My phone started buzzing a few minutes ago with news that Justice Eva Guzman of Houston’s Fourteenth Court of Appeals will be named to the open seat on the Texas Supreme Court.

The Houston Chronicle has this story with the news and more background.

Justice Guzman’s official judicial biography is here.

In Texas, the Governor’s nominee for a vacant seat does not have to be confirmed by the Texas Senate until it convenes again. (( The Texas Legislature meets in the spring of odd-numbered years, unless convened to special session by the Governor. )) With that in mind, Justice Guzman can start preparing for the 2010 elections, during which she will stand for a six-year term.