This is insane, shocking, and sad. Warning: graphic video, may be unsettling. If you don't have a strong stomach, just read the transcript here.
It gets better. One of many priceless quotes from the judge (on an unrelated matter):
"If there is no videotape of something, it should not be presented in Court. No videotape, then it didn't happen."
Oops. There's your videotape, buddy. I hope you lose your job, and your custody over the kid. That's not corporal punishment, it's assault and battery.
Update: Here is his boss's info:
Aransas County, TX
301 N. Live Oak
Rockport, TX 78382
Main Phone #:
*Update 2: *I just gave them a call.
Me: "Have you seen the video of Judge Adams beating his daughter?"
Receptionist: "Yes sir, the county is aware of it and it has been referred to the DA for investigation."