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Former Domino city council members arrested, accused of violating open meetings law
Wednesday, May 09, 2012, 10:57AM CST
By Steve Miller
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The Texas Rangers swooped in and arrested two former city council members in the east Texas town of Domino for allegedly violating the state’s open meetings act.

This is a little weird from a law enforcement angle. First, Domino, in Cass County, has a population of 93 people. Second, the council is composed of two people and a mayor. That means 67 percent of the town's representation may have committed a crime.

According to the reported charges, last May the accused council members, Roosevelt Gipson and Wilbur Davis, illegally met to appoint Tina Booth as temporary mayor.  Booth has since been replaced by Freddye Frazier, who says the town has to “move on,” and announced a new slogan for Domino: “Watch Us Grow.”

At least it’s apt; the town grew 78 percent between 2000 and 2010.

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Contact Steve Miller at 832-303-9420 or stevemiller@texaswatchdog.org.

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