KILLEEN, Texas (Feb. 24, 2022) – The City of Killeen has selected Kris Krishna as the new Presiding Judge of the Municipal Court. He would replace Mark Kimball, who retired this month after serving for eight years.
Krishna comes to Killeen from Laredo, where he was regional counsel for the Webb-Zapata Counties District Attorney’s Office for the last two years. There, he served as a liaison between the various District Attorneys’ offices in the region, the Texas Department of Public Safety and other criminal justice entities in the region.
He has also worked as a prosecutor in the Grand Prairie City Attorney’s Office and was an Assistant District Attorney in the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office in Fort Worth. Krishna was an instructor at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston from 2009-2011, where he also received his law degree.
“We are looking forward to Mr. Krishna coming on board here in Killeen,” Mayor Jose Segarra said. “He brings experience, and a proven track record of success shows that his background will be a great asset to the citizens of our city. We know he will add value to our court system.”
Krishna is scheduled begin on Monday, April 11. In the interim, Associate Municipal Judge, Gregory K. Simmons, will assume the role of Presiding Judge. Krishna’s official appointment to the position is set to go before council on March 1.