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The Killeen Daily Herald - Perry appoints Bell district judge
Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday announced the appointment of Fancy H. Jezek, of Temple, as judge of the 426th Judicial District Court, serving Bell County.Jezek
, who was sworn in Monday, will serve until the next general election.Jezek joins Bell County district judges Rick Morris, Joe Carroll, Martha Trudo and Gordon Adams on the bench at the county courts building.
will be in court as soon as Tuesday.Though it's a quick turnaround, she said she is excited about having the opportunity to serve as Bell County's newest judge.
"I'm very excited and looking forward to the opportunity," she
said."The Legislature created the court because of the need in Bell County
."Jezek is a partner at Holbrook, Jezek and Griffin in Harker Heights and is a trained mediator with family law emphasis.She is a member of the Texas Bar Association and the Bell County Bar Association.Jezek is board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.She serves as an attorney for the Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3 board.Jezek also serves the Killeen and Temple independent school districts as a school attorney and an adviser to the board of trustees.She said that after serving Bell County in her private practice, she now feels qualified to take over the bench seat, especially in an area that is in such great need because of the growing caseload.
"It's just something I want to do," Jezek
said."I think as a practicing attorney for these 26 years have given me experience and knowledge that I can bring to the citizens of Bell County
."Jezek received her bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and her law degree from Baylor University Law School.
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District Judge, 426th Judicial District: Fancy Jezek
The Killeen Daily Herald - Mother gave judge a fancy' new name new name
BELTON - It's an unusual name for a judge, Fancy, and one that people don't forget - or mind inquiring about.
People frequently ask about the name's origin when they first meet her
, Judge Fancy Jezek
says.Jezek, the first judge for the 426th District Court in Bell County newly formed this year, originally was named Gladys after her grandmother.
But what started off as a nickname used by family members became her
legal name thanks to a rule-bound kindergarten teacher.
"I didn't get to be Fancy
(officially) until I was in kindergarten," she
That is what everybody at home called her
said, explaining that the only time she
wasn't called Fancy
was when she
was in trouble and her
mother would call her
Then school started, and her
teachers kept calling her
Gladys, refusing the cutesy moniker.
"I cried the first week because they called me by my real name, and I thought I was in trouble," Jezek
mother went to the school and explained to the teachers that if they called her
daughter Fancy, she
would stop crying a solution that wasn't acceptable to the school officials.
"They said we don't call children by their nicknames," Jezek
said."So (my mother) took me out of school and took me to the courthouse and changed my name."
It's that type of unwillingness to simply accept things without question that her
mother displayed that has influenced Jezek
After growing up in Houston, Jezek
practiced law in Bell County for 26 years following graduation from Baylor University Law School
All of the defendants are expected ...
All of the defendants are expected back in the courtroom Aug. 13 when testimony aimed at helping Judge Fancy Jezek determine appropriate punishments will continue.
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Fancy H. Jezek, of Harker Heights, as Judge, 426th Judicial District;