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Connie Sellers, Sandra Hart, Meghan McArthur, Tracy Rupp, Paul Egitto, Renee Benson, Teri Dusold and Teresa Sterling (left to right) were sworn in by Judge Benton Eskew in Bastrop County on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Everyone resides in Bastrop County, except Connie, who resides in Fayette County.  Our thanks to each and every one of… Read more »

THE PERSON BEHIND THE BADGE: KARA RIOS

One definition of a leap of faith is “An acceptance of or a willingness to do something based largely or entirely on one’s faith that it is correct or it will work, despite having little or no evidence or assurance thereof.” Our Person Behind the Badge this month, CASA Kara Rios is no stranger to… Read more »

THE PERSON BEHIND THE BADGE: LISA MORITA

Our person Behind the Badge this month is CASA Lisa Morita. Lisa was raised with her 2 brothers and 2 sisters in Maine, where most of her family still resides. She became a mom at a young age and with sheer determination, positivity and a strong work ethic, did whatever it took to get her… Read more »

THE PERSON BEHIND THE BADGE: MARCUS BRITTON-DAVIS

Our Person Behind the Badge this month is CASA Marcus Britton-Davis, a West Texas native, who found his way (and his roots) to Central Texas. Marcus’ love affair with Central Texas began during high school through his participation in journalism competitions in Austin. He recalls falling in love with the trees, the rainy afternoons and… Read more »

THE PERSON BEHIND THE BADGE: JOHN WRIGHT

Our Person Behind the Badge this month is CASA John Wright who was born, raised and spent 18 years in northeast Arkansas in a town called Pocahontas. During junior year in high school, he attended Arkansas Boys State, an immersive program in civic education organized by the American Legion. John states that his parents never… Read more »

THE PERSON BEHIND THE BADGE: SANDY MEDINA

Our featured Person Behind the Badge this month is Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Sandy Medina. Sandy, who will be celebrating her third year as a CASA in April, originally hails from Galveston, but lived in Austin before settling in Bastrop in 2007. The path to meeting Joe, her husband, sounds like a love story… Read more »

THE PERSON BEHIND THE BADGE: MIKE CANNON

Growing up in West Texas, CASA Volunteer, Mike Cannon, probably never imagined his career in pipeline engineering, operations and management would span 38 years and take him to Oklahoma, California and Louisiana and far-away places like Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Russia and China where he not only worked, but lived. After graduating from Texas A&M University… Read more »

THE PERSON BEHIND THE BADGE: CHARLOTTE HORN

Our CASA Volunteer featured this month, Charlotte Horn, is a 5th generation Austinite, whose great, great, great grandfather owned a bathhouse on Shoal Creek, where a park named for him now resides. Her parents moved to Bastrop County when Charlotte was 16 years old and she graduated from Lexington High School. Charlotte lives in McDade… Read more »

THE PERSON BEHIND THE BADGE: MARY MOODY

This month’s featured CASA Volunteer, Mary Moody, was born and raised in Bastrop, to a care-taker/stay-at-home mom and a millworker dad. Growing up as an only child, and a daddy’s girl, Mary was shy growing up, but always knew she had a giving heart. She later grew out of the shyness. In high school, a… Read more »

THE PERSON BEHIND THE BADGE: JORGE GOMEZ

Our featured CASA Volunteer, Jorge Gomez was born and raised in the South Texas town of Kingsville. One of three children (he claims he is the oldest, smartest and the prettiest!), his family traces back to the King of Spain. After graduating high school, he began contemplating college, but Uncle Sam had other plans for… Read more »