The Skidmore area native started a new job working at the Community Affairs Department for Bee County earlier this month.
“I grew up here,” the new enforcement officer said. He went to Skidmore schools and graduated from Skidmore-Tynan High School in 1968.
After attending a long list of colleges, Stautzenberger went to work for the Bryan Police Department and spent 22 years in uniform before retiring.
Then he and his wife and three children took advantage of the occasion to return to their roots.
Stautzenberger spent almost eight months working as a deputy for Bee County Sheriff Carlos Carrizales Jr. before being hired to replace Johnny Carabajal at the county’s Community Affairs office. Carabajal was recently promoted and now heads the department.
The Stautzenberger family lives just outside of Skidmore.
One of the new enforcement officer’s most important jobs will be tracking down anyone who is dumping anything illegally along rural roads in the county.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.