Come January 1st, the Rio Grande Valley will have the youngest State District Judge to sit on the bench in the state of Texas.
At just 34-years-old, Renee Rodriguez-Betancourt, will hold the distinction. She’ll be sworn in on Sunday as the judge of the 449th District Court in Edinburg. That’s a court that primarily handles juvenile cases of Hidalgo County.
Rodriguez-Betancourt was born in Edinburg and graduated from Edinburg High School. In 1999, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Texas-Pan American. She then earned her law degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.