Our condolences go out to Harris County's First Assistant District Attorney, Bert Graham, on the loss of his father, Herbert Graham, this week. The Houston Chronicle wrote an article about Mr. Graham, and he sounded like an amazing man. It is always incredible to hear about couples that were married for 71 years. That's just astounding to me.
Bert has had a rough past couple of months. His brother passed away in December, quickly followed by the scandals of the Office, and his parents' ill health. In the middle of all this, he took over as leader of the District Attorney's Office and guided the prosecutors through a pretty tumultuous time until Ken Magidson took over.
This whole year Bert has exhibited grace under pressure and been a good leader at the same time.
Bert, your dad sounded like an incredible man.
I bet he was pretty damn proud of his son, too.