Mayor of Winona resigns, special council meeting set for Thursday
POSTED: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 1:59pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 11:18am
Winona, Texas (KETK) — According to the City of Winona, Dede Stroud has resigned from her position as mayor.
Officials tell KETK Stroud met with a city council member on Monday and handed them a short letter of resignation along with her city hall keys and iPad issued to her by the city.
Mayor Pro-Tem Earl Brown will fill Stroud's spot until further notice.
Stroud was elected to the position of mayor on May 10, 2014, defeating incumbent Rusty Smith by 81 votes.
Since September 2013, Winona has racked up a debt of over $350,000, according to the city's financial audit.
Officials have also confirmed there will be a special council meeting held Thursday at 6:30 p.m., concerning the abrupt resignation and the future of the city.