Supreme Court

New Mental Health Commissioners Appointed 


Texas' two high courts, after approving a joint mental-health commission in February, have chosen the commission's 31 initial members for terms that begin immediately and extend through August 2020.

The order by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court establishing the commission named its co-chairs then, Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Barbara Hervey and Supreme Court Justice Jeff Brown. The initial vice chair will be Justice Bill Boyce of Houston's 14th Court of Appeals, who led a study by the Texas Judicial Council that recommended the commission's establishment.

The 31 commissioners, including Boyce, represent judges, mental-health advocates and policy experts from across the state.