Hernandez named to Executive Jail Board

By Megan Wehring

HAYS COUNTY — Lieutenant Erica Hernandez was selected to the Executive Board of the Texas Jail Association (TJA). 

Erica Hernandez

The TJA was formed on June 4, 1986, in Austin to provide a distinct and unified voice for corrections officers working in local jails. 

Membership is comprised of Jail Administrators, Corrections Officers, Sheriffs, Support Staff and other interested parties of the corrections profession in Texas.

Lieutenant Hernandez has served the Hays County Sheriff’s Office for over 22 years and is currently assigned to Support Services. 

 “I am excited to be given this new opportunity,” Hernandez said. “[I am] looking forward to this new endeavor. I am very humbled and thankful to our agency, my chain of command and Sheriff Cutler for their support.”

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Megan Navarro (Wehring) graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. In June 2020, she started a summer internship at the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch through the Dow Jones News Fund and Texas Press Association. She then earned her way to a reporter position later that summer and now, she serves as the editor of the newspaper. Working for a small publication, Navarro wears multiple hats. She has various responsibilities including managing a team of reporters, making editorial decisions, overseeing social media posts, fact checking, writing her own articles and more. Navarro has a heart for storytelling and she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are important to the community.

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