Bosque JP1

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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1

          Contact Information

Duties and Responsibilities of the
Justice of the Peace
                                   

 

Honorable Jeff Hightower

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1
P.O. Box 172
Meridian, TX 76665

254-435-2921

 

Justices of the Peace, also known as JP's, are he presiding officers of the Justice court and small claims court. The JP's have jurisdiction over class C misdemeanors, issues arrest and magistrates adult and juvenile Offenders. The JP's also hold inquests upon death.                                            

 

Office Information and Forms

220th District Court

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The Hon. Shaun Carpenter

220th Judicial District Court

Bosque, Comanche & Hamilton Counties

State of Texas

110 South Main, P.O. Box 529

Meridian, TX 76665

Office: 254-435-6626

Email: crtadm220@bosquecounty.us

 

Judge: Shaun Carpenter

Court Coordinator: Linda Meinkowsky

Duties and Responsibilities of the District Judge

The District Judge presides over the 220th Judicial District Court, which is comprised of Bosque, Hamilton and Comanche Counties.
The District Judge hears felony criminal cases, divorces, adoptions and civil (over $5,000).

 

District Attorney

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Adam Sibley, District Attorney

220th Judicial District Attorney

P O Box 368

Meridian, TX 76665

254-435-2994

Duties and Responsibilities of the District Attorney

The District Attorney is the chief prosecuting officer for the 220th Judicial District Court, which is comprised of Bosque, Hamilton and Comanche Counties.
The District Attorney prosecutes felony cases; motion to revoke cases and bond forfeitures.

 

DA Online Discovery Portal (Click link below)

Online Discovery Portal

 

 

 

Justice of the Peace

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The Hon. Jeff Hightower,  Precinct 1

Justice of the Peace Precinct 1

P O Box 172

Meridian, TX 76665
254-435-2921

The Hon. James Zander,  Precinct 2

Justice of the Peace Precinct 2

P O Box 204

Clifton, TX 76634
254-675-8939

Duties and Responsibilities of the Justices of the Peace

Justices of the Peace, also known as JP's, are the presiding officers of the justice court and the small claims court. The JP's have jurisdiction over class C misdemeanors, issues arrest and search warrants and magistrates adult and juvenile offenders.
The JP's also perform marriages and hold inquests upon death.

OCA Appointments and Fees June 2018 JP1

OCA Appointments and Fees February 2019 JP2

Self Help/Legal Resources

County Constable

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Scott Ferguson, Constable Precinct 1

Bosque County Constable Pct 1

P O Box 122

Meridian, TX 76665
254-435-2071

Bryan Prescher, Constable Precinct 2

Bosque County Constable Pct 2

718 South Avenue F - Court Location
PO Box 322

Clifton, TX 76634
254-675-4461

Duties and Responsibilities of the County Constables

The Constable is an authorized peace officer and is the chief process server of the Justice Court. The Constable has state-wide jurisdiction to execute any criminal process, and county-wide to execute any civil process.

County Tax Office

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Arlene Swiney, Tax Assessor / Collector

Bosque County Tax Assessor - Collector

P O Box 346,

Meridian, TX 76665
254-435-2301

Duties and Responsibilities of the County Tax Assessor / Collector

The Tax Assessor/Collector assesses and collects taxes on property in and for the County, and under certain conditions, for other taxing units.
Other responsibilities include vehicle registration, voter registration, calculation of taxes, tax delinquency, and temporary alcoholic beverage license.

Online Information and Services

County Attorney

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Natalie Koehler, County Attorney

 Bosque County Attorneys Office

P O Box 215 / SH 22 & SH 6

Meridian, TX 76665

254-435-2186

Duties and Responsibilities of the County Attorney

The County Attorney is the chief prosecuting officer for the County Court. The County Attorney prosecutes misdemeanor cases, motions to revoke cases and bond forfeitures, as well as collection of hot checks.
The County Attorney is also responsible for the prosecution of juvenile cases and representation for the State in Department of Human Resource cases.

County Attorney Online Discovery Portal (Click link below)

Online Discovery Portal

 

County Treasurer

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Carla Sigler 

Office Information:

110 South Main, Room 120

P O Box 647

Meridian, TX 76665

Phone: 254-435-2382

Duties and Responsibilities of the County Treasurer

The County Treasurer responsibilities include:
Receipt of funds, disbursement of funds, and accounting for funds in custody. The Treasurer receives and disburses cash bonds and is the chief investment officer.

 

County Court at Law

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The Hon. Luke Giesecke

County Court at Law

P O Box 496

Meridian, TX 76665
254-435-2382 - Ext 9

Stacy Artzt - Court Administrator

Duties and Responsibilities of the County Court at Law


The County Court at Law Judge presides over class A & B misdemeanor offenses, Appeals from JP and Municipal Courts, Civil cases $5000 to $200,000 and DFPS, Family Law, Eminent domain/Condemnation, Driver’s License Appeals and Occupational Driver’s License as well as the Juvenile Judge.

County Commissioners

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Marvin "Wick" Wickman, Commissioner Precinct 1

Bosque County Pct 1

P O Box 647

Meridian, TX 76665

Cell: 254-386-7387
Office:254-435-2285

 

Terry Townley, Commissioner Precinct 2

Bosque County Pct 2

P O Box 647

Meridian, TX 76665

Office: 254-797-4242

Larry "Shotgun" Philipp, Commissioner Precinct 3

Bosque County Pct 3

P O Box 647

Meridian, TX 76665

Cell: 254-386-6577
Office: 254-675-8410

 

Ronny Liardon, Commissioner Precinct 4

Bosque County Pct 4

P O Box 647

Meridian, TX 76665


Office: 254-675-8937

 

Duties and Responsibilities of the County Commissioners

The job of the county commissioner calls for hands-on service delivery, as well as policy-making decisions about a variety of important matters.
Four commissioners, each elected from a quarter of the county's population, serve along with the county judge on the commissioners court. The commissioners court is responsible for building and maintaining the roads and bridges of the county. Each commissioner has individual responsibility for the roads in his precinct.

The commissioners court also has the responsibility to adopt the budget and tax rate that is sufficient to fund the personnel, equipment and infrastructure necessary to deliver the services provided by the county. Typically, the commissioners court is responsible for conducting business on behalf of the county, and only the commissioners court can enter into contracts on behalf of the county.

The commissioners court does much more than maintain roads and adopt a budget and a tax rate. County government’s operations are tailored to meet the needs and resources of the community, so the programs overseen by the commissioners court vary from county to county. The commissioners court also determines the number and type of county employees and their compensation, acquires property for rights of way or other public uses, adopts and enforces subdivision regulations, and supervises and controls the county courthouse and other county buildings and facilities.

As with all elected county officials, our commissioners who serve as ex officio road commissioners have ultimate authority over the operations of their office, including the authority to hire and fire personnel and direct their daily activities. The county commissioner also has authority to determine how to use all other resources allocated to the office during the budget process.