by Constable Tim Burch, Denton County, Precinct 4
As those of you who already know me and follow my column, I always begin first and foremost by giving thanks to the Lord Jesus Christ for all the blessings that have been given to me.
Through those blessings, it has provided my wife Candace and I, our friends, family, constituents and my Denton County Precinct 4 family that overwhelmed us with their prayers, support, love and compassion as our family has suffered through the sudden and unexpected devastating loss of both my brother and my brother-in-law. As a result of my recent personal loss, please excuse me for the tardiness of our thank you notes pertaining to our renewal of vows.
By the time you read this article, I hope that everyone has enjoyed a joyful, spiritual and wondrous Holiday season. With that, wishing each and every one of you a belated Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Hanukah, Merry Christmas, & Happy New Year.
During the recent Holidays, my office once again supported all of our convenience stores that unfortunately had to remain open throughout the Holidays, by bringing them complete Holiday meals as they diligently worked to support the community’s needs on the holidays.
Through the generous support of the community, our department was able to adopt six families during the Christmas season and provide them with all the essentials for a very blessed and Merry Christmas, never forgetting the reason for the season.
There have been recent updates to share at I write this article.
We just had our annual Constable Precinct 4 ‘Pigaway’ where one lucky winner guesses the total amount of coins saved through the year and wins the total sum of monies in the piggy bank, with this year’s winner garnering $375 dollars. Our office looks forward to many more entries to the giveaway in the future.
The Precinct 4 Constables office also experienced a rare resignation of one of my deputies, whom was later replaced by former Lake Dallas Police Department Officer Timothy McNicholas. He was selected after over 300 applications were filed for that position. Deputy McNicholas brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the department and I expect a smooth transition moving forward. Welcome, Deputy McNicholas.
Through a recent Constables office sale of real property, it has come to my attention that the average citizen is often not aware of the proper due diligence that is necessary to enable them to purchase property conducted at a Constable’s real property sale.
It is the responsibility of the purchaser whom bids on said property to properly research any possible, liens, deficiencies or other encumbrances to the property prior to bidding. I strongly urge without giving legal advice that one consult their real estate attorney or title company. Additional details can be researched on sales and may be found online at: http://dentoncounty.com/Departments/Sheriff/Sheriffs-Sale/Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspx
In Denton County, it is noticeable that each year there seems to be an increase in organizations that are supporting abused woman and children. Our department fully backs this movement. If you or someone you know is a victim of abuse, contact our office or your local law enforcement agency right away for assistance.
As everyone is well aware this country has new leadership underway, and with due respect to all walks of differing political views, I encourage everyone to come together and support our new administration and unite as a nation rather than divide.
During a time of this social unrest throughout the country and abroad, law enforcement has been targeted by various organizations whom have been misled through their so-called leaders. I pray for healing in this area.
As 2016 has come to end and we open the door for 2017, I was also blessed during the election cycle to have run unopposed in the primary and general elections and accrued over 80,000 votes in the process.
Many thanks go out to everyone who has supported me.
My office continues to operate on a 24/7 basis.
You can contact me directly if you need assistance or have feedback you would like to share: 217 North Oak St., Roanoke, TX 76262. Email: [email protected]. Phone 972-434-3980. You can also visit my political website: www.timburch.com or personal email [email protected].
Thank you and God Bless.