Mayor steps down in Tom Bean

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

TOM BEAN, Tex. -- The City of Tom Bean has a new mayor after Tom Wilthers resigned at Monday night’s city council meeting.

Wilthers said at his resignation that he works for the Ector Independent School District and could not devote himself to the job of mayor on a full-time basis.

Mayor pro tem Sherry Howard will be filling in for Wilthers until a May election.

Howard says she hopes to fill the position as well as Wilthers did and looks forward to leading the town.

"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Tom for the last five years, since I’ve been on the council and he's been a great mentor for me and a good leader. I'm looking forward to following in his footsteps," Howard says.

Howard did not say if she will run for the position in May, saying she still has a few months to decide.


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  • by Anonymous Location: tom bean on Jan 16, 2008 at 07:21 PM
    Speed trap, yes it is almost every time i go through there, (I live there) they have someone stopped. 9 cops for 988 people. gees, i guess this must be a rough town, and i just dont know it. Everyone i have met is great. And i have lived there all my life.
  • by Citizen on Jan 16, 2008 at 08:58 AM
    Maybe a new mayor will stop Tom Bean from being a speed trap for all it's cowboy cops they have.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 16, 2008 at 05:28 AM
    now why can't the mayor of southmayd follow in his footsteps.. Step down Pepe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by ra Location: tx on Jan 15, 2008 at 05:33 PM
    My husband served as a councilman and mayor in a town the similar size of Tom Bean. He also worked in a school district. It is a difficult and thankless job. He resigned before his term was up. Good luck to the former mayor and the new mayor.
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