Judge Mascot graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1969 with a BA in history, serving in the Army for two-years as a Commissioned officer and in the Army Reserves for 20 years retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Judge Mascot earned his Jurist Doctorate from UT Law in 1975, and worked for the State of Texas as a general Council retiring in 2008. He has since worked in private practice becoming City Judge in September of 2011.
Judge Dobrovolny served in the United State Navy as a Sonar Technician aboard nuclear ballistic missile submarines, USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) and USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) from 1993 to 1997. Judge Dobrovolny earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Texas A&M University in 2002 and, thereafter, he earned a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in 2006. Judge Dobrovolny has maintained a private practice of law in Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Texas since May 2007.