Abilene City Council appoints additional municipal judge to help clear case backlog

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — The Abilene City Council has appointed a judge for the newly created second municipal court.

Presiding Judge Keith Barton will retire within the next year, so to prepare for his departure and help clear a backlog of municipal cases, the City of Abilene appointed Chace Craig by unanimous decision to a second municipal court.

Mayor Anthony Williams said at Thursday’s meeting that they will evaluate the potential permanence of the position in the future.

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