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2011-08-04 / Front Page

City Council Hires Two Police Officers

And Two Public Works Employees

Last Monday night, the Lexington City Council met in special session to take care of some needed housekeeping, the most important being the hiring of two new police officers and two public works employees.

Police Chief Jerry Bowden, on behalf of himself and the hiring committee, presented two applicants to the City Council, Clarence Dexter Yarbrough from Round Rock and Matt Lumpkin from Port Neches. The Hiring Committee was made up of Chief Bowden, City Council members William Langehennig and Opal Lewis, and City Secretary Pam Cox.

Yarbrough has been in law enforcement for 13 years, including some time serving as an interim police chief and a criminal investigator. He will serve as Captain of the Lexington Police Department and he will relocate to Lexington.

Lumpkin is a recent graduate of the police academy, but has several hundred hours of patrolling experience with other departments. He was recently sworn in as a commissioned reserve officer with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. He and his family will also be relocating to Lexington.

They will both be sworn in Friday morning at 10:30 a.m.

The City Council also hired two Public Works employees. Floyd Lovings, from Giddings has had 20 years experience with Bluebonnet Electric, giving him the electrical experience this job requires. Tim Walch from Lexington was also hired.

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