ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Two Angelina County Commissioners have arraignments set for September, according to court records.
Michael Steven Smith and Rodney Paulette are both scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 15 at 1:30 p.m.
Pct. 4 Commissioner Michael Steve Smith was indicted on Aug. 18 on charges showing “closed meeting act,” according to judicial records. Pct. 1 Commissioner Rodney Paulette was indicted on charges of violating the Open Meetings Act and two charges of abuse of official capacity also on Thursday, Aug 18.
Both have been charged with violating the Open Meetings Act by “participating in a meeting that constituted a quorum of the Commissioners Court for the purpose of discussion or deliberation of county business to wit: namely the prospective employment of a county road engineer,” according to their indictments.