James A. Payne Jr. sworn in as 273rd District Judge

James A. Payne Jr. was sworn into office at the 273rd District Court Judge in ceremonies conducted Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, by Shelby County Judge Allison Harbison before a standing room only crowd in his courtroom with his wife Jill Payne holding the Bible used for the ceremony.

The 273rd District Court serves Shelby, San Augustine and Sabine counties in East Texas. Video features swearing in ceremony and comments provided by Judge Payne to the crowd on hand for the event.