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Grassroots America Opposes 2019 County Tax Increase & Hoarding Cash

Grassroots America Opposes 2019 County Tax Increase & Hoarding Cash

August 15, 2018

We need more quality candidates – from county gov’t to city gov’t to emergency services districts to public school boards & the TJC Board. Could it be YOU?

We need more quality candidates – from county gov’t to city gov’t to emergency services districts to public school boards & the TJC Board.  Could it be

July 12, 2018

2018 Smith County GOP Precinct Conventions

2018 Smith County GOP Precinct Conventions

March 5, 2018

Candidate Forum in Lindale, TX – POSTPONED (weather)

Due to inclement weather and resulting dangerous road conditions, the candidate forum scheduled for tomorrow evening (16th)  is postponed until next Monday evening, January 22. Date: Monday, January 22, 2018  Time:  Candidate forum begins at 6:45 PM.  If attendees plan to eat, they should arrive between 5:30 – 6 PM to order. Location: Love and War in Texas, a restaurant …

January 15, 2018

Smith County Commissioners Court – Please Stop!

We Respond to County Using Tax Dollars to Hire More Lawyers Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Tyler, Smith County, Texas – The following statement is in response to the Smith County Commissioners Court’s unfortunate decision to fight District Judge Jack Carter’s order, which released three 2014 executive session videos of the Commissioners Court deliberating a 10-year …

April 27, 2017

Judge Baker Case AG’s Investigator Report – Redacted by AG

Here is the full report from the AG Investigator on the ATS Scandal Case involving Judge Baker   Part One Part Two

April 24, 2017

Smith County CC Meeting 7/8/14

April 24, 2017

Smith County CC Meeting 7/29/14

April 24, 2017

Smith County CC Meeting 8/12/14

April 24, 2017

Judge’s Order Granting PIA Requests

Public Information Act Request, Judge’s Order Granting PIA Request, Texas Attorney General’s Response to PIA Request

April 23, 2017

Prosecutor’s Exhibits from State of Texas vs. Joel Patrick Baker

These are the Prosecuting Attorney’s Exhibits that would have been presented in Judge Joel Baker’s trial if a plea deal hadn’t been reached and accepted by the State.    

April 23, 2017

ATS Scandal Records Released -Judge Carter grants Public Information Request

April 20, 2017

Article In Categories: posts, Breaking News, Smith County Government

Public Hearing Statement – FY 2017 Smith County Budget

August 19, 2016

Baker Withdraws Appeal, Arraignment Set

August 12, 2016

Article In Categories: posts, Smith County Government

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

Article In Categories: posts, Breaking News, Smith County Government

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

Article In Categories: posts, Smith County Government

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

Article In Categories: posts, Smith County Government