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Red Lick will get interim mayor

Red Lick will get interim mayor

January 11th, 2019 by Gazette Staff in Texarkana News

RED LICK, Texas—Red Lick will have a interim city mayor next

Red Lick Aldermen agreed Thursday to appoint former City Alderman Bob Akin to fill the unexpired term of former Mayor Sheila Kegley.

Kegley, who had served for a previous time as mayor, resigned late last year after moving to live in DeKalb, Texas.

During the city aldermen meeting Thursday, Akin said he had previously served as an alderman himself for 17 years—in addition to serving on a committee which was formed to establish Red Lick as an incorporated city in 1997. Prior to its incorporation, Red Lick had been a community dating back to the 19th century.

Akin, who will start serving as interim mayor at next month's council meeting, will serve out Kegley's unexpired term which lasts through December of

In other business, aldermen agreed to table action regarding Red Lick resident Trey Dickens' complaint about speeding
traffic traveling along Akins Road. Dickens had earlier suggested to the council that they control speeds by constructing speed bumps along the

Aldermen further agreed to take up the request next month, after speaking to Bowie County Precinct 1 Commissioner Tom Whitten about the speed bump placement possibilities.

Aldermen also agreed to a request by City
Secretary Sandy Jackson to have the city dispose of outdated municipal records still being stored in municipal file

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