Sunday, December 9, 2012
Will he stay or will he go?
Will there be a new sherifff in town?
Dimmit County sheriff's resignation uncertain
By John MacCormack - Express-News
CARRIZO SPRINGS — The big question in town is whether Joel Gonzales, recently re-elected as sheriff of Dimmit County, will leave without a fuss. The answer might not come until Monday.
It all began three months ago when Gonzales was charged with the misdemeanor offense of operating an unlicensed security company to provide guard service to energy companies working in the Eagle Ford Shale.
As part of a pre-trial diversion deal struck in October, Gonzales agreed to step down on Dec. 10 from his $39,746-a-year job, effective at year end. His possible resignation appears on Monday's agenda of the Dimmit County Commission meeting.
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