Private Reprimand of a Justice of the Peace (03/25/2015)


The judge failed to comply with the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law by: 1) entering an order of eviction that allowed the violating tenant an additional 90 days to come into compliance with the terms of the lease agreement; 2) failing to set and hear eviction matters within the time periods set forth in the applicable procedural rules; 3) failing to afford the Housing Authority the right to be heard on its motion to change venue; 4) granting a motion for a new trial in an eviction proceeding, and 5) exceeding his authority by appointing a temporary judge. [Violation of 2A, 2B, 3B(2), 3B(5) and 3B(8) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct]. Private Reprimand of a Justice of the Peace. 03/25/2015.