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Upshur Co. commissioners consider interim judge

GILMER, TX (KLTV) - The Upshur County Commissioners court opened with a long agenda Friday morning.

The first order of business was finding a new interim judge for the county. The county has to have a judge in place before work on the budget can begin.

At this time, the commissioners are in a closed executive meeting looking over all seven applicants for interim judge and are hoping to have a decision in about an hour.

Earlier the commissioners discussed paying some $13-thousand worth of attorney's fees for defending the county commissioners on the Official Oppression charges.

None of the four commissioners could come to a final decision on this and in the end the vote was split 2/2. It was put aside to be considered after the interim judge has been voted in. will have more updates on this story throughout the day.

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