CHEROKEE COUNTY — Phillip Grimes announces that he is seeking reelection for the office of Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 in the Republican Primary. I believe wholeheartedly in the process of the justice system. I will be running my campaign based upon fairness, integrity and my desire to give the people of Cherokee County an honest and fair Justice of the Peace. I graduated in 1984 from Jacksonville High School and have made Jacksonville my home. I have been married to my wife Andrea for 24 years. I have two children, Matthew and Cody. I have always had a desire for public service. I have 17 years experience in law enforcement. I hold an advanced peace officer license. I worked 13 years for the Jacksonville Police Department as a police dispatcher, patrol officer and as a detective. I was also employed by the Jacksonville Independent School District Police Department as a School Resource Officer for 4 years prior to seeking election as Justice of the Peace, Pct.3 in 2010. I have completed over 140 hrs of judicial training through the Texas Justice Court Training Center so that I can do the best job for the citizens of Cherokee County that I possibly can. I enjoy my work as a Justice of the Peace and if elected again will continue to fulfill the duties of the office to the best of my abilities. In addition, I am dedicated to ensuring that the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 is run as efficiently and economically as possible. Your support is greatly appreciated.
2 men arrested after standoff in grocery store
Two men were arrested early Wednesday morning after a standoff at the B&B Foods in Alto.
According to Alto Police Chief Jeremy Jackson, a person reported seeing two black males at the store just before 3 a.m. Wednesday.
JPD dispatcher killed in wreck
A dispatcher for the Jacksonville Police Department was killed Monday on her way to work, according to officials.
Amber Enge, 35, of Whitehouse was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon on CR 2177 in Whitehouse.
CR speed limit changes, E-filling fee top agenda
On Monday, Cherokee County commissioners set April 28 to hold public hearings concerning the changing speed limits on two county roads.
Religious lines drawn: Protesters met by members of Church of Wells
Other than a few community members' voices that rose above the crowd, the protest Saturday against the Church of Wells remained peaceful.
Folks attend weekend fundraiser for H.O.P.E.
It was an evening fit for royalty, as supporters of the Helping Others Pursue Enrichment (H.O.P.E.) program gathered Saturday at The Castle on the Lake outside Jacksonville for “A Renaissance Evening.”
5 receive scholarships from Chamber’s Agri-Business Committee
The Agri-Business Committee of the Jacksonville Chamber recently awarded five $1,000 scholarships at the Annual Cherokee County Junior Livestock Show on March 29.
Deadline to file taxes nears
As an April 15 deadline for individuals to file their 2013 federal tax return approaches, pressure is mounting for tax preparers.
Protest, march planned in Wells
The town of Wells is planning a march to the R&R Mercantile on U.S. Hwy. 69 from the former Dairy Queen to protest the Church of Wells.
The event is planned for 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Court date set for JP hearing
A court date has been reset to April 28 for a hearing of a petition by a local primary candidate in an upcoming Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace race.
Luncheon to include update on Lake Columbia
Updates on the proposed Lake Columbia will be the topic at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
Kelly Holcomb, general manager for Angelina Neches River Authority, will provide updated information on the proposed Lake Columbia between Jackson-ville and New Summerfield.
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