The Texarkana, Texas, City Council took no action Friday after a specially called closed session to deliberate City Manager John Whitson's job performance.
The council scheduled Friday's special meeting after an hour-long closed session at the end of a regular meeting Monday. Friday's closed session lasted almost two hours.
Neither any council member nor Mayor Bob Bruggeman commented on the discussion. On Tuesday, Bruggeman and Whitson said the meeting would concern Whitson's normal annual evaluation. The only thing unusual about the meeting was its scheduling, Whitson said.
In December 2016, Whitson informed the council that he was putting his Texarkana home on the market and buying a house in the Tulsa, Okla., area, where his daughter and her child live and he will retire. He told the Gazette he did not plan to retire until January 2020.
Whitson, 68, took office in January 2013 at a salary of $146,500 a year. He was town manager of Morrisville, N.C., from 2003 to 2013 and town manager and finance officer of Lewisville, N.C., from 1992 to 2003.