IN THE NEWS: GALVESTON’S JUDGE SUSAN CRISS RESIGNS TO RUN FOR STATE LEGISLATURE
State District Judge Susan Criss, presiding judge of the 212th District Court of Galveston County, announced last Friday she is resigning her bench to run for a state representative post being vacated by Craig Eiland (D-Galveston). Criss, a Democrat, said in an email that she had sent a letter to Governor Rick Perry making her resignation effective at 5 p.m. Friday, December 6th. Governor Perry will appoint a replacement within the next month or two. Judge Criss presided over all of the Hurricane Ike insurance cases in Galveston for the past 4 years.