TV producer, newsprint columnist, consulting and recruiting firm CEO and former banker, the Honorable Judge Glenn Bass was elected as Justice of the Peace for Travis County, Precinct 2 in November 2010 and served until December 2014. While no longer serving as a Judge, he is ordained and continues to officiate wedding ceremonies through-out the state of Texas.
A 1986 graduate of Diboll High School, he grew up in East Texas, as well as the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Inspired by the community involvement of local banker and former Diboll Mayor James Simms, he entered the banking profession while in college in Dallas at the age of 19, advancing to the rank of Bank Officer by the age of 23. He left banking in 2007 after 20 years in the industry and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Bass Group, Inc. since 2008.
Judge Bass began writing a newsprint column in 1998 titled, American Q&A with Glenn Bass. While it went on to appear in various publications around the state, the column first ran in The Free Press, a newspaper founded by his grandmother’s cousin. Even though the family sold the newspaper prior to his entry into journalism, he took pride in knowing that his column first ran on the same pages as those by his grandmother - the late Hazel Durham Bass. American Q&A featured one-on-one interviews with newsmakers from around the world, as well as people from the community.
Also in 1998 he produced and hosted his first made-for-television special titled Christmas at the Governor’s Mansion. This production featured an interview with both then-Governor and Mrs. George W. Bush, as well as a holiday tour of the mansion by the First Lady.
Two years later he moved to Austin and in 2001 began work on Heroes and Legends of the Texas State Cemetery. That documentary premiered in Austin at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in September 2009 and played there for the entire month of January 2010.
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