Police and Courts
7:53 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Tawakoni Ballot Battle now on Appeal

There’s still no answer in the West Tawakoni city council court room battle. An appeals court will be asked to determine whether a West Tawakoni city council member who ran unopposed for re-election on the November 6th ballot will be able to take office.

A hearing had been scheduled in the 196th district court Tuesday morning to consider an emergency motion seeking to reform a judgment  filed last month against Carol Solomon.

Solomon was unopposed on the ballot and seeking the place 4 seat on the council but was ordered removed from the council after being found guilty of official misconduct following a civil trial.

However, Judge Steve Tittle said prior to the hearing, both sides agreed to the court of appeals for the 5th district of Texas at Dallas.

Solomon’s attorney filed a motion arguing his client should not have been immediately removed from the council as she was never charged with a crime.