County renominates Wilson to MHMR board

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson will continue to represent Limestone County at the state level in the area of mental health issues. Limestone County commissioners court renominated Wilson at its April 14 meeting to the MHMR Center board of directors, where he has served for several years.
“I think he’s done a good job,” County Judge Daniel Burkeen said, “especially since he serves on the HB 3793 Panel set up by the Legislature to come up with some mental health planning in the future that directly affects the people he deals with in the jail.”
Wilson had positive words about Burkeen, too, in dealing with mental health in Texas.
“I know y’all are aware the judge and I spend a lot of time in Austin, and on the road as well, promoting House Bill 3793,” he told the commissioners. “I can also tell you we are receiving calls to participate in interim hearings in Austin the 22nd and 23rd of this month. We are being pursued and asked to testify and have input on the direction of mental health care in Texas in the future.

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