The Washington County Precinct 2 Constable’s Office has a new reserve deputy.
County Commissioners at their meeting today (Tuesday) approved the appointment of James “Jay” Huffty to the position, a non-paid position within the county and with the constable’s office.
Precinct 2 Constable George “Trey” Holleway III said the position is meant to bolster Brenham ISD’s law enforcement presence.
Huffty, who has been Brenham ISD’s director of safety and security since July, holds an active peace officer’s license from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Prior to coming to Brenham, he served as the director of safety and security for New Braunfels ISD and was a reserve deputy constable for the Comal County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office.
Huffty called this “a fantastic opportunity” to continue efforts to improve safety and security at Brenham ISD campuses.
The constable’s office will use $1,631 from its existing budget to cover the cost of gear needed to properly equip Huffty, including a uniform, badge, body camera and pepper gun.
Also at today’s meeting, the court:
- Accepted a donation of $110,815 from GeoSouthern Operating II, LLC. The donation is for road reconstruction to repair damages to Old Gay Hill Road in Precinct 3.
- Approved a final plat of Fork in the Road Meadows, a residential subdivision of 12 tracts totaling 27.89 acres at Harge Road in Precinct 3 and Eberhardt Road in Precinct 4.
- Authorized the county engineer to seek sealed competitive bids for culverts and tires for 2023. Bids will be opened on December 12th at 9 a.m. and will be awarded on December 13th during commissioners court.
- Canvassed votes for the November 8th general election.
- Discussed a formal notice for a two-inch road bore for a one-inch service water line by PGMS at 1093 Geers Road in Precinct 3.
- Heard monthly reports from the information technology department, emergency management coordinator, county and district clerks, justices of the peace, auditor, tax assessor-collector, treasurer, constables and elections department.