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March 22, 2013

Runway lighting project moved along by council

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Mayor Pro Tem Margaret Hill Colton abstained from the vote and the remaining six council members voted to approve the request.

In other business, council members voted to:

• Reappoint Robert Watson as municipal court judge and Dr. Tom Tarkenton as the city's health authority.

• Reappoint Jim Irwin, Bill Eubanks, and Ed Weir to new airport advisory board terms expiring in 2015.

• Appoint Mike McConnell to the airport advisory board seat previously held by Pat Moe.

• Reappoint Virgil Youngblood, Larry Kauffman, Clif Wright, and Michael Eubank to new board of adjustment terms expiring in 2015.

• Reappoint Darlene Garrett, Nelda Glover, and Elizabeth O'Quin to new library advisory board terms expiring in 2016.

• Appoint Gayle Manskey and Jeri Calcote to unexpired library advisory board terms expiring in 2014 and 2016, respectively.

• Reappoint Rick Ashley, Mandy Edwards, Sharlet Evans, and Kathy Boswell to new parks and recreation advisory board terms expiring in 2015.

• Accept, with regrets, Jackie Harvey's resignation from the parks and recreation advisory board with no recommendation for his replacement.

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  • Nomination deadline nears for Farm Service Agency county committees

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  • Keffer complaint leads to lobbyist's fine

    (AP) – The Texas Ethics Commission on Monday ordered Michael Quinn Sullivan, leader of the conservative advocacy group Empower Texans, to pay a $10,000 fine for failing to register as a lobbyist in 2010 and 2011.

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  • Public meeting for new state park Aug. 7

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