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Governor Abbott Appoints Atkins To Texas Commission On Law Enforcement

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By lauren.mccanse@gov.texas.gov Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Janna Atkins to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for a term set to expire on August 30, 2023.Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Janna Atkins to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for a term set to expire on August 30, 2023. The commission establishes and enforces standards to ensure that the people of Texas are served by highly trained and ethical law enforcement, corrections, and telecommunications personnel.

Janna Atkins of Abilene is the Criminal Justice Training Specialist and Coordinator of the West Central Texas Council of Governments’ Regional Law Enforcement Academy and has thirty years of experience in of law enforcement, twenty of which include teaching police training classes. She is a licensed Master Peace Officer and has earned certifications as an Advanced Instructor, Sexual Assault and Family Violence Special Investigator, and a Firearms Instructor. She is an instructor with the National Safety Council, co-chair of Champion for Children, and a former member of the Abilene Police Officers Association. Atkins is a graduate of Jim Ned High School and the Abilene Police Department Academy.

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Governor Abbott Issues Statement On Biennial Revenue Estimate

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By lauren.mccanse@gov.texas.gov Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement on Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s biennial revenue estimate.Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement on Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s biennial revenue estimate:

“Today’s revenue estimate reflects the continued strength of the Texas economy. Even with this strong economic growth, Texans expect their government to live within its means, while funding its priorities. This session I look forward to working with the legislature to fulfill these expectations by addressing many key issues, including school finance reform and limiting the growth of property taxes.”

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Governor Abbott Appoints Stretcher To Eleventh Court Of Appeals

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By lauren.mccanse@gov.texas.gov Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Keith Stretcher to the Eleventh Court of Appeals for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Keith Stretcher to the Eleventh Court of Appeals for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

Keith Stretcher of Midland is the former city attorney for the City of Midland, serving for 23 years. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Midland County Bar Association, and a former member and president of the Texas City Attorneys Association. Additionally, he is the first vice chairman of the Midland Development Corporation, a Governmental Affairs Board member and former Executive Committee member for the Midland Chamber of Commerce, and a former member of the Midland Christian School Advisory Board. Stretcher received a Bachelor of Science from East Texas State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Tech University School of Law.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Jernigan To Board Of Pardons And Paroles

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By lauren.mccanse@gov.texas.gov Governor Greg Abbott has appointed D’Wayne Jernigan to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019.Governor Greg Abbott has appointed D’Wayne Jernigan to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019. The board makes parole decisions for Texas prison inmates, determines conditions for parole and mandatory supervision, and makes recommendations on clemency matters to the Governor.

D’Wayne Jernigan of Del Rio is a Licensed Private Investigator and Senior Advisor to the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office. He has over fifty years of law enforcement experience and has served as a Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, Police Officer, Federal Sky Marshal, Special Agent-in-Charge for the United States Customs Service, Office of Investigations, and as the Customs Attaché posted to the U. S. Embassy in Rome, Italy. He has held leadership positions and is a member of both the National Sheriffs’ Association and the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas. He is a charter member of the Southwest Border Sheriffs’ Association and the Texas Border Sheriffs’ Coalition and a member of the Association of Former Customs Special Agents, Texas Association of Licensed Investigators, and the Texas Process Servers Association. His volunteer work includes past president and member of the Border Amateur Radio Society and the Rancho Dos Countries Soup Kitchen. He has also served seven years as a board member of Heritage Academy Charter Schools, and three years as president of the Board of Trustees. Jernigan received an Associate’s degree in Police Administration, Criminal Justice, and Investigations from Cooke County Junior College.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Womack To Second Court Of Appeals

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By lauren.mccanse@gov.texas.gov Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Dana Womack to the Second Court of Appeals for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020, or until her successor shall be duly elected and qualified.Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Dana Womack to the Second Court of Appeals for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020, or until her successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

Dana Womack of Fort Worth is a senior district judge and previously served as judge of the 348th Judicial District Court for 20 years. She is board certified in Civil Appellate Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is member of the State Bar of Texas, Tarrant County Bar Association, and The Federalist Society and a former member of the Texas District & County Attorneys Association. Additionally, she is a former board member of the Humane Society of North Texas, Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas, and Schola Cantorum of Texas. Womack received a Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University and a Juris Doctor degree from Baylor University School of Law.

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