For the first time in the State Bar of Texas’ history, the two candidates for president-elect are both African-American. The Bar board of directors today approved the nominations of Steve Bolden, a shareholder in Mahomes Bolden in Dallas, and Lisa Tatum, owner and manager of L.M. Tatum in San Antonio. Kim Davey, a State Bar spokeswoman, says the Bar never has had an African-American president. Ballots for the president-elect election will be distributed April 2, and voting will end May 1.
-- Mary Alice Robbins