Nancy George Judge of the Year

David Pareya, President of Texas Justice Court Judges Association, left, presented Harrison County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Nancy George, right, with the 2019 Judge of the Year award at the association’s annual conference.

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At their annual conference, the Texas Justice Court Judges Association (JCJ) recently named Harrison County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Nancy George as Judge of the Year for 2019.

“I was very surprised, shocked, but very honored the association presented this award to me,” George said in a recent news release.

George has worked in the justice court since 1987, serving as a court clerk and in 2000 stepping into the role of JP, in place of her mother, Pearl Schnorbus.

“This year’s judge of the year is sweet, crazy and little,” Misty Beaty, chairperson of the JCJ scholarship and awards committee stated. “She is always willing to help. No matter where the help is needed or who may need the help, Nancy is ready.”

“She may be small in stature, but her heart and enthusiasm are as big as Texas,” said JCJ president David Pareya. “Nancy has been a great asset to our association.”

George is a charter member of the Texas Justice Court Justice Association. The association formed in 2002 to serve the educational and legislative need of the justice courts in Texas and she has served as a district director since that time.

George was just re-elected to an additional 2-year term. In addition, she has served on numerous committees with the association and aids with facilitating the numerous seminars provided by JCJ.

The Texas Justice Court Justice Association’s mission is to inspire professional development and ethical leadership in justice court judges and clerks, through high-quality education.

“Our priority is education,” George said. “Our association believes better education, delivered in a cost-effective manner, is the key to improving the image and the quality of Texas Justice Courts.

“By being part of the JCJ, I am helping to improve the court system throughout Texas, which will benefit the citizens of Texas and Harrison County.”