There weren't any surprises in the races for the highest courts: All Republican incumbents handily beat their Democratic challengers.
On the Texas Supreme Court, Paul Green defeated Democrat state District Judge Bill Moody of El Paso. Recent appointees Debra Lehrmann and Eva Guzman won their first general election bids against Houston appellate judge Jim Sharp and Tyler lawyer Blake Bailey.
Of the three Court of Criminal Appeals judges facing re-election this year, only one, Michael Keasler, had a Democratic opponent. (Judges Lawrence Meyers and Cheryl Johnson both had Libertarian opponents). With incomplete totals, he defeated Austin criminal defense attorney Keith Hampton by a 25-point margin.