Tarrant prosecutor named judge to 48th District Court, replacing retiring David Evans

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Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Chris Taylor, a Tarrant County assistant criminal district attorney, to serve as the 13th judge for the 48th District Court.

Taylor, 39, will replace retiring Judge David Evans, who has been the court’s judge since December 2003, according to a news release by Sharen Wilson, Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney, on Thursday.

The 48th District Court was established in 1891 and is the second oldest court in Tarrant County.

Taylor received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Texas and a law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law, according to the release. He will serve a term set to expire on Dec. 31, 2022.

“I am honored and humbled to take over the leadership of such a historic court,” he said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Tarrant County and promise to always follow the law.”

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