1st Term Accomplishments

  • In my first term, I averaged expending only 93% of my Commissioners Court approved budget, saving taxpayers over 2.4 millions dollars. I accomplish this through partnership with my senior executive team, making tough decisions with the taxpayer in mind, and leveraging technology to enhance services while controlling or reducing costs.
  • County Clerk Office hours were immediately expanded to taxpayer’s expectation of 8:00 –5:00.
  • The Official Public Records Division introduced instant return of original records to customers at the counter, eliminating the thousands of dollars annually in postage costs.
  • Each year received Department of State Health Services Five Star Exemplary Service Award in our Vital Records Division.
  • Strategically eliminated a number of positions, including management, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars annually- all the while enhancing or expanding services.
  • Established a secondary site to file land records at Precinct 4 Northwest Sub Courthouse in the case of a disaster downtown..
  • Criminal Division implemented electronic notifications of court settings to bondsmen and attorneys. Saving time and postage costs
  • Criminal Division implemented “real time’ court judgements in the courtroom, an innovation among other counties who typically take days to process.
  • Enhanced the effectiveness of our Property Fraud Alert program by partnering with TAD to provide information in their annual appraisal statements mailings. Visit www.propertyfruadalert.com to learn more about this free service.
  • Completed under budget, Phase One to convert over five million film and microfiche files to digital images for simply public access.
  • Our Intranet “THE CYBRARY”  was the recipient of the Texas Association of Counties Best Practice Award. It’s an internal website that improves communication and effectiveness, and provides the framework for duplication by other county departments.
  • Leveraged web technology to make vital records (birth and death) available online utilizing cutting edge security to protect confidentiality and access.
  • Established mandatory cross-training within divisions, encouraged interdepartmental employee shadowing visits and emphasized training opportunities so team members could expand their skill sets.
  • Expanded public Wi-Fi throughout the Old Courthouse for attorneys and courthouse visitors.
  • Leveraged our intranet to reduce our dependence on paper for internal communication to accelerate access to information, achieve departmental consistency in business process and reduce costs.
  • Assumed the role of Registrar of Vital Records for more cities within Tarrant County – eliminating individual cities from the financial burden and enhancing citizen access to their records.
  • Protected historic records dating back to the late 1800s through state of the art preservation techniques.
  • Established the first Tarrant County Clerk social media. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Successfully sponsored legislation to allow governmental entities to electronically file property records at a cost savings to their constituents.

2nd Term Accomplishments

  • In my second term, I averaged expending only 92% of my Commissioners Court approved budget, saving taxpayers over 3.5 millions dollars. I accomplish this through partnership with my senior executive team, making tough decisions with the taxpayer in mind, and leveraging technology to enhance services while controlling or reducing costs.
  • Deployed Secure Attorney Access technology allowing access to cases by way of the web.
  • Collaborated with the District Attorney’s Office to reduce the possible filing of fraudulent land documents..
  • Received approval to increase passport accepting facilities from two locations to four throughout the County
  • Currently partnering with other Texas Counties to develop a Criminal Court Case Management System
  • Implemented a successful paperless process for both Probate courts.
  • Implemented a successful paperless process for the three Civil courts
  • Implemented an electronic notice process reducing postage costs and time to serve notices.
  • Eliminated the use of paper in Mental Health cases- reducing costs while improving efficiency.
  • Completed and signed off on the County Clerk Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity Plan.
  • First in Texas to introduce cutting edge technology of a “SuperSearch” Engine allowing citizens and businesses to browse and request a certified copy from their home or offices.
  • Leveraged technology to increase efficient reporting to the Department of Public Safety.
  • Working in our off-site Records Center, team members inventoried over 20,000 boxes of records to improve public access.
  • Merged separate record divisions together in the Old Courthouse to improve customer service.
  • Introduced an electronic process for non-certified copies to customers reducing postage, paper supplies and providing a more timely service.
  • Collaborated with the Tarrant County Mail Room to utilize the Electronic Certified mail system offered by the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Adopted a best practice Warrant Courtesy Call procedure to assist defendants who are delinquent on agreed payment plans.
  • Improved the Property Fraud Alert service by hyperlinking the document to SuperSearch allowing instant access to the customer.
  • Coordinated process changes with Community Supervision and the Corrections Department to improve collection of probationer’s fines.
  • Co-hosted training sessions with the District Clerk’s Office on the 2018 Criminal e-Filing process mandated by the State Supreme Court.
  • Completed Phase V of preserving historic records as part of a contract awarded in 2015.
  • Increased the number of municipalities who electronically transfer documents to our Land Records division.
  • Became the official Local Registrar for City of Bedford, City of Benbrook, and the City of Keller.