By MARTHA McCLAIN
Special to the PRESS
The action follows Saturday’s majority vote to upgrade the community’s form of government by almost a two-to-one margin. Final word from the DOJ on the official legality of the charter is expected within 60 days, said City Attorney Jan Cassidy.
A total of 481 people voted for the proposed Home Rule charter, while 266 voted against, according to statistics provided by City Secretary Alma Deckard. The town had been operating as a Type A General –law municipality based on its population level, as stipulated by Texas law. State law allows communities to vote to change their government to Home Rule when they approach the 5,000 population level.
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