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. ... 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 ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... 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. ... 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 ... See MoreSee Less
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
The new trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada would add $68.2 billion to the U.S. economy and create 176,000 new jobs, according to a study from the International Trade Commission releas...
President Trump and his administration have been hard at work to make America great again! Learn of the many accomplishments of President Trump that often go unreported by the Fake News Media as he co...
Excellent news! The Born-Alive Infant Protection Act, #HB16 by pro-life Rep. Jeff Leach (@leachfortexas), will be considered on the House floor on Tuesday!! This bill is a top priority of Texas Alliance for Life. Follow @TXAlliance4Life on Twitter. ... See MoreSee Less
If your State Representative is an author or co-author of HB16 please give their office a call or drop them an email or note thanking them for their support for #Life and for continuing to fight for passage of this bill. If they are not on the list please ask them to vote for this bill. ... See MoreSee Less
The San Antonio city council is reconsidering its decision to ban Chick-fil-A from the SA International Airport. My hope is it results in a reversal of the council's initial decision that I can only d...