Owen Burton is a man of few words

by George Garza

Orange County Precinct #2 Commissioner Owen Burton is a big man who is known for his large presence, his white western hat and the pressed blue jeans and western boots. For twelve years, Mr. Burton has proudly served the people of Mauriceville, the people of Commissioner Precinct #2 and everyone in Orange County. Burton is retiring from the Commissioner’s Court bench. His last day as County Commissioner was Wednesday. On Monday of this week, friends, family, workers and associates gathered in the Commissioners’ Courtroom to see him govern during his last meeting of the Court. However, a glitch in the way the public meeting of the Court forced cancellation of the official meeting. But that didn’t prevent those friends from honoring his service to the community.

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