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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Travis Co DA in Jail for DWI, etc.

Travis County DA in Jail for DWI
The district attorney of Travis County, Rosemary Lehmberg, whose April 12 arrest for driving under the influence raised questions about her possible resignation, apologized Saturday in an open letter to her constituents — and insisted she hopes to complete her term in office.

Lehmberg, who is serving a 45-day sentence in Travis County Jail. Read more at the Texas Tribune.

For a lighter read, I recommend this from the San Antonio Express. When I was starting out over 30 years ago, there was a justice on the Fifth Circuit, John Brown, I believe, who wrote with a keen sense of humor. Judge Fred Biery writes like that.

Judge says strippers must wear bikini tops

"In the case of the “itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini top vs. the (more) itsy bitsy teeny weeny pastie,” the larger covering has won.
In a court opinion laced with double entendres, Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery on Monday denied a request by strip clubs to prohibit the city of San Antonio from enforcing a new ordinance requiring entertainers to cover more of their breasts."

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Judge-says-strippers-must-wear-bikini-tops-4472354.php#ixzz2RuLI8ksA

EDTX Takes Over Fed Inquiry into Dallas DA Watkins

March 11) – The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas and the FBI have officially opened an active federal criminal investigation into Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins.

Lawyers with knowledge of the federal inquiry told The Texas Lawbook that the investigation focuses on Watkins’ decision to seek criminal mortgage fraud charges against oil heir Al Hill III in 2010.

Those lawyers, who describe the federal investigation as "extremely serious" and "very active," say the probe concerns whether Watkins brought the charges against Hill III because one of his political contributors asked him to do so or if he sought the charges because he thought it would please his supporters.

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Border Patrol agent arrested after Carrie Underwood concert
SA Express News
A Border Patrol agent was arrested after he was reported hurling traffic cones at vehicles following Thursday night's Carrie Underwood concert at the Freeman Coliseum.
A motorist passing by the coliseum about 11 p.m. notified deputies that someone was throwing the cones on Houston Street at passing vehicles.
The motorist's windshield had been damaged by one of the cones.
Patrick Jochum, 26, was charged with criminal mischief causing between $500 and $1,500 worth of damage, a Class A misdemeanor. Bail was set at $1,600.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Border-Patrol-agent-arrested-after-Carrie-4466675.php#ixzz2RchUWPXd

Ex-cop takes plea for bizarre pantsless wreck

A former San Antonio police sergeant has pleaded no contest and requested deferred adjudication probation for a bizarre incident last year in which he was found roaming the streets in his underwear near his wrecked city-issued pickup.
Joseph Earl Myers, 53, reached a plea agreement last week for misapplication of fiduciary property involving the $7,165 in damage to the vehicle.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Ex-cop-takes-plea-for-bizarre-pantsless-wreck-4477440.php#ixzz2RzxUBXxw

1 comment:

  1. Craig Watkins, and other Texas prosecutors are finally being challenged. DA's have been running wild in Texas for decades and no place is worse than the 198th and 216th. I wonder when the NAACP or other civil rights groups will put the Deron Belford prosecution under the microscope.