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Judge Kettler was born and raised in Robinson, Texas.
He graduated from Baylor University in 1967 and Baylor Law School in 1970. He worked as a prosecutor in the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office from 1971 to 1974. He has been in private practice of law since that time.
He has served as City Attorney for the City of Robinson from 1977 to 1985. He served on the Robinson Independent School District Board of Trustees from 1994 to 2009.
He was appointed Judge of the City of Beverly Hills Municipal Court in 1997 and served as a Director of the Texas Municipal Courts Association and the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center from 2003 to 2008.
Judge Kettler and his wife Janet have four grown children and two grandchildren.
The mission of the Municipal Court is to provide a neutral, courteous, and fair forum for the trial of all Class C misdemeanor offenses arising under Texas civil and criminal statutes and city ordinances. The judge of this Court is appointed by the City Council of the City of Beverly Hills to preserve, protect, and defend the United States Constitution, the Texas Constitution and the laws of the State of Texas.
Shere Lomosad was appointed by the city council as the municipal court administrator in June 2019. She has been an employee of the City of Beverly Hills for since March of 2016.
Her position administers the non-judicial operations of the court including direct supervision of non-judicial personnel; court-related budget management; and coordination of the Court’s daily administrative affairs.
Develop long-range goals and objectives to improve the court operations. This position conducts ongoing studies to determine and identify needs, organization, systems, and procedures to increase the effectiveness of the Court’s administration. This position reports findings and recommendations for implementation. Recruits, trains and supervises non-judicial Court personnel. Administers personnel policies and procedures as applicable to non-judicial employees. Develops, recommends, and administers the annual budgets for the Court. This includes monitoring revenues and approval of expenditures, and development of the capital development budget reflecting long-term equipment and automation needs of the Court. Serves as liaison between the Presiding Judge, City Attorney/City Prosecutor, local government offices and the public.
Serves as representative of the Court in non-policy public information programs, press releases, and other related media events.
Monitors current, newly adopted, and proposed legislation that may affect the Courts.