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Smith County Employee Recognitions

The youthful face of Doraida Alvarado belies the experience she has cultivated in two decades at Smith County.

“It doesn’t even feel like 20 years,” she said.  “The time has gone by so fast.”

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, the Smith County Commissioners Court recognized Ms. Alvarado for her service to the County.

Ms. Alvarado began with the county in 1998 as a tax clerk in the office of the Tax Assessor-Collector.  She worked there three years and then transferred in 2001 to work in the office of Judge Quincy Beavers, Jr., Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1.

“You learn something new every day,” Ms. Alvarado said.  As a deputy court clerk, she is responsible for compiling weekly and monthly reports, processing small claims cases, eviction filings, death certificates, traffic tickets and setting the court’s trial docket.

“I’m grateful to make it to 20 years,” Ms. Alvarado said.  “I’m glad that God has given me good health to continue working, and I pray that God will continue to grant me good health to keep on working.”

When Ms. Alvarado is away from the office, she loves spending time with her two children – an 11-year-old and 18-year-old -- and her husband of 19 years.  She said they are family who loves the game of soccer, and they enjoy that together with an intense passion.

Other Smith County employees recognized this month for their years of service include:

15 Years: Gerald Atchison Jr., Sheriff’s Department.

10 Years: Juan Cordova, Sheriff’s Department

5 Years: Rosie Rogers, 321st District Court; Lora Rhodes, County Clerk; Brandy Craft and Douglas Pruner, Juvenile Services; and Jessica Gray, Sheriff’s Department.

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