Investitures were held for the newest judges in Travis County and the state’s 3rd Court of Appeals.
Justices Thomas Baker, Chari Kelly, Edward Smith, and Gisela Triana were sworn in to the 3rd Court of Appeals on January 7 at the Austin Central Library’s Special Event Center.
Ceremonies for county judges took place the prior week. On January 3, the county welcomed Judge Chantal Eldridge, of the 331st District Court, and Judge Sylvia Holmes, Travis County Justice of the Peace, at the investiture held at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center in Austin.
On January 4 at the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Judge Maya Guerra Gamble, of the 459th District Court, and Judge Catherine Mauzy, of the 419th District Court, were sworn in.
From left: 3rd Court of Appeals Justices Thomas Baker, Chari Kelly, Gisela Triana, and Edward Smith, who were sworn in on January 7 at Austin Central Library’s Special Event Center. Photo by Matthew Chambers Photography