By BRAD KELLAR
Several Hunt County officials will start the new year by starting new terms in office.
A swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday in the courtroom of 196th District Court Judge Steve Tittle.
There will be a few new faces taking the oath, although many of the officials are already in office.
Among the incumbents being sworn-in are 354th Judicial District Court Judge Richard A. “Rick” Beacom, Hunt County District Attorney Noble D. Walker Jr., Hunt County Court at Law No. 2 Judge F. Duncan Thomas, County Attorney Joel David Littlefield and Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks.
Among the individuals taking the oath for the first time are County Tax Assessor-Collector Randy L. Wineinger, County Commissioner Precinct No. 1 Eric Evans and Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 1 Wayne Money, all of whom won election in November.
Returning to an office he once held is County Commissioner Precinct No. 3 Phillip A. Martin.
Also starting new terms will be Constable Precinct No. 1 Terry Jones, Constable Precinct No. 2 Wayne “Doc” Pierce, Constable Precinct No. 3 Don Morrison and Constable Precinct No. 4 Kent Layton.