Like an old friend who always has an interesting tale to tell, The Unbelievable But True Story of the Nurses of Winkler County has paid us another visit. The Texas Eighth District Court of Appeals in El Paso has ruled on former attorney for Winlker County Scott Tidwell’s appeal of his conviction on multiple felonies related to “conduct which occurred during the investigation and criminal prosecution of two nurses, Anne Mitchell and Vickilyn Galle, for filing complaints with the Texas Medical Board against Dr. Rolando Arafiles.” Tidwell v. State, 08-11-00322-CR (Tex.App. Dist.8 12/04/2013) The Court has affirmed Tidwell’s 2011 convictions of 2 counts each of misuse of official information, retaliation , and official oppression. He was sentenced at the time to 120 days in jail, 10 years probation, a $4,000 fine and was removed from office.
The prosecution and persecution of Mitchell and Galle gained national attention and prompted … (Continued…)