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Tyler area chamber of commerce chairman Bob Westbrook is speaking during public comment at Smith Co. Commissioners Court. #SmithCountyCC
Tuesday July 5, 2016 9:50 Julia Jenaé
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Westbrook is asking the commissioners to pick someone for interim judge with a business background and leadership experience. #SmithCoCC
Tuesday July 5, 2016 9:50 Julia Jenaé
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Former Smith Co. Commissioner David Stein is speaking next. He acknowledges his interest in being selected interim judges #SmithCoCC
Tuesday July 5, 2016 9:50 Julia Jenaé
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Stein reminds the commissioners to be transparent and let the public know how the selection process is going. #SmithCoCC
Tuesday July 5, 2016 9:50 Julia Jenaé
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Stein: To my knowledge, this is the first time Smith Co. has ever had to deal w/ this (choosing an acting county judge mid-term) #SmithCoCC
Tuesday July 5, 2016 9:50 Julia Jenaé
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Per the county attorney, it's up to the 4 commissioners under the TX gov't code to appoint an acting judge. #SmithCoCC
Tuesday July 5, 2016 9:50 Julia Jenaé
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Commish Warr: "This is not a public vetting." He says 9 ppl have come to him showing interest & he has 4 on his short list. #SmithCoCC
Tuesday July 5, 2016 9:50 Julia Jenaé
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The commissioners say they can still take names from the community, they just can't talk to each other about it outside of court. #SmithCoCC
Tuesday July 5, 2016 9:51 Julia Jenaé
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The commissioners say 2014 county judge candidate John Furlow has been suggested, but Furlow has not contacted them himself. #SmithCoCC
Tuesday July 5, 2016 9:51 JuliaJenae7
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Warr: Hopefully we'll put forward a name (for acting judge) that the majority of the citizens will be happy about. #SmithCoCC
Tuesday July 5, 2016 9:54 JuliaJenae7
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Commissioners Court took a break and then began a budget workshop for fiscal year 2017. #SmithCoCC
Tuesday July 5, 2016 10:12 JuliaJenae7
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We're headed back to the newsroom. No decision made today on who will be the acting county judge. Decision expected in 2 wks. #SmithCoCC
Tuesday July 5, 2016 10:13 JuliaJenae7
 
 
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