Governor Abbott Appoints Thompson As District Attorney Of 159th Judicial District


Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Layne Thompson as the District Attorney of the 159th Judicial District in Angelina County, for a term set to expire on December 31, 2024, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Layne Thompson of Pollok is an attorney, former of counsel for Mike Love & Associates and former vice president of Thompson Cattle Company.

Thompson was sworn in this afternoon by District Judge Bob Inselmann with his wife Cathy at his side.

Previously, Thompson served as an assistant district attorney for the 159th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. He is a member of the State Board of Texas, Texas Bar Foundation, and the Angelina County Bar Association and is a former member of the Houston Bar Foundation and former treasurer of its Health Law Section.

He is chairman of the Angelina Arts Alliance, former board president of the of the Naranjo Museum of Natural History, former president of the Kiwanis Club of Lufkin, and former board vice president of the Museum of East Texas. Additionally, he is former board president of Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos and former board member of the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region. Thompson received a Bachelor of Science from The University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law.

Also sworn in at the ceremony was Nicole Lastrocco. She will serve as assistant district attorney.

They will both officially start their duties in the morning.

Lee Miller
Lee Miller was born in Denison, TX and grew up in East Texas with his family. He studied music education at Stephen F. Austin State University taking a job in television on his last day of student teaching. Lee also provides business authoritative expertise to the broadcast industry as a consultant. Presently he is CEO of MSG Resources LLC, which specializes in consulting within broadcast best practices, distribution technologies and media strategy mastery. - - - - - Lee Miller is a well-known veteran of the broadcast media industry with particular experience in leading for-profit and non-profit broadcasting organizations. His career began in Lufkin, Texas in the early 80’s where he progressed from studio operations to creative services and network management. Mr. Miller has since received various professional designations and memberships such as Society of Broadcast Engineers accredited frequency coordinator, The Energy Professionals Association Certified Energy Consultant, and National Religious Broadcasters Television Committee & past Chair. Lee also serves as the Executive Director of the Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance, is a member of the Advanced Television Systems Committee and is proud to be part of Texas Association of Broadcasters Golden Mic Club, highlighting extraordinary careers in broadcasting. Continued engagement with his community is at the core of his business practices serving on the board of the Salvation Army and as keyboardist for the contemporary worship band at Harmony Hill Baptist Church. Lee lives near Lufkin Texas on one of his family’s tree farms located in the Texas Forest Country region north of Houston. He is married to Kenla and has two grown children, Joshua, COO of MSGPR Ltd Co and Morgan, a Critical Care ICU RN.

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