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County judge in consideration for ATCOG position

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Hopkins County Judge Chris Brown will be recommended to the Ark-Tex Council of Governments Board of Directors later this month to fill the position of executive director, a job held for many years by L.D Williamson.
    Williamson will be retiring from the top spot with ATCOG to seek election as Red River County judge.
    The meeting, in which Brown will be recommended for the job, is set for Thursday, Oct. 31, in Omaha. It was originally scheduled as a meeting for the executive committee, but was changed to a full board of directors meeting, which could pave the way for the board to approve Brown’s appointment.
    Brown said Thursday morning that, at this point, he is being considered for appointment as executive director of Ark-Tex Council of Governments and a final decision has not been made by the board of directors.
    Ark-Tex COG serves Bowie, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Morris, Red River and Titus counties in Texas and Miller County in Arkansas. The largest cities in the Ark-Tex region include Texarkana, Paris, Sulphur Springs, Mount Pleasant, Atlanta and Texarkana, Ark.
    Brown is at the mid-point of his first term as Hopkins County judge and has been instrumental in helping the county commissioners court take steps to call a $16 million bond election to build a new county jail.
    If Brown receives the appointment, the Texas Constitution says the Hopkins County Commissioners Court shall appoint someone to fill the office until the next election.




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