The 79th Judicial District Attorney's Office sent the following announcement.
It is with sad and heavy hearts that the 79th Judicial District Attorney’s Office says farewell to Alberto “Albert” Byington, Jr. On August 5, 2017, Albert was called home after a courageous battle with his health. Albert worked as an Assistant District Attorney with the 79th Judicial District Attorney for Jim Wells and Brooks Counties from 2011 up until his passing. Albert started his tenure as a prosecutor under the Border Prosecution Unit grant between 2011 and 2015, Albert then transitioned into a general prosecution position during the remainder of his career. Albert was licensed as an attorney in 1997, worked under two elected District Attorneys, and maintained a private civil law practice.
During his time with the District Attorney’s Office, Albert was managing prosecutor for the Brooks County office and handled a diverse Jim Wells County caseload. Albert received specialized training through the Texas District & County Attorneys Association, Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Attorney General’s Office, and the Border Prosecution Unit.
Albert’s strong personality and sharp wit coupled with his sense of humor helped ease the stresses associated with the pressures of seeking justice in our rural jurisdiction. Albert was not one to mince words, you always knew where he stood on any issue. Albert was a dedicated advocate for the State and servant to our community. Albert will never be forgotten as his spirit will live on within his family here in the District Attorney’s Office.
May God be with your family during this heartbreaking time- we can only pray that they be as strong as you were. May you rest in peace and know that our love and prayers for you are endless.