San Augustine Co. looking to hire new constable

San Augustine Co. looking to hire new constable
Justice of the Peace Sheila Ponder tells commissioner how pressing it is to get the right candidate hired.
Justice of the Peace Sheila Ponder tells commissioner how pressing it is to get the right candidate hired.

SAN AUGUSTINE, TX (KTRE) - If you're looking for the opportunity to work in law enforcement, The San Augustine County judicial system is looking to hire a new constable.

County Judge Samye Johnson announced during Tuesday's Commissioners Court meeting that a constable resigned effective last Friday to join the Texas Department of Public Safety.

This departures now has Justice of the Peace Sheila Ponder in a judicial pinch because the constable services are critical to her office.

"I need somebody to serve my papers. That if I need them to bailiff, they'll be there to bailiff," Ponder explained to the commissioners court.  "You know we're down to only two constables right now."

Ponder said this particular constable position will serve on Thursdays.

To apply for the position or be considered, contact

at (936) 275-2762.

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