ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Angelina County Judge is naming a retired Texas Ranger to the County's emergency management position.
Don Morris is replacing Ricky Conner, who was named the new Diboll police chief in December.
Morris served the last nine months as Diboll's interim police chief after Kent Havard admitted to stealing more than $5,000 from the city and the police department's scholarship fund.
Before that, Morris worked for the Texas Department of Public Safety for 34 years.
As Angelina County Emergency Management Coordinator, Morris says he will keep the disaster plans updated in case of an emergency.
"It's a position I've wanted for several years now. I've had experience in working in emergency management with DETCOG and of course my background is law enforcement, but I've actually got seven years in homeland security and emergency management for DETCOG."
Tuesday is Morris' first day on the job.