Both Grimes County’s District Attorney and Judges for both the 12th and 506th District Courts appeared before County Commissioners this week, seeking support for the creation of a new County Court at Law here next year.
Judge Albert “Buddy” McCaig of the 506th said they’ve all been looking into this idea for some time now.
Or, as D.A. Tuck McLain corrected, more than a decade, at least. McLain said a County Court at Law would be the biggest change in the county’s legal system since the start of the 506th District Court.
Not only would a new county court at law speed up the County’s justice system, but McLain said it would pretty quickly begin paying for itself, as well.
Following nearly a half hour of testimony, the court unanimously voted to support a bill with the state legislature next year to, hopefully, begin Grimes County’s new county court at law next October.