172nd District Court

Former Beaumont ISD attorney Melody Chappell

While she says it isn’t set in stone – at least not for another month or so – former Beaumont ISD attorney Melody Chappell has tentatively announced intentions to run for the elected office that will be left vacant as Jefferson County 172nd District Court Judge Donald Floyd retires at the end of his current term.

Supporters applaud Judge Donald J. Floyd (center) of the 172nd District Court.

Donald J. Floyd, judge of the 172nd District Court of Jefferson County, kicked off his campaign for re-election Monday, Nov. 18, in front of the old courthouse at 1001 Pearl St. in downtown Beaumont.