Grayson Co. Judge’s newly appointed leadership position in question

Published: Nov. 28, 2022 at 6:39 PM CST
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GRAYSON COUNTY, Texas (KXII) - Grayson County Judge-elect Bruce Dawsey announced Monday his first official action when he takes office next near will be to launch an independent investigation into current county judge Bill Magers’ hiring as director of the North Texas Regional Airport and executive director of the Grayson County Mobility Authority.

“After meeting in a closed door, executive session, the County Commissioners agreed to a $10,000 a month contract with county benefits for Bill Magers,” Dawsey said Monday. “This contract was signed by a RMA member before it was even voted on by the County Commissioners, proving this was somehow planned and discussed before the vote. Mr. Magers also called our two incoming commissioners and informed them that this was going to happen before the vote was actually taken. It is a crime in Texas, for commissioners court, to talk about county business, which will ultimately be discussed in executive session outside of that session.”

When Magers’ hiring was announced last week, he declined to speak, but News 12 did speak with the Vice Chairman of Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority, Randy Hensarling.

“Given his background and experience in management and working on large deals, we thought the future of this airport being great for the county, somebody with this skill set, will be excellent for leading us into the future.”

Magers will also serve as Executive Director of the Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority, a political subdivision to finance, acquire, design, construct, operate, maintain, expand or extend transportation projects.

Dawsey has also called for a legal review into Magers’ hiring.

“There are several laws in our Texas penal code and government code which protect the public from corruption from within our own county governments. I am immediately going to contact the Texas Attorney General to request their assistance to determine whether those laws were violated.”