Eric Berg and Matt Reue
Eric Berg (far right) with retired Judge Matthew Reue. (Photo: Mark Whitehead)

Interim Washington County Court-at-Law Judge Eric Berg has been sworn-in at a ceremony Friday afternoon at the Washington County courthouse.

Berg was administered the in the district court room at the courthouse.

Berg is filling the post vacated by retiring Judge Matthew Reue, whose retirement took effect Friday at noon.

Berg was appointed by the Washington County commissioners this past Tuesday.

Berg says his experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney will help him in the post…


Berg will serve as interim judge until the November general election.

Berg had been an assistant district attorney, but will vacate that position.

Eric Berg and Carson Campbell
District Judge Carson Campbell administers the oath of office to Eric Berg. (Mark Whitehead)

He has also been selected as the Washington County Republican Party’s candidate for the election in November.  His Democratic opponent has not yet been selected.


What’s your Reaction?


  1. Congratulations Judge Berg! I know that Washington County will be served well by Judge Berg. He’s an intelligent, fair, and justice-oriented individual that I know will be an asset as an elected official in Washington County. A great choice by the Washington County Commissioners. I look forward to seeing Judge Berg elected in November!

  2. I believe that Eric Berg will be an asset to both Brenham and to Washington County. It is my privilege to have this opportunity to wish him all the best in his new position, knowing that he will give his best to all of you every day in upholding the laws of Texas, and the Constitution of the USA.

  3. Eric Berg will be a judge who personifies the very core of our national and local interests. I have often expressed how Berg is made to do this job on every level and that one day it wouldn’t surprise me to see him as a Supreme Court Justice. The news of his being sworn in until the November elections will be a step that Washington County will be grateful for, as his genius will be prevalent in all cases he takes part in. The world just got better!

  4. Congratulations on your new position as Judge. Wish we could have been there to watch you get sworn in. I’m very happy for you. You deserve to be Judge Eric Berg.

    1. I know Eric Berg to be a fair, knowledgeable and trustworthy man. We will do well to have him serve on the bench. Commissioners Court chose wisely when they chose him as interim judge. The Republican Party has chosen , in Mr. Berg, a winner in the November election. Eric Berg is the man for the job. Judge Berg welcome!

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