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Crime Judge rejects Pct. 2 Constable Barrientes Vela’s effort to stay in office

00:45  10 october  2019
00:45  10 october  2019 Source:   mysanantonio.com

Former Precinct 2 constable officially enters sheriff's race

  Former Precinct 2 constable officially enters sheriff's race It's official: former Bexar County Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela has declared her candidacy for sheriff. In September, Vela told KENS 5 she would run for the sheriff position during an interview after her offices were raided by the FBI and Texas Rangers. The announcement triggered her resignation under Texas law.

Bexar County Commissioners on Wednesday named the successor for embattled Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela .

A judge on Monday granted a temporary restraining order against Bexar County sought by Pct . 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela , who is asking the court to

A state district judge has rejected Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela’s legal efforts to stop Bexar County Commissioners Court from replacing her, according to a statement released by the District Attorney’s Office.

a person posing for the camera: Recent controversy surrounding Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela got us wondering, just what does a constable do and is this office necessary? We think voters should decide if they want to keep paying for constables.© Provided by Hearst Newspapers

Recent controversy surrounding Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela got us wondering, just what does a constable do and is this office necessary? We think voters should decide if they want to keep paying for constables.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Backed by her deputy constables, Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela, speaks Tuesday, May 21, 2019  before the Bexar County Commissioners during the citizens' comment period of the commissioners' meeting at the Bexar County Courthouse. Constable Vela has been accused of shaking down residents for cash at a county park on Easter Sunday.© Provided by Hearst Newspapers Backed by her deputy constables, Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela, speaks Tuesday, May 21, 2019 before the Bexar County Commissioners during the citizens' comment period of the commissioners' meeting at the Bexar County Courthouse. Constable Vela has been accused of shaking down residents for cash at a county park on Easter Sunday.

Commissioners have said she triggered a “resign to run” provision of the state constitution by announcing her intent to run for sheriff.

FBI, Texas Rangers investigating former Precinct 2 captain

  FBI, Texas Rangers investigating former Precinct 2 captain A former Bexar County Precinct 2 captain is under investigation by the FBI and Texas Rangers. Marc Garcia has been placed on administrative leave for 30 days and demoted to deputy, newly-appointed Precinct 2 Constable Leticia Vazquez told reporters Thursday.

Bexar County Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela and other top officials from her agency charged the county for expensive hotel rooms, meals Earlier this month, a member of the Defenders was forced to go to Barrientes Vela ' s office in person, even though the records in question consisted

Barrientes Vela , who was in attendance at commissioner' s court for the statement from Wolff, will remain in office as a holdover until her replacement ORIGINAL: Bexar County Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela will be forced out of office after violating the state' s resign-to-run law , a

The Bexar County District Attorney’s Offiice said Judge Martha Tanner considered the arguments and determined her court had no jurisdiction over the claims asserted by Barrientes Vela and dismissed her entire lawsuit.

RELATED: Commissioners name replacement for embattled Pct. 2 constable

Through her lawyer, Barrientes Vela agreed to vacate her office by 8 a.m. Thursday, according to the statement.

Barrientes Vela had filed the petition to prevent the newly-appointed Pct. 2 constable from taking office on the grounds that her statements to the media that she planned to run for Bexar County Sheriff in 2020 did not trigger the “resign to run” provision of the Texas Constitution.

On day one, housecleaning already underway at Precinct 2 constable’s office

  On day one, housecleaning already underway at Precinct 2 constable’s office Newly appointed Constable Leticia Vazquez began cleaning house on her first day on the job Thursday, but said she did not know how deep staff changes in the office need to go. Vazquez swore in a new chief deputy, Leo Horton, as her first major administrative action since assuming office early Thursday, replacing former Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela, whose nearly three years in office has been marred with personnel problems, confrontations with other elected officials and allegations of improper collection of fines and security fees. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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Constable Barrientes Vela spoke to KENS 5 late Monday morning. She said she was not officially notified of the investigation and she believes she is At this point, no one has been arrested, no has been indicted and no one has been convicted. She has the constitutional right to stay in office until

