HEADLINES
JUL 28

(TAYLOR)–THE TAYLOR CITY COUNCIL HAS MADE ITS

SELECTION FOR THE NEW CITY MANAGER. THE COUNCIL

SELECTED ISAAC DUANE TURNER AS THE NEW CITY MANAGER

FOR THE CITY OF TAYLOR. HARTUNG AND ASSOCIATES HAS

BEEN AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO NEGOTIATIONS FOR THE

HIRING PROCESS. TURNER HAS BEEN IN MUNICIPAL SERVICE

FOR 30 YEARS. MOST RECENTLY HE HAS SERVED AS CITY

MANAGER FOR THE CITY OF VENICE, FLORIDA. THE CITY

OF ROCKDALE IS IN THE BEGINNING STAGES OF ITS SEARCH

FOR A NEW CITY MANAGER. FORMER MANAGER KELVIN

KNAUF DEPARTED ROCKDALE IN EARLY JUNE. THE CITY

HIRED RANDY HOLLY AS INTERIM CITY MANAGER. THE

COUNCIL WILL DISCUSS THE VACANCY AND DEVELOP A

LIST OF PREFERRED QUALITIES DURING A SERIES OF BUDGET

MEETINGS THIS WEEK.

(UNDATED)–TXDOT REMINDS THE PUBLIC THAT AS OF

TODAY, THE INTERSECTION OF U-S 77 AND F-M 485 JUST NORTH

OF CAMERON IS NOW A 4 WAY STOP. TXDOT IS INSTALLING

RED BEACONS ON U-S 77 WITH BLINKING STOP SIGNS AND

OTHER SIGNAGE. THE 10 THOUSAND DOLLAR PROJECT CAME

AFTER A TRAFFIC STUDY. THE INTERSECTION HAS BEEN THE

SITE OF A NUMBER OF DEADLY CRASHES OVER THE YEARS.

(UNDATED)–THE BELL COUNTY SHERIFF WAS CLEARED

IN A LAWSUIT THAT CLAIMED HE VIOLATED THE FIRST

AMENDMENT RIGHTS OF 2 OF HIS FORMER DEPUTIES. THE

JUDGE RULED SHERIFF EDDY LANGE DID NOT VIOLATE THE

FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS OF FORMER DEPUTIES CHARLES

GROGAN AND MARY FARLEY. THE LAWSUIT CLAIMED LANGE

DEMOTED THEM BECAUSE THEY SUPPORTED HIS POLITICAL

OPPONENT IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY.

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