On August 6, 2010, Williamson County Judge Dan Gattis signed this letter to Round Rock attorney Mike Davis. The letter notes that the Williamson County Commissioners Court had never approved a services agreement for Davis to represent the county in any legal matter until the court voted to do so on August 3, 2010. One attachment to the letter is a draft engagement agreement to represent county court at law judges in Heckman et al v. Williamson County et al. The letter also states that the county had paid Davis to represent County Court at Law No. 3 Judge Higginbotham without authorization. The letter further requested Davis to identify the actual amount and issue a check or credit memo to cover that amount.