LUBBOCK, Texas — State District Judge Ruben Reyes died after being ill with COVID-19. County Judge Curtis Parrish confirmed the information which was posted Saturday on social media. Parrish also said a statement would be released.
Funeral arrangements have not been announced yet.
Reyes was appointed by then-Governor Rick Perry in 2006 as the judge of the 72nd District Court which covers both Lubbock and Crosby County. Reyes won re-election several times since then. He was also the Vice-Chair of the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct, which promotes public trust in the judiciary and has the power to discipline judges for misconduct.