2017-05-19 / Front Page

New mayor Misti Talbert will begin her term Monday

Misti Talbert Misti Talbert Misti Talbert's two-year term as mayor will begin officially on Monday.

The council will meet in a special session Monday at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 405 S. Main St., so Mrs. Talbert and Delana Toups can take the oath of office. Mrs. Talbert, who has held the Place 4 council seat, was unopposed in the May 6 mayoral election. Ms. Toups unseated Place 1 incumbent Chris Harrison.

Also during Monday's special session, the council will select a new mayor pro tem -- the council member who presides over meetings if the mayor is absent. Mrs. Talbert has held that position.

After the special session, the council will hold a workshop session for a discussion with a Texas Department of Transportation representative about U.S. Highway 281 South.

The council will handle regular-session items beginning at 7 p.m. At press time Thursday, tentative agenda items included discussion regarding a request to display fireworks in a yard and a resolution approving Atmos Energy rate changes. The council also will consider filling a vacancy on the library board, discuss a Wi-Fi hot spot lending policy for the library and receive the second-quarter finance report.

The meeting includes a time for public comments.

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