Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (08/20/01)

08/20/2001
 
 

The judge entertained the ex parte requests of defendants’ family members and authorized the local sheriff to release defendants on personal bond. In doing so, the judge failed to follow proper ba...

Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (08/20/01)

08/20/2001
 
 

The judge allowed his name to appear as a supporter on various candidates’ campaign literature. In addition, the judge told a newspaper reporter that he supported a specific candidate. Additional...

Private Warning of a County Judge (08/20/01)

08/20/2001
 
 

The judge failed to obtain the mandatory judicial education hours for fiscal year 2000. [Violation of Canons 2A and 3B(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct and Rule 2a(2) of the Rules of Judici...

Private Warning of a Former Municipal Judge (08/20/01)

08/20/2001
 
 

The judge rudely admonished a court clerk in open court and directed a profanity in Spanish toward the court clerk embarrassing her in open court. [Violation of Canon 3B(4) of the Texas Code of Jud...

Private Admonition of a Former District Court Judge (10/08/01)

08/01/2001
 
 

The judge engaged in an improper ex parte communication concerning the merits of a pending Motion to Abate. Shortly after the meeting, the judge signed an Abatement Order and set a hearing on the ...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (06/29/01)

06/29/2001
 
 

The judge issued an evidentiary search warrant without proper authority; set a civil action for trial prior to the defendant’s answer date; conducted an independent investigation into the merits of...

Private Reprimand of a District Court Judge (06/21/01)

06/21/2001
 
 

The judge allowed a difficult relationship with a former employee to improperly influence the judge’s judgment and conduct. The judge’s lack of judgment manifested itself in the unreasonable refus...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (06/20/01)

06/20/2001
 
 

The judge issued a Magistrate’s Emergency Protective Order without the proper authority. [Violation of Canons 2A and 3B(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Order of Additional Educa...