Judge Keno Vasquez

Judge Keno Vasquez Hon. Keno Vasquez, State District Judge 398th State District Court

Keno is a longtime resident of Hidalgo County and a high school graduate of Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas. After high school graduation, Keno attended Texas A&M University, College Station, where he earned a B.A. in Political Science, and went on to receive a Juris Doctorate from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston. While in law school, Keno met his wife, Dr. Celina Vasquez. They have been married for 21 years years and have three children: Olivia, Alejandro, and Andrea. He chose to return to Hidalgo County where he worked as a practicing attorney for 19 years, before taking the bench in 2016. As an attorney, Keno worked for a civil defense firm before establishing his own private practice and being admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas. Keno’s long history of service is a reflection of his upbringing and humble beginnings. Keno attributes this commitment to his parents, Maria Enriqueta “Keta” (Canche) Vasquez and the late Dr. Librado “Keno” Vasquez. They instilled the value of hard work, professionalism, and the importance of giving back to our community. While attending Texas A&M University, Keno donated his time as a tutor in an after-school program for economically disadvantaged students. He also taught at Diaz Junior High, Hidalgo, Texas. He is a faithful parishioner at Our Lady of Sorrows (OLS) Catholic Church and is a member of the ACTS community. He participates in the OLS ministries of Adoration and Hospitality. Keno also donates his time to the McAllen Youth Soccer Association, and is a POP Warner football coach and sponsor. He participates with Relay for Life and is a proud Sponsor of the Boys and Girls Club of America, Future Farmers of America (FFA), and Covenant Christian Academy. As a sole legal practitioner, Keno manages state and federal criminal cases, family law disputes, and civil cases. He has also developed the discipline to handle the full range of administrative duties that come with being a business owner. Dealing with all of these aspects of a law office requires effective organization and time management skills, as well as the ability to wholeheartedly deal with many different types of individuals. Representing clients on a daily basis has allowed Keno to build a rapport with them and enabled his clients to trust him and his legal expertise. Keno will exemplify all of these qualities in the courtroom in order to run an efficient court docket where all sides are treated fair and equal. Keno believes in equality, fairness, and respect of the law and the people it protects. He knows that for many people, this is “their day in court.” He will hold his courtroom to the highest level of integrity, equal opportunity, and knowledge of the law to support the decision-making process. His experience as an attorney, his work ethic, and his desire to serve the community has given him the tools to be your next State District Judge. Affiliations: • ACTS Member • American Bar Association • Hidalgo County Bar Association • Formally Hidalgo County Young Lawyers Association • TCDLA • MYSA Sponsor • Pop Warner Sponsor • RGV Food Bank Sponsor • Covenant Christian Academy Sponsor • OLS Ministries • Diamondback Athletic Booster Club • Relay For Life Sponsor

Have A Safe Labor Day Weekend. Don’t forget to practice social distancing in any way you celebrate. 🍔🌭🥩
09/06/2020

Have A Safe Labor Day Weekend. Don’t forget to practice social distancing in any way you celebrate. 🍔🌭🥩

Tonight at the Vasquez home...celebrating 🎉Alejandro’s 17th Birthday! My lovely wife Celina and I made his day extra spe...
08/19/2020

Tonight at the Vasquez home...celebrating 🎉Alejandro’s 17th Birthday! My lovely wife Celina and I made his day extra special! 🎂

07/04/2020
I’m speechless to find a 50 on my Birthday cake this morning! Thank you to my loving wife for the birthday set up! Celeb...
07/02/2020

I’m speechless to find a 50 on my Birthday cake this morning! Thank you to my loving wife for the birthday set up! Celebrating 50 along with Stay Home Orders! Here’s to the next 50!

I’d like everyone to meet the newest member of the family “Sammi” He’s doing a great job at putting a smile on all of ou...
06/22/2020

I’d like everyone to meet the newest member of the family “Sammi” He’s doing a great job at putting a smile on all of our faces! #puppylove

My wife and kids keep me around for my great cooking, something I love to to for my family and friends! I’m posting pics...
06/21/2020

My wife and kids keep me around for my great cooking, something I love to to for my family and friends! I’m posting pics of what was set out early this morning! Wishing everyone a Happy Fathers Day.

Part of my stay home duties have been playing barber. My hair cut survived but my son Alejandro, well not so good. From ...
04/12/2020

Part of my stay home duties have been playing barber. My hair cut survived but my son Alejandro, well not so good. From the Vasquez Family Have a blessed and safe Easter Sunday. He Has Risen.

COVID-19 is changing the way we live. Here I’m photographed with my daughter Olivia in her first ever college dorm room ...
03/18/2020

COVID-19 is changing the way we live. Here I’m photographed with my daughter Olivia in her first ever college dorm room at my Alma Mater Texas A&M University. Today her brother Alejandro and I helped her move out early since classes will resume online only for the remainder of the semester. Bitter, sweet moment as we all adjust to Corona living. God bless my darling Olivia and God Bless everyone of you and your families.

