On Tuesday, the US Senate voted 89-1 on the confirmation of 42-year-old James Wesley "Wes" Hendrix to be the next federal judge based in Lubbock.

Senator John Cornyn announced on Twitter (see below) the confirmation, and that he was looking forward to confirming more Texas judges later in the week.

Hendrix was born in Lubbock and graduated from Lubbock High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and his JD with High Honors from the University of Texas School of Law. He's been an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Texas.

Hendrix was nominated by President Donald Trump at the recommendation of Cornyn and Senator Ted Cruz.