It is with sadness that the court announces the passing of former Magistrate Judge Philip Lane. Judge Lane died on Thursday afternoon in San Angelo at the age of 77. He served the Northern District of Texas for 40 years, beginning in 1971 as a part-time magistrate judge at San Angelo. In 2003, he was selected to be the first full-time magistrate judge at Abilene to serve the Abilene and San Angelo divisions. Judge Lane retired in 2011. He served his country faithfully, both in the U.S. Air Force and in the Judiciary. May he rest in peace.