This month at True Texas Project, we are diving into Texas history with award-winning podcast host, Ken Wise. Justice Ken Wise is a judge on the 14th court of appeals, as well as a historian, and has taken his extensive knowledge and love of Texas to new heights with his podcast “Wise About Texas”, where he tells all kinds of interesting stories about Texas history. For this meeting, he will teach us all about the First Court of the Republic of Texas. We can’t wait! Bring a friend, and be ready to learn!
True Texas Project
Speakers: Justice Ken Wise
Date: Monday, August 15
Location: Webster Civic Center
311 Pennsylvania Ave Webster TX 77598
5:30-6:00pm – prayer meeting (open to all)
5:45pm – $5 dinner while supplies last
6:30-8:00pm – meeting
No dues. No fees. No memberships. No RSVPs.
About Ken Wise:
Justice Ken Wise is in his 18th year of service as a Texas judge. He served as Judge of the 152nd District Court and the 334th District Court before joining the 14th Court of Appeals where he has served for the past 8 years.
Justice Wise earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, where he competed as a member of the intercollegiate rodeo team. He earned his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.
Justice Wise is very active in the service of the bar and the judiciary. He is a member of the Texas Judicial Council, which sets policy for the Texas judicial system. He co-chaired a State Bar task force that conducted the first complete study of the Texas Court system since 1892. He served two terms on the Texas Access to Justice Commission. He has also served as a visiting judge in counties across the State of Texas. Justice Wise is an elected member of the prestigious American Law Institute, where he focuses on the laws of policing and the law of American Indians.
Justice Wise is an avid Texas historian. He hosts the award-winning Texas history podcast Wise About Texas which has been heard by over 1.2 million people in 152 countries worldwide and is ranked in the top one-half of one percent of podcasts worldwide by ListenNotes.com. He is an adjunct professor of history and government at Houston Baptist University. He has published several journal articles and given hundreds of speeches on all aspects of Texas history. Justice Wise is a director and Second Vice President of the Texas State Historical Association and a director of the Texas Historical Foundation. He is President-Elect of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society and a member of the Supreme Court Task Force on Historic Court Record Preservation. He is also a member of the Delegados Associate Board of the Bryan Museum in Galveston, Texas.
A native Houstonian, Justice Wise is very active in the Houston community. Justice Wise is a director of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and an advisory director of the Former Texas
Ranger Foundation. Justice Wise is an Admiral in the Texas Navy and the Governor of Kentucky commissioned Justice Wise as a Kentucky Colonel.
Ken is a fifth-generation native Texan with roots dating back to Houston in 1836. He is married to Sara Wise and they have two children, Sarah Jane and Jackson.