Congratulations Judge Emerson!
Kerr's Emerson lands judicial appointment
Kerr County Attorney Melvin “Rex” Emerson was appointed Friday by Gov. Rick Perry to the state district judge's post vacated last month by E. Karl Prohl.
Emerson said he was “humbled and honored” to be picked from among eight contenders for the 198th judicial district position that covers five counties in the Hill Country.
“I believe in the integrity of the judiciary and will respectfully apply the legal precedent and statutes to dispense justice in a fair manner,” Emerson, 49, said in a statement.