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Constable Michael Torres and I survived the entire Leadership Challenge Course of the Texas Constables Leadership College at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute in Huntsville. We were a little tired but no worse for wear.

It was a great day in the woods with 20 other constables, command staff, and supervisors, learning about each other, ourselves and being valuable members of a team. All these physical and mental exercises and the academic portions of the training are designed to help us become strong, successful leaders who are prepared to serve our citizens to the best of our ability.

Once Constable Torres and I graduate, all five of your Hays County Constables along with several of our deputies will have completed the Texas Constables Leadership College. That is pretty rare and I believe it demonstrates our combined commitment to excellence for the people we serve.
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That's awesome!!

Like his Bold shirt!

March 28th

John Ellen, Hays County Constable Precinct 5

Thank you to Whataburger for hosting Neighborhood Hero’s. It an opportunity to meet your local first responders, check out the fire trucks and police cars. ... See MoreSee Less

Travel through the intersection of Old San Antonio Road at Manchaca Springs will be restricted to local traffic for the next several weeks. A new turn lane for the new HCISD elementary school is being added there and the amount of traffic through the area is putting workers in danger. Weather permitting, the intersection will be complete in early April. The restriction is in effect 24/7 until then. ... See MoreSee Less

February 28, 2019
Buda, Texas
Precinct 5 Constable John Ellen, Deputy Constable Cody Feagan, and Deputy Constable Alice Flores participated in the Operation Lifesaver task force with the Department of Public Safety and Union Pacific Railroad. The Buda Constable’s Office along with Department of Public Safety Troopers, identified violations and initiated enforcement action against drivers who violated the law by crossing railroad tracks when the red lights or safety gates were activated.
According to Constable Ellen, the intent of the operation was to identify offenders and educate them about the law and crossing safety. “The Constable’s Office issued 9 warnings in a two hour period to drivers who crossed illegally. We issued warnings rather than citations in this instance because our intent was to educate drivers and gain voluntary compliance.” Constable Ellen said.
The Buda Constable’s Office will continue to participate with the task force as well as educate drivers about the dangers crossing railroad tracks once the red lights are activated. Constable Ellen said, “I want to remind drivers that as long as the red crossing lights are activated, even if the gates are not yet down, it is not legal to cross. We have experienced railroad related fatalities in Buda in the past. The Constable’s Office will continue to enforce the law and educate the public in an effort to ensure that no more unnecessary deaths occur.”
See the story at: amp-fox7austin.com/news/local-news/union-pacific-conducts-safety-and-education-operation-in-buda
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February 28, 2019
Buda, Texas
Precinct 5 Constable John Ellen, Deputy Constable Cody Feagan, and Deputy Constable Alice Flores participated in the Operation Lifesaver task force with the Department of Public Safety and Union Pacific Railroad.  The Buda Constable’s Office along with Department of Public Safety Troopers, identified violations and initiated enforcement action against drivers who violated the law by crossing railroad tracks when the red lights or safety gates were activated.   
According to Constable Ellen, the intent of the operation was to identify offenders and educate them about the law and crossing safety.  “The Constable’s Office issued 9 warnings in a two hour period to drivers who crossed illegally.  We issued warnings rather than citations in this instance because our intent was to educate drivers and gain voluntary compliance.” Constable Ellen said.   
The Buda Constable’s Office will continue to participate with the task force as well as educate drivers about the dangers crossing railroad tracks once the red lights are activated.  Constable Ellen said, “I want to remind drivers that as long as the red crossing lights are activated, even if the gates are not yet down, it is not legal to cross.  We have experienced railroad related fatalities in Buda in the past.  The Constable’s Office will continue to enforce the law and educate the public in an effort to ensure that no more unnecessary deaths occur.” 
See the story at: amp-fox7austin.com/news/local-news/union-pacific-conducts-safety-and-education-operation-in-buda

 

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Haha. Good one! 😂

Definitely a nice "training" opportunity

Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year ... See MoreSee Less

Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year

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Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas 🎄

 

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Merry Christmas Constable.

December 6th

John Ellen, Hays County Constable Precinct 5

Hanging out with Santa at the Onion Creek Senior Center before we take the seniors to the Buda Trail of Lights ... See MoreSee Less

Hanging out with Santa at the Onion Creek Senior Center before we take the seniors to the Buda Trail of LightsImage attachment

November 30th

John Ellen, Hays County Constable Precinct 5

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who contributed to my bail to get me out of jail. Because of your generosity my bail raised $400.00 for Brown Santa.

Special thanks to Jason & Megan, Kelley M, Michael & Erica, Jim P, Sammi & Garrett, & Mark Kennedy - the best general counsel around (and the first attorney ever to give ME money). Thanks to all of you, several families will have a much better Christmas.

Also, thank you to two of our Precinct 5 deputies who dug deep to help spring me...although they did leave me in there a pretty long time. 😏 Those guys are two of the best deputies a constable could be blessed with!I’ve been locked up! I need bail money. Help me raise money for the Hays County Brown Santa supporting families in need in Hays County. You can call me at 512.214.1454 or come to the Government Center in San Marcos to pledge.
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Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who contributed to my bail to get me out of jail. Because of your generosity my bail raised $400.00 for Brown Santa. 

Special thanks to Jason & Megan, Kelley M, Michael & Erica, Jim P, Sammi & Garrett, & Mark Kennedy - the best general counsel around (and the first attorney ever to give ME money).   Thanks to all of you, several families will have a much better Christmas. 

Also, thank you to two of our Precinct 5 deputies who dug deep to help spring me...although they did leave me in there a pretty long time. 😏 Those guys are two of the best deputies a constable could be blessed with!Image attachment

November 30th

John Ellen, Hays County Constable Precinct 5

I’ve been locked up! I need bail money. Help me raise money for the Hays County Brown Santa supporting families in need in Hays County. You can call me at 512.214.1454 or come to the Government Center in San Marcos to pledge. ... See MoreSee Less

I’ve been locked up! I need bail money. Help me raise money for the Hays County Brown Santa supporting families in need in Hays County. You can call me at 512.214.1454 or come to the Government Center in San Marcos to pledge.Image attachment

 

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And you took Michael Torres Constable Pct II with you huh?

someone dropped $20.00 off here for you

Remembering and honoring those who served to protect our freedoms. For this , we thank you ... See MoreSee Less

Remembering and honoring those who served to protect our freedoms. For this , we thank you

November 10th

John Ellen, Hays County Constable Precinct 5

Thank you to everyone who helped support the Buda Lions Club Food Drive for the Hays Country Food Bank. We collected 1445 lbs of food and $555.00 in donations. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to everyone who helped support the Buda Lions Club Food Drive for the Hays Country Food Bank.  We collected 1445 lbs of food and $555.00 in donations.Image attachmentImage attachment

November 10th

John Ellen, Hays County Constable Precinct 5

We’ve collected 1100 lbs so far toward our goal of more than 2300 lbs. There’s still time left to help the Buda Lions Club beat their goal. Stop by and support a great cause, Hays County Food Bank ... See MoreSee Less

We’ve collected 1100 lbs so far toward our goal of more than 2300 lbs. There’s still time left to help the Buda Lions Club beat their goal. Stop by and support a great cause, Hays County Food Bank

November 10th

John Ellen, Hays County Constable Precinct 5

Come out and support the Buda Lions Club Food Drive for the Hays County Food Bank with the Constables Office, Buda Fire Department and Commissioner Mark Jones. Help us support a great cause. We’ve collected 500 lbs already and want to beat our last food drive where we collected 2300 lbs. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wishing everyone a safe Halloween
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