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Montague County Information
As of the 2010 census, the population in Montague County was 19,719. The county was established in 1858 and the county seat is Montague. The largest city is Bowie. The county was named for a soldier in the Mexican American War, Daniel Montague, who was also a surveyor. The total area of the county is 958 square miles.

The area has survived its share of disasters. For example, in 2001, then Governor Rick Perry issued a state of disaster for substantial fires which had ravaged substantial portions of the county. In later interviews, Governor Perry called the fire “the most vicious” he’d ever seen.

In 2009, an historical marker on the Chisholm Trail was unveiled at the site of the former community of Red River Station in Montague County. The five and one-half foot concrete marker is the last of twelve erected in Montague County as part of a joint project of the Texas Lakes Trail and the Montague County Historical Commission to outline the Chisholm Trail.

The area code in use for this county is 940.

Sheriff’s Office
The Sheriff’s office is located at 111 Grand Street (PO Box 127) in Montague, Texas 76251 and the phone number is 940-894-2871.

Sheriff Marshall Thomas and Chief Deputy Chris Hughes lead the law enforcement team in the county. The office of sheriff is a constitutionally created office with duties prescribed by the Texas legislature (Tex. Const. Art. V sec.23). The sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer for the county and is elected every four years. The sheriff has countywide jurisdiction, but in practice, most sheriff’s’ offices concentrate their activities outside city limits where municipal officers cannot operate.

The sheriff is responsible for operating the county jails, investigating crimes, making arrests, enforcing traffic regulations on county roads and maintaining security in both the county and district courts. We patrol more than 900 square miles and are authorized to house more than 100 inmates. We also provide dispatch services for several local and State law enforcement agencies and over 14 local fire departments in the county, as well as our own agency.

They believe in building partnerships with local, state and federal agencies to help solve community problems, maximize taxpayer-funded resources, and increase competence, integrity and professionalism in law enforcement. The agency is open, and citizens are encouraged to communicate problems, issues and concerns with the office.

County Courthouse
The courthouse is located at 101 East Franklin (PO Box 475) in Montague, Texas 76251 and the phone number is (940) 894-2066. This is where county judge, the Honorable Rick Lewis has is office. The judge’s office hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday; however, they close daily from noon until 1pm for lunch. His Administrative Assistant is Valorie Stout and you can reach her via email v.stout@co.montague.tx.us or phone, 940-894-2401.

The 97th District Court Judge is Jack A. McGaughey (judgemcgaughey@gmail.com).

County Jail
The Montague County Detention Center is located at 111 South Grand St in Montague, Texas. The phone number is 940-894-2871. The jail is a 101 bed facility designed as an indirect supervision style correctional facility. The Montague County Detention Center has 22 employees consisting of a Jail Administrator who oversees the Jail and Transport Division. The Jail Division consists of 2 shifts with a Sergeant, Corporal, and Detention Officers whose duties include implementing Jail policy while maintaining a safe.

Visitation hours:
Males Last Name A through M Mondays 2pm to 4pm
6pm to 8pm
Males Last Name N through Z Fridays 2pm to 4pm
6pm to 8pm
Females Wednesday 2pm to 4pm
6pm to 8pm

Each inmate is allowed either two 20-minute visits or one 40-minute visit per week.

Montague 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:Montague County Probation Department
Location:PO Box 478, Montague, Texas, 76251
Montague County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined72
Avg Daily Population70
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Full time payroll16
Full time total employees16
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Other operating expendituresnot applicable
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Year of original constructionnot applicable
Year of major renovation2004
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