In wake of complaints, Van Alstyne mayor steps down

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Van Alstyne

The mayor of Van Alstyne resigned this week after complaints concerning his use of city resources and the cost of a building purchase.

In January, the City Council made a complaint to the Texas Ethics Commission and the Grayson County District Attorney, after they claimed that Mayor Larry Cooper sent out a newsletter they believed used city resources to endorse a council member up for reelection.

Cooper told news station KXII “things are resolved with the DA’s office,” but the ethics commission complaint is still pending.

Also from KXII:

Residents have also complained about the city’s plan to purchase the land between the current City Hall and the Public Works building, which was formerly a lumber yard.

The asking price is $175,000, but council voted to pay up to $200,000.

Van Alstyne is north of Plano, close to the Oklahoma border.

See the full coverage from KXII here.

See the full coverage from Van Alstyne Leader here.

Trent Seibert can be reached at [email protected] or at 832-258-6119.

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