GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- Commissioners appointed a new justice of the peace Tuesday morning after the current J.P. decided to retire.
Rita Noel will take over the position beginning October 1, after current justice of the peace Larry Ashley retires.
Commissioners approved the appointment in Tuesday's meeting and Noel accepted it.
Noel was voted into office and would have originally started in January.
"Life brings you in different steps and this is my next chapter and I'm really looking forward to it," said Noel.
Larry Ashley's last day in office will be September 30th.