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Court names new veteran's officer


COLDSPRING — A new veteran's service office was appointed to serve San Jacinto County Veterans last week by commissioners' court. Dale Everitt was appointed after the court officially accepted the resignation of Veterans Service Officer Gerald Duncan effective Dec. 31. Duncan is retiring to do some traveling with his wife, according to San Jacinto County Judge Fritz Faulkner. Faulkner said the county appreciates all of the hard work Duncan has given the county and the work he has done for the veterans. Everitt said he will continue the current schedule of having the office open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each Tuesday. The office is located in the basement of the San Jacinto County Courthouse. Everitt is a retired deputy chief of the Houston Fire Department and served in the United States Army. He has served three terms as commander of the American Legion Harold G. Davis Post 629, Camilla and is a past member of the Coldspring- Oakhurst Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees. He presently serves as deputy constable of Precinct 1 in San Jacinto County; is serving his second term as first vicecommander of the American Legion Harold G. Davis Post; is a member of the San Jacinto County Historical Commission; serves as a San Jacinto County Emergency Services District (ESD) Board member and is a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Lifetime Committee member. "I feel my experience in the military and serving with the legion has made me aware of the assistance that our veterans need and are entitled to receive," Everitt said, adding, "I have found that through the years of working with all elected officials, treating them with the respect they deserve for their office will benefit those that need to be represented." Other agenda items during the Nov. 25 meeting included the appointment of Jack Lewis King Jr., as a reserve deputy constable for Precinct 3 Constable Sam Houston. King currently works at Waller County. The court approved a motion giving San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers the authority to take two part-time positions in his dispatch office and convert them back into one full-time position. "We've had more openings come up in that office because it's hard for me to find parttime people," Capers said.


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