Justin Lewis never expected to become Hill County’s sitting judge for 14 years.
Lewis, born and raised in Kingsbury, moved to the Hill County area in December 1999 after graduating
from Texas A&M University with a degree in Agricultural Development to run the northern division of his family’s farm, which primarily consisted of raising turkeys.
Not long after he started working on the farm, Lewis and his wife Courtney decided they needed to
learn Spanish so they could better communicate with staff. So, they enrolled in a night class at Hill
“Hill College made us feel welcome and like we were going to learn something there,” Lewis said. “It was
a wonderful opportunity for my wife and I to meet some people around the county, as well as to have a
serious learning experience as non-traditional students.”