A longtime East Texas mayor and civil leader has passed away in Hallsville.
Tapley Bynum Tex Hatley III held the position of Mayor in Hallsville for 36 years, from 1971 to 2007. The WWII Navy Veteran is credited with bringing numerous businesses to Hallsville and helping the community prosper over the past decade.
Hatley died Tuesday at the age of 81. He will be laid to rest Friday at Hallsville cemetery.
Bob Hallmark firstname.lastname@example.org