Williamson County Attorney Ray Bass passed away this week after a long illness. A memorial was held at the Old Courthouse Friday, Sept 9. Bass was a criminal defense lawyer known for professionalism and integrity. He also partnered in Houston for many years with Richard “Racehorse” Haynes.
While in the hospital recently, Mr. Bass was presented with the first Williamson County Bar Association’s Award for Attorney Excellence. The WCBA determined that moving forward the award will be the Ray Bass Attorney Excellence Award.
“He persevered to the end,” said attorney Scott Magee. “I saw him at court in a wheelchair with an oxygen tank because he was prepared to set a jury trial. He came to work even then.”