Updated: 2/19/2013 7:59 pm
If you get arrested in Victoria County, a new face could be there to greet you and determine your fate. Victoria County leaders are working to find a new judge for county court at law. Finding a good one is at the top of their priority list.
Tuesday morning, Victoria County officials gathered at the courthouse to discuss several topics like completion of repairs to the bridge street annex but the most important topic discussed is how county commissioners are working to appoint a new judge of the county court at law. There are two county courts at law in Victoria and February 28th the position will be vacant for law number one. County judge Donald Pozzi created a committee, comprised of past and present county staff, to interview the 13 applicants vying to fill the spot. From the 13 candidates the committee selected the top 5.
The 5 candidates will be interviewed next Monday during commissioners’ court. The next judge will have many duties including handling misdemeanor violations. Judge Pozzi said they don't know yet if the interviews will be conducted in closed or open session or if a decision will be made on Monday of who the next judge will be. After Tuesday's meeting, commissioner's headed to Austin for the V.G. Young Institute of County Government annual conference to continue learning about county government and legislative issues and changes.
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