Governor Abbott Appoints Grant To 9th Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Phil Grant of Montgomery as judge of the 9th Judicial District Court in Montgomery County for a term set to expire at the next general election in November 2016. Phil Grant is first assistant district attorney for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s ... READ MORE

Donald Trump unveils list of his top picks for Supreme Court

By JILL COLVIN and MARK SHERMAN - Associated Press | May. 18, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, released Wednesday a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he's elected ... READ MORE

Governor Abbott Appoints Tidwell to 6th Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Wes Tidwell of Paris as judge of the 6th Judicial District Court in Lamar and Red River Counties for a term set to expire at the next general election in November 2016. Wes Tidwell is managing partner of Ellis & Tidwell, LLP. He is a member of the State Bar ... READ MORE

Governor Abbott Appoints Maginnis to 435th Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Patty Maginnis of Conroe as judge of the 435th Judicial District Court in Montgomery County for a term set to expire at the next general election in November 2016. Patty Maginnis is a partner at Maginnis, Pullan & Young and previously served as an assistant ... READ MORE

Governor Abbott Appoints Larson Judge of 395th Judicial District

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Ryan Larson of Hutto as judge of the 395th Judicial District Court in Williamson County for a term set to expire at the next general election in November 2016. Ryan Larson is the head administrative law judge at the Railroad Commission of Texas and previously ... READ MORE

Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright discusses how a judge can impact a person’s life

Judges have the power to decide custody of your children, foreclose on your home or even give a death sentence. That is why it is so important to vote for qualified, knowledgeable and fair judges. Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright explains how judges can greatly impact a person's ... READ MORE

Texas Tribune Analysis: Could Surname Be Key in Republican Supreme Court Race?

by Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune February 22, 2016 Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click here. What’s the deal with Texas Republican primary voters and candidates with Hispanic names? This question comes around every two years ... READ MORE