Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 5:12 PM

Precinct 3 constable lays out re-election effort

JEFF B. FLINN Managing Editor

Precinct 3 constable lays out re-election effort

Constable Gene Serene has announced his candidacy for re-election as Constable of Precinct 3.

Serene has served as constable in Precinct 3 since being elected in 2014 to complete the unexpired term of former Constable Forres Meadows.

Before being elected constable, Serene served in Bexar County as a deputy constable. During that time, he held the rank of sergeant and captain, and supervised dispatchers, court bailiffs, and reserve deputy constables.

He was recognized as Officer of the Year in two different Bexar County Constable Offices.

Serene received a bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin University and earned his master’s degree from Texas A & M-Kingsville. He is a Texas Master Peace Officer.

Since taking office in 2014, Constable Serene has focused on providing the best possible service to the residents of Precinct 3 and Kendall County. He implemented several programs to benefit the residents of Precinct 3 and Kendall County, launching a Neighborhood Watch Program, which involved patrolling Kendalia, Sisterdale and the individual subdivisions in Precinct 3 to assist the public, deter property crime, and provide traffic enforcement.

Serene also started a Warrant Roundup Program, which involved contacting individuals who had warrants or unpaid traffic citations in order to have those individuals pay their fines. Most of these individuals no longer lived in Kendall County and were located elsewhere in the state of Texas or in other states in the United States.

Since the program has been in effect, Constable Serene has been able to collect more than $12,000 in traffic fines to the benefit of Kendall County.

The constable also provided assistance to the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, Boerne Police Department, Department of Public Safety, and the District Attorney’s Office.

Serene has been supported during his law enforcement career by his wife, Cindy, who is a retired public school teacher who taught for 34 years and has served as a volunteer for 10 years at Fabulous Finds, the resale shop for the Kendall County Women’s Shelter.

The couple has been blessed with two sons and this year celebrated 50 years of marriage. The Serenes have been actively involved since 2007 with the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, where Gene is a S.A.L.E. Director and Cindy serves on the Western Art Committee. Cindy and Gene are members of St. John’s Lutheran Church and believe in “giving back” to the community they live in.

In reflecting back on his 40-year career in law enforcement, Serene said he has been blessed to live in Kendall County and be a part of Kendall County Government. He cherishes the opportunity to protect and serve the residents of Precinct 3 and Kendall County as one of four constables focused on continuing to keep Kendall County a “special place” to live.



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