Hispanic Heritage: Judge Jorge Hernandez's vision from the bench

Hispanic Heritage: Judge Jorge Hernandez's vision from the bench

Posted: Updated:
LUBBOCK, Texas -

Jorge Hernandez has presided as Lubbock municipal court judge since 2016. He is the first Latino elected to this position. He considers himself fortunate to get paid for something he loves.

"Every morning I wake up and I pray to God and say God give me the wisdom to do your work," said Hernandez. "Give me the wisdom to do the justice that each case deserves."

Hernandez is the son of immigrants, he was born in Brownsville but raised in San Antonio. His interest in law began back in high school he was actively involved in the social justice movement of that era. He said he wanted to pursue a degree in law where he could help people.

He earned his bachelor's degree in history from Tulane University. He then graduated from Texas Tech's law school. He practiced law before moving to an associate judge in 2011. Judge Hernandez was elected to the municipal court in 2016.

While ruling from the bench he wants to establish programs within the court that can help the public. A personal goal of his is to be a guide and mentor the next generation of students.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • WATCH LIVE: Good Day Lubbock

    WATCH LIVE: Good Day Lubbock

    Watch Good Day Lubbock live right here.

    Watch Good Day Lubbock live right here.

  • Good Day Lubbock Monday, Oct. 14

    Good Day Lubbock Monday, Oct. 14

    Good morning! Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.
    Good morning! Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.
  • Serial killer's victim portraits could help crack cold cases

    Serial killer's victim portraits could help crack cold cases

    Sunday, October 13 2019 9:33 AM EDT2019-10-13 13:33:15 GMT
    Monday, October 14 2019 4:23 AM EDT2019-10-14 08:23:31 GMT
    (Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP). In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 photo, Tonya Maslar holds an old photograph of her mother Roberta Tandarich taken before her death in 1991 in Ravenna, Ohio. Tandarich's body was found dumped at Firestone Metro ...(Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP). In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 photo, Tonya Maslar holds an old photograph of her mother Roberta Tandarich taken before her death in 1991 in Ravenna, Ohio. Tandarich's body was found dumped at Firestone Metro ...
    (Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP). In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 photo, Tonya Maslar holds an old photograph of her mother Roberta Tandarich taken before her death in 1991 in Ravenna, Ohio. Tandarich's body was found dumped at Firestone Metro ...(Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP). In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 photo, Tonya Maslar holds an old photograph of her mother Roberta Tandarich taken before her death in 1991 in Ravenna, Ohio. Tandarich's body was found dumped at Firestone Metro ...
    The FBI is hoping that portraits drawn by a California inmate will help law enforcement crack cold case homicides around the country.
    The FBI is hoping that portraits drawn by a California inmate will help law enforcement crack cold case homicides around the country.
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 RAMAR. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.