During Monday’s meeting of the Howard County Commissioners Court, it was announced that Connie Shaw, Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2 in Coahoma, has given her notice of resignation. This will be effective June 30, 2020. Shaw’s current term does not expire until December 31, 2022. Howard County Judge Kathryn Wiseman advised that County Commissioners would need to look at appointing someone to fulfill the remainder of her term.
Judge Wiseman advised that she had also received a letter of resignation from Terry Chamness, Emergency Management Coordinator for Howard County. She advised that position would need to be filled quickly.
County Commissioners also discussed the possibility of hiring a part-time jail court coordinator to assist with processing county jail inmates. Judge Wiseman advised that there are people in jail who need to be processed. This includes getting a plea, processing the paperwork, and getting them out of jail. After the discussion which included input from District Judge Timothy Yeats and Municipal Judge Tim Green, Commissioners voted to table the item.