Van Alstyne city manager resigns

VAN ALSTYNE, Tex. (KXII) -- City officials tell us Van Alstyne City Manager Frank Baker turned in his resignation on Thursday.

A special meeting was called Sunday to discuss his dismissal. The council deliberated for almost two hours, and then unanimously voted to accept his resignation.

Baker has been the city manager since 2012.

Residents we spoke with said they're looking forward to what they hope is positive change in the city.

"There's been so much resistance to getting business permits," said resident Kaaren Teuber. "So we have a bad reputation. We've got to improve the reputation and I'm really looking forward because I love this little town."

Baker was also the acting fire chief, a position that is also now open.

The council said they'll be considering all the options and discussing an interim city manager at their next council meeting on Oct. 10.

KXII has reached out to Baker for comment but has not heard back.

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