Steve Tittle

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196th District Court Judge Steve Tittle tendered an abrupt resignation letter to Governor Rick Perry's office Friday morning, indicating that it would be his last day on the job. The local jurist vacates his post at amid criminal allegations and an investigation by the Texas Attorney General's office.

The Greenville Herald Banner editor Caleb Slinkard has been following this story, and shared information and context with KETR's audience. Audio below.

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An article in the Feb. 13 Greenville Herald-Banner evaluated candidate statements made during a Feb. 10 forum in Greenville that included 196th District Judge candidates Steve Tittle, the incumbent, and Andrew Bench. Herald-Banner editor Caleb Slinkard discusses the three areas identified in the article: indigent defense attorney costs per hour, the probation department surplus account and the average cost per case.

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Attorneys for a West Tawakoni City Council member, ordered off of the panel in October, are seeking a new trial in the case.

A state appeals court is scheduled today to receive arguments in the case of a Quinlan man, who received back-to-back life sentences after being convicted earlier this year of two counts of sexually molesting a child.