Popular West Texas sheriff ready to take on terrorists
from Midland Reporter-Telegram
When Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter warned recently on national morning television that Muslim terrorists were sneaking in from Mexico and that he was ready to overcome them, most hometown folks took it in stride. Now in his 30th year in office, Painter represents what outsiders may imagine as the prototypical West Texas lawman: A towering figure in boots and a white Tony Lama hat. He is folksy in conversation and polite to old ladies — and he pulls no punches with his opinions.
7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063