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Tuesday, December 29, 1998

Hignojos celebrates first birthday

Magdalena Cossett Hignojos celebrated her first birthday Dec. 23.

Friends and family attended the Winnie the Pooh party held in her honor.

Little Magdalena is the daughter of Salvador and April Hignojos of Killeen.

She is the granddaughter of Bob Faulkner and Mr. and Mrs. David Hignojos of Pecos.

Local judge attends seminar

Judge J.T. Marsh was certified at the recent 20 Hour Justice of the Peace Seminar held Dec. 1-4, in Tyler.

The seminar was sponsored by the Texas Justice Court Training Center, headquarters at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. The seminar is one of five held for elected Justices of the Peace so they can fulfill their Continuing Judicial Educatio
n Requirements as set forth in Article 27.005 of the Texas Government Code.

The seminar addressed topics such as judicial ethics, effective communication, traffic laws, inquests, family violence, clerkless courts, ex parte communication, the internet and your court, ruling on negligence cases, probable cause search and arrest wa
rrants, alcohol and tobacco laws, juvenile law: school and criminal issues, evictions, hearsay and deed restrictions.

Williams retires from WTSS

Friends, family and fellow Texas Youth Commission and West Texas State School employees gathered at the Pyote Community Center in Pyote recently to give Superintendent Johnny B. Williams a rousing sendoff for his retirement from TYC after 25 years of ser
vice. A delicious West Texas barbecue was prepared and served by the WTSS Maintenance Department.

WTSS is a secure facility for TYC at Pyote and serves about 230 delinquent male youth from across Texas, ranging in age from 10 to 20 years. It employes over 240 staff.

A number of persons spoke of Williams' service to the Agency, of which the last 12 were spent at WTSS as Superintendent. Those making presentations included TYC Executive Director Steve Robinson, who was joined by retired and former Executive Director Ro
n Jackson of Austin, former TYC Board Chairman Larry F. York of Austin, Dan Humeniuk Superintendent at Brownwood State School, formerly Assistant Superintendent at WTSS, and other local WTSS staff.

A letter of appreciation was read from the Governor of Texas, along with a Resolution plaque from the TYC Board.

Williams' son, Ryan gave his own personal and touching remembrances of his father's years of service, especially at WTSS.

Williams spoke of his fond memories of TYC service and his appreciation for the gathering of so many of his work associates, friends and family. He and his wife, Alice will reside in Monahans.

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