Former Angelina County DA named County Court-at-law judge

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Angelina County Commissioners Court has named former Angelina County District Attorney Clyde Herrington as the replacement for the retiring Derek Flournoy in the County Court-at-law No. 2 seat.

The court voted 4-1 to appoint Herrington, with Commissioner Bobby Cheshire casting the lone vote against him.

Herrington was named one of four finalists for the position, along with Lufkin attorneys Al Charanza, Johnny Weismuller and Todd Kassaw. All four candidates were interviewed behind closed doors on Monday morning. Herrington has been practicing law for over three decades. After graduating from Law School, Herrington had a private practice in Lufkin. After three years, Herrington would join the Angelina County District Attorney's office where he would stay for 28 years. Herrington would be the District Attorney for 23 of those years. Herrington has been on his own for the last three and a half years. Being a judge has always been on his mind.

"I have always found being a judge facinating," Herrington said. ""Because of various reasons and conflicts I really never was in the position where it seemed like the thing to do. When the vacancy occured it struck me as it might be an oppertunity to make an attempt to hold a judicial position."

Herrington will take over the post on Jan. 1.

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