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ETX mayor resigns unexpectedly


An East Texas mayor surprised residents with an unexpected resignation.

Big Sandy Mayor Wayne Weese announced his resignation Tuesday evening at the city council meeting. He is in his second term and has more than a year left.

Mayor Weese is also a director on the Big Sandy Community Development Corporation. He told us serving as mayor while working a full time job has been difficult, which ultimately led to his decision to resign.

"See, I work full time you know; I'm not retired and that's part of the issue. If I was retired or independently wealthy I would stay right here," said Mayor Weese.  

Mayor Weese said he enjoyed his position as well as serving on city council before becoming mayor. He said there was no other reason for his resignation other than time.

"He's always been accessible, reasonable and fair and he takes care of business. He doesn't put things off and we're just concerned that he's leaving, "said Big Sandy resident Sue Jones.

Mayor Weese told us he will continue to serve as mayor until after the election.

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