New Elgin-area constable appointed Posted in: News County deputy Paula Birran was appointed by the Bastrop County Commissioners Court during last Monday’s meeting as the new Precinct 4 constable. During the May 28 commissioners’ court meeting, County Judge Paul Pape announced the previous constable, Salvador Abreo, would be resigning effective August 2, due to health concerns. To fill the remainder of his term, three candidates submitted their applications. Pape said the commissioners’ court liked Birran’s wide range of law enforcement experience. “We think she’ll make a fine constable for Precinct 4,” Pape said. “We had three good candidates, but the court felt most comfortable with Ms. Birran based on everything ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!