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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.

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Every day in courthouses throughout the United States, panels of prospective jurors file into courtrooms to be questioned about their suitability for service in a process called voir dire – literally “to speak the truth.” Prosecutors and defense attorneys are guided through this by a judge who inevi

Supporters applaud Judge Donald J. Floyd (center) of the 172nd District Court.

Donald J. Floyd, judge of the 172nd District Court of Jefferson County, kicked off his campaign for re-election Monday, Nov. 18, in front of the old courthouse at 1001 Pearl St. in downtown Beaumont.