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Longview Council Meets After Facilitation

In a regularly scheduled meeting tonight, the Longview City Council appointed a new mayor pro-tem. Karen Hailey is no longer the Mayor pro-tem of Longview. Without ceremony, the council accepted the councilwoman's resignation from that post, and then voted fellow council member Darryl Williams as Mayor pro-tem.

Hailey will still remain on the council representing her constituents. This was the first meeting since an outside facilitator was hired to help the council work out differences. Many citizens came to see if the council could work together effectively. Some council members say any questions they had were quietly answered tonight.

"The council's had to grow in a lot of ways over the last couple of months, and some positive things like the new Wal-mart on the south side which has been needed and is appreciated by the citizens you see here tonight. I think it shows this council is working together and moving forward with the business of the city in a positive way," said councilman Jay Dean.

The council approved zoning to allow the construction of a third Wal-mart Supercenter, to be built on Longview's south side.

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