Grimes County’s District Attorney was unexpectedly appointed to head Grimes’ new County Court at Law. County Judge Ben Lehman says the commissioners were persuaded by testimony from 12th District Court Judge Don Kramer.
Kramer expressed the sense of urgency and the need to move this thing forward, Lehman explains, without, of course, short-circuiting the process, if everyone is comfortable with making the appointment.
And after interviewing Tuck McLain behind closed doors, they all were. including Lehman, who said the goal to him is to first appoint someone who is highly qualified and trusted. McLain has been elected and re-elected many times, he reasons, so obviously the electorate trusts him.
Judge McLain officially mounts the bench on October 1st, taking a lot off of Judge Lehman’s plate, as his new County Court at Law begins hearing all the County Court and Family Court cases that Lehman previously handled. Judge McLain will also assume one of Lehman’s two current staff, and one third of the judges current salary.
As for a new district attorney for Grimes, Lehman says that’s a decision that’ll have to come from Governor Greg Abbott’s office, and it’s not dependent on the pending special legislative session.
And just as soon as the governor decides who grimes’ next D.A. will be, we’ll let you know about it, right here on Navasota News.