Retired Burnet County Judge Donna Klaeger (center) and Burnet County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Lisa Whitehead (right) swear in Roxanne Nelson as the new Burnet County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace on Nov. 1. The Burnet County Commissioners Court appointed Nelson to the position after Calvin Boyd resigned so he could run for Burnet County sheriff. Nelson served as the Burnet County magistrate before her justice of the peace appointment. Courtesy photo
FROM STAFF REPORTS
BURNET — Burnet County Commissioners have appointed Roxanne Nelson to fill the unexpired term of former Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Calvin Boyd, who resigned to run for sheriff.
Upon accepting the appointment, Nelson resigned her positions as the magistrate for the Burnet County Jail, the indigent defense coordinator for the county and associate judge for the cities of Burnet and Granite Shoals.
Serving as magistrate/indigent coordinator since 2011, Nelson prepared documents and accepted pleas for class C offenses, handled bond paperwork, assisted inmates with indigent claims and worked with mental health officials for inmate referrals.
The commissioners made the appointment Oct. 27. Nelson was sworn in Nov. 1.
The Precinct 1 justice of the peace term goes through 2018.