Zavalla's former municipal judge sues city, mayor, council members
POSTED: Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 10:14am
HUNTINGTON, TX — Former Zavalla Municipal Judge Bruce Milstead filed a lawsuit against the city of Zavalla in federal court on Monday, claiming he was fired and retaliated against because he spoke out on a matter of public concern.
The lawsuit also names Mayor Jimmy Davis and council members Sue Hough, Pam Hooks and Nicole Yarborough as defendants. The Zavalla City Council voted 3-2 to eliminate the municipal judge position during a special called meeting on Aug. 7 that lasted less than five minutes. The matter was never discussed in open session during that meeting, but was discussed in closed session during a special called meeting on Aug. 2.
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