Saturday, March 31, 2012

Hasta la vista, Carl Reynolds

Congratulations to Carl Reynolds on his retirement this week from the Texas Office of Court Administration after 27 years in state government. I saw him yesterday at the capitol at an event on pretrial detention during the final hours of his tenure at the OCA, and he looked like the cat who ate the canary. He'll be moving on to work with Tony Fabelo, he told me, at the Council of State Governments. A former TDCJ general counsel, Reynolds represents a small mountain of institutional memory on obscure criminal justice topics exiting the premises that few other Texans can replicate.

Carl will still be around, I'm sure. From what I can tell, he mostly travels by bicycle so he can't get far. ;) And I hope he continues writing at his blog Courtex. Perhaps he'll even enjoy writing there more without the yoke of public duties restricting his opinions. But wherever life's journeys take him, Grits wishes him well. He'll be missed in state government.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to see him go - the OCA website is consistently useful and the agency is very responsive. I've made a few oddball information requests from them in recent months, and been delighted by their timely and friendly responses. Any idea who is taking Carl's job?

Carl Reynolds said...

Thanks very much Scott, it has been a privilege and a pleasure, and I will certainly see you around. -Carl

Anonymous said...

I would think david slayton from lubbock co., would be a prime contender.