Kilgore, TX — A new city manager was not shy in his first public meeting Tuesday as Scott Sellers proposed a staff change and listened as residents who live outside Kilgore voiced concerns about being annexed.
“I’m not saying we’re against it,” said Terry L. Dunn, one of almost 30 residents off the city’s northeast edge who attended the first of two public hearings on annexing 261 acres along FM 349. “But then, we’re not going to come in on the short end of the stick.”
Like many of the seven or eight speakers Tuesday, Dunn wanted to know how joining Kilgore could benefit them. Many said they raise horses, one woman asking for a grandfather clause to keep doing that after annexation.
Others raised more country comforts such as burning leaves, and about half raised their hands when resident Mark Depaepe asked how many never received a letter informing them of the proposal.
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