Official report to the House of Representatives of the 58th Legislature of Texas Page: 41 of 94
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Q. Do you intend to pay Judge Sharp's salary indefinitely if
he stays out of the state indefinitely?
A. I intend to pay his salary for, until he returns.
Q. Who is handling all the legal business over in Gregg County
at this time that normally a county judge has to handle, such
as lunacy work, probate work, criminal matters, civil
A. Well, to my knowledge there is not anyone handling them
He said his knowledge was that Judge Sharp has been ill and had commenced
having blackouts during the last two or three months, which would have been July
and August, 1962. He contributed $5,000 to the settlement with the Texaco for the
oil that had been taken from under the Texaco Lease.
John L. Allen of Longview is also a commissioner of Gregg County. He
testified that both the county and the district judges had been missing from Gregg
Q. If you are going to have to have some judges down there,
Commissioner, where are you going to find them?
A. Well, I don't know sir.
Q. Well, you have got some on the payroll, but they are not
working are they, Commissioner?
A. Well, I don't know. I can't do anything about it. I do my
best as far as I can do, sir.
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Texas Legislature. House of Representatives. General Investigating Committee. Official report to the House of Representatives of the 58th Legislature of Texas, book, 1963; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5869/m1/41/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .