With his recent swearing in as judge of Grimes County’s first County Court at Law, former DA Tuck McLain began returning to his roots, as he started moving back into his new office on the tiny third floor of the County Courthouse, which he says is quite familiar to him.
McLain says he was up there from when he first became an assistant Grimes DA in 1989, until around 2002 or so. And he adds it’s kind of neat to be back, as he’s seen a lot of sunrises from there.
The County Court at Law was created, he explains, to help deal with a growing backlog of cases that are pending in both of the District Courts. But for most citizens, McLain tells Navasota News, the County Court at Law is the first place they interact with the justice system.
If he can find space available, Judge McLain says he hopes to begin holding court at least three times a week and confirms he will be seeking the Republican nomination for County Court at Law Judge in the March Primaries.
Meanwhile, First Assistant Grimes County DA Jo Ann Linzer is acting as Interim District Attorney for Grimes until Governor Abbott appoints a new DA, which is expected within the next few weeks. And when it happens, you’ll hear about it here on Navasota News.