By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News
After that, it's unclear whether he'll return to military duty overseas and, if so, how the district attorney's duties will be performed in Medina, Uvalde and Real counties.
Kindred declined to answer questions on the subject via email, saying, “I will be happy to speak with you in January after I return from Iraq.”
His brother, Department of Public Safety Trooper Donald Kindred, said Daniel Kindred is “doing great” and “ready to come home,” but didn't dispute reports that the prosecutor-elect's deployment isn't over.
“I really don't know what's going to happen on that,” he said. “He may have to go back.”
“I get asked that question at least half a dozen times a week: ‘What's going to happen if the district attorney who is elected is not available to fulfill the duties?' And my answer is, ‘I don't know,'” said Hackebeil, the district attorney since 1994.
“He simply has to make sure that someone is available to do the job,” Hackebeil said of Kindred.
He said Kindred has reportedly hired an office staff and investigator, but he has not heard of anyone being chosen to fill the long-vacant post of assistant district attorney.
“I do know he will be here Dec. 31 and he will meet with me, and I have every confidence that if he can't be available he'll make sure the office is run in his absence,” said DuBose, who beat Democrat Tom Cate in November in the race to succeed state District Judge Mickey Pennington.
“Right now my main concern is that he gets back here safely,” DuBose, of Uvalde, said last week.
Kindred, who became a lawyer after a 20-year law enforcement