At 8am this morning January 1, 2017 it became official. There is a new sheriff in town. Ray Scifres was sworn in as the next Hockley County Sheriff. He was joined by all the deputies of the Hockley County Sheriff’s Office at the ceremony.
The Honorable Pat Phelan, District Judge for the 286th Judicial District presided over the ceremony.
Other elected officials who were also sworn in include: Whitey Barnett, County Commissioner; Lance Scott, Constable; Anna Dunn Hord, County Attorney; Kenny Greenlee, Constable; Robert Dalton, Constable; Christopher Dennis, District Attorney; Larry Wood, JP Pct. 4; Debra Bramlett, Tax Assessor Collector.