The city of Normangee has a new mayor, but he's not new to the city council. Mayor Pro Tem Jay Traylor was chosen Tuesday night by the council to assume the office of mayor. The vacancy was created two weeks ago by the resignation of then-mayor Tim Taylor.
The move still leaves one empty chair on council. Traylor said the council will attempt to fill it without holding a special election. As for the vacant city secretary position, Traylor said the council wants to revamp the job description before taking applications.