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Thank you from Janna Lindig

by Janna Lindig

Thanksgiving offers a time to pause and think about reasons to give thanks. One of my reasons for giving thanks is the job I have been privileged to perform for Bandera County since January 2013.
I was entrusted with a position that I consider my "niche," which keeps me earnestly engaged in trying to do the best job possible for county residents. I love what I am doing and for the opportunity to help improve the quality of life in Bandera County.
Please accept my thanks, and my announcement that I am seeking reelection as your county attorney. Although it doesn't seem like enough time has passed for it to be "election time," nevertheless, the Republican Primary will be on March 1, 2016.
Less than a year old when my parents moved to Bandera, I was raised here and graduated as salutatorian from Bandera High School in 1973. I graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with Honors in 1978, received my law degree in 1981 from Texas Tech University and was licensed to practice law in May 1982. Since that time, I have been actively engaged in the practice of law - most recently as your county attorney.
I hold an AV rating - the preeminent rating - in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, a system that evaluates attorneys in the United States and Canada. The "pinnacle of professional excellence," the AV rating indicates the highest level of legal ability and ethics.
Additionally, I am a lecturer, published author and mediator, certified by the Attorney-Mediators' Institute. In June 2000, I was appointed to be a committee member of the State Bar Grievance Panel 4E13. After being re-appointed, I continued in this position until June 2006.
For 11 of the 33 years I have practiced law, I had my own firm and-or was the managing partner in a three partner firm in Houston. In June 2008, I moved back to Bandera and practiced as a sole practitioner until my election as county attorney.
As county attorney, I primarily represent the state in misdemeanor level cases. My duties have also included handling referrals of juvenile cases and prosecution of juveniles when appropriate; prosecution of truancy and-or failure to attend cases; preparation of requests for Texas Attorney General opinions; reviewing and commenting on questions and contracts from commissioners' court and on questions from county employees regarding their duties; assisting the community liaison for animal control issues coordination; and representing the county in a civil case, as authorized by the commissioners' court.
As part of my heart-felt commitment to Bandera County, I have enjoyed supporting local organizations and events, including the Bandera County Chamber of Commerce, Celebrate Bandera, the Bandera County 4-H Club, Medina and Bandera FFA, the Frontier Times Museum and its Ranch Rodeo, the PRCA Rodeo over Memorial Day Weekend, Medina Lake Cajun Festival, Lake Medina Conservation Society, the Medina River Protection Fund, Christmas Lights on the River, Mayhem on the Medina, RiverFest, Ranchers and Landowners Association of Texas and animal rescue organizations, A Doggie 4 U and CCPAL.
My goal is to continue to serve the Bandera County community as county attorney. I cannot accomplish this unless I earn the support of residents. Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to do this.