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Cloy, Maness, Riley announce for local offices

Cloy announces for Tyler County Criminal District Attorney

Lou Ann cloyLou Ann Cloy, 1st Assistant Criminal District Attorney, announced that she will be a candidate for the office of Tyler County Criminal District Attorney. Ms. Cloy will be on the ballot in the Republican Primary on March 4, 2014.

Ms. Cloy has been practicing law for over 23 years and has been with the Tyler County Criminal District Attorney's office for almost seven years, she has been 1st Assistant Criminal District Attorney for the last 4 years. She has been handling felony criminal cases for 20 of her 23 years in practice.

Ms. Cloy graduated from Warren High School and she now has a child that attends Warren Elementary.

"I am not running just as a lawyer, but as a mother and a daughter. I want to protect not only my child, but all the children of Tyler County. My mother is over 65 and I want to make sure she is safe, as well as all the other retired persons in Tyler County." Cloy went on to state " I am very protective of my family and being raised here in Tyler County I feel as though the citizens of Tyler County are my extended family and I will protect them with the same aggressiveness. "

"During my campaign I plan to go out into the area communities and meet as many of the citizens that I can. I welcome any invitation to speak at Churches, Civic Organizations or any other groups. I think it is important that I visit with the citizens so that I can find out what their concerns are and answer any questions they may have. "

"I encourage everyone to get out and vote. Our U.S. Soldiers, past and present, have defended this privilege and right with their service and some with their lives. Honor these men and women by voting. If you are voting in the Republican Primary in March and you want a Criminal District Attorney who is Tough on Crime and Fair on Justice then I am asking for your vote."

If you have any questions, would like to have her speak to your group or would like to support Ms. Cloy in her campaign you can contact her at (409) 658-9920, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Michael Maness announces for Justice of the Peace Pct. 2

Michael ManessAs a candidate for J.P. – I seek your vote to serve.

I was born and raised in Southern California and came to Texas after my father transferred to Greenville, Texas. After the USAF, I spent nearly 15 years in Dallas and Fort Worth working my way through school earning a B.A. in counseling and a M.Div.

I have lived in Pct. 2 for 20-plus years while serving as a TDCJ chaplain, during which I earned a D.Min. and retired in 2012.
In our beautiful county, I've been a part of many great organizations, including Woodville's First Baptist Church, the Tyler County Ministerial Alliance, the Woodville Lions Club, Magnolia Lodge #495, Eastern Star Chapter #462, American Legion, Tyler County Art League, and more.

The J.P. determines some Class C Misdemeanors like traffic tickets, provides coroner duties, and marriages, and therein I promise: Law, to be fair and compassionate; Deaths, I'll pray for every death with experience in 5,000+ death/critical illness notifications; Marriage – having worked with clergy in the major denominations and religions, I have an extensive network.
Feeling our churches are the heartbeat of our community, I have rarely passed up an opportunity to learn, including training in Cultural Diversity, Civil Rights, Suicide and Crisis Intervention, Clinical Pastoral Education, Burke Center Mental Health First Aid, Post Trauma Treatment, Advanced Group Crisis Intervention, Prevention of Aggressive Behavior, Organ Donor Counseling, Ethics Training for Counselors, and more. Just love learning how to better serve.

As an author, most of my work is about the heart, hence my website's name, PreciousHeart.net. For the last few years, I've reported and been a "Message in a Bottle" columnist for the award-winning Tyler County Booster.

For more, see www.Maness.info.

Riley announces for Tyler County Pct. 2 Commissioner

Terry RileyTerry W. Riley is announcing his candidacy for commissioner of Tyler County Precinct 2 in the Republican primary. Born to Gladys Riley and the late Pat A. Riley, and raised in Nederland, Terry has lived in Tyler County for the last 30 years. During this time he has operated a family business for 29 years, served as Constable of Precinct 1 for eight years and is currently serving as a Division Captain in the Tyler County Sheriff's Office over courthouse security.

Terry is married to Melissa Riley, daughter of Mike and Margie Minter. Their daughter, Teri Lynn, is currently attending Panola College in Carthage, Texas and their son, Cody, is currently a student at Chester High School.

County Commissioners have a broad range of duties. These duties include maintaining the county roads and strengthening the county infrastructure to create a true foundation for growth. Operating a family business, Terry has the knowledge of fulfilling budgetary and administrative responsibilities. He is not afraid to put in many long hours and get his hands dirty working alongside his fellow employees. As an officer over courthouse security, Terry has assisted in implementing panic buttons in each county office, security cameras throughout the courthouse, county clerk's office and the annex building. He has updated the fire security, fire protection and courtroom procedures handbook. Terry is active in assisting in the purchase of property that will expand the growth of county government. He works under two district judges, the county judge and the Tyler County Sheriff.

Active in the community, Terry is a member of Hillister Assembly of God Church, a board member of the Woodville Lions Club, member of the Chester athletic booster club, advisor and captain for the Chester High School Fishing Club and treasurer of the Local Emergency Preparedness Committee. As a member of these organizations, he has helped to organize many events to help offset costs within the organization. He has made many contacts throughout the State of Texas in all levels of government. Terry knows that knocking on doors and being turned down does not mean you quit just that the next door may hold the answer to the questions you are asking.

"I am willing to work for you, the people of Precinct 2," says Terry Riley. "I will keep you up to date and informed of what is happening in your area."

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