James Petty Flynt, Sheriff of Runnels County 1908-1914; 1920-1924. Elected at age 30. Last man to hold combined post of Tax Collector- Sheriff in County. His activities as law officer included Texas Ranger Service in World Wars I and II. He was elected Secretary-Treasurer of Runnels County Fair Association at its organization in 1911. He also served with the State Game Department from 1924 to 1940. In 1899 he married Carrie Jane Patterson. They had 7 children.