One of the best ways to encourage youth to take the right path is to expose them to real consequences for being involved...
02/29/2020
Courts in Schools brings legal experience to local students - The Monitor

One of the best ways to encourage youth to take the right path is to expose them to real consequences for being involved or getting convinced to participate in criminal activity. The court in schools program does just that. Allow me to thank Mission CISD for affording me and my staff to bring this message to their schools. Special thanks to Ricardo Rodriguez, District Attorney, Eddie Guerra, Hidalgo County Sheriff, The Hidalgo County Department of Community Supervision, and members of the defense bar for supporting these efforts.

https://www.themonitor.com/2020/02/28/courts-schools-brings-legal-experience-local-students/#

“Have you seen ‘Judge Judy?’” District Judge Keno Vasquez asked a room full of Mission school district high school students Friday. “Well this is not it.” Vasquez, along with the 389th District Court’s entire retinue of lawyers, law officers, clerks and prisoners were at Mission High F...

Court in Schools today at Mission Consolidated Independent School District where my staff and I had the opportunity to s...
02/28/2020

Court in Schools today at Mission Consolidated Independent School District where my staff and I had the opportunity to share with hundreds of high school students from all three high schools real courtroom proceedings and careers.

Make plans to vote early and vote for Keno
02/17/2020

Make plans to vote early and vote for Keno

Happy Birthday to my darling wife Celina! Wishing her the best this next year. Thank you for being the best wife and an ...
02/16/2020

Happy Birthday to my darling wife Celina! Wishing her the best this next year. Thank you for being the best wife and an amazing mother. Tonight we celebrate with great friends!

Andrea, my 3rd wonderful child was announced today as the UIL District first place winner in Ready Writing for 8th grade...
02/14/2020

Andrea, my 3rd wonderful child was announced today as the UIL District first place winner in Ready Writing for 8th grade!! So proud of her! ❤️ Tonight I’m cooking my traditional Valentine’s Day Dinner for my family.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Save the date! Let’s make some noise and Get Out the Vote, it’s worth celebrating. Join us for this event and get excite...
01/25/2020

Save the date! Let’s make some noise and Get Out the Vote, it’s worth celebrating. Join us for this event and get excited about the upcoming election. See you Thursday!

01/19/2020
22 years and counting. Happy Anniversary to us! Even though it seems like yesterday that we met, we do have a lifetime o...
01/17/2020

22 years and counting. Happy Anniversary to us! Even though it seems like yesterday that we met, we do have a lifetime of memories full of love, joy, mistakes and mishaps, but at the end of the day we have each other and three wonderful children. Don’t know where my life would be without her!

Sending Good Vibes for 2020 from the Vasquez crew! May your New Year be filled with peace, joy and happiness!
01/01/2020

Sending Good Vibes for 2020 from the Vasquez crew! May your New Year be filled with peace, joy and happiness!

01/01/2020
Sharing family pics we are taking this Christmas Eve, keeping it simple love and joy in this house! May the spirit of Ch...
12/25/2019

Sharing family pics we are taking this Christmas Eve, keeping it simple love and joy in this house! May the spirit of Christ be with us all! 🎄🎅🏻⛄️ Los Quiero Mucho, Feliz Navidad y todo bueno con Keno.

At 6:00 pm today was the filing deadline to place your name on the ballot for the Hidalgo County Democratic Party. I am ...
12/10/2019

At 6:00 pm today was the filing deadline to place your name on the ballot for the Hidalgo County Democratic Party. I am humbled and happy to announce that I am on the ballot for the March 2020 Democratic Primary UNOPPOSED! Thank you for affording me this amazing opportunity to serve as YOUR Judge for the 398th State District Court. May God Bless you all.

Today was a privilege to share with Judge Stith and Judge Medary of the 5th Circuit Judicial Region as they came to obse...
12/06/2019

Today was a privilege to share with Judge Stith and Judge Medary of the 5th Circuit Judicial Region as they came to observe the Courts in Schools in Mercedes, Texas. Thank you Mercedes High School for the amazing hospitality and allowing your students to participate with the experience of having a real live courtroom in your school. Students saw the consequences of criminal activity first hand and were able to ask questions about careers in the legal community. #makegooddecisions

My son Alejandro warming up at the Alamodome.  I can feel the excitement, ready to go! #gametime
11/30/2019

My son Alejandro warming up at the Alamodome. I can feel the excitement, ready to go! #gametime

Feeling blessed on this Thanksgiving Day. Thankful for this relaxing fun time with the family. #dadduties #turkeychef
11/29/2019

Feeling blessed on this Thanksgiving Day. Thankful for this relaxing fun time with the family. #dadduties #turkeychef

11/25/2019

VELA HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, STUDENTS, AND PARENTS......Join me in sending best wishes to the Sabercats Football team!

