KAUFMAN COUNTY, Texas — Rhitt Jackson, the newly appointed Kaufman County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace, was sworn in this morning, January 28, 2020, during a commissioners' court meeting.

Kaufman County Judge Hal Richards swore in Jackson to replace the recently vacated seat of longtime Justice of the Peace Mike Smith.

Smith, who served 13 years at the post, resigned earlier this month to assume the role as the full-time municipal court judge in the City of Terrell.