By Roxanne McKnight
Limestone County has only one game warden, Trent Marker, and he makes a point of trying to cover every corner of the county, checking the licenses of hunters and fishermen he encounters.
One of his other duties, however, is speaking to groups about his work, so he was actually in his element recently when he spoke to the Mexia Lions Club.
Marker grew up in Deer Park, near Houston, graduating from high school there in 2003. The population of Deer Park is about 50 percent higher than all of Limestone County – and that’s just fine by him.
“I enjoy the slower lifestyle you get out here and the sense of community you get in the smaller, rural areas,” Marker said.
Before he found his way to Limestone County, however, he went to college at Texas State University, in San Marcos, because a four-year degree is required to become a game warden in Texas.