A hearing had been scheduled for Friday on a temporary restraining order, but has been canceled since the order has been dissolved, the District Attorney’s Office statement said. The statement said the office would not comment on the court’s ruling, citing a pending criminal investigation of Barrientes Vela’s actions while in office.

a group of people standing in a military uniform: Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela, right, waits for her deputies to line up Tuesday, May 21, 2019  before speaking to the Bexar County Commissioners during the citizens' comment period of the commissioners meeting at the Bexar County Courthouse. Constable Vela has been accused of shaking down residents for cash at a county park on Easter Sunday.© Provided by Hearst Newspapers Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela, right, waits for her deputies to line up Tuesday, May 21, 2019 before speaking to the Bexar County Commissioners during the citizens' comment period of the commissioners meeting at the Bexar County Courthouse. Constable Vela has been accused of shaking down residents for cash at a county park on Easter Sunday.

EDITORIAL: Office of constable no longer needed

The action now allows Bexar County Commissioners to move forward with the investiture of Leticia Vazquez as the new constable.

Police: Body found along North Freeway feeder near Spring

  Police: Body found along North Freeway feeder near Spring Deputies are investigating the discovery of a body along the North Freeway feeder road Wednesday morning. The body was found along the northbound feeder road just north of North Vista, near FM 1960, according to the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office. Investigators are still working to determine how the person died, Constable Mark Herman said.Photos from the scene show a small backhoe on the side of the feeder road and several squad cars.As of 9:15 a.m., all northbound feeder lanes and the FM 1960 exit ramp are closed as detectives work.Jay R. Jordan covers breaking news in the Houston area.

Current Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela has repeatedly claimed publicly, including in a Facebook post announcing her inauguration, that she is the county' s first female constable . Additionally, Precinct 2 law enforcement personnel now wear uniforms that read "Making History 2017

Michelle Barrientes Vela says she will continue to serve in her role as constable , despite officials already searching for an interim replacement. County Judge Nelson Wolff on Wednesday announced that the county would begin taking applications for Vela ' s seat and that commissioners would appoint

Scott Huddleston covers Bexar County government and the Alamo for the San Antonio Express-News. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | [email protected] | Twitter: @shuddlestonSA

a group of people standing around a table: Leticia Vasquez, right, one of five candidates interviewed by Bexar County Commissioners to select a successor to serve as interim constable in place of Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela, talks with Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff after being selected by the Commissioners Court for the position at the Bexar County Courthouse on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.© Provided by Hearst Newspapers

Leticia Vasquez, right, one of five candidates interviewed by Bexar County Commissioners to select a successor to serve as interim constable in place of Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela, talks with Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff after being selected by the Commissioners Court for the position at the Bexar County Courthouse on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

a group of people sitting at a table using a laptop computer: Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, second from right, questions an applicant while seated with County Commissioners Chico Rodriguez, from left, Justin Rodriguez and Kevin Wolff to select a successor to serve as interim constable in place of Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela at the Bexar County Courthouse on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.© Provided by Hearst Newspapers

Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, second from right, questions an applicant while seated with County Commissioners Chico Rodriguez, from left, Justin Rodriguez and Kevin Wolff to select a successor to serve as interim constable in place of Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela at the Bexar County Courthouse on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

Police: Intoxicated mother plows into Spring home with two children in car .
A Houston mother of two is facing a state jail felony charge after police said she was driving drunk with her two children and crashed her car into a Spring residence. © Harris County Constable Precinct 4.Janet Perez was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated with child passengers.Janet Perez's two children, ages ten and six, were unsecured in her vehicle when she crashed into a home located in the 5500 block of Birchgate Drive in Spring on Oct. 5, according to a release from Harris County Constable Precinct 4. Perez was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated with child passengers.

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