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2016-12-29

Commissioners Court thanks outgoing Commissioners

By Steven James BCC Editor

At the end of the Bandera County Commissioners Court meeting last Thursday, County Judge Richard Evans thanked outgoing commissioners Bob Grimes and Andy Wilkerson for the work they have done for the county.
“I’m going to miss y’all,” Evans said.
Neither Grimes nor Wilkerson ran for reelection. Bruce Eliker will replace Grimes as the Precinct 1 commissioner and Jack Mosley will replace Wilkerson as the Precinct 3 commissioner.
The new commissioners will be sworn in at the Jan. 3, meeting.
“It’s amazing how fast four years here flies by,” Grimes said. “I greatly appreciate having had the opportunity to serve the residents. I know that we all get complaints, comments or whatever from the residents periodically, and I think it’s unfortunate that more of them don’t come to court to see the things our staff is doing for them.”
Also, Bandera County Sheriff Dan Butts gave his department’s report at the meeting. Butts said 60 inmates were booked, and that the average inmate population was 58.
He also said there were nine Grand Jury indictments, and that Medina County remained the biggest contributor to the number of contract inmates. The total number of contract inmates was 20.
“We served 50 warrants and 35 civil documents, and we had 10 out-of-county transports,” Butts said. “During the month, we made a total of 19 arrests—five felony, 14 misdemeanor. We assisted other agencies 32 times, and the public 14 times.”