As a native of Anderson County it is a
privilege to have served you since 1969. I started my career at the Palestine
Police Department in December 1969 as a dispatcher and working up thru the ranks
to Commander of the Criminal Investigation Division. I was elected Sheriff of
Anderson County and took office in January 1985 and served thru December 1992. I
served as Chief Investigator for Doug Lowe, Anderson County Criminal District
Attorney from January 1999 thru October 2004 and then became the Anderson County
Emergency Management Coordinator until I was elected your Justice of the Peace
in Precinct #1. If you have any questions about the Justice of the Peace office
in Precinct #1 please feel free to contact me at 903-764-5661 or by e-mail.
The Justice Court is sometime called the
Peoples Court because we are the most used court by the people because of our
wide jurisdiction of what we handle. My goal is to assure that everyone get fair
treatment and access the Justice Court system in Precinct #1.
As the Texas Legislature raises the
limits on Civil cases, changes the law and requirements on Class “C” cases, and
changes the Juvenile and School cases it is a growing responsibility to keep the
Court updated in order to administer fair and equal justice to all, and work
with all agencies to be sure it will be fair and equal to all in their dealings
in this office.
Comments may be sent to:
JP Pct # 1, Gary Thomas
P.O. Box 348
Phone (903) 764-5661
Fax (903) 764-0035
Office Hours: 8am - 5pm
120 Watkins St.
Elkhart, Texas 75839
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