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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Valley Native May Become First Latina on Texas Supreme Court

I was excited to see a byline in The Texas Observer from former Valley Freedom Newspapers reporter Elizabeth Pearson Hernandez. Elizabeth of one of the best reporters I had a chance to work with while at The Brownsville Herald. She was the last Austin Bureau reporter before Freedom Communications made the crappy corporate decision to cut the position.

Here is the teaser for her June 27 Texas Observer story on Linda Reyna Yañez.

From the farm fields of northern Illinois to the halls of Harvard University, Linda Reyna Yañez has overcome prejudice with tenacity, becoming the first Hispanic female appellate judge in Texas history. Now Yañez is campaigning to set a new precedent as the first Latina on the Texas Supreme Court, challenging incumbent Republican Justice Phil Johnson for the Place 8 seat.

For the full story, click here.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry to get off topic, please forgive me. But it really bugs me that the local blogosphere has gone into lockdown mode. Nobody wants to post anything even remotely critical of their blog. I asked political outsider about his involvement in the Adele thing and he doesn't post. I comment on something mildly critical on Rocinante and nothing. I know you have this thing against anons but seriously, all of you should be happy we post.

Sunday, June 29, 2008  
Blogger Brownsville Barrister said...

Judge Yanez has done a fine job on the Court of Appeals. She would bring compassion and intellectual honesty to a Supreme Court desperately in need of both.

Sunday, June 29, 2008  
Blogger Chris Davis said...

"...you have this thing against anons but seriously, all of you should be happy we post."

Come down off your high horse.

As a blogger, cowards never make me happy. And you don't post. You merely comment. A distinct difference.

Sunday, June 29, 2008  
Blogger Kurgan said...

Anony, by way of MZ,

Post away.

Most of the things posted are our opinions anyway. Much of what I post is designed to generate discussion. Discussion is an exchange of ideas, no?

About the only thing I ever block is profanity (and I still will if you are making a decent point) and the random sideswipes from the conspiracy theorists.

Kurgan

Sunday, June 29, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Chris Davis?

Sunday, June 29, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Davis is janitor of CafeBrownsville.Com

Sunday, June 29, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to give credit to the Herald for their story on UTB dual enrollment. It is a story with substance. It shows the faculty there trying to uphold the quality of the university. Could there be more stories like this --stories that go beyond the same old tired and boring angle of "look what a great job UTB and BISD are doing"?

Sunday, June 29, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to get off topic here. The reason why Outside Politico is not touching the Adela subject is because he was part of it. He was getting paid by Adela while working for Silva I am amazed at how he left Roman get all the blame. He was part of it and so was Monica Avila the three received payment the three conspired. What an Unethical group. PAZSOLUTIONS Perez, Zavaletta, Avila.

Monday, June 30, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of high horses...Chris Davis, I would hardly call your video repository, a blog with posts.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008  
Anonymous senorita said...

Wow! good for Mrs. Yanez!

I first met her daughter in a mock trial Judge Vela was conducting several years ago. She was his clerk. Very, very intelligent family! Involved in the community, well-spoken, Ivy League educated, politics I agree with completely, they are a family I admire quite a lot. It's truly been a pleasure watching their successes grow. She would be a fantastic candidate for the Supreme Court. Where do I sign up?

Tuesday, July 01, 2008  
Blogger BobbyWC said...

My only experience with Yanez was in a case while during oral argument she became frustrated and stood up and left while stating on the record that she had never met me before. The problem was she in fact met with me and my client just weeks before the hearing. I had no idea who she was until after the meeting. If was a few days later I learned she had been assigned to my client's case.

When I requested the transcript of her statements at the hearing I was told by the court reporter she was ordered to destroy the reporters record.

Some days I think the valley gets what it deserves. I will say this, my sister who was witness to some of the events said, judge Yanez was not the same woman she had met years earlier as a juror wherein Judge Yanez was one of the lawyers. She liked her as a lawyer.

I am not defending her Republican opponent - god knows the Texas Supreme Court is a bastion of corruption - I just do not turn a blind eye to corruption when it suits my needs.

Bobby WC

Tuesday, July 01, 2008  
Anonymous straight shooter said...

I generally don't listen to the advice of disbarred attorneys, child molesters, parolees, addicts, adulterers or drug dealers when deciding whom to elect to the Supreme Court. No offense Bob.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008  

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