Griffin/Knight Story

The fabled Irresistible Force met an Immovable Object today. LCDLA Charter Member Alton Griffin was asked to introduce Texas Tech University head basketball coach Bob Knight as featured speaker at the noon luncheon of the Lubbock Lions Club (largest in the Whole Universe). Coach Knight instructed Alton to “keep the introduction short.” Alton replied, “You…

Latest LCDLA Meeting at the Blue Light

Fred Bowers, former President of the Lubbock County Bar Association, was present at the meeting and received the LCDLA Special Recognition and Achievement Award for his courage in supporting LCDLA’s successful effort to remove the ill-fated victim’s monument from the Courthouse lawn. PR Committee Chairperson, Jill Taylor-McCall reported her PR committee spoke to the Tulane…

LCDLA Member Seeking Appointment to Criminal District Attorney

One of LCDLA’s long-time members, Tommy Turner, has announced he will seek appointment to the office of Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney. Tommy, a well-known plaintiff’s trial lawyer, has extensive experience in criminal law as well. He served as a prosecutor in the CDA’s office in the 1970’s before going into private practice. In 1990,…

Lubbock County Computer Access

Dear LCDLA Members: I spoke with Lubbock County Court Administrator David Slayton today, and he informed me that by December 1, we should be on-line with Lubbock County computer service. We will have access to all criminal and civil case information, the capability to download all criminal and civil scanned documents, etc. Family law case…

Important Fifth Circuit Opinion

Here is an important note passed on from Davin Guinn: Please alert the membership to an important recent Fifth Circuit opinion regarding 6th A Confrontation and 5th A Due Process called Kittelson v. Dretke, 04-20252, delv’d 9-20-05. Mr. Kittelson was convicted of Indecency with a Child by contact and sentenced to 25 years out of…

CDA Discovery Policy

A little more than a week ago Chuck Lanehart wrote a letter to Matt Powell, Interim Criminal District Attorney, concerning problems with discovery. To read his letter, click here. To read Mr. Powell’s reply, click here.

Upcoming Annual Sentencing Conference

This is a letter from Steven T. Henderson, Lubbock-Crosby County CSCD, encouraging members to attend an upcoming sentencing conference. Click here to read it.

Thanks for Lubbock Hospitality

Here is a letter we received from Keith Hampton after his visit to Lubbock: Pat and all: Thank you for having me up to Lubbock. Everyone was very kind, warm and generous (especially Phil who shuttled me to and from the airport and put me up for the night). I have been doing various historical…

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