Bowie County Precinct 1 Place 1, Justice of the Peace Nancy Talley, now a Republican is seeking her fifth consecutive term in the position in the March 1st Primary election.
“I love serving the citizens of Bowie County, and I want to continue serving them,” Talley said in a prepared statement released Wednesday. “I have lived in Texarkana most of my life, and I have a vested interest in Bowie County. This county is moving forward in a positive direction, and I want to continue to assist in the progress in any way possible.”
Before her tenure as a judge, Talley served on Texarkana, Texas, City Council for 10 years. She also worked for three Bowie County district attorneys and served as an original member of Teen Court. Talley was president of Dixie Youth Baseball and a member of Domestic Violence Prevention’s board. She also formerly served as chairwoman of Texarkana Urban Transit district’s board and as a member of Intergovernmental Advisory Board, along with other boards and commissions.
Since her service as justice of the peace began, Talley has accumulated more than 400 hours in continuing education offered by the state of Texas, and has received various awards throughout the years, including recently the Community Builder Award from the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas presented by Border Lodge 672.
“This community has been a blessing to me and my family throughout the years, she said. “While there are many wonderful things that occur here, there are also trying experiences that happen to citizens on a daily basis. Being blessed isn’t about possessions, but what you can do to help someone who is in need.”