Issue: No. 81                                                                                                                   March 7, 2018
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Judge Millard Was At Work on Tuesday!
The Mongoose gets results!  There was a brief sighting of Judge Lisa Millard on Tuesday after my article was published on Monday calling on for Millard to resign because she is so seldom at work.  I was finishing my second back-to-back jury trial on Monday in Houston (my clients won them both!) and a lot of lawyers on the 15th floor came up to me with stories about how their clients were harmed because Judge Millard has repeatedly not shown up for work.  Almost everyone seems to agree with my position that the 310th needs a full-time presiding judge.  For once, I did not hear from a single person disagreeing with my opinion that Judge Millard should resign if she is unable or unwilling to work full-time after years of prolonged and frequent absences from the bench.  Click here to read my last newsletter explaining why Judge Millard should resign.

One attorney e-mailed me:

I am more than happy to report any Millard sightings.  I will be in that court in the morning, so it will be interesting to see if this article gets her motivated to show up.  You should ask *** about the contempt case she has had to reset multiple times.  Her client lives out of state, so it has been a real nightmare.  I feel so bad for Conrad.  He works his tail off, but can't sign a single order or make a single appointment.  You have to wait months for orders to get signed even though she can do it from home.  Poor Nidia has to answer the million dollar question multiple times a day - will Judge Millard be here today.  Here is her rote answer.  "We expect the judge every day."  Hopefully, she will resign.  Thanks for your hard work and strong backbone!

I can imagine the Democratic judicial candidates using Millard as the poster child for why they should all be elected.  "HARRIS COUNTY DESERVES HARD WORKING, FULL-TIME JUDGES" could well be the slogan of their joint campaign.  The really good Republican incumbent judges who do work so hard may have their own interest in seeing Judge Millard retire.

I do not expect to win every case.  I just want an efficient system in which my client gets a fair hearing before a judge who works hard, knows the law, and does not play favorites.  I also expect judges to appoint qualified amicus attorneys who zealously look after children (and who actually personally visit their minor clients in their homes).   Is that asking too much?  Stay tuned.
Greg Enos
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  2018 Primary Results 
Harris County: Flowers and Gooden Win in GOP Races
Dem Nominees Will Be Stalder, Dunson, Oakes and Graves-Harrington

Galveston County: Foley Wins, Cox Loses By a Mongoose Whisker
The 2018 primary election results are in.  In Harris County, Republican Melanie Flowers beat Alyssa Lemkuil with 64.2% of the vote to run for the post being vacated by the retiring 257th District Judge Judy Warne.  Angelina Gooden won the GOP nomination for the 280th by defeating George Clevenger and Geric Tipsword with these results:

    Gooden  53.24%
    Clevenger  39.15%
    Tipsword    7.61% 

Gooden's win was a little suprising because George Clevenger was endorsed by two of the "Big Three" Republican "pay to play" slate endorsers.  
In Democratic races in Harris County, Angela Graves-Harrington dominated the race for the 246th with 82% of the votes, Barbara Stalder beat Beth Barron for the 280th with 59.9% of the vote and Linda Dunson defeated Kathy Vossler for the 309th Court with 57.9% of the vote.

Natalia Oakes won the nomination for the 313th Juvenile District Couty with 52.5% of the vote.

The nastiest primary race in the Houston area had to be the Republican primary for Galveston County Judge.  Incumbent Mark Henry narrowly defeated District Judge Lonnie Cox 51.81% to 48.19% with a margin of 842 votes.  I heard from several local Republicans last night who thought my investigation that questioned whether Judge Cox may have stepped over ethical and legal lines may have tipped the electoral scales against him.  Now, the Attorney General can step in for the recused District Attorney and investigate my concerns without regard for effecting an election.

Former Judge Kerri Foley is likely to be judge again as she won the Republican primary over Donnie Quintanilla with 53.29% of the vote.  Foley will have a Democratic opponent in November but I do not see Galveston County electing Democrats again any time soon.  Foley is almost certain now to replace retiring Judge Barbara Roberts in County Court No. 2.

Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady easily won reelection with 64.5% of the Republican primary vote.

My next issue will have details on the family court judicial races in Harris County now that we know the nominees for both parties.

Attorney Greg Enos has been through his own divorce and  child custody battle (he won) and understands  what his clients are going through.  Enos  graduated from the University of Texas Law  School and was a successful personal injury  attorney in Texas City be fore he decided his true  calling was to help families in divorce and child  custody cases. Greg Enos is active in politics and in Clear Lake area charities.  He has served as President of the Bay Area Bar Association and President of the Board of  Interfaith Caring Ministries.  The Enos Law Firm serves clients in Galveston County, Brazoria County and Harris County, Texas.  

Greg Enos
Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
The Enos Law Firm