Nolanville: Local attorney makes history as first black female judge

NOLANVILLE, Texas (KWTX) A Central Texas attorney has made history in the city of Nolanville.

Ebony Todd is the first black female municipal court judge in Nolanville.

“I hope to make my community proud,” Ebony Todd said.

Todd, who grew up in the military, is also veteran. She’s also a military spouse and mom.

After a swearing-in ceremony last month, she’s also part of history: Nolanville’s first African-American female municipal court judge.

With her son on her side, Todd says it was not only a moment for her but for others.

“I can’t help but think how impactful that moment is for other mothers, wives that feel like they don’t have the time or energy or ability to carry out duties on top of motherhood,” she said.

Todd has some goals for the city.

“Being reasonable, being just and being competent in every action,” Todd added.

Her life journey thus far, something she’s proud of.

“Now your name will be forever in Nolanville history…is that like a wow?” News 10’s Brandon Hamilton asked.

“Absolutely…yeah, that seems strange…absolutely,” Todd responded.

With her accomplishment, Todd whose law office is in Killeen, also has a message for the children.

“It’s important for our children to know no matter where you live, no matter where you are, that’s your home and you should take care of it,” she said.

A path she’s now created for others to follow.

“I was just thinking God I had the opportunity to do it with my sons, I didn’t have to use my children as a reason that I couldn’t do it but instead I’m going to do it because of my children and I want to make them proud,” she added.