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Public Hearing Statement – FY 2017 Smith County Budget

August 19, 2016

Baker Withdraws Appeal, Arraignment Set

August 12, 2016

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GAWTP’s Statement on Baker’s Appeal

August 9, 2016

Speak out Now Baker Suspension

You have a chance to tell the State Commission on Judicial Conduct what you think about their suspension of County Judge Joel P. Baker without pay. Do it now! Smith County Judge Joel P. Baker was suspended without pay by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct on June 21 after a Smith County Grand Jury …

August 8, 2016

Is This Panama? County Gov’t Is A Mess

KLTV archived video shows basis for suspended judge’s indictment KLTV steps through the 3-count indictment against Smith County Judge Joel P. Baker and explains the problem. See the video and report here. Tyler Morning Telegraph spells it out Doesn’t matter what they say at election time, EVERY member of the Smith County Commissioners Court participated …

July 15, 2016

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County Burning Money on Legal Woes They Caused

Brace yourself! Wrap your head with duct tape before you read an enlightening Tyler Morning Telegraph article by Roy Maynard and Faith Harper, revealing the Smith County Commissioners Court has spent more than $46,000 of our tax dollars on legal woes triggered by their own actions. You’ll also learn that one of the attorneys, who …

June 28, 2016

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Civil Case Halted, Pending Results of Grand Jury Indictment of Smith County Judge Joel P. Baker

June 23, 2016

Judge Joel Baker Related Posts

For information about Judge Joel Baker, click on the “Smith County Government” menu at the top of the home page or the link below.  For convenience, the collection of Traffic Camera documents link is also below. Smith County Government Menu All Traffic Camera Documents    

June 22, 2016

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Breaking News: State Commission on Judicial Conduct Immediately Suspends Judge Joel P. Baker without Pay, Based on 3-count Grand Jury Indictment

June 21, 2016

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Update: Case to Remove Joel Baker

  Update: Civil Case to Remove Judge Joel P. Baker On Thursday, June 9, 2016, we received from our attorneys a forwarded e-mail from Judge David Peeples. Judge Peeples noticed attorneys on both sides of the Fleming et al v. Joel Baker case that he has granted Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham’s request for …

June 15, 2016

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Update – Case to Remove Baker

1) Update: Plaintiffs’ decline to answer Smith County DA, citing his conflict of interest   2) E-mails: Assistant Attorney General & Smith County DA   3) E-mails: Smith County DA questions to Plaintiffs’ Attorneys   Smith County DA Steps Aside in Case to Remove Baker

May 26, 2016

Why Take Action to Remove Baker?

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April 18, 2016

Civil Suit Filed to Remove Baker

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April 18, 2016

Plaintiff Media Statement: Fleming et al v. Joel Baker

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April 18, 2016

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JoAnn: Project to Remove Baker from Office

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April 5, 2016

Update: Joel Baker Should Resign

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April 4, 2016

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Baker Should Resign

    March 14, 2016 News Release – For Immediate Release Contact:  JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director, Grassroots America, (903) 360-2858                Ernie Clark, President, (903) 566-5417   Grassroots America Calls On Joel Baker to Resign Office of County Judge Immediately “We need credible, responsible, respected outside leadership to serve …

March 15, 2016

JoAnn: AG Accepts Investigation

            Update: Thursday, June 25, 2015 Grassroots America’s Executive Director JoAnn Fleming reports Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham sent her notification received this week from the Texas Attorney General’s Office (TAGO). DA Bingham confirmed the AG’s office will investigate the actions of County Judge Joel P. Baker and the …

June 26, 2015

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All Traffic Camera Documents

Narrative of GAWTP formal complaint filed with the TX Attorney General’s Office against County Judge Joel Baker and the Smith County Commissioners Court Complaint Exhibit #1:  08/12/14 Smith County Commissioners Court Agenda Complaint Exhibit #2:  08/12/14 Smith County Commissioners Court Minutes Complaint Exhibit #3:  01/28/15 Smith County contract with American Traffic Solutions, Inc.    

June 12, 2015

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Friday May 15th lunch meeting: Smith County Road Plan: Smith Co. Comm. Jeff Warr & Co. Engineer Frank Davis

Message from the Executive Director, JoAnn Fleming: Friends, I strongly encourage you to attend the Grassroots America meeting on Friday to hear the special presentation by County Engineer Frank Davis and County Commissioner Jeff Warr. Although we cannot yet consider the road plan complete, it is especially important for us to hear from County Engineer …

May 11, 2015