LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Family, friends, area judges, and lawyers celebrated Judge Derek Flournoy's retirement party Wednesday.
More than 80 people filled the courtroom in the Angelina County Courthouse in downtown Lufkin.
Several people spoke on behalf of the judge on his character and decision-making through each case he was presented.
His last day on the bench will be December 31 after serving 11 years. He plans to return to practicing law with his wife.