Kilgore College awarded 305 degrees and certificates to students at its annual summer graduation ceremony Aug. 6.
The ceremony featured speaker Justice David L. Bridges.
Bridges was elected to the Fifth District Court of Appeals in 1996 and is the father of KC Feature Twirler Alex Bridges. Born in Fort Worth in 1955, Justice Bridges resides in Rockwall.
After graduating from law school, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Smith County and as the Assistant District Attorney in Upshur County.
He served as Senior Disciplinary Counsel for the State Bar of Texas and when he left the state bar, he was first assistant in charge of litigation for the State Bar of Texas.
He has been board certified in criminal law since 1989 and board certified in criminal appellate law since 2011.
Click here to view an album of photographs from the graduation ceremony.