The Chronicle this afternoon reported on it's website that Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson is Governor Rick Perry's appointee, pending only approval from the U.S. Department of Justice.
The rumor currently going around the CJC is that the approval has been given by the DOJ, so it's just a matter of when Mr. Magidson wants to take over.
The move was met with cautious optimism at the D.A.'s Office, to my understanding. Although Magidson worked as an ADA with Harris County in the 1980s, he's been with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the past two decades. That means that probably 99% of the Office doesn't know who he is.
That's not such a bad thing. And thankfully, it guarantees a Lykos-free environment for the remainder of the year (hopefully forever).
The Chronicle is already up and running with digging up dirt on the new D.A.
He has a Northern accent and frequently comes across as nonchalant.
Man, sounds like a total bastard.
Just kidding. Everything I've heard about him through the grapevine sounds like he's a good guy.
Welcome to the CJC, Mr. Magidson.