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Powell hired as Midland ISD general counsel

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Lubbock County's District Attorney has a job lined up for after election day.

Matt Powell will join Midland ISD as its General Counsel, effective November 5. He'll be responsible for providing direct legal advice and representing the board of trustees, superintendent and administrative staff.

School Board President Rick Davis said Powell will be key in supporting the district's "lone star governance" work. Governor Rick Perry appointed Powell Lubbock County DA in 2005. He won election the next year. His term was supposed to end new years day. Powell's tried 29 murder cases, including four capital cases.

Assistant DA "Kay" Sunshine Stanek is the only candidate on the November ballot to replace him.

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