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New Comanche County Juvenile Bureau Director Appointed

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      Richard McDonald has been selected as the new Comanche County Juvenile Bureau Director, following the resignation of former director, Rick Lowe. McDonald was appointed by Comanche County Associate District Judge C. William Stratton after a diligent search and interviews conducted by the Citizens Advisory Committee.

"I am very excited, privileged, and proud to be back in the office where I began my juvenile justice career," McDonald said. "It is my pleasure to be working with an experienced and knowledgeable staff; one that I have had the pleasure working with for many years. But mostly, I am so very humbled to have received this appointment as Director."  

      McDonald brings a wealth of experience to the position, beginning with his experience as a Probation Officer – Community Service/Restitution Coordinator, where he was hired with Comanche County in 1999. In August 2003, He was chosen for appointment as Superintendent of the Comanche County Regional Juvenile Detention Center. His leadership has guided the facility through several major capital improvements and reaccreditations with the American Correctional Association. McDonald also has extensive experience in juvenile mental health through 10 years in the behavioral health industry, both clinical and management.

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Air Quality - Ozone Watch

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First Ozeone Watch Day of the season called for Friday, July 12.

 

Government entities are requested to modify their work procedures on Friday, Julv 12, 2013.This is
the First Air Quality Alert Day of the Ozone Alert Season, which runs from May to September.

Our region is perilously dose to exceeding federal standards for ozone. There. is great concern over the
air quality
readings to date for the area due to persistent weather conditions of hot temperatures and
little wind
combined with vehicle emissions, petroleum distillate vapors, and solvent fumes. It is
imperative that government
 entities take steps to reduce the ozone level and to set the example for
residents
- or warnings will be disregarded by all.

On Friday government entities are encouraged to help lower the ozone levels, set the example:

  •          DO NOT MOW, USE WEED EATERS OR CHAINSAWS. etc. - Sunlight increases the effect of two- cycle engine emissions on ozone levels .
  •          AVOID USING HYDROCARBONS - l.e. inside/outside paint, wood stains, adhesives, petroleum distillates, solvents, etc. Rule of Thumb: "If it makes your eyes water/nose burn don't use it,"
  •          Turn off the vehicle's air conditioner on morning commutes when it's cooler. Refuel in the early morning hours. Eliminate unnecessary vehicle trips - e.g, save "gopher" trips for another day.
    Drive 60 miles-per-hour, or less, on the
    highways. Turn off engines while stopped for a train or
    during
    other waiting periods. 
   

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