Whitewright votes to keep police chief

WHITEWRIGHT, Tex. An emotional, and heated city council meeting tonight decided the fate of Police Chief Rick Webber. After the motion to fire him failed 3-2, members of the community cheered in celebration.

The meeting was packed, as members filled the chairs, many standing and some even stood outside.

Chief Webber has been with Whitewright police for over ten years.

"We are so excited, I am so excited. Thank you to the city of Whitewright for making this happen," newly elected city council member Traci Barr said.