District courtroom named for Fostel

Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

A standing-room only crowd packed the 271st District Courtroom Monday for a ceremony naming it for the late Judge John H. Fostel.

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2017 in Review: Longtime district judge dies

Published Wednesday, December 27, 2017
By Messenger Staff

District Judge John H. Fostel, 69, died unexpectedly June 2.

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The fair judge: John Fostel remembered for humor, firmness on bench

The fair judge: John Fostel remembered for humor, firmness on bench

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

John Fostel, who served as judge of the 271st Judicial District since 1995, died unexpectedly Friday in a Fort Worth hospital. His sudden illness and death stunned friends and family and left the Wise County Courthouse in solemn silence.

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