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Kneuper seeks re-election


Tamera Seale "Tammy" Kneuper is seeking re-election as Bandera County District Clerk.
She was first elected in January 1999 when the population of Bandera County required the combination county and district clerk's office to be split into two separate offices.
I enjoy what I do. Each and everyday is new and challenging and I feel by having worked in different areas of county and city government for the last 31 years I am contributing my knowledge and experience back to the job and to Bandera County. My mission is to represent Bandera County in a manner that exhibits pride, efficiency and individual respect for all, and to focus on improving my performance while providing expanded service options at the lowest cost to taxpayers."
On Sept. 1, 2013 our judicial district changed from the 216th District Court to the 198th District Court and I look forward to the new and exciting challenges this will bring. The district clerk's office serves as the nerve center of the district courts and family law cases in Bandera County, the link between the courts and the people, as well as the heart of a large network that provides vital information to other agencies and offices.
My office is called on to assure the affairs of the district courts are maintained objectively with the full confidence of judicial authorities. Attending educational conferences ensures I have the most current and up-to-date rules and laws to assist me in running the most efficient and professional office I can and being well informed allows me to serve the people of Bandera County.
I have an outstanding staff and together we have made great improvements in our department. In January 2002, the district clerk's office became a Passport Application Acceptance facility and now offers convenient Internet access to public court case information through www.idocket.com.
I since have expanded services to Bandera County citizens by accepting credit card payments and the availability for fax filing documents. Due to the Supreme Court mandate regarding e-filing and being one of the 52 counties required to start e-filing this year, as project manager, I have worked to have both district and county courts ready for the permissive go live e-filing date of Oct. 1, 2013.
I am an active member of the County and District Clerk's Association of Texas and currently serve as a parliamentarian for the association. I have served on the TCDCA Website, By-Laws, and Legislative committees for the organization. I have served as a panelist, moderator and speaker at the different conferences for the association and have been nominated as District Clerk of the Year for Region IV for the past four years.
I am a member of the Texas District Court Alliance, serving as the secretary for the association, and am an active member of the Bandera County Republican Women.
As a member of the First Baptist Church of Medina, I serve as treasurer along with my husband and I enjoy working in my community, volunteering at the Medina Independent School District and other community organizations as needed.
I was born and raised in Bandera County and reside in Medina on the Seale family homestead. I have been married to my friend and life partner, Gerald for 41 years. I have two children, Shannon Miller and Charles Kneuper, and three grandsons, Cade and Cash Kneuper, and Samuel Miller, and a granddaughter, Shyanne Miller, who are the joy of my life.
I look forward to continue serving the citizens of Bandera County and appreciate your continued support.