The longstanding and open feud between Chief Justice Tom Gray and Associate Justice Bill Vance will finally end for appellants and appellees alike in the Tenth District Court of Appeals.


Earlier this month, Justice Vance announced he will not seek a fourth term on the Waco appellate bench. And so ends the saga that has raged almost since Chief Justice Gray’s appointment to the bench in late 2003. One particularly illustrative example of the genuine dislike between these two jurists is evidenced by Chief Gray’s dissent in Beller v. Texas, No. 10-02-00282-CR (Tex. App.–Waco November 17, 2004, pet. ref’d) (Gray, C.J., dissenting) which contains a discussion under the heading, “RESPONSE TO THE SO CALLED [sic] CONCURRING OPINION.”

Thx to Tex Parte Blog