No Response On Calling Special Election

From The Governor

2013 TEAGUE HIGH SCHOOL graduates threw their caps in the air in celebration at the conclusion of Commencement Exercises held at Lion Stadium on Friday, June 7, 2013. The speeches were inspiring and bleachers were filled to capacity with excited family members and friends of the new graduates.

No response has been received from several requests sent to Governor Rick Perry concerning the city?s need to call a special election to fill two vacancies on the Teague City Council.

Council members authorized the Austin law firm of Allen Bojorquz and Associates to submit the request during action on April 16th. Council members were unable to get the two vacant council seats on the May 11th election. Texas local government code requires an election be held if two or more vacancies on the governing body exist at the same time.

The vacancies occurred following the resignations of David Huffman and then Garlan Steed.

Council members may have to petition to County Commissioner?s Court to call a special election of the city if no word comes back from the Governor?s office. By law, the city council must have four council members present before they can vote on the city?s tax rate, which must be in place before the new fiscal year begins on October 1, 2013.

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