The year ended quietly at the Texas Supreme Court. The first orders list of 2013 included no opinions or grants.

The turning of the calendar also marked the end of Justice Medina’s service on the Court. His final signed opinion was in THE STATE OF TEXAS AND THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION v. NICO-WF1, L.L.C., No. 11-0312 on November 2, 2012.

Meanwhile, Justice Boyd (who had succeeded Justice Wainwright earlier in the month) hit the ground running. Each of the Court’s three signed majorities from December was joined by Justice Boyd.

The Court will be holding oral arguments this week in Austin, and next week will bring the formal investiture of new Justices (on Monday) and the Court’s first private conference of the year (on Tuesday).