Jesse Branick formally announces his candidacy for Judge of County Court at Law.

As Jesse Branick formally announced his candidacy for Judge of County Court at Law No. 2 on Oct. 8 at noon on the front steps of the historic Jefferson County Courthouse, he was joined at the podium by his wife and one of their daughters and surrounded by numerous family members and friends. 

Baylor Wortham At his official announcement on the courthouse steps.

Giving up a career as a prosecutor in the U.S.

Baylor Wortham

Federal prosecutor Baylor Wortham is set to announce his candidacy as the Democratic candidate for Judge of the 136th District Court in Jefferson County at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1149 Pearl Street, at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Judge G.R. “Lupe” Flores, shown here in 2007, cooks for the Bruin booster club.

As the West Brook High School Bruins football team prepares to take the field Thursday, Oct. 15, against Baytown Sterling at the BISD’s Thomas Stadium, the group’s booster club will honor a special supporter during the pre-game ceremony.

Jefferson County Court at Law No. 2 Judge Cory Crenshaw

Citing more than 100 years of case law, administrative Judge Olen Underwood has refused to force Jefferson County Court at Law No.

Justin Sanderson

The Jefferson County Courthouse will soon be missing yet another familiar face in its hallowed halls as 60th District Court Judge Gary Sanderson announced this week he will not be seeking re-election to the position he has held for more than three decades.

Josh Schaffer

Judge John Stevens of Criminal District Court in Jefferson County has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate an unusual incident that took place over two years ago.

Judge Cory Crenshaw vows to honor legacy of Judge Lupe Flores (inset).

“He was a humble man, and he believed in the righteousness of law tempered with mercy.”


Crenshaw (left and inset) looks on as he awaits the appointment decision.

In a split vote of the Jefferson County Commissioners, the panel elected 3/2 to approve appointing First Assistant Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw as Judge of County Court at Law #2 during a regular meeting of the elected officials held Monday, June 22.

Beaumont NAACP chapter president Paul Jones said he wanted to see a minority appointed to the seat vacated by Judge Lupe Flores.

The majority of commissioners stated that racial lines were not as important as character and ability.