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The part-time judge allowed other employment to interfere with his duties as a judge and failed to take

reasonable steps to ensure that his court was open and accessible to the public; that court business was

promptly and appropriately handled in his absence; and that monthly activity reports were timely filed

with the appropriate entities as required by law. [Violations of Canon 4A(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial

Conduct and Article V, section 1-a(6)A of the Texas Constitution.]

Private Order of Additional Education of

a Justice of the Peace

. (08/06/14).

The judge failed to maintain order and decorum in the proceedings before him and failed to be patient,

dignified and courteous by using profanity while presiding over a court proceeding. [Violation of Canons

3B(3) and 3B(4) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.]

Private Admonition of a District Court Judge

.

(08/07/14).

The judge failed to follow the law when he attempted to discipline a lawyer utilizing the threat of contempt

of court for the attorney’s out-of-court statements posted on Facebook. In his discussion with the attorney

about the Facebook comments, the judge failed to act in a patient, dignified and courteous manner as

expected of a judicial officer. Additionally, the judge failed to comply with the county’s Indigent Defense

Plan when he removed the public defender’s office from 39 criminal cases without demonstrating “good

cause shown on the record.” [Violation of Canons 2A and 3B(4) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.]

Private Warning of a County Court at Law Judge

. (08/07/14).

The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law when

he issued a non-monetary judgment in a small claims case which required the defendant to remove a

structure from the plaintiff’s property and then deprived the defendant of his right to appeal the judgment

within the ten-day period provided by the law in effect at the time. [Violation of Canons 2A and 3B(2) of

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