ANGELINA CO., (KTRE) – Will Angelina County voters choose the insider or the retired DPS trooper for sheriff? Both republican candidates are promising change.
Retired DPS trooper Greg Sanches says it is time to move the Angelina County Sheriff's department into the 21st century. Sanches says that can only be done by electing someone who does not have direct ties to the current administration. He says his extensive public service and criminal justice record has equipped him for the job. He wants to update the department's resources and equipment and improve fiscal responsibility while protecting the citizens of Angelina County.
Sanches is running against Allen Hill who is a captain for the sheriff's department and heads up its narcotics division. Hill says his comprehensive law enforcement experience makes him more aware of the internal changes needed for fiscal responsibility, drug prevention, education and enforcement, increase patrols and improving the department's image. He wants to return accountability and strong leadership to the sheriff's office.
The winner of the Republican Primary will then face Jim Hodges who is running unopposed in the Democratic Primary.
Early voting in the May 29 Primary begins May 14 and runs through May 25. The Primary Election is May 29. The General Election is November 6
Hear more from the candidates in a special report on KTRE's East Texas News at 5 and10 p.m. Tuesday, May 8. Then read their candidate profile here at KTRE.com top of the home page under the ‘2012 Your Voice, Your Vote' banner to learn more.
The Trinity County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating vandalism's at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity. Sheriff Woody Wallace says the damage happened Friday night after 6pm and continued untilMore >>
The Trinity County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating vandalism's at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 2:19 PM EDT2013-05-25 18:19:02 GMT
A Lufkin man was arrested after running from police Saturday night. According to the police report, Edmond Fowler was reported trespassing at a residence on the 400 block of Birch St. in Lufkin. TheMore >>
A Lufkin man was arrested after running from police Saturday night.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-25 16:25:02 GMT
Saturday the Garden of Memories was filled with veterans and members of the community paying tribute to our country's heroes. "If it wasn't for our fallen comrades we wouldn't be free today," said JudyMore >>
Saturday the Garden of Memories was filled with veterans and members of the community paying tribute to our country's heroes.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:44:23 GMT
Stephanie Olford spent Friday afternoon organizing one of the pantries at the North Lufkin Hope Center. "We don't want to leave nobody out of food of any kind and turn nobody away," said Stephanie Olford. EveryMore >>
Every first Tuesday and Thursday the Hope Center passes out groceries to low income families.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:47 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:47:43 GMT
A Tennessee woman died Thursday afternoon, 17 days after a three-vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck.Jo Ann Jacobson, 75, of Savannah, Tenn., died at 1:30 p.m. at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.Jacobson'sMore >>
A Tennessee woman died Thursday afternoon, 17 days after a three-vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck.More >>