Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Jeff Brown of Houston as a justice of the Texas Supreme Court for a term to expire at the next general election in 2014. Brown, who most recently served as a justice of the 14th Court of Appeals, replaces Nathan Hecht who was elevated to Chief Justice by Governor Perry.
Libertarian Kathie Glass officially joined the 2014 governor’s race in Texas. Glass, an attorney in Houston, also ran for governor in 2010. She joins Republicans Greg Abbott, Tom Pauken and Miriam Martinez in the race. Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth) is expected to announce her candidacy at an event in Haltom City tomorrow afternoon.
Several new members were appointed to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee. Gov. Ricky Perry appointed Angelos Angelou of Austin; Gerry Geistweidt of Mason; and Dr. William Rice of Austin. Lt. Governor David Dewhurst appointed Ned Holmes of Houston; Dr. Craig S. Rosenfeld of Dallas; and Amy Mitchell of Austin. The members serve staggered terms on the Committee.