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Karnes County Information
The county was settled in 1854, and the population estimated at 14,824 as of the 2010 census. The county seat is Karnes City and Kenedy is the largest community. The total area of the county is 754 square miles. The county is named for Henry Karnes, a soldier in the Texas Revolution.

The area codes in use for this county are 361 and 830.

Sheriff’s Office
The Karnes County Sheriff’s office is located at 500 E Wall St, Karnes City, TX 78118, and the phone number is (830) 780-3931. The Sheriff is Dwayne Villanueva.

Sheriff Villanueva fulfils many duties including:

  • Serves as a licensed peace officer
  • Manages and operates the county jail.
  • Provides security for the courts.
  • Serves warrants and civil papers.
  • Regulates bail bondsmen in counties with no bail bond board.

    County Courthouse
    The Honorable Walter R. Long, Jr.is the county judge and his office is the courthouse at 210 W. Calvert, Suite 160, Karnes City, Texas 78118. His phone number is 830-780-3732.

    As county judge, Honorable White’s duties include:

  • Presiding officer of the Commissioners Court.
  • Represents the county in many administrative functions.
  • Serves as budget officer
  • Most have broad judicial duties, such as presiding over misdemeanor criminal and small civil cases, probate matters and appeals from the Justice of the Peace Court.
  • Serves as head of emergency management.

    The 81st district court is under the oversight of Judge Donna S. Rayes. Her office is at 1 Courthouse Circle Drive, Suite 206 in Jourdanton, TX 78026. Her phone number is 830-769-3750. Judge Russell Wilson serves the 218th district court and his phone number is 830-769-3750.

    County Jail
    The detention center address and phone are: 810 Commerce Street Karnes City, TX, 78118 and (830) 780-3525.

    Visitation information follows:
    Visitation is available Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 8 am and 5 p.m. Although we make every attempt to accommodate such visits they are subject to availability of the Visitation Room and the security requirements of the facility.

    Detainees are allotted one hour for visitation. More time may be authorized by the Warden for family members traveling significant distances dependent upon the number of visitors and staff availability. A maximum of two adults and 2 children may visit at any one time. This regulation will be interpreted flexibly and is subject to exceptions.

    To ensure adequate time to process visitors through security, all visitors must arrive 60 minutes prior to the end of visitation time.

    Karnes County Probation Department
    Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
    Office:Karnes County Probation Department
    Location:115 North Market Street, Karnes, Texas, 78118
  • Karnes County Jail Statistics
    Number of Persons Confined12
    Avg Daily Population10
    Name of new facilitynot applicable
    Full time payroll18
    Full time total employees18
    Total salaries and wagesnot applicable
    Other operating expendituresnot applicable
    Total construction costs0
    Equipment, furnishings, etc0
    Year of original construction1980
    Year of major renovationnot applicable
    Name of new facilitynot applicable


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