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From NEWS WEST 9
by Victor Lopez
WINKLER COUNTY–According to Winkler County Attorney Scott Tidwell, a visiting judge could be selected, by this week, to hear the details of the petition against Winkler and Crane County District Attorney Michael Fostel.
The reason for that is because District Judge James Rex has recused himself from the case. Tidwell says he plans to do the same. That’s because both of them could possibly be called as witnesses.
As NewsWest 9 first reported, Tidwell filed the petition, submitted by Winkler County resident John Walton, who claims Michael Fostel can’t be doing his job properly if he’s out of the office so frequently.
Fostel says he has been out for medical reasons and that he had an agreement, approved by Tidwell and