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First Hispanic Judge Elected In Harris County Dies

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A Galveston County jury has awarded more than half-million dollars in damages and back-pay to a former deputy constable who was allegedly sexually harassed by former boss and Precinct 7 Constable Pam Matranga in 2011.   (Credit: Thinkstock)

A Galveston County jury has awarded more than half-million dollars in damages and back-pay to a former deputy constable who was allegedly sexually harassed by former boss and Precinct 7 Constable Pam Matranga in 2011. (Credit: Thinkstock)

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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Judge A. D. Azios, the first Hispanic judge elected in Harris County died Friday.

He began his law career in 1949.

Arnulfo Daniel Azios who was 92 years old, graduated from South Texas School of Law in Houston, then practiced as an attorney for over two decades before he became a municipal court judge in 1964.

Azios served in the following capacities: Justice of the Peace, Pos. 1, in Harris County Precinct 6 from 1973-1974; County Civil Court at Law No. 3, Harris County, 1974; County Criminal Court at Law No. 9, Harris County, 1977-1982; and the 232nd Judicial District Court, Harris County, 1983-1995.

He also served as visiting judge presiding over district courts in 17 Texas counties. Azios last served on the bench in 2011 at the age of 90 in Houston.

He is survived by his wife, Lauren Cuellar Azios, three children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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