Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a County Judge (03/07/06)


The judge, who had previously partnered with an attorney to provide legal services to a party in the administration of an estate, disqualified himself from presiding over the same heirship contest...

Private Admonition of a County Court at Law Judge (03/06/06)


The judge improperly used the prestige of his judicial office to advance the private interests of his niece and nephew by using official court letterhead to ask a federal judge for consideration in...

Honorable Manuel Ramos

 Former Municipal Court Judge, Pearsall, Frio County, Texas
 CJC No. 05-0967-MU

Private Reprimand of a Former Judge (02/03/06)


The judge made inappropriate comments to an attorney and conducted cell phone conversations during a proceeding. [Violation of Canon 3B(4) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Repriman...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge (01/26/06)


The judge allowed community service defendants to sign his name to arrest warrants issued by the court, in some instances before the filing of a probable cause affidavit or complaint, rather than a...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (12/09/05).


Based on ex parte information obtained from his court clerk, the judge reinstated a criminal case after signing an order of dismissal. The judge later dismissed the case a second time. In each in...

Private Warning of a District Judge (10/21/05).


The judge failed to follow proper recusal rules and procedures in several cases where the judge’s relatives were parties in interest. [Violation of Canon 3B(1) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduc...

Private Admonition of a District Judge (09/15/05)


The judge was quoted in a local newspaper regarding his efforts to raise money through a high school booster club. [Violation of Canon 4C(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Admonit...