Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
Judge Stacy Hackenberg
211 W 6th St
Taylor, Texas 76574
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Phone: (512) 352-4155
Metro Phone:;(512) 365-8922

Justice of the Peace Stacy Hackenberg, Precinct Four

Judge Hackenberg headshotStacy Hackenberg received a Masters Degree at Southern New Hampshire University in Mass Communication, graduating with a 4.0 GPA, in 2016. She received her Bachelor’s of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985 and has a wide variety of work experience including training and database marketing. She was a Girl Scout troop leader for her two daughters for 13 years, worked with their BSA Venturing Crew and helped found the Baden Powell Scouting Association’s 7th Trailblazers group in 2013. During her time as scout volunteer, she was also a volunteer and paid instructor for the American Red Cross, teaching everything from Wilderness First Aid Basics to Babysitting.

She is currently active at United Christian Church, a United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ blended congregation, in Austin. She is former Council Co-Chair for Social Justice (Activism, a strong advocate for LGBT rights and firm believer in the power of education to improve lives. During the 2017 Texas Legislative session and special session, she testified three times against the bathroom bills, twice waiting upwards of 14 hours to have her two minutes to speak. She completed the Pacific School of Religion’s Gender, Sexuality and the Bible Certificate program last year to help further her LGBTQ activism.

She currently resides in Round Rock, TX in a full to bursting multi-generational household: husband Tom, daughters Madeline and Catherine, son-in-law Breylin, housemate Becca, her three dogs and a cat of every kind - indoor, outdoor and indoor/outdoor.

Justice of the Peace

The office of the Justice of the Peace was created by the Constitution. The Justice presides over Criminal Class C Misdemeanors. Class C Misdemeanors include, but are not limited to offenses found in the Traffic Code, Penal Code, Health and Safety Code, Education Code, Parks and Wildlife Code, and the Alcohol & Beverage Code. Civil Justice Court with a jurisdictional limit of $10,000 and a Small Claims Court with a jurisdictional limit of $10,000. In addition the Justice presides over numerous administrative actions, such as appeals on the concealed handgun permits driver license suspensions, peace bonds, illegal lockouts, illegal towing, magistration, and search warrants. The Justice is on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for emergency mental warrants, search warrants, arrest warrants or death inquests.

“The duties of a Justice of the Peace are widely varied, as a Justice of the Peace I become involved with citizens at some of the most sensitive times of their lives, whether sharing in the joy of their marriage, the sadness of losing a loved one, presiding over a civil or a criminal matter, the court has the opportunity to be a positive influence on each life.”

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