SAN ANTONIO - There's backlog of thousands of cases in the Bexar County court system. New courts have been added at taxpayer's expense in recent years to alleviate the crush of cases. That's why most judges are working five days a week.
So we wanted to know why is one judge hanging out in a bar on Fridays instead of being on the bench?
By all accounts, County Court at Law #6 Judge Wayne Christian is a good judge, running an efficient court. He handles the county's veteran's court, using his own military background when hearing cases involving our fighting men and women who end up in court after they come home from battle.
But on Friday's, it can be a real battle to find the judge because his courtroom door is usually locked.
“It's very well known throughout the courthouse that on Friday's this judge, Judge Christian, goes to the restaurant and drinks for most of the day," says a courthouse insider who tipped us off to Christian’s work habits. “He's an elected official and he needs to be working just like the rest of the judges.”
Hear what the judge says in his own defense. Click here to watch the complete story...