A Texas County associate commissioner will retire effective April 28.
Doyle Heiney, District II commissioner, announced in a letter that he is stepping down from the post he was first elected in 2016. He was re-elected in 2020. His term expires Dec. 31, 2024. He is a Republican.
“I have enjoyed serving the citizens of our county. I am honored to have had this opportunity and look forward to continuing my part to assist the new commissioner,” he wrote.
The Texas County Republican Central Committee announced it would hold a closed meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the Houston Lions Club Den on North U.S. 63 to interview persons interested in the job, said party chair Terry Brown. The committee will then make a recommendation to Gov. Mike Parson, who makes the appointment.
The other members of county commission are presiding commissioner Scott Long and District I commissioner John Casey, both Republicans.