Pct. 1 Angelina County Commissioner Rodney Paulette moved to quash the indictment levied against him for allegedly violating the Texas Open Meetings Act and for abuse of official capacity.

On Aug. 9, an Angelina County grand jury indicted him for: violating the Open Meetings Act by holding an unannounced meeting with two other elected or appointed officials, the now-suspended County Judge Don Lymbery and Pct. 4 Commissioner Steve Smith; abuse of official capacity for using county personnel, materials and equipment on a private property on June 15, 2021; and abuse of official capacity for using county personnel, materials and equipment on a private property on July 20, 2021.

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