Kemah replaces ousted city council member
Kemah's City Council has found a replacement for the councilwoman kicked off last month for missing too many meetings.
The council voted Monday to appoint businesswoman Terri Staton Gale, who's been serving on the board of the Kemah Community Development Corp., to fill the Position 5 council seat until May's election.
Gale, who has a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's in business administration, is an executive of Computer Sciences Corp..
Gale said today she does not plan to run for Kemah City Council when the term ends this spring. Instead she plans to run for the Galveston County Water Control Improvement District's board in May. She plans to keep her appointed position on the Kemah Community Development Corp. as long as she's allowed.
Mayor Matt Wiggins recommended her as a replacement for Mary Ann Holcombe, who had served on City Council for nearly 13 years, but in October injured her back in a fall and missed eight meetings in a row.
Texas law says that if council member misses three consecutive regular meetings, she has vacated her office unless excused absences are granted. Kemah's council instead decided to remove her from office.
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