PALESTINE—Anderson County Criminal District Attorney Doug Lowe has announced he has landed a new job. Working part-time at his new employment, Lowe said he would begin full-time employment after he leaves office at the end of this year.
Allyson Mitchell defeated Lowe in the Republican Primary held in March. With no other opponents, Mitchell will take office at the beginning of 2015.
“I had put in several applications around the Tyler area, you know, I’ve prosecuted a few people around here so I felt it would be better to work outside of Anderson County, and I had a job interview on Wednesday,” Lowe said during an interview with The Dogwood Tale. “On my way to the McDonald’s on Broadway in Tyler for my first interview of the day, I passed the Time Out Gentlemen’s Club and thought I’d give it a try if they were hiring,” Lowe explained.
They were and Lowe began his new job on Friday night.
“I’ll admit, it’s an interesting job and I wasn’t really looking forward to the body wax, but fortunately I already had a pair of high heels which I wore every year in the ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ event to raise money for the Anderson County Crisis Center,” Lowe said, an event in which he plans to continue to take part.
“I’m not proud of some of the things I’ve had to do since starting my new job, but each table dance earns me anywhere from $20 to $100 and the customers are very generous,” Lowe said. Lowe giggled when he told us, “They hand over more cash as they become more intoxicated throughout the night, and even better, unlike political contributions, this cash isn’t reportable.”
Lowe said he was unsure how long he would stay employed at the night club. “I don’t know how long I’ll stay, but for now the money is good, but it’s much harder work than standing in a courtroom,” Lowe said. “My legs are sore every night, but I work a 12 hour shift and when you drop it like it’s hot enough times, you’re getting a hell of a work out.”
The opportunities continue to flood in for Lowe as Steve Presley, an avid supporter of the Texas State Railroad and Palestine district 6 councilman, has approached Lowe with an idea for an advertising opportunity with the Texas State Railroad. “We’re willing to give Doug an outfit so he can advertise the ride of a lifetime,” Presley said while marking TSRR advertising graffiti on the wall of the Time Out restroom. Lowe seemed optimistic about working with the railroad. “I was really convinced when Steve slipped a $10 bill into my shorts,” Lowe said. “He definitely drives a hard bargain.”
Lowe indicated that he will be working at Time Out on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through the end of the year when he will start a full-time schedule.