April 18


Karen Crouch, joyful and triumphant

Stepping into the home of former Bexar County Judge Karen Crouch, I'm met by a towering 14-foot Christmas tree with more than 300 ornaments dangling from its limbs. It stares me down like a Transformer. Grinch be warned: you're gonna have to make a few trips. Crouch, who's running for the 166th District Court, sits on the far end of a long couch wearing a bright red shirt. Her hair is in a loose ponytail and black-rimmed glasses rest comfortably on her head. I pass a hallway table populated with several fotos y recuerdos and a statue of an old Saint Nick holding a sign: “Welcome.” A row of embroidered stockings line her chimney mantel and an empty chair, placed to her right, awaits me.

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