Women judges make history
EL PASO — History was made in an El Paso courtroom Monday. The Eighth Court of Appeals welcomed its newest justice, Yvonne Rodriguez. For the first time ever, the Eighth Court of Appeals is an all women panel. Rodriguez joins Chief Justice Ann Crawford McClure and Justice Guadalupe Rivera. That court hears appeals from all civil and criminal cases, except in cases where the death penalty has been recommended. Rodriguez defeated incumbent Chris Antcliff in November.