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Gov. Perry Reappoints Ables as Presiding Judge of the Sixth Administrative Judicial Region

Tuesday, November 20, 2012  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Stephen B. Ables of Kerrville as presiding judge of the Sixth Administrative Judicial Region for a term to expire in 2016.

Ables is presiding judge of the Sixth Administrative Judicial Region, and former judge of the 216th District Court in Kerr, Kendall, Gillespie and Bandera Counties. He is a fellow of the State Bar of Texas, a member of the Texas Center for the Judiciary Curriculum Committee, and a founding board member of the Texas Judicial Foundation. He is former dean of the Texas College for New Judges and past chairman of the Texas Center for the Judiciary, Texas Judicial Section and Texas Judicial Ethics Committee. He is also a board member of the Cailloux Charitable Foundation, Hill Country Youth Ranch Advisory Board and Hill Country Young Men's Business League, and a member of Hill Country Beginners Symphony Orchestra.

Ables attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and received a bachelor's degree and law degree from Baylor University.

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