OC Commissioners appoint Mike Marion as new Spindletop Center Board of Trustee

Published 12:00 pm Tuesday, April 23, 2019

To The Leader


BEAUMONT, Texas — The Orange County Commissioners Court has appointed Mike Marion to the Spindletop Center Board of Trustee seat vacated by Billy Pruett, who is retiring from the position after 24 years of service.

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Marion to the Orange County Board of Trustee seat vacated by Mr. Pruett,” said Holly Borel, chief executive officer of Spindletop Center. “Mr. Marion has a personal interest in the services provided by Spindletop Center and as an attorney in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, he will bring both personal and professional knowledge and experience to the Board of Trustees.

“I look forward to working with Mr. Marion and seeing where his guidance leads us.”

Marion received a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Lamar University in Beaumont and Orange in 1996. During his tenure at Lamar University, he worked at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office from 1990-2008. There, he worked in the jail, support and criminal investigation divisions.

In 2006 he was appointed chief deputy where he was responsible for 137 employees, the budget, day-to-day operations and all internal investigations.

Marion received a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2006 from South Texas College of Law. He advanced to the position of chief misdemeanor and juvenile prosecutor at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office from 2008-2012.

From 2012-2016 he co-formed Minton Marion Attorneys at Law where he represented individuals in family law, probate and criminal defense cases.

Currently, Marion is assigned as the prosecutor for the 260th District Court for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. He is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Texas District and County Attorney’s Association, and secretary and trustee for the Vidor Independent School District.

Pruett represented Orange County on the Spindletop Center Board of Trustees for 24 years.

“Spindletop Center has been so fortunate to have had Billy Pruett serve more than 24 year on our Board of Trustees representing Orange County and its residents,” said Borel. “Mr. Pruett has been unfailingly supportive over those many years and has contributed significantly to the success of the organization and to ensuring that the individuals, families and communities we serve receive the very best care possible. His leadership will be greatly missed.”

Spindletop Center is a non-profit healthcare organization specializing in behavioral healthcare, intellectual and developmental disabilities and substance use disorders for each stage of life. The Center serves more than 8,000 people annually throughout Jefferson, Hardin, Orange and Chambers counties and has campuses in Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange and Silsbee.