Judge Arteaga’s Profile by the State Bar of Texas

from the Texas Bar Blog

The part of my job I do best is: Care. I take the situation at hand seriously and never lose sight of the lives affected, both positively and negatively, by my decisions.

The best piece of advice ever given to you and by whom: Three things you need to be successful in court … (1) preparation (2) preparation and (3) preparation … by the Honorable Larry Noll.

Back to School with Senator Uresti and Judge Antonia Arteaga

San Antonio, Texas, Saturday, August 18, 2012 – Judge Antonia Arteaga and her daughter rolled up their shirt sleeves today to assist Senator Uresti in his big back-to-school event at Palo Alto College. The Senator and his staff expected up to 4,000 parents and children at the event which provided food, information booths on community resources and programs, entertainment, a backpack giveaway and other special treats for the students and their families.

This Back-to-School event and its smaller counterparts throughout the community are designed to give working families important information regarding local community services as well as get kids excited about the new school year.

“Thanks to Senator Uresti, his amazing staff and all other community leaders who came out to this HUGE back-to-school event,” said Judge Arteaga. “Most importantly, a special thanks to all the incredibly hard-working volunteers, especially from Bank of America, AND the incredibly patient families who participated. It’s going to be a great year for education!”

Judge Arteaga Sponsors Texas Exes Tailgate Scholarship Party

San Antonio, Texas, Friday, August 17, 2012 – Judge Antonia Arteaga sponsored the 2012 Texas Exes Tailgate Scholarship Party. As the 11th anniversary of the Tailgate Party, the chapter decided to pull all of the stops…at the Alamodome.

Over 700 UT alumni and friends of the university attended the event to watch a live broadcast of Longhorn Extra and raise a record breaking $50,000 for the chapter’s scholarship fund. The 2012 scholarships were awarded to eight extraordinary individuals, many of whom achieved outstanding recognitions such as honor society and class presidency while holding jobs and supporting families.

“I had no idea the Tailgate Party would turn into such a big event this year,” said Judge Arteaga, “but we were excited to have Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz and KSAT-12 reporter Isis Romero, also a Texas-Ex in attendance. Everyone had a good time, raised money to support education and wore BURNT orange!”

San Antonio Professional Firefighters’ Association Endorses Judge Antonia Arteaga

San Antonio, Texas – The San Antonio Professional Firefighters’ Association (SAPFA) announced their endorsement of Judge Antonia Arteaga for 57th District Court Judge. The Firefighters’ Association carefully vets candidates for endorsement through a questionnaire, interview and committee process. “We want to be sure we pick candidates we can truly support because, after we endorse them, they carry our name, too,” said Nathan Alonzo, legislative director for the SAPFA. The group recommends endorsements based on candidate’s history of hard work, education, experience and reputation for honesty and integrity.

“I am grateful to the members of the San Antonio Professional Firefighters’ Association for their endorsement,” Judge Arteaga stated. “Our firefighters are heroes in the community and I truly appreciate their support.”

Walking for Autism – Judge Arteaga Sponsors Any Baby Can’s 8th Annual Event


San Antonio, Texas, Saturday, April 14, 2012 – Judge Antonia Arteaga sponsored the Any Baby Can 8th Annual Walk for Autism this weekend. Her sponsorship assisted the foundation to raise money and awareness of autism as well as break the world record for Largest Charity Walk in the Guinness Book of World Records…again.

This family friendly event is a carnival of fun and activity for adults and children. Proceeds benefit Any Baby Can’s Reaching Families Facing Autism program. Each year, Any Baby Can serves more than 8,000 of the youngest, sickest and poorest children and their families in the Central Texas area. The foundation’s programs include parental training, counseling and case management. Any Baby Can’s goal for this year was to raise $300,000 in order to expand their services.

“It was an honor to sponsor Any Baby Can’s Walk for Autism for 2012,” said Judge Arteaga. “It is an important cause, helping to promote awareness of Autism in our community and raising the funds to help the families affected to succeed.”