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Published on Thursday, January 30, 2020

Councilwoman Cabello Havrda Applauds Council on Appointments of Judge Carla Obledo and Judge Melanie Castillo to the Municipal Court

CONTACT: Ashley Barth (210) 633-7369


SAN ANTONIO (January 30, 2020) - Councilwoman Cabello Havrda is pleased to announce the appointments of Judge Carla Obledo to the position of Presiding Judge of the Municipal Court and the appointment of Judge Melanie Castillo to the position of Night Magistrate. The Municipal Court Advisory Committee, chaired by Cabello Havrda, went through an exhaustive selection process and is confident in the abilities of Judge Obledo and Judge Castillo to manage the duties of the court. The committee also thanks Judge Bull for his 16 years of service as presiding judge and 20 years of service to the court.


“The committee is proud to appoint Judge Carla Obledo to the position of Presiding Judge of the Municipal Court and Judge Melanie Castillo as Night Magistrate. Their combined experience will greatly serve the court and the citizens of San Antonio,” stated Councilwoman Cabello Havrda.


“I’d also like to thank Judge Bull for his many years of service. His work on criminal justice reform and truancy matters is a legacy to our city and state. We are excited to welcome Judges Obledo and Castillo to their new roles and look forward to working with them on continuing to improve our municipal court system.”


The San Antonio Municipal Court includes a 24/7 Central Magistrate Operation, which is operated in close collaboration with Bexar County. The Court processes approximately 300,000 filings annually and employs 10 full-time judges and nine part-time judges. The court presides over general appearances, magistrate court and assists with juvenile and truancy dockets.

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