Gov. Rick Perry appointed Judge Eva Guzman to be the first Hispanic woman to serve on the Texas Supreme Court. She replaces Justice Scott Brister who left the Court early last month and returned to private practice.
Guzman is currently an Associate Justice with the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston; Perry appointed her to the court in 2001 where she was the first Hispanic woman appointed to that body. Guzman has served in the Texas judiciary for more than a decade, first as a trial court judge in Harris County Family Court.