A McAllen high alumnus is now the 92nd state district court judge, starting today.

Jaime E. Tijerina was sworn in today and has strong Valley roots, graduating from McAllen High School and receiving a bachelor’s degree from university of Texas Pan-American.

Tijerina, an attorney and businessman, also serves as Lieutenant Colonel Judge Advocate Cor, in the Army Reserves.

He was appointed by Governor, Rick Perry to fill a term until the end of 2014.