Wednesday, December 27, 2017

TRIAL DOGS 2017: ACCOLADES AND RECOGNITION

AFTER LONG DELIBERATIONS AND CONTENTIOUS DEBATE, THE COMMITTEE FINALLY VOTED THE TRAVIS COUNTY AWARDS:

BEST QUOTE:
"Judge, Judge, a ruling in my favor would be worth my weight in gold...or should I say diamonds?"
   --Pro Se Defendant in Federal Court accused of being a diamond thief 

TRIAL DOGS
Amanda McDaniel (posthumous)
Patricia Cummings
Russ Hunt
Jeff Senter
Bill Browning
Jackie Wood
Ray Espersen
Ariel Payan
Darla Davis
Steve Brittain
Alan Williams
Gerry Morris
Mary Ann Espiritu
Steve Brand
Daniel Wannamaker

LA ANTORCHE DE JUSTICIA AWARD
Bill Hines
(5 murder dismissals in 2 years)

WORKHORSES OF THE YEAR
Robert Smith*
Jesus Salinas*
Mike Burke*
Charles Popper
Elizabeth Resendez
* denotes repeat winner

BEST DRESSED MEN
Marc Chavez
Jeremy Sylestine
Geoffrey Puryear
Todd Dudley
Novert Morales
Ricardo Maldonado
Russ Sablatura
Lucio Del Toro
Craig Moore
Ben Blackburn
Alex Conant
Ben Castoreno
Raphel Hernandez
Steve Brand
Marc Ranc

BEST SHOES
Chari Kelly
Amy Meredith
Elizabeth Resendez
Jessica Bernstein
Eloisa Ontiveros Garcia
Sheila Merino
Jana Ortega
Monica Noyola
Claire Carter
Erika Hansen
Jill Gately
Andrea Austin
Kellie Bailey
McKinley Melancon
Delani Long
Michaela Cuellar
Deniz Kadirhan

SHERLOCK HOLMES INVESTIGATOR AWARD
Mark Gillespie

SPECIAL AWARDS
Charles Popper-Del Valle Visitation Award (repeat winner) 
Shane Brooks-Comeback of the Year
Margaret Chen Kercher-Rising Star

BEST COURTHOUSE COFFEE
(tied)
299th District Court
Magistrate Court

NOTE:  THE COMMITTEE IS A SECRET CABAL WHO MEETS IN SECRET IN AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION WITH ENTRY ONLY BY SECRET HANDSHAKE.

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