Here's a strange twist in the TYC saga: Petitions to remove do-nothing District Attorney Randall Reynolds and County Attorney Kevin Acker were filed yesterday, with the latter being filed by Reynolds himself.
A three-page petition to remove Ward County District Attorney Randall W. Reynolds was filed in Pecos, about 15 minutes after a petition to remove Ward County Attorney Kevin Acker was filed in Monahans.
Reynolds filed a three-page petition alleging that Acker overstepped his legal authority by demanding that Reynolds resign or be forced from office. Reynolds also charged that Acker should be removed "for incompetency and official misconduct."
The petition was filed in Ward County, where a grand jury resumed its investigation Tuesday of John Paul Hernandez and Ray E. Brookins, both former TYC employees at the West Texas State School in Pyote.
Patsy Elkins of Pecos alleged in a four-page petition filed Tuesday morning that Reynolds should be removed from office for incompetency and official misconduct, citing his inaction on the TYC case. It wasn't clear who Elkins was or what her role in the case is.