i guess it’s one way to make a little extra income…

This article was on MSNBC today…


Self-published work recounts defendants he has known (excuses included)
Joe Hermosa / AP
Municipal Judge David Colwell sits Monday in his courtroom on South Padre Island, Texas.

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – Making out with palm trees. Mistaking police cars for taxicabs. Rolling a stolen restaurant barbecue down the road, flames shooting up from the chicken still cooking on the grill.

Such spring-break high jinks have made Municipal Judge David Colwell’s courtroom one of the best shows in town. Now Colwell has collected some of the memorable anecdotes from the past nine years, in a new self-published book, “Spring Break: A Judge’s View From the Bench,