When Bowie County Commissioner Tom Whitten, suggested the Court appoint a 5-person financial advisory board, with each member of the Court to pick one member, the appointees from the Commissioners were Denis Washington,Mike Sandefur, Tim Ketchum, and Joe Dike.
Judge Sterling Lacy’s appointee, Larry Davlin, was forced by Texarkana TX City Manager John Whitsen to step down. Davlin works for Texarkana Water Utilities, and Whitsen deemed that a conflict of interest.
Today, Judge Lacy announced his new appointee, local business owner Robert Worthen. The Court approved Worthen unanimously.
After Court, Lacy was approached by board members Joe Dike and Mike Sandefur, who informed him they had already been meeting, and had decided their meetings would be closed sessions.