Court Issues Temporary Orders

Everyone, I apologize, again, for the late update, but as you will hear in my upcoming paragraphs, there‚Äôs a good reason. First, though, I know many of you are anxious to hear what happened in court. This last hearing was to determine temporary custody orders. (Permanent orders will be issued at a later trial, probably … Read more

BREAKING: JUDGE FINDS THAT CINDY IS THE MOTHER!!

Specifically, the court “FINDS that Cindy Close is the mother of the children as a matter of law and GRANTS Cindy Close’s motion for partial summary judgment on Marvin McMurrey, III’s claim against her that she is not the mother of these children.” There is also an “Order on Cindy’s Close’s No-Evidence Motion for Summary … Read more

Washday Blues

Today was wash day in my house, and since I like to joke that I’m Cindy’s official laundress, I guess it was only right that I ended up doing laundry for the babies today, too. This morning Cindy called me to tell me that all of the clothes that we had painstakingly washed, folded and … Read more

Congratulations on Your Pregnancy

So here’s a blast from the past. I was going through some cards that I sent earlier this year, and I came across the card I sent to Cindy congratulating her on her pregnancy. Pay particular attention to the note I included. She had given me her HCG levels and I remember thinking that they … Read more

October 16th Hearing Canceled

I don’t have a lot of details, but the October 16th hearing has been canceled. I’ve heard various reasons, but it seems that the judge is out of town that day. The November 5th hearing is still on, though, as is the March for Cindy just prior to the 1:30 hearing. Hope to see you … Read more

It’s Your Friends That Get You Through

There’s not been a lot to report for the past couple of days, and while I know we’re all grateful for some peace, I for one, am frustrated at glacially slow pace of justice. Part of that may be that while cleaning yesterday, I found the hospital bracelet from the night the twins were born. … Read more

Want To Understand What’s Happening? Read This Article.

Pete Shanks of Biopolitical Times, published a blog post entitled, “Is This Informal Surrogacy or Exploitation?” The article does an excellent job of summarizing all the pertinent facts of Cindy’s case. Definitely recommended reading if you want to come up to speed on what this case is all about. “A bizarre tragedy is playing out … Read more

Supporter Posts Powerful Video

Cindy Close supporter Toni King of Mother’s Moments has created a powerful, “tissue required” video and was kind enough to share it with us. Please feel free to share it with as many people as you like.

Next Court Date Scheduled for October 16th

The Harris County District Clerk’s website is reporting that there’s a new court date for Cindy. Apparently Ellen A. Yarrell (Marvin McMurrey’s attorney) is seeking a temporary injunction of some sort. This matter is scheduled to be heard at 09:30 on October 16, 2012 in the 247th District Court. On a related note, did you … Read more