Just sharing...not bragging, my son Alejandro’s football team will enter the next round in the play offs. Best wishes to...
11/23/2019

Just sharing...not bragging, my son Alejandro’s football team will enter the next round in the play offs. Best wishes to him and the entire Sharyland Pioneer Football Team.🏈 #prouddad #luvuson

Join me in congratulating my son Alejandro as an inductee to the Sharyland Pioneer High School National Honor Society. A...
11/22/2019

Join me in congratulating my son Alejandro as an inductee to the Sharyland Pioneer High School National Honor Society. A great accomplishment for him. Thank you son for always reminding me to be kind and generous to others.

Friday night with the Vasquez. The entire family enjoyed the beautiful weather as we watched Alejandro and his team win ...
11/16/2019

Friday night with the Vasquez. The entire family enjoyed the beautiful weather as we watched Alejandro and his team win at the first round of play off’s. #prouddad

Date Night!
11/10/2019

Date Night!

Family and friends....it is official. An application to place my name on the ballot for the March 2020 primary election ...
11/09/2019

Family and friends....it is official. An application to place my name on the ballot for the March 2020 primary election has been filed. Re-Elect Keno Vasquez, 398th State District Court Judge.

Harvest Christian Academy held their annual career day today where I was honored to discuss the role of a State District...
11/07/2019

Harvest Christian Academy held their annual career day today where I was honored to discuss the role of a State District Judge in our County Courthouse. Thank you for the invitation and warm welcome!

Alejandro and Andrea would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Halloween🎃☠️👻 #prouddad #daddyduties #missingtheaggie
10/31/2019

Alejandro and Andrea would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Halloween🎃☠️👻 #prouddad #daddyduties #missingtheaggie

Red Mass with colleagues and friends. Amazing presentations for our Legal Honoree Diana Fuentes Aguilar and Judicial Hon...
10/24/2019

Red Mass with colleagues and friends. Amazing presentations for our Legal Honoree Diana Fuentes Aguilar and Judicial Honoree Aida Salinas Flores. Special thanks everyone who took the time to attend and to the those that served on the committee to make this event possible. May spirit of family and love stay with us all always.

My daughter leaving us and heading back to Texas A&M. Olivia’s visit for her brother’s football game also meant she went...
10/20/2019

My daughter leaving us and heading back to Texas A&M. Olivia’s visit for her brother’s football game also meant she went grocery shopping in our pantry. I need to go to HEB now!

These siblings had not seen each other since August when Olivia left to study at Texas A&M, Olivia’s visit for Alejandro...
10/19/2019

These siblings had not seen each other since August when Olivia left to study at Texas A&M, Olivia’s visit for Alejandro’s game tonight made my day extraordinarily special. Their smiles in this photo is priceless.

Honored to be surrounded by these amazing woman in the courtroom on a daily basis and humbled to spend sometime with the...
10/17/2019

Honored to be surrounded by these amazing woman in the courtroom on a daily basis and humbled to spend sometime with them to discuss real professional woman issues. Now it’s time for me to say THANK YOU for your words of encouragement, for believing in the elections process for my re-election, and most of all, for reaching into your bags/purses for your kind donations.

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I have a couple of new dogs too. An Australian Shepherd and a Belgian Malimois. My daughter got them for me when I broke my ankle. They keep throwing me down. But I love them. But I can’t go to the hospital anymore.. Too dangerous.
Thank you Judge Vasquez Happy New Year
Thank you Judge Vasquez!! Happy 2020
you blocked a wall project for butterfly's you do know they can fly right that is rocket science right there
So you block the border wall so all your illegal friends can come across.. Give me a break
Judge congratulation about you order of stopping the wall construction. Judge I use ti have a good friend from Carrizo Spring and was Dr Keno Vasquez in the 70s for any chance is or was you father?, he was a very good person and I went up North of the country and I never saw hem again and somebody told me he died. Thanks if you answer my note, keep up with you job you are very good and honest try to be best and show the rat of Trump and AG Barr you are better. I am a Medical Technologist retired from Gov. IHS Arizona Reservations, I live in San Antonio, I use to live in Eagle Pass, my phon numger is 830 968 5317, God Bless You as all you family.
Happy birthday Keno
Happy Birthday Judge!!
Happy Happy Birthday Keno! T&F Time! 🎉🎊🎂🙏🏻
Happy birthday Judge! May the good lord bless you with many more.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUDGE Keno Vasquez
You are amazing Judge! I really enjoy watching you in action. You treat everyone with respect, honor and some with the sternness they deserve. Keep up the good work!!!