Smith County Commissioners' Breakfast Gathering Questioned

The Smith County District Attorney's office is looking into a breakfast meeting by county commissioners Monday morning. There is some question that meeting might have violated an open meetings law, however a formal investigation has not been launched.

At the 8 a.m. gathering all four commissioners and county judge Becky Dempsey listened to a presentation by the county agricultural extension service.  Dempsey believes no rules were broken because policy was not discussed and the gathering was informal.

In the future, she says every gathering will be publicized.