May 30, 2008 at 9:50 PM CDT - Updated July 1 at 12:30 PM
by Christa Lollis
Trinity County made history today when a new commissioner was sworn in. The county judge appointed James Alford to the position. He is believed to be the first African American commissioner in the county's history. Alford has worked in the county for 12 years and has been involved in county government for more than 30 years. He says the new position is one he's ready for and isn't taking lightly. Alford will hold the position until November elections which he says he plans to run in.