The Saint Jo City Council canceled its March 18 evening meeting and moved its discussion about the mayor’s position to an unusual Sunday evening session at 5 p.m.
An agenda for this called session was posted at 4:30 p.m. on March 17 and includes all the items listed on the previous agenda for Friday night.
The agenda list citizen comments followed by a notice of executive session in accordance with Texas Government Code, chapter 551:
A. Section 551.071 Attorney Consult – Consultation with attorney on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with the Texas Open Meetings Act regarding resignation of the mayor or council member and the appointment of replacements and roles and duties of the mayor and city council.
B. Section 551.074 Personnel Matters – deliberate the appointment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer, re: Mayor.
The council will reconvene into open session and take any action, if any, on matters discussed in executive session.
There will be discussion and possible action to accept resignation letter from Tom Weger resigning his position as mayor of the City of Saint Jo.
Discussion and possible action to appoint an individual to serve as mayor and possible action to appoint an individual to serve as a council member.
Volunteers make Thanksgiving merry with free community meals
There were 328 meals served at the community dinner including delivery, take-out and in-house. Coordinator Judy Broker thanked the volunteers and donors who provided nine hams and 15 turkeys along with the bakers of sides and desserts and those who delivered all the free meals. Pictured above volunteers fill meal plates for delivery to area residents.
Drug cases dominate grand jury list
The staff of the 97th District Attorney’s office released the following indictments from the recent November session of the Montague County Grand Jury.
Christopher Lemon, 21, Montague, indicted for tampering or fabricating evidence from a Nov. 18, 2022 complaint, $15,000 bond.
Zacchaeus Jones, 31, Ennis, possession of a controlled substance 4-400 grams, July 25 complaint, $25,000 bond.
James Marley, 47, Bowie, failure to register as a sex offender, May 20 complaint, $15,000 bond.
Jose Ramirez-Oretega, 46, Holliday, driving while intoxicated third or more, Sept. 9 complaint, no bond stated, in custody.
Robert Watkins, 44, Bowie, possession of a controlled substance under one gram, June 9 complaint, $1,500 bond.
Terry Wages, 55, Bridgeport, two charges for prohibited substance and manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance 4-200 grams, Jan. 8 complaint, $50,000 in bonds.
A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Routine business for commissioners on Monday
By BARBARA GREEN
Members of the Montague County Commissioners Court met for a brief agenda of business on Monday as the county moves into the final month of the year.
The date for the last December meeting was moved from Dec. 25 to Dec. 26 due to the Christmas holiday.
A joint resolution was accepted for the county to conduct the Democratic and Republican Party primaries on March 5, 2024 and the runoffs on May 28, 2024.
Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.
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