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2013-01-17 / Community News

Lee County Game Warden Set To Retire

Lee County Game Warden, Victor Gonzales, is retiring after serving the state of Texas for 26 ½ years. His last working day is scheduled for January 25th and he will be on extended leave until his retirement date of February 28th.

Gonzales began his career with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on September 1st, 1986, by being appointed as Game Warden Cadet. Upon graduation from the Department’s Training Academy on February 19th, 1987, he was assigned to Galveston County.

Gonzales transferred to Bastrop County in the spring of 1993 when the new position of “river warden” was created. He became one of five wardens that covered the Brazos, Comal, Colorado, Guadalupe and San Marcos river system.

On September 1st, 1996, Gonzales transferred to Lee County, where his assignment included Lake Somerville in Lee, Burleson and Washington County, the Somerville Wildlife Management Area in Burleson and Lee County and patrolling throughout the district (10 counties) when other wardens were on leave or at training sessions.

Looking back, Victor says he’s thankful to all the people across the state that assisted him and others with the difficult task of wildlife enforcement.

He looks forward to attending the community functions he’s missed over the last 26 years andspending time with family and friends.

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