LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) - Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Ann-Marie Carruth as Judge of the 72nd Judicial District Court in Crosby and Lubbock Counties for a term set to expire on December 31, 2022, or until her successor shall be duly elected and qualified.
Ann-Marie Carruth of Lubbock is Judge of Lubbock County Court at Law #3, and previously served as Lubbock County Justice of the Peace Precinct #4. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Lubbock Area Bar Association, life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a board member of the Texas Bar College, and an honorary lifetime member of the West Texas Justices of the Peace & Constables Association. She also a course director for Continuing Legal Education advance civil trials and summer school for the State Bar of Texas. Additionally, she is a board member of the Community Foundation of West Texas and the YWCA and a former board member for the Ronald McDonald House and Meals on Wheels. Carruth received a Bachelor of Arts in Agriculture from Texas Tech University and a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Judicial Studies from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Reyes died from complications after an extended battle with COVID-19. He was 56.
Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following the statement:
“Ann Marie is a longtime friend and a person of great talent and integrity. Her credentials and experience as a judge are matched only by her heart for service. Judge Reyes is irreplaceable and has left a special mark on the bench, but Judge Carruth is more than qualified and will honor his legacy with continued judicial excellence for West Texas.”