Meet the DA
Henry Garza, a native Texan, is a graduate of Killeen High School. Henry received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Austin College in 1978 and, after being awarded his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Texas Tech University, was licensed to practice law in Texas in 1981. Henry worked in the Bell County Attorney's office and prosecuted misdemeanors from 1983 until 1986. He then worked as an Assistant District Attorney for Bell County for fourteen years. Henry was elected to the honor of serving as District Attorney for Bell County, Texas and took office January 1, 2001, and is currently serving his fourth term.
Henry is Past President and current Chairman of the Board for the National District Attorney Association. The NDAA is the "Voice of America's Prosecutors" and provides a vehicle for prosecutors throughout America to influence issues that impact criminal justice concerns nationally.
Henry is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Texas District Attorneys Association (TDCAA). He serves as the District Attorney At-Large. The TDCAA serves as the training area for Texas Prosecutors, and facilitates effective changes in Texas criminal justice issues.
In 2012, Henry received the Killeen Independent School District Distinguished Alumni Award.
In 2008, the Bell County Bar Association awarded Henry the honor of being chosen as the Public Sector Lawyer of the year for his efforts and service as District Attorney.
In 2001, Henry was named by the Texas District and County Attorney's Association as the winner of the C. Chris Marshall Award. This award is given to the most distinguished faculty member and teacher of the year. Henry was honored for his training and speaking to Texas prosecutors across the state.