Happy belated New Year, everyone. I'm glad to be starting the New Year with some good news.
Former 177th District Court Judge Ryan Patrick is being sworn in tomorrow, Monday, January 8th as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas. Although a ceremonial investiture will be taking place in February or March, he will formally begin his job by being sworn in tomorrow at 8:45 a.m.
He is being sworn in in the courtroom of Chief Judge Lee H. Rosenthal (in the Federal Courthouse at 515 Rusk, Courtroom 11B) and all are invited to attend.
Ryan was a great prosecutor during his time at Harris County and a great judge. I know he'll do well in his new position, and I'm proud to call him my friend.