New Faces On Abilene City Council

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) - The special city council work session on Monday saw a few changes sweep throughout Abilene's council chambers.

Anthony Williams stepped down after fifteen years of serving on the council. That bumped the vacant seats on the council from one to two, but only for a moment.

Donna Albus was sworn into Place 3, William's former spot on the council. Weldon Hurt was sworn into the vacant Place 4.

The newly full council immediately got down to business, and appointed a new mayor pro-tem, replacing Williams.

Shane Price, who is now the longest-serving member of council, was selected to succeed Williams as mayor pro-tem.

The new council members are both eager to begin work. Says Albus, "I'm only one person, but where the entire community is concerned and involved, what a difference we can make if we all work together."

Hurt is also excited to begin work, saying, "I've looked forward to this moment, looked forward to serving the city for a long time, and it is a really exciting moment. It's like being a kid again before a big game. I'm just ready to get started."

The next council meeting is slated for Thursday, May 25th.

Additionally, the council also voted to hold the runoff election for mayor on June 17th. Early voting takes place June 5th through the 9th, and again on the 12th and 13th. Anthony Williams and Robert Briley are on the ballot for Abilene's next mayor.

The deadline for voter registration is May 18th, and the deadline to request a ballot by mail is June 6th.

For more information, contact the Taylor County Elections Office at 325-674-1216.

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