over which she had no jurisdiction; 2) granted a wr...

Private Reprimand of a County Court at Law Judge. (08/19/13).

08/19/2013
 
 

The judge wore a Halloween costume while presiding over a misdemeanor criminal docket, which demonstrated a failure to conduct court proceedings with the proper order and decorum, and a failure to ...

Private Admonition of a Municipal Court Judge. (08/19/13).

08/19/2013
 
 

The judge made a phone call to the arresting police officer on behalf of a friend, which was perceived by the officer as an improper attempt by the judge to use of the prestige of judicial office t...

Private Reprimand of a Retired District Judge. (08/19/13).

08/19/2013
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when he removed a criminal defendant’s court-appointed attorney based solely on the fact that a fami...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (07/16/13).

07/16/2013
 
 

The judge failed to make a reasonable inquiry to determine if he had a disqualifying relationship in a matter where his niece, a relative within the third degree of consanguinity, was a manager of ...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge. (07/09/13).

07/09/2013
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when she attempted to mediate a dispute resulting from a physical altercation between two citiz...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace. (06/26/13).

06/26/2013
 
 

The judge failed to maintain patience, courtesy, and dignity toward individuals with whom she deals in an official capacity. [Violation of Canon 3B(4) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct and Arti...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (05/23/13).

05/23/2013
 
 

The judge improperly intervened in a defendant’s case by ordering the defendant released on a personal bond after another judge had already magistrated and set a surety bond for the defendant and a...