~ texas attorney general takes frio county sheriff to court over breach of open records law ~

The Attorney General of Texas was forced to file a petition for writ of mandamus to compel a County Sheriff to release public records that the AG had previously ordered the Sheriff to turn over. The Sheriff not only failed to provide the public records to the original requester but declined to submit them to the AG. Hey, who do you think rules this roost?

The requested records were for the names of those authorized to execute bail bonds in the county, as well as cellular telephone and employment records of sheriff’s office personnel. Humm, the later may be the real stickler. Who do you think the Frio County (population 16,000) Sheriff has on their payroll?

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