In May we told you about a lawsuit againstHarris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia
which claimed he was blocking or dragging out the process or releasing public information.
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That was notable because Garcia has often spoken about his wish to have the fortress-like mentality of the HCSO transformed into one of openness.
Score one for Garcia: He's been granted a summary judgment in the suit.
The suit is by two former deputies suing over their dismissals; the dispute concerns various paperwork and records of the office.
The plaintiffs filed asking for a writ of mandamus forcing Garcia to produce certain evidence; the judge in the case granted a motion for summary judgment dismissing the case August 31.